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Is the office workplace dead? Read this: It's not an obit

Reports of the death of the office are greatly aggerated. That's an old word, aggerated. It means "heaped up." Whether reports...

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Thanks to COVID-19, Oklahoma mice are braver than ever. Here's how to handle them.

It all began with a plumbing issue. I had to get into my crawlspace to fix a pipe leak and that's when I noticed something that...

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Check out this home for sale in northwest OKC's Val Verde neighborhood.

The Listing of the Week is a renovated contemporary-style home with pool in the Val Verde neighborhood in northwest Oklahoma...

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Looking for an Oklahoma garden event?

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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Gardening: Extend your fresh vegetable harvest season

Many gardeners, even in colder regions, inch closer and closer each year to the goal of growing a year-round supply of...

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Son, father farm to feed neighbors during lockdown in India

The garden that Sijo Zachariah and his father planted was a desperate measure in response to the pandemic.But it became so much...

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White House Rose Garden adds Japanese American's sculpture

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Rose Garden has a new addition, but it isn't a floral variety.Melania Trump announced Friday...

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How to make school at home easier for your kid

School closures and hybrid learning models have forced educators, parents and students to adapt to new forms of learning,...

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Holiday Market opens Friday

Brick's Garden Exchange, 4027 N Classen Blvd., will open Brick's Holiday Market at 10 a.m. Friday with fresh wreaths, ristras,...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Nov. 21, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $76 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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OKC-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Nov. 21, 2020

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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Check out The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Nov. 21, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a one-owner home with loads of outdoor living space in the Muirfield Village neighborhood, southwest...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Nov. 21, 2020

RBA Architects: 6125 NW Grand Blvd., shell building, erect, $18,000,000. Public Works Department: 909 Frederick Douglass Ave.,...

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City Realtor graduates from national Leadership Academy

Becky Karpe, past president of the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors, graduated from the National Association of...

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Filing shows how pandemic slammed Airbnb

Airbnb Inc., after years of speculation, revealed its plans for an initial public offering, disclosing increased losses this...

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How to recycle fall leaves by composting

Hopefully you are almost finished clearing the majority of the fallen tree limbs from your landscape created by our recent ice...

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Realtors confront hate speech

Hate speech has no place in real estate — not even when Realtors are on their own time. That's the judgment of the National...

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Marni Jameson: Take the holidays outside during pandemic

Growing up, whenever my brother and I got on our mother’s nerves, she’d holler: “Take it outside! Both of you!” And we’d...

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Meet who brought Capstone Cos., a North Carolina apartment brokerage, to Oklahoma

Three veteran Oklahoma apartment brokers have launched a North Carolina multifamily property firm into the West with offices in...

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Outdoor living is giving Thanksgiving some space

Outdoor Thanksgiving dinners surely will surge this year, as families take precautions against the coronavirus and surging...

Farzaneh brothers support education, housing, other causes in central Oklahoma

BusinessApr 28, 2019

MOORE — Revolution didn’t break out in Iran 40 years ago until after the Farzaneh brothers left to study architecture at the University of Oklahoma, but its effects reached around the world and lay a heavy weight on both of them. “Because of...

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Cybersecurity threats hit home

The business landscape changed significantly in 2020, and new research suggests that cyber criminals took note. The latest...

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Nom Wah at 100: a cookbook about a restaurant and community

NEW YORK (AP) — Wilson Tang was getting ready to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his restaurant, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, last...

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Sales surge at Lowe's as the homebound take on more projects

Lowe's sales surged in the third quarter more people took on projects at home during the epidemic.Shares, however, slumped 6%...

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Millennial Money: Financial advice that rarely fits all

When I hear financial tips that are unrealistic or shame-inducing, I cringe. Any advice that makes complicated money moves seem...

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Moesel: It's time for damage control in Oklahoma yards

The main gardening or landscaping activity for central and southwest Oklahoma continues to be cleaning up downed branches and...

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Housing like it's 1999: Loss is part of home buying

I'm taking a vacation week. Enjoy a golden oldie. This ran on Halloween, 1999, under the headline "Loss is part of home...

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4 tips to help prevent electrical fires at home

Electrical fires often occur unexpectedly in locations that may be hidden from view. As the second-most common type of home...

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Tree-t yourself this fall

STILLWATER — The fall season is a great time to decorate the landscape with pumpkins and mums or to take a leisurely drive to...

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Color Coded coneflowers dazzle in performance

EDITOR'S NOTE: Norman Winter, The Garden Guy, recently retired as director of the University of Georgia’s Coastal Georgia...

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Marni Jameson: Holiday crush, delivery delays ahead

Not to freak you out, but we have another crisis in the making. Two forces are converging to create more seasonal stress than...

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Maintain your home to keep the outdoors outside

Even avid nature lovers will agree that not all aspects of the outdoors belong inside one’s home. While bugs, mud and allergens...

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Oklahoma City building permits

Mass Architects Inc.: 1006 NE 17, medical clinic/office, remodel, $3,500,000. Pope Contracting Inc.: 7501 W Hefner Road, day...

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France marks 5 years since deadly attacks on Bataclan, cafes

PARIS (AP) — In silence and mourning, France marked five years since 130 people were killed by Islamic State extremists who...

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Colder months can be perfect time to photograph gardens

NEW YORK (AP) —The coronavirus has led more people to spend time outdoors, and many find themselves walking the same paths and...

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Rolling with it, Keith Richards is chilling in the garden

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Richards is so old-school that when he does his interviews — he'll do so from a landline.The Rolling...

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Mize: Pandemic-era property winners and others

Economic recovery in commercial real estate in the third quarter, ranked strongest to weakest, looked like this in Oklahoma...

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Real deals: Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Nov. 7, 2020

Newmark reports this real estate transaction handled by Tim McKay, Justin Wilson, Brandon Lamb, Ted Prince, and Ben McKay: •...

