Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Why Buy Title Insurance?

Title insurance can sometimes be a little confusing.  It can also leave homeowners wondering, "Why Buy Title Insurance?" When getting a Tulsa mortgage, one thing that will be an important consideration is Tulsa title insurance.  Darryl Baskin has provided some great information on the Importance of Title Insurance on his website.  Visit the link provided to brush up on your understanding of title insurance and your property. 

Monday, December 31, 2012

Location, Location, Location!

In real estate, the phrase "location, location, location" is always around.  Location is one of the most important factors in the home buying process.  The same also holds true with building.   Tulsa Realtor, Darryl Baskin, says that "before you build, consider the location of the property"!   Whether you are simply purchasing land or are building your dream home, "work with your Tulsa Realtor to make sure that the location you desire will fit your budget as well as the style and size you want in your home. Don't find out after purchasing that you can't do what you want or that the market will not handle your specific plans."

For more tips on what to do before you build, read "Before You Build A Home".

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Home Buyers- Avoid These Common Mistakes

If you ask any successful Tulsa area Realtor, "What are the Most Common Mistakes that Home Buyers Make?"  you will likely get quite a list.  Darryl Baskin, Tulsa area Realtor with eXp Realty posts some helpful information for home buyers trying to avoid those common errors.

One error that home buyers often make is expecting closing to occur within 30 days.  Although this can happen, it doesn't happen every time.  Many things must happen before your Tulsa area closing company and Tulsa mortgage company can proceed with closing.  For more common errors that home buyers make, visit the post, "Common Mistakes by Home Buyers". 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Going Green in Tulsa New Construction

There are so many different ways to build a greener, more environmentally friendly home.  In a very helpful building guide, from Tulsa Realtor Darryl Baskin, you will learn the Top 5 Ways to Build a Greener Home.  They include focusing on:  the roof, the windows, the walls, the outside, and the appliances.  Visit the article link above for some great information on building a greener home.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I thought Bed Bugs Meant a Dirty House!

That is a common myth, however, a very untrue one.  Bed Bugs do not mean you have a dirty home.  They can come from many different places, including second hand clothing and visiting somewhere else they are found.  Read, "Eliminating Bed Bugs and Dust Mites in Your Tulsa Home" for more information.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Land Surveys

Whether you are building a new home, remodeling, or selling your home, a survey of your property can be very beneficial. When a land surveyor is hired to perform a survey, he will do several things. One of the first things he will do is to research, through several sources including the County Clerk’s office, in order to gather information about anything that affects the property and it’s boundaries. The surveyor will then perform a field survey of the property. He will find any physical evidence that will affect the boundaries as well as note any improvements made. After all this has been done, the surveyor will determine where the property lines are based on his research and data. He will then put the data into the computer to verify and draw a plat.

There are various types of surveys that can be performed.
  • A boundary survey is simply for the purpose of locating the boundaries and corners of a piece of land.
  • A topographical survey is used to locate elevations, land contours, streams, fences, etc.
  • A subdivision survey divides the land into smaller pieces with their boundaries.
  • A mortgage location survey must meed the requirements for title insurance.
Whatever your reasons for considering a survey, remember to tell the surveyor. They can help you determine which survey is you need.

For more information about surveys required before your Tulsa real estate closing, contact Karen Burnette of FirsTitle at 918-493-2241 or

For Tulsa mortgage needs, contact Steve Currington of Currington Mortgage, 918-394-5626 or

For all your Tulsa OK real estate needs, contact Darryl Baskin, McGraw Realtors, 918-258-2600 or

Want to buy or sell your Tulsa home, visit for helpful tips on selling your home, buying your home, and Tulsa homes for sale.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Your Responsiblity During Your Move

When anyone, whether it is you or a moving company, moves household goods over the highway, there are responsibilities and rights that you and the moving company have.

1. Moving companies are not legally required to provide an estimate for services. You should however ask for one.

2. Moving companies are required to prepare a bill of lading for any shipment being transported. That is the contract you have with the mover. You must be provided with a copy before your furniture is loaded and should read it carefully before accepting it.

3. Make sure that either you, or the moving company, inventories everything in the shipment. Sign each page of the inventory copy after checking it carefully.

4. Moving companies do have to assume some degree of liability for the goods they transport. Mare sure you are aware of the different levels of liability and the cost to you for each one.

For more information or an estimate for Tulsa area moving services, contact Mike Ellingson at Relocation LLC at 918- 4159-6683 or

For Tulsa area junk removal, contact David Tittle at I-Haul USA at 918-852-2146 or

For Tulsa real estate needs, contact Darryl Baskin, McGraw Realtors, 918-258-2600 or