Tulsa Needs Your Help…

Mayor Bynum and former Mayor Kathy Taylor are requesting your help.  Feedback Tulsa Online Forum is a place where you can give feedback on issues affecting Tulsa.  Current open topics include: 2017 PLANiTulsa Progress, City of Tulsa Communications Survey, Demolitions of Building in Downtown Tulsa, and Optimize Downtown.  Please read the information below and if you need further information, visit www.feedbacktulsa.com.


The Mayor and I would like your feedback regarding your experience with the City of Tulsa’s permit and development processes. Your  feedback is important to help us to continue to improve the City’s current processes. With your help, we can achieve the goal of opportunity and wellbeing in Tulsa – to increase census population growth and average per capita income, and make Tulsa a world-class city.


In order to participate, you will first need to register on our FeedbackTulsa online forum using the email address from which you are reading this message, if you have not already. To sign in or register, click on the “Sign In” button in the top menu bar of the forum.


Once you are registered and signed in, you will see the survey titled “Understanding and Improving Tulsa’s Development Process” here:  http://www.peakdemocracy.com/portals/121/Issue_4677. If you prefer to remain anonymous, answer “No – do not show my name” at the top of the survey.” If you have any trouble registering or accessing the survey, please contact info@peakdemocracy.com for support.  Responses will be compiled for the Mayor’s office upon closing the survey period on July 31, 2017.


Your participation is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to receiving your input to help the City make our processes transparent, efficient and customer friendly.


Best regards,


The Future of Real Estate Discusses Buyers FAQs

Junior Achievement– JA works with kids to teach them the economics of life.   They learn how businesses work, how to read a utility meter and pay the bill, how to balance a checkbook, how to perform an interview and how to interview, how the government runs, how the stock market works, and so much more.  JA volunteers teach a pre-written curriculum but are able to bring real world experience along with that curriculum.  For more information on Junior Achievement and how you can be a part, contact Junior Achievement at jaok.org.


Frequently Asked Question from Tulsa Home Buyers-

What is the most frustrating part of a home search?–  Everyone’s process is different, however, it is very frustrating when you find a Tulsa home and go to purchase and there is another offer already made.

What helps you feel comfortable with making such a quick decision?– For one buyer, after multiple homes were lost to him in the contract and offer stage, several things helped make him comfortable making the quick decision on a home.  One thing was having a realtor that he knew he trusted.  Another was that he also had to think through the emotional part of the decision and use his own logic to help with the decision.  Third, sometimes you need to ask yourself- Would I rather buy this house or buy the one down the street but have to negotiate?

How does the Tulsa market affect my purchase?  Every market is different and every price range and area of Tulsa real estate is different.  One price range and area may sell so quickly that you lose multiple homes while you are thinking about whether you want to write an offer.  In other price ranges and areas the homes may sit on the market for a very long time.  When you are buying you need good information and data and need to make a decision in the process that you will be happy with.

What is the first step I take when I want to buy a home?  Start with a relationship and the people you trust.  If you have a relationship with a lender or real estate agent and you trust them, start there.  Talk to someone who will listen to your circumstances and be able to direct you to the right person.  You can also talk to more than one agent or lender and determine from there which one you trust.

What documents do I need?–  If you talk with your realtor and lender together they can work together to get a pre-approval letter.  Sometimes one will have information that will impact the situation.  Go with a mortgage company that will give a good impression to the seller and will  have a pre-qualification letter that is reliable.  You will need to have tax paperwork, pay-stubs, bank statements and more documents when going to get your mortgage.  Ask your lender for a list to ensure you will have everything available you need.

In addition to the mortgage payment what other costs will there be? Tulsa buyers will pay fees that the lender approves- credit reporting fee, survey cost, abstracting fee and other fees.  You could be looking at $5500 in fees.  More than that and you are possibly getting more expense but may not be getting better service.  There are also some who charge much less but you may risk less service and have more problems.  You may also have inspections done and those are up to you as the buyer to pay for and choose which you want.

Which inspections should I have done?- The home inspections most recommended are EMP (electrical mechanical plumbing), Structural, and Termite inspections.  There are many types of inspections.  Depending on your home, its history and location you may want more or less inspections than the EMP, Structural and Termite inspections. Structural inspections can be important because the cost to have piers installed or repairs done can be very costly.

How much should you put down on the home? When considering this, remember that each type of loan has different requirements.  One thing to consider is Private Mortgage Insurance and Mortgage Insurance Premium.  Mortgage insurance can be a bit confusing and sometimes mortgage insurance can be required.  When you are putting money down on a loan, ask your lender what the requirements are for the loan you are seeking.  Ask if mortgage insurance will be required with a smaller deposit.  Ask what the cost for mortgage insurance will be.

For all your Tulsa Real Estate needs and questions, contact Darryl Baskin of The Baskin Real Estate Specialists of eXp Realty at 918-732-9732 or www.darrylbaskin.com.


