• Oklahoma County land sales

    Published: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $28 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.

  • One of downtown Oklahoma City's oldest structures is inhabitable once again

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    The abandoned and crumbling 111-year-old Hotel Marion has been renovated into modern apartments.

  • Oklahoma City-area home sales as warm now as in early 2014, except for Edmond

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Inventory is up, and pendings are piling up, at $300,000 and below in Edmond market area, statistics show.

  • Keller Williams honors Edmond team

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    The team was recognized recently at the Keller Williams annual convention in Orlando, Fla.

  • The Listing of the Week: 16445 Scotland Way, Oklahoma City

    Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    The 4,500-square-foot home at 16445 Scotland Way has four bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, three living rooms, two dining areas and an attached three-car garage.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Rent payments can improve your credit score

    BY KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Young, first-time buyers would greatly benefit by having their rent histories included in credit reports and factored into their scores.

  • Oklahoma City area garden notes for March 7

    Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Oklahoma City area garden notes for March 7

  • Realtors support agent's sign language in Oklahoma

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Courtney Gentry, who is profoundly deaf and unable to hear or speak at any level, is making a career in real estate sales with help from the Oklahoma Association of Realtors, which provided an interpreter for a continuing education course, and her husband, who also knows sign language.

  • Marni Jameson: Move managers help you cut back

    Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    A manager steps in when seniors can’t downsize alone, or would rather not, or when the sorting and moving process gets too contentious, or when adult children live hundreds or thousands of miles away or are otherwise unavailable, said Mary Kay Buysse, executive director for the National Association of Senior Move Managers.

  • Ray Ridlen: Get prepared for spring by soil testing

    By Ray Ridlen | Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Q: I have general questions about soil testing: Why should I soil test? When do I sample? How often do I soil test? How do I take a soil sample? How do I take a soil sample for my garden? My lawn? My field crops? A: Garden: In essence, take 15 to 20 random samples throughout your garden. The number depends on the size of your garden. Samples should be 6 inches deep. You may use a shovel or a soil probe (which may be available from your county extension office). Place the samples in a plastic bucket, mix well and remove 2 cups of soil for us to test. Lawn: In essence, take 15 to 20 random samples throughout your lawn. The number depends on the size of your lawn.

  • The House Detective: Contractor not a true friend

    By Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    DEAR BARRY: I had a so-called friend build my house. What a costly lesson it has been. After moving in, there was one defect after another. It took four months to get him to look at the problems. He fixed a few of them and then stopped returning my calls. The worst thing is a pool of standing water under the house, nearly a foot deep. I’ve contacted the state contractor’s board, but they don’t seem willing to do anything. What should I do? — Cordell DEAR CORDELL: Many people have endured the frustrations of dealing with unqualified and unethical building contractors and then experienced the lack of enforcement by the agencies that should be policing these pros. The first thing you should do is hire the most

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $26 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.

  • Smart Moves: Former rentals can be huge deals

    by Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Steve Israel, the president of a real estate firm that caters to homebuyers, said one strategy is to consider properties that were once rental units but are now up for sale.

  • Richard Mize: My house should get AARP mail

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Aging house feels effects of winter.

  • Rodd Moesel: Time to finish pruning your trees, shrubs

    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    If you go too long without pruning, God provides storms, tornadoes and high winds to provide periodic pruning but these natural forces will not be as selective as you can be with a good saw, loppers and sharp snips.

  • Listing of the week: 1409 NW 188, Oklahoma City

    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Listing of the week: The 5,014-square-foot home at 1409 NW 188 in Oklahoma City has five bedrooms, four baths, four living rooms, two dining rooms and an attached three-car garage.

  • Improving Your Home: Plastic not needed on top of faced insulation

    By Paul Bianchina | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Q: I am redoing my drywall and insulation on the exterior walls of my house. I bought faced insulation and have that installed already. Is it a bad idea to put a layer of plastic sheeting over top of that or not? I’ve heard it both ways and want to know which would be best. A: The facing on the insulation acts as a vapor barrier. No need to add an additional layer of plastic over the faced insulation. Q: I have an older beach condo that is constructed with exterior concrete walls and ceilings. The building will not allow outside dryer vent access. After reading your article, I feel there is no acceptable solution to the dryer vent issue.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for Feb. 28

    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Oklahoma City building permits for Feb. 28

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: Tough stuff advice raises readers' questions

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Following my recent columns on getting rid of tough stuff at home, I answered letters from stirred-up readers.

  • Richard Mize: New home price stats? Pass the salt

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    First, take a grain of salt. Now, an item from The Associated Press: “WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose in December at a faster pace than in November, likely because of a much smaller number of homes for sale.” And an item from the Los Angeles Times: “Home prices climbed 4.6 percent nationwide in the 12 months ending in December, down slightly from the previous month and the slowest pace since 2011 ...” Item, item, schmitem. Smite ’em, I mean. Which is it? “U.S.




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