Oklahoma named the best housing market again

11 01 2012



you glad you live in Oklahoma?

US News and World Report recently named Tulsa and Oklahoma City as their #1 and #2 Best Housing Markets.  Click here for the full article or read the important excerps below.

“Oklahoma City is a poster child, a touchstone that we keep going back to throughout the housing recession for markets that have bucked the trend,” says Stan Humphries, chief economist at real estate website Zillow. “Because it did not participate in the housing run-up is why it’s held its value so well in the recession, because it didn’t get overpriced.”

“Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Madison are seeing organic demand in the market, so it’s really dependent on their own economic vitality,” Humphries says.


Oklahoma City leading the US out of recession

9 01 2012

High fives all around!  You’ve done it again, Oklahoma!

US News and World Report named Oklahoma City and Tulsa the #1 and #3 cities in the US that are leading the nation out of the recession.  What does this mean?  It means we’ve got JOBS, baby!  It means we have affordable houses.  It means we have a thriving local economy.  It means that our thriving local economy provides money to improve our city and create more jobs.

It means that you need to move here. 

Here’s the article for those of you who like to see who we beat.  And please contact me when you’re ready to see if the grass really is greener in the Heartland.

Wilhelm Koenig


photo by KevinLallier. Some rights reserved.

Where will you be in 15 years?

3 01 2012

How about debt-free?

The average American who starts a 30 year mortgage pays it off in 37 years.  The average American on a 15 year mortgage pays it off in 8 years.

Are you above average?

If so, let’s talk.  I’d like to help you save tens of thousands of dollars on your home.

Wilhelm Koenig

405.249.5993 cell

How to save an additional $150,000 on your home:

30 12 2011

Small step #2.

So you own a home– congratulations!  You’re decades ahead of the average renter and are on the path to win.

Over time, your income will likely increase, and your current debts will decrease.  This can help you make the second small step towards financial freedom: The short-term mortgage.

By refinancing to a 15 year mortgage, your interest rate will usually be 1-3% less than your current 30 year rate.  Also, every dollar you spend gives you the same result as $3 towards a 30 year mortgage.  And in the first 12 months of a 15 year loan, you will build more equity than 4 years of payments on your 30 year loan.

Imagine you’re driving to your beach vacation and you could take a route that would get you to the same destination, but in half the time with only 1/3 of the costs, giving you an extra week of time on the beach.  The catch is you’d have to give up two McDonald’s meals on the trip to enjoy an extra week in paradise.  Which route would you choose?

When you’re ready to make a choice to save more money on your home, I’m ready to help.  Please contact me for a personal savings report, to see how much extra time on the beach you’ll get.

And if you can only afford your current monthly payment, we can usually still save you 1% and a decade of payments with a 20 year loan.  So please reach out to me to see how much you’ll save.

As always, I’m here to help.


Wilhelm Koenig

405.249.5993 cell

How to get $1/2 Million Dollars Ahead.

27 12 2011

Small steps for big results.

In life, there are a few small actions that you can do that will have a tremendous benefit for you.  The biggest is to start and grow your own successful business.  But whether you’re an entrepreneur or not, everyone needs a roof over their head.  And how you finance that roof can put over $500,000 in your pocket or someone else’s.

The average renter in Oklahoma pays about $750 per month in rent.  Property values and rent typically rise about 3% per year in Oklahoma, and over the 30 years that typically make up your working life, you would have spent $435,019 in rent, and have not even on cent of equity.  That’s what I call a terrible deal.

By buying a home with a similar monthly payment, not only would you own a paid-for home worth $327,680, but you would have saved $53,640 on your taxes as well.  By year five in your home, you would have received more back on your tax returns than you put down for the down payment.  The IRS pays you back for your investment, you make the same monthly payment for a house that pays YOU back.  That’s what I call a smart deal.

Let’s look at the math:


Costs                                             $-488,659.00

Benefits                                                      $0.00

Total                                             $-488,659.00

Owning a home:

Costs:                                            $-237,172.00

Benefits, equity                            $327,680.00

Benefits, tax savings                      $53,640.00

Total                                                $144,148.00

So you can pay almost $1/2 Million to a landlord for no benefits, or you can pay yourself and come out over $1/2 Million ahead.  It’s your choice.  And when you’re ready to make a smart choice for you, I’d like to help you.

Wilhelm Koenig

405.249.5993 cell

Wanna buy a home at 50% off?

22 12 2011

The catch?

You must be a good neighbor.

Seriously.  There is a program called the Good Neighbor Next Door that allows teachers, law enforcement officers, and firefighters/EMTs to buy a home at half off the list price.  I call this the “Half Off Homes for Heroes” loan.  HUD offers this program because they have foreclosed homes in neighborhoods that they want to revitalize.  The best way to revitalize a neighborhood is to encourage quality people to live there.  50% off the sales price of a home is a pretty big encouragement, and I am honored to be able to help some of these heroes get an incredible deal on a home for them and their family.

The heros do need to live in the home for three years to get 50% off, the house needs to be a HUD home that qualifies for the GNND program, and the heroes need to be able to qualify for an FHA loan.  Other than that, it’s pretty straightforward.

For more info on the program:


HUD’s Single Family Home Locator displays maps of REO properties and special programs such as Revitalization Areas.  There are  many revitalization areas across the country. HUD is always working with localities to designate new areas. For information on Revitalization Area Evaluation Criteria, please see Housing Notice 11-02.

To search for homes/areas:


If you are a hero and want to buy a home and save thousands of dollars, I’d like to help.  Please contact me to get started with the Half Off Homes for Heroes.

Thank you for your service, and I look forward to serving you and your family.


Wilhelm Koenig


I will trade you $300,000 for 1.5 hrs of your time

31 10 2011

If you are a renter, you will likely waste over $300,000 of your money on rent over the next 30 years.  And receive nothing to show for it.

That is like buying your landlord 600 iPad 2s.  What if you could those iPads and that money in YOUR pocket?  Would it be worth an hour and a half of your time?

On Thursday Nov 3rd, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm, I will be hosting a seminar to reveal the secrets of changing your financial future through buying a home.  Hideaway Pizza will be served, but space is limited.  Please RSVP in advance to

Wilhelm Koenig


And we will see you at 5:30 pm on Nov 3rd at the Professional Insurors building, 7301 N. Broadway Extension Ste. 200, Oklahoma City OK 73116.