• Legend at Rivendell in Oklahoma City will show 'Still Alice'

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Legend At Rivendell Assisted Living and Memory Care in southwest Oklahoma City will hold a viewing of the movie “Still Alice,” about an educator who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s.

  • Made in Oklahoma Festival coming to Midwest City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    The Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City will be the location for the Made in Oklahoma Wine, Beer and Food Festival.

  • OSU employee named business student of the year

    By Laci Jones, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Lori Fancher, a May graduate, was honored by Northern Oklahoma College

  • Top remodeling projects that impact appraisals

    Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Very few projects instantly recoup their initial cost. Here are a few of the projects real estate professionals, architects and appraisers see impacting home prices when considering the return on your remodeling investment.

  • Edmond woman wins contest, gets new roof

    By Steve Gust, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Webb Roofing of Edmond roofed 95-year-old resident Lucille Fancey’s home.

  • Marni Jameson: All the home's a stage: Preparing the shell to sell

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    We all have blind spots when looking at our homes. Try seeing yours as if for the first time. Also invite someone honest and objective, like your broker, to tell you how a buyer would see it.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: The murky world of broker commissions

    BY KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Whether you are a seller or a buyer, be aware of the commission split issue. If you are a seller and tempted to lowball the buyer-side agent commission, be aware that your house might not be shown as much. If you are a buyer looking at what’s available with the help of an agent with whom you have no written agreement, consider nailing down compensation in advance with a formal agreement.

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Saturday, May 23.

  • Nichols Hills Garden & Outdoor Living Tour tour to include five homes

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 30. Tickets cost $20 at any of the homes or $15 at select stores. Proceeds will got to nonprofit Nichols Hills Parks Inc. to to maintain and beautify Nichols Hills Parks.

  • Developer J.W. Mashburn's Cascata Estates opens on Oklahoma City's south side

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    J.W. Mashburn has been building houses in south Oklahoma City since 1960, but he said it’s become harder than ever because a key ingredient — land — is in short supply for developers and builders eager to launch a new addition. His latest is Cascata Estates at SW 134 and Pennsylvania.

  • The Listing of the Week: 2700 SW 130 Court, Oklahoma City

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    The 5,216-square-foot home at 2700 SW 130 Court has five bedrooms, three baths, two half-baths, two living rooms, two dining rooms and an attached three-car garage.

  • The House Detective: Inspector fails to notice roof damage

    By Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    HI BARRY: When we bought our home, the seller said the roof was new, and our home inspector said the roof was OK. But he only inspected it from a ladder, not by walking on it. When the rainy season came, we had leaks. So we called a roofing contractor, and he found two problems. The flashing was improperly installed, and the plywood under the shingles was rotted in several places. This means that the new roof was not properly installed, and the rotted wood was not replaced before the new shingles were installed. So now we have two questions.

  • Smart Moves: Tips for buying in high-priced metro areas

    by Ellen James Martin | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    One proven approach to housing affordability for first-timers is to accept a property in “as is” condition.

  • Oklahoma rains fall mainly on the pain of stopped-up gutters

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    There are gutter-cleaning companies in Oklahoma, and you can call one up, but they’re probably — ha ha — swamped now.

  • Wettest spring in years slows planting process

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    The cooler temperatures, wet weather and good moisture in our top soils and sub soils make this a great time to shop for more plant material, to plant and to be successful with your summer gardening.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for May 23

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Oklahoma City building permits for May 23

  • Will Rogers Gardens in Oklahoma City will offer camps for kids

    By Scott Amundson, For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Junior Master Gardener Day Camps will be held at Will Rogers Gardens, 3400 NW 36 in Oklahoma City.

  • In brief: Oklahoma City metro-area news briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    In brief: Oklahoma City metro-area news briefs.

  • Summer Kick-Off set at Will Rogers Family Aquatic Center in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation will offer a Kidathlon and an old-school carnival at its Summer Kick-Off at the Will Rogers Aquatic Center in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City spraygrounds, pools ready for summer fun

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department is scheduled to open 17 spraygrounds and two family aquatic centers for the summer season.