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The Listing of the Week is a two-story Cape Cod-style home with saltwater sport pool on 1/3 acre in The Vineyard addition in Norman.

The unusual Craftsman-style, split-level duplex is designed for construction on land with a slight upslope to the rear.








Landmark model home offers special natural gas amenities






For The Oklahoman

NORMAN — Dan Reeves, president of Landmark Fine Homes, sells a lot of houses to a lot of people, but one of the most exciting sales he’s made lately was to Oklahoma Natural Gas. Reeves went to the state’s primary natural gas supplier with a pitch to build a house showcasing “the natural gas appliances that are good for my customers and good for Oklahoma business.” The model home, at 4500 Northfields in Norman’s Carrington Lakes neighborhood, is a 4,073square foot, three- or four-bedroom retreat with a theater room, recreation room, kids’ living room — and the highlight: a compressed natural gas auto filling station in the garage. Pamela Hall, ONG’s regional manager for customer development, said the partnership is an example of how the company works with builders and homeowners for energy efficiency. Landmark Fine Homes has participated in ONG’s ONE in Energy program since 2007. ONE in Energy rates new, ONG-connected homes according to construction standards and by builders’ selection of energy-efficient equipment and appliances. Landmark’s “Natural Gas Concept Home” is one of a series of innovative projects that Reeves said his company builds on nearly an annual basis. Recent “concept series” homes include an “iPad Home” that can be controlled remotely using Apple’s nearly ubiquitous device via a wireless network. Reeves pointed out the

A buyer’s real estate agent can request that you not be home during an inspection of your home for sale, but no one can legally compel you to leave.


Pam Hall of Oklahoma Natural Gas and Dan Reeves of Landmark Fine Homes show the outdoor living area featuring gas light fixtures and a gas log fireplace at a Landmark model home at 4500 Northfields in Norman’s Carrington Lakes neighborhood. PHOTOS BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN

concept house’s natural gas elements during a recent tour. In addition to a gas kitchen range, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, high-efficiency water heaters and a natural gas clothes dryer, the home features a covered patiooutdoor living room illuminated by traditional gas lamps. Pool-area hookups allow cool-weather swimming or outdoor parties warmed by portable natural gas heaters. The home even features a natural gas-powered electric generator, which Hall joked is there to support the few energy needs that can still be met only SEE LANDMARK, PAGE 2E

BLUE CANNING JARS Dan Reeves of Landmark Fine Homes and Pam Hall of Oklahoma Natural Gas fill a CNG vehicle in the garage at the Landmark model home at 4500 Northfields in Norman.

Home maintenance musts for spring It’s getting warmer, so you and your house are probably starting to come out of your long winter’s sleep. That means it’s time for the annual checklist of spring chores. I Check grade: Winter weather can cause the soil around your house to shift, washing it away and piling up in others, with the potential for drainage problems. Look for washouts, areas of water staining on the foundation, soil piled around siding, or obvious high or low spots in your yard. If you find some, redistribute and contour the soil to adjust the drainage patterns. I Clear yard debris: Check all of your landscaping for winter damage. Take care of any required spring pruning. Remove leaves, needles, and other accumulated debris before it dries and becomes a fire hazard. If you see any damaged or leaning trees, contact a qualified tree professional to inspect and deal with the damage immediately. I Check siding: Siding can take a beating during a harsh winter, so check for areas that are loose, sag-

Certain vegetables are tastiest when they’re very young. Those are the plants Mark Diacono and Lia Leendertz focus on in “The Speedy Vegetable Garden.” The book covers plants requiring a range of effort, from seeds that need only be soaked before they’re enjoyed to veggies with a fairly fast turnaround from planting to harvest. Also included are sprouts, micro greens, edible flowers and salad greens. Diacono and Leendertz, who are journalists as well as gardeners, include instructions for growing and harvesting, as well as recipes. “The Speedy Vegetable Garden” is published by Timber Press and sells for $18.95 in paperback.

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ging, cracked or have fasteners that are loose or missing. With plywood siding, look for areas where the layers of plywood are delaminating. Also, check the condition of your exterior paint. Plan on priming and painting any areas where the paint isn’t in good shape. I Repair screens: Remove and wash all the window screens. Repair any small holes with a patching kit, or just rescreen it entirely. Clean all the windows inside and out, including the window tracks. Clean and lubricate window locks and sliding mechanisms as needed. Clean and store any exterior store windows. Consider installing security locks, which allow you to latch the windows partially open for secure ventilation.

I Check house numbers: Now’s the perfect time to check that your house can easily be found in an emergency. Make sure house numbers are clearly visible from the street, and are well lit after dark. Trim back overgrown foliage, and paint numbers a contrasting color for easy visibility. If you have a long driveway, install a reflective number sign out at the street. I Remove vent blocks: If you have a ventilated crawl space, as soon as the danger of freezing is past in your area, remove the vent blocks to allow for air circulation. Check and repair vent screens as needed to keep insects out. Remove outdoor faucet covers. I Adjust sprinklers: Run permanent, in-ground sprinklers through a cycle and check their operation. Adjust or replace any sprinklers that are hitting your siding or foundation vents, washing away loose soil or otherwise disturbing things they shouldn’t. Check timers to be sure your watering patterns are making the most efficient use of your water.

