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A Visit to a Cranberry Bog

It’s the day after Thanksgiving. I’ll bet that even though you live in Oklahoma, the chances are pretty good there was at least one cranberry on your Thanksgiving table.

As far as I know, there are no cranberry bogs in Oklahoma. Nevertheless, you might just get asked by a child, “What’s a […]

By |November 29th, 2014|Categories: Country Living|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Which Addresses Qualify for an RD Loan?

How do you figure out which properties qualify for an RD loan?

You can type in the property address on the RD Loan website.

Once you click on the above hyperlink, find “Single Family Housing” in the column on the left under the words “Property Eligibility.”

The next page is entitled, “Property Eligibility Disclaimer.” Click […]

By |September 1st, 2014|Categories: Mortgage Loans|Tags: , |0 Comments

Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act — National Flood Insurance Program Begins Today

National Flood Insurance Program Begins May 1
(From NAR — the National Association of REALTORS)

The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act goes into Effect today

Effective May 1, 2014, all buyers of older properties (“pre-FIRM”) will see a premium rate reduction under the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014. Instead of jumping to “full cost” for […]

By |May 1st, 2014|Categories: Insurance, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

2013 Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report for Oklahoma

2013 Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report for Oklahoma

Coldwell Banker Real Estate recently announced its 2013 Home Listing Report (HLR), which provides an apples-to-apples snapshot of four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes in 1,900 markets across the country.

The study reviewed real estate markets in Oklahoma and found:
Cushing topped the list as the most affordable market in Oklahoma, […]

It’s Time to Inspect Your Storm Shelter and Get Ready for Tornado Season

Is your storm shelter ready for the next round of severe storms?

It’s that time of year again when the weatherman tells us to get ready “just in case” a tornado touches down during a severe storm.

Are you ready for tornado season?

Is your storm shelter ready? Don’t procrastinate in getting your storm shelter ready until […]

By |April 8th, 2013|Categories: Storm Shelters|Tags: , |1 Comment

We Believe in Land for Horses and Kids to Enjoy While You Work in Downtown Tulsa

At the Land & Ranch Division of Coldwell Banker Select, we believe the perfect horse property is out there within an hour of Tulsa.

We believe we can help you find that perfect place for your horses to play while you commute to work in downtown Tulsa from: Bixby, Collinsville, Chelsea, Claremore, Coweta, Jennings, Morris, […]

Under All is the Land

Under all is the land.

Those are the first words of the National Association of REALTORS® Preamble to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Under all is the land. Upon its wise utilization and widely allocated ownership depend the survival and growth of free institutions and of our civilization. REALTORS® should recognize that […]

By |January 26th, 2013|Categories: Land|Tags: |0 Comments

Oklahoma Facts: The Name Oklahoma Means “Red People”

Oklahoma Facts: The Name Oklahoma Means “Red People”

The name “Oklahoma” comes from the Choctaw words:

“okla” meaning people
“humma” meaning red

The state’s name literally means “red people.”

Are the People in Oklahoma Really Red?

No, of course not.

Noticing differences among people has historically been […]

By |November 24th, 2012|Categories: Oklahoma Facts|Tags: |0 Comments

Congress Reauthorizes National Flood Insurance Program for Another 5 Years

Congress Reauthorizes National Flood Insurance Program for Another 5 Years

Finally, Oklahomans will be able to purchase a home and know that flood insurance will be available. Notwithstanding the fact that FEMA seems to have managed to almost triple the size of the flood plains throughout much of Northeast Oklahoma, this is wonderful news for […]

By |July 4th, 2012|Categories: Insurance|Tags: |0 Comments

U.S. District Court Judge Rules Against the EPA Infringement on Rights of Landowners

According to a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (the EPA) overstepped its authority last year when it vetoed a Clean Water Act permit for a mountaintop-removal coal mining project in West Virginia.
U.S. District Court Judge Rules Against the EPA Infringement on Rights of Landowners.

The ruling is […]

By |April 16th, 2012|Categories: landowner rights|Tags: , , |0 Comments