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  •  how is the market in OKC? is selling going to be (1+ / 0-)
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    hard or easy? crossing my fingers for you!

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 07:33:39 PM PST

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    •  OKC never experienced (1+ / 0-)
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      the housing bust other states did, probably because adjustable rate mortgages were never popular here.

      I have several factors in my favor for selling:  
      1. Location, location, location.  
      2. My house is brick,
      3. it's got new plumbing from the water main to the city sewer line,
      4. it's got a brand new roof,
      5. it's walking distance from every grade level k-12 in the best school district in OKC.  
      6. It's 1 block away from one of the better parks in the city.  
      7. It's easy access to several major highways,
      8. and 1 block from the main snow routes that get plowed.  
      9. It's in one of the lowest crime areas in the city.
      10. There is no HOA,
      11. but there is an active neighborhood watch.
      12. It's walking distance from a Taco Bueno, 2 different 7-11s, a thrift store, a cleaners, and 12 churches (if that's your thing).
      13. It's behind the high school stadium and you can watch (or hear) all the games

      None of the houses in this neighborhood have ever stayed vacant for long, none have been foreclosed upon, and the very few that go up for sale don't stay on the market for long.

      The downsides (and every neighborhood has them):  

      1. No sidewalks.
      2. No grocery stores in town (but we're surrounded on 3 sides by Oklahoma City, and a very good ethnic Mexican grocery store is about 1.5 miles away).
      3. Zoning laws prevent having a compost (I'm working on it).
      4. It's walking distance from 12 churches.
      5. It's located right behind the sports stadium that's shared with several schools and regional sporting events happen there, and drum practice starts at 6:00 am. Some events don't end until midnight, and the stadium lights are bright enough to read by inside the house. Of course, some people may consider this an upside, because you can watch most of the games from the roof of the house.

      I'm pretty sure it will sell as quickly as other houses in this neighborhood.

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      by Noddy on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 07:02:54 AM PST

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