3 Tips for Protecting Your Home This Winter

Author: Terra  //  Category: Real Estate

unnamedEven though it may be warm outside today, at SpiritBank Mortgage we know that protecting your home is one of your top priorities.  As colder weather approaches, we have some tips to keep you comfortable in your house all season.

1- Reduce the risk of ice dams.

  • Make sure your gutters are free of leaves and debris.
  • Keep the attic well ventilated so snow doesn’t melt and refreeze on the roof’s edge.
  • Make sure the attic floor is well insulated to minimize the amount of heat rising through the attic from within the house.

2- Perform draft tests.

  • To identify trouble spots, wet your finger and move it along the area in question to feel for  drafts, or shine a bright flashlight around these areas to see if light shines through.
  • Check wall joints, light fixtures, electrical outlets, windows and door frames to interior walls, attic doors and ceilings, and plumbing penetrations for air leakage.
  • Seal off air leaks by installing additional insulation or new windows. For a quick-fix, use weather-stripping to fill gaps and minimize air infiltration.

3- Change the direction of your ceiling fans.

  • If the air in your home feels hot and trapped and turning on a fan only produces cool air, turn your fan to a clockwise rotation to produce warmer air.
  • This method could cut your heating bill by up to 10%.

We hope you found these tips helpful.

If you are in the market for a new home or know someone who is, The RED TEAM and Taylor Ortiz, SpiritBank Mortgage, would love to hear from you!

Taylor Ortiz
Mortgage Loan Officer

Edmond Mortgage
2575 S Kelley Pointe Parkway Suite #180,
Edmond, OK 73013
Office phone: 405-513-7805
Mobile phone: 405-509-1064
NMLS# 449866

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BACK ON THE MARKET! OPEN HOUSE TODAY(Sunday) 2-4PM!

Author: Terra  //  Category: Real Estate

Open TODAY 2-4PM!

1809 Park View Lane Edmond, OK 73003

3 bed, 2 bath, 3 car, 2113 SF mol, $169,777

Park Lane Estates- East of Santa Fe off of Danforth

CK ON MARKET! Clean, well maintained home! Two spacious living rooms. Corner, brick fireplace in back living rm. Bay window in large open kitchen with eat-in space & center island. Nice landscaping in front and back. Termites found during listing process, but HAVE been treated. Carpets have been stretched & cleaned. Neutral colors throughout. Sellers offering $3000 update allowance or buyers closing costs! Home location is close to food & shopping!

 

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Absolutely Gorgeous New Listing!

Author: Terra  //  Category: Real Estate

el greco

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Are you considering building a home? Or buying new construction?

Author: Terra  //  Category: Real Estate
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310 Prairie Run in Cedar Lake Estates by Moffatt Construction

 

The Red Team is here for you! We have sold more than a hundred new construction homes over the past couple years and have learned from each transaction new and improved ways about building a home plus great tips and tricks. Terra has contracted out and built two of her personal homes. Kim’s husband has developed neighborhoods and built homes in the past. And Kiley has worked in the family building businesses, too! We CAN help you in the building process. So many people think they will just go to the builder to buy a new construction home, but it doesn’t hurt to use the RED Team as your Realtor in the transaction. We have heard from past buyers who bought new construction homes that they wished they used us to build a home. Others say they didn’t because they thought it would cost them more. Most of the time, builders build in the real estate fee into the home whether you use a Realtor or not! Really?! Why wouldn’t you want someone on YOUR side! We can make sure things run smoothly, you get what you want, and WE fight for you! Some buyers say their building process went smooth and others say it didn’t, but we can help!

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Kitchen under construction in a new home located at 348 Prairie Run in Cedar Lake Estates by Moffatt Construction

New construction is on the rise in the Edmond and Oklahoma City metro area. There is still room to build in town and out in the country! With home inventory being low, more buyers may decide to build. We can help you find the right neighborhood or piece of land to build. We can also get you in touch with builders that fit your wants, needs and styles in a home. We can set up meetings to talk to the builders, show you their spec homes (existing products) or even show you past homes they have built. Some builders have show homes so you are able to see their work on the spot and pick out amenities for your new home, too.

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The living room is being prepared for texture and paint in this picture of 348 Prairie Run in Cedar Lake Estates by Moffatt Construction

Building can be a long process. We want to be there with you as much as you need or want throughout the process. Some buyers want us at every meeting with the builder. Other buyers just want us to come to the “bigger” or “most important” meetings.  Some of the meeting topics may include floor plans, elevation, how the home sits on the lot, paint colors, window sizes, electrical, landscaping, brick, room sizes and much more! We also want to ask the builder what his or her insurance covers, cleanliness of the building site, the process for change orders, and the list goes on and on. This part is our job! The buyer usually doesn’t know what to ask and that is where we step in from past experiences.

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Secondary bedroom is almost ready for texture, paint and stain at 348 Prairie Run in Cedar Lake Estates by Moffatt Construction.

Some buyers don’t realize how much time it takes to build a home. It takes anywhere from 4 months to a year. It can be a long and draining process. We know building is not for everyone, some people prefer a home that is complete and has been lived in, but if you decide you want to build, just call the RED Team and we would be glad to assist you!

4800 October Dr-5

This home was built last May by McGregor homes and the RED Team was honored to help sell this home!

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Time for some OPEN HOUSES this Sunday 2-4PM!

Author: Terra  //  Category: Just for Fun, Lending, Miscellaneous, Real Estate

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Natural colored decor!

Author: Terra  //  Category: Real Estate

I have always been a “brighter decor” type person, but lately I have seen more and more neutral creams, browns, whites, and grays in homes. Rather than using a pop of color here and there people are using natural accents in their home such as wood, cork, horns, ropes, wicker and more. I will say I like the neutral colors with the pops of color here and there! What do you think about decorations made of bamboo, stone, feathers, and rattan? Have you seen some you like and don’t like? Here are a few pieces pictured below that I think a seller or a home owner can tastefully use when decorating! It brings an organic and natural feeling into the home!

 

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We Need Your Help!

Author: Terra  //  Category: Real Estate

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4PM

Author: Terra  //  Category: Real Estate

OPEN HOUSE TODAY IN STONEBRIDGE 2:00-4:00PM

Come see this beautiful home!

 

landon

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Happy New Year!

Author: Terra  //  Category: Real Estate

Happy New Year to all of our clients and friends! The RED Team could not have had such an amazing year without each and everyone of you. We hope your 2015 is filled with lots of love, laughter and peace. May you have a heart full of love and may your new year glow with good cheer and happiness. We cannot say thank you enough.

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New listing in Redbud Canyon!

Author: Terra  //  Category: Real Estate

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