NextHome on the Coast

Your South Padre Island, TX Realtors

We here at NextHome on the Coast have always had a different approach on how to best market and sell in a primarily second home market. Communication, marketing and the experience of your hired professional are key. Every aspect of our company is geared towards our client’s needs first.. so there’s no surprise as to why NextHome is the fastest growing franchise in the nation.

Whether you’re a first time buyer or an experienced investor, you’ll find useful information about how to choose the “right” property, making an offer, negotiating, financing, mortgage rates, moving, and everything involved in making an informed home buying decision in today’s market. If you currently own property and are thinking about selling it, this site contains information about preparing your home for sale, selecting the right agent, pricing your home appropriately, marketing it effectively, going through the inspection process, and receiving a timely market evaluation.

Your experience is important to us, whether you’re here to buy or sell. #HumansOverHouses is our motto and our mission is to provide you with the best boutique customer service.

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Please use our website as a continued resource and if you need more information on anything, please feel free to call or email us. Our contact information is listed on the About page.

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Finding Your Perfect Piece of South Padre Island Real Estate

Are you dreaming of a laid-back island lifestyle with extraordinary beaches and the beautiful, warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico? South Padre Island, TX, is the slice of paradise you are looking for! South Padre Island is one of the last remaining undeveloped coastlines in the U.S., so the opportunities to purchase property and develop business are unparalleled.

Finding your dream home or vacation oasis on South Padre Island is easy when you have the right realtors helping you. NextHome on the Coast understands the ins and outs of the South Padre Island real estate market. As an experienced South Padre Island real estate agency, our focus on placing the client’s needs first is the reason why we are the fastest-growing real estate franchise in the U.S. today.

Browse Homes for Sale on South Padre Island

South Padre Island is nestled at the southern tip of Texas on the sparkling Gulf of Mexico. A city island, it is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the country, offering more than thirty miles of soft sandy beaches, plenty of delicious food, and fantastic nightlife. Coupled with beautiful weather throughout the year and a friendly local population, South Padre Island is a premier destination for tourism and relocation.

South Padre Island is also home to nearly 3,000 permanent residents, though the population averages over 350,000 due to tourists and seasonal residents. With 70% of the people on the lookout for rental properties, it is clear to see why investing in property in South Padre Island, whether for yourself or as an investment opportunity, is very wise.

South Padre Island has a variety of homes for sale. NextHome on the Coast can help you find the ideal homes for sale on South Padre Island to suit your needs and allow you to experience this beautiful location to the fullest.

Investing in Vacation Homes for Sale on South Padre Island

Whether you are looking for a private residence or a luxurious condo, buying property in South Padre can be a rewarding investment.

The real estate market in South Padre Island offers a wide range of properties for investment and development priced well below the averages in comparable locales. Owning real estate has become one of the best ways to enhance your wealth, and there’s no better place to start than with vacation homes for sale on South Padre Island. 

South Padre Island offers glorious weather, beautiful views, and plenty of opportunities for you to live an abundant lifestyle. Museums, art galleries, live music, festivals, and more provide cultural enrichment and entertainment for residents and tourists alike. Golf and plenty of water sports and activities are also significant attractions here.

Beach and Waterfront Homes for Sale on South Padre Island

Waterfront living offers the beauty of the sunrise on the Gulf, coupled with expansive stretches of sandy beaches and stunning panoramas of the island. From million-dollar estates to charming bungalows to high-rise condos, waterfront homes for sale on South Padre Island offer something for every taste and budget.

Homes here often feature oversized windows and ample outdoor spaces to take advantage of the warm sun and Gulf breezes. Porches and decks are standard on the palm-lined streets, and the architecture is a beautiful balance of old and new.

With more than 30 miles of beautiful beaches nearby, living in South Padre Island offers the laid-back, effortless vibes of any beach community. Ample beach and water activities, from surfing and snorkeling to sailing and fishing, means there’s always something to do year-round.

Choosing from the wide range of beach homes for sale on South Padre Island, you can be sure that excitement, entertainment, and endless beauty are only steps away from your front door.

Condos for Sale on South Padre Island

If buying a beach house isn’t possible but you still want to own property in South Padre Island, condo living may be ideal for you. Condos are smaller and offer the benefit of living in an established community with others. They also are a sure ticket to beach and bayfront living, as most of the buildings are ideally located to give you views and access to everything the waterfront has to offer.

Condos are a great choice whether you are single, have a family, or are looking to retire to the beautiful Texas coast. Whatever your lifestyle, NextHome on the Coast can help you find the perfect condos for sale on South Padre Island.

Commercial Properties for Sale on South Padre Island

As residential ventures grow in South Padre Island, business grows, too. Whether you’re moving your business to the area as you relocate, or you are looking to open a new company here, NextHome on the Coast can help you locate the commercial properties for sale on South Padre Island that best suit your unique company needs. We can also find strategic commercial properties that will help your business to flourish in its new location.

Looking for an Experienced South Padre Island Real Estate Office?

