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INFOGRAPHIC: 20 Steps to Achieve Perfect Real Estate Photos

At Sep 14, 2018

Yes, it’s picture day!  Remembering the stress picture day used to cause is enough nostalgia for anyone.  But gone are the days where you need to stress…a well-prepared home seller knows how to prepare his or her home for the eventual photoshoot.  That starts first, by learning how to hire a photographer who won’t let […]

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Do I Need To Purchase A Home With A Real Estate Agent?

Do I Need To Purchase A Home With A Real Estate Agent?

At Sep 06, 2018

With all the real estate information that is readily available online, it may seem that home buying is now as easy as 1-2-3. In fact, some people have been able to buy a house on their own. But, purchasing a home is not that simple as you may think. In fact, it is quite the […]

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Setting Up a Budget to Buy Your First Home

At Aug 30, 2018

Besides marriage, buying a home is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make in your life. Indeed, it’s an exciting time, but before you run off and begin searching for your new home, a budget needs to be decided. So our question to you is, “have you created a budget to […]

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Drone Photography and How It Impacts Your Listing

Drone Photography and How It Impacts Your Listing

At Aug 23, 2018

The emerging technology is slowly propelling the real estate industry into new heights. Drones are now being used to present real estate properties in a broader dimension, making each listing literally rise above the competition. Drones are technically called UAS or Unmanned Aerial Systems; hence, these are regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). With […]

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First Time Home Buyers Do’s and Don’ts

First Time Home Buyers Do’s and Dont’s

At Aug 16, 2018

One of life’s most exciting moment happens when you buy a home for the first time. It’s the fulfillment of the American Dream, a milestone that most people still yearn to achieve. Whether you are looking for a modern minimalist home or something that’s brimming with traditional charm, it is important to keep yourself focused […]

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The Hidden Treasure of Colbert’s Ferry

At Aug 09, 2018

Right at the edge of the Red River stands a historic site marked by the footings of an old house. The place is called Colbert’s Ferry, which was named after Benjamin “Frank” Colbert, a Chickasaw citizen who used to operate a ferry across this river. Located at the border which separates Bryan County (Oklahoma) and […]

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Why is it Important to Buy a Home?

Why is it Important to Buy a Home?

At Aug 09, 2018

Compared to other industrialized nations throughout the world, home ownership has always been rooted in our psyche. The American Dream still brings us a picture of a nice family, living comfortably in their own house, surrounded by the fruits of their hard work. From the moment you receive that first pay check, you start thinking […]

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Are you thinking about relocating to Durant, Oklahoma?

At Aug 02, 2018

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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THE SIX (6) MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CHOOSING THE “RIGHT” REAL ESTATE AGENT

THE SIX (6) MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CHOOSING THE “RIGHT” REAL ESTATE AGENT

At Aug 02, 2018

Whether you’re selling a home in Durant, OK or anywhere else, one of the most difficult yet critical tasks can be finding the right real estate agent. Chosen right, a real estate agent who understands the local market can make or break a sale. So getting just any agent is not the best course of […]

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Native American First-time Homebuyer Loan Program

Native American First-time Homebuyer Loan Program

At Jul 26, 2018

If you’re a Native American and would like to purchase a home, then you should know that there are lending programs out there specifically for you. If you’re a member of one of the 500 recognized Indian tribes in the United States, then you may be eligible for the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee […]

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Chickasaw and need help with closing costs? Here is a program for you!

At Jul 19, 2018

If you’re a Chickasaw Nation citizen and you’re planning to purchase a home or refinance your existing mortgage before August 31st, then you could be eligible for a grant of up to $3,000. You can apply this payment to help with your down payment or towards closing costs of your home. Wondering whether you’re eligible […]

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Are you Choctaw and need assistance finding a home?

At Jul 19, 2018

  If you are a Choctaw Tribal Member that’s interested in purchasing a property, you might be eligible for a Section 184 loan. Section 184 was established by Congress in 1992 and it helps Native American’s throughout the United States secure home loans and purchase residential property. So why should you, as a Choctaw Tribal […]

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5 Top Tips for Using Facebook to Find Your Perfect Home

5 Top Tips for Using Facebook to Find Your Perfect Home

At Jul 19, 2018

With over 214 million users in US alone, Facebook remains a top source of online information. Today, when people search for “homes for sale” or “real estate services, Facebook is surely a must. Finding the perfect home on social media may be challenging. Compared to real estate directory sites such as Zillow, RedFin, Realtor.com, etc. […]

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THE CLOSING PROCESS-WHAT HOME BUYERS AND SELLERS CAN EXPECT

The Closing Process: What Home Buyers and Sellers Can Expect

At Jul 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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Why Living in a Small Town like Calera OK May Actually Be Good for You

Why Living in a Small Town like Calera, OK May Actually Be Good for You

At Jul 05, 2018

Is owning a house still an elusive dream? Until you’ve tried living in a small town, you may never know how close you already are to achieving home ownership –even while earning a median income. Life in a small town like Calera, OK is a good example of simple yet comfortable living. If the hustle […]

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Finding Mexican Food in Durant

FINDING MEXICAN FOOD IN DURANT

At Jun 28, 2018

Finding Mexican Food in Durant As Oklahomans, we’re passionate about Mexican food. Whether you’ve lived in Durant all your life or you’re new to the area, avoid disappointment and follow our quick guide to Mexican restaurants.   El Tapatio El Tapatio has a menu full of favorites, and regulars love them for their Mexican plates. […]

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The Best Advice for New Home Owners

The Best Advice for New Home Owners

At Jun 21, 2018

Home Buying Checklist: What Happens After Your Offer is Accepted? Buying a home is a long and exhaustive process and the help of a trusted real estate agent is most often necessary to ensure that you get to experience the exhilarating feeling of being on top of it all. However, as much as you might […]

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Discovering Tishomingo: What Makes this a Great Place to Live in Oklahoma?

