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Gayle Earns Luxury Home Designation

Gayle has just completed her Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation. As of the moment, she is the only active member of the Luxury Home Institute in the entire valley. Gayle and Alta have already implemented some of the … Continue reading

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Did you see Alta and Gayle on TV yesterday?

Alta & Gayle joined their broker, Joan Massie and four other Realtors yesterday on Channel 4 News to receive recognition for their contribution to Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). RE/MAX International is a huge supporter of Children’s Miracle Network nationwide and … Continue reading

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Alta and Gayle are Going to D.C. to Represent You

Want us to represent you and your real estate interests in Washington D.C.? Tell us the issues that interest you. Every year the National Association of Realtors (NAR) hold their mid-year conference. It is specifically for the real estate leaders … 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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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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Did You Remember the Time Changes Tonight?

Don’t forget to Spring Forward one hour tonight! Set your clocks when you go to bed tonight or first thing in the morning if you don’t want to be early for church!

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This is a Major Reason Why We Love RE/MAX!

The RE/MAX International Convention in Las Vegas always exceeds our expectations. Education is one of the main reasons we attend these conventions but the entertainment and speakers are always exceptional. Our favorites were Condoleezza Rice, Andy Andrews, and Dave Liniger. … Continue reading

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Alta and Gayle are at the RE/MAX Convention!

Today we are arriving at the RE/MAX International Convention. Every year it is held in Las Vegas. (DARN, we have to go to VEGAS!! HeHe!)  It is one of the events that we truly look forward to each year for … Continue reading

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Gayle and Alta Make List of RE/MAX Industry Leaders

Posted 1/22/13 by RE/MAX of TEXAS Across the network, RE/MAX Associates stand out as industry leaders, receiving honors for their work and guiding other agents as officers of various boards. Several have been named Realtor of the Year. Here are … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Polar Bear Dip – Jan. 1st

Claytons Beach Bar and Grill has been chosen as the new location for the 15th Annual Polar Bear Dip and Beach Party to be held January 1, 2013. SPI Polar Bears will once again partner with SPI Walk for Women … Continue reading

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STARGATE……Another Spacecraft Tracking Facility?

STARGATE, South Texas Spacecraft Tracking and Astronomical Research into Gigahertz Astrophysical Transient Emission, has a 90% chance of becoming a reality. It is a concept for a radio frequency technology facility that would give students and faculty access to cutting-edge … Continue reading

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How Can You Give to Those in Need at Cmas?

The Padre Elite Team gave Visa gift cards to the principals of the elementary and junior high schools in Point Isabel School District. If anyone knows who the neediest children are in school, it is the principal at the school … Continue reading

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Does the State Have Any Home Buyer Assistance Programs?

Yes, the state of Texas has buyer assistance programs. TSAHC, Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation, offers a low, fixed-rate and down payment assistance grant of 5% of a borrowers loan amount. It is open not only to first-time home buyers … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Passes $2,000. Fine for Bulky Items Collection

New $2,000. fine passed in South Padre Island for not disposing of your brush or bulky items correctly. It can’t be placed near the street until after the 25th of each month and before bulky trash collection date which is … Continue reading

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RE/MAX 1st Choice in McAllen Christmas Parade

The Padre Elite Team, Gayle, Alta, and JoAnn joined the McAllen RE/MAX 1st Choice office in their Christmas parade float. There were over 100 entries in the parade and thousands of onlookers on the street. Unfortunately, Alta was one of … Continue reading

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Christmas Events on SPI

South Padre is into it’s 12 Days of Christmas. Check out the upcoming events: Saturday, December 15th Breakfast with Santa at Schlitterbahn Water Park  9:00am-12:00pm Bicycle Raffle & Toy Drive at Blackbeard’s Restaurant 11:30am-4:00pm Sunday, December 16th Pet Photos with … Continue reading

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Gayle Receives Awards

At the Annual Installation of Officers Meeting this month, Gayle received a gavel plaque from the South Padre Island Board of Realtors for serving as their Board President this year. She was also presented an award by Richard Throop, the … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Time Change!

DON’T FORGET —Set back your clocks tonight.

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Cameron County Airport Awarded $600,000.

Last month the Cameron County Airport, located just out of Laguna Vista, was awarded $600K to help fund construction of a new fuel system. The federal government will pay 75% of the cost and Cameron County will pay 25%. Airport … Continue reading

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Bungee Tower at Louie’s Coming Down

A South Padre Island landmark near Louie’s Backyard is coming down. The bungee tower at Louie’s Backyard’s Gravity Park is being dismantled to make way for new activities at the park. The tower was erected about 20 years ago and … Continue reading

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New Superintendent for Point Isabel School District

We were fortunate enough to hear our new Superintendent for our school district speak at the Chamber “Coffee and Conversation” meeting this past week. Dr. Lisa Garcia is an experienced, motivated, concerned, and friendly addition to our district that will … Continue reading

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Gayle and Alta are Published in TAR Conference Newsletter

The Texas Association of Realtors published an update of their September Conference in San Antonio and we were in the newsletter. The picture is of us at the market place expo. One of the vendors took pictures for all of … Continue reading

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RE/MAX 1st Choice Gals Walk in Tarpon Homecoming Parade

          The South Padre Island RE/MAX 1st Choice Realtors walked in the local Tarpon Homecoming Parade on Thursday, Nov. 11th. What fun we have all had the last week with our blue wigs for this parade … Continue reading

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Walk for Women’s Best!!!

