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Mize: Lumber, steel and other building costs are up; this is how inflation starts

It's not just lumber prices that are skyrocketing and homebuilders who are taking the hit (and passing it along to homebuyers):...

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Ready for a custom house? You might not be able to buy one

Homebuilders are turning away customers — for custom-built homes at least — because of uncertainty surrounding soaring lumber...

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Three things about your house you may learn the hard way during Snowmageddon 2021

Oklahomans, your house probably wasn't cut out for this once-in-a-lifetime* cold, snowy weather. (*Let us pray.) Here are three...

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In pandemic, more people choose to die at home

MISSION, Kan. — Mortuary owner Brian Simmons has been making more trips to homes to pick up bodies to be cremated and embalmed...

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Don't bogart that warehouse: Medical marijuana helps keep industrial property smoking in OKC area

Warehouses are smoking. Industrial property is still as hot as fever compared with other real estate sectors, thanks, still, to...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Feb. 27, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $56 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 27, 2021

• TPI Construction, 8800 S Drexel Ave., apartment, erect, $1,028,000. • Direct Supply, 6312 N Portland Ave., nursing home,...

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What to do in, and for, your poor house now that Oklahoma's winter storms have passed

If you think your house and the things in it made it unscathed through last week's snowstorms and record-breaking cold, maybe...

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Where would you live if you could, now that working from home is more than a remote possibility?

It's a growing trend. Remote Tulsa, for one, is offering selected members $10,000 toward the purchase of a home "to attract...

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New industrial lots for north OKC, plus more commercial real estate deals from The Oklahoman for Feb. 27, 2021

Gerald L. Gamble Co. reports these real estate transactiions: • Lincoln Development LLC paid $2,598,000 to OKC Industrial...

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Working remotely? Some cities, states will pay you to move in

As the coronavirus pandemic spurs a migration of skilled workers out of expensive metro areas, a growing number of cities and...

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Pops gets sold, but new owners to continue providing food, fuel, fizz and kicks on Route 66

ARCADIA — Pops, which gave the late Aubrey McClendon — and people the world over — food, fuel, fizz and kicks on Route 66, is...

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New owner of former Bricktown Chelinos faces challenges

Marcelino Garcia spent 25 years operating what was the flagship of his Chelino’s chain in Bricktown and has fond memories of...

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Real estate agents or rock stars? This office has a design that sings

The Flaming Lips come to mind. And Factory Obscura, the funky artist collective in the Lips' former haunt in Automobile Alley....

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Feb. 20, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $86 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Jasco Products gets a $3.8-million remodel, and more Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 20, 2021

• Burns & McDonnell Inc., 10 E Memorial Road, warehouse, remodel, $3,776,757. • Smith & Pickel Construction, 4820...

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Oklahomans urged to conserve power as state drops below energy emergency status

Oklahoma dropped from energy emergency status Friday as temperatures warmed up to just above the freezing level. The Southwest...

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Former Chelino Mexican Restaurant building sells in OKC's Bricktown, plus more real estate transactions from The Oklahoman

The former Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant building in Bricktown — a victim of the coronavirus and related business shutdowns and...

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Oklahoma power grid avoids crisis still hitting Texas

The Southwest Power Pool, the electrical grid operator for 14 states including Oklahoma, dropped its energy emergency alert...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Nov. 7, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $38 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Who bought what and where in Oklahoma County: property sales from The Oklahoman for Feb. 13, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $35 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

NewsMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Rent is going up, and apartment sales are strong in OKC

Renters struggled in 2020, but in the Oklahoma City area they mostly kept their rent paid up, and it shows in the apartment...

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Cornerstone Crossing retail sale by Price Edwards & Co., plus more commercial real estate deals from The Oklahoman for Feb. 13, 2021

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: • Cornerstone One LLC paid Cornerstone Crossing LLC $5,200,000...

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Mize: OKC apartment renters, don't expect much improvement anytime soon

Renters, any improvements planned for your apartment complex before the coronavirus could be on hold until well after the virus...

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Dreams are being realized along once forgotten corridor in OKC's Midtown

The crumbling foundation of the old Mercy hospital remained a large eyesore and the restaurant scene was just getting started...

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It's 'The End' for Midwest City's Warren Theatre

Draw the curtain and keep the lights out at Midwest City's Warren Theatre, which is headed to a sheriff's sale. It never had a...

