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Turn Off HGTV, and Come See The Real Deal!!! Open Houses (Sun., Dec. 7th, 2014)

Hello once again,

I love talking with people about Real Estate, often because I love trying to figure out what their home might look like based on their personality. My experience with trying to picture people’s homes based on their behavior has been very hit and miss. I’m sure that many of you would be surprised to find out that I live some of the time with my grandparents (at least while they are in Norman). It has been an amazing year since we fixed up a house for them in Norman so that they can spend more time with us, and about a quarter of the time I get to spend talking with them about American history, and listen to old-timey gospel music with Grandad and Honey.

This is a temporary arrangement, but for as long as it lasts I plan to squeeze every bit out of it that I can. I like to dream about what my next house will look like, and I find myself swooning back and forth between the romance of living in an old mature home near campus in Norman, and finding a new home or a home to renovate and make new in a warm & friendly neighborhood in town. Sometimes I even imagine myself moving outside of town to get more views of those beautiful Oklahoma sunsets. Well, believe it or not there will be 2 separate open houses staggered in time today (so you can go to both if you’d like) which each represent 2 of these different types of homes. The open houses are as follows:

These 2 houses are different in multiple ways, but they are similar in many of the best ways. They are both incredibly charming, and unique. 1600 Classen is near campus in Norman, and about a 2 minute walk south of The Mont, and about a 5 minute walk east of the OU Football Stadium. The Classen home was built-in 1934 (before World War 2!), and it has a very stoic appeal from head to toe. The master suite is definitely a part of the dreams in my head no matter where I choose to live in my life. If you haven’t had a chance to come see this listing, and you like matured campus properties I urge you to stop by.

If you’d like to read more about the house on Classen click on the picture just below:

1600 Classen

The house on Broad Acres is another in a line of fantastic home renovations that my mother (Kelcie Carter) has pulled off! This is the most modern, and top of the line renovation that she has completed thus far, and she has had multiple houses sell at her first open houses, not to mention 2 that sold to the first people who walked in the door… It has 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and it is getting ready for an open house, so we’ll just share a few of the pictures that we currently have, and then we’ll share more later (assuming it is on the market after today…).

If you’d like to read more about the house on Broad Acres click the picture below

1406 Broad Acres

If you are interested in seeing either property I challenge you to get out of your Sunday afternoon pajamas, and come see these wonderful homes! I hope to see some familiar, and unfamiliar faces at the open houses, and if you can’t make it to either of them during these scheduled times please feel free to contact me and we can set up a private viewing whenever you’d like. I hope that you find yourself living where you want to be, and living how you’d like to live. I know that I would love to live in either one of these houses, but since that’s not really an option at this point I’ll just have to dream for the time being. I hope that I get to talk to you homies soon!

Grady Carter
Metro Brokers of Oklahoma
Realtor®, GRI

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So I Think I Want To Move, What’s Next?

Are you living well, where you live?

Well hello there,

My name is Grady Carter, and I like to call myself the Home Boy. Did you just find yourself clicking on a link because you have found that Zillow and Pinterest improvements just aren’t curbing your appetite enough anymore? I know that feeling. I’ve made a career out of trying to help people find a better way to live, whether that may mean somewhere new, or renovating where they currently live.

As a big believer in being grateful for what you have I don’t always believe that moving, or renovating the house that you live in is the answer to fixing your problems. But, changing your living situation can be a great reset button to really help improve the way that you live. If you are thinking about changing your living arrangement there are a few things that I would encourage you to consider:

  • owning a home, rather than renting, means that you get to keep most of that money (supposing you don’t stop making payments and have your home taken away in a foreclosure)
  • houses generally appreciate in value, unlike cars, and historically are good investments – this is not a guarantee, and I’m not a financial advisor, but observing how wealthy people spend their money on property seems like a rather solid indicator of the return that you might be able to expect
  • owning a home is a big responsibility – it’s been done billions of times before you’ll do it, but a home is a big decision that is worth learning about (asking questions is always encouraged)
  • finding a place to make your home can be an unbelievable adventure that you could remember for the rest of your life!

Ever since I can remember I’ve been in close proximity to the Real Estate industry. My father has been a Mortgage Banker (lender) ever since I was an infant. Also, for the last few years I’ve been flipping houses with my mother, which has been an unbelievable adventure, but I’ve managed to branch off and manage my own Real Estate endeavors. With this having become such a family based industry it has become very personal. I appreciate the opportunities that I’ve already been given to help people, and I can’t wait to keep moving, and learning! If you find yourself with questions about your house, or your dream house I urge you to contact me however you’d like, this is fun for me!

I want to say thank you to those who’ve given me opportunities, and advised me to this point in my life. I can’t wait to really start sharing what I know about how to approach this faction of life, and I hope that if you’re interested in learning more you’ll honor me with your questions. Oh, and Happy Halloween!!!

Grady Carter
Metro Brokers of Oklahoma