• Home sellers still have the edge in Oklahoma City housing market

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sun, May 31, 2015

    The most active price range is at the entry level, with houses between $120,000 and $150,000, said Susanna Lorg, president of the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors.

  • Oklahoma is happy to come in 15th in home price appreciation

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sun, May 31, 2015

    Avoiding the top is a good thing, considering the swings of booms and crashes. Oklahoma likes its home appreciation to be steady.

  • How soggy basement carpet changed 2 lives for the better

    Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    People start home remodels for many different reasons and circumstances. For Gayla Black and Teresa Frost, a basement flood did the trick.

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $102 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.

  • Bertha Clark: Spicy, Rare and Making Oklahoma History

    Keith Dobbs | Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    An apple a day...along with a little Dr. Pepper and some pork skins...and an occasional trip to Wal-Mart has this Oklahoma centenarian turning 104!

  • Linda Finch earns military, luxury home certifications

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Laura Finch is a real estate agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties.

  • Listing of the Week: 2108 Banbury Lane, Oklahoma City

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    The 5,913-square-foot house at 2108 Banbury Lane has four bedrooms, three baths, two half-baths, three living rooms, two dining rooms and an attached two-car garage.

  • AT HOME WITH MARNI JAMESON: When selling, strip rooms then style with purpose

    by Marni Jameson | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Strip every room back to its skeleton. Remove all clutter, accessories and smaller items. After purging what can go, park remaining decorative accessories in one central staging area. This helps you see both your space and your furnishings with a fresh eye.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Managing homeowners' great expectations

    BY KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Without access to key data — recent sales comparables, accurate information on appreciation rates over time — it’s tough to know exactly what your house is worth.

  • Festival of Homes features 35 new homes in Norman and Moore, Oklahoma

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    The Festival of Homes, June 5-7 and June 12-14, will be presented by the Builders Association of South Central Oklahoma and the Moore Home Builders Association.

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Saturday, May 30.

  • Everything is timing in Oklahoma City home and garden planning

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Drought-tolerant garden is oddly timed. It’s past time for affordable housing effort. It’s time to play in city parks.

  • Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association sends complaints to Better Business Bureau

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    The change in the grievance process will result in more thorough examination of customer complaints and end “the appearance of self dealing,” said Executive Director Rusty Appleton, of the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for May 30

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Oklahoma City Lucas Roofing & Construction Inc., 308 Anthony Ave., office-warehouse, remodel, $1,288,000. Coldwater Creek Homes LLC, 3101 Oakdale Ridge Court, residence, erect, $1,000,000. Waldrop Construction Inc., 608 NW 9, hospital, remodel, $885,531. Winter Architects, 1720 Belle Isle Blvd., restaurant, remodel, $614,000. Structural Systems of Oklahoma, 2201 S Council Road, warehouse, erect, $600,000. Structural Systems of Oklahoma, 2209 S Council Road, warehouse, erect, $600,000. Allenstyle Homes LLC, 6801 SW 92, residence, erect, $533,125. HSE Architects PLLC, 3433 NW 56, hospital, remodel, $500,000. Kirkpatrick Forest Curtis PC, 7734 SW 34, warehouse, remodel, $400,000.

  • The House Detective: Advantages of presale home inspection

    by Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    DEAR BARRY: We are planning to sell our home, and our Realtor advised us to hire a home inspector prior to listing the property. A friend told us that this is an unnecessary expense because buyers are the ones who pay for home inspections. We just want to sell our house without a lot of needless expense. Who is right, and what do you recommend? — Lenora DEAR LENORA: Your friend is right that buyers usually hire home inspectors, but your Realtor is also right because there are definite advantages in hiring your own home inspector before placing your home on the market.

  • Smart Moves: Tips for selling a showplace home

    By Ellen James Martin | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Sellers shouldn’t assume they’ll be reimbursed for every outlay they’ve made.

  • Ray Ridlen: Facts about fire blight

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    The bacterial disease that can kill branches and whole plants of many members of the rose family, including apple, pear, quince and crabapple

  • Legend at Rivendell in Oklahoma City will show 'Still Alice'

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Legend At Rivendell Assisted Living and Memory Care in southwest Oklahoma City will hold a viewing of the movie “Still Alice,” about an educator who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s.

  • OSU employee named business student of the year

    By Laci Jones, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Lori Fancher, a May graduate, was honored by Northern Oklahoma College

  • Made in Oklahoma Festival coming to Midwest City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    The Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City will be the location for the Made in Oklahoma Wine, Beer and Food Festival.




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