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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.

07/24/18 8:00am

It’s no secret that $200,000 won’t get you far in some places — for instance, in Manhattan, it’ll get you 126 square feet of home, which is about half the size of the average one-car garage, a recent analysis by PropertyShark revealed.

“While the results were indeed astonishing, we didn’t think there would be such a huge discrepancy between the most expensive and least expensive cities,” PropertyShark’s Robert Demeter writes. (more…)

07/19/18 2:46pm

When we looked for this week’s Thursday Three Hundred, we were hooked in a hot minute when we saw this adorable Old Midland home that is part Spanish, part midcentury modern in style, and deceptively spacious inside, too.

Within walking distance of Hill Park and the duck pond, this five-bedroom, two-bath, 3,215-square-foot home on a corner lot is ideally situated in Old Midland, but with a backyard that’s private enough to feel like you’ve got a retreat. (more…)

07/17/18 10:00am

Green TreeIt’s not every day that you find a home with almost everything you could want — and one that allows you to live luxe both indoors and outdoors. But this week’s Tuesday Two Million in Green Tree North does just that.

Located at 6833 Island Circle in Midland, the four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath home is on the Green Tree Golf Course. Inside, there is 8,048 square feet of living space — plenty for entertaining — and outside, even more space with a pool, outdoor kitchen, and outdoor living area with heaters for chilly winters and screens for mosquito-free summer entertaining. (more…)

07/15/18 10:00am

The Isaac Heffron House, a two-story Victorian in the East End Historic District of Galveston, has seen a lot since it was built in 1890 — thanks in part to the occupants who called it home over the years.

Isaac Heffron immigrated to the U.S. from Wales and settled in Galveston in 1860. He worked on the docks, making his way eventually to a career in construction, winning bids with the city of Galveston for a railroad and trestle bridge that connected the city to LaPorte. (more…)

07/05/18 9:56am

tudorWhen we saw this 1947 New Traditional Tudor cottage this week, we knew it had to be our next Thursday Three Hundred. Full of fresh updates inside and out, it’s got the charm of an older home, but the finishes of something far more modern.

Listed by Kerri Payne with The Victoria Printz Team Realtors, this 2,267 square foot home has three bedrooms and two baths.

The home, 722 W. Kansas St., is located in the Country Club Heights neighborhood of Old Midland. You can tell from the curb that the owners have put some serious thought into Midland weather and life — the corner lot is xeriscaped for low maintenance and low water demand, and the porch just looks 10 degrees cooler and is begging for some adorable seating. (more…)

07/04/18 9:00am

Realtor Casey Lewis with Cearnal Realtors has been waiting for a good while to deploy his dinomite marketing strategy — and he finally did in Granbury last week.

In fact, when he saur this two-bedroom, one-bath lake house, he also knew that the owners wouldn’t think it was a pterrible idea.

Yes, you can see where we’re going with this, probably.  But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get raptored up in this mammoth marketing story of a ploy that, despite some super short arms, had tremendously long reach.

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07/03/18 9:00am

When a brand new listing in Odessa comes up for a home that is family ready, priced right, and feels like new construction, you bet your sweet bippy it becomes our Tuesday Two Hundred.

On the market for only four days, this home in the North Park Addition offers plenty of room at 2,460 square feet of living space. The four-bedroom, two-bath Permian Homes constructed home at 503 E. 93rd St., was built in 2009, but is so well maintained that it feels like newer construction. (more…)

07/02/18 9:00am

central cityWhen you’re looking for a home in the million dollar and up range, you’re looking for certain things: gorgeous finishes, plenty of entertaining space, beautiful landscaping that allows you to make use of every single square inch of the property. And this week’s Midland Millionaire Monday in the Old Midland Central City area is just that home.

Surrounded by the best of Old Midland, 2005 Sinclair Ave., has a lot to offer. With 6,486 square feet of living space, this home has so much to offer, from its three living areas, its main house with five bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths, to all that natural light. (more…)