The perfect home is hard to come by in this market, which sometimes results in buying a fixer-upper to be able to customize the home to your liking within a desired budget.

Zillow has three reasons why you should live in your newly bought home for a while before taking on any major renovations.

1. Living in the home can change your mind

You may have grand visions for what you’d like to do to a home, based on its condition and your priorities at the time you buy it. But until you’re actually living there, it’s difficult to know exactly how you’ll use the house, what will work for you and what won’t.

Ultimately, it’s this day-to-day experience that will inform your home improvement decisions, instead of early notions of how you want your…

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Home shoppers might be wondering what are comps? Homes are unlike the majority of other things people buy in that the price isn't set in stone. Sure, the listing might include an "asking price," but as this term suggests, that's just a request rather than a hard, unwavering demand. And that's why comps are so important. So what exactly are comps?

Short for housing "comparables," comps are a way to help you figure out what a home is worth based on the recent sales prices of similar properties in the area. Home sellers (and their real estate agents) use comps to help them come up with their asking price, while buyers can use comps to come up with how much to offer. As such, it's an important concept for both buyers and sellers to master.

Here are…

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The spring market in Oklahoma is one for the books as we see homes listed and flying off the market. Now is the perfect time to put your house on the market and had the perfect tips for getting your home listing ready.

Pony up money on repairs

“When it came to selling my house, the best advice I ever got was to get repairs done before buyers start poking around. Every house is going to have at least a few things wrong with it, and since you'll probably have to do them anyway before you close, you might as well do those little fixes upfront so that buyers can see your house at its best.

"My last house was a pretty new build and I hadn't had many problems with it, so I didn't think there would be much to fix up when it came time to…

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Real Estate can often feel like a different world or language when considering to buy or sell a house. Here at Dwell Urban Real Estate, our goal is to help you understand the market and everything that goes into the transaction so you feel confident when working with one of our agents. A term that can be used is "Pocket Listing" when thinking about selling your home. has helped when it comes to explaining the term as well as considering the benefits and downsides.

What is a pocket listing? When the time comes to sell a home, most people contact a real estate agent and get their place listed online on sites like and Zillow—which will hopefully bring droves of interested buyers to their door. Yet there is another way, and…

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We work with buyers all the time who base finding their forever home on school districts. Oklahoma City has recently voted to enact The Pathway to Greatness project that will radically shake the school district to make some overdue changes as well as reconfigure the school district assignments.

OKC public schools outline the benefits to the Pathway to Greatness plan as:

  • A plan that charts a path forward for OKCPS to improve the health of our system & equity for students
  • A phased process to align OKCPS facilities & resources with instructional needs
  • A community engagement process that informs and incorporates the voices of our families, students, staff and community

Some of the largest changes coming to the school district include…

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Here at Dwell, we are constantly surrounded by women pursuing their dreams and breaking down barriers. In support of International Women's Day, we put together a list of women-run businesses around OKC that we love and adorePlenty Mercantile

  1. Plenty Mercantile is run by mother/daughter duo, Traci Walton and Brittney Matlock. Stop by to find a gift for anyone or just a fun shopping day. You never know what you'll find here!
  2. The Buzz Brand has been with Dwell Urban Real Estate from the beginning along with its owner and director, Bri Ramos. We don't have enough good things to say about the company who has branded and marketed our company so well.
  3. Chirps and Cheers is run by Susan Kropp and is your one-stop shop for any journal, planner, or…

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Zillow made some predictions for what's in and out in 2019 regarding design trends. We're so excited to start seeing these in more homes!

What’s in

Warm modernism

It’s official — many regions throughout the U.S. are choosing a modern aesthetic over a rustic style.

While black-and-white contrast and raw materials like steel and wood will continue to be popular, they’ll be softened by color and asymmetry. These modern elements will have a fresh approachability when surrounded by sun-soaked fabrics and natural wallcoverings.

Effortless technology and transformations

Talk-to-me tech products help you get things done with your voice, and homeowners are using them to modernize their daily routine.

In 2019 you’ll see smart faucets, fans,…

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Big thanks to Metro Family Magazine for gathering all this information! 

Oklahoma City offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate love this February. All month long, the metro area comes alive with daddy-daughter dances and fun love-filled parties just for kids. Celebrate Valentine's Day in the OKC metro this month at one of these fabulous events.

Feb. 1 - 14

Hearts for Art at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St). Show your love for your favorite piece of art or artifact. Pick up a heart at visitor services, leave it by your selection and share on social media using #MyWest and #HeartsForArt. Free with admission. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Feb. 2

Yukon Chocolate Festival at the Dale Robertson Center (1200 Lakeshore Dr,…

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At Dwell Urban Real Estate we believe who we do life with matters. That includes who you choose as your realtor to help you find the home you will raise your first child in or sell your property that holds all of your childhood memories. We love our team and know that you will too after getting to them. Below we asked a series of questions to Cheri Rollins, one of our Realtors here at Dwell Urban Real Estate so you can get a chance to know her a little better.

Find Cheri on Instagram, Facebook, or email her.


1.) When it comes to decorating your own home, which holiday do you go all out for?

I’m a fourth-quarter decorater... Come October it starts. November it gets a little heavier but lasts only a couple weeks until…

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We’ll be the first to admit that it’s hard to keep up with the latest and greatest decor trends. Not only are they constantly changing, but views vary wildly: One designer says something’s in, while another says it's out. And that’s nothing to say of your opinion on the matter.

But if you're seeking inspiration—or heck, maybe you just want to look at some beautiful photos and dream—we've got you covered.

We consulted with dozens of design experts from coast to coast to unveil the biggest decor trends we'll see in 2019. Some have been subtly sneaking into our homes for a while, ready to take center stage. Others are taken straight from the runways in Paris and New York—big, bold, and primed to be integrated in small doses into our spaces.


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