Just Hit The Market: Breathtaking NEW Listing!

9125 SW 36th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73179

4 Beds – 3 Bath – 3,284 SQFT mol – Mustang Schools

                               

    

   

 

 

 

 

  
    

Spectacular new home with all the bells and whistles! Beautiful, hand-scraped wood floors in the main living, formal dining and all bedrooms. Open floor plan makes it easy to entertain all your guests. Master suite with jetted tub, walk in shower, electric plugs for your hair dryer in the drawers and double sinks. Split floor plan with two beds on one end of the house sharing the guest bath. All beds have walk in closets, tall ceilings and ceiling fans. Bonus/theater room with built in cabinet storage, storage closet, and walk in attic access. Gourmet kitchen has over & under cabinet lighting, pantry, coffee bar, & island. Spacious backyard with extended, stamped, stained, & covered patio plus a wood fence. Study with wood floors and built in desk with bookshelves. Sink and mud bench in laundry room. Plenty of space to work in the 4 car garage plus the doors are insulated! Storm shelter is also located in the garage. The home is also equipped with full sprinkler system on a larger lot. Tankless hot water heater, low E windows, central vac, & surround sound! You don’t want to miss out on this gem!

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Introducing The Newest Member Of The RED Team…

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Little miss Kinzley made her long awaited entrance into the world on March 22nd, 2018! Weighing in at 7lbs 4 oz and 19.5 inches, she is a perfectly beautiful and healthy little girl! Kiley did such a great job in delivery and is doing well too! Both ladies looking as fabulous as ever! Kinzley is just about 3 weeks old today and though she hasn’t met too many people just yet, she already has everyone she has met just wrapped around her tiny little finger. It’s easy to see why with how sweet she is and how well dressed this girl is! We can’t wait for you to meet her but until then be sure to send any referrals to her Aunt Terra or her Kimma, Kim Spencer! Don’t worry, it won’t be long before this precious girl is in the office helping us sell houses and helping people buy their dream home!

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Why I Love Living In Edmond

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I first stepped foot in Edmond, OK in 2013. I arrived after driving 29 hours in my cramped ’94 Toyota Corolla to the front entrance of Oklahoma Christian University. Coming from the North West, I wasn’t sure what to expect of the people or culture of my new home but let me tell you I was not prepared for what warmly greeted me! I was caught off guard by how clean and neatly manicured the beautiful landscaping around the city was. I was caught off guard by how friendly and social everyone is- especially the drivers! My four years at school were so sweet and I felt so safe here, even walking around in the dark, enjoying the warm summer evenings! Now that I’m out of school, married, and looking for my first home- I’m beginning to view Edmond through an entirely new lens and I’m falling in love with it again for entirely different reasons! Last year, Edmond was ranked among the 50 best U.S. cities to live in and here’s why!

  1. Livability
    Edmond has retained it’s charm and inviting almost small town feel while being home to several nationally recognized and very profitable businesses. You’d think that the steady economy and the low crime rates in the area would cause home prices to sky rocket as people move to the area but it is still an affordable area to live in!
  2. Community
    I believe that the small town charm effect that Edmond tends to have is due to the incredible community involvement in the area! There’s always fun and free opportunities happening around the area to do with your family. For that reason, among others, it’s a great place to raise your children! You’ll find endless opportunities for exciting learning times and chances to grow together!
  3. Location
    Located in the heart of Oklahoma, Edmond is just minutes away from great attractions, beautiful scenery, and of course OKC! For the outdoor enthusiast, ignore the flack you might hear about Oklahoma being flat and hop in your car. You’ve got options but one of my favorite places to visit is the Wichita Mountains And Wildlife Reserve. Technically, they’re not mountains but they are sure beautiful and make for great hiking! If you’re more interested in what the city can offer you, try out the fabulous dining and entertainment in the area to start! Edmond is home to so many original and unique restaurants and businesses you can only find here!

If you’re looking to move to Edmond, which I highly recommend, let us give you a hand in transitioning! Give The RED Team a call at 405.330.2626 if you’d like to learn a little more about the area and what it offers! From there we’d love to help you find your dream home!

Check Out These Edmond Open Houses!!

