Tag Archives: vacation property

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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Have you ever wondered about the erosion on the beaches up north on South Padre Island?

We attended a meeting this past week at City Hall in South Padre Island that was about a study done for the Texas General Land Office (GLO) concerning erosion and development of property north of The Shores. They reported that … 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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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