Texas Homeowners: New Bill Would Help More Recover Property Value Loss From Utility Towers

By |2019-03-16T22:01:42-05:00March 16th, 2019|Home Security, Home Selling, Home Utilities, Latest News, Real Estate|

This week, the Houston Chronicle reported on two proposed bills in Texas right now that could offer protection to homeowners from property value loss after the installation of nearby electric transmission towers. State Senator Larry Taylor introduced a bill that would force utility companies to notify all nearby homeowners before making upgrades to towers. It [...]

How Often Should Air Conditioning Units Get Inspected, Maintained

By |2019-02-24T23:31:35-06:00February 24th, 2019|Around the House, Home Buying, Home Utilities, Midland Texas, Things to Do, Tips for Fall, Tips for Winter, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|

Routine maintenance on your air conditioning unit will save you money in the long run on emergency repairs, replacement costs, and energy costs. So, it's important to get your A/C unit maintained regularly. Most people know this. Yet, what does that mean? How often should the unit get inspected? All HVAC equipment, whether that's heaters, [...]

How To Get Your Water Tested In Midland, Texas

By |2018-03-20T12:18:34-05:00March 20th, 2018|Home Selling, Home Utilities|

If you need to get your water tested in Midland, the city can test it for you. First, you'll need to stop by the lab during business hours. Then, they will provide you with sample bottles for collecting the water. They will also give you sampling handouts and a Chain of Custody form. You'll want [...]

Should You Avoid the States with the Highest Property Taxes?

By |2018-03-01T21:05:32-06:00March 2nd, 2018|Home Utilities, Real Estate, Uncategorized|

First, which state has the highest property taxes? As of 2016, New Jersey. According to WalletHub, in 2016 New Jersey had the highest real estate taxes in the country, with homeowners paying out 2.29 percent of their property values. So, for homes that were at the state median value of $319,000, owners paid out a [...]

5 Tips to Reduce Energy Costs in Your Midland, TX Home

By |2017-11-18T15:19:14-06:00November 18th, 2017|Home Buying, Home Utilities|

Whether you're searching for a luxury home in Midland or thinking about buying in one of the city's premier communities and looking at Briarwood homes for sale, Grassland Estates homes for sale or Greathouse homes for sale, here's what you need to know about reducing energy consumption and costs. 5 Tips to Reduce Energy Costs in [...]

Update Your Home in 2017

By |2017-07-27T19:41:53-05:00January 11th, 2017|Home Utilities, Latest News, Midland 1st Choice, Midland Texas, Real Estate, Smart Home Tech, The Underwood Group, Tips for Winter|

Update your Home in 2017 Time for updates! We have made it to 2017, your Christmas tree is back in storage, and the only trace of the holidays are the left overs in your refrigerator. When kicking off the New Year don't let your house set on the back burner of your new years resolutions. [...]

Tips for a Safer Holiday Home in Midland Texas

By |2017-07-27T19:41:53-05:00December 23rd, 2016|Home Utilities, Latest News, Midland 1st Choice, Midland Texas, Real Estate, The Underwood Group, Tips for Winter|

Top 12 Home  Tips for a Safer Holiday   Our world is full of risk at every turn—from perilous jobs to dangerous driving conditions. That’s why we all love to get back to our homes and not worry about everyday safety hazards. It’s great to feel comfortable and safe at home, but is it as [...]

Lowering Your Energy Bill in Winter Months

By |2017-07-27T19:41:54-05:00December 19th, 2016|Home Utilities, Latest News, Midland 1st Choice, Midland Texas, Midland Texas Christmas, Real Estate, Smart Home Tech, The Underwood Group, Tips for Winter|

Lowering Your Energy Bill for the Holidays TXU has sent out a article about tips on lowering your energy bill for the holidays and the cold months ahead. Grab a blanket, build a fire, and get ready to save some money on your utility bills. After you read this information you will not cringe every [...]

8 Smart Home Technology Trends that Can Save You Money

By |2017-07-27T19:41:58-05:00October 10th, 2016|Home Utilities, Latest News, Midland 1st Choice, Midland Texas, Real Estate, Smart Home Tech, The Underwood Group|

      8 Smart Home Technology Trends that Can Save You Money The ‘smart home’ is the new ‘internet of things’, or objects that can serve you better by communicating with each other or directly with you through apps on your smart phone. In the ideal version of the wired future, all of our [...]