Darryl Baskin's Blog Posts

The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Avoiding Home Maintenance Problems Before Closing

Tulsa Home Maintenance Problems Before Closing- When you are in the middle of selling your Tulsa house and you have a Tulsa Electrical Mechanical and Plumbing inspection and discover that something

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Downsizing Your Tulsa Home

Court Appointed Special Advocates give a voice to neglected and abused children in court.  When a child is removed from their home due to suspected abuse or neglect, the child becomes part of

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Tulsa New Home Construction

Tulsa New Home Construction Tips- Castlerock Builders-  We build many different types of homes- spec homes and custom homes.  A spec home is when builders have a plan designed for a lot

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Common Questions From Tulsa Home Sellers

Court Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers that are appointed to give abused or neglected children a voice in court.  When children are taken into state custody, or foster care, due to

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses What Insurance Rates Tell You

What Abstract Companies Do For Free!-  Bringing a title or abstract  up to date means pulling everything that has been filed with the court and examining the documents to ensure that they

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses How Interest Rates Affect The Price

How interest rates affect the price-  A $250,000 price at 4% for 30 years... that house payment is $1193.54 (not including taxes or insurance).   A payment with a 1/2% increase in rate

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Choosing The Right Realtor

Choosing the right Realtor is very important.  Many people think that the right realtor will advertise their house more and therefore it will sell faster.  Although there is some truth to

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Staging Your Home For Sale

CASA- Court Appointed Special Advocates- CASA is an organization that speaks for children that have been removed from their home due to allegations of abuse or neglect.  CASA Volunteers talk

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Why Lock My Rate Now

Why Lock in On My Tulsa Mortgage Rate Now?- Right now is the time to make the move if you have been wanting to buy.  Over the last few weeks, the rates have begun to move, which means rates are

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses What Rates Are Telling You

Tulsa Mortgage Rates are Changing-  It is very typical for rates to change once someone is elected.  With the recent election, the stock and bond market has gone nuts. The 10  year

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Abstract Research

Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization that works with young people to teach them financial literacy.   They learn everything from how to pay bills, how to read utility meters,

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Transitioning For Renting To Owning

3 Ways to Make that Transition from Renting to Owning 1. Check your budget. Ask yourself if you can afford it and if you can quality for a loan?  2.  Pre-qualify-  Make sure you

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Contingencies

Junior Achievement- Junior Achievement has what is called an investor challenge.  JA teaches kids the economics of life such as: balancing the checkbook, paying bills, reading a utility meter,

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Builders Risk Policies

203 K vs.  Renovation Loan- In many home transactions, homeowners want to do some renovating and remodeling.  A 203 K loan is designed to help homeowners be able to do the renovating on

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Tulsa Loans For Remodeling

Tulsa Mortgage Loans for Remodeling-  This time of year homeowners often think about how they can get their homes ready for the holidays.  Some are needing to do some remodeling and others

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Surveys

Junior Achievement-  JA works with kids to teach them financial literacy.  Kids learn how to balance a checkbook, start a business, read utility meters and pay the bills, advertise for

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Auctions Vs Traditional Selling

Junior Achievement- Junior Achievement  helps teach children financial literacy.  Many teens graduate high school without the tools to make good sound long term decisions in the financial

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Building A Homeowners Policy

New Mortgage Regulations- HMDA-  As part of the Dodd Frank Rules the CFPB has now issued new HMDA requirements.  When you go and make your mortgage application you are asked your race or

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Investment Tips

Earthquake Insurance- In Oklahoma, earthquake insurance is becoming a more talked about topic.  In order to get earthquake insurance you have to wait to endorse a policy for about 60-90 days

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Covenants

Junior Achievement- JA works with kids to teach them financial literacy and the economics of life.  JA takes a curriculum into the classroom that helps kids learn:How do you write checks?How do

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Getting The Best Insurance Prices

Getting the Best Tulsa Insurance Prices-  When you are trying to get an accurate insurance quote, please give the agent all the information they need.  Develop a relationship with your

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Discount Fees

Homeowners- Should You Be At Home While You Show a House-  It is really distracting to have homeowners at home while a showing is occurring.  Home buyers are not really interested  in

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Closing

Don't Just Settle for a Tulsa Mortgage-  Don't settle!  Sometimes clients feel like they have to settle.  Sometimes selling your home is the best choice for your family. Other times,

