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1424 Ave M

1424 Ave M

GalvestonTX 77550
$479,000
Located in conveniently located San Jac neighborhood that is close to beach (less than 1/4 mile), UTMB and downtown . This circa 2009 2/2 double galleried charmer boasts an additional 1/1 guest quarters (approx. 210 additional sq feet) in back yard. A great place to call home, it has all the conveniences for modern living with the charm of a historic neighborhood. An open floor plan greets you as you enter from the front porch . The downstairs includes a half bath and eat-in kitchen with a spacious living/great room. Off the kitchen is the outside deck that leads down to a side deck, back yard and guest quarters. Upstairs is the laundry closet, both bedrooms that include ensuite bathrooms .The larger of the two, the primary bedroom opens out onto the upstairs gallery. Off-street parking is provided by driving through the back gate into the carport from the paved alley. The house has central air and heat, while the guest quarters has a mini split.
216 25th Street

216 25th Street

GalvestonTX 77550
$475,000
Looking for a unique place to call Home? This 1954 sq ft,1/1 condo in Historic 1874 Ship Mechanics Row building includes 1726 sq ft on the 1st fl. & 228 sq ft upstairs (perfect for a 2nd bedroom and\or home office). The laundry is located upstairs and with the adjoing closet it could be converted possibly into a 2nd bathroom. The first floor defines flexibility at its finest. Currently only the bedroom and bathroom are divided by walls. Spectacular eat-in kitchen! The high ceilings and stained concrete floors add to the historic charm. 1 parking spot assigned in an attached street-level garage reached by interior doorway to condo hallway leads to the garage w/ 1 reserved space. 2 hour free street parking for guests. Located in the heart of the Strand Entertainment District, and located close to many of the downtown district’s retail and dining venues right outside your door! Zoned live /work this could be a work space/shop in front and your home in the back!
1914 24th Street

1914 24th Street

GalvestonTX 77550
$299,000
Great things come in small packages. This lovely raised 1904 raised Victorian cottage is 2 blocks to beach and Pleasure Pier! Lovely original wood floors greet you as you step into the entry and the sun-filled living room. Off the living room is a side porch to catch gulf breezes! Bathroom is off the kitchen dining combo and includes a large closet. From the kitchen you can step out to the second deck on the north side of the house and the side yard, great for entertaining! The utility room is at the back of the house and boasts great storage. There is one one bedroom with a den that could be a second bedroom if desired. .
1611 Avenue N 1/2

1611 Avenue N 1/2

GalvestonTX 77550
$385,000
Charming historic duplex located just 2 blocks from the seawall! Each unit features 2 bedrooms & 1 bath while offering a perfect blend of historic charm & modern convenience. Off street parking for 2 cars, accessible via the alley. Step inside to find beautifully preserved details, including original hardwood floors. The units are filled with natural light, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy a fully furnished property, ready for immediate move-in. Whether you’re looking for an investment opportunity or a place to call home, this historic duplex is sure to impress. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of history in this desirable seaside location. Schedule your showing today!
41 South Shore Drive

41 South Shore Drive

GalvestonTX 77551
$355,000
Charming home with 4 beds, 2 baths, & 2 car detached garage at the end of a cul-de-sac. Having the garage entrance on Heards Lane allows a close & convenient trip to the 61st corridor for restaurants, shopping, & services. Only .5 miles from public boat ramp and fishing pier. Primary bedroom has a large walk in closet & updated bath. Updated kitchen is in the center of the home opens to the great room with fireplace. The split floorplan with 2 bedrooms on each side of the house allows for privacy for when guests come to visit. Large, fenced back yard is great for entertaining, especially with views of the Moody Gardens fireworks! Refrigerator & washer/dryer negotiable. Recent updates include new central HVAC in 2024 (gas heat), 2″ custom blinds throughout the home, new ADA height toilets, & pantry cabinets in kitchen. Please note the City of Galveston will have a temporary easement in the middle of the cul-de-sac for new water pump station to be constructed at the other end of street.
2702 Sealy Street

2702 Sealy Street

GalvestonTX 77550
$325,000
Cute Gulfcoast cottage in Midtown accross the street from Moody Mansion and the Oleander Garden. This charming 2 bed 1/bath renovated retreat also has a guest cottage out back perfect for guests. Updated kitchen and laundry room in house. The front porch is additonal living space that makes this home larger than it appears.
2108 56th Street

