• Ray Ridlen: Poinsettias are a symbol of Christmas

    By Ray Ridlen | Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Now more than 70 million plants are sold nationwide each year making the poinsettia the No. 1 selling flowering potted plant.

  • Craftsman-style bungalow to be among 6 stops on Mesta Park tour in Oklahoma City

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Dave Knox’s Craftsman-style bungalow will be featured among six different holiday-decorated stops on the 37th Mesta Park Holiday Homes Tour in Oklahoma City. It kicks off with a candlelight tour Dec. 6 and continues with an afternoon tour Dec. 7.

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $94 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.

  • Home sales volume breaking records in Edmond, Oklahoma

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Sales were up across the Oklahoma City area through October.

  • Oklahoma City, other metro home prices fit for holiday cheer and jeers

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Nationally, purchase-only home prices rose 4.5 percent from the third quarter of 2013 to the third quarter of this year, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Oklahoma City prices were up 3.23 percent; Tulsa prices were up 2.46 percent.

  • Real estate notes for Nov. 29

    Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Real estate notes for Nov. 29, 2014

  • New development will bring thousands of new workers to northeast OKC

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    New office, industrial and medical development on the east side of Interstate 235 between Britton Road and Wilshire Boulevard over the next few years is estimated to bring more than 2,000 new employees to northeast Oklahoma City.

  • No legal pot, no property worries in Oklahoma

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    In Oklahoma, marijuana is still illegal, and probably destined to stay illegal here for a long, long time, despite the hopes and goals of proponents of decriminalizing it. Might as well worry about air rights over Bricktown when pigs fly.

  • Thanksgiving means dining, not a room

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Traditional home design usually called for a dedicated dining room space, but builders today, including in Oklahoma, are designing houses to fit with new attitudes among homeowners about dining rooms.

  • The Listing of the Week: 1216 NW 190 Place, Oklahoma City

    Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    The 2,248-square-foot home at 1216 NW 190 Place has four bedrooms, two baths, one half-bath, one living room, a formal dining room, an office and attached two-car garage.

  • Richard Mize: Taking one toke over the property line

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    In states that have legalized marijuana, whether for medical or recreational use, that new right intersects with property rights and has implications for buyers, sellers, landlords and renters.

  • Land Sales

    Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Land sales Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $54 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 GIJV OKC3 LLC from RREEF America REIT II Corp. AAAA, 3601 Thomas Road, $7,810,000. GIJV OKC1 LLC from RREEF America REIT II Corp. AAAA,4020 100 Will Rogers Parkway and 4020 Will Rogers Parkway, No. 900, $3,560,000. GIJV OKC1 LLC from RREEF America REIT II Corp. AAAA, 1101 Metropolitan Ave, and 4220, 4224, 4228, 4230-A, 4230-B and 4232 Charter Ave., $3,370,000. GIJV OKC1 LLC from RREEF America REIT II Corp. AAAA, 4100 Will Rogers Parkway, Nos. 100, 200, 300, 500, 600, 700, 900, 950 and 1000,

  • Oklahoma City building permits for Nov. 22

    Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Oklahoma City Gibbs Construction Inc., 17400 Hawks View Court, residence, erect, $1,600,000. Clark Construction, 11300 Partnership Drive, warehouse, remodel, $1,300,000. Johnston Builders LLC, 1024 E Britton Road, shell building, erect, $1,000,000. Trinity Interiors, 1332 SW 89, office, erect, $856,710. Garry Jewell, 5016 S Pennsylvania Ave., school, move-on, $600,000. Garry Jewell, 500 SW Grand Blvd., school, move-on, $600,000. Clyde Riggs Construction, 501 NE 122, office, remodel, $545,300. Kristopher Chilcutt, 201 NW 152, residence, erect, $400,000. Saratoga Roofing & Construction, 15705 Cambria Court, residence, erect, $375,000. Hawes Brothers Construction & Design

  • Aging with class: Oklahoma homebuilders teach aging-in-place principles

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    With 10,000 baby boomers hitting 65 every day, the National Association of Home Builders is helping standardize the industry’s response with training for its Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist designation.

  • Aging-in-place can mean aging with grace in Oklahoma

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Real Estate Editor Richard Mize studies for the National Association of Home Builders’ Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist designation.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for Nov. 15

    Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Oklahoma City SGA Design Group, 1200 W Memorial Road, retail sales, erect, $12,150,000. 9000 Broadway LLC, 9000 Broadway Extension, parking, erect, $10,000,000. No name provided, 11400 N Interstate 35 Service Road, shell building, erect, $4,000,000. No name provided, 12000 N MacArthur Blvd., nursing home, erect, $1,250,000. Capstone Construction Services, 6001 S Air Depot Blvd., parking, install, $1,000,000. Jim Thompson, 13511 Highland Park Blvd., hotel-motel, remodel, $850,000. Fuller Miller Construction, 5200 S Hattie Ave., warehouse, erect, $810,000. Fuller Miller Construction, 5200 S Hattie Ave., warehouse, erect, $810,000. Bob Montgomery Properties LLC, 8357 NW 134 Terrace,

  • Ray Ridlen: How to deal with all those falling leaves

    By Ray Ridlen | Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    The most fun thing to do is to rake them into big piles for the kids to jump into and scatter around again. At least it’s the most fun for the kids! Least enjoyable is raking and bagging them.

  • Land Sales

    Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Land sales Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $33 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 Sabra Health Care Holdings III LLC from Portland Realty LLC, 6312 N Portland Ave., $25,500,000. Preetika LLC from Mita Investments LLC, 2020 NW 150, Units A and B, $1,800,000. $999,999 to $300,000 Kyle R. Koontz and Natalie S. Koontz from Charles A. Byrd and Julie Byrd, 3317 NW 175, $700,000. Rich Dequasie from Terrell F. Wafford, Michael H. Wafford, Pamela K. Dolly and Rebecca S. Perdue, trustees of the Francis and Frances Wafford Revocable Trust Agreement, 930 S Triple X Road,

  • Oklahoma bank receives award for homebuying program

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    The Mortgage Banking Division of Republic Bank & Trust has been recognized by the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency a 2014 Diamond Award for the bank’s participation in the OHFA Advantage Homebuyer Program.

  • Richard Mize: Drone use is still up in the air

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Realtors took up the issue at the recent National Association of Realtors annual convention in New Orleans




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