Information, news and resources for selling real estate in the Texas Coastal Bend communities.

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 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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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

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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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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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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