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NAR Advice on Preparing to Buy A Home

If you are thinking of buying a property on South Padre Island, Port Isabel, Laguna Vista, or anywhere in the near future, you might want to check out this article published by the National Association of Realtors and HouseLogic. It … Continue reading

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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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Move over gold: Real estate ranks as a top investment

Is real estate investment as good as gold? To 25% of Americans, it is. According to a recent Gallup poll, real estate is now tied with gold as the best long-term investment, up from 20% in April 2012 and 19% … Continue reading

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Make your house look bigger without using a sledgehammer

Want to make your home look bigger to help get it SOLD! Check out this article from TexasRealEstate.com. It is a good one. Make your house look bigger without using a sledgehammer.

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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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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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More Spring Break Info from The Port Isabel-South Padre Press

Our local newspaper is doing a great job lately. Here is an article about Spring Break. If you don’t subscribe, you can at http://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com IT’S SPRING BREAK: Island abuzz with Breakers, national attention » Port Isabel-South Padre Press.

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How much return can you get when you remodel?

We have clients that say ” I paid “X” amount for this property and I have put “X” amount into it when I remodeled. Of course, they are thinking they should be able to add that all together and get … Continue reading

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SpaceX Update

A full house showed up on Thursday at the monthly Coffee and Conversation at Café Kranzler to get the most recent updates on space travel in the Rio Grande Valley. Lizzy de la Garza with the Brownsville EDC provided not … Continue reading

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Save the date for the Winter Outdoor Wildlife Expo

Saturday, Feb. 9, South Padre Island Convention Center is the Winter Outdoor Wildlife Expo. Doors open at 8:00 am with opening presentations beginning at 8:30 am. Jonathon Wood’s Live Raptor Show featured, followed by a day of more than 20 … Continue reading

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7 Healthiest Housing Markets for 2013 per NAR & Trulia

Where are some of the strongest performing housing markets that are expected to make solid gains in the new year? The housing markets marked “healthiest” boast some of the nation’s strongest job growth, lowest vacancy rates, and lowest foreclosure inventories. … Continue reading

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What Are the Craziest Craziest Local Laws and HOA Rules You Have Seen?….No Mothers-In-Law Allowed?

Even celebrities such as Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson can be at odds with an HOA. Here are seven crazy examples of laws and HOA rules: 1. Can’t park your car in your own driveway. In Odessa, Fla., … 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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SPI Causeway to Receive Preventative Maintenance

The Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge will receive preventative maintenance starting October 17, 2012. TxDOT says it will take 7 months but lane closures will only be allowed between Oct. 17th through March 1st. To view an update during the 9-17-12 … Continue reading

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Island Cinema on SPI Upgrades Moviegoing

Island Cinema will be upgrading their equipment to better serve the patrons. Within the next two months 3D movies will be showing at Island Cinema along with a new sound system that will enhance the film experience. Owner, Courtney Hayden, … Continue reading

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Coast Guard in SPI Upgrades Communication System

A 400 ft. tower is being constructed at the SPI Coast Guard station. The new “Rescue 21” communications system will help USCG save lives and improve safety in our area. The old system (dated back to the 70’s) didn’t reach … Continue reading

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Lawmaker says Texas windstorm fund in precarious position

Check out this article below about our Texas Windstorm Insurance. What is the answer to this delimma??? Texas‘ primary coastal windstorm insurance provider might not be able to pay claims if a major hurricane hit the coast, and a leading … Continue reading

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