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  • Oklahoma business briefs

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Oklahoma business briefs

  • New exemption to benefit property owners in Oklahoma

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Attorney Stephen Schuller, of GableGotwals discusses new property tax exemption for expenditures for repairs of damage from storms, tornadoes, fires and other disasters.

  • Richard Mize: Builders dig for licensing, get no worms

    RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Richard Mize: Builders dig for licensing, get no worms

  • Norman couple rescues Spanish Mission Revival-style house

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Oklahoma’s State Historic Preservation Office presents Norman couple a Certificate of Merit for work to rescue a Spanish Mission Revival-style house.

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    Updated: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $84 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.

  • Oklahoma homebuilders, weary of fly-by-nights, explore state licensing

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    Leaders of the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association tell the House Economic Development and Financial Services Committee why and how builders should be registered or licensed.

  • Affordable housing draws middle class to inland cities, like Oklahoma City

    Published: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The country’s fastest-growing cities are now those where housing is more affordable than average, a decisive reversal from the early years of the millennium, when easy credit allowed cities to grow without regard to housing cost and when the fastest-growing cities had housing that was less affordable than the national average, says The New York Times. Rising rents and the difficulty of securing a mortgage on the coasts have proved a boon to inland cities that offer the middle class a firmer footing and an easier life. In the eternal competition among urban centers, the shift has produced some new winners. Oklahoma City, for example, has outpaced most other cities in growth since 2011, becoming the 12th-fastest-growing city last year. It has also won over a coveted demographic, young adults age 25 to 34, going from a net loss of millennials to a net gain. Other affordable cities that have jumped in the growth rankings include several in Texas, including El Paso and San Antonio, as well as Columbus, Ohio, and Little Rock, Ark.

  • The Listing of the Week: 10609 Waterside Drive, Oklahoma City

    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    The 2,696-square-foot home has three bedrooms, two baths, one living room, a formal dining room and an attached three-car garage.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Getting past credit score logjam

    By KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    Though credit scores represent just one factor that lenders use in determining whether to grant an applicant a mortgage, today’s average scores are far above historical norms and represent a high hurdle for many would-be purchasers — especially first-time, minority and moderate-income buyers.

  • Southwest Showcase of Homes reaches final weekend in south Oklahoma City and Moore

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    Southwest Showcase of Homes wraps up this weekend with 24 homes to tour in south Oklahoma City and Moore.

  • Rodd Moesel: Oklahoma needs a crape myrtle festival

    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    Crape myrtle should be the state shrub

  • Improving Your Home: Tracking down property lines and historic use

    By Paul Bianchina | Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    If you need to get an accurate set of boundaries for the property, you need to contact a surveyor.

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: Decorating by the numbers

    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    In nature, we see the proportionally progressive spiral in a nautilus shell, a hurricane, and a galaxy. It shows up in the seed pattern in the center of a sunflower, the pattern on a pine cone, the curl of an ocean wave and the unfurling tip of a fern

  • Oklahoma real estate notes for Aug. 2

    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    Oklahoma real estate notes for Aug. 2, 2014.

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $47 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.

  • The House Detective: Rusty furnace worries homeowner

    By Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    DEAR BARRY: Our forced-air furnace is about 20 years old. We maintain it regularly, and it works fine. But a heating contractor noticed rust flakes in the heat exchanger and said further deterioration could allow deadly carbon monoxide into our home. He recommended replacing the furnace, but that’s a big expense, and we'd like to put off until next year, if possible. Do you think that waiting is too risky? — Cathy DEAR CATHY: Gambling your family’s safety against the expense of a new furnace is a risky business. Therefore, a definite determination of the condition of your furnace is vital. If the heat exchanger has any rust holes or cracks, the furnace could emit deadly carbon monoxide into your home.

  • Richard Mize: Big ol' boy just floored by door war

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    Real Estate Editor Richard Mize is floored by small doors on home’s bathroom and closets.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for Aug. 2

    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    Oklahoma City Trinity Group Architects, 4101 SW 134, bank, erect, $1,600,000. Wynn Construction Co. Inc., 5100 N Classen Blvd., office, remodel, $1,000,000. Martin K. Eby Construction, 6005 S Air Depot Blvd., office, remodel, $882,000. Bridgeway Estates LLC, 17809 Blue Heron Court, residence, erect, $600,000. Poff (Doug) Homes, 7412 E Britton Road, residence, erect, $577,000. RBR Capital LLC, doing business as Ross Flinton Homes, 3017 NW 157, residence, erect, $564,550. Poff (Doug) Homes, 9216 NW 99, residence, erect, $468,000. Lemuel D. and Julie Workman, 9801 N MacArthur Blvd., residence, erect, $450,000. Blackrock Homes LLC, 9304 NW 94 Circle, residence, erect, $370,000.

  • Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

    By MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Internet lures people who are browsing for their next homes.

  • Homebuilding slows, sales jump in Oklahoma City area

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    The construction slowdown would be steeper without continued rebuilding from the May 20, 2013, tornado in Moore and south Oklahoma City.