Monday, January 26, 2009

Man I have been sick

I just call it the Creeping Crud. Upper resperatory stuff. Nose, caughing you know the stuff. I have had it for four or five days and I am trying to get over it.
We are having some crummy weather right now. Light rain freezing on the roads. There are a lot of meetings, school and church cancelations. I drove into Tulsa this morning and along the turnpike I saw a herd of about 20 white tail deer and when I reached the Navigation channel I sighted a bald eagle. This is the first bald eagle I have seen in Rogers county. I usually see them near Keystone lake west of Tulsa. Everyone be careful out there.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Finished up a great week.

I listed two homes in Claremore, have a referal to list a home in Claremore, pre-viewed to list a home and acreage in West Tulsa. I also had a showing of a home and acreage in Claremore and my ranch in Haskell and my ranch in Chelsea were both shown today. I think it is back to moving again.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tulsa housing market gets high rating

By ROBERT EVATT World Staff Writer
Published: 1/9/2009 6:47 PM
Last Modified: 1/9/2009 6:47 PM

Tulsa’s housing market will lose 1.1 percent of its value before it starts to recover by the end of the year, according to an estimate by, a division of Moody’s.
Despite the expected depreciation, the prediction was good enough to tie Tulsa with Houston for the sixth-best performing home market during the recession.

The survey, published on Forbes magazine’s online component, indicates that U.S. home values as a whole will drop 15 percent by the time things hit bottom late this year or sometime in 2010.

Forbes’ article on the survey singled out Tulsa for having relatively low home value growth since 2004, moving from an average of $100,000 to $130,000.

As a result, home prices in Tulsa and other metro areas cited in the survey don’t have nearly as far to fall compared with housing markets that skyrocketed during the housing boom, Mark Zandi, chief economist for, said in the Forbes article.

“None … participated in the housing boom,” he said. “Some are down just because the economy is bad.”

Of the 25 areas listed, none showed gains in home values in the near future and only two — McAllen, Texas, and Syracuse, N.Y. — were predicted to have no change in prices.

The figures are based on comparisons between home prices during the second quarter of 2008 and price projections through 2011, and examined metro areas larger than 500,000 people.

By ROBERT EVATT World Staff Writer

Saturday, January 10, 2009

This has been a good week. Temperatures were above normal. I have sold two tracts of land and closed on one this week. I have listed one home and will be listing two more next week. The market actually is picking up. I predict that the spring of 2009 will bring green grass, blooming flowers and popping sold signs on homes in the Tulsa area.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Real Estate business

Well where have I been.....anyway, I am back. It was kind of a slow weekend all around. Back to work today, working on negotiating two different land deals and I listed a home today. Weather is decent at 35 to 45 degrees. Big day tomorrow with a corporate meeting in Tulsa. Ho hum. See ya soon.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Let's talk about the market

I once heard someone say, " Some of my best thinking is done by other people." I don't know about the "best" part of this, but, unfortunately, when comes to buying real estate in a market shift, like the one we are in now, I do believe that most buyers are letting others do too much of their thinking for them. These other people might include family, friends, and the media. On one hand, a lot of good information can come from these sources. On the other hand, if these are the only real estate information sources people are using, then they're not getting the entire story. More to follow....


Well 2008 is now history. This has been one of the best years I have had in a long time in real estate. Sales were up all year until the crazy people in finance and media busted our dream of home ownership. Look for a special blog coming soon explaining the real estate market.