Dec 30, 2020

New Listing Beach bungalow 1012 S Magnolia st ROCKPORT, TX 78382


 

MLS #: R134465A  List Price: $365,900 1012 S Magnolia st ROCKPORT, TX 78382

 

Beach bungalow. 3 bedrooms w/ 2 full baths in desirable South Rockport, just a few blocks to artsy downtown shops, restaurants, art galleries & Rockport Beach and Aransas bay perfect for permanent residence or vacation home with tones of rental potential when not there.
 Huge boat/carport with lots of room for parking. Get your fishing poles or kayak & let your imagination make this home yours! Call me for more information.
NELIDA SPURRELL (NELI) REALTOR®
SPEARS & CO. REAL ESTATE Rockport TX 78382
361-727-LIST (5478) 214-597-8751 Cell

 

Nov 30, 2020

Motivated Seller - Make Me an Offer!

  



Even in a strong seller’s market, a homebuyer might hear the words, “Make me an offer.” 

For a nicely appointed home that is well priced, this can be a surprise. Being invited to write an offer can often give the buyer pause. Most buyers will immediately wonder if something is wrong with the home. Did they miss something that is causing the home to take longer to sell?  

While it could be that something is wrong with the home, it most likely just demonstrates the seller’s readiness to move. It could be that they have found another home or are motivated by a relocation, but it might also be that they are tired of keeping the home show-ready and are just anxious to be done with it.  

In this situation, it’s important for the homebuyer to listen to their agent. A buyer who hears, “Make me an offer,” often assumes this is an invitation to write a low-ball offer. The assumption is that the seller will take any offer just to get the home sold. The buyer thinks they’ve probably got this one in the bag! 

The buyer’s agent will be able to add context to the situation and provide reasonable suggestions for price and terms. Even when invited to write an offer, home sellers will not discount their home if there is no need to do so, and sending an offer below market value might insult the seller and prevent a counter-offer or acceptancecausing the buyer to miss out on a desirable home.  

Buying and selling real estate is emotional on both sides. Serious buyers and sellers are both eager to find the right deal, but foolish bargains are rare. When hearing, “Make me an offer,” the best move is to consider the home and then rely on the advice of the buyer’s agent about the next steps.

Call me today if you need assistance.

Nov 17, 2020

Early Organizing For A Stress Free Thanksgiving

 


Make a Plan

Get out a notebook, your calendar, and a pen and brainstorm Thanksgiving. Start thinking about a menu, figure out when you need to go shopping, and contemplate what prep can be done on what days.

Enlist Guests to Help By Bringing Something

Everyone loves to taste new items. This will give a variety and more food to go around.
Another option is to delegate an entire course to a guest, like appetizers, drinks, or dessert.
 

Make Your Menu

Now that you know what the guests are bringing, you can begin planning your own shopping, prep, and cooking.

Stick With What You Know

If you're hosting Thanksgiving, you know your guests expect to see, like turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pie. If you want a little variety here are a few sides that might be a hit.

    Brussels Sprouts Gratin
    Loaded Mashed Potatoes
    Roasted Cauliflower Salad With Pomegranate
    Cranberry  Dip

Make a Grocery List

Organize your shopping list the way the store is laid out: produce, meat, dairy, canned goods, grains, baking, and snacks.

Get Your Serving Dishes Ready

Pull out all of the necessary serving dishes and utensils, too, and make sure they are ready to go.

Schedule Food Prep

Tasks like chopping vegetables and baking pies can be done a day or two ahead of time. Whatever you can do ahead without sacrificing quality, do it. It'll save you time, effort, and stress on meal day.


Tableware Inventory

Inventory place settings, linens, the room around the table, and chairs. Do you have enough for the number of guests you're expecting? Double-check your serving dishes too.

Beverage Station


Are you going to set up a separate area for soda, water, and wine? Since you'll be busy on Thanksgiving day, it might make sense to let your guests help themselves. It makes sense to set up a beverage station.

Plan Decorations

There's no need to go overboard. Plan your table decor, flowers, candles, and mini gourds.

Make a Thanksgiving Day Timeline

Include, at a minimum, the following elements: breakfast, appetizers, sit-down dinner, and dessert.

Chances are it will not as perfect as you have planned. With a few early organization tips, you will feel more at ease and in control.


Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 2, 2020

Tight Seller's Market? Consider New Construction Homes

 


Most of the country is experiencing a very tight real estate market. Inventory levels are historically low, perhaps owing to the concern of strangers traipsing through the home during this time.