I Inspect decks: Make a thorough examination of deck boards, railings, posts, stairs and other structural members. Look for loose fasteners, cracks, dry rot or other damage. Remove loose nails — hammering them back in doesn’t work — and replace them with weather-resistant decking screws. Resecure any loose railing posts with new hardware to ensure structural stability. Reapply deck sealer if it’s been more than two years since the last application. I Check masonry: Clean up concrete or masonry patios and walkways. Use a stiff push broom to clean up accumulated debris, then wash with a garden hose spray or a widely diffused spray from a pressure washer. For mildew or other staining, check with your local home center or other retailer of concrete supplies for the appropriate type of cleaner. Remodeling and repair questions? E-mail Paul at All product reviews are based on the author’s actual testing of free review samples provided by the manufacturers. INMAN NEWS

The company that makes Ball canning jars saw jar sales increase 31 percent in 2012, which it attributes to uses such as home decor and crafting. So creative types might be interested in a vintage-inspired jar introduced recently. The Ball Heritage Collection Jar commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Perfect Mason Jar, which offered a jar, lid and band in a single unit for a perfect fit. The pint jar is made of blue glass and is embossed with a vintage Ball logo and anniversary dates. It’s available from www.Fresh or retailers that sell canning supplies. Suggested retail price is $9.99 for six jars. MCT INFORMATION SERVICES

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The formal dining area, and living room, flow from the foyer of the Landmark Fine Homes model. Pool-area hookups allow for cool-weather swimming or outdoor parties warmed by portable natural gas heaters at the Landmark model home. PHOTOS BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN

Landmark: Theater room upstairs FROM PAGE 1E

with electricity. Hall arrived at the Carrington Lakes home driving an ONG-branded compressed natural gas vehicle so he could show off the CNG filling station. Reeves said the unit delivers “about a gallon an hour,” allowing for an easy, overnight fill up. Fowler Honda, whose CNG-powered Civic GX is the only factory-produced non-fleet vehicle of its type produced in the United States, partnered with Landmark and ONG on the concept home. Entering the home, visitors are greeted by an expansive living room and formal dining room that flow from the foyer. A study inside the front door features built-in bookcases under a vaulted, wood-plank ceiling. A wall of windows connects the family room — with its cathedral ceiling — and the bright chef’s kitchen to the covered patio that Reeves aptly called an outdoor living room. Two children’s bedrooms are linked via a children’s living room (convertible to a third bed-


A natural gas range is among energy-efficient appliances and equipment in Landmark Fine Homes’ "Natural Gas Concept Home" in Norman’s Carrington Lakes addition. A decked-out theater-media room is among the features of the model home.

room). The master suite features an exposed brick interior wall and a soaring ceiling. In the adjacent bath is an elevated tub surrounded with custom tile. Upstairs the home features a family recreation

room and theater-media room. “We make sure there’s something unique in every room in every home we build,” said Amy Reeves, Dan’s wife and design partner. Landmark Fine Homes

was named “America’s Best Builder” in 2012 by the National Association of Home Builders’ Builder Magazine. The home is open from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dan Reeves of Landmark Fine Homes shows a natural gas backup generator at the model home at 4500 Northfields in Norman.

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Brent Swift Design Build owns 7 Crown Heights, 1000 NW 37, a 1938 structure expanded and converted into six homes. Butzer Gardner Architects led the design. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY AIA CENTRAL OKLAHOMA CHAPTER

Architecture Tour set for Saturday FROM STAFF REPORTS

The American Institute of Architects Central Oklahoma Chapter will present the 12th annual Architecture Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The self-guided tour includes homes and commercial buildings. Tickets are $15 at any tour stop. Tour locations are: I 7 at Crown Heights, 1000 NW 37, six modern homes from an original 1938 structure ranging from 1,100 to 1,350 square feet. I Underground Loft, 3200 Sexton Drive in Norman, a reinforced-concrete house with 14 inches of soil and sod on its roof. I Woodland Residence, 1009 Woodland Drive in Norman, remodeled late-1940s home inspired by Bruce Goff’s work and a resurgence of Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture. I 430, 430 NW 12, a nondescript two-story 1955 office building turned into apartments with upper floors offering expansive decks and unparalleled views of downtown Oklahoma City. I Hiltgen Home, 1701 Woodhill Road in Edmond, a 1970s Colorado contemporary remodeled into a

Woodland Residence, 1009 Woodland Drive in Norman, was designed in the 1940s and influenced by Bruce Goff’s work and a resurgence of Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired tendencies. Butzer Gardner Architects renovated the home, owned by Brent Swift.

contemporary rustic. I WestTown Campus, 1729 NW 3, a one-stop shop for access to multiple social service agencies owned by The Homeless Alliance resulting from the adaptive re-use of two metal buildings on a brownfield site near downtown. I Lingo Construction Services, 123 NW 8, a 1930 masonry-and-steel auto supply house turned into modern office space with exposed internal framing and building systems in an “X-ray” theme.

