Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tulsa County Homestead Exemption Deadline

The deadline to file your Homestead Exemption with Tulsa County is rapidly approaching. The final filing date is March 15, 2013.  More information can be found at the Tulsa County Asesssor's Office at

A Homestead Exemption is an exemption of $1,000 of the assessed valuation of your primary residence. In tax year 2012, this can be a savings of $86 to $136 depending on where you live in the county.

To Qualify
You must be the homeowner of record who resides on the property by January 1.
• The property deed must be notarized on or before January 1 and filed with the County Clerk's Office on or before February 1.
• You must be a resident of Oklahoma. Homestead Exemption applications are accepted at any time throughout the year. However, the application must be filed by March 15 or within 30 days from the date of issue on the "Notice of Change in Assessed Value of Real Estate" to be approved for the current year. Any application filed after these dates cannot be approved until the following year.

To Apply
• Online—You may fill out and submit the Homestead Exemption application online. • In Person—You may apply for Homestead Exemption at the Tulsa County Assessor's Office between 8:00–5:00 Monday–Friday (excluding holidays) or within 30 days from the date of issue on the "Notice of Change in Assessed Value of Real Estate". Our office is located at Tulsa County Administration Building, Room 215, 500 S. Denver, Tulsa, OK 74103.

• By Mail—You may download and fill out the Homestead Exemption Application and return it by mail to this address: Ken Yazel, Tulsa County Assessor Attn: Taxpayer Services Tulsa County Administration Building, Room 215 500 S. Denver Tulsa, OK 74103

• Field Office—In January a list of field offices will be set up to provide greater convenience for filing a Homestead Exemption. Please refer to the Community Outreach Events Program and Calendar for a list of times and places. This list will also be published in the Tulsa World and other Tulsa County newspapers. •

Renewal • You are not required to apply for a Homestead Exemption each year if you have been granted a Homestead Exemption and continue to occupy the homestead property. However, if you change your deed or move you will need to file a new application. • If the application is denied, the property owner has the right to appeal to the Tulsa County Board of Equalization. (Title 68 O.S. §2895) •

My clients received the "Black and Gold" Standard of Exellence from start to finish whether they are Sellers or Buyers.  Contact me to for information on how I can help you with your home buying process or to get your home "SOLD"! 
Linda Smalley

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tulsa Home Construction Jumps

Tulsa home construction jumps 31.7 percent A partially built home awaits completion in Jenks on Friday. Local home builders reversed their years-long slump in 2012, as the number of new homes erected shot up 31.7 percent. Approximately 2,341 homes began construction in the last year, according to figures from New Orders Weekly. Not only is that much better than the 1,777 that began construction in 2011, it’s the best year for home construction since 2009. The year-end total was helped along by a strong December, which was the fifth-highest construction month in 2012 with 205 homes starting construction even though building traditionally slows in the winter. Tulsa took the crown for new homes from traditional construction leader Broken Arrow, with 410 built in Tulsa compared to 403 in Broken Arrow. Owasso, Bixby and Jenks rounded out the top five with 222, 221 and 209 starts respectively. By ROBERT EVATT World Staff Writer Published: 2/1/2013 11:27 AM Last Modified: 2/1/2013 3:45 PM

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