Cocoa Beach, FL Real Estate News

By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Another great Saturday at Jump’s Tiny Tavern in Cocoa Beach.  Tom and I won the horseshoe tournament and then I won the ringer tournament right afterwards. I shot 5 ringers out of 8 shoes and won this special one time trophy. There was a total of 18 really good players and everyone had a great time as always. It’s the best entertainment around for 5 bucks! My wife said my computer area is starting to look like a “Man Cave” with all the hockey stuff and now a trophy ;-) The Horeshoe Kings - Tom and John Next week we do it all over again! Life is just better in Cocoa Beach, Florida! Homes for Sale Have some Fun in the Sun! Contact me to learn how you can start enjoying the good life here in Brevard County on the Space Coast. Talk to the BEACH EXPERT! These photos are copyright (c), all ri...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
It's sunset week on my blog but there wasn't much of a sunset last night so here's what I saw after all the rain. I'm just thankful that I have my health and a happy home. There will always be another spectacular sunset tomorrow. On a sadder note... Jump's Tiny Tavern in Cocoa Beach, Florida will be hosting a charity benefit for Darlene Olson on Sat, July 2, 2011. The all day event will feature trophies for horseshoe players, prizes, raffles, food & music! All proceeds and donations will go to help her fight the fight of her life against cancer. Jump’s is located at 201 Taft Ave. in Cocoa Beach. Call 321-784-7893 for information or to make early donations. Darlene worked at the Straw Hat Lounge in Cape Canaveral for 18 years and yet my favorite little tavern is the one holding the benef...
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By Leigh Giannotti
(Serving Brevard Realty)
Once you select the Brevard County home you want for your family, or investment property, getting the offer together is easy! I need 3 basic items to write a purchase contract. 1) Contact info: Legal spelling of the names on the purchase contract. Buyers current address and emails for everyone on the purchase contract ( if buyer is out of town, we can easliy do an electronic signature) 2) Dollar amounts: Your offer,escrow and loan amount. Many buyers in Brevard County are paying cash now so there is no loan. 3) Dates: Closing date and the date when the inspection will be completed. See, it's painless. The hard part is deciding which house you like best! Homes in Brevard are such a phenominal deal right now! What a great time to buy!    Leigh Giannotti is the OWNER/Broker Associate of Ex...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Some days I feel just like Marc Dobson, the "One Man Band", playing at Jump's Tiny Tavern in Cocoa Beach. He strums, he plays drums, he plays harmonica and sings - He does it all! Maybe I should carry around a tip jar too :-) Drum View. Life is just better in Cocoa Beach, Florida! Homes for Sale Have some Fun in the Sun! Contact me to learn how you can start enjoying the good life here in Brevard County on the Space Coast. Talk to the BEACH EXPERT! These photos are copyright (c), all rights reserved and may not be used or reproduced without permission from John Mayer. Permission can granted with a link back to my website and / or blog, providing the site is appropriate for everyone. Photographs are a great way to share the world. Thank you for viewing.  
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
A week of Atlantic onshore winds blew in purple piles of Mauve Stinger Jellyfish. Even though they were warned, swimmers still went in the water and a few hundred got stung. The majority of the critters were found from Cocoa Beach to Satellite Beach and no major heath problems were reported. Florida "Crackers" say meat tenderizer helps with the pain while others recommend vinegar or benedryl. Fortunately, they blow back out to sea when the wind shifts. Could this be Will Smith and friend wading through the Jelly Fish on Cocoa Beach? There's no jellyfish at the Mai Tiki Bar on the Cocoa Beach Pier. Drop a line over the side from your bar stool and catch your lunch :-) The Cocoa Beach Pier. Life is just better in Cocoa Beach, Florida! Homes for Sale Have some Fun in the Sun! Contact me to...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
