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Homes Selling Fast in Midland Texas

by The Underwood Team

Homes selling like hot cakes in Midland Texas! Faster than anywhere else in the COUNTRY! Last year homes in Midland Texas where on the market on average 129 days and now, it is at a fast 71 days. Midland realtors have commented on the boom; saying you must be on your toes...things can change in a matter of hors, and advised potential buyers looking for a home in Midland Texas to have there pre-qualification letter ready in hand when going to look at homes. With the high demand, there have been offers for homes in Midland Texas well over the market price to insure the home will be theirs. Todays market is the perfect time to sell and buy real estate. 

Landscaping In West Texas

by The Underwood Team


Plants in West Texas should be chosen very carefully. With the dry climate and the windy weather you should really do some researching on the landscape you would like and also to see if the plants can handle the harsh climate. Its a good idea to buy plants that are native to the West Texas climate and that are well adapted.  With the current drought in West Texas, you want to make sure you get plants that are drought-tolerant. 

Oil Production In The Permian Basin

by The Underwood Team





Oil production in the Permian Basin continues to be on the rise. Also, with gas prices soaring over $3.50 a gallon it will be interesting to see how how high the price of oil per barrel gets and also how high the gas prices will continue to rise. Drilling is West Texas is being seen in the area more than ever before. In the local newspaper it stated that, " leading oilmen in the Permian Basin expect to double oil production in Texas within five to seven years." Is this surprising to you?  It will be interesting to see how long this boom really continues and how it changes our economy here in the Permian Basin and in the United States.

"No More White Walls"

by The Underwood Team

Its never good to over clutter your walls, but plain white walls is not the right choice, you want to add personality to each room.  You can decorate from family photos all the way to children's paintings. This is a perfect example of homeade art work that makes a huge difference in a bedroom, living room, kitchen etc. You will be very surprised how much you can change a room by simply dressing the room up!

Word art is very popular and can be found at Wal-Mart, hobby lobby, etc.

Ways to organize your closet!

by The Underwood Team


Here are some simple steps to organizing your closets.

1. If you only have one clothes hanging bar in your closet, it would be a good idea to buy two. The top bar could be all of your tops and the bottom bar can be all of your jeans. This not only makes your closet look more organized, but it will be a lot easier to find clothing.

2.  When you get your clothing separated, you can then separate your clothing into colors. This again makes your closet look very organized and you'll be able to find what you are looking for a lot faster. 

3. If you have high shelves in your closet you can get boxes, containers, etc to put your fall, winter, summer clothing in that you aren't wearing at that time of the year, this will give you more room in your closet. 


Future Transported Water To Midland 2013

by The Underwood Team

​As many of you know water not only in Midland but in the surrounding areas is very scarce. Last summer if you did not have a water well, you could only water your yard on scheduled days. As of now Midland officials are talking about changing the rules to only hand watering two hours a week. 


In yesterdays newspaper it states that Mayor Wes Perry signed an agreement allowing construction of pipelines to Midland's T Bar Ranch property.  It stated that " The City Council awarded a contract to the water supply district to construct pipelines to, and deliver water from, the T Bar Ranch property in Loving and Winkler counties. The contract calls for the district t vein supplying water by May 2013." This is great news!!!



by The Underwood Team

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt


Orange Leaf is now open in Midland, TX. If you are familiar with the area it is across from the mall, in the shopping center with Subway. The location is 4400 N. Midkiff Road.

Orange Leaf Yogurt has over 60 flavors to choose from and then after you figure out which flavor you then get to pick out which toppings you would like on your yogurt from sweet to salty. After you have your yogurt just the way you would like it, you then weigh your yogurt on the scale for the price to pay.

This yogurt shop is one of a kind and sets a very fun atmosphere for you and your family.


New Restaurant & Cinema Coming Soon

by The Underwood Team


Midland, TX continues to expand its businesses and restaurants throughout the area. synergy cinemas, a multi-screen theater, arcade and much more is one step closer to starting its construction and so is Panda Express. Panda Express is an Asian restaurant and it will be located off of Midland Drive in the Walmart parking lot. 

Jeff Benson is the president and CEO of Cinergy Cinemas, he states, " We're building you  a state-of-the-art facility with 11 movie theater screens and the largest screen between Dallas and Phoenix." This will add lots of business to the Midland area and will be a great theater to take your family. 

5 Front Entry fix-Ups

by The Underwood Team



​Big impact improvements that you can make now to boost curb appeal and perk up the approach to your new digs!

ADD LIGHTING: ​Lighting is a simple fix that can make a big change. At night, a hanging fixture can make a huge difference on the appearance of your home. When trying to decide on your light, pick a style that complements your home's architecture. 

​UPGRADE THE DOOR:​ Always think of the front door as an "introduction" to your home. Divided light windows in this paneled wood door offer outside views and fill the foyer with sunlight.  You can even choose to use an install-ready pre-hung door. If you decide to go this route you can make this upgrade in a day. Using all different colors and designs is a great idea for your front porch. It gives your front porch lots of character. 

​CALL-OUT WITH COLOR: ​You can keep the same color of paint on your front door. However, it is a good idea to apply a fresh coat of paint to make your entry stand out. This is a very simple step, but the color makes a huge change in the overall appearance on your entry.

RE-FACE THE STEPS: ​Are you tired of the way your entry flooring looks? You can easily turn a dull concrete entry into a showpiece by covering it with stone. For example, staining the concrete, clay saltillo tiles, split brick, and limestone pavers. 

​PLANT A COUPLE OF CONTAINERS: ​Large potted plants around your entry way provide color and uniqueness. Just make sure the containers you put them in are water proof. An entry way with nothing but a foot mat, to an entry way with pretty flower pots with colorful flowers make your entry way really stand out. 

The way you decorate your entry way is your choice, but remember by adding a few simple steps can make a huge difference on your homes overall appearance.

Midland, TX unemployment rate

by The Underwood Team

Midland, TX unemployment rate keeps decreasing as the demand for available homes increases. In November 2011 the unemployment rate was 4.1 percent. In December the unemployment rate dropped to 3.9 percent. Lots of businesses in Midland are in extreme need of employment. There are jobs available anywhere from IHOP to oil field sales. 

​According to the Midland Reporter Telegram, Willie Taylor is an executive Officer of Commissions Workforce Solutions within the Permian Basin. He stated, " he continue's to see positive growth and he oversees 17 West Texas counties and they are continuing to report a declining unemployment rate." Midland, TX is the place to be!!

If you are looking for a home, or a house to rent please contact RE/MAX 1st Choice- The Underwood Team at (432) 687-3629. We would be more than happy to assist you. 


​Information provided by Midland-Reporter Telegram

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