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Karen Moore, Real Estate Pro in 78597
Karen Moore answered:
Should Realtors that are a member of a local multiple listing service post current/pending special assessments in their listing information?
Yes, indeed, special assessments, if known, should be disclosed in the listing info. It can be a negotiated item depending on what it is for, the amount, how motivated the Buyer/Seller ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 28, 2015 Home Buying in South Padre Island
Karen Moore, Real Estate Pro in 78597
Karen Moore answered:
Looking to rent a 2 Bedroom condo, ocrean side. Month of March 2012 Pet friendly if possible.
There are a number of rental companies who do great jobs...you might start with SPI Rentals 956-572-6656.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Rentals in South Padre Island
Karen Moore, Real Estate Pro in 78597
Karen Moore answered:
is there a pool?
Suntide II has a very nice pool. Suntide III has an indoor and outdoor pool...just in case you have not decided on the complex, as yet!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Shopping & Local Amenities in South Padre Island
Linda Zuniga, Real Estate Pro in 78597
Linda Zuniga answered:
If I BUY a condo , I can have pets can't I?
Although I agree with checking what the Condo Decs say regarding pets, it's been my experience that Owner can have a pet, but not renters. There is only one complex on the Island that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 23, 2014 Home Buying in South Padre Island
Linda Zuniga, Real Estate Pro in 78597
Linda Zuniga answered:
How hard is it to get a reasonably priced fixer-upper, close to the Gulf???
mselizabeth66 - any chance you're still looking for a fixer-upper on South Padre Island?
New Listing: http://www.navicamls.net/displays/?n=329&i=925184&k=5ufP2
Please let me know if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 23, 2014 Home Buying in South Padre Island
Karen Moore, Real Estate Pro in 78597
Karen Moore answered:
Is the rental genie a good website to rent a Long Island village property through? Is there another good source for rental properties?
Long Island Village may have their own site and in many cases once a renter has stayed in a place and like it, they will return year after year. Make your property as comfortable as pos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 11, 2013 Rentals in South Padre Island
Linda Zuniga, Real Estate Pro in 78597
Linda Zuniga answered:
Is the property for sale at 4501 w. laguan number 402 - can you rent it? If so how much? This is the penthouse at Laguana Del Sol.
Yes, Laguna Del Sol, #402 is for sale - follow this link:
http://www.navicamls.net/displays/?n=329&i=746592&k=SYRyg

This is not a rental unit. Yes, it is a Penthouse Unit. Ple ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 24, 2013 Home Buying in South Padre Island
Linda Grey,…, Real Estate Pro in 32128
Linda Grey, Realtor, e-Pro,SFR answered:
property tax and home insurance examples
There does not seem to be a question here perhaps that is why you do not have any replies. There are not examples for the above items with the property address you can call any insuran ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 17, 2013 Home Buying in South Padre Island
Connie Mitch…, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
Connie Mitchell answered:
Is it also a rental by the week? or weekends?
Ooops Lrsangon13 your question did not have the property in question attached to it.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 29, 2012 Home Buying in South Padre Island
Connie Mitch…, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
Connie Mitchell answered:
Any apartments that will allow pets?
We love your pets too! South Padre has condos and town homes available that will accommodate your fuzzy friends. Please let us know what size property you prefer and what price range ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 29, 2012 General Area in South Padre Island
Maggie Bolado, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
Maggie Bolado answered:
South Padre Island Beach Acces
Hi..

are you looking for raw land? Tract sales?

I have a contact that is selling a little past The Shores Development..

Maggie Bolado, Realtor®, ABR®
Troy Giles Realty
... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 9, 2012 General Area in South Padre Island
Linda Zuniga, Real Estate Pro in 78597
Linda Zuniga answered:
is south padre island a good choice for a one month vacation considering the crime rate it has?
I was just about to post an answer when I noticed that this question was asked on December 3, 2010. Hopefully Ed has already been to South Padre Island and enjoyed the beautiful beach ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 21, 2012 Crime & Safety in South Padre Island
H. Therese E…, Real Estate Pro in 78578
H. Therese Eaton answered:
HOA fee? Hurricane Ins.?
Anytime you have multiple owners contributing to the expenses for commonly owned areas, you will have an HOA, or Homeowners Association. This can be for a condo complex or single famil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 5, 2012 Home Buying in South Padre Island
Lisa Schwang…, Home Buyer in Ashland, MS
Lisa Schwangler answered:
Need to know the expenses, All taxes, management fee. assessment expenses, reserves for property repairs. and etc.
I was curious about the general tax situation there as well and google'd "calculate property taxes for 78578" . Not too hard to do.. The links I followed showed the tax b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 7, 2012 Home Buying in South Padre Island
Karen Moore, Real Estate Pro in 78597
Karen Moore answered:
recently i noticed a lot of construction on the island. are there alot of potiential buyers or is the island overexpanding?
Construction has slowed down considerably since 2010. There are a number of lovely places on the Island to now choose from and it continues to be a Buyer's Market.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 8, 2010 Market Conditions in South Padre Island
Karen Moore, Real Estate Pro in 78597
Karen Moore answered:
what is the most recent data regarding average days between listing and sale for condos on South Padre?
I personally have had two of my listings sell recently in the same complex...one was on the market, overpriced, and took about 6 months to sell; the last one was priced just right and t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 16, 2010 Market Conditions in South Padre Island
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
which mortgage lenders will work with buyers from Canada? and will I have to pay a higher rate than what is posted?
Morgan,

I think it depends on what you plan to purchase. There should be no discrimination about being from Canada.
However rates can depend if you will live here full time, if it ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jan 27, 2010 Financing in South Padre Island
James P. (Ji…, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
James P. (Jim) Knight answered:
Recently was told that a condo auction occured in South Padre, and no buyers showed up to the auction. Is this true?
You maybe be referring to the Cora Lee Gulf View project. As I recall the developer was in our office just days before the auction. He had a min bid that did not interest me at all. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 13, 2010 Market Conditions in South Padre Island
James P. (Ji…, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
James P. (Jim) Knight answered:
Is there a rule of thumb of how much a square foot increase would be assessed for an updated kitchen/bath?
I would have to say from my experience that the Taxing inities will not raise the value for remodeling as the square feet of the unit has not been changed/increased. I have remodeleed ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 7, 2010 Home Buying in South Padre Island
James P. (Ji…, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
James P. (Jim) Knight answered:
Is there finance available?
Several of the lenders I routinely deal with have expressed considerable frustration with underwriters and the "Condo/Hotel" defination in use today. So, if there are rental u ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Financing in South Padre Island
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