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By MJ Olsen & Mack Sikorski | Agent in Rockport, TX
  • Coastal Charm In Rockport!

    Posted Under: Home Selling in Katy  |  July 10, 2013 9:40 PM  |  458 views  |  No comments
    Whether relocating...or looking for a playcation home... this COASTAL CHARM... says...

                     I LOVE THE ROCKPORT LIFESTYLE...

    .  1228 S Live Oak  
                              is just blocks away from the bay...
              


                 enjoy the bay breeze...
                            

          
                               
                                 views....

                                    


      
                    An open floor plan designed for the coastal lifestyle... 

      Take a peek....http://www.circlepix.com/home/SS8U2X

        1228 S Live Oak
        3 Bedrooms / 2 Baths
             $274,235
           1196 Sq. Ft.
         Year Built 2000

         
    Just Listed by:
    MJ Olsen & Mack Sikorski
    361-463-1582 /361-205-1123

  • First Ever... SHOPPING TOURNAMENT in Rockport, Texas

    Posted Under: Shopping & Local Amenities in Katy, Parks & Recreation in Katy, Home Buying in Katy  |  August 11, 2012 5:52 AM  |  1,324 views  |  1 comment
    Rockport - Fulton Shopping Tournament 2012
    Where:
    Rockport Fulton - Participating Stores
    Rockport, TX 78382



    When:
    Friday October 12, 2012 at 5:00 PM CDT
    -to-
    Saturday October 13, 2012 at 5:00 PM CDT

    Dear Friends,

    You're invited to the 2012 Rockport-Fulton Shopping Tournament benefitting The Education Foundation! Yes, you read it right - SHOPPING. Finally, a tournament suited to your unique skills and abilities! Save the date for discounts and zany fun, Saturday, October 13, 2012, with a special viewing of shops and a Calcutta for betting on your team on the evening of Friday, October 12th.

    Plan your holiday purchases and experience "shop 'til you drop" shopping with discounts, costumes, prizes, food, and fun. The town of Fulton will also host a fishing tournament for spouses, friends and/or children and a free Saturday night concert featuring Rip Tide.

    Put together your team of 4 players, dress up in costumes if you like, and compete for prizes as you "play a round" of shopping at the Rockport-Fulton stores you select. Men and women's teams are welcome.

    Shoppers registering before September 7th will have an opportunity to win a gift certificate for a one night stay at The Lighthouse Inn and Suites. After September 7th, registration fees increase to $60 per shopper. Click on the link below to register Now.
    Register Now!




    A Rockport Texas event provided to you by:
    MJ Olsen & Mack Sikorski
     
  • Free Concert at The Fulton Mansion

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Katy, Parks & Recreation in Katy, Home Buying in Katy  |  August 10, 2012 3:04 PM  |  359 views  |  No comments
    Music at the Fulton Mansion 

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012

      A FREE Event.... Bring your chairs, blankets ....experience the music of 

      Samantha Aiken And The Rodeo Drive Band



    See you there!

    MJ Olsen & Mack Sikorski
     
  • How's The Market Along The Texas Coastal Bend?

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Katy, Home Buying in Katy, Home Selling in Katy  |  July 14, 2012 11:52 AM  |  429 views  |  No comments

    Real Estate along Texas Coastal Bend has been HOT!!! 

    Overall sales in the Rockport, Aransas Pass, Ingleside, & Portland areas have been on an UPWARD swing.   

    This Year January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012 the number of single family homes sold 357

    Last Year January 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011 the number of single family homes sold 338


                           2012          2011

    Rockport         172              138        

    Portland            95              112

    Ingleside           50                 44

    Aransas Pass    40                44


    The average price range

    Rockport         $255,523

    Portland          $159,192

    Ingleside         $108,598

    Aransas Pass  $166,110
     

    If you are looking for ~~Waterfront~~ property

    WATERFRONT Current Market Analysis – Average Price Range 

    Rockport           $425,077

    Portland            $337,500

    Ingleside           $143,750

    Aransas Pass    $384,625

     
    Buyers and Sellers…. Negotiations over the past 6 months ….. 

    In Rockport the average sold/list price average is 93.60%

    In Portland the average sold/list price average is 95.97%

    In Ingleside the average sold/list price average is 95.65%

    In Aransas Pass the average sold/list price average is 94.04%


    Based on a market analysis compiled from data entered.   

    Market conditions provided to you by:
    MJ & Mack


  • The PLACE To Be...2012 Rockport Art Festival

    Posted Under: Parks & Recreation in Katy, Home Buying in Katy, Investment Properties in Katy  |  June 17, 2012 8:33 AM  |  384 views  |  No comments
    THE PLACE TO BE 
            2012 Rockport Art Festival


    Art Auction & Party 

    Start the weekend with ....

    The Biggest Big-Tent Party in South Texas!!!

    Thursday, July 5, 6:30 pm

    Live, Silent, Big Board and Special Artist Auctions... Appetizers & Dinner...Open bar,,,,Live Music... Valet Parking...

    Saturday, July 7: 10 am - 6 pm

    Sunday, July 8: 10 am - 5 pm

    http://www.rockportartcenter.com/art-festival/ 

    Each year an outstanding artist is selected for a solo exhibition during the summer, & creates the signature "poster piece" which becomes the official image of the Rockport Art Festival. The original artwork that inspires the poster is auctioned off as the final item of the Live Auction during the Art Auction Gala, preceding the Art Festival. 

