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Tax Deductions for Vacation Homes

Tax deductions for vacation homes vary greatly depending on how much you use the home and whether you rent it out. Is your vacation home a vacation home? If you bought your vacation home exclusively for personal enjoyment, you can … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Picture from the 50’s??

Isn’t this the most interesting picture of South Padre Island, Port Isabel, the Intracoastal, and Long Island? We loved seeing this photo shot west to east across the old swing bridge and the Laguna Madre bay. There is still an … Continue reading

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5 New Rights for Property Owners in an HOA

Nearly 20% of Texans live in neighborhoods that have homeowners associations (HOAs), and new laws that went into effect earlier this year have provided more rights to those property owners regarding the use of their property. Here are five property-related … Continue reading

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SPI 2nd Access Public Hearing Scheduled for July 17th

Check out the link below to an article from the Brownsville Herald. The Draft Environmental Impact Study has been completed. It is now time for a public hearing which will be held on July 17th………….http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/articles/padre-140921-crossed-public.html

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Flood Insurance Update

Recently, during our Midyear Meetings, many the Realtors met with Members of Congress and urged action on NAR’s priority issues including the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Thursday, the Senate passed a 60-day extension of the NFIP. This extension will … 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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2011-2012 Cost vs. Value: Which Remodeling Projects Pay Off the Most?

When tackling home remodeling projects, you’ll find some projects pay off more than others at times of resale. Remodeling Magazine, in conjunction with REALTOR® Magazine, recently released findings of its annual Cost vs. Value report for 2011-2012, revealing which remodeling … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Mayor Appointed to Interim Committee

At the January 18th, 2012, regular City Council Meeting, Mayor Robert N. Pinkerton, Jr. made the announcement of his appointment by the House of Representatives to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Seacoast Territory Insurance. The purpose of the committee … Continue reading

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Causeway Walk is Tomorrow….Join Us!

Come register for the 28th Annual Longest Causeway Run/Walk scheduled for Saturday, January 14th, 2012. START: Causeway Run starts at 10 a.m. sharp. Fitness Walk starts at 10:15 a.m. sharp. COST: Causeway Run $20.00. Fitness Walk $15.00. Students: $10.00 with school ID. EARLY … Continue reading

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New Restaurant in South Padre Island

U.S. Bar, a famous old Matamoras restaurant in the market area, is now in South Padre Island. The margaritas are great! Try it out.

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