Is Buying Better than Renting in OKC?

It’s an age-old question, right? In our great city, the numbers have traditionally worked well in favor of buying a home, rather than renting. So, it only makes sense that this is truer than any time in recent history, considering these factors: Interest rates are at historical lows, meaning that you can buy more house […]

How Not to Create a Money Pit

So as a first time homeowner, I have been learning how much things really cost. When I bought my home just a couple of months ago, I had this grandiose plan to gut the kitchen and put in granite countertops and all new appliances. I also planned to eventually put in new windows throughout the […]

Adventures in Home-Ownership

As you’re reading this I’ve been in my new house somewhere in the neighborhood of six weeks, and well, the honeymoon is over.  I’ve made quite a few changes, including: peeling enough layers of wallpaper to cover the White House, re-texturing the walls, painting every room, replacing nearly every single light fixture, installing a new […]

Don't Let Time Run Out On You!

If you’re a Home Buyer planning to take advantage of the Home Buyer Tax Credit, it’s time to kick things into high gear! As you may or may not know, one of the requirements to qualify for the $8,000 tax credit as it stands right now is to close on your home no later than […]

Need Down-Payment Assistance??

One of the most common questions I’ve been getting lately is ‘How do I get down-payment assistance?’ Well, if you’re in Edmond, Oklahoma City, or other areas in the OKC metro, there are a couple of ways to answer this: First, there’s the $31M bond money available to first-time homebuyers. Secondly, AND THIS IS BIG, […]

More Goodies for 1st-Time Home Buyers in OK

Several months back I heard someone declare that down-payment assistance programs were dead and we’d never see them again.  Well, apparently, that someone was wrong. As of the end of this month, there will be about $31M available to first-time home buyers in Oklahoma in the form of special bond money, at 5.83%, and down-payment […]