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4820 BAKER

3000 LOCHINVER

NORTHWEST A-5

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

(Main & 48th NW, go north to Rhoades, west on Rhoades to Winston, south to Baker.)

4 BED, VERY open floor plan in Cambridge addition. Sq.ft. 2083 (MOL). Price $199,900 Hostess: Terry Saxon

Metro Brokers of Oklahoma www.jackieandterry.com 361-3380 4304 BROWNWOOD B-2 OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 (I-35 and Tecumseh, west to 36th, north to Carrington Lane, west to Brownwood on corner.)

POPULAR LANCASTER PLAN with all new carpet! Beautiful wood floors, bonus room upstairs, huge kitchen with granite island, open and split floor plan, high ceilings, tandem garage. Wonderful neighborhood pool, clubhouse and playground. $354,900. Call Mark McCurdy @ 410-7711. #263988

Don Cies Real Estate, Inc. 234 WESTSIDE DRIVE

GREAT AREA! THIS home has a big yard and very good bones, just needs some updating. Has new roof, new paint, new outdoor siding, new stainless steel gas side-in stove with double oven, new stainless steel dishwasher, new stainless steel microwave, new disposal. Downstairs bedroom, 2 living areas, large sunroom for outdoor living. Original wood floors thoughout upstairs. $194,900. Call Carol Lindley @ 401-0246. #265701

Don Cies Real Estate, Inc. 212 PECAN VALLEY

www.DonCies.com 329-0256 E-3 OPEN SAT & SUN 12-5

(From Tecumseh Rd. and Porter go south to Highland Village entrance. West to Tara, right to Marbel, and south to Pecan Valley.)

QUALITY CONSTRUCTION BY Skyridge Homes. Beautiful 5 bedroom home with lots of extras, including granite, gas cook-top, hardwood floor, built-in shelving, sprinkler system and more. $285,000. Call Mahnaz @ 979-7462. #262128

Don Cies Real Estate, Inc.

www.DonCies.com

329-0256

OPEN SAT. & SUN. 2-5

SOUTHEAST

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.

2324 CHADWICK

WESTPOINT HOMES westpoint-homes.com 366-0000 3001 LOCHINVER E-3 OPEN SUNDAY 2-5PM, WEEKDAYS 1-6PM, TUESDAY BY APPOINTMENT

3 BED, 2 bath 1787 SF, Open Floor Plan. Many extras, including granite, hardwood flooring, appliances and light fixtures. Split plan. A must see!!! Hostess: Dianne Klein

G-8

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

(HWY 9 E. to 24 Ave, SE. Turn South to roundabout / South Lake, turn West to Chadwick. St James Subdivision.)

(North on Porter Ave, past Rock Creek Road, turn left into Highland Village, then go right onto Lochinver.)

Dillard Group Real Estate 1139 SIENA SPRINGS

THIS SHOWCASE HOME has the best in quality, detail and value for your new home. It features 3 beds, study or 4th bed, dining with open chef style kitchen, granite counters, real Oak hard wood floors throughout main Muirfield Homes can do for your family. Host: Scott Williams

(East Lindsay St to Siena Springs between 24th Avenue and 36th Ave.)

Muirfield Homes

NORTHSTAR HOMES

www.DonCies.com 329-0256 C-6 OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

(Main and NEW 24th south to Butler, west to Westside Drive.)

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swilliams@muirfieldhomes.net

760-1330

SOUTHWEST

3720 SHADOWRIDGE DR

B-6

OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2-4

dianneklein@dillardgroup.com 405-203-2511 H-6 OPEN SAT & SUN 1-5

5 BED, 3 bath, Two living areas, cozy, fireplace, formal dining, room size utility and 3 car garage. Sprinkler system and 30’x8’ front porch. Does this sound like a perfect home for you? $299,900. Host: Doug Greeson

416 SEQUOYAH

820-8981

NOBLE

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

(From West Main & 36th Street go south on 36th Street to Shadowridge Addition. Turn right on Shadowridge DR. West to property located on the south side of the road.)

(From I-35 S & Highway 9 east, go south on Classen (Hwy 77) left on Woodbriar Rd, left on 4th. Right on Treyton, left on Lexi, right on Sequoyah to property.)

