Monthly Archives: April 2013

Buyers Value Storage Space and In-Law Suites Says NAR Survey

When updating your home consider adding extra storage space and an in-law suite to increase your sell-ability. In our market, there is still so much competition and inventory that we are always looking for ways the be “the best one … Continue reading

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Did You Know They are Proposing a Rail from Rio Grande Valley to Oklahoma City?

They are starting to study and propose a new rail route from the Rio Grande Valley all the way to Oklahoma City. Check out the details in this article from the Daily Planning News: Daily Planning News.

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We Love Our Winter Texans in South Padre Island

We love when our Winter Texans are here. They fun, plan lots of events, and they boost our economy. A recent publication from the City of South Padre Island said: “The Finance Department received notice that February sales tax collected … Continue reading

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Alta and Gayle Obtain Certified Professional Negotiator Designation in South Padre

Yesterday, Gayle and Alta became Certified Professional Negotiators and obtained the CPN designation for Realtors. It was an interesting and lively class that kept us all on the edge of our chairs the entire day. If we could share one … Continue reading

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Are You Going to the Beach-N-Biker Fest?

The 10th Annual Beach-N-Biker Fest will kick off Friday, April 19, and will be in full throttle through Sunday, April 21, at the South Padre Island Convention Center.A motorcycle parade will take place Saturday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m. To … Continue reading

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SpaceX is Getting Closer to South Padre Island!

Below is an update from the FAA, a link to the draft Environmental Impact Study (EIS) and the notice of the scheduled public hearing on May 7th on the draft EIS for the SpaceX program. It is just one more … Continue reading

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SPI Chamber QRTLY Luncheon

Aaron Demerson, Exec. Director, Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism, spoke to the Chamber of Commerce members today. Check out their website at TRAVELTEX.com.

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HOAs: Do You Know the Rules for Your Condo in the South Padre area?

If you have not owned a condo in South Padre Island and think you might want one, be sure to read the condo rules and regulations. Homeowners associations (HOAs) are most always non-profit organizations but the Board of Directors can … Continue reading

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Looking for Something to do with the Kids this Weekend?

Port Isabel mayor, Joe Vega, is holding a free fishing tournament for the kids Saturday. Our RE/MAX 1st Choice office is proud to be one of the sponsors. Check out the link below from our PI-SPI Press for details: Kid … Continue reading

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SpaceX bill unanimously clears House Land and Resource Management Committee

As the Realtors found out Tuesday, our Austin legislators are very excited and much in favor of SpaceX. Here is a link from our local newspaper that gives you more info. SpaceX bill unanimously clears House Land and Resource Management … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau Transition Board Discusses Expansion and Sandcastle Days

South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau Transition Board held a meeting to discuss possible expansion of the South Padre Island Convention Center, Sandcastle Days, and the upcoming Memorial Day music event. Here is a link to an article from … Continue reading

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Alta in Austin at the Texas Realtor’s Hill Visit

There were many talking points for the Realtors to discuss with the legislators but one of great interest to all of us here is the SpaceX program. All of the legislators spoke positively about us obtaining SpaceX at Boca Chica. … Continue reading

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Alta is at the Realtor’s Hill Visit in Austin!

Alta is pictured with Rene Oliveira (center) and Mickey Furcron (left) at dinner the night before the big Realtor Hill Visit meeting in Austin with the legislators. It is great to have the Texas Association of Realtors and about 2,000 … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Causeway Lane Closures

The city of South Padre posted a blog with the new schedule for Causeway lane closures. Check out this link for updated information: City of South Padre Island, Texas – Document Center – Causeway Lane Closures.

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2012 Top Producing Team Award from RE/MAX of Texas for RE/MAX 1st Choice

Our awards luncheon for all of the RE/MAX 1st Choice offices was yesterday. There were lots of awards given and we received “2012 Top Producing Team Award from RE/MAX of Texas for RE/MAX 1st Choice.” The publication we are holding … Continue reading

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RE/MAX 1st Choice Awards Luncheon Pictures

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Is Your Home Worth Less Than You Owe?

You may have heard of The Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) but if you haven’t, it is definitely worth your time to read this article. It was designed to help homeowners refinance a home in which they owe more than … Continue reading

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Hearing set on SpaceX legislation-Are You For It or Against It?

South Padre Island and the entire Rio Grande Valley are watching the updates on the possible SpaceX program. Boca Chica Beach is just south of the Jetties in South Padre Island. Imagine sitting on the beach here and watching them … Continue reading

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