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  • Listing of the Week: 2804 SE 39, Moore

    Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    The 1,824-square-foot house has three bedrooms, two baths, one living room, two dining areas and an attached three-car garage.

  • Rodd Moesel : Enjoy our best summer in years

    By Rodd Moesel | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    It has been a long time since we have enjoyed such lush green trees, shrubs and grass across Oklahoma in the outdoor oven that is August on the Plains.

  • Landfill note digs up lots of memories in Oklahoma

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Richard Mize, real estate editor for The Oklahoman, and his readers share memories of trips to “the dump.”

  • Chess players invited to Myriad Gardens on Saturdays in Oklahoma City

    By Tommy Hay, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    An OKC Challengers Chess Club member is hosting chess games on Saturdays at the Meinders Garden Terrace at Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Wake-up call on title insurance?

    By KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Under federal law you are free to shop for title and other services. Your realty firm may recommend an affiliated company as the best around, but you are free — and wise — to test that proposition by checking out the competition.

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes

    Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Aug. 16

  • Improving Your Home: Periodic flushing helps water heater health

    By Paul Bianchina | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Sediment buildup can potentially decrease the amount of hot water the tank can hold, or it can clog the drain valve.

  • Designs with two master suites gain popularity in upscale homes in Oklahoma

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Home designs with two master suites have grown in popularity and will continue to do so, especially in higher-end homes, some Oklahoma homebuilders and Realtors say.

  • Prince George gets wooden rocking horse from Oklahoma

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, purchased a one-of-a-kind wooden rocking horse made by Oklahoman Jackie Wilson. The horse is on display at Buckingham Palace.

  • New exemption to benefit property owners in Oklahoma

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Attorney Stephen Schuller, of GableGotwals discusses new property tax exemption for expenditures for repairs of damage from storms, tornadoes, fires and other disasters.

  • Builders dig for licensing, get no worms

    BY RICHARD MIZE | Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Homebuilder licensing: Can open, worms everywhere! Right? Not really. Not at a meeting this week of the state House Economic Development and Financial Services Committee. The committee met Wednesday to consider licensing, or registration — or something— to protect builders and homebuyers in the wake of “builders” who swarmed Moore to rebuild after the May 20, 2013, tornado. Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, a builder, called for the meeting. Lawmakers heard from representatives of the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association who called for homebuilder registration.

  • Richard Mize: Builders dig for licensing, get no worms

    RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Richard Mize: Builders dig for licensing, get no worms

  • Norman couple rescues Spanish Mission Revival-style house

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Oklahoma’s State Historic Preservation Office presents Norman couple a Certificate of Merit for work to rescue a Spanish Mission Revival-style house.

  • Cleveland County Fair Board members ask for investigation

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, By Jane Glenn Cannon | Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    Fair board members have complained to the Oklahoma state auditor that county commissioners stripped them of most of their authority to manage the Cleveland County fairgrounds.

  • Free Landfill Day slated for Oklahoma City residents

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    Free Landfill Day for Oklahoma City residents will be Sept. 13.

  • Myriad Botanical Gardens, OKC Urban Ag Coalition to present educational film series

    By Nasreen Iqbal, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    Myriad Botanical Gardens, OKC Urban Ag Coalition to present educational film series in Oklahoma City.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Aug. 3

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Aug 3, 2014

    Garden Party, VIP Party, John Marshall Reunion, YWCA Labyrinth Dedication

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: Decorating by the numbers

    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    In nature, we see the proportionally progressive spiral in a nautilus shell, a hurricane, and a galaxy. It shows up in the seed pattern in the center of a sunflower, the pattern on a pine cone, the curl of an ocean wave and the unfurling tip of a fern

  • Oklahoma City home and garden notes for Aug. 2

    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    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@opubco.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.” Please submit items at least 10 days before publication. MEETINGS CENTRAL OKLAHOMA BONSAI SOCIETY, 7 p.m. Aug. 12, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Program is “The Magic of Boxwoods” by Victor Squicimari. Visitors welcome. WATER GARDEN SOCIETY OF OKLAHOMA GENERAL MEETING, 7 p.m. Aug. 13, The Stamp Store, 21 NE 40. AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY OF OKLAHOMA CITY, 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 19, Room 194, OSU Agriculture Resource Center, 400 N Portland. CENTRAL OKLAHOMA CACTUS AND SUCCULENT

  • Southwest Showcase of Homes reaches final weekend in south Oklahoma City and Moore

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    Southwest Showcase of Homes wraps up this weekend with 24 homes to tour in south Oklahoma City and Moore.