• Richard Mize: See water behave

    Richard Mize | Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    If you want a soothing reminder that water does not always run amok and flood, you can see some nice, cool, well-behaved water this weekend. More than 20 decorative ponds, gardens and water features will be open for touring across the metro area Saturday and Sunday in the 29th annual Water Garden Tour. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. To accommodate night viewing on Saturday select homes will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m. The tour cost of $5 includes a tour with maps, directions to the homes and descriptions of the water features. Ticket information is below.

  • Beehives, gardens expand options at Salvation Army in Oklahoma City

    BY HENRY DOLIVE FOR THE OKLAHOMAN | Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    The commander of the Oklahoma City Salvation Army has introduced beekeeping as part of the Salvation Army’s food assistance efforts for needy clients. The project includes planting 20 raised beds for gardening and developing a 40-tree fruit orchard.

  • 5 tips to avoiding costly remodeling mistakes

    Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Some common remodeling mistakes are easy to avoid or fix and others seriously impact a project’s budget and how much a home remodel actually costs. This week we will discuss the more costly mistakes to avoid.

  • Downtowners enjoy busy month of activities in Oklahoma City

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Long gone are the days when people could say of downtown Oklahoma City, “It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.”

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    Published: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $65 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.

  • Listing of the Week: 1617 Sunset Lane, Oklahoma City

    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    The 3,588-square-foot home at 1617 Sunset Lane has three bedrooms, two baths, one half-bath, two living rooms, a study, two dining areas and an attached two-car garage.

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: House hunting in the hypothetical

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    When buying a house, start by asking yourself some soul-searching questions.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Insider's guide to housing marketplace

    BY KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Given the report’s emphasis on the threats to traditional brokerages posed by innovative, tech-driven alternatives now growing in the market, check out their discount pricing, whether for a sale or purchase. But don’t assume that cheaper is always better.

  • Oklahoma City home and garden calendar for June 14

    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Oklahoma City home and garden calendar for June 14

  • Oklahoma City building permits for June 13

    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Oklahoma City Grace Contracting LLC, 8800 N Interstate 35 Service Road, automotive sales, erect, $2,000,000. CMS Willowbrook, 4901 S Bryant Ave., school, remodel, $1,000,000. Dave Zimmer, 209 Outlet Shoppes Drive, restaurant, erect, $950,000. Smith & Pickel, 2501 N Blackwelder Ave., school, remodel, $900,000. David Williams Contracting Inc., 12329 SE 119, residence, erect, $700,000. City of Oklahoma City, 1621 S Portland Ave., public building, erect, $700,000. Bear Creek Homes LLC, 15205 Kestral Lake Drive, residence, erect, $522,000. Integrity Fine Homes LLC, 12317 Carriage Way, residence, erect, $500,000. Smith Design Co., 1209 NW 17, apartment, fire restoration, $500,000.

  • Smart Moves: Enhancing the appeal of a vacant home

    By Ellen James Martin | Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    It’s usually wise for the sellers of a vacant home to spend a few thousand dollars on cosmetic upgrades.

  • Ray Ridlen: Learn to eliminate mosquito breeding sites

    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    You should eliminate larval breeding sites such as discarded tires, beverage cups/litter and unused children’s wading pools.

  • The House Detective: Home inspector caused water damage

    By Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    The inspector has an ethical responsibility, as a professional, to own the consequences of his inspection and pay for the damaged flooring.

  • 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.

  • Richard Mize: Why not stage more than homes?

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

    Home staging can be a hoot — and most of the time it makes sense.

  • Help Oklahoma City fight mosquitoes by reporting standing water

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, and draining or treating the water before larvae develop is the most efficient way to battle them.

  • 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




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