The Shop Tulsa City Wide initiative is a nonprofit initiative that was created to educate local Tulsans on how the economic impact of spending local will only help the City of Tulsa. So, through the campaign, Tulsan’s are encouraged to spend their dollars within Tulsa. The spending of money locally will continue to improve the economy by keeping money in the city.
So, if you live in Tulsa, try to keep your spending local to help our community grow. Pushing the shop local initiative is more than a social passing movement, it is extremely important to the growth and health of the community. When you buy Tulsa, the few cents generated from sales tax goes directly to city services for fire and police protection, street maintenance, and more.
The goal of the city wide initiative is to provide all local Tulsa residents with the information needed that shows how we personally can enhance the City of Tulsa’s services. This helps Tulsa as a whole community. Supporting local businesses will directly impact your life as well as your city.
Shop local also supports the local businesses. Therefore, you can find many great deals and coupons and even gift certificates at www.shoptulsa.com. It’s never been easier to ShopTulsa first.
When you visit Keystone Lake in Cleveland, Oklahoma, you will get to enjoy boating, fishing, hunting, camping and more just 15 miles of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Keystone Lake is on a wooded shoreline with sandy beaches, low rolling hills and high bluffs. Its blue-green water and natural beauty make it a visual treat you won’t forget. And, you can view its entire beauty from many overlooking points along state, county and federal highways.
Keystone Lake is on the Arkansas River just west of downtown Tulsa. The lake is approximately 26,000 acres and flood controlled, which has created an urban playground. You will find over 15 recreation areas with beaches, marinas, boat ramps, trails, and off-road vehicle areas. Boat rentals are available at pier 51. You will also get to enjoy thousands of acres of land for public hunting.
Keystone Lake boasts wonderful camping facilities from primitive to full hook up. Or, you can stay in one of the available Keystone Cabins in Keystone State Park.
When it comes to fishing, Keystone Lake is famous for sand bass, striped bass, small mouth bass, black bass, catfish and crappie. There are also downstream fisheries that are accessible from Bush Creek Park and Whitewater Park. However, you will still need the same licenses that are required for other parts of Oklahoma, weather fishing or hunting.
You may think that something as insignificant and unassuming as a closet would make a difference in the selling power in your home, but it has more power than you know. Homes need storage for anything from food, clothing, and cleaning supplies. The closet is one of the most important rooms in the home.
So, to get your closets in selling order, you should tackle cleaning out the clutter to determine what the real use of each particular closet. We all like to hold on to things that no longer have a need, but may be used in the future, so you may have a lot of stuff in your closets.
You should ask yourself, when was the last time I used this item and when will I use it next. If it’s been a year or more since you have last used it, you may not use it in the future. You can pass on items you are not using to someone else through a yard sale or a donation. Over packed closets can make a potential buyer keep looking for their ideal home.
Once you have the clutter out of the way you can get organized. Even if you use a cheap fix to do the organizing, it can make a huge difference. Begin organizing your closet by color blocking your clothes, grouping like items together, and putting smaller items into storage totes or labeled boxes. You can store out of season items in another location such as the attic or garage. You should be able to see the floor of your closet; therefore, a rack for shoes will make the floor look nice and neat.
You can organize the pantry by using the same principles as the bedroom closet. Remove unnecessary items, use totes for small and miscellaneous items, and group like items together. All closets need shelving and racks. There is lot of choices for every budget available. Simple and inexpensive shelving can be configured in a myriad of patterns and can be installed with a simple screwdriver. If you can afford it, custom built units will wow your potential buyers and put your home first on their list.
Walk in closets are a huge selling point, so be sure to maximize the potential in this space. Your local building supply store will have everything you’ll need for the specific ideas you have in mind and for your individual needs. Their customer service agents should be able to answer any questions you may have or help you to improve on your ideas.
For maximum selling power, allow buyers to see the true size and functionality of the space and be inspired by your organization.
The Tulsa State Fair is the biggest event of the fall season. Although it is in full swing now, the fair will be here until October 9th. This fair attracts close to a million visitors every year with thousands of festival goers a day. When you come to Oklahoma’s premier event, you will have the chance to enjoy all the carnival rides, midway games, attractions and free concerts. There is even a creative art display and much more to entertain your family and your friends.
