Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Year's Eve Resolution Run 2011

Looking for something to do New Year's Eve night? How about running a 5K? Starting at 10:30 pm downtown in the Blue Dome District at 2nd and Frankfort in front of Fleet Feet Blue Dome Store racers can see in the new year with a 3.1 mile run benefiting the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless.

The race will be run on closed, safe, well lite streets in downtown Tulsa. Start and finish will be on 2nd Street. It's a timed race with the state of the art Chrontrack D-Tag disposable tag timing system.

Post-race - one free beer to all registered participants and a champagne toast at midnight! Party favors and post race snacks will be available for all runners and walkers! And, Champagne flute glassware is to be awarded to all age group and overall winners!

Please bring your used shoes and other clothing items for our Tulsa Day Center shoes and clothing drive. Fleet Feet will be collecting items all week and on race night!

Be a part of the Blue Dome District New Years Eve Block Party! Enjoy food, drinks, music, and FIREWORKS! You can register at 61st & Yale Kingspoint Fleet Feet location or the downtown Fleet Feet store for $20.00 in store registration beginning on Thursday December 23, 2010. There is a $25.00 race day registration at both locations from 10 am until 5 pm on December 31, 2010. Registration at the Blue Dome store will re-open at 8 pm on New Year's Eve.

For more information visit the Fleet Feet website at

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Associates Join Chinowth & Cohen Realtors

Meet our newest associates to Chinowth & Cohen Realtors.


Cindy Folk recently joined the Bartlesville office of Chinowth & Cohen Realtors. Before receiving her real estate license, Folk had a successful career in the farming and ranching industry and livestock marketing. A business owner for over 23 years, Folk is highly trained in sales and marketing as well as negotiations. Folk is an eleven year breast cancer survivor and supports the Susan G. Koman Foundation.

Realtor Associate Paula Garrett has joined the Bartlesville office of Chinowth & Cohen Realtors. Garrett has over ten years experience in the real estate field. Honored as a Top Producer in 2007 and 2009, Garrett works with buyers and sellers in Bartlesville as well as Broken Arrow, Tulsa and Owasso. Garrett is married with 2 children and enjoys gardening, sewing, football and music.

Broken Arrow

Chinowth & Cohen Realtors welcomes Broker Associate Brent Head to the Broken Arrow office. A seasoned professional with over 10 years of real estate experience, Head owned a Real Estate brokerage in the Tulsa Area. In addition to residential and commercial real estate he is experienced in buying and selling industrial, investment and income producing properties as well as vacation and second home properties. Head is a certified short sale foreclosure resource specialist and a member of the Oklahoma chapter of CCIM, Certified Commercial Investment Member.


Brenda Hughes joined the Midtown Office of Chinowth & Cohen Realtors. Prior to her career in Real Estate, Hughes spent 16 years as an office manager for a local engineering firm. Licensed in Real Estate in 2002, Hughes utilizes her extensive organizational and business marketing skills to assist her buyers and sellers. Hughes works with clients throughout the Tulsa area. Her community activities include volunteering at Jarmon Elementary and volunteering with the Woodland Meadows Homeowners Association.

The Midtown Office of Chinowth & Cohen Realtors welcomes Shawn Peters. Peter’s has an extensive knowledge of midtown neighborhoods, schools and business. Shawn’s professionalism, high standards of excellence and extensive background in commercial and residential real estate have resulted in her being named a top producer in 2006, 2007 and 2009. Shawn is a member of the Brookside Merchants Association, Cystic Fibrosis Board of Directors and the Eliot Elementary PTA.

Monday, December 20, 2010

First Impressions Do Matter

According to the recent 2010-11Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report released by the National Association of Realtors, the top five remodeling home projects that give sellers the greatest cost recovery at resale are the following:

1) Entry Door Replacement (Steel) – cost recouped 102.1%
2) Garage Door Replacement – cost recouped 83.9%
3) Siding Replacement – cost recouped 80%
4) Kitchen Remodel – cost recouped 72.8%
5) Deck Addition – cost recouped 72.8%

Do you notice anything about the list? Four out the top five projects pertain to the exterior of the home.

“Curb appeal remains king – it’s the first thing potential buyers notice when looking for a home, and it also demonstrates pride of ownership,” said National Association of REALTORS® President Ron Phipps.

Inside, adding livable space without changing the footprint of the house is a winner. Adding an attic bedroom or finishing out a basement are both projects that seem to recoup the most money. Projects with the least return on your investment appears to be mid range office remodel, sunroom additions and backup generators.

To read the full project descriptions, access national and regional project data, and download a free PDF containing data for any of the 80 cities covered by the report, visit “Cost vs. Value” is a registered trademark of Hanley Wood, LLC.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

High Tech Gift Idea: Just in Time for the Holidays!

I was recently having dinner with a friend whose daughter bought her a brand new washer and dryer set. "It has a steam function," She exclaimed! As I sat wondering why I was so EXCITED about this I realized a couple of things: 1) Wow, I am really getting old if this is big news and 2) I've got to get a life!

But the more I thought about this gift, I realized, it really was a heck of a Christmas present! And, then I came across this article on this very topic! Enjoy!

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Upcoming Event: Jingle Bell Run

The annual Jingle Bell Run supporting the Arthritis Foundation is coming up Saturday, December 11th. This run/walk is a fun and festive way to kick off the holidays with family, friends and coworkers. It's easy to form a team and raise funds. You can even create your very own holiday-themed costumes. Then tie jingle bells to your shoelaces, and complete a 5 kilometer route.

To sign up for the Tulsa Jingle Bell Run register at Fleet Feet Sports Kingspointe Village this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during regular hours. You can also visit the Tulsa Arthritis website at Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Cookies For A Cause: Sand Springs, Friday, December 3rd

Plan to visit the Sand Springs Chinowth & Cohen Office located at 420 Plaza Court in the Shops at Adams Road Friday, December 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m for a Holiday Open House. Visitors are asked to bring a canned good to donate to Sand Springs Community Services. As part of this special food drive," Cookies For A Cause" every donation receives a cookie! While enjoying your treat, sip on hot cocoa and cappuccino as we help Sand Springs families in need. The beverages were generously donated by Imperial Coffee Service. After the event be sure to watch the Annual Christmas Parade which marches right past the C&C offices!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center Hosts Two Holiday Concerts

The holidays are fast approaching and the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center has 2 exciting events taking place that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. The first one is a free holiday concert on December 4th at 2 pm. The show features Mark Frie and his wife along with a host of talented singers and dancers from around the area. It is a wonderful way to kick off the season! Even though the event is free, you must have a ticket to attend.

On December 19, David Phelps brings his signature voice back to the BAPAC for a Christmas concert that you won't want to miss. Tickets range from $20 -$50 and there is a special group rate discount of 20 or more people for $15 per ticket.

Make plans to attend both of these exciting concerts. They will be a memorable addition to your holidays! Contact the BAPAC at 918.259.5778 to purchase your tickets or go on line to

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