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New Spring Parade of Homes showcases 96 metro houses BY TIM FALL For The Oklahoman

If you’re in the market for a new home, you’ve probably heard this time of year called “spring buying season.” If you’re a homebuilder, when the redbuds pop and the last winter storm blows through, you see the other side of that coin — it’s “spring selling season.” Either way, ’tis the season — and the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association is celebrating. Builders are welcoming prospective buyers to the inaugural Parade of Homes Spring Festival, which continues Saturday and Sunday and then again next weekend, April 2628. Homes are open free to the public from 1 to 6 p.m. each day. The spring parade showcases 96 homes from 51 builders across the Oklahoma City metro area. For maps and information on Spring Festival homes, go to www.parade Event chairman Jack Evans, managing partner of TimberCraft Homes, said he and other builders are eager to show buyers their handiwork and craftsmanship. Evans said builders created the spring parade so that buyers could experience the quality, workmanship and “individual touches” that go into their homes day in and day out. He characterized the annual fall Parade of Homes, now to be called the “Fall Classic,” as a stage for builders’ “showcase houses.” The spring festival features homes built “ready to move in,” Evans said. The Parade of Homes Spring Festival is the brainchild of Caleb McCaleb of McCaleb Homes in


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Timbercraft Homes is one of 51 homebuilders with 96 new homes in the inaugural Parade of Homes Spring Festival this weekend and next. This Timbercraft home is at 8440 NW 142, in Pleasant Grove addition in Oklahoma City. The event was organized by the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association. PHOTOS BY STEVE GOOCH, THE OKLAHOMAN

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Edmond, and Jim McWhirter, president of Gemini Builders in Del City. McWhirter, who for years has served as chairman of the springtime East Area Festival of Homes, said he was looking forward to the “experiment.” “We always see such great foot traffic” in the SEE PARADE, PAGE 2E

Jack Evans, chairman of the Parade of Homes Spring Festival and managing partner of Timbercraft Homes, shows the kitchen of the Timbercraft model home at 8440 NW 142, one of 96 new homes open free to the public from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and again April 26-28.

Don’t let your home get left behind Real estate experts call them “leftover houses.” They’re available properties in well-regarded neighborhoods — but while other homes fly off the market, they sit unsold, seemingly indefinitely. “These oddballs are sitting because they don’t speak to any buyers,” said Mark Nash, a longtime real estate broker and the author of “1001 Tips for Buying & Selling a Home.” Sometimes the reason a home languishes is due to what real estate people refer to as an “incurable problem.” “Maybe your home is a white elephant because it’s a contemporary in a sea of traditional houses. Or maybe it backs to a McDonald’s,” Nash said. But other more common explanations are that the property was overpriced when it hit the market or that it badly needs to be cleaned, repaired or redecorated. “In its own way, the market screams out reasons why a house doesn’t sell. But the owners just aren’t listening,” Nash said. Here are a few pointers for home sellers: I Look into hiring a “stager” to

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make your place more appealing. Even a house that’s been well kept in terms of the basics can be held back because of an outdated decor or excessive clutter. The cost of hiring a professional stager for a full level of services can run $500 or more — a stretch for sellers struggling to score a low-cost sale. But the expenditure could be well worth it. He said one way to find a skillful stager is through relatives, work associates or friends who’ve recently sold a home. Another way is by visiting the website of the Real Estate Staging Association (www.realestatestaging I Plan a home-selling party with friends. After it’s gone unsold for a lengthy period, the excitement that

may have accompanied your home’s debut likely has drained away. “Bad house karma sets in and you have to reverse the situation fast,” Nash said. To do so, he said one idea is to call in friends for a home-selling party. “Your friends will probably tell you, in a way that’s not insulting, the main reasons your home isn’t selling and what to do about it,” Nash said. I Update your online photos. Ashley Richardson, a real estate agent affiliated with the Council of Residential Specialists (www., said it’s critical for all home sellers to have very good photos of their property on the Internet. “Nowadays, buyers look at photos of 15 homes for every one they visit in person,” Richardson said. “Don’t use photos taken with a cellphone. Your listing agent should have a top-quality camera and the skills to take pictures.” I Tell your listing agent to burn up the phone lines with calls about your home. One key marketing skill your

listing agent can use is to “talk up” your place to other real estate agents with homebuying clients of their own, said Lisa Atkinson, an agent whose specialties include short sales and marketing foreclosed properties. “When I list a house, I push hard to bring it to the attention of other agents. The more agents who know about it, the more showings,” she said. I Give your home the beauty of blooms. It’s a lovely touch to have freshcut flowers on display throughout your home’s interior. But Michelle Minch, who heads a home staging firm called Moving Mountains Design, says the need to repeatedly replace cut flowers for the length of the showing period is unaffordable for many sellers. One less pricey option — especially easy during the summer months — is to display flowering, potted plants indoors and to install such blooms in your outdoor gardens, or in front of your place. To contact Ellen James Martin, email her at UNIVERSAL UCLICK

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East Area Festival, he said. McWhirter said he, McCaleb and others are eager to expand a “system that works” to include homes across the greater metro area. Evans said TimberCraft and other area builders are riding a boomlet of buyer activity. “Right now we have 33 homes” in some phase of construction, Evans said. “Last year at this time, we had 22.” New home permits in the metro area were on the increase in 2012, pushing past levels last seen in 2007. Builders “want to use the Spring Festival to show buyers the advantages of a new home,” Evans said. Chief among those advantages, he said, is the energy efficiency and utilities cost savings with new homes. The four Spring Festival homes offered by TimberCraft are all “Positive Energy” homes, as recognized by the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. energy-efficient home certification program.

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The 1,950-square-foot TimberCraft model home has a spacious master bedroom.

