Posted tagged ‘Tulsa’

My House on Zillow

March 26, 2008

I love Zillow. Of course, I’d say that sitting in Tulsa while house prices are appreciating as they are and the housing bubble hasn’t quite been realized here. We’re typically the last to see “bubbles” and among the first to recover from them. Unless it’s oil related, but we’re more diversified now than ever. At least, we locals tell ourselves that. Oil and gas prices are definitely helping bouy us locally right now. So, knock on wood we don’t have to put it to the test.

On a lark I’ve listed our house for sale on Zillow. More for giggles than anything. It’s a “Make me move” kind of thing. I have no burning desire to sell or move. But, if someone saw the house, was serious and felt good about some of the renovation work left to be done… I’d sell. Heck, everything’s for sale when it comes right down to it. [EDIT: already moderated some comments about this… I’m not linking to the house for the same reason I don’t blog about my kids or post their pictures – Security. Local house hunters will either find our house and research it like everyone else does. Or not. Gawkers and lurkers I can do without.]

Of course, if it *did* sell… we’d have the unpleasant problem of finding new digs. Michelle’s been keen on building our next house. Undeveloped property prices in Tulsa are, shall we say, a teensy bit out of whack with reality. Oh well. It is what it is. I’d love a log cabin (in the Lake Tahoe style not the Abraham Lincoln style). She’d probably go with that. Of course, Zillow’s going to have to do a hockey stick for us for that to happen. So… maybe a starter Abraham Lincoln style is as close as we get 😛

Cold, Wet. But, Alive.

December 12, 2007

unless you live under a rock… You’ve. Probably heard Oklahoma was hit by a monster, freak ice storm. Were one of the affected 200000 households in Tulsa.No power for three days. No heat. Even the city water treatment is iffy. Batteries are spent. But, fortunately we’re able to cook and give the kids warm meals. The neighborhood is vacant except for us and the couple across.Ventured out yesterday to help clear a path out of the neighborhood and to bring back food/news. Hard going.Remembered my dual burner camp stove and loads of fuel… So we have fewer worries with lots of bottled water, etc.LOTS of extremely needy. Please, if you can, donate to Catholic Charities of Tulsa or earmark a donation to the ResCross specifically for Tulsa winter Storm Relief.Thanks for all the kind email and voicemail inquiries. Simply cold to the bone and in the dark 2/3 of the day.