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1805 Avenue K

1805 Avenue K

GalvestonTX 77550
$750,000
Originally Built in 1894, this lovely duplex is enhanced with modern ammenities while maintaining its historic charm in the the Lost Bayou Historic District. The upstairs original home is a 2/2 boasts 11 ft ceilings, a bay window in living room, wood floors, transoms . A family room off the kitchen as well as a 16′ x15′ screened in back porch lends itself to easy entertaining. There is also an outside back deck allowing for even more entertaining space. The downstairs 2/1 living space is perfect as a mother in law suite or income producing property. It is spacious w/ standard height ceilings, a large kitchen with plenty of windows making the space light & bright! There is also a screened in porch (34′ X 9″) which can be part of the rental or kept as a man cave for owners with its outdoor bar, hot tub and big screen TV. Offstreet parking in the front w/ a brand new two car garage with 10ft storage above entered from the paved alley. There is also a shed for additonal storage.
1428 Ball Street

1428 Ball Street

GalvestonTX 77550
$1,800,000
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”

8018 Channelview Drive

8018 Channelview Drive

Galveston, TX 77554
$1,250,000

The unassuming exterior of this Mediterranean inspired belies the wonderful spaces within. From the ground floor entrance stairs of wood and carpeting bring you to the actual entrance into the surprising living spaces. The entry and main hall are rich marble. To your left are the stairs leading to the upper gallery and primary bedroom suite. The two story living area look onto the Bay and Ship Channel and has a gas fireplace nestled in the corner. The adjacent chef’s kitchen is beautifully outfitted with custom cabinetry and massive counters. The oversized, 4+ garage opens to both the front drive and the bayside. It has an oversized elevator to all floors. You may note the second floor gallery is a library with built in bookshelves as well as an exit onto the second floor balcony and stairs to the rooftop terrace as well as to the ground floor. The primary suite is one side of the house accessed from the gallery as well. You will be amazed and surprised by the thoughtful features.

3802 Avenue S

3802 Avenue S

Galveston, TX 77550
$439,000

2 houses included in this sale! The main House is 4/2 a bunk room and wonderfully restored and refreshed kitchen and bathrooms. Light an bright . Ther raised cottage next door is a 616 sq ft. guest house w/ a 60sq ft front porch . This charming 1-1 has a great entertaining space below . The entire property sits on an expanded lot of 8217 sq feet. The house sits at back of the property with a fully fenced in front yard making it a great space for outdoor entertaining . When weather doesn’t cooperate take it inside ! Underneath the house is set up with all the comforts of a sportsbar! A driveway for off street parking provides plenty of room for cars for both properties. Both units have window units.

3533 Avenue M

3533 Avenue M

3533 Avenue M
GalvestonTX 77550
$459,000
This lovely home was built in 2021 having one owner who has used this 4/2/2 as a second home weekender, not a STR. Conveniently located in midtown close to the seawall as well as all Galveston has to offer. This lovely Gulf Coast raised cottage boasts a primary bedroom on the first floor with acess to back deck, as well as a full bath and laundry room.The open floor plan invites excellent opportunites for entertaining with its well-appointed kitchen and proximity to the back deck! Great storage throughout the home and the upstairs boasts three additonal bedrooms as well as another full bath! All the charm of an older historic home yet a recent new build with modern luxuries. Best of all, all the furniture and appliances convey! The spacious garage can fit 2 cars tandem with room for a golf cart if desired. The fenced in yard provides ample space for fun and relaxation.
2225 28 Street

2225 28 Street

GalvestonTX 77550
$569,000
Currently a duplex however interior staircase alows it to be converted to Single Family House . Rare Gulf-water view near Pleasure Pier! Just a minute walk to Seawall! The 2nd story porch overlooks the Pleasure Pier& Gulf ! The house is directly across the street from McGuire-Dent Recreation Center, with its fitness center, playground, splash pad, skateboard park, dog park & tennis courts! Walk to many restaurants, Blvd Seafood, Bubba Gump’s, Fish Tales & The Spot. This has been a successful short-term rental since 2016. Upstairs unit sleeps up to 6 w/ its 2 bedrooms (+ 2 twin sleeper sofas), 1 bathroom & kitchen. Downstairs unit has 3 bedrooms, 1 bath & kitchen. Together as a single family, there are 5 bedrooms & 2 baths. Both floors have washers and dryers that convey. Upstairs new central A/H 7/23. Outside, there is a shaded, bricked, back-patio with an outside shower to rinse off the beach sand! House conveys fully furnished. Didn’t flood during Hurricanes Ike or Harvey.
1421 Harbor View Circle

