Just Listed in Lansbrook ~ 6400 Urschel CT, Oklahoma City, OK 73132

May 18th, 2017

Ready for Summer fun in the sun? Wonderful family home with tons of space and an awesome backyard and POOL! You will love this lovely landscaped yard with beautiful concrete pool! The covered patio is great for outdoor living as you enjoy family time and entertaining! Floor plan features living room, den, formal dining, kitchen with eating area and a butlers pantry/wet bar downstairs. Upstairs has 5 bedrooms, bonus room and 3 full baths. Master bath has been updated and has large walk in closet. Bonus room can be used for exercise area, playroom or a perfect place for a home school! Nice updates including granite counters, handscraped wood floors, electrical panel, fixtures, etc. Lansbrook neighborhood offers over 80 acres of common areas with lake, walking trails, greenbelts, parks and pool. Enjoy all the activities….4th of July party, Christmas sleigh ride, Easter egg hunt and much more! Come home to Lansbrook!

The 6 homes first timers may want to avoid!

May 10th, 2017

1. The one that’s a little too ‘cozy’

You may not have children when you buy your first house. You may not even be planning on children. But those plans could change in the next five to 10 years, and that tiny two-bedroom historic bungalow you’ve been eyeing may go from just right to clown-car small.

2. The bloater

On the flip side, you shouldn’t just get the biggest house you can qualify for, either. Five bedrooms might make sense for you in the future, but if it’s just you and your partner now, you probably won’t need those other four bedrooms for years. In the meantime, you’ll be carrying a much larger mortgage than you need—or possibly can handle.

“There’s almost nothing worse than buying more house than you need and having a reminder come in the mail every month as you scrounge to make payments,” Lejeune says.

3. The money pit

You might be tempted to buy an older fixer-upper—after all, you’ve watched so much HGTV you could give Bob Vila a run for his money—but be careful how much rehab you take on.

If the home needs one or two biggish projects and a handful of small weekend jobs to get into perfect condition, you might come out ahead. But if you can spot a dozen problem areas now, you may end up going broke trying to repair that place.

Instead, opt for a fixer-upper with an end in sight.

“I generally advise people to keep it simple—like kitchens and bath upgrades,” Lejeune says.

4. The weekend stealer

Is the front lawn a tropical garden? Does the house have a swimming pool out back? Is there a huge vegetable garden that needs tending? Those features might look great now, but do you really want to spend every weekend maintaining your home?

“Pools, hot tubs, elaborate landscaping, etc. are great in theory, but all require maintenance,” Lejeune says.

If you’re not up for the challenge, move along.

5. The dream crusher

In an ideal world, you’ll live in your first home for a while, maybe make a few improvements, and sell it for a profit later so you can upgrade to an even more awesome pad.

But that doesn’t mean you should look at every home for its investment potential.

Sometimes your tireless home improvements won’t mean much to the next buyer. And sometimes that home simply isn’t going to go up in price, no matter what improvements you make.

“If you make a row home in the worst part of the city into the Taj Mahal, you’re never gonna get that money back,” Lejeune says.

If your only reason for making an offer is what you might get out of it after you sell it, consider the market very, very carefully before you make the plunge.

6. The doorbuster

If you’ve found a really good deal on a home, go ahead and pat yourself on the back for being a regular real estate pro. But then stop and ask yourself why the deal’s so great. Is the location a bit gritty? You might save big bucks in the beginning, but there also might be big problems if and when you try to sell the home later on.

“I would advise that you pick [a locale] with a strong school district and a fiscally sound municipality,” Lejeune says.

Even if you don’t plan on having children, or you don’t care if a neighborhood is a little rough around the edges, future buyers might—and that means you may be forced to offer the same discount you got when you bought the house. And nobody wants their decisions as a first-time buyer to come back and haunt them as a first-time seller.

JUST LISTED IN LANSBROOK ~ 6108 Norwich CT, Oklahoma City, OK 73132

April 14th, 2017

Beautiful home with absolutely stunning backyard!!! Here is your opportunity to have your own little piece of paradise! Come see this very well maintained home nestled on a quiet cul de sac in the Lansbrook neighborhood. Decorator touches and newer windows throughout! Lots of nice updates including kitchen with granite counters/backsplash & appliances, bathrooms & more. Spacious living room w/ vaulted ceiling and a wall of windows overlooking the fabulous backyard. Formal dining and breakfast area enjoy the view of patio & yard! The master suite is downstairs with a sitting area, large shower and two closets. Upstairs features a landing w/ reading nook, 3 roomy bedrooms and a full bath. Flexible floor plan! One upstairs bedroom is currently being used as a second living with wood floors and built in bookcases. You will fall in love with this home!!! Lansbrook offers an active HOA with swimming pool, parks, lake, walking trails and family activities! This one will not last!

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Just Listed in Warwick Place – 11421 Condor TER, Oklahoma City, OK 73162

April 12th, 2017

**Just Listed** in Warwick Place! Updated home on quiet street in Warwick Place! NEW stain master carpet throughout with gleaming wood floors in formal living, family room and office! Kitchen updates include granite counters, back splash, appliances and more! Kitchen opens to the breakfast room and family room with custom built ins and gas fireplace! Lovely master suite with large walk in closet, jetted tub, shower and his and hers vanities. There is also a guest bedroom and full bath downstairs. Upstairs has a desk area on the landing, two ample bedrooms and a bathroom with separate vanities! Awesome bonus sun room (not included in sq ft total) where you can enjoy views of the backyard all year long! Nice above ground pool (only two feet above ground level) with wood deck around the entire pool! You will love this lot that backs to a wooded creek area! Very private with no neighbors behind! Over sized 2 car garage! This well maintained home has so much to offer! Come make this house your new home! Contact me today for your private tour!

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Just Listed in The Greens ~ 12516 Arrowhead TER, Oklahoma City, OK 73120

March 30th, 2017

Spacious home with tons of updates! You will love the kitchen with newer stove top, double ovens, dishwasher, sink, faucet, granite counter top and tile backsplash! Fresh interior and ext, paint, lighting, fixtures and so much more! All new windows in 2011 plus garage door and H2O tank in 2016! Great floor plan with 4 beds and bonus room which can be 5th bedroom! Beautiful wood floor in formal dining and stairs! Den with fireplace and tile floor is great for family gatherings and a formal living for entertaining! The upstairs features a master suite with large walk in closet plus three more ample size bedrooms! Nice bathroom updates!! Huge bonus room that would make an awesome man cave, home school room, office or 5th bedroom! Enjoy the nice backyard and Pergola. Great curb appeal and an extra driveway for parking! Close to golf course and The Greens Country Club! Come home to The Greens!!

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