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The Listing of the Week is a Dallas-style home on a corner lot with a lake view in the Meadows at River Bend addition in northwest Oklahoma City.
The Stapleton is a Craftsman-inspired, country cottage-style home with plenty of room for family and friends.
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FAMILY HOPES DESIGN WILL SET PRECEDENT FOR GREEN HOMES BY TIM FALL Special Correspondent firstname.lastname@example.org
Simply golden Ford model Ashley Graham says her style of decorating is “simplicity and gold.” PAGE 4F
LUTHER — As the founder of Edmond Security Inc., it’s Paul Conrady’s business to stay up to date on the latest in home surveillance and electronics technology. But it was “green” home construction technology that fired Conrady’s imagination and inspired him and his wife, Sharon, to build a 7,000-square foot, super energy-efficient home in Luther. In his quest to attain the coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, which can be attained by using environmentally friendly building practices, Conrady said, “I’ve educated myself.” Now he hopes his project, which is pending Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification, will help educate others. The Conradys decided to build on 40 acres northeast of Arcadia for three reasons. First, Conrady said, “I wanted to build a home — but only if I could build (green) like this.” Second, the Conradys wanted to build a suitable home for their daughter, Kaycee, 29, who works from home but is restricted to a mechanical chair because of syringomyelia, a spinal defect. Last, Conrady wanted a livework space for his business pursuits, current and future. So the Conradys built three houses — only they put them all under one roof. The partially-subterranean first floor is Kaycee’s house — an openlayout kitchen and living room with sliding doors and windows that look out across a pond and the surrounding property. Kaycee’s bedroom suite is adjacent, outfitted with her computer workstation and a fully automated bathroom with a roll-in shower. Conrady said he “automated everything” — pushing a button to call the self-opening elevator to the upper floors that gives Kaycee easy access to the entire house. The middle floor, at ground level, is laid out similar to Kaycee’s apartment, featuring a custom kitchen flowing into an expansive living room divided by a central island. The Conrady’s master suite flows into two other bedrooms. One is now in service as a “grand-
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Paul and Sharon Conrady’s 7,000-square-foot home at 21601 N Indian Meridian in Luther is pending LEED Silver certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the guideline of the U.S. Green Building Council. PHOTO BY PAUL HELLSTERN, THE OKLAHOMAN
Certification practices listed According to the U.S. Green Building Council, construction and renovation practices used for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification include: Using recycled material. Eliminating or reducing the amount of waste leaving a job site. Reusing existing material. Using sustainable building materials. Using low-emitting materials such as caulk and sealers.
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kids room,” Sharon said, and the other serves as a storm sheltersafe room. The top floor, under a cathedral-style ceiling of vaulted roof beams, is an open expanse, more than 2,000 square feet that func-
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guiling about big houses. Bigger is always better in America, assuming you can afford it,” said James W. Hughes, a housing analyst and dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Do you have solid reasons for buying a big house, along with the financial means to support the mortgage and maintenance costs? Also, do you intend to occupy the property for an indefinite period? If so, now could be an opportune time to make a large home purchase for a favorable price, Hughes
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tions as Conrady’s home office. Numerous innovations in the home earned it points toward Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, which is awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council, said Andrea Palmer, national program co-
said. But he cautions that big house buyers should be very careful to screen neighborhoods and properties to ensure the future salability of the place they buy now. Here are pointers for those now contemplating ownership of a spacious place: Choose the strongest neighborhood you can afford. “Affluent areas, with strong amenities, are usually on the leading edge of any recovery. That’s because these are prestigious places where people always aspire to live,” Hughes said. Those seeking to buy a large house might get an excellent deal on a foreclosed property. But, Hughes said it can be a perilous choice to buy in an area where foreclosures are numerous.
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Paul and Sharon Conrady enjoy the view from the third-story balcony of their “green” home.
ordinator for Oklahoma Citybased Guaranteed Watt Saver Systems Inc., an engineering-consulting-inspection firm for projects like the Conradys’. They include: SEE GREEN, PAGE 2F
Screen big home carefully before buying Since the recession began and a wave of frugality swept the nation, the ownership of very large houses, especially those with more than 4,000 square feet of living space, has become less popular, according to housing specialists. “In some areas, large houses are frowned on right now. One reason is the sheer cost of cooling, heating and maintaining a big house. Another is their environmental impact,” said Fred Meyer, a real estate broker and consumer advocate. Still, Meyer said many homebuyers still hanker for a house with plenty of elbow room. Some seek such a property to accommodate a large family with boisterous school-age children. Others, keen on working from home, seek home offices. “There’s something be-
“It can take a long time for a neighborhood like that to regain its reputation,” he said. His rule of thumb: It’s better to compromise and buy a smaller house in a stronger neighborhood than the reverse. Look for excellent public schools. You can check on school quality through your agent, who should be willing to provide you with a large volume of statistics that compare schools on test scores, high school graduation rates and other quantitative factors. You can also make an appointment to visit schools to see how they fare on the intangibles, like the warmth and receptivity of teachers and staff. In addition, for a fee you can buy detailed online reports on local schools through a service such as SchoolMatch
(www.schoolmatch.com), a research organization focused on comparative school quality. Gear your purchase to the needs of your household. Meyer said many parents of school-age children want a house with a large master suite that’s segregated from the cluster of bedrooms where their children reside. Empty-nesters can be candidates for large housing, which is particularly likely if both spouses operate a home-based business or telecommute. In addition, Meyer said “it’s not uncommon for affluent buyers over age 65 to seek a big house with multiple bedrooms where they can put up lots of visiting family members.”
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Left: Paul and Sharon Conrady’s home at 21601 N Indian Meridian is “green,” which is unusual for such a large home. It has 7,000 square feet. PHOTO BY PAUL HELLSTERN, THE OKLAHOMAN
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Smart electrical metering, to control the home’s power consumption. A central vacuum system, filtered and exhausted to the outside. Reverse osmosis water filtration. Geothermal heating and cooling, which feeds a Marathon water heater that Palmer estimated has a “98-percent efficiency rating.” To install the roof, the upper floor’s ceiling, Conrady said it took 30 hours to place structured insulated panels —12-inch-thick sandwiches of particle board and Styrofoam — then 40 hours to caulk the seams between panels and beams, sealing the house so tightly that fresh air has to be brought in through a separate system. “In the average house, 90 percent of air loss is through the roof,” said Curtis Maxwell, national sales and marketing director for Guaranteed Watt Saver. Maxwell conducted a “blower door test” to detect air leaks in the home’s three thermal envelopes, and from within the heating and air-conditioning ductwork. The result? “About 5 percent loss,” Maxwell said, “incredible.” Another test, the home’s Air Change per Hour, came back at 0.86. Palmer explained that means the home is sealed so well that air inside is replaced less than once per hour. In the average home, air exchanges at the rate of five times per hour. Conrady sighed in relief. “You don’t know how much caulk I spread to get that number,” he said. In a home that ended up costing “around $140” per square foot to build, why all the trouble to save a few dollars on the energy bill? Conrady said he was dismayed that homes “have been built the same way for the past 100 years. Where the world is headed, we have to reduce our energy consumption.” Ultimately, Conrady said he trusts that “the long-term payback will offset construction costs.” That part of the equation is working. Conrady’s biggest Oklahoma Gas and Electric bill so far was $290 — for a 7,000-square-foot house, counting last winter and its especially brutal conditions.
The Conrady home includes this automated elevator. PHOTO BY PAUL HELLSTERN, THE OKLAHOMAN
Curtis Maxwell, with Guaranteed Watt Saver Systems, uses a blower door test to check for air infiltration into the Conrady home. PHOTO BY PAUL HELLSTERN, THE OKLAHOMAN
A blower tests the duct system for leaks in Paul and Sharon Conrady’s home. PHOTO BY PAUL HELLSTERN, THE OKLAHOMAN
Left: The Conrady home has a positive-pressure fireplace. This type of fireplace system pushes heat more evenly throughout a home by using outside air for both heating and combustion. Increased air pressure in the home reduces drafts coming in through the leaks and cracks. PHOTO BY PAUL HELLSTERN, THE OKLAHOMAN
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Deeds-in-lieu alternative gaining favor Short sales have been the hot signing up. One of the largest solution for financially stressed servicers, Bank of America, has homeowners and their lenders mailed out 100,000 deed-in-lieu for the past year, but here’s an- solicitations to customers in the other potent foreclosure alterna- past 60 days, and its volume of tive that’s about to take center completed transactions is breakstage: deeds-in-lieu. ing company records, according Some of the to officials. largest mortgage What precisely servicers and are deeds-in-lieu? lenders in the Kenneth The full name is country are geardeeds-in-lieu-ofHarney ing up campaigns foreclosure. They to reach out to are voluntary carefully targeted transfers of propTHE NATION’S HOUSING erty borrowers with ownership cash incentives from borrowers to that sometimes range into five creditors that make court-difigures, plus a simple message: rected foreclosures unnecessary. Let’s bypass all the time-conThe concept is one of the olsuming hassles of short sales and dest in real estate, but it got a foreclosures. Just deed us the ti- boost earlier this year when the tle to your underwater home and Obama administration included we’ll call it a deal. We won’t come it as an option in its Home Afafter you to collect any deficiency fordable Foreclosure Alternatives between what you owe us on the program, and mortgage giant mortgage and what we obtain Fannie Mae cut the penalty-box from the home sale. We might time for homeowners who use even be able to wrap up the whole the technique from four years to transaction in as little as 30 to 45 two before they can qualify for days. How about it? another home mortgage. Mortgage companies say trouDeeds-in-lieu also are surging bled borrowers increasingly are because they provide a win-win
for borrowers and mortgage investors that short sales often cannot match. Tops on the list: speed. Travis Hamel Olsen, chief operating officer of Loan Resolution Corp., a Scottsdale, Ariz., firm that works with lenders to solve troubled borrowers’ problems, said deeds-in-lieu represent “a very expeditious way to move on” for underwater borrowers who are facing potential foreclosure. “A lot of owners just want to be finished with it, now,” he said. “They don’t want to deal with (the house) anymore.” They don’t want to deal with real estate agents or signs on the front lawn that reveal their financial squeeze to neighbors. They don’t want to haggle with potential buyers coming in with lowball prices. But they also don’t want to simply walk away — strategically default — because that will crater their credit files and scores for as long as seven years. Greg Hebner, president of MOS Group Inc. of San Diego, which also works with banks and investors across the country to resolve defaulting borrowers’ sit-
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Reality show star and motorcycle manufacturer Jesse James, the estranged husband of Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock, has listed his Orange County, Calif., home of eight years for $6.75 million. The beachfront Mediterranean sits along the sand in Sunset Beach on a gated corner lot with views of the ocean, Catalina, the Long Beach skyline and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. A stone path leads past a fountain to the doubledoor entry of the two-story villa. The great room features stone floors, coved ceilings and an oversized fireplace with a stone surround and mantel. A crescentshaped island with bar seating and a food prep area with sink separates the living and dining areas from the kitchen, which
has granite counters, maple cabinets, stainlesssteel appliances and a walk-in pantry. There are four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a powder room in 3,600 square feet. The second-story master suite with beam ceiling includes a fireplace, a walk-in closet, his and hers vanities and a custom brass spa tub. A media/ game room, a wet bar, an office and en suite guest room complete the second floor. Designed for entertaining, a glass-enclosed lanai with a swimming pool, a grotto, a waterfall, a waterslide and automated tiki torches overlooks the beach. The three-car garage has built-in tool storage and space for a workshop. A state-of-the-art security system includes multiple cameras and video and audio systems. James bought the property newly remodeled in
2002 for $3.6 million. He and Bullock had lived in the home since their 2005 wedding. The pair separated in March following reports that James had been unfaithful, a fact he acknowledged on ABC’s “Nightline” with a simple “yep.” Bullock filed for divorce in May in Texas.