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Condominium Financing

Court Appointed Special Advocates-  CASA volunteers work with abused and neglected children in order to speak up for them in court.  They work with attorneys, foster parents, caseworkers,

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Roofing Regulations

John 3:16-  People think the face of homelessness is the panhandler.  That is not true.  The true homeless person has gone through a a lot and often lost everything.  They often

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Critical Components To Energy Efficient Homes

John 3:16 Mission- John 316 Mission works with the homeless to bring restoration to their life and their family.  Many in the Tulsa area are homeless.  There are some of those that are

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Plummeting Mortgage Rates

John 3:16 Mission- John 3:16 Mission is an outreach for the homeless in the Tulsa area.  There are homeless encampments that have shown up in the outskirts of town. There are as many as 400 in

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Mortgages For The DIYer

John 3:16 Mission is an outreach to the homeless in the Tulsa area. John 3:16 began in 1952.  John 3:16 has a shelter downtown which has a recovery program to help people recover from

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Homeowners Insurance And Intentional Acts

John 3:16 Mission- John 3:16 Mission in Tulsa works with homeless persons to restore their life.  John 3:16 feeds and clothes the homeless but they also work with them to provide job training,

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Quality Contractors

Are there contractors who do quality work and not just work to code?   Yes there are contractors that do quality work. To find the right contractor remember these tips.  First, define

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Updating Your Abstract

TheDemandProject.org-  The Demand Project focuses on preventing sex trafficking, child pornography and the online enticing of minors.  The Demand Project, out of Jenks, OK, works to,

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Lenders Requirements

CASA- Court Appointed Special Advocates- CASA trains volunteers to go into the courtroom to speak for neglected and abused children.  CASA volunteers speak with foster parents, parents,,

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Mortgages And Memes

Why Does My Insurance Agent Ask Me So Many Questions?-  When asking for an insurance quote, the agent will ask you lots of questions.  This is because there is a lot that goes into

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Financing When You Are Older

What is a Property Report Service? - A Property Report Service is a report the lender does  to make sure there are no mechanics liens or judgements on the property before they open a new line

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Mineral Rights

Court Appointed Special Advocates-  C.A.S.A- CASA is an organization that works with volunteers to advocate for abused children in the court system.  Volunteers go through special training

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Closing Times

Tulsa Mortgage Loans and Closing Times- When purchasing a new home keep in mind the closing costs and costs associated with your home loan.  TTCU The Credit Union has a one cost closing cost.

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Mortgage Products

Keith's Ice Cold Lemonade-  Keith is a young man that began a lemonade stand to help fund The Little Lighthouse.  "The mission of the Little Light House is to glorify God by improving the

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Developing Tulsa OK

My comments on how a city develops into a vibrant and exciting community of diversity or a bland and boring city with cookie cutter suburbs painted the same color.  Tulsa is exploding with

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Choosing Home Insulation

Choosing the Right Insulation For Your House- The blown in blanket system is a favorite but there are different types of insulation for various purposes. 1.  Batts- often found in walls- The

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Why Live In Tulsa

Junior Achievement- Junior Achievement is an organization that teaches financial literacy to kids.  Business volunteers go into a classroom and teach a pre-written curriculum, from their

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Tulsa Mortgage Loans

Junior Achievement works with kids to teach them financial literacy.  Volunteers use a pre-written curriculum while imparting their own personal experience.  Kids learn everything from how

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Are You A Client Or A Customer

Client, Customer, or Member?-  The difference between a client and a customer- when I am working for someone in a real estate capacity I am working for them and they are my client- I have a

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Saving Big With A Small Investment

Emergency Infant Services-   EIS does so much for women, infants, and young children.  They work with women and children  when they are in an emergency or crisis situation.

