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Richard Mize
Richard Mize

Real estate editor Richard Mize has edited The Oklahoman's weekly residential real estate section and covered housing, commercial real estate, construction, development, finance and related business since 1999.



From 1989 to 1999, he worked for the Times Record News in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he first worked as a crime reporter, then general assignment reporter, farm-ranch-agribusiness editor, regional editor and city editor. Mize grew up on a farm and cow-calf ranch in Sequoyah County and attended Muldrow public schools. He holds a bachelor of science degree in journalism (news-editorial), a bachelor of science degree in political science (state and local government) with a minor in economics, all from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

He holds a master of arts degree in history from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, and a master of divinity degree from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa. He also is an ordained minister in the Kansas-Oklahoma Conference of the United Church of Christ, and, as a Temporary Member of the Indian Nations Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA), serves as pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2301 NE 23, Oklahoma City.

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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...

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'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...

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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...

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OKC-area builders blast through pandemic

Oklahoma City-area homebuilders started more houses the first half of this year than last, despite the coronavirus, business...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Apartment loans get more forbearance, but most renters won't feel it in OKC area

Most people living in apartments in the Oklahoma City area are caught up on rent, so extra dual protection given Monday to...

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Retail goes retro in plans for 1960s-theme center in Midwest City

No TG&Y of course, nor Woolworth nor Kinney Shoes, and no funky Fotomat in the parking lot, but Center Marketplace will...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Regional service economy in shaky recovery, Kansas City Fed says

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said Friday that the region's service economy, which includes real estate, improved...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Symphony Show House plays to coda in OKC

The Symphony Show House plays to its coda for 2020 this weekend during the coronavirus, with visitors turning out in person at...

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Gallery of Homes at Rivendell returns to south OKC to raise money for The Sparrow Project, Moore Faith Medical Center

The Gallery of Homes at Rivendell opens Saturday with four builders opening doors to new homes on one street to raise money for...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Ailing retail could give warehouses supply pain

Leased warehouses remain untouched by the coronavirus pandemic and related economic disruption — so far. "Over all,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Symphony Show House plays well, and safely, with others in Oklahoma City

The Symphony Show House hasn't hit a sour note, despite being conducted during the coronavirus pandemic. “We had over 500...

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Mize: COVID-19 jars housing stats

Metro-area housing stats in May, technically speaking, were plumb crazy. Even with the number of new listings up 8% (to 2,329),...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Summertime home sales could sizzle on COVID-19 backlog

Home sales are set to sizzle through summer. Pending sales shot up in May, perhaps more than they fell in the first two months...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma, Requiem for retail as we once knew it

Except for groceries sometimes, I'm not a shopper: I go to stores and buy things. Any other "shopping" is online, or by catalog...

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Reality TV, not realty, for OKC Realtor, She can show a kitchen, but don't let her cook in it

Denise Schroder is a woman of many gifts and talents, but there's one thing she can't do: Cook. So, of course she found a way...

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Oklahoma City Orchestra League's Symphony Show House fundraiser opens in person and online

The Symphony Show House fundraiser is on and online at 2737 Guilford Lane, with social distancing observed because of the...

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A salute to construction executive Oscar C. Boldt

It's been a long time since the Boldt. Co. was seen as an out-of-state construction company — for years, most competitors and...

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Back for more, Dallas Industrial investors buy more warehouses in Oklahoma City

No sooner had Sealy & Co. sold off $100 million worth of warehouses than it came back to Oklahoma City for more. The...

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Symphony Show House fundraiser is on, and online, in Oklahoma City

The Symphony Show House fundraiser is on at 2737 Guilford Lane, with social distancing observed because of the coronavirus...

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Mize: My house is still a feline farm

Oh, hey, here I am again, not really here, but on another week of furlough. Before I left, I pulled another one of my favorite...

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Doors open for final weekend of Parade of Homes Spring Festival in Oklahoma City

EDMOND — The Parade of Homes Spring Festival continues Saturday and Sunday with nearly 100 new homes open free to the public...

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Rebuilding America: Squeamish home sellers want buyers with financing in hand

When the coronavirus hit, real estate agents hit the cloud fast, going virtual with home tours and open houses. Some tech...

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Take cleaners with you back to the office

What will you miss about working from home (assuming you're headed back to the office, and many aren't yet, and some won't...

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Route 66 Landing is taking off with doctors in the house in Oklahoma City

Total Healthcare Partners helped bring Route 66 Landing into this world, and now the doctors are in the house — their brand-new...

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Parade of Homes opens doors

EDMOND — Metro-area homebuilders are throwing the doors open to nearly 100 new houses this weekend and next for the Parade of...

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Parade of Homes Spring Festival starts Friday in Oklahoma City area

EDMOND — The Parade of Homes Spring Festival, delayed for a month because of the coronavirus, kicks off Friday. Nearly 100 new...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Housing slides through hazardous virus conditions

Homes sales didn't hit the skids in April, just a patch of black ice, but everyone managed to keep it between the ditches. Like...

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The crude oil crash, not COVID-19, is making the Oklahoma City office market sick

Neither face masks nor social distancing can "flatten the curve" of rising vacancies in Oklahoma City's office market, which...

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Not to be crude, but Oklahoma City and Houston, we have a problem

CoStar Group found gloom in Oklahoma City and doom in Houston when it looked at the effect of collapsed crude oil prices on the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: County sale, showhouse to go on; CBRE's loss is our gain

Catching up this week after a week of furlough ... Going, going on The Oklahoma County Treasurer’s Resale — the auctioning of...

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Bible lesson from Oklahoma: The housing warning from 2,700 years ago

Oh, hey. I'm not really here, but on another week of furlough. Before I left, I pulled another one of my favorite columns out...

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Farm auction to tie up 1889 land-office business at Coyle, Oklahoma

To say that Gregg Pickens will auction off a piece of history come Friday doesn't quite cut it. What the Stillwater auctioneer...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Penn Square Mall, others, see the light of a new day

Penn Square Mall reopened Friday with limited access and "an elevated set of safety standards" for shopping in the age of the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC home parade delayed

The Parade of Homes Spring Festival would be going on this weekend if not for the coronavirus and continued concerns over...

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Gallery: A look at what OKC-area homes looked like in the 1950s

The Parade of Homes Spring Festival would be going on now if not for the coronavirus and continued uncertainty over health...

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Gallery: A look at what OKC-area homes looked like in the 1960s

The Parade of Homes Spring Festival would be going on now if not for the coronavirus and continued uncertainty over health...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: What it will be like when malls open Friday

Malls will start crawling back into their woodwork Friday — with altered hours and coronavirus-related restrictions. Simon...

