Google+

Oklahoma City Metro: #10 best place in the country to call home

For those of us that already live here, we know!  Recently there was an article posted by RelocateAmerica.com which ranked the Oklahoma City metro area as the #10 best place to live through the recession.  This is piggybacked by Forbes article late last year which pegged Oklahoma City as THE most recession proof city in the nation -- a title that we are thankfully wearing well.

Beyond weathering the recession in terms of housing prices, unemployment has stayed the course too!  A recent Bloomberg report put the unemployment rate in Oklahoma City at 5.6%, which puts Oklahoma City at the #2 spot in the nation in terms of job opportunities (yes, folks, that is #2 in the nation). 

The reason for the success of the Oklahoma City Metro area (which includes, Norman and Moore), was primarily due to the slow-and-steady growth rate.  Housing prices have increased year-over-year for the last 20 years between 3-4%, which is far unlike the incredible increases (and subsequent falls) in home values in other areas.  Beyond the steady growth, home values are relatively low compared to some areas of the country, and provide for a significantly lower cost of living, which helps our local businesses and economy.

Right now is a great time to buy a home in Norman Oklahoma, Moore Oklahoma, or Oklahoma City Oklahoma!  Home values have been stable, and interest rates are at historical lows.  You can search for homes for sale in Norman, Moore, or Oklahoma city, by going to my home search website which will pull pictures and information directly from the Multilist (MLS).  Please let me know how I can help you with your next move! 

 "With me it's not about houses -- it's about homes"

Rob Schaerer

Dillard Group Real Estate
Preferred: (405) 694-8537
Office: (405) 366-7707
Rob@Dillardgroup.com
www.OklaHomeSeller.com

Date Posted
 
Blog Post Title
 
03/08/2011 How Does the Norman Market in January 2011 Compare to January 2010 
03/03/2011 Should I Invest in Real Estate Now?
02/04/2011 2010-2011 OHFA Bond / Down Payment Assistance Program
02/04/2011 Cleveland County Oklahoma Bond Program
02/04/2011 Should You Get a Home Inspection on a New House? 
07/22/2010 2010 NCRC First Time Home Buyer Grant 
06/15/2010 Low Maintenance Retirement Living
01/31/2010 2010 First Time Buyer Bond Program
07/28/2009 Neighborhood Focus: Royal Oaks in Norman OK
07/15/2009 Neighborhood Focus: Eagle Cliff in Norman OK
07/06/2009 2009 NCRC Grant: $5,000 for First time home buyers in Norman
07/03/2009 Neighborhood Focus: Carrington Place in Norman OK
05/11/2009 Neighborhood Focus: Brookhaven In Norman OK
05/10/2009 Neighborhood Focus: The Vineyard in Norman Oklahoma
05/09/2009 Can the $8000 tax credit be used towards down payment?
05/29/2009 Home Valuation Tool
05/29/2009 Cleveland County Sheriff Sales
04/23/2009 Saving money on a refinance
04/23/2009 Oklahoma City Metro: #10 best place in the country to call home
04/18/2009 2009 Oklahoma Down Payment Assistance Program
10/21/2008 Mortgage Market Changes
04/10/2008 Free Money for the First Time Home Buyer
04/04/2008 Oklahoma Home Values up by 4.24 percent in 2007
Search for Homes for Sale