Rockport, TX Real Estate News

By Pat Hall
(Remax Security )
Hello Dolly!   On Wednesday Hurricane Dolly came ashore at South Padre Island about 3-4 hours south of Rockport. Rockport received about 3" of much needed rain and minimal wind. There is no apparent damage and no one was more than slightly inconvenienced by the storm system.   This is a typical weather pattern that we see here in tropical Texas starting most years in July. Most often this time of year we see tropical weather moving up from the Gulf of Mexico. Most of the time it is not a hurricane but rather a tropical wave or tropical depression. Since summer is normally dry, the rain is welcome and needed. However, sometimes Mother Nature can just go overboard, particularly if the weather system is slow moving. Yesterday we only had 3" of rain, but even a tropical wave can often drop ...
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By Pat Hall
(Remax Security )
HOW TO MAKE MONEY IN REAL ESTATE Your profit in real estate is not made when you sell but rather when you buy. This is as true a rule as LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! In spite of all the gloom and doom you hear on the news, only four States in the Country are in serious trouble: California, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. I know, when you listen to the news on TV, or read your morning paper, you hear about the 4 states in trouble, but not the 46 others who are continuing to do just fine or experiencing only mild declines. This "Gloom and Doom" news is having an impact on buyers and sellers-it is making them jittery. Sellers can convince themselves that no one is buying, but here in Rockport, Tx people are still buying & prices are holding steady. I have buyers who are actively looking for ...
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By Pat Hall
(Remax Security )
SUMMERTIME AND THE LIVIN' IS EASY really applies to Rockport, Tx. The sun shines, the breeze blows and everyone relaxes. Friends from all over seem to make their way to us during the summer - who would not welcome a reason to visit the coast and escape the stifling city heat. Friends are always welcome and it gives us a reason to fire up the BBQ and have impromptu parties to welcome them to town. Nothing like food and drinks under a starry sky enjoying an evening with friends. Entertaining friends is easy here as there is lots to do in addition to the required shopping, eating and napping. I usually like to send them to visit the Lexington and the Texas State Aquarium both located within 30 minutes of Rockport. The Ferry ride to Port Aransas is always popular with visitors. Sometimes my...
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By Pat Hall
(Remax Security )
INSPECTIONS - Yes or No? Clients are always asking me, "Do I really need to do inspections?" and "What inspections should I have done?".The answer is yes you should have the property inspected, inspections are the prudent thing to do. Remember the reason for doing inspections is to check and see if the major systems of the property are operating properly. The goal of the inspections is not to come up with a laundry list of little items in need of minor repair, but rather to determine if there is something so seriously wrong with the property that you should not buy the property. In our market here in Rockport, Tx we always start with a building inspection - this is a general inspection. The licensed inspector may see some red flags that will cause him to recommend a specialist such as a...
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By Pat Hall
(Remax Security )
GAS PRICES!Every driver in Texas and the entire United States is feeling the pinch of high gas prices - and there is no relief in sight. Does this mean you have to give up your dream of a retirement home or vacation spot of your own? Not at all! Millions of people live only a tank of gas or less from Rockport, Texas (Houston, Austin, San Antonio and points in between). Now is the time to buy a place close to home for you and your family to enjoy on weekends and vacations. All indications are that high prices at the gas pump will be continuing for quite some time. Here in beautiful Rockport, Tx there is a nice selection of properties in all price ranges from modest to impressive, and in all sizes from small to palatial. The best part, is they are all located close enough to home for you ...
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By Pat Hall
(Remax Security )
BARGAINS TO BE HAD!  Rockport, Tx Real Estate is alive and well! Despite our reputation as a wonderful vacation and retirement spot, there are properties in all price ranges. In fact, there are bargains available, although they don't always last too long in this popular market. This week I have been showing several clients homes and I saw several properties that are very well priced for our market. One property in particular caught my eye - it is a roomy brick house, 1700 SF, a large double lot with many trees, wonderful neighborhood for only $139,000. What's the catch? Nothing at all. The owner had lived in the house for years and it needs some updating and work.  You could certainly live here while you were doing the updating - a little at a time as the budget and energy permit.  Did ...
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By Pat Hall
(Remax Security )
ROCKPORT ROCKS!I live and work in Rockport, Texas a small resort town located on the coast of Texas 35 miles north of Corpus Christi. Truly, this little town is so unique - full of friendly, relaxed, fun loving people. Our population consists of "young" retirees and vacationers. I believe I have never lived in a spot where it is easier to make friends and get involved in a community. Although we are a small town, at every turn there is something to do (not just something to do, but something fun!) Recently on Memorial Day we had our annual WINE FESTIVAL held on the grounds of the Texas Maritime Museum. The festival is held on Saturday and Sunday evenings - so the gentle breeze off Aransas Bay feels wonderful. It is nice to take a break from the wine tasting, and relax on the grass liste...
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By Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros"
(Redesign Etc. Home Staging)
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