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OPEN SUNDAY 2-4
(From west Robinson & NEW 36th, go north to Hidden Hill, left on Guilford Lane, left on Abbotsford, east to 1821.)
BROOKHAVEN BEAUTY WITH large saltwater pool on private cul-de-sac lot. Open floor plan with 4 bedrooms, 4 living areas, 2 dining, 3.5 baths, study and 2 bonus rooms. Tons of built-ins for storage, 3 yr roof, granite countertops, and wood floors throughout. Updates include interior and exterior paint, carpet and more! 2 Pergolas, Florida/cabana room and $3000 flooring allowance! $364,900. Call Elizabeth Eastmond @ 306-6175. #266947
Don Cies Real Estate, Inc. 2600 HALIFAX WAY
www.DonCies.com 329-0256 E-3 OPEN SUNDAY 2-4
(From North Porter and Rock Creek Road, North to Hawthorne Place Addition. Halifax, West and then South to home)
GREAT HOME IN North Central Norman. This three bed, 2 bath, 2 living, 2 dining home has great recent updates including roof, heat and air, appliances, wood flooring, carpet, paint and more! Spacious, open split plan with lots of light. Landscaped yard with covered patio. Located just steps from the community park, clubhouse and pool. 2,128 Square Feet - Priced to sell at $192,000. Hosted by Steve Morren, Broker ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES
Sterling Real Estate 212 PECAN VALLEY
stevemorren.com 250.3000 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.
OPEN SAT. & SUN. 2-5
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 westpoint-homes.com 366-0000 3001 LOCHINVER E-3 OPEN SUNDAY 2-5PM, WEEKDAYS 1-6PM, TUESDAY BY APPOINTMENT (North on Porter Ave, past Rock Creek Road, turn left into Highland Village, then go right onto Lochinver.)
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
3720 SHADOWRIDGE DR.
2909 LINE DRIVE
OPEN SUNDAY 2-4
BETTER THAN NEW home in Royal Oaks right down the street from the park. The master suite offers a large closet, garden tub and double sinks. With a split bedroom plan, new paint and carpet, nice kitchen with pantry and washer/dryer and refrigerator included it is a must see! $149,900. Call Denise Sarabia @ 314-2550. #265597
Don Cies Real Estate, Inc. www.DonCies.com 329-0256 1139 SIENA SPRINGS H-6 OPEN SAT & SUN 1-5 (East Lindsay St to Siena Springs between 24th Avenue and 36th Ave.)
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
OPEN SUNDAY 2-4
CLASS-TASTE-CHARM! Many bells and whistles in this lovely home only 1/2 mile from Sooner Mall! Spacious home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3 car garage. 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 very large and peaceful backyard while relaxing under your large wrap around covered patio. $525,000. Hostess: Stephanie Young.
(Alameda east past 24th Ave SE to Lochwood, left on Lochwood to Devonshire, right on Devonshire to Line Drive.)
(From West Main & 36th ST go south on 36th ST to Shadowridge Dr, go west to property.)
201 HEIDI RAE CT.
OPEN SUNDAY 1-4
(From Hwy 9 and I-35 go south on I-35 to exit 104, and go south on OK 74 to Center Rd. (.7 mi.) then west to 12th Ave., then north to Heidi Rae, then west to property.)
GREAT HOME! THE kitchen is really special with Jenn Air gas stove top. Large lot on cul-de-sac. Large bedrooms, open floor plan. Wonderful built-ins. $399,900. Call Tray Holley @ 822-6060. #263878
Don Cies Real Estate, Inc.
