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Trailblazing 'Realtist' leaves homeowners as legacy in Oklahoma City

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

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 18, 2020

Rtizway Construction & Design Group: 417 S Meridian Ave., hotel-motel, erect, $3,800,000. SGA Design Group: 10600 W Highway...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 18, 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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How to shoot photos of your home like a pro

Whether you're showcasing your home for a short-term or long-term rental, a sublet, new roommates or to sell it, great photos...

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Avana Apartments sale sets record for downtown OKC

A new record sale price has been set for downtown rental properties with the recent purchase of the Avana Arts Apartments....

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OnCue set for site of former Founders Bank in OKC

OnCue is set to build a new station on the block that was once home to the midcentury landmark Founders Bank building. The...

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Downtown to grow out, not up, in next decade

A couple of weeks ago I looked back at the last decade, and it was astounding to put together just a glimpse of all the...

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Northwest hospitality: Two faded Northwest Expressway hotels get a fresh start

Two Northwest Expressway hotels, once top destinations for both visitors and locals, are being brought back to life under new...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Jan. 11, 2020

CBRE reports these real estate transactions: • Choctaw Real Estate Holdings LLC paid $900,000 to Merle and Suzanne Medcalf for...

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Architects in Arabia: Oklahoma City planner leads school accreditation team

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

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for Jan. 11, 2020

Oklahoma locations added to the National Register The Holy City of the Wichitas Historic District, four sites in Oklahoma City,...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 11, 2020

Key Construction Co. LLC: 8400 N Oklahoma Ave., restaurant, erect, $9,500,000. Callaway Architecture: 2201 NW 138, retail...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 11, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $30 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Downtown Oklahoma City hotel opens, finally

After six years of delays prompted by a change in the location of the city's future convention center, the Fairfield Inn and...

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Design committee efforts result in history saved, restored

Looking back, Tim Johnson was right. Appearing before an agitated Downtown Design Review Committee a few years back, Johnson...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 4, 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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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 4, 2020

Lusardi Construction: 1121 E Memorial Road, automotive sales, remodel, $1,200,000. No name provided: 7001 NW 150, storage,...

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This year's top 10 U.S. home sales totaled $1.1 billion

Last year saw weak annual gains in luxury home prices, new tax proposals on million-dollar properties, and restrictions for...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Jan. 4, 2020

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: • Prism Hair Salon leased 1,250 square feet of retail space in...

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OKC Central live chat recap: Housing, sidewalk construction continues downtown

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

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Decade marks transformation downtown

The past decade for downtown Oklahoma City has been one of rapid transformation, disruption, loss and triumph. Ten years ago,...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 28, 2019

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

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 28, 2019

A.C. Owen Construction: 8100 N Interstate 35 Service Road, office-warehouse, erect, $3,000,000. A.C. Owen Construction: 8100 N...

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

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

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for Dec. 28, 2019

ENID Oklahoma Realtor completes national program Lisa Weaver of Enid, 2019 president of the Oklahoma Association of Realtors,...

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OKC Central live chat recap: Wheeler set to add school, brewery, more

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

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Metro Tech moving, expanding downtown campus

Metro Technology Center has moved its downtown campus from BancFirst, which is undergoing a renovation, to Corporate Tower,...

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Walcourt renovations include new roof

The historic Walcourt Building just east of downtown has a new roof for the first time in at least a half century as...

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Lighthouse fitness complex renovation launched by new owners

The former Oklahoma City Tennis Center facing Lake Hefner, now known as Lighthouse Sports & Fitness Center, is set to...

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Why Oklahoma City as 'The Big Friendly' lacks a friendly embrace

While grabbing a quick breakfast Monday, I had a chance to overhear a familiar comment made by a customer while ordering. She...

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Life returning to OKC's first high rise

Restoration of the Pioneer Building, the city’s first high-rise, is complete, and life is set to return with tenants to include...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 21, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $66 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 21, 2019

Turner Construction Co.: 3501 SW 15, business, remodel, $4,500,000. OKC Rockwell Apartments: 7400 N Rockwell Ave., apartment,...

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Richard Mize: Let memories flood my soul for Christmas

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

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Richard Mize: OKC food insecurity is about more than stores

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

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Dec. 21, 2019

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: • Marc Najjar paid Greenoak LLC $620,000 for a...

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OKC Central live chat recap with Steve Lackmeyer: John Rex, downtown development and more

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

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Plans progressing for Thunder Alley

Revised development plans for a proposed Thunder Alley south of the Chesapeake Energy Arena are being submitted to the Downtown...

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OKC apartments set to join hotel as next addition to Classen Curve

The long envisioned addition of housing into the Classen Curve is set to start in 2020 with construction of a 325-unit,...

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Bricktown developer Doc Blue dead at 88

Bricktown has lost another one of its colorful pioneering developers with the passing of French “Doc Blue” Hickman. Hickman was...

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Dog park and bar planned for Oklahoma River front

Bar K, part dog park, bar, restaurant and event space is set to be the first commercial anchor for the Boathouse District along...

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Lincoln Square developer makes pitch to partner on Jewel Theatre revival with owner

Three groups Monday indicated they are interested in teaming up with the owner of the city’s last surviving black movie theater...

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MAPS 4 to fill gaps along the Oklahoma River

The Oklahoma River, now 20 years into a transformation from being a drainage channel and eyesore, is set to undergo even more...