uations, said a key motivation now is that lenders are stuck with massive backlogs of underwater homes that haven’t yet gone through foreclosure and been put on the market — the so-called shadow inventory. Not only is it cheaper for them to do deeds-in-lieu to gain control of those properties, but with current mortgage rates below 5 percent, they’re likely to be able to resell them faster and on potentially more favorable terms in the summer and fall. “If you can get a lot of inventory moving in the next couple of months” of prime home-buying season, Hebner said, “you are solving a lot of problems.” Matt Vernon, Bank of America’s top short sale and deed-inlieu executive, said the technique works so well for both borrowers and mortgage owners that his company is running pilot programs in major housing markets to alert borrowers who might benefit but are not familiar with deeds-in-lieu. To sweeten the pot, Bank of America is offering cash incentives that range anywhere from
$3,000 to $15,000 and is getting a strong response, according to Vernon. What are the downsides or limitations of deeds-in-lieu for homeowners? Probably the most important, say experts, is that they don’t work for every situation involving serious mortgage default. For example, if you have equity in the property, you’ll probably want to pursue a loan modification first, then a short sale, rather than hand your equity stake over to the lender. Deeds-in-lieu usually don’t work when there are multiple mortgages from different creditors encumbering the property. Also, though deeds-in-lieu do less damage to borrowers’ credit histories than foreclosures or bankruptcies, they definitely leave a mark. Fair Isaac, developer of the widely used FICO credit score, says on its “MyFico” website that deeds-in-lieu and short sales are both treated as “not paid as agreed” accounts, and are treated the same by the FICO scoring model. E-mail Ken Harney at firstname.lastname@example.org. WASHINGTON POST WRITERS GROUP
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Closet can guide design New York is well-known as the fashion capital of the United States. Many top models use the city as their base while traveling to Paris, London, Germany and South Africa to work. I recently spoke with Ford model Ashley Graham, who has been living in New York since she was 15. What a big change for a small-town girl from Nebraska who was discovered in a shopping mall and later went on to become a top plus-size model for Lane Bryant, Nordstrom’s, Bloomingdale’s, Old Navy and Liz Claiborne, to name a few. Graham, who is known for her style off and on the runway, recently was asked to give style advice on the MTV series “Made” and in Vogue’s “Shape” issue. She also has been featured in Glamour and O magazines. After meeting Ashley in California recently, I was betting that the style of her
Mi-Ling Stone Poole ASK MI-LING apartment was casual and comfortable. After working all day, she came to dinner with me and my family dressed in a casual and comfortable black twopiece pants set with a long black jacket. But what impressed me the most was the fact that she wore no or little makeup. I asked Ashley what her decorating style was and she said, “Simplicity and gold.” She described her New York apartment, indeed, as casual and comfortable. She said the focal point in her home is a large gray sectional sofa. It sounds perfect for relaxing after jet setting all over the world. She loves jewel tones as
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well and said she incorporated dark maroon, beige, purple, black and gold into the space. Like many of us, her casual personal style reflects the decor in her home. So when it doubt, go to your closet and think about your style before you start your next design project. Now go out and create your own unique comfort zone! Mi-Ling Stone Poole is the author of “Ask Mi-Ling! When You Want the Truth About Decorating.” You can listen to her radio show, “Mi-Ling’s Comfort Zone,” from noon to 1 p.m. Sundays on KTOK-AM 1000. If you have a decorating dilemma, e-mail her at www.Mi-Ling.com.
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Craftsman-inspired home focuses on living spaces The Stapleton is a Craftsman-inspired, country cottage-style home. It is equally wellsuited for construction in a suburban neighborhood or as a vacation retreat with plenty of room for family and friends. It has a ground-level owners’ suite and three bedrooms, plus a bath and bonus room on the second floor. Stone veneer bases draw attention to slender wooden posts that support a vaulted entry porch with a nostalgic stick-work gable. Craftsman windows, multipaned at the top, ornament the front facade, while shake-textured siding draws attention to the upper triangles of the side gables. Family living spaces fill the entire front of the
ground floor, with the foyer at center. The foyer is completely open to the living room on the left, while the right leads into the dining room and kitchen. Stairs to the upper floor are opposite the front door. The large country kitchen creates a natural center for day-to-day family living. This layout is ideal for the multitasking required of contemporary parents. Kitchen workers can keep tabs on children playing out front, supervise the homework scene at the dining table, and tend to laundry in the nearby utility room, all while preparing the meals needed to keep everyone happy and healthy. The centrally located bathroom and utility room do double duty, serving as
sound buffers for the owners’ bedroom at the rear. Sliders in the bedroom, along with another set in the living room, access a partially covered patio. Three more bedrooms plus a bathroom, linen closet and huge bonus room are upstairs. The Stapleton’s bonus room could be used for storage or outfitted as music or art studio or whatever strikes your fancy. For a review plan, including scaled floor plans, elevations, section and artist’s conception, send $25 to Associated Designs, 1100 Jacobs Drive, Eugene, OR 97402. Please specify the Stapleton 30-478 and include a return address when ordering. For more information, call (800) 634-0123.
LISTING OF THE WEEK
The Listing of the Week is at 7312 Chelsey Lane.
Dallas-style house offers view of a lake, 1,700 square feet The Listing of the Week is a Dallas-style home on a corner lot with a lake view in the Meadows at River Bend addition in northwest Oklahoma City. The 1,700-square-foot home has three bedrooms, two baths, one dining area and an attached three-car garage. The open living area has vaulted ceilings and a built-in sound system. The kitchen has a bay window, breakfast bar and
pantry with an etchedglass door. The master bath has two walk-in closets, a jetted garden tub and double vanity. The home has a covered patio, decorative pond and security system. The home, built in 2003, is listed for $186,000 with DaOnne Olson of Dillard Group Real Estate. For more information, call 919-7930. Nominations for Listing
of the Week are welcome. Send information on single-family homes to The Oklahoman, Richard Mize, P.O. Box 25125, Oklahoma City, OK 73125. Nominations may be faxed to 4753996.
Cathi Palumbo has joined Prudential Alliance Realty, 4101 NW 122, as a residential real estate sales associate. She is a lifetime resident of the metro area and has been selling real estate for the past four years. She has earned the Graduate Realtor Institute, Certified Home Marketing Specialist and Short Sales and Foreclosure Specialist professional designations.
Murphy rejoins Paradigm Susie Murphy has rejoined Paradigm AdvantEdge Real Estate, 16301 N May, as a residential real estate sales associate. The Oklahoma City native holds a business management degree from Cameron University and worked in banking before going into real estate 16 years ago.
Carter joins Paradigm MeChelle Carter has joined Paradigm AdvantEdge Real Estate, 16301 N May Ave., as a residential real estate sales associate. Carter has sold real estate for three years and previously worked in home health care.
