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Organizing A Linen Closets Before Selling Your Midland Home

By |2019-10-16T10:36:37-05:00September 20th, 2019|Around the House, Midland 1st Choice, Moving, Sellers, Staging, Things to Do, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|

Many people know the misery of searching for a beach towel or a certain set of sheets in an over-stuffed linen closet. It can be embarrassing to open around houseguests as well. Yet neither is as big of an issue as a disorganized linen closet when a potential homebuyer is checking out your place. While [...]

Home Staging: Secrets to a Tidy Home Anyone Can Follow

By |2019-10-16T10:36:27-05:00September 16th, 2019|Around the House, Home Selling, Moving, Moving & Packing, Sellers, Staging, Things to Do, Tips for Fall, Tips for Winter, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|

Most people want a house that looks clean and tidy, available to welcome visitors without hesitation, particularly if the house is going on the market while still being inhabited. While this can seem like a daunting task, there are a few things to keep in mind which will make it easier. Minimalism Minimalism has become [...]

Maintaining the Drains in Your Home

By |2019-10-16T10:36:15-05:00September 11th, 2019|Home Buying, Latest News, Local Businesses, Mortgages, Uncategorized|

Few people think about drains until there is a problem, but well-working and maintained drains such as your sink, washer, toilet and shower drains can save you a ton of time, effort and money. Consider how old your drains are and if they are metal or plastic. This could potentially affect their projected duration and [...]

Basic Home-Staging Tips To Sell Your Home Faster

By |2019-10-16T10:36:00-05:00September 8th, 2019|Around the House, Home Selling, Midland 1st Choice, Moving, Moving & Packing, Real Estate Market Update, Sellers, Staging, Things to Do, Tips for Fall, Tips for Winter, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|

Home-staging basically is a tool that sellers use to make their home look warm and inviting while highlighting strengths of the home and down-playing weaknesses. There are companies that will stage your home for a fee, but it’s also something you can do yourself if you are interested in saving money. The number one priority [...]

It’s Probably Time To Clean Your Gutters Again!

By |2019-10-16T10:35:48-05:00September 3rd, 2019|Around the House, Home Selling, Landscaping, Sellers, Staging, Things to Do, Tips for Spring, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|

If you're in the process of selling your home, there's already a lot on your plate. But don't forget this one important spring chore! Home ownership comes with a lot of unsavory maintenance work, but perhaps none more than the cleaning of gutters. Gutters are not something people think about much until there is a [...]

3 Things to Know About Buying a Home With Bad Credit

By |2019-10-16T10:35:07-05:00August 29th, 2019|Financing, Home Buying|

If you’re like many people, you’re wondering what kind of credit score you’ll need to get a mortgage in 2018 – and you’re wondering what to do if your credit isn’t quite up to snuff for approval on a conventional mortgage. What Credit Score Do You Need to Get a Mortgage in 2018? Generally, banks [...]

7 Steps to Take Before You Buy a Home in Midland

By |2019-10-16T10:34:54-05:00August 25th, 2019|Financing, Home Buying|

When you’re buying a home, whether it’s a house for sale in Briarwood, a home for sale in Grassland Estates, or a home for sale in Greathouse, these are the first seven steps you need to take to get started. 7 Steps to Take Before You Buy a Home in Midland Make a wish list. Start looking at Midland [...]

What is Debt-to-Income Ratio?

By |2019-10-16T10:34:38-05:00August 20th, 2019|Financing, Home Buying|

When lenders look at your loan application, whether you’re buying a house for sale in Briarwood, a home for sale in Grassland Estates, or a home for sale in Greathouse, they want to know what your debt-to-income ratio is. Lenders assess your ability to repay the loan on a long-term basis, so they look at your ability to pay [...]

3 Potential Deal-breakers for Your New Home

By |2019-10-16T10:34:27-05:00August 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

You've found a home that you absolutely love. It has just the right amount of space, it's located in a great school district. Oh, and it has that backyard pool that the kids will love—it's perfect. Although you might be smitten, beware of these three potential deal-breakers. Your Midland real estate agent can help you [...]

Cement Fiber Beadboard Is The Perfect Solution For Porch Ceilings In Midland

By |2019-06-15T12:00:12-05:00June 18th, 2019|Around the House, Buyers, Design, Home Buying, Home Selling, Luxury, Midland Texas, Permian Basin Life, Sellers, Staging, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|

Midland can get warm and the humidity can fluctuate. Vinyl beadboard might be perfect for consistently dry, temperate regions, but there is a multitude of places where fiber cement beadboard is the single best option for replacing an old, worn porch ceiling. Fiber cement beadboard is a new building material that looks just like gorgeous [...]