Prepare For Your Home’s Appraisal

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 [...]

By |2019-06-01T22:59:52-05:00June 2nd, 2019|Around the House, Moving, real estate, Sellers|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2019-05-28T10:59:57-05:00May 28th, 2019|Buyers, Midland Texas, Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Reasons To Use Real Plants When Home Staging

Today's homebuyers will appreciate real plants in your home staging, not fake plants. So, when preparing your home to be seen by potential buyers, professional stagers generally suggest you get rid of any fake plants and replace them with fresh, live plants. Five million people aged 18-34 in 2016 took up some kind of gardening [...]

Midland International’s Improvements

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 [...]

Our Thoughts Go Out To Midland County Deputy Who Amazingly Survived Train Crash

Midland earned national media attention and social media attention worldwide this week after a deputy with the Midland County Sheriff’s Office was in a collision with a train. The deputy was trying to respond to an emergency call of an infant that was having breathing issues. On Tuesday, two emergency vehicles, both responding to the [...]

By |2019-05-22T21:50:11-05:00May 22nd, 2019|Midland Texas|0 Comments

Can My Mortgage Co-Signer Be A Non-Citizen?

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 [...]

By |2019-05-22T19:21:38-05:00May 20th, 2019|Home Buying, Mortgages, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Should I Go By The APR Or The Interest Rate When Considering Mortgage Options?

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 [...]

By |2019-05-19T13:04:37-05:00May 19th, 2019|Buyers, Mortgages, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Midland County Home Sales Hit Record Level For Dollar Volume

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 [...]

Can I Have Backyard Chickens In Midland, Texas?

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

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. [...]

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