THE. OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 16, 1909.
HEWS OF HE BUSY HOME MJIMS
TIMELY REAL ESTATE COSSIP
Million a Month it face Dealer Are
Setting1 in Transfer!.
FIRE WINDSTORM CYCLONE
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WANT KATI0NA1 EXCHANGE HERE
Delegate Golaa from Local Etekasg
to Detroit wits lateatloa ot
Brlaglog Next Meetlaa
Resl estate transfers for th tint two
week of May average more than $35,000
per day, or at th rat of $1,000,000 every
month, and It continued, would amount td
Jit, ROCOCO for the year, ai tremendous bust
ness In real ettate In a city th alse, of
Omaha and In a county a Old and well
ettled aa Douglas county. This I tha
Twenty years in business and no losses ever contested.
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Solving the Home Building Problem 7
- Arthur O. OUosaa, AobUet.
(Not. For aovorat eundayn anrwr to
qutlci ot cenrral InUrtit on horn
bulldlns n ba given In thla deportment.)
1. Question: Can an archttort absolutely
guarauteo tho coat of a home or building f
Aniwer: Many people have the rola
takrn Idea that li la almply necessary to
tell their architect the amount ot .fund
they desire to Invest, and that he can, os a
matter of course, build for them just the
hcuso which their fancy pictures, regard
less of it ' also, or how many btys,
porches or other luxuries are doalred.
When an architect tells you franKly that
you art attemptlux to build a horns beyond
Tour mops, do not blame him afterwards
for having wasted his time and yours. It
Fott Insist upon having your way. Also
temtmber that your architect la not a
Contractor and cannot tell you exactly In
advanoo. Just what your home will coat.
The architect nnd contractor bear the same
rtlntl-B as doctor urd druggist the one pre
0crlr nntl t!ie other fill the prescription.
Your oVctor con seldom tell you the exact
cost ot the drugs he prescribes, yet the
architect I often expected to estimate ac
curately In advance the cost ot a' house
without knowing wrat builder will be In
vited to build upon It. or how anxlcua they
miy bo for the Job. For example:
A home bu!lder went to an architect and
had Mm plan a home which was to cost
H.500. Five ( contractors were Invited to
give estimate, and their bid ran from
H.SOC to $3,600, with only one contractor
giving an estimate within the required
amount. Had this one contractor, through
some chance, not been Invited to bid on
the work. It can easily be seen that the
arctilleot would have hrn blamed for hav
ing run up the cost of the house. For this
reairn. It may be taken tir granted thfit
any architect who claims that a cettMn
. house, enn be built for a certain ioclf led
tncunt, regardless of locality Is not deal
ing with his prospective clients honestly.
An architect can estimate tho con, but no
reasoning person wculd blame him for not
correctly guessing th amount ot the :w
et contractor' bid.
Experience ha proven that It I beet tu
at least double, and sometimes treble, th
cast estimate placed on designs which
were published by most catalogue archi
tects. These so-called architects have
been quick In recognising th weakness of
the average home builder for wanting to
put up a large hous at small expense and
have arranged the coat estimate In their
catalogue accordingly. It i a dishonest
practice which should be roundly rcn
4envied. t Question: Why docs on homo some
time cost so much mere than another of
the saina sisT
Answer: On of tho easiest way In
which la to run up the cost of a hcusa Is to
Include too many edd 1J window, bays.
Ingle nook, window seats, fireplace, nol
umns, beam ceilings, etc., requiring a con
alderabl extra amount of work. One
fireplace I enough for the average slied
home.' It I a little cheaper to let separata
contract for th heating and plumbing.
It doe not pay In th long run to try and
cui'.omlx too much on th cost of the
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heating and plumbing: when on I select
ing th fixtures, they should be good and
sound. A tin bath tub I a poor Invest
ment, and a one-plec enameled lavatory
will lav annoyance and plumbers" bill.
!. Question: Why do many heating
plants fall to heat properly?
