Oklahoma Home and Garden News and Features

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes

    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Saturday, Aug. 30.

  • Improving Your Home: Winning the battle against animal, insect invasions

    By Paul Bianchina | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    With a weekend or two of effort and a few inexpensive materials, you can fortify your home and put an end to intrusion from a wide variety of common pests.

  • 'Lean building' is focus of Oklahoma Building Summit

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    The Oklahoma Building Summit, organized by the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association, will be Sept. 11 at the Reed Center in Midwest City. It is open to the public.

  • House Detective: No one disclosed faulty furnace

    By Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    DEAR BARRY: We bought our first home last month. It was built in 1948 and has a very old heating system. Our home inspector advised having the gas company check the furnace to make sure it was safe. The gas company said it was working fine. When we moved in, the gas service was turned off....

  • The Listing of the Week: 1613 Saratoga Way, Edmond

    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    The 6,969-square-foot home has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, one half-bath, two dining areas and an attached three-car garage.

  • Richard Mize: Home price drop barely noticeable

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Home prices in the Oklahoma City area dropped 1.9 percent in the second quarter of the year, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

  • Marni Jameson: When life changes hit home, don't fear

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Changes are part of life. Learning to adapt to those changes is important, says columnist Marni Jameson.

  • Smart Moves: How to make sure the price is right

    By Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    If you offer your home for sale this fall, would you be doing so in a market that favors sellers or buyers? That will depend heavily on the neighborhood where you live, the timing of your sale and intangible factors that even the most seasoned observers can’t predict — like buyers’ moods....

  • Moesel: Now is time to prepare your plants for fall

    By Rodd Moesel, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Despite the summer heat, now is when you should prepare your plants for fall

  • Roofing Estimates -- It Pays to Know What You Want

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    A roof is a roof, right? Well, yes and no. When you’re looking for an estimate on a roofing job, you’ll save time and get the best value for your money if you know what you want. You’re already one step ahead of the game if you’re thinking about roof repair or replacement now, in plenty of time...

  • Help Wanted: A Trustworthy Plumber in My Area

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    It all started when I noticed a strange smell coming from under the kitchen sink. At first the odor was so slight that I thought it was just my super-sensitive nose acting up. (Yes, I admit it: I am the type who spends several weeks every spring sniffling and snuffling as seasonal allergies...

  • Oklahoma news briefs, Aug. 28

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs, Aug. 28, 2014

  • Eco-Friendly Electric Fireplaces: How Do They Stack Up?

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    There’s nothing cozier on a crisp fall day than sitting in front of your fireplace, enjoying its warmth and the hypnotizing play of the flames. Add in some good company, your favorite munchies, and maybe a faithful four-legged friend snoozing on the hearth rug, and you’ve got a recipe for total...

  • Oklahoma County 4-H members win awards

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Three Oklahoma County 4-H’ers were recognized for their achievements during the 93rd State 4-H Roundup at Oklahoma State University.

  • Edmond Fine Arts Institute opens enrollment for fall classes

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Edmond Fine Arts Institute is taking registration for adult and children’s classes.