One of the Timbercraft homes, at 8440 NW 142 in the Pleasant Grove addition, is a “teenagerfriendly” 1,950-squarefoot layout featuring a large downstairs master suite, two upstairs bedrooms and a “flex space” bonus room. The clean lines and finishes give the home a contemporary feel. A vaulted living room ceiling and a wall of windows in the

A detailed tile backsplash adds texture and style to the kitchen of the TimberCraft model home at 8440 NW 142.

kitchen brighten the home, creating a spaciousness and flow throughout the central living area. The two-story home, with its reduced footprint, leaves plenty of backyard space — a vanishing feature, according to Evans, in an area where traditional 55- and 60-foot lots are

in short supply. With TimberCraft’s “TimberCreek Plan” also shown in the Pleasant Grove addition, Evans has married “traditional prairie style” with contemporary lines and finishes. “We think this clean, crisp look is where the market is going,” Evans said.

A vaulted ceiling adds volume to the living area of the Parade of Homes Spring Festival entry at 8440 NW 142.

The TimberCraft model, one of 96 homes by 51 builders in the Parade of Homes Spring Festival, features an upstairs bonus room.







Bank windows opening a bit wider WASHINGTON — Using your home as an ATM no longer is a financial option, but the tools that allowed owners to pull out massive amounts of money during the boom years — equity credit lines of credit and second mortgages — are making a comeback. Banking and credit analysts say the dollar volumes of new originations of home equity loans are rising again, significantly so in areas of the country that are experiencing post-recession rebounds in property values. These include most of the Atlantic coastal states, the Pacific Northwest, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and parts of the Midwest. Not only have owners’ equity positions grown substantially on a national basis since 2011 — up by an estimated $1.7 trillion during the past 18 months, according to the Federal Reserve — but banks increasingly are willing to allow owners to tap that equity. Unlike during the credit bubble years of 2003-06, however, they aren’t permitting owners to go whole hog — mortgaging their

homes up to 100 percent of market value with first, second and even third loans or credit lines. Now major lenders are restricting the combined total of first and second loans against a house to no more than 85 percent of value. For instance, if your house is worth $500,000 and the balance on your first mortgage is $375,000, you’d likely be limited to a second mortgage or credit line of $50,000. Contrast this with 2007, the high-point year of home equity lending, when many lenders offered so called “piggyback” financing packages that allowed 100 percent debt without private mortgage insurance. A buyer of a $500,000 house could get a $400,000 first mortgage and a second loan of $100,000. That ultimately didn’t work well for the banks. During the third quarter of 2012 alone, according to federal estimates, banks wrote off $4.5 billion in defaulted equity loans, often in situations where homeowners found themselves underwater and behind on both first and second loans. In such a situation,

Rising costs weigh on confidence of homebuilders BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

U.S. homebuilders are concerned that limited land and rising costs for building materials and labor will slow sales in the short term. Still, their outlook for sales over the next six months climbed to the highest level in more than six years — suggesting the obstacles could be temporary. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index fell this month to 42 from 44 in March. It was the third decline since January. Measures of customer traffic and current sales conditions both declined from March’s reading. Readings below 50 suggest negative sentiment about the housing market. The last time the index was at 50 or higher was in April 2006. The recent declines come after the index had been trending hirer since October 2011, when it was 17. Steady job creation, near record-low mortgage rates and rising home values have spurred sales over most of the past year. New-home sales fell in February after climbing to the highest level in more than four years the previous month. In response to the improving demand, builders have stepped up home construction. They broke ground on single-family homes at the highest annual rate in 4 ½ years in February. Still, the sudden rise in home construction follows a severe and prolonged downturn. And the effects of the crisis are now crimping the recovery. During the roughly six years since the housing bubble burst, some 1.4 million residential construction jobs vanished, while land development — when raw land is prepared for home construction — slowed sharply. In addition, suppliers of building materials sharply reduced their stockpiles and have been slow in adjusting to the resurgent demand for lumber and other goods. As a result, homebuilders are facing higher construction costs and heated competition for ready-to-build land. They’re also paying more for labor, because many of the subcontractor firms that builders rely on are scrambling to find experienced workers, many of which have long since moved on to other types of jobs. Many smaller builders also are having a difficult time getting loans to buy land. “Supply chains for building materials, developed lots and skilled workers will take some time to re-establish themselves following the recession, and in the meantime builders are feeling squeezed by higher costs and limited availability issues,” said David Crowe, the builders group’s chief economist. Despite the hurdles, builders have grown more optimistic about sales this year. In this month’s confidence survey, builders’ outlook for sales over the next six months rose three points to 53. That’s the highest reading since May 2006, when it was 55. In the near term, builders’ confidence dimmed since last month. A gauge of current sales conditions fell two points to 45, the lowest level since October. A measure of traffic by prospective buyers fell four points to 30, back to where it stood in September.


second mortgages become essentially worthless to the bank since in a foreclosure, the holder of the first mortgage gets paid off first. On underwater foreclosures, the second loan holder is left holding the bag. Lenders this spring are also much pickier on credit quality than they were as little as six years ago. If you’ve got a delinquency-pocked credit history, and you want to pull out a substantial amount of equity using a credit line, don’t count on getting anywhere near the best rate quotes or terms available. To illustrate, say you own a house worth $600,000 in Los Angeles with a $400,000 first mortgage balance, and you want a $100,000 equity credit line. Wells Fargo’s online equity loan

calculator quoted a floating-rate “home equity account” for 10 years at 4.75 percent in midApril for borrowers with “excellent” credit. The site defines excellent as essentially meaning no missed payments, no delinquencies on your credit report, spiffy clean. For a borrower with “average” credit seeking the same $100,000 credit line, by contrast, the rate jumps to 7.5 percent. The term “average” means you’ve got a credit history with delinquencies and perhaps other problems. Matt Potere, Bank of America’s home equity product executive, said in an interview that his institution has no specific cutoffs for FICO credit scores, preferring instead to look at multiple factors simultaneously — combined loan to value (CLTV), full credit history of the applicant and the location of the property. Location factors into pricing, Potere said, because some markets have historical patterns of high volatility — prices spiral upward for a while, then plummet. This raises the potential costs to

