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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 [...]

Should I Go By The APR Or The Interest Rate When Considering Mortgage Options?

By |2019-05-19T13:04:37-05:00May 19th, 2019|Buyers, Mortgages, Uncategorized|

If you're about to become a new homebuyer, you might have been checking rates out online. Have you noticed that the APR and the interest rates on a mortgage aren't the same percentages? What gives and which should you use? APR APR, or annual percentage rate, is a significantly broader, more accurate figure for you [...]

Midland County Home Sales Hit Record Level For Dollar Volume

By |2019-05-15T20:41:07-05:00May 15th, 2019|Midland Texas Real Estate, Moving, Permian Basin Life, Sellers|

Midland County's real estate market is breaking records right now. The already amazing sellers' market in Midland County intensified this spring. Home sales have jumped, average selling prices surged. The total volume for homes sold in Midland County topped the charts. The dollar volume was nothing short of stunning.  Texas A&M Real Estate Center reported [...]

Relocating From Chicago To Midland Might Be Your Best Move Yet

By |2019-04-21T09:24:20-05:00April 21st, 2019|Buyers, Home Buying, Latest News, Midland Texas Christmas, Midland Texas Real Estate, Moving, Moving & Packing, Odessa, Permian Basin Life, real estate, Real Estate Market Update|

People are flooding to Midland and Odessa as their economies are reaping the benefits from the oil boom. As Chicago loses residents, the Permian Basin is gaining them. Both Texas cities were among the fastest growing metros last year according to Census data recently released. More people are moving into the Permian Basin than are [...]

What Will My Home Inspector Be Looking For?

By |2019-05-13T19:59:22-05:00April 20th, 2019|Around the House, Buyers, Home Buying, Moving, Moving & Packing|

Many eager homebuyers get nervous about home inspections. It's perfectly normal. Please keep in mind, a home inspection doesn't just protect the lender, it will also protect you. It's a chance for you to learn a lot more about the home you intend to purchase. Home inspectors can find flaws in even brand new builds, [...]

Termite Bait System Compared To Traditional System

By |2019-05-13T19:41:48-05:00April 18th, 2019|Around the House, Landscaping, Seasonal, Things to Do, Tips for Fall, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|

If a home had termites years ago, exterminators were able to come through and use extremely powerful pesticides on the wood destroying insects. Not anymore though. The old system doesn't work as well, because the chemicals have to be less powerful for health reasons. Now, there's a newer system that can also be used. It [...]

Midland and Odessa Have A New Median Multiple, Homes Considered Affordable In Growing Market

By |2019-04-21T08:34:45-05:00April 15th, 2019|Buyers, Home Buying, Home Selling, Midland 1st Choice, Midland Texas, Midland Texas Christmas, Midland Texas Real Estate, Odessa, Oil and Gas Industry, Real Estate Market Update, Sellers|

An online housing area study shows Midland and Odessa both have a new median multiple of 2.7 years. But what does that mean? The median multiple is considered the number of years it would take the median income in a real estate market to pay off the median home price. So, in Odessa and Midland [...]

Midland, Texas Among Top Hottest Metros For Real Estate

By |2019-04-21T08:16:21-05:00April 12th, 2019|Midland 1st Choice, Midland Texas, Midland Texas Real Estate, Odessa, Oil and Gas Industry, Permian Basin Life, real estate, Real Estate Market Update, Sellers|

Spring generally boosts the real estate market. Yet, the overall housing market has shown some signs of slowing last month. According to the VeroFORECAST™ for the first quarter of 2019, the overall trend just continues the slowing that appeared in the previous quarter. The good news for Midland though is that we aren't among the [...]

“How Can I Use The HUD Dollar Home Program?”

By |2019-05-13T20:22:50-05:00April 6th, 2019|Buyers, Financing, Home Buying, Midland Texas, Mortgages, Moving|

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, also known as, "HUD," sponsors many programs. You might have heard of the HUD Dollar Home Program. Many people ask how they can use the HUD Dollar Home Program. Some people wrongfully believe it means that they can purchase a long-forclosed home for one dollar. That's [...]

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