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Just two owners in 55 years: Check out The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 9, 2021

The Listing of the Week is a two-story midcentury home that has had just two owners, backing to Quail Creek Golf & Country...

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Oklahoma gardening 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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Landscape design workshop set El Reno

EL RENO — The Canadian County Extension Service will conduct a home landscaping design workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 26...

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Plan now for spring lawn and garden

Dreary winter days are the perfect time to plan your spring landscaping, lawn and gardening activities. Take time now to make...

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

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

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

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

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Marni Jameson: 8 ways the post-pandemic home will change

For anyone aspiring to have a lovely home, especially during the pandemic, let me warn you about the two words that will foil...

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What are real estate closing costs and how much will you pay?

Closing costs are the thousands of dollars in fees associated with a mortgage, typically amounting to 2% to 5% of the loan...

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

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

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'Another way of serving people' Meet Steven Ligon, 2021 president of the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors

Steven Ligon considered ministry. He landed in real estate, most recently as broker-owner of 1907 Homes and Land, which he...

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

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

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U.S. retail sales fell in December for 3rd straight month

NEW YORK (AP) — Retail sales fell for a third straight month as a surge in virus cases kept people away from stores during the...

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Heavy snowfall hits Sweden, Finland; icy temperatures ahead

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Thousands of households across northern Sweden and southern Finland were without power Wednesday after heavy...

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

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

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Simple actions can help you breathe better in your home

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

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

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Moesel: Interested in houseplants? You're not the only one

We welcome a new year as we dive deeper into winter, and that makes us want to spend more time with our houseplants....

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Norman Fire Department gains top rating

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

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Oklahoma County property sales for Jan. 9, 2021

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

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

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

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

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Oklahoma gardening calendar for Jan. 9, 2021

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

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If you're looking for something new to plant, Mustang seed swap is the place to be

MUSTANG — Canadian County Master Gardeners' annual seed swap starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mustang Public Library, 1201 N...

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Marni Jameson: How to work with an artist to get just what you want

My husband and I agree on many aspects of home decor, but artwork isn’t one of them. He likes modern abstracts. I like...

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Helpful winter weather tips from the meteorologists

Preparing for unpredictable winter weather? Take stock of your home, vehicle and planning tools to ensure your family stays...

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

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

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Homebuilding sizzled in 2020. What's next?

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

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

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

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Review: 'Herself,' a spirited drama of abuse and resilience

Phyllida Lloyd's “Herself,” an Irish drama of spousal abuse set against Dublin's housing crisis, has some narrative weak spots...

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Tom Brady excited, ready to lead Buccaneers into playoffs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New team, same ole Tom Brady.The six-time Super Bowl champion who left New England for sunny Florida is in...

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Still have your Christmas tree? You can recycle it in Edmond

EDMOND — Residents can recycle their Christmas trees by dropping them off by Jan. 25 at designated locations in Hafer Park or...

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They need to chill. Tips for turning seeds into trees

How exciting to think of a full-size tree locked up within each seed still clinging to the branches of sugar maples, hornbeams,...

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SC home renovations find baby's bones in wall from long ago

PACOLET, S.C. (AP) — Someone remodeling a house in an old mill town in South Carolina found bones from a baby inside a wall, a...

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Marni Jameson: Favorite moments from 2020's second half

Last week, as I do at the end of every year, I looked back at columns from the first half of 2020 and pulled out half a dozen...

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How one Seattle architect went from mansions to tiny homes

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

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

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

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New Year’s resolutions for the central Oklahoma gardener

Winter is a great time to think about making resolutions for your gardens and landscape for next year. My resolution is that I...

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

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

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Need mortgage relief due to COVID-19? Here's what to know

As the pandemic rages, many are facing financial hardship. For homeowners with a Freddie Mac loan, COVID-19 mortgage assistance...

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

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

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Check out this lakefront home, The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 2, 2021

The Listing of the Week is a lakefront home with views of the water from every room, in Edmond's gated Summit Lake Estates. The...

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Tips to enhance your backyard with water features

Enhancing your backyard? Experts say that the sights and sounds of water features make them one of the most effective additions...

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Silver linings: OKC-area housing shined in 2020 despite the coronavirus cloud

It seems like the second half of 2020 was better than the first for housing in the Oklahoma City area, even with a devastating...

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Christmas trees can have second life as compost

NORMAN — The city of Norman Sanitation Division will be picking up Christmas trees for composting on the regular yard waste...

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The Latest: S Korea reports biggest daily death toll so far

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says 40 more coronavirus patients have died in the past 24 hours, the highest daily number...

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Amid pandemic, Pacific islands work to offset food shortages

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Coronavirus infections have barely touched many of the remote islands of the Pacific, but the...

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Top associate of Russia's Navalny released from detention

MOSCOW (AP) — A top associate of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was released from detention Sunday and said she was...

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How to keep your home cozy all season long

Most homeowners want to keep their home cozy and their heating bills low during the winter, but struggle to keep the warmth in...

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It's time to reflect on gardening successes, plan for 2021

We hope you and your family had a very merry Christmas whether you got to celebrate in person, by phone or over a Skype or Zoom...

