Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tulsa area housing market on rebound

TULSA - The area's housing market appears to be solidly back on track, according to analysts. Unlike many U.S. cities, Tulsa stayed far away from the gloom and doom accompanying the U.S. housing bubble, but the metro area's housing market still experienced a decline in 2011. "That's when we hit bottom," said Paul Kane, executive vice-president and CEO of the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa. Kane describes the down cycle as one of the worst he has seen. He says 2012 was the turnaround year. "It was almost like somebody flipped a switch. We could just start seeing it month by month get better and better and better," said Kane. Area realtors say housing prices are up, and according to their latest report, the average number of days a home sits on the market declined by nearly three days, to 60. The positive news is not just for existing homes. Homebuilders like Allen Jenkins, with Celebrity Homes, Inc., says new home construction is also up. "Sales have been good through the month of November, December, January even - normally times that we would be down," said Jenkins. Tulsa realtor Carol Rippe, with Chinowth & Cohen, says consumer confidence and low interest rates explain much of the recovery. "Jobs are pretty stable," said Rippe. " With the low interest rates staying low, I think people are now deciding that this is the time to take advantage of that." Industry analysts are optimistic about the future. "The housing market should be in great shape for several years," said Kane. The only question many are left with now: How long will it last? http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/local_news/tulsa-area-housing-market-on-rebound

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Oklahoma: Art Deco, Style, Music and More in Tulsa

Oklahoma: Art Deco, Style, Music and More in Tulsa


Tulsa's famous Art Deco architecture, fine museums,  wonderful art collections, trendy dining and shopping venues along with our great local music scene were recently featured in the New York Times. 

The article spins a litte Tulsa history and showcases our incredible downtown buildings and churches. It mentions the newest housing and the fabulous Juniper fine dining restaurant in the Blue Dome District.  The chic and esoteric shops and dining venues of Cherry Street, and two of our most famous music venues, the legendary Cain's Ballroom and the historic Brady

The Gilcrease Museum and Philbrook Musuem of Art are also touted as great venues for fine art and beautiful settings.  You can read the complete article by clicking on the link below.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/03/05/us/ap-us-travel-trip-oklahoma-tulsa.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

So I ask you this.  Why wouldn't one want to live in Tulsa?  There's always something to do, a place to dine, wonderful local music as well as seasoned performers and fun events throughout the year. 

And where to live in Tulsa? Thoughout Tulsa are wonderful neighborhoods from historic to new construction homes.   Call me to find the home that suits your lifestyle and budget and start living on Tulsa Time!

 

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