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5 ways to make your home healthier

Our homes are our sanctuaries, and it's more important than ever to ensure your home is a safe and healthy environment for you...

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How to upgrade your home office to streamline your work

If you’ve been working remotely for months, you’re likely long overdue for a home office upgrade. Having the right tools can...

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Marni Jameson: Tension in the room could be a good thing

I used to think that tension in a room was a good excuse to leave. I avoided it like a drunk uncle. That was until I talked to...

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How to keep the heat on at home efficiently

Want a problem-free season of home heating? Better installation and quality service mean a longer life for your heating and...

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Laughlin: Leaves make trees especially vulnerable to ice

The early ice storm was particularly damaging since many of the deciduous trees still had leaves on them, causing more weight...

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Check out this luxury sportsman's retreat for sale in Jones, OK

"Log cabin meets ultramodern Scandinavian design" describes the Listing of the Week, a "luxury sportsman's paradise" in Jones....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Nov. 7, 2020

Landmark Fine Homes LP: 4308 SW 129, residence, erect, $485,000. RK Lancaster Homes LLC: 2516 Vlasta Drive, residence, erect,...

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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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Still in court, off the course: Edmond developer catches a break with Arcadia Peak, takes his leave of Coffee Creek

EDMOND — The case for Arcadia Peak has not peaked, and exact plans for the former golf course at Coffee Creek remain...

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Oklahoma ice storm: What you need to do with all those tree limbs based on where you live

Don't go out on a limb. Find out what is required for ice storm-related city tree debris removal. Here is information on tree...

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Looking for an Oklahoma gardening-related event?

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

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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Hot housing blasts through OKC ice storm

Not even a devastating ice storm could cool homes sales, even with powerlines down and electricity off for days, and trees...

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Millennial Money: Minimalist tips to maximize the holidays

After spending nearly $2,000 in gifts for her daughter’s first Christmas in 2017, Meg Nordmann knew her holiday strategy had to...

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Like magic: Multiply your trees, shrubs by using cuttings

How magical: Stick a piece of wood in the ground and next year it becomes a plant.That stick is a hardwood cutting, an easy way...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Oct. 31, 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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Check out The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Oct. 31, 2020

The Listing of the Week is an "entertainer's paradise" on 4.08 acres in Edmond. The 4,135-square-foot home at 18011 Carlton...

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National group picks Oklahoma Realtors for panels

The National Association of Realtors has appointed nine members of the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors to its 2021...

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Marni Jameson: Simmer down, and take care of that cookware

Based on my reader mail, my cookware columns are stirring up controversy in the kitchen. Here I thought last year’s mattress...

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Wintry snap whoas everything but pansies

Winter made a strong opening appearance earlier this week and has wound down the growing season for most of our annual...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Oct. 31, 2020

Lamar Johnson Collaborative: 8991 S Portland Ave., warehouse, erect, $80,000,000. JAHCO Oklahoma Properties 1 LLC: 3645 NW 39 ,...

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Home lighting to add to your holiday wish list

Spending more time at home working, learning and simply living? The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to give yourself...

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Need a breath of fresh air at home? These tips can help

With more of life centered at home due to cool weather and social distancing, it’s time to ensure the space where your family...

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The coronavirus has me giving my house the side-eye, you?

This spare bedroom I call my "home office" needs work — as in made bigger — because after almost eight months of working from...

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Halloween masked: For many, trick-or-treating is just too scary this year because of the coronavirus

Porch light on or porch light off? That's one serious question this Halloween night, considering the coronavirus. Whether to...

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The Latest: China says latest outbreak appears contained

BEIJING — Officials in the northwestern China region of Xinjiang say they believe they have contained the country’s latest...

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Check out these 6 new Oklahoma entries on the National Register of Historic Places.

An Oklahoma City neighborhood and the former Villa Teresa school were among the most recent additions to the National Register...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Oct. 24, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $36 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Laughlin: Oklahomans, now is the time to plant Dutch bulbs

Fall is the time to plant hardy spring-flowering Dutch bulbs like tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. Although none of these are...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Oct. 24, 2020

Lingo Construction Services: 1300 SW 15, school, erect, $6,470,000. 3 Level Design: 6230 NW 2, warehouse, erect, $1,500,000....

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The pandemic can't scare Halloween at home. Check out these spooky houses in Oklahoma City

Some people are taking a pass on passing out candy to trick-or-treaters this year — thanks again, COVID-19 — but the scariest...

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Ever want to live in a castle? Now's your chance to buy one in OKC

Joe Milam is going as one of the "Mumsters" on Halloween: Seven years or so ago, he wanted a castle, so he had one built, and...

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Midcentury marvel: The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Oct. 24, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a ninth-floor condominium with floor-to-ceiling skyline views at The 360 at Founders Plaza. The...

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Marni Jameson: 4 pieces every well-equipped kitchen needs

Until a few weeks ago, I thought I was an OK cook. I was wrong. In fact, I probably have no business writing about cooking, but...

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Rivendell home show helps raise money and spirits

The Gallery of Homes at Rivendell raised more than $89,000 to benefit its two nonprofit partners, The Sparrow Project and Moore...

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MLSOK Inc. elects 2021 officers

MLSOK Inc., a subsidiary of the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors, has elected officers and new members for the 2021...

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Metro Realtors elect president, directors for 2021

The Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors has named Steven Ligon as president of its board of directors. His one-year...

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OKC area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Oct. 24, 2020

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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Banksy artwork sells for almost $10 million at auction

LONDON (AP) — Banksy’s playful take on a famous Impressionist painting has sold at auction for 7.6 million pounds ($9.8...

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Marni Jamson: Think you’re a bad cook? Could be your pans

I am a passable cook. Not great. I get the job done mainly because I get hungry. Eating is my sole motivation for cooking....