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Housing crash should have been predicted Q: Do you believe the housing crash could have been predicted or was it something that occurred “out of the blue”? How would you have predicted this event? A: I have read nine books about the subprime crisis and its aftermath. Three of these were the subjects of my book reviews written for the American Real Estate Society. Better still, I participated in several annual finance and real estate conferences over the past several years, and had the chance to personally speak with such noted experts as Frank E. Nothaft, chief economist for Freddie Mac. My curiosity was also aroused by events happening all around me, living in South Florida and seeing
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firsthand the effects of the housing crisis. Only Las Vegas and Phoenix have had worse problems with housing. At this juncture I am of the opinion that the housing crisis could have been predicted, or more precisely, should have been predicted. First, there were just too many instances that cropped up of people going out their way to signal that they expected this crisis to
First, there were just too many instances that cropped up of people going out their way to signal that they expected this crisis to occur. occur. In Gellian Tett’s book “Fool’s Gold,” the author cites an example of an investor, Andrew Feldstein, who made a small fortune betting that home mortgages would default. At an academic conference in Monterey, Calif., three professors gave a paper on why mortgage-backed securities were mispriced. They gave an explanation
California to help pay down homeowners’ mortgage debt BY JIM WASSERMAN The Sacramento Bee
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Lots of people will want to get in on this one: California is going to use federal money to pay down the mortgages of struggling homeowners. The California Housing Finance Agency said it will spend $420 million to trim individual mortgages by up to $50,000. Lenders will be asked to match the amount, a deal that could make thousands of mortgages newly affordable. The program, launching Nov. 1, will be on a first-come, first-served basis, said Evan Gerberding, marketing manager for the agency’s “Keep Your Home” initiative. “Unfortunately, there will likely be more demand than funding,” she said. Specifics on the selection process are still in the works. But the state will exclusively fund applicants from low- to moderate-income households. In Sacramento, for example, that’s expected to mean people earning less than $68,000 a year. Borrowers will have to be delinquent or in imminent danger of defaulting, but have adequate income to continue paying after getting the help. Thousands of Californians who meet the income guidelines will want in, but one fact will block many. “This is to help people with purchase loans,” Gerberding said. That rules out borrowers whose troubles began with cash-out refinances when their homes were worth more than now. Gerberding said exceptions may be
made for people who refinanced to get lower interest rates. The program also requires that homeowners live in the house they mortgaged. For years, federal and state governments have rolled out programs to stimulate loan modifications, and most have proved disappointing. California’s new program is one of the first large-scale attempts at wholesale “principal write downs,” where loans are shrunk to more closely match today’s home values. “We think it’s encouraging that they took on principal reduction in the way that they did, devoting most of the resources to it,” said Kevin Stein, associate director of the California Reinvestment Coalition. The low-income advocacy group has campaigned for principal reductions since 2007. “That’s the real need in California, to address the negative equity of borrowers being underwater,” Stein said. The California Housing Finance Agency, the state’s affordable housing bank, estimates it will help 40,000 or more households avoid foreclosure with principal write downs and other plans unveiled Wednesday. In all, the agency received $700 million for the relief programs, part of a $1.5 billion federal initiative to curb foreclosures in the hardest-hit states. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger pledged to work with the agency “to ensure that these programs are implemented in a way that assists the greatest number of Californians.” MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE INFORMATION SERVICES
New owners must prove sellers hid problems INSPECTION | PLUMBING WOES ARISE 2 MONTHS AFTER PURCHASE DEAR BARRY: We purchased our home two months ago after hiring a professional home inspector. After moving in, we had plumbing problems with the drains. The plumber we called wants $9,000 for a new sewer main to the street. The old clay pipes are cracked, full of roots and need to be replaced. We feel that something should have been disclosed about this, by the sellers or our home inspector. Further investigation has revealed a new drain cleanout in the backyard, covered with a tarp and overlaid with tree limbs, as though someone didn’t want it to be noticed. We believe the sellers were having problems with the main sewer line, had installed a new cleanout to deal with blockages, and failed to disclose this condition. What do you think about this? Dusty DEAR DUSTY: The problem with claims of nondisclosure by sellers is to prove that the sellers knew about the problem and that their intent was to conceal. In your situation, there are indications that the seller knew about the problem, and it is possible that the tarp and tree limbs were intended as camouflage. It is also possible that someone was doing yard cleanup and left the un-
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finished mess on top of the cleanout. The only way to know for certain is to acquire additional evidence. In some cases, a neighbor is aware of previous issues. For example, if the sellers had routinely called a plumber to clear the clogged sewer main, people in the neighborhood might have been aware of it. Sometimes a local plumber might reveal that he serviced the property and had told the previous owners that they needed a new sewer main. But in most cases, witnesses of that kind are not available. Your home inspector’s liability hinges on one issue: Was the problem visible and accessible on the day of the inspection? If so, the inspector may be liable. If there were visible signs that the inspector should have seen, you should call him for a reinspection of those conditions. However, if the drains were all functioning properly on the day of the inspection, there may have been no reason for the inspector to suspect a problem. And there would have been no
reason to inspect under a pile of tree limbs in the backyard. As for the $9,000 repair bid, you should obtain two more estimates for the work. And be sure to contact a plumbing company that installs new liners in old pipes. That can be a much less costly means of repair. DEAR BARRY: I need to walk on my tile roof in order to paint the eaves. How can I do this without breaking the tiles? Simola DEAR SIMOLA: If you have concrete tiles, they are not likely to break if you walk on them correctly. Just be sure to step on the lower edges of the tiles. Applying weight near the middle or top of a tile increases the likelihood of breakage. If you have clay tiles, it is very difficult to walk on them without causing damage. It takes professional expertise to walk on clay tiles without breaking them. To write to Barry Stone, please visit him on the Web at www.housedetective.com.
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in some detail how pension funds and other guardians of public funds were misled into believing their investments were safe. Feeling it was their civic duty, the professors passed their findings on to the federal government, to no avail. There are other examples I could cite. Second, there was a clear measure of the housing bubble that formed,
which should have been obvious if people paid attention. A measure that stocks are overpriced is an abnormal price-to-earnings ratio. A stock’s priceto-earnings ratio in normal times might be 15 — that is, the price per share is 15 times the company’s earnings per share. In times when it’s overvalued, such as during the dot-com bubble of 1995-2000, that ratio may reach 30. Houses don’t have earnings. Economists have developed the concept of owners’ equivalent rent and the Bureau of Labor Statistics uses the measure of owners’ equivalent rent as part of the Consumer Price Index to figure consumer inflation. The reason for using the measure
of equivalent rent is to differentiate that part of the Consumer Price Index representing housing consumption from more volatile housing price measures, some part of which represent personal investment (not consumption). The Bureau of Labor Statistics has understood this fact and made accommodation for it since 1980. From 1987 to 2005, the price-to-rent ratio averaged 15, while during the housing bubble, 2005 to 2007, the ratio jumped to roughly 20. Charles Carter specializes in real estate analysis after years of experience as a professor, real estate lawyer and appraiser. He is a consultant at Haint Blue Realty in Mount Pleasant, S.C. Readers may send questions to email@example.com. MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE INFORMATION SERVICES
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Gulf property sales sliding on oil fears BY BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press Writer
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — This was the year, Alicia Hollis and her fellow real estate agents thought. After a nasty batch of hurricanes and the bursting of the housing bubble, this was the year that condo sales along the Florida Panhandle’s brilliant white beaches were going to rebound. Then came the oil — or more accurately, the mere threat of oil. Though most of the Gulf Coast remains free of tar balls, sheen and sludge from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico, owners and agents say the disaster has still stained a showcase piece of the real estate market. It’s the third sucker punch in six years for property owners, many of whom were depending on rental units to fund their retirement. State lawmakers are looking to let homeowners off the hook on some of their taxes, hoping to pass the cost along to BP. But things won’t get better as long as images of oiled sand keep buyers away. “We can sell places in town — people need a place to live — but the beach: look how empty it is,” said Hollis, who’s been selling homes in the Panhandle since 1973. “It’s so heartbreaking.” Hollis’ agency based on Okaloosa Island, where rows of condos line the beach, typically sells six or seven units a month. It hasn’t sold a single beachfront property since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded off the Louisiana coast April 20. No one is even looking, she said. “It’s scaring people off,” said Dale Peterson, who owns a real estate agency in Destin. “It’s a wait and see. It’s the not knowing that’s the hardest part for us.” The halt in sales comes on top of a downturn in the market. In the Fort Walton Beach area, including Destin, the median sales price for condominiums was $471,500 in 2005. Last year, that figure dropped to $254,700. Single-family home prices also dropped, but not as dramatically, from a median sales price of $244,500 in 2005 to $192,100 last year. “We were on our way, too,” Peterson said. “Finally on our way up.” Officials in the region want a special legislative session to allow owners to pay taxes on the current property value rather than what they were worth before the spill. “The market value on Jan. 1 is a lot different than the market value now,” said state Rep. Dave Murzin, R-Pensacola. “The potential buyers, just like vacationers, aren’t coming down here because
Jerry Stalnaker talks about how condo sales have come to a stop since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill began. He’s standing in front of the Jetty East condominiums in Destin, Fla. AP PHOTO
they think the oil is soaked on the beaches.” The state would seek compensation from BP PLC for the lost tax revenue caused by lower values. It’s hard to tell exactly how far values have dropped right now, but Murzin said it could mean millions of dollars in lost taxes for each county along the Gulf. “We think we see this train coming down that tunnel and if there is any way we can make it less disastrous, that is what we are trying to do,” said Pete Smith, property appraiser for Okaloosa County. The problem stretches all along the Gulf Coast, where the oil is and where it isn’t. Mike Boudreaux, president of a Biloxi, Miss., real estate and development company, said beach house sales have stalled even though “if you walk up and down the beaches, there’s not one bit of oil here yet.”
Right: Real estate agents say beachfront property sales have come to a stop since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill began. This house was on the market in June in Destin, Fla. AP PHOTO
Property owners are worried the problem will linger even longer than damage from a hurricane. Gloria McCullar, 59, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., owns two Fort Walton Beach condos that she rents. Her retirement plan is to move into one and sell the other. “My biggest fear is that when I’m ready to sell one, I can’t because of the oil,” said McCullar, a single mother who earns $32,000 a year as a secretary. “I’m just not sure what the future holds. I don’t think I can give them away at this point.”
