• Listing of the Week: 8014 Redhawk Lane, Edmond

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    The 3,812-square-foot home at 8014 Redhawk Lane has five bedrooms, four baths, two living rooms, two dining areas, an office and an attached three-car garage. The living room has a fireplace, ceiling fan and built-in bookcases.

  • New rules could further complicate home closings

    By KENNETH R. HARNEY The Washington Post Writers Group | Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    The sobering fact is that even without the new closing rules coming in October, nearly two of every five of all home sale transactions don't proceed to closing on time or as planned.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for Aug. 22

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Oklahoma City Bockus-Payne & Associates Architects, 13000  Broadway Extension, automotive sales, install, $7,000,000. RBA Architects, 1100 S Meridian Ave., hotel-motel, erect, $5,000,000. Gibbs Construction Inc., 5501 Pulchella Drive, residence, erect, $2,691,477. No name provided, 12200 N MacArthur Blvd., retail sales, remodel, $2,600,000. Johnson & Associates Inc., 51 N Morgan Road, warehouse, erect, $2,248,785. FDW Associates, 11200 N Eastern Ave., assembly hall, erect, $2,000,000. Integrity Fine Homes LLC, 14820  Gaillardia Lane, residence, erect, $1,300,000. Nabholz Construction, 111  Dean A McGee Ave., office, remodel, $1,208,000. Nabholz Construction, 111  Dean A McGee

  • Oklahoma City man wins $400,000 St. Jude Dream Home

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    Brian Lemons of Oklahoma City is the latest lucky owner of one of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's "$100 houses" in the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. He said he was surprised and honored to be one of the hundreds of winners across the country to support the hospital in Memphis, Tenn. “They told me I won the house, and I was shocked. I didn’t know what to say,” Lemons said. “When I bought the ticket, I viewed it as a $100 donation to St. Jude.” TimberCrafts Homes built the 2,800-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bath home in The Lakes at Traditions addition in north Oklahoma City. Its estimated value is $400,000.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: That new car could drag down your housing options

    BY KENNETH R. HARNEY The Washington Post Writers Group | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    Before signing up for a hefty loan on that new car, take a hard, sober look at the impact it will have on your debt-to-income ratio.

  • Richard Mize: About those homes raffled by St. Jude

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    I always figured I’d sell it if I won it, which I won’t because The Oklahoman is one of the sponsors of the mostly annual fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  • House Plan: Vacation home can be used year-round

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    The Arden's kitchen, utility room and great room-nook are every bit as spacious and well appointed as those found in many primary residences.

  • Smart Moves: Tips on cleaning your home office

    By Ellen James Martin | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    The problem for home sellers is that any kind of clutter, including papers, makes a home look untidy. That can cause visitors to conclude that a property has more issues than meet the eye.

  • The ‘Profit Doctor’ to make ‘house’ call at Building Summit

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    The 2015 Oklahoma Building Summit & Expo will be Aug. 26-27 at Cox Convention Center.

  • State health official heals historic home in Oklahoma City

    BY TIM FALL For The Oklahoman trfall@gmail.com | Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    The house at 708 NE 21 recently was recognized by the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office for the extensive rehabilitation work undertaken by its owner, Terry Cline, commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Health and state Secretary of Health and Human Services.

  • Listing of the Week: 300 NW 16, Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    The 4,268-square-foot home at 300 NW 16 has three bedrooms, three baths, one half-bath, two living rooms, two dining rooms and a detached two-car garage. The living room has a fireplace. The study has a fireplace and built-in bookcase. The formal dining room has a bay window.

  • OKC Beautiful’s Gardening Tip of the Month: 'Rose of Sharon' is great for OKC’s climate

    Carla Sharpe mug | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    The shrub will grow well in full sun or partial shade. These carefree plants are a great addition to the summer garden.

  • Millennials want to walk, prefer short commute

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    The 2015 National Community and Transportation Preference Survey found that millennials surveyed, those aged 18 to 34, prefer walking as a mode of transportation by 12 percentage points over driving.

  • Home inspector makes big mistake

    By  Barry Stone  | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    According to his inspection report, the “gas furnace” was in “good” condition. It turns out that we have an electric heat pump, not a gas furnace, and the system is totally inoperative and in need of total replacement.

  • Marni Jameson: Recover or replace? What to do with tired furniture

    Marni Jameson | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    Here's a list of considerations before showing a piece of upholstered furniture the door.

  • Summertime is flirting with us

    By Rodd Moesel  | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    Some people refer to fall vegetable gardening as second-chance gardening as it is the second major vegetable season of the calendar year.

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Aug. 15

    Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

      CALENDAR For more information, call the phone number or use the email address provided. To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.” Please submit items at least 10 days before publication. MEETINGS •OKLAHOMA ORCHID SOCIETY, Green Growers at 1 p.m. and regular meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Green Growers program is “Drat! Gnats! Dealing with Fungus Gnats” by Jana Butcher; 2 p.m. program, presented by Nina Rach, will discuss the recent world orchid conference in South Africa.   •OKLAHOMA CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY, 7 p.m. Thursday, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW

  • Countertop comparison: granite vs. quartz

    By Paul Bianchina  | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    Both are excellent choices, so before you call out the fabricators, let’s take a closer look at both of them.

  • Volunteers clean up equestrian trails at Arcadia Lake in Edmond

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    More than 20 volunteers, including Friends of Arcadia Lake Equestrian Trails members, picked up about 60 bags of trash Saturday at the Edmond lake.

  • Anonymous donor pledges substantial gift to Stillwater Botanic Garden

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    A new organization, Friends of The Botanic Garden, and a financial gift from an anonymous donor should keep things growing healthily at Oklahoma State University's free campus garden.




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