Tulsa, OK Real Estate News

By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(Own Tulsa)
Movement is steady among midtown Tulsa luxury homes in zip 74114 of Tulsa. For the purpose of this market report, we are including single family residences listed $500,000 and above, sold in the past year. In the past twelve months, 53 Tulsa luxury homes were sold in zip 74114, with $875,253 being the average sales price and the average price per square foot was $195. Seven properties sold for over one million dollars and three properties sold for over two million. The highest selling property was in the Forest Hills subdivision and sold for $3,950,000 - sold for full price after only seven days on market. The 53 properties sold in the past year indicate an absorption rate of 4.5 Tulsa luxury homes being sold each month - a great indicator, particularly in this price range. There are ni...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Oklahoma Teens are changing their lives for the better. A recent study by the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control show how to make teen prosper by enabling them to run their own lives more like a business by establishing and increasing their assets. The study shows that this method helps to eliminate their liabilities and risk by keeping them safe and healthy. As it turns out, this study can be uses as a best-practices manual for teens, their families and their communities. America has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the world; however, that can be changed according to the study. An asset called “school connectedness”, meaning female teenagers who feel accepted by their peers will feel safe and be treated fairly. It gives them a better...
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By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(Own Tulsa)
After our pup Osage's very traumatic surgery, we boarded him at Tulsa's locally-owned Dogville Daycare and Boarding. Dogville Daycare is co-owned and managed by Dr. Delana Taylor McNac, a graduate of the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, a licensed professional counselor and hospice chaplain. Osage's surgery included opening his bowels and intestines, so strict confinement after surgery was a must. Keeping him crated at home and taking him on a leash to go to the bathroom would be impossible with Penny and Theo wanting to play with him. Thankfully, Dogville Daycare is a 24-hour operation with Delana, her husband and several staff on site at all times. They'll make sure Osage doesn't disturb his stitches, watch to see that he's recovering as expected and give him required medication. D...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
It’s time to spring forward in Tulsa, OK with many great community events going on around town. There’s a few things that will be happening through the month of March 2013 like time changing on March 10th and spring break for students the week of March 18-21. Along with that, we have found several community events that are great for the whole family to enjoy. So, whether you are visiting Tulsa, OK or live in Tulsa, check out these events and get ready to have fun. Things to see and do in Tulsa, OK during March 2013: Crossroads Golden Gala - There will be a dual set performance by Grady Nichols, a nationally acclaimed jazz artist. A wonderful and tasty meal will also be presented by Just Catering by Orr. The gala will go to help adults diagnosed with a mental illness. The Crossroads Clu...
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By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(Own Tulsa)
We give up a lot of luxuries in our historic midtown homes, but more and more Tulsa home buyers are demanding a first floor master bedroom. In our traditional 2-story homes found in Maple Ridge, Sunset Terrace, Swan Lake, Terwilleger Heights, and more - the bedrooms are typically all on the second floor, unless a major renovation has been done. Searching from 11th Street to 51st Street, Riverside to Harvard, I found 58 2-story properties with a first floor master bedroom. Prices certainly vary! Below $500,000, there are 21 properties that meet this criteria. The average price is $398,304 and average square footage is 2,958. Between $500,000 and one million, there are 28 midtown Tulsa properties with a first floor master bedroom. Average price in this range is $737,296 and average square...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Huge doesn’t begin to describe how much the 43rd Annual Bassmaster Classic is expected to boost Tulsa, OK’s economy. Those who have never seen the event are truly surprised by how grand the event actually is. This year’s event is presented by the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa and will include a world-class sporting event, an outdoor sports expo, sports television production and more. The City of Tulsa, OK is expecting over 100,000 visitors to the event that could benefit the economy by $26 million. And even though the event is free to the public, it is expected to bring in nearly $2 million in tax revenues. The heart of this year’s event will include a contest between 53 of the world’s best anglers with a top prize will be the most coveted Bassmaster Classic Trophy, a champion’s ring ...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Tulsa, OK is looking for community volunteers to help in the Early Settlement Mediation program. They need local residents who would like to serve as a volunteer for the court system as mediators who are trained to settle lawsuits and disputes. The program will be sponsored by the Supreme Court of Oklahoma and the City of Tulsa Municipal Court. The Early Settlement Mediation program will handle cases such as real estate, merchant/consumer, tenant/landlord, family, individuals with disabilities education act, divorce, adult guardianship, and child permanency. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the mediator program, you can email larmstrong@cityoftulsa.org to get an application. Once you have completed your application, you can submit it back by email or by postal mail to ...
