Cocoa Beach, FL Real Estate News

By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
It's a great way to beat the heat!  What could be finer than lovely ladies and an ice cold Corona at the Pier in Cocoa Beach, Florida? You can take in the "sights" and then jump on your board to ride a wave or just relax in your beach chair. Life is good! Want to get away from it all? 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 a...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
This is an NOAA map of the Gulf Stream. Significant amounts of oil have not yet entered the Loop Current and even if they do, you can see that the Cocoa Beach area should not have a direct hit. The oil will be diluted and off shore at that point and we may see a few tar balls wash up. Certainly nothing that clean up crews can't handle. My wife went to the beach today and the water was clear and beautiful to swim in.  Some of my northern customers have fears about property values in the area being affected by the spill. To them, I say Cocoa Beach is still pristine and swimmers have nothing to worry about. It's a great place to live or visit and the spill should not have any significant impact on home prices. Come on down and stay a while! There were some tar balls that washed up on shore...
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By Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor
(Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida)
***Fireworks and Fun***  in Brevard County, Florida                                                                                                                                         It's a Great time to get out with the Family and Celebrate the Fourth of July and our Independence here on the Space Coast. BCC Palm Bay: A "Splashes and Sparks" Fourth of July celebration will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at BCC, 250 Community College Parkway, Palm Bay, Fl. Admission is free. Look for live music, food, bounce houses, water slides, games and fireworks. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Call 952-3443. Street party: Rusty's Seafood and Oyster Bar, 628 Glen Cheek Drive, Port Canaveral, will host a "fireworks before the fireworks" street party from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. Look for food, enterta...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
That's Steve, Scotty and Tom getting ready to throw some shoes with me. I just finished my bike ride and decided to throw some practice shoes when the "Horseshoe Kings" wanted to play a game. I found my range tonight and Scotty and I won after a see-saw battle :-). Good times, good people, what more can you ask for? Cocoa Beach has such an eclectic mix of people that all seem to get along simply because they are "Beach People". Home prices are excellent right now and it's a great time to be a buyer!! Want to get away from it all? 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. Th...
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By Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor
(Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida)
This lady tells it like it is. No candy coating. Sooner or later this Disaster is going to effect you no matter where you live. She was invited to go behind the scenes of BP's clean up and propaganda effort. Please take the time to watch this video to get a perspective from a Louisiana coastal resident telling her story of how oil disaster is effecting not only her families lives and health, but thousands of families and continuing to effect thousands more.  Click here to watch Video---> http://www.sott.net/articles/show/210973-Power-To-The-People-Louisiana-Woman-Sounds-Alarm-Over-Looming-Gulf-Health-Disaster
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
As most of my AR friends know, I ride my bike for about an hour every day and I've added a new twice a week (or more) stop to my schedule. Jump's Tiny Tavern in Cocoa Beach is a cross between Cheers and your typical Florida beachside watering hole and "Bad Attitudes" are not welcome! The beach is only a 5 minute walk if you feel like catching the ocean breeze with your honey after a Corona. It's a nice alternative to the commercialism of the Cocoa Beach Pier just down the road. There are a lot of friendly, fun loving locals here. The horseshoe pits are a big attraction and there's a tournament on Saturdays, weather permitting. I love playing horseshoes, so this place is a natural for me! That's my bike by the tree. Owners Steve and Angel Allen always welcome you with a smile, a handsha...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
The Beach Shack in Cocoa Beach has been a favorite blues bar for decades. It's a friendly place to enjoy good music and cold beer on a Saturday afternoon right on the beach. Coconuts, another fine establishment, is right across the street. Cocoa Beach Pier Volleyball Class. There's always something to see and do at the beach. Riding the waves in Cape Canaveral (with no tar balls!). The oil slick in the Gulf is unlikely to have a major impact in Brevard County according to the latest current flow data. Come on down and enjoy the beach!! 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, Flori...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Royal Poinciana trees are blooming in Florida right now. This tree is in the front yard of a beachside rental home in Cocoa Beach and I just had to stop my bike ride to take this colorful photo. The afternoon thunderstorms had just rolled through and that's why there are petals on the ground. Typically a 2/2 similar to this would rent for about $1000 per month with a one year lease. The beach is less than 900' away. 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 May...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
I just achieved 100,000 points as an Active Rainer and it seems like the time just flew by! There are so many wonderful and talented people here and I feel like I can relate to just about everyone. I started thinking about numbers and the relevance they have in our lives both as milestones and motivation. I have lived 22,675 days on the planet. Since the average life expentancy of a US male is 986 days less than a Canadian and I was born and raised in Canada, I'll go with 28,580 days. That means I have 5905 days left but wait! My Dad has lived for 31,273 days (86) so that leaves me with 8715 days if heredity has anything to do with it. The highest male life expectancy is in Iceland at 29,273 days but then I'd have to give up the beach and bikinis and shovel volcanic ash off my driveway....