the bank if a borrower goes delinquent during a period when values are in decline. Some jurisdictions also have special add-on costs that factor into quotes, such as mortgage taxes, and these can raise pricing quotes slightly. Despite the multibillion-dollar losses that Bank of America and other large lenders have racked up on their equity loan portfolios from the bust and recession period, executives such as Potere are convinced that this time around, things will be different thanks to smarter underwriting. Bottom line: If you’ve got equity in your house, have a need for cash in a lump sum or credit line and can get through the underwriting hoops and snares set by loss-leery lenders, go for it. Rates are low and the bank windows are opening again. Just not as wide as they once did. Ken Harney’s email address is WASHINGTON POST WRITERS GROUP






Casual decor meets ‘Downton Abbey’ style Lure of the library

BY AMY LORENTZEN The Associated Press

Intrigued by the drama and inspired by the sophistication of British aristocrats in “Downton Abbey,” some fans are plotting to bring the series’ style into their own homes, from gilded finishes to opulent upholstery to portrait paintings. “We’ve gone so casual in the last decade in terms of home decor. I think there is a desire to be a little more formal, or a little more glamorous,” said Kristie Barnett, an interior design blogger in Nashville, Tenn. “That doesn’t mean it can’t be familyfriendly.” “Downton Abbey,” in production for its fourth season, features the noble Crawley family “upstairs” and its servants “downstairs” in a sprawling country estate. The characters are struggling to bring the estate and their traditional sensibilities into the 1920s, a time of social and political ferment. Ornate drawing rooms, flowing boudoirs, vibrant gardens and crisp, clean servants’ quarters make the gorgeous backdrop for the PBS Masterpiece melodrama. So how do you bring some of that aristocratic look into a comfortable modern home?

Gilded for glamour One of the simplest ways to achieve the “upstairs” look of “Downton Abbey” is to apply gold metallic paint for a gilded finish on wood furniture, picture frames, mirror edges and other decorative items, including bookends and lamp stands. In her living room, Barnett, who blogs at, used gold paint to make a barley-twist coffee table appear worthy of nobility. Golden candlesticks and a crystal doorknob atop piles of books finish the

This photo from The Decorologist shows Downton Abbey-inspired decor in the salon-style art grouping in the dining room of Kristie Barnett’s home. Intrigued by the drama and inspired by the sophisticated lifestyle of British aristocracy, many "Downton Abbey’’ fans are plotting to bring the PBS series’ style into their homes. AP PHOTOS

look. “Gilt was all the rage during the British Edwardian Age,” Barnett said. “And it’s all the rage in my house.”

Furniture with flourish Richly upholstered settees, footstools, chaise lounges and Bergere chairs can add a touch of bygone beauty, but you should allow plenty of space for more livable pieces such as a traditional sofa. If you can’t afford new furniture, consider adding silk or damask throw pillows. Tapestries and oriental rugs can be affordable and add the feel of affluence. Check out for “Downton Abbey”style fabrics and textiles.

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able, is to hang an ornate light fixture or chandelier. Affordable plaster or stencil medallions placed around light fixtures can be another eyecatching element. Or use candlelight, which will bounce off mirrors, glass and crystal, creating the sort of warm glow that makes the Crawleys’ multicourse dinners look so enticing.

Wonderful windows The return to detail and decoration includes opulent upholstery, drapes and wall coverings, said Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, founder of “People seem to be ready for more and more luxe materials and dramatic finishes,” he said. “Even wallpaper, which was trending modern, is back to classic floral patterns and English

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Contrasting with the rich decor of the show’s upstairs rooms is the neutral palette and texture of the downstairs staff’s living and working quarters. “Think natural materials like linen, cotton, raw wood, and a simplistic farmhouse-type aesthetic that is influencing DIY projects,” said Becki Speakman trend and design director for Michaels Stores. One way to fashion the look is to use washed and softened painter’s dropcloths for inexpensive curtains and slipcovers. Lawlor recommends a palette of grounded grays and varnished ivory. Creating flourishes of “Downton Abbey” style throughout a home can add interest and refinement. But give just a nod to the era — don’t try to replicate it. “The idea is to incorporate some of the glamour of that time in our modern-day setting,” Barnett said, “without creating a museum in our homes.”

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New York elderly have commune-like alternative BY JIM FITZGERALD The Associated Press

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. — At the Fellowship Community’s adult home, workers are paid not according to what they do, but what they need. Aging residents are encouraged to lend a hand at the farm, the candle shop or the pottery studio, and boisterous children are welcome around the old folks. It’s a home for the elderly in a commune-like setting, 30 miles from Manhattan, that takes an unusual approach, integrating seniors into the broader community and encouraging them to contribute to its welfare. “It’s a great place to live, and I think there’s probably no better place in the world to die,” said Joanne Karp, an 81-year-old resident who was supposed to be in her room recovering from eye surgery, but instead was down the hall at the piano, accompanying three kids learning to play the recorder. The 33-bed adult home is at the center of Fellowship Community, a collection of about 130 men, women and children founded in 1966 that offers seniors — including the aging baby boom generation — an alternative to living out their final years in traditional assisted-living homes or with their grown sons and daughters. At most adult homes, a resident in decline would eventually have to go to a hospital or nursing home. But Fellowship has an exemption from state law that allows dying residents to stay there because “people have wanted to stay, and we have wanted to keep them,” said administrator Ann Scharff, who helped found the community. “We provide a space in which people can prepare to die in a way that is accepted and nourishing to them and fraught with meaning,” Scharff said. “It’s not something you run away from, but it’s part of the whole spectrum of

