Selling to OSU?

I understand that now since appraisals have been done on some properties, offers should start being made today or tomorrow.

I would suggest that, before you complete your transaction with OSU, you read the letter of information sent to this website by Doug Emde. Doug is an appraiser in Stillwater and does own property in the acquistion area. His information may be helpful to you. You can find his posting under the topic “We Are Still Fighting”.

I question signing a “disclosure statement” (gag order) unless ordered to do so by a judge. Most sales of real estate are a matter of public record, disclosing the price of sale.

However, OSU does not have to disclose that information publically. My question is why do they care? If it is a fair transaction why do they care if you tell others?

In real estate transactions, comparable values or “comps” in the area are weighted heavily (especially, when it comes to determing a competitive price).

OSU would like for you to believe that the reason they don’t want you to tell others about your experience in the transaction, or the price, is because they have given you “special” treatment. This, likely, is not the case….as per Craig Buchanon’s and others experience.

Keep in mind that most of the above is simply MY Opinion, take it for what it’s worth…its free:-)

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4 Responses to Selling to OSU?

  1. blaine says:

    bring it up with the supreme court is what i say!

  2. Colleen & Elvis says:

    OSU should pay for all expenses for the purchase of our property as well as any expenses in aquiring another property. This would include all moving expenses, appraisals, closing costs and any increase in mortgage interest as a result of this land grab. Homeowners should not be out a dime for any of this. Remember, if it’s not in writing, it doesn’t exist. (Even then they might use dissappearing ink). All contact with OSU or their representatives should be well documented or recorded and, witnessed.

  3. Amy says:

    I have 2 degrees from OSU, Psych (’89) and Counseling (’93) and have been a longtime supporter of both the athletic programs and academics. However, I have to say I am appalled at what is happening to my dear alma mater. I live in Texas now, and have for the past 9 years. I have also worked in higher education student affairs and can say they are lying through their teeth if they say that academics will benefit from good athletics. I thought that Schmidly was supposed to bring the quality of academics up, not the athletic programs. I am also familiar with Schmidly, as I worked at a former employer of his (before Tech). I was appalled that OSU actually hired him as well. Here’s a study about the inverse relationship of athletic dept. budgets and academic performance http://teep.tamu.edu/reports/report008.pdf. This just all makes me sick. I was sick that they changed the name of the football stadium to Boone Pickens Stadium – why couldn’t they have kept Lewis Field and added Boone Pickens Stadium? I am so sad that OSU is becoming Boone University. I wish I could do more. If I do give money to the school, it will be to my academic departments directly, and not to the alumni association. Please keep up the fight!!

  4. Amy says:

    Here’s an article about how big $$ athletic programs tend to have a rather small return in alumni donations/support. Just fyi. Please keep up your good work!! I am an alum, living in Texas, who is just crying over this!! http://www.webs.uidaho.edu/facultycouncil/2004-2005%20Council/Athletics/KCIA_Frank_report_2004.pdf

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