Monthly Archives: February 2012

Spring Break Tips from South Padre Island’s Mayor

Welcome to South Padre Island for Spring Break 2012! On behalf of the City Council, I would like to welcome you to the beautiful community of South Padre Island.  As you know, we have many opportunities for you to enjoy … Continue reading

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Show Your Home Pride: 7 Home Improvement Projects for $1,000 (or Less)

Americans still think buying a home is one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. Here are some ways to increase your home’s value and comfort for less than $1,000. We knew reports of the death of American home ownership … Continue reading

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Ted Jones – Rio Grande Valley Economy Statistics

PET – TED JONES-Edwards County Abstract Feb 2012 Fortunately, Stewart Title Company shared Ted Jones slideshow with us. Click on this link to view the statistics he gave us concerning jobs, cost of living, housing, real estate sales, gold, energy, … Continue reading

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BEACH REACH

As Spring Break approaches, we are thankful for those volunteers that come to the Island and support our efforts in assuring everyone has a safe Spring Break experience. One of these groups is “Beach Reach”. This program attracts students from … Continue reading

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South Padre Island 2nd Access Project Website

Want to get first hand information when they post updates on the SPI 2nd Access Project? Go to http://www.cameroncountyrma.org/SPI2ndAccess/index.asp?p=informed    and register to get an email when the latest news is available. There is additional information on their website about the … Continue reading

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What Happens When You Walk Away From Your Home?

Below is an article from LinkedIn Today. We don’t see many homeowners walking away from their homes because they owe more than it is worth in our area but it is happening often in other cities. There are rumors that … Continue reading

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Housing Crisis to End in 2012 as Banks Loosen Credit Standards

Below is an article from LinkedIn Today. We see an increase in business but we don’t see the lenders loosening their credit standards yet. This year will be interesting! Capital Economics expects the housing crisis to end this year, according … Continue reading

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What Does Ted Jones, National Chief Economist for Edwards Abstract, Say About the Valley??

Ted Jones says that real estate is the best investment now. He proved there are major amounts of money being held in banks due to uncertainty in our nation. The valley has prospered when many other markets have not grown. … Continue reading

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What Do You Think About A Gulf Pier in SPI??

There has been some discussion about South Padre Island building a Gulf Pier. You can go to Facebook and befriend “SouthPadre GulfPier” to follow it and to comment. Do you think it is a good idea for South Padre?

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Developer, PIHA to Build Housing Complex

  Franklin Development and the Port Isabel Housing Authority have teamed up to develop Artisan at Port Isabel, a 73-unit affordable multifamily apartment community in Port Isabel. Franklin Development is currently “breaking ground” at what used to be Villa Del … Continue reading

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Kitchens Sell a House

It’s a tool used by house flippers all across the nation. Stagers know its power. Real estate agents push its importance. What is this not-so-well-kept secret of real estate? A kitchen can sell a house. Read the Full Story At: … Continue reading

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Home-sales volume continues to increase as prices hold steady, according to latest Texas Quarterly

Housing Report The Texas housing market shows strength and stability at the close of 2011, according to the Texas Quarterly Housing Report, which shows what’s going on in 47 of the state’s markets. Here are some highlights from the period … Continue reading

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Tip on Fertilizing St. Augustine Grass

Just a tip on fertilizer for our St. Augustine Grass in the valley. Remember this, February or March and again in October or November, with a nitrogen-only application. The nutrient most needed by St. Augustine Grass is nitrogen. The amount … Continue reading

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Breaking Ground at Artisan at Port Isabel

~Local housing development getting a breath of fresh air~ (San Antonio, TX) – Franklin Development and the Port Isabel Housing Authority have teamed up to develop Artisan at Port Isabel – a 73-unit affordable multifamily apartment community in Port Isabel, … Continue reading

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Dunes Restoration Planting

  The Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter, 60 volunteers of different organizations, and the City of South Padre Island made the first planting of the year a great success on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Over 8,000 plants were planted at … Continue reading

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