Audit uncovers fraudulent home credits BY MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE INFORMATION SERVICES
A government audit has found that thousands of taxpayers have fraudulently claimed the firsttime homebuyer’s credit, and the Internal Revenue Service apparently missed them all. The fraudulent claims — some from prison inmates serving life sentences — totaled about $134 million, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Some of the “questionable claims” for refunds were made by 87 IRS employees nationwide, said Michael R. Phillips, the deputy inspector general for audit. IRS management said it
agreed with all of the audit’s recommendations to strengthen controls and will examine returns of prisoners and “scrutinize all other inappropriate claims.” There were three sets of tax credits. The first, approved in July 2008, was an interestfree loan that offered $7,500 to qualified firsttime buyers that would be then repaid to the Treasury in $500 increments over 15 years. The second, a maximum of $8,000 for first-timers, didn’t need to be repaid, was approved in February 2009 and expired Nov. 30, 2009. On Nov. 5, the tax credit was extended, and a maximum $6,500 added for
qualified buyers who had not purchased a primary residence in five years or more. The extension expired April 30, although buyers had until June 30 to close on their purchases. All told, the “working estimate” of new and existing sales qualifying for all the credits is 4.4 million, said Walt Molony, spokesman for the National Association of Realtors. Fraudulent claims filed by 1,295 prison inmates added up to about $9.1 million on 2008 returns. Florida prisons generated the highest number of claims — 61 percent of prisoners serving life sentences who received the credit were incarcerated
there. The IRS updates its prisoners list annually. Some of the prison filers were incarcerated in between the updates, although a check found that 86 of a 306-inmate sample did appear on the IRS list. Among filers loose on the streets, 256 used the same five addresses for their claims. In fact, 18,832 filers used just 7,695 addresses to claim a total of $134 million in refunds. Of the 18,832 filings, 5,331 were filed by 1,941 paid preparers, the audit found. About 2,500 taxpayers erroneously received a total $17.6 million in credits for houses they bought before the tax credit took effect, the audit found.
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1905 landmark home has surprising price HISTORY | RESTORED GREENE BROTHERS’ CRAFTSMAN HOUSE IN LOS ANGELES STUNNING, SINGULAR BUT HISTORIC STATUS HAS LIMITS BY MARY MACVEAN Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — What’s thought to be the only remaining house in Los Angeles designed by the Craftsman stars the Greene brothers is for sale. It’s beautiful, yes. It has four original leaded glass light fixtures. It’s been lovingly restored over more than 20 years. And it’s listed for $775,000. By comparison, the much larger Greene & Greene-designed Spinks House in Pasadena, Calif. — the city where the architects’ gems the Gamble and Blacker houses are also located — was on the market last year for $4.6 million. So why is this one, the Lucy Wheeler House, on the market even long enough for a story to be written and published? For one thing, although the historic status of the house might net the buyer tax savings, it also means the owner can’t choose the living room paint colors or replace the original kitchen sink. For another, the house is in West Adams, a neighborhood near downtown that is loved fiercely by its defenders but demands that new residents be, if not pioneers, at least ready for some scruffiness. The Lucy Wheeler House “is a great opportunity for a person who doesn’t have the means” to buy a Pasadena Greene & Greene, said David Raposa, the real estate agent selling the house and a West Adams activist who
Above: Exterior view of a “Greene & Greene" Craftsman home for sale in the West Adams area of Los Angeles. MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE PHOTO Left: A porch was enclosed at some point in the “Greene & Greene" home in Los Angeles. MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE PHOTO
has restored more than 20 homes. The 2,620-square-foot house, designed in 1905 and expanded in 1917, sits
on Cambridge Street in the area of West Adams known as Harvard Heights. It is on the market because its owner, Martin Eli Weil, a restoration architect and founding member of the Los Angeles Conservancy, died last year at age 68. When Weil bought the two-story bungalow in 1985 — for $135,000, Raposa believes — it had been divided into two or three units. A second entrance Left: Jesse Weil stands in the living room and reminisces about his brother’s restoration of the 105-year-old home. MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE PHOTO
had been cut into the front. “It was in pretty bad shape,” said Randell Makinson, an authority on Charles and Henry Greene, who said fewer than 100 of the architects’ homes remain. The bookcases built in at one end of the living room, the sort of detail for which the Greenes are
known, had disappeared, so new ones were constructed, copying the old. “Almost miraculously,” the golden-colored glass lantern light fixtures and a matching window survived, Raposa said. An expert in color, Weil removed layers of wallpaper and paint, using a microscope to determine the exact color that would have been
put on the walls a century ago. As Weil worked, it became clear that the interior of the house was among the best examples of a phase in which the brothers used bold colors, Makinson said. “Martin uncovered in that process colors that were unusual for Greene & Greene. As they moved forward they muted their colors.” The exterior of the house is protected by Historic Preservation Overlay Zone restrictions, and by an “exceptionally detailed” historical conservation easement, which protects the interior as well — one of 27 such agreements with the L.A. Conservancy, said Mike Buhler, the organization’s director of advocacy. The idea was to find a middle ground between protecting the house and allowing the buyers to have a life in it, Raposa said. So while the colors in the entry and dining and living rooms can’t be changed, the new owners may choose the upstairs colors. (The original hues have been documented, however, should the buyer choose to be that committed to history.) The original kitchen, which seems rustic enough to suit an old ski cabin, has to stay. But, Raposa said, the new owners may add a modern kitchen in an adjacent area that’s part of the 1917 addition. MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE INFORMATION SERVICES
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EPA issues new rules on lead-based paint Many houses, apartments and other buildings that were built before 1978 have paint that contains lead. Lead-based paint can pose serious health hazards if not taken care of properly, especially for children and pregnant women. On April 22, the Environmental Protection Agency put a new rule into effect designed to help focus the efforts of consumers and contractors to protect against the potential health hazards of leadbased paint. Called the Lead Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, the rule affects contractors and subcontractors who work on older homes. Under the rule, all renovation and repair contractors working in pre-1978 homes, schools and day care centers who disrupt
Paul Bianchina HANDY @ HOME more than 6 square feet of lead paint are required to become EPA-certified in lead-safe work practices. Contractors are required to take a one-day training course, and firms must send in an application to the EPA. If not, they could face tens of thousands of dollars in fines in the future.
Lead still a concern According to the EPA, many contractors think the issue of lead-paint poisoning went away years ago. But lead paint poison-
ing isn’t just about eating paint chips, and even contractors who think they’re doing a good job may not be working in a lead-safe manner. In fact, new research shows that contractors such as plumbers, electricians, painters and window replacement experts can inadvertently expose people to harmful levels of lead from invisible dust disturbed during jobs they perform every day. Of particular concern to the EPA is the safety of young children who are living in the home during renovation work. The EPA quotes one study where it was found that children were 30 percent more likely to have unsafe levels of lead in their blood than those in homes where renovations were not occurring.
Contractors who work on pre-1978 homes, apartments, schools, day care centers and other places where children spend time — from large and small contractors to building services professionals — will have to take the necessary steps to become leadsafe certified. EPA certification is good for five years.
Where is it a hazard? Typically, the older your home is, the more potential there is that lead paint will be present. It may be buried under several other layers of non-lead-based paint, and as long as those upper layers are not disturbed, the health hazard remains relatively low. But as soon as the paint begins to chip or peel, or if any sanding, cutting or other renovation or repair work
is done, the lead-based paint can be released. Here are some of the potential hazard areas, according to the EPA: Lead from paint chips, which you can see, and lead dust, which you can’t always see, can be serious hazards. Peeling, chipping, chalking, or cracking leadbased paint is a hazard and needs immediate attention. Lead-based paint may also be a hazard when found on surfaces that children can chew or that get a lot of wear and tear. These areas include windows and window sills; doors and door frames; stairs, railings, and banisters; and porches and fences. Lead dust can form when lead-based paint is dry scraped, dry sanded or
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heated. Dust also forms when painted surfaces bump or rub together. Lead chips and dust can get on surfaces and objects that people touch. Settled lead dust can re-enter the air when people vacuum, sweep or walk through it. Lead in soil can be a hazard when children play in bare soil or when people bring soil into the house on their shoes. To find out more about lead-paint hazards, leadpaint testing, and the new lead-safe certification program for contractors, go to the EPA’s website at www.epa.gov/lead, or contact the National Lead Information Center at (800) 424-5323.
Remodeling and repair questions? E-mail Paul Bianchina at firstname.lastname@example.org. INMAN NEWS
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SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2010
City Planning Commission approves items ›
FROM STAFF REPORTS
The Oklahoma City Planning Commission approved the final plat of Featherstone Addition Section 6, south of SW 149 and west of Western Avenue, at its June 24 meeting.
Other items approved
Final Plat of Country Place Addition Section 9, south of SW 134 and west of Pennsylvania Avenue. Consider a resolution changing the name of SW 152 Place west from the centerline of Calm Wind Drive to the west boundary of Featherstone Addition Section 3 to Stillwind Drive. Final Plat of Rio Toscano Section 1, south of SW 164 and west of Santa Fe Avenue. Application by New Century Investments V LLC for an ABC-2 Alcoholic Beverage Consumption, Restaurant With Limited Alcohol District overlaying the PUD-1266 Planned Unit Development District at 2809 Northwest Expressway. Application by Riverport Park Ltd. to rezone 1547 and 1601 S Portland Ave., 4000 and 4001 SW 15 and 4100 and 4101 SW 15 from the PUD-35A Planned Unit Development District and R-1 Single Family Residential Districts/SRODD Scenic River Overlay Design District/AE-2 Airport Environs Zone Two Overlay District to the PUD-1417 Planned Unit Development District.
Application by Alvarado’s Mexican Restaurant for an ABC-1 Alcoholic Beverage Consumption, Restaurant With Limited Alcohol District overlaying the C-3 Community Commercial District at 11641 S Western Ave. Introduce and set for public hearing Aug. 12 an ordinance pertaining to Zoning and Planning amending Chapter 59, Article XIII, Section 13750 by making Automotive and Equipment Cleaning and Repairs, Light Equipment (59-8300.14) a prohibited use in the Northeast Twenty-Third Street Overlay District; and declaring an emergency.
Ironstone, south of NW 164 and east of Portland Avenue.
