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Midland-Odessa Regional Economic Index Continues To Rise Sharply

By | 2018-06-15T12:04:13+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Midland-Odessa Regional Economic Index continues its sharp rise. Actually, the Midland-Odessa Regional Economic Index is on track to surpass even it's all time high that was achieved in January of 2015. Plus, it's already up a stunning 20 percent from the March 2017 Midland-Odessa Regional Economic Index! During the first quarter of the year [...]

Does The City Of Midland Operate a Trap Neuter Release Program For Feral Cats?

By | 2018-06-08T10:22:54+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Latest News, Midland Texas|

Previously, like many animal control authorities, the City of Midland euthanized feral and nuisance cats. The old City of Midland's stray cat euthanasia rate? 52 percent! This year though, the Midland Humane Coalition and the City of Midland announced a new Trap Neuter Release program that works wonders in other municipalities at reducing the numbers [...]

Public Transportation in Midland, Texas

By | 2018-05-31T12:40:12+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Midland Texas|

Midland residents have access to a variety of transportation services. Midland offers several shuttle services, taxi services, and the EZ-Rider public transportation system through the Midland Odessa Urban Transit District. EZ-Rider offers six fixed bus routes through the city. EZ-Rider bus routes in Midland operate from 6:15 a.m. to 6:10 p.m. on weekdays and  Monday through [...]

Applying For An FHA Loan

By | 2018-05-25T12:50:34+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Financing|

Many people with limited cash-to-close funds have been applying for FHA loans for decades. Since 1934, the FHA insured loans (loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration), but in more modern years as the FHA loan approval process became swifter, these loans are even more popular. Maybe you're thinking of applying for an FHA loan, [...]

How Do I Find Boundaries And Council Districts In Midland?

By | 2018-05-21T10:51:33+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Midland Texas|

The City of Midland's GIS Division provides digital data and mapping to the general public. Unlike in many municipalities, the City of Midland's website features most of the data and maps. They strive to provide data in a usable format for residents, developers, real estate agents, and engineers. So, if you need to find city [...]

Public Hearing For Proposed Residential Replat For Permian Estates This Afternoon At City Hall

By | 2018-05-21T10:30:12+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Latest News, Midland Texas, Midland Texas Real Estate|

  Permian Estates is a subdivision in Midland. Midland 1st Choice Real Estate would be happy to show you a home in this subdivision. It offers homes are a variety of prices. Tonight, the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Midland will hold a public hearing and consider a proposed residential replat for part [...]

Midland’s Population Growth And High Rental Costs Make Now The Perfect Time To Buy

By | 2018-05-15T13:26:09+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Home Buying, Latest News, Midland Texas Real Estate, real estate, rent house|

Though some say that apartments in Midland are easier to come by than last year, 2018 Midland renters are still paying high rental costs. Rent Jungle reported that the average monthly rental cost for an apartment in Midland, Texas is $1488! That's a 25.2% increase over last year's rental costs. And with the population booming, [...]

County Commissioners Extend Midland County Burn Ban

By | 2018-05-15T12:54:05+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Latest News, Midland Texas|

Midland County commissioners chose to extend the county burn ban through mid-July. It's possible that the county commissioners may reconsider the ban before Independence Day though. They may reconsider midway through June. This burn ban could mean that rockets and fireworks with fins might be off the table this year over worries of grass fires. [...]

Can You Get A Time Extension On Emissions Testing If You’re In A Low-Income Household?

By | 2018-05-05T23:39:40+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Midland Texas|

Let's say your car fails an emissions test, and you just can't afford to fix it or go without a vehicle. Does DPS ever grant time extensions? Actually, yes! DPS sometimes grants emissions testing waivers and time extensions to defer the requirement of full compliance. So, just because your car failed the emissions test doesn't [...]

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