TASTE AND CLASS says it all! Only 1/2 mile from Sooner Mall! Spacious home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3 car garage. Home has many built-ins throughout for ample storage. Stunning wrought iron staircase and balconies overlooking large living room with huge gas fireplace and large windows for natural lighting. Formal dining with beautiful chandelier. Stately office with double door entry and a magnificent built-in bookcase! Gorgeous granite countertops and storage galore in this large luxurious kitchen with an Island perfect for entertaining guest and family. Centrally located safe room for easy access and security from the storms. Watch deer graze in your peaceful and private backyard while relaxing under your large covered patio. $525,000. Hostess: Stephanie Young/ Realtor

GREAT LOCATION! WONDERFUL curb appeal. Nice open living and dining. Good size bedroom. Home is in excellent condition! You can move right in! $164,900. Call Karen McIntosh @ 590-2763. #265145

Learia Group

701-8881

Don Cies Real Estate, Inc.

www.DonCies.com

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DE-CLUTTERING YOUR HOME IS A MUST BEFORE SELLING! by Nora Ling Lane Dallas, Texas - You’ve made the decision to sell your home and now what? Whether it’s financial, divorce, becoming empty nesters, being transferred, needing more space, or just wanting a change, it’s a big, emotional decision and now you have to get your house “sell ready.” It’s important to know that there is “living” and there is “selling.” In other words, you live in a house totally different than you live in a house that you’re trying to sell. The two should never be confused and you shouldn’t get offended when your Realtor suggests you declutter your prize possession…your home! Clean

lines are what most buyers are looking for in today’s market so make that your goal. I’m amazed at how many homes I show that are full of “stuff.” Starting in the kids’ rooms, there are usually shelves of soccer trophies, doll collections, posters

hanging on walls….get rid of all of it. The kitchen is also a big offender….wicker baskets, pot racks full of odd shaped pots, photos and magnets on refrigerators, toasters, coffee pots, counters full of clutter. As difficult as it is, you MUST remove most of the (con’t. on page 6)

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Clutter (con’t. from page 5) appliances that sit on your counter, take down all the baskets that you have sitting above your cabinets, take all the pots off your rack and basically create “clean lines” in your kitchen. The buyer cannot feel claustrophobic when they enter your home. The family room is another key room to de-clutter. Take down 90% of your family photos, remove any extra furniture, remove oversized fake plants and fake flower arrangements that sit on your mantle or on your coffee table , put up all knick-knacks and magazines, put away extra blankets that you have scattered around and if you have rugs at every turn, put a few away. Too many throw rugs make an area look busy. Bookshelves can also be a huge distracter. If your shelves are loaded with books, trinkets, collections, etc. remove most of them. Balance book shelves so they are symmetrical. You don’t want the eye to go immediately to the book shelves when a buyer walks into the room. Now for the room that will probably be the hardest… the master bedroom. Ladies, if you have all your makeup, brushes, blow dryers, rollers, perfumes, toothbrushes and toothpaste, etc. sitting out PLEASE put them under the counters or in cabinets. Put out fresh towels and leave your counters looking like a 4-Seasons Hotel room. Are you offended yet? Is this your house? It’s mine, but I’m not selling my home. The main objective is to let each room

September 14, 2013 breathe. The best compliment I had recently after a seller properly de-cluttered her house, was from agents, who were touring her home, ask if the house was staged. My seller was so proud of herself…job accomplished! The house sold in one week. Remember less is more and the objective is to get the highest dollar that the market can bear in the shortest amount of time. A good Realtor will walk you through each room and tell you lovingly what you need to get rid of or put up temporarily. Don’t be offended! Listen carefully and do exactly as she/he says. They are out there in the field, know exactly what buyers are looking for and they have your best interest at heart!


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The best kind of home improvements: high-impact, low-maintenance

(BPT) - Yes, everyone knows making home improvements is a worthy investment in your greatest material asset. Sure you want every improvement job done well with topnotch end results. But when all is said and done, do you really want to have to put a lot of effort and money into maintaining those improvements? For most people whether they'll admit it or not - the answer is "no." (con’t. on page 10)


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Manufactured Homes

Sales Homes

515

BIG House on Prairie

510

• 1836 Park Ridge 3Bd/2Bth/2Car Huge Living, Open Floor Plan. • 125 NE 3rd Lexington 3Bd/2Bth/2Car, Fixer Upper. Needs Family for TLC • 20101 Autumn Lane 20ac’s McComb (Just off Pot County Line) Mobile with Huge Metal Barn, Too Many Amenities to Mention.