We’ve got four listings being held open this lovely Spring weekend!! Four gorgeous listings being held open and all in Edmond too! Good things come in fours, right? Be sure to check them out this Sunday, the 8th from 2-4pm! If you’d like more information contact The RED Team at Keller Williams at 405.474.4242!

How To Update Your Home Without Spending A Dime

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It’s that restless time of year again where you’ve just finished Spring cleaning but something still feels so tired about your space. Until you get that nice tax return back you probably don’t want to be spending too much on updates so what’s a girl (or guy) to do? Never fear, there is a totally free and totally chic solution to your decorating woes. The best part is, you don’t even have to leave the house for most of these- which is great since you’re probably already there with the kids during the OKC Teacher Walkout (woop woop, we love our teachers!). So throw on your most comfortable pair of sweats and try your luck with these super cute, super free, Spring fixups!

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First, begin by rearranging your furniture! This trick may seem obvious but it’s amazing the difference it can make! The beauty of it is that you can change it up once, and then twice, and then again until you like it! Have the kiddos help move around the furniture and they’ll be tired out before you know it and you’ll have a new layout you love! Mom (or dad) of the year!

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Remember that coffee table you banished to the garage or shed or saw on the side of the road the other day? Just because it doesn’t have a brilliantly shiny finish doesn’t mean it wouldn’t breathe new life into your room! After all, shabby chic is forever. You’ll especially love this idea if you’re a fan of the farmhouse style decor!

While you’re out there rummaging around looking for that table- be sure to grab a handful of fresh flowers from the yard! Or prune some twigs with beautiful little leaves and buds! Just another free option that will add a little life, color, and dimension to your room!

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Here’s another quick tip on dressing up your coffee table. Grab a serving tray or platter, set it on the table, add a few little knick knacks and BAM- instant trendy and cute centerpiece! This simple fix makes for an interesting and eye catching scene and it won’t cost you a dime!

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This might not count as an update (unless your home smelled bad before) but it will only serve to make your home even more ready for spring without making you dive into your pockets. Cut up that one ugly orange that you can’t convince the kids to eat (or let’s be honest, yourself) and toss it into a simmering, shallow pot of water with some other herbs and spices from your pantry! A bay leaf, a dash of rosemary, a little vanilla, and that ugly orange and you’ll be cookin’! Literally! You probably won’t want to eat this ever but it will give off a fantastic aroma in your home! You can always do this on the cool Spring days and as it warms up just throw open the windows for a breath of fresh air!

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EXTRA TIP: Alright, you caught me… this one does cost a little bit, but not much and it can make a world of difference! Buy a thin, decorative rug for Spring and Summer and put away the thick floor coverings you’d normally have on the floor during the Winter. You can find the thin rugs at a reasonable price and they’ll change the look of the whole room! Not to mention putting your normal rug in storage should eliminate some of the built up dust in that room!

Ah! Spring! A breath of fresh air and new life! We can’t wait for it to continue to warm up! In the meantime, we’ll be busily rearranging our furniture and selling houses! We’d love to hear about which tips you try! Good luck!

 

 

 

Your Ultimate Guide To Edmond This April!

There are so many sayings that float around this time of year. ‘March came in like a lion and out like a lamb’ or ‘April showers bring May flowers’. ‘Out with the March, in with the April!’ I’m not sure that’s quite how that saying goes but nonetheless, I’m excited to be another month deeper into Spring and closer to Summer! If I stop writing this and look out the window from my desk I can see a beautiful flowering tree covered in purple blooms. I love this time of year because most of Edmond starts to look this way too! The grass begins to green and you start to see tulips popping up all over the place! The Edmond/OKC area is great this season for many reasons, like the fun community events happening! We’ve rounded up a couple of engaging occasions you’ll definitely want to be a part of this April!

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Arcadia Lake Sweep – Saturday, April 7th  (8-11am)
BYOG (bring your own gloves) to this fun event! Help clean up your city with your community and receive a tshirt and hotdog lunch in the meantime! Great event to try volunteering with the kiddos and teach the importance of community! Help keep our lake beautiful!