This is the garden at the Fellowship Community in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. It takes an unusual approach to care of the elderly, and seeks to integrate aging residents with other group members, including co-workers and their children. AP PHOTO

life, just as birth is part of life and is prepared for.” Situated on a hilltop in suburban Rockland County, Fellowship looks a bit like a village out of the past. Besides the farm and the pottery and candle shops, there are a dairy barn with 10 cows, a print shop, a metal shop, a “weavery” and a wood shop. The 33-acre farm goes beyond organic, running on “biodynamic,” or selfsustaining, principles, as much as a small farm can, said Jairo Gonzalez, the head gardener. Solar panels sparkle on the barn roof, and cow manure becomes compost. Most of the adult home workers live in buildings surrounding it, as do about 35 independent seniors who don’t yet need the services but plan to live out their days in the community. At meals, elders, workers and children dine together. “We don’t subscribe to ‘Children should be seen and not heard,’“ Scharff said. Caring for the elderly is the main activity, but all the workers also have other responsibilities. “In a typical workweek, someone will be inside helping the elderly, meaning bringing meals, bathing, meds,” said Will Bosch, head of the community’s board of trustees.

Ideal Homes begins work on Castlewood Trails Ideal Homes & Neighborhoods said development is underway and homebuilding will begin soon at its latest addition, Castlewood Trails, at NW 36 and Sara Road. The initial phase will have 62 home sites, available for preview in early May. “Our homeowners tell us they look for homes and neighborhoods with great schools and a great community feel, and Castle-

wood Trails will fill that bill,” said Vernon McKown, co-owner and president of sales for Ideal. “With the neighborhood amenities we have planned and the proximity to Lake Overholser, Castlewood Trails will have the best of country living with easy city access. It’s a great location. We have built several successful communities in this area, and we are excited to be back again.”


The Listing of the Week at 6400 Outabounds Court. PHOTO PROVIDED

The Listing of the Week is a large, two-story stone home on a 0.35-acre lot on the course at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. The 5,880-square-foot home at 6400 Outabounds Court has four bedrooms, 4 ½ baths, three living rooms, two dining rooms and an attached three-car garage. The main living room has a fireplace and cathedral ceiling. The commercial kitchen has eating space and an island. The master suite, downstairs, has a fireplace, full bath and built-ins. A second downstairs bedroom has a full bath and ceiling fan. Two upstairs bedrooms have walkin closets and full baths. The home has views of the golf course, including the lake and fountain. The home has a 2010 tile roof, balcony, covered deck, storm shelter, built-in grill, central vacuum system, security system and underground sprinkler system. The home, built in 2001, is listed for $2.35 million with Laura Terlip of Covington Co. For more information, call 834-0805 or 840-4141. 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.

“But they’ll also be doing building and grounds maintenance, planting, harvesting, milking.” Organizers decline to call it a commune but concede the spirit is similar. The philosophy behind it is called anthroposophy, “a source of spiritual knowledge and a practice of inner development,” according to The Anthroposophical Society in America. Karp teaches music and entertains the community at the piano. Other residents, or members, as they’re called, have found similar niches. Gwen Eisenmann, 91, a retired poet, leads poetry discussions and likes to set the table before meals. Larry Fox, 74, a psychologist, treats patients at the Fellowship’s medical office. It’s difficult, Bosch said, to find people to sign up for the communal life and work. It appeals to “people who are dismayed with the materialism of the world and are trying to get above it,” he said. When elders come in, they pay a “life lease” of $27,500 to $50,000, depending on the space they will occupy in the adult home or the “lodges” surrounding it. In addition, they pay $700-$1,500 per month in rent, and up to $3,000 a month for care, depending on what they need.









Adding insulation for homeowners on budget Q: I need to insulate my attic since what I have up there is little to nothing. The small brick home is only 1,450 square feet. What is the best stuff to put up there at reasonable cost? What is the best stuff that I can install myself? A: One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to insulate an attic if you’re having a contractor do it is to have him blow in loosefill fiberglass insulation. If you’d like to do the work yourself to save some money, I’d suggest blownin cellulose. It’s a pretty straightforward project, although it is a little messy. Simply open up the bags of cellulose (it’s a gray, papery material, made primarily from ground and treated newspaper) and dump them into the blow-

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er. Direct the hose from the blower into the attic, and spray a uniform layer of insulation. Complete instructions, including safety precautions for protecting yourself and creating air spaces around chimneys and other heat-producing fixtures, are included with the insulation. Blowers and bags of cellulose insulation are available at most home centers and some other retailers that sell insulation. Many home centers and larger retailers will also give you free use of the blower if you

purchase a certain minimum quantity of insulation, so there’s a way to save even more. Some Home Depot stores are now also renting blowers for installing loose-fill fiberglass insulation. If your local store has that option, you might want to compare the costs between that and cellulose. Q: I’m reading a lot about lithium-ion batteries for cordless tools lately. What are they, and are they worth investing in? A: Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) has definitely become the new standard for batteries used in portable power tools, as well as many other portable consumer products. Lithium-ion batteries are able to produce the same amount of power as older-technology

Blowers and bags of cellulose insulation are available at most home centers and some other retailers that sell insulation.

nickel-cadmium (NiCad) batteries but with less weight, and they also offer a longer run time per charge. They also don’t suffer from “memory effect,” so they can be recharged at any time, even if they’re only partially discharged, without damag-

ing the battery’s ability to take and hold a full charge. Most of today’s cordless tools are now being offered with lithium-ion batteries, and the combination of lighter weight and greater run time makes them well worth the cost, which, incidentally, continues to

drop as more and more manufacturers come on board with this technology. On a related note, Milwaukee, one of the leaders in lithium-ion battery technology, has just introduced its sixth-generation Li-Ion battery pack for use in any of its M18 18-volt tools. According to the manufacturer, the M18 RedLithium 2.0 and XC4.0 batteries now offer up to twice the run time, twice as many recharges, and 20 percent more power than other lithium-ion batteries. If you already own a Milwaukee M18 tool, this is an upgrade that’s well worth checking out. Remodeling and repair questions? Email Paul at All product reviews are based on the author’s actual testing of free review samples provided by the manufacturers. INMAN NEWS






