• Tips on choosing between one- and two-story house

    By Ellen James Martin | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Mark Nash, a longtime real estate broker and author of "1001 Tips for Buying and Selling a Home," said homebuyers who have mixed feelings about housing styles should make sure they visit at least two horizontal properties and two vertical ones.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for July 25

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Oklahoma City Cornerstone Architecture, 3300 NE 23, church, erect, $2,000,000. BRR Architecture, 13503 S Santa Fe Ave., retail sales, erect, $1,850,000. Quigley (Jim) Custom Homes LLC, 1508 NW 158 Terrace, residence, erect, $850,000. BRR Architecture, 13505 S Santa Fe Ave., canopy-carport, erect, $800,000. BRR Architecture, 13505 S Santa Fe Ave., retail sales, erect, $800,000. Pillar Contracting Inc., 12117  Slash Pine Drive, residence, erect, $600,000. Capstone Construction Services LLC, 3500 N Santa Fe Ave., office-warehouse, remodel, $600,000. Smith & Pickel, 3503 NW 63, office, remodel, $500,000. Seagull Homes, 15308  Kestral Lake Drive, residence, erect,

  • The Glenridge soaks in the sun

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    This contemporary Mediterranean-style home has a tile roof, stucco exterior and plenty of arched windows.

  • God's Country staked out on Facebook

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The devil runs loose in Sequoyah County sometimes, but it's God's Country. Announcing that to the world via Facebook seemed like the thing to do.

  • Oklahoma Historical Society's Overholser Mansion gets facelift

    BY TIM FALL For The Oklahoman trfall@gmail.com | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City recently completed a seven-year fundraising and renovation project that addressed the exterior of the landmark. The mansion is owned by the Oklahoma Historical Society.

  • Listing of the Week: 10908 Blue Stem West Road, northwest Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The 3,990-square-foot home at 10908 Blue Stem West Road has three bedrooms, three baths, one half-bath, three living rooms, two dining areas, a game room, safe room and an attached, three-car, rear-entry garage.

  • Seiridium cankers take toll on trees

    By Ray Ridlen | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    On larger trees, death of the tree may take several years. Symptoms can be more severe in trees already stressed by drought or lack of available nutrients.

  • All the Home’s a Stage Part 11: Clearing a house, closing a chapter

    By MARNI JAMESON | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Though DC had handed down truckloads of furniture to his grown kids, the house still had layers of past life crammed to the rafters and studs. I’m always amazed at how a family home can continue to cough up its contents for days like a kid with the croup.

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for July 25

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    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 mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.” Please submit items at least 10 days before publication. MEETINGS •OKLAHOMA HORTICULTURE SOCIETY, 7 p.m. Tuesday, OSU Agriculture Resource Center, 400 N Portland. •WATER GARDEN SOCIETY OF OKLAHOMA, 7 p.m. Aug. 4, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. WORKSHOPS • STRATEGIES FOR SHADE GARDENING IN OKLAHOMA, 10 a.m. Saturday, Cleveland County Cooperative Extension Service, Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 601 E Robinson, Norman. Call

  • What controls the speed of home sales?

    By KENNETH R. HARNEY The Washington Post Writers Group | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    According to realty brokerage Redfin, the median time on market dipped to just 26 days during June — the shortest time on record for its database — with houses in some markets moving from listing to contract in 11 days or less.

  • The House Detective: Repairing leaky pipes with epoxy

    The House Detective by Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Its use is still subject to debate among plumbing professionals, but many plumbing systems where epoxy coating has been used have withstood the test of time.

  • Low Maintenance Landscaping

    Connie Scothorn | Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    This will provide tips for reducing the 'work' in yard work and improving landscapes.

  • Columnist wonders how his life would be different if he hadn’t run from the law

    Steve Eaton, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    I'm a rule-keeper. I didn't get kicked out of high school once. But there was one night when I was on the run from the law. I didn't get caught. I fear it may have changed my life forever.

  • Aging and disability home modification specialists to offer free consultation

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Kendra Orcutt and Jeri McKenzie will discuss home modifications and possible funding sources at a reception July 30.

  • The ‘Profit Doctor’ is making a house call

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Charles C. Shinn, Jr., known as the “Profit Doctor,” will kick off the 2015 Oklahoma Building Summit & Expo at 8 a.m. Aug. 26. Shinn also will lead two workshops on business management during the day's breakout sessions.

  • Landscape contest to award $150 for first place

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    The competition is open to anyone who receives a residential city of Oklahoma City water bill, including residents of The Village and Warr Acres. You can also nominate family, friends and neighbors with beautiful, water-wise landscapes.

  • House Plan: The Lynden provides spacious feeling

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Multiple peaks and a lofty arched porch make viewing the Lynden an uplifting experience. A wrap-around planter, plus half-round windows in the door and front bay, add touches of grace. This single-level plan could be adapted for wheelchair accessibility. The 12-foot-high entry gives you an instant feeling of spaciousness. Double doors on the left open into a bright room expanded by a window bay that fills most of the front wall. This room could be a home office, study or parlor, whatever suits the needs of the family. An art niche nestles into the passageway leading into the kitchen and great room. Across from the kitchen, another window bay brightens the eating nook. Kitchen and great room are all of a piece.

  • All the Home’s a Stage Part 10: Blending households — mergers and acquisitions

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    While you’re trying to blend decorating styles, you’re really trying to blend two lives.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for July 18

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Oklahoma City Manhattan Construction Co., 605 N Tulsa Ave., office-warehouse, erect, $9,359,420. Manhattan Construction Co., 605 N Tulsa Ave., office-warehouse, erect, $9,359,420. City of Oklahoma City, 3827 W Hefner Road, storage, erect, $6,000,000. City of Oklahoma City, 3827 W Hefner Road, equipment, install, $3,000,000. City of Oklahoma City, 3827 W Hefner Road, public building, erect, $2,000,000. Smith & Pickel Construction Inc., 2100 NE 52, canopy-carport, erect, $1,600,000. Continental 292 Fund LLC, 9900 S May Ave., apartment, erect, $1,423,441. Shiloh Enterprises Inc., 12200 Ashford Drive, medical clinic-office, erect, $1,200,000. Continental 292 Fund LLC, 9900

  • There's still time to plant flowers, vegetables

    By Rodd Moesel | Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    This year we have had to do remarkably little watering compared to normal as Mother Nature has been handling most of the watering responsibilities.




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