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Parade of Homes gallery: A look at what OKC-area homes looked like in the 1970s

The Parade of Homes Spring Festival would be going on now if not for the coronavirus and continued uncertainty over health...

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Report: Penn Square Mall could reopen this weekend

CNBC reported Tuesday that Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City and Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa will be among malls reopening...

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Outlook 2020: 'Be bold with your skills, your gifts and your ideas,' AJ Griffin says

AJ Griffin, a former school teacher and and hospitality instructor, campaigned her way into the attention of the general public...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Visual but not virtual, home inspections go on

Presale home inspections are still going on despite the coronavirus pandemic, health safety concerns, and maybe some pressure...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Masks, gloves can't hide bruised home sales

April could be the cruelest month, indeed, for home sales, despite extraordinary steps being taken to keep the market going. By...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Marijuana dispensaries roll without a rescue

No federal help is on the way for medical marijuana businesses, so the fledgling industry in Oklahoma is finding its own way...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: For commercial real estate, COVID-19 is one thing; the crude oil price collapse is a bigger thing

The '80s are back, and I don't mean big hair and leg warmers, or big cowboy hats and gold nugget rings — because when crude oil...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma, the home showings must go on, online or in person

Home sales have slowed, but not stopped by a long shot. Here is a sampling of what real estate agents are seeing and doing out...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Home sales take a hit, but remain brisk at entry level

Things were looking up in the metro-area housing market at the end of March — the number of listings, pending contracts and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Assessor 'must wait and see' virus effects on property values

Oklahoma County Assessor Larry Stein said Friday that it will be next year before his office can consider the effect of the...

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Big deal, Oklahoma City warehouses shuffled in national industrial property disposition

Nearly 20 Oklahoma City warehouses totaling 2.1 million square feet of space — equivalent to 36 football fields — and worth an...

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Outlook 2020: It's about more than property for Monarch in OKC

Sisters Monique Short, 41, and Erica Emery, 33, co-managing partners in Monarch Property Group LLC, brought experience in...

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Outlook 2020: 'You are capable! No matter what your circumstances,' Habitat chief says

Ann Felton Gilliland, 76, CEO and chairman of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, has led the organization for 30 years....

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Outlook 2020: 'Give more than you take,' Judy J. Hatfield says

Name: Judy Hatfield, 71, is an owner and founding principal of Equity Commercial Realty II LLC, a Norman-based full-service...

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Outlook 2020: Way better than so-so in Oklahoma City's SoSA neighborhood

Kayla Baker, partner with Vincent Le in Northline Development, has left her mark at The Collective Food Hall, an adaptive reuse...

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The Oklahoman's Richard Mize, From 2001, Property's value found in hearts

EDITOR'S NOTE: Real Estate Editor Richard Mize is on one week of furlough. Here is a vintage column, one of his favorites,...

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Outlook 2020: 'Life throws curve balls, so grit is required,' Lisa Synar says

• Name: Lisa B. Synar, 64, executive director of OKC Beautiful, who has doubled programming at the only nonprofit dedicated to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Gardening goes viral

The coronavirus has so many people staying in, but out in their gardens, that seeds are in short supply. "We garden every year...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: An American in Paris in the age of coronavirus comes home and plants a garden

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sarah Bytyqi, founder and managing broker of Verbode, a real estate brokerage downtown, was in Paris in late...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Through the roofs, Home sales soar to the cloud

Virtual home tours were already taking off, but the coronavirus and its stay-at-home requirements sent them through the roofs...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Two builders and a lender walk into a pandemic

It looked to me like a couple of homebuilders pulled extra building permits last week to get ahead of the coronavirus slowdown,...

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Top Oklahoma residential property brokerages emphasize service

Five Oklahoma brokerages — four in Tulsa, one in Oklahoma City — landed on the 2020 REAL Trends 500 rankings of leading U.S....

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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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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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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Real estate deals are drying up

A fitness center about to move in as a tenant at Market Place Shopping Center was one of the first metro-area businesses hit by...

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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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About Andrew French

• Name: Andrew French. • Date of birth: March 17, 1992. • Birthplace: Oklahoma City. • Lives in: Edmond. • Title/position:...

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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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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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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Online dispatches from the front lines (of home sales in Oklahoma City)

Don't be fooled by any stiff upper lips: The new coronavirus is hitting real estate agents where it hurts, in home showings and...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Feed your fever downtown Feb. 14-16 at the OKC Spring Remodel and Landscape Show

Maybe home is where the heart is, but next weekend, fevered minds (early onset spring fever) will be downtown for the Oklahoma...

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Richard Mize: Starting online slows search for a new home, Realtors say

The internet is slowing the homebuying process rather than speeding it up, which seems weird since it's all about speed, Speed,...

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Crude awakening: Oklahoma City office market doesn't have the energy to recover anytime soon

Oklahoma City is still wounded from the swoon in crude oil prices five years ago, and with dark clouds still lowering over the...

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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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Richard Mize on record home sales in Edmond, Oklahoma; The Grove in Oklahoma City, and 'Dallas style'

Edmond sets a home sale record, somebody rightly calls me on a goof and somebody else wants to retire an architectural style...

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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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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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Trailblazing 'Realtist' leaves homeowners as legacy in Oklahoma City

Carl B. Carbin, even after 60 years, sold houses nearly to the end. He died Jan. 9 at age 91, after helping make homeowners out...

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Richard Mize: On tap, homebuilding stats for 2019

For bar betting and general purposes, here are some major year-end homebuilding stats for the metro area, compiled by Dharma...

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Find inspiration for outside inside at the Oklahoma City Home + Garden Show

Nothing like a splash of life inside helps for coping with the dead of winter outside, even during a mild season like this...

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Architects in Arabia: Oklahoma City planner leads school accreditation team

Henceforth, I shall call her Lisa, Architect of Arabia, and surely she will grimace. Just as surely, Lisa Chronister,...

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Let the Oklahoma City Remodeling Expo put spring in your step

This could spring you from the post-holiday winter blahs. The Oklahoma City Remodeling Expo starts Friday and continues...

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Richard Mize: To times gone by, Taking a look back at the last half of 2019

Denise Patterson was 2019 president of Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association, which had a female president for the first...

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Housing highs and lows: Taking a look back at first half of 2019

For metro-area homebuilders, 4,854 was so 2018. They zoomed past last year's total number of starts in November, enough new...

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Lights, camera, action! Do holiday movie classics inspire Christmas decorating?

Who doesn't love Christmas lights, especially a sparkly setup big enough to drive a sleigh through, laughing all the way?...

