• Smart Moves: Buying property with appreciation in mind

    By Ellen James Martin, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    As a homebuyer, how can you pinpoint a property that will gain value in the future rather than decline? Instead of relying on hunches, Allan Weiss suggests you take an analytical approach.

  • The House Detective: Beware of insulated stucco

    by Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    DEAR BARRY: My neighbor recently insulated his home in an unusual way. A contractor installed thick foam panels on the outside of the building and then applied a stucco finish. I’m thinking about doing the same thing to my house. Is this something that you would recommend? — Walter DEAR WALTER: The installation you are describing is known as EIFS: exterior insulated finish system. There is much information about this online because EIFS has been the subject of controversy and complaint. When installed properly by a competent professional who complies with all of the installation requirements, there may be no major problems.

  • Community briefs

    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Community briefs

  • Ray Ridlen: How to preserve pumpkins until Halloween

    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Many crops are ripening earlier this year. Warm early-spring temperatures allowed gardeners to plant early and hot summer conditions favored growth. Pumpkins are no exception, and they pose a special problem since many gardeners want to save them for use at Halloween, which is still more than two months away. When harvesting has to take place early, selecting mature pumpkins, curing them properly, and storing them under the right conditions are important so that your Jack O’lanterns will look great in October. Harvesting Pumpkins will rot if harvested too young or if allowed to stay in the field once they are mature and exposed to freezing temperatures.

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: Putting the Grace in Gracious Living

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    I have missed the point. For years, I have written about gracious living, and thought I knew what it meant. Not that gracious living is an art I have mastered. Donkeys will fly first. But it is the nirvana toward which I clumsily travel, in halting steps, like the last-place contestant in a three-legged race.

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes

    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Aug. 23.

  • Listing of the Week: 1423 Canterbury Place in Nichols Hill

    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    The 3,469-square-foot home at 1423 Canterbury Place has four bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, two living rooms, two dining rooms and an attached two-car garage.

  • Oklahoma City housing market splits with strong sales, slowing construction

    BY RICHARD MIZE | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Sales of pre-owned homes have been strong all year, as homebuilders watched for a construction rally that hasn’t happened.

  • Oklahoma real estate notes for Aug. 23, 2014

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Oklahoma real estate notes for Aug. 23, 2014

  • Edmond Exchange

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Edmond Exchange, a weekly wrap-up of what is going on in Edmond.

  • Oklahoma news briefs for Aug. 20

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs for Aug. 20, 2014.

  • Oklahoma City chess club offers outdoor games

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    OKC Challengers Chess Club member Jake Williams hosts chess games from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays at the Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Community briefs

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Community briefs

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: Does this bracelet boost my curb appeal?

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    To giving your house jewelry an affordable makeover, a product marketing manager offers hardware refresh tips

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes

    Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Aug. 16