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ACREAGE HOME SITES AVAILABLE » The Ranches at Olde Tuscany 1+Ac Moore Schls » Olde Tuscany III 5-10 ac Moore Schools » The Timbers 5 ac Moore Schools » Montecito 1+ ac Norman Schools » Belleau Wood 1+ ac Edmond Schools » Stillbrook Glen 2.5-10 ac Bridgecreek Schools Call Mike 317.0582 landmarkfinehomes.com Visit one of our fully furnished model homes today! *We build on your lot or ours* LAND FOR SALE BEAVER COUNTY 840 ACRES..GRASS..30 MINERAL ACRES EXCELLENT FENCE (4 & 5 WIRE) 3 GOOD SOURCES OF WATER SET OF PENS GREAT HUNTING LOCATION. CONTACT: JERI HODGES (620) 655-2689 W/ BARBARA'S REALTY PLACE PIEDMONT OPEN SAT 2-4 & SUN 2-5. Model home. New hms on K ac lots. Info also available for new hms in other additions. From NW Expwy & Sara Rd go 4.5 mi N Cleaton & Assoc 373-2494 NORTHWOOD LAKE ESTATES 1 ac MOL fish, swim, water ski on private 110 acre lake. Walking distance to new elem schl. OKC limits Piedmont schls. $36,000. Lisa Cleaton & Assoc 373-2494 137 acres for sale Hwy 53 in Gene Autry, OK. Wildlife Abundant on Washita River, great playground for hunting ATV or Cabin hideaway. $1,750 an acre. 405-615-3356 1N to 10A, E. of OKC, pay out dn. before 1st pmt. starts, many are M/H ready over 400 choices, lg trees, some with ponds, TERMS Milburn o/a 275-1695 paulmilburnacreages.com PIEDMONT SCHLS 5 ac MOL tracts starting @ $32,900 CASHION 5 ac MOL w/great bldg site & access to private lake $29,900. Lisa Cleaton & Assoc 373-2494 BUILDING SITES PIEDMONT 3/4 and 1 Acre Lots. Close In-Good Streets. Leon 373-4820 Overland Ex Realty 1-28 acres » All Areas Owner Financing Woodlake Properties 405-273-5777 www.property4sale.com CASHION ACREAGES w/trees & creek. 6 to 11 acre MOL tracts starting @ $25,000. Lisa Cleaton & Assoc 373-2494 160 acres, 5000 sq ft home, irrigation system, 25 minutes to downtown OKC, 850-0532. Beautiful 5Ac just min fr. Tinker. well/septic & Lots of extras 417-9313 Guthrie, family compound, (2) 3 bed, 2 bath, 5 acres, 850-0532.
100 Acres River Front Farm Extra nice home, shop & barn. Dustin, OK $335K 23+ Acres w/unfinished home-Prague lake area$96K 75 Acres-SW of Minco, cave, box canyon, spring & ponds, good grass $141K
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Application by Brian and Teresa Anderson to rezone 3737 E Hefner Road from the AA Agricultural District to the R-A Single Family One-Acre Rural Residential District. Preliminary Plat of Coyote Ranch, north of Hefner Road and west of Interstate 35.
Application by Oklahoma Employees Credit Union to rezone 530 SW 119 from the PUD-709 Planned Unit Development District to the SPUD-566 Simplified Planned Unit Development District.
2 bedroom home, needs some work. Call Alfred G. at 580-237-7717 Owner Fin, 2212 NE 26 2/1/1 Like new 417-2176 www.homesofokcinc.com
Sharp Spacious 4bed 2-story home, great area, new carpet, fresh paint ch/a Seller will pay all of buyer's closing costs $99,750. Fidelity RE 692-1661, 417-1963 4433 NW 32nd Pl, gated, 2 bed + study, 2 bath, 2 car, 1546 square feet, ch&a, alarm system, $149,000, 405-401-4709.
331 Acres N of Wewoka, custom 5500sf newer home, shop, barns $899K
Financing» Lease Purchase » Rent to Own 2, 3 & 4bd houses in all areas. buyahouseinoklahoma.com 562-0000 or 973-4322
1385 Acres - Beautiful cattle ranch with 2 homes, barns. Priced to sell. Talihina. Make offer
Open Sunday 2-4, 8901 N. Shannon Ave. corner lot, 1980 sf, 3/2/2 Jonell, Buchanan Rlty, 503-6205
Remax Metro Group Jeana Pain 405-420-7933 Aaron Church 405-203-2685
Open House Sun. 2-4 6018 Plum Thicket Rd. MLS#426202, Inground Pool, 5/3.5 ¡ 834-8873
Secluded Pack Saddle Ranch with exc hunting/ fishing. Home, barn, tack & kennel. Utilities, good access, true gem for professional group or individual. 580-885-7262 or 580-768-1034 40ac 45 min S. of OKC. Trees, pastures, wildlife, big stock pond, creek, 30X40 shop, 3/2 mobile home, $150K, Pos. owner finance. 405-863-7863 145 ac of grass, black top frontage, gd fences, Grady Co. 405-785-2668
RE for sale Edmond
3301 Choctaw Dr. 4 bed/2.5 ba, 2L/2D, 2 car gar., gas FP, cul-desac, Edmond SD, $187,000 405-285-6209 OPEN SAT/SUN 2-5 1716 Grey Hawk $199,900 2150+sf 3-4/2.5/3 sunrm greenbelt 210-508-5796 2230 sf, blt '03, 3/2/2.5 + office 16612 La Paloma Ln. $179,900 306-6504 Open Sunday 2-4 BANK OWNED 3/3/2, blt 2002, 1728sf, 2.41ac, pond $119.9K Arlene 414-8753
Lease/Purch, Nice 3/2/2 brick, ch&a, fenced, low dn, no credit chk 630-0649
BY OWNER - total remodel, 3 bed, 1 1/2 ba, 1c ch&a Reduced to $83K 705 Holoway Dr. 787-8099 421 Woodland Dr 3/2 gar conversion, some fire damage $22,995 324-2611 Lease/Purch, Nice 3/1/1 low dn, no credit chk Carl Albert Schools, 630-0649
3bd brk, 2car gar/opener 1.5 bath. CH&A , fenced, 1050sf +/- former rental AS IS $87,000 364-0356
OPEN HOUSE Sun. 2-4. FSBO 308 Lakehoma. 4/3/3 Beautiful updated home. 2570 square feet. 1/2 lake front acre. Sabra 990-7576
3/2/2 on 2K ac, lg shop, 424 Sherwood Lane, Edmond, $170K, 436-3055.
OPEN 2-4 Westbury So. 10013 Thompson. 4 bed, ingrd pool, huge lot, $199.9K Ronck Realty 324-9040
5ac + Mobile Home needs repair. I-40 & Peebly $35,000 405-301-2500
24x30 shop w/elec, updated 3/2.5/2 1720sf, .42 acres $129K Arlene 414-8753
3.5A 4/3/2 Like New Wash Sch 417-2176 www.homesofokcinc.com
Open House Sun 2-4 2400 Kingsley Lane, 3269 sf. $219K 627-6269
OPEN Sunday 2-5, 2551 NW 18th, historic 2 bed, $104,900, Jackson Assoc, 424-3922 Income Producing 2/1 fully updated duplex, 2674sf, brk $129.5k Arlene414-8753 NEW REMODEL 2612 NW 30, 3b/1.25ba $119K OBO 401-5183 S. QUAIL: 6100 SF, POOL 3 CAR GARAGE, 4 BED, 4 BATH 850-0532
10825 SE 51st 4bd, 3ba, 2car, 2liv, Safe rm, updated, 1.1 ac Mid-Del, $243,500 405-455-5498 owner
FABULOUS 3bd 3ba approx 2751' w/open floor plan 2 master beds beautiful sunroom huge backyd w/outbldg $211,500. Lisa Cleaton & Assoc 373-2494
Open Sun 2-5, 2516 Morgan Road NE (N on Morgan off 178th), 4042 sq ft storybook home on lake with 5 acres, $575,000, owner/agent, 405-664-2100/664-1963. BEAUTIFUL 4bd 4.5ba w/ so many amemities each bd w/full ba wood flrs 16x 32 ingrnd pool w/pergola & fire pit. 20 x 20 wkshp & more! $394,500. Lisa Cleaton & Assoc 373-2494 3771 Washington Ave E. 5 Ac, 3 BD, 3 Ba, 1 Liv, 2 Din + Office, 3 Car Gar $297.5K Leon 373-4820 Overland Ex Realty Inc 2187 E. Trail Drive 5+AC 3 Bd, 3K Ba, 2 Liv, 1 Din 3 Car Gar, Custom Built $431.5K Leon 373-4820 Overland Exp Realty
OPEN HOUSE Sunday 2-4pm. 608 NW 34th, in Newcastle. New 2416 Sq Ft, 4 bed, shop on 1 Acre, 405-306-5137 House and 13 acres, over 100 pine trees, beautiful one of a kind property. $250,000, 405-314-9528
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Owner 3/2/2 + 1K car, fp, cellar, 1854sf $164.9K 250-2236 or 519-4131
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Briargate 1718 N Indiana 800sf 1bd 1ba, cha, all elec, wood floor, $475mo, $200 dep. No sec 8 409-7989
11705 N. Francis 2/1.5/2. No pets $625 TMS Prop 348-0720
Vacation Property For Sale 347
3400 N Robinson 700sf 1bd 1ba $400 mo, $200 dep 409-7989 no sec 8
Lake Eufaula Property •Lake Eufaula lakefront 45 acres, blue water, great hunting. Boat slip available. •Lake front lot, very nice subdivision, close to #9 landing, boat slip available. •Owner Financing, 2.5 acre lake view lots with boat slips, $35,000, 10% down, 7.5%. S.E Okla Realty LLC 918-424-3264
$99 Move-In Special 1bd 1ba $295-350, stove, fridge, very clean 625-5200
(Tecumseh, Shawnee, Noble, Purcell, Etc.) 333 Homes in need of an "Extreme Makeover" located in Shawnee, Luther & Paden Cash Purchase Only call for more information Woodlake Properties 405-273-5777 www.property4sale.com
Open Houses 334.2 Choctaw, Sun 2-4, 2785 N Choctaw Rd, wonderful remod heritage home, 3 bd, 3 full ba, 2580 sf.
