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San Antonio Marketing Firm Wins Valuable South Padre Island Contract
01 Aug 2015

Atkins Group will work to convince the world to visit South Padre Island.

Atkins says tourism promotion today is generally geared to millennials, since older people generally have settled on their favorite travel destinations.  And Atkins says today's 18 to 35 year old is a different kind of customer when it comes to travel.


Michael Stuart's insight:

"They're looking for very unique experiences," he said.  "That could be something in highly active sports, water sports kinds of things, extreme sports."

 Atkins says Millennials are also interested in something that South Padre Island and the Laguna Madre can easily offer eco-tourism.  He says today's tourists may be more interested in seeing a coral reef than with sitting in the sand drinking a beer.

  •   He says since Millennials are less likely to have kids than their Baby Boomer and Generation X predecessors, he expects destination marketing to focus less on kids' activities.
  •   Then there's the matter of the way the message is delivered. Atkins says his campaign will focus on mobile devices, because today's customers are much more spontaneous than those in previous years.
  •   "They are making decisions not only about the destination selection, but about the hotel and condominium property, even while they're traveling to the destination."
  •   South Padre Island is routinely voted one of the top beach destinations in North America, due largely to its miles of sandy beaches and its distinct lack of commercialism.  It is also a major Spring Break destination.


  Atkins says he has already begun to work on a plan to deal with what is likely to be his number one challenge.  With politicians like Donald Trump spreading the misinformation that South Texas is somehow more dangerous than other places.

Clearly these guys are not from the Island and have no clue.

Texas Drone Laws in the States
01 Aug 2015

Here is an updated list of state drone laws, Texas law allows for drones to be used by ‘a Texas licensed real estate broker in connection with the marketing, sale, or financing of real property.’


Michael Stuart's insight:

They say everything’s bigger in Texas and that seems to apply to drone regulation.

In 2013, the state enacted HB 912, an omnibus bill that identifies 19 lawful uses for drones.

According to Texas Monthly, the bill contains provisions that fly in the opposite direction of most other state laws in that it opens a wide gap for possible law-enforcement abuse – identifying a “long ‘non-applicability’ section (38 exceptions)” for policing agencies.

The report adds:
“None of those are quite as depressingly hilarious as a Texas law that’s designed to protect oil pipelines from being photographed by environmentalists while allowing for law enforcement agencies to survey citizens based on a legal standard that’s only one step up from a hunch,

but our law at least also allows for drones to be used by ‘a Texas licensed real estate broker in connection with the marketing, sale, or financing of real property.’”

see the law at http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/billtext/html/HB00912F.htm

Seagrass Beach homes swell on Bolivar Peninsula
23 Jul 2015
NewCoast Properties has broken ground on a luxury beachfront community on Bolivar Peninsula that was stall amid Hurricane Ike.
Michael Stuart's insight:
Brad Ballard, founder of NewCoast Properties, plans to develop 35 homesites at Seagrass Beach, located on 33.5 acres off SH 87, about 11 miles west of SH 124 southeast of Houston. The gated home lots, which average a little more than an acre, are priced from the low $200,000s. The luxury community will feature unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico and several high-end amenities, including an 18-foot-tall elevated pool with six cabanas, a beachside fire pit, four manicured lawn areas and a stocked fishing pond.The project has buyers lined up, and lot development and amenities are expected to be finished in the next six months. NewCoast Properties also acquired nearby Laguna Harbor from Crown Team Texas LLC and plans to add a full-service marina, fuel and restaurant.
What thrived during the Texas coast recession?
29 Jan 2015

This study is about the lessons learned from two “high-end real estate project developers” that thrived during the worse recession and storms to hit the Texas coast in history. A silver lining from the unfortunate times the region experienced from 2008 to 2012.

At the real estate peak in 2007, over a dozen high-end projects were under way on the Texas coast transforming the skyline and promising better lifestyles. Some of the projects completely failed, most will redeem their value sometime in the future, but only two thrived and are roaring out of the recession.

The report shows how it was a combination of negative factors that took the Texas coast market by storm, while Texas overall had only minor effects from the recession.

Energy Projects Fueling a Prosperous Texas Coast
26 Jun 2011 New pipelines, offshore rigs, port expansions and wind farms bring additional prosperity to the Texas coast
Read the National Association of Realtors report on Second Homes
13 Apr 2011 The share of home buyers purchasing second homes remained steady compared to the year before according to an annual report from the National Association of Realtors
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San Antonio Marketing Firm Wins Valuable South Padre Island Contract
01 Aug 2015

Atkins Group will work to convince the world to visit South Padre Island.

Atkins says tourism promotion today is generally geared to millennials, since older people generally have settled on their favorite travel destinations.  And Atkins says today's 18 to 35 year old is a different kind of customer when it comes to travel.


