Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Grand Lake, Area attractions and recreation points and Phone #'s......

Grand Lake Area Attractions and Recreation;

Bernice State Park Nature Center                                                          918-257-8330

Coleman Historic Theater                                                                         918-540-2425

Grand Bell River Boat Cruises                                                                  918-786-4272

Darryl Starbird’s Auto Museum                                                              918-257-4234

Har-ber Village                                                                                            918-786-2938

Lendonwood Gardens                                                                               918-786-2938

Monkey Island hay rides                                                                          918-257-5186

Oklahoma Aquarium, Jenks                                                                    918-296-3474

Pensacola Dam (Memorial to Labor Day)                                            918-782-9594

Picture in Scripture                                                                                    918-435-8207

Pryor Creek Music Festivals                                                                     918-824-2288

Sail Grand Inc.                                                                                             918-999-6000

Trail of Tears, Tahlequah, OK                                                                  888-999-6007

Tulsa, OK Zoo                                                                                              918-669-6600

Boat or Wave runner rentals

Dick Lane’s of Grand Lake                                                                        918-782-2553

Marine Max Harbor’s View                                                                      918-782-3277

Sail Grand Waterfront Rentals                                                                918-257-6000

Island Fever Sailing school                                                                       918-520—6058


Blue Moon Bait                                                                                           918-782-4009

Ivan Martin , Guide                                                                                    918-260-7743

Thomas Guide Service                                                                               918-837-0490


Martin Landing                                                                                           918-257-4265

Patricia Island Golf Club                                                             800-495-5253

Shangri-La Golf Club, Monkey Island                                                    918-257-4204

Movie Theaters

Cinema 6 at Grove, OK                                                                              918-786-3900

Center Theater, Vinita, OK                                                                       918-256-2097
Wolf Creek fishing and boating docks






Wednesday, May 22, 2013

FREE Vessel Safety Check on Grand Lake
Grand Lake Sail and Power Squadron
is conducting Vessel Safety checks at Grand Lake, OK
You can get your GRDA and U.S. Coast Guard inspection decal at one stop with an inspection by members of the United States Power Squadron.  Call 918-791-8341 to when inspections are taking place on Grand Lake or to schedule a group of inspections for your boating club, HOA or Marina.
Vessel Safety Check Program
The mission of the Coast Guard Recreational Boating Safety program is to minimize the loss of life, personal injury, property damage and negative environmental impact associated with the use of recreational boating vessels through preventive means.
The VSC program helps to achieve voluntary compliance with federal, state and local recreational boating safety laws.
What is a Vessel Safety Check?
It is a free check of a vessel's equipment for compliance with federal, state and GRDA safety requirements.  The vessel examiner has an opportunity to discuss the purpose of marine safety equipment, clarify various federal, state and GRDA regulations, review local boating conditions, answer any boating-related safety questions and encourage additional boater education.
Some of the items checked that may be required by some or all of the agencies:
Registration papers
Display of numbers
Type IV PFD throwable
Visual Distress signals
Fire Extinguisher
Ventilation of fuel tanks
Navigation lights
Anchor/Rope (tow Rope)
Backfire flame control
First Aid kit
Bailing devise
Shutoff Lanyard
Information provided by Wayne Short, RE/MAX Grand Lake, wayne.short@remax.net


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Real Estate Update for Grove, OK and Grand Lake

Real Estate Update for Grove, Ok

& Grand Lake, May, 2013


National Update:        Home prices for Single family homes increased in 89% of United States Cities in the 1st quarter of 2013 as the housing recovery shakes off a five year slump in values.  133 of 150 of major market areas had increases in value compared to 74 areas last year.

The average sales price increased 11.3% over the same period last year to $176,600.  There were 1.93 million re-sale homes for sale at the end of the 1st quarter.  This was a 16.8% drop from last year.

The housing market is strengthening as the national job market improves. In April, Unemployment dropped to 7.5% nationally, the lowest level in more than 5 years.

Grand Lake area:  There are 1018 active listings in the NE Oklahoma MLS compared to 1134 a year ago, a 10.2% drop.  The price range with the most listings is the $300,000 to $400,000 range with 94 properties for sale.

Year to date statistics for 2013:  The average list price is $230,379 and the average price of homes sold so far is $150,812.  Average DOM (Days on the Market) was 168, a 5.08% drop from a year ago.

Interest rates are 3% for a 15 year loan and 3.25% for a 30 year loan with no additional points paid.

There definitely seems to be a shortage of decent waterfront homes on Grand Lake below $325,000.  This would be a great time for a home Owner to contact me and get your property listed in the MLS.  Call or email “SHORTY” at

Wayne Short