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Avoid home remodeling's ugly surprise — higher property taxes

If you upgrade your home, you may end up paying for the work again and again. The first bill comes when you pay the remodeler;...

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Military families can navigate homebuying in uncertain times

Like many Americans, the coronavirus pandemic may have you thinking a lot about your current living space and about buying a...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Oct. 17, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $139 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Oct. 17, 2020

The Listing of the Week is an updated home in a midcentury modern style on 0.24 acre in the Quail Creek area. The...

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OKC-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Oct. 17, 2020

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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OKC-area Realtors graduate from Leadership Academy

Twenty-one Realtors graduated from the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors 2020 Leadership Academy. The program...

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Develop a mouse control program for your home

STILLWATER — They typically live near people throughout the year, but with cooler weather arriving, many mice are looking to...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Oct. 17, 2020

Joel S. Tupper: 1101 NW 122, medical clinic-office, erect, $2,500,000. Richardson Homes LLC: 2824 Guilford Lane, residence,...

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Buying a home? Prepare for a bidding war zone for OKC housing

Forget lowballing. The housing shortage has sellers and buyers both playing hardball. Multiple offers have been the rule, not...

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No need to fume over Zoom boom

How do you explain showing up late for a Zoom meeting when working at home? "Got caught in traffic, sorry." A feline domestic...

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Mize take on "Emerging Trends in Real Estate": Oklahoma City has true grit

The Oklahoma City real estate market has "backbone," and that makes it a "determined competitor" even during the unfolding era...

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Moesel: Science choreographs annual fall color ballet

We have been blessed with absolutely gorgeous fall weather the last few weeks as many spring flowers are blooming again and the...

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Some businesses opening, expanding despite pandemic hurdles

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — First there was taco night, then barbecue sandwiches, followed by meats by the pound — all splashy...

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Frost doesn't mean the gardening season's over

Cleaning up some frosted bean and marigold plants the other day, I thought of a weather report I heard recently on the radio....

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Bible ban in the Bible Belt? Ben Carson initiates HUD investigation into claim of religious discrimination in senior apartments in Oklahoma

Federal housing officials will investigate allegations of religious discrimination at a Tulsa-area senior apartment complex....

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Pumpkin weighing 2,350 pounds wins California contest

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — Being cooped up at home due to the pandemic paid handsomely for a Minnesota horticulture teacher...

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Metro Mark Realtors changes hands

NICHOLS HILLS — Metro Mark Realtors, 6501 Avondale Drive, has new ownership. Amanda Kirkpatrick-Lawler and Cole Strickland have...

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Oklahoma County property sales for Oct. 10, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $32 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Shorter darker days are ahead; make your home a haven

As more of life is centered on home, good design can help you augment and replace natural light, while creating a beautiful,...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Oct. 10, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a two-story home with open-concept living space in the gated, English garden-style Edinburgh...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar for Oct. 10, 2020

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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Fall lawn and garden tips for central Oklahoma

As days grow shorter and temperatures cool down, it is a great time to be outside enjoying our beautiful weather — and it's the...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Oct. 10, 2020

J.E. Dunn Construction: 5401 W Memorial Road, hospital, erect, $6,000,000. Clear Architectural: 13250 Broadway Extension,...

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What to know about selecting materials for your home exterior

Whether you’re building a new home or making exterior updates, there are many decisions you’ll have to make. Perhaps topping...

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Mail-order modern: OKC homebuilder capitalizes on vintage niche

Dustin Combs was driving through a kind of time warp, Oklahoma City's Mesta Park neighborhood, with its...

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Marni Jameson: When downsizing, don’t overlook the pawn shop

Orderliness is a blessing you leave your children, which is how I wound up this week in a pawn shop. For the record, I had...

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UN Security Council Back Home in Own Chamber After 7 Months

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council met in its chamber at U.N. headquarters in New York for the first time since...

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Tomatoes, turnips rule in big year for veggie gardening

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In the year of the new coronavirus, when new gardeners came out in droves to try growing their own...

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Hot Property: Blue-collar digs in Beverly Hills

LOS ANGELES — Stand-up comedian Ron White is looking for the last laugh in the Beverly Hills Post Office area, where his...

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How to protect wild birds in your yard

You may not think about it often, but wild birds use your lawn as a rest stop and place to call home. There are simple steps...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Oct. 3, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $31 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Listing of the Week: Looking for a country home with rental potential?

The Listing of the Week is a country home with an independent but connected cottage-style apartment on 1.8 acres in Tuttle. The...

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Add these Oklahoma garden-related events to your calendar

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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Marni Jameson: Beer lover brewed uncanny condo decor

Prepare to be shocked. You might be amused. You might be aghast. But you will not be the same after reading about the...

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Moesel: Pansies add color to drab winter

It is officially fall, and we have been greeted by cooler night temperatures and some occasional gusty north winds that have...

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Home projects that don’t require a professional

While spending more time at home, you may have noticed the little things that need to be fixed, and small ways you can improve...

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Oklahoma company lets people see it, walk it, then build a new house

"Walk it before you build it" is a slogan with legs, summing up Projected Plans' approach to helping people really see and...

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Somebody's Bricktown paradise will take out a parking lot

This is new: A parking lot, destined to be developed into something else, is tugging on my sappy, ol' heartstrings — a parking...

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Oilless boom: Homebuilding is rising on low supply and high demand

Homebuilding is closing in on a pace not seen since the last oil boom. Builders in the Oklahoma City area took out permits for...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Oct. 3, 2020

Oklahoma City Airport Trust: Randon Rieger, 7100 Terminal Drive, public building, remodel, $10,035,000. Vertical Construction:...

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Radish seeds, meats and cheeses launched to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space station cargo ship rocketed into orbit Friday carrying a 360-degree camera for...

