The numbers are in for 2018, and RE/MAX Elite had ANOTHER Record Breaking year!


$77,128,881 - Sales Volume

315 Closed Transactions


These figures are MORE than DOUBLE

of the 2nd ranking office!


The numbers say it all. If you are

Buy or Selling Call the Agent that Hustles!

Susan Brown, REALTOR®

Proud member of the RE/MAX Elite Office














South Padre Island

206 W Red Snapper - 2/2 - La Solana #121 - $289,900

1000 Padre Blvd #201 - Pending

310-A Padre Blvd - Sapphire #508 - 3/2 - $474,900

129 E Venus Lane - 3/2 - $309,900

550 Padre Blvd. -2/2 Breakers #110 - $389,900

200 W. Constellation - 3/3 - Laguna Bay #302 - $395,000

113 E. Ling St - 3/3/2carport - $294,900

124 E. Huisache St - Pending

310-A Padre Blvd - Sapphire #101 - 4/3.5/2 - $1,299,000


Laguna Vista

7 Pebble Beach Dr - 3/2/2 - $164,900

21 Hacienda Dr - 3/2/2+gc - $224,900

46 Whooping Crane Dr - 4/3.5/3+gc - $599,900

4 Country Club Dr - 3/2.5/3 - $334,900

92 Golf House - 3/2/2 - $222,400

2 Augusta West - 2/2/1 - $97,500

23 Hacienda Dr - 3/2/2+gc - $224,900

2 Bethpage Dr. - 3/2/2/ - $240,000

3 Bay Hill Dr. - 2/2/1 - $117,900

21 Harbor View - 3/2.5/2 - $262,000

36 Spoonbill Cove - 3/2/2 - $214,900

39 Laguna Madre Dr. - 3/2.5/2 - $324,500

46 Torrey Pines - Pending

33 Spoonbill Cove - 3/2/2 - $274,900

6 Ocelot Trail - 3/2/2 - $224,900

11 Harbor Point - 3/2.5/2 - $259,900

801 Beach Blvd, #A203 - 2/2 - $98,900

117 Golf House Rd. - 3/2.5/2 - $244,900

1 Bethpage Dr. - 3/2/2 - $239,900


Port Isabel

301 E. Houston - 3/3 - $385,000



163 N. Valencia - 3/2/3 - $529,900


Laguna Vista, Port Isabel & SPI Lots.

CALL ME for pricing on any listing! CALL ME - I can sell yours!




2018 4th Qtr. Housing Reports




Events - Come Join the Fun!

There is Definitely Something for Everyone.

(click on flyers for more information)














Friday, Jan. 25th: 9am‑5pm

Saturday, Jan. 26th: 9am‑5pm

Sunday, Jan. 27th: 10am‑4pm

Featuring handcrafted jewelry, fashionable clothing, cosmetics & fragrances, rare arts and crafts, gourmet treats, exclusive home decor items and so much more! Spend your days shopping for gifts and treasures from all over the world during the traditional SPI Market days!








City of South Padre Island News



Deadline has been extended to

January 30th


SPI Committee and Board

Applications Available


The City of South Padre Island is accepting applications from volunteers willing to serve on the City’s boards and committees. 


Currently, the City is looking for qualified volunteers to fill terms on the following committees:


Board of Adjustments & Appeals (Alternate)

Special Events Committee (Must be in the tourism industry)


If you are interested in serving on any of these committees, please complete an application and submit the application to Susan Hill, City secretary at 4601 Padre Blvd., email Shill@myspi.org or fax to (956) 761-3888 by Wednesday, Jan. 30.


Applications are available at City Hall located at, 4601 Padre Blvd. or online here.


Oral Rabies Vaccination Program Begins


The City of South Padre Island Animal Control Division will be assisting the Texas Department of State Health Services, Zoonosis Control Division with the Oral Rabies Vaccination Program. The program is aimed at reducing, with the goal of eliminating, the dog strain of rabies carried by coyotes in Texas.


On Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, baits containing a vaccination for rabies will be distributed around the City in non-populated areas that may attract coyotes. The baits are made of a fishmeal casing with a pouch in the center that contains the rabies vaccine.


The public is urged to avoid disturbing the baits, which are clearly marked with warning signs. If a person or an animal should come in contact with the bait, please contact the number imprinted on the bait for the Texas Department of State Health Services, 1-877-722-6725 or www.dshs.texas.gov.



What's Happening in Laguna Vista






Keep the Following Handy for

Quick Reference!

The following are items useful to both residents and visitors year round. Save it, and when your friends ask "Where can I ….?" you will have the answer at your fingertips, and you can even sign them up to receive this newsletter - we love new readers!




