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THE CLOSING PROCESS: WHAT HOME BUYERS AND SELLERS CAN EXPECT

At Apr 12, 2018

Call it settlement, escrow, or closing – the final stage of a real estate transaction is an exciting time! With the opening of an escrow account, signing of legal documents, and transfer of title; the ownership of property finally changes hands from seller to buyer.   Who Attends Closing? The parties required to be present […]

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Indian Home Loan Program v2

Indian Home Loan Program v2

At Apr 05, 2018

Make Use of the Native American Loan Section 184 Program! If you belong to a family that is Native American or Alaska Native, then Loan Section 184 might be just what you need to make your home buying dreams a reality. The Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program helps Alaska villages, tribes, or tribally designated housing […]

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11 Reasons Why You’ll Regret Listing Your Home As An FSBO

At Apr 04, 2018

FSBO or “for sale by owner”, is a transaction done without the help of a real estate agent. Minus the commission, sellers often believe that they are saving more money this way. While FSBO sounds tempting, its risks and complications are too many to ignore. Here are the reasons why you should think twice before […]

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Common Mistakes Made While Purchasing A Home

Common Mistakes Made While Purchasing A Home

At Mar 29, 2018

If You Had To Read One More Article About Common Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Home – Well, This Would Be The One.   Buying a home is a complicated process that involves many steps. Fortunately, there are many ways for you to save time and money.  By following a few simple home-buying steps […]

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What Everyone Should Know Before Buying a Foreclosure

What Everyone Should Know Before Buying a Foreclosure

At Mar 22, 2018

Foreclosures are often believed to be great deals for home buyers and are often marketed as great investment opportunities to buy distressed and under market value homes in better neighborhoods. However, investing in this kind of real estate takes money, time, experience and careful planning. There are quite a few pitfalls that 1st time home […]

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Finding a Banker in Texoma

Finding a Banker in Texoma

At Mar 15, 2018

If you’re in the market for real estate, you won’t get too far without a banker. A good banker will be your guiding hand through the mortgage process, whether you’re buying your first or your tenth home. Texoma is chock full of bankers, but there’s a huge difference between an average one and a great […]

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Crossing the historic carpenter's bluff bridge

Cross the Historic Carpenter’s Bluff Bridge in Durant OK

At Mar 08, 2018

Nestled above the majestic Red River is a century old bridge that connects two states, Texas and Oklahoma. For many, many years, the rustic steel structure has served as the main thoroughfare for people traveling to and from Grayson County and Bryan County, OK. Today, the renowned Carpenter’s Bluff Bridge is one of the last […]

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Native American First-time Homebuyer Loan Program

INFOGRAPHIC: Native American Homebuyer Programs – A Comprehensive Report

At Mar 01, 2018

    Native American Homebuyer Programs I’m sure you’ve heard pieces of what I’m about to say 100 times before, but as a trusted Realtor© in Bryan County, I never tire of assisting my clients and revealing the truth about purchasing a home.  So, here’s the line.  “Buying a home is no small feat!”  In […]

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring Cleaning Checklist

At Feb 22, 2018

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist for Selling Your Home Is it time to get ready to sell your home? Whether you’re moving to a nearby state like Oklahoma or to a vibrant new city such as Durant, there are many thoughts, concerns, and questions about how to do a spring cleaning that’s going to get […]

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How Real Estate Sales Have Transformed Over The Years

At Feb 19, 2018

We’ve come a long way since the days when home owners put up yard signs and conducted open houses to announce their intention to sell. Now, while we aren’t saying that those events aren’t still occurring and very much a relevant part of the overall process, you’d have to agree that the process of buying […]

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10 Critical Steps You Must Take Before Selling Your House

INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Critical Steps You Must Take Before Selling Your House

At Feb 15, 2018

  If you are planning to sell your house, then here’s some good news: sales of existing homes still remain strong, accounting for more than 90% of all the houses sold in the US real estate market for the past decade. But before you start listing your house for sale, have you ever wondered how […]

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Do these things before selling your home.

Do these things before selling your home

At Feb 12, 2018

Think you’re ready to sell your home? Not so fast. Selling a home is a process that shouldn’t be rushed. Here are some steps I recommend taking before that for sale sign goes up. Research the market Your first step should always be researching the market and finding out how your home stacks up. To […]

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Top 5 Questions Buyers Ask About Buying a Home in Durant, OK

Top 5 Questions Buyers Ask About Buying a Home in Durant, OK

At Feb 08, 2018

Homes for sale in Durant, OK are generally more affordable than in other areas of Oklahoma. Durant offers a lower cost of living and continuous job growth, making it one of the best places to live in Bryan County. If you are searching for your dream home in Durant, take note of these questions which […]

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Do you need an earnest money deposit?

Do you need an earnest money deposit?

