Unraveling the mystery of the OKC real estate market 2017
A real estate market is defined by sales within a specific area. While external factors such as interest rates and global financial and aesthetic trends can gradually affect a local market, the majority of influence comes from within. HOMEoklahoma serves the Greater Oklahoma City Market.
Our local market — what’s happening?
The Greater Oklahoma City Market has been quieter than our customers are accustomed to or would like to see. Of course, many factors figure in but one BIG factor is a dramatic local shift in interior design style. Most buyers today want the new, fresh, transitional, open, clean, less-cluttered look. Perhaps that is what is motivating you to consider a move, too.
What should you do?
If you are like most people, you will want to sell your existing HOME prior to purchasing a new one. If so, you’ll also want a quicker turn around time once your HOME is listed on the market, and we suggest . . .
- Consider presenting your property with no "collections" of things you might ordinarily have sitting out.
- Paint your walls a neutral color.
- Wash and paint your entry areas.
- Consider using white or off-white bedding if the bedrooms have a lot of patterns.
Fewer buyers are interested in a remodel. The likely cause is that they have no idea how much it will cost and probably don't know how to approach it, regardless of price range.
Not so mysterious after all
Any time our local market is not behaving as you might like on the whole, don't wait to sell or buy your HOME as you wish — just take a bit more care in the preparation. And, of course, let us know if we can be of service to you!
"the King's" refreshing charisma...
- 4 tea bags of your choice (Arnold used English breakfast varieties)
- 1 tea kettle full of boiling water
- 1 Cup of Simple Syrup (see the note below)
- 1 Cup of lemon juice
- 1 lemon's zest
- 2 cups of ice cubes
NOTE — Simple syrup is made by combining equal parts of sugar and water. It is best to dissolve the sugar into hot water and let cool.
- Attach the tea bags to the handle of a large iced-tea pitcher.
- Pour the water from the tea kettle over the bags, into the pitcher.
- Allow to steep for 5-10 minutes.
- In a blender, combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, simple syrup, and ice cubes.
- Pulse the mixture until pureed.
- Place the mixture in a freezer until the tea has finished steeping.
- Add additional ice cubes to a tall glass and top the cubes with tea.
- Scoop the blended mixture into the glass.
Garnish with a lemon wedge and straw, serve and enjoy!