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Live-work-play is another way to stay at home in Oklahoma City's Wilshire Point neighborhood

The coronavirus has people in a temporary stay-at-home mode, but at Wilshire Point it will be a way of life for the long haul —...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: With retail on the ropes, brokers are the tie that binds landlords and tenants in Oklahoma City

What is a shopper to do when stuck at home during the coronavirus crisis? I have to ask, not really being a shopper. More...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for March 28, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a resort-style home with a country feel and city amenities — and a pool — on 15 acres in Chickasha....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Hotels closing as hospitality industry faces historic hit

Hotels across the city are starting to close their doors as travel has come to a near standstill and shelter-in-place orders...

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The census counts, Realtors say

Realtors are urging people to participate in the national census. It will have a big impact on the future housing market, said...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 28, 2020

Gary J Randolph Construction Inc.: 12208 Stonemill Manor Court, residence, erect, $785,000. Wheeler Construction LLC: 1701...

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Learn more about gardening, or even become a Master Gardener

If you are finding extra time on your hands due to the current health crisis, it is a great time to get outside and enjoy some...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma, Impacts on housing

Here are some notes on the coronavirus and its effects on the housing market. Showing online Oklahoma City Realtors rushed...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Mayfair Village, with new owners, shelters in (retail) place in Oklahoma City

Mayfair Village is back in local hands, just in time to shelter in retail place and ride out the coronavirus storm. The vintage...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 28, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $57 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Mayor Holt to join Friday live chat

With many questions looming about how Oklahoma City proceeds with day-to-day life under the pandemic and what will happen with...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Most Hobby Lobby stores remain open amid pandemic

Many Hobby Lobby stores opened for business as usual Wednesday, with reminders for customers to maintain a 6-foot distance due...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Pandemic inspiring creative approaches to keeping community alive

Almost two weeks have passed since a Thunder home game against the Utah Jazz was halted just before it could start when a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Many rentless renters get a break

Many apartment renters who fall ill, can't work, lose their job or can't pay their rent for some other reason related to the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Survey shows city businesses hit hard by pandemic

More details are coming about aid for Oklahoma businesses and non-profits with Gov. Kevin Stitt announcing Friday night the...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 21, 2020

Plains Management Goup: 6201 N Western Ave., hotel-mtel, erect, $20,500,000. No name provided: 420 W Main St., office, remodel,...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 21, 2020

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

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Spring won't be the same without home shows

Spring has sprung, but with the usual popular spring events delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak, it will seem broken....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Booming builders find buyers online

Home construction started the year with a boom in the Oklahoma City area, and two leading builders said they have seen no...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for March 21, 2020.

Treasurer's office has limited access The Oklahoma County Treasurer's Office will remain open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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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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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for March 21, 2020

Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort reports these real estate transactions: • West Wind Investments LLC paid $2.8 million to...

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How can the city adapt during the pandemic?

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer fielded reader questions Friday during this week's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tenants, landlords and bankers scrambling to survive pandemic's economic ruin

It’s the storm nobody saw coming until it was on the horizon. For 22 years, Jeremy and Kristy Witzke prided themselves in...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Sheriff's sales, foreclosures suspended

Add foreclosures and property foreclosure sales to the list of shutdowns. The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s property foreclosure...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Urban Renewal moving forward with downtown developments during pandemic

The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority is set to move forward with selection of a developer for a residential and retail...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Time to adapt, but please don't create new math

What happens next? That’s the question for so many of us, who have spent so much of our time and energy into creating a...

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No room for a boom, Mortgage lenders aren't quite over the last rush to refinance

If you blinked, you missed the refi boom. The rush to refinance home mortgages was two weeks ago, when investors fleeing...

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Chat recap: Page Woodson Phase Three

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer fielded reader questions Friday during this week's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 14, 2020

Lingo Construction Services: 1801 Wheeler, office, erect, $4,000,000. SGA Design Group: 11333 SW 44, retail sales, erect,...

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Kitchen redo story gives me sinking feelings

Rather than give my kitchen sink a hard look, a degunking and rearranging, as suggested by the how-to feature story on this...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 14, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $37 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Chamber to act as business information clearing house during outbreak

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is stepping up to act as a clearing house for the business community as all segments of the...

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Coronavirus outbreak roundup for real estate in Central Oklahoma

Here is a rundown of issues, developments, and perspectives related to the new coronavirus, COVID-19, as it affects real estate...

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Banks preparing for pandemic impact

The Oklahoman asked the presidents of the two largest downtown Oklahoma City banks to discuss how they are responding to the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Housing market on edge; Oklahoma City Realtors brace for impact of virus

The social and economic impact of the coronavirus, not necessarily COVID-19 itself, has home buyers and sellers on edge and is...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: New meaning in cleaning, Oklahoma City property managers taking extra steps to protect against COVID-19

As ominous as it seems to be, the global COVID-19 pandemic and its effects are temporary worries for commercial real estate...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Downtown hotel where Jazz stayed closing for for 'deep cleaning'

The 21c Museum Hotel closed for a “deep clean” following the discovery Wednesday night that one of its guests, Utah Jazz center...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Businesses brace for economic hit

Businesses are doubling up on cleanings, some events are being canceled and concerns are growing about the economic hit to come...

