South Padre Island

Homes on South Padre Island can be found for as little as $100,000, or for more than $500,000 (but the latter gets you views like this).

Although they’re native Texans, Gary and Lynne Tate spent eight cold years in Alaska before finally coming back to the state. Before they left, they had a ceremony to destroy their snow shovel.

Then they moved to South Padre Island.

Nowadays, the two Realtors with Keller Williams Lynne Tate South Padre Island spend their time helping people find their new home, home-away-from-home, or investment property on the island.

“It happens every year, somebody will come down and catch more fish here than they ever have and want to get a place here,” Tate said.

“We see a lot of interest in buying around the summer,” fellow Realtor Gayle Hood agreed.

And Hood said you can find almost anything you want — inventory is wide open and very affordable. (more…)

Let’s play a little Jeopardy, OK?

Corpus Christi, Rockport, Port Aransas, Mustang Island

What are fabulous Texas Gulf Coast destinations?

Yes, that’s correct! These are all great cities and places on the Texas coast that are quick, accessible getaways that won’t break the bank. We’re talking about towns full of culture, history, and wildlife. Great places with tons of things to do, with great restaurants, fantastic fishing, and the laid-back Gulf Coast vibe.

We’ve picked five properties that are available now in this area, and if we could, we’d be spending this long weekend at any one of them!

1) 60 Blue Heron Drive

Mustang 1

2) 307 Bayside Drive

Mustang 2

3) 8 Edgewater

Mustang 3

4) 140 Bay Harbor Drive

Mustang 4

5) 13901 Cabana North Avenue

Mustang 5