Midtown Tulsa Real Estate - Lori Cain: May 2011

Finding an updated Tulsa home for sale in midtown Tulsa

Finding an updated Tulsa home for sale in midtown Tulsa

Tulsa home buyers who want to purchase in midtown Tulsa are attracted by our stoic and handsome mansions built by oil barons of yesteryear, yet want the amenities of a newer home such as a master bedroom on the first floor and open living areas. How do midtown Tulsa home buyers find this?

 updated Tulsa home for sale in midtown Tulsa

Remember that our homes built in the 20s and 30s were built in a compartmentalized manner for purposes of heating and cooling efficiently - before we had central heat and air.

Because our homes were built with high ceilings, dropped ceiling tiles were later installed to further reduce the area to heat and cool. Sleeping porches were built at a slant to accommodate water runoff and have been slowly converted to inside living space.

Now that our older historic homes have central heat and air, slowly but surely, the dropped ceiling tiles have been removed, yet many homes still have a "choppy" layout.

As we transition from owner to owner, improvements have been made and walls have been taken down to produce a more "open" living space. Sleeping porches have been converted to sunrooms or sitting rooms.

Finding an updated Tulsa home for sale in midtown Tulsa

My husband's and my home in Buena Vista in the Riverview neighborhood was built in 1915 and we have done a lot in the past few years to update our midtown Tulsa casa.

We built a kitchen addition in 2006 and later knocked out a wall separating the kitchen and formal dining room. Knocking out that load-bearing wall was costly, however, it really opened up the living space. Because we entertain a lot, we wanted to achieve a nice flow through the rooms.

For midtown Tulsa home buyers searching for an updated home - well, you just have to keep looking or you have to be prepared to do some updating yourself.updated Tulsa home for sale in midtown Tulsa

And when you DO find an updated Tulsa home for sale in midtown Tulsa, be prepared to write an attractive offer promptly!

Copyright 2011 Lori Cain All Rights Reserved - Originally Posted at: Midtown Tulsa Real Estate - Lori Cain

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Please visit my web site if you are shopping for Tulsa homes for sale or call 918-852-5036 for more information about Midtown Tulsa Real Estate. In addition to my advanced grasp of the internet to market your Tulsa home for sale, I include a home staging consultation with every listing AND professional photography - at no aditional cost to you!

Lori is a residential Realtor with eXp Realty serving the greater Tulsa area and specializing in downtown Tulsa and midtown Tulsa real estate.

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