2022 Recap

It was a whirlwind of a year. We had a very quiet hurricane season (knock on wood) and finished off the year with another deep freeze threat. Both of these things highlight the importance of being prepared while living in such a resilient yet vulnerable place like Galveston. Like most Galveston residents, I was completely … Read more

The 1031 Exchange: A Great Asset Building Tool

Derived from Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, a 1031 exchange allows a taxpayer to sell income, investment or business property and replace it with a like-kind. property  (Elizabeth Weintraub, The Balance). Say you purchased an investment property for $50,000, and after 5 years you were able to sell it for $100,000. Rather than pay the … Read more

Find Your Galveston

Thank you for taking the time to visit the website! I aim to provide insightful information on local and national real estate trends in addition to giving a fresh look into every day living on the Island. I was first drawn to the Island for the sun, surf, & laid back Island lifestyle. I have … Read more

Market Snapshot

September marks another month of positive sales in the greater Houston area real estate market. Buyers continue to take advantage of low mortgage interest rates. Some instability in the stock market also makes real estate more more appealing to investors. “According to the latest monthly report from the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR), sales of … Read more

Galveston Flood Map released by FEMA

Galveston flood map

So, What’s up with the New Flood Maps? In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, the inherent risk of flooding on Galveston Island became very apparent. Homeowners and potential buyers have become very mindful of flood risks and flood insurance costs associated with owning a home. And just when we were all becoming vaguely familiar with … Read more