March 23rd, 2018

Around Town with Susan Brown

 

 

Real Estate Highlights:

 

NEW LISTING

163 N. Valencia -Bayview

 

This gorgeous 4.4 acres estate. 3 car attached garage w/ workshop & 2 car detached garage w/bonus room above. Gourmet kitchen w/ a 5 burner stove/double oven, formal dining room. Master suite w/a sitting area displaying the water views. Entertain friends & family easily fishing from the dock, playing in the park area or sipping a drink on the screened patio. Only 20 min to the beach. 

$529,900

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NEW LISTING

6410 Padre Blvd.#306 -SPI

 

Gorgeous condo w/ balcony sitting area to watch the sun melt into the Laguna Madre Bay. Upgrades: cabinetry, granite counter tops, lighting fixtures & crown molding. 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms with an extra den area for sleeping 2 more. 

$215,500

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PENDING LISTINGS

72 Golf House Road

91 E. Scallop

8 Laguna Madre Drive

6 Augusta West

RECENTLY SOLD LISTINGS

27 Pinehurst Drive

2 Golf House Road

Lot 31 Harbor Island 

9 Bethpage Page 

26 Hacienda Drive 

3816 Gulf Blvd 302

1000 Padre Blvd 316

7 Augusta West

Lot 14A Palm Dr.

 

 

 

 

Highlights:

·    When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!

·    There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens!

·    Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and is a great resource for finding local contractors who can help.

 

 

Check out the SPI Area's Latest Housing Reports

 

 

 

Freddie Mac: Rising Mortgage Rates DO NOT Lead To Falling Home Prices 

Recently, Freddie Mac published an Insight Report titled Nowhere to go but up? How increasing mortgage rates could affect housing. The report focused on the impact the projected rise in mortgage rates might have on the housing market this year.

Many believe that an increase in mortgage rates will cause a slowdown in purchases which would, in turn, lead to a fall in house values. Ultimately, however, prices are determined by supply and demand and while rising mortgage rates may slow demand, they also affect supply.

 

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Click on any of the pictures below to see what is going on in our community!

 

 

The Coastal Current offers updates on Valley Events... From SPI to McAllen, Check it out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

·    Metropolitan Opera, Special Events at Cinemark 16 & XD and Classic Movie Series: 

·    All events are on the screen at the Harlingen 16 Theater (by the Mall)

·    Call 956-328-3224 for dates, times, pricing & complete schedule of events

·    Bayview Farm Crawl- several farms in Bayview open to the public. Stop in & see the farm and purchase fruits, veggies, cheese, plants, citrus, baked goods & much more! Every Friday from 12-6pm

·    The Laguna Madre Art Gallery – Ongoing watercolor class with Beth Fedigan on Tuesday evenings from

·    6-8pm, $30 per session, call 943-1407 for details

·    SPI Farmers Market

·    Every Sunday – Year Round – at The Shores (north end of island) 11am –1pm

·    Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market

·    1st Sunday of every month at Beulah Lee Park; 11am-3pm; 943-2262

·    Laguna Vista Library

·    Book Sale every Monday; 10am-12pm

·    Paragraphs Bookstore 

·    Book Club on 3rd Tuesday of every month, 10am-Year Round

·     & Children’s Reading Hour on

·     Saturdays 11am-12pm 956-433-5057

·    Uncorked Divas of South Texas

·    Thursday of every month, 6pm; more info Monthly wine tasting w/food parings — 2 cmeade@spigolf.com

·    Free Exercise Classes (Zumba, Walking/Run, Body Sculpting, Tabada)

·    Monday through Friday; 8:30-9am; Roloff Park, Laguna Vista; 956-640-6577

·    Laguna Atascosa Nat’l Wildlife Refuge: Habitat Tours, 

·    Bus Tours of Bahia Grande, Bird Tours & Walks

·    For more info call 956-244-2019

·    SPI Birding & Nature Center: 

·    Guided Nature Walk; 9:30am  For more info call 956-761-6801

·    UTPA Coastal Studies Lab Aquarium & Museum

·    Open to public for self-guided tours. Monday thru Friday from 1:30 – 4:30pm

·    Bobz World - All you can play weekend special $20.00 throughout the month of January

SPIGC ONGOING /UPCOMING EVENTS

·    Book Club – 1st Wednesday of month; 10:30-11:30am; Lounge (Oct 5 - Apr 5)

·    Zumba/ Aerobic Dance - Tues & Thurs (+ Sat as avail); 9-10am; Banquet Room (Jan-Apr)

·    Quilting – Mondays 1-4pm; Banquet Room

·    Canasta Card Clubs “Hand and Foot” – Mondays; 6-8:00pm; Card Room

·    Mahjong – Wednesdays; 1-4pm; Card Room (On hiatus for the summer)

·    Mexican Train - Wednesdays; 1:30-4pm; Banquet Room

·    Texas Hold’em Poker-Wednesdays; 5:45-8:30pm; Card Room

·    Tai Chi – Mon, Wed & Fri; 8:15-9:15am; Banquet Room (Sept 1-July 1)

·    Yoga – Mon, Wed & Fri; 9:30-10:30am; Banquet Room

·    Bridge(call to reserve) Fridays; 10am-12:30pm; Card Room

·    Bay Area Birders - Thursdays; 8am; HOA parking lot (Oct 6 - May)

·     SPIN -3rd Wednesday of month; 11am-1pm; Banquet Room

·    Men’s, Women’s, Couples’ Golf Activities - check w/Pro Shop for date & time

 

 

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Susan Brown
Susan Brown
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