Monday, March 29, 2010

National Open House Weekend April 10-11

Homebuyers looking to take advantage of the extended and expanded First-time Home Buyer before it expires should leave the weekend of April 10-11 open and plan on attending the first annual National Open House weekend! The event is designed to increase consumer awareness of the benefits of buying a home, give sellers an opportunity to increase the exposure for their home for sale and increase awareness of the pending expiration of the Home Buyer Tax Credit on April 30. For more info call me!!

Talena M. Floyd
Chinowth & Cohen Realtors
"Make My Hometown, Your Hometown"
(918) 361-3404

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Elite Financial Services Announcement

Elite Financial Services, a full service mortgage banker, announced today Cathy Meehan has been promoted to Senior Loan Officer and two additional mortgage officers were hired. Joining EFS are Elizabeth Favell and Sandra Webb.

Meehan has been with EFS for four years most recently as a Loan Officer. In her new role as Senior Loan Officer, Meehan will oversee the daily operation of the mortgage company as well as continue to solicit new business. Meehan has 4years of experience in the Mortgage industry where she has consistently achieved top sales production and is a multi-million dollar producer. She has over 15 years experience in sales and marketing.

Favell has over 14 years experience in sales, marketing, human resources and finance. Previously with Charter Mortgage Corporation as a Lead Originator, Favell was a multi-million dollar producer of new and recurring business through the solicitation of mortgage loans. She consistently ranked in the top monthly sales production and closed approximately 85% of new customer files. Favell offices at 1441 E. 41, Tulsa, OK.

Webb has over 35years experience in the mortgage industry. Throughout her career, in addition to owning and managing her own mortgage business, Webb has worked with Mortgage companies in Oklahoma and California including Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, E-Z Mortgage Solutions, Complete Mortgage Corporation, Phoenix Mortgage Corporation, Countrywide Funding Corporation and Sears Bank. Webb’s office is located at 2604 W. Kenosha Street, Ste 100, Broken Arrow, OK.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Spring!

Sunday was the spring equinox which makes it officially spring! The daffodils must have gotten the message as they just opened up for the occasion.

With the spring, comes a natural inclination to open the windows, freshen up the linens and do a bit of spring cleaning. So go with the flow and if the urge strikes you, now is the perfect time to toss the clutter and give your home and office a good top to bottom cleaning.

I don't mean that you need to do this personally unless you feel so inclined -- bring in the professionals (or supportive friends) to help if you feel even the tiniest bit overwhelmed by the task.

That being said, I've gotten into the clearing and cleaning mood. I decided we have too many sets of sheets and they've all gotten jumbled up so twins are mixed in with the full-sized, king-sized and queen-sized. My new policy is to have only two sets for each bed -- one is on the bed and one set is to put on when those sheets are in the laundry. Each set of sheets will live in the room where the bed lives to avoid confusion.

This fits with the simplification rule of having only two extras (of anything) and since we have so many beds in the house, and no bed-wetters, then I really only need one extra set of sheets.

I even got carried away on a mission to tidy up the cabinets under my bathroom sink and bought a velvet-lined, wooden cutlery divider to put in my bathroom drawer to organize my make-up. It is much prettier than a plastic divider and makes a lovely home for my cosmetics. Now I can see everything at a glance.

In the process I discovered I have enough cosmetics and face cream to start a small shop and have put a freeze on buying new ones until I use up the ones I have. Nothing like grouping like items with like to see just how much of something you actually have.

This week tackle one small area of clutter. Alternatively, walk around the house with a bag or box and put seven things you no longer need or want into it and take it to a charity shop on the way to work.


Monday, March 22, 2010

In a time when other companies are scaling back, Chinowth & Cohen Realtors is pleased to announce the opening of two additional offices in Sand Springs and Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

This expansion brings the total number of real estate offices to 6 in Northeastern Oklahoma and over 360 Associates full time and referral. The new Sand Springs office is located at 420 S. Plaza Court in the space formally held by the Sand Springs Community Center. The new Bartlesville office is located in south Bartlesville at 3061 SE Washington Boulevard. CEO of Chinowth & Cohen Realtors Sheryl Chinowth says, “Our market share is growing, and we’re taking advantage of this opportunity to expand. So many of our competitors are cutting back and closing doors. We’ve had six straight years of growth since the company opened its doors. Now is the optimum time to increase our presence.” Chinowth & Cohen Realtors has experienced a 30% increase in market share year to date as opposed to last year. For the last 12 months, Chinowth & Cohen Realtors experienced a 21.47% increase which was against the overall market trends.

Official grand openings are currently being planned. Both offices plan to be open by the end of April. “Our office space currently being built out will be a wonderful place for our new Associates to come and meet their clients. We’ll have everything an Associate needs to be successful,” said Chinowth.

Chinowth & Cohen’s new offices will continue to offer the full service, superior representation and elite marketing services. With the addition of these two new offices Chinwoth & Cohen further extends its reach into Oklahoma real estate market. Sales Associates in these new areas will be able to service their clients more efficiently utilizing Chinowth & Cohen’s current web site with the entire MLS available to search and comprehensive training and skill building taught by the licensed professionals of the company. “With an extensive staff including a full time Relocation Director, Public Relations Director, Technology Director, and fully staffed marketing and graphics department, Chinowth & Cohen Realtors offers a comprehensive, cohesive and proven track record with our clients.”

For more information regarding Chinowth & Cohen Realtors contact Eileen Neighbors at (918) 392-0900 or email her at Chinowth & Cohen Realtors can be found on the web at

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Well, it's only Wednesday, but let's remind one and all: Clocks "spring" forward early Sunday morning. And as fire officials would remind you, it's an excellant opportunity to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. While there will be more daylight in the evening, beware of the kids waiting for buses in the dark morning hours for the next few weeks.

Tina & Mike Butler
(918) 740-1000

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Increase Your Kitchen Space

Tired of the limited amount of space in your kitchen?

Wall space in most kitchens is normally neglected. When used wisely, taking advantage of storage solutions on the walls can increase your kitchen storage space.For instance, if you install a rack or wall grid there, you may hang your cooking utensils just like many professional chefs do.

Another idea is to install hooks to hang your frying pans and lids from the ceiling--with this idea, they'd be in close reach at all times.How about installing a wall shelf? You just might find some new space to store dish washing items, potted spices or cookbooks.

With a little bit of thought and creativity, you can find space you never knew you had!

Source: Maria Gracia,

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