Cary and Lisa Hiltgen’s home at 1701 Woodhill Road in Edmond was converted from 1970s Colorado contemporary to contemporary rustic.

A living area in the Underground Loft, 3200 Sexton Drive in Norman.


The Listing of the Week is at 3101 Millbury Road in Norman. PHOTO PROVIDED

The Listing of the Week is a large, two-story Cape Cod-style home with saltwater sport pool on 1/3 acre in The Vineyard addition in Norman. The 4,379-square-foot home at 3101 Millbury Road has five bedrooms, three baths, three living rooms, one dining room, an upstairs bonus room and an attached two-car garage plus a single-car detached garage. The family room has a fireplace and built-in bookcase. The kitchen has a breakfast bar, eating space and pantry.

The master bedroom has a bath with double vanities and tub and shower. The home has stamped and scored concrete floors. Back windows overlook the pool and greenbelt. The home, built in 2004, is listed for $537,500 with Bobbi Ottis of Dillard Group Real Estate. For more information, call 245-3694. Nominations for Listing of the Week are welcome. Send a copy of the MLS information sheet on a single-family home to The Oklahoman, Richard Mize, P.O. Box 25125, Oklahoma City, OK 73125. Nominations may be faxed to 475-3996.









A boom market reappears in some areas WASHINGTON — They’re back after barely a decade: escalation clauses in real estate contracts, “naked” contingency-free offers and lowball-priced listings designed to pull in dozens of bidders and turn routine sales transactions into auctions. These are all techniques last seen with frequency during the frothiest months of the housing bubble in 2004-05, when prices were rising at double-digit rates, buyers thought they couldn’t lose money in real estate, and mortgage financing was available to anybody who could sign a loan application. Now they are reappearing in some of the hottest sellers’ markets from coast to coast — the byproduct of severe shortages in houses listed for sale combined with strong demand by qualified purchasers. Nationwide, according to surveys of 800-plus local markets by, inventories are down by 16 percent from yearago levels. But in the hottest areas, listings are down by double or even triple that and prices are moving up fast. Buyers, meanwhile, are out in

droves, scanning newspapers and online realty sites for the latest listings, and signing up for alert services provided by realty firms. In the San Francisco Bay area, for example, agents said that realistically priced new listings are attracting dozens — sometimes even hundreds — of shoppers to open houses and stimulating bidding competitions with 30 to 50 or more participants. Bidding wars are also increasingly frequent on well-priced listings in Washington, D.C., and its Maryland and Virginia suburbs, much of California, Seattle, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Richmond, Va., Boston and parts of Florida, among others. In a handful of fiercely competitive areas, some listing agents reportedly are even restricting buyers’ access to properties to narrow time windows — say, a few hours on Saturday and Sunday — in order to fan the flames. To get a leg up in such situations, some buyers and their agents are using techniques that can be effective, but that also come with drawbacks and snares. Among them:


I Contingency-free and contingency-light offers. Carl Medford, an agent with Prudential California Realty in the San Francisco East Bay market, said these are almost routine for buyers determined to win a bidding competition. He calls them “unprotected” contract offers. Essentially the idea is to strip away some or all of the customary contingencies in an offer that might irritate a seller or render the buyer’s bid less attractive. The financing contingency, which makes the entire transaction dependent on the buyer obtaining a satisfactory loan and appraisal, often is the first to go if the bidder is confident of qualifying for a mortgage, has been preapproved or is willing to pay what could be a lot more than market value.

‘Green’ building expert speaks at Housing Summit FROM STAFF REPORTS

Emmy Award winner and green building expert Steve Thomas shared his passion for sustainable housing that is both affordable and healthy at the recent Housing Summit at Moore Norman Technology Center. He also discussed the six rings of green building: energy, workmanship, material, health, connectivity and design. “Green building keeps families in the house,” Thomas said in his breakfast talk to open the event, a one-day conference held every three years to bring housing specialists together to learn the latest trends and advancements in the industry. It is organized by the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency. “Green building is the ethical thing to do,” said Thomas, former host of PBS’s “This Old House” and Discovery’s “Renovation Nation.” He said homes and buildings should be designed so they “sip (energy) rather than gulp it.” Twelve breakout sessions throughout the day gave developers, real estate specialists and representatives from nonprofit housing organizations access to state, regional and national experts in affordable housing. “Preservation is the essential first step in solving our housing dilemma,” said Tracy Kaufman, director of the National Preservation Initiative in Washington, D.C. Kaufman presented examples of housing preservation efforts across the United States. In a session called “A Closer Look at Statewide Housing Trends and Issues,” Charla Slabotsky, executive director of the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission, explained how consumers are more educated today than ever before. During lunch, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt talked about the $18.6 million Oklahoma Mortgage Settle-

Debbie Blackburn, an Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency trustee, applauds a speaker during the Housing Summit organized by the agency at Moore Norman Technology Center. PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN

Steve Thomas, green building expert and former host of PBS’s “This Old House” and Discovery’s “Renovation Nation,” looks over the foam insulation in a sustainable house being built in the Hope Crossing neighborhood developed by Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity at NE 83 and Kelley Avenue. PHOTO BY DAVID MCDANIEL, THE OKLAHOMAN

Architect Larry Blackledge of Oklahoma City’s Blackledge & Associates Architects speaks at the Housing Summit organized by the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency. PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN

ment and how it is helping families harmed by unfair and deceptive mortgage practices to rebuild their lives. He also encouraged members of the audience to continue their hard

work housing Oklahomans. “You provide access to affordable housing every day,” Pruitt said. “I want to say thank you for the dedication you have.”