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Choosing a moving company by Broderick Perkins realtytimes.com
By the time you enter escrow you should have a moving company lined up to go, especially if you
aren't going to store your stuff for a while. No, not that crew of reluctant rookies hobbled together from among your friends and family. "Hiring a reputable
moving company can make the difference between not getting the truck loaded and a successful, uneventful move," says correspondent Hans Brings, vice president and broker with Coldwell Banker in Waltham, MA. Also, according to Hans Brings, you should first obtain "Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move," a mover's guidebook from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
It's online at ProtectYourMove.gov. The document was written for state-tostate moving, but has information for those moving from any Point A to Point B. ProtectYourMove.g ov also provides links to all states' moving regulations. Read the document before you go shopping for a mover so you know your rights, what questions to ask and what to expect. "You'll want to take into account how far you're moving (a local move is very different from a cross-country journey), how much you can fit in your own or borrowed vehicles, whether you want to pack items yourself, and whether you are willing and able to do any heavy lifting," Brings says. "Set a budget for moving costs and determine how much you have to spend on the project. You can save money by moving valuables and other items yourself," Brings says. Shop around by calling more than just a few licensed companies. Ask questions about each business, (conâ€™t. on page 6)
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the packers and drivers. Make sure each company understands the specifics of your move. Ask for references and talk to friends, coworkers, and your real estate agent to get recommendations about companies they have worked with in the past. Avoid fly-by-night companies, movers with unmarked trucks, unlicensed movers and other suspicious characters. Go with your gut. Ignore movers who initiate
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 contact with you, suggests Hans Brings. To narrow down your choices, ask to have a representative from each company visit your home and give you an estimate. They should understand what they are moving and what they are not moving. If you have fragile or valuable items, ask about insurance and replacement policies, and make sure each company is aware of any heavy or unwieldy items, such as a grandfather clock or grand piano. Brings adds, "If you're making a national move, you might want to consid-
er a national carrier that has a presence in both locations. National carriers should be able to provide proof that they are licensed for interstate transport. For local moves, a reputable local company might be your best (and most costeffective) bet."
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
Home winterizing checklist: Ways to stay warm and save energy this winter (BPT) - Fall means colorful leaves, apple cider and cooler temperatures. It also means winter’s on its way, so now is the time to winterize your home. Improve your home’s comfort and energy efficiency with a home energy audit. Making energy efficiency upgrades identified in a home energy audit can save 5 to 30 percent on your monthly energy bill, according to Energy.gov. If you would rather perform your own walkthrough, this checklist
can help you prepare your home for colder weather: Exterior home maintenance tips * Clean those gutters. Remove leaves and debris, then flush your gutters with water. This will help prevent clogged drains and reduce the potential formation of ice dams, which can cause excess water to get backed up and seep back into the house. * Clean your window and patio door screens and put them into storage. Better yet, consid-
er investing in Pella Rolscreen products that roll out of sight when not in use, keeping them cleaner and eliminating the need for seasonal storage. * Install storm doors. Storm doors help insulate your home against
drafts and strong winds. * Clean the tracks of patio doors and windows. Use a dry paintbrush to loosen dirt and debris and then vacuum to remove. * Wash windows. * Touch up exterior (con’t. on page 10)
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• 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. Call Jo Broker 405 250-1111 Huntington Real Estate 925 Schulze Dr. $195,900.00 Four Bedroom home on a cul-de-sac. Wood floors, fresh paint. Owner has built a new home. Lease option of $1600.00 Robert@RoberMarriott.com 820-5783
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1056 Carlisle Circle 3Bd/1Bth/1Car, CH/A, Wood Floors, Fenced Yard $750/Mo + $800/Dep Smoke Free. 1 Yr Lse & References 405-364-3699 126 W. Rich • 2Bd/1Bth, Lg Yd, Near Wilson School. $550/mo + $550/dep, Plus Utilities. 321-5529 or 317-9410
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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 1322 REGENT • 3BD/1BTH Good Condition, 1/2blk from Elem. School 10min to OU & Interstate, CH/A, Apl’s, $725/mo + $725/dep. 1yr lease • 830-0399 404 North Base, 2Bd/1Bth, stove, fridge, W/d hookups, CH&A, tile floors, storage building. $550/mo. plus deposit, 321-2028. 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 Nice Duplex - 1936 Cherokee Lane 2 bed/1 bath, central Norman, private parking, large yard, pets ok, $475/mth, $300 dep. 615-2023 PhD's, LCSW's, LPC's. 2 - office space for lease in a fast paced psychiatric office. In house support to build your practice. For more information email or call Theressa at 405-928-2044 / email@example.com
3421 Woodsboro Ct 3Bd/2Bth/2 Car. W of I-35.Great Neighborhood. $1200/mo + dep. Min. 1 Yr Lease. 412-4343
Country Living in Purcell. Large 1 & 2 Bds, Basic Cable & water included. Pool, Laundry.
