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How USDA Loans Can Help You Achieve Your Dream Home

How USDA Loans Can Help You Achieve Your Dream Home

At Apr 19, 2019

The USDA loan is a special home financing program provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  This homeownership assistance was established to improve the housing industry in rural areas, and provide financing opportunities to low and moderate income homebuyers. So if you are looking for a more affordable way to buy a home, […]

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REI GIFT100 LOAN GOVERNMENT LOAN PROGRAM FAQ

REI GIFT100 LOAN GOVERNMENT LOAN PROGRAM FAQ

At Apr 12, 2019

REI GIFT100 LOAN GOVERNMENT LOAN PROGRAM FAQ The normal 20 percent down payment is a financial hurdle for low-income homebuyers. Even if you pre-qualify for a specific loan amount, you may not have enough saved up to pay the initial outlay. Unknown to many, there are non-burdensome programs available for eligible borrowers. For over 35 […]

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Looking for Homes Online - Why it is better to see the homes in person

Looking for Homes Online – Why it is better to see the homes in person

At Apr 05, 2019

It is easy to fall in love with most homes listed online these days. In a bid to appeal to the buyers’ emotion, online listings can present a very picturesque and romantic impression of a home to homebuyers. Any homebuyer who’s using a PC, laptop, or a mobile device can now view homes instantly. Gone […]

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FSBO How to sell your house as a for sale by owner

FSBO How to sell your house as a for sale by owner

At Mar 29, 2019

Ideally, sellers hire an agent to sell their home. However, there are a few brave souls who take the risk and sell on their own. If you are planning to FSBO, here are the basics of home selling 101: Research and understand. With FSBO, a comprehensive understanding of the real estate terminologies will help you […]

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20 Steps to Achieve Perfect Real Estate Photos

20 Steps to Achieve Perfect Real Estate Photos

At Mar 22, 2019

20 Steps to Achieve Perfect Real Estate Photos 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 […]

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How to Buy Your First Home

How to Buy Your First Home

At Mar 15, 2019

How to Buy Your First Home Tired of renting? If you are one of those people who is longing for the freedom and security of home ownership, then you have come to the right place. This article will give you some important pointers to help you buy your first home. Know where to go. Before […]

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Selling Your House Here's How to Prepare for a Home Inspection

Selling Your House Here’s How to Prepare for a Home Inspection

At Mar 08, 2019

Selling Your House? Here’s How to Prepare for a Home Inspection Sellers often dread home inspections, because the buyer’s inspector usually comes up with a long list of unexpected issues that need to be resolved before the transaction goes through. More often, this day makes or breaks the deal. So how should you prepare your […]

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How to Buy a House A Step by Step Guide

At Feb 22, 2019

How to Buy a House: A Step by Step Guide Home buying is often a long and arduous process that may overwhelm first timers. It pays to know what must be done ahead of time, and which things should come first. So save yourself from the headache and let this handy guide help you on […]

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Beyond Down Payment - Other Fees Associated With Home Purchase

Beyond Down Payment – Other Fees Associated With Home Purchase

At Feb 15, 2019

Finding a home may not be as simple as you may think. A real estate transaction is a complex process that entails additional costs aside from the sales price. To be truly prepared for homeownership, you must have enough funds to cover these fees and more. So aside from the down payment (usually 3.5% to […]

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Home Buying Checklist - What Happens After Your Offer Is Accepted

Home Buying Checklist – What Happens After Your Offer Is Accepted

At Feb 14, 2019

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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Housing Trends in Durant OK

Housing Trends in Durant OK

At Feb 08, 2019

After years of incremental changes, the US housing market continues its steady chug towards recovery. Home sales are going strong, according to a recent report from USA Today. Citing the latest forecast from Fitch Ratings, “…U.S. home prices are expected to rise 4.6 percent this year.” Among its predictions included today’s top 10 performing states […]

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How Does My Credit Score Impact The Home Buying Process

How Does My Credit Score Impact The Home Buying Process

At Feb 01, 2019

A good credit score is your ticket to mortgage success. If you wish to buy a home with lower monthly payments, your credit score will largely determine your financial future as a homeowner. Lenders use credit scores to determine a borrower’s credit risk. Aside from your assets and income, the credit score tells your lenders […]

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The Ultimate Checklist for Home Sellers

The Ultimate Checklist for Home Sellers

At Jan 25, 2019

Feeling overwhelmed? This home seller checklist will help you achieve a market-ready home by knowing which things should be prioritized. Use this guide to prepare your home before selling, minus the stress and worry.   As you go around to every room, remember that your main objective should be getting rid of dirt, clutter, and […]

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Top 10 Questions of Most Home Buyers