This is a great idea to keep your kids safer this Memorial Day week end. Kudos to the hotels involved. Read below. By Margaret Kavanaugh, CF 13 News, May 28, 2011 COCOA BEACH  Not being able to find your child for even just a few seconds can be a nightmare for a parent, and it is a constant problem on the beach. In an effort to help make the situation a little easier, the International Palms Resort in Cocoa Beach is handing out bracelets to its guests. Before heading to the beach, a parent can write a phone number and any vital information on the bracelet, and put it on their child's wrist. A former lifeguard and current Cocoa Beach firefighter Wyatt Werneth came up with the idea. He said it could help 911 operators, firefighters and lifeguards. Parents we spoke with like the idea. "You...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
The 2nd Annual Thunder on Cocoa Beach Superboat Races were held on Sunday May 22, 2011 and I was there with my Nikon D90 to snap a few photos. My previous post showed the boats on dry land at Port Canaveral but these babies were meant to roar and spray their way through the ocean waves. It takes two people to drive a Super Powered Boat - one on the wheel and one on the throttle. The vibration is vision blurring. WH Motorsports catches air while roaring around the turn marker. Superboat Video. Miss Geico on her way to winning the race. Sun seeking spectators take in the show.   One sleek looking Superboat! A young family walks along the beach. Oops - bottles on the beach are a no no! Canned beer is OK :-) Getting ready to race. Because I used a telephoto lens, these swimmers appear to be...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
The second annual Thunder on Cocoa Beach Superboat races wil take place on Sunday May 22, 2011. Last year's event was a huge success and pumped a lot of money into the local economy. I went to the Port today to snap a few photos of these monster boats while they were on display. Saturday they are in the water for trial runs and the races start at 11:00 am on Sunday. I'll post more photos of the action after I process the pics. Superboat and matching SS Camaro. Discussing strategy on WARPAINT. Popeye's WARPAINT. Making sure everything is good to go.   Miss Geico. Pure Power! Stihl Chainsaws. Zipp Express. Git 'er Done!   Mr. Cool Orangutang Mascot. Life is just better in Cocoa Beach, Florida!       Homes for Sale Have some Fun in the Sun!  Contact me to learn how you can start enjoying t...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Easter is the last day of the 47th annual Ron Jon Easter Surfing Festival at the Cocoa Beach Pier. The event started Fri. 4/22 and ends today. As well as surfing, there was a sunrise service, easter egg hunts, a Special Olympics surfing demo and lots of bands and parties. This is one of the best surfing feativals on the east coast and continues to draw huge crowds every year. If that wasn't enough, Melbourne hosted their annual art festival this week end as well. There is always lots to do here on the Space Coast. This year the surfing museum featured "Kelly...The Exhibit" in honor of Cocoa Beach hometown boy and 10 time world champion surfer Kelly Slater. That's the judging tower with the chairs on it. Life is just better in Cocoa Beach, Florida! Long and short term rentals in the Coco...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Every Saturday Jump's Tiny Tavern in Cocoa Beach, Florida hosts a horseshoe tournament. There some pretty good players here and not one of them would be caught dead wearing a tutu except for this day. Tavern owner Angel added another $100 into the winners pot if the final three teams wore tutus for their last games. Money talks and here are the photos of these wild and crazy guys :-) I couldn't play due to my current hip and back injury so I grabbed my camera instead. Hopefully, I'll be back playing again soon. That's Frank and Gino hamming it up in their tutus! Paco and Scotty next to a Harley. Macho guys! Brotherly love - Mike and Alvin. They won the tournament and Mike won the ringer contest. Way to go guys! Hank and JT threw some great shoes. There's Steve showing off his tutu with ...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
There is a horseshoe tournament every Saturday at 2 pm at Jump's Tiny Tavern in Cocoa Beach. It's a great way to spend a sunny afternoon and the beach is just minutes away. Owners Angel and Steve make sure everyone is happy and quite often the regulars bring in crock pot delights with nachos. Mike's is a favorite tasty treat. Bartender Cheryl buys pizza many times to thank her customers and Angel is always making sure everything runs smoothly. Welcome to "CHEERS" Cocoa Beach style. Even if you don't participate, It's a great spectator sport with lot's of thrills and nail biting finishes, Tom watches while an errant shoe is recovered. That's Gino (Captain Hook) on the left getting ready to nail a ringer. Tavern Owner Steve concentrating on hitting a "six pack" (2 ringers in a row). Barte...
