3 Strategies for Finding a Job in Midland

By |2020-05-29T16:33:26-05:00March 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

  While securing a job before moving to a new area eases some of the stress of relocation, such a scenario doesn’t always happen. For instance, sometimes one spouse has a position in the new town lined up but the other doesn’t. Or, a person comes to the area to be near family and chooses [...]

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 Potential Deal-breakers for Your New Home

By |2019-10-16T10:34:27-05:00August 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

You've found a home that you absolutely love. It has just the right amount of space, it's located in a great school district. Oh, and it has that backyard pool that the kids will love—it's perfect. Although you might be smitten, beware of these three potential deal-breakers. Your Midland real estate agent can help you [...]

What to Ask at an Open House

By |2019-08-14T20:24:56-05:00August 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

If you're like many people searching for homes for sale in Midland, TX, you're visiting open houses - and sometimes, the owner and real estate agent are both there. And that means you have an opportunity to ask plenty of questions to learn more if you're really interested in the home. So what should you [...]

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 [...]

Local Roofers See Massive Increase In Business From Last Month’s Hail Storm

By |2019-05-28T10:59:57-05:00May 28th, 2019|Buyers, Midland Texas, Uncategorized|

Last month's hail storm caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, according to a Reporter-Telegram article, and local roofers have been absolutely overwhelmed with work. Raintree Roofing told the paper that they normally complete two roofs a month. But they are busier than they've been in ten years thanks to the storm. The company [...]

Midland International’s Improvements

By |2019-05-23T22:25:58-05:00May 24th, 2019|Latest News, Local Businesses, Midland Texas, Uncategorized|

Midland International's improvements to the waiting area are complete. It was a $3M checkpoint project funded by grants. It should make waiting for your trip less of a drag. It's expected to help with backups of passengers. See, sometimes it was so backed up that the security checkpoint lines were backed up all the way [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]