The Future of Real Estate Discusses Protecting Your Tulsa Home From Electrical Surges

Is It Still a Good Time to Get Low Tulsa Interest Rates on Tulsa Real Estate?– The bond market has been very interesting recently.  It went up and then fell.  The US bond market is important to Tulsa because when bonds are low, Tulsa interest rates are lower and when higher, interest rates are higher. Recent job creation news has led to an increase in interest rates.  We are in the time in our economy where you can get really low interest rates.  In addition, the conforming loan limit has been raised.  There are restrictions on the amount of loan you can get with each type of Tulsa real estate loan- conventional, FHA, etc.  With Conforming Loan Limits being raised, you can get a higher loan amount.  All of these factors are leading to good interest rates and allowing you as the homeowner or home buyer to get more.  For all your Tulsa Mortgage needs, contact TTCU The Credit Union at 918-749-8828  or www.ttcu.com.

What is the Best Way To Learn About Tulsa House Flipping?–  Current TV shows have brought the subject of house flipping to the forefront.  The best way to learn is to get involved.  Go to free Tulsa real estate courses and learn what they are teaching.  Then learn where the holes are in their Tulsa real estate investment strategies.  Getting the background information and learning everything you can about house flipping first is a good idea.

QUICK TIP– Downsizing your Tulsa home is often a choice versus a requirement.  When you think about  life changes coming in the next few years, downsizing may be something you consider.  Sometimes planning ahead and starting now can be enjoyable and cause less stress.

When you are buying and selling a Tulsa area home you are making an emotional decision.  You are also making a business decision.  With the right information you can make a good decision for yourself and your family. Our goal at eXp Realty and The Future of Real Estate Tulsa is to present you with information so that you can make the best decision.

Protecting Yourself and Your Tulsa Home from Electrical Surges–  Every Tulsa home has electrical surges.  There are surge protectors and capacitors on the electrical lines from Tulsa area electric companies.  We can install, for about $250, a surge protector on your Tulsa home.  This will help prevent damage to your home, your property, and even yourself.  Surges are caused from power fluctuations.  These fluctuations happen all the time.  Every time a surge hits, all your appliances are affected and after a while they will wear out.  Surge protectors that you purchase at the store should be replaced regularly because they do wear out. What we install at Murray Electric is a whole house surge protector.  Although whole house surge protectors protect from electrical surges, lightening is a whole different thing.  Unfortunately there is little we can do to protect from that.  They do make lightning rods you can install on your home but they are very expensive.  For all your Tulsa area electrical needs contact Murray Electric at 918-835-9605 or www.murrayelectric.com.

Tulsa Real Estate for Sale

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3909 N Battle Creek Drive Broken Arrow- $400,000-  Reflection Ridge, gated community, 3931 square feet per courthouse, 4 bedrooms, 3 full 1 half bathrooms, side entry 3 car garage

7004 E 80th Street Tulsa- $145,000- Corner lot, 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms

8954 W 51st Street Tulsa- $999,999- 4+ acres, 9000 square feet, grand entry, split curved staircase, Travertine flooring plus much more.

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

The Future of Real Estate Discusses Smoke Detectors and Your Tulsa Home

Smoke Detectors And Your Tulsa Property–  The current code in Oklahoma requires that smoke detectors be hard wired with a battery back up.  In the last 5-7 years Tulsa EMP inspectors will flag the detectors if there is more than one wire in the breaker for your smoke detector.  We recommend people change their smoke detector batteries in their Tulsa home once per year. A good time to remember is to change batteries during Daylight Savings Time or some other time or holiday that will help you remember every year to change your detector batteries. Don’t wait until you hear the chirp from your smoke detectors in the middle of the night.

Also remember that smoke detectors do expire.  The material that is used to detect the smoke has a life expectancy.  The lifespan is usually 5-7 years.  When this time comes, or if you haven’t changed them in 20 years, throw them out and have them replaced.  A good idea if you are changing them out in your Tulsa home is to go with the dual detectors that detect smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (is usually found in heat and is deadly and has no smell).  Any wood or oil based product will produce carbon monoxide.  The code in Tulsa now says you have to have 1 smoke detector for every bedroom and 1 for any common area or hallway outside the bedrooms as well as 1 on each floor.  You can add more than 1 but that is the minimum.  For all your Tulsa electrical repairs and remodeling, contact Murray Electric at 918-835-9605 or www.murrayelectric.com.

QUICK TIP–   Homestead is an exemption of $1000 off the millage of your Tulsa home.  This averages $90-130 savings each year. It also lasts every year you own the home.  Also realize that this can be beneficial in some instances of financial problems. You have until March 15th to get Tulsa county homestead filed.   Go to  assessor.tulsacounty.org to fill out application for Tulsa county homestead exemption.

