• Oklahoma news briefs for March 11

    Published: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Oklahoma news briefs for March 11, 2015.

  • Young anglers fish for free in Yukon

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    The annual Kids Trout Fish Out was held at the Dale Robertson Center in Yukon.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Updated: Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    Community briefs

  • Q&A on Collecting: Dining set is Cosmopolitan

    BY ANNE MCCOLLAM, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    Q&A on Collecting: Anne McCollam answers readers’ questions about the value of their antiques.

  • Oklahoma City-area home sales as warm now as in early 2014, except for Edmond

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Inventory is up, and pendings are piling up, at $300,000 and below in Edmond market area, statistics show.

  • When to hire an architect and how much it will cost

    Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    If you think an architect would be an important part of your remodeling team, the next question is "What do architects cost?"

  • The Listing of the Week: 16445 Scotland Way, Oklahoma City

    Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    The 4,500-square-foot home at 16445 Scotland Way has four bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, three living rooms, two dining areas and an attached three-car garage.

  • Marni Jameson: Move managers help you cut back

    Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    A manager steps in when seniors can’t downsize alone, or would rather not, or when the sorting and moving process gets too contentious, or when adult children live hundreds or thousands of miles away or are otherwise unavailable, said Mary Kay Buysse, executive director for the National Association of Senior Move Managers.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Rent payments can improve your credit score

    BY KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Young, first-time buyers would greatly benefit by having their rent histories included in credit reports and factored into their scores.

  • Oklahoma City area garden notes for March 7

    Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Oklahoma City area garden notes for March 7

  • Realtors support agent's sign language in Oklahoma

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Courtney Gentry, who is profoundly deaf and unable to hear or speak at any level, is making a career in real estate sales with help from the Oklahoma Association of Realtors, which provided an interpreter for a continuing education course, and her husband, who also knows sign language.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Community briefs for March 7, 2015

  • OKC Beautiful's Gardening Tip of the Month: Early-blooming flowering shrubs herald in spring!

    By Carla Sharpe | Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    With all the cold weather lately, it’s fun to think about spring being just around the corner. There are several flowering shrubs that are already blooming or will bloom soon, proving spring is on its way. Look around your winter garden now to find the perfect spot to add a flowering shrub. You could have color in the late winter next year with these flowering beauties! Here are Loretta Aaron’s thoughts on some wonderful flowering shrubs: A number of flowering shrubs generally bloom on schedule each winter. These shrubs prove that they can take anything Oklahoma weather has to offer and still stay with us. Many new varieties have joined this colorful group, but the old dependable ones are still favorites in many gardens.

  • The House Detective: Contractor not a true friend

    By Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    DEAR BARRY: I had a so-called friend build my house. What a costly lesson it has been. After moving in, there was one defect after another. It took four months to get him to look at the problems. He fixed a few of them and then stopped returning my calls. The worst thing is a pool of standing water under the house, nearly a foot deep. I’ve contacted the state contractor’s board, but they don’t seem willing to do anything. What should I do? — Cordell DEAR CORDELL: Many people have endured the frustrations of dealing with unqualified and unethical building contractors and then experienced the lack of enforcement by the agencies that should be policing these pros. The first thing you should do is hire the most

  • Keller Williams honors Edmond team

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    The team was recognized recently at the Keller Williams annual convention in Orlando, Fla.

  • Smart Moves: Former rentals can be huge deals

    by Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Steve Israel, the president of a real estate firm that caters to homebuyers, said one strategy is to consider properties that were once rental units but are now up for sale.

  • Richard Mize: My house should get AARP mail

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Aging house feels effects of winter.

  • Ray Ridlen: Get prepared for spring by soil testing

    By Ray Ridlen | Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Q: I have general questions about soil testing: Why should I soil test? When do I sample? How often do I soil test? How do I take a soil sample? How do I take a soil sample for my garden? My lawn? My field crops? A: Garden: In essence, take 15 to 20 random samples throughout your garden. The number depends on the size of your garden. Samples should be 6 inches deep. You may use a shovel or a soil probe (which may be available from your county extension office). Place the samples in a plastic bucket, mix well and remove 2 cups of soil for us to test. Lawn: In essence, take 15 to 20 random samples throughout your lawn. The number depends on the size of your lawn.

  • Serve Moore will continue to help community

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Serve Moore opened its new office last week.

  • Tried and True Native Plants to use in the Garden

    Connie Scothorn | Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    It is always easier to learn from other people’s mistakes—especially in the garden. When planning a native landscape there are thousands of plants that you may not have experience with, so here are a few to try.




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