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September is coming, and you know what that means in the Coastal Bend: The fall migration of the beautiful Ruby-throated hummingbird.

And no one celebrates hummingbirds better than the Rockport-Fulton area with the Hummerbird Celebration, September 13-16 at Rockport-Fulton High School.

Coinciding with the Hummerbird Celebration is the monthly Rockport Fulton Market Days weekend, September 15-16 at the ACND Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor . Scheduled for the third weekend of each month, the intersection of Market Days with the Hummerbird Celebration is sure to turn the region into a hub of activity.

Let’s take a look at seven activities that will get us excited that weekend in September:

  1.     Hummingbirds Galore!

The 30th

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One of the countless outdoor activities people love to do during tourist season in the Coastal Bend is play golf. Nestled between Aransas Bay and Copano Bay on the Texas Live Oak Peninsula, Rockport Country Club boasts spectacular views that prompted the Dallas Morning News to name them one of our state’s 50 best private golf clubs.

But before you throw your clubs and shoes into the car, you want to be properly provisioned for golf the Gulf Coast way. The folks at Rockport Properties recommend you consider these 12 golf bag essentials before hitting the links.

  1.     Binoculars

More than 500 species of birds and other wildlife are found in the coastal area in and around Rockport Country Club. Waterfowl and songbirds use the area along

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If you’re a fishing enthusiast, the Coastal Bend is the place for you. The variety of options around Rockport are nearly unlimited, with flats and bays, open water and, beyond the uninhabited barrier islands of San Jose and Matagorda, offshore fishing in the warm Gulf waters. For anglers of all types, this place is paradise.

Of course, even in paradise some neighborhoods are better than others. When it comes to finding the perfect fishing spot, remember to follow the most important lesson in real estate – it’s all about location, location, location.

Robert Crumpler, a veteran Coastal Bend fisherman, and proprietor of Texas Slam Guide Service, gives the inside scoop on 4 of the best places to lay your line in the waterways around Rockport.

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Wildlife lovers from 39 countries and all 50 states flock to the Aransas Bay area each year to see an incredible variety of spectacular wading birds, warbling migratory songbirds and furtive hummingbirds. The interfaces among the Gulf, land masses and marshes serve as a nursery for 400 species of birds, including one that can only be seen in the wild here.

There are so many reasons to recommend birding in the area, says Mark Uhr, broker at Rockport Properties, but these are some highlights:

  1. The Whooping Crane – The population of this magnificent bird dipped to just 16 in 1941, before protections were put in place. Graceful flyers with long wing spans and a brash, trumpeting call, whooping cranes are North America’s tallest and one of its most
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In the 1950 movie Harvey, Jimmy Stewart’s best friend is a six-foot, three-inch rabbit who doesn’t actually exist.

Hurricane Harvey was a real 2017 storm that battered the Gulf coast, but if you were to walk around downtown Rockport, Texas, you might think it was also a figment of Jimmy Stewart’s imagination.

Life is largely back to normal in downtown Rockport. The big festivals, city government, recreational activities, restaurants and shops, and even the real estate market are open again for business.

Rockport Properties invites everyone to come back to Rockport and see all the progress that has been made. Here are some of the highlights and activities that are available in and around our quaint fishing village:

1. LaMardi Gras

The

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ROCKPORT STRONG: A LOOK INSIDE A SOUTH TEXAS GEM

After what might have been a soul-crushing hurricane (thanks for nothing, Harvey), the South Texas shore has proven its resilience in remarkable ways. Rockport’s businesses, residents, and homes have shown incredible elasticity and spirit, determined to not only rebuild in the wake of the hurricane but also to improve.

Despite the storm of the century, hundreds of businesses are up and running. (The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce created a list of Open Businesses, updated daily!)

In Rockport, maritime culture meets trendy entrepreneurial spirit in a town that has long been home to some of the wealthiest and most

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The world of homebuying within real estate comes with a number of important factors to consider, and high among these is the buying situation you’re in as you begin your search. The kinds of homes you might look for could vary widely based on your primary needs.

At Rockport Properties, we have a wide range of listings for properties to fit a wide range of potential needs. Here are a few common life situations many homebuyers find themselves in, and the kinds of houses and amenities folks in these positions will often be looking for.

Starting a New Family

For families who are expecting a new child, homebuying preferences are often very specific. Especially if you’re planning on having more than one child, planning your purchase with a long-term

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For many looking to buy a home, especially those doing so for the first time, the process can be both exciting and full of surprises. Many buyers need to temper their expectations just a bit in a few important areas to ensure that they’re staying grounded and checking all the right boxes during this process.

At Rockport Properties, we’re here to help for everyone from first-timers to experienced real estate flippers. Let’s look at a few basic areas where your expectations might not meet reality, and how to properly align your thinking.

Keep Options Open

You’ll spend lots of time going through property listings to begin your process, creating a list of homes that match your price range and desired features. It’s important to remember here, though,

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Rockport Strong

Rockport Texas is well known for its motto, "Come Sea the Beauty and Charm of Rockport!" and its nickname The Texas Riviera. This community has a little over 10,000 people including a mix of local residents, summer vacationers and winter Texans. It continues to be an important part of history and Texas, especially after enduring the recent devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

Almost 3 months ago, disaster struck like never before and left a void in the lives of many who lost their homes, properties & businesses. One can only imagine what it takes to bring back the memories and priceless items lost. In order to restore hope in this community, we must continue to unite together and Rebuild Rockport.

Although it has been a process of restoration,

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If you’re a real estate investor who buys and rehabs houses, one of your largest challenges is likely the speed of sale. For many real estate flippers, the actual buying and repairs process is much easier than the process of getting the place sold.

At Rockport Properties, Inc., we’re here to help with all buying and selling needs you may have. Let’s go over several areas that are important for selling your rehabbed property, and what you can do to give yourself the best chance of flipping a property quickly.

Price

Price is likely the most important individual factor in sale speed. Double check comparisons on the neighborhood, and make sure the asking price you’re putting out there is realistic. If you’re consistently struggling in this area

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