Category: Moving Advice

Best Things About Living In Oklahoma

Smith & Co Auction and Realty operates out of Northwest Oklahoma and the surrounding areas. We’ve lived and worked here for over twenty years, and we think Oklahoma truly is a wonderful state. Why invest in Oklahoma real estate? Check out some of our reasons below: Low Cost of Living Oklahoma is one of the… Read more »

Real Estate Auction Etiquette

Real estate auctions are very common, especially recently with the surge of foreclosures. A potential homebuyer can certainly purchase a great home from auction at a very affordable price. However, there are things you must know about the auction process and how to approach this circumstance appropriately.   Before you attend your first real estate… Read more »

First Time Home Buyers | What You Need To Know About Property Taxes

Before you put a bid on your “affordable” dream home, you have to take into consideration an important factor that can drastically change the affordability of a home: the property taxes.   What are property taxes? A property tax (or millage tax) is a levy on property that the owner is required to pay. The… Read more »

Buying Your Home At Auction

Benefits, Tips, and Tricks   The traditional viewpoint is that homes are bought and sold through a series of open houses, meetings with realtors, house showings, negotiations, home inspections… the list goes on. But there are easier ways to sell and purchase properties! Through real estate auctions, both the buyer and the seller have a… Read more »

Finding the History of A Home

There has probably been a time when unanswered questions about the history of your home have wavered into your mind. While an inspector can certainly inspect the home’s bone structure, they cannot tell you about the history of the home. Some questions you might be pondering are, who lived here before, what remodeling has been… Read more »

Three Important Tips for First Time Buyers

Before purchasing your first home, you’ll want to focus on the three most important steps of the home buying process. After stabilizing your credit, determining what you can afford, and researching all costs, you’ll be ready to get into the more exciting aspects of choosing your first home. Stabilize Your Credit Your credit score is… Read more »

5 Lessons You Learn while Buying Your First House

  Buying your first home is exciting, especially now that we have sites like Pinterest and Houzz to get us ready for dream homes and home décor by the age of 14. And so, people often decide on what they want and what the deal breakers are. Many buyers plan their maximum offers, expectations, and… Read more »

Moving to Your New Home with Pets

The challenge of moving can be highly stressful for any family; but when pets are involved, a completely new level of challenges arise that are difficult on everyone involved. Our pets are a part of our families, and they often feel the stress and angst that we feel, during major life changes. Moving, whether you… Read more »