Rockport, Texas January – February News Letter

  • Important Dates to Remember:
  • Through January 25 – Currents: Annual Membership Show – Rockport Ctr. for the Arts
  • January 25 – Family Discover Day: Lighthouses – Texas Maritime Museum
  • Feb. 14, 15 – LaMardi Gras – benefiting Lamar Volunteer Fire Dept.
  • Mar. 6-9 – 34th Annual Fulton Oysterfest – benefiting Fulton Volunteer Fire Dept.
  • April 30 – HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS DEADLINE:

Homestead exemptions remove part of your home’s value from taxation. If you want to receive a homestead exemption for the taxes on your home, the home must first qualify as a residence homestead on January 1 of the year in which you are applying.

There are two requirements:

1. You must own your home on January 1. (If you are over 65,and/or disabled the January 1 ownership and residency are not required.)

2. You must use the home as your principal residence on January 1.
A state law that took effect on September 1, 2011 has changed proof of residency requirements for homeowners applying for the property tax homestead exemption.

CLICK HERE to download more information.

Homestead Exemptions are due by April 30th

CLICK HERE for a list of appraisal districts.

CLICK HERE to download application for “Residence Homestead Exemption Application Form”.
TOO LATE:  UNDER CONTRACT

PRIVATE RETREAT ON 2 ACRES
3 BEDROOM, 3.5 BATHS, HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE
HUGE GARAGE AND CARPORT
RV HOOK-UPS
LOCATED IN LAMAR NEAR BIG TREE, WHOOPING CRANES AND ST. CHARLES BAY
ASKING $265,000

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 WHISTLER’S COVE Beauty
4 bdrm., 2 bath Stetson plan – 2064 s.f.
Asking $222,995    MLS#   120944

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TOO LATE:  UNDER CONTRACT

FULTON OAKS Charmer
2 Bedroom, 2.5 bath, double garage
Charming Fulton Oaks home 5 blocks from bay
Asking $195,000  MLS #120937


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2 UNITS – ONE FOR YOU AND A RENTAL
Location, location, location! This relaxing Rockport, TX Port O’Call condo is one half block from Little Bay AND includes a rental unit. The 780 s.f. upstairs unit has a spacious open floor plan plus 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Recent improvements include interior paint and flooring in kitchen and bath. Furniture is negotiable. The garage downstairs has been converted into a 390 s.f. studio apartment and is currently rented for $600 per mo. A private community pool and on-site laundry complete the package. Monthly HOA fee pays for water, sewer, trash pick-up, exterior maintenance and insurance, plus pool and lawn maintenance.
Just Reduced to $84,500
MLS # 120775
Virtual tour link: 
http://vtour.realtour.biz/203203A-1809Hillcrest/Rockport/TX
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        Reduced – Gardens Lakeside A101 
2 BEDROOM, 1.5 BATH TOWNHOME IN ROCKPORT COUNTRY CLUB JUST REDUCED TO $85,000. THIS END UNIT IS VERY PRIVATE AND OVERLOOKS THE GOLF COURSE.  GARDENS LAKESIDE UNIT A-101.  UNIQUE ARTISTIC PAINT TREATMENTS, COASTAL TILE, NEW GLASS MIRROR DOORS, REMODELED BATHS, WOOD-BURNING FIREPLACE, UPPER DECK AND LOWER PATIO. DON’T MISS THIS ONE.  MLS #117468
Virtual tour:  http://vt.realtour.biz/?P=104689&T=NOTIDX

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807 N. TRAYLOR
5 LOTS – ALMOST 3/4 OF AN ACRE
ASKING $120,000
IN THE HEART OF ROCKPORT – COUNTY TAXES
MOBILE HOME PAD, STORAGE BLDGS., WELL, SEPTIC, ELEC. METER
CITY WATER AND SEWER ACROSS THE STREET.
MOBILES AND RVs ALLOWED
MLS # 120375
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PIER AND TWO BOAT LIFTS ON COPANO BAY
556 Copano Cove Rd.
4 Bedroom, 4 bath, bonus room with pool table. Pier, 2 boat lifts. Spectacular views of the bay. Wrap-around deck. Grab a book and a cool drink and relax. You’ll never want to leave.
Asking $445,000.  MLS #120006
Virtual tour link:  vtour.realtour.biz/556CopanoCoveRd/Rockport/TX

    