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The Future Of Real Estate Community Events March 19

We've got some fun events coming up in the last week of March and first week of April.Last week on The Future of Real Estate with Darryl Baskin, we chatted with Todd Lincoln and Jeremy Lamberton, co

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Market Trends

Did you know?    Part of the real estate value in your home comes from how many people want to live in the area.  Different factors place a demand on living in an area.  For

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Buying A Flipped Home

Buying a House that has Been Flipped  Benefits You Might Enjoy When Purchasing a Flipped Home1. Quality inside the home2. Great updates/amenities3.  Not having to live in a home that is

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Home Inspections

Junior Achievement is a program that educates our children  on financial literacy.  JA brings business owners, mentors, volunteers to come into the classroom and teach  a curriculum

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Successful Home Purchase Tips

5 Essential Tips for a Successful Home Purchase1. Call Your Agent-  Before you go get qualified for a mortgage, call your agent to find their preferred lenders.  Remember agents work with

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The Future Of Real Estate At The Tulsa Garden Show

Tulsa Court Appointed Special Advocates- individuals are appointed by the court to speak for children removed from the home due to allegations of abuse or neglect.  A judge makes the decision

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Closing Fees

Tulsa Court Appointed Special Advocates- CASA volunteers help give a child, that has been removed from their home due to allegations of abuse or neglect, a voice in court.  Instead of a judge

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Tulsa Housing Market

Court Appointed Special Advocates- CASA is an organization that speaks for children who have been placed in state custody due to allegations of abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers speak with everyone

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses A Fixer Upper Loan

Tulsa Court Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers who speak for neglected and abused children in court. They are able to give very valuable information to the judge so that the best interest of

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Neighborhoods

Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, are the voices for kids who have been taken out of their home and placed in state custody.  A trained CASA Volunteer works with everyone involved in

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Selling Home Fast

Junior Achievement- Junior Achievement uses volunteers to teach kids financial curricula. As a volunteer you can choose which grade you would like to teach.  It is a great way to take a pre

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Real Estate Questions

Earthquake Insurance- It is becoming a more popular question-  "Should I get earthquake insurance?"  That is a difficult question to answer and really depends on what makes you feel.&

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Information Collection

Visit Tulsa in pictures- Want to see some great pictures of the Tulsa area?  Visit www.miketedford.com or www.500px.com.  Lexis Nexis is essentially a database.  Its a massive

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses New Tulsa Mortgage Loans

New Tulsa Mortgage Loans- TTCU The Credit Union does panels regularly with top local Realtors, members and builders.  They talk to them about what home buyers in the area need.  When they

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Contract Changes

Junior Achievement works to teach financial literacy to kids.  They teach what debt is, how the stock market works, how to balance a checkbook, how a business operates, how to pay utilities and

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Development

Earthquake Insurance-  With earthquakes in Oklahoma increasing more and more people are thinking about earthquake insurance.  Just as with other types of insurance, there can be

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses River Development

Junior Achievement is an organization that teaches kids financial literacy.  They learn how the stock market works, how businesses work, how to pay bills, how to balance checkbooks, how to run

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Encroachment

Junior Achievement- Junior Achievement does some incredible things for our students.  When we think about all the things we know we realize that much of what we know we learned from others.;

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The Future Of Real Estate Community Events Nov 14 2015 Show

It's that time of year and the holiday season is fast approaching.  Fortunately for us all, Tulsa and the surrounding communities offer up numerous opportunities to celebrate with our families

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses

Junior Achievement- Junior Achievement teaches kids all about the economics of life.  They learn how to pay bills, balance a check book, how the stock and bond markets work, how to run a

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Downtown Tulsa Development

Junior Achievement is serving over 50,000 per year in all grade levels and is teaching kids financial literacy. It is becoming more uncommon for kids to know how to balance a check book, how to pay

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The Future Of Real Estate October 23 2015 Show

We talk about a lot of things on Darryl's Saturday afternoon radio program, The Future of Real Estate.  We talk about lending and personal finance and investments. We talk about abstract and

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Attracting Buyers

Making Your Home Attractive to Buyers--  How do you get as much of the features that buyers look for as possible?  When getting your home ready for sale, building, or remodeling consider

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Oklahoma Real Estate

Fit First Responders -  Fit First Responders is here in Tulsa to help first responders to win more and become more fit.  We have a problem with obesity and we often don't realize that

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Property Appeal

TRID- Tulsa Mortgage Changes- This is the first week of TRID mortgage changes. There are now new disclosure rules regarding your mortgage.  The new system has been easier than expected for us

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Mortgage Changes

Legal Descriptions- define the boundaries of your property.  If we rewound time... the government had to find a way to measure and define land.  it is based on meridians ranges and

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4301 W Freeport House For Sale Union Schools Broken Arrow OK 74012