Answer: There are probably ton poor
healing plant to on good one, and the
fault 1 more often due to a lack of heat
ing capacity In the boiler or furnace, as
th case may be, than to any other single
oaura. No matter jiow much radiation, or,
In other word, how many register or
radiator, ther may b In th house. It
the heater haa not sufficient capacity to
keep them hot, the house will not be com
fortable. It la a gocd plan to order th
boiler or furnace a little larger than the
required capacity, for It I sometimes
found after the home la built that a cer
tain room require more radiation to make
It comfortable, or, when this I not nece
rary, it future addition are made to to
home, extra radiator wl:i be required.
And, in the meantime, a Urge coal bed In
the hoater, with plenty ot good heating
uifac In th boiler. Is cheaper and lea
I annoying than a heater of small capacity.
I 4. Question: I a fireplace an unnec
J aary luxury T What ar th best materials
to build them ofT
Answer: Ther Is nothing more cheerful
In a winter's evening than a bright wood
fir In an open fireplace. Tel thla la a
luxury which everyone cannot afford. A
fireplace la not only a mean of getting
a quick fire, but when properly designed
it is also an ornamental addition to any
room and a good ventilator at all times.
More mistake are probably made In the
f building of fireplace than In any other
on feature of th house, both as to t na
tural build and artistic appearance. Th
horn builder I advised to have his archi
tect design the fireplace and hav It built
especially for him. There are but very
few ready-made mantel on th market
that ar worthy of going Into any mod
ern home. The extreme of oddity, Inhar
mony and freaklahnes seem to hav been
reached by cabinet makera In the design
ing of some modern fireplace. A neat
shelf projecting ten or twelve Inche and
a plastered wall above, on which to hang
an oil painting, look far better, shows
better taste and la lea expensive than
most ready-mad mantels. Red Is a good
color for a brick mantel, although there
are several good shades of buff, green and
other color which make neat appearing
mantel. If desired, th mantel can be ot
tile or of stone. When th latter I used,
however, It I not advisable to burn coal
In th fireplace, a the Intense heat la apt
to chip the stone work off on the edge
toward the fire.
5. Question: Do you advls a vestibule?
If so, what la the proper alse to make It?
Answer: Many people In building their
homea apparently do not take into con
sideration the real object of a vestibule at
th front door and they make this feature
so small and cramped that Ita usefulness
I loet and It become a nuisance. Th
vestibule, to be practical, should be large
nough to allow the hostess to close the
Inside door behind her, admit her guest,
close the outside door, and then enter th
hall. In thla way the cold north wind doe
not force It way Into the house and but
little heat 1 lost Taking the average
small box-like vestibule, here la the pro
gram: Th lady of the house enter the vesti
bule, but In order to open the outside
door, she must leave the inside door open,
ao that the may back in and allow for tho
awing of the outside door. Her guest, who
I so glad to see her, must, of courso,
shake hand, and the lady of the house
gradually pulls her Into th hall, during
that ceremony, then leavea her abruptly
to go and close the outside door. In th
meantime, th entire hous ha been flooded
with the chill north wind and th baby
catched cold. The Ideal vestibule la one
that I at least six Inches greater in width
than the width of th front door and two
to two and one-half time th width of th
front door In length, with both inside and
outside doer In th canter ot th vestibule.
If thtr 1 still room at either or both end
of the vestibule for a coat clitet, so much
th better. These need not have doors, a
hanglrg curtain will serve just as well.
6. Question: What woods make the peat
floors? Hqw often should they be finished 7
Answer: Maple, birch or oak ar all good
floor, with preference for' the maple. It
I a very close grained wood -and Is, there
fore, very easily cleaned and can m'.o be
obtained ot even color. In regard to th
proper finish tor a floor, ther ar a great
many of them on th market that are good,
and whether It be waxed or varnished,
make but little difference In th perma
nency of th finish, for th finish on all
floor must be kept up. They should be
gon over at least twlo a year, especially
In worn epota Ther I no flnUh that Is
absolutely permanent j
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We have a most attractive dUDlav of Fua
Brick, allowing 150 panel of aa man different mu
org. ahades and effecta; suitable for exterior walla, founda
tions, porch piers, chimneys and fire places.
