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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 [...]

Can I Have Backyard Chickens In Midland, Texas?

By |2019-07-07T22:27:45-05:00May 13th, 2019|Around the House, Buyers, Home Buying, Midland Texas, Tips for Fall, Tips for Spring, Tips for Winter|

Raising backyard chickens is becoming a common hobby across the nation. It's not uncommon in several Texas cities including Midland. Still, just because some people raise backyard chickens does not mean it is without regulations. Midland has its local ordinance on keeping chickens uploaded to Municode. All of the rules are listed in the ordinances [...]

How Millennials’ Cautious Use Of Credit Affects Homeownership

By |2019-07-07T15:56:00-05:00May 9th, 2019|Buyers, Financing, Home Buying, Mortgages, Uncategorized|

Millennials are the largest generation of homebuyers at this time, but there is a trend that we are seeing in which Millennials are having a harder time getting a good mortgage than their older counterparts. While it's easy to assume that the reason must be due to wasteful credit spending, the truth is the opposite. [...]

How To Affordably Spruce Up A Bathroom Before Listing Your Midland Home

By |2019-07-07T14:05:41-05:00May 5th, 2019|Around the House, Home Selling, Midland Texas, Sellers|

Let's face it, your Midland home for sale is most likely going to sell quickly, even without an expensive bathroom remodel. The market needs more homes. If you have extra money to spend on a major facelift, manufactured veneer siding on the outside of your home or a new garage door is more likely to [...]

What Are The Price Ranges For Home Siding Options For My Midland Home Upgrade?

By |2019-06-25T11:21:26-05:00April 30th, 2019|Around the House, Home Selling, Luxury, Midland Texas, Sellers, Shopping, Tips for Fall, Tips for Spring, Tips for Winter, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|

If you're considering new siding and you take to a search engine to look for the price comparison's you'll notice you get swamped with companies selling particular types of siding options. It can get frustrating because all you want to do is figure out what type of siding is in your price range, right? You're [...]

3 Affordable Ways To Transform Your Garage Floor To Sell Your Home

By |2019-06-19T23:56:05-05:00April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

  If your garage floor just doesn't look good, there are a variety of ways to improve the floor's appearance. There are some expensive methods that will probably increase your homes' value, but if you're not interested in the more expensive garage floor resurfacing options, there are still three affordable ways to transform your garage [...]

Is Home Staging Actually Worth The Effort?

By |2019-06-19T22:41:59-05:00April 23rd, 2019|Buyers, Creative, Home Buying, Home Selling, Landscaping, Sellers, Staging, Things to Do|

Is home staging even worth the extra effort and expense? Many are shocked to learn that even in a sellers' market, home staging is worth the effort and expense. Staged homes sell faster and for more money than they would typically sell for. It may seem like a waste to redecorate your home that you [...]

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, [...]