West Texas

On MidlandDirt.com: Housing Inventory in Midland-Odessa, Employment Hit New Lows

By Heather Hunter / March 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

  While prospects for Midland-Odessa’s economic recovery remain steady and strong, a recent article by The Midland Reporter-Telegram suggests growing problems over housing availability. Citing information provided by the Permian Basin Board of Realtors, The Reporter-Telegram reports that housing inventory reached a new low last month. Read more on MidlandDirt.com.

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On Midland Dirt: Future of Odessa’s Ector Theatre Uncertain as City Reviews Development Plans

By Leah Shafer / January 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

In our culture of “bigger, better, newer, faster,” historic theaters may well be one of America’s most endangered buildings. There are at least 160 of these beauties in the Lone Star State, once the center of a city’s entertainment district. But now these Arcadias, Palaces, Majestics, Paramounts, and Pioneers often sit in states of disrepair. […]

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On MidlandDirt.com: New Home Construction Still Gangbusters Despite Drop in Oil Prices

By Leah Shafer / January 28, 2015 / 0 Comments

With Western Texas Intermediate oil hovering around $45 a barrel, folks have been speculating about new home construction in Midland-Odessa and how layoffs and budget cuts might affect the spectacular boom of the past few years. But while economists might raise a red flag, local homebuilders say pent-up demand and a more diversified economy are […]

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Midland-Odessa: 7th Highest Home Prices in Texas, So CandysDirt.com is Coming to Town

By Candy Evans / November 17, 2014 / 2 Comments

I spent about 24 hours in West Texas a few weeks ago getting to meet some fun agents, see some way cool real estate, and talk about getting a CandysDirt.com set up in Midland-Odessa, where the population is growing by leaps and bounds and the housing market is about as hot as those drill bits […]

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Housing Shortage in West Texas Means Critical Workers, Including CPS Caseworkers, Have no Place to Live

By Joanna England / July 29, 2014 / 2 Comments

This report from the Texas Tribune tells a scary tale for troubled children and teens in the fast-growing areas of Midland-Odessa. It’s impossible to find housing in the oil-boom areas of West Texas, which means that critical workers, including state Child Protective Services caseworkers, have no place to live. This has resulted in a necessary […]

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