Midland

INFOGRAPHIC: North Texas Ranks in 7 Best Texas Cities for Employment Growth

By Leah Shafer / July 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

In Texas, it’s all about jobs, jobs, jobs. A new report from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University says that the Texas economy gained 276,400 nonagricultural jobs from June 2014 to June 2015, an annual growth rate of 2.4 percent, compared with 2.1 percent for the United States. Many of the major metropolitan areas in […]

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On MidlandDirt.com: Permian Basin Builders Assoc. Offers Benefits to Members, Buyers

By Leah Shafer / July 17, 2015 / 0 Comments

In the Midland-Odessa area, there’s a big resource for business people in all aspects of residential and commercial construction, the Permian Basin Builders Association (PBBA). This group is known for its two big annual events, the Home and Garden Show each February and the Parade of Homes each October. But they offer other benefits to members […]

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On MidlandDirt: Midland, Odessa Home Value Increases Show No Signs of Slowing

By Leah Shafer / July 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

Two new reports paint a bright picture of the housing market in Midland and Odessa now and for the next three years. The Local Monitor Reports, released today, cite a 7 percent increase in Midland home prices over the last 12 months, which puts the average home price at $183,463. In Odessa, prices have gone up 5 percent […]

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On MidlandDirt: Expect Boom in Midland-Odessa Home Values Over Next 3 Years

By Leah Shafer / June 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

Two new reports from Local Monitor Report are projecting big increases in home values in Midland and Odessa over the next three years, almost double the national average. Prices are predicted to rise even more. Home values for Midland are forecast to increase by 8 percent over the next 12 months—compare that to national forecast of 4.6 […]

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MidlandDirt: What A Half Million Gets You

By Leah Shafer / March 25, 2015 / 1 Comment

The real estate market in Midland is hot, and the houses in the half-million range offer a lot of diversity in their styles and amenities. You’ll find everything from acreage and space for horses to thousands of square feet of living space. Here are five houses on the market now that will show you what’s […]

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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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