Oklahoma Home and Garden News and Features

  • Practical Ways to Green Your Home Sewing Hobby

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Sewing is a fun and practical hobby that helps aficionados save money while getting exactly the fashion look that they want. If you are a "sewist," as they say, you can bring together both your love of sewing and your concern for the state of the planet when you try out these tips and tricks for...

  • Linwood Place Tour of Historic Homes scheduled for Oct. 5

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    The tour will feature antique cars, volunteers dressed in period clothing, an old urban trolley for transportation, and five distinctive homes and one garden.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Flexible rules could extend mortgages to millions

    By KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    If you’re one of the millions with “thin” or unscorable credit and would like to buy a home but are shut out: Don’t give up hope. Fannie and Freddie are at least thinking about adopting more advanced scoring techniques.

  • Heritage Hills Home Tour to offer festival atmosphere

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Special events are scheduled on the lawn of the Overholser Mansion on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Heritage Hills Home Tour returns this weekend in Oklahoma City

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The Jacobsen home, 301 NW 19, is one of five that will be featured in this year’s Heritage Hills Historic Homes Tour on Saturday and Sunday in Oklahoma City.

  • Parade of Homes good for builders, Realtors in Oklahoma City

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    With home sales flat in August, the new-home event is seen as timely

  • Listing of the Week: 3100 N Harvey Parkway, Oklahoma City

    Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    The 4,125-square-foot home at 3100 N Harvey Parkway has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, three half-baths, two living rooms, a formal dining room, a two-car attached garage and two-car detached garage.

  • Parade of Homes ends this weekend in north Oklahoma City and Edmond area

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The Fall Classic Parade of Homes, organized by the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association and sponsored by The Womble Co., ends this weekend. Three featured developments and more than 100 homes will be open free to the public Saturday and Sunday.

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes

    Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Oklahoma ‘City area home and garden notes for Saturday, Sept. 27.

  • Smart Moves: Leaving the empty nest behind

    by Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    With her children just off to college, a widow in her early 50s tackled a tough question. Should she keep the big family house with high mortgage payments that symbolized security and comfort for her kids? Or should she sell to cut expenses and pursue the dream of leaving her corporate job for...

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: Exterior house color: Public service or public nuisance?

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Careful home improvers looking to paint their houses — and these warm Indian summer days of early autumn are an ideal time —should consider these pointers.

  • The House Detective: Seller wants to withhold sick tree from disclosure

    By Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    DEAR BARRY: We are selling our home and have a question about disclosure. There is a large elm tree in our front yard. It has a disease that will cause the tree to die in two or three years, but so far there are no visible symptoms. The buyers don’t know about this and we're wondering whether to...

  • 'Real estate' is in the eyes of the editor

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s real estate editor, Richard Mize, responds to an anonymous readers’ question.

  • 2014 Fall Classic Parade of Homes award winners from Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association

    Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association announces the 2014 Fall Classic Parade of Homes award winners. Judges were Paul Keller of Verbode, Edmond; Phil Rhees of BMI Next Generation Hones, Tulsa; Tim Weeks of Metro First Realty, Edmond; Debbie Lynn Benton of Marlow Real Estate, Marlow; Jack...

  • Lean building advocate describes waste in industry

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    In a presentation titled “My Favorite Train Wrecks,” Scott Sedam’s examples ranged from Dumpsters full of usable air-conditioning duct work, to dozens of wood trusses exposed to weather for long periods of time, to homes overbuilt with features.