• Shelters will be a highlight of next weekend's Home & Outdoor Living Show

    By Tim Fall, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    Show manager RaeAnn Saunders said that nearly 20 storm shelter companies will be exhibiting at the show March 21-23.

  • Richard Mize: Man bites dog in piggy bank

    Published: Sat, Mar 15, 2014

    My best guess is that after 15 years, we probably have about 32-percent equity in the house. That means we are among the 86.7 percent of homeowners who are happy to be above water with our houses – and all 42.7 million of us should be truly grateful, considering the late national housing debacle.

  • Oklahoma City takes abandoned property issue to Boston meeting with seven other cities

    By Richard Mize, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Mar 15, 2014

    Nels Petersen, president of the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors, and six other city and realty leaders, will get training through Boston’s Community Progress Leadership Institute.

  • Oklahoma City real estate notes for March 15, 2014

    Published: Sat, Mar 15, 2014

    January home prices go up 3.5 percent in Oklahoma City

  • Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity elects three new directors

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Mar 15, 2014

    Three new members have been elected to the Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity board of directors: Joshua Fahrenbruck, vice president, J.P. Morgan Private Bank; state Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore; and Rayme Sanchez-Mantilla, pastor, Cristo mi Fortaleza Free Will Baptist Church. “All three of our newest board members embody the spirit of community and fellowship we share at Habitat for Humanity,” said Ann Felton Gilliland, president and CEO. “I appreciate Joshua, Mark and Rayme, and their willingness to bring their unique talents and expertise to our board. We are very fortunate to have them by our side as we continue our work to provide safe and secure housing to Oklahomans.” Fahrenbruck is a native Oklahoman

  • Car salesman wants to build fortress-like home in Edmond

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    The residence, which could climb as high as 90 feet, would be the largest private residence in the United States if completed.

  • Moore considers enacting a stronger building code

    By Jennifer Palmer, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    Under proposed changes, homes in Moore would be built to withstand winds of 135 miles per hour and would require wind-resistent garage doors and hurricane clips on the roof.

  • Location entices couple to build house on narrow lot near downtown Oklahoma City

    By Tim Fall, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Mar 8, 2014

    Ann and Brian Dell retained Butzer Gardner Architects to design a house that would maximize the narrow lot they owned.

  • Richard Mize: Marriage, mortgage to death

    By Richard Mize, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Mar 8, 2014

    It really is like dating and finding a mate, you know, this home ownership thing – unless it’s just a fling.

  • Listing of the Week: 221 E 12th, Edmond

    Published: Sat, Mar 8, 2014

    The 1,639-square-foot home has three bedrooms, two baths, three living areas, one dining area and an attached single-car garage.

  • Real estate notes for March 8

    Published: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    Real estate notes for March 8

  • Oklahoma House approves measure to ban city vacant property registries

    | Published: Tue, Mar 4, 2014

    The Oklahoma House passed a bill Tuesday to ban city registries for vacant property. The bill, supported by Realtors, was drafted after Oklahoma City officials created a registry of vacant local properties.

  • Family brings homebuilding skills from Iran to Oklahoma

    By Tim Fall, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Tue, Mar 4, 2014

    Ali Farzaneh, his brothers and his father have made their family name synonymous with homebuilding in central Oklahoma.

  • Amidst Deep Deuce revival, fears of a lost history emerge

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER | Updated: Sun, Mar 2, 2014

    Restaurant owner seeks to preserve the rich heritage of Deep Deuce, a former black community that has been redeveloped.

  • Richard Mize: Edmond has outlaw chickens

    Updated: Sat, Mar 1, 2014

    Almost exactly a year ago, on March 3, not long after the city of Norman eased its chicken restrictions, someone with the handle “clandestinechix” lay-ed down a challenge for Edmond residents.

  • Rausch Coleman Homes's OKC division posts large increase

    | Published: Sat, Mar 1, 2014

    Fayetteville, Ark.-based Rausch Coleman Homes said its Oklahoma City division saw a 71-percent increase in new-home sales last year, landing near the top of the company’s divisional rankings. With 231 new-home sales from its nine Oklahoma City-area additions, the local Rausch Coleman division came in third among the company’s divisions in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri. Leading the way last year was Rausch Coleman’s Canyon Creek neighborhood in Oklahoma City with 42 home sales worth $7.4 million. That was followed by Bryant Place, where 35 homes were sold for a total of $5.4 million.

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    | Published: Sat, Mar 1, 2014

    Land sales Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $16 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 Andrew D. Faulkner Revocable Trust from Deer Creek Real Estate Investments LLC, 19845 N Council Road, $1,875,000. $999,999 to $300,000 MLSV LLC from NW 50th Partners LLC, 3525 NW 50, $870,000. Stephen Knight from Silver Stone Homes LLC, 10016 Beaupre Drive, Arcadia, $750,000. Bryan Eric and Alana Lee Welm from The Tanya Davis Trust, 13701 Deep Fork Point, Edmond, $730,000. MaxEV Investment LLC from Brown Realty Investments LLC, 7321 Melrose Lane, $550,000.

  • Express Employment Professionals pledges to give $300,000 to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity

    | Updated: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    Express Employment Professionals pledged $300,000 to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity on Friday to buy 30 lots in a Moore neighborhood devastated by tornadoes.

  • New financial regulations to affect lenders, consumers

    | Published: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    Crowe & Dunlevy’s Joel W. Harmon discusses changes under the Dodd-Frank legislation.

  • Oklahoma Realtors, other business groups support bill banning cities from registering vacant properties

    Published: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    Oklahoma House bill would reject municipal ordinances requiring registry of vacant properties.