Real Estate Blog

Our Mustang Island and Port Aransas Realty agents braved the cold 57 degree weather yesterday to take a tour of Cinnamon Shore. Yes, we live on an island and when we have to pull out the scarves and boots in place of flip flops, we just aren't used to it!

Cinnamon Shore is a luxury beachfront community located on Mustang Island. Cinnamon Shore broke ground in 2006 and is comprised of about 200+ homes, townhomes and condos. This master-planned community was developed by Sea Oats Group out of Georgia and was intricately and carefully designed by Mark Schnell, who lives on 30-A in Florida, and adheres to “New Urbanism.” If you aren’t familiar with that term, new urbanism is a planning/development approach based on the principles of walkable blocks and

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Our teams at Mustang Island Realty and Port Aransas Realty enjoyed a fun evening out at Tortuga’s in Port Aransas for our Brokers holiday party last week. All of the agents came out to the saltwater grill and mingled, enjoyed some tasty food and 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 outstanding real estate agents were recognized for their hard work and dedication:

Melissa Hlaydiuk, 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 Producing

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Welcome 2020! The December 2019 Port Aransas market report indicates the median home price has increased by 9.9% from last year, at $384,000. Active listings are up 13.3%, with a total of 205 listings for the month of December, down only slightly from November (225.) Homes priced in the $500K - $749,999K price take the lead as the largest group of homes on the market (21.1%) compared to November when 400K-499K and 500K-749K were equally 25% of the market’s price distribution. Days on market dropped from 137 days to 121 days from November to December 2019.

For more information, current market trends or reports, contact our office at 361.749.4000.




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The Mercer Village Cottages: Construction is still under way on these beautiful new homes in Old Town Port Aransas, and they should be completed just in time for the busy season and bulk of summer. The entire boutique development consists of twelve unit developments. These 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom cottages have a spacious feel. Buyers looking for rental investments, listen up. The potential rental earning income on a 3 bed, 2 bath is projected to be $45,000…ask for details. These units are priced in the low $400’s.

If you are interested in Port Aransas real estate, Contact one of our agents today for more information on Mercer Village. 361.749.4000.


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Several years ago we searched to find the best websites available for our industry.  A Canadian company, 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 wrapping up! The Port Aransas market report indicates the median home price has increased by 28.7% from last year, at $460,000. Active listings are up 16.6%, which is common with the holiday season. Days on market at 137 which is 74 days more than November 2018. Homes priced from $400K - $499K and the $500K-$599K account for half of closed sales in November 2019.

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Do you consider yourself a Port A local? Or maybe you’re thinking about moving to Port Aransas in the near future to one day call Port Aransas home? Either way, here are a few little known facts about our lovely little island...

1. Port Aransas is the only established town on Mustang Island. Mustang Island is an 18 mile long barrier island, and Port Aransas takes up 5 of those miles.

2. The annual Average temperature in Port Aransas is a nice and warm 71.5 degrees.

3. Port Aransas is a college town! It’s home to the University of Texas Marine Science Institute.

4. Port Aransas makes a nice road trip to get out of the big city. It is exactly 180 miles southeast of San Antonio, Texas.

5. You don’t have to pay to see dolphins. There’s a free

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If you haven’t been down to the island in a while, even in one short year, you’ll notice plenty of new buildings, new businesses and more to come. The City of Port Aransas has issued 31 commercial building permits so far this year, which is more than any one year in the past 9 years. Many of those commercial permits went to businesses that to had rebuild after Hurricane Harvey demolished what was once there. The damage and destruction from Hurricane Harvey was immense. Economically, the total estimated loss was $125 billion and 204,000 homes received storm damage according the National Hurricane Center But, we bounced back. We bounced back better than we could have imagined. The Port Aransas real estate market after Harvey is thriving.

Some of the new

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This luxurious craftsman style home is located in Sunflower Beach, one of the finest master planned communities on Mustang Island and modeled after the family-friendly resorts in Florida's 30-A. The home is situated on a beautifully landscaped corner lot adjacent to open green space in the neighboring park. This 2-story 4-bedroom home brings the outdoors in with 3 balconies to enjoy the gulf & bay views. A covered porch & patio are perfect for entertaining. Sit outside by the firepit and enjoy the evening breezes or take a soak in the hot tub nestled behind a private fence. This home has a two car garage and plenty of additional parking. It is being offered furnished with high end luxury furnishings. This beautiful home is the ideal get-a-way for family &

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The Port Aransas Rotary Charity Golf Tournament took place on October 10th, and Port Aransas Realty came out to support the event. Players made their way to Palmilla Beach Golf Resort with a shotgun tee time of 10am. Port Aransas Realty sponsored a hole for the event and several agents were spotted on the golf course and in and around Palmilla Beach Resort. The Golf tournament benefitted the Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Church Day School in Port Aransas. Trinity by the Sea offers excellence in childcare for toddlers and preschool children in a loving Christian environment. Port Aransas Realty Agents Michele Lorette and Twyla Magee are pictured below. 




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