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By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(Own Tulsa)
Bring It To Tulsa is a grassroots business-attraction initiative brought to you by the Business Development Crew. Bring It To Tulsa aims to educate members about barriers to entry in opening certain stores to Oklahoma and finding creative ways to break through those barriers and show national retailers what Tulsa has to offer. Each campaign will focus on a different business; because of overwhelming support from a recent membership survey, Trader Joe's has been chosen as the first Bring It To Tulsa business. Place Order: https://bring-it-to-tulsa.myshopify.com/ TYPros' Trader Joe's Online Shop Open until Friday, Feb. 8 | noon Pick-up Order: Trader Joe's Pop-Up Shop GitWit Creative | 11 E. Brady St. Saturday, Feb. 16 | 4-8 p.m. Cities across the country have Facebook Pages lobbying for T...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
  Even though it’s still early in the year, you can still start your spring cleaning and make some extra money at Tulsa, OK’s consignment sale events. Therefore, we have some tips for helping you get the most of the things you no longer need or want. First you want set aside some time for going through all your stuff. It could take quite a while to pick through everything you have depending on how much you have kept over the years. You will also need supplies like boxes, trash bags and hangers along with pen and paper to take inventory and the items price. To make things easier, you may want to start with the most expensive items first. To get your items values, you can visit sites like eBay. This process will help you see what particular items like electronics and furniture are going f...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
While the flu is still spreading widely in Tulsa, OK many people are looking for locations to get their flu vaccination. And since we are experts in the Tulsa, OK area we thought we would write a short blog about locations where you can find extended hours to get your flu vaccination. Professionals say the flu vaccination is the single best possible way to defend yourself against the flu. And there is still time to get your shot and be safe. Anyone over six months old and anyone at high risk for serious complications from the flu should get the flu vaccination. If you have asthma, chronic heart or lung disease, diabetes, a low immune system or if you are pregnant, you should get the flu vaccination. Currently the Tulsa Health Departments is one of the most visited clinics for the flu s...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Qualifying Tulsa, OK residents will receive sales tax rebates over the next two years. The rebates will come from the sales tax charged in 2008 in the “Fix Our Streets” program. If you’re eligible, you can apply for your rebate by submitting an application to the City of Tulsa, OK. Tulsa residents will have to submit an application for each year that they are eligible. If you are applying for the 2012 rebate, you will need to have your application in before the deadline of April 15, 2013. The “Fix Our Streets Sales Tax Rebate” is in its third year of rebating. Last year, over 12,000 Tulsa residents got their rebate after submitting the application. Do you qualify for the rebate? See the requirements below: * Age – you will qualify if you where 65 years or older during 2012. * Income – ...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
The New Year has arrived and along with you will find many events in Tulsa, OK to enjoy this January. Some of the events are annual and some are new, but either way they are great for the whole family. So, grab them all and enjoy Tulsa at its best this month.                                                                   Photo Courtesy of HotRod Tulsa Events January 2013: Monster Jam Monster Trucks – This is an annual show that is family-friendly and stars the biggest and best on four wheels. The show is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat while they race and rip up the course. It’s also great on the family budget. Date: January 5 & 6, 2014 Time: 5th at 7:30pm, 6th at 3:00pm Location: BOK Center, Tulsa Price: $27 to $37 Tulsa Bead Market – If you like beads, gemstones, si...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
If you are looking for a New Year’s Eve party in Tulsa, OK then you will find several locations to celebrate and bring in New Year right here in Tulsa. Therefore, we have compiled a list of some of the locations and their details for bringing in the New Year. Tulsa New Year’s Eve Parties: * The Party – this is the fourth annual, The Party, celebration in the Blue Dome District. This is a free street party that will feature a lighted ball drop, live entertainment and fireworks. Date: 12/31/112 Time: 9pm to 12:30am Location: Blue Dome District, Downtown Tulsa * Crystal Ball – this New Year’s Eve masquerade party will include entertainment from local DJs. There will be a photo booth, midnight toast, and a balloon drop. Date: 12/31/12 Time: 9pm to 1:30am Location: IDL Ballroom at 230 E 1st...
