• At Home with Marni Jameson: What's your home personality?

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Memphis, Tenn., interior designer Rhea Crenshaw has a knack for incorporating her clients’ personas in their homes, and bringing out the best in both.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for Jan. 31

    Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Oklahoma City McGregor Mary Jean Trust, 14200 N Santa Fe Ave., warehouse, add-on, $21,000,000. Studio Architecture PC, 14613 N May Ave., church, add-on, $8,800,000. RBA Architects, 13601 N May Ave., shell building, erect, $6,200,000. Frankfurt-Short-Bruza, 7100 Terminal Drive, accessory, erect, $5,000,000. Omni Construction LLC, 13020 S Sunnylane Road, manufacturing, erect, $3,000,000. Omni Construction LLC, 13020 S Sunnylane Road, manufacturing, erect, $3,000,000. Omni Construction LLC, 13020 S Sunnylane Road, manufacturing, erect, $3,000,000. Aztec Building Systems, 4901 S Anderson Road, automotive repair-wash, erect, $1,500,000. Two Structures LLC, 8324 NW 138 Circle, residence,

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes

    Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Saturday, Jan. 31.

  • Nation's Housing Column: Millennials jump into the mortgage market

    BY KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Nobody knows yet whether or how long this month’s reported upticks in first-time buyer activity will last, but there’s no question that market conditions are encouraging.

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $57 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.

  • Richard Mize: Don't look to 2014 for storm clues

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Oklahoma did not rate even a mention in the 2014 CoreLogic Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis

  • Nation's builders express optimism at Las Vegas trade show

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Oklahoma leads way in returning to precrash construction rates, builders say.

  • Oklahoma City's housing market was a seller's market in 2014, Realtors say

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Edmond broke sales records in 2014, but sales were healthy across the metro area all year, according to the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors.

  • Oklahoma real estate notes for Jan. 31

    Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Oklahoma real estate notes for Jan. 31, 2015.

  • 55-plus housing market to remain robust, experts say

    By National Association, of Home Builders | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    The 55-plus housing market fared quite well in 2014, and 2015 should be no different, according to industry experts.

  • What's causing the crazy buzzing in the bathroom walls?

    By Barry Stone, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Barry Stone answers home inspection questions.

  • Smart Moves: Tips offered for first-time home buyers

    Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Smart Moves: Renters might morph into first-time home buyers thanks to a few factors like lower down payments and lower insurance premiums.

  • Housing recovery moves to better neighborhood in 2015

    By National Association, of Home Builders | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    A strengthening labor market, low interest rates, improving mortgage availability and growing pent-up demand will help boost single-family housing production in 2015, economists say.

  • 5 groups vying for Massachusetts' final casino license

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — The competition for Massachusetts' final casino license, reserved for the state's southeast region, is slowly coming into focus, as state regulators announced on Friday that Mass Gaming & Entertainment had met the application deadline. The company, an affiliate of Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming, joins New York-based KG Urban Enterprises, as potential rivals for the license. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said Friday that it also is evaluating application extension requests from Somerset On The Move, Crossroads Massachusetts and the Seafan Trust. All five groups will be invited to address the commission at its next meeting on Feb. 5.

  • Last-ditch foreclosure hearings draw many Detroit homeowners

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of Detroit homeowners in danger of losing their properties flocked Thursday to hearings that offered a last-ditch chance to avoid foreclosure and to keep the houses from adding to the city's already huge glut of vacant dwellings. The homeowners nearly filled a long conference room in Detroit's Cobo Center while waiting for their cases to be heard. Many hoped to work out payment plans to ease their tax debts under new laws signed this month by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. "Everybody does have a story. Most of them are probably true, because you couldn't make them up if you try," said Eric Sabree, Wayne County's deputy treasurer of land management.

  • US pending home sales tumble in December

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in December, a sign that low mortgage rates have yet to coax more buyers into the market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 3.7 percent last month to 100.7. The index ended the year below its 2013 average. But the Realtors project sales of existing homes will rebound in 2015 to 5.26 million, a 6.6 percent increase from last year. Pending sales are a barometer of future purchases. A one- to two-month lag usually exists between a contract and a completed sale. Jim O'Sullivan, chief U.S.

  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.66 pct.

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week after four straight weeks of declines, while remaining near historically low levels. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage edged up to 3.66 percent from 3.63 percent last week. The new average rate is still at its lowest level since May 2013. The rate for the 15-year loan, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, increased to 2.98 percent from 2.93 percent last week. A year ago, the average 30-year mortgage stood at 4.32 percent and the 15-year mortgage at 3.40 percent. Mortgage rates have remained low even though the Federal Reserve in October ended its monthly bond purchases, whi

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 29

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 29, 2015

  • Renting out homes for Super Bowl can bring big bucks

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of people gather each year to hobnob with A-list celebrities at a charity bash in the Super Bowl's host city. But instead of sending this year's guests to a trendy nightclub or swanky restaurant, organizers are throwing the party at a private home. The choice reflects a trend in the Phoenix area, where homeowners are renting out their houses and condos to visitors in town for big events — a move that can bring big money for those willing to take the risk.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 28

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 28, 2015




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