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  • Smart Moves: Selling on lots big and small

    By Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Many current homebuyers want the best of both worlds — the convenience of in-town living along with a patch of ground they can call their own.

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $90 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for Sept. 13

    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Oklahoma City Bockus Payne Associates Architects, 12777 N Rockwell Ave., school, remodel, $3,250,000. Maccini Construction Co., 14809 Gaillardia Lane, residence, erect, $1,375,000. Patricia Hill-Adams Hill Development Consulting, 208 S Council Road, restaurant, erect, $750,000. The Roberts Group, 16421 Scotland Way, residence, erect, $650,000. Onpoint Construction, 8815 Legacy Crossing Drive, residence, erect, $600,000. Chad Hemphill Construction LLC, 15604 Via Sierra, residence, erect, $550,000. Meycon Construction, 2936 SW 59, recreation center, remodel, $450,000. Meycon Construction, 2936 SW 59, recreation center, remodel, $450,000. Certis Construction LLC, 12401 N MacArthur Blvd.,

  • Richard Mize: Older adults' housing needs call for revival

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Older adults’ housing needs call for revival.

  • Rod Moesel: Fall brings gardening opportunities

    By Rod Moesel | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Now is a great time to plant all the seasonal color for fall including hardy mums, pansies, asters, flowering kale and cabbage.

  • OKC businessman Meinders buys 'trophy asset' in Oklahoma City's Deep Deuce

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Businessman Bob Meinders turned in the winning bid for Deep Deuce’s Clark Building, which has been renovated into one of the most luxurious homes in Oklahoma City.

  • More tax credits coming for some real estate investors

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Arledge & Associates accountant Amy Engelbert discusses the benefits of the Oklahoma Affordable Housing Tax Credit program, which excludes Oklahoma, Cleveland and Tulsa counties.

  • Marni Jameson: How to take your decor from country comfort to city chic

    By Marni Jameson, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Design expert Christopher Grubb says you can create a great urban space with traditional furniture. The trick is to add a few contemporary moves to create a look he calls transitional.

  • OKC Beautiful: Favorite early-blooming bulbs

    By Carla Sharpe | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Though not as spectacular as the large flowering tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, the early bloomers will be welcomed because they offer color until the blooming explosion later.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for Sept. 6

    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Oklahoma City building permits for Sept. 6

  • The Listing of the Week: 3200 Sycamore Drive, Moore

    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    The Listing of the Week is a former entry in the Southwest Showcase of Homes in Moore. The 2,391-square-foot home has a storm shelter, three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a living room, theater room, study, two dining areas and an attached three-car garage.

  • Oklahoma City foreclosure specialist is a national leader

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    REAL Trends and The Wall Street Journal named Oklahoma City foreclosure specialist Mary Berry No. 12 in the nation on their “Top Thousand” list for 2013 in the category “America’s Top 250 Individual Sales Professionals — Transaction Sides.”

  • The Nation's Housing Column: A policy switch at FHA may help home sellers

    By KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    The National Association of Realtors, which had railed against FHA’s policy for more than a decade, estimated that during 2003 alone, sellers and refinancers were forced to pay nearly $690 million in extra interest charges.

  • First Fidelity to conduct homebuying seminar

    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Sept. 18 class will explain the phases of purchasing a home.

  • Oklahoma City to award $2,500 storm shelter rebates to 830 homeowners

    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Apply through Sept. 30 at www.okc.gov

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $65 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.

  • Smart Moves: Selecting a more functional house

    By Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    John Rygiol, a real estate broker since 1971, said it’s wise for all buyers to define their search criteria thoughtfully rather than simply visiting an indefinite number of properties.

  • The House Detective: Basics of maintaining a septic system

    by Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    DEAR BARRY: I have some questions about maintaining a septic tank. Someone told me to have my tank pumped every one to two years. Someone else said, “If it ain't broke, don't fix it.” I’ve also been told that pumping can disturb the solids, causing them to seep into the leach lines and clog the system. My system is 12 years old and has never been pumped. What is your advice? — Ken DEAR KEN: There are differing views about how often to pump a septic system. One-to-two years is a needless waste of money. Every five years is a more reasonable routine. If the bacterial environment in the tank is good, solids should continue to decompose, even if you wait an extra year or two.

  • Richard Mize: No barriers to recycling in Edmond

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Real Estate Editor Richard Mize finds no barriers to recycling in Edmond.

  • Ray Ridlen: Growing turfgrass in shade

    By Ray Ridlen | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Turfgrass growing in shade generally requires less total nitrogen than grass in full sunlight. However, late-fall fertilization of cool-season grasses is extremely beneficial in shaded environments.