Many buyers are also willing to delete the inspection contingency, which Medford considers much more risky, since the bidder agrees to fly blind with no way out of the deal if costly defects — tens of thousands of dollars’ worth, potentially — later arise. Tracy King of Teles Properties in northeast Los Angeles said she knows of buyers who have waived the inspection contingency and later discovered sewer lines clogged with roots and a chimney cracked so badly that it was condemned. I Escalation clauses. These are add-ons to contract language that keep bidders in the competition, even when the price soars well beyond the original asking amount. Typically the bidder agrees to match and exceed any verifiable, bona fide competing offers by set increments — say, $500 to $1,000 — up to some maximum amount. Tom Conner, an associate broker with RE/MAX Gateway in Gainesville, Va., said “we’re seeing them all the time now” in multiple-offer situations. The upside: Properly used,

they work. Bidders with the highest maximums often get the house. Downside: If you need a mortgage, the appraisal could be a problem because it’s likely to come in lower than the purchase price. Be prepared to throw extra cash into the deal upfront. I Lowball listings. Rather than list a house at the price that comparable recent sales in the area indicate it’s worth — say $495,000 — the sellers, advised by their agent, cut that to $479,000, hoping to stimulate a bidding war. Astute shoppers immediately spot the house as a “bargain,” and multiple competing offers push the final price to $520,000. Good for the sellers, right? Probably. They get top dollar. But the ultimate buyers end up committed to a contract requiring them to pay what may be $25,000 over the likely current appraisal value — and that could have negative consequences for both the buyer and the seller. Ken Harney’s email address is WASHINGTON POST WRITERS GROUP




Tips for young buyers in crowded market Though a real estate recovery is underway, home prices still aren’t back to their pre-2007 levels in many neighborhoods. Even so, many young families worry it’s already too late to buy that starter home in a nice suburb with good schools. “Buyers hung around waiting for the right moment to get into the market. But that moment seemed to come and go in a heartbeat,” said Karl Case, a home values expert and senior fellow at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. Not only are prices on the rise in many desirable areas, inventories are also tight. These dual factors make it doubly frustrating for frugal buyers who now must compete with others for coveted properties. Along with rising housing prices, young families are already trying to cope with high living costs for other basics, from child care to food and gas. But Case said it’s not too late for most young homebuyers to make a good property purchase. Case said it’s pointless for would-be homebuyers who missed the bottom of the market in their chosen area to focus on the past. Rather than obsessing about not having bought at an earlier point in the cycle, Case advises firsttime buyers to move forward and think strategically. Here are a few point-

ers: I Consider an “overpriced” home. Young homebuyers (and even veteran buyers) can overlook an important fact about real estate: You can sometimes get the best deals on homes that were significantly overpriced at the outset. Barry Nystedt, a real estate broker and former president of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (www., said the secret to shopping among overpriced properties is to be the first to know when price cuts occur. “Sometimes people overprice because of ego, but mostly they do so because of ignorance of the market. Eventually, after their property has been sitting unsold for a lengthy period, they get worn down. That’s when they drop their price and start to negotiate seriously,” Nystedt said. I Include out-of-style properties in your search. First-time buyers may wish to consider a category of properties a notch above fixer-uppers: what agents call “cosmetically challenged” properties. These homes are well kept and the fundamentals, including electricity and plumbing, all work. But their owners have neglected the interior decor. Because of that, they’re often sold below market value. Nystedt said many

longtime owners of solid family houses never redo their tired, fraying, outof-date interiors. “But if the house has good bones and you get a favorable price on it, it will pay you to strip that old wallpaper, pull up the carpet and refinish the hardwood floors beneath,” he said. But he cautioned that homebuyers should be careful to distinguish between outdated homes and those with serious underlying issues.

He urges anyone buying a home, especially moneyconscious young families, to make their purchase conditional on a thorough home inspection to ensure the place doesn’t have fundamental flaws such as structural problems. I Search for highly motivated sellers. For home sellers, time is money. People who must move quickly, perhaps due to job relocation or a marital breakup, are typically more willing to let their property go for a reasona-

ble price than those who can hold out. You needn’t do anything unethical to find out what motivates the owners of a home that interests you. Often, the listing agent will answer direct questions about the sellers’ motivations. “The real estate business is based on relationships. Agents talk to each other, and your agent might hear from the listing agent that the owners of a property you like are eager for an immediate offer,”



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Nystedt said. He said owners who’ve accepted an out-of-state job transfer are usually the most willing to negotiate, particularly if their property is already vacant or has been taken over by a relocation company. To contact Ellen James Martin, email her at UNIVERSAL UCLICK