Tenant rents bedroom with no window DEAR BARRY: I just rented a bedroom in a fivebedroom apartment. I initially put down a deposit for one of the larger bedrooms, one that had windows and a closet. But when I moved in, the only bedroom that hadn’t been rented was the one with no window and no closet. I had already signed the lease before looking at it because I had assumed that I was getting the room I had initially asked for. So I complained the Realtor, but he said he couldn’t do anything about it because I already signed the lease. This just doesn’t seem right, and living in that isolated room is absolutely awful. I don’t want to live there, but I can’t afford to lose my deposit. Is it legal


for someone to rent a room with no window or closet? Dedra DEAR DEDRA: The lack of a closet is not a legal issue, but it is definitely illegal for a bedroom to have no window. Chapter 3 of the International Residential Code requires that a room used for sleeping purposes have a window for light, ventilation and emergency escape. The code even specifies minimum required dimensions for this window.

The owner of the property, the Realtor, the property manager, and anyone else who was involved in renting this room to you is breaking the law because the room is not a legal dwelling, and this fact should invalidate the lease. If you or anyone else living in such a room were unable to escape the building in the event of a fire, those who rented out the room could be criminally liable. I don’t know which governmental agency in your locale addresses this kind of situation, but you can start with the District Attorney’s office and see what they recommend. DEAR BARRY: We just signed a purchase contract for a home and are not sure when we should schedule

The lack of a closet is not a legal issue, but it is definitely illegal for a bedroom to have no window. Chapter 3 of the International Residential Code requires that a room used for sleeping purposes have a window for light, ventilation and emergency escape. The code even specifies minimum required dimensions for this window. the home inspection. Should we get it right away or wait till we have loan approval? Tracy DEAR TRACY: The best time to schedule your home inspection is immediately after signing the purchase contract. Home

inspections typically occur during the first few days or weeks of a transaction. The time limit for having the inspection is usually specified in the contract. Missing this deadline places you at a serious disadvantage. You can forfeit the right to have an in-

spection, or you can lose your opportunity to negotiate the inspection findings with the seller. Keep in mind also that the best home inspectors are usually busy with other clients. If you wait too long to call the inspector of your choice, you may have to settle for another inspector who is less experienced and therefore less thorough. Top-notch inspectors are in high demand and are likely to be booked up when you need them. Therefore, time is of the essence when scheduling a home inspection. It should be done at the earliest possible time. To write to Barry Stone, visit him on the web at ACTION COAST PUBLISHING







Buy the right Compact cottage has sleek footprint paint before grabbing a brush

Slender sets of twin posts bound the front porch of the Caspian, a compact contemporary cottage with a sleek footprint. Shingle siding adds to the visual appeal of both triangular gables, while multipane windows sparkle across the front facade. Spacious linked gathering areas fill the right wing. Sleeping areas dominate the left side, tucked behind the two-car garage. Entering, you step into a short foyer. Its angled display shelves are ideal for sharing family photos or small objects of beauty. The foyer leads on into the dining area, which is totally open to the living room behind and the kitchen up front. A door to the garage, next to the coat closet at the end of the foyer, makes for ease of unloading groceries and other household items. A mess-free gas fireplace nestles into one rear corner of the living room. It’s next to wide sliding glass doors that let in plenty of daylight while providing easy, breezy access to a covered patio at the rear. This sheltered space is ideal for outdoor dining and could be screened. Counters wrap around four sides of the G-shaped kitchen at the opposite end of the gathering space, where a flush eating bar fronts the dining area. Cabinets line the walls above and below most of the counters. Kitchen workers standing at the sink can keep an eye on activities in the front yard, porch and patio outside, plus the dining and living areas inside. Three bedrooms, two

BY ALAN J. HEAVENS The Philadelphia Inquirer

bathrooms and a goodsized utility room cluster together on the left of the Caspian, along with a roomy storage closet. Amenities in the owner’s suite

include a walk-in closet and a private bathroom with a dual vanity and separately enclosed shower and toilet.

A review plan of the Caspian, 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. (800) 634-0123.

The one job most of us do ourselves is paint. For example, I repainted the walls along the staircase after nicking them with a Morris chair we move upstairs each winter so the Christmas tree has a spot in the living room. I touched up a window frame here, a wall there, and plan to give the exterior of the house a fresh coat of paint in the spring. I’ve been using paints without volatile organic compounds exclusively for three years now, and they appear to do the trick. While choosing paint should involve thought and investigation, too many of us just run to the home center, pick a color, and start slapping it on. “When choosing paint, don’t assume a leading brand you swore by last time will do just as well this time around,” said Bob Markovich, home and yard editor for Consumer Reports. In Consumer Reports’ tests of interior paints, Clark +Kensington, available only at Ace, was tops in satin and semigloss finishes. While new formulas have improved some paints, others performed worse than they did just a year ago in Consumer Reports’ tests. Compared with earlier versions, the Behr Premium Plus Satin Enamel wasn’t quite as good at hiding and became dull when cleaned. Some paints, such as Olympic One Flat Enamel, improved at hiding (the surface to which it is applied). Better hiding also helped move Valspar Signature matte and semigloss up in Consumer Reports’ ratings. Here are some tips for choosing paint. Since colors look different in different lights, Consumer Reports suggests buying a sample, painting a patch and living with it for a day or two before buying more. Here are three more things to consider: 1. Go online before hitting the store. Manufacturer and retailer websites and Facebook pages offer a wealth of tips on choosing colors, including photo galleries of finished rooms and calculators to help consumers figure out how much paint they need. 2. Find the perfect color. Certain hues are specific to a brand, but retailers can often match colors. Paint-color formula books and color-matching computer technology mean consumers don’t have to rely solely on the skills of a salesclerk, though one with a good eye and mixing equipment may be able to match colors, too. 3. Match sheen to surface. The best low-luster satin and eggshell paints offer easy hiding and durability, making them ideal for most surfaces. Questions? E-mail Alan J. Heavens at or write him at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia PA 19101. Volume prohibits individual replies.


