Norman Oklahoma Home Trends

By: Andy Janko

"In addition, a number of distressed properties were on sale for a median price of $71,000. Whether you are looking for executive entertaining and want to spend more for a polished home or whether you want a real bargain on your first property, Norman provides you with many choices. Hundreds of homes were advertised for sale towards the end of 2007, so there are always many properties to choose from.

Long considered a gateway to the Southwest, Norman appears to be really blossoming, and this can mean rising property values in the months and years to come. Already, there are many indicators that Norman will be news with savvy real estate buyers in the near future. With the University of Oklahoma nearby, about 20,000 students pour into the area each year, and the university is expanding, so homes in the area will make great investment options for buyers. Norman also has roughly 100,000 permanent residents, and this community is expected to grow in the near future.

If you buy Norman real estate today, your home value and home equity could grow by leaps and bounds as the community expands.

Of course, some trends cannot be measured in money alone. By buying property in the area you will have access to one of the friendliness communities around - not to mention access to the Weitzenhoffer collection of Impressionist paintings. This impressive collection of paintings is the talk of the town. The collection, now part of The University of Oklahoma, includes masters such as Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh, and Lautrec. If you love art but cannot afford to live near the Louvre in Paris, Norman is a very artistic community with a great art collection. The new collection is also sure to attract many artists and many new researchers in upcoming years.

One of the reasons why so many homebuyers opt for Norman has to do with the friendliness and big hearts to be found here. Many Norman residents are involved in their community and in volunteer activities. Despite the size of the town, many people in Norman still make a conscientious effort to get to know their neighbors. Even as Norman grows, residents are determined to maintain the town's friendless and caring atmosphere.

One trend that homebuyers in the area will want to keep an eye on is Norman 2020. Norman 2020 is the city's development plan, and it is designed to provide a great growing experience for the town and its residents through the year 2020. The plan involves preserving rural areas and developing green spaces and green belts. Additionally, the plan commits Norman to using land carefully and attracting more non-polluting businesses to develop the community's economy without hurting the environment. Homebuyers in the area will be interested in the fact that Norman 2020 also makes provisions for beautifying properties and developing attractive housing additions in the area."

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