Oklahoma Home and Garden News and Features

  • Land sales

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Land sales Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $69 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more. $1,000,000 or more AHIP OK Bethany Properties LLC from Bethany Hospitality LLC, 7840 NW 39...

  • Oklahoma City building permits for Aug. 1

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Oklahoma City Mass Architects Inc., 13230  Pawnee Drive, shell building, erect, $8,500,000. Oncue Marketing, 1000 N Czech Hall Road, retail sales, erect, $4,555,000. The city of Oklahoma City, 3400 N Portland Ave., amusement, erect, $2,700,000. Small Architects, 6200 SW 66, office,...

  • House Plan: Country estate home is spacious

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The Timberfield's gently tapered stone columns supporting the high entry gable are nicely echoed above by a similar gable.

  • History registers with Miller neighborhood

    BY TIM FALL For The Oklahoman trfall@gmail.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The Oklahoma City neighborhood, bounded by Villa Avenue to the east, May Avenue to the west, NW 16 on the north and NW 10 on the south, comprises 600 properties, all of which had to be photographed, cataloged and ultimately digitized for it to be recognized on the National Register of Historic...

  • The Listing of the Week: 705 NW 153, Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The 3,362-square-foot home at 705 NW 153 has four bedrooms, three baths, two living rooms, a formal dining room, large storm shelter and a three-car attached garage. The family room has a fireplace and cathedral ceiling.

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau distills stats from stories

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The main object of consumers' ire is not a consumer financial service provider, it turns out.

  • Metro Realtor offers tips for buyers

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Here is some advice on negotiating the marketplace from Heather Davis, an agent with Churchill-Brown & Associates Realtors and a member of the Oklahoma Association of Realtors Communications and Outreach Committee.

  • Rodd Moesel: Weeds, worms and insects are biggest problems

    By Rodd Moesel  | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    We have the greenest lawns, trees and gardens on Aug. 1 in many years thanks to relatively abundant and fairly regular rains.

  • The Healthy Home: Picking the perfect bed for your pooch

    By Marni Jameson  | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Jessica Pope, director of sales and marketing for Jax & Bones, supplies tips on how to pick a bed dogs will love.

  • Oklahoma City-area home supply shrinks

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Homebuyers in the Oklahoma City area had nearly 1,000 fewer houses to pick from at midyear, Realtors say, so prices have increased.

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Aug. 1

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    CALENDAR  For more information, call the phone number or use the email address provided. To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.” Please submit items at least 10 days before publication. MEETINGS...

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Helping underwater homeowners move on

    By KENNETH R. HARNEY The Washington Post Writers Group | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Underwater owners have to be able to pass all the standard tests to qualify for a new mortgage: credit, debt-to-income ratios that include car payments plus payments on both the old and new mortgages, as well as at least a couple of months of reserves. They also need to be prepared to handle the...

  • Land sales

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Land sales Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $73 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more. $1,000,000 or more Lauridson Properties LLC from Stilt Building Associates LLC, 3300 NW 56,...

  • You can go home again

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    In the Boston suburbs — home to coveted real estate stock and many top school systems — returning to one’s hometown is often a solid bet.

  • Listing of the Week: 10908 Blue Stem West Road, northwest Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The 3,990-square-foot home at 10908 Blue Stem West Road has three bedrooms, three baths, one half-bath, three living rooms, two dining areas, a game room, safe room and an attached, three-car, rear-entry garage.