Army veteran receives home
BROKEN ARROW — Bank of America and the Military Warriors Support Foundation presented retired U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Dixon with a mortgage-free home this week in Broken Arrow. Dixon joined the Army in 2009 and served until 2011 as an infantryman. He was wounded in 2010 by a roadside bomb that hit his unit’s vehicle in Afghanistan. He is a recipient of a Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge and Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, among other distinguished awards. Dixon, his wife, Ashley, and their three boys were living in Arkansas with family. The three-bedroom, two-bath home in Broken Arrow has been newly renovated with new flooring, windows, landscaping, indoor and exterior paint, and appliances. Bank of America recently surpassed its goal to donate 1,000 properties for military service member families and first responders who have housing needs. The bank will continue the program.
Ideal Homes of Norman honored
NORMAN — Ideal Homes of Norman received the Avid Gold Award for the South Central Region recently in the 11th annual Avid Awards presented by Avid Ratings of Madison, Wis. Homebuilders in the United States and Canada are honored for scoring the highest with customers on surveys of the homebuying experience. Award recipients were chosen from a record number of 747 qualifying builders, making it the largest assessment of home buyer satisfaction in North America in 2014. “These awards give future buyers the confidence that there is a builder in their region who will deliver an exceptional new home and buying experience,” said Paul Cardis, CEO of Avid Ratings.
Traditions at Westmoore opens
Traditions at Westmoore, 12205 S Western Ave., a new 160-unit multifamily complex, is open, developed by ERC Cos. of Barling, Ark. The $13 million property is managed by Riverstone Residential Group out of Dallas. A variety of buildings on the 11 acres offer 12 apartment floor plans with balconies. Features include a clubhouse with free Internet and work space, a yoga lawn for classes or individuals, and a cardio theater.