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July | August 2013

CARMA GRIGSBY

Your Preferred Tulsa Area Realtor There’s no question that the buying and selling of luxury real estate in today’s market requires the assistance of a professional with the right experience, capabilities and commitment.

Details on Featured Property from Front Cover

Carma Grigsby is not only an accomplished professional, she is also a preferred REALTOR for successful real estate transactions in the area. Carma offers highly personalized service and strong market knowledge. CONSIDERING SELLING? Turn to Carma for outstanding industry know-how, and a stellar marketing plan to bring your property from “listed” to “SOLD”! INTERESTED IN BUYING? Whether you’re ready to move-up, size-down, or simply add to your real estate portfolio, Carma brings excellent negotiating skills and an ability to find just the right property for her clients!

7907 S. Braden | 4 Bed | 4 & 3 Half Baths | Indoor Basketball Court | Holland Lakes

Contact Carma today for a free detailed valuation of your home and a snapshot of the local real estate market!

This jewel of a home features 3 levels of living, game room with wet bar and media. The home has been redesigned to include the most popular amenities. Perfect home for entertaining, yet so very livable. $958,000

www.CarmaGrigsby.com

Legendary Listings

SOLD 13127 S. YORKTOWN Estates of Hampton Hills | 4 Bed 3 Bath | 3 Car | $1,275,000

SOLD 11660 S HUDSON COURT Frenchman’s Creek | 6 Bed 4.5 Bath | 3 Car | $1,200,000

5309 W ORLANDO CIRCLE Cedar Ridge | 4 Bed | 4 Bath 3 Car | $325,000  

Get Smart!

Today’s Tech Takes Home Automation Beyond The Jetsons

Your Home’s Square Footage

Is it Measured Accurately?

Recently Sold Homes in 74137 and 74008

Direct: 918.260.1800 Carma@CarmaGrigsby.com

Closed 6/06/2013 6/06/2013 6/10/2013 5/25/2013 6/12/2013 5/17/2013 5/22/2013 6/10/2013 6/04/2013 6/10/2013 6/10/2013 5/22/2013 6/10/2013 6/07/2013

Address Sq. Ft. BR 8756 102nd Street 4,138 4 10713 S Winston Street 4,140 4 11908 S 4th Street 4,150 4 11010 S Toledo Avenue 4,893 4 3622 E 104th Street 4,308 4 4107 W 89th Street 4,435 5 9407 Jamestown Avenue 4,120 4 10909 S Winston Avenue 4,088 5 11727 S Canton Avenue 4,089 4 11220 S 72nd East Avenue 4,830 5 11616 S New Haven Avenue 5,115 5 10538 S 94th East Avenue 5,632 5 7706 S Jamestown Avenue 6,047 4 11908 S Oxford Avenue 4,779 4

FB 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4

HB 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 2 1

GAR 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 4 3

Sale Price $395,000 $431,000 $435,000 $474,750 $480,000 $510,500 $510,000 $503,500 $520,000 $585,000 $629,900 $675,000 $695,000 $725,000

SP/ SF $95 $104 $105 $97 $111 $115 $124 $123 $127 $121 $123 $120 $115 $152

DOM 45 28 3 5 3 72 38 33 21 34 152 175 40 160

All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Properties on this list have been listed/sold by various participants in the MLS. If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

Produced by UpscaleRealEstateMarketing.com • 877.660.0996

ISSN-1939-9588

Go Tropical This Summer Polo Grill’s Coconut Parfait

Cover Property Presented by Carma Grigsby of McGraw Realtors See Back Cover for Details


