A look at the gap in black homeownership and what we can do to close it.

Note: Although this was written for the mortgage industry, we feel like it’s an important and relevant overview that clearly applies to Realtors, Real Estate Brokerages, Real Estate Industry Leaders and quite simply everyone involved in the housing industry.

Written by Montell Watson for Housing Wire:

Over the last several months, I’ve read many articles talking about the homeownership gap for black Americans. Each article fuels me to speak with more families to bring awareness to the importance of homeownership and how owning a home can have a positive generational impact on their households. 

Although the current gap is staggering, I believe we…

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This lovingly renovated home in OKC's vibrant Plaza district offers style, space and a walkable lifestyle. Offering all of the timeless character of a vintage home and modern conveniences of a contemporary build, this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is the best of both worlds. The light and open living space welcomes you in with tons of natural light. The bright and stylish kitchen is complete with large island, open shelving and brand new appliances - an entertainers dream! Relax in your master suite with a chic shower and walk-in closet. Inside laundry adjacent to the master suite, brand new 2 car garage and so many other details to uncover. Just steps from all of the amazing restaurants and shopping the Plaza has to offer! Welcome home!

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Self-isolated at home? Here's what to do to keep busy, stay connected, and not go stir-crazy.

It's a human need to stay active mentally and physically and maintain some social connections—these help us feel happy, busy, and healthy. With this in mind, Health asked psychologist Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, author of Better Than Perfect: 7 Strategies to Crush Your Inner Critic and Create a Life You Love, and psychiatrist Gail Saltz, MD, clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, for ideas on the best ways to spend your time while you self-isolate.

Shut off the news

If you've been glued to your screens for the latest COVID-19 updates, this is for you. Taking a break from the stream of negative reports can help…

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This charming Heritage Hills home was completely remodeled in 2009 with all new heating, air, plumbing and electrical. Original hardwood floors and beautiful fireplaces throughout the home add to the homes historical charm. The main floor feels spacious and open with it's combination dining/living area which opens into a bright and airy kitchen. The main floor also include an office that can be used as a craft room or playroom. A laundry room, 1/2 bath and breakfast nook complete the main floor. The second floor houses 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Enjoy quiet Spring evenings under the backyard pergola or the enclosed side porch. Located in the prime Heritage Hills neighborhood with easy access to Midtown, Uptown, The Plaza, Paseo and Downtown this…

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1. Things are getting tight

Look around. Are things getting a bit tight in your household? If so, it may be time to move. One of the most obvious tell-tale signs that it’s time to move is when you no longer have room for anything. Maybe you had a baby. Maybe an aging parent is moving in with you. Maybe you need an extra guest room. Or maybe you just can’t turn around without tripping over all your stuff. Whatever the reason – when space is tight, you know it’s time to move to a bigger place.

2. You’re ready for an upgrade

If you’re ready to live in a nicer neighborhood or in a nicer home, it’s probably time for an upgrade. Many features, such as central air conditioning and heat, updated appliances, a modern kitchen, more storage space, a…

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If rent-week dread has only grown since you moved into your apartment a few years ago, it’s time to investigate whether a mortgage would be easier on your wallet. Depending on where you live, it might just be the more affordable option. A new report from First American Data Tree found the top cities for buying versus renting by looking at a few different factors: median rent, median home price, and monthly house payments.

Memphis, Tennessee, and Birmingham, Alabama, claimed the top spots for hopeful home buyers, positions they’ve held for a few years now. This time around, though, Pittsburgh; Jacksonville, Florida; and Oklahoma City made their way into the top five, with monthly home payments coming out to $536 (compared to $799 for renters), $845…

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Gorgeous and well maintained craftsman style bungalow located in the highly sought after Arbor Creek neighborhood in Edmond Schools! This open design has a full back window view of the backyard and huge back patio. Enjoy the custom built outdoor fireplace and park (pergola, porch swings) view. Inside, the kitchen is open to the living and large breakfast room. The living room has built-ins on each side of the stone stacked gas fireplace. Wood floors throughout. The kitchen has S/S appliances, granite counter tops, plenty of cabinet space, breakfast bar and a large pantry. This spit floor plan has the master en suite with master bathroom that has double vanity sinks, granite countertops, tall glass shower with a rain shower head and jacuzzi tub all…

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LOCATION & QUALITY all in one! Close to Tinker Air Force Base, I-40, I-35, shopping and restaurants this stunning remodel boasts of quality construction throughout that will not disappoint! NEW carpet, tile, kitchen cabinets, appliances, light fixtures and so much more. There are 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom and a half bath in the master. The kitchen has plenty of cabinet space, granite countertops, stainless steel appliance which includes a refrigerator and a walk in pantry. The garage was converted to a beautiful living area with a wood burning fireplace and a designated enclosed laundry room off of the living. The dining room has a bay window that looks into the back yard which has a storage building and mature trees. If you are looking for a new…

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Winter doesn’t have to be dark, drab or dull. Use these ideas to brighten up your home this winter and it’ll be spring before you know it.

Display Flowers

Fresh flowers add a pop of color and life to an otherwise dark and dull space. Brighten up your kitchen this winter with a vase of bright flowers and use a colorful arrangement to bring a fresh look to a living room or home office.

Add Accessories

Be smart about accessories. Accent pillows in a bold color or pattern, a bright-colored or white throw blanket and colorful fixtures will brighten up an otherwise dull room during the winter.

Be Smart About Rugs

Does your area rug make the room brighter? If you have a dark rug, there’s a good chance it makes the room a little too…

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Fantastic investment property located in the highly desirable Heritage Hills East neighborhood.

Listed by Som Carman with Dwell Urban Real Estate 

email: som@dwellandco.com phone: 405.317.4796

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