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  • 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.

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Rodd Moesel: Oklahoma needs a crape myrtle festival

    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    Crape myrtle should be the state shrub

  • Smart Moves: Previously rented homes present real deals

    by Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    Fred Meyer, a veteran real estate broker, helps homebuyers find property in the vicinity of Harvard University, a high-cost area where it’s tough for many purchasers to locate a property they can afford. But through the years, he said, numerous clients have landed exceptional deals on houses occupied by tenants. “Houses that are rented are hard to show and can’t be staged to bring out their best the way owner-occupied properties can. That means there’s less competition among buyers, which can sometimes translate to a below-market price,” Meyer said. Though some rented houses are true “fixer uppers,” others are simply messy and need only surface upgrades, like interior painting or in-depth carpet cleaning.