Split-level duplex designed for upslope The Vancouver is an unusual Craftsman-style, split-level duplex designed for construction on land with a slight upslope to the rear. Despite an extra overarching front gable on the right unit, the two interiors are mirror images of each other, so one description will suffice. Slender columns highlight the gabled entry porch and its characteristic Craftsman door. The shingle siding that accents the gable peaks runs an eye-catching counterpoint to the lap siding that covers most of the exterior. Those entering from the street-level garage take a half-flight of stairs that lead up to the vaulted gathering spaces at the home’s heart. Guests entering from the front climb a similar half-flight of stairs to reach a covered porch and entry that also feed into the vaulted living and dining areas. Secondary bedrooms and a full bathroom are another half-flight up, over the garage. A handy mini-bathroom is just inside the front door, to the left of a coat closet. Light washes into the vaulted gathering space through Craftsmanstyle windows at the front and the sliding glass doors at the rear that open onto a patio. The ceiling slopes up to its lofty central apex from the front, then down toward the rear. From the G-shaped kitchen you can face into the dining area across a raised eating bar. Kitchen counters wrap around four sides, while cabinets line three of them. An opening on the opposite side of the

Parade of Homes Spring Festival to begin Friday FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association is presenting two home parades this year, starting with the Parade of Homes Spring Festival next Friday through Sunday and April 26-28 with homes open free to the public from 1 to 6 p.m. each day. Fifty-one builders will have 95 homes on display across the metro area: one downtown at The Hill, 12 in the southwest, 14 in the east, 22 in the northwest, 46 in Edmond and numerous neighborhoods. For maps and information on the homes, see the advertising insert in The Oklahoman Sunday. A map of each area also will be at starting Monday. Jack Evans of Timbercraft Homes is chairman of both the Parade of Homes Spring Festival and the annual Fall Classic Parade of Homes later this year. Denise Patterson of Denise Patterson Custom Homes LLC is co-chairman. “We are equally excited to bring this new spring concept to the metropolitan area of Oklahoma City. ... As you tour the homes you will be viewing the fine craftsmanship and designs that builders have to offer during this time of the year,” Evans said. Evans pointed to Jim McWhirter, of Gemini Builders, and Caleb McCaleb, of McCaleb Homes, for working to help make the spring parade possible.

RICHARD MIZE vaulted space leads into a utility alcove on the left and the vaulted owners’ suite on the right. Amenities here include a walk-in closet, dual vanity, linen

closet and shower. The Vancouver could also be built on flat land by sinking the garage below street level and sloping the driveway down half a level.

A review plan of the Vancouver 60-031, including floor plans, elevations, section and artist’s conception, can be purchased for $25 by phone, mail or online. Add $5 for shipping and handling. Associated Designs, 1100 Jacobs Drive, Eugene, OR, 97402. www.associated (800) 634-0123.

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Permits Oklahoma City Lingo Construction Services Inc., 120 Robert S Kerr Ave., recreation center, erect, $35,000,000. Kohl’s Department Stores, 9001 Northwest Passage, retail sales, remodel, $1,230,000. A-List Construction, 13220 Rock Canyon Road, residence, erect, $400,000. Savannah Builders LLC, 15400 Cyndelyn Drive, residence, erect, $320,000. Jill Rakestraw, 10617 Tarragona Drive, residence, erect, $290,000. 4 Corners Construction LLC, 5301 NW 161 Terrace, residence, erect, $280,000. Olde Towne Homes LLC, 10912 Meadowlake Farms Drive, residence, erect, $255,000. Justice Homes Inc., 15405 Daybright Drive, residence, erect, $250,750. R&R Homes LLC, 13305 Greenscape Road, residence, erect, $250,000. SAS Construction LLC, 3121 W Memorial Road, restaurant, remodel, $250,000. Taber Built Homes LLC, 2820 Kathleens Crossing, residence, erect, $240,000. R&R Homes LLC, 11440 NW 132 Terrace, residence, erect, $235,000. 4 Corners Construction LLC, 6016 SE 148, residence, erect, $233,000. Ideal Homes of Norman LP, 18517 Mesa Road, residence, erect, $230,000. Taber Built Homes LLC, 2824 Kathleens Crossing,

residence, erect, $230,000. First Star Homes Inc., doing business as Turner & Son Homes, 11316 NW 103, residence, erect, $225,000. Biltrite Construction LLC, 5416 NW 117, residence, erect, $200,000. Biltrite Construction LLC, 5605 NW 163 Terrace, residence, erect, $200,000. R&R Homes LLC, 13309 Greenscape Road, residence, erect, $200,000. Ips Grant Square OKC LLC, 4606 S Pennsylvania Ave., retail sales, remodel, $200,000. 4 Corners Construction LLC, 15509 Colonia Bella Drive, residence, erect, $198,000. 4 Corners Construction LLC, 6008 SE 148, residence, erect, $193,000. D.R. Horton, 4000 Millers Creek Lane, residence, erect, $191,990. SWM & Sons Inc., 15200 SE 41, residence, erect, $177,870. 4 Corners Construction LLC, 14701 Pepperwell Oaks Drive, residence, erect, $177,000. Affinity Homes LLC, 212 SW 175 Terrace, residence, erect, $170,000. D.R. Horton, 11008 SW 39 Court, residence, erect, $169,990. 4 Corners Construction LLC, 15316 SE 57, residence, erect, $169,000. Gary Owens Carpet & Construction Inc., 11828 SW 17, residence, erect, $165,000. 4 Corners Construction LLC, 9909 NW 100, residence, erect, $162,000. Blue Ribbon Construction LLC, 7124 Morning Song Drive, residence,

