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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • About Space real estate briefs, July 19

    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    About Space real estate briefs, July 19, 2014

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Low U.S. mortgage rates affect homes for sale

    By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Associated Press | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    The average rate on a 30-year mortgage fell below 4 percent in late 2011 and reached a record low level of 3.3 percent in November 2012.

  • Oklahoma About Space real estate briefs, July 12

    Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Oklahoma About Space real estate briefs, July 12

  • Richard Mize: Do-it-yourself disposal swap left me drained

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Real Estate Editor Richard Mize writes about his do-it-yourself disposal swap.

  • 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.

  • Smart Moves: How to plan as widow

    by Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Anyone who loses a spouse is well advised to wait for a time before making a major move.

  • More apartments coming to downtown's Sycamore Square

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Owners plan to add a new building, and convert two-bed units into smaller residences.