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  • U.S. home sales increase 2.6 percent in June

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales of existing homes increased 2.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million homes. Sales haven’t been above the 5 million-mark since October.

  • Midwest City family gets donated roof

    By Catherine Sweeney, Business Writer | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Sue Bridges wrote a post on Facebook about not being able to afford a new roof because of her husband’s medical problem. Parker Bros. Roofing and Affordable Contruction Co., two competing contractors based in the Oklahoma City metro area, took on the job for free.

  • Healthy lifestyles driving real estate development, even in Oklahoma City

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    New publications by the Urban Land Institute and the firm formerly known as Ernst & Young outline real estate development projects with a healthy lifestyle focus and the role of infrastructure in meeting millennials’ desire for changes in property and community design. These preferences affect millennials’ decisions in Oklahoma City.

  • Real estate leader completes luxury home marketing training

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Kermit Brown, president and CEO of Churchill Brown & Associates Realtors, recently completed a luxury home marketing training course in Beverly Hills.

  • Smart Moves: Horizontal vs. vertical living

    by Ellen James Martin | Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Homebuyers should carefully evaluate their current and future needs when deciding how many floors they need in a home, as what works for a young couple may prove troublesome for older people.

  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties makes Tulsa-based acquisition

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties has acquired Tulsa-based Prudential Alliance Realty

  • Oklahoma homebuilder serves industry at all levels

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Homebuilder Tony Foust is influencing policies affecting builders from central Oklahoma and all the way to the national stage. Foust, the founder of DaVinci Homes, also will hand over the front door keys to buyers of about 25 custom-built houses this year.

  • Listing of the Week

    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Listing of the Week

  • About Space real estate briefs, July 19

    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    About Space real estate briefs, July 19, 2014

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $21 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.

  • House Plan: The Pinedale

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    House Plan: The Pinedale

  • Average U.S. mortgage rates dip slightly

    By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer, AP Economics Writer | Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Mortgage company Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the nationwide average for a 30-year loan dropped to 4.13 percent, down from 4.15 percent last week.

  • Innovative brainstorming sessions could produce a new type of development along Oklahoma River

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Developers of The Wheeler District are accepting ideas from many on the shape the neighborhood will take.

  • Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office presents awards

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    The Oklahoma Historical Society’s State Historic Preservation Office presented the Shirk Memorial Award for Historic Preservation and the 2014 Citations of Merit at the recent annual statewide preservation conference held in Norman.

  • The Listing of the Week: 4 Summit Road, Guthrie

    Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    The 3,506-square-foot home has three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, two living rooms, two dining rooms and an attached two-car garage.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: A tracker for housing-price trends

    By KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    The new house-specific indexes for consumers will offer graphic displays of how prices on individual homes have moved — up, down, sideways — over a period of recent years in relation to an index.

  • Improving Your Home: Universal shower trim a great remodeling solution

    by Paul Bianchina | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    You’ve been looking at that outdated, 1980s trim in the bathtub or the shower. It’s water-spotted, it's got a yellowed plastic handle, and it’s really standing out against all the other remodeling and freshening up you’re doing — or at least planning — for your bathroom. But replacing the old trim means you’ll need to tear into the wall and replace the entire valve assembly as well, right? Not necessarily. There’s a nifty little kit on the market made by plumbing fixture manufacturer Pfister, called the Pfister Universal Tub Shower Trim Kit. It’s actually a very well thought out kit, and it might be just what you need to update your tub-shower trim without expensive replacement of the entire valve

  • Oklahoma City building permits for July 12

    Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Oklahoma City CGA Construction LLC, 16829 Little Leaf Lane, residence, erect, $452,000. Grapevine Homes LLC, 328 NW 154, residence, erect, $450,000. Dodson Custom Homes 1 LLC, 10517 Concord Drive, residence, erect, $370,100. The Roberts Group, 16405 Scotland Way, residence, erect, $365,000. Dodson Custom Homes 1 LLC, 6109 NE 103 Court, residence, erect, $308,100. Cobanks Construction Inc., 8512 NW 126, residence, erect, $305,000. Shellback General Contracting, 301 N Harvey Ave., office, remodel, $300,000. Tim Hughes Custom Homes LLC, 15708 Cambria Court, residence, erect, $275,000. Taber Built Homes LLC, 9901 NW 141, residence, erect, $258,000. Ron James Designer Homes LLC, 8728

  • Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma promotes sustainable neighborhoods

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Commitments to “greener, cleaner” living are what the Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma is promoting this summer, programs director Jennifer Meckling said.

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: Decorating from a Distance

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    So sight — and site — unseen, with no more than a handful of photos on a cellphone, I help them cobble together a look.