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INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE… Plenty was being said last week about Existing Homes Sales, down 3.2% for October. The talk among some analysts was that the drop indicates a slowdown in the housing recovery. But October sales appear to have been somewhat affected by the government shutdown (remember that?), with closings delayed because the IRS couldn’t verify income. Even with that, October posted the fifth highest level for any month since late 2009, when the home buyer tax credit was about to go away. In fact, October sales came in at a 5.12 million annual rate, up 6% from a year ago.
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DOWNTOWN LOTS IN THE HEART OF ROCKPORT
105 N. LIVE OAK
2 LOTS – 64 X 128
2 BLOCKS SOUTH OF COURTHOUSE
ASKING $35,000
MLS # 120067


           

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BACK ON THE MARKET:  246 STARBOARD  – MLS #  118620
CANAL FRONT HOME IN PALM HARBOR
UNDER $300K !  -   REDUCED TO $298,500
VERTICAL DUPLEX – GREAT RENTAL HISTORY

                                    
Great income producing property. Come down to play when you want to and keep it in a rental pool the rest of the time. Fully furnished and ready for FUN! This roomy canal front home has a view of the Intercoastal and is minutes away from some of the best bay fishing (Estes Flats) the Texas coast has to offer. Sleeps 14 and has full living and kitchen both up and down. New roof as of Feb. 2011 and 12′ overhead garage door to store your T Top fishing machine. Bring your water toys and secure your Slice of paradise NOW!

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THINKING ABOUT BUILDING?
LargeFairway Lot in Lamar
41 South Lake Dr.
69×129 Asking $25,000
(lot is being cleared)
MLS# 120437

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Two nice flat building  lots in Lamar Point Preserve
(north of the causeway in Lamar)
Both of these lots are exempt from the $5000 Lamar Sewer Impact Fee.
125 Rob Circle:  Asking $21,900  MLS# 118222
129 Rob Circle: Asking $24,900  MLS# 118223
Each:  80 x 110
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Now…let’s save you some money!
Here is a great article regarding your home energy I thought might be helpful in the winter months! Finally – a real use for all those incense sticks we have laying around!!!

DIY Home Energy Audit in 6 Easy Steps
By: Jane Hodges

 

Is your home squandering precious energy? Here’s how you can search out areas of energy waste that may be costing you money. By following up on problems, you can lower energy bills by 5% to 30% annually. With annual energy bills averaging $2,200, investing in fixes or energy-efficient replacement products could save you up to $660 within a year.

Leave the deerstalker hat and magnifying glass behind. All you’ll need for energy sleuthing is a flashlight, screwdriver, paint stirrer, tape measure, and—not just for serenity’s sake—a stick of incense.

1. Hunt down drafts. Hold a lit stick of incense near windows, doors, electrical outlets, range hoods, plumbing and ceiling fixtures, attic hatches, and ceiling fans in bathrooms—anywhere drafts might sneak in. Watch for smoke movement. Note what sources need caulk, sealant, weather-stripping, or insulation.

2. Check attic insulation. Winter or summer, insulation does the most good when it’s overhead, so start with the attic. First, do you have insulation? If the insulation you see covers the tops of the joists by several inches, you probably have enough. If the insulation is only even with the tops of the joists, you probably need to add insulation.

3. Check wall insulation. Remove electrical outlet covers to see if your wall contains insulation. Shut off power to the receptacle before probing beside the electrical box with a wooden paint stirrer. Check some switch boxes as well. Their higher wall location lets you see if blown-in insulation has settled.

4. Look for stains on insulation. These often indicate air leaks from a hole behind the insulation, such as a duct hole or crack in an exterior wall. Seal gaps with caulk or spray foam insulation.

5. Inspect exposed ducts. Look for obvious holes and whether joints are sealed. Heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) ducts are made of thin metal and easily conduct heat. Consider insulating them. Uninsulated or poorly insulated ducts in unconditioned spaces can lose 10% to 30% of the energy used to heat and cool your home.

6. Check anything that goes through an exterior wall. Examine dryer ducts, plumbing lines under sinks and vanities, anything that pierces a wall. Any gaps around it should be sealed with spray foam insulation or caulk.

Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/saving-energy/diy-home-energy-audit-6-easy-steps/#ixzz2mXcEDezd

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For more information About Rockport Available Real Estate, contact:

Lee Couch
Lee@ShorelineTexas.com
361-463-3975

 

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