$350-400/Mo (405) 527-2008
515 N Findlay • 3Bd/1Bth CH/A • Large Fenced Yard W/D incld • $595/Mo + 400/Dep Call 317-2551
4209 Willowisp, Dplx • W of Mall 3Bd/2Bth, Carpet, All Appls, Incl W/D, CH/A • $675/Mo • 321-3078 Action Property Mgmt
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909 E. Symmes Extra Nice 2Bd/1LgBth, W/D, Fridge & Stove, CH/A. $650/mo. 308-5716
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OLDER NORMAN HOUSE Just South of West Main. 3BD/3Bth/2 Living areas, 2 stoves, Large enclosed backyard. 406-587-2855. • 1200/month.
2Bd/1.5Bth Townhouses & LG 1Bd Apts, Sparkling Pool • 6 Blocks E of OU
Barkley Townhouse Apts. 900 Halray Dr • Call 329-5194
DO YOUR LAUNDRY AT HOME This spacious 2 bdrm comes w/ full size Washer & Dryer! • Clean! Lots of storage! • $600/mo
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 The Edge 2/2 Condo............$760 408 Baker 3/2/2..................$1100 1105 Melissa 3/2/2.............$1270 508 Gyrfalcon 3/2/2............$1350
Newly Remodeled • 1Bd/1Bth Kitchen & Liv, All Bills Pd, 5miles to OU, Furnished, Utilities Pd. Work off partial rent for pet sitting. $500/mo + Dep 405 210-3162
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S U N D AY 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
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230 West Gray, approximately 2,000 square feet of retail space, CH&A, restroom. 321-2028.
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paint where needed. * If you live in a coastal region, hose off exterior windows and doors to remove damaging salt from ocean spray. If you live in a hurricane-prone area, consider installing Pella windows and patio doors with impact-resistant glass, to help provide year-round protection. Indoor home maintenance tips * Schedule a furnace check-up by a professional to prepare it for the season. Also check to see if the filter needs changing. * Add insulation. The amount of money you’ll end up saving in heating costs is likely well worth the investment of adding additional insulation to the attic. * Check with your utility company to see if they offer rebates for energy-efficient home improvements including replacing windows or adding insulation. * Clean and repair air ducts. * Wrap pipes. Freezing temperatures can cause pipes to freeze and burst. To help prevent this, insulate pipes with a pre-molded, foam rubber sleeve, available at most local home improvement or hardware stores.
422 HIGHLAND Parkway Central Loc • 2000sq’ mol, 2/3rd Office, 1/3rd Warehouse, LG Over/Hd, Bth,1 Yr Lse • $750/Mo 360-2526 • 364-2454 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
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* Reverse fans. Adjust your ceiling fan to rotate clockwise to push rising warm air down. * Check for leaks and drafts. Stand next to window and door openings to feel if cool air is blowing through. Leaky windows or drafty doors may need to be replaced. If you find a small leak around a window, seal it from the outside with weatherresistant caulk. Also apply weather stripping to exterior doors as needed. *Replace energy-inefficient windows For a more long-term fix, replace old, drafty windows with a more energy-efficient option, like Pella’s 350 Series vinyl windows. Upgrading from single-pane to double-pane windows can also reduce energy costs, according to Energy Star. Visit Pella.com/news
to connect with a local Pella representative and discuss your replace-
ment project plans, or shop online at PellaatLowes.com.
Large Retail Space, 500 W. Main, Across from the new Sprouts grocery Cecil Woods Management Inc.
