• The Listing of the Week: 3401 Ridgewood Drive, Edmond

    Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    The home at 3401 Ridgewood Drive has four bedrooms, three baths, two half-baths, four living rooms, three dining rooms and an attached two-car garage.

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: The rest is done with mirrors

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    Let me count the ways I love mirrors

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Reverse mortgage paperwork on the rise

    BY KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    The new requirements will exclude potentially thousands of senior homeowners from obtaining a reverse mortgage, especially those who are on the margins economically and need the cash to help pay for ongoing household expenses.

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes

    Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for April 11

  • Oklahoma homeowner chooses concrete forms over wood-frame construction

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    Von Elmegreen’s Oklahoma City-area home is being constructed of insulated concrete forms, or ICF. Building houses with poured concrete is “stronger, healthier, safer and more economical” than traditional wood-frame construction, said Daniel Keeslar, owner of Insulated Concrete Forms & More Inc., who is building the home.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Community briefs

  • Equine therapy program trots to Guthrie

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    The O.K. Corral equine certification “Camouflage” seminar in Guthrie was developed to certify therapists to help combat veterans.

  • Rodd Moesel: It's safe to plant most of warm-season crops

    Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    We have had freezes in the past decade as late as May 3. If we get a late surprise cold front, be prepared to protect your tender plants by covering with sheets, blankets, boxes, sacks or commercial row covers.

  • Fight for elephants ignites passions on both sides

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Two Asian elephants are scheduled to be moved from the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle to Oklahoma City later this month.

  • Oklahoma Realtors miss media with video-only annual report

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    Text is often needed to answer questions prompted by video, and better later than never, The Oklahoman’s real estate editor gripes.

  • Oklahoma Association of Realtors makes itself at home at the state Capitol

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    The annual Realtor Day and Legislative and Economic Summit attracted Realtors from across the state.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for April 11

    Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    Oklahoma City building permits for April 11

  • Land sales

    Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Land sales Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $44 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more. $1,000,000 or more Georgia M-H LLC from Bigbee LLC, property near the southwest corner of Council Road and SW 15, $4,108,500. Mid-Am Properties LLC from Base Hit LLC, property near the northwest corner of NW 150 and Western Avenue, $2,075,000. Zipper Office LLC from Appian Properties LLC, 4300 F200 Highline Blvd., $2,000,000. Waukesha-Pearce Industries Inc., from Gresel LLC, property near the southwest corner of County Line Road and SW 29, $1,651,000. 485 Fall Creek LLC from Donna Jean Thompson Trust,

  • Architecture Tour on Saturday afternoon includes eight stops

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    This self-guided tour of great architectural design in the Oklahoma City area features homes and commercial buildings.

  • Smart Moves: Tips to save for a house

    by Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    In many parts of the country, home sales are rising, the supply of available properties is shrinking and the market is again tilting toward sellers. That’s a source of frustration for aspiring homeowners who are tight on cash. “Cash is king when it comes to homebuying, and that’s always been so,” said Mary Kuehn, a long-time real estate agent affiliated with the Council of Residential Specialists (www.crs.com). Before she’ll take any buyers on a property shopping tour, Kuehn insists they first see a mortgage lender to assess their readiness to make a purchase. This is known as the mortgage “preapproval” process.

  • Richard Mize: Faithful hail new garage sale season in Oklahoma

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    Blame it on my upbringing, but it’s garage sale season, and I am a heathen nonbeliever. When I was young and itching to run errands just to get to drive, nobody ever sent me to shop. “Go to Muldrow and get some milk” — all the time. “The mower’s broke again. Run to the co-op and get some more shear pins — a sack full” — more often than I care to remember. Maybe it was a list: “Go to the Piggly Wiggly and get milk, bread, a can of tomato paste — paste, not sauce — a can of Eagle Brand milk and some vanilla extract.” Yes, ma’am. But never in my formative years was I ever told: “Go shopping.” Which is why, although I do go to stores to buy specific things, I don’t shop

  • The House Detective: Asbestos pipe insulation not disclosed

    By Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    Can I resell it in this condition, without penalty? Am I required to have the asbestos removed?

  • 9 best ways to make yourself smile

    Becky Squire, FamilyShare | Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Easy-peasy, lemon squeezy — these 9 tips are satisfaction guaranteed!

  • Oklahoma City woman cultivates passion for antiques in England

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Lee Ward runs Notting Hill Antiques and makes at least four trips to England every year.

  • How to create a to-do list you will actually complete

    Nicole Carpenter, KSL | Updated: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    If you really want a more productive use of your time and a to-do list that works for you, you need to make some changes. This article walks you through the first steps to creating a to-do list you'll actually complete.




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