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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Check out this brand-new bungalow, The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 26, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a brand-new bungalow in the heart of Oklahoma City. The 1,750-square-foot home at 1700 NE Euclid St....

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

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

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Oklahoma gardening calendar for Dec. 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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5 housing trends for 2021

In 2021, mortgage rates will rise from record lows, home price gains will slow, and Americans will continue their migration to...

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

• Perkins & Will, 10240 Broadway Extension, hospital (Oklahoma City Rehabilitation Hospital), erect, $16,000,000. • Ashton...

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OKC homebuilder Homes By Taber commits to donating more to local nonprofits

Homes by Taber is doubling the number of local nonprofits to receive donations when it sells a house in 2021. Founder Taber...

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Marni Jameson: Lessons learned from first half of 2020

Now we come to that time of year (and what a year it’s been) where, traditionally we ― you and I ― reflect on where we’ve gone...

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How to avoid frozen pipes

STILLWATER — Winter temperatures can lead to frozen pipes in the home and even bigger problems if the pipes burst, said Gina...

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Here are some housing highlights from the first half of 2020

It's tempting to just let terrible 2020 go without comment, but some important and memorable things did happen this year in...

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Young trees need some dressing up for winter protection

My young trees are decked out in their winter finery: arboreal attire, perfumes and cosmetics that will protect them through...

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Christmas in the ICU: Decorations, lights and many tears

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A Christmas tree stands outside the intensive care room where a man stricken by COVID-19 lies unconscious,...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 19, 2020

• City of Oklahoma City, 928 Frederick Douglass Ave., clubhouse, erect, $3,500,000. • Bockus Payne Architecture, 9701 Boardwalk...

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Laughlin: Legends and lore of holiday plants

Many of the plants we associate with holiday celebrations have interesting histories and legends associated with them. Many...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar for Dec. 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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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 19, 2020

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

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Marni Jameson: Which kitchen knives are a cut above?

It’s the single most handled item in the kitchen, maybe the entire house. Held even more than the TV remote, the kitchen knife...

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Keep your home network secure with these simple steps

Working and learning from home is the new norm for millions of American families engaged in a daily juggling act, making sure...

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Check out The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 19, 2020

The Listing of the Week is an especially energy-efficient home in Norman. The 2,553-square-foot home at 209 Sonora Lane has...

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OKC's Heritage Hills East lands on National Register of Historic Places

Heritage Hills East is a mere sliver compared to its bigger neighbor to the west, stately Heritage Hills, but its roots are...

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A COVID positive: At Home stores soar, and a new one in OKC is back on track

The home decor superstore chain shut down all of its locations in March and April because of the coronavirus. It also halted...

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Your house could hold more cash than you

Feeling rich? House rich? House richer anyway? You probably are, although it's just on paper unless you spend it. The rising...

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Texas developer is bringing 55+ 'active adult' apartments to Norman, Oklahoma

A Texas developer has started work on Sage Cobblestone, an "active adult" apartment complex in Norman with an emphasis on...

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Home Depot to pay $20.8M fine for lax contractor oversight

Home Depot Inc. will pay a $20.8 million fine for failing to ensure that its contractors follow lead paint rules. The civil...

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Retail sales fell 1.1% in November, biggest drop in 7 months

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans held back on spending during the start of the holiday shopping season, a troubling sign for retailers...

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Right at Home: Resetting for a new year with soothing decor

After an anxiety-filled 2020 and during the continuing pandemic, many of us are looking to our homes for nearly everything: a...

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Feds to delay seeking legal protection for monarch butterfly

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials on Tuesday declared the monarch butterfly “a candidate” for threatened or...

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Gardening helps kidney patients in Colombian hospital

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For the past seven years, Lionel Cifuentes has been coming to Bogota’s El Tunal Hospital three times a...

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Could OKC run out of houses?

Forecasting "more of the same" of anything from 2020 in 2021 could strike fear in the heart — but not in the housing market,...

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Endangered-species decision expected on beloved butterfly

Trump administration officials are expected to say this week whether the monarch butterfly, a colorful and familiar backyard...

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Cherokee Nation housing director starts at HUD

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee citizen Gary Cooper, executive director of the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation, has moved to the...

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How to find the comforts of anywhere but home for the holidays

During the holidays, you may be seeking comfort, whether that’s the comfort of home — or anywhere but home. With travel...

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Marni Jameson: How to find the perfect kitchen knife

A few weeks ago, a good friend gave my husband and me an unexpected gift: A chef’s knife. A knife? I confess, I was puzzled....

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

• Tap Architecture, 800 W California Ave., group home, remodel, $1,000,000. • Lord Construction Service, 1 NE 7, restaurant,...

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Burning a tree in the fireplace is a risky way to end the holidays

DEAR BARRY: I'm writing to share some fireplace maintenance advice that may be of benefit to your readers. Let them know they...

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OKC-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Dec. 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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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 12, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $50 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Check out The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 12, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a totally remodeled Craftsman in Uptown. The 1,254-square-foot home at 1204 NW 44 has three bedrooms...

