Midlothian is a city in northwest Ellis County, Texas, United States. The city is 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Dallas. It is the hub for the cement industry in North Texas as it is the home to three separate cement production facilities, as well as a steel mill. The population of Midlothian grew by 121% between 2000 and 2010, to a population of 18,037.
In the early 1800s, settlements began to take place in the area that would one day become Ellis County; however, full colonization of this area was slow until 1843, when Sam Houston finalized peace treaties between several of the indigenous inhabitants of the region and the Republic of Texas. The earliest inhabitants of this area were the Tonkawa people, but other tribes also hunted in this area including the Anadarko people, Bidai, Kickapoo, and the Waco.
The future Ellis County area of the young Republic of Texas was known as the Peters Colony, named for a Louisville, Kentucky-based land grant company consisting of English and American investors. The young Republic empresario grant program encouraged settlements in North Texas in 1841. The few settlers who lived in this region trapped animals and sold their pelts, and would also trade goods with the natives. The majority of Ellis County’s original settlers came from the southern half of the United States. They arrived with their cultural and educational traditions, their methods of farming and care for farm animals and for a few, their slaves.
Among the earliest settlers, the area that would later become Midlothian included the families of William Alden Hawkins and Larkin Newton, who moved to the area in 1848. For Hawkins to claim his 640 acres (260 ha) of land from the Peters Colony group, he was required to build a house on the property he chose along the mouth of Waxahachie Creek before July 1, 1848. The structure was built before the required deadline, and the land near the present day Hawkins Spring went to the Hawkins family. For Larkin Newton, who moved his wife Mary and their eight children from Missouri, the same requirement was given. Larkin met the due date and became owner of his 640-acre claim.
Ellis County was officially established by the Texas legislature on December 20, 1849, on a bill sponsored by General Edward H. Tarrant, a popular Texas Ranger and Indian gunfighter during this period. Organized in February 1850, the county was carved out of Navarro County and likely named for Richard Ellis, the president of the Republic of Texas.
In 1883 the name “Midlothian” was accepted by the local population. According to local legend, the area was named Midlothian when the Chicago, Texas, and Mexican Central railroads, which would eventually connect Dallas and Cleburne, arrived in the area and a homesick Scottish train engineer stated that the local countryside reminded him of his homeland in Scotland, and the location served as the midpoint between Dallas and Cleburne, and between Ennis and Fort Worth. With the coming of the railroad, Midlothian grew and was incorporated in April 1888. Midlothian was one of Scotland’s historic counties and is currently a sub divisional council area.
We know Midlothian best! – Let us manage your Midlothian, Texas property
Real estate prices in Midlothian are as diverse as the many things there are to see and do around the city. Homes and condominiums can be had for under $100,000 while those seeking more luxury accommodations can find properties for $300,000 and up. Rentals run along the same wide scale, from affordable to upmarket.
Herman Boswell knows Midlothian – which also happens to be our home base – like no one else. We not only help landlords with services like applicant screening, rental advertising and real estate marketing analyses, but also prospective tenants and buyers as well. For the service excellence that’s been our hallmark for the last quarter century, think Herman Boswell!
A Real Property Management Firm, Will Protect Your Property?
Real Property Management Services – Arlington, TX
If you’re a landlord, finding – and keeping – good tenants, overseeing accounts and ensuring that the property itself is always in good repair are just some of the many things that can keep you busy every day (and sometimes night) of the week. But when you’re so busy keeping up with your properties, managing obligations to family or other jobs can become especially challenging.
Herman Boswell Property Management – a company that has served North Texas with pride for nearly 40 years – can help. Our dedicated property managers know exactly how to advertise your properties for maximum visibility and keep the number of vacancies on your property at a minimum. And when it comes time to make those necessary repairs, we know the right contractors to call.
With regard to potential tenants, we screen each person carefully to ensure that you’ll get the best, most responsible people living in your home, apartment complex or condominium. And because Herman Boswell knows that your property represents a substantial investment, we make it our business to ensure rent gets collected on time and do regular inspections to ensure tenants are maintaining their rental units well.
Our real estate managers, know about real property management, and place a high value on cultivating good relationships with the people who rent from you. That’s why we also make sure that tenants have access to a 24-hour on-call agent to handle tenant emergencies. At the same time, we know how to also deal with problem tenants who need to be evicted from your property.
You have a life to live and assets to protect. Herman Boswell helps you do both by giving you the peace of mind you deserve.
Get Your FREE Rental Analysis Today!
How Can We Help You?
What Sets Us Apart
There are many property management firms out in the marketplace today, but they do not all oversee an investment properly. At Herman Boswell Property Management, we do not believe in the remote management of our client’s rental properties. With our firm being hands on, we are able to spot any potential problem sources such as continual damage being made to the rental property, and so forth.
We personally inspect each property we manage twice a year, as to prevent costly repairs, due to the tenant not reporting issues as they arise. When choosing a property management company, it is very important that they manage your property directly and not off in some remote location, where their eyes will never see your property personally.
Unlike most of our competition out here in the marketplace, we are not a fly by night organization. We have proudly served Dallas/Fort Worth since 1968! When selecting a property management firm, be sure to investigate their ethical model that their organization has in place.
Find a firm that will provide rest assurance, that your property manager won’t just one day, not be there. We aren’t going anywhere, and we are truly looking forward to earning your business.
To ensure that your property remains in the utmost best condition, we conduct regular inspections. During these inspections, we pin point any needed repairs that may not have been reported by the tenant. This process helps to eliminate prolonged damage to your rental, due to tenant failing to inform management of repair needs that arise.
The type of inspections, that we do are move-in, periodic, & move-out inspections. We also conduct periodic drive by inspections. These inspections also help to ensure tenants are complying with their lease, as such as having unreported pets.
Our screening process is pretty robust, using the best 3rd party verification system available. We utilize credit history, criminal history, employment verification and rental history to gain a complete picture of the lease applicant.
We have access to some of the most skilled trades people in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Due to our size, we can get excellent rates on the most common needed work such as HVAC, plumbing, electrical, roofing, garage door, landscape, painting and more!
We utilize credit history, criminal history, employment verification and rental history to gain a complete picture of the lease applicant.
When a lease is up for renewal, we will contact the tenants that their lease is expiring. When we notify the tenant that it is time to renew and will provide them with the details of what the renewal will contain, such as any rent price increase etc.
Your investment deserves more than just collecting the rent. Great marketing is what enables us to quickly fill vacancies. Our property management marketing services are geared to find renters quickly for property owners throughout the metroplex.
We handle ALL rent collection for our client owners. We also handle service of process and eviction proceedings if necessary.
Our staff is extremely knowledgeable in state and local landlord/tenant laws. If the tenant does not pay rent on time or breaches the terms of the lease, we initiate the proper legal steps necessary, in the fastest possible time frame, to minimize your costs and get the property leased again.