• Listing of the week: 18500 Scarlet Oak Lane

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    The Listing of the Week is an updated 11/2-level home in the Twin Oaks addition in northwest Oklahoma City.

  • Ray Ridlen: How do you become a Master Gardener?

    By Ray Ridlen | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Last year, Oklahoma County Master Gardeners assisted more than 20,000 area residents with gardening questions.

  • Architectural Tour includes variety of properties in Oklahoma City

    By Richard Mize, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Homes, offices and multiunit housing are featured in Saturday’s 13th annual Achitectural Tour in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City limits, school districts take time to get lined out

    By Richard Mize, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    What your mail says and where your kids go to school say a lot, but neither tells you where you actually live or work.

  • Listing of the week: 3608 NW 174, Oklahoma City

    Published: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    The 5,849-square-foot home has four bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, four living rooms, three dining rooms and an attached five-car garage.

  • Richard Mize: Earthquake waves hit funny bone

    By Richard Mize, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    The slightest quake sends wee wavelets through the house detectable only by a slight ripple in the cat’s water dish, noticeable only if a cat actually witnesses it.

  • Oklahoma County land sales, April 12

    Published: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $28 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.

  • Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity offers naming rights at Legacy Estates

    By Richard Mize, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    The addition stalled amid recovery from the May 20 tornado, said CEO and President Ann Felton Gilliland. Offering naming rights and sponsorships seemed like a good way to raise the $2.5 million needed to develop the land, she said.

  • Richard Mize: Tornado Alley tales blowing in

    By Richard Mize, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    After two springs in a row of throwing the cats into carriers and diving with my wife into a bathtub, tornado season is already wearing me out. But it’s here. Let me rummage up some nearly pleasant storm memories to take the edge off. I’ll soon be 50, and except for four months as a congressional intern in Washington, D.C., 26 years ago, I’ve lived my whole life in Tornado Alley: Muldrow; Stillwater; Wichita Falls, Texas; and Edmond. Around Muldrow, storms used to come up almost before we noticed, with the hills and tall woods in the way, blocking the view. One morning after a bad storm, Daddy came in and announced that one end of our big hay barn was gone. I was little and scared.

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Oklahoma County land sales

  • Oklahoma real estate briefs for April 5, 2014

    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Choice Hotels honors several Oklahoma properties

  • Oklahoma City homebuilding freezes with cold weather

    By Richard Mize, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    Builder Steve Allen reads no more than the frigid winter into the statistics. Builders are still busy and home shopper traffic remains high, according to Allen, president of the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association.

  • Woman leaves her house and everything else to her Oklahoma City church

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    Mayflower Congregational Church of Oklahoma City gets everything its late member owned

  • Land sales

    Published: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    Oklahoma county land sales

  • Extreme outdoor living

    BY RICHARD MIZE | Published: Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    Here’s a listing that wouldn’t surprise me: Exquisite exterior! This is a remodeled and expanded home designed for entertaining and outdoor living. The 2,317-square-foot home at 123 High Cotton Road has 4,634 square feet of living space. Oh, so traditional: The home has three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, two living rooms, two dining areas and an attached two-car garage. The living room has a fireplace. The kitchen has eating space, a breakfast bar, pantry, granite counters and double ovens. Oh, so mundane: The master bedroom has a full bath and walk-in closet. The home has window treatments, combination woodwork, wood floors in the entry and kitchen, a covered patio and security system.

  • Oklahoma lawmakers update state's progress on registry ban

    By Richard Mize, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    State Sen. Greg Treat, R-Edmond, said the government should not block an owner’s right ‘to find the best use for their property.’

  • Ray Ridlen: Detecting winter-kill of turfgrass

    By Ray Ridlen | Published: Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    Due to the cold temperatures throughout Oklahoma this past December and January, some areas have experienced more winter-kill of bermudagrasses than in most previous years. Winter-kill is a relative term, meaning that some portion of a plant or portion of a turfgrass stand has died during the winter. In this article we discuss winter-kill, what it is, how it occurs, and how to detect the amount of winter-kill so that planning can begin to effectively help the turfgrass stand recover in spring. Winter-kill or tissue death during the winter can be from dehydration, true low temperature injury, or a combination of the two. For the purposes of this article, we discuss winter-kill associated with low temperature injury.

  • Urban Institute asks of mortgages: 'Where have all the loans gone?”

    By Richard Mize, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    Not much criticism has been leveled at the conclusions of the Urban Institute study. Bankers want to bank. Realtors want to sell real estate. People want to own homes – except for a big swath of people who got burned in the bubble-bust debacle and may avoid home ownership for good.

  • Oklahoma City apartments change hands in $65 million deal

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

    An owner in New Jersey recently sold five Oklahoma City metro-area apartment complexes totaling 1,658 units for an average of $39, 227 per unit.

  • 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