Common Last Minute Mistakes on a Tulsa Title and Abstract.  One common problem we find in Tulsa closings is mistakes with name spellings.  We must make sure we get all names correct.  The names must match on the abstract and deed.  Another problem is getting the correct signatures when closing on Tulsa property.  One signature to buy, two to sell is a common phrase used in Tulsa real estate.  For example, you buy a property when you are single but then get married.  Generally we will ask for the spouses signature at closing.  This can be confusing but is very important to get right to avoid further problems.  These things revolve around the marriage laws in Oklahoma.  For more information on Tulsa Country Abstract and Title, contact Guaranty Abstract at 918-587-6621or www.guarantyabstract.com.

Court Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers that go into the courtroom to give neglected and abused children a voice in court.  When a child is removed from the home due to allegations of abuse or neglect a judge can appoint a CASA volunteer.  Parents in most cases have to prove that they can get the kids back.   Judges must make a life altering decision based on papers and in a short amount of time.  The CASA Volunteer will speak with the child, parents, attorneys, case workers, foster parents, teachers, doctors, therapists and will relay this information to the judge so that they can make a well informed decision.  To become a CASA volunteer, contact tulsacasa.org.

Tulsa Homes for Sale

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6726 South 91 East Avenue, Tulsa- $165,000- large lot, convenient location, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

North 214th West Avenue, Sand Springs- $28,000- approximately 3.5 acres near Keystone Lake.

1510 Lake Ridge Drive, Sand Springs- $435,000- beautiful view, decks, 4 bedrooms, 4 full 1 half bathrooms

10716 South 66th East Avenue, Tulsa- $499,000- backs to pond, over 6000 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4 full 3 half bathrooms

For more information on these properties or any Tulsa area real estate for sale, contact Darryl of eXp Realty at 918-732-9732 or www.homeguidetulsa.com.

Downsizing Your Home

Understand down-sizing your home. Real estate broker, Darryl Baskin, explains how you can save money and be better prepared when downsizing your house. When entering retirement for choosing lower maintenance real estate, you’re often faced with Financial decisions and difficult choices with your personal belongings.

Darryl Baskin is no stranger to this process. Having helped clients for over 25 years, he understands what steps to take what order makes them easier. Whether you’re trying to lower your monthly cost of homeownership, reduce your maintenance, find a home that is easier to navigate without steps, Or simply get closer to friends or assisting caregivers and doctors, you will find it easy to have a plan to execute.

Baskin covers many myths associated with selling a home – especially as they relate to older consumers who have lived in a property for many years and accumulated a large number of belongings. He also covers the emotional aspect many homeowners face realizing so many of life’s memories are associated with our homes.

Enjoy this presentation in its original format as given at a luxury retirement community in Tulsa Oklahoma.

For additional information about selling your home and downsizing in today’s market, contact Darryl Baskin at 918-732-9732 or darryl@darrylbaskin.com

Preparing Your House to Sell

Preparing your house to sell is a series of simple steps. By starting a few months ahead of time to begin thinking about the simple things you can do to make it look better, you ease the stress and improve your home value with minimal effort.

You can save thousands by educating yourself with this video home sale preparation guide. It’s free and full of preparing your house to sell advice for home sellers and investors.

What most home sellers do is wait until they are ready to list their house for sale before they give much thought to how to stage it or what to do to make it more appealing to hoe buyers. The fact is, you can save a lot of money getting special deals on products and services by simply planning ahead by a few months. Catch contractors in off seasons, look for sales on carpet and paint supplies and appliances too.

Another thing that makes a big difference is the time it takes to process the mountain of information you have to sort through when you list your house for sale; contracts and forms, dates and inspections, coordinating movers, packing to move. Instead of trying to figure it out all at one time, give your brain a chance to mull it over and you will find yourself much happier with your final result. Your real estate professional will also be able to do a better job fro you because you will be better prepared with the questions to ask.

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Home Selling Contract for Tulsa Home Sellers

What should you know before signing a house selling contract to sell your Tulsa house?
The process of selling a home is always easierWhen you know what to expect.The Oklahoma real estate commission has a Standard contract to help simplify the process. It is what most Tulsa Realtors use. This may not always be the case for selling at home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Though. You should check to make sure before you sign anything.

The Oklahoma real estate commission contract for selling your Tulsa home can be found here. I always advise my Tulsa homesellers to review this paperwork during the time we are listing the property for sale. It gives you more time to digest the information so you’re not surprised when a homebuyer makes an offer.

Where the topic is Home inspections, title reviews, possession date, earnest money, or how you can cancel the contract, there are too many things to consider to simply “wing it” and wait to see what happens. My happiest Home selling clients are the ones who took just a few minutes to prepare themselves with proper expectations for house selling contract terms.

If you have any questions about selling your Tulsa home, make sure you send us an email or call us at the Baskin real estate specialists. 918-732-9732. We can review some of the details of a house selling contract including the terms and strategies to make selling your Tulsa home a simpler process and less stressful.

Home Selling Tips from Tulsa Experts

Have you ever wondered how to get home selling tips from experts so you could be ready for a sale and get more money… Or a faster home sale? So many small things can make a big difference to your bottom line and even be the difference of whether your Tulsa home for sale stays on the market or sells fast.

That’s why you want to get home selling tips and strategies that make you money with easy home selling advice. This simple home selling advice series makes it easy to get your home ready to sell and saves you money on staging your home for sale at the same time.

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