In Good Taste Featuring Polo Grill 918.744.4280 | PoloGrill.com

COCONUT PARFAIT Mango Ice Cream, Lime Granita, Crystallized Mint Coconut Parfait 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 6 1/2 ounces granulated sugar 1/3 cup water 3 1/2 ounces egg yolk 1/2 can coconut milk Using a stand mixer, whip heavy cream till soft peaks form and reserve. Whip egg yolks till pale in color and creamy. Heat water and sugar and bring to a “soft ball stage.” While whipping egg yolk, slowly drizzle in hot sugar and mix until the bottom of the bowl is cool to the touch. Fold in the whipped heavy cream by thirds. Add the coconut milk. Freeze overnight in small ramekin containers. Mango Ice Cream 1 1/3 cups mango puree 1 1/2 cups sugar 3 egg yolks 3 cups heavy cream Bring heavy cream to a simmer. Temper heavy cream into yolks and sugar. Heat and mix the anglaise to a nape consistency. Fold in the mango puree. Prepare in an ice cream machine till frozen. Lime Granita 2 cups water 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup lime juice Bring the water and sugar to a simmer. Add the lime juice and freeze in a shallow pan. Scrape with a fork to form the granita. Crystallized Mint 6 mint leaves 1 egg white 1/2 cup sugar Wash and dry mint leaves. Dip mint leaves into egg white and coat with sugar. Allow sugared mint leaves to dry at room temperature for at least 2 hours. Plating Instructions Remove frozen ramekins from freezer. Add a scoop of mango ice cream. Top with a heaping spoonful of lime granita and garnish with crystallized mint. Yield: Six Servings

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the future is now. Did I turn the thermostat down? Is the security alarm set? Did I forget to close the garage door? Just a few of the questions that will soon be moot once you make the jump and your get home fully wired. That’s right ... your home can soon be smarter than you! So just what can today’s super-tech homes do for you and your family? One of the coolest new capabilities is the remote access to your home’s climate control. If you like to come home to a nice cool abode but don’t like the bill that comes from running the AC all day while you’re at work, you can turn on the AC right from your smart phone or computer. This saves on your electric bill in spades. Some experts estimate you can save up to 10 percent on your bill from using these new systems. And just imagine never again walking into a closed-up, stifling home upon returning from vacation or a long weekend! Where do we sign up? Security is another highlight of today’s high-tech homes. With the touch of a button on your smart phone or computer, you can set the security system in your home to any desired level of protection.

you can see what’s going on in your home while you’re away or at work. Have kids? Talk about having eyes in the back of your head! With installed cameras strategically placed throughout your home, you can remotely keep an eye on them in the yard, as they come in the front door from school, or just see what they’re doing in the kitchen with their friends while you run errands. And in the event that the security system is tripped, your home’s system can instantly send you photos or videos of the point of entry so you can be apprised of the situation. Another great feature which enhances security and makes your life easier is the remote control of your home’s lighting. Out later than you thought you’d be? Turn on the front lights with the touch of a button on your smart phone. Want to make it appear as if someone is home while you’re away? Set up the system to have lights go on and off in different rooms at specific times throughout the night. Sounds like a smart home installation may be the smartest thing you can do for your family this year! And since the systems are wireless, installation is usually easy and quick!

IS YOUR HOME WIRED UP?

If the system gets tripped while you’re away, you’ll automatically know via email or texts telling you exactly what has occurred in your absence. Many systems can automatically detect fire, water damage, or broken glass, and instantly let the homeowner and authorities know. Carbon monoxide detection can also be added. And in

case of one of these emergencies, you’ll have direct contact to fire and police for a quick response. An added bonus? You could save up to 20 percent on your homeowner’s insurance when this type of security system is installed. Many of today’s suppliers can also install indoor and outdoor cameras so