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Richard Mize: Let memories flood my soul for Christmas

Christmastime is for reminiscing, and with all the plumbing pandalerium, appliance ado, and general alarums and excursions at...

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Richard Mize: OKC food insecurity is about more than stores

Food insecurity in northeast Oklahoma City, ZIP Code 73111 specifically, is nothing new, of course, Ward 7 City Councilwoman...

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Oklahoma City developer P.B. Odom III's trees are gifts that keep on living the whole year round

Only God can make a tree, and Old St. Nick can inspire a Christmas tree, but P.B. Odom III gets credit this time of year for...

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Mize: Oklahoma City symposium explores food insecurity in 73111

Let's put food insecurity in perspective, and in everyday terms. It's from a video narrated by the sonorous George Takei,...

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Mize: Oklahoma City-area Realtors give our friend Judy Lindsay posthumous honor

The Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors posthumously named Judy Lindsay as its Realtor of the Year. Count me among the...

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Metro OKC to get third At Home store

At Home will be quite at home at the Plaza at Quail Springs, smack in the heart of the Memorial Road retail corridor, itself...

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Mize: Homebuyer, did they tell you about the list?

EDMOND — Dear Prospective New Homeowner: My house and I are not on speaking terms. It will happen to you. It's been 33 days...

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Country sunshine inspires turn to suburban solar

EDMOND — People living out in the country are early adopters of sun power — just ask J.W. Peters and Kevin Jones,...

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See the State Capital Publishing Museum on the Victorian Walk in downtown Guthrie, Oklahoma

GUTHRIE — The State Capital Publishing Museum, one of my favorite historic buildings, will be open for the Victorian Walk in...

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Flowers bloom in a food desert, but it's still a desert; NE OKC Food Security Symposium is set

Food security has to do with more than grocery stores — if not, the food desert in northeast Oklahoma City would appear to be...

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Central Oklahoma home sales, prices up on low inventory

Home sales entered the fourth quarter stronger than last year here, up nearly 5%, and the median price was also surging, ending...

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Mesta Park Holiday Home Tour is so 20th century

Classic early 20th-century architecture — American Foursquare, Craftsman, a splash of the Southwest, a dab of Queen Anne — and...

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Mize: These turkeys are still driving me up my walls

Part 3 (sort of) of "THE LEAK IS COMING FROM UNDER THE SLAB!" EDMOND — Mike Warnke, a Christian comedian back in the day, told...

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Mize: Halloween gremlins, goblins still haunting my 'old' house

Part 2 of "THE LEAK IS COMING FROM UNDER THE SLAB!" EDMOND — Where was I? What was I doing? Wait. What? Who am I? Why am I...

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Mize: Oklahoma City office market founders on oil patch prayers and gallows humor

Here's an oddly cropped snapshot of the sluggish Oklahoma City office market, ever beholden to the oil and gas business, which...

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New to the (urban) core: McKinley Row a first for Omega Investments in Oklahoma City

Omega Investments has made its name investing in tired, old houses and breathing new life into them, for rent and for sale,...

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Restoring OKC one home repair at a time

Nonprofit RestoreOKC's approach to volunteer home repair for the needy is deep and wide: "Sure, at one level it is roofs and...

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Dear elders: Medical marijuana is still against federal law

Realtors took up marijuana last weekend — to talk about, I mean — at their annual conference and expo in San Francisco. A panel...

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AAON grows on despite challenges

Tulsa-based AAON Inc., No. 8 in Oklahoma Inc., emerged from its 30th year in business last year growing, but dealing with the...

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Oklahoma Inc. is a lonely place for publicly traded manufacturers

One manufacturer landed in the top 10 of Oklahoma Inc. lineup of the state's leading public companies, Tulsa-based AAON Inc.,...

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Future unclear for planned manufactured home park

EDMOND — The controversial manufactured home park planned for just outside the Edmond city limits is dead in the water after...

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Pipe goblin soaks us in hot water

LEAKS NEVER GET BETTER. DEAR PROSPECTIVE NEW HOMEOWNER, THAT IS A TIP. THIS IS ANOTHER IN AN OCCASIONAL SERIES OF PROSPECTIVE...

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With homeowners insurance, the more you claim, the more you pay

Something that went down in Paris, Texas, or Paris, Arkansas — something like a bunch of the houses — would have a bigger...

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Oklahoma City preservation leader dies

Lynne Rostochil, Oklahoma City historic preservation advocate and activist, author, photographer and prominent blogger, has...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court court leaves housing park parked

EDMOND — The state Supreme Court has immobilized a manufactured home park envisioned 34 years ago, started three years ago,...

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Edmond home sales up through summer

EDMOND — Edmond housing sailed into summer with sales through July up 5 percent compared with the same period in 2018 — and...

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Economist to OKC builders, It's all about jobs

Homebuilders (and everyone else), Oklahoma's job growth is even more anemic than economist Ted C. Jones told us. Jones,...

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Roof repair: Cold hard hail, cold hard cash, cold hard facts

Did you see Marni Jameson's column last week about having to actually pay out of pocket for a new roof? Can you imagine? Poor...

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OKC's Gatewood neighborhood tour to show off park, homes

The Gatewood Home Tour on Sunday will feature the usual mix of historic, renovated and eclectic homes, but organizers also are...

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Oklahoma City Home tour trifecta: Kitchens, Linwood Place, Gatewood

Fall home tour season is at its peak, with contemporary Nichols Hills kitchens and vintage Linwood Place homes on display this...

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Worlds converge in Oklahoma City/County for Pathmaker Awards

Details being what they are when planning anything, a couple have changed — one big, one not so big — during the lead-up to the...

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Thanks lots! Linwood Place set the pace for urban conservation districts in Oklahoma City

Urban conservation in Oklahoma City owes a lot to Linwood Place — more than 450 lots, in fact, most with vintage homes on...

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Trinity Presbyterian Church, a second home, holy space, historic place in Oklahoma City

For people of faith, a place of worship — and inspiration, learning, spiritual rejuvenation, fellowship and organizing together...

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OK Building Summit and Expo? It's a work thing

Homebuilders sure know how to party. When hundreds of them descend on Cox Convention Center on Oct. 23-24 for the OK Building...

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All hands on decks, framing, walls, bricks ... Oklahoma City homebuilders introduce students to construction trades

Homebuilders hope to get a leg up on the future workforce from the hands-on experiences they gave hundreds of students this...

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Back to backyard chickens? People are talking about hens again in Oklahoma City

Would the sky fall if a chicken moved in next door? Times change. Oklahoma City is different from what it was just a few years...

