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Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson lives in a 1950s Midway Hollow bungalow with a husband, a preschooler and a dog. If she didn't live in the Hollow, she would probably live in Eastwood or Lochwood, and would buy a Fay Jones home if she won the lottery.

10/09/17 9:00am
Andrews

This three-bedroom, two-bath home in Andrews is perfect for a family.

Finding a three-bedroom, two-bath rental that doesn’t break the bank is hard – which is why we went a little further afield this week, to Andrews.

Andrews, which is in the center of the Permian Basin, has been called the Oilfield Capitol of Texas. With a little more than 13,000 people living there, the town boasts that it is 100 percent debt free – as is Andrews County.

Andrews ISD boasts an enviable four-year graduation rate of 96 percent (the state average is 89 percent) and an average of one teacher for every 14.2 students. The district has a Texas Education Agency accountability rating of “Met Standard.” (more…)

10/02/17 9:30am

It’s bright, airy, and has plenty of room for a family – and it’s Odessa Country Club living for less than $500,000.

You really need to see this house. Meet the “Bria” – a home designed by Permian Homes in the Old Course Estates community. The master-planned community is located near the club and the 18th hole of the golf course. (more…)

09/27/17 9:30am

So remember how you rolled your eyes when your mom told you not to judge a book by its cover? This week’s Wednesday WTF proves your mom right.

This house looks normal, right? Even nice. I’d live there. I bet you’d live there. You can almost see the Prius pulling up and you unloading the groceries as your two and a half children rush out to help you. (more…)

09/26/17 9:00am

What if we told you we found an Odessa home that is so ready for move-in that you can easily afford to add the pool its backyard is demanding, all for less than $500,000?

Well, we did. Or, rather, Kristi Mann at Sims & Guess, Realtors, did. This 2,651 square foot home at 7617 Vista Del Sol is full of gorgeous finishes and has a layout perfect for families and for entertaining. (more…)

09/23/17 10:00am

You don’t have to spend millions for luxe accommodations in Midland, and today’s listing from Nate Reeves and his team proves just that – and it’s family-friendly to boot.

This four-bedroom, three-bath home is truly a property that you will use every inch of, because it’s obvious the backyard entertaining options have been given quite a bit of thought. (more…)