THE FACTS BEHIND SQUARE FOOTAGE Consider this scenario: A homeowner encloses their back patio. When they list their home, they inform the real estate agent that the patio is a home improvement that increases the overall square footage in the house. The homeowner has measured the room dimensions and calculated the additional square footage that has been added to the home. While measuring and calculating square footage may appear simple, there are several considerations as defined by an industry standard that makes the process a bit more complex. The standard for square footage calculation is defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The standard titled ANSI Z765 states, “To claim adherence to this standard, the following methods of measurement and calculation must be employed when quantifying square footage in single-family houses.” Realtors realize the importance of a third-party independent measurement and calculation of square footage because they do not want to make any false statements about square footage that could be disputed by potential buyers. If you have made any substantial addition to your home, you should consider an independent firm that can measure and calculate square footage and can claim adherence to the ANSI standard. Some interesting facets of the ANSI standard include the discussion of what is to be considered “finished square

footage.” Walls and ceilings must be “finished.” Finishes include painted or wallpapered dry wall or paneling. In our original example where the homeowner enclosed a patio – the wall and ceiling finishes must be evaluated in order for the space to qualify as “finished square footage.” If the room is dry-walled and taped, but no wall finish such as paint or wallpaper was applied, it is not considered “finished.” Likewise in terms of floor finishes. ANSI recognized floor finishes are carpeting, vinyl sheeting, hardwood flooring and concrete floors with decorative finishes, but does not include bare or painted concrete. Interestingly, stained concrete is considered finished because it is considered long lasting or permanent. Therefore, if the enclosed patio has a bare concrete floor, it is not considered “finished” and should not be quoted as part of the home’s overall finished square footage. The ANSI standard is also very clear about stating finished square footage that is “above grade” and “below grade” and that those should always be provided separately and identified as such. When a basement is finished, it can be measured and the resulting below grade square footage can be a selling point for the home but must be stated as below grade square footage. The ANSI standard also states, “Porches, balconies, decks and similar areas that are not enclosed or are not suitable for year-round occupancy cannot be included in the

JULY | AUGUST 2013 1964...THE TRIBUTE Performing Arts Center, July 19th 918.596.7111 | TulsaPAC.com 1964...The Tribute has been thrilling audiences all over the globe with what Rolling Stone Magazine has called the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.” Performing songs from the Beatles’ early years, “1964” recreates a familyfriendly live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and onstage banter. Combined Minds Performing Arts Center, July 19th – 21st 918.596.7111 | TulsaPAC.com Witness this cross-disciplinary performance using new aerial apparatuses, large-scale installation art, and multiple dance styles to illustrate a troubled young girl’s mind. The production features children in a twisted tale of toys coming to life and controlling the mind of a bullied girl. Similar to the Russian ballet Petrushka, the story shows toys that develop emotions, but pushes further by having the toys help plot revenge on the girl’s bully. Tulsa Drillers vs. Springfield Cardinals ONEOK Field, July 29th – 31st 918.744.5901 | TulsaDrillers.com Got a company event or family reunion this summer? Take them out to the ballgame! Group Outings feature up to a 20% savings over regular ticket prices, video board recognition for your group, and a group raffle giveaway with the chance to win an exclusive Drillers gift. Further, guaranteed group seating lets your group enjoy the game together. T-Town Twilight Run 5K River Parks, August 2nd TTownTwilightRun.com A new summer evening run for Tulsa benefiting T-Town Basic Needs, a local charity. Located inside River Parks, the starting line is just north of 41st and Riverside Drive. Grab your friends and your running shoes and choose from the1-mile Fun Run or the 3.1-mile 5K.

statement of finished square footage.” When physically measuring square footage, ANSI requires that measurements be taken to the nearest inch and the resulting square footage be reported to the nearest square foot. Laser-based measuring devices are available that can accurately measure distances with less chance of human error (unlike the standard tape measure). An example is the handheld laser measuring device Disto D5 by Leica®. The best practice is to have a professional who is well versed in the ANSI standard measure and qualify any square footage that will be advertised in selling your home.

Tulsa Unites Concert Series Guthrie Green, August 25th GuthrieGreen.com The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice is the only organization in Tulsa with the singular mission of fighting bias, bigotry, and racism while promoting understanding among all cultures, races and religions. With this mission in mind, OCCJ is pleased to announce a new community building initiative, Tulsa Unites. Come out to the Guthrie Green for live music and speakers that reflect the Tulsa community, and create relationships among your neighbors.