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Sparkle, dance and postal service infuse Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (AP) — From escapism at the disco, to resistance and aggression, even to pondering the importance of the postal service...

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US housing roars back despite recession, high unemployment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. housing market has staged a furious comeback this summer, even as the economy struggles to regain...

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Kenzo gets the buzz at bee-themed Paris Fashion Week show

PARIS (AP) — A hybrid Paris Fashion Week continued Wednesday featuring a stand out live runway show from socially-distanced...

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Upgrading your space while stuck at home? Get it insured

As many Americans face months on end stuck indoors, some are using their time (and money) to create a change of scenery or...

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Harding Charter Preparatory High School embraces vision to refurbish school gardens

The radishes are up and the spinach is growing in the newly refurbished gardens at Harding Charter Preparatory High School....

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Best time to plant a tree? Probably now

Planting a tree is one of the best things you can do to help the planet, and these days it's gotten easier. There's a better...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Sept. 26, 2020

CMSWillowbrook Inc.: 6161 N Western Ave., apartment, erect, $16,207,490. CMSWillowbrook Inc.: 6161 N Western Ave., apartment,...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Sept. 26, 2020

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 Home Builders Foundation raises funds for children's charities

Nearly 40 companies gave discounts or donated materials, but just one built the 2020 House of Hope for the Parade of Homes Fall...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Sept. 26, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a home in Goldsby with an open-concept floor plan ready for entertaining. The 3,816-square-foot home...

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Marni Jameson: There’s gold in them tractors

Nokomis is a small town in South Central Illinois with a population just over 2,000. Unassuming though it may seem, Nokomis...

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Winning entries in the Parade of Homes Fall Classic

The Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association reports these winning entries in the Parade of Homes Fall Classic, listed by...

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Hot Property: 'SNL' vet Will Forte brings Santa Monica Craftsman to market

LOS ANGELES — Every Hollywood idea has to start somewhere, whether it's scribbled on cocktail napkins, pecked out on a vintage...

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In the garden, it's time to divide now to conquer later

The mild weather we have in early fall presents the perfect chance to divide some of your favorite perennial flowers and move...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Sept. 26, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $31 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Mize: Does anybody really know what coronatime it is?

She Who Is My Wife, who has years of experience as a journalist's spouse, has a name for this kind of report: "Situation...

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Australian offers free coffee, chat from his kitchen window

It all started when Rick Everett walked out of his home in Sydney and put up a sign on his kitchen window that read: “Free...

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Troublesome South African baboon evicted for raiding homes

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Kataza already had a lengthy rap sheet with Cape Town authorities, so when he organized a band...

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Edmond Iris and Garden Society to host Iris Rhizome and Perennial Sale Saturday

EDMOND — The Edmond Iris and Garden Society will hold its annual Iris Rhizome and Perennial Sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday...

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Millennial Money: Home costs don't stop at a down payment

If you’re saving for your first home, there’s no shortage of advice out there — some of it questionable, even if you do have an...

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Here's how much home staging costs — and when it's worth it

If you're selling your home, you know it should be clean and clutter-free, along with photogenic. Home staging can help...

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Marni Jameson: Home makeover sparks fast sale, new lifestyle

Talk about a no-win situation. My stepson, Brett, and his wife, Tara, put a down payment on a new house. The place has more...

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Tips for healthy, sustainable outdoor dining

The fall season is the ideal time of year to dine outdoors. To create a healthy and sustainable outdoor dining experience,...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Sept. 19, 2020

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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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Sept. 19, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a Dallas-style luxury smart home with self-cleaning pool and premier amenities on 2.09 acres in...

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Hot Property: James Cameron seeks a titanic haul for Malibu compound

LOS ANGELES — Oscar-winning director James Cameron is eyeing a blockbuster sale in Malibu. His prized compound, a collection of...

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Moesel: In the fall garden, mums is the word

Fall officially begins this next week, but we already have seen some autumn-like weather with cooler days and cooler nights....

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Ideal Homes adds to name, management

Ideal Homes and Neighborhoods, based in Norman, has named Zack Roach, vice president of development, to its senior management...

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Eco-friendly home cleaning hacks

With families spending more time at home, messes are on repeat and cleanups often are an hourly routine. At the same time, many...

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Rooms with views: Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association donors chip in for Project House in Parade of Homes Fall Classic

What's striking about the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association's Project House in the Parade of Homes Fall Classic isn't...

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The Latest: Trump orders flags at half-staff for Ginsburg

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (all times local):1:15 a.m....

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New companies face tough task overcoming pandemic, recession

NEW YORK (AP) — Julie Campbell had to rethink her new wallpaper business before she could sell her first sheet.Campbell...

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Trick-or-What? Pandemic Halloween is a mixed bag all around

NEW YORK (AP) — Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-thru Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of...

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Fall home decor trends: Comforting hues, flexible design

In recent years, brown anything in a living space was considered by some arbiters of decor as drab and outdated. But this fall...

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Microclimates: something gardeners can do about the weather

The weather has gotten weirder and more unpredictable, but there is a small way that gardeners can take more control: finding...

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Experts: Rainy season to further threaten Beirut heritage

BEIRUT (AP) — Restoring Beirut's damaged architectural heritage following the devastating August explosion will take hundreds...

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VIRUS DIARY: Alone, craving change, but above all grateful

PHOENIX (AP) — For what feels like the first time in my life I’m craving change, longing for something different. But the start...

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Hong Kong: No information on reported detentions in Taiwan

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that Taiwan has not disclosed information about the reported...

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Homebound doesn't mean idle for 'Queer Eye' star Tan France

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tan France’s first day back at work after quarantine was a photoshoot.No one came near him.He was shooting...