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By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(Own Tulsa)
Trav's Coats for Kids Donate new or gently used coats and help Oklahomans stay warm this winter!! COATS FOR KIDS Thousands of Oklahomans go through our cold winters without a warm coat. Please help by donating new or gently used coats to Trav's Coats for Kids. Take children's or adult-sized coats to any Yale Cleaners location. They will clean and mend the coats and Catholic Charities will distribute them to those in need. RECEIVING A COAT If you need a coat, call Catholic Charities at 918-949-HOPE or visit the Trav's Coats for Kids Distribution Center at Catholic Charities, 2450 N. Harvard Ave, Tulsa. Please bring a form of ID for each family member who needs a coat. For more information: http://www.newson6.com/global/Category.asp?C=152559   AND MORE WORTHY CAUSES!! Help Feed and Clothe...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
As we celebrate the holidays in Tulsa, OK we have some holiday highlights that residents and visitors may be interested in. There’s a lot going on in Tulsa this December so we can’t list them all, but we have compiled a list of some of the most popular Tulsa events. Tulsa OK Holiday Events: * Winterfest – This magical filled holiday event began in late November, but will be here until January 6, 2013 so there is still plenty of time to enjoy the fun. Winterfest will be in the streets of Downtown Tulsa at the BOK Center with an estimated 150,000 visitors. You can enjoy ice skating under the Tulsa skyline while you watch free entertainment. It’s a favorite Tulsa holiday tradition. * Macy’s National Santa Bus Tour – Santa is coming to Tulsa in Macy’s style as he leaves is reindeer to rest...
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By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(Own Tulsa)
Taste of Brookside benefiting Youth Services Date: November 13, 2012 The Brookside Business Association is pleased to announce the inaugural "Taste of Brookside" event, benefiting Youth Services. The event will be held Tuesday, November 13th from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Brookside restaurants will be competing in a taste test in the following categories: Appetizer, Entree, and Dessert. Guests will start the evening with a wine reception at 33forty, followed by trolley transportation up and down Brookside to the participating restaurants. Guests will select the winners of the first "Taste of Brookside." Tickets are $50 - this includes the wine reception and tastings at over 20 restaurants. Purchase tickets here! New to Tulsa? Learn more about Brookside - the place to be! Visit Youth Ser...
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By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(Own Tulsa)
Today is Eat Street Tulsa, a Food Truck Festival in the historic Blue Dome District of downtown Tulsa! Hours are 11am to 10pm, so head to 2nd Street and Elgin Avenue to join in on the fun. It's FREE to enter! Food will include Mexican, Vietnames, Greek, Japaneze, hot dogs, pizza, tacos and tamales. Local vendors will sell their art and edibles. There will be live music, beer, and a Kid's Zone with activities for the younger crowd. A total of 15 trucks will be there to sell their cuisine. I understand someone will be selling donuts topped with bacon - yum! Also there will be a hot dog eating contest hosted by the Dog House. Proceeds from the contest benefit Tulsa's hungry with monies going to Iron Gate. Entry fee is only $30, and in addition to a lot of good hot dogs, you get a t-shirt ...
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By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(Own Tulsa)
  The Parade! Tulsa's 94th annual Veterans Day Parade, hosted by local VFW organizations, begins Monday, November 12th at 11am. The downtown Tulsa parade route starts at 3rd and Boston, goes west to Boulder, south to 7th, east to Boston, north to 6th Street and on to Denver Avenue. Free to attend and open to the public. This year's honorees are Parade Grand Marshal Jim Bridenstine, Parade Chief of Staff John Dale, Parade Commander Vicki Jones, and Parade Adjutants James Alspaugh and James Carl. Last year, more than 100 entries could be seen in the parade and more than 10,000 people are expected to attend. Click here for a map of the parade route! Breakfast Before the Parade! Every year before the big Veterans Day parade through downtown Tulsa — said to be one of the largest and oldest V...
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By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(Own Tulsa)
Florence Park Midtown Tulsa Market Report Nov 2012 There are 21 active listings in Florence Park ranging in price from $114,900 to $329,500 - with the average price of $196,771. Homes in Florence Park really do range widely in square footage. The smallest one on the market is 1240 square feet and the largest is 3108. Six properties are under contract with an average list price of $206,883 and average days on market of 55. We won't know what they sold for until they actually close. Since the beginning of the year, 53 properties have successfully closed in Florence Park. There were some bank-owned properties in the mix that are reflected in this data. The home that sold for the low amount was a 900 square foot property that sold for $60,000 and the home that sold for the highest amount o...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
This November, Tulsa will have a lot going on with expos, shows and events for the whole family to enjoy. There, we have found a list of some of the most exciting to share. Tulsa OK November Events: √ South Tulsa Baptist Arts and Crafts Expo – This will be the 5th annual Arts & Crafts Expo for South Tulsa Baptist. The event will have a variety of local vendors selling, home décor, photography, jewelry, woodcraft items, baby items, and more. There will be a concession and bake sale also. Admission is free. Date: November 10, 2012 Time: 9am to 4pm Location: South Tulsa Baptist Church – 10310 S Sheridan Rd. √ Mistletoe Market – This craft show features Tulsa’s unique creativity and talent. There will be local businesses and party vendors there also. Admission is free. Date: November 10, 2...
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