Since 1935, the Tulsa State Fair has blossomed to include all types of entertainment happening on three stages. You’ll get to enjoy awesome stunts in BMX bike shows, adorable pets in annual dog shows, educational displays like the sea lion exhibits and the skilled lumberjack shows. One of the biggest attractions at the event is the PRCA Rodeo where you can watch in awe as cowboys and cowgirls compete in action packed events such as barrel racing, team roping and of course everyone’s favorite – bull riding.
The Tulsa Fair Grounds is also playing host to numerous kitchen demonstrations and a tremendous amount of vendor booths. This year’s show will see the return of the livestock shows, horse shows and the junior livestock shows. There will be horticultural exhibits and baked goods exhibits too. The kids can see this year’s Disney on Ice show. Just watch their eyes light up with amazement as the Disney characters twist and turn on the ice like magic as they glide along to the tunes of classic and contemporary Disney songs.
There will also be a petting zoo to entertain the kids along with the activity centers and creative stations. Also for the little ones they have contests like cookie stacking and pie eating. So, bring your family and friends to Tulsa and enjoy the state fair. Kids will love a ride on the teacups, kiddie train and the merry go round while adults can enjoy more extreme rides like flying high on the Himalaya, Mega Drop, Gravitron or Tulsa’s hottest rollercoaster – the Comet II.
If you’re visiting Tulsa for the first time and would like more information about relocating to Tulsa and Tulsa real estate, contact us, Tulsa Realtors® Tom and Bev Herring or visit our website: www.TomAndBev.com.
Good news travels fast in Tulsa and the most recent good news is about Tulsa’s “Food for Kids” program getting the “Champions of Health” award. On October 25th at 6 p.m. in the Tulsa Convention Center Ballroom, the Food for Kids backpack program will be presented with the highest honor of being the recipient of the Dr. Rodney Huey Memorial “Champions of Oklahoma Health” award.
Along with the award they will receive a grant of $15,000 at the Gala. The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma’s Food for Kids Backpack program distributes food to elementary school-aged children who are at risk of going hungry over the weekend when school meals are not available. According to the food bank, more than 26% of children in Oklahoma are living at or below poverty level. Because of this crisis, the food bank started the “Backpack Program” to help those most in need.
Other winners will be awarded in six categories including the Uninsured, iCare, Children’s Health, Dentist’s for the Disabled and Elderly, Corporate Health and Senior Health. To attend the Gala, you can purchase tickets for $100 from now until October 14th by contacting the Gala coordinators at 866-876-4376. The gala benefits the “Oklahoma Caring Foundation”. They also provide Tulsa children with free immunizations.
For more information about sponsorships or the gala itself, visit tulsaworld.com/championsofhealth.
When it comes to selling your home, you have to stand out from the rest of the crowd. It’s important to do a little extra to your home; however, you don’t have to go overboard either. These home features will have buyers biting at your home sale in no time.
Replacing door knobs, cabinet handles and faucets, is the quickest way to make-over your kitchen and bathrooms. For around $60 to $70 dollars you can buy the most popular faucets that get a lot of attention from prospective buyers. Fixtures are like the crown jewels of your home and this is a quick and easy way to grab your buyer.
If you don’t have the luxury items such a whirlpool bath, steam shower or marble countertops, it may be more practical to fix the unattractive aspects of your existing bath. Remove the sheet mirror and globe lights and replace them with an elegant framed mirror and sconce lighting. This definitely will be an eye catcher.
Buyers do like the granite counter tops; but it’s not really about the granite. It’s really about the slab and not having grout lines on the counters. Slab counter tops that are non porous like granite and that are easy to care for is the way to go. This look can be attainable with concrete, limestone, soapstone and marble, with a very good sealant.
Stunning Hardwood Floors
Most buyers are looking for hardwood floors and most Realtors® will agree. And, best of all, you can bet that they will have longevity and will never go out of style. Synthetic wood floors like Pergo are also a good option, but you should know that laminate will not fool anyone. They make a hollow sound when you walk on them.
First impressions go a long way. If you have a nice entry way, it makes your place feel more like home right away. If you don’t have one you can make one by adding a table or chest to create a welcoming area.
Originally posted on Active Rain: http://activerain.com/blogsview/2507742/make-a-buyer-bite-with-these-home-features.