ALICE DAHLGREN | It's a buyer's market out there: opportunities await!

Watch this short video for valuable insight on OKC’s buyer’s market.

Alice's recipe for her latest deliciousness, "October Nuts" appears just below. 

You'll find the video transcription available below the recipe.

The nuts in both recipes keep indefinitely in the freezer. Of course they need to be in a sealed container, such as a Ziplock.  

— Alice

October Nuts 1 of 2: Bar nuts from San Francisco’s Union Square Café!

1 large container of salted mixed nuts. Try to find the ones without peanuts.

2 T butter

1/2 t. cayenne pepper

1/2 cup or more fresh chopped rosemary

Mix nuts, cayenne, and butter in a large bowl. Toast nuts in a single layer on cookie sheet (s) at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  Return to bowl and mix with lots of fresh rosemary. 

If freezing, place in a sealed container such as a Ziplock.

October Nuts 2 of 2: Francesca’s Spicy Almonds

Francesca is my broker’s (Gigi Faulkner) mom.

1 ½-2 T oil

2 cups whole blanched almonds

½ cup sugar

Heat oil on medium heat. Add almonds. Sprinkle ½ cup sugar over them. Sauté until golden brown and sugar caramelizes.  Remove from heat and in a big bowl, toss with:

1 t. salt

1 ½ t. ground cumin

1 t. hot pepper flakes

1 T sugar

Enjoy! To freeze, place in a sealed container such as a Ziplock.

Full transcript

ALICE DAHLGREN – It’s a buyer’s market out there!

You may have heard---this is a Buyer’s Market!  What does that mean? 

In your neighborhood, for example . . . there currently may be more houses on the market than Buyers to purchase them. But---oftentimes Buyers are confused and hesitant to make an offer because what they see is not up to date.

I have some ideas why---if you are in the market for a house this is an ideal time to purchase a house. 

There are many to choose from.   

Look under the hood, though. For the best perspective, ask a deeply experienced real estate professional who can contribute immeasurably. In particular, look for the CRS credential.

The cost of new construction may be out of reach. Prefer an established neighborhood? Consider a blank canvas—remodel to your tastes---there are many ideas in the market place for decorating and renovating. 

If a house has been well-cared-for and its mechanical systems are updated that house can be just perfect for a remodel.  You get to do the fun stuff. 

If you are ready to move then I suggest you not shy away from a remodel --- whether it be simple or complex.  Paint goes a long way and it can make a huge difference in the look of a house.  Just imagine a change from Old World glazed walls to one of the many beautiful shades of white.