Permits Oklahoma City City of Oklahoma City, 4001 NE Grand Blvd., clubhouse, erect, $7,500,000. Carriage Homes Inc., 1317 NW 158, residence, erect, $975,000. Crabtree Custom Homes LLC, 3309 NW 173, residence, erect, $950,000. MJM Architects, 9000 S Harrah Road, retail sales, erect, $924,000. Craig Smith Building Inc., 13109 Endor Circle, residence, erect, $610,000. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney-Marc Messina, 6305 Waterford Blvd., office, remodel, $570,000. Moody Nolan, 711 Stanton L. Young Blvd., medical clinic-office, remodel, $518,500. M. Rose Homes II LLC, 15409 Kestral Lake Drive, erect, erect, $503,000. D&R Development LLC, 10101 NE 50, church, erect, $492,591. Crabtree Custom Homes LLC, 13113 Rustic Ridge Ave., residence, erect, $450,000. Ivan Denny, 7616 E Memorial Road, residence, erect, $450,000. Ward Construction, 7725 W Reno Ave., warehouse, remodel, $450,000. Moody Nolan, 700 NE 13, hospital, remodel, $398,575. Alliance Property Development, 6812 N Robinson Ave., office, erect, $350,000. Manchester Elite Homes LLC, 14900 Sedona Drive, residence, erect, $332,150. Ferrari Development LLC, 13832 Wireless Way, shell building, erect, $300,000. Taber Built Homes LLC, 8605 NW 125, residence, erect, $290,000. Taber Built Homes LLC, 5612 Creekmore Drive, residence, erect, $280,000. TLP Custom Homes LLC, 13209 Grapevine Trail, residence, erect, $275,000. Stonehaven Homes LLC, 9104 SW 30 Terrace, residence, erect, $265,000. Taber Built Homes LLC, 12508 Stonecrest Lane, residence, erect, $265,000. Taber Built Homes LLC, 12408 Stonecrest Lane, residence, erect, $265,000. Taber Built Homes LLC, 12404 Stonecrest Lane, residence, erect, $260,000. Tapestry Custom Homes LLC, 1509 NW 188, residence, erect, $258,000. First Star Homes, doing business as Turner & Son Homes, 11321 NW 105, residence, erect, $252,000. Taber Built Homes LLC, 12400 Stonecrest Lane, residence, erect, $250,000. Remington Builders Inc., 9304 NW 134 Terrace, residence, erect, $246,000. Nathan Nichols, 2128 Pinnacle Point, residence, erect, $240,000. Steven Hamilton, 16016 SE 84, residence, erect, $240,000. Taber Built Homes LLC, 10812 NW 35, residence, erect, $240,000. Taber Built Homes LLC, 15413 Western Vista Drive, residence, erect, $235,000. Taber Built Homes LLC, 10816 NW 35, residence, erect, $230,000. Brass Brick Platinum Series Homes LLC, 19108 Meadows Crossing Drive, residence, erect, $225,000. E-Z Living Homes Inc., 709 Prairie Hill Lane, residence, erect, $225,000. First Star Homes Inc., doing business as Turner & Son Homes, 10305 Middlesbrough Lane, residence, erect, $225,000. First Star Homes Inc., doing business as Turner & Son Homes, 11209 NW 104, residence, erect, $225,000. Cory Pivniska, 13205 NW 2, residence, erect, $220,000. Quality Homes LLC, 12724 SE 69, residence, erect, $220,000. Mashburn Faires Homes LLC, 3112 SW 136, residence, erect, $213,000. Ideal Homes of Norman LP, 18217 Bodegon Road, residence, erect, $210,000. D.R. Horton, 11905 Whitney Way, residence, erect, $200,950. Ray Owens Homes LLC, 1533 NW 173 Terrace, residence, erect, $200,000. Oklahoma Diamond Group LLC, 8613 NW 126, residence, erect, $195,000. Mashburn Faires Homes LLC, 321 SW 171 Court, residence, erect, $190,000. Bonadeo Building Co., 8400 Heather Glen Drive, recreation center, erect, $185,000. Bonadeo Building Co., 9024 NW 83, residence, erect, $185,000. Jester Homes Inc., 6308 Bentley Drive, residence, erect, $180,000. Ideal Homes of Norman LP, 18513 Agua Drive, residence, erect, $170,000. Two Structures LLC, 8417 NW 142, residence, erect, $170,000. Vesta Homes Inc., 4913 SW 120 Terrace, residence, erect, $170,000. 4 Corners Construction LLC, 10020 Velletri Ave., residence, erect, $160,000. Gary Owens Carpet & Construction Inc., 11808 SW 17, residence, erect, $160,000. Gary Owens Carpet & Construction Inc., 11928 SW 17, residence, erect, $160,000. Vesta Homes Inc., 4909 SW 120 Terrace, residence, erect, $160,000. McDermott Construction Co. LLC, 9305 Scarlet Blvd., residence, erect, $155,000. Cliff Marical Homes Inc., 10632 SW 34 Terrace, residence, erect, $152,900. Ideal Homes of Norman LP, 18445 Las Meninas Drive, residence, erect, $152,000. Dodson Custom Homes 1 LLC, 18209 Haslemere Lane, residence, erect, $150,800. Ideal Homes of Norman LP, 18504 Las Meninas Drive, residence, erect, $135,000. D.R. Horton, 15604 Blue Jay Drive, residence, erect, $133,940. Home Creations, 15820 Crane Way, residence, erect, $127,900. Dodson Custom Homes 1 LLC, 18221 Bridlington Drive, residence, erect, $127,600. Home Creations, 16405 Friar Court, residence, erect, $127,400. Foster Signature Homes LLC, 16413 Iron Fire Court, residence, erect, $120,000. Wilson Chacko Custom Homes, 1301 Loren Place, residence, erect, $120,000. Ideal Homes of Norman LP, 501 Parsons Drive, residence, erect, $118,000. Amber Hites Arcvision, 1901 Northwest Expressway, shell building, remodel, $115,849. Berryman Enterprises Inc., 807 N Broadway Ave., business, remodel, $115,000. Home Creations, 16305 Friar Court, residence, erect, $111,800. Rausch Coleman Homes LLC, 11428 SW 25, residence, erect, $109,000. Rausch Coleman Homes LLC, 11408 SW 25, residence, erect, $109,000. Rausch Coleman Homes LLC, 11820 NW 131, residence, erect, $109,000. Home Creations, 10013 Summerhill Lane, residence, erect, $103,100. Benchcraft Construction Inc., 12141 SW 12, residence, erect, $102,490. Benchcraft Construction Inc., 12129 SW 12, residence, erect, $100,220. Jenco Construction Co., 15812 N MacArthur Blvd., residence, add-on, $100,000. RBA Architects, 7800 NW 85 Terrace, office, remodel, $100,000.