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Tips for fueling up for outdoor fall chores

Along with the fall season comes a range of outdoor chores for homeowners, from clearing trees and branches after wicked...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Sept. 12, 2020

Graig & Streight Orthodontics: 12100 S Western Ave., medical clinic-office, erect, $850,000. P I 2 D LP: 12100 S Western...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Sept. 12, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a "move-in ready," two-story, brick house with pool with diving board and sundeck on 0.57 acre in...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from the Oklahoman for Sept. 12, 2020

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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Marni Jameson: Survival tips for when coronavirus sends college kids homee

Last fall. Rachel Prull was reveling in her newfound freedom. A college freshman at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at...

Business

Hot Property: No futuristic setting here

LOS ANGELES — Actress-producer Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, who helmed the "Blade Runner 2049" sequel, has put her home in Bel-Air on...

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Oklahoma City's Will Rogers Gardens is looking for new 'Friends'

Get acquainted with the Friends of Will Rogers Gardens Foundation at the park named for Oklahoma's favorite son from 5 to 8...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Sept. 12, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $47 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Parade of Homes Fall Classic kicks off next weekend in Oklahoma City area

The Parade of Homes Fall Classic, featuring 112 new homes by 49 builders, is set for Sept. 19-27. Homes from Edmond to Norman...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Sept. 12, 2020

Chinowth & Cohen acquires Churchill-Brown & Associates Tulsa's Chinowth & Cohen Realtors has acquired...

Business

Analysis: Eviction moratorium will compound problems, housing industry leaders say

It's hard to hear it above the din, but the renter eviction moratorium has housing trade groups and nonprofits sounding an...

Health

The Latest: S Korea's coronavirus resurgence seems to slow

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s new coronavirus cases have stayed below 200 for an eighth straight day, suggesting the...

News

North Carolina home of Nina Simone gets permanent protection

TRYON, N.C. (AP) — The childhood home of iconic musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone will be indefinitely preserved...

Health

Some gardeners in a pickle over scarce canning supplies

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — It’s the time of year when gardeners are turning their ripe tomatoes into sauces and salsas and...

News

Prince Harry repays taxpayer money for UK home renovation

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has repaid 2.4 million pounds ($3.2 million) in British taxpayers’ money that was used to renovate...

Business

COVID-19 leaves its mark on history and the Oklahoma City/County Historical Society

It’s taken me until now to write this. It was no secret. I just didn’t have the heart. He was the first person I personally...

Business

Hobby greenhouses grow in popularity in central Oklahoma

It has been a joy to see so many new gardeners and to observe many other gardeners step up their game to do more vegetables and...

Business

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Sept. 5, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a new contemporary-style home with a pool and outdoor living area on 0.72 acre with views of the...

Business

Steve Shoemaker named as president of Ideal Homes of Norman, Oklahoma

NORMAN — Ideal Homes has promoted Steve Shoemaker from vice president of sales and marketing to president of Ideal Homes....

Business

Lumber prices soar, but building still booms in Oklahoma City

Lumber is soaring, a product, and a consequence, of homebuilding's boom on cheap mortgage money during a housing shortage. With...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Sept. 5, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $32 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

Business

Garden party set for Will Rogers Gardens in Oklahoma City

The Friends of Will Rogers Gardens Foundation will present the Garden Party With Friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18 at Will...

Business

Hot Property: Expectant parents John Legend, Chrissy Teigen eye big move in LA

LOS ANGELES — With a new baby on the way, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are getting their household in order. The Hollywood...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Sept. 5, 2020

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 Sept. 5, 2020

Trails End Homes Inc.: 15500 SE 71, residence, erect, $560,000. Clyde Riggs Construction: 4916 N May Ave., retail sales,...

Business

Marni Jameson: The right color pop can make big impact for small price

When you’ve been writing about home design for as long as I have, certain expressions really begin to wear. Like “bring the...

Business

Concrete is no barrier: He turned his patio into a model edible community garden

LOS ANGELES — Ken Sparks is a sentimental gardener. The Ohio native's East L.A. garden is filled with more than 50 types of...

Business

Edmond resident launches AI-powered, robotic lawn service

In pop culture visions of the future, small robots scurry around performing discrete, automated tasks for their human owners....

Health

White House seeking volunteers for Christmas decorating

WASHINGTON (AP) — The holidays must go on, even with a pandemic and a heated presidential election.President Donald Trump and...

Business

Gardener's Notebook: How to plant for fragrant summer nights

Neither evening stocks nor jasmine tobacco are particularly worthy plants by day. But as darkness falls, the petals of each of...

News

Frank Lloyd Wright home in Phoenix sells for $7.25 million

PHOENIX (AP) — A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Phoenix has sold more than $7 million.The Arizona Republic reported Monday...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Aug. 29, 2020

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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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Aug. 29, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a home in a traditional style with Colonial influences on a corner lot with mature trees in the...

Business

In Oklahoma City, 'The Perfect House': Only a developer as seasoned as David Yost could pull this off

A couple of years ago, seasoned developer David Yost hit upon an idea to stimulate interest in one of his neighborhoods: A show...

Business

Marni Jameson: Cozy minimalist offers simple seasonal decorating advice

Every so often in the world of home design you meet a refreshing pro who doesn’t take herself too seriously, who is not afraid...

Business

Hot Property: Hoss would be impressed with 'Bonanza' estate sale

LOS ANGELES — The scenic estate that served as a backdrop for the beloved TV Western "Bonanza," in the Lake Tahoe area, has...

Business

Laughlin: Some solutions for shade

As the trees in my landscape have matured, I am realizing, as it becomes apparent this time of the year, that I have more shade...

Business

6 tips for refinancing your mortgage

The economic downturn has caused many Americans to worry about their money, but there is at least one potential bright spot:...

News

Mali's deposed president returns home under tight security

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita returned home after being detained for 10 days by the ruling...

News

RNC speech serves as farewell address for Kellyanne Conway

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kellyanne Conway is making her exit.One of the longest-serving advisers to President Donald Trump spoke of...

