Oklahoma Home and Garden News and Features

  • Community briefs

    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Community briefs

  • Spring Gardening Tips for Beginners

    Veronica Davis | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Old man winter seems to finally be lifting his grip and green-thumb Americans can't wait to start digging. But before you pull the gardening tools out of the shed take a little time to plan ahead, especially if you're new to gardening.

  • Edmond Exchange

    BY DIANA BALDWIN | Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Edmond Exchange, a weekly wrap-up of what is going on in Edmond.

  • Oklahoma City-area Parade of Homes Spring Festival features 117 entries

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    New homes are open free to the public from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and again May 8-10 in the Oklahoma City area.

  • Oklahoma City Orchestra League's Symphony Show House is open through May 17

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Dubbed “A Treasure in the Trees,” the 7,400-square foot home, with swimming pool and garden house, overlooks 3 1/2 green, hilly acres in northwest Oklahoma City. The Symphony Show House is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

  • Community briefs

    Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Community briefs

  • Homebuilder Caleb McCaleb to give away a home valued at $450,000 for HOPE

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    As many as 600 families benefit every month from HOPE Center’s services, which include providing food, clothing, household items, diapers and personal hygiene items to needy families, and operating a health services center, Hope Clinic.

  • The House Detective: Addition not included in appraisal

    By Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    DEAR BARRY: When we bought our home 22 years ago, it had two unfinished rooms in the attic. About 12 years ago I finished these rooms, making two additional bedrooms and a bathroom, but this was done without a building permit. Now that we are planning to sell, the appraisal shows the house as...

  • Smart Moves: How to sell a roughed-up home

    by Ellen James Martin | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Those planning to market a home in poor condition are wise to search for a listing agent willing to serve as a project manager

  • Show houses bring country music to mind in Oklahoma City

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    If you’re ready to walk out on your house, maybe it’s time to walk into another.

  • Ray Ridlen: Here's how to become a Master Gardener

    By Ray Ridlen | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    The only requirement to become a Master Gardener is that you love gardening and are willing to share that love with others. You must also attend a series of classes that begins in early September and continues through November.

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: Putting the humble back in home

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Marni shares a few pieces of simple-living advice from “Keep It Simple,” which might help us put a little humble back in our homes.

  • The Listing of the Week: 8908 Halbrook Manor Lane, Oklahoma City

    Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    The 2,644-square-foot home at 8908 Halbrook Manor Lane has four bedrooms, 2 baths, one half-bath, two living rooms, two dining areas and an attached three-car garage

  • The Nation's Housing Column: A way to keep money in the family

    BY KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    A family-funded reverse mortgage known as the “Caregiver” loan allows any number of children and grandchildren to pool resources to provide a flexible line of credit at interest rates far below what commercial reverse mortgage lenders charge and with far fewer hassles.

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes

    Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Oklahoma City are home and garden notes for Saturday, May 2.