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Manufacturing Day(s): The annual event goes on for a couple of weeks, and then some, in Oklahoma

Manufacturing Day, a week long already, will stretch into a fortnight in Oklahoma. The annual national promotion of the...

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History on their side: Heritage Hills Historic Homes Tour started it all

The Heritage Hills Historic Homes Tour is about so much more than large, stately, vintage houses. It's about history and homes,...

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An Opportunity Zone alone won't seal a deal, Oklahoma City attorney says

The promise of Opportunity Zones, so far, is a lot like the old saw about the weather: Everybody talks about it, but nobody...

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Marijuana business creates property management challenges

Property management is marijuana management for landlords who take a toke over the property line, even if it's for medicinal...

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Edmond, Oklahoma, smokes Denver in medical marijuana outlets

Using a marijuana-to-munchies ratio for comparison, Edmond, population around 92,000, has eight times the number of medical...

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Edmond land case involving Cross Timbers goes to state Supreme Court

EDMOND — The would-be developers of Arcadia Peak, a housing addition proposed for an undisturbed portion of the Cross Timbers,...

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Reunion promises big time at former Little Giant Pump Co.

School homecoming, church anniversary fellowship, family get-together — factory reunion? I can see it. Memories linger for me...

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Judges select best entries in the Parade of Homes in Oklahoma City

The Parade of Homes seems to come and go so fast it can be a blur, and seeing all 100-plus new houses would be a big challenge....

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Oklahoma City's Parade of Homes presents options 'in real life'

People are hitting the streets — and sidewalks, front doors and layouts — for the Parade of Homes Fall Classic. They’re coming...

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Cannabis-iness: Oklahoma City real estate summit to give update on medical marijuana

People may never hear the last about medical marijuana and real estate, but David Chapman said he's ready for the day when...

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Stats to slap no buzz kill on home parade in Oklahoma City

The buzz will be interesting during the Parade of Homes Fall Classic, which starts Saturday and goes through Sept. 22. Shoppers...

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Parade of Homes Fall Classic is off to a start, with a surge of starts, in fact, in Oklahoma City

Maybe homebuilders expected more sales than usual during the Parade of Homes Fall Classic — starting at 1 p.m. Saturday — and...

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She built another, and another, and now she's a construction industry leader in Oklahoma

Denise Patterson has been a homebuilder for a while now — nearly 20 years — but it took her some time to get into industry...

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Find sales here; fall tours near in Oklahoma City

If you're looking for them, Land Sales are on B4. But now they're headlined "Oklahoma County Property Sales." We moved them...

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Homebuilder Nails it: Parade of Homes is personal, not just business

YUKON — Homebuilding isn't just business to builder John Nail, it's personal, and not just to him. After 40 years in and...

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Free for all: County fair remains fabric of our lives

Walking into the Centennial Building (nee Kitchens of America Building) the other day at the Oklahoma County Free Fair was like...

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Land sales get new home, name

Before you miss them, go to page B4 to see Land Sales. But now they're headlined "Oklahoma County Property Sales." We moved...

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Do you take this house? OKC Realtors do, on 'House Hunters'

If you missed HGTV's "House Hunters" episode this week featuring Troy and Denise Schroder — in their third charming appearance...

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Mortgage rate plunge glances off short home inventory in Oklahoma City area

Single-family home sales were nearly flat through July, and short inventory could keep the plunge in mortgage rates from...

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St. Jude Dream Home open for free tours

ARCADIA — The St. Jude Dream Home is open for free tours from 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5...

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For the third time charmed, real estate couple star on HGTV again, and again, and again

The first time was a charm, in 2014. The second time was a charm, in 2017. The third time, in 2019, makes enough for a...

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Home starts slip, inventory sales remain strong in Oklahoma City area

Homebuilders hurried into spring at a pace 2.7% above last year, but the rush has subsided: In the dead of summer, starts...

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Pathmaker Gala to celebrate history of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County

The 30th annual Pathmaker Awards Gala to honor people who have made historic contributions to Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County...

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Realtors Troy and Denise Schroder bring HGTV to Oklahoma City for third time

I'm going to start calling Troy and Denise Schroder the E0 Tornado Two. Every couple of years they blow through assumptions...

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Square feet could stumble over reduced booze use

Drink less, lease less; use pot, lease a lot — could that become a real estate axiom for our times? A new trend could reduce...

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Medical marijuana inhales some warehouse space in Oklahoma City

Medical marijuana lit up demand for certain kinds of industrial property the past year, flex space that can be switched from...

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Oklahoma City's humming economy leaving offices in the dust

Clouds over the Oklahoma City office market are not from the usual suspects: floor after dark floor in a huge building about to...

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Mize: Oklahoma, Texas, What's in the name?

OKLAHOMA, Texas — It sounds like a riddle. I'm in Oklahoma. I'm in Texas. I'm not straddling the Red River, and neither foot is...

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Mize: Million-dollar mansions on the rise in Oklahoma County

"All hat and no cattle" and "all desk and no derrick" can cut a so-called cattleman or oil baron down to size, so statistics on...

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Dream big: You can get chance to win modern farmhouse, help St. Jude's

ARCADIA — This is "modern farmhouse." Vintage architectural style enveloping the latest in creature comfort. Simple, almost...

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Apartment investors keep flying to safety in Oklahoma City

As long as real estate investors see apartment properties as a flight to safety, buyers and sellers will keep smiling all the...

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Mize: Event to help project paint picture of OKC neighborhood's history

Here’s an opportunity to check out a great redo of a vintage cottage and donate toward a mural depicting the history,...

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Shopping for boots took more than a store

EDMOND — I am a walkin' trend, shufflin' along a right smart more comfortable lately, in fact. My recent approach to shoppin'...

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Don't let cats rub you the wrong way

Thirteen years in, I’ve about figured out how to be an indoor-cat person. Ha. Ha ha ha. Ha. Maybe it's a good start. But...

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Marijuana, new retail and transformative projects differentiate Oklahoma City from other markets

Oklahoma City stores are going with national trends but meeting local headwinds, Price Edwards & Co. reported in its...

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Late land developer known as 'stand-up guy'

"Valuable asset," "a stand-up guy," "a classic gentleman," "moral and ethical values above approach" — friends and colleagues...

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Oklahoma land developer's 'legacy will live on'

MUSTANG — Robert Crout will be remembered for his ability, humility and ethics as a residential land developer, and for a...

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Honors given; marker placed; RIP, Private

My remarks given Tuesday at Trice Hill Cemetery at the much-belated memorial service for World War I U.S. Army veteran Pvt....

