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South Padre Island, TX Real Estate News

By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for South Padre Island Texas!!If you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you.Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which sav...
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By Marie Ferrier
(Service 24 Real Estate)
My business partner, EJ Wilkerson, and I wrote this article to appear in The Guide to South Padre Island, which is a publication of the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce, for the convenience of our visitors.  I thought it would be an appropriate way to introduce you to our area. "Despite stumbles in other markets, South Padre Island and the lower Laguna Madre area have seen a healthy increase in the market value of all types of property, regardless of location or style over the past decade. Two major reasons for this increase are the large numbers of people continuing to move to our region and the realization that our region has been largely under-valued compared to other coastal locations. The increasing population and international attention have benefited the area with the expan...
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By Rachel Krypel
(RE/MAX 1st Choice)
With the media being so negative about the real estate market right now, this is a perfect opportunity to tell you how it really is here in South Texas.  A great analogy of the market right now is...like the weather....it may be raining in one part of the country and the sun is shining elsewhere.  So be the real estate market.  While our market has slowed down a bit over the past couple of years, it is still very active.  There is a lot more inventory which provides the buyer with many more options.  As well, interest rates are still very low and my go even lower.  It is the old rule of supply and demand, until the demand is greater than the supply, the prices will probably stay pretty stable.   So buyers, if you are thinking about purchasing a place to retire down the road, or at least...
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By Rene Galvan
(RGV Realty)
The Island has been a popular destination for local residents since the original Queen Isabella Causeway connected Port Isabel with South Padre Island. The new causeway was completed in 1974 and is the longest bridge in Texas. Another bridge is expected to be approved soon to connect South Padre with Laguna  Vista.Today, the island is the perfect place for a vacation. Outdoor activities include deep sea fishing, windsurfing, snorkeling, horseback riding, golf and tennis. Eco-Tourism & Birding also attract visitors from all over the country. The island is popular destination for families from Mexico during "Semana Santa", holy week before Easter, and college students during Spring Break. Many valley residents also own a condo on the island for their weekend getaways, but "the secret is o...
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