Buying

Real estate information, news and resources for the buying market in Coastal Bend Texas communities.

Found 10 blog entries about Buying.

Harvey Power Restore

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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Real estate is a well-regulated industry, and one of the items that allows this to be possible is called a disclosure. A disclosure statement is a buyer’s chance to learn as much as they can about the property and the seller’s experience in it – and about what issues might be present.

At Rockport Properties, Inc., we won’t deal with properties unless they have accurate disclosure statements. Let’s look at everything you need to know about disclosure statements before you search for your next home.

What’s a Disclosure?

As we noted, a disclosure is a chance for all information about a property to be laid out on the table. Sellers will disclose documents that help inform buyers, and that can help protect the sellers themselves from potential

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If you’re a potential real estate buyer in the market, open houses will be a regular part of your schedule. At Rockport Properties, Inc., we keep a running list of local open houses and are here to answer any questions you may have on either the buying or selling ledger.

For first timers, what are some things you should be focusing on when you attend an open house, or even before you get in the door? Here are some good examples.

Focus on What You Know

Scouring the internet for open houses can be overwhelming, but don’t let yourself get out of control. Start off by identifying an area you want to buy in, then focusing on that area. Don’t get distracted or moved in a variety of directions. Building your search from here is a great baseline.

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The floodplain plan documents flood risk and mitigation alternatives in the following four jurisdictions:

  • Aransas County, Texas
  • The City of Aransas Pass, Texas
  • The Town of Fulton, Texas
  • The City of Rockport, Texas

In 2016, these governmental entities joined together to develop a multi-jurisdictional floodplain management plan to serve two purposes:

1. To minimize flood risk in their communities;

2. To enable residents to receive the greatest reductions possible on flood insurance premiums through the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System. (The City of Rockport and Aransas County are currently in the process of entering the Community Rating System. The City of Aransas Pass and the Town of Fulton have

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Owning a house is likely the biggest investment of your life. As such, maintaining and updating your house is key to ensuring that when, or even if, you sell you’ll get the best return on your investment. Here we present the top 5 home renovations that will help recoup the most amount of money when it comes to selling your home.

Garage Door Replacement

New garage door replacementWe’ve all heard that first impressions make lasting impressions and while we know about the importance of curb appeal, nothing is going to turn a potential buyer away like a rotting and neglected garage door staring them in the face as they approach the front door. Replacing your garage door with a brand new wood, metal or even vinyl door can greatly improve the look of your home and makes enough

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Most expensive Rockport homes for sale

The Coastal Bend communities of Texas offer idyllic, resort-style living for residents who settle into the cities and communities of this area. From lush wetlands and wildlife preserves, to the best fishing in the state, the coastal bend is a place where people go to get away from it all while staying connected. Locals revel in the arts and culture, nightlife and dining opportunities that are flourishing in this area.

The city of Rockport is a hub of recreation and entertainment, and is considered the "Charm of the Texas Coast." From expansive soft sand beaches to boating, birding, art and more, there's always something to see and do, making it a desirable locale for homebuyers. Those seeking premier estates on the water can look no further than

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Here are ten simple ways to get a discount on your homeowners insurance premiums.

1. Evaluate Your Coverage
Although the average home owner is underinsured, you may be among the minority of people who have too much coverage. Take some time to look over your policy and see if there are any ways to save money simply by taking out certain things. All you really need is enough insurance to cover your home’s replacement (i.e. rebuilding) costs, personal possessions, the cost of disaster-related living expenses, and liability to others. Anything beyond this could be considered excessive.

2. Buy Two or More Policies from the Same Insurer
There are some insurance companies that specialize exclusively in one type, whether it be auto car insurance, health insurance,

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