Health

Takeaways from GOP convention: Power, positivity and policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The second day of the Republican National Convention started with a decidedly different, more positive tone,...

Health

Melania Trump tells virus sufferers they're 'not alone'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump went there.While others at the Republican National Convention spoke about the coronavirus...

Business

Single mom of 5 buys house thanks to McLaughlin Family Foundation donation and work with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity

The McLaughlin Family Foundation just finished its second full-house sponsorship of a house for Central Oklahoma Habitat for...

Business

New infill homes in OKC's Capitol View neighborhood have 'Fortified' roofs

Positively Paseo has completed four homes in the Capitol View neighborhood with roofs that meet the "Fortified" construction...

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

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

Business

Rebuilding Together OKC has new executive

Rebuilding Together OKC has hired Lauren Sullivan as executive director to lead the nonprofit organization's work to revitalize...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Aug. 22, 2020

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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Marni Jameson: When liquidating home contents, keep legacy in mind

I sometimes wonder: What if we had a great big magic funnel that we could pour everything we own into — furniture, dishes,...

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Oklahoma City's St. Jude Dream Home tickets sell out early

EDMOND — The coronavirus cloud over the St. Jude Dream Home had a silver lining. Despite the house never being open to the...

Business

Hot Property: Magic in Mission style

LOS ANGELES — The longtime Claremont home of late contractor Wayne Cox, who helped build portions of Disneyland, as well as the...

Business

Pretty flowers, lush landscapes beckon in central Oklahoma

It is fun to drive through neighborhoods and to see so many pretty yards, flower beds, decorative containers and vegetable...

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Exclusive urban enclave: Cumberland Court taking its time in Nichols Hills

NICHOLS HILLS — Cumberland Court, a new neighborhood — rare for Nichols Hills — is coming along just about the way Tony Say...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Aug. 22, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a vintage but updated Nichols Hills home with a pool, made for entertaining inside and out. The...

Business

Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association gets new executive officer

The Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association named Elisa McAlister as executive vice president and executive officer,...

News

Gardening: Winter radishes can add off-season color, flavor

Put a “wow” in your radishes by growing winter varieties. Winter radishes grow more slowly than spring radishes, requiring...

Crime

2 men sentenced to decades in murders of 4 in basement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men have been sentenced to decades in prison in the shootings deaths of four people gunned down in the...

Health

Taller cubicles, one-way aisles: Office workers must adjust

NEW YORK (AP) — Bergmeyer, a design firm in Boston, has erected higher cubicles, told employees to wear masks when not at their...

Business

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Aug. 15, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a remodeled and updated, well-landcaped home with outdoor living on 0.27 acre in Norman. The...

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Home sales, pending sales and prices: Up, up and up in Oklahoma City

With so much out of whack — the coronavirus, schools and universities struggling with whether and how to start classes,...

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

The Lofts @ Valencia Apartments LLC: 2717 NW 178, apartment, erect, 12 permits, $1,900,000. The Lofts @ Valencia Apartments...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Aug. 15, 2020

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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North Texas home market shrugs off pandemic with record sales and prices

DALLAS — Home sales in North Texas exploded in July, rising 25% from a year ago to the largest ever single-month sales total....

Business

How Military Families Can Navigate Home Buying in Uncertain Times

Like many Americans, the coronavirus pandemic may have you thinking a lot about your current living space and about buying a...

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'Active lifestyle' (!) Model opens at Highland 55 at Spring Creek in Edmond, OK

EDMOND — Highland 55 is alive, complete with exclamation point! As an "active lifestyle" community, that's what Highland 55 at...

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Fall gardening starts now in central Oklahoma

Some of the best-quality garden vegetables are grown and harvested during the Oklahoma fall season when warm, sunny days are...

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

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $34 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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School's out for Dwight Howard; Lakers center sells huge penthouse

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard has taken care of some business outside the NBA bubble in Orlando,...

Business

Marni Jameson: 10 ways to make small gatherings safer

This past weekend, I engaged in some daring, foolhardy behavior. No, I didn’t recklessly speed past a police car, or skydive...

Business

How many mortgage payments can you miss before foreclosure?

"How many mortgage payments can I miss before foreclosure?" is a crucial concern these days, as the coronavirus continues to...

Business

Cop fired for racist Christmas decorations returns to work

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who was fired for decorating a Christmas tree with racist items has been...

News

Review: `Story of Gardening' gets a timely update

“The Story of Gardening,” by Penelope Hobhouse and Ambra Edwards (Princeton Architectural Press)It's an opportune time for an...

Business

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Aug. 8, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a large, lushly landscaped home and pool ready for entertaining a crowd of 100 or more, on 3/4 acre...

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

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

Business

Hot Property: Rob Thompson puts his New Mexico ranch out to pasture

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood producer-director-writer Rob Thompson is ready to call it a wrap in New Mexico, where his ranch has...

Business

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Aug. 8, 2020

Gardner Studio: 301 NW 13, shell building, shell, $1,750,000. M Rose Homes LLC: 14904 Gaillardia Lane, residence, erect,...

Business

Rodd Moesel: July showers bring August flowers, veggies

July rains, less punishing summer daytime heat and pleasant, relatively cool summer evenings have resulted in some beautiful...

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Marni Jameson: How to make cool bed in hot weather

August nights are hotter than stars. They make fans swirl like skirts at a square dance, and bed covers fly off like candy...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Aug. 8, 2020

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

Business

A home office is this year's hottest housing feature

Forget about those media rooms, wine cellars and home spas — the hottest item for buyers in a COVID-19 world is a home office....

Business

Coronavirus sparks renewed interest in granny flats, in-law suites

Tom Hudson spent more than $100,000 to add a separate apartment to his property in Portland, Oregon. The new place was so nice...