Michael Stuart's insight:

"They're looking for very unique experiences," he said.  "That could be something in highly active sports, water sports kinds of things, extreme sports."

 Atkins says Millennials are also interested in something that South Padre Island and the Laguna Madre can easily offer eco-tourism.  He says today's tourists may be more interested in seeing a coral reef than with sitting in the sand drinking a beer.

  •   He says since Millennials are less likely to have kids than their Baby Boomer and Generation X predecessors, he expects destination marketing to focus less on kids' activities.
  •   Then there's the matter of the way the message is delivered. Atkins says his campaign will focus on mobile devices, because today's customers are much more spontaneous than those in previous years.
  •   "They are making decisions not only about the destination selection, but about the hotel and condominium property, even while they're traveling to the destination."
  •   South Padre Island is routinely voted one of the top beach destinations in North America, due largely to its miles of sandy beaches and its distinct lack of commercialism.  It is also a major Spring Break destination.


  Atkins says he has already begun to work on a plan to deal with what is likely to be his number one challenge.  With politicians like Donald Trump spreading the misinformation that South Texas is somehow more dangerous than other places.

Clearly these guys are not from the Island and have no clue.

Texas Drone Laws in the States
01 Aug 2015

Here is an updated list of state drone laws, Texas law allows for drones to be used by ‘a Texas licensed real estate broker in connection with the marketing, sale, or financing of real property.’


Michael Stuart's insight:

They say everything’s bigger in Texas and that seems to apply to drone regulation.

In 2013, the state enacted HB 912, an omnibus bill that identifies 19 lawful uses for drones.

According to Texas Monthly, the bill contains provisions that fly in the opposite direction of most other state laws in that it opens a wide gap for possible law-enforcement abuse – identifying a “long ‘non-applicability’ section (38 exceptions)” for policing agencies.

The report adds:
“None of those are quite as depressingly hilarious as a Texas law that’s designed to protect oil pipelines from being photographed by environmentalists while allowing for law enforcement agencies to survey citizens based on a legal standard that’s only one step up from a hunch,

but our law at least also allows for drones to be used by ‘a Texas licensed real estate broker in connection with the marketing, sale, or financing of real property.’”

see the law at http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/billtext/html/HB00912F.htm

Seagrass Beach homes swell on Bolivar Peninsula
23 Jul 2015
NewCoast Properties has broken ground on a luxury beachfront community on Bolivar Peninsula that was stall amid Hurricane Ike.
Michael Stuart's insight:
Brad Ballard, founder of NewCoast Properties, plans to develop 35 homesites at Seagrass Beach, located on 33.5 acres off SH 87, about 11 miles west of SH 124 southeast of Houston. The gated home lots, which average a little more than an acre, are priced from the low $200,000s. The luxury community will feature unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico and several high-end amenities, including an 18-foot-tall elevated pool with six cabanas, a beachside fire pit, four manicured lawn areas and a stocked fishing pond.The project has buyers lined up, and lot development and amenities are expected to be finished in the next six months. NewCoast Properties also acquired nearby Laguna Harbor from Crown Team Texas LLC and plans to add a full-service marina, fuel and restaurant.
What thrived during the Texas coast recession?
29 Jan 2015

This study is about the lessons learned from two “high-end real estate project developers” that thrived during the worse recession and storms to hit the Texas coast in history. A silver lining from the unfortunate times the region experienced from 2008 to 2012.

At the real estate peak in 2007, over a dozen high-end projects were under way on the Texas coast transforming the skyline and promising better lifestyles. Some of the projects completely failed, most will redeem their value sometime in the future, but only two thrived and are roaring out of the recession.

The report shows how it was a combination of negative factors that took the Texas coast market by storm, while Texas overall had only minor effects from the recession.

Energy Projects Fueling a Prosperous Texas Coast
26 Jun 2011 New pipelines, offshore rigs, port expansions and wind farms bring additional prosperity to the Texas coast
Read the National Association of Realtors report on Second Homes
13 Apr 2011 The share of home buyers purchasing second homes remained steady compared to the year before according to an annual report from the National Association of Realtors
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Physical Address: 2840 Hwy 87

Mailing Address: Po Box 1158

Crystal Beach, TX 77650

Phone 409-684-3345

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Your Crystal Beach Bolivar Peninsula - Beach Property Expert - a member of the TexasGulfCoastOnline network

Swedes Real Estate Logo

Swede's Real Estate
Physical Address: 2840 Hwy 87

Mailing Address: Po Box 1158

Crystal Beach, TX 77650

Phone 409-684-3345

Sitemap

Anne Willis Broker


Your Crystal Beach Bolivar Peninsula - Beach Property Expert - a member of the TexasGulfCoastOnline network