Smoke Detectors And Your Tulsa Property– The current code in Oklahoma requires that smoke detectors be hard wired with a battery back up. In the last 5-7 years Tulsa EMP inspectors will flag the detectors if there is more than one wire in the breaker for your smoke detector. We recommend people change their smoke detector batteries in their Tulsa home once per year. A good time to remember is to change batteries during Daylight Savings Time or some other time or holiday that will help you remember every year to change your detector batteries. Don’t wait until you hear the chirp from your smoke detectors in the middle of the night.
Also remember that smoke detectors do expire. The material that is used to detect the smoke has a life expectancy. The lifespan is usually 5-7 years. When this time comes, or if you haven’t changed them in 20 years, throw them out and have them replaced. A good idea if you are changing them out in your Tulsa home is to go with the dual detectors that detect smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (is usually found in heat and is deadly and has no smell). Any wood or oil based product will produce carbon monoxide. The code in Tulsa now says you have to have 1 smoke detector for every bedroom and 1 for any common area or hallway outside the bedrooms as well as 1 on each floor. You can add more than 1 but that is the minimum. For all your Tulsa electrical repairs and remodeling, contact Murray Electric at 918-835-9605 or www.murrayelectric.com.
QUICK TIP– Homestead is an exemption of $1000 off the millage of your Tulsa home. This averages $90-130 savings each year. It also lasts every year you own the home. Also realize that this can be beneficial in some instances of financial problems. You have until March 15th to get Tulsa county homestead filed. Go to assessor.tulsacounty.org to fill out application for Tulsa county homestead exemption.
Common Last Minute Mistakes on a Tulsa Title and Abstract. One common problem we find in Tulsa closings is mistakes with name spellings. We must make sure we get all names correct. The names must match on the abstract and deed. Another problem is getting the correct signatures when closing on Tulsa property. One signature to buy, two to sell is a common phrase used in Tulsa real estate. For example, you buy a property when you are single but then get married. Generally we will ask for the spouses signature at closing. This can be confusing but is very important to get right to avoid further problems. These things revolve around the marriage laws in Oklahoma. For more information on Tulsa Country Abstract and Title, contact Guaranty Abstract at 918-587-6621or www.guarantyabstract.com.
Court Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers that go into the courtroom to give neglected and abused children a voice in court. When a child is removed from the home due to allegations of abuse or neglect a judge can appoint a CASA volunteer. Parents in most cases have to prove that they can get the kids back. Judges must make a life altering decision based on papers and in a short amount of time. The CASA Volunteer will speak with the child, parents, attorneys, case workers, foster parents, teachers, doctors, therapists and will relay this information to the judge so that they can make a well informed decision. To become a CASA volunteer, contact tulsacasa.org.
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6726 South 91 East Avenue, Tulsa- $165,000- large lot, convenient location, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
North 214th West Avenue, Sand Springs- $28,000- approximately 3.5 acres near Keystone Lake.
1510 Lake Ridge Drive, Sand Springs- $435,000- beautiful view, decks, 4 bedrooms, 4 full 1 half bathrooms
10716 South 66th East Avenue, Tulsa- $499,000- backs to pond, over 6000 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4 full 3 half bathrooms
For more information on these properties or any Tulsa area real estate for sale, contact Darryl of eXp Realty at 918-732-9732 or www.homeguidetulsa.com.