America’s Most Affordable Cities – Guess Who!

Budget-friendly Cities

Did you resolve in the new year to get your budget under control? Here’s some pretty interesting and useful data on affordability and money management, and it doesn’t hurt that it features our great city as one of the Top !0 Most Budget-Friendly Metros. What are your thoughts? Is OKC a pretty affordable place to […]

OKC #4 Most Aspirational City

Aspirational US Cities

What makes an aspirational city? This article, listing the “Hot U.S. Cities That Offer Both Jobs and Culture,” cites the following: 50% Economy 25% Quality of Life 25% Demographic Factors But I like the following excerpt: Yes, the great rule of aspirational cities is that they change over time, becoming sometimes less entrepreneurial, more expensive, […]

OKC on Bloomberg: Using Sports to Hasten Quality of Life

OKC MAPS on Bloomberg

By now, we all know the impact that the MAPS projects have had on our local economy and our quality of life and there’s no doubt that the continued MAPS projects keep moving us forward, but have you ever thought about how much credit our now-beloved Oklahoma City Thunder deserve for sustaining that positive momentum, […]

October’s Economic Index – Yep, OKC is That Good!

What's the job market like in OKC, OK?

The On Numbers index measures the relative economic vitality of all 102 U.S. metropolitan areas that have more than 500,000 residents and is generated by an 18-part formula that assesses private-sector job growth, unemployment, earnings, housing-price appreciation, and construction and retail activity. How does our placement look, OKC?

Homebuying: Fall is the new spring

Should I wait until spring to list my house?

It’s a funny thing; usually by early August, home sales have slowed dramatically because the “Summer rush” is over and people’s thoughts are shifting from home-buying to back-to-school, the upcoming Holiday season, etc. This year, however, has been out of the ordinary. This article from Fox Business makes some good points as to why selling […]

Renting vs Buying in OKC – The Cold, Hard Facts

Oklahoma City rental prices versus purchasing

It’s not uncommon to hear people debate these days on whether it’s still better to buy a home than to rent, so many will find this info interesting, maybe even eye-opening: Despite recent price increases in many markets, it’s now cheaper to own a home than rent in all 100 of the largest U.S. metro […]

OKC nabs best jobless rate among large U.S. cities, AGAIN

OKC economic news

Adding to the already impressive list of kudos for our great city, here’s some great economic news! For the sixth consecutive month, the Oklahoma City metro area has the lowest unemployment rate among the largest 49 cities in the country. Keep plugging along, OKC!

Private-sector jobs gains in 2011 – Guess Who’s in the Top 10

Oklahoma city job growth

More great news about OKC’s job market. According to The Business Journals, Oklahoma City saw substantial private-sector job growth in 2011, ranking 7th best in the US!

How OKC Avoided Economic Pitfalls

Oklahoma City growth

As the Mayor’s Conference takes place in Washington D.C., city governments are dealing with severe problems at home — from high unemployment to funding cuts. This morning on NPR, Steve Inskeep visited with our Mayor, Mick Cornett about how our amazing city has managed to avoid some of these problems. In my opinion, he did […]

OKC “Real Estate Is Ripe For A Rebound”

Homes for sale in Oklahoma City

Once again, our wonderful Oklahoma City metro is being trumpeted by Forbes.com as one of the top 10 in the realm of real estate and, again, this comes as no surprise to me, being that I live & breathe real estate in Edmond, Oklahoma City, and throughout the metro. These types of stories do seem […]