REAL ESTATE Jose Ortega, 604 SW 32, residence, erect, $95,000. Home Creations, 900 Chestnut Creek Drive, residence, erect, $94,400. Vintage Custom Homes LLC, 10700 SW 34 Terrace, residence, erect, $90,000. Manhattan Construction Co., 1200 N Walker Ave., hotel-motel, remodel, $75,000. McDermott Construction Co. LLC, 13916 Korbyn Drive, residence, add-on, $72,000. Westpoint Homes, 6104 NW 158, residence, erect, $70,000. Crabtree Custom Homes LLC, 3309 NW 173, cabana-gazebo, erect, $50,000. TLP Custom Homes LLC, 13301 Grapevine Trail, rehabilitation center, erect, $27,500. Lingo Construction, 744 SE 6, amusement, add-on, $25,000. Nato & Sons LLC, 3116 NW 28, residence, remodel, $25,000. Bob Gothard, 12800 Scott Road, manufactured home, move-on, $22,000. Fync, 6601 S Cimarron Road, barn, erect, $22,000. Callahan Steel Buildings (Curt), 1101 SW 60, accessory, erect, $20,000. Steven Hamilton, 16016 SE 84, accessory, erect, $20,000. Ty Timble, 17304 Serrano Drive, residence, remodel, $20,000. Westrup Construction LP, 13632 Oak Hill Drive, residence, add-on, $20,000. Jesus Manuel Torres, 1320 SW 28, residence, add-on, $17,000. Bob Clayton, 7020 Oakleaf Road, cabanagazebo, erect, $15,000. Lawn Master Outdoor Living LLC, 15413 Turtle Lake Place, cabana-gazebo, erect, $15,000. JNC Transport, 3308 SE 89, manufactured home, move-on-mobile home park, $15,000. JNC Transport, 7901 S Council Road, manufactured home, move-on-mobile home park, $15,000. JNC Transport, 7901 S Council Road, manufactured home, move-on-mobile home park, $15,000. Elliott & Co. Architects Inc., 1604 NW 23, retail sales, remodel, $15,000. Vericom, 6 NE 24, tower-antenna, install, $15,000. Verticom, 6611 S May Ave., tower-antenna, install, $15,000. Santa Fe Station Mobile Home Park, 501 SE 44, manufactured home, move-on-mobile home park, $15,000. Santa Fe Station Mobile Home Park, 501 SE 44, manufactured home, move-on-mobile home park, $15,000. Verticom, 13316 N Blackwelder Ave., towerantenna, install, $15,000. Casey and Michelle Gorum, 13017 Endicott Drive, storage, erect, $10,000. Doug and Lynette Warnock, 17550 NE 178, barn, erect, $10,000. Ricardo Flores, 1106 Greenway Drive, accessory, erect, $10,000. Southwest Builders, 11101 Greenbriar Chase, clubhouse, install, $10,000. Jaesoo Hwang, 5800 S Agnew Ave., retail sales, remodel, $10,000. State-Wide Painting, 421 N Indiana Ave., parking, install, $6,200. Danielle Medina, 1133 SW 128, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $5,200. Cynthia Gonzales, 750 SW 51, residence, fire restoration, $5,000. Shi Jun Wang, 7829 W Hefner Road, business, remodel, $5,000. Leann Hufnagel, 17116 Bedford Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $4,500. Lloyd R. Smith Jr., 13404 Princeton Lane, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $4,500. John and Katie Griffin, 8312 Glenwood Ave., storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $4,300. Jerry Baldwin, 5417 Sudbury Lane, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $4,275. Thomas Wilson, 12600 N Rockwell Ave., residence, install, $4,250. Gary Tribble, 11525 Carriage Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $4,200. Shane Hamilton, 7608 NW 130 Terrace, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $4,200. Julian Pankhurst, 8605 NW 106, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,995. Whitney Ann Cloke, 14020 Buttercup Circle, storm shelter, install, $3,800. Dustin and Candace Cantrell, 7801 SW 85 Circle, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,600. Edna Holms, 12513 S Barnes Terrace, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,600. Isabel Shannon, 11924 SW 18, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,600. Jessica Barroso, 1612 NW 179 Terrace, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,600. Maria Escobar, 11100 Bailey Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,600. Matthew Kemmp, 217 SW 136, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,600. Myrna Fountain, 13012 White Hawk Lane, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,600. Phuc Vo or Hung Vo, 13308 Montego Terrace, residence, install-storm shelter, $3,600. Steven Bohn, 1600 NW 182, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,600. Flat Safe, 220 SW 146, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $3,550. F5 Storm Shelter, 1708 NW 174, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,550. Esteban Ceballos, 2701 S Woodward Ave., canopy-carport, add-on, $3,500. Todd Moseley, 9309 NW 94 Circle, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,450. Brandon Bryant, 17325 Parkgrove Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,400. Jason and Amy Jinkins, 16300 Bravado Place, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,400. Kurt Dutton, 15316 Grand Parke Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,400. Nick Tubre, 5601 NW 103 Place, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,400. Rocky Jimenez, 5013 SE 154 Court, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,400. Clinnon D. Cole Jr., 11929 SW 18, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,395. Ebrahim Soltani, 19412 Danforth Farms Blvd., storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,300. Mark Kelly, 8025 Lakehurst Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,250. Larry Berglan, 10628 Woodridden, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,200. Lee and Bridgette Lancaster, 10213 Dover Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,200. Tanda Maguire and Shawn Maguire, 8601 NW 105, residence, install-storm shelter, $3,200. Westrup Construction LP, 13632 Oak Hill Drive, accessory, erect, $3,200. Adam Berg, 1212 NW 182, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,100. Oklahoma Catastrophe Team Inc., 2916 SW 126, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,100. Oklahoma Catastrophe Team Inc., 3024 SW 138, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,100. Mark Pickens Trust, 1616 NW 179 Terrace, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,095. Douglas Hoffman, 2804 NW 168 Terrace, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,000.

