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Who are the Best Real Estate Professionals?

Ever wondered who would be the best agent to represent you amongst the long list of choices out there? Check out this survey to help you decide: RE/MAX of Texas News » Survey Shows RE/MAX #1 Name in Real Estate.

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Have You Registered for the Causeway Run and Fitness Walk Yet?

Next weekend is the 29th Annual Causeway Run and Fitness Walk. If you have never done this, you should consider joining them this year. The views from the top of the causeway as you walk or run are incredible. There … Continue reading

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Will 2013 bring more taxes on your real estate transactions?

There are proposals to replace local property taxes with an expanded sales tax that includes a tax on professional services—including your commissions—as well as on sales and leases of commercial and residential property. These proposals would require the sales-tax rate … 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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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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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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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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South Padre Wins “BEST” for 5 Out of 8 Categories

In October 2011, the Texas Travel Counselors had a five-day Study Tour of the Coastal Rio Grande Valley where they passed through 19 cities, ate at 14 restaurants, and visited 38 attractions. They were hosted by 14 step-on guides. The … Continue reading

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Purple Heart Trail to Extend to South Padre Island

Mayor Pinkerton Attends Purple Heart Trail Unveiling Ceremony On Friday, May 4, 2012, Mayor Robert N. Pinkerton Jr. attended the IH-37 Unveiling Ceremony at the Institute of Texas Culture in San Antonio for the dedication and installation of the first … Continue reading

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Get Ready to Sell Your Home!

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South Padre to be on TV Again on Friday, 27th at 3:00PM

  South Padre Island is once again being Featured on Dr. Phil this week Check out the program on Friday, April 27, 3:00 p.m. on CBS The show is titled  “The Dr. Phil Family: The Ultimate Conclusion” Dr. Phil visits … Continue reading

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Hurricane Officials Say: Don’t Tape Your Windows

An official for the National Hurricane Center told residents in hurricane prone areas not to tape their windows in preparing for a storm. They say that taping windows can actually create larger and deadlier shards of glass when winds blow … 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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Amazing Interactive 2010 US Census Map

Remember about a year ago you filled out a census form?  Well, here are the result of this process.  What you will see is a Map of the US – not just the 48 states but all of the 50 … Continue reading

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Court Ruling Favors Landowners Over Texas Open Beaches Act

Last week a ruling by the Texas State Supreme Court favored the homeowners in West Galveston Island over the Texas Open Beaches Act which claims land by erosion. We are not sure how this might impact South Padre Island but … 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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Spring Break – And it is Only Wednesday

Spring Break at Coca Cola Beach is busy and this is only Wednesday! Traffic is building. Causeway is backing up but this is just the lull before the storm! The concerts are about to start. If you are not a … Continue reading

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Grant Nets 180K Indigenous Plants for SPI

The City of South Padre Island was recently awarded a grant that will result in the planting of 180,000 indigenous plants to help in the ongoing dune restoration effort. The award covers the cost of the vegetation, manpower and equipment. … Continue reading

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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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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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“I Love SPI” Targets Overgrown Lots

The new group called “I Love (with a heart symbol) SPI” was created by the city of South Padre. Right now they are targeting overgrown lots. If you have one, be sure to line up someone to mow so you … 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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Breakfast with the Mayor in Port Isabel

The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce hosted a complimentary breakfast from Pirate’s Landing with the Mayor, Joe Vega, yesterday.  Mr. Vega reviewed last year’s accomplishments and this year’s goals. Anyone can see Port Isabel has improved greatly since he took … Continue reading

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Texas Quarterly Housing Report Shows Continued Economic Recovery in Texas

Want to know how real estate is doing in Texas? Go to http://www.texasrealestate.com/web/2/25/ to receive a report. The Texas Quarterly Housing Report is issued four times per year by the Texas Association of REALTORS® with multiple listing service data compiled … Continue reading

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QR Codes

One of the new technologies in real estate is QR Codes (Quick Response Codes.) Above is the QR code to our website, http://www.PadreRealEstate.com. Realtors, including us, are using them in yard signs, business cards, flyers, etc. We were just wondering … Continue reading

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