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While we are all being affected in some way by the Coronavirus, our agents have found time to volunteer and help the Port Aransas community.

Michele Lorette has been volunteering for 10 years for various organizations. “I did meals on wheels for ten years. I took a break about 6 months ago, and am helping now with the Food Pantry because of the need. Great group of people that run the Pantry!” say Michele. In some ways, the virus has brought people together, while we are all staying apart.

The Helping Hands food pantry is opened for all residents of Port Aransas every Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Social distancing is being practiced and distribution of the goods is taking place outside in the parking lot behind the Presbyterian church on 113 S.…

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Our Agent Spotlight this week is on native Port Aransas local, Angie Huckabay. Here's a glimpse into the life of Angie:

 1. How long have you been a REALTOR?? 3 years

2. How long have you lived on the island? 30 years

3. What your dream job was as a child? To own my own business and wear cute clothes

4. How did you get into real estate? Right after high school, I went to college and then got my license to sell real estate.

5. Best kept local secret about North Padre/Port Aransas? The Phoenix restaurant’s fried green tomatoes

6. Your favorite thing about Real Estate? Helping make dreams come true

Contact Info: Email –

Phone – 361-500-7642

Facebook – Angie Huckabay, Realtor @angiehuckabay22

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We are all adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic that has swept across the nation. The Texas Association of Realtors, Chairman, Cindi Bulla said, “I am hearing stories throughout the state of our members rolling up their sleeves and doing everything humanly possible to ensure the health and safety of our fellow Texans. Most will cite food and shelter as the most important things of their lives. As Texas Realtors, we are the shelter experts.”

Our Mustang Island Realty agents are using the CDC guidelines for showing homes and using innovative technology such as Zoom meetings, virtual tours and more to serve clients over the next few months. Our agent Melissa H said, “Business in the vacation market has certainly slowed a little but Real Estate will always…

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The February Padre Island market report is available and displays strong numbers. Closed sales were up a whopping 43.2% compared to last year. Active listings were also up, with a total of 308 active listings for the month of February. The report indicates the median home price is down, only slightly from last year, at $272,000. Homes priced in the $200K-$299K take the lead as the largest group of homes priced on the market (41.2% total). Days on market only changed slightly from February 2019, totaling 186 days on market. Our agents are staying busy and continue to have deals in the pipeline that plan to close in the coming days and weeks.

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The first month of the new year came and went! The January 2020 Padre Island market report indicates the median home price has decreased by 14.7% from last year, at $229,000. Active listings are down only slightly by .7%, with a total of 301 listings for the month of January. Homes priced in the $200K - $299,999 price take the lead as the largest group of homes on the market (41.5%). Days on market is less than last year, sitting at 106 days on market and only a quick 29 days to close.

If you're in the market to buy or sell Port Aransas real estate, or Mustang Island real estate, contact our agents at 361.749.4001. 


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Both of the Mustang Island Realty and Port Aransas Realty teams enjoyed an eventful night out at Tortuga’s in Port Aransas for our Brokers holiday party last week. Our agents came out to the saltwater grill and mingled, ate some tasty food, sipped some drinks and enjoyed each other’s company. Several members of our team received an award, and we all celebrated a successful year of real estate.

These four rock star real estate agents were recognized for their hard work and dedication:

Melissa Hladyniuk, Mustang Island Realty – awarded “Rising Star 2019”

Stacy Clardy, Port Aransas Realty - awarded “Rising Star 2019”

Julie Reupke, Mustang Island Realty – awarded “Top Producing Agent 2019”

Michele Lorette, Port Aransas Realty – awarded “Top…

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Huge Congratulations to our Mustang Island Realty Agent, Julie Reupke, for being recognized as a 2019 Top Producing Agent! We are thrilled to have such a hardworking and dedicated agent on our team. Here’s a little bit more about Julie…


1. How long have you been a REALTOR? - Almost 7 years, March 2013

2. How long you've been living on the island? I moved to the Island in September of 2002

3. What your dream job was as a child? I always loved to rearrange my room and change my environment so I wanted to be an Interior Designer.

4. How did you get into real estate? I was studying Interior Design at Missouri State University when a horrible snow storm hit and I had to dig my SUV out of the dorm parking lot.  It was that moment when I decided…

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The December 2019 Padre Island Housing Report is in and it reflects some great numbers. Closed sales were up 2.9% with 39 closings that took place in December. The largest price distribution of homes in the Padre Island market was $200K- 299K, which was 42.9% of all sales. Active listings were up 10.6% compared to last year. Days on market sat at a short 75 days, which was 24 days less than December 2018. Contact any of our island experts at 361.749.4001 for more information. 




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Awhile back, we searched high and low to find the best real estate websites available for our industry.  Real Estate Webmasters (REW) was the obvious choice and we’ve been seeing amazing results since both sites launched in late 2016.

As we begin 2020 we have completed site upgrades to the newest technology available from REW.  The sites are fast and very user-friendly whether you are on a computer, phone or tablet.  It should be noted that two-thirds of our web traffic is now on a mobile device and that trend is quickly increasing. For current and future clients this means that our sites will be easily found by prospective buyers searching for island homes and condos.  We invest a great deal of time and money to ensure that we maximize web traffic by…

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The 2019 real estate year is coming to a close here in about two short weeks. The Padre Island market report displays great numbers, with the median home price increased by 8.2% from last year, at $287,900, which is up from October . Active listings are up 1.6%, which isn’t too concerning as we are midst the holiday season. Days on market at 141 which is 27 days more than November 2018. Homes priced from $200K - $299K account for 35.5% of closed sales in November 2019.

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