‘House of Hope' open house is set
YUKON — Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association Inc. and the Oklahoma Home Builders Foundation will hold an open house for the annual “House of Hope” from 1 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14. The “House of Hope” was built by Carolyn Schluter of Raymond Homes. The home is at 3504 Sagebrush in the Raywood Manor addition in Yukon.
Proceeds from the home will be presented to the Oklahoma Home Builders Foundation, which helps children's charities in the Oklahoma City metro area. Since 2000, the foundation has donated more than $600,000. This year's recipient will be the Cavett Foundation, which will provide Christmas for children at Children's Hospital.
Homebuilder to be honored
NORMAN — Foster Signature Homes will be honored as one of central Oklahoma's fastest-growing private companies at the annual Metro 50 Awards Banquet Sept. 23 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
The Metro 50 Award recognizes central Oklahoma's fastest-growing, privately owned companies measured by their annual revenue growth. The award includes privately held companies from all industries across central Oklahoma. Companies included exhibit positive revenue growth, an increase in employees, creativity, customer base, and facility expansion. Owner Richard Foster called it “a team award achieved through all the hard work and dedication of our employees.”
Event will honor builder
NORMAN — First Oklahoma Construction will be honored as one of central Oklahoma's fastest-growing private companies at the annual Metro 50 Awards Banquet on Sept. 23 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Central Oklahoma's privately owned companies are ranked by their percentage of yearly growth. Companies are required to have a certain level of growth from the previous year to qualify. Ali Farzaneh is owner of First Oklahoma Construction.
Oklahoma City home prices rise
Oklahoma City home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 4.4 percent in July compared with July 2012, according to Irvine, Calif.-based CoreLogic, a residential property information, analytics and services provider. Prices, including distressed sales, increased from June to July. Distressed sales include short sales and bank-owned transactions.
Excluding distressed sales, year-over-year prices increased by 4.7 percent in July compared with July 2012. On a month-to-month basis, excluding distressed sales, home prices increased 1.4 percent, CoreLogic reported.