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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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