Every Saturday 8am - 11am

4501 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island


Every Saturday 7am - 11am

217 E. Hickman, Port Isabel


2nd & 4th Saturday 8am - 12pm

122 Fernandez, Laguna Vista


Christmas trees can be dropped every Saturday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. through Feb. 9, 2019, at 4501 Padre Boulevard. In addition to the drop-off location, South Padre Island residents may place their tree curbside anytime until Feb. 9, 2019.


Recycled trees will be turned into mulch that can be used in gardens to safeguard plants from winter weather. Please remove all ornaments, lights, nails and tree stands before recycling.


Mulch will be available for free on a first-come, first-served basis at the City of Port Isabel Public Works Department located at 217 W. Hickman between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please bring your own tools and storage containers for loading and transporting the mulch.





We are installing new chairs. Please call our Hotline at 956-7617828 or our Office at 956-7617839 for updated information.

January 18 - January 24

Movie Schedule

The Favourite, R

1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm

The Old Man and The Gun, PG13

2:20pm, 4:45pm, 7:10pm

Bohemian Rhapsody, PG13

1:40pm, 4:40pm, 7:35pm

The Mule, R

2pm, 4:35pm, 7:20pm


Before 3pm, Kids 2-11, 55+, Military with ID-$7. All others $9 and plus $2 on all tickets for 3D.

Island Cinema is cash only and checks with proper ID. ATM onsite & you get a small popcorn for the transaction.

Hope to see you at the movies!






We LOVE Eco-Tourism, and You Will Too!

(click on photos to visit websites)




Native Plant Center

South Padre Island Beach

(speaks for itself -no click needed)




Do You Know Who Your Elected Officials Are?

Do You Know When They Have Meetings?






·     South Padre Island Farmers Market Every Sunday, year round, 11am-1pm, at the Shores 8605 Padre Blvd.

·     Port Isabel Antique and Flea Market - 1st and 3rd Sunday of month (Nov-Feb) at Beulah Lee Park on Hwy 100. Call 956.455.6798 for details.

·     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 water media class with Beth Fedigan on Thursday evenings from 9am-12pm, $25 per session, call 943.1407 for details.

·     Paragraphs Bookstore Book Club meets on 3rd Tuesday at 10am year round & Children’s Reading Hour on Saturdays 11am-12pm. For more information call 433.5057

·     Free Exercise Classes (Zumba, Walking/Run, Body Sculpting, Tabada) Monday - Friday 8:30-9am Roloff Park, Laguna Vista. For more info call 956.640.6577

·     FREE CPR Classes on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 4:30-5:30pm at SPI Community Center. For more info call SPI Fire Dept. 761.3830

·     Laguna Vista Library Book Sale every Monday (September-May), 10am - 12pm

·     Crab Races every Wednesday 7-9pm at Quarterdeck Lounge at Isla Grand Beach Resort

·     Open Class Classes every Thursday 1-3pm at Art Space. For more info call 956.761.2112

·     Open Paint Classes every Saturday 10am-2pm at Art Space. For More info call 956.761.2112

·     Coastal Bay Veterans Group #50 1st Monday monthly, 10-11:30am at Port Isabel Events & Cultural Center



SPI Golf Club Community Association Board of Directors

Candidate Forum

January 23, 2019

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

HOA Banquet Room


·     Yoga/Pilates – Mon-Wed-Fri, 9:30am-10:30am, Banquet Room

·     Bible Study - Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm, Lounge

·      SPINs -3rd Wed of month, 11am-1pm, Banquet Room

·     Mah Jongg - Wednesdays, 12:20-3:30pm, Card Room

·     Mexican Train - Wednesdays, 1:15-3:30pm, Banquet Room

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

·     Bridge (call to reserve 956-433-5111) Fridays, 10am-12:00pm, Card Room

·     Bunco - 1st Friday of month, 6-9:30pm, Banquet Room

·     Men’s, Women’s, Couples’ Golf Activities - check w/Pro Shop, 943.5678, for dates & time

·     Tai Chi - Mon-Wed-Fri, 8:15am-9:15am, Banquet Room

·     Quilting - Mondays, 1-4pm, Banquet Room

·     Canasta - Mondays, 6-8:30pm, Card Room

·     Laguna Madre Book Connections - 1st Tuesday of Month, 6:30-8:30pm, Card Room

·     Book Club - 1st Wednesday of Month, 10:30-11:30am, Lounge

·     Bay Area Birders - Thursday Field Trips, 8am, meet in HOA parking lot






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March 23rd, 2018

Around Town with Susan Brown



Real Estate Highlights:



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. 


Click Here


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. 


Click Here




72 Golf House Road

91 E. Scallop

8 Laguna Madre Drive

6 Augusta West


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.






·    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.


Click Here to Read More




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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


·    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
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