Lori, how’s the real estate market?

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You would be surprised how often I am asked, “Lori, how’s the real estate market?” A girlfriend at the Driller’s baseball game asked me that last Saturday night. “It’s great,” I respond! It’s impossible for me to answer how the real estate market is in a one-sentence answer. I have been very fortunate in selling […]

Seller-paid Buyer closing costs

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Buyers are asking Sellers to contribute to their closing costs in many cases. Here is a guideline of what the Seller is allowed to pay for the Buyer: Conventional Financing Tier one: 90-95% LTV seller can pay up to 3% of sales price Tier two: 75.01-90% seller can pay up to 6% of sales price […]

How to sell a house from out of state

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Many home sellers wonder how to sell a house from out of state? It’s a daunting task, because you, the home seller, have to put so much trust in those you hire and those who represent you. You need a reliable advocate. If your home needs to be improved or updated before it’s put on […]

Engineer needed to un-steep this driveway!!!

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My Seller’s home has a steep driveway and three consecutive Realtors report that this is the ONLY flaw preventing their Buyers from making an offer on her Tulsa home for sale. This home is in the prestigious Southmont Estates subdivision, and ALL of the driveways in that neighborhood are equally steep. Steep has me stumped. […]

What is the value of a cash offer to a Tulsa home Seller?

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The value of a cash offer to a Tulsa home Seller is increasing as Lending requirements are becoming more stringent. The true value of cash versus financing is the multiple unknowns it removes from your real estate transaction. No chance of financing falling through. It’s not just first-time home Buyers that may discover obstacles in […]

Home Repairs and Disclosures – negotiating home repairs with the Seller

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Home repairs and disclosures are something every home Seller needs to discuss with their Realtor before marketing their home for sale, because eventually they will be negotiating needed home repairs. If you know that you have wood rot around your windows, for example, repair them before you market your home for sale. My colleagues and […]