• God's Country staked out on Facebook

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The devil runs loose in Sequoyah County sometimes, but it's God's Country. Announcing that to the world via Facebook seemed like the thing to do.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for July 25

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Oklahoma City Cornerstone Architecture, 3300 NE 23, church, erect, $2,000,000. BRR Architecture, 13503 S Santa Fe Ave., retail sales, erect, $1,850,000. Quigley (Jim) Custom Homes LLC, 1508 NW 158 Terrace, residence, erect, $850,000. BRR Architecture, 13505 S Santa Fe Ave., canopy-carport, erect, $800,000. BRR Architecture, 13505 S Santa Fe Ave., retail sales, erect, $800,000. Pillar Contracting Inc., 12117  Slash Pine Drive, residence, erect, $600,000. Capstone Construction Services LLC, 3500 N Santa Fe Ave., office-warehouse, remodel, $600,000. Smith & Pickel, 3503 NW 63, office, remodel, $500,000. Seagull Homes, 15308  Kestral Lake Drive, residence, erect,

  • Oklahoma Historical Society's Overholser Mansion gets facelift

    BY TIM FALL For The Oklahoman trfall@gmail.com | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City recently completed a seven-year fundraising and renovation project that addressed the exterior of the landmark. The mansion is owned by the Oklahoma Historical Society.

  • Listing of the Week: 10908 Blue Stem West Road, northwest Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The 3,990-square-foot home at 10908 Blue Stem West Road has three bedrooms, three baths, one half-bath, three living rooms, two dining areas, a game room, safe room and an attached, three-car, rear-entry garage.

  • All the Home’s a Stage Part 11: Clearing a house, closing a chapter

    By MARNI JAMESON | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Though DC had handed down truckloads of furniture to his grown kids, the house still had layers of past life crammed to the rafters and studs. I’m always amazed at how a family home can continue to cough up its contents for days like a kid with the croup.

  • The House Detective: Repairing leaky pipes with epoxy

    The House Detective by Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Its use is still subject to debate among plumbing professionals, but many plumbing systems where epoxy coating has been used have withstood the test of time.

  • What controls the speed of home sales?

    By KENNETH R. HARNEY The Washington Post Writers Group | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    According to realty brokerage Redfin, the median time on market dipped to just 26 days during June — the shortest time on record for its database — with houses in some markets moving from listing to contract in 11 days or less.

  • Tips on choosing between one- and two-story house

    By Ellen James Martin | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Mark Nash, a longtime real estate broker and author of "1001 Tips for Buying and Selling a Home," said homebuyers who have mixed feelings about housing styles should make sure they visit at least two horizontal properties and two vertical ones.

  • Seiridium cankers take toll on trees

    By Ray Ridlen | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    On larger trees, death of the tree may take several years. Symptoms can be more severe in trees already stressed by drought or lack of available nutrients.

  • Millennials Who Are Thriving Financially Have One Thing in Common … Rich parents.

    Published: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Millions of America’s young people are really struggling financially. Around 30 percent are living with their parents, and many others are coping with stagnant wages, underemployment, and sky-high rent. And then there are those who are doing just great—owning a house, buying a car, and consistently putting money away for retirement. These, however, are not your run-of-the-mill Millennials. Nope. These Millennials have something very special: rich parents.

  • Historic property decisions are more than matter of good taste

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    Reviewing nominations for the National Register of Historic Places were committee members Arn Henderson, architectural historian and professor emeritus of architecture at the University of Oklahoma, chairman; Ron Frantz, licensed architect specializing in historic preservation, associate professor at OU and director of Great Plains Studios, a part of OU's Institute for Quality Communities; and Charles Wallis Jr., historical archeologist with the State Historic Preservation Office.

  • Oklahoma county land sales

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $55 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.

  • The ‘Profit Doctor’ is making a house call

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Charles C. Shinn, Jr., known as the “Profit Doctor,” will kick off the 2015 Oklahoma Building Summit & Expo at 8 a.m. Aug. 26. Shinn also will lead two workshops on business management during the day's breakout sessions.

  • 1980s radio comes in on St. Jude

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    The St. Jude Dream Home fundraiser reminds me of my good friend Mark Adams, who played a part in one of the earliest St. Jude radiothons.

  • Aging and disability home modification specialists to offer free consultation

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Kendra Orcutt and Jeri McKenzie will discuss home modifications and possible funding sources at a reception July 30.

  • Oklahoma City builder presents second St. Jude Dream Home

    BY TIM FALL For The Oklahoman trfall@gmail.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    It's the second time in three years that TimberCraft, 510 E Memorial, has called on its network of suppliers and craftspeople to collaborate on a custom home built to benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

  • Landscape contest to award $150 for first place

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    The competition is open to anyone who receives a residential city of Oklahoma City water bill, including residents of The Village and Warr Acres. You can also nominate family, friends and neighbors with beautiful, water-wise landscapes.

  • There's still time to plant flowers, vegetables

    By Rodd Moesel | Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    This year we have had to do remarkably little watering compared to normal as Mother Nature has been handling most of the watering responsibilities.

  • All the Home’s a Stage Part 10: Blending households — mergers and acquisitions

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    While you’re trying to blend decorating styles, you’re really trying to blend two lives.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for July 18

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Oklahoma City Manhattan Construction Co., 605 N Tulsa Ave., office-warehouse, erect, $9,359,420. Manhattan Construction Co., 605 N Tulsa Ave., office-warehouse, erect, $9,359,420. City of Oklahoma City, 3827 W Hefner Road, storage, erect, $6,000,000. City of Oklahoma City, 3827 W Hefner Road, equipment, install, $3,000,000. City of Oklahoma City, 3827 W Hefner Road, public building, erect, $2,000,000. Smith & Pickel Construction Inc., 2100 NE 52, canopy-carport, erect, $1,600,000. Continental 292 Fund LLC, 9900 S May Ave., apartment, erect, $1,423,441. Shiloh Enterprises Inc., 12200 Ashford Drive, medical clinic-office, erect, $1,200,000. Continental 292 Fund LLC, 9900




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