New Listing: Pastoral Escape In Edmond!


1300 Echo Dr.
Edmond, OK 73034

4 bedrooms – 2.1 bathrooms – 3360 SF mol – Edmond Schools

                                                                                                        

Rest from a long day to your pastoral escape w/out leaving Edmond! Stunning traditional home on 1.5 acres offers beautiful view through large windows of lush landscape dotted w/ trees. Pull into the long & private driveway & walk to the lovely covered porch. The formal dining room is flooded w/ natural light. Down the hall the spacious living room has plenty of room to entertain/relax by the fireplace! Kitchen offers plenty of room to entertain too & a great central island makes for easy serving area & more counter space. Large master bed plus master bath w/ jetted tub, double sinks & matching walk in closets. Upstairs is a movie room w/ built in shelves & storage plus a game room w/ built ins & a retro booth! Relax on the back covered patio & enjoy the green of the property compliments of underground sprinkler system. Comes w/ detached workshop that holds up to 5 cars plus a bed/office, bath, & the possibility to build out an upstairs apartment! You’ll love this peaceful getaway!
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Spring Cleaning Made Simple

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Though this really warm weather may cast doubt, it actually is still Spring and not yet Summer. It’s coming, though! Which means if you haven’t started Spring cleaning you’re running out of time until it becomes Summer cleaning. It’s an understandably daunting task which is why so many people put it off as long as possible. To help you get this looming task off your back here are some of our favorite tips, tricks, and how to’s for Spring cleaning 101!

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  1. Clockwork Cleaning
    This tip will definitely help you in eating the elephant (one bite at a time… hopefully everyone is familiar with this saying). Break down tasks into timed sections. It’s overwhelming to consider everything you have to do but if you set an allotted amount of time and find the most efficient tasks to fill that time it will help you get a lot done and not end up burned out in the end! For example, only have ten minutes to fill? Try a quick dusting session, wipe down those ceiling fan blades, and polish up any doors and switch plates that have collected smudges and finger prints. Presto! Check those of your list and move on to another ten minute session or a longer session for bigger tasks.

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  2. Start Where You Live
    One way to get things done is when you’re feeling encouraged and inspired. The easiest way to galvanize yourself to that kind of work is to be able to see the progress you’ve made. Take the time to start cleaning where you and your family spend the most time in the house. Clean up the kitchen or living room quickly and you’ll get to see the result of your hard work all day long while you work on the following project!

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  3. Clean Routine
    If you’ve got a busy schedule and don’t have time to clean until the weekends but the messiness is getting to you in the meantime, here’s a tip, clean as you go. This may seem obvious but take it further and make it a part of your daily habits! We recommend in the morning beginning your day by making the bed and when you’ve accomplished some personal tasks empty the dishwasher or start a load of laundry. This will make it much easier for yourself in the evening to come home to work on and will help you keep on top of everything!

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  4. Slow & Steady Wins The Race
    Although there’s nothing wrong with busting out all your cleaning in one to two sittings there’s also nothing wrong with doing it gradually. You know yourself better than anyone else does so clean according to your schedule! It’s much less pressure on yourself to dedicate some time over a period of time to accomplishing all your spring cleaning. It also ensures that what you clean will be really really clean compared to if you had done it more quickly to get more done at a time. If you’re spread thin and running on fumes you won’t get much done anyways so relax and take a quick break if you need to!

Adorable NEW Listing You Don’t Want To Miss!

3608 Jim Robison Dr.
Edmond, OK 73013

4 Beds – 2.1 Bath – 2,111 SQFT mol – Edmond Schools




   
     














Location! Location! Location! Located in the sought after Chisholm elementary this home is both gorgeous and in a great location! Great floor plan for entertaining with two living areas and two dining areas. The kitchen has double ovens, granite, bar seating, built in desk/hutch, a walk in pantry plus it is open to the living and dinette. There’s also a lovely little half bath off of kitchen for guests. The updated master bathroom comes with new tile, counter top and shower area. The spacious master bedroom is tucked away at the end of the hallway and it has two walk in closets. Three, secondary bedrooms are the perfect size and share the hall bath. Over-sized backyard with plenty of room to run and play. Seller offering $3000.00 flooring allowance to replace carpet or make updates. Storm shelter in garage floor. Close to Oklahoma Christian University, walking trails, and the park! You don’t want to miss out on this fantastic buy!

For a virtual tour of this listing click here!

Maintenance Tasks That Will Save You $$$ In The Long Run

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Okay, so this isn’t the sexiest topic but maintenance is so critical to well… maintaining the integrity of your property! Some things are more important than others but it can be hard to differentiate what you really need to keep on top of and what you can get away with doing once a year. When something slips through the cracks (maybe literally) year after year there are potential pitfalls lying in wait that could cost you dearly. Let us remind you to not forget about these particular maintenance tasks and hopefully you’ll get to save your hard earned money in the end!

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  1. Roof and gutter maintenance
    Oh, leaves in my gutter? How cute! Fall! Then BOOM, you’ve got overflowing gutters, foundation damage, and drainage issues. Don’t indulge your sentimental side here, leaves in the gutter can cost you a lot of money in the damage they can do! It’s easy to forget to do this since you probably don’t check out your roof very much. Be sure to to check out your roof too! You can have minor cracks that you probably won’t notice if you’re not looking for them. They can allow water to slowly enter into your home and cause damage to ceilings and walls which will also rack up the bill! Be sure to spend some quality time with your roof and gutters, your wallet will thank you!