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First National rebuild begins: Apartments, hotel rooms, restaurants, retail and more are planned for the historic structure

More than two years of demolition at First National Center is wrapping up, and construction is well underway with two completed...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 14, 2019

Park Avenue Estates LP: 125 S Czech Hall Road, apartment, erect, $10,295,875. Willoughby Ridley LLC: 715 NW 64, storage, erect,...

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

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

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Central Oklahoma Habitat appoints Booze, starts 1,000th home

Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, which starts work Saturday on its 1,000th home, has appointed Todd Booze, co-founder and...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 14, 2019

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

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

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

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Homes by Taber opens addition

EDMOND — Homes by Taber has opened the Highgarden addition of single-family homes, and debuted a new model home. Highgarden,...

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Mize: Oklahoma City symposium explores food insecurity in 73111

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

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Metro OKC to get third At Home store

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

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OSU-OKC farmers market to move to Scissortail Park

The Farmers Market at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, a citywide draw for more than 20 years, will merge with...

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Christmas cross will return at BancFirst Tower after makeover completion

The downtown skyline is missing the nine-story cross that has glowed every Christmas holiday for the past 40 years as a...

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Analysis: MAPS 4 win represents shift under new generation

The generation that launched MAPS as a tool to transform Oklahoma City is still very much involved a quarter-century later, but...

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Construction set to start on OKC's Villa Teresa homes, hotel

Site work and utility relocation are almost wrapped up, and construction is set to start soon on the first phase of the $30...

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Concrete pour with 150 trucks closes streets overnight in downtown Oklahoma City

More than 1,500 cubic yards of concrete slurry, delivered by 150 trucks, was poured overnight Friday for the foundation of a...

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

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

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Country sunshine inspires turn to suburban solar

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

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 7, 2019

Osteen Meat Specialties Inc.: 2126 N Broadway Ave., warehouse, remodel, $1,000,000. J.W. Mashburn Development Inc.: 3224 SW 135...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 7, 2019

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

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for Dec. 7, 2019

Office building sold Rogers Oil Co. paid $1,043,700 to Boyington Eat LLC for a 5,894-square-foot office building on 1/3 acre...

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

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

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New housing proposals submitted for NW 4 and Gaylord

Offices are out, and two proposals submitted to the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority on Wednesday all propose housing,...

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

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

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Dispute settled with sale, development of property fronting new park, new boulevard

A deal has been done between Oklahoma City and a developer whose land was seized for Scissortail Park that will settle years of...

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New development continues as last dealership leaves Automobile Alley

For the first time since car sales were introduced in Oklahoma City, Automobile Alley is no longer home to any dealerships. The...

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MAPS 4 proposal includes 500 bus shelters, fleet expansion and rapid transit routes

After years of budget constraints and neglect, Oklahoma City’s public transit system, EMBARK, has undergone a transformation...

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Commercial development is seen as the next logical move for the Oklahoma River

Mike Knopp, director of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, is the first to admit that development along the Oklahoma River...

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Civic reinvention is constant with MAPS initiatives

Many civic leaders are quite capable of dreaming up fantastic reinventions of their cities — but Oklahoma City's transformation...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Nov. 30, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $59 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Expert panel to discuss MAPS 4 projects, downtown OKC

On Dec. 10, Oklahoma City voters will be asked to vote on a fourth go with MAPS. Is MAPS 4 the next piece for the downtown...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Nov. 30, 2019

CBRE reports these real estate transactions: • 6919 LLC paid $1,125,000 to 1 Peter 2 LLC for an 8,910-square-foot industrial...

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for Nov. 30, 2019

NICHOLS HILLS Grandmark reopens after renovation Grandmark has entered its renaissance after an extensive redesign and...

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Central Oklahoma home sales, prices up on low inventory

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

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Oklahoma City building permits for Nov. 30, 2019

Sawatzky Constructionz: 7408 SW 69, office-warehouse, erect, $1,444,261. Stalker Co.: 2541 W Wilshire Blvd., residence, erect,...

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Mize: These turkeys are still driving me up my walls

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

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Holiday Pop-Up Shops return to Midtown

The annual Holiday Pop-Up Shops, a rotating array of independent retailers, is returning to Midtown on Friday for its seventh...

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History rescued in Deep Deuce

The historic 1919 home to Oklahoma City Public Schools in Deep Deuce, abandoned for years and once threatened with destruction...

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Downtown OKC legacies cemented by three women

Jill DeLozier, Mallory O’Neill and Staci Sanger may not be well known outside of the business community, but their legacy...

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Oklahoma County property transactions from The Oklahoman for Nov. 23, 2019

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

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Oklahoma City buildng permits from The Oklahoman for Nov. 23, 2019

Lingo Construction: 100 N Broadway Ave., BankFirst Tower, office, remodel, $5,500,000. Lingo Construction: 100 N Broadway Ave.,...

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Mingle at the Mansion set for Dec. 14

Preservation Oklahoma Inc. will kick off the holiday season at the second annual Mingle at the Mansion, presented by Sage...

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

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

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for Nov. 23, 2019

EDMOND Renovations planned for Edmond Library building The Edmond Library building, 10 S Boulevard, will be closed from Dec. 9...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Nov. 23, 2019

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: • Paycom paid $10,202,498 to LeNorman Properties LLC for 100...

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Oklahoma Association of Realtors announces leadership class

The Oklahoma Association of Realtors announces its 2019 Class of LeadershipOAR, a program that identifies emerging Realtor...

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Starbucks proposed for one of last vacant spots along Uptown

A Starbucks is being proposed for an empty corner lot at NW 23 and Robinson Avenue — one of the last undeveloped properties...