At Feb 05, 2018

You may have heard the term “earnest money deposit”, or at least something close to it. As a homebuyer, what does it actually mean for you? And do you need to be worried about it? Just like it sounds, an earnest money deposit is a cash deposit on a home that you want to purchase. […]

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Why Home Ownership Is So Important

At Feb 02, 2018

It’s a known fact that 2008 left a bad taste with home buyers and many had to shelve their plans on finding a dream house due to falling home prices and lending changes.  However, now with a recovery in full swing and corrections in place, the dream of owning a home is very much still […]

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What’s Going On In Durant – February (2018)

At Feb 01, 2018

Durant, OK opened the year full of bustling activities, and that means we can all look forward to more exciting surprises in the months to come. Mark your calendar in this month, ‘cause you may find something here that you’ll love, for sure! February 1 – Throwback Thursday at Wright’s. Wear your cool poodle skirts […]

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Brian Allen – Why I am a Realtor©?

At Jan 26, 2018

Being a Realtor© can be a very interesting experience for many people. Sometimes they might have to handle people which are undecided and can’t figure out what home to get for themselves, other times you get to work with persons that are all around pleasant people. All of these things can happen and you don’t […]

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3 costly mistakes you should avoid when selling your home

At Jan 25, 2018

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a dozen times: don’t go it alone when selling your home, use a trusted real estate agent that’s familiar with your area. Despite the mountains of evidence to support this piece of advice, some people still choose to go against the grain and make very costly mistakes. […]

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6 Tips For Millennials To Improve Their Credit Scores

At Jan 23, 2018

Statistics are not on the side of Millennials in Durant, OK, as well as for other parts of the country. With a credit score that is lower than the national average, and a credit utilization ratio that is the highest among all generations, Millennials are faced with some great challenges. But it’s not all bad […]

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Durant, OK’s best events and activities in August; Oh, It’s Still Sizzling Hot!

At Aug 02, 2017

For a small town in Oklahoma, Durant truly has an event for everyone. Whether it’s a cultural festival, a live comedy special, an exclusive family event, or an unforgettable outdoor adventure—year after year—people from all over come to experience first-hand the lure of Durant; small-town charm combined with a western flare and a much-celebrated history […]

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3 Money-Saving (Not So) Secrets to buying your first home

At Jun 30, 2017

As a first-time home buyer, it’s important to understand how to budget to buy your first house. Luckily, the process isn’t as complicated as it’s made out to be. All you must do is focus on your current financial situation, while also understanding what the mortgage lenders look for before they give out a loan. […]

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What happens at the abstract office while we are waiting?

At Jun 23, 2017

In real estate transactions, the buyers, sellers, real estate agents, and attorneys work to exchange property. But there’s also a lesser-known party working on behalf of everyone, known as the Abstract and Title Company. Title companies verify ownership of property, issue title insurance, and officially close the transaction of a real estate sale and purchase. […]

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#ImShowing100Houses

At May 22, 2017

As Bryan County, OK emerges as the next hot real estate destination, here’s the latest big news! #ImShowing100Houses The first ever 100 Open House Video Tour. If you missed it, let me break that news again…I’m showin’ 100 houses in 1 week. That’s right, 100 houses in 1 week – that’s 20 houses a day, […]

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Top Reasons Why VA Loans Are Perfect for Military Families

At May 18, 2017

If you or a family member is a military veteran or active military member, then you’re able to purchase a home using a VA loan for as little as $0 down. Veterans Affairs mortgages are loans issued by private lenders and backed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which makes them more […]

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The Everything Guide For Anyone Who Wants To Know What Realtors® Do To Earn Their Commission

At May 05, 2017

One of the most important considerations while going through the home buying or selling process is whether you’ll use a real estate agent. Although at first glance it may seem like a real estate agent is just an extra expense for completing a real estate transaction, high-performing Realtors® work behind the scenes to complete transfer […]

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Durant, OK’s best events and activities in May; It’s Heating Up Like Summer!

At May 01, 2017

May is one HOT month for visitors coming to Oklahoma, Durant, as there will be no shortage of special events going on. Whether it’s a cultural festival, a headline concert, a live comedy special, an exclusive family event, or an unforgettable outdoor adventure—year after year—people from all over come to experience first-hand the lure of […]

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Want to buy a home? Learn how credit works

At Apr 27, 2017

When’s the last time you checked your FICO score? If it has been a while and you’re planning to purchase a home soon, you may want to look at your most recent credit report. That’s because improving your credit score by even a few mere points can have a serious impact on your mortgage rate […]

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What home renovations increase my property value?

At Apr 14, 2017

When it comes to undertaking home improvement projects, the money definitely matters. It’s vitally important to consider your budget, as well as understand how each remodeling project will impact the resale value of your home. For instance, adding a brand new pool, or improving the flow of an existing patio doorway, may be an effective […]

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Durant, OK’s best events and activities in April; It Feels Like Spring!

At Apr 01, 2017

For a small town in Oklahoma, Durant truly has an event for everyone. Whether it’s a cultural festival, a live comedy special, an exclusive family event, or an unforgettable outdoor adventure—year after year—people from all over come to experience first-hand the lure of Durant; small-town charm combined with a western flare and a much-celebrated history […]

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Should I Landscape My Property If I’m Getting Ready To Sell It?