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Office plans, like the coronavirus, are up in the air

Office climes, they are a-changin' — although exactly how, and to what extent, and for how long, and at what cost, all remain...

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No Yule rules: OKC-area Christmas decorations up early will probably stay late

Christmas came early this year, judging by how fast decorations went up, and the Yuletide will probably linger longer than...

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Moesel: Gift guide for the gardeners in your life

Christmas is just a little less than two weeks from now, and there are many ways to involve plants in your celebrations. For...

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If you want to grow apples, choose the tastiest

If you’re thinking about growing apples, take some time now to test varieties and talk with local growers.I grow an apple...

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You won't want to miss the daffodils in spring at the Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Volunteers gathered at the Arcadia Round Barn recently to plant 750 daffodil bulbs awarded by the Oklahoma City...

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Philadelphia Flower Show to be held outdoors for first time

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flower Show, which bills itself as “the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural...

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Oklahoma Historical Society adds wives' names to Overholser Mansion and Drummond home

The Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors has voted to change the names of two state-owned historic homes "to...

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Oklahoma gardening events

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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Commentary: Americans love their homes — maybe a little too much

As questions go, this one troubles me a lot: Do we love our homes more than we should? It bothers me because I've been a...

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Marni Jameson: And then there were none ― a lesson in celebrating small

As if families don’t have enough to squabble about, now we have coronavirus conflicts. On the one side are family members who...

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Telemedicine lets you click with your doctor from home

As a busy real estate agent, Antonia Williams-Gary, 71, spends much of her day on Zoom calls, so it was no big deal when she...

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Oklahoma funding allocation will generate 695 affordable housing units

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency's Board of Trustees allocated federal Affordable Housing Tax Credits and Home Investment...

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How to boost holiday cheer at home during a socially distant season

Unfortunately, many Americans will be unable to celebrate the holidays with their extended family and friends in person this...

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Three new hydrangeas top the 2021 must-have list

The mornings have become like "flower glow" at The Garden Guy's house thanks to three new panicle hydrangeas making their debut...

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Check out The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 5, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a roomy home with a big backyard, pool and deck in Tuttle's Riata Ranch addition. The...

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Branching out to buy real Christmas tree? You have some options

You have several options when it comes to choosing a real Christmas tree, including precut trees, locally farmed trees and...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 5, 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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Retail triple play: Mathis Brothers taking a Sleep Center, La-Z-Boy and Ashley Furniture to new Oklahoma location

Mathis Brothers is headed to Shawnee with three of its retail concepts in one place: Mathis Sleep Center, Ashley Furniture and...

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De-toured: Coronavirus cuts OKC historic home tours in 2020

The coronavirus has kept people home since March — in their own homes, not others' — and it's stopped longstanding home and...

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Jenna Lyons puts ‘real’ back into reality TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Former J. Crew President Jenna Lyons knows a thing or two about building a brand, but now she’s ditched...

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Former US Rep. Barney Frank sues for unfinished work on home

Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank and his husband, James Ready, are suing a construction contractor who they said abandoned the...

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Your new house could cost less if the U.S. and Canada keep working through their lumber trade dispute

Skyrocketing lumber prices have added $10,000-$15,000 on average to the cost of a new house, so a reduction in duties on...

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Cottagecore holidays: Decorations with a homespun vibe

Along with bread-baking and closet reorganizing, another nesting trend on the home front is “cottagecore” style.“The...

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White House Christmas decor gives nod to 1st responders

WASHINGTON (AP) — First responders and frontline workers being challenged by the deadly coronavirus pandemic are highlighted in...

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Selling your house? Looking to buy? Here's what to expect from the marketplace during the coronavirus pandemic

Home shopping, showing, open houses and other routines of the housing market, which went digital as the coronavirus was...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Nov. 28, 2020

• Industrial Developers of Oklahoma, 3401 S Council Road, shell building, shell, $3,594,120. • Dayjay Associates, 2501 W...

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Check out The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Nov. 28, 2020

The Listing of the Week has features to the ceilings on 2 acres in Arcadia. The two-story, 4,207-square-foot home at 1232...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Nov. 28, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $40 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Marni Jameson: The bar cart is back, and here are 10 top-shelf tips for more stylish sips

Cancel the caroling, disease experts say. It spews respiratory droplets in the air. And no loud music. It makes people shout...

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Millennial and Gen Z veterans flock to VA-backed home loans

Adam Seidler set several goals to hit by the time he turned 30, including start a family and own a home. With the help of a...

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It's a seller's market in the Oklahoma City metro area

Metro-area homebuilders are building more houses than they have in seven years, but the market keeps soaking them up, as well...

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Oklahoma City garden events calendar for Nov. 28, 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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What home shoppers can expect from homebuilders during the coronavirus pandemic

Buying a house sight unseen is fine for out-of-staters, but homebuilders say Oklahomans still want to walk the floors first —...

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Moesel: Nature gets ready to deck the halls

Hope you had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. Gardeners have so much to be thankful for as we get a front row seat to...

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Many turn to real Christmas trees as bright spot amid virus

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon,...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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

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

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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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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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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...

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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-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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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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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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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...

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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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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....

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...