Announcing Your Move in Style

By |2020-02-06T18:17:18-06:00January 29th, 2020|Buyers, Moving, Moving & Packing, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|

Sure, the post office will forward first-class mail to you after a move (provided you fill out the proper change-of-address paperwork). But why not let friends and family directly in on the excitement of your new home? Moving announcements provide others with all your pertinent information. Obviously, your new address takes center stage on the [...]

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, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Midland County Home Sales Hit Record Level For Dollar Volume

By |2019-05-15T20:41:07-05:00May 15th, 2019|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, 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, [...]

“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 [...]