4301 W Freeport, Broken Arrow, OK 74012Check out this exceptional house for sale in Union Schools.It has a pool, 4 bedrooms, formal living and dining rooms, graniteUnion SchoolsPoolCorner lotGet

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Volatile Mortgage Rates

**Tulsa is one of the top 10 world destinations, number 1 place for entrepreneurs to start a business, number 1 place for millennials that want to have a different lifestyle.Tulsa Mortgage Rates-

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Tulsa OK State Of The City Address Mayor Mayor Bartlet

Tulsa, OK, Mayor Dewey Bartlett addresses the Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce in his annual State of the City Address.  Mayor Bartlet announced new activity and highlighted existing

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses The Stock Market And Real Estate

John 3:16 Mission-  John 3:16 Missions serves the homeless population of Tulsa.  The homeless have many different stories and reasons why they are homeless.  The homeless that John 3:

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Property Management

Court Appointed Special Advocates- CASA is an organization that speaks for children who have been removed from their home due to suspected abuse and neglect.  The CASA Volunteer talks to the

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Real Estate And Technology

Final Walk-through before Closing- Many clients wonder when you should do your final walk-through.  Final walk-through should be done as close to closing as possible.  Should any last

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Home Equity Loans

John 3:16 Mission- When you're homeless you don't get a break from the heat like most of the rest of us.  We take for granted that we can get in a vehicle or a business or home and cool off.

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Updating Your Will

Updating Your Will- When someone dies and leaves a will there can often be problems.  Sometimes there can be dishonesty or strife.  There have been cases where a home is sold and a title

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Closing Costs

How Much Area My Closing Costs?- Some closing costs will remain the same no matter what.  Other closing costs can vary depending on different factors. Closing costs that are not percentage

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses The Emotional Aspect Of Money

Big Brothers, Big Sisters- Big Brothers Big Sisters places kids with a "big brother or big sister" as a mentor.  These young people get to spend time with their mentor by having fun, learning

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses The Closing Process

What Happens in the Closing Process?-  Getting to and through the closing process is really a team effort.  There is the seller, buyer, both of their real estate agents and teams, mortgage

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20 Questions You Absolutely Must Ask Your Next Realtor Before You Sign On The Dotted Line

Most of us either personally know or know of  a handful of real estate agents.  But when you're looking to buy or sell a property, the process of finding the right realtor for you can be a

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Questions To Ask Your Realtor

Court Appointed Special Advocates is an organization that speaks for children in court, when the kids have been removed from their home due to suspicions of neglect.  Once they are in the

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Home Buying With No Credit

John 3:16 Mission serves those who have become homeless.  Many have become homeless due to loss of a job or an unfortunate situation.  They don't just feed the homeless they restore them

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses New Mortgage Regulations

Junior Achievement- Junior Achievement is an organization that teaches kids about the economics of life.  They teach kids about balancing checkbooks, how businesses work, the stock market,

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Integrity And Your Mortgage

Court Appointed Special Advocates- CASA are volunteers who speak for neglected and abused children in court. There are many scenarios in which a child might be removed from their home- while an

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Less Than Perfect Credit

Junior Achievement- Junior Achievement teaches kids how to be fiscally responsible- how money works.  Kids of many grade levels things such as how to balance a checkbook, how cities work, how

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Investment Versus Emotions

Street Cred is an initiative started from Tulsa's Young Professionals to take the energy and imagination and passion from young people and use it to highlight different areas of town.  We focus

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses SCAMS

Court Appointed Special Advocates- CASA is an organization that works with kids who have been removed from their parents custody due to suspected child abuse, neglect, drugs, etc.  Volunteers

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Electrical Code Changes

Recalling mortgage rates back in 1994- they were in the 9-10% range- we realize that rates won't stay this low forever.  We realize that those in the mortgage and real estate fields keep saying

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Trees And Insurance

John 3:16 Mission- John 3:16 helps the homeless with food, clothing and getting back on their feet.  John 3:!6 is not just a hand out, it's a hand up.  They do so much to help those who

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Home Improvement Loans

One Season of Hope by Jim Stovall- Jim Stovall is an author and movie producer. One Season of Hope is one of Jim's new books.   Jim lost his sight in his twenties and developed a way that blind

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Was Someone Murdered In Your House

What does it mean to be a "psychologically impacted property" in Oklahoma and who says what the impact is?  Because it is a personal matter and not a defect with the property, real

