Real Estate

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

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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 Painting can take years off an outdated home, and will make a great

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If you’re someone who flips houses within the real estate market or is thinking of entering this world, one of the most important factors in your potential profits will be accurately determining home value. At Rockport Properties, Inc., we’re here to help you find accurate, reputable values for a fixed home.

The value of a home after repair is called ARV, or after-repair value. Let’s look at the basics of ARV, how you can use that number to benefit you, and how you go about calculating it.

ARV Basics

Getting an accurate value for how much a home will be worth once it’s fixed up is vital, and failing to do so can cost you a huge amount. This is what the ARV value is meant to reflect, but you need to find the proper sources to get an accurate

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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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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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Over the last several years, the international real estate market in North America has been exploding. Foreign investment, supported by low market prices in many parts of the US and favorable exchange rates during many periods, has been increasing heavily.

If you’re an international investor looking for homes for sale in this country, Rockport Properties is here to help. Whether for a vacation home or a more permanent listing, our agents will point you in the right direction. What are some of the mistakes foreign real estate investors make when they don’t have the proper guidance? Let’s take a look, plus show you how we can help you avoid these pitfalls.

Not Knowing Local Rules

It’s vital to know local rules and regulations around a property,

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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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