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Downtown flower power: Lose yourself (or find yourself) at Myriad Gardens

Behold the beauty of Myriad Botanical Gardens, a literal oasis amid the dry pavement, brick, glass and masonry of downtown...

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Neighbors pan fast food plans in Edmond, Oklahoma

EDMOND — Neighbors. Can't live with them, can't shoot ′em, not even in passionate disagreements over development. Oh, wait. We...

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Local broker remembered

Judy Lindsay is remembered as a mentor and friend to Realtors and others in real estate throughout the Oklahoma City area. She...

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Army private to receive military honors 55 years after he died

Army Pvt. Ulysses Grant Moore finally will get the military honors due him, 101 years after he served, 55 years after he died,...

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Dallas investors buy big retail power center in Norman, Oklahoma

NORMAN — University Town Center in Norman is the most recent major shopping center to be sold off by national institutional...

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Trump's affordable housing order slights historic preservation

President Donald Trump has issued an Executive Order Establishing a White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to...

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Price Edwards & Co.'s growth is a big deal in Oklahoma

The other day, I glanced at a Price Edwards & Co. web page, www.priceedwards.com/professionals, looking for a broker's...

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Slow and steady wins the space; Oklahoma City commercial realty firm grows as it goes

Price Edwards & Co. is slowly and steadily adding brokers and associates, expanding its already prominent footprint in...

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Mixed-use district planned for Edmond

EDMOND — With so much Oklahoma City playtime and nightlife gone to districts — Bricktown, the Plaza District, The Paseo,...

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National Association of Realtors puts Pride in homeownership

Just in time for Pride Month, the National Association of Realtors has released its first-ever Profile of Lesbian, Gay and...

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Broker's analytical eye guides Oklahoman Housing Finance Agency

Congratulations to Mike Buhl, owner and managing broker of Commercial Realty Resources Co. in Norman, on his appointment by...

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It's family first for father-son Realtors in Oklahoma

WARR ACRES — Somebody suggested: Why not write a story about a father-son Realtor team in time for Father's Day Sunday? Sure!...

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Frontier-era homes get new roofs at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Ridge, valley, lookout, flashing — they seem like field artillery terms. But they're roofing terms and are perfectly suited for...

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Weekend offers home tours, modernism celebration

The shows must go on — all at the same time. Take your pick this weekend of three home tours, and the convocation of lovers of...

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Eyes are on The Sparrow home in Oklahoma City

The Sparrow Show Home fundraiser for The Sparrow Project, a nonprofit providing activities for post-high school adults with...

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Put fundraisers, show homes, festivals on the calendar in the Oklahoma City metro area

Click on "save" or clip and save: It's time for another roundup of events tied to house, hearth and home. oNE OKC The annual...

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Symphony fundraiser puts designers in a triple venue

This year’s Symphony Show House, which opens Saturday for a belated nine-day run, is really three shows in one, anchored at 620...

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The Sparrow Project to benefit from home tour in Oklahoma City

There is life after high school for some intellectually disabled adults in Moore and south Oklahoma City, thanks to The Sparrow...

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Mize: Housing columnist Harney will be missed

Real estate journalism lost an important, influential, national voice when syndicated columnist Kenneth R. Harney, 75, died May...

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New Texans taking towers to renewed heights in Oklahoma City

New owners — more Texans — are turning around Lakepointe Towers, erasing years of neglect by the late James F. Cotter. Woodside...

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Urban design comes home to NE16 in Oklahoma City

To say an old house has "good bones" means the most important elements are sound — foundation, infrastructure, layout, all...

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Industrial vacancy especially tight at the top in Oklahoma City

Put on your reading glasses, or click on "zoom in," and check out this little-bitty number: 1.7%. It's the vacancy rate for...

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Experience mounts as homebuyers meet sellers in a rising middle

Home sales in Oklahoma City are strong, builders have a lot to do and experienced buyers and sellers — first-time move-up...

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Devon Energy helps tend the Gardens in Oklahoma City

Stormy weather minimized the effect of the Myriad Botanical Gardens' weeklong forced closure after the sky-high window washers'...

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Oklahoma County Treasurer property tax sale details, slices of life, now a click away

The Oklahoma County Treasurer’s resale property website — a list of properties to be auctioned for taxes owed — now has...

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UBuildIt front office gets new home in Oklahoma City

Bob Braudrick is like that guy on TV in the 1980s who liked his electric razor so much he bought the company. Victor Kiam...

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Miller in May Home Tour is an invitation to time travel in Oklahoma City

The Miller in May Home Tour honors more than vintage houses: It showcases history, from grand narrative — the origins and...

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Deep Deuce Home Tour highlights historic area of downtown OKC

A dozen real estate agents from as many firms will throw open the doors of 18 townhouses — including Kevin Durant's former (but...

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Miller in May Home Tour is in 20th year in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City’s historic Miller neighborhood will welcome visitors May 18-19 for the 20th Miller in May Home Tour. Seven homes,...

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Logistics automation smartens up dumb warehouses

Not all warehouses are as big and dumb as most of them look. In fact, some are pretty smart — and thank you Chris Roberts for...

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Oklahoma City's Corken Inc., compressor and pump maker, moving to new, larger plant

Corken Inc. is moving to a larger manufacturing plant under construction in north Oklahoma City, completing the first phase of...

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Millennials make their way in Oklahoma City housing

Despite their bad rap — they're accused of being narcissistic, entitled, unmotivated, shallow — Oklahoma City is at peace with...

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Quail Creek Home Tour is Saturday in Oklahoma City

The fourth annual tour Quail Creek Home Tour, a fundraiser for neighborhood improvements, will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m....

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Take a look out there, Quail Creek Home Tour to show off decades of design in northwest Oklahoma City

Homes in this year's Quail Creek Home Tour span the decades from the neighborhood's midcentury beginnings to the latest...

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Don't flip out; be suspicious; do due diligence when buying a flipped house

"Buyer beware" is a good idea when buying a house, even with contract stipulations, disclosure laws, house inspections, home...

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Parade of Homes Spring Festival is on its way in Oklahoma City area

More than 100 new houses are featured in the Parade of Homes Spring Festival, which continues with homes open free to the...

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Honors planned for World War I veteran with unmarked grave in Oklahoma City

Even a century after he served, however briefly, and 55 years after his death, Army Pvt. Ulysses Grant Moore, a World War I...

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Edmond-area housing park stopped by Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has stopped development of a manufactured home park in its tracks just outside the Edmond...

