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Have You Ever Wanted to Obtain Your Captain’s License?

Stewart Training Center training, instructors and course materials are fully approved by the USCG and provide an alternative to license exams at USCG regional testing centers. They teach you hands-on, practical boating know-how, so that you can pass the Captain’s … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Sink to New Lows Again

Mortgage rates were back to breaking records for the second consecutive week. All mortgage products, except for the 5-year adjustable-rate mortgage, averaged a new record low, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. For those who can qualify, … 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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Protesting your property-tax appraisal may be easier than you think

Ever protested your property-tax appraisal? I have. Twice. The first time was easy. We had bought our home six months earlier, and the appraisal district thought it had appreciated 20%! I attended an informal meeting with an appraisal-district employee. When … Continue reading

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Reality Check: 5 Facts for Buyers Who Want to Lowball an Offer

A housing transaction, at the most fundamental level, includes one person who wants to sell and one person who wants to buy. Once the terms are agreed upon, voilà! . . . win-win. However, if the seller is miserable with the final terms … Continue reading

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Investors Revive Rancho Viejo Resort & Country Club

Anyone who has lived in our area knows the Rancho Viejo Resort & Country Club. With new management, the club is getting a face lift. It will certainly be worth your time to check out the golf course and fine … Continue reading

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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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Get Some Money for Your Old Phone

Great tip……..When you get a new phone, you may be able to sell the old one. Companies like Best Buy and Target (through NextWorth.com) will assess your gadget and make you an offer. The iPhone 5 is already out in Europe … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Polar Dip 2012

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