2108 56th Street

GalvestonTX 77551
$310,000
This successful revenue generating duplex is less than 5 minutes from the beach/Seawall, yet conveniently located in midtown near restaurants and shopping. An established short-term rental opportunity is complete with two unique, fully loaded 1 BR/1 BA apartments. Each unit of this comfortable and quiet property has a full-sized kitchen, living room, laundry room and its own porch. The units share a quiet little yard that comes complete with a wooden porch swing. The adorable Upper Carriage House features gleaming wood floors and French doors leading to a large bedroom. The unit known on Airbnb & VRBO as Cozy Cottage is a cool respite from a day of fun on the island. Individually metered for electricity, either unit can be leased as long-term rentals. This investment opportunity is an active, successful, fully furnished turnkey operation. Another option is as a great starter for a family, live in one and rent the other. See docs for exclusions. Viewing upstairs to start 3/10
1323 Avenue N

1323 Avenue N

GalvestonTX 77550
$349,000
Cute Gulfcoast cottage that has been a longtime (25yrs.) weekender for a Houston family. Only a skip away from the beach ( 2 blocks) from beach in in the San Jac neighborhood. Catch the gulf breezes from front porch. This 2/1 with exceptional back deck is a perfect beach getaway. Best of all you are close and convenient to all intown attractions! Great location if you want to defray costs by making it a STR when not using it. Most furniture conveys as does refrigerator, a few family heirlooms are leaving. Great fenced in back yard for outside entertaining. Storage shed in yard provides a great place for bikes surfboards and kayaks!
1428 Ball Street

1428 Ball Street

GalvestonTX 77550
$1,650,000
Spectacular double galleried corner lot home on an oversize lot in the heart of the East End Historic District. According to the Galveston Architecture Guidebook, the home was completed right before the 1900 storm and was built by jeweler Michael Shaw the first jeweler in Texas. In additon to the 4195 sq ft home there is a 792 sq ft. garage apartment over the detached 2- car garage on this 10300 sq ft lot. Architectural highlights abound in this 5 bedroom 2.5 bath home. Incredible wood trim and floors throughout with high ceilings, pocket doors, 8 fireplaces, a 40′ central hallway culminating at a curved stairwell and eat- in kitchen. 2 large storage rooms one on each floor, full attic and finished ground floor provides ample storage. The first floor office could be a downstairs primary. if needed. 2nd Fl extra room is currently a large walk in closet. Utility room on 2nd Floor. Historic District Design Guidelines apply. Close and convenient to beach UTMB and downtown.
919 Long Reach Drive

919 Long Reach Drive

Tiki Island, TX 77554
$1,450,000

This lovely two-story has breathtaking views of Galveston Bay, Moody Gardens, and the Galveston skyline from the living room and primary bedroom located on main floor. The main living room has a fireplace and wall of windows that needs to be seen to be believed. It has three to four generous bedrooms & 2 1/2 half bathrooms within the 3,238 square feet of living space. The bedrooms have walk-in closets, and the bathrooms are well appointed with spa-like fixtures. The home boasts hardwoods and power blinds on the main floor and carpet upstairs. There is an interior staircase and an elevator. The chef’s kitchen has a stainless-steel farmhouse sink, Wolfe induction stove along with plenty of storage and countertop space. On the main floor there is a utility room and a half bath for convenience. The main floor primary bedroom has marble floors and a large ensuite with great closet space. , the home also has spacious decks, and a bulkhead. There is a a two-car garage and sprinkler system.

22522 Vista Del Mar

22522 Vista Del Mar

Galveston, TX 77554
$675,000

Currently leased, this spectacular 3/2 raised home in Isla del Sol has a peek a boo view of the gulf and easy beach access. Property conveys furnished with appliances (except for tenants personal possessions) Beautifully updated with well appointed fixtures. Large deck upstairs perfect for viewing sunsets and catching gulf breezes. Their is also a lovely deck off primary allowing for a great private retreat,with spectacular sunrises. Downstairs is a one car garage, The 2 car carport and breezeway is a great entertaining area with a swim spa, outside shower and cargo lift. Community amenities include: community boat launch and a community fishing pier. At the end of a quiet cul-de sac with privacy.

23186 Fresca Street

23186 Fresca Street

Galveston, TX 77554
$449,000

Longtime family owned weekender/STR boasts 3 bedroms and 2 full baths in Terramar. Great location at the side of a cul de sac where the neighbors own the next two lots providing a sense of privacy and spaciousness. Great entertaining space under the home as well as on the front and back large decks. Inside there is a window lined living room with a kitchen dining combo with a bay window. The spacious primary has a large ensuite as well as plenty of closets. One car garage, Golf Cart negotiable Aplliances and furniture convey. Peek a view of the Gulf! Good Reveiws on Air BNB :West Galveston”Island Haven”

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To buy, sell or lease Galveston talk to Tom Schwenk, owner and broker of Coldwell Banker TGRE. Tom is the number 1 agent for in-town sales and an award-winning realtor with more than 20 years’ experience. Now, a locally owned and operated Coldwell Banker ® affiliate, he has joined an international network with more than 115 years of real estate leadership. This means more experience, more knowledge, and more certainty of success while still offering the local expertise and five star service TGRE is known for. No local brokerage gives you more.