1421 Harbor View Circle

1421 Harbor View Circle
GalvestonTX 77550
$439,000
Expansive 3/2 Mid Century modern with large fenced in yard and secluded back patio. Open and flexible floor plan invites entertaining and makes it easy to achieve. There is an updated kitchen and bathrooms. A lovely sunroom/den sits in the middle of the home. Windows are hurricane impact and with so many the home is always light and bright. There is a wood burning fireplace and seamless gutters. A 2-car garage with driveway ensures d ample off-street parking. The master bedroom and guest bedroom are enormous. This is one story living at its finest. Close proximity to UTMB and east end dog and people park! Convenient to downtown as well. The design of the home has been attributed to Raymond Rapp Jr; AIA who had 2 homes selected for the national record.
4308 Avenue O

4308 Avenue O

4308 Avenue O
GalvestonTX 77550
$529,000
Wonderfully updated 4/2.5/2 in Galveston’s Kempner Park neighborhood, close and convenient to everything! The exterior reflects the time the home was built. Once inside you have all the conveninces one expects for today’s living: open floor plan, breakfast bar, Sonos system & built in security camera, stainless steel smart apliances that convey as do the washer and dryer in garage (the ones in kitchen are going). Don’t miss the gas log fireplace in the living area and shower panel system with Rainfall in the primary bath. All the berooms are located on the second floor as are the 2 both full baths (1/2 bath is on first floor). When entertaining, its easy to move the party outside to the fully fenced backyard which boasts a patio, fire pit and hot tub. There are in the lovely landscaped yard fig, papaya and orange trees. The alley provides access to the air conditioned 2 car garage which has room for a workbench. Extra off street parking is provided by the single wide driveway.
9331 Teichman Road

9331 Teichman Road

9331 Teichman Road
Galveston, TX 77554
$499,000

Dreaming of a canal house which is near town? Just a short hop onto I-45 if you need to head north, or even quicker onto Broadway into Galveston. This 2 bedroom 2 bath high raised house, has huge decks, direct water access to the West Galveston Bay, a sparkling pool, plenty of entertaining space and an oversized garage. There are french doors to the decks from both bedrooms, as well as the living room and kitchen. The property is offered fully furnished- vacation bookings will need to be honored and will convey to new owners.

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Your Galveston Real Estate Team​

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.

Alex Monteith, Brian Kuhn, Shane McDermott, Reid Nelson, Robert Zahn, Carole Bell, Brian Schwenk, Suzanne McClere, Jackie Steedly, Keaton Bates, John Schreiber, and Mickey Conrad Matthews are our professional agents who share Tom’s commitment to customer service and knowledge and expertise of the local market.

In addition to a talented group of real estate professionals, Tom’s Team also includes a full administrative staff on hand to care for every client’s needs.

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Tom Schwenk Galveston Realtor

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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Alex Monteith, Galveston Real Estate Agent

Alex Monteith, REALTOR®

A native Texan and a graduate of Galveston's Ball High School, Alex is also an insurance agent who can give you a clear understanding of coastal insurance as a buyer or seller. Alex can help you with new construction, historic homes, and vacation rentals.
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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

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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TGRE Ribbon Cutting

Our official Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting was a really fun party! TGRE is a long time Chamber member and the ceremony was to celebrate

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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.

“I had a great time at KPRC radio last week talking about Galveston and local real estate.
The announcer said I should be the mayor of Galveston! I love promoting our Island and wonderful lifestyle.”

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RCC Galveston
RCC Galveston
Galveston Historical Foundation
Galveston Historical Foundation
Holy Family School
Holy Family School
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Galveston College
Houston LGBT Chamber
Houston LGBT Chamber
Nia Cultural Center
Nia Cultural Center
Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce
Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce
Turtle Island Restoration
Turtle Island Restoration
Absolute Equality
Absolute Equality
GISD Educational Foundation
GISD Educational Foundation
O’Connell College Preparatory
O’Connell College Preparatory
Meals On Wheels
Meals On Wheels
Galveston’s Own Farmers Market
Galveston’s Own Farmers Market
Downtown Partnership
Downtown Partnership
The Sea Star Base
The Sea Star Base