First-time buyers and experienced investors alike need accurate information when searching for South Padre Island real estate opportunities. We here at NextHome on the Coast have put everything at your fingertips. We offer a wealth of information and resources about:

  • Finding the right property
  • Navigating the inspection process
  • Making an offer and negotiating pricing
  • Arranging financing
  • Understanding mortgage rates

Whatever type of real estate investment or purchase you seek, NextHome on the Coast is ready to help you with the best customer service around. Our experienced South Padre Island real estate office team is ready to assist you with all your real estate needs. Our agents are from all over the United States as we attract many visitors. As you know, many end up staying after selling real estate in other parts of the country.   At NextHome, our motto is #HumansOverHouses, and we strive to deliver on that every day.

Thank you for visiting our website! You can find information about our South Padre Island real estate agents through our “Associates” tab, and you can learn more about what areas we serve, including the Laguna Madre area, by clicking on our “About” page.

For more information, contact us today at 956-299-2695 or email us at

Frequently Asked Questions

Bayside vs. Oceanside?

A few common questions to ask yourself when planning your time here on the island. Owning and living here full-time? Renting your place part-time for additional income? Traditionally the ocean/beach side has always been a favorite for visitors. A short walk to and from the beach with a wagon containing your beach chairs, a cooler and beach toys is fabulous.  Those units would be considered Gulf Interior.  Gulf front, of course, is direct beach front access.  Bayside access to what is called the entertainment district and further north on the bayside is usually for those that love the sunsets and are looking for a quieter stay for their vacations.  It’s an easy walk to the beach but fishing in the bay from a dock perhaps, or just sitting and enjoying the ever changing sunsets is spectacular.  You can have the best of both worlds. That being said, our island is less than a mile wide and we have many crosswalks for pedestrians. 

Are there differences in Rental Income between Bayside vs. Oceanside?

We are asked quite frequently about the income differences from beachside to oceanside.  Through the years, typically the beachside has been more favorable, but most recently, we are seeing quite an uptake in bayside rentals. Families are able to enjoy fishing, docks, jet skis, kiteboarding and paddle boarding.  At this point, I would venture to say beachside is still the most desirable for rental pricing, but that depends on the type of renters you are looking to attract.

What fees are charged by management companies? What can I expect?

This question poses a broad spectrum of answers, mostly depending on the property.  Single family homes with no HOA offer you, as the owner, the most options. The owner may choose to hire a full time company to oversee, management, bookings, repairs and cleanings. Those fees typically run from 10-30%.  Quite a broad range. Your agent will be able to give you a few referrals and as a purchaser you should compare and shop around.  

Properties with an HOA normally fall into two categories.  Front desk managed and owner managed.  The HOA rules and regulations determine how the property is set up.  Front desk run properties normally have full-time staff, concierge, maintenance and cleaning crews. They do everything including bookings and marketing for you. Expect higher monthly HOA fees with this type of property as all of that staff requires quite a bit of overhead for the HOA.   If you are required to use the front desk, your agent will let you know that as you are narrowing down your search.  If you are able to manage your own unit, you can hire a company, or even do it yourself through Air B&B or VRBO…many different companies now offer that type of service.  Your agent will have some referrals for local residents who help with check-ins, repairs and cleanings. I have had some clients have excellent ROI when they have the time to manage the property themselves.

What type of water services does Rio Grande Valley offer and what is the taxing rate for the MUD District?

The Laguna Madre Water District is a MUD that provides water for South Padre Island, Port Isabel, Long Island Village, Laguna Heights and Laguna Vista. The Rio Grande River provides (98%) Rio Grande Valley’s water.  Both countries on either side of this border have use of this water.    Part of an owners breakdown on property taxes include a portion of payment for this MUD. At this time, those numbers are .0388 per $100.00 of valuation of the properties value.   That valuation is determined by the Cameron County Appraisal District.   We see it as a line item on your annual tax bill.  Anyone living in this area with any sort of water usage, must use LMWD as their provider.  HOA’s normally provide water in their HOA fees monthly.  Single family residential owners are responsible for their own water bill.  I live in a home here on South Padre Island my typical water bill for a 3 bedroom home runs from $50-$76.00 on average.  Upon signing a contract for purchase, whether it is a home, condominium or lot, purchasers will sign a form notifying them of the Water District.  956-943-2626.  An additional and in depth explanation of a Water District is attached for more information (click here). 

How does it work with Pets in an HOA situation?

Many of us have four legged family members that are as precious to us as our human family members.  That being said, many HOA’s, due to the sheer number of people using the common areas, the size and limit are oftentimes set in HOA Declarations and ByLaws.  Most of the real estate professionals here in this area know which complexes have certain types of policies.  Make sure and let your real estate professional know as early in your search as possible if pets are something that are important to you.  As a potential buyer, checking those Declarations and ByLaws once you receive them, is also a good idea.  Our local MLS has a section wherein agents mark when entering the listing whether pets are allowed, pets are allowed with certain restrictions, or perhaps there is even a total no pets policy.  Examples of restrictions would be numbers of pets, size/weight of pets and even that pets are only allowed for owners within the complex (tenants would be barred from bringing a pet if with the owners permission).  When you write an offer on a condominium, the contract will give the sellers and their agent a specific number of days to provide written copies of those Declarations and ByLaws.  I make sure that I request the Declarations and ByLaws before my listings even go live in an effort to provide as much information as possible.  Even with verbal confirmation given, as a potential buyer, make sure you read those restrictions for yourself and be educated.  Avoid potential surprises at all costs.

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