With Tom’s successful history in Galveston it is no wonder he decided to launch his own real estate firm in 2018 after working in the industry for more than 15 years. His vision for Tom’s Galveston Real Estate is a customer focused firm to help people buy, sell or lease Galveston.

The history, beautiful natural features are people who live here are just some of the things that make island life so special. When finding your own place in the sun you need to work with a company that has superior local knowledge about everything that makes Galveston what it is.

Tom has owned property in Galveston since 1987 and became a full time resident in 2001. He has leadership positions on many community and civic organizations and is recognized as an historic homes expert.

Brian Kuhn, Reid Nelson, Robert Zahn, Carole Bell, Brian Schwenk, Suzanne McClere, Jackie Steedly, John Schreiber, Mickey Conrad Matthews as well as Team Hadley-Sims are our professional agents who share Tom’s commitment to customer service and knowledge and expertise of the local market.

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Tom Schwenk, Owner/Broker

An award-winning Broker, Tom is Galveston’s #1 agent for in-town sales. Tom is well known for his passionate support of Galveston, his expertise in historic homes and his efforts to protect and develop what makes island life so special.
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Brian Schwenk, REALTOR®, Director of Property / Project Management

While in college he interned one summer with Galveston Historical Foundation and his interest in historic homes became personal when he rehabilitated an 1886 raised cottage on Galveston’s 19th Street which was also his first foray into home ownership. 

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Brian Kuhn, Galveston Real Estate

Brian Kuhn, REALTOR®

Brian loves living in Galveston and has been working with buyers and sellers in the area since 2011. While Brian enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for architectural detail and knowledge of market trends, his clients appreciate his responsiveness and knowledge of the transaction process.
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Reid Nelson - Galveston Real Estate

Reid Nelson, REALTOR®

Reid is a native Galvestonian who, after successful careers in law and insurance, returned to Galveston in 2017 to get back to his roots. His clients benefit from his legal and insurance expertise as well as his true love of this town.
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Robert Zahn, REALTOR®

Robert has over fifteen years of working in the Historical Homes market of Galveston. He has have been active in the restoration of his own Victorian era houses, and was actively involved in laying the groundwork for the formation of the San Jacinto Historical Conservation District.
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Carole Bell

Carole Bell, REALTOR®

After a fulfilling career in Finance, she retired but still wanted to do more. So began her second career in real estate - promoting all that Galveston and the areas have to offer. Carole strives to ensure that all parties are well-informed and have a clear understanding throughout all phases of the real estate process when buying or selling their home. 

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Suzanne McClere

Suzanne McClere, REALTOR®

Suzanne's interest and passion for Real Estate began in the early 1990s, while she and her husband were beginning the search for their first home. Having lived on the island during her youth she fell in love with everything about Galveston, and says she is so excited to be coming home. As a licensed REALTOR® she looks forward to meeting you soon and helping you achieve your Island dreams. 
 

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Mickey Matthews-Conrad, REALTOR®

Mickey Matthews-Conrad was born and raised in Texas and is proud to be a 5th generation Texan. A very experienced realtor, she has worked in the industry for more than 30 years helping people to realize their real estate dreams. 

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Jackie Steedly, REALTOR®

If there is one constant throughout Jackie's careers, it has been a desire to serve. It is this passion that drives her commitment to give back to her community and provide exemplary service to her students, customers, and clients. 

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John M. Schreiber, REALTOR®

John M. Schreiber is a native Galvestonian who was born on the island (BOI). He retired with over 30 years with the Prudential Insurance Company, and is now an active REALTOR providing sales and service to the people of Galveston County
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Team Hadley-Sims

We are Team Hadley Sims serving Galveston, and the surrounding areas. We are committed to going above and beyond for our clients whether they are buying or selling. Tee Jay Hadley comes to the real estate side after an extensive career in property management where he most recently served as a Regional Director. Kyle Sims comes to the real estate side from mortgage, where he also serves as a Settlement Specialist.
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Shannon Caldwell, Marketing Director

Originally from New Zealand, Shannon is an award-winning public relations and marketing expert. She first came to Galveston in 2011 where one of the first people she met was Tom Schwenk, who was the leasing agent on the historic home she rented with her family.
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Pride in Galveston Real Estate

Broker/Owner Tom Schwenk recently appeared on LGBTQ Real Estate Podcast.

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Broker/Owner Tom Schwenk recently appeared on 950 AM KPRC Houston radio.

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Nia Cultural Center
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Absolute Equality
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