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All this shopping online put Estes Express in its own driver's seat as its expands in OKC

Big wheels are rolling in the trucking business, and after trial by coronavirus fire last spring, the industry is moving on: A...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Feb. 6, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $44 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 6, 2021

• JHBR Architecture, 1703 NW 150, school, add-on, $2,800,000. • Crabtree Homes LLC, 13533 Ashlyn Lane, residence, erect,...

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Red Dirt Music finds a place in south OKC

Cory Moon took off from home with his Red Dirt Music dream and hit the road — to 12203 S Pennsylvania Ave. Red Dirt Music...

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Holt: Voters will weigh in on regional transit, eventually

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt joined The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer during Friday's OKC Central live chat. You can join Steve...

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Bricktown hit hard by pandemic, but new restaurants are coming

Life is set to return to the heart of Bricktown following the closings of several long-time anchors. The warehouse district...

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I-235/I-44 junction racing toward fall finish with opening of second flyover

The second of two Dallas-style flyover ramps connecting Interstate 235 and Interstate 44 opens Thursday with reconstruction of...

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Costco savings: Office space for the bulk retailer helped keep the OKC office market from tanking

Oklahoma City has another reason to love Costco: If not for the warehouse club's purchase of the former Hertz Corp. office...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 30, 2021

• JMA Architects LLC, 2320 NW 10, business, erect, $3,400,000. • Bockus Payne Architecture, 7301 W Reno Ave., school, remodel,...

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OKC metro Realtors give thousands to state housing foundation

MLSOK Inc., a subsidiary of the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors, has donated $42,250 to the Oklahoma Housing...

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Oklahoma Association of Realtors names officers, directors

The Oklahoma Association of Realtors announces 2021 officers and directors. “The Oklahoma real estate industry is fortunate to...

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OKC agent spotlighted in Top Agent Magazine

Britta Thrift, a real estate agent with Engel & Völkers Oklahoma City, 1138 N Robinson Ave., and a specialist in historic...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 30, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $72 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Remodel and Landscape Show set for this weekend at OKC Fairgrounds

The Oklahoma City Spring Remodel & Landscape Show will be Friday-Sunday at the OKC Fairgrounds. With the coronavirus...

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OKC homebuilders will bring ideas back 'from' the International Builders Show, as usual, even though it's online this year, which is not

Homebuilders aren't going on their usual middle-of-winter excursion to the International Builders Show, but they'll still be...

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Here's some good news about retail in Oklahoma

Wherever you go, a smart person once said — or maybe a smart aleck once cracked — there you are, so be smart, get cracking and...

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The country is close to running out of houses

Imagine zero houses for sale. You have to imagine it. The market will not allow the housing inventory to fall to zero. Before...

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Scissortail Park 7-ton sculpture to be 'light as a feather'

A sculpture long planned for Scissortail Park is set to be “light as a feather” after artists agreed with the city to scrap the...

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Community rallies to save OKC's only Black-owned bookstore

Oklahoma City’s only Black-owned bookstore is in a fight to survive the economic turmoil triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic....

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New Oklahoma City Omni opens Tuesday with an eye on 'staycations' while convention business rebounds

Oklahoma City’s largest hotel, the Omni, opens Tuesday with the task of drawing locals while the convention market recovers...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 23, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $62 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City building permits for Jan. 23, 2021

• Landmark Fine Homes LP, 15200 S May Ave., residence, erect, $1,500,000. • Tim Hughes Custom Homes LLC, 14616 Cascade Drive,...

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REIT quietly buys Guthrie, OK, self-storage, and more commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Jan. 23, 2021

GUTHRIE — A real estate investment trust has bought Always Storage, an 801-unit self-storage property in Guthrie, paying...

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Retail rocks and hard places: Coronavirus has OKC stores, eateries, venues caught in some middles

Not surprisingly, there were no specific teasers in Price Edwards & Co.'s year-end retail property report — no Costco is...

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Social distancing or not, the Oklahoma City Spring Remodel & Landscape Show could be packed

So many people are so ready to get out of the house, and with stay-at-home improvements all the rage, the Oklahoma City Spring...

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Shade structures to light way for convention visitors

Shade structures that will light up at night are being installed along a walkway that runs between the new Oklahoma City...

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Downtown Renaissance Hotel flag set to travel one block east

The Renaissance Hotel flag is set to travel one block east as the former host is turned into a Wyndham Grand and the new...

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OKC window tinting shop rolls up national franchise

A couple of years ago, Greg Goodman realized the auto window tinting business he'd been in for 30-plus years was not all it was...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 16, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $45 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 16, 2021

• Tippmann Construction, 6849 S Rockwell Ave., manufacturing, erect, $17,750,600. • Lindsey Construction Inc., 700 NE 122,...

