• The Pereza keeps people connected

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    The Pereza keeps people connected

  • Oklahoma City building permits

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Oklahoma City building permits

  • Home and garden calendar

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Home and garden calendar

  • Edmond home features a gourmet kitchen

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    June 20 Listing of the Week

  • Housing and heav'n on Twitter

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Looking online for real estate information in Oklahoma.

  • Finding a way to fix a reverse mortgage trap

    Kenneth R. Harney Kenharney@earthlink.net Washington Post Writers Group | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    On June 12, HUD changed its policy and told loan servicers that instead of foreclosing on non-borrower surviving spouses with reverse mortgages, they could assign the loan back to HUD and make a claim for monies owed against the agency’s FHA insurance fund.

  • Down payment help lines up home for first-time buyer

    BY TIM FALL For The Oklahoman trfall@gmail.com | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Good financing helps young professional find home in Norman.

  • Richard Mize: New mortgage regs delayed

    Richard Mize | Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Thanks to mortgage lender Glenn Reynolds of Arvest Bank for keeping me up to date on this. WASHINGTON — After months of declining industry and congressional pleas to delay an impending rule combining two mortgage disclosure regimes, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday announced a two-month delay due to an "administrative error." Read all about it from National Mortgage News. Read my own take on the pending regs here: The traditional 30-day contract to buy a house is probably going the way of the handshake deal — or will be by this fall — because of big changes coming in mortgage loan disclosure rules.

  • Richard Mize: See water behave

    Richard Mize | Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    If you want a soothing reminder that water does not always run amok and flood, you can see some nice, cool, well-behaved water this weekend. More than 20 decorative ponds, gardens and water features will be open for touring across the metro area Saturday and Sunday in the 29th annual Water Garden Tour. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. To accommodate night viewing on Saturday select homes will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m. The tour cost of $5 includes a tour with maps, directions to the homes and descriptions of the water features. Ticket information is below.

  • Downtowners enjoy busy month of activities in Oklahoma City

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Long gone are the days when people could say of downtown Oklahoma City, “It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.”

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    Published: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    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.

  • Oklahoma real estate briefs, June 13

    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    About Space: Oklahoma real estate news briefs for June 13, 2015.

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: House hunting in the hypothetical

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    When buying a house, start by asking yourself some soul-searching questions.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Insider's guide to housing marketplace

    BY KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Given the report’s emphasis on the threats to traditional brokerages posed by innovative, tech-driven alternatives now growing in the market, check out their discount pricing, whether for a sale or purchase. But don’t assume that cheaper is always better.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for June 13

    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Oklahoma City Grace Contracting LLC, 8800 N Interstate 35 Service Road, automotive sales, erect, $2,000,000. CMS Willowbrook, 4901 S Bryant Ave., school, remodel, $1,000,000. Dave Zimmer, 209 Outlet Shoppes Drive, restaurant, erect, $950,000. Smith & Pickel, 2501 N Blackwelder Ave., school, remodel, $900,000. David Williams Contracting Inc., 12329 SE 119, residence, erect, $700,000. City of Oklahoma City, 1621 S Portland Ave., public building, erect, $700,000. Bear Creek Homes LLC, 15205 Kestral Lake Drive, residence, erect, $522,000. Integrity Fine Homes LLC, 12317 Carriage Way, residence, erect, $500,000. Smith Design Co., 1209 NW 17, apartment, fire restoration, $500,000.

  • Listing of the Week: 1617 Sunset Lane, Oklahoma City

    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    The 3,588-square-foot home at 1617 Sunset Lane has three bedrooms, two baths, one half-bath, two living rooms, a study, two dining areas and an attached two-car garage.

  • Help Oklahoma City fight mosquitoes by reporting standing water

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, and draining or treating the water before larvae develop is the most efficient way to battle them.

  • Jury awards Oklahoma man $6 million in asbestos lawsuit

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Michael D. Galier, 51, of Moore, OK, filed the product liability lawsuit in 2012 after he was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. A jury found for him in his claims against Murco Wall Products of Fort Worth, Texas, and Welco Manufacturing Co. of North Kansas City, Mo.

  • The House Detective: Home inspector caused water damage

    By Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    The inspector has an ethical responsibility, as a professional, to own the consequences of his inspection and pay for the damaged flooring.

  • Smart Moves: Enhancing the appeal of a vacant home

    By Ellen James Martin | Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    It’s usually wise for the sellers of a vacant home to spend a few thousand dollars on cosmetic upgrades.