J. John  Lang, Home Buyer in San Pablo, CA

Doesn't anyone water the lawn in OK City? The pervasive brown is nothing but depressing. And why no photos of the houses?

Asked by J. John Lang, San Pablo, CA Fri Aug 31, 2012

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Carolyn Sims’ answer
The lawns are getting greener again in my neighborhood. The water level at Lake Hefner, our water supply, was dropping one inch per day this summer. The severe drought has taken a tool on yards and over 100 degree temperatures. Hopefully after Labor Day the temperatures will begin to moderate and we will begin to see rain.

You can access the MLS through my website at http://www.csimshomes.com. Please let me know if I can help you.

Thank you,
Carolyn Sims
Keller Williams Northwest
Web Reference: http://csimshomes.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 1, 2012
Yes people do water their lawns but we have just gone through a mandatory water restriction, if the home owner gets caught water their lawns the they will be fined: I will not water my yard for the same reason, it will rain again and the grass will just hibernate and come back green when it does rain;
The main reason for pictures not being on the listing is the at fact that the Listing Realtor probably does not know how to put them on or just doesn't think it is important enough to do so, it is a proven fact the more pictures you have on the listing the quicker it sells,

If I can help you in any way in your search for home in the oklahoma city area please contact me:

Thank You
John Phillips
405 413 0791
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 1, 2012
Most people have "bermada" grass it will not die it just goes dormant untill watered or rain. But, I think most are just to "lazy" and "cheap".
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 4, 2012
It is absolutely depressing and what people don't realize is you only need to water a little bit a few times a week to keep it green because once the rain comes it really greens up. I hand water mine a few times a week and try to give it a good soaking every once in a while. Of course thanks to the City of OKC, our water bill has gone way up so I think a lot of people dread an even higher water bill so that is one reason they don't want to water.

If you are putting your home on the market, you'd better start greening up the lawn because it will otherwise just not look very good for potential buyers. At the very least folks should water around the foundation to keep it from moving too much and what I do is get a soaker house and run it around the areas that get watered the least and I have found this helps a great deal.

Russell Benson, REALTOR®
Prudential Alliance Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 1, 2012
Mr. John Lang,

Here is the link to our Metro's MLS, public side: http://www.centraloklahomaproperties.com/

Now w/ the link above, you can select Oklahoma County then type "Brookhaven" in the "area" box and you will be provided w/ more choices that match the category above you have posted this question under.

And sir, when it comes to buying, trust your gut, if you feel you are going to be depressed due to your neighbors not water their lawns enough, you will either have to water their lawns for them or you do not want to buy a house next to the dry lawns in the neighborhoods you are interested in.

Hope this helps,

Josh Barnett, Realtor
Web Reference: http://www.1ListingFee.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 1, 2012
We are currently under a burn ban Mr. Lang and have been for sometime now due to severe drought conditions. Is there a particular home you are looking for? Perhaps I can assist with more pictures.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 31, 2012
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