• Builders gain confidence in new projects, home sales

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index climbed to 59 this month, up five points from 54 in the May reading.

  • Finding the perfect gift for a DIY Dad

    By Paul Bianchina | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Gifts abound for the DIY dad.

  • Pond, water garden tour is set for this weekend

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Annual Water Garden Tour to feature ponds, gardens and water features.

  • Enhancing a vacant home’s appeal

    by Ellen James Martin ellenjamesmartin@gmail.com Universal UClick | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Smart Moves with Ellen James Martin

  • St. Louis residents seek to make Angelou’s home a landmark

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    A little more than a year since Maya Angelou died at the age of 86 in North Carolina, there’s an effort afoot to get Angelou’s 1,300-square-foot childhood home at 3130 Hickory St. designated as a local landmark

  • The Pereza keeps people connected

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    The Pereza keeps people connected

  • Oklahoma City building permits

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Oklahoma City building permits

  • Home and garden calendar

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Home and garden calendar

  • Edmond home features a gourmet kitchen

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    June 20 Listing of the Week

  • Finding a way to fix a reverse mortgage trap

    Kenneth R. Harney Kenharney@earthlink.net Washington Post Writers Group | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    On June 12, HUD changed its policy and told loan servicers that instead of foreclosing on non-borrower surviving spouses with reverse mortgages, they could assign the loan back to HUD and make a claim for monies owed against the agency’s FHA insurance fund.

  • Down payment help lines up home for first-time buyer

    BY TIM FALL For The Oklahoman trfall@gmail.com | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Good financing helps young professional find home in Norman.

  • Tulsa-area foreclosures in May rise significantly from last year

    BY ROBERT EVATT, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Though fewer people in the Tulsa area faced foreclosure in May than in April, the overall level of foreclosures was significantly higher than last year. Approximately 484 foreclosures were filed in the metro area last month, according to statistics from real estate data service RealtyTrac. The resulting foreclosure rate of one for every 852 households was down 43.3 percent from the previous year, though up 58.7 percent from the previous May.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.