Tulsa, OK – Survey: Okla. has fewest "upside-down" home values
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A survey by a business data company has found Oklahoma has the lowest percentage of people who owe more on their homes than the home is worth.
The survey release Tuesday by CoreLogic says 5.9 percent of mortgage holders in Oklahoma have negative equity compared to 23.7 percent nationwide. The highest rate is in Nevada where 69.9 percent of mortgage holders owe more than the home is worth.
Oklahoma City, OK – Attorney General Drew Edmondson is warning Oklahomans impacted by yesterday's storms to be on the lookout for frauds and scams. Edmondson said home repair schemes and charity fraud typically follow in the wake of weather damage.
"We know from past experience that this type of damage attracts shysters looking to make a quick buck," Edmondson said. "We're getting the message out now to make people aware. It's far preferable to prevent fraud because catching these con men is difficult."
Oklahoma City, OK – In the wake of severe storms across the state, Gov. Brad Henry today declared a state of emergency to exist in 56 Oklahoma counties due to tornadoes and severe storms that ripped through the state yesterday.