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Bicyclist opportunities await expansion into OKC urban core

When I was a kid, my first job was at a Braum’s store and on most days I rode my bike to and from work. I simply parked my bike...

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Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity dedicates its 1,000th house

Call it Central Oklahoma Habitat for 1,000 families — so far. Brittani Githiri will call the charity builder's 1,000th house...

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Cushman & Wakefield-Commercial Oklahoma reports these real estate transactions: • Tiger Tail 1234 LLC paid $494,000 to...

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Lowest-ever mortgage rates go viral

The new coronavirus freaked out the Fed, which sent mortgage interest rates to the lowest level ever, yes or no? Yes and no....

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Oklahoma Realtors recap 2019 at CapCon 2020

CapCon 2020 — the Oklahoma Association of Realtors' annual Capitol Conference, held this week — was as much about 2019. “The...

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Bianchina: Here's the lowdown on insulation

What is insulation? What’s it made of? How does it work and how is it measured? Here’s a little background that might help when...

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Myriad Botanical Gardens to present annual Oklahoma Gardening School at Oklahoma City University

The wind comes sweeping down the plain, storms are watched and warned, hail settles in drifts — no respite from a drought — and...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 7, 2020

SCI Construction Ltd.: 1400 E Memorial Road, nursing home, erect, $8,500,000. M Family Distributors Inc.: 3620 NW 39, retail...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 7, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $41 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Linn Energy office building sells to EOG Resources Inc.

Linn Energy office building sells to EOG Resources The vacant Linn Energy office building at 14701 Quail Springs Parkway has...

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Downtown OKC's lone grocery store set to close

Native Roots Market is closing after an eight-year run. The store is on the ground floor of the Level apartments at 131 NE 2,...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Feb. 29, 2020

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: • HEBCO Inc leased 12,525 square feet of retail space in Walnut...

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Urban Hike from Myriad Botanical Gardens to begin in March

Take a hike, literally, with a new Urban Hike beginning this spring at Myriad Botanical Gardens. Immediately after the...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Feb. 29, 2020.

OKC office market is weak Oklahoma City's strong economy, low unemployment and growing population aren't helping the office...

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Glass recycling market in U.S. is shattered

Glass is out as a recyclable, and it's everybody's fault. Since the first of the year, Republic Services, the recycling...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 29, 2020

Charles A Shadid LLC: 9120 N MacArthur Blvd., retail sales, remodel, $981,900. JCT Custom Homes LLC: 17516 Egrets Landing,...

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Adjusting sales, Oklahoma City Realtors president learned to adjust to a whole new business

For JT Brown, life began at 60. A whole new kind of life did anyway. After a long career in retail, he sailed into real estate,...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Feb. 29, 2020

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

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Marijuana and property, schwag to mids to dank

The marijuana business is turning schwag property to mids and mids to dank. That's cannabis speak. Schwag is bad, mids is...

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Sales to start on OKC's Bower, downtown homes for families

You can join Steve online most Fridays at 9:30 a.m. to add your comments and questions about downtown development. Below is an...

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Steve Lackmeyer: Downtown OKC has the tourist goods, time to promote as a package

Downtown Oklahoma City is a tourist destination. Naysayers can argue against this all they want, but the numbers don’t lie....

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Oklahoma City Orchestra League selects 2020 Show House

The Oklahoma City Orchestra League has selected the 47th Symphony Show House: a five-bedroom, nine-bath home with pool at 2737...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 22, 2020

Capstone Construction Services LLC: 4445 N Lincoln Blvd., apartment, remodel, $20,000,000. Do Neal, et al.: 7727 S Sunnylane...

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Outside the boxes, builder can't contain himself in Edmond, Oklahoma

EDMOND — Greg Roberts thought outside the boxes for a home design, and it landed him with three of the things, big ones — big...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Feb. 22, 2020

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

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Steady apartment demand keeps rents on the rise in Oklahoma City

Apartment rents are on the rise, despite all the new construction, because of steady demand, steady renovation of existing...

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Close to home, Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association's young president grew up with experience

EDMOND — Andrew French, the youngest-ever president of the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association, does not have to look...

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Marijuana: Not all value it the same

Is marijuana good for the 'hood, or bad? Your neighborhood, I mean. The one surrounded by dispensaries, I mean. Property...

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Republican National Convention asks Oklahoma City to bid on hosting future event

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer was joined by Mike Carrier, president of the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, in...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Feb. 22, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY Report shows strong industrial real estate market The industrial property market in Oklahoma City showed...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Feb. 22, 2020

NAI Sullivan Group reports these real estate transactions: • Wilshire Blvd LLC paid $1,410,937 to AQC LLC for a...

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Oklahoma Home Builders Association to build new headquaters

State homebuilders are building a new building for themselves, a new headquarters just north of the state Capitol. The Oklahoma...

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Sonic to debut new look at busy OKC intersection

Sonic Drive-ins could start looking a little different than what you grew up with, and Oklahoma City will be one of the first...