MOUNTAIN TOP HUNTING –77+ wooded acres loaded w/deer, turkey & black bear. Wet weather creek. Ideal for ATV, horseback riding & hiking. $40,000 Gooding R.E. 1-800-999-1020-, Ext 651
Lots For Sale 337 Property for sale NE OKC $45,405 contact Ms. Richards 405-427-8389
Mobile Homes, Manufactured Houses 339
'79 Gibrata 14x60 3bed 2bath. $7000 '86 Fleetwood 14x60 3bd 2ba $6000. Both have ch/a & window units. Must be moved. 19529 Bethel Rd 598-8395 »» 882-5896
OPEN HOUSE Sun . 2-4 W.Moore 3109 Birch Dr 3bed 2 ba 3 car 863-1376
Ordinance related to Advertising and Signs, Amending the Oklahoma City Municipal Code, 2007, as amended, amending Chapter 3, Article V, Division 1, Sections 3-82, 3-83 revising definitions and amending General Prohibitions; Article V, Division 2, Sections 3-100, 3-102 amending temporary signs and display materials not requiring a permit and accessory signs regulated by zoning districts, and declaring an emergency. Election of Planning Commission officers.
» Large 2 bd » 2K ba » 1500 sf, fp, wet bar, 2 car, PC Schools, $795/mo, 7001 Crestmont Drive, 831-8218
OPEN 2-4 Best Buy in Rockport 3621 SW 123rd Court Approx 2900sf, $259,900 Just beautiful! Ronck Rlty 324-9040
OWNER FINANCING $2000 down No Credit Ck 2516 Murray 2/1 $49,000 3216 SW 40 4/2 $56,000 596-4599, 410-8840
Grove, north of Memorial Road and west of Council Road. Final Plat of Forest Glen Commons, north of SE 29 and west of Hiwassee Road. Application by Newey Family Partners LLC to rezone 3442 S Douglas Blvd. from the R-1 Single Family Residential District to the PUD-1416 Planned Unit Development District. Application by Nest Homes LLC to vacate a portion of Final Plat of Preston to delete Plat Note 12, south of Memorial Road and east of N MacArthur Boulevard. Final Plat of The Grove South, Phase 1, north of NW 178 and west of May Avenue. Application by Danny D. Gassett to rezone 7601 W Hefner Road from the PUD-884 Planned Unit Development District to the SPUD-567 Simplified Planned Unit Development District. Application by Condominium Owners of Cedar Springs Condominiums to rezone 12351 N May Ave. from the R-4 General Residential and C-3 Community Commercial Districts to the SPUD-568 Simplified Planned Unit Development District. Application by Accord/OKC Members LLC to rezone 6446 N Peniel Ave. from the R-4 General Residential District to the SPUD-565 Simplified Planned Unit Development District. Application by David Dunn for an ABC-2 Alcoholic Beverage Consumption, Alcohol With Limited Alcohol District overlay-
Mobile home on 5 acres east of Tinker, 3 bed, 2 bath, $85,000, Cobblestone Realty, 582-2040 or Kathy at 255-5165. FOR SALE: 3 bd 2 ba Dbl Wide on acreage, Harrah Schools 405-412-6236 Doublewide on acreage w/ pond. Possibly owner carry w/$20k down 405-631-3600 2004 16x80 3x2 $24,900 301-2454/517-5000 2bd 1ba $6900 Delivered 301-2454/517-5000 Repo 28x80 4x2, refurb $39,900 301-2454/517-5000
Oklahoma Property For Sale 340 8 LAKE FRONT CABINS / #9 LANDING AREA LAKE EUFAULA, OK Investment opportunity w/ income. 8 lake front fully furnished cabins. 3 docks. PACKAGE DEAL. $875,000 Karen @ ERA Real Estate 918-6173901 or 918-452-3900 Owner/Assoc. FSBO extra nice 3 bed, 2K bath, 3 car garage, shop building, RV shelter, fenced yard, near Kaw Lake, 2000 sq ft, $125,000, 580-269-3183.
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REDUCED TO SELL! Cash Flow Rental Prop. Handyman Special. Owner financing avail. 1224 NE 19th $28,000 107 SE 41st $40,000 2118 N Prospect $28,000 740 NE 36th $28,500 Price Negotiable Kruger Inv. Call Jim 235-9332/812-1657
112K SE 1st. Spacious 1bd garage apt, fridge, stove, excellent cond, clean $375. No pets Fidelity RE 692-1661
Developer, Downtown Apartment Project, 12 Units, New Construction, Earn 12%, Minimum $200K Investment, Hotel 12% ROI Seabrooke Realty 405-409-7779
Walford Apts 518 NW 12 MIDTOWN District Amazing! All electric, wood floors, giant 1bd 1ba, cha, dishwasher, washer/dryer conn 1200sf $750mo $650dp Studio $550mo $450dp Efficiency $425mo $325dp 409-7989 no sec 8
Warehouse Space For Sale 356.5 Warehouse w/600sf apt. upstairs, 45x65x14 1524 W Main $150K 426-0123
Industrial Property For Rent 361 Warehouse/Office I-40 & Meridian, 2200-4819sf, 946-2516
Office Space For Rent
GREAT Space OFFICE Convenient NW Locations: I-40 & Meridian NW Expressway & May Britton/Lake Hefner Parkway 200-6000sf 946-2516
Office space for lease, front door parking, 10001300 square feet, NW Expressway & Portland area, 405-949-9779. Edmond Office Space 625 sqare feet, $830 all inclusive, call 359-7100 or 641-0468.
OKC Downtown 429.5
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Williamsburg 7301 NW 23rd
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ing the C-3 Community Commercial District at 8139 NW 10. Ordinance related to Planning and Zoning Code, Amending Chapter 59, Article II, Section 2150.2, establishing new definitions; Article IV, Sections 4250.3, 4250.4, AND 4250.8, Amending Discretionary Review Procedures; Article VII, Sections 7150.1, 7200.1, 7200.3, 7200.4, 7300.8, 7350.2, 7350.5, and 7350.7, modifying Certificate of Approval requirements to address additional signage, modifying building materials criteria, modifying title of guidelines reference for Legacy resources, and removing PUD policy; Article VIII, Section 8500.2 establishing use conditions for temporary staging areas, off-site; Article XII, Sections 12200.1, 12200.4, correcting code reference i use table, referencing additional standards for accessory signs, and prohibiting electronically charged fencing within specific districts; Article XIII, Section 13500.3, modifying Certificate of Approval requirements, Section 13500.5, exempting street tree requirements from constricted rights-of-way, Section 13500.7, revising bulk standards table for office and hotel uses, modifying sign regulations and guidelines, Sections 13550.3, 13550.5, 13700.4, 13700.5, 13700.6 modifying Certificate of Approval requirement exempting specific signs, referencing Chapter 3 Sign Regulations, and declaring an emergency.
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$199 MOVE IN SPECIAL 2BED Townhomes $599 Windsor Village 943-9665
Very nice 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car, dining room, $610 mo, $500 dep, 632-4974.
1bd duplex, $350 mo, sm deposit, 3rd & Virginia, Ready now 722-0787
Large 2-3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage, TH, all appls, gated, pool, Yukon Schools, from $800/mo. 789-3705
MAYFAIR GARDENS Historic Area! Secure, wash /dry hardwd flrs 947-5665
Brand new duplexes, 3 bd 2 ba, 2 car, gated comm, call Rick, 405-830-3789.
Putnam Heights Plaza 1 & 2bd, ch/a, Dishwasher 1830 NW 39th 524-5907
’ $250 Deposit & 1st Month FREE - 1 & 2bds Sunrise Cove 943-0907
OKC SW 1 bed, stove & fridge, no pets, bills paid, $450mo + dep. 232-9704
800 N. Meridian: 1bd, all bills paid & weekly rates available. 946-9506
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» MOVE IN SPECIAL » LARGE 1, 2 & 3 BEDS Rockwell Arms, 787-1423 1 & 2 beds 946-0830 arborglenapts.com •ABC• Affordable, Bug free, Clean » 787-7212» ¡ONE MONTH FREE¡ Discover Casady 751-8088
$201 Total Move-In Cost Energy Efficient $1 First Week Rent Weekly Avail: Effic $115 1bd $125, 2bd $165 Disability & Social Security recipients welcome 616 SW 59th, between Western&Walker634-4798 Drug free environment Not all bills paid $99 SPECIAL Lg 1bdr, stove, refrig., clean, walk to shops. $325 mo. 632-9849 $300-345/month Furnished 1bd & Efficiency 2820 S Robinson 232-1549 2123 SW 46th, 1 bed, 1 ba, washer/dryer hkup, $379 + $150, 550-8066. $300-345/month Furnished 1bd & Efficiency 2820 S Robinson 232-1549
Condominiums, Townhouses For Rent 441 63rd & May area. 2 bed Condo, 800 sf, dishwasher, washer & dryer $600/mo 405-733-9128
For sale/lease (3) 4/2.5/2 $1050. Gas FP. Granite. Private patios/playground 615-6392 ronwalters.net 432 NE 115th 2bd 1ba 2 car no pets $525 TMS Prop 348-0720
2 BR, 1 BA, central heat & air, no pets. Sec. 8 ok. 405-672-0877 2 bd brick , 1.5 ba, 2 liv, $775 + $700dep. 3805 Chetwood Dr. 672-2120
HOMES FOR LEASE www.executivehome rentalsokc.com 3-4BRs $1000-$3000 Welcome Home 877-884-7434 Amazing Executive Home 2055 Long Trail Ct, 3bd 2ba 2.5car 2 living 2 dining, office, 2002 sf, covered patio, $2000mo, $2000dp Deer Creek Schls 409-7989
2400 NW 12TH HIST AREA 2B/1B 1200FT $600 C/HA W/D HKUPS GARAGE HRDWD FLRS. 417-5833
The Florence Apts 425 NW 11, Midtown Studio, 1bd 1ba, $450mo $300dep 409-7989No sec8
Fabulous! See to believe! QUAIL CREEK, 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 2000 sf, 1 story, $1450 + deposit, no pets, call 202-2828.
The Plaza 1740 NW 17th 1bd, 1ba 750sf, wood floors, all elec, $450 mo, $200dp. No sec8 409-7989
1 bed, 750 sq ft, ch&a, fp, appls, new remod, non-smoke, 3 year lease, $450 + dep, 250-2770.
