• New development will bring thousands of new workers to northeast OKC

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    New office, industrial and medical development on the east side of Interstate 235 between Britton Road and Wilshire Boulevard over the next few years is estimated to bring more than 2,000 new employees to northeast Oklahoma City.

  • No legal pot, no property worries in Oklahoma

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    In Oklahoma, marijuana is still illegal, and probably destined to stay illegal here for a long, long time, despite the hopes and goals of proponents of decriminalizing it. Might as well worry about air rights over Bricktown when pigs fly.

  • The Listing of the Week: 1216 NW 190 Place, Oklahoma City

    Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    The 2,248-square-foot home at 1216 NW 190 Place has four bedrooms, two baths, one half-bath, one living room, a formal dining room, an office and attached two-car garage.

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: Home ownership: It's not all about the money

    Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    The numbers are in, and once again, real estate data crunchers conclude: It’s cheaper to own than to rent — 38 percent cheaper, to be exact, according to a third-quarter report just out from Trulia, an online residential real estate site. And once again, having been a renter for the past three years, I am on the wrong side of that statistic. What’s more, the benefits of ownership are getting better. This time last year, owning a home was 35 percent cheaper than renting, the report said. The 3-percent bump for owners is due to fixed-rate mortgages dropping and rents rising faster than home prices, according to Jed Kolko, chief economist at Trulia, who got his Ph.D. from Harvard in economics, so I am taking his word for

  • Thanksgiving means dining, not a room

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Traditional home design usually called for a dedicated dining room space, but builders today, including in Oklahoma, are designing houses to fit with new attitudes among homeowners about dining rooms.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: FHA tightens reverse mortgage rules

    BY KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Bottom line: Maybe for the long run it’s more responsible for borrowers — and the taxpayers who pick up the bills — if the government restricts reverse mortgages to people who can actually handle them and stay out of foreclosure.

  • Richard Mize: Taking one toke over the property line

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    In states that have legalized marijuana, whether for medical or recreational use, that new right intersects with property rights and has implications for buyers, sellers, landlords and renters.

  • Land Sales

    Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Land sales Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $54 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 GIJV OKC3 LLC from RREEF America REIT II Corp. AAAA, 3601 Thomas Road, $7,810,000. GIJV OKC1 LLC from RREEF America REIT II Corp. AAAA,4020 100 Will Rogers Parkway and 4020 Will Rogers Parkway, No. 900, $3,560,000. GIJV OKC1 LLC from RREEF America REIT II Corp. AAAA, 1101 Metropolitan Ave, and 4220, 4224, 4228, 4230-A, 4230-B and 4232 Charter Ave., $3,370,000. GIJV OKC1 LLC from RREEF America REIT II Corp. AAAA, 4100 Will Rogers Parkway, Nos. 100, 200, 300, 500, 600, 700, 900, 950 and 1000,

  • Oklahoma City building permits for Nov. 22

    Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Oklahoma City Gibbs Construction Inc., 17400 Hawks View Court, residence, erect, $1,600,000. Clark Construction, 11300 Partnership Drive, warehouse, remodel, $1,300,000. Johnston Builders LLC, 1024 E Britton Road, shell building, erect, $1,000,000. Trinity Interiors, 1332 SW 89, office, erect, $856,710. Garry Jewell, 5016 S Pennsylvania Ave., school, move-on, $600,000. Garry Jewell, 500 SW Grand Blvd., school, move-on, $600,000. Clyde Riggs Construction, 501 NE 122, office, remodel, $545,300. Kristopher Chilcutt, 201 NW 152, residence, erect, $400,000. Saratoga Roofing & Construction, 15705 Cambria Court, residence, erect, $375,000. Hawes Brothers Construction & Design

  • Aging with class: Oklahoma homebuilders teach aging-in-place principles

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    With 10,000 baby boomers hitting 65 every day, the National Association of Home Builders is helping standardize the industry’s response with training for its Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist designation.

  • Aging-in-place can mean aging with grace in Oklahoma

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Real Estate Editor Richard Mize studies for the National Association of Home Builders’ Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist designation.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for Nov. 15

    Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Oklahoma City SGA Design Group, 1200 W Memorial Road, retail sales, erect, $12,150,000. 9000 Broadway LLC, 9000 Broadway Extension, parking, erect, $10,000,000. No name provided, 11400 N Interstate 35 Service Road, shell building, erect, $4,000,000. No name provided, 12000 N MacArthur Blvd., nursing home, erect, $1,250,000. Capstone Construction Services, 6001 S Air Depot Blvd., parking, install, $1,000,000. Jim Thompson, 13511 Highland Park Blvd., hotel-motel, remodel, $850,000. Fuller Miller Construction, 5200 S Hattie Ave., warehouse, erect, $810,000. Fuller Miller Construction, 5200 S Hattie Ave., warehouse, erect, $810,000. Bob Montgomery Properties LLC, 8357 NW 134 Terrace,

  • The Listing of the Week: 1716 NW 193 Circle

    Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    The 3,948-square-foot home at 1716 NW 193 Circle has four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, four living rooms, two dining areas and an attached three-car garage.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Still twisting in tax limbo

    BY KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    The issue before Congress is whether to extend for one more year a temporary tax relief provision expressly designed for homeowners

  • 'Micro-community' provides developer 'perfect canvas' in northwest Oklahoma City

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    An urban infill project provides developer David Wanzer a perfect canvas in northwest Oklahoma City

  • Ray Ridlen: How to deal with all those falling leaves

    By Ray Ridlen | Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    The most fun thing to do is to rake them into big piles for the kids to jump into and scatter around again. At least it’s the most fun for the kids! Least enjoyable is raking and bagging them.

  • The House Detective: Home inspector overlooks furnace recall

    By Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Recall notices for Consolidated furnaces and the fire hazards associated with these furnaces were widely publicized and were frequently discussed among members of the home inspection profession.

  • Oklahoma bank receives award for homebuying program

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    The Mortgage Banking Division of Republic Bank & Trust has been recognized by the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency a 2014 Diamond Award for the bank’s participation in the OHFA Advantage Homebuyer Program.

  • Richard Mize: Drone use is still up in the air

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Realtors took up the issue at the recent National Association of Realtors annual convention in New Orleans

  • Land Sales

    Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Land sales Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $33 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 Sabra Health Care Holdings III LLC from Portland Realty LLC, 6312 N Portland Ave., $25,500,000. Preetika LLC from Mita Investments LLC, 2020 NW 150, Units A and B, $1,800,000. $999,999 to $300,000 Kyle R. Koontz and Natalie S. Koontz from Charles A. Byrd and Julie Byrd, 3317 NW 175, $700,000. Rich Dequasie from Terrell F. Wafford, Michael H. Wafford, Pamela K. Dolly and Rebecca S. Perdue, trustees of the Francis and Frances Wafford Revocable Trust Agreement, 930 S Triple X Road,