    Congratulations to 
    Bruce Bitter / 2012 Poster Artist

     The 43rd Annual Rockport Art Festival -- July 4th Weekend on Festival Grounds next to Rockport Beach Park and the Art Center!
    Located right on Aransas Bay and showcasing high-quality artists, live music, a kids' activity tent and more, the Rockport Art Festival is always great summer fun on the Texas Coast.  

    See you there...
    Rockport Current Events provided to you by:
    MJ Olsen & Mack Sikorski
  • Summer VACATION At The BEACH...Texas

    Posted Under: Parks & Recreation in Katy, Home Buying in Katy, Investment Properties in Katy  |  June 10, 2012 9:09 AM  |  303 views  |  No comments
    Vacation on the Beach... Rockport/Fulton & Port Aransas Beaches.

    Be prepared to  
      HAVE LOTS OF FUN
      ENJOY THE VIEWS
      CATCH SOME FISH
    BE SAFE

    Rockport Beach is Texas' first Blue Wave Beach and one of only four on the Texas Gulf Coast.  
     

    Rockport Beach Information

     There is a daily $5 or $15 annual vehicle parking fee. There is no charge to enter by foot, bicycle, or if you are towing a boat or boat trailer to go to the public boat ramp.  No dogs allowed inside the beach since it is a bird sanctuary. 

    There are 61 individual picnic sites spread throughout the Rockport Beach.  Each site has a covered picnic table with barbeque grill.  These sites are first come/first serve. 

    No, overnight camping is not permitted in the Rockport Beach. 

    Fishing is permitted just about anywhere, including a popular 800 foot pier at the North end of the beach.  Two off-limit fishing sites are the boat dock and the Saltwater pool.

     Rockport Little Bay WATER SAFETY 

    All boats/personal watercraft pulling skiers within Little Bay must have an observer 13 years of age or older on board and facing rearward. 

    All traffic in the ski basin is one-way and must travel in a counterclockwise direction. 

    No motor vehicles or personal watercraft are allowed in restricted areas (shallow areas of Little Bay) marked by signs. 

    No sailing in the ski basin. 

    No airboats in the ski basin.

    Port Aransas 

    Beach Parking Permit Information 

    1. The City of Port Aransas requires a $12.00 permit to park along the beaches. This includes the area from Marker (0) to Marker (62) except in the free parking area.

    2. Free Parking areas include between the Jetties and Horace Caldwell Pier and between Markers 52-58

    3. RV, tent and other types of camping are permitted on the beach. 

    4. There is a three (3) night limit for camping during any three (3) week period. 

    5. Small fires no larger than 3 ft. x 3 ft. are permitted on the beach.


    BEACH SAFETY
    • Check the beach at the water line for any marine life that has washed ashore, please DO NOT TOUCH! They can still be venomous even though they are not in the water.
    • If there are Jelly Fish or Man -O- War washed ashore, be careful when getting into the water, and try not to make contact with them.
    When walking in the water, shuffle your feet. This will frighten the stingray, causing it to move out of the way, and lessen your chance of stepping on them.

    Jelly Fish 
    Their bodies are hemispherical in shape, that are tough and thick, white, milky, or bluish in color. Their tentacles are short and fused into a tight bundle that contains a poison that will also cause a stinging sensation.

    Portuguese Man -O- War
    Also called the bluebottle, can be found in the Gulf of Mexico. The Man -O- War has a gas-filled chamber that is used like a sail to propel it through the water. The Man -O- War is iridescent blue, with long tentacles that can reach up 180 ft in length. The tentacles contain a poison, which causes the stinging sensation.

    TREATMENT

    1. Immediately get away from the creature as they can sting many times.
    2. Protecting your hands with a towel scrape the tentacles and/or slimy deposits from the skin.
    3. Packing the area with wet sand, and then wash it away with water (repeat as needed) will also help remove the remnants of the jellyfish from your skin.
    4. Make a paste from Unseasoned Meat Tenderizer and rubbing alcohol, and then apply the mixture to the affected area. Unless affected area is the genital area, then use water to make the paste instead of rubbing alcohol.
    The meat tenderizer applied to the affected area detoxifies the effects of the venom. Once the pain has subsided, wash away the paste, and treat area, as you would sunburn.

    ...call 911 if there is an allergic reaction... 


    For more in information about Rockport Beach visit 
     http://www.rockportbeach-texas.com/ 
                                            Port Aransas Beach visit  http://www.cityofportaransas.org/Port_Aransas_Beach.cfm 



    Have a SAFE Summer ~~~~ BEACH ~~~~ vacation

    Beach Summer Safety Tips Provided by
    MJ Olsen & Mack Sikorski
    www.rockportxhomes4u.com 
     
  • Grammy Winners @ The Rockport Music Festival

    Posted Under: Parks & Recreation in Katy, Home Buying in Katy, Moving in Katy  |  May 29, 2012 9:53 PM  |  291 views  |  No comments
    This years Rockport Music Festival, featuring GRAMMY nominees & winners....
    http://rockportmusic.com/Lineup.html 

     
    For additional information
    http://rockportmusic.com/index.html 

    See you there!

    MJ Olsen & Mack Sikorski
     
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