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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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Every year, the Port Aransas Education Foundation (PAEF) puts on a large community fundraising event for Port Aransas ISD. "Casino Night" took place October 4, and a few of our fellow agents made their way out to the event. Prizes included a wine pairing dinner for 8 at the local restaurant the Phoenix, Houston Texans tickets, an airplane ride over Port Aransas, a flounder gigging trip and more!  The PAEF is a 501 C3 non-profit organization committed to actively seeking community support to promote educational excellence within the Port Aransas Independent School District.  The PAEF raised $182,500 from this event this year! 

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Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Community is a luxury resort community located in Port Aransas, with the only links-style golf course in Texas. Palmilla offers its homeowners and visitors plenty of amenities, including award winning dining, a luxury pool, golf course greenery throughout the community and impeccable and well-thought out design. If you’ve ever been to Florida’s highly acclaimed Rosemary Beach, you’ll understand the charm of Palmilla beach.

At Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Community, you’ll also enjoy the longest stretch of Port A beachfront. Our agents Del Welborn, Suzette Freeman and Michele Lorette have condos listed for sale at Palmilla Beach Resort.

137 Palmilla Circle #302: 4 bed, 3 baths, 1,958 sq ft A spacious 4 bedroom/ 3…

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Follow us as we spotlight different agents from our Port Aransas Realty office each week! This week we are spotlighting Tawnya McKinney. Read a little bit about Tawnya here...

Your name: Tawnya McKinney

How long have you been a REALTOR? I have been a realtor for 13 years. I started out in the Dallas area working for REMAX.

How long have you been an Islander? I actually live in Yorktown (the other side of Goliad) Suzette Freeman is my sister and allows me to stay at her house when I have office duty or an appointment with a buyer or a seller. Our family has been vacationing in Corpus Christi and Port Aransas since the 1940's. I spent every summer vacation here as long as I can remember.

What your dream job was as a child? Hard to remember.…

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As the demand for real estate on the island rises, so does the demand for expanding our team. We are elated to welcome three highly professional and talented real estate agents to both of our offices at Mustang Island Realty and Port Aransas Realty. Here is a little bio on Lela Shelton, Sarah Park and Stacy Messex:

Lela Shelton -  (Port Aransas Realty) If you live in or have ever visited Port Aransas, chances are you've seen or heard Lela playing spanish guitar at one of our local restaurants. Lela grew up in Port Aransas and later attended Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree. She became a music teacher both in public education as well as teaching private lessons. Lela has a strong network of family and…

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Labor Day weekend is here! This holiday weekend marks the official end of summer and beginning of the fall season. The number of Port Aransas visitor arrivals have exceeded last year's numbers by 40%. While we can expect smaller crowds and the weather to cool down, the island will be alive and bustling thanks to the upcoming special events. 

As we head into September, we can look forward to enjoying live music events like Beachtoberfest on Sept. 13-20th and Port A Music Fest on Oct. 4-5th which will bring in artists like Micky and the Motorcars and Abbi Walker. 

Or if you're a fan of incredible food, you'll want to make your way down to Port Aransas for the Texas Super Chef Throwdown Series on Sept. 18-21, where Texas chefs will compete in the World…

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