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Festival of Homes set for two weekends in central Oklahoma

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

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

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

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

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

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Housing shortage persists in OKC and the nation

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

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City assistance sends millions to small businesses hit hard by pandemic

In just three months after being launched, the first phase of allocations from Oklahoma City’s Small Business Continuity...

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East Side, Capitol Hill scarce on applications for city small business assistance

The pandemic economic crash came quickly for Demetra Bailey’s catering business and event center. For the past 18 years Bailey...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Leveled best: Clipping a wing lets an old warehouse fly in Oklahoma City

No pain, no gain, they say. You have to break a few eggs to make an omelette, they say. That wing of this warehouse has to be...

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

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

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

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

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

Baker First Commercial Real Estate Services reports these real estate transactions: • Mikojo LLC paid $675,000 to FRG...

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Coronavirus, energy pains hit most property markets hard in OKC area

Here are highlights from Oklahoma City’s NAI Sullivan Group’s midyear market reports, available in full online. Retail In...

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Bank and restaurant latest additions to former downtown car dealership development

Stride Bank and a Hal Smith restaurant are set to join a mix of financial services, high tech and creative firms moving to the...

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Concert business "at risk of total collapse" without help

After struggling through four months of canceled concert tours, banquets, weddings and other festivities, the Bricktown Event...

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Weekend carnival in Bricktown canceled

Plans for a carnival in Bricktown this weekend are being dropped following concerns voiced by the community over the risk of...

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

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

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A million-dollar property for $39,000?

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

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for July 25, 2020

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: • SAKZ Inc. LLC paid MEBS Development Co. LLC $975,000 for a...

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Amazon set to expand with 1 million square foot facility, estimated to employ 1,000

Newly filed building permits show the developer tasked with building many of Amazon’s large warehouse and industrial centers is...

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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Coronavirus ironies for hearth and home

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

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Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort reports these real estate transactions: • Tellworks Communications LLC leased 14,592 square...

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

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

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Vacancy signs: Oklahoma City dodges the worst perils of 2020, so far

The first half of the year could have been worse for the battered Oklahoma City office market, and the second half surely will...

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Opinion: Warehouses still steady as they go in OKC

The leased warehouse market is holding its own in Oklahoma City, as other commercial property sectors take hard hits from the...

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Grants announced for Black landmarks in OKC and Tulsa

Two endangered Black landmarks in Oklahoma City and the only surviving structure from the 1921 massacre of “Black Wall Street”...

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

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

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New school could bridge gap between south OKC neighborhoods

Western Gateway Elementary comes out of the original vision for the Wheeler development being built at the former Downtown...

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Take these retail numbers lightly: Store vacancies sure to rise under coronavirus cloud, OKC firm says

Retail is hurting, to putting it lightly, despite the latest statistics. That's according to commercial realty brokerage Price...

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Opinion: North OKC retail sitting prettiest in an ugly situation

That's according to Price Edwards & Co.'s soon-to-be-released midyear retail property market summary, prepared by Jim...

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

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

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Good investments
Investor, builder find extra steps important

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

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

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

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Urge to surge: Apartment sales price rise in Oklahoma City predates coronavirus

Apartment sale prices surged the first half of the year, urged on by persistent demand, untouched by the coronavirus,...

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Amended Costco deal approved by city council

A deal that expands potential hiring at a Costco operations center while dropping average pay was approved by the 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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Good news still to be found amidst bleak economy and pandemic

In the year of 2020, perhaps the craziest we’ve seen since the “Dancing Plague of 1518,” not only are we dealing with a...

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Chesapeake Energy transformation of OKC came with a price

The future for Chesapeake Energy may be uncertain, but the company’s impact on Oklahoma City, much of it shaped by founder...

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Costco adding 459 jobs to future operations center, but average salary is dropping

Costco is pulling back on its promised wages for a new operations center in northwest Oklahoma City, but as part of a requested...

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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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Oklahoma City building permits

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

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

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

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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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Opinion: Reopenings may collapse as infections spread

A decision by Mayor David Holt to require restaurant and bar workers to wear masks the next two weeks follows an alarming...

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Entrepreneur faces charges in claimed $1.4B hospital lab-billing scheme

A Miami entrepreneur who led a rural hospital empire that included communities in Oklahoma is facing charges in what federal...

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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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Patriotic parade for seniors set for Thursday in Oklahoma City

With most Independence Day festivities canceled across Oklahoma City, one local group plans to help seniors celebrate in a...

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Oklahoma City property management company settles overtime violations

A property management company in Oklahoma City has paid more than $23,000 in owed overtime wages to resolve violations brought...

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CBRE announces sale of Halliburton field camp in El Reno to local investor

EL RENO — Halliburton’s field camp facility has sold to an undisclosed local investor, CBRE announced Friday. The 86-acre...

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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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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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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 27, 2020

Lingo Construction Services: 1130 N Harvey Ave., apartment, erect, $4,000,000. Monarch Property Group LLC: 817 NE 42,...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for June 27, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $28 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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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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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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Renovations on tap for BancFirst Tower interior, exterior

The early 1970s facade of the rechristened BancFirst Tower is fading from the downtown skyline as the addition of a new...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 20, 2020

Jerry McNabb: 4300 Grant Blvd., bank, erect, $2,100,000. Colony Fine Homes LLC: 11021 NW 94 Terrace, residence, erect,...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for June 20, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $52 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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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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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for June 20, 2020

CBRE reports these real estate transactions: • 17 Design and Manufacturing leased 21,942 square feet of industrial space from...

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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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Oklahoma housing tax credits allocated statewide

The Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Trustees allocated federal and state Low Income Housing Tax Credits at a recent...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for June 13, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $46 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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The Oklahoman's real estate notes for June 13, 2020

BOK Park Plaza leasing changes hands Price Edwards & Co. has taken over leasing for 27-story BOK Park Plaza, 499 W...

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Taking a top down approach to home exterior updates

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

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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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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for June 13, 2020

Keller Williams Commercial reports these real estate transactions: • Ahmed Sajiruddin paid $210,000 to Lester Investment Co....

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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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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 13, 2020

OnCue: 820 S Meridian Ave., retail sales, erect, $5,350,000. Precision Construction Group: 2650 Shull Ave., office-warehouse,...

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Oklahoma City Convention Visitors Bureau president to retire this fall

Mike Carrier, who as president of the Oklahoma City Convention Visitors Bureau oversaw its transformation into a Tier 2 market...

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OKC Human Rights Commission dissolved over LGBT issues

An Oklahoma City human rights commission helped guide the city on matters of civil rights and discrimination between 1963 and...

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Multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud alleged in Oklahoma City

A federal grand jury indicted Ronald J. McCord, 69, of Oklahoma City, on charges of defrauding two banks, Fannie Mae, and...

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Marland Oil brand returns to Automobile Alley with completion of Broadway Park

A once iconic logo known nationwide — the brand of Marland Oil — is set to return to downtown’s Automobile Alley as work wraps...

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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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Oklahoma County property sales

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

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Tulsa contractor pays $2.8 million to settle fraudulent federal bid litigation

A prominent Tulsa contractor and developer is paying $2.8 million to settle five years of litigation alleging the company...