New 4Br/ 2Ba Acreage $699. Down & $715/mo Very EZ Qualify • 405 309-9687 FSBO: 1985 Nuway Mobile Home 1200sq’, Detached Garage, $28,000. Less than 3/miles to OU. See Craigs List: All Housing 1985 Mobile Home. 321-0021

1ST TIME HOMEBUYERS TAX CREDIT

$$AVE$$ up to $2000/yr

364-4114

CH/A • Large Fenced Yard W/D incld • $595/Mo + 400/Dep Call 317-2551

Details 405-364-6565 Duplex FSBO 130 W Hayes Both have 2bd/2bath CH/A Currently rented for $650/mth each. Listed on Zillow. $135K 405-202-9270

1306 Lindale St • Close to OU! LG 3Bd/2Bth/2Car/2Liv, Pool Hot Tub, LG Deck. Great House! $1500/Mo Lease/Owner Sale (405) 249-5949

FSBO: Beautiful home on 2 wooded acres, 3Bd/2Bth/2car 1988sq’, Gas Fireplace, Fncd Yd. $238,000. 1707 Quail Creek Dr 405-517-2249 or 405 343-6683

1510 CR 1170

4 BR/2 BA Single Family. Home in the Heartland SW of OKC.Beautiful 4 bed 2.5 bath updated kitchen w/ granite and stainless on 6+ ac. Storm shelter and large shop. Horses allowed. For Sale by Owner $259,900. Call (405) 596-6919

Manufactured Homes

515

*Absolutely Free 47” HDTV w/ new Champion Purchase for limited time only! YES! Financing Available Programs for troubled credit We buy & sell used homes *405.527.5669 in Purcell www.midstatehousing.com

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610

621 Richmond 3BD/1Bth/1Car, Brick, All Appl’s, W/D hookups, Carpet/Tile, CH/A, Good Condition. $650/mo + Dep. 360-4718

LIFETIME of the Mortgage

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515 N Findlay • 3Bd/1Bth

Cleveland County

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Rentals Homes

ATTENTION

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Nice Duplex - 1936 Cherokee Lane 2 bed/1 bath, central Norman, private parking, large yard, pets ok, $475/mth, $300 dep. 615-2023

NormanRentalsOnline.com

Real Estate

Call Jo Broker 405 250-1111 Huntington Real Estate

Homes

Get all the info at dmgrealestate.com Discover the serenity of Tranquility Lake! 3 Bd + Study, Formal Dining & Breakfast Nook, Side by Side Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer, 2000 sq. ft. $1450/mo 321-7236

2 Bed, 1 Bath Duplex, Avail 9/5 1.5mi to OU • W/D HkUps, CH/A, Fridge/Stove, $550/Mo + $550/Dep 409 A Cook Ave • 410-3626 CONVENIENT & AVAILABLE Nice Neighborhood 4Bd/2.5Bth , Vaulted Ceiling, FP, 2/Car w/openers, Lg Fenced, Patio, All Appl’s. 364-1633 • 210-5633 Newly Remodeled Large 4 bd (conv. garage), 2 bth, 2 living, FP, W/D HU, sprinkler system, SW Norman. $1200/mo. 2519 Linden. 447-4566 or 823-8092

610

Apartments

630

“STOP LOOK & LEASE”

Thunderbird Lodge, LLC 1430 24th Ave SW • 329-6990

329-5408

Move in or Before Aug. 23rd.

1201 Huntington Way, Extra Nice, Newly Rem, 3Bd/2Bth Ceiling Fans Xtra Lg Living, New Apl’s, Wd Floors except carpet in bedrooms, Storage Space, W/D Hookups. $1150/mo + Dep. 308-5716

2 Bd Apt Home Appliances Included Large Walk In Closets & upgraded interiors

1325 Salsbury • 4Bd/2Bth Close to Norman High, Great Neighborhood. $1100/mo + dep. Min. 1 Yr Lease. 412-4343 3405 Pendleton Ct, Great 3Bd/2Bth/2car Garage, Wonderful location, All apl’s. W. of I-35. $1200/mo + dep. 412-4343

Newly Renovated Duplex 909 E. Symmes Extra Nice 2Bd/1LgBth, W/D, Fridge & Stove, CH/A. $650/mo. 308-5716

(Off W. Lindsey

behind McAllister’s)

364-9414 M-F 8:30-5:30, Sat. 10-3

Country Living in Purcell. Large 1 & 2 Bds, Basic Cable & water included. Pool, Laundry.

