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By Rick Jackson | Agent in Norman, OK
  • Ralph's Family Pharmacy opening in Edmond

    Posted Under: General Area, Quality of Life, In My Neighborhood  |  July 20, 2013 7:01 PM  |  1,966 views  |  No comments
    Ralph's Family Pharmacy in Edmond, currently under construction, should be complete with in the nextRalph's Family Pharmacy month.
        Ralph's Pharmacy will enhance the Highland Park shopping center with prescription drugs and over the counter medications.
        But that is not all Ralph's Family Pharmacy will offer.  Ralph Abercrombie is also putting in a coffee shop in his establishment called Abbies.  There is a drive up window so commuters can get a good cup of coffee or soft drink without getting out of their car.
        Abbie, or C O Abercrombie is Ralphs late father.  Abbies coffee shop will commemorate the World War II Observation Pilot who fought in the Battle of the Bulge as well as many other battles that helped preserve our freedom.  He was shot down six times and awarded the Oak Leaf Cluster and two Purple Hearts. Abbie eventually went home to become a home builder and real estate investor.
        Ralph's big building on the corner of 1101 N.W. 178th St. and Western will also serve as a location for the new Edmond Urgent Care Clinic.
        It's great to see new private business that will benefit Edmond such as Ralph's in the Highland Park Shopping Center.

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    Rick Jackson
    Your Edmond Home
  • Mortgage Interest Rates and Chicken Little

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Edmond, Home Selling in Edmond, Financing in Edmond  |  July 10, 2013 1:31 PM  |  1,760 views  |  No comments
        Mortgage Interest Rates going up is not what most of us, buyers, sellers, or Realtors wanted to see in the current economy.  Those of you determined to buy have already locked into The Media Hypesome of the lower interest rates in history.  This is just some thoughts for those of you who have not.
    First of all, lets get past the Chicken Little mentality that its too late to get a good mortgage and buy your dream home.  The sky is not falling.  There are still a lot of move in ready homes priced to sell and interests today are well below 5% for those with acceptable credit.  In fact, I believe that the Mortgage Interest Rate has actually dipped slightly in the last few days.

        The second thing, even with a slightly higher interest rate, for most people, it's still better than paying rent.  We all have seen how rentals go up when the housing market starts to decline. 

    Rental example:  ($900.00 per month for 30 years = $324,000.00)

        Finally, none of us know what the future holds with Interest Rates.  Currently we are still well below what the rates were in 2007 when they were up to 7%. And in the year 2000 they dipped to 9% on their way down from the late 1980's.    If you are wanting to buy your first home, or upgrade, don't let the media hype paralyze you from consulting a Full Service Mortgage Lender and exploring your options. If your are thinking about Selling your home, now would be a really good time to get it on the market.  Even though there are a lot of homes for sale, the inventory in the Oklahoma City Metro and Edmond remain low.
    Rick Jackson

    Homes for Sale in Edmond
  • Cool things to do in Edmond

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Edmond, Shopping & Local Amenities in Edmond, Parks & Recreation in Edmond  |  July 10, 2013 8:29 AM  |  1,861 views  |  No comments
        I recently checked out the Arctic Edge Ice Arena.  What a great place to pass time on these Arctic Edge Entryhot summer days in Edmond.

        Arctic Edge is located at 14613 N. Kelley with Oklahoma City as an address.  For people who are familiar with Edmond streets, they are just south of S. 33rd on Kelly.
    Actic Edge Ice Rink
        Arctic Edge hosts parties, has Figure Skating Classes, Hockey events, and has time spots for public skating.  They also have a Pro Shop and a concession area. 

        Click here to find out more about times and events.

