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T h e To t a l H o m e E x p e r i e n c e A product of The Norman Trranscript • 1.18.2014


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T U O e s u o h of the

Looking for someone to trim your trees or fix your faucets? Look no further


Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

OPEN houses

NORTHWEST 3000 LOCHINVER

SOUTHEAST

OPEN SAT 10-5; SUN-MON 1-5

WESTPOINT HOMES’ SHOWCASE HOME IS A MUST SEE! As your walk thru this open design and see the colors you will have a warm, at home feel. This 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home has special features such as a study with beautiful bookshelves and wood flooring, a mudroom, decorative tile work and so much more. WESTPOINT HOMES

todd@westpoint-homes.com

4704 FOXBOROUGH

641-0447

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

I-35 & Robinson west to Manor Hill, south then west to Litchfield, south to Foxborough, west to home. WONDERFUL BROOKHAVEN HOME ON QUIET STREET. Open and split floor plan, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, 4 living areas (big bonus room upstairs), butler’s pantry, tons of storage, large patio & lots of privacy. All new carpet. Easy to show and move-in ready. $459,995. Hosted by Elizabeth Eastmond @ 306-6175 #268925 DON CIES REAL ESTATE

WWW.DONCIES.COM

3103 TARA LANE

329-0256

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

3 BEDROOM 2.5 BATH HOME! Study, bonus room, 3 car garage, large backyard, $333,600 WESTPOINT HOMES

todd@westpoint-homes.com

641-0447

NORTHEAST 2548 WEYMOUTH WAY

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

East on Robinson, North (left) on N Porter, East (right) on Weymouth Way, South (right) on Weymouth Way. CHARMING 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM HOME! Beautiful new slate entry, slate in the kitchen, dining and bathrooms. New carpet, new laminate hardwood floors and fresh paint! Stay cozy and warm next to the stunning fireplace. New roof in 2012. Come enjoy the community pool and clubhouse during those hot summers! Offering price: $164,000. Hosted by Mariah Kalhor/Realtor, 405.308.0109 Stepahie Young/Realtor 405.255.9605 METRO BROKERS OF OKLAHOMA

1922 ITHACA

Reach over 35,000 prospective buyers with Norman Homes’ “Open Houses”

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OPEN SUN 1-3

(East on Rock Creek Road between 12th and 24th St. SE, turn south on Hallbrooke, west on Burning Tree to Ithaca) ANOTHER STRIKING NEW HOME under construction. Why settle for less when you can have it all? LOCATION, SPACE, QUALITY. 3 Bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths PLUS Study all downstairs. Bonus room, 1 bath upstairs. Impressive living area. Gourmet kitchen, island. Formal and kitchen dining. Community pool, club house, walking trails. HALLBROOKE ADDITION. Hostess: Rachel Zelby CENTURY 21 GOODYEAR GREEN WWW.RACHELZELBY.COM 642-9441

1703 CINDERELLA

OPEN SUNDAY1-3

From Lindsey, south on Berry to Vine, west to Cinderella, south to property. THIS IS ONE HOME YOU REALLY NEED TO SEE! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 living areas. Great neighborhood. Close to schools, OU & shopping. Open kitchen w/lots of storage. All 3 bedrooms are very nice size .2nd living area could be den,office or formal dining area. Newer paint and flooring. Roof new last year. Garage has partial conversion with bedroom/office/craft room..you decide how you want to use the space. Large back yard with inground pool & storm shelter. $179,500. Hosted by Judy Moss @ 405-397-5444 WEICHERT REALTORS CENTENNIAL

4313 SPYGLASS

judymoss01@gmail.com

OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 12-5

Hwy 9 east to 12th Ave SE, south to Cobblestone Creek Dr, north to Spyglass. THIS WONDERFUL HOME IS IN THE WORKS. Another quality home by Skyridge. Still time to choose your own fixture, interior finishes, colors and flooring. Plus has entertainment room on second floor. $239,000 Hosted by Mahnaz Partou @ 979-7462 #259455 DON CIES REAL ESTATE

