Midland Real Estate
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Nicknamed "The Tall City", Midland has long been known for its downtown skyline. Most of downtown Midland's major office buildings were built during a time of major Permian Basin oil and gas discoveries. The surge in energy prices in the mid-1980s set about a building boom for Downtown Midland. For many years, the 22-story Wilco Building in downtown Midland was the tallest building between Fort Worth and Midland. Today, Midland's tallest building is the 24-story Bank of America Building which stands at a height of 332 feet (101 m). Four buildings over 500 feet (150 m) tall were planned in the 1980s, including one designed by world famous architect I.M. Pei. The great Oil Bust of the mid-1980s, however, killed any plans for future skyscrapers. As of today, five of the forty downtown skyscrapers in Midland are completely vacant.
View of the Summit Building and Independence Plaza from the WNB Tower's tenth floor.
Because of the revival of the energy-driven economy, a move is currently underway to bring mixed-use development to the downtown area. This has resulted in the on-going demolition of several older buildings and the plans for replacement of several more. At the beginning of 2008, the Permian Building and Gihl's Tower were demolished. Today, there are parking lots where the two buildings once stood. On November 8, 2008 the 14-story Midland Savings Building, built in 1959, was imploded. The building once housed Texaco's Midland office, which later moved to the Heritage Building. Crews have since begun the demolition of the Metro and First National Bank buildings, located on the same block. The Summit Building, 300 N. Marienfeld, in mid-2008 became the first building in the Midland area to be depicted on Google Earth in a 3D mode. The GIS Division of the City of Midland has a long-range plan to render more of the downtown area in the new rendering.
Midland was originally founded as the midway point between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1881. The city has received national recognition as the hometown of former First Lady Laura Bush, and the onetime home of former President George H.W. Bush, former President George W. Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bush.
Midland's economy still relies heavily on petroleum; however, the city has also diversified to become a regional telecommunications and distribution center. By August 2006, a busy period of crude oil production had caused a significant workforce deficit. According to the Midland Chamber of Commerce, at that time there were almost 2,000 more jobs available in the Permian Basin than there were workers to fill them.
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Midland Buying Reports
This website contains virtually all properties listed in the Midland MLS (multiple listing service). Photos, virtual tours, addresses and other property details are downloaded daily from the Texas MLS system. This website contains virtually every house, condo and lot for sale in Maricopa and Pinal counties. There is no need to scour multiple Midland real estate websites.
Buying a home can be one of the most exciting and overwhelming experiences, whether you are a first-time buyer or an experienced one. Of all the decisions you'll face when buying a home, there's none more important than the person you choose to represent you.
The job of any Midland REALTOR® is to support you in finding the right home with the best possible terms, and to aid you through the entire process. We will be happy to explain the process of buying a home and familiarize you with the various activities, documents and procedures that you will experience throughout the transaction.
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Midland Selling Reports
We have assembled a wide selection of home seller reports to make the process of selling your home as simple and quick as possible. We understand the selling process and have used a wide variety of techniques to assist homeowners in differentiating their home from others in the same area. When placed on the market your home becomes "a Product" in competition with all the others. With our help we can help you compete, alleviate any anxiety you may have about selling your home, and guide you through the selling process.
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Midland TX Foreclosures
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If you are planning to relocate to Midland Texas or would like an idea as to what you current Texas home might be worth, please feel free to explore our website, send an email, or give us a call. Contact us with confidence! We guarantee your privacy will be respected. As a top Midland real estate brokerage, please let our team of top Realtors be your guide.
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