Monthly Archives: August 2011

QR Codes

One of the new technologies in real estate is QR Codes (Quick Response Codes.) Above is the QR code to our website, http://www.PadreRealEstate.com. Realtors, including us, are using them in yard signs, business cards, flyers, etc. We were just wondering … Continue reading

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Cruise Ship Legislation

Did you know that you have to sail to a foreign country before you can sail to a domestic port in the U.S. if you are on a cruise ship? That is, unless the cruise ship was built in the … Continue reading

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Head Economist for Stewart Title Speaks to WCR in Brownsville

Ted Jones, the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for Stewart Title was the speaker at the Women’s Council of Realtors luncheon in Brownsville yesterday. Sorry this picture is not the best but you can view all of this and … Continue reading

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SPI Has New Coast Guard Commander

At a Chamber Coffee and Conversation Mixer yesterday morning, Lt. Joshua Sagers spoke to our group about the duties, jurisdiction, and history of our local Coast Guard. What an honor to have this young man in SPI. One of his … Continue reading

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MLS Bloopers

Want a laugh today? The following are a few examples of what can go wrong with a listing: Shower with multiple heads (That and “Psycho” will scare me out of the shower) Heater with new boils (Sounds painful) Seller is … Continue reading

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Cameron County Will Accept Proposals Soon for Dolphin Cove in SPI

Cameron County has decided to lease the old Dolphin Cove bar & grill once again. They will let the potential lessee have the option to either open Dolphin Cove as a bar & grill or clear the land and construct … Continue reading

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Congressman Blake Farenthold Visits SPI

Alta & Gayle were just at City Hall listening to our Congressman Blake Farenthold talk about the many issues in Wash. D.C. today. Most everyone liked his opinions except the Sea Turtle Patrol. They wanted him to help pass a … Continue reading

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Alligator in Port Isabel near Post Office!

The police picked up a 4 ft. alligator near the post office on Maxan St. this week! They said it wasn’t their first either. Can you believe it???!

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IRS Top Ten Tax Tips for Home Sellers

Here are the IRS’s top 10 tax tips for home sellers: 1. In general, you are eligible to exclude the gain from income if you have owned and used your home as your main home for two years out of … Continue reading

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SPI Working on New Layout for the Island.

In an effort to make SPI a more people friendly layout, the town of SPI is working on passing ordinances that would greatly improve Padre Blvd, walking paths, parking, appearance, etc. It has been two years in the making and … Continue reading

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Modern Venice TIRZ Takes Off

Our Texas Legislators passed the TIRZ for Port Isabel Modern Venice (Fingers) TIRZ. Then, Port Isabel approved it and appointed directors to the board to manage the zone. The directors are David Woolverton, Gabby Vanounou, Ed Mesa, Albert Welbel & … Continue reading

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Recent Economic Factors

Economic Factors Economic Indicator Release Date Time Consensus Estimate Analysis New Home Sales Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 Up 1.9% Important. An indication of economic strength and credit demand. Weakness may lead to lower rates. 2-year Treasury Note Auction Tuesday, Aug. … Continue reading

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Hello Everybody

As we come into the real world of technology, we have decided to BLOG! Please bear with us as we begin. Alta is going to collect information and Gayle is going to enter it. That is our plan for the … Continue reading

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