Category: Yard (4)

Spring Preperation

Okay, now that daylight savings time has come and gone we should all be acclimated and full of energy again. so it is time to prepare for spring by following these quick reminders.

Clean Gutters and down spouts before the spring rain comes.

Have your mower serviced as it wont be long until you need it.

Replace the batteries in your smoke detectors/fire alarms.

Have your air conditioner checked and serviced.

Run your lawn sprinkler system and check for defective heads and broken pipes.

call an exterminator to check for swarming termites.

Have your clothes dryer exhaust cleaned – leading cause of house fires.

Reseal & paint bare exterior wood/

Vacuum & Rotate your mattresses

Check your fire extinguisher to make sure it is fully charged.

Now once you have done all of these items enjoy the spring and summer months.

HOME SALES AND PRICES UP!

 

            As the chart below shows, during the first half of 2017 home sales and prices are up when compared to same period in 2016. In fact, both the number of home sales and average sales prices are on a record pace.

 

                                                                Avg.

                                                         # Closed                +/- %                        Sales Price                  +/- %

 

Entire MLS                              9126                +  4.3%            $175,581                     + 7.2%

5 County                                  6826                +  5.6%            $191,997                     + 8.0%

Tulsa Schools                           1814                +  3.7%            $167,869                     +11.9%

Broken Arrow Schools             1152                +  6.7%            $194,453                     +  9.2%

Jenks Schools                             590                +15.2%            $286,988                     +  4.3%

Owasso Schools                         528                +  6.0%            $227,072                     +  4.3%

Union Schools                            497                –  6.9%             $174,960                     +  5.3%

Bixby Schools                            417                + 7.2%             $292,251                     +  6.7%

Claremore Schools                    211                +27.9%            $139,781                     +  5.9%

Coweta Schools                         156                +28.9%            $181,039                     +11.7%

 

*Note: If your Home area is not in one of the school districts shown above, you

                         should call me so I can get the numbers for your school district and include them

                        for you. 

 

Jim Bigelow 918-640-4657

Broker Associate

Coldwell Banker Select

jim@jimbigelow.com

www.jimbigelow.com

 

Garden Fresh Salad

Garden Fresh Salad

Having small – medium or large garden in the backyard is a fun thing to do for the whole family. And, when it comes to eating it wow, what fresh and rewarding dinner. Try this as an example:

6 Tomatoes cubed, or 4 cups of cherry tomatoes halfed.

3-4 Cucumbers, Chopped or Diced.

1 large Onion – whatever type you planted.

8-10 oz of Blue Cheese or Feta crumbled

¼ c red wine vinegar

½ c Olive oil

1 Tbsp of dried herbs your choose.

Optional Bell Peppers, Carrots, Snap peas or whatever else you may have grown in your garden.

Enjoy your home and family this summer and don’t forget to Contact Jim Bigelow, Lindsey Stucky, Ally Herrmann, Scot Jobe or Kathy Zwart when it is time to learn more about how we can work to get your home SOLD!

Jim Bigelow Associate Broker Coldwell Banker select

918-640-4657, Jim@jimbigelow.com, www,jimbigelow.com

Serving the Tulsa Metropolitan area.

WATERING TIPS

SPRING WATERING TIPS

 

Fortunately, we enjoyed a very wet spring. Lakes are full and lawns are green. Of course, no one knows what the summer months will bring, but in most years the weather turns hot and dry, necessitating watering our lawns, flowers and Landscape.

 

Here are some tips for maximizing the benefits from watering your lawn.

 

First, raise the cutting height of your lawn mower and use a mulching blade. The taller grass and grass clippings helps to insulate the ground from the effects of the sun. It keeps the temperature of the soil cooler and helps to maintain more moisture in the soil.

 

Second, water less frequently, but when you water, do it for a longer period of time. It is far more effective to give your lawn a good soaking about once or twice a week than it is to water a little every day or every other day. The heavier, less frequent water encourages the lawn’s root system to grow further into the earth and makes for a healthier lawn. Obviously, watering amounts and cycles will vary with the type of grass and soil conditions with each lawn.

 

Flower beds and landscape may require a light afternoon watering. Just a few minutes for each landscape zone to refresh the plants and flowers.

 

Curb appeal makes everyone happier for the Owner to the neighbors and really attracts              Buyers when you are selling.

Contact Jim Bigelow, Lindsey Stucky, Ally Herrmann, Scot Jobe or Kathy Zwart to learn more about how we can work to get your home SOLD!

Jim Bigelow Associate Broker Coldwell Banker select

918-640-4657, Jim@jimbigelow.com, www,jimbigelow.com

Serving the Tulsa Metropolitan area.