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Homebuilding boom is building in Oklahoma City area

Homebuilders are building up a boom this summer, come the coronavirus or high water. And new houses in the COVID-19 era are...

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Festival of Homes extends into a stretched-out summer selling season in central Oklahoma

The annual Festival of Homes, which continues Friday-Sunday on the south side of the metro area, is the same in the era of the...

Business

Tickets available for St. Jude Dream Home raffle

EDMOND — In-person tours are out this year for the Oklahoma City St. Jude Dream because of the coronavirus, but $100 tickets...

Business

Gardening: How to reach a truce in the war with weeds

If you want to avoid chemical weedkillers but don't like the idea of hand hoeing or bouncing along behind a rototiller, you...

Business

Google buys $450M stake in ADT to give Nest a new perch

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google is paying $450 million for a nearly 7% stake in longtime home and business security provider...

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Google pairs its Nest smart home tech with home security company ADT, takes stake in company

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google pairs its Nest smart home tech with home security company ADT, takes stake in company.

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Aug. 1, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a two-story, modern French-style home in developer P.B. Odom III's gated Chatenay neighborhood near...

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New Yorkers ditching city for elbow room fuel housing boom

If the outbreak roars back in New York City, Anil and Joyce Lilly will not be sheltering again in their Bronx apartment. They...

Business

Marni Jameson: What gives shutters their staying power?

Micah is here today. I like Micah. Micah has no idea how much I like him or how long I have been waiting for him. Micah is...

Business

Fall gardens should be under way in central Oklahoma

STILLWATER — Oklahoma faces several more weeks of intense heat, but gardening enthusiasts can get a jumpstart on fall by...

Business

Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank's July Services Survey sounds familiar

The latest summary of the service economy in the wider hereabouts sums up my own personal experience and outlook: "Activity...

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Hot Property: Anthony Hopkins is sellling his oceanside home

LOS ANGELES — Anthony Hopkins has capped off a nearly two-decade stay in Malibu, selling his home overlooking the coast for...

Business

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

ADG Inc.: 700 SE 89, church, erect, $14,000,000. Oncue Re LLC: 1530 S Mustang Road, retail sales, erect, $5,100,000. Joseph...

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

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $34 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Solutions to summer landscape and garden problems in central Oklahoma

We always begin to see different kinds of damage on landscape and garden plants in midsummer. Often the symptoms are only...

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Coronavirus can lead to worsened cross-bore utility condition

Lifestyle changes in response to the coronavirus could turn an underground cross-bore condition — in this case, the unintended...

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Dreams of home(s): Festival of Homes features new construction over two weekends

With houses in short supply and home remodeling booming, more traffic than usual is expected at the Festival of Homes this...

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New Braum's store, new affordable housing funds, real estate notes from The Oklahoman for Aug. 1, 2020

New Braum's for Piedmont The Braum’s store at the corner of Northwest Expressway and Piedmont Road will open Tuesday. The new...

Business

Bonus prize in offing with St. Jude ticket purchase

EDMOND — Reserve a $100 ticket by Aug. 6 on a chance to win the Oklahoma City St. Jude Dream Home to also be entered into a...

News

UN report: North Korean officials abused repatriated women

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office reported Tuesday that scores of North Korean women who had traveled abroad in a...

Health

White House Rose Garden is getting a face-lift

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most famous gardens in America is getting a face-lift.Melania Trump on Monday announced details of...

Business

While some are harvesting, it's also time to plant

We are well into the harvest season for many of the new plants we planted this spring. The “harvest” on flowering plants is the...

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Festival of Homes set for two weekends in central Oklahoma

NORMAN — The Festival of Homes is set for July 31-Aug. 2, and Aug. 7-9 with new houses open free to the public from 1 to 7 p.m....

Business

How to overseed a lawn

Overseeding, if done correctly, will fill in bare spots in a lawn and choke out weeds. "At its most basic, overseeding adds...

Business

Taking a top down approach to home exterior updates

Whether you want to boost the beauty of your home for your own enjoyment or you’re looking to sell in the near future, experts...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for July 25, 2020

The Listing of the Week is cottage-like home with guest quarters on a 1-acre wooded lot in Edmond. The 3,913-square-foot home...

Business

A million-dollar property for $39,000?

LOS ANGELES — Karolynne and Randolph Gee have lived in the same house in Laurel Canyon, in the Hollywood Hills West district of...

Business

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for July 25, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $24 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Lenders are slowly starting to offer jumbo mortgages again

Lenders are slowly and selectively starting to underwrite jumbo mortgages again after all but abandoning the market as the...

Business

New forecast: Higher home prices and lower mortgage rates

With mortgage rates falling to record lows, thousands of Americans are buying houses or refinancing their existing homes. This...

Business

Housing shortage persists in OKC and the nation

The housing shortage got a little shorter last month. Even with 2,512 new listings — up 10.7% compared with June 2019 — closed...

Business

No bargains in this basement: OKC home sales booming on short supply

EDMOND — Homebuyers are rushing up a down staircase: Sales are booming, supply is in the basement, and sellers have the upper...

Business

Smart ways to boost home curb appeal

Taking steps to boost curb appeal makes good sense for any homeowner. Not only does it help make a great first impression on...

Business

4 quick summer pick-me-ups for your home

While staycationing at home this summer (sigh, sob), I have consoled myself by looking for ways to perk up my days and my house...

Business

No regrets for builder of never-opened Oklahoma City St. Jude Dream Home

EDMOND — COVID-19 cost Shaw Homes the attention, foot traffic, and potential sales that come with building the annual St. Jude...

Business

Buying a home? Here's what to expect at the closing

Closing on a house marks the beginning of a new chapter, but the final step before becoming a homeowner includes lots of...

Business

What would a wall of foreclosures do to home prices?

If a flood of mortgage foreclosures hits because of the coronavirus and related shocks to the labor market and economy in...

