Thursday, May 29, 2008

What's the Deal?

Weekly, I'll be writing a What's the Deal column for this blog. This week's What's the Deal will address the national real estate "experts" that are quoted or interviewed on national news programs. First off, remember that the three most important things in real estate are: location, location, location. The most quoted index currently is the S&P Case-Shiller Report. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller nationwide housing index focuses on major metropolitan areas and includes expensive properties as well as cheaper ones. The S&P/Case-Shiller indexes use only purchase prices gathering information from county assessor and recorder offices. Now the interesting thing that YOU will want to remember, the Case-Shiller report doesn't collect ANY information from Oklahoma! Location, location, location! The closest city that they gather information from is Dallas. Now think about this, if you had just been hired by Oklahoma State would you go home shopping in Dallas? So you might ask, what's the deal with all the news channels reporting that the housing market is terrible, down 14% this year, etc? Well, the deal is, in some cities during the past 10 years there have been huge upswings in value. Some markets are very volatile while some markets are more steady. Since the early 80's, Oklahoma has had a very steady real estate market. If you are wondering about the Oklahoma market you can navigate to and get current information regarding the Oklahoma market. If you would like information about the Stillwater market, drop me a note and we'll subscribe you to our monthly newsletter that includes the most current information regarding Stillwater's sales and listings. Need more information about your subdivision? Let me know and I'll get you overloaded with

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Joe Muller Named UCO Athletic Director

Our friend Joe Muller is back in Oklahoma. Joe was named today as the new athletic director at the University of Central Oklahoma located in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Joe most recently was employed in the athletic department at Purdue. Muller graduated from Stillwater High School and Oklahoma State. He worked at Oklahoma State as the director of athletic marketing and promotions from 1985 to 1990 before entering the television industry.

He returned to Oklahoma State in 2002 as an associate athletic director and has been Purdue's senior associate athletic director for external relations the past two years.

Joe Muller will begin his duties at the NCAA Division II school in Edmond in about a month. He replaces Bill Farley, who spent five years as Central Oklahoma's athletic director and now will work with the UCO Foundation.

Joe, welcome back to Oklahoma where YOU belong!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Our BUY of the week!!!!

This beautiful home on 5 acres is one of a kind and is looking to become yours! A storm shelter is built-in, so you're safe from tornado season. Please check it out and find out about available financing or set an appointment to view this home on the range before it's gone. If you're thinking about selling your home, check out the webpage and know that your home would get the same "Diamond" level of service from our company!

More Information on 3008 McMurtry Road Click Here

Thursday, May 22, 2008

City of Stillwater assistance is now easy!

Have you ever hit a pothole and wondered who you contact to get it fixed? The City of Stillwater has updated their website and has a new assistance request form that allows you to ask questions about nearly anything that the city oversees. Click here for the link that will take you directly to the assistance website: City Requests. EASY! I've heard reports that you will typically receive a response on the same day that you request information. It's a good thing you live in Stillwater!

Who do you know that is thinking about selling or buying real estate in Stillwater? Drop me an email and I'll be glad to help them find the perfect property that will meet their needs!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Our Moving Van!

WOW!! We didn't realize the response that our new moving van would receive in Stillwater. If you have a community organization that needs to use a moving van please give us a call. The van is primarily for clients and they will get priority treatment when reserving, but if the van is available for your organization we would be glad to let you check it out!

Boone Pickens donates $100 million to OSU!

At a large gathering on the lawn of the Oklahoma State University this morning, President Burns Hargis announced that OSU has received a historic gift of $100 million from OSU alum Boone Pickens. Governor Brad Henry was at the announcement and pledged that the state matching funds of $100 million would be transferred to OSU immediately.