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'The Great Gutowsky' and West Edmond Field are worthy of Hollywood, oil man's granddaughter says

EDMOND — What a cinematic stew: World War II and the home front, Oklahoma oil gushers, a go-for-broke wildcatter, a...

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These 'hoods are made for walking

Builders ramped up for the Parade of Homes Spring Festival, building at a pace 6 percent higher than last year, starting more...

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Small markets reel in retail: Store occupancies remain strong despite market disruption

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Continued reports of the demise of retail continue to be overstated, even in smaller markets. Take the...

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What's next for home design in Oklahoma City?

Mainstream home design in Oklahoma City basically breaks down like this by decade (although oil booms drive upscale in...

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Diversity in real estate is slim nationally, so individual efforts stand out in Oklahoma City

Women have the edge among real estate brokers and sales agents, but racial diversity is slim, national statistics show. Women...

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Changing property needs: Diverse factors affect changes in industrial market

Medical marijuana and "last-mile" warehousing tied to rapid retail delivery are bringing increased occupancy, firming up lease...

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Former Sunbeam home is Symphony Show House fundraising venue in Oklahoma City

Before it gets lost in the details of decor — the main selling point of the Symphony Show House fundraiser for the Oklahoma...

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Help me get the water tower in Randlett, Oklahoma, on the National Register of Historic Places

RANDLETT — Three fresh wells, 15 miles of pipe, and a shiny, new, 50,000-gallon water tower breathed new life into scrappy...

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Find civil, useful, social media right Nextdoor

Finally, the Nextdoor app has made itself useful to me. My wife and I downloaded it last summer when a neighborhood pup wound...

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Marker will find World War I soldier's grave after 55 years

U.S. Army Pvt. U.G. Moore's military headstone is in safe keeping now, a few weeks after a new resident was startled to...

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Oklahomans know a thing or two about hail

EDMOND — Timing was everything for the latest from Farmers Insurance. "Oklahoma ranked fifth among states for the highest...

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Ameripointe ready to ship, receive by rail and air from Ardmore, Oklahoma

Shovel-ready is one thing, but Ameripointe is also ready to roll rail and ready for air — big selling points for NAI Global...

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Puzzling headstone leads to history mystery in Oklahoma City

Carl Watson did not want to bump into U.S. Army Pvt. Ulysses Grant Moore, 1896-1964, in his living room in the dark of the...

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Let's all click 'Like' on Facebook's fair housing settlement

Facebook's lawsuit settlement over fair housing violations really is historic, even aside from the importance of the issue,...

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Oklahoma City 'urban village' project is planted in an Opportunity Zone

Oklahoma County is a top opportunity zone investment area, and even as investors await detailed federal tax regulations before...

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Coming to terms with prefab life

EDMOND — Oh, the prefabricated life, how I do love thee, let me count the ways. I woke up in a prefab bed. Made coffee in a...

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Winter housing market days are numbered in OKC

Homebuilding and sales started 2019 almost like "Groundhog Day" 59 days in a row — the 1993 Bill Murray flick, not Feb. 2. Not...

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Coastal housing dollars hit an affordable rent ceiling in Oklahoma

Out-of-state housing dollars cut both ways in Oklahoma. Homebuyers can buy high here. Sell a $1 million house in California,...

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Founders keepers: Buyers take bargains at condo auction in Oklahoma City

Founders Tower's clearance sale wasn't: All condos did not go. At auction Tuesday night and Wednesday in the former Queen Ann...

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Oklahoma homebuilding leaders bring home accolades, ideas from International Builders' Show

Oklahomans brought back more than design and construction ideas from the International Builders' Show. They brought home...

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Warehouse still available for lease

Amazon has not leased the warehouse at 6101 SW 44 for a made-on-demand facility, according to the brokerage team marketing the...

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Historic preservation brings an old Oklahoma oil field to mind

EDMOND — Brainstorming before — and at — last Tuesday's meeting of the Edmond Historic Preservation Trust, the West Edmond...

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Mize: Cases closed on polybutylene plastic plumbing

Faulty polybutylene plastic plumbing keeps bursting and damaging people's homes, and homeowners' anger keeps bouncing around...

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New zones, legal pot create 'Double Jeopardy' for Oklahoma real estate

Commercial real estate used for medical marijuana is still fraught with pitfalls and limitations for property owners. Another...

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Oklahoma City's Council Crossing hooks Ollie's Bargain Outlet as anchor

Jeff Norman has it figured out: When he has news, like Ollie's Bargain Outlet, a national retail chain making its debut in...

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Build Oklahoma Awards, Construction trade group recognizes the 'Best of the Best' for 2018

Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma has presented its Build Oklahoma Awards recognizing the “Best of the Best”...

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Meet three top commercial construction specialists in Oklahoma

Let's join Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma in recognizing three top commercial construction specialists for 2018....

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Realty firm starts apartment expense survey for metro Oklahoma City

Price Edwards & Co. debuted a new annual report Friday to help apartment investors, operators and others judge property...

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Historic Founders Tower condos go on the auction block in Oklahoma City

Founders Tower is having a clearance sale: All condos must go. That's 29 luxury residential condos, some unoccupied, some under...

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Oklahoma City Realtors turn to Homesnap for MLS searches

I'm pretty sure that neither Homesnap nor the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors, which just employed the Homesnap...

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Twister-struck mobile home park turning into The Curve in Moore

MOORE — A nearly 50-year-old mobile home park wiped out by the May 20, 2013, tornado, in one of Moore's poorest neighborhoods,...

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One local economy supports several realty sectors, Oklahoma City firm points out

The real estate business doesn't happen in a vacuum, and its property sectors don't operate in silos — except for actual silos,...

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Home sale records feel good in Edmond, Oklahoma

EDMOND — Did you feel it? Edmond set home sale records in 2018. It wasn’t a huge market shakeup, but big enough for bragging...

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City office market racing in place

Oklahoma City’s office market is “stuck in neutral but racing its engine,” according to Price Edwards & Co.’s 2018 year-end...

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Dazzling details tell the tale of booming Edmond, Oklahoma

EDMOND -- Janet Yowell, executive director of the Edmond Economic Development Authority, dropped some dazzling details on 2018...

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Pinnell to hit the road with zones, calls on angels

EDMOND — Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell said he and state economic development officials will promote the new federal Opportunity Zones...

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Oklahoma City retail rising

Store occupancy was steady year over year, but the pie got bigger.

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Investor demand still overwhelming city apartment supply, broker says

Multifamily investment market is still up, up and away, according to broker Mike Buhl and Commercial Realty Resources Co.'s...

