Homeowners

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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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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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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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Condo Showroom

Aside from location and the financial commitment, whether you choose to live in a home or in a condo is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your next big purchase. At Rockport Properties, Inc., we’ll help you sift through Rockport real estate listings that feature both kinds of properties.

Homeowners buy the land and the house, while condo ownership will only include the living space inside the condo unit and a portion of the common areas of the building. Here are some of the pros and cons of each type as you begin your search.

Condo Pros

Condos are perfect urban living centers, and with this kind of living on the rise, they’ve been rising in popularity. Condos are generally within walking distance of necessities like shops and

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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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New Years 2016 Rockport Texas

As we wind down to the end of 2015 and prepare to turn the calendar over to 2016, now is the time we all tend to make those New Year’s resolutions that most of us, in all honesty, won't live up to. Here are a few achievable, and easy, changes we can all make to ensure 2016 is a successful and healthy year full of promise and prosperity. Here are four of our favorite New Year’s Resolutions that we’d love to pass on to you.

Invest in your health

Invest in Your HealthFeeling like you may have overindulged just a bit too much over the holiday season? Welcome to the club. Take the time in the new year to work on a new, fit and healthy you. Take a close look at your eating habits over the last year and see what changes could be made to benefit your health. It’s time to

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