Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019
This year's Symphony Show House selected
The former Sunbeam Family Services property at 616 NW 21, renovated into apartments by Marva Ellard's MidTown Builders, will be this year's Symphony Show House from May 11-18, according to the Oklahoma City Orchestra League, which organizes the annual fundraiser for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and music education.
“The blend of the modern and the historic — the blank canvas of new construction and the character of a grand manor — is the perfect opportunity for the Symphony Show House to try some new concepts,” said Design Chairman Jo Meacham of Urban Kitchens. “This year, we will be transitioning the way the Show House works, giving the selected interior designers a stronger role, a bit more creative freedom and participation in the operations of the project.”
Event Chairman Rita Dearmon said the venue also offers a return to an old favorite — Show House evenings. “The kitchen and the common areas allow groups to host events at the Symphony Show House, just like in the old days.” Evenings are dedicated to Symphony Show House patrons, the Philharmonic and the neighborhood, but the rest are available.
Training offered for assessor's website
The Oklahoma County Assessor's office and Moore-Norman Technology Center will present a 90-minute course on how to use new features of the assessor's web site from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 7 at the center, 13301 S Pennsylvania Ave. The cost is $20 and includes a box lunch.
"Have you ever wondered how many one-story or two-story homes have sold in an Oklahoma County city or ZIP code in the past year? Have you ever sought information regarding sales or transfers of property involving apartments, storage facilities or car washes? If so, the Oklahoma County Assessor’s office has that information available online, free of charge, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, free of charge," County Assessor Larry Stein said. “We are excited to offer to the public and professionals a new property transaction search engine that offers database information they’ve never had access to before.”
Reservations can be made by contacting Ernie Gomez at 405-801-5000.
“Few jurisdictions have this kind of information anywhere in the state and perhaps in the country,” Stein said. "It’s new, it’s exciting and it’s impressive. We are hopeful this is the first of many successful seminars that gives everyone more robust real estate information.”