RE/MAX 1st Choice of South Padre Island and of McAllen joined together for the Walk for Women today. It was loads of fun and they took so many pictures that we felt the paparazzi were after us. Next year, plan … 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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RE/MAX of Texas Recognizes Realtor Board Leaders

Gayle Hood of the Padre Elite Team was recognized by RE/MAX of Texas for being a Board of Realtors President in 2012. Our office at RE/MAX 1st Choice in South Padre Island has more leaders than any other office in … Continue reading

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Mobi-Mats to be Installed in 2 Locations

The City South Padre Island received the Mobi-mats purchased by the General Land Office (GLO). They will be installed at two locations. The first is Fantasy Circle where they will be trying to elevate and reduce the chances of over … Continue reading

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TED JONES Speaks to SPI Realtors

Ted Jones, VP and National Chief Economist for Stewart Title, spoke to the South Padre Island Realtors and other members of SPI Board of Realtors on Wed., August 22nd. He reported that our sales have increased but our inventory of … Continue reading

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Padre Elite Team Receives Award

The Padre Elite Team ranked 9th out of the Top 20 Teams in the RE/MAX of Texas Vanguard Council for the 2nd quarter of 2012. A big “Thank YOU” goes out to all of our clients that made this award … Continue reading

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Music in the Park on SPI

Want something to do this weekend? The South Padre Island Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee invites everyone to the 2nd Annual Music in the Park that will feature local talent, Shayne Marie Neal. Music in the Park 2012 will take … Continue reading

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Sandcastle Days Are Back On!

There was some concern that Sandcastle Days would not happen this year but it is definitely back on! Come be a part of the 25th Anniversary of Sandcastle Days with art, music and family fun. Sandcastle Days 2012 will be … Continue reading

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Schlitterbahn in SPI Expands

Schlitterbahn has acquired the Holiday Inn building on the beach. They are in the process of renovating the hotel into a resort for the waterpark, constructing a tunnel to the park, adding a restaurant, swim-up bar, and enclosing the park … Continue reading

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SpaceX!!

SpaceX is considering the area at Boca Chica beach, just south of the jetties, as a possible rocket launch sit for their project. Our Valley leaders are competing against leaders in two other locations in the world to bring this … Continue reading

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Additional Info on SPI 2nd Access Project

PET – 2nd Causeway Routes 7-18-12 We posted a short note the night of the meeting but we wanted to provide more information for those of you that are interested. You can view a map that reflects the new proposed  … Continue reading

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SPI & Los Fresnos to Build Hurricane Shelter

The city of South Padre Island, the city of Los Fresnos, and the Los Fresnos School District are joining forces to build a hurricane shelter that will double as a school gym. A  FEMA grant will pay $1.8 million of … Continue reading

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Agency Clears U.S. 77 for Interstate Upgrades

The Federal Highway Administration said they have received environmental clearance to upgrade a portion of U.S. 77 between Corpus Christi and Brownsville to interstate standards. This is huge  for South Texas because this is part of the Interstate 69 corridor … Continue reading

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July 4th Beach Parade in South Padre Island

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Victory!!! National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorized for 5 Years

We did it! Late last week Congress finally acted on one of National Association of Realtor’s key legislative priorities, a 5-year reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The pundits said nothing would be accomplished in an election year. But … Continue reading

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South Padre Island is on the “Cleanest Beaches” List.

Below is an article from NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) about the beaches in the U.S.:   Before you take that plane, train, or car ride this summer to the seaside, you may want to make sure the beach you … Continue reading

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Official Notice of Public Hearing for South Padre Island 2nd Access

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SOUTH PADRE ISLAND 2ND ACCESS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SOUTH PADRE ISLAND 2ND ACCESS PROJECT CAMERON COUNTY On July 17, 2012, the Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA), in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation … Continue reading

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Want to Help Support the 2nd Access Project for South Padre Island?

Please HELP. Below is a form letter that you are welcome to use to voice your opinion about the SPI 2nd Access. We need all the help we can get to show support of this project.  Please use this or … Continue reading

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FHA Hopes Bulk Sales Will Curb Foreclosures

FHA bulk sales have spurred much controversy. Many think the government should stay out of this business. Others believe that we need to finally eliminate all of the looming foreclosures so the housing market can have a fresh start. Check … Continue reading

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Turtle Hatchling Releases

Want to see a sea turtle hatchling release on South Padre Island? Sea Turtle, Inc. allows the general public to watch early morning hatchling releases. Public hatchling releases are held at 7:00am at County Beach Access 3 (approx. 1/2 mile … Continue reading

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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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It is Almost Time for the Sea Turtles to Hatch on SPI

The predictions are that this will be a record year for sea turtle hatchlings. If you love following these Kemp ridley sea turtle, now is the time to start watching for the releases. You can call 956-761-4511 for more information. … 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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