1228 BENSON

www.DonCies.com

329-0256

OPEN SATURDAY 2-4

Boyd and Classen, East to Oklahoma, North to Mockingbird, East to Benson. North to home MINT CONDITION WITH UPDATES. including granite in kitchen and master bath, all windows insulated double pane, new roof in 2008. Open floor plan, 2 living areas with large formal dining, wet bar, cedar closet. Huge master bedroom and 2 large bedrooms all with wide doorways. Large patio with great views and privacy on a quiet street in wonderful neighborhood. $319,900 Hosted by Tray Holley @ 822-6060 #268869 DON CIES REAL ESTATE

609 PARK HOLLOW

www.DonCies.com

329-0256

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

From 24th & Alameda go east on Alameda to Summit Lake Blvd. to Daybreak go east on Daybreak and follow to Summit Crossing Blvd go left to Park Hollow. BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED HOME ON CUL-DE-SAC. with all the trimmings. Granite countertops in Kitchen & Utility, handscrapped wood floors in dining/living, tile in kitchen/bathrooms. Lots of storage, large closets throughout. Nice sized backyard, large covered back porch. Split Bedroom plan, study & 3 Beds, 3 car garage, rubbed oil bronze hardware and fixtures, gas logs with auto switch start, 2” blinds, jetted tub with separate shower in master, and with sprinkler system. Hosted by Pat Wilson @ 826-1722 VAWTER REAL ESTATE

pat@vawterrealestate.com

826-1722


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FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER TIPS PRE-QUALIFY FOR A LOAN Before you start shopping

in, and it tells sellers that you’re

for houses, it’s a good idea to

serious about your offer. It can

pre-qualify for a loan.

also help speed up the process once you decide to buy a

This will let you know what

home.

price range you should shop

CHECK YOUR CREDIT SCORE mortgage, it can also alert you

Your credit score can make

to potential problems.

a big difference in what kind

Credit reports aren’t always

of interest rate you’ll pay on your home loan — or if you can

accurate, so getting a copy of

qualify for a loan at all.

your report early in the buying

It’s important to know your

process will give you time to

credit score up front. Not only

iron out any issues that you

will it help you know what to

might uncover along the way.

expect when shopping for a

REAL ESTATE GLOSSARY Discount Points Essentially this is pre-paid interest, allowing the borrower to obtain a lower interest rate by paying an up-front fee. Often shortened to “points.”

PMI Private mortgage insurance. It protects lenders if a borrower defaults on their loan.

Appraisal Written proof of how much your home is worth. It’s generally based on what similar homes are selling for in nearby areas.

Title The legal document that shows who owns a property.

Lock In An agreement for a lender to offer an interest rate for a certain period of time. Buyers can pay lenders a fee to lock in a rate that they see as favorable.

Clear Title A title that is free of legal questions or liens on the property.


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MAKE IT YOUR OWN Owning a home gives you freedom. No matter what your lifestyle or what you do for a living, your life ultimately revolves around your home. It’s the place you wake up in the morning and the place you go to bed at night. It’s where you make memories, have fun with your hobbies, eat meals, relax with friends and can simply be yourself. That’s why it’s so important to make your home a reflection of yourself, both in function and style. There are as many homes as there are people, and finding the right home — then customizing it to meet your own personal needs — is one of the best ways to improve the way you live. FIND YOUR STYLE A home isn’t just a few walls and a ceiling. It’s a unique reflection

of who you are as a human. It can vary from wild and ostentatious to humble and cozy, and decorating your house to fit your personality is a great way to let yourself shine. It tells people who you are and how you like to live, from simple to extravagant. When you own a home, you have a lot more flexibility with how it looks.You don’t have to ask a landlord for permission to change the wall color, for example.You just pick up a paintbrush and paint your dining room red. Or orange. Or beige. Or, really, whatever the heck you want. It’s your house, and it can be designed to match who you are. ON YOUR TERMS Not only does buying a house give

you more control over the decorations and style, but it also lets you find the perfect size, location and layout to meet your lifestyle. Have a big family? You can buy a home with lots of bedrooms and a big back yard. Love big-city living? You can find a modern loft close to the city center, near all the action. Like quiet and solitude? You can find a country cottage at the end of a gravel road. However you like to live, you can buy a house that fits your needs. And with more houses on the market at better prices today, you can be sure to find the place that makes spending time at home more enjoyable than ever before.


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