Buying the first home is an exciting and important milestone for many Americans and these purchases comprise 38% of all U.S. single-family home sales (2017).
To determine the most favorable housing markets for first-time buyers, finance web site WalletHub today released a report that takes the pulse of real estate in 300 cities of varying sizes using 27 key metrics.
The data set ranges from housing affordability to real-estate tax rate to property-crime rate. For the record you should know, the best place to buy in America is Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Continue reading
UPDATED: Five million Venezuelan bolivars is now the equivalent roughly of a minimum-wage worker’s entire monthly salary, $1.45 in the South American country.
Thanks to socialism, it takes 1 million bolivars to buy a cup of coffee in a Venezuelan cafe. That’s a 10,000-bill stack of Venezuela’s most common bank note, the 100-bolivar bill. Even worse, there is now a shortage of water in the oil rich nation. Continue reading
Oklahoma’s small business owners will now have more access to quality and affordable healthcare options. Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is applauding, in this change, actions taken by President Trump.
“Under Obamacare, small business owners in our state have struggled to find affordable health insurance choices for their employees and their employees’ families,” Doak said. “I believe now Oklahomans will have more variety and more access to plans which don’t require all the ‘essential benefits’ of the Affordable Care Act. This makes the plans more affordable.” Continue reading
BOK Financial Corp. and CoBiz Financial Inc. early today announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which CoBiz will merge with BOK Financial in a transaction valued at approximately $1 billion. Continue reading
Amazon Fulfillment Center, Patterson
Amazon.com today announced plans to open its second Oklahoma fulfillment center in Tulsa, which will create 1,500 full-time jobs with opportunities for employees to engage with robotics technology.
The company recently announced an upcoming fulfillment center in South Oklahoma City. Amazon currently operates a sortation center in Oklahoma City, where it employs hundreds of associates. Continue reading