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3615 NW 51st St 1300sf 2bd 2ba 2 car. Near Baptist/ Deaconess $900 mo, $900 dep 409-7989 no sec 8
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Application by OnCue Marketing LLC to rezone 6200 Northwest Expressway from the R-1 Single Family Residential District to the SPUD-552 Simplified Planned Unit Development District. Application by Sheridan Redevelopers LLC to close several platted alleyways in Block 62, Original Townsite of Oklahoma City Addition, west of N Hudson Avenue and north of W Sheridan Avenue.
3bd, 2 ba, 1c gar, 1100sf, 730 W. Perry Dr, $695mo, $600 dep. 376-5680
1120 NE 19th, 3bd 2ba, detached gar. Sec 8 ok $650 2300 N. Prospect large 2bd 1ba $395 681-7272 4810 Casper, Nice 2/1 1 car $500/mo 732-3411
2068 NW 48th 2/2 $1450 10604 Sunrise 3/2/2 $1195 4533 NW 34 3/1/1 $750 2016 NW 15 3/1/1 $650 Express Realty 844-6101 www.expressrealtyok.com Executive 4bd 3ba 2car 12108 Camelot Pl 2640sf, 2liv, 2din, $1330 mo, $1330 dep 409-7989 Okcrentalhomes.com 4129 NW 15th, 3 bed, 2 bath, ch&a, 1300 square feet, rent to own, $795 per month, $950 deposit, 405-308-2669. 1624 Grey Fox Run, near I-35, Doctor's home, 3 bed, 2 bath, fp, library, Edmond schools, $1450 month, Cathy 850-5862. Section 8 Okay 429 NW 88 3/1.5/1 $695 332 NW 91st 3/1.5, gar converted to living $695 681-7272 SURREY HILLS, 11524 Queensbury Ct. 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 car garage, $1325 + $500 dep, 664-1072. Executive Quail Creek, 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car, lg yd 3200sf, very nice! Avail Now $1750mo 301-2031 Rent Specials 605-5477 2, 3 & 4bd Houses All Areas $395-1295 buyahouseinoklahoma.com 944 Bradley Ave, 3 bd 1K ba, 1 car, No Sec. 8, No Pets $650mo $450dep ¡ 397-6567
21240LkShdws4/3.5/3 $2395 1019Washington3/2/2 $895 1710 Olde Schl 3/2/2 $1175 Express Realty 844-6101 www.expressrealtyok.com
Section 8 OK 3 bed 336 NW 85th $675 + Deposit 942-3552
900 N. Fretz #84, 3bd 1K ba mobile home $475 681-7272
2/1/1 $550, $100 off 1st month's rent, MG Realty ¡ 831-0207
6431 N. Peniel 2/2/2 duplex, fp, fnced, ch&a, w/d hkup $725 627-4244
1301 Parkwoods Ter, 3bd 1ba 1-car, ch/a $625 421 N Key Blvd, 2bd 1ba, detached garage $495 681-7272 3 bed, 1 bath, fenced yard, ch&a $600/mo + dep. 4005 Parkwood Ln. »»» 390-2970 »»» 4 Bed 2Liv 1K Bath kit /din Lg Laundry, close to Tinker (405) 793-7311 136 W Lilac, 3bd 1ba CH/A Washer/Dry $575 mo $425dep 701-1722 2/3 beds, 1 ba, lg yards, rent $500-$600, dep $500, no sec 8, 740-8419.
Duplexes OKC Northeast
134 W Lilac, 3bd 1ba CH/A, W/D hkup $575mo $425dep, 701-1722 1412 Sandra, Nice 2/1 1 car $550/mo 732-3411
2bd 1.5ba duplex $650 3ba 2ba 2car 1200sf $875 3bd 2ba 2-car 1500sf, fireplace $950 Home&RanchRlty 794-7777 Rent Specials 605-5477 2, 3 & 4bd Houses All Areas $395-1295 buyahouseinoklahoma.com Ready Now 505 NE 20th, 3/1.5/2, ch/a, no pets, $800mo $500dp426-0028
HOMES FOR LEASE www.executivehome rentalsokc.com 3-4BRs $1000-$3000 Welcome Home 877-884-7434 Mustang Schls, Executive Home 616 E Hillcrest 1800sf 4bd 2ba 2car $1300 mo $1200 dep 409-7989 no sec 8
712 ANITA, 3/2/2 no Sec. 8, $765/mo. + dep, rem, 495-1389 313-4839 820 NW 115th, 5 bed, 3 ba, 3100 sf. $1200/mo. Avail. Now 706-4315 6517 NW 20th 3bed 1.5 bath, section 8 ok. 1400sf $925mo 990-0488 3/1.5/1, 6617 NW 20th, ch&a, PC Schools, $725 mo, $600 dep, 348-9207. 2535 W. Hefner 2/2/2 Fenced $795 TMS Prop 348-0720 8100 Crestline Ter. 3 bd, 2 ba, 1850 sf, beautiful, $925 rent. 650-3957 2bd 1ba 3012 W Hill, also Mobile homes in SE & NE 733-8688 310 NW 118th, Section 8 approved, 3 bedroom, $700/month 706-8669 924 NW 109th, 3bd 2ba 2car 1300sf $875mo $800dp 409-7989 no sec8 1704 NW 34th 3/1 681-7272
4924 Creekwood Terr, 3 bed, 1K bath, $735 mo, sec 8 okay, 936-9058. 2917 SE 45 3/1.5/1 + lrg den. Sec 8 ok. $695 mo $350 deposit. 324-2611
2100 SW 78 3/1.5/2 $825 1033 SW 63rd 2-bed 1bath 2 living $550 633 SW 33rd 2/1 $350 2401 SW 43rd #7 1bd apt, total elect, water paid $325 681-7272 HOMES FOR LEASE www.executivehome rentalsokc.com 3-4BRs $1000-$3000 Welcome Home 877-884-7434 New Rivendell Exec Home 408-4168 Luxury indoor pool & spa Fully equip'd media & wrkout rooms. $5500/mo Openhouseok.com Recently remodeled, 2bd, 1ba, 800 sf, 3022 SW 19th $500/$300dep ¡NO PETS¡ 340-3058 Rent Specials 605-5477 2, 3 & 4bd Houses All Areas $395-1295 buyahouseinoklahoma.com Remodeled 3 bedroom CH/A, very nice. $595mo $500 dep. No section 8. 691-5479 RENT TO OWN, SW OKC 4 bed, 1K bath, O acre $975/mo; down payment neg. 602-3530 Tu-Th 2bds/AC, stove, W/D hkup. 821 SW 50 $600, 1524 SW 64 $625 745-4414 5 bd, 2 ba, lg den, 2400 sf, 8812 S Indiana, ch&a, nice, $1000, 822-2021. 3 bed 1 bath, indoor utility, CH&A fncd yard $550 +$300dep 405-417-0400 Lg 3bd, new barn, fenced, quiet, stove/fridge, W/D hkups $525mo 596-8410
Bridgecreek, 2bd/2ba, 1 acre. Mobile Home $500mo +dep. 392-4717
Village/ Nichols Hills 481.5 1207 Tedford Way 3/2, formal dining $1600 TMS Prop 348-0720
Luxury 3/2/2 duplex in quiet Silver Eagle neighborhood. Community pool, gardener, secure entry. $850 month. Call Keith at 413-2555. Nice 5 bed, 1K ba, 2 car, lg back yard w/storage, Mustang Schl, section 8 okay, $1000 mo 321-2601 2 bd, 1 ba, 1 car, fp, complete remodel, Mustang Schools, ch&a, 826-2023.
Mobile Home Rentals 483 WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN? Easy financing with no credit needed. Yukon schls
4BR 2BA vaulted ceilings 1900sf $1085 603-7665
Large mobile home on 5 acres, storm shelter, 2 storage buildings, NE 155th & Hiawassee, $800 month + dep, 601-2215.
