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Our agents not only sell residential single-family homes, condos and multi-family homes, they have expertise and knowledge in selling coastal commercial real estate as well. Currently in the Corpus Christi market, there are 292 commercial/industrial properties for sale.

Here is a look at three commercial real estate properties for sale.

1. 409 N Alister St, Port Aransas, TX, 78373

UNIQUE opportunity to own a piece of Port Aransas history! Located in the heart of Old Town Port Aransas, at the corners of Brundrett and Alister. Owned and operated by the same family for 70+ years, it is flowing with nostalgia. Step inside the archway of Angler's Court to reveal a custom painted mural, turn in to the courtyard to reveal 4 "boho island chic " themed

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The March Padre Island market report is available and although we are still amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, mortgage rates remain near historic lows and real estate sales are still happening.

The median price for homes has trended up 2.9%, at $326,500. Closed sales were flat compared to last year. Active listings were down 7.7% from last year.

Homes priced in the $300K’s are the highest group of homes priced on the market (31.8% total). Days on market was actually less than in February, totaling 93 days on market, 125 days to close.

Our agents are continuing to conduct virtual showings, virtual open houses, FaceTime meetings and practicing social distancing. With the impact of coronavirus, we are anticipating a slowdown for April numbers.

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Our weekly "Agent Spotlight" is on Amy Bartlett of Port Aransas Realty. Here's a little Q&A with Amy!

 1. How long have you been a REALTOR?? 10 years

2. How long have you lived on the island? 18 years

3. What your dream job was as a child? Veterinarian

4. How did you get into real estate? Have always been involved in one aspect or another.

5. Best kept local secret about North Padre/Port Aransas? You can buy fresh shrimp at the harbor when the shrimp boats come in.

6. Your favorite thing about Real Estate? The people, relationships and flexibility

Contact Info: Email – amybartlett4@yahoo.com

Phone – 361-688-8505

Amy’s Current Listings:

148 Sea Rocket, Port Aransas, TX 78373

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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 – angie@mustangislandrealty.com

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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