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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 [...]

Is Bamboo Really A Green Building Material?

By |2019-06-13T19:04:00-05:00June 14th, 2019|Around the House, Buyers, Design, Home Buying, Home Selling, Midland Texas, Sellers, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|

Bamboo is considered a green building material, but some environmentalists have questioned how green it really is. It seems to fit the definition of a sustainable material. It doesn't even require re-planting. Once matured enough to use as a building material, bamboo can replace itself in just three years. Still, some say it's not nearly [...]

Items That Homeowners Should Never Keep In Their Garages

By |2019-06-10T12:08:48-05:00June 10th, 2019|Around the House, Tips for Fall, Tips for Spring, Tips for Winter, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|

Some items should never be kept in a garage. Do you know which items you should never store in your garage? Firewood Firewood should never be stored in your garage. It might seem like a great dry place to keep firewood, but, firewood brings rodents, pests, and insects into your garage. Considering that the garage [...]

Thinking Of Selling? The Market Needs More Starter Homes!

By |2019-06-06T21:10:28-05:00June 6th, 2019|Midland 1st Choice, Midland Texas, Moving, real estate, Real Estate Market Update, Sellers, Uncategorized|

Millennials are now the largest group of homebuyers and around 45 million Americans are going to reach the average first-time home buyer age within the next ten years. This is over 3.1 million more home buyers than in the last decade. All of this is causing a shortage of starter homes already. When you look [...]

Prepare For Your Home’s Appraisal

By |2019-06-01T22:59:52-05:00June 2nd, 2019|Around the House, Moving, real estate, Sellers|

If you're selling your home in Midland, you will want to prepare in advance for your appraisal after you accept an offer. Did you know that your home's appearance and condition can change the appraisal value too? Some people think that their zestimate will be the appraisal value, but there's a lot more that goes [...]

Local Roofers See Massive Increase In Business From Last Month’s Hail Storm

By |2019-05-28T10:59:57-05:00May 28th, 2019|Buyers, Midland Texas, Uncategorized|

Last month's hail storm caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, according to a Reporter-Telegram article, and local roofers have been absolutely overwhelmed with work. Raintree Roofing told the paper that they normally complete two roofs a month. But they are busier than they've been in ten years thanks to the storm. The company [...]

3 Reasons To Use Real Plants When Home Staging

By |2019-06-21T14:56:38-05:00May 26th, 2019|Around the House, Home Selling, Sellers, Staging, Things to Do, Tips for Fall, Tips for Spring, Tips for Winter, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|

Today's homebuyers will appreciate real plants in your home staging, not fake plants. So, when preparing your home to be seen by potential buyers, professional stagers generally suggest you get rid of any fake plants and replace them with fresh, live plants. Five million people aged 18-34 in 2016 took up some kind of gardening [...]

Midland International’s Improvements

By |2019-05-23T22:25:58-05:00May 24th, 2019|Latest News, Local Businesses, Midland Texas, Uncategorized|

Midland International's improvements to the waiting area are complete. It was a $3M checkpoint project funded by grants. It should make waiting for your trip less of a drag. It's expected to help with backups of passengers. See, sometimes it was so backed up that the security checkpoint lines were backed up all the way [...]

Our Thoughts Go Out To Midland County Deputy Who Amazingly Survived Train Crash

By |2019-05-22T21:50:11-05:00May 22nd, 2019|Midland Texas|

Midland earned national media attention and social media attention worldwide this week after a deputy with the Midland County Sheriff’s Office was in a collision with a train. The deputy was trying to respond to an emergency call of an infant that was having breathing issues. On Tuesday, two emergency vehicles, both responding to the [...]

Can My Mortgage Co-Signer Be A Non-Citizen?

By |2019-05-22T19:21:38-05:00May 20th, 2019|Home Buying, Mortgages, Uncategorized|

Are you nervous because you need a co-signer on your mortgage and your co-signer is not  U.S. citizen. This isn't that uncommon, let's start there. Take a deep breath. Here is some info on getting a co-signer that is not a U.S. citizen. The main thing to keep in mind is that the FHA might [...]