Additionally, because most people are staying home, they have been able to focus on their property and how it fits into their lifestyle, emphasizing the need to right-size their environment. With properly-priced homes moving quickly off the market, homebuyers are frustrated. 

For those who can be flexible with their timing, new construction offers an appealing alternative to the resale market. New construction offers the buyer a fresh, blank canvas on which to create their perfect home. In any market, this can be appealing, but when resale inventory is low, this is even more attractive. Yet, new construction is more than modern floor plans and beautiful finishes. 

Before buying new construction, it’s important to ask a few questions first

 How long will the property take to build, and what possible delays could affect that time frame? How does that timeline fit in with selling your current home or finding interim housing?

 Is your completion date affected by the sale or occupancy of other units or phases

 What is included in the base unit and what are the additional costs for custom add-on options? 

 What are the HOA (homeowner’s association) fees and what do they cover?

 In addition, it’s important to understand the exact location of the new home and any planned developments or improvements which could affect the home in the future – road noise, parking or traffic congestion, view, etc.  

For those trying to compete in this resale seller’s market, it could be time to buy new. Developers are offering some great incentives in this climate, and it can be a great alternative for those with a little time to wait. 

Contact me today if you want to consider new construction.  There are new build homes available now. We also have builders you can connect with. Always have your buyer's agent working with you and the builder.

NEW LISTING! 710 E LINDEN ST ROCKPORT, TX 78382

 

NEW LISTING! 
710 E LINDEN ST ROCKPORT, TX 78382
A brand NEW coastal darling! This 2-2-2 beach cottage will steal your heart! Convenient located in Rockport, minutes from everything... Downtown artsy shops, bays for fishing & kayaking, beach, restaurants! Perfect for EASY weekenders or forever home! Open & efficient concept, kitchen island-breakfast area with granite and stainless appliances, vinyl plank wood style floors through out the entire house. Modern bathrooms and beautiful trees for curb appeal. No HOA! Spacious 2 car garage to park your boat! Check it out fast, it won't last!
MLS #: R134221A
 

 

New Listing Fulton, Texas - 109 Lighthouse Cove, Fulton, TX 78358

 


109 Lighthouse Cove, Fulton, TX 78358
NO HOA - POOL WATERFALL 
 
This coastal home with a new POOL is so cool! Built by Hogan Homes with the best efficiency and sophisticated design plan that includes an open foyer entrance, oversized windows with great natural light and open living space with high ceilings, crown molding and architecture details. Enjoy your spacious kitchen with granite countertops, tumbled marble backsplash with glass details, tall wood cabinets, pantry and stainless appliances and no carpet!! Extra den-office space, air conditioned double garage. Large split bedrooms from master suite with double sink, tiled shower with double shower head and master closet multi-level hanging rods with access to the laundry room for easy house chores! Relaxing and inviting covered back patio with an outdoor fireplace, lots space to have BBQ and great size pool for fun playing! Community is convenient located with easy access to HWY 35 to Corpus, min. from EVERYTHING in Rockport-Fulton, shopping, fishing and beach! NO HOA! Hurry to call it home!
Listing No. R134199A
Call me today! NELIDA SPURRELL (NELI) REALTOR®
SPEARS & CO. REAL ESTATE
Rockport TX 78382
361-790-SOLD (7653)
214-597-8751 Cell
 




Oct 21, 2020

Enjoy the Virtual Beach


 Enjoy the view of the virtual ocean. I wanted to share the ocean with you until you can make it to Rockport, Texas. 

If you want to live near the beach give me a call. 

Neli Spurrell Spears & Co. Real Estate (214) 597-8751

Oct 8, 2020

NEW LISTING! 721 S Austin St. ROCKPORT, TX

 

 


721 S Austin St. ROCKPORT, TX 78382 MLS #: R134081A
This Texas coast charmer is for the Rockport weekender and the home grown full-timer alike with coastal living in mind! Upstairs covered deck with water views of Aransas Bay and breathtaking sunrises! Convenient located a block or two from artsy downtown shops, marina, kayaking, bay fishing, birding and more. Coastal colors inside and out, beautiful open living and 2 bedrooms first level with master upper level with sitting area & office nook. Vinyl plank wood style flooring through the house with lots of windows for breeze and light recently remodeled. Kitchen with custom farm sink and island! Double covered parking or place to put your boat with a laundry room & storage. Fully fenced backyard with adorable wildlife garden, she-shed and sunshade covered patio to watch the hummingbirds, entertain or relax! This lovely place will steal your heart!
Call me today! NELIDA SPURRELL (NELI) REALTOR®
SPEARS & CO. REAL ESTATE
Rockport TX 78382
361-790-SOLD (7653)
214-597-8751 Cell

Oct 4, 2020

Five Tips to Sell Your Home Fast

 

Before you put your home on the market there are several things you must do.

