STORM SAFETY IN OKLAHOMA: Homeowners in the metro area build nearly twice as many storm shelters compared to previous years

Home Creations home buyers may be eligible for free tornado shelter – offer ends May 31. Nearly a year after the deadly tornadoes of May 2013, Oklahoma is rebuilding and homeowners are adding storm safety to their home improvement list. In most communities in the metro area, the numbers of storm shelter permits have doubled – and, in some communities, even tripled – in the last year.   MOORE Moore, the community hit hardest by the devastating May 20 tornadoes, issued 1,100 permits for shelters after May 20, 2013, for a total of 1,600 permits in 2013, said Jayme Shelton, …

The Architecture Of A Good Marriage

You vowed to honor and love your significant other in good days and in bad, share your love, dreams and your home. We are no relationship experts or marriage counselors, but the Oklahoma home builders at Home Creations know a thing or two about creating space for a long-lasting union. Want to grow old together? There is such a thing as architecture that helps make a good marriage! The secret to a happy marriage is a double sink You want to share everything with your partner: your heart, your hopes and your toothpaste. And that’s where things could potentially go …

City of Moore Adopts New Tornado Safety Building Codes – First in the Nation

Home Creations home builders are already building homes in Oklahoma based on many of the new tornado safety standards To protect residents from future tornado trauma, the City of Moore implemented a set of new building codes March 17, 2014. The city hopes that homeowners in Moore, OK will have a better chance against the fury of Mother Nature thanks to the city’s adoption of these new residential building codes. However, Home Creations has been building homes under many of these standards for years. Photo courtesy of The Oklahoman/OPUBCO Digital Marketing Services Clean-up efforts in Moore following the tornados that …

Building your first home is no longer out-of-reach.

Part 2 in our series: From the Ground Up: Building Your First Home as a Rock-Solid Investment Earlier, we looked at today’s first-time home buyers and what their priorities are when choosing a place to call home. And now, we have to ask: is it possible in today’s market to buy a new home without losing money? Most of the time, the “buying versus building” first home argument tends to lean toward buying an existing home. Having custom granite countertops and a man cave/wet bar/game room is indulgent and wonderful – but it’s important to make sure your add-ons and splurges …

Spotlight on Habitat for Humanity: Building a stronger Oklahoma

Home Creations has partnered with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity (COHFH) for many years now and we’re proud participants of the Home Builders’ Blitz of 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012. It’s an organization we believe in not just as home builders in Oklahoma, but as community members in the neighborhoods that COHFH improves. “It feels great giving our expertise back to the community,” said MJ Farzaneh, Home Creations Construction Director, who has been part of most of the Builders Home Blitz events. “And Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity is a great organization.” COHFH helps families who can’t afford a home on …