erect, $160,000. Gary Owens Carpet & Construction Inc., 11920 SW 17, residence, erect, $160,000. Monarch Properties LLC, 6109 NW 154, residence, erect, $160,000. D.R. Horton, 8732 Stacy Lynn Lane, residence, erect, $159,470. Lingo Construction, 801 N Hudson Ave., business, remodel, $150,000. Meek Construction, 14418 SW 104, residence, erect, $150,000. Monarch Construction Co. LLC, 2829 Morgan Trace, residence, erect, $150,000. Ideal Homes of Norman LP, 18213 Bodegon Road, residence, erect, $148,000. Home Creations, 12032 NW 139, residence, erect, $146,800. Ideal Homes of Norman LP, 2413 SW 141, residence, erect, $139,000. Westpoint Homes, 6017 NW 157, residence, erect, $130,000. Westpoint Homes, 15104 Amber Run, residence, erect, $130,000. Westpoint Homes, 6217 NW 156, residence, erect, $130,000. Westpoint Homes, 6009 NW 151 Terrace, residence, erect, $130,000. Westpoint Homes, 6004 NW 151, residence, erect, $130,000. D.R. Horton, 2317 NW 156, residence, erect, $125,948. Home Creations, 3032 NW 181, residence, erect, $118,900. Rausch Coleman Homes LLC, 13421 Deer Spring Drive, residence, erect,

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11708 SW 24 Terrace, residence, erect, $40,000. David Yost, 4000 NE 122, accessory, erect, $40,000. Jaloria Warner, 16021 Roland Drive, manufactured home, move-on, $30,000. Michael Ferguson, 800 N Warren Ave., residence, remodel, $30,000. Angel Torres, 3737 SW 39, residence, add-on, $25,000. Champion Window Co., 13509 Silver Eagle Trail, residence, add-on, $24,405. Four Seasons Sunrooms, 2321 Morning Glory Drive, residence, add-on, $19,889. Jeff Gleim, 10101Southern Creek Drive, accessory, erect, $17,450. Oklahoma Diamond Group LLC, 10025 Volare Drive, storage, erect, $15,000. Macie L. Johnson, 3101NE 16, residence, add-on, $15,000. Jonathan Pitcher, 10612 Westover Ave., accessory, erect, $12,000. Terry Kinamon, 9401 SW 29, storage, erect, $10,000. Jeremiah Sims, 2112 Sycamore Creek Ave., residence, remodel, $8,000. Vintage Custom Homes LLC, 3101 S Interstate 35 Service Road, business, remodel, $6,000. Randel and Teresa Estep, 4707 Memory Lane, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $6,000. Clyde Reed, 7400 NE 133, residence, add-on, $5,400. JH Ventures LLC, 15000 Bristol Park Blvd., warehouse, remodel, $5,000. JH Ventures LLC, 15000 Bristol Park Blvd., ware-

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Leigh Circle, residence, erect, $92,100. Salazar Roofing & Construction Inc., 12201 Buckingham Lane, residence-attached, erect, $80,000. Salazar Roofing & Construction Inc., 12203 Buckingham Lane, residence-attached, erect, $80,000. Salazar Roofing & Construction Inc., 12205 Buckingham Lane, residence-attached, erect, $80,000. Salazar Roofing & Construction Inc., 12207 Buckingham Lane, residence-attached, erect, $80,000. Sam Gresham Architect, 27 E Sheridan Ave., office, remodel, $80,000. AMF Development, 8041 Waters Edge Way, residence, erect, $75,000. Big Sky Remodeling LLC, 228 NE 2, club-tavern, remodel, $75,000. Oklahoma City University, 1933 NW 23, restaurant, supplement, $70,000. Dream Come True Construction, 3200 Hackberry Road, residence, add-on, $55,000. Renaissance Architects & Engineers, 4500 Tinker Road, school, erect, $50,000. Sanders Development, 14829 Bristol Park Blvd., warehouse, add-on, $50,000. Rafael Velazquez Bueno and Oliva Velazquez Martinez, 2508 SW 43, residence, add-on, $50,000. Darrell Atchley Construction LLC, 2608 SW 138, accessory, erect, $45,000. Florida Construction, 2305 Wayne Cutt Ave., residence, erect, $40,000. Florida Construction,


