All matters pertaining to the real estate market in the Texas Coastal Bend communities.

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:

Whooping Cranes in Arkansas Bay, Texas

  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 wingspans and a brash, trumpeting call, whooping cranes are North America’s tallest and one of its most…

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ROCKPORT STRONG: A LOOK INSIDE A SOUTH TEXAS GEM

we thought you might enjoy learning about some of our favorite hot spots and hidden gems in Rockport, TX.

The Best Places for Coffee

Main Street Coffee House - has the coolest entry with book binds as stairs! Inside you will find a relaxing vibe full of books, boardgames, and your favorite cup of joe.
Bella La Brew Coffee Bar - offers the best coffee with freshly made scones every day! It's also the most eclectic gift shop with unique finds, that you never knew you needed!

The Best Lunch Spots

Ngo's Dine-In - is a new Chinese restaurant with generous portions & great prices!
Tropical Smoothie Cafe - is a quick and healthy option. They offer everything from…

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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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At Rockport Properties, Inc., we’re your first stop for waterfront homes in the Rockport area. Our agents have decades of experience with the ins and outs of waterfront real estate, and can help you get that beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico that you always wanted.

Waterfront property comes with a few unique areas you need to pay attention to as a potential buyer. Here are a few of these to keep in mind.

Property, Not Structure

It’s common for buyers to become enamored with a waterfront house – so enamored, in fact, that they forget to consider all the other property elements that go into buying on the waterfront. Things like swimming, the view, privacy and numerous other considerations go into your decision, and they have to be factored…

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Real Estate

Every area of the real estate world requires knowledge and attention to detail, and putting a home up for sale is just one example. At Rockport Properties, Inc., we’ll help you list and sell your home with an excellent marketing and sales plan.

Those who don’t employ the services of an experienced real estate agent like ours will often make several common mistakes during a house sale, some of which can be serious and torpedo the sale of the home. Let’s look at some of these mistakes, and how to avoid them.

Skipping Preparation

Once you’ve decided to sell, it’s common for many people to try and get the home to market as soon as possible. At the same time, you have to make sure you spend the necessary time preparing it for sale. You can only…

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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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Whether you’re looking to sell a home or refinance it, the appraisal process will be vital for you. This is an assessment of your home’s market value from an independent party, and it can make or break your ability to come out in the black financially.

At Rockport Properties, Inc., our experienced brokers will help you with everything you need to know about the appraisal process. If you plan to put in any major legwork to make home improvements before an appraisal, it’s best to be smart with the areas you choose to look at – here are some tips on which are some of the most profitable.

Refresh Paint

The fastest way to increase the chances of a higher appraisal is to paint. Painting can take years off an outdated home, and will make a great…

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