A handful of fresh cranberies

A Visit to a Cranberry Bog

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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 cranberry?” Few Oklahomans […]

Does this address eligible for an RD Loan?

Which Addresses Qualify for an RD Loan?

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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 […]

White Pelicans and a Great Blue Herons on the Arkansas River in Tulsa

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

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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 […]

2013 Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report for Oklahoma showing the average list price of four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes in Oklahoma

2013 Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report for Oklahoma

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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 […]

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Under All is the Land

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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 […]

Oklahoma Facts: The Name Oklahoma Means “Red People”

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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 used as a way of setting up distinctions […]

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

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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 […]