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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.

08/07/18 9:00am

Low inflation, a lower-than-expected increase in jobs, and some less-than-stellar bond market performance has upset the apple cart a bit. We consulted our most-trusted mortgage expert to find out how the quickly changing market dynamics will affect our readers. In this week’s Mortgage ReportBob Johnson, (AKA BobMortgage) offers the kind of market insight that will change the way you look at mortgage rates from now on.  (more…)

08/06/18 9:28am

gardendaleJust about 14 miles from Odessa, our Monday Midland Millionaire is an impeccably situated manse with plenty of room to roam — both inside and out.

Located at 14700 Kobyn Lane, this five bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath home has 7,491 square feet of living space on the inside, and 4.57 acres on the outside.

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08/06/18 9:00am

This time last year, and it looked like Texas would be plenty represented on HGTV — but with the end of Fixer Upper last season, the number of Texas-based shows on the network dropped to exactly none.

Last season, we saw (in addition to Fixer Upper) the debut of Flip or Flop Fort Worth. Also, the sister network DIY Network offered Texas Flip N’ Move

But recent press releases from parent company Discovery Inc. indicate that the Fort Worth renovation show helmed by military veterans Andy and Ashley Williams is not on the lineup. (more…)

In a bid to be all the things, Zillow announced just minutes ago that it has launched new tools that will not only allow property owners and managers to collect rent and vet prospective tenants more easily, but will also provide renters with the ability to submit multiple applications for apartments at once and pay rent online.

The tools will also screen prospective tenants by performing background checks, the company said in a press release.

Renters can apply for multiple rentals by paying $29 to Zillow, and will only have to fill out one application. (more…)

08/02/18 10:00am

Chris Beckett and Pine & Beckett Realtors is not kidding around — this 1959 Midcentury Ranch in Fannin Terrace is indeed “hip of the hip,” making it the perfect pick for our Thursday Three Hundred for the week.

This three-bedroom, two-bath home at 2503 Terrace Ave. in the Fannin Terrace neighborhood of Midland has everything you look for in midcentury architecture — high ceilings, custom shelving, tons of windows and transoms, and, Beckett said, “original brass inlay Terrazzo floors.” (more…)

07/31/18 9:30am

odessaFor this week’s Tuesday Two Million, we found an estate in Odessa that has everything you could possibly want in a west Texas mansion — acres and acres of land, plenty of space for guests, and quarters for your horses.

Everything.

Vicki Vickers with Tom Sorrells, Realtors said the list of amenities at 16325 Chinaberry in Odessa doesn’t stop there. “This custom designed home sits on 35 acres of land and has a duplex for guests,” she said. That duplex has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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07/27/18 10:00am

If you’re looking for a home that is worthy of entertaining in — and has the space for it — our Friday Four Hundred in the Parks Lagado neighborhood of Odessa will be right up your alley.

Listing agent Joe Williamson with The Real Estate Group guarantees this 4,108 square foot beauty at 35 Sunnygrove Drive will please. “You will be stunned!” he said.

The three-bedroom, three-bath home has a large floor plan Williamson said is very accommodating for entertaining. (more…)

07/25/18 9:30am

Texas in the summer is hot — that’s no secret. But this move-in ready Mediterranean in the Pecan Acres neighborhood came with photos that made us feel about 10 degrees cooler just from looking at them.

Listed by Thomas Johnston and Brian Savage, this four-bedroom, three-bath home sits on 2.4 acres of fenced land in a quiet neighborhood. In fact, 8200 Dunblane Drive has 3,569 square feet of living space, making it not only a cool respite but also a generous one. (more…)