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3 Things to Know About Buying a Home With Bad Credit

By |2019-10-16T10:35:07-06:00August 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 |2019-10-16T10:34:54-06:00August 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 |2019-10-16T10:34:38-06:00August 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 |2019-10-16T10:34:27-06:00August 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 [...]

3500 Oakmont Midland, TX 79707

By |2018-05-24T16:07:19-06:00May 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

3500 Oakmont Drive Midland TX 79707 Gorgeous 3 bedroom 2 bath home across from a park! This perfect open floor plan features wood and tile floors. It has a welcoming living area with a gas fireplace, nice windows for a view of the backyard and covered patio! Wood floors in the 3 bedrooms with walk-in closets and high [...]

Should You Avoid the States with the Highest Property Taxes?

By |2018-03-01T21:05:32-06:00March 2nd, 2018|Home Utilitys, real estate, Uncategorized|

First, which state has the highest property taxes? As of 2016, New Jersey. According to WalletHub, in 2016 New Jersey had the highest real estate taxes in the country, with homeowners paying out 2.29 percent of their property values. So, for homes that were at the state median value of $319,000, owners paid out a [...]

3 Ways to ‘Go Green’ at Home on St. Patrick’s Day

By |2018-02-25T20:39:14-06:00February 28th, 2018|Around the House, Design, Midland 1st Choice|

Any time is a great time to practice "green" principles in your home. Here are a few ways to incorporate some of those concepts. Buy Products with Less Packaging, Create a Compost Bin You might already recycle at home, but you can be even more proactive by purchasing fewer items that you can't recycle or [...]

Can Ceiling Paint Make a Room Appear Bigger or Smaller?

By |2018-02-19T21:26:41-06:00February 21st, 2018|Around the House, Creative, Design, Midland Texas, Uncategorized|

The color of your ceiling can totally affect the appearance of the size of your room. Here's how: Using Dark Colors If you have a room that's large with high ceilings it can sometimes feel cold or disproportionate because furniture and flooring take up less than half of the space in the room, leaving the [...]

Selena Gomez Lists $3M Texas Estate, Again

By |2018-02-15T22:14:10-06:00February 17th, 2018|Around the House, Home Selling, Latest News, Midland 1st Choice, real estate, The Underwood Group|

For the second time, pop star Selena Gomez has put her 10,000 square-foot Fort Worth mansion on the market. Gomez, a 25-year-old native of North Texas, purchased the luxury home in 2015 as a residence for when she visited family. In 2016, however, she had a change of heart, putting the five-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom home on [...]

3 Great Restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Midland

By |2018-02-13T00:46:52-06:00February 14th, 2018|Midland Texas, Uncategorized|

Whether you're planning an evening out with that special someone, or having a fun night out with your gal pals or best buds, here are three great restaurants in Midland where you can enjoy a tasty meal on Valentine's Day. The Garlic Press Since opening its doors in 1999, The Garlic Press has been a [...]