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Complicated by drilling boom, a chronic housing shortage in Greene County gets new attention

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WAYNESBURG — It began in 2005 as an ad hoc collection of trailer hookups tucked away in a backyard in Jefferson Township. Now an RV campground, it flourishes by luring prospective campers with all the amenities: shower facilities, coin-operated laundry, a community room and flexible rates for daily, weekly, monthly and long-term stays. But the campground, which has an entry ...

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Oil patch towns looking to catch up with demands

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BISMARCK, N.D. — City officials in the North Dakota oil patch say they are forging ahead with housing and infrastructure projects despite the forecast for a downturn in drilling in the next year. Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford tells the Bismarck Tribune that development and land sales are not slowing down because housing needs for permanent oil field workers have not ...

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ND counties raise housing loan limit


As of Jan. 1 residents of the counties of Burleigh, McKenzie, Morton, Oliver, Sioux, Stark and Williams will be able to take out more money for FHA housing loans. Affordable housing has been an ongoing struggle in the western part of North Dakota, following an oil boom that has caused the population to increase exponentially an extreme amount. This increase ...

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New bypass triggers new housing for New Town

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Within a few days of opening, a 20-unit apartment complex in New Town, funded by MHA Nation oil income, was filled with pre-screened applicants.  Now, the community is looking to other nearby areas, including the newly-opened truck by-pass around the city, for more potential housing opportunities. Wooden Bowl II is the second apartment complex in New Town built by the ...

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Midland average home price seventh highest in Texas


Midland real estate continued to post strong numbers, with real estate franchise Coldwell Banker ranking Midland seventh in Texas for average home price. A four-bedroom, two-bath house in Midland was reported to have an average price of $278,773, and out of the top 10 market areas listed, Midland was the only West Texas market to make the cut. Boerne, located ...

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BRIEF: Taking care of the hungry in Shale Country

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The Texas Tribune’s series on the resurgence of the oil and gas industry across the state — a Shale Life — recently took an interesting look at Midland and how “some fall short in the land of plenty.” The Tribune did a good job reporting from Breaking Bread Kitchen and telling the tale that not everything is rosy to everyone ...

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Aurora, Colo. residents’ concerns aren’t going away


Residents in Aurora, Colo. are still not happy with ConocoPhillips, despite the oil giant catering to their suggestions, according to the Aurora Sentinel. ConocoPhillips began leasing land for drilling in Aurora back in 2012. They currently own six of the eight well sites that have been approved for drilling by city planners, with two of the sites under current production. ...

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City seeks feedback for comprehensive plan

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The city of Midland wants residents to think outside the box and let City Hall know what Midland should be like 20 or so years from now. The “Tall City Tomorrow” campaign is the city’s effort to get more public participation in its long-term comprehensive plan. Through Facebook, online surveys and several workshops scheduled next week at Midland County Public ...

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Wisdom Homes hopes to provide housing for oil field workers

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SearchCore, Inc., a manufactured housing retail center who operates through its subsidiary, Wisdom Homes Of American Inc., has announced that it will be acquiring residential lots in efforts to provide a solution to the housing demand in Texas. The company will be acquiring 15 residential lots in the Tyler, Texas area.  The lots will range in size from a quarter ...

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