At Mar 24, 2017

You’ve thought about it long and hard. You even went to the local nursery and looked around for a bit before deciding to wait until next year. But now, next year is here, and you’re getting ready to sell. The question remains: to landscape or not to landscape? Well, let me help you out. Landscaping […]

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You’re a first time homebuyer is an FHA loan right for you?

At Mar 17, 2017

Federal Housing Authority loans, commonly referred to as FHA loans, are shrouded with misunderstanding, and first-time homebuyers—including loan officers who do not specialize in FHA loans—may be unaware of all the requirements and exceptions involved. However, don’t fret! We’ll demystify this all-too-important home buying program and fill you in on all the details that will […]

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Manual uploads are a thing of the past, as far as Zillow is concerned. Is this really a big deal?

At Mar 06, 2017

The final blow is in: in a broad and bold move, Zillow Group—which owns both Zillow and Trulia—has decided to end manual uploads for real estate agents and brokerages. What does this all mean? Why should you (the seller) care? These are all legitimate questions…and I shall breakdown the history and science behind the making […]

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Durant, OK’s best events and activities in March; Can you make it?

At Mar 01, 2017

For a small town in Oklahoma, Durant truly has an event for everyone. Whether it’s a cultural festival, a live comedy special, an exclusive family event, or an unforgettable outdoor adventure—year after year—people from all over come to experience first-hand the lure of Durant; small-town charm combined with a western flare and a much-celebrated history […]

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Choose a Realtor Before Finding a Mortgage Lender – Here’s why

At Feb 16, 2017

When looking to purchase a home in Durant, OK clients often ask me whether they should choose a Realtor or mortgage lender first. I advise all of my clients to go with a trusted full-time Realtor first because he or she understands the language of the entire home buying process. A good Realtor knows about […]

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Why you should consider buying a foreclosed property in Durant

At Feb 07, 2017

Durant, Oklahoma is a thriving small town community with a lot to offer. There are plenty of job opportunities, great schools, and a flourishing art scene in downtown Durant. Over the years, people in Oklahoma have begun to realize that Durant is the perfect place to call home, at an affordable price. The median home […]

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Are you thinking about relocating to Durant, Oklahoma?

At Feb 02, 2017

When relocating to Durant, Oklahoma you want to be sure you’re well prepared for the unexpected. If you’ve already decided Durant is the right place for you and also decided this is where you will lay down roots and purchase a home, you may want to keep my relocation checklist below as a reference guide […]

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How You Made Them Feel

At Nov 18, 2016

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a simple question, that we hear often, from the time we start grade school until we […]

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Hometown Renaissance

At Nov 04, 2016

My entire adolescent life, I thought of getting away from this small country town of Durant, Oklahoma. I decided to try something new and joined the US Navy where I would start my journey towards blue oceans and big adventures. My perception of Durant, Oklahoma was that of a small town with nothing to offer […]

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The Resilience, Resurgence, and Renewed Hope of the American Dream

At Sep 13, 2016

Ever since the time of the pioneers, every American has strived to achieve prosperity. From working hard to support one’s needs to finally being able to provide a home for the family, this is the life that many lead or seek after. The part where one finally owns a home – is the heart and […]

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What Makes Bryan County Properties Hot!

At Aug 19, 2016

We’re passionate about Bryan County and the properties it has to offer. But how did this 44,000 person county become such a desirable place to reside? Founded back in 1907, the county is going through somewhat of a renaissance. We have no shortage of reasons to visit, move here, and of course, invest in property. […]

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Deal Hunting: Finding Quality Realty in Durant, OK

At Aug 12, 2016

Anyone in the market for real estate is looking for a good deal. It can take a trained eye to spot a diamond in the rough, but the payoff is extra sweet. The good news is that you don’t need years of real estate experience to grab that game-changing home. What you do need, however, […]

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Things to consider when buying property

At Jun 20, 2016

As you may or may not know, buying land in Durant, OK (or anywhere) is different than purchasing a home, however, one thing remains the same for both — the importance of market timing and working with real estate professionals that understand how to evaluate, deliver and implement strategies that are aligned with market conditions. […]

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10 Home Staging Tips

At Jan 22, 2016

Staging your home is a very important part of preparing for your home to be listed on the market. The first impression a buyer gets when they walk in the door sometimes sells the home. Your home needs to be neat, clutter free and smelling nice. The buyer needs to be able to see themselves […]

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5 Reasons Why You Need A Real Estate Agent

At Jan 04, 2016

The days of purchasing homes solely through a Real Estate Brokerage are bygone with the advent of the Internet. When Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink invented and launched Zillow in 2006 they did something amazing. They took information that once was only accessible to Real Estate Agents and gave it to the world. Not only […]

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  • About Me

    Hi, I am Brian Allen. Yes, that's correct—the Brian Allen—most notably known for being a country boy with extensive knowledge of digital marketing and a keen interest in helping my clients understand how simple and fun the home buying and/or selling journey can be. Yep, that's me!... Read more

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