OKLAHOMA CITY is the #1 City Worth Moving to if You Want to Launch a Business!!! In business -- as in real estate -- it’s all about location, location, location. Despite the rise in remote-work arrangements, this sentiment holds true even if you don’t have a physical store. Where you put your headquarters can affect your ability to hire, as well as determine the business partners and investors you have easy access to. Oklahoma City tops the list by outranking Miami, Boulder, CO, and Minneapolis.
Looking to launch your next venture in a business-friendly climate? If you’re lucky enough to live near one of the following communities, you’re in luck. If not, consider whether a move will give your business the best odds possible of succeeding.
Combine a strong small-business-lending environment and a lower cost of living, and you have a surprising startup haven. Recently, Apartment Guide listed Oklahoma City on its list of "10 Affordable Cities Where Luxury Apartments Are Within Your Reach”. Multiple other publications list OKC as a fast-growing city that's great for recent graduates and among the best for starting a business. It’s also very easy to start a business in this city and state, as the necessary paperwork can be done in one day.
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Painting Your Home This Color Can Make Your House Sell for $5,000 More—Here’s Why
By Shannon Donohue, Reader’s Digest
Want to maximize your home value? Try painting it this color to get the most attractive offers.
If you’re in the process of selling your home, you want to make it as attractive as possible in order to receive the best bid. You fluff the pillows, scrub the floors, but have you ever thought about the impact the color of your house can have on potential buyers? According to Zillow, it can make a difference to the tune of thousands of dollars.
After surveying over 30,000 sold homes in 2017, Zillow found out that the color blue was the most popular and attractive to new buyers. Blue is associated with calm and peace of mind, which means making clear decisions you’re comfortable with.
It’s easy to integrate blue into your home without springing for brand new siding. Here are a few ideas we found:
In Zillow’s study, bathrooms with a light blue hue brought in about $5,440 extra on average.
A darker, bold blue in the bedroom could boost your sale $1,856.Kitchens with blue accents can sell for $1,809 more than the original price.
Even just painting over your front door blue can increase your selling price by $1,514!
The results are in—and bold blues are what sells.
Council To Take Comments on Public Financing to Support Development of Land Around the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum
By William Crum
Development of property around the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum is expected to produce 910 full-time jobs, according to an analysis prepared for the city council.
The report assesses the impact of a public financing plan intended to assist development. The city council will conduct a public hearing Tuesday on the proposed public financing.
The council is considering a proposal for up to $128 million in public assistance for development of property west of Eastern Avenue, immediately surrounding the museum.
Under an agreement with the city of Oklahoma City, the land is to be developed for commercial use by AICCM Land Development LLC, an entity of the Chickasaw Nation.
A resort hotel, water park, marketplace showcasing Native goods, residences, offices and retail are among early ideas for developing the property.
The property is south of the Oklahoma River and north of a BNSF Railway line, southwest of the Interstate 40 interchange at Eastern Avenue.
The partially completed museum east of downtown Oklahoma City with its signature mound and white arch is a landmark for travelers on Interstates 35 and 40.
The financial impact report anticipates $400 million in private investment on more than 100 acres, generally in front of the museum.
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@johnnyee05 took Sophia so I could get my (1st) 4 hour stretch of sleep in 5 weeks! Usually I'm up every two hours feeding my little vampire. 💜 To celebrate I had my 1st taste of Spark (caffeine 🤗) since giving birth & joined my family for a last minute boat ride down the Canadian River. 👏 What a beautiful day to get out of the house! #beautysleep#lakeoverholser#boat#fall#family
Which is better at valuing your home, you or a computer program?
By Kenneth R. Harney
WASHINGTON — Do you have a pretty good idea of what your house is worth? Could you estimate within, say, 5 percent of what it's likely to sell for?
If so, would that make you more accurate about your home value than an estimate from a computer program loaded with recent sales data and algorithms?
Maybe. Maybe not.
Economists at the Federal Reserve recently completed a study that rated homeowners against computer programs — owners' estimates of their homes' worth versus those from automated valuation models (AVMs) — and compared both to the actual selling prices of the same homes.
Guess what? It turns out they were, according to the study, "fairly similar." Despite their reputation for excessive enthusiasm about their homes' values, owners weren't trounced by the computers. But neither the humans nor the computer programs were standouts on accuracy.
Only about half of the AVM estimates and 40 percent of homeowners' estimates came within 10 percent of the actual selling price.
The study examined thousands of owners' estimates provided during a Census Bureau consumer survey in 2014 with AVM estimates on their homes from the same time period provided by a commercial vendor. Then it compared both of these numbers with subsequent selling prices.
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Open Streets OKC Took Place on Sunday
Open Streets OKC is a local health and wellness project. We believe active transportation--like biking or walking from point A to B--promotes healthier residents with closer ties to their community.
At our events, we reclaim part of a busy street for a few hours for non-motorized activity. Everyone attending is invited to walk, bike, skate or board while they meet local business owners and celebrate the unique charm of a historic Oklahoma City neighborhood.
There's local food and activities with wellness tips from health professionals. It looks a little like a block party, or a parade. It's purpose, however, is permanent change.
The more residents who choose active transportation, the greater push for more accessible communities. That means healthier Oklahomans, more foot traffic for the local economy and an active interest in shaping the areas we call "home." It won't happen overnight but, with our help, we hope to create lasting, tight-knit neighborhoods across our city.
The next OKC Open Streets will occur in April, 2019.
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Looks like someone got their buzz on at the Lake Overholser Truss Bridge. (Not me. I like bad beer, but OE is a bridge too far🤣). The bridge spans the North Canadian River, where it empties into Lake Overholser, on the west side of Oklahoma City. This is a combination Parker through-truss and pony truss bridge constructed in 1924-1925. Closed in 2008, but reopened after repairs in 2011. It is a fun bridge to drive across. #lakeoverholser#every_bridge#route66#bridge#oklahoma#tgj66#maltliquor
we went to #lakeoverholser and went fishing and i took w a y too many pics and also i stole a big ass walking stick and a sunflowe ill post pics of in a second,,,,,, also i was gonna add a short lil video of the spillway from the dam but its too short ://// anyways it was fun af