Jackie Stokes's Blog Posts

Four Reasons To Buy This Fall

1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts

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Five Reasons To List Your Home This Fall

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the

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Rose District Brunch Or Lunch

If you love books and you love Irish food check out McHuston Booksellers and Irish Bistro. Featured on the Discovery Channel and conveniently located on Main Street in Broken Arrow's infamous

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Broken Arrow Rose District Farmers Market

This annual Farmer's Market has been bringing variety and uniqueness to the Broken Arrow Rose District for eight consecutive seasons and has grown to over 40 vendors. The market

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Rose District Origin

To provide a distinctive brand and identity to downtown Broken Arrow after it had become  an economically challenged area with deteriorating real estate in  both their 

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Rose District Series I

Have you discovered all the exciting things Broken Arrow's Rose District has to offer? NO??  Well,  come on down and check it out. Rather it's a first date or an evening out with the

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To All You Empty Nesters And Wanna Be Travelers

Are you an empty-nester? Do you want to retire where you are, or does a vacation destination sound more your style? Are you close to retirement and not ready to move yet, but living in a home that

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Five FSBO Follies

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There

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Percentage Of Homeowners Thinking Its A Good Time To Sell Has Increased

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released the findings of their Q2 Homeownership Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey. The report covers core

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Home Warranties

Since more and more Sellers are offering Home Warranties it has prompted me to look at a few of the top rated companies. According to Consumer's Advocate, the number one rated Home

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Make Sure The Agent You Interview Can Answer The Important Questions

Can Your Real Estate Agent Answer These Important Questions? Whether you are selling or buying a home, the real estate agent you hire is critical to guaranteeing your

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Its A Sellers Market

If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale The

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Taking A Quick Look At The Market

As we head into summer, it is a great time to review how the 2017 real estate market is doing so far. Here is what the experts are saying: Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae Chief

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The Cost Of Not Owning Your Own Home

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue renting! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American

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Builders Are Finally Jumping On Baord With The Housing Shortage

The biggest challenge to today’s housing market is the shortage of housing inventory for sale. A normal market would see a six-month supply of homes for sale. Currently, that

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5 Good Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional

Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite an adventurous journey, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to your ultimate goal. In this

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Pet Friendly Features Are Important

One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in

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No Fear Of A Housing Bubble

3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a BubbleWith housing prices appreciating at levels that far exceed historical norms, some are fearful that the market is heading for another bubble. To

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Buy Now Before Prices And Rates Get Any Higher

If you are considering moving up to your dream home, it may be better to do it earlier in the year than later. The two components of your monthly mortgage payment (home

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When Paying Less That 20 Percent Down

     Get All the Facts about PMI When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large

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Homeowners And Tax Deductions

Tax Return Depressing? Owning a Home Could Help Many Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some

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Why Renting Is Not An Option

According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that

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Home Buying Myths

Some Highlights: Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage

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Rates Are Up And Requirements Are Easing

The media has extensively covered the rise in mortgage interest rates since last fall (from 3.42% last September to the current 4.1% according to Freddie Mac). However, a less covered aspect

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Dont Underestimate The Power Of The Real Estate Professional

When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most

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In Comparison To Historic Norms Its Still A Good Time To Buy

Some industry experts are claiming that the housing market may be headed for a slowdown as we proceed through 2017, based on rising home prices and a potential jump in mortgage

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You May Want To Consider Your Price If Your Property Isnt Seling

There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to

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Consumer Confidence

The success of the housing market is strongly tied to the consumer’s confidence in the overall economy. For that reason, we believe 2017 will be a great year for real estate.

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Put Time On Your Side

Spring Forward: The Difference An Hour Makes [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Don’t forget to set your clocks forward this Sunday, March 12th at 2:00 AM EST in observance of Daylight Savings

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Market Activity

Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Mark Since 2007 [INFOGRAPHIC]Highlights: Sales of existing homes reached the highest pace in a decade at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million.

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Is It A Buyers Terrritory

According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that

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Social Benefits Of Owning Your Own Home

The Impact of Homeownership on Civic InvolvementThe National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled 'Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The

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Taxes And Mortgage Loans From Relatives

Mortgage Loans from Relatives  Occasionally, when dealing with close relatives who might also become heirs, signing a note and handling the

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Wants Vs Must Haves

In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been

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Experts Opinions On 2017 Housing Affordabliity

Will Housing Affordability Be a Challenge in 2017? Some industry experts are saying that the housing market may be heading for a slowdown in 2017 based on rising home

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5 Myths About Real Estate Realty Shows

Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Love

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Millenniels And The Housing Market

Recently released data from the National Center for Health Statistics revealed that 1.3 million Millennial women gave birth for the first time in 2015. There are now over 16 million women in this

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Things To Consider When Choosing An Inspector

So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. More often than not, your agent may have made your offer contingent

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Buy Early In 2017

It appears that Americans are regaining faith in the U.S. economy. The following indexes have each shown a dramatic jump in consumer confidence in their latest surveys: The University of Michigan

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Buyer Demands Continue To Outweigh Supply Of Homes On The Market

The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed a direct correlation between a lack of inventory and rising prices. We are

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Its Always A Good Time To Buy Your Own Home

Last week, CNBC ran an article quoting self-made millionaire David Bach explaining that not purchasing a home is "the single biggest mistake millennials are making" because

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Beat The Spring Rush And List Now

Selling in the Winter Attracts Serious BuyersA recent study of more than 7 million home sales over the past four years revealed that the season in which a home is listed may be able to

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New Homes Sales Race To Keep Up With Demand

According to HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau, many Americans are turning to the new home market to fulfill their dream of Homeownership.  Percentages behind the reasoning are

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Winter Is Still A Good Time To Buy

4 Reasons to Buy Your Dream Home This WinterAs the temperature in many areas of the country starts to cool down, you might think that the housing market will do the same. This couldn’t be further

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5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional When Buying Or Selling Property

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey; you need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this

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PMI Explained

When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to

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Millenials Living With Their Parents Is On The Rise

Think All Millennials Live in Their Parent's Basement? Think Again! According to the Census Bureau, millennials have overtaken baby boomers as the largest generation in U.S. History.

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Time IS Money

The Difference an Hour Makes This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]   Every Hour in the US Housing Market:  633 Homes Sell 253 Homes Regain

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Only 58 Percent Of First Time Home Buyers Are Married Couples

It’s Not Always Marriage Before Mortgage  Tuesday November 8th, 2016  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers SHARE THIS POST: ;

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Stop Renting

There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t

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How Scary Is The Market

Real Estate with  JACKIE STOKES BUYING? SELLING? GET IN TOUCH HOME  LANGUAGE 

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Aspects Of The American Dream

Most U.S. households dream of owning a home and these are all highly valid aspects of homeownership. It intrigues me to know which percentage my readers fall under? Please share what

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