321-3800 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
NOBLE AREA 1/1, 2/2 & 3/2 Pet Dep. $500. Mobile Homes • $500/Dep $350-$550/Mo/1yr ls, Call 659-9256 4BR/3Bd -2BD Mo bile $550 - $750 Include Water, Serwer, Rent/RTO 405 872-1818 ext.
1821 Beaumont Dr • Duplex 3Bd/2Bth • Sec 8 Accepted, Service Animals Only • $700Mo + $400/Dep • A-1 Property Mgmt 360-2587
1Bd/ Upstairs Condo SW Norman, Open Floor Plan with Balcony, Laundry Facility on site, Close to Cart. $500/mo+$400/dep 308-0780 2Bd/2Bth • Fully Remodeled Stove, Dishwasher, FPl, WD Hookups, $700/mo + $700/Dep 401 SE 12th #249 • 702-3999 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
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Kitchen remodeling 101: Making the space your own (BPT) - There is a lot to think about when remodeling your kitchen. You want to design a kitchen that reflects your taste and style, which you’ll love for years to come. Whether you’re designing for yourself or for resale, the key to success is to embrace timelessness. That doesn’t mean sacrificing personality for a neutral palette, though. Quite the opposite. Here are five creative, thrifty and helpful tips from Summer Baltzer, interior designer and former host of HGTV’s Design on a Dime, to send you well on your way to a kitchen design that not only looks great in the long term, but also reflects you. Tip one: Know your style. Design your kitchen around colors and objects that make you feel great. This is the room you probably spend most of your time in whether you’re cooking, entertaining or just doing homework with the kids. Loving the look is important.
Make your design meaningful and something you’ll want to see every day. Look for inspiration from a pottery collection, a piece of artwork, or even the food you love. Tip two: Get creative on a budget. A great way to save money is to repurpose found items for your accents where you can. Frame pictures from favorite recipes, use inexpensive flower pots or mason jars to store utensils and cutlery, repurpose an old console table as a center island. You might even want to spraypaint the old dining table and give it a new life. Look for salvaged floors, pallets or pottery to create new furniture pieces or accents. This approach not only saves you money, but also makes your kitchen enviably unique. Tip three: Develop your vision. Keep your ideas on track by collecting loose drawings; they can become your own personal design board. They don’t have to be profes-
sional or even exactly like the finished product - just enough to make your point and start to envision what the finished product will look like. Seeing your ideas come together before taking a sledgehammer to your old tile not only gets you excited about your project, but can also save you from making design decisions that don’t fit your vision. If you’re hiring a professional, plans for the kitchen should be included in the cost. Make sure that they fit your vision and that you’re getting everything you need from your
new space before demo and installation begin. Tip four: Create timeless beauty. When focusing on your large installed items, don’t just concentrate on what’s popular now. Instead, take a look at the items that have been relevant for more than a decade. If you’re designing a kitchen for a home you plan on living in for the next 20 years, by all means, go crazy and embrace colors and patterns that make you happy. But if you don’t plan on staying there forever, give yourself room to grow. Look
to classic color combinations like white, black or gray cabinets; stone countertops with white or walnut cabinets; or butcher block with just about any cabinet color you can imagine. Wilsonart’s Calcutta Marble and new Old Mill Oak and Truss Maple are affordable laminate options that look real but are made from recycled wood fibers. They have finishes that withstand daily wear and tear, and are a fraction of the cost of traditional stone countertops. Look to lasting styles and materials, rather than what’s simply
trendy at the moment, to create a timelessly beautiful kitchen. Learn more at www.wilsonart.com. Tip five: Start with simplicity. Keep the lines of your installed, more permanent items clean and simple. To add style and versatility, get creative with your accents. For instance, try going Shaker with your cabinets. Traditional cup pull handles will move them in a more classic and traditional direction and linear pull handles will take you down a modern road. By keeping your appliances and more permanent items simple, and using your accents to create a sense of style, you’ll open up tons of design doors for yourself, creating a kitchen that transitions easily, keeps up with your style and has staying power. With this timeless know-how and creative inspiration, you’re ready to create a kitchen you’ll love both now and a decade down the road.
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