Posts Tagged: oklahoma

Where is Oklahoma City’s Gayborhood?

The NW 39th Street Enclave, also known as “39th & Penn” or simply “39th Street”, is a prominent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) district in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The area is located along NW 39th Street in the city’s northwest quadrant, one block west of Pennsylvania Avenue. The NW 39th Street Enclave is home… Read more »

Today’s Real Estate Report: South Central USA

Today, in our ongoing series about local real estate markets, we’ll take a look at home sales and trends in the South Central USA. In Alabama, reports that Huntsville home sales dipped in January, while prices statewide increased slightly: Prices including distressed sales fell 2.1 percent in January 2013 compared to January 2012. From… Read more »

Tulsa Home Sales Jumped in October Over 2011

September’s negative year-over-year home sale comparison may prove to be an anomaly, as last month’s total bested that of October 2011 by a wide margin. The Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors reported Wednesday that 1,006 properties changed hands in October, up 19.8 percent from the same month last year. That was just behind October 2008,… Read more »

Tulsa Home Foreclosures Up in Second Quarter Over 2011

The number of metro Tulsa home sales involving foreclosed properties dropped during the second quarter compared with the previous three months, but the total was up nearly 9 percent from the same period last year, a real estate data service reported Thursday. The year-over-year rise locally contradicted overall Oklahoma and U.S. statistics showing significant drops… Read more »

OK: Tulsa Home Sales Continued to Rise in April

Tulsa-area home sales rose yet again in April, continuing 2012’s strong improvement over last year. The Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors reports that 1,028 homes were sold in April, up 3.6 percent from March and an increase of 12.4 percent from April 2011. The 3,748 homes that were sold in the first four months of… Read more »

OK: Tulsa Foreclosure Rates Down

A real estate report shows foreclosure rates are down in Tulsa. CoreLogic studied home sales, price trends and foreclosure activity for 2010 and 2011 and found Oklahoma to be below the national average. Across Oklahoma, the foreclosure rate for December 2011 was 2.48%, compared to 2.49% from 2010. In Tulsa, the rate was 2.77% in… Read more »

OK: Tulsa Foreclosures Dropped in November

October’s sharp rise in metro area foreclosures didn’t continue in November, although the local rate of home defaults remains higher than the nation’s as a whole. RealtyTrac Inc. reports that 751 homes began the foreclosure process in metro Tulsa last month. The resulting rate of one foreclosure for every 541 households represents a decline of… Read more »

OK: Lenders Fighting Mortgage Fraud

Another mortgage fraud case from the housing boom worked through federal court this week when a Midwest City man was sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud in two home sales. The transactions were in 2006 and 2007. With the boom long over, such cases could be fewer and farther between because… Read more »

Oklahoma Bans “Wall Street Fees” on Home Resales

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin recently signed legislation to restrict Wall Street home resale fees, also known as “private transfer fees.” Sponsored by Reps. Steve Martin and Marion Cooksey and Sen. Brian Crain, the law places a ban on these fees. The Coalition to Stop Wall Street Home Resale Fees calls them “a dangerous new financial… Read more »