EIRE PLACE FITTINGS
Spark Screen., Orate., Head Dampers and all fire
SEE DISPLAY ROOM.
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While thesa flgurr by no mean -repre-sent
all the transfer, they give an Idea.
Each da the transfers ar from to
$10,000 greater than the total In th record
how, aa com dealers Insist on filing for
record a deed to property worth $23,000 and
mentioning th consideration aa tl. Al
most all tha sales are straight sales. Tho
mortgage record for the week show very
few took' mortgages except In tho case of.
smaller sale, where a mortgage waa given
to aome loan and trust company.
Tha meeting of the National Real Estate
exchange I to b held in Detroit June 23,
4 and 35. The Omaha exchange will send
a good 'sited delegation, determined 1 to
bring th next meeting to Omaha, It there
la a next meeting.' Th national exchange
waa organised In. Chicago, last year, Vf. T.
Graham and C. F. Harrison of Omaha
participating In Its organisation. It Was
to be an experiment. At Detroit next
month It will be determined whether ther
I a place for sucTt An organisation or n'ot,
and whether it will be of any real benefit
to the dealers. Member of th Omaha ex
change are somewhat divided aa to the use
fulness of the organisation. If It continue
It existence a book of rating will be I,
sued and kept up to data by the executive
secretary'a office. This book will be the
"Dun and Bradstreet" of the real estate
business, and th man who falls to get It
will be a questionable member ot the pro
fession. The Byron Reed company convinced It
self that the popular price and partial pay
ment plan of selling an addition Is a suc
cess In Omaha when the company Satur
day aold thirty-two' of forty-seven lot for
$10 down and 0 to $10 monthly. Th lot
are located between Thirty-first street and
the boulevard and the South Omaha line.
The addition Is called Summit addition
and Is quite a desirable, moderate-priced
residence district.' ',
Bpmethlng of the demand In th business
district may be Imagined when It la known
the Corn Exchange State bank cannot find
a suitable place for a home. The corner
of Seventeenth' "'Iftd ' Farnam streets, now
occupied by the Bmltli Premier Typewriter
company ' will be vacant when th new
Kennedy building Is ready to be occupied,
and th bankers .have considered the loca
tion. The office of George & Co. In the
Board of Trade building are seriously con
sidered, but George ft Co.' hav not said
they would vacate. It la suggested that a
building will probably be erected by east
ern and local capital at Sixteenth and
Harney streets and In that event George A
Co, would likely go to the new building,
tnce the site 1 controlled by the company,
and ahould the City Bavlnga bank look for
a new homo, It might also look in th
direction of Sixteenth and Harney, which
would relieve the situation a to a lack of
banking room. The Brandeis bank la out
growing Its quarters In the big store and a
new home may be required for It within
the present year. An office building with
a banking room would be a success almost
any place in the downtown district.
In a subdivision of the Megeath home
stead located at Thirty-second and Lincoln
avenue, fronting on Hanscom park, th
D. V. Shole company haa opened an addi
tion known aa "Marietta Place, which
contains only nineteen lots, but they are
valued at $13,875. The cheapest lot in the
addition l priced at $1,550 and what Is con
sidered the best and largest tract I. priced
at $4,250. Mr. Shole says thtr Is no doubt
cnssvrrricATB or rtrsuoATioir
STATE OF NEBRASKA. OFFICE OB
AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
LINCOLN, February 1st. 190.
IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED. That th
Delaware Insurance Company of Phila
delphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, haa
complied with the Insurance Law of this
Ststn applicable to auch Companies and
is therefore authorised to continue the
business ot Fir s.rid Tornadj Insurance In
this not for tt current year ending
January ilst, 1919.
Witness my hand and th al of the
Auditor of Publle Accounts, the day and
year first abov written.
SILAS R. BARTON.
(Seal) Auditor of Public Account.
