• Termite inspector causes damage to home siding

    By Barry Stone Certified Building Inspector | Published: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Unfortunately, many termite inspectors believe that forceful poking is the only effective method.

  • Kitchen Remodeling Done Right the First Time

    Veronica Davis | Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Many problematic kitchen issues are not as much of a pressing concern in new home construction. However, if you're renovating a kitchen, knowing how to identify problem areas is going to provide you with the most negotiating power to get the job done

  • Parties Extra! Video---Genea Vallion and Cathy Blair from Trochta's---Beautiful flowers!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    [brightcove]4316696964001[/brightcove] Genea Vallion and Cathy Blair from Trochta’s talk about flowers on Parties Extra!

  • How to Start a Garden

    Lynn Smith | Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Your best childhood memories often resurrect themselves in your adult life. This is a story of one woman's journey to gain sustainability in Oklahoma City.

  • Richard Mize: Offend ye not the grill gods

    Richard Mize | Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Summer officially began in Oklahoma City at 11:39 a.m. Sunday, which left 9 hours and 10 minutes to celebrate with fire and beefsteak or ribs -- or chicken or some other vegetable. If you didn't burn anything or blow anything up there's still the rest of summer! Just try not to offend the grill gods. And ... oh, whatever. Be safe. I just had to write a line or two so I could use this goofy photo illustration! (Actual grilling safety tips, also from Oklahoma Cooperative Extension, are below!) By Trisha Gedon                  STILLWATER -- Shorts, flip flops and glowing coals in the grill are just a few of the signs of

  • Common oversights when remodeling

    Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    We find it a healthy exercise to talk about mistakes as a way to inform homeowners and to help them dodge a bullet or two. Here are a few more potential areas for problems during a renovation project and some advice on how to avoid them.

  • Temperatures, watering times down this year

    By Rodd Moesel | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    This year we have yet to reach 100 degrees and have been blessed with regular refreshing and thirst-quenching rains.

  • All the home’s a stage, Part 6: House hunting

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    So when Marni Jameson recently began looking for an already-built house, she hoped, for a change, she could be the beneficiary of someone else’s finish and fixture decisions — not the victim.

  • Builders gain confidence in new projects, home sales

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index climbed to 59 this month, up five points from 54 in the May reading.

  • Finding the perfect gift for a DIY Dad

    By Paul Bianchina | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Gifts abound for the DIY dad.

  • Pond, water garden tour is set for this weekend

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Annual Water Garden Tour to feature ponds, gardens and water features.

  • Enhancing a vacant home’s appeal

    by Ellen James Martin ellenjamesmartin@gmail.com Universal UClick | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Smart Moves with Ellen James Martin

  • St. Louis residents seek to make Angelou’s home a landmark

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    A little more than a year since Maya Angelou died at the age of 86 in North Carolina, there’s an effort afoot to get Angelou’s 1,300-square-foot childhood home at 3130 Hickory St. designated as a local landmark

  • The Pereza keeps people connected

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    The Pereza keeps people connected

  • Oklahoma City building permits

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Oklahoma City building permits

  • Home and garden calendar

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Home and garden calendar

  • Edmond home features a gourmet kitchen

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    June 20 Listing of the Week

  • Finding a way to fix a reverse mortgage trap

    Kenneth R. Harney Kenharney@earthlink.net Washington Post Writers Group | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    On June 12, HUD changed its policy and told loan servicers that instead of foreclosing on non-borrower surviving spouses with reverse mortgages, they could assign the loan back to HUD and make a claim for monies owed against the agency’s FHA insurance fund.

  • Down payment help lines up home for first-time buyer

    BY TIM FALL For The Oklahoman trfall@gmail.com | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Good financing helps young professional find home in Norman.

  • Tulsa-area foreclosures in May rise significantly from last year

    BY ROBERT EVATT, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Though fewer people in the Tulsa area faced foreclosure in May than in April, the overall level of foreclosures was significantly higher than last year. Approximately 484 foreclosures were filed in the metro area last month, according to statistics from real estate data service RealtyTrac. The resulting foreclosure rate of one for every 852 households was down 43.3 percent from the previous year, though up 58.7 percent from the previous May.