Oklahoma real estate notes for May 3, 2014

Oklahoma real estate notes for May 3, 2014
Oklahoman Published: May 3, 2014

REAL NOTES

Realtors launch new app

MLSOK Inc. and the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors have launched a new app called GoMLSOK. The app allows real estate agents and the public to search listings in the Oklahoma City Multiple Listing Service from a mobile device. Listings are updated daily, so home buyers and agents will be able to see the most up-to-date data. Features include searching by entering specific criteria, drawing on a map or using both to maximize results. The app is a free download on any Apple or Android product by downloading it from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Fallin reappoints Miami resident

Gov. Mary Fallin has reappointed Richard Lillard, of Miami, OK, as chairman of the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency for a term expiring May 1, 2019. Lillard is a businessman who has served as an OHFA trustee since 2001 and as chairman since 2002. “Three successive governors have appointed Mr. Lillard to this position,” said OHFA Executive Director Dennis Shockley. “That speaks volumes about his qualifications, dedication and compassion. OHFA is fortunate to have this exemplary leader.” Lillard also has been director and chairman of the Oklahoma Industrial Finance Authority and the Oklahoma Development Finance Authority. He owns Richard S. Lillard Co., a multi-integrated company specializing in group benefits. He also serves as a member of the National Conference of State Housing Boards. It is difficult to overstate the importance of affordable, safe housing today,” Lillard said. “Securing a home loan is still difficult despite low interest rates, and studies show we lack adequate work force rental housing in our state. OHFA is a positive vehicle for creating the needed housing solutions for Oklahomans, and we appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve.”

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