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Seasoned home seller's lesson tempers good news for first-time buyers

Good news from LendingTree and a realty reality check hit my desk at the same time this week.

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Uncle Sam's rent checks are in the mail

The General Services Administration pays the rent for government agencies, including the FBI and Immigration & Customs...

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New executive leadership at Wiggin Properties LLC

Founder Chuck Wiggin said the promotions come as partner David Huffman, senior vice president, moves to emeritus status.

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Builders name Oklahoma Housing Hall of Famers

Oklahoma State Home Builders Association inducts seven honorees into the Oklahoma Housing Hall of Fame.

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The home sale behind you is larger than it appears

In 2017, home sales in Oklahoma came to $25.2 billion-with-a-B, or 13.4 percent of the gross state product, according to the...

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Late Lindsay couple's favorite charities to benefit from land, minerals auction

Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co. will conduct the auction Jan. 31, including a 237-acre bottom land farm in Garvin County...

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Consumer Electronic Show leaves homes to their own devices

Dan Reeves of Landmark Fine Homes come back from Las Vegas loaded with ideas for his next concept home in Norman, Oklahoma.

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Shutdown stalls National Register nominations, tax credit project review

Work in Washington stopped immediately when the National Park Service shut down with other government agencies nearly a month...

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A glimpse of tomorrow comes early for Christmas in Guthrie

Nonprofit Guthrie Tomorrow Coalition returned the State Capital Publishing Co. building to public use, and fond public...

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Surely economic anxiety, uncertainty will follow me all the days, all the days of my life

Anxiety and uncertainty — always in the economic outlook for anyone with any sense — are still in the headlines for 2019 and 2020.

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Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of Realtors honors organizers

Apologies and belated congratulations to Andrea Frymire, who was named Commercial Realtor of the Year, and David Chapman, who...

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Group is out to restore, respect NE 23

The aim is to preserve the rich African American history of Oklahoma City's NE 23 and rekindle its vibrant cultural and...

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Blights of Broadway in Edmond?

Edmond's old main drag, Broadway Avenue, is kind of a rough patch after waves of restaurant closures.

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Tours de floors, Second half of 2018 filled with sites to behold

Housing — and friends and related businesses of house and home — simmered to the end of 2018 in Oklahoma City.

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Home shows, tours deck the housing year

Let's review the first half of the year before 2018 gets away. Next week, we'll hold back 2019 just long enough for a glimpse...

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State, metro-area Realtors install officers, present awards

Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors, Edmond Board of Realtors, and Oklahoma Association of Realtors install leadership...

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Is Oklahoma City housing in one extreme or the other, or neither?

Nationally, housing is "broken," according to one expert and "exciting," according to another. Which is it in Oklahoma City?

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OKC homebuilder grows with market despite giving up Sundays

Authentic Custom Homes' growth helped push construction up 4.9 percent through November in the Oklahoma City area compared with...

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Historic tax credits work as intended

The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program really is a strategic investment that works.

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Specialty firm joins in development of Chisholm Creek

City developer Medallion Group has brought on Birmingham-based Bayer Properties to move forward in developing Chisholm Creek, a...

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Posh urban 701 Hudson rises in Midtown in more ways than one

701 Hudson rises in Oklahoma City's Midtown in more ways than one.

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Higher home loan limit could boost sales

Next year, the maximum conforming loan limit for single-family properties in Oklahoma and most of the country will be $484,350,...

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Fools and their home equity are soon parted

A survey by Bankrate.com shows the reasons homeowners would consider drawing down their home equity. Some of it is not pretty.

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Mobile homes a place to park capital?

Even with demand on the rise for affordable housing, there's a shortage of manufactured housing additions because they're...

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Individual home loans not part of proposed appraisal change

The proposal to raise the threshold of transactions requiring a property appraisal to $400,000 was developed jointly by the...

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May innovation grow from the ashes of Paradise

Last Monday was World Toilet Day, and you can be forgiven if, considering the clouds of travesty in the news, you missed it or...

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Sears store memories store well

Iconic chain's bankruptcy sparks tales told from Temple to Tulsa.

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Laredo rises on disruption

Increasing efficiencies in exploration and production, plus cost containment, helped the Tulsa driller advance.

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Oklahoma's public manufacturers drag; private companies sustain

Public manufacturers drag; private companies sustain.

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Tulsa bookseller lauded for efficiency

Over the past year, Educational Development Corp. company continued to move forward from a high point that also was its biggest...

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Sears stores, retail stories fit for retelling

Oklahoma City readers join a stroll down Sears memory lane.

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Gala's I.M. Pei model display took a team

Moving the precious 10-by-12-foot, 1964 model of downtown Oklahoma City as international architect Pei imagined it might look...

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Memory lane leads to Sears, where else?

Memory lane leads to Sears, where else?

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Development doubles: Finishing basement gives Edmond office building twice the space

Doubling the space will allow 10 or general office tenants at 200 N Bryant, compared with two previously, broker Jonathan...

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Heated bathroom floors hit hot OKC apartment market

Tulsan Ed Leinbach spares no amenity in competing with other upscale developers and their luxury apartments.

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Speaking of aging-in-place and universal design

The Oklahoma City Mayor's Committee on Disability Concerns presented awards to people who work or volunteer countless hours for...

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Halloween safety takes a village of the living

HouseLogic.com presents "7 Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips that Every Homeowner Should Know." Paw Paw and his house kitties approve...

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'Bite the dog,' buy this book, learn PR

Gary Schneeberger long ago morphed into the best kind of public relations pro: one who worked in news first.

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Amazon takes OKC industrial south

Nearly 9 million square feet of industrial space has been built in Oklahoma City in the past five years, with another 1.3...

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Columnist Marni Jameson's guide helps downsizers decide what to save, what to let go

In "Downsizing the Family Home: A Workbook," columnist Marni Jameson is a friend walking with you as you "reflect, record and...

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The rains came down and the homes went up

When it rained, it poured, but starts didn't stop for Oklahoma City homebuilders.

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Costco closes on land sale

Costco has officially landed. Months after Costco Wholesale Corp. won incentives from the city to open a location here, land...

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Tour soars beyond your dream home

"Comfortable," "cozy" and "spacious" define most people's dream home, survey says.

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Development specialists watching Opportunity Zones

Oklahoma City didn't wait for details from the federal government before moving ahead in preparation for what could be...

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Fresh communiqués from the (trade) war front

Devils and eels are in the details.

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Join the Route 66 Trail drive

Route 66 is a national treasure. It should be a National Historic Trail.