        Just another reason we like to sell homes in Edmond, OK

    Rick Jackson

  • Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2013

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Edmond, Parks & Recreation in Edmond  |  July 4, 2013 12:07 PM  |  1,774 views  |  No comments
        I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Oklahoma Teen USA, Graham Turner this year at the 2013 Liberty Fest Parade at Edmond, Ok.
        Graham, who is friendly, outgoing, and charming, allowed me to take this picture for an article on Trulia.  Then she strolled over to the convertible where she would spend about three hours riding, waving, and smiling in the Liberty Fest Parade.

        Before posting this, I was able to find a couple of articles about Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2013.     

        Graham has some very nice things being written about her and I believe she has wonderful future ahead.  One of the things I read was that she would like become an interior decorator and help with her father's home building business at Turner & Company.

        I wish Graham the best in anything she decides to become, and thankful to know that there are inspiring people such as herself and many others in the Edmond and Oklahoma City  area where dreams do come true.
        More about Graham from:  Miss Universe
        Rick Jackson

  • Technology and Home Inspections

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Edmond, Home Selling in Edmond, Home Ownership in Edmond  |  June 27, 2013 11:17 AM  |  1,842 views  |  No comments
       Technology has really changed home inspections.  Infrared thermometers, two way radios, computers, water sensors, mold sensors, and pH testers.
        Today I observed an Inspector who had a remote controlled ATV equipped with a camera that would go under the home into the crawl space while the picture could be observed from inside the home in the comfort of a chair.
        It was fascinating as the little 4 wheel car moved around underneath the home displaying a high quality picture while using LED lights. 
        Suddenly, it was all over.  We had picture, but the car wouldn't move.  The Inspector had to crawl into the tight area beneath the home and retrieve the device. 
        The final conclusion was the batter had ran down.
        Hi-Tech tools are great.  But if home inspections were easy, everyone would do them.

    Rick Jackson
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  • Now is it time to buy?

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Edmond, Home Selling in Edmond, Investment Properties in Edmond  |  June 26, 2013 12:14 PM  |  1,863 views  |  No comments

    Is it time to buy a home in 2013?  The Oklahoma City area market has had over a 20 percent Confused about the marketdecrease in available homes on the market.  The really nice used homes are getting multiple offers if priced correctly.  It's the same for Edmond, Yukon, Piedmont, and especially the Moore area.  The mortgage interest rates are increasing slowly.  No one can really predict where it's going.

    Rates on home mortgages surged to the highest level in close to two years last week as the recent sell off in the bond market after the Federal Reserve laid out a plan to wind-down its massive stimulus program drove borrowing rates higher.  This happened just because the Federal Reserve mentioning that quantitative easing program could pull back by the end of the year had an effect on rates.

    Yes, many of you have bought homes with interest rates as high as 18%,  However, I can remember in 2007 when buyers were watching and waiting for the rates to dip below 6.5%.

    The bottom line is, today you can still lock in a loan with many lenders at a great rate,  So if your selling a home, don't miss a great time to get the best price for your home.  If you buying a home, or going to custom build a home, don't look back a year from now and realize that opertunity knocked, and you told it to go away.

    Potential Buyers still have plenty of time to get with a lender, correct any credit issues, and get locked into a good rate.  While your doing that, connect with a Realtor that knows your market and ask them how they can help you.

    Potential Sellers might want to think about the increase of buyers and the demand of homes due to the decrease in inventory.

    If there is anything I can help you with, please feel free to contact me.

    Rick Jackson


  • 1300 N.W. 189th

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Edmond, Home Buying in Edmond, In My Neighborhood in Edmond  |  June 25, 2013 10:56 AM  |  894 views  |  No comments

    Yesterday they put down the curbs to a new street in the Barrington Addition in N.W. Oklahoma City. Looking into the future, this street will soon have new homes on both sides.

    In fact, they are starting at 1300 N.W. 190th also. Many of the homes in the Barrington Addition are Energy Efficient Green Homes.

    When Barrington is complete, it will accommodate around 204 homes and look like the picture below on taken from 1300 N.W. 186th.Mancheste Homes in Barrington

    Rick Jackson


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