• The Nation's Housing Column: That new car could drag down your housing options

    BY KENNETH R. HARNEY The Washington Post Writers Group | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    Before signing up for a hefty loan on that new car, take a hard, sober look at the impact it will have on your debt-to-income ratio.

  • Richard Mize: About those homes raffled by St. Jude

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    I always figured I’d sell it if I won it, which I won’t because The Oklahoman is one of the sponsors of the mostly annual fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  • Smart Moves: Tips on cleaning your home office

    By Ellen James Martin | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    The problem for home sellers is that any kind of clutter, including papers, makes a home look untidy. That can cause visitors to conclude that a property has more issues than meet the eye.

  • Listing of the Week: 300 NW 16, Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    The 4,268-square-foot home at 300 NW 16 has three bedrooms, three baths, one half-bath, two living rooms, two dining rooms and a detached two-car garage. The living room has a fireplace. The study has a fireplace and built-in bookcase. The formal dining room has a bay window.

  • The ‘Profit Doctor’ to make ‘house’ call at Building Summit

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    The 2015 Oklahoma Building Summit & Expo will be Aug. 26-27 at Cox Convention Center.

  • State health official heals historic home in Oklahoma City

    BY TIM FALL For The Oklahoman trfall@gmail.com | Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    The house at 708 NE 21 recently was recognized by the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office for the extensive rehabilitation work undertaken by its owner, Terry Cline, commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Health and state Secretary of Health and Human Services.

  • OKC Beautiful’s Gardening Tip of the Month: 'Rose of Sharon' is great for OKC’s climate

    Carla Sharpe mug | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    The shrub will grow well in full sun or partial shade. These carefree plants are a great addition to the summer garden.

  • House Plan: Vacation home can be used year-round

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    The Arden's kitchen, utility room and great room-nook are every bit as spacious and well appointed as those found in many primary residences.

  • Millennials want to walk, prefer short commute

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    The 2015 National Community and Transportation Preference Survey found that millennials surveyed, those aged 18 to 34, prefer walking as a mode of transportation by 12 percentage points over driving.

  • Marni Jameson: Recover or replace? What to do with tired furniture

    Marni Jameson | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    Here's a list of considerations before showing a piece of upholstered furniture the door.

  • Summertime is flirting with us

    By Rodd Moesel  | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    Some people refer to fall vegetable gardening as second-chance gardening as it is the second major vegetable season of the calendar year.

  • Countertop comparison: granite vs. quartz

    By Paul Bianchina  | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    Both are excellent choices, so before you call out the fabricators, let’s take a closer look at both of them.

  • Home inspector makes big mistake

    By  Barry Stone  | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    According to his inspection report, the “gas furnace” was in “good” condition. It turns out that we have an electric heat pump, not a gas furnace, and the system is totally inoperative and in need of total replacement.

  • About space

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Aug 8, 2015

    Oklahoma real estate briefs, Aug. 8, 2015

  • Listing of the Week: 600 Citation Drive, Edmond

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 7, 2015

    The 4,410-square-foot home at 600 Citation Drive has four bedrooms, two half-baths, four living rooms, two dining areas and an attached three-car garage.

  • The Plainview has Mediterranean flavor

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 7, 2015

    The open floor plan makes the home easily adaptable for wheelchair accessibility.

  • Deciphering my Edmond bill: utility futility

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Aug 7, 2015

    It’s like a spread sheet married a ouija board and they had a devil baby.

  • Sellers, buyers, Realtors love green, green grass of homes

    BY TIM FALL For The Oklahoman trfall@gmail.com | Updated: Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    The statewide average rainfall in July was 3.01 inches above normal, keeping 2015 in the lead as the wettest year to date since records have been kept.The results: riotously colorful flower beds, leafy overhead canopies and lawns the emerald green of fairways at Oak Tree National Golf Club.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Helping underwater homeowners move on

    By KENNETH R. HARNEY The Washington Post Writers Group | Updated: Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    Underwater owners have to be able to pass all the standard tests to qualify for a new mortgage: credit, debt-to-income ratios that include car payments plus payments on both the old and new mortgages, as well as at least a couple of months of reserves. They also need to be prepared to handle the duties of being a landlord, collecting rents and managing the property.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for Aug. 8

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 7, 2015

    Oklahoma City RBA Architects, 6200 W Memorial Road, shell building, erect, $1,450,000. The McKinney Partnership Architects, 6300 Waterford Blvd., hotel-motel, remodel, $950,000. No name provided, 25 NE 36, shell building, erect, $900,000. Lady di Food Groups Holding LLC, 6017 W Reno Ave., restaurant, erect, $750,000. Silvergate Construction Inc., 10421  Valley Crossing Drive, residence, erect, $624,000. Stellar Construction, 8720 SW 107, residence, erect, $567,932. League Custom Homes, 317  Old Home Place, residence, erect, $400,000. League Custom Homes, 13120 NW 2, residence, erect, $395,000. Todd Cooper Homes Inc., 10017 NW 95 Court, residence, erect, $390,000.




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