Dylan T. McClung, 12 SW 174, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,000. Julio Alarcon, 6405 S Harvey Place, canopycarport, erect, $3,000. Lisa Mora, 9205 Buttonfield Ave., storm shelter, install, $3,000. Marco Antonio Santos, 2417 SW 35, residence, remodel, $3,000. Mark Rodden, 1417 NW 187, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,000. Oklahoma Catastrophe Team Inc., 8324 SW 105, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,000. Ward Wulf, 14724 Hollyhock Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,000. Alan Swan, 1101 NW 49, restaurant, remodel, $3,000. Devin McCoy, 1109 SW 155, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,995. Heather Samuels, 10628 NW 34 Terrace, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,975. Abby Raney, 19412 Currant Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,875. J.W. Mashburn Development Inc., 5601 NW 121 Circle, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,875. Murl D. Stewart, 4008 SW 28, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,871. Darrell Williams, 4725 Royal Oak Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,800. David Cameron, 8900 NW 110, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,800. Adam Marks, 12504 Whispering Hollow Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,795. Adam Davis, 8005 Wilshire Ridge Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,700. G.L. Deaton, 8505 St. Michael Court, storm shelter, remodel, $2,700. Iva Loy Elkins, 5121 SE 53, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,700. Jason Bodin, 8408 NW 143 Terrace, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,700. Will Stuart, 5108 NW 163, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,700. John and Melodie Pand, 3612 Morgan Creek Road, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,620. Michael and Nancy Beck, 11120 Lerida Lane, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,620. Alphonso Childress, 2617 NW 183, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. Anna Malevici, 16408 Oconee Creek Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. Arnold Bellack, 8213 NW 65 Place, storm shelter, remodel, $2,600. Coy Fuller, 17212 Aragon Lane, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. Cristy Spencer, 9013 NW 79 Terrace, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. Daniel Werhun, 9900 S Brookline Ave., storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. Ed Feemster, 1305 SW 99, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. Emily and Cody Coppock, 12917 SW 53, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. Graylan Folsum, 7313 NW 129, storm shelter,




install-storm shelter, $2,600. Kimberly Myers, 12121 Foxglove Court, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. Linda Marshall, 13210 Signature Circle, storm shelter, remodel, $2,600. Randy Ferguson, 2405 SW 138, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. Ron Circo, 9405 Checkerbloom Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. William and Darla Gann, 3415 Wimberley Creek Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. William Green, 9017 Lakecrest Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,600. John Stephenson, 14425 West Lake Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,550. Aaron Woolsey, 3112 NW 61 Place, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,490. Barbara S. Thomas Trust, 4712 NW 76, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,450. Brian Morrison, 19704 Filly Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,400. Ideal Homes of Norman LP, 509 Hutton Road, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,300. John A. Green, 2509 NW 61, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,300. Smart Shelters, 19001 Pinehurst Trail Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,300. D.R. Horton, 16209 Fair Winds Way, temporary building, move-on, $2,000. Rosenberger Construction, 220 N Sara Road, temporary building, move-on, $2,000. Samiayah Britton, 2335 SW 59, business, move-on, $2,000. Gary Randolph Construction Inc., 4105 Johnson Farms Drive, residence, add-on, $1,785. Midwest Wrecking, 1509 NW 14, accessory, remodel, $1,580. Elena Arreola, 3309 NW 16, residence, addon, $1,500. Litko Contracting Inc., 14901 N Pennsylvania Ave., temporary building, move-on, $1,200. Ochoa Elcias, 1117 NW 99, canopy-carport, add-on, $1,200.

Demolitions Midwest Wrecking, 212 NW 22, apartment. Ray’s Trucking, 2305 NW 11, residence. Ray’s Trucking, 2307 NW 11, residence. Midwest Wrecking, 3508 NW 16, shed. Midwest Wrecking, 616 SW 27, garage. Midwest Wrecking, 1521 SW 38, shed. Maria Guzman, 1140 SW 30, garage. Da’Niel Murry, 1712 NE 14, residence. Midwest Wrecking, 6903 N Country Club Drive, residence. Midwest Wrecking, 517 SE 13, home. Midwest Wrecking, 2328 SE 8 Place, residence. Midwest Wrecking, 829 NW 68, residence. Kendall Concrete, 2125 N Lottie Ave., house. Kendall Concrete, 2017 Peachtree, house. Kendall Concrete, 1812 Wickliffe Ave., house.





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