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  2. Creepy Crawler Critter Maintenance
    Unless you’re really alright with raccoons as roommates you might want to listen up. You’re careful… it’s not like you leave all your doors and windows open all the time and leave out bowls of cat food everywhere (to the people who identify with everything I just said… you might have raccoons). But even not doing those things can set you up with critters if you’re not being diligent about safeguarding the rest of your house. It’s easy to disregard those venty looking things sticking just slightly off your house but that’s exactly where your friendly family of squirrels will climb up in the winter time. Place mesh over vent faces and cover up any access points leading to underneath the house. Save yourself from waking up in the middle of the night to a mouse trying to make a nest in your hair and save yourself from hiring a pest control guy!

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  3. Chimney Maintenance
    I doubt that chimney cleaners look like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins anymore but nonetheless be sure to step in time and be sure to inspect your chimney and have it cleaned regularly (how about that Mary Poppins reference, huh?)! It’ll make it easier for you to spot cracks should the ever appear! If you do happen to find cracks in the bricks of the flue or there are gaps in the mortar on the outside of the chimney between the bricks, your home could be in trouble. This sort of damage could ultimately bring the chimney down on your roof if you’re not careful! That’s why regular maintenance and inspection is so important!

 

 

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!

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

Gallery Walls 101: How To and What To Hang

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“AAUUUGGHHHHHHHH”. Do you hear that? That’s that blank wall in that one room in your home that’s been screaming at you for the last couple of weeks. You’re not sure what it needs but it needs something to shut up that incessant and irritating nagging that you hear any time you look at it. White walls are fine and especially nice to have around for the occasional and artsy selfie backdrop but what about the rest of the time you spend in that room without your camera out?

We’ve got your answer: a gallery wall! In case you haven’t seen this trend yet, it’s amazing and the name pretty much speaks for itself! It’s a great way to display your favorite decor and it breathes so much life into a room! Although it is a simple fix to a bland wall, it does take a bit of preparation. We want to break down tips to hang your gallery wall and some unique ways to style them!

Skip the frames and try adding a unique feature with a lot of texture! A basket gallery wall is such a fun and quirky way to decorate and you can find some beautiful baskets at second hand stores!

  1. Have a focal point
    To make your wall sing just the right note, a good rule of thumb is to create a focal point. You don’t want your viewers eyes bouncing around too much but to have a proper flow path to follow. You can induce this sense of pattern and flow by having the central piece around 66″ off the ground.

    You can also use maps to make a wanderlust-loverâ??s gallery wall.Another seemingly effortless and unique gallery wall we love! Scour old books and maps for this idea! This can be such a sentimental and important wall too where you can share where you’ve been, where you’re going, and where you’re from! Not to mention this could be a great idea if you’re on a budget!

  2. Wall color
    You’ve worked so hard picking out your favorite pieces and figuring out how to put them together just so. Don’t let the color of your wall steal the show from the stunning and unique decor you’ve chosen to display. There’s a reason why art museums don’t have purple walls backing their Picasso prints. If you must have the purple walls, keep your accent wall white and put your gallery there! Take a lesson from the Louvre.

    Farmshouse Breakfast Nook with a French Flair- Mixed Seating Options. Read More on Plum Pretty Decor and Design's Blog.Another non traditional gallery wall! We love it nonetheless! Sometimes I see the most gorgeous set of China at a second hand store or at a garage sale and it is DIRT CHEAP. Give it a proper home on your wall and hey maybe you can use it if you ever need to feed an army of relatives!

  3. Frame and wall care
    Vice versa, don’t let your decor be the downfall of your poor walls! Protect from scratches and marks by using frame hangers instead of the more typically used wall hanger. Pair that some felt discs on the back of the frame and your wall will thank you!

 

Your OKC/Edmond Spring Break Bucket List

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Depending who you’re talking to Spring Break can either mean just that- a break, or it can mean your normally quiet home turning into utter chaos. I assume most of those old enough and interested in reading this real estate blog are the latter group. You of course love your children but it can be overwhelming if you’re not used to them tearing around your home everyday of the week, all day long. If you and the kids are getting a bit of cabin fever, why not try out one of these upcoming fun events in the Edmond OKC area! And if you don’t have kiddos at home, anyone can enjoy these activities! We’ve got all y’all’s backs, don’t worry!

Love the Thunder? Or especially Rumble? The Rolling Thunder Book Bus will be at Oklahoma Hall of Fame located on Classen tonight! There’ll be a guest visit from Rumble as well so you won’t want to miss this one! Your kiddos are each able to take one free book home from the book bus and have a great time!

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Some kids prefer the real thing to animal mascots… try the zoo! If you’re schedule stays busy while the kids’ don’t, there is an ongoing day camp happening at The OKC Zoo from 8am-12:30pm or 8am-5:15pm. Leave them for a day of fun, animals, and crafts! You can take a well deserved power nap or catch up on work!

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Big cowboy fan in the family? They’ll love all the activities going on at the National Western Heritage & Cowboy Museum! Be sure to wear your boots, hats and bandannas because you’re encouraged to dress the part when you take part in the Cowboy Challenge! Happening March 22nd, you and the kids will have your best cowboy knowledge tested as you compete in roping, map reading, target shooting, bed roll races, and more!

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If it’s art you’re looking for, look no further! From now until the 23rd, Oklahoma Contemporary is offering Spring Break art classes from 9am-4pm! Let your kiddos have all the fun getting paint on someone else’s stuff and save your furniture. Just kidding, this is merely a great opportunity for them to hone in their hand eye coordination and abilities as they’re taught to work in clay, drawing, painting, and even animation (age permitting)!

Let us know how you’re staying busy this Spring Break!