How to Handle A Swarm of Bees in Your Tulsa Home

For some Tulsa, Ok. homeowners it can be quite scary to find a swarm of bees in or around their Tulsa area home.  Some might even discover honey running down the mantle or walls of their Tulsa home for sale.  Whatever the situation it is important to remember some basic information when handling a swarm of bees in your Tulsa home.

First, don’t spray a swarm of bees.  The best way to handle the situation is to call a local Tulsa beekeeper to come and take a look.  They can let you know what to do and how best to do it. If it is indeed a swarm of honeybees, they can find someone to come and take away the bees and the hive so that there will be no further problems.

Second, don’t decide to take on beekeeping without educating yourself first.   Seeing a swarm of bees might make you think that you can just create your own hive and become a Tulsa beekeeper yourself.  More beekeepers are needed, however, before you decide to take it on as a hobby, educate yourself.  Make sure you are educated before you decide to take on beekeeping as a hobby. Remember, if bees scare you then beekeeping is probably not a good choice.  Also, if you are not able to perform labor intensive work in the heat while lifting heavy objects then it is best to leave beekeeping to someone else.

Finally, if you need more information on Tulsa bee control, removing a beehive in your Tulsa area property, or beekeeping in Tulsa, contact one of the people or organizations below.

 

Tulsa Swarm Hotline  918-520-4970

Bob Martin 918-698-1741

Dane Strickland   918-698-1741

Green Country Beekeepers facebook page

NEOBA (NorthEast Oklahoma Beekeepers Association) facebook page

www.beeremovalsource.com

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

Tulsa MLS- One Address, Thousands of Homes- Home Guide Tulsa

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.

Reflection Ridge at Battle Creek – Spectacular Luxury Living

3909 N Battle Creek Drive, Broken Arrow OK 74012

Reflection Ridge at Battle Creek
$400,000


Gorgeous one-owner home in Battle Creek’s luxury gated community of Reflection Ridge.  Featuring an open living room floor plan with nine foot ceilings and beautiful crown moldings throughout, it also includes an impressive array of quality of life upgrades.

  • 4 Bedroom
  • 3.5 Bath
  • Great Room
  • Formal Living
  • Formal Dining
  • 3 Car garage
  • 3,931 Sq Ft. (per Builder)

Click HERE for complete property details.

Highlights include:

Rich Hardwood Flooring
Jetta Stone Counters in kitchen
Six-panel doors with fluted moldings, plinth blocks & molded lintels, bullnose corners
Insulated windows with divided lights and tilt-out sashes for easy cleaning.
Security System with smoke detection wired in
CAT5 Ethernet cabling with main distribution panel
Heated Lighted Therapeutic Whirlpool tub in master
Baldwin solid brass door handles
Central Vacuum
Accent artwork track lighting
Lighted Butler’s Pantry
Built-in bookcases
Bose Sound system
52” Sony flat screen TV
Gas Fireplace with remote
Extra electrical outlets
2 Walk-in attics (winch over garage for easy item storage)
Professionally Landscaped
Sprinkler System

Much more…Call today to see this incredible home for yourself!

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

The Entire Tulsa MLS on one site- One Address, Thousands of Homes- Home Guide Tulsa

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.

Hyde Park Tulsa – Ideal Retirement Living

8430 Phoenix Place, Tulsa, OK 74132

Hyde Park
$340,000

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2 bedrooms
2 bathroms
2 car garage
1701 SFT (per builder)
No thresholds, no speed bump trip hazard in garage, driveway is more level so car won’t close on your leg, modern fireplace- clean gas burning,
Corner covered patio
Tilt-in easy clean windows
Step free garage entry
Fire Suprression Sprinkler System
WROUGHT IRON front door
24 hour neighborhood security
HOA Dues cover lot maintenance, clubhouse, pool, common area maintenance
Wine Refrigerator
R Value –
Security System
Sprinkler System

Southern Hills Houses for Sale Tulsa, OK

This is one of the largest houses for sale Tulsa, OK in the Southern Hills area with an enormous 4,500 square feet of living space for a price in the lower $300s. It has a side entry garage on a corner lot and a circle drive in one of the most exclusive square miles of Tulsa. View the eXp 3-D home tour above and find more details here as well as search other houses for sale Tulsa, OK at www.homeguidetulsa.com

Exquisite Tulsa, OK Home for Sale on 20 Acres

This luxury estate is nestled in Tulsa’s southern corridor and sets the standard for prestigious residences. Set on 20 manicured acres surrounded by a stone security wall and guard house, the winding drive of decorative stamped and stained concrete wraps around pristine ponds and walking trail. Step inside and eXplore in eXp 3-D.

View and House for Sale at The Overlook in Skiatook, OK

Don’t miss this brand new Skiatook house for sale with an unbelievable view. Priced in the the low $300,000s, the home has luxury amenities and energy efficient  features for enjoyment without worry. Take a look at the eXp 3-D home tour below.

Contact Darryl Baskin, Tulsa Realtor, for more information and a personal viewing. 918-740-0077