In Good Taste Featuring Polo Grill 918.744.4280 | PoloGrill.com

COCONUT PARFAIT Mango Ice Cream, Lime Granita, Crystallized Mint Coconut Parfait 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 6 1/2 ounces granulated sugar 1/3 cup water 3 1/2 ounces egg yolk 1/2 can coconut milk Using a stand mixer, whip heavy cream till soft peaks form and reserve. Whip egg yolks till pale in color and creamy. Heat water and sugar and bring to a “soft ball stage.” While whipping egg yolk, slowly drizzle in hot sugar and mix until the bottom of the bowl is cool to the touch. Fold in the whipped heavy cream by thirds. Add the coconut milk. Freeze overnight in small ramekin containers. Mango Ice Cream 1 1/3 cups mango puree 1 1/2 cups sugar 3 egg yolks 3 cups heavy cream Bring heavy cream to a simmer. Temper heavy cream into yolks and sugar. Heat and mix the anglaise to a nape consistency. Fold in the mango puree. Prepare in an ice cream machine till frozen. Lime Granita 2 cups water 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup lime juice Bring the water and sugar to a simmer. Add the lime juice and freeze in a shallow pan. Scrape with a fork to form the granita. Crystallized Mint 6 mint leaves 1 egg white 1/2 cup sugar Wash and dry mint leaves. Dip mint leaves into egg white and coat with sugar. Allow sugared mint leaves to dry at room temperature for at least 2 hours. Plating Instructions Remove frozen ramekins from freezer. Add a scoop of mango ice cream. Top with a heaping spoonful of lime granita and garnish with crystallized mint. Yield: Six Servings

Event Calendar

the future is now. Did I turn the thermostat down? Is the security alarm set? Did I forget to close the garage door? Just a few of the questions that will soon be moot once you make the jump and your get home fully wired. That’s right ... your home can soon be smarter than you! So just what can today’s super-tech homes do for you and your family? One of the coolest new capabilities is the remote access to your home’s climate control. If you like to come home to a nice cool abode but don’t like the bill that comes from running the AC all day while you’re at work, you can turn on the AC right from your smart phone or computer. This saves on your electric bill in spades. Some experts estimate you can save up to 10 percent on your bill from using these new systems. And just imagine never again walking into a closed-up, stifling home upon returning from vacation or a long weekend! Where do we sign up? Security is another highlight of today’s high-tech homes. With the touch of a button on your smart phone or computer, you can set the security system in your home to any desired level of protection.

you can see what’s going on in your home while you’re away or at work. Have kids? Talk about having eyes in the back of your head! With installed cameras strategically placed throughout your home, you can remotely keep an eye on them in the yard, as they come in the front door from school, or just see what they’re doing in the kitchen with their friends while you run errands. And in the event that the security system is tripped, your home’s system can instantly send you photos or videos of the point of entry so you can be apprised of the situation. Another great feature which enhances security and makes your life easier is the remote control of your home’s lighting. Out later than you thought you’d be? Turn on the front lights with the touch of a button on your smart phone. Want to make it appear as if someone is home while you’re away? Set up the system to have lights go on and off in different rooms at specific times throughout the night. Sounds like a smart home installation may be the smartest thing you can do for your family this year! And since the systems are wireless, installation is usually easy and quick!

IS YOUR HOME WIRED UP?

If the system gets tripped while you’re away, you’ll automatically know via email or texts telling you exactly what has occurred in your absence. Many systems can automatically detect fire, water damage, or broken glass, and instantly let the homeowner and authorities know. Carbon monoxide detection can also be added. And in

case of one of these emergencies, you’ll have direct contact to fire and police for a quick response. An added bonus? You could save up to 20 percent on your homeowner’s insurance when this type of security system is installed. Many of today’s suppliers can also install indoor and outdoor cameras so