2.5 AC MOL 3bd 2.5ba wkshp, sprinkler sys $259,000. Kristin 405-314-6496 Cleaton & Assoc 405-373-2494

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$109,000. Rausch Coleman Homes LLC, 11512 SW 25 Terrace, residence, erect, $109,000. Rausch Coleman Homes LLC, 13416 Deer Spring Drive, residence, erect, $109,000. Rausch Coleman Homes LLC, 13308 Beaumont Drive, residence, erect, $109,000. Home Creations, 1305 Leigh Circle, residence, erect, $106,200. Home Creations, 1313 Leigh Circle, residence, erect, $104,500. Ideal Homes of Norman LP, 9549 SW 27, residence, erect, $101,000. Home Creations, 9933 Glascow Terrace, residence, erect, $100,800. Alan Stuck Custom Homes, 11309 NW 8, residence, erect, $100,000. Alan Stuck Custom Homes, 11305 NW 8, erect, erect, $100,000. Ideal Homes of Norman LP, 11449 NW 130, residence, erect, $100,000. Rausch Coleman Homes LLC, 3024 SE 96, residence, erect, $100,000. Rausch Coleman Homes LLC, 9625 Evie Drive, residence, erect, $100,000. Rausch Coleman Homes LLC, 9617 Evie Drive, residence, erect, $100,000. Rausch Coleman Homes LLC, 3016 SE 96, residence, erect, $100,000. Rausch Coleman Homes LLC, 4705 Hunter Blvd., residence, erect, $100,000. Ideal Homes of Norman LP, 2600 NW 186, residence, erect, $98,000. Home Creations, 1309 Leigh Circle, residence, erect, $96,400. Home Creations, 1304

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house, remodel, $5,000. Gerardo Esparza Lopez, 1433 SW 33, residence, addon, $5,000. James Tack, 3108 N Drexel Court, accessory, erect, $5,000. W.L. Haskins Jr., 938 NE 20, accessory, erect, $5,000. Omega Enterprises, 624 NE 3, day care center, supplement, $5,000. Christa Uhland, 9300 Brentford Ave., storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $4,895. Jesus Ortega, 6700 SW 57, accessory, erect, $4,490. Johnathon Hobbs, 11744 SW 20, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $4,425. Marvin Abbott, 6632 NW 111, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $4,275. Timothy and Debra Roberts, 11705 Sandy Circle, storm shelter, remodel, $4,200. Jim Ketcham, 9707 Pheasant Lane, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $4,100. Belisle Construction Inc., 6330 SW 3, temporary building, move-on, $4,000. Ronald and Brenda Grant, 2212 SW 96, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $4,000. Lisa Stitt, 11732 Hastings Ave., storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $3,900. Peter Gustas, 4212 NW 145, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $3,900. No name given, 13601 Portofino Strada, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,800. James Burton, 14317 SE 110, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $3,750. John Bear, 4825 SW 124, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,600. Michael McMillin, 411 Cactus Road, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,600. Pamela M. Warren, 16709 Kingsley Road, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,600. Phil Dvorak, 3013 Aerie Drive, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $3,600. Randall S. Montgomery, 1029 SW 94, storm shelter,

install-storm shelter, $3,600. Chris Dunn and Kristal Dunn, 10025 NW 140, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,500. M5 Inc., 200 Falcon Drive, storm shelter, install storm shelter, $3,500. Marilyn Appiah, 13000 Lorien Way, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,500. Jeremy Bagley, 10013 Velletri Ave., storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,495. David Bird, 1433 NW 187, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,450. Michael Puskas, 1204 NW 149, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $3,400. Smart Shelters, 1304 NW 183, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $3,395. Daniel Hathaway, 3628 NW 69, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,395. David Byrd, 11109 Winelake Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,300. Michael Puckett, 1520 NW 148, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,300. Tom Wyche, 10805 Blueberry Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,300. Thunderground Storm Shelters, 2805 Mirage, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,200. Daniel Buckmaster and Jamie Buckmaster, 613 SE 26, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $3,200. Elizabeth Howard, 2716 Cambridge Court, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,200. William Gustafson, 12016 Cantle Road, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,200. Thunderground Storm Shelters, 12617 SW 54, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,100. Mll Investments, 12028 SW 7, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $3,100. Alison Young, 3740 NW 70, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $3,095. Larry Dale and Janet E. Wilmoth, 12825 NW 6, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,095. Cameron Irby, 8513 SW 44 Court, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,000. Charles L. Cashion, 3121 Harriet, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,000. Deanna Richardson, 13309 St. Croix Circle, storm shelter, install-storm

shelter, $3,000. Jeffrey Richard, 2123 NW 23, business, remodel, $3,000. Michael Fox, 13900 Bubbling Springs Court, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,000. Monty Reed, 404 SW 170, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,000. Robert McClatchie, 16324 Old Elm Lane, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,000. Alma D. Elizade, 1632 SW 51, canopy-carport, add-on, $3,000. Smart Shelters, 8405 NW 101, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $2,995. Carolyne Barton, 14005 Arapaho Road, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,995. Peter Abernethy, 3700 Millers Creek Lane, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,995. Frederick Moye, 11725 Moon Beam Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,915. James M. Carr, 4724 Jay Matt Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,875. Jonathan Pitcher, 10612 Westover Ave., storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,875. Charles Glaviano, 15944 Sky Run Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,850. Thunderground Storm Shelter, 19805 Crest Ridge Drive, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $2,800. Thunderground Storm Shelter, 19925 Oakshire Drive, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $2,800. Thunderground Storm Shelters, 19813 Crest Ridge Drive, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $2,800. Allison McKee, 9017 Misty Lane, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,800. Donald Whittington, 12318 Shorehan Court, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,800. Lyshell Raven, 19204 Green Springs Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,800. Miroslav Pivrnec, 5512 Cloverlawn Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,800. Daniel Kanatzar, 19141 Green Springs Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,799.