Discovering Tishomingo: What Makes this a Great Place to Live in Oklahoma?

At Jun 14, 2018

If you dream of having a nice country home with all the perks of small-town living, then Tishomingo OK is a great place to be. This Oklahoman town is one of the most affordable places to live in the country. According to data gathered by Sperling’s Best Places, a city ranking website,” Tishomingo’s cost of […]

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What Makes Durant One of the Most Interesting Towns in Oklahoma?

What Makes Durant One of the Most Interesting Towns in Oklahoma?

At Jun 07, 2018

Durant may be a small town in Oklahoma, but it definitely fares better than bigger US cities. Living in Durant may not even feel like living in a faraway town at all, and that’s because this growing, small town in Bryan County offers a wide assortment of attractions and amenities for everyone.   Magnolia Capital […]

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What most Realtors won’t tell you about trees & shrubs

At May 31, 2018

Unlike most Real Estate agents, I always encourage my clients to look at the landscape and take it a step further by explaining the importance of having well-placed trees and shrubs around your home.  Trees of varying qualities offer you and your community with a number of advantages. According to Arborday.org, trees around your home […]

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See the Worlds Largest Peanut in Durant OK

See the Worlds Largest Peanut in Durant OK

At May 31, 2018

Located in the heart of Durant Oklahoma there sits a huge statue in the form of a peanut. In fact, it claims to be the world’s largest one. Before you wonder who ever came up with the nutty idea (pun intended) to put up a peanut monument, it was actually dedicated to the hardworking peanut […]

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20 Things to Do Before You List Your Home

At May 24, 2018

Preparation is the key to making your home stand out from the heap of other listings. If you really want to sell your home as quickly as possible, you need to get it in front of buyers —and capturing the attention of those buyers will require a few more actions well before putting it up […]

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Come and Celebrate the Heritage Day of Caddo, Oklahoma

Come and Celebrate the Heritage Day of Caddo, Oklahoma

At May 24, 2018

Every year, the charming little town of Caddo, Oklahoma comes alive with a colourful celebration called the Heritage Day. Locals and tourists alike look forward to this annual event that is brimming with fun filled activities. Caddo is a name derived from “ka do hada’ cho”, a native Caddo word which means “real chief”. From […]

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Experience the Splashing Lifestyle at Lake Texoma Marinas

At May 17, 2018

Simply…waterrific! True, that is not a legitimate dictionary term but, since it describes what Lake Texoma Marinas is all about, we may as well introduce the word into the English lexicon. Lake Texoma is a manmade lake built in 1944 as a reservoir for the Denison Dam. Natural water flows through it, directly from the […]

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5 Signs That Youre Ready to Buy Your First House

5 Signs That You’re Ready to Buy Your First House

At May 17, 2018

Homeownership still remains an epitome of the American Dream. It is a milestone that can give you a sense of fulfillment, stability, and security. If you are reading this today, you’ve probably already contemplated on buying a home at one time or another. Here are the signs that can help you determine just how close […]

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The Summer Check List (What To Do Before You List It For Sale)

At May 10, 2018

Compared to other seasons, summer may not be a popular time for real property selling. This is usually caused by the influx of people who go on vacations. But fret not, summer also means that the competition is low, and you can make your property stand out with a few tips and tricks. So take […]

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IS AN ‘OPEN HOUSE’ TODAY THE BEST THING FOR SELLING YOUR HOME?

IS AN ‘OPEN HOUSE’ TODAY THE BEST THING FOR SELLING YOUR HOME?

At May 10, 2018

While some believe the ‘open house’ is a dated idea, statistics show that a big chunk of home buyers make their real estate purchases through this method. The open house is the real estate agent’s way of inviting the public to preview a home listed for sale whether in Durant, OK or elsewhere. So, what […]

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BUYER BEWARE…5 MUST-ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU BUY A HOME

At May 03, 2018

  As you may have already heard, real estate season is heating up, especially in Durant, OK.  You’ve carefully thought this out and determined that you are ready!  Before taking the plunge, remember that buying a house is probably the most expensive purchase you’ll make in your life — one that will affect your finances […]

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The Pitfalls of Rent to Own

The Pitfalls of Rent to Own

At May 03, 2018

In the world of real estate, there is a group of people that fall in-between the line that divides homeowners and renters. These are the “rent-to-own “people, the ones who chose to rent the house that they may eventually buy or have the first option to buy in the future. For lack of better choices, […]

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Should You Hire or Go Solo -The Pros To Working With Local Real Estate Agents

Should You Hire or Go Solo -The Pros To Working With Local Real Estate Agents

At Apr 26, 2018

Given that home buying is already a huge expense in itself, the first thing most people think about when they want to buy a home is — how much money they need to save without having to resort to clipping a bevy of coupons, dividing 2-ply toilet paper in two, and keeping their shoes together […]

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How Durant OK Came To Be

How Durant OK Came To Be

At Apr 19, 2018

From its early settlers to today’s charming residents who make this small town a great place to live (and one of the most liveable places in Oklahoma!), Durant has long been championed as one of the coolest towns even before Bryan County came to be. But let’s go back in time again. It was one […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: Home Buying Checklist – What Happens After Your Offer is Accepted?

At Apr 19, 2018

Buying a home is a long and exhaustive process and the help of a trusted real estate agent is most often necessary to ensure that you get to experience the exhilarating feeling of being on top of it all. However, as much as you might like to pop open a bottle of champagne and celebrate, […]

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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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