$350-400/Mo (405) 527-2008

www.bpmok.com

NOW LEASING 1-2-3 BDRMS. CALL ABOUT MOVE-IN SPECIALS

364-0350

OU MOTEL & APARTMENTS 2420 S. Classen Blvd.

321-4670

ALL BILLS PAID! 2Bd/1.5Bth Townhouses & LG 1Bd Apts, Sparkling Pool • 6 Blocks E of OU

Call 321-7236

Commercial/ Business

on 2Bd/ Apt.

364-9414

ALL BILLS PAID Incl: Phone, Cable/HBO, No Deposit, No Lease. Furn, Onsite Laundry, Rooms, Eff,1 & 2 Bdrm Apt. Mon Rates, Payments Avail on Mon Rates

This spacious 2 bdrm comes w/ full size Washer & Dryer! • Clean! Lots of storage! • $600/mo

with move in by Aug. 23rd. Rebecca Lane Apt. Homes

Weekly Rates

DO YOUR LAUNDRY AT HOME

$200 Off 1st Months Rent

408 Baker 3/2/2..................$1100 1105 Melissa 3/2/2.............$1270 508 Gyrfalcon 3/2/2............$1350

Free Wi Fi • 60 TV Channel Furn/1Bd/Kit/UpStrs/1Person

900 Halray Dr • Call 329-5194

630

The Edge 2/2 Condo............$760

✰ NO LEASES ✰ ✰ ALL BILLS PAID ✰

Barkley Townhouse Apts.

OLDER NORMAN HOUSE Just South of West Main. 3BD/3Bth/2 Living areas, 2 stoves, Large enclosed backyard. 406-587-2855. • 1200/month.

I Want to Rent An Apartment with good A/C in Norman or Noble. Send Reply to :P.O. Box 6041. Norman, Oklahoma 73070

366-RENT

630

$200 OFF First Months Rent

3Bd/2.5Bth • 503 Ponca, 2 Story Duplex, Close to OU • All APL’s • Recently Remodeled. $895/mo + Dep. 1yr LS Required. 620-6441

124 W Mosier 2/1/1 DPLX....$625

Apartments

1714 Cherrystone • 3Bd/1.5Bth 2Car w/ Den, LG Fnced BkYd Monroe School • $900/Mo + Dep

Apartments

1611 Surrey Dr 3Bd/1Bth wood floors, new kitchen includes stainless refrig, very modern, CH/A fenced yard, $900 + Dep. “Rent to own possible” Craig 405-830-3085 craig.gavras@gmail.com 404 North Base, 2Bd/1Bth, stove, fridge, W/d hookups, CH&A, tile floors, storage building. $550/mo. plus deposit, 321-2028.

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Norman’s Finest 55+ Community • Independent Living, Savanah House II 701-8440 • www.carlsbadok.com All Bills Pd Except Electric 2Bd/1Bth • $595/Mo 207 Chalmette Irving/Kennedy Schls, Sec 8 OK! 364-8439

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Commercial/ Business

635

230 West Gray, approximately 2,000 square feet of retail space, CH&A, restroom. 321-2028. Downtown office space at 301 A East Main Street, three or four office suite upstairs. 321-2028 GREAT LOCATION FOR LEASE 2830 Classen Blvd. aprox 2300sq’, Office with warehouse/ some yard avail. Overhead Door. Call Gayla Artman or details. 405 826-7975 Equity Realty

GREAT LOCATIONS Spaces starting at $250. Quick access to I-35 & Hwy 9. I-35 Expo Utilities Paid & Janitorial Service. Sooner Traditions Realty, LLC

329-7143 COMMERCIAL SPACE for Rent: 1005 N. Flood in Elite Plaza Approx. 651 sqft.@ $9.95 sqft $540/mo Some utilities incl./1 Yr Lease Min. Elite Properties @ 360-6624

1253 Lindsay Plaza Dr (S of Sonic -1Blk E of 12th Ave SE) Condo Office Warehouse, 1500 SF 1-12’ OD. $850/mo Bill 326-9206 Woodworking Hobbyists want to lease at reasonable rate 400-800 sq ft. of shop space or unused garage in Norman area. (405) 238-6014 or 249-6857

Manufactured Homes

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NOBLE AREA 1/1, 2/2 & 3/2 Pet Dep. $500. Mobile Homes • $500/Dep $350-$550/Mo/1yr ls, Call 6599256 4BR/3Bd -2BD Mo bile $550 - $750 Include Water, Serwer, Rent/RTO 405 872-1818 ext.