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By Laura Forman, Your Brevard Premier Property Specialist
(RE/MAX AEROSPACE REALTY www.LauraSellsBrevard.com)
                                                       JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011Lori Wilson Park, Cocoa Beach, FL Come out to Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach, Florida this Saturday for a family day of fun in the sun to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  The Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes begins at 9:30 a.m. There will be plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy like crafts and a bounce house, so be sure to stop by and support JDRF in its mission to find a cure. Juvenile Diabetes is an auto-immune disease where a person's cells attack the beta cells of the pancreas that produce insulin.  One mother explained that her daughter must check her blood sugar before each meal, before exercising, and at 2 a.m.! Treatment includes 1-4 insulin ...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
It's starting to warm up in Florida! My Dad would approve. Rainbow Through the Clouds on Cocoa Beach Life is just better in Cocoa Beach, Florida! We don't sell snow shovels :-) Long and short term rentals in the Cocoa Beach area Homes for Sale Have some Fun in the Sun! Contact me to learn how you can start enjoying the good life here on the Space Coast. Talk to the BEACH EXPERT! Go to: http://www.jmayer.info/links.htm to find many great links that provide you with all the information you need about Brevard County, Florida. These photos are copyright (c), all rights reserved and may not be used or reproduced without permission from John Mayer. Permission can granted with a link back to my website and / or blog, providing the site is appropriate for everyone. Photographs are a great way t...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Cocoa Beach Bike and Bar-A-Thon riders enjoy a beer on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Cocoa Beach, Florida. They do a lot of work for local charities and have some fun and exercise in the process. On selected Saturdays, they ride to six bars in six hours and everyone rides responsibly. They also have an annual charity fund raiser. The young lady on the left is carrying two 16 oz. PBR's @ $2.00 each at Jump's Tiny Tavern. What a deal and you can walk to the beach in two minutes! Note: I took these snapshots with my Canon A 630 point and shoot because it's a lot easier to pack on my bike than my Nikon D90. Life is good! Bicycle riders and horeshoe players mingle before the start of the weekly horeshoe tournament at Jump's Tiny Tavern in Cocoa Beach. There were 8 teams and Gino and I made i...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
These are the last of my photos from the Space Coast Art Festival in Cocoa Beach, Florida. $50,000 in prize money was awarded and the art was fantastic! Click here to see Post One. Click here to see Post Two. I think I've seen this fish in the lagoon before :-) Humorus Paintings. Fantastic Sculptures. Colorful Fish. Life is just better in Cocoa Beach, Florida! Long and short term rentals in the Cocoa Beach area Homes for Sale Have some Fun in the Sun! Contact me to learn how you can start enjoying the good life here on the Space Coast. Talk to the BEACH EXPERT! Go to: http://www.jmayer.info/links.htm to find many great links that provide you with all the information you need about Brevard County, Florida. These photos are copyright (c), all rights reserved and may not be used or reprodu...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
This is the second post of my photos from the 2010 Space Coast Art Festival in Cocoa Beach, Florida. The event was held over Thanksgiving week end and the art was fantastic as usual. It's a great place to stroll around with a bag of kettle korne, a shish-ka-bob and a beer. You can get your Christmas shopping done too! Click here to see Post One. Art in a crate. A colorful play on words. Is it a painting or a photograph? Three of a kind. Lot's of choices. Are we there yet? Shark bitten surfboard. East Coast Wooden Boat Works. Life is just better in Cocoa Beach, Florida! Long and short term rentals in the Cocoa Beach area Homes for Sale Have some Fun in the Sun! Contact me to learn how you can start enjoying the good life here on the Space Coast. Talk to the BEACH EXPERT! Go to: http://ww...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
The 46th annual Space Coast Art Festival was held in Cocoa Beach over Thanksgiving weekend and thousands of art lovers came out to stroll around the the juried show. There was great live entertainment, good food and drinks as well. Here is the first group of photos of the event I wanted share with you. Click here to see Post Two. Alter Ego in Stainless Steel. Jason Stoddard Designs. My wife Marla bought one of his bracelets last year. This handcrafted boat had a price tag of $20,000. A bag of Kettle Korne to munch on while taking in the show is a must! That's my wife buying a $3.00 bag. Very creative and unsual. It would be like hanging your worst nightmare on the wall. That's me by the Down East Wooden Boat Works. Life is just better in Cocoa Beach, Florida! Long and short term rentals...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
These pampered Golden Labs were lounging around at the Space Coast Art Festival on Sunday. It's a dog's life! I'll post photos of the Festival in Cocoa Beach when I get them all prepared for prime time. The art was fantastic as usual! Long and short term rentals in the Cocoa Beach area Homes for Sale Have some Fun in the Sun! Contact me to learn how you can start enjoying the good life here on the Space Coast. Talk to the BEACH EXPERT! Go to: http://www.jmayer.info/links.htm to find many great links that provide you with all the information you need about Brevard County, Florida.
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
The 2010 Cocoa Beach Air Show was a huge success and I spent 4 hours on the beach snapping photos with my Nikon D 90. The sound was deafening at times and these fighter planes really roar! Here are just a few I wanted to share. Just a little "scenery" I happened upon :-) These F16's were moving pretty fast and I had to be alert to get the shot. Here they are again with vapor trails. The air show crowd with the Cocoa Beach Pier in the background. Refueling demonstration. I didn't have time to reset the ISO to create prop blur. I'll get it right next time :-) Lone Thunderbird climbing. They really roar when the afterburners kick in. The whole team. What a show! Life is just better in Cocoa Beach, Florida! Long and short term rentals in the Cocoa Beach area Homes for Sale Have some Fun in ...
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