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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, Midland Texas Real Estate, 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 [...]

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 [...]