Look What’s Going On In Oklahoma

According to Oklahoma Magazine this is the calendar of events for the remainder or October 2009.
20th- STAR WARS in Concert, BOK Canter, www.bokcenter.com
23rd- Rory Kennedy- “THE CAMERA DOESN’T LIE: Social Change Through Documentary Filmmaking,” Tulsa Town Hall Series, Tulsa PAC. www.tulsatownhall.com
23rd-25th- An Affair Of The Heart. 25th Anniversary, OK State Fair Park www.anaffairoftheheart.com
23rd-31st- Storybook Forest, Spring Creek Park, Arcadia Lake. www.edmondok.com
23-11/15- Eurydice, OKC Theatre Co. Civic Center Music Hall www.okcciviccenter.com
24 Creepy Conservatory, Myriad Botanical Gardens annual autumn bash. www.myriadgardens.com
24-25 Dracula- Explore the Darker Side of Passion, Tulsa Ballet of OKC, Civic Music Hall. www.tulsaballet.org
24-11/1- US Team Roping Championships, OK State Fair Park. www.okstatefairpark.com
25- The Clean Up Woman, Rose State Performing Arts Theatre. Wwww.okcciviccenter.org
25- Stars of American Ballet- A Gala Celebration, Civic Center Music Hall. www.okcciviccenter.org
25-26 Carousel, Presented by Broadway Tonight, Rose State. www.okcciviccenter.org
29-30 75th Anniversary of OHS Indian Archives, Ok History Center. www.okchistory.org
29-11/1 Dracula- Explore the Darker Side of Passion, Tulsa Ballet of OKC, Civic Music Hall. www.tulsaballet.org
30 Dionne Warwick, 8 p.m. Riverwind Casino. www.riverwind.com
30 So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2009, Top 10 dancers from the past season. BOK Center. www.bokcenter.com
30-31 The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, OKC Ballet at the Civic Center Music Hall. www.okcballet.com
31-11/1 Hitchcock at the Movies, OKC Philharmonic, Civic Center Music Hall. www.okcciviccenter.org

43 days remaining to receive the $8000 tax credit

A study estimates that 357,000 people have been motivated by the $8000 Tax Credit.

“The study by Campbell Surveys, a division of Campbell Communications, calculated the figure by comparing the number of first-time home buyers before and after the tax credit was instituted. The percentage of first-time buyers rose from 32 percent in January and February to 43 percent for the rest of the year – except July when the rate fell to 42 percent.

Campbell’s Research Director Thomas Popik pointed out that this survey mirrors the numbers calculated by the National Association of REALTORS® and those from Moody’s Economy.com.

The data supports legislative efforts in both the U.S. House and Senate to extend the tax credit.”

Source: HousingWire.com, Austin Kilgore (09/22/2009)

When purchasing…

  • Call Terra and Kim to help you find and purchase a home
  • Budget, Budget, Budget and get it in line so you are ready when the bills start rolling in
  • If you are contemplating having children build them into your budget now and adjust it if a parent might be staying home
  • Consider a home that can be improved if there is money available down the road
  • Feel confident with you payment and make sure you will still be able to pay for your utilities, gas and other daily items

Thunder Basketball is Right Around the Corner

It is time for Thunder basketball to get you pumped up!! Oklahoma City Thunder will start their season on Wednesday October 28 against the Sacramento Kings. It truly is exciting to have our very own professional basketball team in Oklahoma City. Thunder games are a great place to take your family for a night filled with fun. You can start out by heading downtown to eat dinner at any of the yummy restaurants that fill the streets of Bricktown (go to this site for a ideas to eat)- http://www.bricktownokc.com/dining.asp) then head over to the Ford Center to watch the boys warm up.  From there you will be entertained by Rumble the incredible Bison, and the beautiful and talented Thunder Girls. You won’t be let down; you will have memories for a lifetime!

Waiting to close and credit scores

Credit checks are so important when buying a home. Although, most people don’t think about messing their credit score up when they purchase bigger items during the waiting period to close.  Remember that everything you buy can affect your score and especially if you open a credit card.  When buying on credit you could knock yourself out of even being able to close on the home. Just stay simple until you close and do not even take a chance by looking!

Staying Safe!

This was an email I received and thought I would pass it on!  This is excellent.  I never thought about these things.
This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.

GPS

A couple of weeks ago a friend told me that someone she knew had their car broken into while they were at a football game. Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans. Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard.

When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen.  The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean out the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents.

Something to consider if you have a GPS – don’t put your home address in it. Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still find your way home if you need to, but no one else would know where you live if your GPS were stolen.

MOBILE PHONES

I never thought of this…….

This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her mobile phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet… Etc…was stolen.  20 minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says ‘I received your text asking about our Pin number and I’ve replied a little while ago.’

When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text ‘hubby’ in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.

Moral of the lesson:

Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list.  Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc….

And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back. Also, when you’re being text by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you don’t reach them, be very careful about going places to meet ‘family and friends’ who text you.

Tax Credit Count Down

Just a reminder that there is only 2 months 66 days, to be exact, left for the $8000.00 Tax Credit! It is for first time home buyers or for buyers who have not bought a home in the last three years.  If this might be you, then you need to start seriously thinking about finding the perfect house soon. This is a once in a lifetime tax credit, or at least I do not think the government will decide to give another $8000 tax credit again! You know, they always say you fall in love when you least expect it. Talk to a lender today and get pre approved! Or call me and I can refer you to a lender and help you get started. From there we will look at houses and hopefully find the perfect place for you to start building memories in your own home. And remember, if you ever know of anyone wanting to buy or sell a home you can always refer him or her to us because referrals are the best compliment we could ever receive!

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Tell Me Something Good

I was in a real estate class a couple weeks ago and the teacher started talking about how people always ask “how are you?” It is definitely a habit this day in age. We hardly ever ask the question and stop to listen to what they have to say, but we keep walking and could care less what their answer was. The teacher brought up a phrase that one of his friends uses instead of always asking “how are you?” Anytime a person passes by he says, “tell me something good!” What a positive outlook! When we ask “how are you,” do we really want to know if they are having a terrible day? In some cases we honestly do care, but think about hearing positive comments all day long.  I really and truly hope all of you, that are reading this, are having a wonderful day but before you go please post a comment and tell me something good!