• Oklahoma City Realtors raise money to strengthen homes

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The Metro Association of Realtors in Oklahoma City started the OKCMAR Foundation after the May 20, 2013, tornado in Moore, but has expanded the charity beyond storm recovery.

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: Spring cleaning fever — clean where the sun shines

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    It’s spring, the time of year when raw unfettered daylight busts into your home like a SWAT team armed with floodlights catching you unaware: “You, you in the kitchen, put down the spoon and the ice cream carton and put up some rubber-gloved hands!” The bright light of spring exposes homes for the Petri dishes they have become over the winter. The light beams in, exposing the dust that’s been collecting in corners since school started, and the surface grime you didn’t notice because the drapes were drawn and the fires were lit. And those cobwebs! How did I miss that one hanging in my closet like a trapeze, a Cirque de Soleil for spiders? Unless you are truly a troll, this just makes you itch to clean. And so

  • Listing of the Week, 12129 Whispering Pines, northeast of Edmond

    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The 1,782-square-foot home at 12129 Whispering Pines has three bedrooms, two baths, one living room, one dining room and an attached three-car garage. The living room has a gas fireplace, built-in bookcase and ceiling fan.

  • Home is retuned to keep up with Norman singing couple as they age

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Doyle and Evelyn Gadberry of the Singing Gadberrys took advantage of Norman’s Housing Rehabilitation, Accessibility and Emergency Repair Program, which allows low- to moderate-income homeowners to make accessibility modifications or emergency repairs to their homes.

  • Rodd Moesel: Plant your warm-season crops after tax day

    By Rodd Moesel | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    A good rule of thumb is to get your taxes filed and paid and then start your spring and summer gardening for relief and relaxation, unless you file for an extension, then you need to go ahead and start gardening.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Mortgage complaint line brings attention to detail

    By Kenneth R. Harney | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    A new complaint line allows mortgage borrowers to vent about their financial institution.

  • McAlister Construction develops energy-efficient neighborhood in Moore

    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Avondale, on Eastern Avenue between NE 12 and NE 27 in Moore, will be the first of its kind in incorporating affordable Craftsman-style design and geothermal heating and cooling in a single neighborhood.

  • The House Detective: Environmental hazards worry seller

    by Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    DEAR BARRY: I am concerned about environmental hazards in my home — about lead paint, asbestos ceilings, formaldehyde in treated wood, and so on. But I’m not very knowledgeable about these things. I’ve read just enough to be scared to death! Now we are planning to sell our home, built in 1978, and are concerned about what may have to be disclosed to buyers. What do you advise? — Kim DEAR KIM: Given the age of your home, formaldehyde in plywood and other wood products is an unwarranted concern. After this many years, formaldehyde will have dissipated from wood laminates and finish materials. If you have installed newer materials, formaldehyde is a possibility, but this is not something a homeowner would be

  • Oklahoma County land sales, March 28

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Oklahoma County land sales, March 28, 2015

  • Smart Moves: Tips for couples committed to buying a house

    by Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Personal finance expert Eric Tyson said couples should also be sure that they both intend to remain in the same area for at least three to five years before deciding to buy. That usually means both have completed their graduate or professional schooling and intend to keep working in the same metro area for at least that long.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for March 28

    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Oklahoma City building permits for March 28

  • Richard Mize: Life Scents freshens with hot air

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Real Estate Editor Richard Mize’s column.

  • About Space real estate notes for March 28, 2015

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    About Space real estate notes for March 28, 2015

  • Oklahoma Senate committee passes builder registration bill despite doubts

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    More work will have to be done before the Oklahoma Professional Residential and Commercial Builders Registration Act goes much further, according to the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association, which wants the regulation.

  • Oklahoma State Home Builders Association asks lawmakers to oversee builders

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    The Oklahoma Professional Residential and Commercial Builders Registration Act is modeled on the state builders group’s Certified Professional Builder program.

  • State-owned publishing museum in Oklahoma faces pressing problems, goes on market

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    The Oklahoma Historical Society and state Office of Management and Enterprise Services are seeking proposals for rehabilitation of the 50,000-square-foot Oklahoma State Capital Publishing Co. building in Guthrie.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for March 21

    Published: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    Oklahoma City building permits for March 21

  • More than 300 experts featured at OKC Home + Outdoor Living Show

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    The show is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at State Fair Park

  • Oklahoma City's Manchester Green Homes is model for green builders

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    The Oklahoma State Home Builders Association points to Jim Fincher as an example for builders to follow for energy-efficiency, savings — and the planet.

  • Smart Moves: Condo's and condon'ts for young buyers

    by Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    Here are a few pointers for condo buyers:




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