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Real Estate Disappointments

Junior Achievement JA in a day is a day that is set aside to teach kids, in one day, a special curricula on financial literacy.  All most kids need is an educational opportunity and someone to

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses The Role Of Your Attorney

Tulsa Glassblowing Studio has the glassblowing experience.  There are several things you can make while learning how to blow glass.  This is a non-profit organization that supports youth

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Insurance And Your Finances

Tulsa Homeowners Insurance and Your Finances-  Having an Emergency Fund for unexpected emergencies is very important.  When it comes to insurance, having some extra money set aside can

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The Future Of Real Estate Beware Of Contractors

Want to learn more about Broken Arrow and someone important to the city of Broken Arrow?  Check out the interview with Clarence Oliver on the Success with Significance Series with Tulsa Live

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The Future Of Real Estate And Insurance Quotes After Contract

Junior Achievement- Junior Achievement is an organization that teaches children about economics, business, finances, and handling money.  Many kids go through school not realizing how to handle

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Bixby OK City Council Race Interview

This week on The Future of Real Estate, Harold King, Candidate for Bixby City Council stopped by to visit and share his thoughts on his candidacy and his perspective on the City of Bixby. Bixby

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Smart Meters

Court Appointed Special Advocates-  CASA Volunteers go into the courtroom, because of the judges request, to speak for children in state custody due to accusation of abuse and neglect.;

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The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Full Coverage Insurance

Big Brothers Big Sisters- is an organization that places youth with volunteer mentors.  It is a great program.  If you are interested in volunteering or want more information, contact:/

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Future Of Real Estate Discusses Avoiding Legal Action

The Future of Real Estate- Avoiding Legal ActionCourt Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers who receive special training and permission by the courts to work with kids who are in state custody

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Insurance For Water Leaks And Mold

The Future of Real Estate Radio Program-  News/Talk KRMGCourt Appointed Special Advocates- CASA Volunteers work with children who have been abused and neglected and placed in state custody.

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Tulsa OK School Bond Vote March 2015

It's coming! This March Tulsans will vote on four bond issues involving our school system.  Hear from Bob LaBass with specifics on what the bonds cover in this special interview on The Future

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Jan 30 2015 8550 1

What this Tulsa, Oklahoma man did when he was diagnosed with a future of blindness is truly inspiring!  Take a moment to hear his life changing story and how he turned bad news into good news

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Tulsa Historian Jack Frank

It is doubtful you will find anyone who knows more about Tulsa history than Jack Frank.   Mr. Frank has amassed a library of treasured Tulsa video-Much of which was destined for the dumpster

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Jan 22 2015 8739 1

This listing is a short sale in the great subdivision of Minshall Park.  The Minshall Park Pond is a 2 acre pond operated by the City of Tulsa Parks and Recreation and is stocked with,

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Land For Sale In Bixby OK 111 Acres

New listing Land for sale:  111 acres for sale in Bixby, OK at the 181st and Memorial intersection.  This farm land also has four ponds and two houses  It is ideal for development and

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10000 Ft Of Luxury Or Sale In Jenks Oklahoma

Want to spread out bit? Consider this fabulous home with over 10,000 ft.², Three levels, six outdoor covered patios, a pool house with kitchen, for fireplaces, and expense of living areas. You won

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New Listing At Battle Creek Golf Course

additionHere is a Google glass tour of the new listing I just placed on the market in broken arrow, Oklahoma. It has a fabulous golf course view of the Battle Creek golf course. It is located in the

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Did You Know About Tulsa Oklahomas School For Deaf Children

There is a large community of parents in the Tulsa Oklahoma area who have come here for the quality education offered by Happy Hands childhood education center. The school is specifically geared

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Tulsa Oklahoma Houses For Sale On A Golf Course

Are you looking for Tulsa Oklahoma houses for sale on a golf course? Use this search link for Tulsa MLS houses for sale on the golf course including homes in gated communities.Search the Tulsa MLS

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Tulsa OK New Artisan Community

There's some really great activity happening in the Whittier Square neighborhood. You may recognize this area by the Circle Cinema theater or where Swinney's Hardware store was once located.

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How Do You Start Your Home Search

When you search for a home with eXp Realty, you have access to an array of free, powerful online tools. Search, save, organize, and get updates on your favorite homes, anytime and anywhere.We

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