Nice 2 bed, clean, quiet park, $395/ month. 4907 S Santa Fe 632-5677
HOMES FOR LEASE www.executivehome rentalsokc.com 3-4BRs $1000-$3000 Welcome Home 877-884-7434
$ FREE RENT 1ST MO $ 2BR $350+, 3BR $495+, MWC NO PETS 427-0627
Rooms For Rent
Rent Specials 605-5477 2, 3 & 4bd Houses All Areas $395-1295 buyahouseinoklahoma.com
Room in S OKC country home with family, available $400mo 306-8764
5312 Bodine, 3/1/2, newly redone, Sec 8 ok $725 681-7272
Nice room, TV, cable, AC. Veterans & SSI welcome, $320mo, 549-4024
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Permits Oklahoma City Ancon Development Corp., 9801 N Kelley Ave., office, erect, $2,700,000. City of Oklahoma City, 100 W Reno Ave., public building, remodel, $2,500,000. Glenn-Douglas Constructions LLC, 810 NW 10, medical clinic-office, erect, $2,000,000. Architecture Inc. 8500 NW 23, school, add-on, $1,600,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, apartment, erect, $1,000,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, apartment, erect, $1,000,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, apartment, erect, $1,000,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, apartment, erect, $1,000,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, apartment, erect, $1,000,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, apartment, erect, $1,000,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, apartment, erect, $1,000,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, apartment, erect, $1,000,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, apartment, erect, $1,000,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, apartment, erect, $1,000,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, apartment, erect, $1,000,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, apartment, erect, $1,000,000. Quigley (Jim) Custom Homes LLC, 15633 White Magnolia Lane, residence, erect, $900,000. Mass Architects Inc., 12716 NE 36, medical clinicoffice, add-on, $600,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, apartment, erect, $500,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, apartment, erect, $500,000. Savannah Builders LLC, 7608 NW 133 Place, residence, erect, $400,000. Venture Contractors LLC, 16912 Shorerun Drive, residence, erect, $394,000. McCaleb Homes Inc., 7617 NW 132 Place, residence, erect, $391,630. Onpoint Construction, 7824 SW 85 Circle, residence, erect, $300,000. Steve Masoner Builder, construction manager, 17511 SE 74, residence, erect,
$290,500. Greystone Homes LLC, 1817 NW 194 Circle, residence, erect, $275,000. D.R. Horton, 2221 NW 194 Terrace, residence, erect, $272,400. D.R. Horton, 2233 NW 193, residence, erect, $269,100. D.R. Horton, 2321 NW 153, residence, erect, $264,400. Candelaria Foster LLC, 2737 Guilford Lane, residence, add-on, $250,000. Charles Miller, 4015 SE 86 Place, residence, erect, $242,000. Oklahoma City Housing Authority, 800 SE 15, apartment, remodel, $231,700. Neal McGee Homes Inc., 5704 NW 116, residence, erect, $225,900. John Davis Custom Homes LLC, 1400 S Gregory Road, residence, erect, $225,000. Taber Built Homes LLC, 16304 Josiah Place, residence, erect, $215,000. Richard Lindsey, 5432 Marstall Drive, residence, erect, $210,000. Lowery Homes LLC, 10317 Walnut Hollow Drive, residence, erect, $204,000. D.R. Horton, 11224 NW 98, residence, erect, $202,000. Brookshire Homes LLC, 11312 Treemont Lane, residence, erect, $200,000. D.R. Horton, 7517 Meadow Lake Drive, residence, erect, $197,200. Castlebrook Crossing Homes LLC, 10201 SW 28, residence, erect, $195,000. STK Construction, 4804 Granite Drive, residence, erect, $195,000. King Quality Homes Inc., 10908 Kristin Court, residence, erect, $190,000. STK Construction, 4724 Millstone Drive, residence, erect, $185,000. STK Construction, 4816 Granite Drive, residence, erect, $185,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, office, erect, $175,000. Cedarland Homes LLC, 4616 SW 122, residence, erect, $157,900. D.R.Horton, 11237 NW 97, residence, erect, $152,200. Lisa R. Edmonds, 400 NW 16, residence, remodel, $150,000. Dub Stone Construction Co, 10400 Dove Court, residence, erect, $140,000. Oneok (Oklahoma Natural Gas), 4901 N Santa Fe Ave., office-warehouse, remodel, $140,000. Beacon Homes LLC, 3013 NW 191 Terrace, residence, erect, $135,000. Jester Homes Inc., 6004 Bentley Drive, residence, erect, $135,000.
REAL ESTATE D.R.Horton, 7528 Meadow Lake Drive, residence, erect, $123,800. Ideal Homes of Norman LP, 2416 SW 138, residence, erect, $120,000. Abudurexiti Aimaiti (Reshid Amat), 7713 Hillcrest Drive, residence, erect, $110,000. Aspen Boat & RV Storage, 10701 NW 23, storage, erect, $100,734. Ideal Homes of Norman LP, 13028 SW 5, residence, erect, $96,000. Ideal Homes of Norman LP, 16133 Raindust Drive, residence, erect, $92,000. Aspen Boat & RV Storage, 10701 NW 23, storage, erect, $91,224. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, recreation center, erect, $88,000. Ideal Homes of Norman LP, 2812 NW 184, residence, erect, $82,000. McAlister Construction Inc., 9517 Crooked Creek Lane, residence, erect, $80,000. Jonathan Burdette, 3032 Chapel Hill Road, residence, remodel, $80,000. Ideal Homes of Norman LP, 1713 NW 144 Terrace, residence, erect, $77,000. Central Oklahoma Habitat For Humanity, 2616 S Durland Ave., residence, erect, $75,000. Central Oklahoma Habitat For Humanity, 5013 Karen Drive, residence, erect, $75,000. Central Oklahoma Habitat For Humanity, 5009 Karen Drive, residence, erect, $75,000. Aspen Boat & RV Storage, 10701 NW 23, storage, erect, $71,598. Quality Renovations LLC, 2813 NW 12, residence, fire restoration, $70,000. Evans Building Concepts, 3000 SW 104, business, remodel, $40,000. Omar Khoury, 6025 W Reno Ave., office, remodel, $40,000. Richard Cooper, 2908 W Wilshire Blvd., residence, fire restoration, $40,000. W.R. Hess Co., 3217 S Shields Blvd., retail sales, erect, $35,000. Naomi Henson, 16700 SE 59, residence, erect, $30,000. Mark Smith, 15011 Bristol Park Blvd., retail sales, remodel, $30,000. Lloyd Murphy, 3220 SW 47, residence, fire restoration, $26,000. Callahan Steel Buildings (Curt), 14824 La Cresta Drive, storage, erect, $20,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, accessory, erect, $20,000. N.E. Construction, 6001
SW 12, accessory, erect, $20,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, accessory, erect, $20,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, accessory, erect, $20,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, accessory, erect, $20,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, accessory, erect, $20,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, accessory, erect, $20,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, accessory, erect, $20,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, accessory, erect, $20,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, accessory, erect, $20,000. J.C. McKean, 14727 SE 77 Terrace, accessory, erect, $20,000. Peter A. Howe, 1136 N Kentucky Ave., residence, remodel, $20,000. Dandy Homes, 5943 S Terry Joe, manufactured home, move-on-mobile park, $18,000. Bell Tech Construction, 501 N Richland Road, residence, add-on, $16,000. Struble Construction, 1735 NW 13, residence, remodel, $15,000. We Buy Homes, 5901 S Robinson Ave., residence, fire restoration, $15,000. William Killingsworthn, 1807 W Park Place, duplex, remodel, $15,000. William Killingsworthn, 1809 W Park Place, duplex, remodel, $15,000. Santa Fe Station Mobile Home Park, 501SE 44, manufactured home, move-onmobile home park, $12,500. William Horn, 15217 SE 71, storage, erect, $12,000. Callahan Steel Buildings (Curt), 3025 NW 71, storage, erect, $10,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, accessory, erect, $10,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, accessory, erect, $10,000. Joe Carter, 1945 NW 18, canopy-carport, erect, $10,000. Zelmia Lee, 3225 Castlerock Road, duplex, remodel, $10,000. Zelmia Lee, 3227 Castlerock Road, duplex, remodel, $10,000. Shzam Cheema, 3217 S Shields Blvd., retail sales, remodel, $10,000. Santa Fe Station Mobile Home Park, 501SE 44, manufactured home, move-onmobile home park, $8,500. Derak Stewart, 6515 SE 163 Court, accessory, erect, $8,000.
THE OKLAHOMAN | NEWSOK.COM N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, canopy-carport, erect, $7,500. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, canopy-carport, erect, $7,500. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, canopy-carport, erect, $7,500. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, canopy-carport, erect, $7,500. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, canopy-carport, erect, $7,500. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, canopy-carport, erect, $7,500. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, canopy-carport, erect, $7,500. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, canopy-carport, erect, $7,500. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, canopy-carport, erect, $7,500. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, canopy-carport, erect, $7,500. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, canopy-carport, erect, $7,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, canopy-carport, erect, $7,000. N E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, canopy-carport, erect, $7,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, canopy-carport, erect, $7,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, canopy-carport, erect, $7,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, canopy-carport, erect, $7,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, canopy-carport, erect, $7,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, canopy-carport, erect, $7,000. Aaron S. Glenn, 11704 Hackney Lane, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $7,000. Travis A. Rolette, 9100 Wheatland Drive, storage, erect, $6,000. Malik Muhammad, 832 NE 20, residence, fire restoration, $5,000. Betty Choate-Marford, 301 SW 99, accessory, erect, $4,257. Smartsafe Enterprises, 5401 NW 112, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $4,000. Shelley Burke, 7801 NW 84, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $4,000. Ground Zero Shelters Inc., 2729 SE 94, residence, install-storm shelter, $3,995. Regina Jones, 1229 NW 44, storage, erect, $3,700. Property Management & Realty, 1601 NW 171, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,600. Mark Dennis, 2601 SW
98, accessory, erect, $3,500. Samrtsafe Enterprises, 7204 NW 118, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,000. Tho Van Nguyen, 1632 NW 41, residence, fire restoration, $3,000. James Hendrick III, 2705 SW 130 Court, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $3,000. Ground Zero Shelters Inc., 612 NW 143, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,800. Lana Stephens, 9033 NW 80, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $2,800. Erana House, 3109 Marilyn Drive, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $2,800. Jack Day, 2825 SW 31, storm shelter, instal-storm shelter, $2,800. Aaron V. Botts, 1016 SW 93, storm shelter, installstorm shelter, $2,750. Alloy Building Co., 5305 SE 86, canopy-carport, erect, $2,500. Alloy Building Co., 1208 N Utah Ave., canopy-carport, erect, $2,000. Enrique Martinez and Diana Mauricio, 239 SE 41, residence, add-on, $2,000. N.E. Construction, 6001 SW 12, accessory, erect, $2,000. Faustino Molina, 1141 SE 17, canopy-carport, erect, $2,000. Jester Homes Inc., 4316 Amethyst Circle, storm shelter, install-storm shelter, $1,995. Raul Martinez, 1145 SW 26, residence, add-on, $1,000.
Demolitions Caliber Construction Inc., 7633 Jesse Trail, residential. K&M Dirt Services, 3243 NW 65, pool house. K&M Dirt Services, 14801 Prairie Lane, house. K&M Dirt Services, 2201 N Coltrane Road, pool house. K&M Dirt Services, 1504 E Park Place, house. Kendall Concrete, 833 NE 26, garage. Kendall Concrete, 2609 S Meridian Ave., house. Midwest Wrecking, 700 NW 63, house. Midwest Wrecking, 414 N Kelley Ave., house. Midwest Wrecking, 4300 W Interstate 40 Service Road, restaurant. Midwest Wrecking, 635 SE 6, house. Paul and Catherine Lancaster, 701Skylark Drive, garage. Rayâ€™s Trucking, 2307 Glen Ellyn, church. Curtis Fortenberry, 14124 SE 75, house.
Published on Jul 1, 2010