• Metro First Realty hires Judy Lindsay as consulting broker

    Published: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Metro First Realty has hired Judy Lindsay as consulting broker and director of education at the corporate office at 3232 W Britton Road.  She has 30 years of experience in the local real estate market. After working in office building management and leasing in the 1980s, she went into residential real estate in 1991. She holds the Certified Relocation Professional and Certified Residential Brokerage Manager professional designations. After two terms on the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors Board of Directors, she served as president in 2009. She is certified by the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission to develop and teach continuing education classes for Realtors and has done so for a number of years.

  • SoSA plan advances despite squabble

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    The Urban Design Review Committee has approved plans to build 14 townhomes in Oklahoma City's Cottage District over the protests of some residents who said the development plans are too dense and would obstruct their views of the downtown skyline.

  • Oklahoma City homeowners oppose development in SoSA neighborhood

    Brianna Bailey  Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Oklahoma City-based Northline Development has plans to build 14 new two- and three-story town homes in the SoSA or Cottage district at the northeast corner of NW 6 and N Francis Avenue.

  • Richard Mize: Offend ye not the grill gods

    Richard Mize | Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Summer officially began in Oklahoma City at 11:39 a.m. Sunday, which left 9 hours and 10 minutes to celebrate with fire and beefsteak or ribs -- or chicken or some other vegetable. If you didn't burn anything or blow anything up there's still the rest of summer! Just try not to offend the grill gods. And ... oh, whatever. Be safe. I just had to write a line or two so I could use this goofy photo illustration! (Actual grilling safety tips, also from Oklahoma Cooperative Extension, are below!) By Trisha Gedon                  STILLWATER -- Shorts, flip flops and glowing coals in the grill are just a few of the signs of

  • Housing slips in rain: Oklahoma City metro-area home sales, permits slow after rainy May

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    The drought buster soaked construction sites, slowing starts, and may have dampened sales, according to the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association and the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors.

  • Richard Mize: Housing and heav'n on Twitter

    Richard Mize | Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Here's a taste of The Oklahoman's Saturday real estate section! My column! See the cover below. See the entire section here. --rm Twitter is not my go-to platform for social media, although I do tweet my every story, column and blog about real estate for The Oklahoman. And my every sermon. That’s explains the mix of heaven and housing among my Twitter followers. No offense, y’all, but my whopping 1,039 followers as a whole are not all that Twitterrific. Just three really stand out: one from housing, one a mix of housing and heaven, and one from heaven or thereabouts. • Housing: @HomeownerOwen, San Francisco Bay-area writer John Sailors has written and self-published a book

  • Pond, water garden tour is set for this weekend

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Annual Water Garden Tour to feature ponds, gardens and water features.

  • Oklahoma City building permits

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Oklahoma City building permits

  • Edmond home features a gourmet kitchen

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    June 20 Listing of the Week

  • Housing and heav'n on Twitter

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Looking online for real estate information in Oklahoma.

  • Downtowners enjoy busy month of activities in Oklahoma City

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Long gone are the days when people could say of downtown Oklahoma City, “It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.”

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    Published: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $65 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.

  • Oklahoma real estate briefs, June 13

    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    About Space: Oklahoma real estate news briefs for June 13, 2015.

  • Richard Mize: Why not stage more than homes?

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Home staging can be a hoot — and most of the time it makes sense.

  • Help Oklahoma City fight mosquitoes by reporting standing water

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, and draining or treating the water before larvae develop is the most efficient way to battle them.

  • Jury awards Oklahoma man $6 million in asbestos lawsuit

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Michael D. Galier, 51, of Moore, OK, filed the product liability lawsuit in 2012 after he was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. A jury found for him in his claims against Murco Wall Products of Fort Worth, Texas, and Welco Manufacturing Co. of North Kansas City, Mo.

  • Oklahoma City development Chisholm Creek may get Republic Gastropub, 300 apartments

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Planning Commission will consider a zoning change on June 11 for multifamily housing at the northwest Oklahoma City development of Chisholm Creek.

  • Oklahoma lenders have advice for coping with new home loan regulations

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has rewritten the rules for home loan disclosure and Oklahoma real estate pros say it will add 10 days or more to the time it takes to close a loan.

  • The Listing of the Week: 5009 Misty Glen Circle, Oklahoma City

    Updated: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    The 4,583-square-foot home at 5009 Misty Glen Circle has four bedrooms, three baths, one half-bath, two living rooms, a study, two dining areas and an attached two-car garage. The sunken living room has a fireplace and cathedral ceiling.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for June 6

    Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    Oklahoma City Terra Construction, 7001 McLucas, training center, erect, $6,562,500. Terra Construction, 7001 McLucas, training center, erect, $6,562,500. Johnson & Associates, 6900 N Bryant Ave., office-warehouse, erect, $2,300,000. Richard A. and Kelli C. Miller, 2605 Dorchester Drive, residence, erect, $650,000. Canterra Signature Homes LLC, 13320 Mackinac Island Drive, residence, erect, $600,000. Montgomery Homes Inc., 10800 NW 34 Circle, residence, erect, $390,000. Taber Built Homes LLC, 8500 NW 123, residence, erect, $274,990. Johnston Builders LLC, 5504 NW 126, residence, erect, $270,000. KD Custom Homes LLC, 11540 SW 55, residence, erect, $270,000. Taber Built Homes