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Oklahoma City fall home tours are afoot

Linwood Place, Garden Tour for Connoisseurs, Heritage Hills, Street of Dreams, and Gatewood: Here's a rundown on what's coming up.

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Construction zone to clear for Oklahoma City Street of Dreams Oct. 13-28

Home shoppers win when builders take their chances on the Street of Dreams.

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Funds go for fixes on Route 66

Route 66 historic preservation grants go to projects from Chicago to California, including two in Oklahoma.

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Onslaught of offers to buy houses troubles elderly, others

Onslaught of unsolicited offers to buy houses is disturbing the elderly (and me) and a state lawmaker is on it.

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Opportunity knocks 8,700 times for capital investors

Last year's federal tax reform led to the creation of Opportunity Zones designed to attract people, partnerships and companies...

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Tax reform and awards presented at Commercial Real Estate Summit

Saving Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, good; creating Opportunity Zones, perhaps better; presenting Pivot Awards, the...

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Parade of Homes Hit Parade

The Parade of Homes Fall Classic, presented by the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association, continues Saturday and Sunday...

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Arcadia couple riding with co-op driven to preserve Arizona Route 66 icon

New Route 66 Co-Op, formed to buy and preserve the Painted Desert Trading Post in eastern Arizona, peels out with a $20,000...

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What would Roger Miller say? HUD snuffs out smoking in public housing

But smoking has become another sin — social or otherwise — that only those of some wealth and privilege can enjoy.

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Project 3810, product-based business incubator in OKC

Project 3810, an Oklahoma Department of Commerce-certified business incubator, is an unusual model offering not just offices...

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It takes brains to sell a house

When logic fails to get across the value of high-performance homes, it falls to emotion to communicate, says Gord Cooke, a...

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Oklahoma Building Summit builds up trade expo

In addition to seeing about 70 exhibits, on Thursday builders and others will hear experts on sales, marketing and customer...

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Y'all come to the 29th annual Pathmaker Awards Gala

The Pathmaker Awards Gala, the biggest fundraiser for the Oklahoma City/County Historical Society, will be like none that came...

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Construction topics frame Building Summit

"Fortified Home" construction, "lean building," and high-performance homes are among the topics to be explored.

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Trump's HUD emphasizes Section 3 jobs, training

Regional HUD administrator spreads the word about the jobs and training requirements of the 1968 Housing and Urban Development...

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Hot property is curing what ailed Medicine Park

New homes and investors, quaint shops, quirky eateries, rehabbed rental cabins, and Medicine Creek itself are draws at historic...

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Medicine Park is alive and well

Whatever you think of Medicine Park, if you haven't been there lately, think again.

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Millennials, freak back in and raise your credit score

Here are some things to do, from Douglas Boneparth, a certified financial planner who specializes in millennials and wrote "The...

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Stories flesh out statistics of eviction

Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City," told some of "Arleen's"...

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Federal law fogs pot's promise for real estate

All property market sectors looking for returns from medical marijuana need to remember: It's still illegal at the federal level.

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Choctaw Nation tribal headquarters is one for the history books

Oklahoma City design firm FSB delivers a $200 million, 500,000-square-foot showcase of tribal history, culture, art, and...

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Mesta Park home renovation gets a turn on HGTV

Ty McBride, owner of Wood Window Rescue in Oklahoma City, and Paige Sheller, owner of A-Line Design in Edmond, will star in a...

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Millennial homebuying news goes from good to bad to worse

Experian and ValueInsured offer sobering statistics on millennial home buying plans and expectations.

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OKC location is CoreLogic-al

Buying two local firms, a la mode and Mercury Network, makes Oklahoma City one of Irvine, California-based CoreLogic Inc.s...

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Oklahoma City office backwash

Recovery in the oil patch won't turn around the office market this time, experts say. That leaves other lessees to absorb...

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Energy leaves office space cold

Both cities are still neck deep in office backwash from the crude oil price slide of 2014, because recovery in the oil patch,...

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Gateway Mortgage takes country road into banking

The Stitt Family Trusts, owners of Gateway Mortgage, in Jenks, have agreed to buy more than 85 percent of the stock of Farmers...

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A look in the rear view on Kilpatrick Turnpike

Here's what builders and developers were saying about the Kilpatrick Extension, the west Oklahoma City bypass tying Edmond to...

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Open road for Route 66 Landing

Route 66 Landing, with a medical center as anchor, is racing out of the ground hard by the still relatively new turnpike...

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Manufactured housing guide hitched to trailers

The star rating system for manufactured housing parks historically indicated services offered, not quality, per se, to...

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LSB sells HQ but stays in OKC

LSB Industries Inc. sold its longtime corporate headquarters at 16 S Pennsylvania Ave. this week and is moving its front office...

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Warehouse chill in Oklahoma City

Warehouse chill in Oklahoma City: Slowdown in company move-ins, expansions quell industrial leasing

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Myth, It takes 20 percent down to buy a house

The safeguard provided lenders by mortgage insurance — paid for by the borrower — is why relatively few people actually pay 20...

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What's in store for Oklahoma City stores

Price Edwards & Co.'s midyear retail property market summary tells who's in, who's out, who's coming and who's looking...

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OKC retail RPM slows

Retail vacancy across the Oklahoma City area was 10.7 percent at midyear, up from 9.8 percent at the end of 2017, according to...

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Apartment owners selling faster on robust demand, brokerage says

Owners are more willing to sell than in recent years of a decade-long-plus rise in property prices, and that could signal a...

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Robinson Park eyes new markets with new name

Commercial property management firm Robinson Park stands apart from brokerage Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort.

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Robinson Park finds itself in downtown Oklahoma City

The rebranding of Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort's property management firm could have gone badly. But it didn't, and what...

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Home scams lurk in weather fair and foul

Storm season brings fraudsters to light in Oklahoma, but financial scammers targeting homeowners are always at work.

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Medical marijuana comes with real (estate) consequences

In Oklahoma, it's time to take "Marijuana in Property Management" seriously.

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Engineers go to waste

Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc. acquired Shepherd Engineering Design Co. Inc. in Oklahoma City, expanding into the...

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Dollar house dare draws $515,000 worth of drama

The $1 house experiment concluded with everybody happy: the Realtor, the sellers, and the out-of-town buyers.

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Rising costs could curb home building

Buyer interest and home sales were strong in Oklahoma City the first half of the year, but expensive lumber and labor could...

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More communiqués from the (trade) war front

President Trump fired at China Friday. China fired back. With billions of dollars, materials, consumer products and jobs on the...

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Realtor couple certified as divorce real estate experts

The training was the first formal education of its kind in the real estate business, said Laurel Starks, founder and CEO of the...