News

Virginia evicts Confederate monuments from its state Capitol

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has removed from its iconic state capitol the busts and a statue honoring Confederate generals...

News

Tucker Carlson battles with The New York Times over privacy

NEW YORK (AP) — Tucker Carlson says The New York Times wants to put his family in danger, the newspaper says he knowingly lied...

News

Soak or drip? Watering advice for the hot season

August is the month for two garden W’s: weeding and watering. Regular attention to both keeps a vegetable or flower garden...

Business

Coronavirus ironies for hearth and home

Great and sad ironies haunt the stay-at-home movement to help stave off the coronavirus. The comforts of home are hard to...

Business

Hot Property: Matthew Perry cuts price on 'mansion in the sky'

LOS ANGELES — The price for Matthew Perry's "mansion in the sky" is coming back down to earth. The actor of "Friends" fame...

Business

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for July 18, 2020

Optima Commercial: 6101 SW 44, office-warehouse, remodel, $5,000,000. CMSWillowbrook Inc.: 3500 NW 192, school, add-on,...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for July 18

The Listing of the Week is a midcentury ranch with a remodeled kitchen and updated master bath on 0.27 acre in the Belle Isle...

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Reap what you sow: Follow these tips for harvesting from the garden

It is common for gardeners to wait for their large tomatoes to turn red on the vine, but this may not be such a good idea...

Business

Marni Jameson: Is your home Zoom ready?

I am the worst voyeur. Whenever my husband and I are out walking, I peer in windows. Despite his chastising, I sneak peeks...

Business

5 ways to upgrade your home with new tech

Upgrading your lifestyle doesn’t have to mean undergoing a major home renovation. By simply introducing a few technologies, you...

Business

Great ways to take fun to the backyard

If you’ve been spending a lot of time indoors lately, you may be ready to get outside for some fresh air. Here’s how to make...

Business

Common moving myths busted

You’ve finally found the perfect home. Now comes the hard part: moving. But don’t let misconceptions complicate the process. To...

Business

Basement level: Lowest-ever mortgage rates add more fuel to refi fire

Behold the power of the lowest home loan rates ever, a milestone hit this week in a descent that hasn't let up since the...

Business

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for July 11, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a restored midcentury home on 0.24 acre in the Belle Isle area. The 3,652-square-foot home at 2225...

Business

Gallery of Homes at Rivendell fundraiser continues through Sunday in south Oklahoma City

The Gallery of Homes at Rivendell fundraiser continues with new homes open to the public from 1 to 8 p.m. daily through...

Business

Howie Mandel lists home for $11 million

LOS ANGELES — Deal or no deal? In Hidden Hills, California, a 10,000-square-foot farmhouse tied to TV personality Howie Mandel...

Business

Marni Jameson: Downsizing the Family Jewels

When Christine Gerardi arrives at a client’s home, the shoeboxes start coming out of the closets. The boxes contain piles of...

Business

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for July 11, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $58 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

Business

Good investments
Investor, builder find extra steps important

Lenardo Smith wants you to know: Investment in northeast Oklahoma City pays off. He just sold 11 duplexes at 700-722 NE 25 for...

Business

Soak plants to save them in triple-digit heat

It looks like the triple-digit summer weather has arrived and although one day is tough, multiple days in a row have a...

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Input sought for state energy assistance program

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services is seeking public comment about the federally funded Low Income Home Energy...

Business

Tips to spend less money on cooling your home this summer

Keeping your home cool and comfortable on hot summer days doesn’t need to cost a fortune. These tips can ensure your heating...

Business

It's elementary: Caliber Development pairs housing with schools in OKC

The Grove could be a case study on housing development and public schools. The nearly 1-square-mile neighborhood has made a...

Health

Cambodian province famous for Angkor Wat bans dog meat trade

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Cambodian province that is home to the famous Angkor Wat temple complex, a major destination...

News

With a satirical fictional memoir, Jim Carrey gets real

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon handed in the book they had toiled on for eight years — a satirical...

Business

Bed Bath & Beyond announces plans to permanently close 200 stores over next two years

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. plans to close approximately 200 stores over the next two years, the company announced Wednesday.

Business

St. Jude goes digital; Oklahoma City Dream Home will not be open to the public

EDMOND — The Oklahoma City St. Jude Dream Home will not be open to the public due to the coronavirus and concerns over the...

News

Daisies bring a sunny look to the garden

Give a child a box of crayons and a piece of paper, and ask for a flower, and you very likely will get a picture of a...

Business

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for July 4, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a former model home, Craftsman/Modern Farmhouse style, in north Oklahoma City, just west of the...

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Hot Property: 'Koothrappali' hopes to go out with a big bang

LOS ANGELES — Actor Kunal Nayyar is hoping to end his time in Hollywood Hills with a bang. The "Big Bang Theory" star and his...

Business

'Oklahoma Native Plants' earns second award for OKC authors

Landscape architects Connie Scothorn and Brian Patric's book, "Oklahoma Native Plants: a Guide to Designing Landscapes to...

Business

July lawn and garden tasks in central Oklahoma

July is upon us, and hopefully you are beginning to enjoy the fruits of your spring and early summer labors such as beautiful...

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Oklahoma City building permits

Basis Design: 1405 Ashton Place, medical clinic-office, erect, $1,700,000. Chad Hemphill Construction LLC: 17516 Prairie Sky...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for July 4, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $32 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Love Your Yard: When Landscaping, Delays Go with the Territory, But Results Are Worth It

Despite evidence that would suggest otherwise, construction projects do end. Witness my new backyard. All you need are...

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Gallery of Homes at Rivendell, OKC neighborhood, raising money and awareness for 2 nonprofits

The Gallery of Homes at Rivendell continues with four homebuilders showing new homes to raise money for The Sparrow Project in...