Tulsa Abstract-What is the Deal with Surveys?–  There is a Mortgage Inspection Platt which is a report that shows any easement or building line that could encroach. It is really  more for the lender so that they know what they are getting into. It is not a stake and pin survey.  It is not a full survey.  This allows the lender to get title coverage. The survey is important to make sure that there is nothing that is affecting the property that will come up in the future, such as something on the neighbors property line. An ALTA survey is a survey that goes by the guidelines set forth by the American Land Title Association. For questions and needs regarding Tulsa Abstracts, contact Guaranty Abstract at 918-587-6621 or  www.guarantyabstract.com.


Tulsa OK area real estate for sale

One Address, Thousands of Homes- Home Guide Tulsa

3909 Battle Creek Drive- $400,000- Gated community, side entry garage, therapeutic whirlpool tub, lots of extra features.

10653 South 68 East Avenue- $410,000- Forest Trails, large treed lot, palatial master bath, circle drive, side entry three car garage.


Battle Creek Golf Finest Value

Enjoy Projects year-round in a heated and cooled 3 car garage.
Accentuate your fine art with built-in art lighting.
Relax every day in your heated therapeutic bath.
Two bedrooms on the first floor.
Large private bathrooms.
Low maintenance Yard.
Gate-guarded community.
Priced at $400,000

For more information, call or text Darryl at 918-732-9732 and visit the 3909 N. Battle Creek Drive public information page or eXp Realty information page.


Tulsa Abstract History

Court Appointed Special Advocates– CASA volunteers work with children who have been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect.  CASA Volunteers speak up for these children in court.  Volunteers talk with teachers, parents, foster parents, children, doctors, therapists, counselors, case workers, attorneys and anyone else that is involved in the case.  They are able to give valuable information and opinions to the judge so that the judge can make the best decision for the child.  For more information on CASA, contact them at tulsacasa.org.


20 Question You Must Ask Your Next Realtor Before You Sign On The Dotted Line–  This report is very helpful for Tulsa buyers and Tulsa sellers before they select a Realtor.  Selecting the right Realtor is important.  When you make decisions in the real estate process you can have a more positive or negative experience depending on your choice of a Realtor.  Your Realtor should ask you the tough questions to help you make the right decision. You need a Realtor that you trust and that you will be willing to hear that tough advice, when necessary. To get a copy of this report or for all your Tulsa real estate needs, contact Darryl at www.darrylbaskin.com or 918-732-9732.


What is a 3-D Tour?–  We do a 3-D tour of our properties. New technology is allowing us to put people in a house virtually. We take lots of pictures and with this new technology the pictures are put together in such a way that you can get a virtual tour of the house, like you were in a doll house.  You can walk up stairs, go in bathrooms, and much more.  This type of tour is like a tour of the property from the comfort of your home.  This enables many buyers and agents to look through houses that they may not have had the time to go through otherwise.  This can be a huge benefit when selling your home.


Tulsa Abstract History–  Tulsa Abstracts are the history book of ownership of your property.  It proves that you own the property and that no one else owns it.  This is the record of the title of your property. In Oklahoma, we put things in a physical book that we store. In the past we stored abstracts in our basement, hence the letter “B” on the identification for some abstracts. If you or a family member stores their own Tulsa abstract, please consider letting us store them.  We store them for free and if they are damaged or lost while in our care we pay to have them completely rebuilt.  If you store your abstract, you will be responsible for paying for them to be rebuilt if they are opened, damaged, or lost. In the future, abstracts will likely be scanned and stored digitally.  For all your Tulsa Abstract questions, contact Guaranty Abstract at www.guarantyabstract.com or  918-496-9090.


How certain is my closing date?  There is really no formula for closing.  Things can change even when you do everything right.  Closings are generally about 45 days from the date of the contract. There are many variables and can be stressful for Tulsa sellers who need to schedule movers, have utilities turned on and off, and so much more.  Realize that these variables occur.  In good circumstances, you could have a weeks extension from the closing date that is on the contract. Be prepared for these scenarios and extensions. For all your Tulsa real estate questions, contact The Baskin Real Estate Specialists of eXp Realty at 918-732-9732 or www.darrylbaskin.com.


Tulsa Real Estate for Sale

One Address, Thousands of Homes- Home Guide Tulsa

7201 West Edison Street- $1,750,000-  just west of downtown, galley sink, Wolf appliances, pool, 55 acres, 24 stall barn

8954 West 51 Street- $999,999- 9042 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, gated entrance, 8 car garage

1 North Armstrong- commercial building, approximately 5200 square feet, located in Bixby

Beautiful Horse Ranch on 55 Acres


This beautiful Tulsa luxury property  is located at 7201 West Edison.  This home features a 55 acre horse ranch with 6 bedrooms, 5 full 2 half bathrooms, and over 6200 square feet (per Courthhouse) and is priced at $1,750,000.  In addition, you will find a 24 stall horse barn and a remodeled kosher kitchen all within 5 minutes of Downtown Tulsa.  For more information on this gorgeous ranch visit the 7201 W Edison public information folder or the eXp Realty information page.