Rental Homes for College Students Heading Back to School

Rental Homes for College Students Heading Back to School

Plans can change, and if you’ve recently decided to attend any of Universities here in Lubbock, don’t panic- there are still some amazing rental properties available! McDougal REALTORS take pride in finding good quality housing at affordable prices, a perfect combination for the hard-working college student. We understand that heading back to school can be … Continued

How Has Technology Changed How We Buy/Sell Homes?

Technology has caused the real estate industry to take a complete 180, with even more to come in the future. If you remember the days prior to technology, online listings, virtual tours, and e-signing were not an option. The emphasis on real estate has shifted to a whole other dimension. As of right now, apps, … Continued

Buyers Guide to Home Inspections

It’s been weeks and a staggering amount of houses you have looked at. You weighed out the pros and cons of each home and finally settled on a beautiful Victorian style house, but what’s next? The next step may be as important as finding the perfect home, it’s to get the house inspected. For most … Continued

How does rent in Lubbock compare to other cities?

Lubbock is home of the largest cotton-growing region in the world. The city of Lubbock is growing and there is an endless amount of opportunity in this West Texas town. Average Rent in Texas A recent dip in Lubbock’s rental rates has placed a two-bedroom apartment way below the national average. According to Apartment List, … Continued

Selling your house? Check out these staging tips.

Are you ready to start learning some tips to help you sell your home? You are in luck because we have six of the best tips to help you sell your home in no time. So what is home staging? According to, “It is a method of decorating meant to highlight your home’s most … Continued

4 Things to Remember When Renting to Elderly Tenants

Elderly individuals typically make fantastic tenants. The loud music, parties, unpredictable incomes and sketchy activities associated with youth are probably well behind them. That being said, they do typically have unique needs when it comes to occupying a property. Fair Housing Act & Eviction Procedure     You might pride yourself of being the “hip” … Continued

Investor’s Guide: All the Property Types You Could Add to Your Portfolio

Different types of properties offer investors different advantages. Market Rate The vast majority of rental properties are “market rate” meaning that the landlord can charge whatever price is set by the rental market, without any subsidies or discounts. These properties are the most straightforward for owners to purchase and lease out. Having a strong market … Continued

Is Fall A Good Time To Sell Your House?

Conventional wisdom says to sell in spring, but fall can work, too. Yes, technically the best time to sell is spring. For the U.S. as a whole, the spring real estate market is when houses spend the least time on the market and get the best returns generally. However, the fall season has many of … Continued

Summer Is A Great Time To Sell Your House.

Why Summer? While the real estate market is busiest in spring, summer is a seller’s market if you play your cards right. Plus, it’s easiest to deal with real estate in the summer when the rest of the world has slowed down. Fewer houses are on the market. Because most houses sell in the springtime, … Continued

Neighborhood Profile: Maxey Park

Opportunities abound in this famous Lubbock neighborhood. Location The neighborhood of Maxey Park borders Texas Tech University along 19th Street and 34th Street. From east to west, Maxey Park goes from Indiana Avenue to Quaker Avenue. The neighborhood is named for Maxey Lake. It is also home to Lubbock’s Medical District. Houses Many of the … Continued