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‘Covered In Color’: Sidewalk Chalk Competition & Art Festival – Saturday, April 7th (11am – 4pm)
This event features great entertainment, food trucks, art vendors, in addition to this fun and colorful competition! You’d hate to see rain on a day like this!

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Open Streets OKC (Uptown 23rd & Paseo District) – Sunday, April 8th (12- 4pm)
Take to the streets of OKC for this awesome event that promotes getting moving and getting healthy! Grab your bike, skates, tennis shoes (you name it!) and check out the food trucks and healthy ideas being promoted here!

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Movie Night At The Park- Friday, April 13th (Starts At Dark)
Grab a blanket, load up on snacks, and head down to the Mitch Park Amphitheater for a showing of “Ferdinand”. Snuggle up with the family for this cute movie and enjoy a night under the stars!

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First Saturday Farmers Market – Saturday, April 14th (8am-1pm)
Grab your reusable bag and a little cash and stop by the farmers market! Load up on fresh fruits and vegetables and support your local farmers too! There’s plenty of baked goodies or handmade items as well. Something for everyone here.

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Earth Day Festival – Sunday, April 22nd (12- 5pm)
This free event at Reaves Park is a great opportunity to teach the kids the importance of keeping the environment clean! There will be plenty of fun and hands on activities to help illustrate this not to mention, animal adoptions for those who love furry friends!

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Mutts & More 5k Dog Walk – Sunday, April 22nd (Starts At 2pm)
Speaking of furry friends, they deserve a little fun too! Take them and the kiddos out for a nice 5k walk at Mitch Park. Dogs must be leashed and all proceeds will go towards aiding sick and abused animals.

 

 

 

FREE Easter Services & Activities around the OKC Metro!

Friday, March 30
 
Easter EGG-stravaganza at K9 University (9217 NW Expressway, Yukon) features multiple treat-hunts for you and your pup, food trucks and a selfie photo area set up to take festive Easter pics with the Easter Bunny. Donations required. Admission to participate is one unopened bag of pet food, a pet related item or a $5 monetary donation to Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma City. Preregistration advised to make sure your dog has a spot in the hunts. 5 – 8 p.m.
 

March 31 & April 1
 
FREE Easter Land at People’s Church (various locations) features a FREE one weekend theme park at all three People’s Church locations. Festivities include over 60,000 pieces of candy, over 30,000 Easter eggs, carnival rides, petting zoo and more. See website for locations and service times.
Saturday, March 31
 
FREE Easter Egg Hunt at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church (900 N Sooner Rd, Edmond) Oklahoma City University Quad (2501 N Blackwelder) features an Easter egg hunt, inflatables and treats. 10 a.m.

FREE Community Wide Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Edmond’s First Baptist Church at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features Easter egg hunts with over 35,000 eggs, bubbles, face painting, food trucks, crafts and more. There will be egg hunts for all age groups from toddlers to 5th grade. 4 – 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 1
 
FREE Easter Service at Memorial Road Church of Christ(2221 E Memorial Rd, Edmond, OK 73013). Two worship service times at 8:15 & 10:45 a.m. All ages welcome. 
 
FREE Easter Egg Hunt at Edmond Church of Christ(801 S Bryant Ave, Edmond, OK 73034) features an Easter egg hunt for ages 10 and under from 2-3:30 p.m. 
FREE Easter Celebration at Nichols Hills United Methodist Church (1212 Bedford Dr, Nichols Hills) features a family breakfast, Easter egg hunt and two worship services, complete with music and a message that relates the events of Jesus’ death and resurrection. All ages welcome. 8:30 & 10:15 a.m.

FREE Easter Sunday Worship Services at First United Methodist Church of Edmond (305 E Hurd St, Edmond) features a selection of services with music provided by the church’s adult and children’s choirs and The Hurd Street Band. 7 a.m.8:30 a.m.9:45 a.m.10:50 a.m. & 11 a.m. 

 
FREE Easter in Edmond Services at New Covenant United Methodist Church (2700 S Boulevard, Edmond) features an Easter worship experience that captures the hope and excitement of Easter through live music and an inspiring Easter message. 8:45 a.m.11 a.m. & 11:03 a.m.
 

