• Jury awards Oklahoma man $6 million in asbestos lawsuit

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Michael D. Galier, 51, of Moore, OK, filed the product liability lawsuit in 2012 after he was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. A jury found for him in his claims against Murco Wall Products of Fort Worth, Texas, and Welco Manufacturing Co. of North Kansas City, Mo.

  • Oklahoma lenders have advice for coping with new home loan regulations

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has rewritten the rules for home loan disclosure and Oklahoma real estate pros say it will add 10 days or more to the time it takes to close a loan.

  • Avoiding common home remodeling mistakes

    Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Problems like doors slamming into ceiling fans and drawers hitting walls, not to mention additions that look like they haphazardly collided into the existing house, could easily be avoided with a good design.

  • The Listing of the Week: 5009 Misty Glen Circle, Oklahoma City

    Updated: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    The 4,583-square-foot home at 5009 Misty Glen Circle has four bedrooms, three baths, one half-bath, two living rooms, a study, two dining areas and an attached two-car garage. The sunken living room has a fireplace and cathedral ceiling.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for June 6

    Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    Oklahoma City Terra Construction, 7001 McLucas, training center, erect, $6,562,500. Terra Construction, 7001 McLucas, training center, erect, $6,562,500. Johnson & Associates, 6900 N Bryant Ave., office-warehouse, erect, $2,300,000. Richard A. and Kelli C. Miller, 2605 Dorchester Drive, residence, erect, $650,000. Canterra Signature Homes LLC, 13320 Mackinac Island Drive, residence, erect, $600,000. Montgomery Homes Inc., 10800 NW 34 Circle, residence, erect, $390,000. Taber Built Homes LLC, 8500 NW 123, residence, erect, $274,990. Johnston Builders LLC, 5504 NW 126, residence, erect, $270,000. KD Custom Homes LLC, 11540 SW 55, residence, erect, $270,000. Taber Built Homes

  • Student rental has substandard conditions

    By Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    DEAR BARRY: My son is a college student who rents a small basement bedroom near campus. Actually, it’s not a real room because the landlord just hung curtains to create separate sleeping spaces. Besides that, there is only one window, which is too high and too small for fire escape, and the basement has no heat. My son asked if this was legal, and the landlord just shrugged. What do you think of this situation, and is there anything that can be done about it? — Dave DEAR DAVE: Your son’s landlord is what we commonly call a “slumlord.” That’s a property owner who provides tenants of meager means with the least they are willing to accept for the most they are able to pay.

  • Arches, columns offer neoclassical look

    Updated: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    Arches, columns offer neoclassical look

  • Williams joins Berkshire Hathaway's south office

    Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    Williams joins Berkshire Hathaway’s south office

  • Berkshire Hathaway adds McGonigal to north office

    Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    Berkshire Hathaway adds McGonigal to north office

  • Gardening Tip of Month: Too much rain causes big garden problems

    Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    With record rainfall in May, the drought may be gone but new problems have arisen for most gardeners. In June 1989, another month of record heavy rainfall in Oklahoma City, Loretta Aaron had these words of wisdom for gardeners faced with too much rain: • Get oxygen to the roots. When it comes to rainfall in Oklahoma, it is either feast or famine. Plants and gardeners have been under extreme stress — not to mention water. Unless their gardens are on a hilltop, gardeners likely experienced some plant loss. Water-logged soil, which resulted in loss of oxygen to the root system, caused bedding plants, perennials and even some shrubs and young trees to die. Okra and periwinkles were the first to go.

  • Rodd Moesel: It's time to start paying attention to watering, mulching

    Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    We are finally getting some sunny weather without daily rains and the weather feels a lot like early May instead of early June in Oklahoma. As dry as we have been in Oklahoma the last few years and as much as so many have prayed for rain, it takes a lot for us to be happy about June days when it is not raining. We have been so moist and have received rains so regularly that we have rarely had to water our gardens, flower beds and decorative containers this spring . With the sun taking the lead over the rains now and with the temperatures warming up, we will need to start paying attention to the water needs of our plants and mulching to reduce future watering.

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: 10 staging secrets to selling

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    When the idea of staging his house to sell came up, DC knew better than to question me. An HGTV devotee, he was tuned in to the power of staging. He had also watched me, in the 14 months he’d known me, stage three very different houses. But, he admittedly didn’t have the faintest idea how to take his four-bedroom Florida home, where he had lived for 18 years — the last two as a widower — from lived-in domesticity to gotta-have-it desirable. So he agreed to stand back and let me have my way with the place. “Can you work with what I have?” He asked, sounding dubious. “Absolutely!” I said, though, I was dubious, too. I’d always staged with my own furnishings. Using someone else’s was going to take

  • Drought-tolerant garden opens at Oklahoma City Zoo

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    Besides conservation, the goal of the garden is to show people how attractive the drought-tolerant plant selections in Oklahoma can be.

  • Festival of Homes kicks off in Moore, Norman, in Oklahoma

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    Thirty-five new houses are open for viewing in the event organized by the Builders Association of South Central Oklahoma and the Moore Home Builders Association.

  • Facebook's 'Blackjack Poets' group lets tough, and silly, questions be asked

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    “Master,” as in bedroom, gets another pass until the word cops catch on.

  • Drought-resistant garden is now open at OKC’s zoo

    By Matt Patterson

    The Oklahoman

    mpatterson@oklahoman.com

    | Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    The garden demonstrates plants and flowers that fare better during drought conditions.

  • Camp Fire camps offered this summer at Camp DaKaNi in northwest Oklahoma City

    By Scott Amundson, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Camp DaKaNi in northwest Oklahoma City will be the site of Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma summer camps.

  • Dagorhir Battle Games are played at Hafer Park in Edmond

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Dagorhir Battle Games are played in Hafer Park in Edmond.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Updated: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Community briefs

  • Chisholm Trail Crawfish Festival cooks up fun in Yukon

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    The Chisholm Trail Crawfish Festival will be at the Kirkpatrick Family Farm, 1001 S Garth Brooks in Yukon.




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