Townhomes /Condos

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4Bd/4Bth Condo • At The Edge Very Close To OU. Pool, Hot Tub, Gym, Basketball, Volleyball on site. Pets ok. 1/mo Free With Lease. $1200/mo + Dep • 541-788-3829 GREAT DUPLEX TO MAKE HOME, 3Bd/2Bth/2Car, FP, Alarm, Dishwasher, Ceiling Fans, Fen Yd, $900/mo + Dep 2705 Belknap, 831-4364

WEST SIDE • Ex Lg 2 & 3 Bd 2 Car w/Opener, Gas Heat, Hot Water, Fireplace, Yards Maintained, Swimming Pool Starting $995/Mo & Up ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ 360-4445 ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ 4209 Willowisp, Dplx • W of Mall 3Bd/2Bth, Carpet, All Appls, Incl W/D, CH/A • $675/Mo • 321-3078 Action Property Mgmt

Improvements (con’t. from page 10)

The best home improvements are the ones that not only enhance your home's value and livability, but also require little work from you afterward to keep them looking great and functioning well. If you're looking for highimpact, low-maintenance home improvements, consider these popular projects: No-leak skylights When it comes to an improvement that brightens your home, enhances its indoor air quality and boosts energyefficiency, skylights deliver. Unfortunately, early skylights had a reputation for being leaky a problem that simply doesn't occur with modern, no leak, energyefficient skylights like those made by Velux America. Preengineered flashing kits (the metal shield that surrounds any

opening in a wall or roof) work with all types of roofs, from shingles to metal, to ensure a properly installed skylight won't leak. Need further lowmaintenance points to make the case for adding a skylight? Not only do modern skylights keep water out, they're energy efficient as well. Energy Star-qualified, no leak solarpowered fresh air skylights, like those from Velux, deliver fresh air through cost-effective passive ventilation. Adding remotecontrolled, solarpowered blinds allows you to easily open or close a fresh air skylight and shade it when the sun hits that part of the roof, boosting the skylight's energy efficiency by 39 percent. Keep the shade open during cold weather to admit warmth and reduce heating costs. A 30 percent

federal tax credit on both products and installation costs makes a skylight project even more appealing. Visit www.veluxusa.com for a tax calculator to show your savings for a new installation or replacement skylights and a skylight planner app to show exactly how skylights and blinds will look in any area of your home. Lighting upgrade Older light fixtures not only look dated, they often use outdated, inefficient bulbs and are lacking in the energyefficient emphasis that comes with newer fixtures. Upgrading lighting throughout your home is a great way to ensure you won't have to think about it again any time soon. If a total lighting redesign is out of the question, you can still make your existing light fixtures lower maintenance simply by swapping out old, inefficient

incandescent light bulbs with newer, electricity-sipping versions. Options like CFLs and LEDs provide all the light of incandescents while using a fraction of the energy. Energy.gov says Energy Star-rated LEDs use at least 75 percent less power than incandescent bulbs, and last 25 times longer. Imagine the time, hassle and money you'll save not having to replace bulbs constantly - especially in lights that get a lot of use, like porch lights, or that are hard to reach, like the chandelier in your two-story entryway. Vinyl siding Wood, fiber cement, stucco, brick - there are nearly as many types of exterior siding as there are colors to paint it. When it comes to low- or no-maintenance siding, vinyl remains the gold standard. In fact, more new homes are built using vinyl siding than any

other type of siding product, according to the Vinyl Siding Institute. While early versions of vinyl siding introduced in the 1950s earned criticism for being less lovely than wood, even those less sophisticated versions had staying power; it's possible to find homes in use today sporting vinyl siding that was added to the house in the 1970s or even earlier. Vinyl siding never needs to be painted, and when properly installed provides exceptional shielding from the elements. New technology has made modern vinyl siding look better and last longer without fading issues associated with older versions of vinyl. It requires basic cleaning, and overall maintenance demands are much less than other types of siding. Visit www.vinylsiding.org to learn more.



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