Relocating From Chicago To Midland Might Be Your Best Move Yet

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 [...]

Midland and Odessa Have A New Median Multiple, Homes Considered Affordable In Growing Market

An online housing area study shows Midland and Odessa both have a new median multiple of 2.7 years. But what does that mean? The median multiple is considered the number of years it would take the median income in a real estate market to pay off the median home price. So, in Odessa and Midland [...]

Midland, Texas Among Top Hottest Metros For Real Estate

Spring generally boosts the real estate market. Yet, the overall housing market has shown some signs of slowing last month. According to the VeroFORECAST™ for the first quarter of 2019, the overall trend just continues the slowing that appeared in the previous quarter. The good news for Midland though is that we aren't among the [...]

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Promotes Earth-Kind® Landscaping Principles

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension promotes the use of Earth-Kind® landscaping principles in order to get low maintenance lawns that are better for conservation. These principles can reduce the amount of fertilizer, pesticides and water that you use on your property for landscaping purposes. The following principles are used in Earth-Kind® landscaping. Mulch Texas A&M Agrilife [...]

It’s Probably Time To Clean Your Gutters Again!

If you're in the process of selling your home, there's already a lot on your plate. But don't forget this one important spring chore! Home ownership comes with a lot of unsavory maintenance work, but perhaps none more than the cleaning of gutters. Gutters are not something people think about much until there is a [...]

Basic Home-Staging Tips To Sell Your Home Faster

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 [...]

Maintaining the Drains in Your Home

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 [...]

Home Staging: Secrets to a Tidy Home Anyone Can Follow

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 [...]

Organizing A Linen Closets Before Selling Your Midland Home

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 [...]

Making Whimsical Gardens, Butterfly Gardens On Your Midland, Texas Property

Who wouldn’t love to have a beautiful garden behind or beside their home? Not only is a garden a place of tranquility and peace, it is a place of beauty that appeals to many admirers, including those looking for a new home. A well-established flower garden that requires minimal care would rarely be anything but [...]

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