THE FACTS BEHIND SQUARE FOOTAGE Consider this scenario: A homeowner encloses their back patio. When they list their home, they inform the real estate agent that the patio is a home improvement that increases the overall square footage in the house. The homeowner has measured the room dimensions and calculated the additional square footage that has been added to the home. While measuring and calculating square footage may appear simple, there are several considerations as defined by an industry standard that makes the process a bit more complex. The standard for square footage calculation is defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The standard titled ANSI Z765 states, “To claim adherence to this standard, the following methods of measurement and calculation must be employed when quantifying square footage in single-family houses.” Realtors realize the importance of a third-party independent measurement and calculation of square footage because they do not want to make any false statements about square footage that could be disputed by potential buyers. If you have made any substantial addition to your home, you should consider an independent firm that can measure and calculate square footage and can claim adherence to the ANSI standard. Some interesting facets of the ANSI standard include the discussion of what is to be considered “finished square

footage.” Walls and ceilings must be “finished.” Finishes include painted or wallpapered dry wall or paneling. In our original example where the homeowner enclosed a patio – the wall and ceiling finishes must be evaluated in order for the space to qualify as “finished square footage.” If the room is dry-walled and taped, but no wall finish such as paint or wallpaper was applied, it is not considered “finished.” Likewise in terms of floor finishes. ANSI recognized floor finishes are carpeting, vinyl sheeting, hardwood flooring and concrete floors with decorative finishes, but does not include bare or painted concrete. Interestingly, stained concrete is considered finished because it is considered long lasting or permanent. Therefore, if the enclosed patio has a bare concrete floor, it is not considered “finished” and should not be quoted as part of the home’s overall finished square footage. The ANSI standard is also very clear about stating finished square footage that is “above grade” and “below grade” and that those should always be provided separately and identified as such. When a basement is finished, it can be measured and the resulting below grade square footage can be a selling point for the home but must be stated as below grade square footage. The ANSI standard also states, “Porches, balconies, decks and similar areas that are not enclosed or are not suitable for year-round occupancy cannot be included in the

JULY | AUGUST 2013 1964...THE TRIBUTE Performing Arts Center, July 19th 918.596.7111 | TulsaPAC.com 1964...The Tribute has been thrilling audiences all over the globe with what Rolling Stone Magazine has called the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.” Performing songs from the Beatles’ early years, “1964” recreates a familyfriendly live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and onstage banter. Combined Minds Performing Arts Center, July 19th – 21st 918.596.7111 | TulsaPAC.com Witness this cross-disciplinary performance using new aerial apparatuses, large-scale installation art, and multiple dance styles to illustrate a troubled young girl’s mind. The production features children in a twisted tale of toys coming to life and controlling the mind of a bullied girl. Similar to the Russian ballet Petrushka, the story shows toys that develop emotions, but pushes further by having the toys help plot revenge on the girl’s bully. Tulsa Drillers vs. Springfield Cardinals ONEOK Field, July 29th – 31st 918.744.5901 | TulsaDrillers.com Got a company event or family reunion this summer? Take them out to the ballgame! Group Outings feature up to a 20% savings over regular ticket prices, video board recognition for your group, and a group raffle giveaway with the chance to win an exclusive Drillers gift. Further, guaranteed group seating lets your group enjoy the game together. T-Town Twilight Run 5K River Parks, August 2nd TTownTwilightRun.com A new summer evening run for Tulsa benefiting T-Town Basic Needs, a local charity. Located inside River Parks, the starting line is just north of 41st and Riverside Drive. Grab your friends and your running shoes and choose from the1-mile Fun Run or the 3.1-mile 5K.

statement of finished square footage.” When physically measuring square footage, ANSI requires that measurements be taken to the nearest inch and the resulting square footage be reported to the nearest square foot. Laser-based measuring devices are available that can accurately measure distances with less chance of human error (unlike the standard tape measure). An example is the handheld laser measuring device Disto D5 by Leica®. The best practice is to have a professional who is well versed in the ANSI standard measure and qualify any square footage that will be advertised in selling your home.