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Big plans: Two largest property owners by Scissortail Park team up

The two largest property owners west of Scissortail Park are joining forces as plans progress on acquiring and clearing the...

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Stop imagining that, Oklahoma City now to be branded as "The Modern Frontier"

The Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau is launching its first new branding of the city as “The Modern Frontier” after...

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Mixed-use building is planned for Oklahoma City's Midtown district

The recently completed Monarch building in Midtown, home to Ackerman McQueen and Lingo Construction, will soon be surrounded by...

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Home smarts, Oklahoma homebuilders get (continuing) education at International Builders Show

New homes just keep getting smarter, and people in the home construction business got an education on it — again — at the...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Feb. 15, 2020

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

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Feb. 15, 2020

CBRE reports these real estate transactions: • BHI Energy leased 11,900 square feet of industrial space from HL American...

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Richard Mize: Marijuana is good for business, Realtors survey suggests

The National Association of Realtors is out with a survey that confirms what people in real estate already know about...

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OKC central live chat recap: Former Borden plant might be ideal for housing

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer fielded reader questions Friday during this week's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 15, 2020

Capstone Construction Services LLC: 4545 N Lincoln Blvd., apartment, remodel, $17,000,000. Oklahoma City Police Department:...

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Richard Mize: Code changes put Oklahoma homebuilders on defensive

Oklahoma City homebuilders came back from Vegas and the International Builders Show full of information — and some emotion....

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Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers for tornado rebuild

EL RENO — Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity is asking for volunteers to help build a home for an El Reno family who lost...

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Sites unseen: Apartments still sizzling as investments in Oklahoma City

You don't need to know "lessor" from "lessee" to buy rental property, and some investors don't. Broker Mike Buhl said that's...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Feb. 15, 2020

EDMOND Primrose School of East Edmond under construction The founders of Primrose School of Northwest Oklahoma City, 6101 NW...

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Tulsa's McGraw Realtors expands to Oklahoma City, Arkansas

Tulsa-based McGraw Realtors has acquired 13 Anderson Properties locations in Oklahoma and Arkansas, including four in the...

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'It was his idea': Former city manager restructured MAPS, hired first black police chief

Glenn Deck, a former city manager and finance director for Oklahoma City, died Saturday. He was 67. Deck served for just two...

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Former Bricktown official to lead Chickasha economic development

Jim Cowan, former owner of the Bricktown Brewery and a longtime leader in the entertainment district, is returning to his...

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Study suggests smarter parking needed downtown

To break it down, a six-story, 1,100-space garage owned by the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA) is...

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Landing soon: Food, community to return to former Downtown Airpark Terminal

A step inside the former Downtown Airpark Terminal, now part of the Wheeler neighborhood, is a reflection of the past and a...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Feb. 8, 2020

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: • Lincare renewed a 10,621-square-foot industrial lease at 1109...

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Richard Mize: Soak up these blasts of Edmond economic data

EDMOND — The Edmond Economic Development Authority's annual Economic Preview, as usual, was a firehose of information. Soak up...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 8, 2010

Clark Construction: 715 N Czech Hall Road, retail sales, erect, $7,390,000. Liberty National Bank: 13300 S Pennsylvania Ave.,...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Feb. 8, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $43 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Demolition permits issued for closed eastside OKC grocery

The former Buy for Less shopping center at NE 23 and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue appears to be targeted for demolition, with...

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Work to resume on The Hill in Deep Deuce

A developer declared in default of his agreement with the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority to create a neighborhood in...

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Two downtown apartment projects to start in 2020

Two large-scale downtown apartment projects are cleared to move forward following approval Monday by the Oklahoma City Urban...

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Eyesore turned into gem wins at Impact Awards

It shouldn’t surprise regular followers of my weekly OKC Central Live Chat that occasionally questions pop up that I...

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Farmers, customers dislocated by OSU-OKC are choosing Farmers Public Market over Scissortail Park

When Brad Williams, president of Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, announced in December his decision to close the...

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for Feb. 1, 2020

EDMOND Economic preview scheduled The Edmond Economic Preview, presented annually by the Edmond Economic Development Authority,...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 1, 2020

Charlie's Car Wash LLC: 12200 NW 10, automotive repair-wash, erect, $2,000,000. Gardner Construction: 6929 S Sooner Road,...

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No delays, Oklahoma City's Wheeler District is coming in for a landing at 'urbanism at its best'

The Wheeler District took off on time and — five years in — is on schedule. Totally fitting for a neighborhood arising from...

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Richard Mize: Oklahoma-Texas buy shows value added to apartments

Ten "Class B" apartment complexes, six in Oklahoma and four in Texas, just sold in a deal touching the homes and lives of at...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Feb. 1, 2020

NAI Sullivan Group reports these real estate transactions: • Aerokool X Holdings LLC paid $1.3 million to Keas Stainless Steel...

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Unremarkable retail in Oklahoma City area

It could be better, it could be worse: "Stable but unremarkable" is Price Edwards & Co.'s outlook for retail this year....

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Feb. 1, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $27 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....