Inspector pans home behind closed doors DEAR BARRY: We’re selling our house after spending $150,000 on a complete remodel. The place is in excellent shape, but the buyers’ home inspection report was hideous! The inspector said the toilets are loose and need new seals, but they were installed less than a year ago, and we can’t budge them. He also said the framing is rotted under the house, but we’ve had all of that repaired. When we asked why there were no foundation photos in the report, he said he “didn’t want to get his camera dirty.” We think the inspector wrote a bad report to help the buyers negotiate a lower price. Another related problem is that we wanted to be home during this inspection, but the buyers’ agent said it was illegal for us to be in the house when the inspection was being done. This is such a mess, but we don’t know what to do. What do you recommend? Randi DEAR RANDI: If the home inspector’s findings are questionable, you should state this in writing to the buyers and request that the inspector verify his findings with photos. If he doesn’t want to get his camera dirty, he can shield it with a plastic bag while he is under the house, or perhaps he could borrow your camera. In any event, he should have to show exactly what he saw regarding the alleged wood rot. You might also hire your own home inspector to provide a second opinion of the property’s condition. If the reports agree, you can have the defects repaired. It they differ,


each inspector should provide evidence of his disclosures. If the buyers back out of the deal, the second inspection report can serve as disclosure to future buyers. The agent’s assertion that it is illegal for you to be in your own home during a home inspection is entirely preposterous. It is your home. You own it. You have the right to be there any time you want, regardless of home inspections or other circumstances. The agent can request that you not be home during the inspection, but no one can legally compel you to leave your home. DEAR BARRY: I recently purchased a 5-yearold condominium. After moving in, I found that the refrigerator had a leak and had damaged the laminate flooring. Is the home inspector or the seller liable for not disclosing the leak or the damage? Or is my Realtor liable for recommending the home inspector? Mitchell DEAR MITCHELL: Free-standing appliances, such as refrigerators, are outside the scope of a home inspection. However, if the floor damage was visible without moving the refrigerator, the inspector should have reported this as a visible defect. The sellers and the agent are only liable for

defects of which they were aware. If the floor damage was concealed beneath the refrigerator, the agent was probably unaware of it. The sellers may have known, but that could be difficult to prove. Unless this is a clear case of nondisclosure, you may simply have to accept these repairs as part of the cost of the property. To write to Barry Stone, visit him on the web at ACTION COAST PUBLISHING

Sheila Cade, 15409 SE 71, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,795. Micah and Holly Pankhurst, 11736 SW 24 Terrace, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,775. Jennie Brinkley, 5916 NW 151, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $2,765. Sooner Carports, 6205 Kingston Road, residence, add-on, $2,700. Mike Cassady, 2300 NW 173, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $2,700. Christopher Aguilar, 1520 NW 125, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,695. John Wilson, 15513 Camellia Road, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,695. Mark Race, 8804 NW 115, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,695. Christine Hamilton, 404 Durkee Road, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,675. Bich Le, 11000 Winelake Drive, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $2,600. Christopher Rush, 8513 SW 37, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. Chuck Henkes, 4200 NW 146 Terrace, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. Clint and Michele Heath, 8500 NW 112, storm shelter,

THE OKLAHOMAN | NEWSOK.COM install-storm shelter, $2,600. Cole Robinson, 4917 SE 86 Terrace, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. Gary Wheeler, 11812 Hastings Ave., storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. Jason Hacker, 12328 S Land Ave., storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. Jonathan Roberts, 4208 Wind Chime Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. Khoi Tran, 3112 Westbury Glen Blvd., storm shelter, install, $2,600. Scott Taylor, 1209 NW 181, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. Terry Sanford, 9200 Wheatland Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. Zack Pam, 1304 NW 187, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. Patrick Cox, 7409 NE 97 Terrace, accessory, erect, $2,500. Robert Zachary Sharp, 117 N Eastgate Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,500. Michael Sengphradeth, 14100 Wagon Boss Road, storm shelter, install-storm

shelter, $2,495. George Rohla, 528 SE 34, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,399. John and Abigail Kerber, 8800 NW 112, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,395. Terri Furman, 8708 Kimberly Road, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,395. Bernardino Carreon, 1805 S Stonewall Ave., storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,300. David Culver, 7200 Sapphire Lane, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $1,440. Abbey Mathew, 8105 NW 83 Terrace, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $1,300. Enrique Ramirez, 1441SW 67, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $1,200.

Demolitions Ray’s Trucking, 1721 NE 23. Midwest Wrecking, 2020 S Robinson Ave., auto sales office. Kendall Concrete, 5921 NE 66, residence. Kha Mach, 1424 NW 33, residence. Johnny Scruggs, 1228 NE 15, accessory.

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