New Listing Alert!!! – Spacious Getaway in Newcastle

New Listing Alert!!! – Spacious Getaway in Newcastle

Full Disclosure; I’m a city mouse and I’ve never really lived where there was a little extra space to stretch my life out a little bit. That said there is a very special feeling that comes over me when I have the chance to go see a house with some room to breath. This house in Newcastle sits in one of the most striking neighborhoods I’ve seen in Oklahoma, no kidding… It’s worth a drive by at the least if you’re in the area. But as long as you’re here you might as well check out the walkthrough tour. 🙂

 

Walk Through Tour – 2084 NW 34th St

New Listing Alert!!! – https://goo.gl/tg7nwv

Well we’ve got a great new listing in Newcastle, Oklahoma! Sitting in the middle of a stunning neighborhood with some of the best views you’ll see in Oklahoma. Located on half of an acre this home is made for someone who wants a little extra space, but also wants to keep quick access to ammenities. Highlights include: 4 bed, 3 bath, 3 car garage, a split bedroom plan, and a truly scenic little corner of the world! Call your Realtor if you want to set up a time to go see it for yourself.

Grady Carter
Metro Brokers of Oklahoma
(405)474-2905

Posted by Grady Carter – Home Boy Real Estate on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

$20k Price Drop By Campus!

$20k Price Drop By Campus!

Well we’ve got a big ole price drop here! This very grand home and the lot that it sits on are located at the end of a very cozy cul-de-sac near The University of Oklahoma. Speaking of schools McKinley Elementary School is very highly desired, I’m sure you could ask any parent who lives in the district if you don’t already know this.

Having tons of living space 2816 Majesty Court is set up wonderfully for living comfortably and entertaining. And having 3 and a half bathrooms to accompany the 4 bedrooms makes for a great deal of bathroom privacy. If you have this home on your list of homes to see call your Realtor and set up an appointment, and if it’s not on your list it’s probably time to change that my friend! 🙂

Walk Through Tour – 2816 Majesty

https://goo.gl/AYNxNd
New Listing Alert!!! Looking for houses in the heart of Norman can be a tough task. But don’t worry, we’ve got another great house in McKinley School District, just a short walk away from Campus. The layout, and location will make this home something to talk about. Since it sits at the end of a cul-de-sac the backyard is really a delightful surprise for being so big in down. Come in and take a look online, and/or call today to set up a private viewing.

Grady Carter
Metro Brokers of OK
(405)474-2905
HomeBoyOK.com
https://goo.gl/AYNxNd

Posted by Grady Carter – Home Boy Real Estate on Friday, June 29, 2018

 

 

Open House Alert: New Norman Listing – Sun., August 5th, 2:00-4:00

Open House Alert: New Norman Listing – Sun., August 5th, 2:00-4:00

I’ve got a great new Norman listing that I’ll be holding open on Sunday, August 5th from 2:00 to 4:00. If you will be out and about come by and see me, or else! This great house really lives large because of the great room layouts and sizes, so feel free to watch this walk through tour, or call your Realtor to schedule an appointment today.

Grady Carter

Realtor®, GRI – Metro Brokers of Oklahoma

 

Walkthrough Tour – 108 Highland Terrace

New Listing Alert!!! – https://goo.gl/3PdzHQ
This wonderful Norman home is really ready for a new owner! With 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a 3 car garage this house has a bunch of great space at an affordable price for someone looking for a newer home. Call your Realtor if you want to see it in person!

Click here for more information – https://goo.gl/3PdzHQ

Grady Carter
Gwen Holmes Arveson
Metro Brokers of Oklahoma

Posted by Grady Carter – Home Boy Real Estate on Friday, July 27, 2018

Big Price Drop On Campus!

Big Price Drop On Campus!

We’ve got ourselves a big price drop by campus in Norman! There is a lot that could be said about living in this area (which I do very much on purpose), or the wonderful charm of 636 E Boyd, but you should really come see it for yourself if this could possibly be in your wheelhouse!

-Grady Carter

Questions? Please feel free to contact me!

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405-474-2905

Metro Brokers of Oklahoma

$324,900

636 E Boyd
Norman, Oklahoma 73071
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Walk Through Tour – 636 E Boyd

New Listing Alert!!!

636 E Boyd Street, Norman, OK

Check out more pictures here —–> https://goo.gl/osR47t
And see the full listing here ——-> https://goo.gl/wdMnAw

Who is looking for an amazing campus home in Norman, Oklahoma?! Just an arrow’s flight from The Mont Restaurant and The University of Oklahoma this amazing historical home has tons of character! It boasts: a split plan with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 living/flex spaces, and a recently updated kitchen. The kitchen looks out over a fantastic covered patio just waiting to entertain before a game, or to sit on while a rain storm rolls through town. And don’t miss the wonderful newly added Pella windows. And if you love older homes you will love these original hardwood floors. There is plenty about the house to tell you about, but I highly recommend that you just come and see it for yourself. Call your Realtor to set up an appointment today!

Grady Carter
Metro Brokers of OK
(405) 474-2905
https://goo.gl/mDdLE3

Posted by Grady Carter – Home Boy Real Estate on Thursday, July 27, 2017

 

Big Price Reduction By Campus in Norman!

Big Price Reduction By Campus in Norman!

We’ve got ourselves a wonderful house in Norman that is ready for a new owner right by campus! They started out priced at $375k, and they’ve just dropped the price to $349k! This campus classic is ready for someone to come love it!

 

Walk Through Tour – 636 E Boyd

Price Reduction Alert!!!

