Building permits issued in September for single-family
construction rose sharply in Oklahoma City, Midwest City and Moore,
according to data collected by the Central Oklahoma Home Builders
Oklahoma City reported 274 permits issued in September, up 76.8
percent from the 155 permits it issued in September 2001. For the
first nine months of the year, the city has issued 2,165 permits, up
19.6 percent over the 1,810 issued a year earlier.
Midwest City reported a 211 percent increase in single-family
building permits, to 28 from just nine issued in September 2001. So
far, the city has issued 139 permits compared to 88 for the first
nine months of 2001.
Also seeing growth was Moore, which said permits issued rose 60
percent to 40 from 25 a year earlier. The September permits pushed
the year-to-date total for the city to 339 from 239 issued during
the first nine months of last year.
In all, the 18 areas surveyed by the association reported issuing
485 permits for single-family residences in September, up 54 percent
from the 315 issued in September 2001. For the first nine months of
this year, building permits totaled 4,057, up 24.2 percent from the
3,267 reported for the same period a year earlier.
The Community Action Agency of Oklahoma City and OKC Partners in
Homeownership will conduct a seminar on Wednesday for mortgage
lenders and Realtors on new programs that are available to home
buyers, the agency said this week.
Among topics to be discussed are lead-based paint regulations by
the Department of Environmental Quality, updates on the Department
of Housing and Urban Development's Section 8 inspection
requirements, and the location of affordable houses and how to
The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Francis
Tuttle Technology Center, 12777 N. Rockwell Ave.
The seminar, which is sponsored by the Oklahoma City Metropolitan
Association of Realtors, is approved for accreditation through the
Oklahoma Real Estate Commission. Association members may participate
at no charge. All others must pay a $10 registration fee. For
reservations, call 748-1881.
American Guaranty Title will host a free seminar on 1031 Tax
Deferred Exchanges 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Oklahoma City
Metropolitan Association of Realtors office building, 3131 Northwest
Keith Kazelwood, southwest regional manager of Old Republic
Exchange Co. of Houston, will present the class. He is expected to
speak on exchange principles and procedures, how exchanges can help
close the sale, and how investors can use the IRS's dollars to buy
the replacement property.
Registration for the event will begin at 8:30 a.m. To register in
advance, contact Joan Hunter at American Guaranty Title at 942-4848
or jhunter@oldrepnatl. …