• Richard Mize: Quakes? Follow the load path

    By Richard Mize Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Apr 15, 2016

    It can’t hurt for homeowners to know something about path loads and fallen arches and insurance, both homeowner’s and homebuilder’s, as we all work on figuring out what it means to live in Oklahoma earthquake country.

  • The Nation's Housing: Homeowners fight mortgage-interest overcharges

    By KENNETH R. HARNEY The Washington Post Writers Group | Published: Fri, Apr 15, 2016

    The source of all the controversy: The FHA's longtime policy of allowing banks to charge homeowners a full month's worth of interest when they went to pay off their FHA-insured loans, even after they had paid back all the principal they owed.

  • Ray Ridlen: Here's how to become a Master Gardener

    Ridlen | Published: Fri, Apr 15, 2016

    The only requirement to become a Master Gardener is that you love gardening and are willing to share that love with others. You must also attend a series of classes from early September through November.

  • Marni Jameson: Memo to parents — Kids don't want your stuff

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Fri, Apr 15, 2016

    Parents of grown children, please sit down with a sobering cup of black coffee. I have some harsh news for you. Your kids don't want your stuff. Don't take it personally. It's not that they don't love you. They don't love your furniture. The china hutch, the collectable figurines, your antique map or thimble collection, the sideboard, all those family treasures may hold many precious moments for you, but for your kids, not so much. Ouch. Yes, I know you think you're being generous. Yes, I know you paid good money for these things. Yes, I know kids can seem unappreciative. Yes, I know it was part of your family's history. And, yes, I know it still contains some useful life.

  • Listing of the Week: 217 NW 31, Oklahoma City

    From staff reports | Published: Fri, Apr 15, 2016

    The 1,980-square-foot home at 217 NW 31 has three bedrooms, two baths, up to three living areas, two dining areas and an attached one-car garage. The updated kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless-steel appliances. The home has wood floors and tons of storage space. One bedroom could be a game room. The bathrooms are updated. The home has an open patio.

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for April 15

    Published: Fri, Apr 15, 2016

      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, Sunday, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Green Growers presentation: 1 p.m., “Exhibiting at an Orchid Show.” Main meeting: 2 p.m., “Exhibiting at an Orchid Show” hands-on activity. •CENTRAL OKLAHOMA BEEKEEPING ASSOCIATION, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. •OKLAHOMA CACTUS SUCCULENT SOCIETY, 7 p.m. Thursday, Will Rogers Exhibition Center,

  • Oklahoma Housing Summit details state's housing needs

    By Richard Mize Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Apr 14, 2016

    The study, commissioned by the state Commerce Department and the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency, is available at oklahomahousingneeds.org.

  • Community

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Apr 12, 2016

    Community briefs for April 12, 2016.

  • Land sales

    From staff reports | Published: Sat, Apr 9, 2016

    Land sales Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $46 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 Crystal Peak Lodge LLC from Mildred T. Tallant Trust, property near the southwest corner of N Midwest Boulevard and E Danforth Road, Edmond, $2,400,000. Ayush Investments LLC and Ramji Krupa LLC and Provencia Investments LLC from Bhanumati LLC, 800 S Meridian Ave., $1,510,000. Page Woodson Development LLC from New Page LLC, 600 N High Ave., $1,005,000. $999,999 to $300,000 Nieves Aguilar and Virginia Aguilar from Kevin W. Durant, 14225 Calais Circle, $925,000. Williams and Angela

  • About space for April 9

    From staff reports | Published: Sat, Apr 9, 2016

    About space for April 9, 2016

  • Homebuilders explore easing customers’ earthquake fears

    By Richard Mize Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Apr 9, 2016

    Homebuyers are nervous about Oklahoma's new status as "Earthquake Central." Homebuilders have noticed, and recently attended a workshop to talk about ways to meet their customers' concerns.

  • Real estate transactions for April 9

    From staff reports | Published: Sat, Apr 9, 2016

    Real estate transactions for April 9, 2016

  • Developer continues theme with 'Big House' concept

    Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Apr 8, 2016

    Developer Richard Tanenbaum toured two Big House projects in Dallas and one in Tulsa and now offers the concept in Oklahoma City

  • House plan: Cameron designed to be built over basement

    From staff reports | Published: Fri, Apr 8, 2016

    Vaulted ceilings in the owners' suite and gathering spaces add to the airy sense of spaciousness. All on one level, this plan is easily adapted for wheelchair accessibility.

  • Making the dream of home ownership a reality

    By Chuck Harris Oklahoma Association of Realtors | Published: Fri, Apr 8, 2016

    Many don’t realize how close they are to their dream of home ownership because they believe misconceptions or simply don’t know the steps to take.

  • Rebuilding Day will help repair 26 homes in OKC neighborhood

    From staff reports | Published: Fri, Apr 8, 2016

    More than 1,000 volunteers with Rebuilding Together OKC will participate in Rebuilding Day on Saturday

  • Richard Mize: Columnist Marni Jameson's book hits the head and heart

    By Richard Mize Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Apr 7, 2016

    You made reading about the challenges you faced moving your parents into assisted living, liquidating their belongings, and selling their house, a joy. It’s one part how-to, one part how-I-did.

  • Listing of the Week: 7301 Bayliner Launch in east Edmond

    From staff reports | Published: Fri, Apr 8, 2016

    Commercial contractor Errol Russel used the same tilt-up concrete techniques he used at work to build the 4,146-square-foot, French Country-style home, with 50 concrete-and-stone-and-brick panels cast on site and raised into place with a crane. In 2005, the international Tilt-Up Concrete Association recognized Errol and Susan Russell's home with an achievement award.

  • Oklahoma City architecture tour on April 16 will have nine stops

    By Tim Fall For The Oklahoman trfall@gmail.com | Published: Fri, Apr 8, 2016

    After a yearlong project of renovation and restoration, the Krogstad House in Oklahoma City is ready to make its debut as one of nine stops in the 2016 American Institute of Architects Central Oklahoma Chapter Architecture Tour. The self-guided tour, now in its 15th year, will be April 16.

  • Marni Jameson: The art of negotiating art

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Fri, Apr 8, 2016

    Besides having different tastes, DC and I both come to art from philosophically different places. (Neither approach is wrong, mind you, but I am more right.)




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