JUST REDUCED: Charming Home In Skyler’s Court

WOWZA! $3,000 SLASHED from the original price just like that! This home is so charming with all of its great features like well kept flower beds, beautiful tile flooring, high ceilings, and large fireplace! A great deal like this, you know this listing won’t be available for long! Schedule a tour with The RED Team or visit the open house happening this Saturday from 12pm-2pm! For more information contact The RED Team at Keller Williams at 405.474.4242 or click here!

 

Rising Rates!

Who doesn’t want to save a little anywhere they can? I know I do. I want to share a few ways that you can save on your mortgage. With rates expected to climb a little this year, it’s becoming top of mind with many clients. 

Here’s the bottom line: just because you have a loan structured when you first purchase doesn’t mean that it’s set in stone for the life of the loan. There are ways to restructure your loan to pay it off earlier than initially planned, save money on your monthly payment, or to free up funds. Here’s a snapshot of a few options for each scenario. 

Pay Extra to Pay Off Early

There are several ways to pay off your mortgage ahead of schedule. 

 • Pay extra each month

 • Set up bi-weekly payments

 • Make an additional mortgage payment once throughout the year

 • Divide the monthly payment by 12, then add the extra to each month

Recast Your Mortgage

If you want to lower your monthly payment and have the cash to do it, you can recast your mortgage. This means you lower your principal – not the term or your interest rate.

Refinance Your Loan

This is probably the most popular way to restructure a loan. Refinancing is when you’ll replace your current mortgage with a new one at a lower interest rate. The lower interest rate will help lower your monthly payment.

That’s just an overview of these strategies. Remember: every loan and situation is unique, and I’d be happy to take a look at your situation and help you save on your mortgage payment. Give me a call to set up an appointment. 

Have a great day, 
Rachel Slovacek NMLS #1406817

To The First Time Home Buyer Who’s Not Sure Where To Start

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Woohoo! You’re ready to buy your first home! Realizing and deciding you’ve come to this point is the exciting and the first step! Take a moment to celebrate that! Now, it’s time to get to work! Buying a home is a daunting process, let alone your first home! If you’re not entirely sure how to begin we would love to help you walk through it! Here’s an idea of what we’ll be doing but don’t worry, we will help every step of the way!

  1. Layout Your Plan
    We can of course help with this but you probably know this information about yourself better than we do! Take the time to try and figure out your budget for this important buy. You’ll want to stick to this throughout the process so your mortgage payments are manageable for your situation. You also might consider the area you want to live in because that will determine the school district you’ll be in and many other things. Be sure to make sure you know what you need in and from your house too. Deal breakers can be important to know!
  2. Contact The RED Team
    Getting with your favorite red headed realtors is the next and one of the most crucial steps! From here we can further dive into the rough estimates and plans you’ve laid out and firm those up some! We’ll help by talking with you about school districts, neighborhoods, and the current economic settings that might affect your purchase. We’ll also be able to set you up with a lender and help you through the process of getting approved for your mortgage! We have a lot of efficient and trustworthy connections so you’ll have RED Team approved professionals helping out!
  3. Begin The Search Process
    Now comes the fun part! Shopping! Based on the information you gave us we will tailor a custom search suited to everything you want in your home! Upon setting up the search we we should immediately have results! We will go through and take out the homes that we know are not what you’re looking for and then you will review the remaining ones. We will set up appointments to visit the ones you liked together and we’ll be able to tell you both the good and bad features of each home to help you weigh your options. If we don’t have any luck the first time around, not to worry! More results pop up as they’re listed and we can continue the search.

    Buying your first home is so exciting! Ditch your stress at the door and let us help handle it from here! We’d love to work with you if you’re serious about buying your first home or just beginning to think about it. We’ve helped many people find their dream home and here’s what they had to say about working with The RED Team:

    “As a first time home buyers, I was always comfortable relying on Kim and Terra every step of the way. You always know they are on your side!” -Mac Maddox

    “If you want someone with good experience and that is trustworthy that looks out for your benefit. Look no further than Kim and Terra.”
    -Garth and Lacee Glass

    “Kim and Terra are by far the best team I have ever worked with in real estate.” -Keri Buntyn