Be Awesome or Be Extinct!

“Lions don’t follow the sheep.  Instead, they eat them. And then they pick their teeth with their bones.” --Tom Hackelman I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in society, specifically in the workforce.  Something has happened to the American soul that has shifted our philosophy to one that accepts mediocrity.  We have become so obsessed with everyone’s … Continue reading Be Awesome or Be Extinct!

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#MeToo #NeverAgain

There has been an outpouring of women, fueled by the Harvey Weinstein news and reports, to start a movement with the hashtag #MeToo.  It represents every woman who has experienced, at least once, sexual harassment, abuse, and violence. If you or someone you know is participating by issuing the hashtag #MeToo, I encourage you to … Continue reading #MeToo #NeverAgain

Domestic Violence: You can Help!

I am a Team Captain for the fundraising campaign for the Women's Resource Center in Norman, OK.  I am asking for your support. The following was published today by by The Oklahoman Editorial Board ACCORDING to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 12 million people in the United States are affected by violence involving an intimate partner. Roughly … Continue reading Domestic Violence: You can Help!

The Norman, OK Housing Market – October 3, 2017

Here are some trends to consider regarding residential property in Norman, OK. Homes valued in the $200,000 to $250,000 range: There 84 homes listed for sale Based on the sold activity for the past six months, a home in this range will sell between 3 and 3 1/2 months.  If your home is valued in … Continue reading The Norman, OK Housing Market – October 3, 2017

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Nextdoor: a Pro-Con List

The growth of Nextdoor has been nothing short of amazing. Current numbers show that it's currently in 160,000 homes, has expanded to the Netherlands and the UK, and has just launched in Germany, according to TechCrunch. But it's not without its issues, and, as users will tell you, having access to so much information about your … Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Nextdoor: a Pro-Con List

3 Types Of Loans To Go For If You’re Credit Challenged

  The latest numbers from mortgage analysts Ellie Mae show that the average FICO score of approved conventional mortgages is 732. If a borrower has low credit scores (650 and under), then that average FICO score could seem like a chasm between them and the home they want to buy. But just because the average credit … Continue reading 3 Types Of Loans To Go For If You’re Credit Challenged

Don’t Fight The Home Inspection

Question: We are selling our house and have just received an offer to purchase. The offer contains a contingency for the buyer to obtain a home inspection report. The buyer is asking for a general inspection contingency, but our real estate broker is advising us to use the specific inspection contingency. Can you explain the difference … Continue reading Don’t Fight The Home Inspection

Have You Checked Your Home’s Value Lately?

If you haven't checked your home's value lately, you're likely going to be surprised.  A lot of people are! After the Great Recession of 2008-2010, housing values took an unprecedented hit.  But since then, property values in Oklahoma and Cleveland Counties have consistently risen over the past 5 to 6 years. What does that mean … Continue reading Have You Checked Your Home’s Value Lately?

Financial Don’ts When Getting Ready To Buy A Home

If you're in the process of buying a home, you've probably already met with a lender who advised you on what to do and what not to do during the escrow process. But if you're just getting ready to buy or plan on doing so in the near future, following a few financial tips can … Continue reading Financial Don’ts When Getting Ready To Buy A Home

Is Your Home Valued between $200K & $300K? If so, NOW is the time to sell

Based on the inventory of homes available to sell in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, now is the ideal time to maximize your investment and list it for sale. Currently there are 416 homes for sale in the $200,000 to $300,000 price range.  Over the past six months, 546 homes have sold in that same price range. … Continue reading Is Your Home Valued between $200K & $300K? If so, NOW is the time to sell