midland open houses

The custom kitchen at 5017 Mira Vista Cir. is sure to be one of its selling features.

This weekend in Midland, three open houses have caught our attention. These upscale properties offer amenities like soaring ceilings, open floorplans, dog runs, beautiful landscaping, and outdoor living areas with their own kitchens and guest casitas.

Jump to read about these three homes and get the details for the open houses.

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1710 Community Ln A

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 available in the $500K range.

ALMOST 4,000 SQUARE FEET WITH GOLF COURSE LOCATION

4814 Rustic Trl 4814 Rustic Trl B

Live on hole No. 8 of the Green Tree Country Club golf course with the house at 4814 Rustic Tr. This 4-3 was built in 1991 and has 3,980 square feet, with a separate entrance to the office/studio/game room area and an in-law suite. It is listed for $539,000.

The house has high ceilings with lots of natural light throughout its space, including two living rooms and three dining areas. There are hardwood floors, a three-car garage, and two fireplaces. The master suite is its own separate space with a huge ensuite bathroom with jetted tub and walk-through shower.

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CONDO VS HOUSE GRAPHIC

When it comes to deciding whether or not you want to invest in a condo or a single-family house, there’s a whole lot to mull over. Before stressing about homeowners associations and finding the perfect neighborhoods we decided to speak to Realtor Nancy Guerriero, who offered a wealth of sound advice.

“The biggest positive you have with a condo is the ability to lock and leave — go out with friends, travel, it’s so much easier than a house that needs to be watched over and maintained,” Guerriero says, “But at the same time you need to think about the neighborhood.”

She explains that there’s a basic checklist that most homebuyers go over before purchasing: What’s the school system like? Are there parks? Where’s the nearest shopping center? Grocery store? All of these components are essential, and as vital as exploring a condo’s homeowners association (HOA).

“The biggest issue is the governing power of the building, or HOA,” Guerriero emphasizes. “If you don’t have a good one, it’s bad news.”

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