636 E Boyd Street, Norman, OK

Check out more pictures here —–> https://goo.gl/osR47t
And see the full listing here ——-> https://goo.gl/wdMnAw

Who is looking for an amazing campus home in Norman, Oklahoma?! Just an arrow’s flight from The Mont Restaurant and The University of Oklahoma this amazing historical home has tons of character! It boasts: a split plan with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 living/flex spaces, and a recently updated kitchen. The kitchen looks out over a fantastic covered patio just waiting to entertain before a game, or to sit on while a rain storm rolls through town. And don’t miss the wonderful newly added Pella windows. And if you love older homes you will love these original hardwood floors. There is plenty about the house to tell you about, but I highly recommend that you just come and see it for yourself. Call your Realtor to set up an appointment today!

Grady Carter
Metro Brokers of OK
(405) 474-2905
https://goo.gl/mDdLE3

Posted by Grady Carter – Home Boy Real Estate on Thursday, July 27, 2017

5 Reasons America Needs Walkable Neighborhoods — Strong Towns

5 Reasons America Needs Walkable Neighborhoods — Strong Towns

I bought a house with walkability in mind, I am a millennial after all. I love so much about what this article has to say, and I think that places like Norman need to keep this in mind when we’re planning out how we want to grow.

-Grady

(405)474-2905

5 Reasons America Needs Walkable Neighborhoods

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Feb 20, 2018

The RPA report we’re covering this week highlights the need for more housing in walkable neighborhoods. Now, walkability isn’t just something that we believe is “good for you” like broccoli or flossing. In fact, as the report explains, walkability is something that people have time and again demanded, and that demand is simply not being met. What is the true value of walkable neighborhoods? Why do we need them and why has demand for them increased? Here are five key reasons why walkability is valuable to communities and should be prioritized:

1. Affordability

Between purchase, insurance, gas and repairs, car ownership can cost a person thousands of dollars a year. WalkScore reports that cars are “the second largest household expense in the US.” Imagine if you could get rid of that expense and instead use your own two feet to get to work, school, the grocery store, and more. Think of what else you could spend those thousands of dollars on.

In addition, for the millions of Americans who live near or below the poverty line, for whom automobile costs suck up a huge portion of an already small budget, a walkable neighborhood can mean the difference between food, clothing and shelter, or being out on the street. Walkable neighborhoods make getting around far more affordable for every member of a community, with a particularly significant impact on low-income populations.

2. Accessibility

When transportation is limited to cars, that means many people are shut out of the transportation system: the elderly, the disabled, and children. In a car-centric environment, anyone who cannot drive for physical, mental or age-related reasons is forced to rely on others to transport them around. In a walkable neighborhood, however, travel is much more accessible. Children can walk to school. Seniors can walk to the grocery store. Wheelchair users are able to wheel to work instead of having to wait for a special bus or a ride from a friend. Walkability means access for a much wider swath of the population.

3. Economic productivity

We’ve written about this before, but walkable environments usually lead to higher economic productivity. In a concentrated, walkable neighborhood with shops and restaurants, passersby are far more likely to frequent multiple businesses than if they were just driving to a specific store in an auto-oriented area. Walkable neighborhoods with local businesses also help keep economic gains in the community when compared with strip and big box developments on the edge of town. Finally, walkable neighborhoods in city after city across the country demonstrate far greater tax revenue per square foot than any other type of development.

4. Health

The benefits of walkable neighborhoods for physical health are myriad. Active Living Research recently released a research review on this topic entitled, “Moving Toward Active Transportation: How Policies Can Encourage Walking and Bicycling.” Here are a few key findings and recommendations revealed in that review:

  • Physical activity has been associated with a risk reduction for premature death and a number of chronic diseases. Estimated risk reductions between the most active and the least active groups are substantial, i.e., about 30 percent for all causes of death.
  • Areas with more amenities for biking and walking, such as sidewalks, bicycle lanes, or paths are associated with more active commuting to school.
  • Traffic volume, highway density, and traffic speeds are negatively associated with levels of active travel, while smaller block size, access to public transport, retail, neighborhood shops, and street connectivity are positively associated with levels of bicycle ridership.
  • Walking and cycling can be increased by community-scale urban design and land use policies. These include zoning regulations and building codes […] higher street connectivity, higher density of development, and having more stores, jobs and schools within walking distance of where people live. 

The evidence is clear: people in walkable neighborhoods tend to be healthier than those in auto-oriented areas. Minority communities are particularly negatively affected by a lack of walkability in their neighborhoods and thus, less access to physical exercise (see the above graphic).

5. Environment

Walking is naturally better for the environment than driving. It uses no fossil fuels and creates no pollution, which is healthier for the earth and healthier for our lungs. The environmental benefits of walkable environments are pretty obvious so I’m not going to go into much detail beyond that. But suffice it to say, if you care about the environment, you should support improvements in walkability.

As the RPA report we’ve been discussing this week explains, the demand clearly exists for walkable places. Baby boomers want them. Millenials want them. Here’s some telling data from the report: “In a recent survey by Urban Land Institute, 50 percent of people said that walkability is either the top or a high priority in where they would choose to live.” If half the population would prefer to live in a walkable place, that’s an indication that we need to start building more of these places and transforming existing places into walkable neighborhoods.

By not meeting this demand for walkable neighborhoods, we’re hurting both affordability and economic productivity. We’re also cheating our communities out of the chance to be healthier, more environmentally-friendly and more accessible. As walkable neighborhoods become more and more desirable, the cost of housing in those neighborhoods increases beyond the reach of so many people who could truly benefit from walkability. We need to change federal financing rules so that walkable living is more affordable.

(Top photo courtesy of NACTO)

Rachel Quednau

Source: 5 Reasons America Needs Walkable Neighborhoods — Strong Towns