C. E. PIERCE, Deputy.
csKTxnoATa or rvauaATXov
STATE OF NEBRASKA, , OFFICE OF
AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
LINCOLN, February 1st, 10I.
IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED That th
Prussian National Insurance Company of
Stettin, Germany, has complied with th
insurance Law of this Stat, applicable to
such Companies and Is therefor author
ised to continue the business of Fir In
surance in thli Stat lor th current year
ending January list, 1910.
Witness my hend and the seal of the
Auditor of Public Accounts, the day and
year first abov written.
8ILA8 R.- BARTON,
(Seal) Auditor ot Public Acoount.
C. E. PIERCE, Deputy.
onrmoATi or rxmsa Armw
STATE OF NEBRASKA. OFFICE OF
AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
LINCOLN, February 1st, 190.
IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED. That the
Security Insurance Co., of New Haven,
In the Btnte of Connecticut, haa compiled
with the Insurance Law of this Stat, ap
plicable to such Companies and Is there
lore authorised to continue the business
of Fire, Lightning and Tornado Insurance
In thla State for the ourrent rear ending
January list, 110.
Witness my hand and th seal of the
Audltot ot Public Accounts, the day and
year first abov written.
SILAS R. BARTON,
(Seal) Auditor of Publlo Account.
C E. PIERCE. Deputy.
the lot will bring the prlc.ThTFfcg5at.i
hqmestcad waa selected in an early day be
cause It was a beautiful tract. In those
days most anything around Omaha waa
available, but a man who was looking for
a beautiful horn selected the site now
being cut up Into small city tots.
Th Anchor Fence ecmpany completed
the park fence around the Field club yea
terday In time for the opening. There was
over 800 feet of fencing. Including that
around the court and parka
Sunderland Roofing company ha Just
completed putting a roof over the Colendor
house of Thomas D. Murphy A Co. of Red
The Payne Investment company will con
duct another landseekera' excursion Tues
day, leaving with a party for Scott's Bluff
county, where the company in one week
and on one trip sold $14$,800 worth of the
Trlstate Land company's tract. Th party
will hav a special oar and will be Joined
by numerous landseekera all the way from
Omaha to Bcotfe Bluff, as was the case
on the first excursion.
Land dealer In Omaha ar planning to
taken a part In the United State Land and
Irrigation exposition to be held In Chicago
November tl to December 4, believing it
will offer an excellent opportunity to how
what th landa In th west are capable
of producing. Omaha companlea hav
land for which they ar exclusive agents
from Lower California to Montana .n
from Florida to th Hudson Bay. Bolts,
ample of th product and Dhotorranha
ot these tracts snd ths farma on them will
be taken to Chicago from these various
D. L. Carpenter has bought, through th
Payne Investment company, the southeast
corner ot Twenty-eighth and Howard and
will erect at once a four-apartment brick
Harrison & Morton report that Mr. Harry
Tavender has Just started his $5,000 bungs
low on Florenct boulevard opposite Wil
liam I. Klerstead.
They also report a sale of an acre boule
vard lot a little farther north bought by
Mr. Walter A. Meyer, who expecta to
build a bungalow.
They also report the sale of eighty acres
of land from the A. J. Hansoom heirs to
Chicago parties, who will hold the land
aa an Investment The exact price ot th
land Is not given, but wss in the neigh
borhood of $200 an acre. This eighty acre
of land has almost a romantic history.
Nearly twenty years ago It was bought
from A- J. Hanscom by Max Meyer Bros,
for 140.000 or $500 an acre, they paying Mr.
Hanscom $18,000 cash and alvln a mnrt.
gage for $25,000. A little later, thav ....
offered $100,000 for the property and Mr.
nanscom urged them to sell It and pay
him his not and have a margin for them
selves. They did not do so and afterwards
me mortgage was foreclosed. The land,
which had been nlatted aa an ,i.J
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called Manhattan, was vacated aa an ad.
anion ana is now sold as an unplatted
piece of acreage. It lies about three mile
southwest of the postofflce.
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