• Consumer Financial Protection Bureau distills stats from stories

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The main object of consumers' ire is not a consumer financial service provider, it turns out.

  • History registers with Miller neighborhood

    BY TIM FALL For The Oklahoman trfall@gmail.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The Oklahoma City neighborhood, bounded by Villa Avenue to the east, May Avenue to the west, NW 16 on the north and NW 10 on the south, comprises 600 properties, all of which had to be photographed, cataloged and ultimately digitized for it to be recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for Aug. 1

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Oklahoma City Mass Architects Inc., 13230  Pawnee Drive, shell building, erect, $8,500,000. Oncue Marketing, 1000 N Czech Hall Road, retail sales, erect, $4,555,000. The city of Oklahoma City, 3400 N Portland Ave., amusement, erect, $2,700,000. Small Architects, 6200 SW 66, office, add-on, $2,500,000. Lambrecht Construction LLC, 6424 SW 104, residence, supplement, $1,645,962. Christopher Lee & Co., 3512 NW 174, residence, supplement, $940,000. Cornerstone Homes By Chris Moock LLC, 11316  Countryside Court, residence, erect, $900,000. Oklahoma City 16244 LLC, 10959 SE 59, retail sales, erect, $700,000. Johnston Builders, 9008 N Kelley Ave., office, erect,

  • Oklahoma City-area home supply shrinks

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Homebuyers in the Oklahoma City area had nearly 1,000 fewer houses to pick from at midyear, Realtors say, so prices have increased.

  • Rodd Moesel: Weeds, worms and insects are biggest problems

    By Rodd Moesel  | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    We have the greenest lawns, trees and gardens on Aug. 1 in many years thanks to relatively abundant and fairly regular rains.

  • The Healthy Home: Picking the perfect bed for your pooch

    By Marni Jameson  | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Jessica Pope, director of sales and marketing for Jax & Bones, supplies tips on how to pick a bed dogs will love.

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Aug. 1

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 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 •WATER GARDEN SOCIETY OF OKLAHOMA, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Northwest Church of Christ Family Living Center, 4301 NW 23. •OKLAHOMA ORCHID SOCIETY, Green Growers at 1 p.m. and regular meeting at 2 p.m. Aug. 16, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Green Growers program is “Drat! Gnats!  Dealing with Fungus Gnats” by Jana Butcher; 2 p.m. program will discuss the recent world orchid conference in

  • The Listing of the Week: 705 NW 153, Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The 3,362-square-foot home at 705 NW 153 has four bedrooms, three baths, two living rooms, a formal dining room, large storm shelter and a three-car attached garage. The family room has a fireplace and cathedral ceiling.

  • Land sales

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Land sales Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $73 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 Lauridson Properties LLC from Stilt Building Associates LLC, 3300 NW 56, Nos. 300 and 301, $7,950,000. Red Mountain Asset Fund II LLC from HP OKC May Partners LP, 5401 N May Ave. Nos. 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 and 700, $7,100,000. Woodbrier Associates LLC from Desert Crest Woodbrier LLC, 5522 Woodbrier Drive, Warr Acres, $4,506,000. KG SC Holdings LLC from Netrust Acquisition-Portfolio One LLC, doing business as NT Acquisition-Portfolio One LLC, 7720 NW 86, $4,500,000. WWC

  • You can go home again

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    In the Boston suburbs — home to coveted real estate stock and many top school systems — returning to one’s hometown is often a solid bet.

  • Listing of the Week: 10908 Blue Stem West Road, northwest Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The 3,990-square-foot home at 10908 Blue Stem West Road has three bedrooms, three baths, one half-bath, three living rooms, two dining areas, a game room, safe room and an attached, three-car, rear-entry garage.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for July 25

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Oklahoma City Cornerstone Architecture, 3300 NE 23, church, erect, $2,000,000. BRR Architecture, 13503 S Santa Fe Ave., retail sales, erect, $1,850,000. Quigley (Jim) Custom Homes LLC, 1508 NW 158 Terrace, residence, erect, $850,000. BRR Architecture, 13505 S Santa Fe Ave., canopy-carport, erect, $800,000. BRR Architecture, 13505 S Santa Fe Ave., retail sales, erect, $800,000. Pillar Contracting Inc., 12117  Slash Pine Drive, residence, erect, $600,000. Capstone Construction Services LLC, 3500 N Santa Fe Ave., office-warehouse, remodel, $600,000. Smith & Pickel, 3503 NW 63, office, remodel, $500,000. Seagull Homes, 15308  Kestral Lake Drive, residence, erect,

  • God's Country staked out on Facebook

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The devil runs loose in Sequoyah County sometimes, but it's God's Country. Announcing that to the world via Facebook seemed like the thing to do.

  • Oklahoma Historical Society's Overholser Mansion gets facelift

    BY TIM FALL For The Oklahoman trfall@gmail.com | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City recently completed a seven-year fundraising and renovation project that addressed the exterior of the landmark. The mansion is owned by the Oklahoma Historical Society.

  • The Glenridge soaks in the sun

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    This contemporary Mediterranean-style home has a tile roof, stucco exterior and plenty of arched windows.

  • Tips on choosing between one- and two-story house

    By Ellen James Martin | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Mark Nash, a longtime real estate broker and author of "1001 Tips for Buying and Selling a Home," said homebuyers who have mixed feelings about housing styles should make sure they visit at least two horizontal properties and two vertical ones.

  • Seiridium cankers take toll on trees

    By Ray Ridlen | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    On larger trees, death of the tree may take several years. Symptoms can be more severe in trees already stressed by drought or lack of available nutrients.

  • All the Home’s a Stage Part 11: Clearing a house, closing a chapter

    By MARNI JAMESON | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Though DC had handed down truckloads of furniture to his grown kids, the house still had layers of past life crammed to the rafters and studs. I’m always amazed at how a family home can continue to cough up its contents for days like a kid with the croup.

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for July 25

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 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 HORTICULTURE SOCIETY, 7 p.m. Tuesday, OSU Agriculture Resource Center, 400 N Portland. •WATER GARDEN SOCIETY OF OKLAHOMA, 7 p.m. Aug. 4, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. WORKSHOPS • STRATEGIES FOR SHADE GARDENING IN OKLAHOMA, 10 a.m. Saturday, Cleveland County Cooperative Extension Service, Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 601 E Robinson, Norman. Call

  • The House Detective: Repairing leaky pipes with epoxy

    The House Detective by Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Its use is still subject to debate among plumbing professionals, but many plumbing systems where epoxy coating has been used have withstood the test of time.




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