1. Declutter your home.  You can always sell or donate items you don’t use anymore.

2. Deep clean your entire home.  Every single corner of your home needs to be shiny they should also help get rid of lingering smells.

3. Repair and fixing repair things like holes in walls leaky faucet broken tiles and fix up the backyard.

4. Paint the inside of your home.  Make sure to use classic colors it won’t get out of fashion anytime soon.

5. Give the front yard of your home some curb appeal. Mow, trim and plant a few flowers.
 
Contact me if you are ready to sell your home.
 
 
 

 

Sep 29, 2020

New Listing

 NEW VIDEO - NEW LISTING
101 Pebble Creek Dr ROCKPORT, TX 78382
Desirable end unit with the best views of the green belt in the Country Club Square gated community! Enjoy your cup coffee while bird watching from your relaxing & quiet private patio-garden! Many upgrades you wish for.... All windows with electric roll down storm shutters, built-in shelves & fireplace in the living room, tile floors through the house, lots of cabinets & pantry in the kitchen with easy direct access to the 2 car garage with laundry sink! Every room comes with views of the outdoors! Both bathrooms beautifully updated & large doors for handicap accessible. Huge owner's suite & bathroom with duo sinks, tiled shower and amazing closet! Second bedroom with beautiful Murphy bed to easily accommodate your home office for extra guests. All appliances convey!Community offers 2 pools, clubhouse and convenient location to shops and restaurants to both Rockport and Fulton! Walk-through virtual tour coming soon!
NELIDA SPURRELL (NELI) REALTOR®
SPEARS & CO. REAL ESTATE
Rockport TX 78382
361-790-SOLD (7653)
214-597-8751 Cell

 

 


 

Sep 1, 2020

Fall Garden Tips from Neliville's Garden for Curb Appeal and Fun!

 


Fall season ahead, hopefully cooler weather is on its way and we will be able enjoy the great outdoors, work in the garden for the soul as well to improve our home’s curb appeal!

Even our well known HummerBird Festival in September is cancelled (virtual presentations available at  https://www.rockport-fulton.org/HB )which celebrates our hummingbirds migration through our region, thousands of them, I won't be doing our 'Monarch butterfly presentation' this year, but we still excited as our public gardens and my own are full with our little birds! 

If you know me, I LOVE spending some time sprucing up the garden for autumn and getting it ready for the winter 'resting' time!

My basic Fall tips for any gardening expert level are:

1- Pull up weeds, dig out your extra plants (share share) and mulch mulch mulch!

2- Re-ajust the watering if  it's in any automatic system and repair any leaks. 

3- Prep for the first freeze ahead, making sure your garden covers and protected areas to move pots and plants if needed, autodoors faulcet covers ready and clean up the shed.

4-  For fun and curb appeal, think outside the box, adding some hardscape, water features, and fall-winter collor pots into your front yard!

5- Fall is a great time to plan perennials and trees... so that plant's roots have the winter to do their thing and come up strong and blooming in the Spring and have all the pollinators and migratory birds happy!.... If you do vegetable gardening, choose 'cool' varieties now to harvest in the Winter.

Talking plants....Here some of my favorite things ( native and well adapted)  to plant this fall, so I have it beautiful next spring for pollinators & birds as well as nice blooming curb appeal (some of these works for many regions of Texas):

Ground covers and shrubs:

Mist flowers (padre island, crucita, Greg's mist, etc)

Milkweed ( tropical and any native for your area)

Gayfeather (liathris)

Coreopsis

Bee balm

Bluebonnets

black-eyed-susan

Phlox

Texas Lantana (red-orange)

Red Yucca

zexmenia

Pipevine groundcover

Pigeonberry

Flame acanthus

Lilies

Gaura

Salvias and sage (many varieties)

Turk's cap

Agarita

Coral been

American beauty berry

Texas Star Hibiscus

Cenizo

Small trees:

Buckeye

Wax myrtle

Kidney wood

Medium to largeTrees:

Oak trees (live oak first choice for me)

Elm

Anaqua

Red mulberry

Hackberry

Vine:

Passionflower vine

Coral honeysuckle

Happy Fall to y'all and don't forget to call me if you need any garden tips or thinking about to sell or buy your next garden (home)!!!!