Tulsa Unites Concert Series Guthrie Green, August 25th GuthrieGreen.com The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice is the only organization in Tulsa with the singular mission of fighting bias, bigotry, and racism while promoting understanding among all cultures, races and religions. With this mission in mind, OCCJ is pleased to announce a new community building initiative, Tulsa Unites. Come out to the Guthrie Green for live music and speakers that reflect the Tulsa community, and create relationships among your neighbors.


Prestige

July | August 2013

CARMA GRIGSBY

Your Preferred Tulsa Area Realtor There’s no question that the buying and selling of luxury real estate in today’s market requires the assistance of a professional with the right experience, capabilities and commitment.

Details on Featured Property from Front Cover

Carma Grigsby is not only an accomplished professional, she is also a preferred REALTOR for successful real estate transactions in the area. Carma offers highly personalized service and strong market knowledge. CONSIDERING SELLING? Turn to Carma for outstanding industry know-how, and a stellar marketing plan to bring your property from “listed” to “SOLD”! INTERESTED IN BUYING? Whether you’re ready to move-up, size-down, or simply add to your real estate portfolio, Carma brings excellent negotiating skills and an ability to find just the right property for her clients!

7907 S. Braden | 4 Bed | 4 & 3 Half Baths | Indoor Basketball Court | Holland Lakes

Contact Carma today for a free detailed valuation of your home and a snapshot of the local real estate market!

This jewel of a home features 3 levels of living, game room with wet bar and media. The home has been redesigned to include the most popular amenities. Perfect home for entertaining, yet so very livable. $958,000

www.CarmaGrigsby.com

Legendary Listings

SOLD 13127 S. YORKTOWN Estates of Hampton Hills | 4 Bed 3 Bath | 3 Car | $1,275,000

SOLD 11660 S HUDSON COURT Frenchman’s Creek | 6 Bed 4.5 Bath | 3 Car | $1,200,000

5309 W ORLANDO CIRCLE Cedar Ridge | 4 Bed | 4 Bath 3 Car | $325,000  

Get Smart!

Today’s Tech Takes Home Automation Beyond The Jetsons

Your Home’s Square Footage

Is it Measured Accurately?

Recently Sold Homes in 74137 and 74008

Direct: 918.260.1800 Carma@CarmaGrigsby.com

Closed 6/06/2013 6/06/2013 6/10/2013 5/25/2013 6/12/2013 5/17/2013 5/22/2013 6/10/2013 6/04/2013 6/10/2013 6/10/2013 5/22/2013 6/10/2013 6/07/2013

Address Sq. Ft. BR 8756 102nd Street 4,138 4 10713 S Winston Street 4,140 4 11908 S 4th Street 4,150 4 11010 S Toledo Avenue 4,893 4 3622 E 104th Street 4,308 4 4107 W 89th Street 4,435 5 9407 Jamestown Avenue 4,120 4 10909 S Winston Avenue 4,088 5 11727 S Canton Avenue 4,089 4 11220 S 72nd East Avenue 4,830 5 11616 S New Haven Avenue 5,115 5 10538 S 94th East Avenue 5,632 5 7706 S Jamestown Avenue 6,047 4 11908 S Oxford Avenue 4,779 4

FB 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4

HB 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 2 1

GAR 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 4 3

Sale Price $395,000 $431,000 $435,000 $474,750 $480,000 $510,500 $510,000 $503,500 $520,000 $585,000 $629,900 $675,000 $695,000 $725,000

SP/ SF $95 $104 $105 $97 $111 $115 $124 $123 $127 $121 $123 $120 $115 $152

DOM 45 28 3 5 3 72 38 33 21 34 152 175 40 160

All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Properties on this list have been listed/sold by various participants in the MLS. If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

Produced by UpscaleRealEstateMarketing.com • 877.660.0996

ISSN-1939-9588

Go Tropical This Summer Polo Grill’s Coconut Parfait

Cover Property Presented by Carma Grigsby of McGraw Realtors See Back Cover for Details


Prestige Lifestyle presented by Carma Grigsby