Is 2023 a Good Time to Build *Your* Forever Home?

Rising inflation rates caused increased prices in building materials and, therefore, homes. If you’re like millions of others, you’ve held off on building your dream home, hoping that prices would fall again.  The unfortunate truth is that real estate prices won’t fall within the next few years, so the question is, should you build your…

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Closing on a House – How Long Does it Take?

Buying a house is exciting, but it can feel like it takes forever to get from the offer to the closing table. On average, it takes 30 – 45 days to get to the closing table, and that’s in a perfect situation. Sometimes you may close faster or slower, but keep 30 – 45 days…

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Tips To Prepare For Your Home Appraisal

You want your home to appraise as best as possible when selling your home so you can determine its true value. A licensed appraiser will determine the worth of your home based on recent sales prices of comparable properties. If you prepare your home for the appraisal ahead of time, chances of getting favorable results are higher. Below are…

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How Do I Get Hard Water off my Brick?

Is your brick siding covered with hard-water stains? Here’s three easy steps on how to clean them and make the bricks look like new again! What you’ll need: Large bucket Water Lots of white vinegar One stiff scrub brush Garden hose How to do it: Mix one cup of vinegar to one gallon water in…

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Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention (Courtesy of the Edmond Police Dept.) Crime Prevention Starts With You And Your Family More often than not, crimes occur because we open ourselves and our families to criminal opportunities. Talking to strangers, absence of security procedures for anonymous callers, taking for granted one’s safety outside the home, etc. make us easy prey…

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Are a good neighbor?

1. Welcome new people to the neighborhood by stopping by and introducing yourself. Baking cookies is a traditional way to extend a warm welcome, but you can also bring them recommendations for local services, such as babysitters or landscapers; a children’s activity kit filled with coloring books, crayons and games; or a list of important…

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Preparing your home for colder weather

The weather is finally cooling off and the sun is going down earlier! Here is a list of tips and tricks to get your home in shape before winter is in full swing. Seal it up: Caulk and seal around exterior door and window frames. Look for gaps where pipes or wiring enter the home…

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Veterans Day

Today on November 11th we celebrate Veterans Day. This day is a day that should not only be recognized once a year, but should be reflected on throughout the year. So many men and women put their lives on the line so that you and your family can live a life of freedom. Take the…

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Being Grateful

Gratitude comes easy for some and is a little harder for others. When it comes down to it, it’s all about your attitude towards being grateful. If we have the right attitude towards gratitude then there are SO many things to be grateful for. With November being the month of Thanksgiving so many use the…

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Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid

Selling your home can be exciting and emotional at the same time. You’re selling the place you’ve lived in but might earn a decent profit. In addition, real estate is a great hedge against inflation and can be a great way to supplement any investment portfolio. However, when you sell your home, you must avoid…

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