Top 10 Questions of Most Home Buyers

At Jan 18, 2019

Top 10 Questions of Most Home Buyers Home buying is a huge milestone. As a major financial investment, it helps to know the basics before digging into the process. Save time and effort by reading the answers to the most frequently asked home buying topics: Am I ready to buy a home? Ideally, you should […]

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State Bond Programs for First Time Homebuyers

State Bond Programs for First Time Homebuyers

At Jan 11, 2019

Are you looking for additional funds to afford your first home? If so, then maybe State bond programs could be what you need to make homeownership a reality. These programs are regulated by government housing agencies that coordinate with local lenders. State bond programs are subsidized by the government to enable lenders to approve home […]

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3 Basic Steps to Sell Your Home

3 Basic Steps to Sell Your Home

At Jan 04, 2019

Selling your home will include a ton of paperwork and a long list of “to-do’s”. Ideally, the entire selling process will be much easier with a trusted real estate agent by your side.  If you are planning to sell your home, here are the three fundamental things that sum up the whole process: Prepare It. […]

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The 203k Loan

The 203k Loan

At Dec 28, 2018

Unless you are buying a newly built home in a recently constructed residential development, chances are, you will likely be buying a previously-owned property, and sometimes a real fixer-upper. However, and most often, buying new is not where you will find the best deals and bargains. Yes, it may take a thorough home inspection, appraisal, […]

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Buying an Older Home Here are the Pros and Cons

Buying an Older Home Here are the Pros and Cons

At Dec 21, 2018

Let’s be honest: Older homes usually have that aged charm and unique appeal that is seldom found in brand new homes nowadays. It seems easier to fall in love with a picturesque brick cottage or an elegant Victorian home than with a row of newly built, cookie-cutter houses. If you are planning to buy an […]

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How Does Real Estate Financing Work

How Does Real Estate Financing Work

At Dec 14, 2018

Unless you have hundreds of thousands of cash to spare, you need to find a main source of funding to be able to buy a house. Traditional suggestions would tell to you seek loan pre-approval as step one. In reality, however, it is still better to find a real estate agent that you can trust […]

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75 Million for Native American Housing

75 Million for Native American Housing

At Dec 07, 2018

In a recent article published by the Chickasaw Times, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has reportedly allocated over $75 million as Indian housing fund for 2018. The Five Civilized Tribes namely, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Seminole, and Muscogee Creek nations will utilize the housing allocation. The approval of this federal budget brings […]

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Winter Checklist

INFOGRAPHIC: The Winter Checklist – 10 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Winter Season

At Nov 29, 2018

Winter is fast approaching and the holiday season draws near, but there are still a few important things to do around the house. So before the frost bites your budget due to unexpected repairs, check out this handy list to prepare your home for the coldest time of the year.  Inspect the Roof On top […]

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Why Trick-or-Treating is better in Durant OK

At Oct 15, 2018

Olay, October 31st is right around the corner and families are looking forward to a day of trick-or-treating. To most kids, this would entail a series of door knocking and traversing from one street to another with the accompaniment of their parents. Safety is one of the major concerns of parents during this time of […]

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Fall Check List

Fall Check List

At Oct 11, 2018

The cold autumn breeze brings a reminder that the winter freeze looms near. As you reach for a warm cup of coffee or a blanket to snuggle, remember that there are a few things that you must do to avoid the winter struggles. Home maintenance during the fall season is a “must do” to prevent […]

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10 Genius Tips for New Homebuyers

10 Genius Tips for New Homebuyers

At Oct 04, 2018

Buying your first home is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make in your life. It goes without saying that tomorrow depend on the choices that you make today, so read on to find out 10 genius tips that will help you make your future house… the best decision ever! Save […]

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Where To Look For Help With Your Down Payment

Where To Look For Help With Your Down Payment

At Sep 27, 2018

There is a wide gap of knowledge that exists between home buyers and down payment programs. Thousands of dollars are up for grabs to eligible buyers who have no idea that such assistance is available. If you are one of them, then here is your chance to learn how to overcome this lack of information […]

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Top Schools that Define Durant, OK as the Premier Education Hub in Bryan County

Top Schools that Define Durant, OK as the Premier Education Hub in Bryan County

At Sep 20, 2018

Proximity to good schools is one of the topmost priorities in choosing a home location, especially for young families. With its great impact on a child’s future, it is important to look for a place with a high regard for good education. In Bryan County, it is easy to find a good school in Durant. […]

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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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Why You Should Take Advantage of Durant OKs Real Estate Market Today

Why You Should Take Advantage of Durant OKs Real Estate Market Today

At Sep 14, 2018

Where is the hottest real estate market this year? If you have always wanted to own a piece of real estate, these days are the best time to get one. The market is hot right now and Durant, OK is currently among the fastest rising cities in terms of growth. Whether you’re looking to establish […]

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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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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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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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A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. ~Joyce Meyer

A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. ~Joyce Meyer

At Mar 07, 2018

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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 all […]

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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?

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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