• Smart Moves: The delicate art of counteroffers

    By Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Sellers can often shape an offer to their liking, without pushing so hard as to alienate prospective buyers.

  • Inasmuch Foundation gives nearly $6 million to Oklahoma organizations

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    The Inasmuch Foundation on Friday announced the distribution of $5.79 million in grants to 28 organizations, all serving Oklahoma communities.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Unleashing the red-hot condo market

    BY KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Demand for condominium units is rising in many urban areas nationwide, yet mortgage financing is getting squeezed for entry-level condo buyers by a key federal agency.

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: Guest houses spark lofty ideas

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    I have great plans for the small (500-square-foot), one-bedroom loft apartment, nestled among treetops above the detached garage.

  • Oklahoma City home and garden notes

    Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Saturday, Nov. 8.

  • Ideal Homes creates two plans for multigenerational families in Oklahoma

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Norman-based Ideal Homes adjusted the layout and flow of popular models, adding a second master suite. This allows additional adults to share the home privately and comfortably, yet fully integrated with family life.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for Nov. 8

    Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Oklahoma City Concrete Enterprises Inc., 1611 SE Grand Blvd., manufacturing, erect, $3,500,000. BRR Architecture, 4300 W Interstate 40 Service Road, hotel-motel, erect, $3,200,000. Smith & Pickel, 911 NW 67, recreation center, erect, $3,000,000. Charles Webb, 3031 SW 104, church, add-on, $1,355,520. Fairview IV LLC, 1509 NW 158 Terrace, residence, erect, $750,000. Allenstyle Homes LLC, 8525 SW 54, residence, erect, $578,550. Clayburn Construction Development Co., 15708 Val Court, residence, erect, $500,000. Integrity Fine Homes LLC, 15701 James Thomas Court, residence, erect, $410,000. Avalon Homes & Properties LLC, 5830 S Hiwassee Road, residence, erect, $385,000.

  • Financial aid is available to OKC homeowners to aid repair from May 2013 storms

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    The financial assistance can help replace roofs, windows, fencing, floors and more and is available to homeowners who qualify based on household income.

  • Carpentry class at Moore Norman Technology Center fills national need

    By Anna Trowbridge, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    The Moore Norman Technology Center’s carpentry class provides much-needed skilled workers for the construction industry.

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $19 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.

  • A new vision for the Great Plains: the moving 'Meridian of Fertility'

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Here’s hoping Reid Fellenbaum’s “Meridian of Fertility” doesn’t get the same reception that Frank and Deborah Popper’s “Buffalo Commons” got a generation ago by daring to peer into the future of the Great Plains.

  • Access Midstream donates 50 trees to Classen-Ten-Penn neighborhood

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Access Midstream employees planted Shumard oak, Chinquapin oak, cedar elm and Chinese pistache trees as part of the city’s NeighborWoods program.

  • Richard Mize: Junk haulers making tracks in Oklahoma neighborhoods

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Maybe if people could move like they used to, the stuff wouldn’t pile up.

  • Smart Moves: Pointers for downsizing retirees

    by Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Although many seniors downsize out of necessity, others do so by choice. These are people with long-postponed passions they wish to fulfill. By simplifying on the home front, they hope to increase their time and energy for higher goals.

  • California investor buys Tulsa-area mobile park

    Published: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    Park Street Partners says it aims to turn renters into owners.

  • Development appears aimed at edge of planned Core to Shore project

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    Impact of major MAPS proposal becoming clearer on Oklahoma City development projects.

  • Oklahoma builders taking to aging-in-place, universal design

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    Making homes user friendly for all ages is the aim of the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist training and designation of the National Association of Home Builders.

  • No nightmares in Oklahoma City street names

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    Horror film star Freddy Krueger, the evil slasher from “Nightmare on Elm Street,” would become lost trying to find that street in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes

    Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Saturday, Nov. 1.

  • The upside to downsizing

    by Ellen James Martin | Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Homeowners who cope best with the anticipated loss of a home are those who move forward decisively toward a sale rather than waiting until mortgage payments are late and foreclosure looms.