Monday, October 17, 2005

What Hurricane?

Less than two weeks after Hurricane Rita struck the Gulf Coast, narrowly missing Galveston, the burgeoning resort island south of Houston, one family was signing closing papers on a 1,800-square-foot four-bedroom vacation home in Pirate's Beach, a swanky west Galveston subdivision, according to a local report. "If you want to have a house down there, it's something you have to live with," said Luis Orosco, a Houstonian. Recent hurricanes and the threat of future ones have not really hurt the Galveston second home market, local agents say.

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