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Wear a mask; get the vaccine; the housing market needs more sellers to get out of the house

There's a growing housing shortage, partly because there's a seller shortage, partly because of the coronavirus. Home sales...

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Big Bass Park sale at Lake Eufaula, plus more commercial realty transactions from The Oklahoman for Jan. 15, 2021.

Big Bass Park, a manufactured home park fronting Lake Eufaula, sold to a California investor, one of two recent deals by broker...

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BancFirst making move to new downtown tower

The fencing is down and blue lanterns rise up from a rebuilt plaza surrounding the BancFirst Tower main entrance welcoming...

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Biggest-ever Love's Travel Stop reminds me why I love Love's but will wait awhile yet to stop in

Man, I love Love's, and I miss Love's, and I would love to hit the road so I could stop at a Love's just for the fun...

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Midtown Oklahoma City apartments sell for record amount

Neither a pandemic or economic downturn could stop yet another record-setting sales price being set for downtown apartments....

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Oklahoma City garage adds 1,100 parking spaces

The 1,100-space Convention Center Garage is open and crews are wrapping up installation of a colorful mural portraying modern...

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Artist seeks to restore glory of OKC banking hall murals

New York artist Jeff Greene has spent the past 30 years chasing after one special job in Oklahoma City. He repeatedly visited...

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Dallas developers buy OKC apartments to remodel; plus more real estate transactions from The Oklahoman

A partnership controlled by Dallas developers Roger Gault of Gault Co. and Robert Gunby with RTG Capital LLC has bought Spring...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 9, 2021

• CMSwillowbrook, 2301 NW 145, school, erect, $17,000,000. • Elliott Architects Inc., 4301 Grant Blvd., restaurant, erect,...

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Norman Fire Department gains top rating

NORMAN — The Norman Fire Department has achieved the highest Public Protection Classification rating from the Insurance Service...

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Oklahoma County property sales for Jan. 9, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $79 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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It’s time to rethink the single-family home as the American dream, author says

PHILADELPHIA — Housing today looks largely the same as it did in 1950, Diana Lind observes in her new book "Brave New Home: Our...

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Kickapoo Turnpike open between I-40 and Turner Turnpike

The southern half of the new Kickapoo Turnpike opened this week, creating a connection between the Turner Turnpike and...

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What if Hobby Lobby's Hemispheres stores had lasted until the coronavirus?

Hobby Lobby has sold its shuttered Hemispheres furniture store in Moore, nearly two years after announcing the demise of the...

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Homebuilding sizzled in 2020. What's next?

There was never a dull moment for homebuilders in 2020, from the collective gasp shared by everyone when the coronavirus first,...

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What is 'home'? Where is 'work'? 2020 changed assumptions about both form and function of space in a house.

Oklahoma City homebuilders built more houses last year than in nearly a decade despite clouds of uncertainty. • A global...

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Uptown Grocery, Buy For Less quitting wine and beer sales

Two metro upscale grocery stores are ending beer and wine sales under new ownership. The changes are coming to two Uptown...

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Red tape flies in $106.5 million Tanenbaum government property purchase

Red tape flew when an investor group led by Oklahoma City developer Richard Tanenbaum paid $106.5 million for 42 buidings...

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Former OKC jail gets a one-year demolition reprieve

The former Oklahoma City jail is getting another one-year reprieve from demolition after preservationists asked for more time...

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Old OKC jail once again eyed for demolition

The Oklahoma City Council is being asked on Tuesday to decide whether to tear down the city’s old jail, a move opposed by...

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What you need to know about OKC's most expensive capital project

Construction is finished on the $288 million Oklahoma City Convention Center, but grand opening celebrations will have to wait...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 2, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $48 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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How one Seattle architect went from mansions to tiny homes

She was called into her office, the same day Gov. Jay Inslee told nonessential workers to stay at home. The architectural firm...

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Tropical photo workshop, garden events from The Oklahoman for Jan. 2, 2021

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 2, 2021

• Bridgeway Homes LLC, 15608 Laguna Drive, residence-attached, erect, $750,000. • Huffman Custom Homes, 13117 Rohan Court,...

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OKC's downtown film studio launches production

A $160,000 CARES Act grant is helping launch a non-profit job training program to meet an increasing demand for workers needed...

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Renovations starting for rechristened Arvest Tower

Renovations are starting at the future Arvest Tower as the bank prepares to consolidate its metro area operations at the former...