• 'Tis the season to plan your garden

    By Rodd Moesel | Published: Sat, Jan 18, 2014

    In the garden, as in life, it is always time well spent to reflect on the successes and failures of the last growing season, to celebrate the things we have learned and to plan for the next growing season.

  • Tulsa-area veterans, family, accept house donated Bank of America

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Jan 16, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Adam Beyard, a veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, his wife, Lynett, also a veteran, and their three children accepted the house from Bank of America and the Military Warriors Support Foundation at a ceremony Monday.

  • Manager buys Oklahoma City fixture Designer Hardware by Faye

    BY RICHARD MIZE richardmize@opubco.com | Updated: Sat, Jan 11, 2014

    Manager Garvin Boyd acquired the 32-year-old business and has plans to add commercial hardware and locations in Oklahoma and other states.

  • Did M*A*S*H's Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III lead social media guidance for financial institutions?

    BY RICHARD MIZE richardmize@opubco.com | Updated: Sat, Jan 11, 2014

    The interagency Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council has finally come up with “consumer compliance risk management guidance” for social media.

  • Companies partnering to build House of Hope in Moore

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jan 11, 2014

    Two Structures LLC plans to partner with the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association and Simpson Strong-Tie to build the house as a fundraiser for the Cavett Kids Foundation.

  • Moore builder Jay London uses tornado-resistant technology

    BY TIM FALL trfall@gmail.com | Updated: Thu, Jan 9, 2014

    Technology has drastically reduced concerns about cost and aesthetics that led builders away from concrete and masonry construction after the 1950s, according to the owner of a shelter manufacturer.

  • Oklahoma lender looks to 'Lone Survivor' to aid Boot Campaign

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Jan 11, 2014

    This weekend's release of the movie version of Marcus Luttrell's war memoir will bring attention to the Lone Survivor Foundation and the Boot Campaign for mortgage-free homes for veterans, according to Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.

  • Listing of the Week: 9032 NW 81, Yukon

    | Updated: Fri, Jan 10, 2014

    The 2,025-square-foot home has four bedrooms, two baths, two living rooms, one dining area and an attached three-car garage.Listing of the Week

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    | Published: Sat, Jan 11, 2014

    Land sales Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $32 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more. $1 million or more RRREI Limited Partnership from May Avenue Ford Realty LLC, properties at 2800 W Interstate 44 Service Road, 2724 W Interstate 44 Service Road and 2814 NW 37, $6,300,000. DO Investments LLC from Clark Real Estate Holdings II LLC, 4001 E Interstate 240 Service Road, $1,750,000. $999,999 to $300,000 DeJean L. and Robert W. Dace from William O. Alexander, trustee of the William O. Alexander and Katherine I. Alexander revocable trusts, 2424 Grand Circle, Nichols Hills, $946,000. AG May

  • Marni Jameson: Handle heirloom china with care

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Jan 11, 2014

    If you want to send a shipper's vital signs into the ozone, just say, “heirloom china.” An all-points bulletin goes out to delivery trucks nationwide, and the entire transportation network goes on red alert.

  • Ray Ridlen: Starting owns seeds indoors simple

    | Published: Sat, Jan 11, 2014

    The process will give you an endless range of flower and vegetable cultivars from which to choose.

  • OKC Beautiful: Winter chores mean better spring garden

    | Published: Sat, Jan 11, 2014

    OKC Beautiful column for Jan. 11.

  • Oklahoma tornadoes: Family is among a dozen to rent homes donated by Bank of America

    BY RICHARD MIZE richardmize@opubco.com | Updated: Sat, Jan 4, 2014

    The Bala and Galarneau families of Moore finally find stability, a half year after the May 20 tornado, in a home rented from Neighborhood Housing Services, which received a dozen houses donated by Bank of America. It's more than a moving story.

  • Oklahoma City a leader in housing recovery, The Wall Street Journal reports

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@opubco.com | Updated: Sat, Jan 4, 2014

    “Home prices have zipped back into record territory in a handful of American cities, a milestone that comes seven years after the housing bust ravaged the market and the broader economy,” the paper reports.

  • Oklahoma soil moves, lives and breathes, and shakes, quakes, rattles and rolls

    BY RICHARD MIZE richardmize@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Jan 4, 2014

    Thank you, earthquakes, for lessons in philosophy, land development, home construction and soil science.

  • Listing of the Week: Two-story, Dallas-style house at 4549 Boulder Bridge Way in Edmond is priced at $448,500.

    | Published: Sat, Jan 4, 2014

    The 3,430-square-foot home at 4549 Boulder Bridge Way has five bedrooms, 3½ baths, four living rooms, two dining areas and an attached three-car garage.Listing of the Week

  • At Home With Marni Jameson: A Look Back at 2013 Lessons Learned, Part 2

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Jan 4, 2014

    As I close out a year that saw more changes than a newborn — a year during which I cleared out and sold my childhood home, sent my youngest off to college, moved into my fourth home in three years, and managed to cover the gray — I am raising a Waterford crystal flute filled with something bubbly to toast ... My editors, who make me look better than I am. The many experts I've talked with, who make me look smarter than I am. And my amazing readers, who remind me who I am — your humble home improvement scribe. Last week I shared best lessons from the first half of 2013. Here's what life taught me in the second half: • In July, I learned that those little design elements embedded in our homes

  • Rodd Moesel: Add pruning to your to-do list

    By Rodd Moesel | Published: Sat, Jan 4, 2014

    Older nurserymen have been heard to say that if you don't prune and shape your trees and shrubs from time to time God and nature will send the wind or ice to do it for you at some point.

  • Home sales, construction end 2013 strong in Oklahoma City area

    BY RICHARD MIZE richardmize@opubco.com | Updated: Sat, Dec 28, 2013

    A slight slowdown in sales in November failed to tarnish the shine housing maintained for the rest of 2013, according to Oklahoma City area Realtors and builders.

  • Outgoing Oklahoma Association of Realtors president looks ahead

    BY RICHARD MIZE richardmize@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Dec 27, 2013

    Joe Pryor, an agent with Redbud Realty & Associates in Edmond, served as 2013 president of the Oklahoma Association of Realtors. He looks ahead to 2014.