Oklahoma Home and Garden News and Features

  • Oklahoma news briefs for April 26

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Oklahoma news briefs for April 26, 2016

  • Earthquake insurance, housing needs go on tour as state agencies plan outreach meetings

    By Richard Mize Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Apr 23, 2016

    This spring and summer Oklahoma's housing issues are taking to the road as the Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing will discuss issues. Also, the Oklahoma Insurance Department will address questions about earthquake insurance.

  • Real estate notes for April 23

    From staff reports | Published: Sat, Apr 23, 2016

    Real estate notes for April 23, 2016

  • Edmond Iris Expo set for Saturday

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Apr 23, 2016

    The Edmond Iris and Garden Society will present its Iris Expo on Saturday. All irises on display are grown by members of the club.

  • Oklahoma City-area achievers

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Apr 23, 2016

    Oklahoma City-area achievers for April 23.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Apr 23, 2016

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs for April 23.

  • Oklahoma Realtors take message to state Capitol

    From staff report | Published: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    Realtors, homebuilders, lenders and other in the residential construction industry participated in Real Estate Day at the state Capitol on April 6. They got legislative updates and heard information about state legislators. It was part of OwnOK, organized by the Oklahoma Association of...

  • Rebuilding Together tackles northeast OKC neighborhood

    From staff reports | Published: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    It was the second year for the organization to make improvements in an entire neighborhood. Last year, it was Classen-Ten-Penn.

  • The Nation's Housing: Higher fees for low down payments and credit scores

    By KENNETH R. HARNEY The Washington Post Writers Group | Published: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    WASHINGTON — If you're planning to buy a home with a low down payment, you need to be aware of some important but virtually unpublicized price changes underway in the mortgage market. If you've got good but not great credit, such as a FICO score in the mid to upper 600s, you're going to...

  • Keller Williams Realty honors Brad Reeser Team

    From staff reports | Published: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    It was named the No. 3 team in the nation with Keller Williams Realty for number of closed units in 2015.

  • Richard Mize: Repeating information on earthquake meeting

    By Richard Mize Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    As rattled as most of us still are at finding ourselves in “Earthquake Central,” the efforts of the Oklahoma Insurance Department bear repeating in full in this space — because if you're reading the real estate section, you're paying extra close attention. My colleague Brianna Bailey...

  • Oklahoma City home and garden notes for April 22

    Published: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    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 •RED ROSE...

  • Rodd Moesel: Recent rains will provide nice growing spurt

    By Rodd Moesel | Published: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    It's Oklahoma City Arts Festival Week so I guess we should have expected spring showers. Most all of the state has received nice spring rains the past 10 days and a few areas have received even more than they could handle, mainly on wheat fields in southwest Oklahoma. Nearly all of our...

  • House plan: Catalina appears bigger than it is

    From staff reports | Published: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    Stepping into the Catalina's generously proportioned great room, you get the impression that the home must be fairly large. Vaulted ceilings increase the sense of openness in this lofty, informal space, which wraps around the kitchen and flows into the vaulted dining area. But the Catalina...

  • The House Detective: Picky inspection overwhelms seller

    By Barry Stone Certified Building Inspector | Published: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    DEAR BARRY: Before listing my home, I hired a home inspector to make sure everything was OK, and I repaired the few problems that he found. Now I've got a report from the buyers' home inspector. He reported 28 defects that my experts say are ridiculous.