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 [...]

3 Things to Know About Buying a Home With Bad Credit

By |2019-10-16T10:35:07-05:00August 29th, 2019|Financing, Home Buying|

If you’re like many people, you’re wondering what kind of credit score you’ll need to get a mortgage in 2018 – and you’re wondering what to do if your credit isn’t quite up to snuff for approval on a conventional mortgage. What Credit Score Do You Need to Get a Mortgage in 2018? Generally, banks [...]

7 Steps to Take Before You Buy a Home in Midland

By |2019-10-16T10:34:54-05:00August 25th, 2019|Financing, Home Buying|

When you’re buying a home, whether it’s a house for sale in Briarwood, a home for sale in Grassland Estates, or a home for sale in Greathouse, these are the first seven steps you need to take to get started. 7 Steps to Take Before You Buy a Home in Midland Make a wish list. Start looking at Midland [...]

What is Debt-to-Income Ratio?

By |2019-10-16T10:34:38-05:00August 20th, 2019|Financing, Home Buying|

When lenders look at your loan application, whether you’re buying a house for sale in Briarwood, a home for sale in Grassland Estates, or a home for sale in Greathouse, they want to know what your debt-to-income ratio is. Lenders assess your ability to repay the loan on a long-term basis, so they look at your ability to pay [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]