 

Aug 10, 2020

New Waterfront Listing! 136 Lakeview Rd ROCKPORT, TX 27336

 

A piece of paradise in Copano Cove double lot &120' canal front home w/ boat slip with lift & updeck to view Salt Lake's sunsets! A coastal flare inside and out! The inviting front porch welcomes you to this open floor living-kitchen, modern beachy-easy layout for gatherings! 
 
4 bedrooms, 2 baths, vinyl-wood plank floors through . A kitchen w/ island, farm sink,stainless appliances, quartz countertops, lots storage in white cabinets & shelves, a work desk off the kitchen. The covered back porch, gazebo & deck with lots of sitting for guest entertaining, while you prepare your catch of the day on the fish cleaning station out of your own waterfront backyard! 
 
Metal roof & the 3rd car garage converted to a den w/split A/C unit, can be art studio, man's cave, tackle or storage room or easily back into a garage!The relaxing suite with amazing custom tiles & shower, duo sinks and sitting bench overlooking the canal and outdoors! This is a true jewel minutes from town! Virtual tour available.
 
Neli Spurrell, REALTOR® Spears & Co.
214-597-8751
 
 
 
 
 

Aug 8, 2020

BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY! 732 S Pearl St ROCKPORT, TX 78382 - ANTONY'S BY THE SEA

 BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY! 732 S Pearl St ROCKPORT, TX 78382 - ANTONY'S BY THE SEA

New listing video on YouTube. Stop by and subscribe. https://youtu.be/mdUNNgJCI20

An amazing opportunities as your own B&B known as ANTONY'S BY THE SEA, multiple long term rentals or AirBnB...not to say can be your new residence in Rockport! Main house plus 2 cottages & efficiency apartment, it's neighbor to Zachary Taylor Park & historic site, located blocks from downtown Historic District and ARANSAS BAY. Beautiful settings w/ majestic wind swept oak trees, gazebo & outdoor garden rooms for sitting and water features. The unique mid century main house has two suites and two bedrooms & guest bath, extensive living space to entertain, including stone fireplace and gorgeous wood cabinets & built ins in the kitchen. The gardens and the covered lanai leads you to the one bedroom cottage with the 1949 charm, as well as an efficient apartment & laundry-storage facility. The 2 bedroom cottage very private from the views. An outdoor shower & in-ground POOL for our good old hot Texas days! Have your own paradise in the charming Texas Riviera! Walk-through video available.
MLS #: Z133666A
Neli Spurrell, REALTOR®
214-597-8751
Spears & Co Real Estate

 



Aug 3, 2020

Tips to Make Your Home Show Well



Everyone dreams of living in a model home – a beautiful modern room with the perfect vase of flowers sitting decoratively on a glass side table. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always work this way. Our homes tend to look more “lived in” with a pile of shoes by the front door, school books on the kitchen table, and cat hair on the sofa.

If you have your home listed for sale, then you also know the stress of looking around your home after a phone call requesting a showing with a few minutes’ notice.

You want your home to show well so the buyers can see the beauty of the home you love, but with such short notice, how can you convert the lived-in look to a show-ready property?

Fortunately, there are a few tricks for helping you keep your home show-ready at any time.

Planning –Before you even list your house, consider the adjustment you’ll need to make in your lifestyle. Move non-essential items to a storage unit, to not only create visual appeal but make it easier to clean quickly.

Organization A simple way to quickly eliminate toys, clothes, shoes, sports equipment, and other items is storage bins. Keep some handy to throw excess items into before a buyer shows up, and move them to the garage or basement, or even the back of a vehicle.

Routine – Get everyone in the family involved in establishing a daily routine. The less clutter that accumulates, the easier it is to move out of sight quickly.

All family members should have morning and evening duties to keep the home tidy. If things are kept up on a daily basis, it will make the clutter and mess less overwhelming.Unfortunately, your life doesn’t stop just because you’ve listed your home for sale.

Keep it show-ready by preparing in advance, so those last-minute buyers can see your home’s charm and not the day’s clutter.

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