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
The beach is packed this week end and you have to get there early to find a good parking space. Coconuts on the Beach is a popular watering hole and beach area. The Coconuts Crowd. It's party time on the beach! My Grandson Thomas approves of this blog! :-) He's a big fan of the beach. Please take a moment to remember those who have sacrificed so much so that we can enjoy days like these. 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 wi...
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By Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor
(Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida)
Water damaged drywall ceiling repair Video Cocoa Beach, Fl This is a recent project where Peck Drywall and Painting had to repair several Water damaged drywall ceilings. This repair Video was in the beautiful city of in Cocoa Beach,Florida and is from our youtube page. The Ceiling repair started by cutting out the water damaged areas of the drywall ceiling, install furring strips, tape, mud, skim coat, texture (orange peel), prime and paint ceiling Sherwin Williams-Super paint semi-gloss. Couldn't even tell there was ever a problem in any of the areas.
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By Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor
(Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida)
Food for thought: When Hiring a Contractor in Brevard County, Florida   The Brevard County Unlicensed Contractor Program was developed to protect the public, ensure qualified contractors are legally advertising and properly insured to perform the work in their trade, and maintain the credibility of the Construction Industry. Things to know: All citizens pay for the effect of unlicensed activity on insurance costs, taxes, credit losses and for damage done to the owners, employees, and suppliers of licensed competitors. Unlicensed contractors cannot pull permits. This means the plans for the work to be done are not inspected and may or may not meet the local building codes. Doing business with an unlicensed contractor exposes consumers to a variety of risks involving liability claims, st...
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By Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor
(Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida)
  What a difference a little paint can make. Check out these Before and After photos of a Melbourne, Florida exterior repaint. After we pressure washed this Melbourne home we repaired all of the staircase stucco cracks, applied a clear sealer (due to chalkyness), and applied two coats of Sherwin Williams A100 satin exterior paint. Before Pressure washing and exterior painting of soffits and stucco walls: After Pressure washing and exterior painting of soffits and stucco walls:   Before Pressure washing, concrete staining  and exterior painting: After Pressure washing, concrete staining  and exterior painting: (Lots of iron from the water sprinklers) Before Pressure washing and exterior painting:   (Lots of iron from the water sprinklers) After Pressure washing, exterior priming and pain...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Another hard working Florida Realtor conducting business on Cocoa Beach. Her associates must be surveying the area for potential clients. Life is tough! Oh wait! There they are discussing they best way to hold an open house. The client looks motivated :-) It's standing room only at the Coconuts Open House. This must be a hot property! 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 ...
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By Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor
(Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida)
Minor modifacations. Big difference. First I got rid a bunch of Post office type cubby holes. Re did the Crown molding. Then removed the ugly old Popcorn. Skip Troweled the ceiling, Sprayed Knockdown on the walls and the newly modified built-ins, then Primed and Painted the ceiling and walls with a Sherwin Williams interior  super paint,  Then added a Sony 50" plasma TV . What do ya think?BeforeAfter 
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By Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast
(M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.)
The 46th Annual Surfing Festival will be held this weekend at Cocoa Beach FL Pier, April 2 through the 4th.  It's being sponsored by Ron Jon's Surf Shop. Surfers travel from around the world to compete in this event. And, spectators will follow. There will be a stand up paddle board event and a first time ever East Coast Grip Body Surfing Competition. There will be fun for all ages, including live bands, movies and parties.  There will be an Easter egg hunt and classed to learn to skim board and to learn to kite surf.  Celebrities will be signing autographs. If you don't know how to get to the pier, just follow the crowd.  Crowds are expected to be in the tens of thousands.      Sandy Shores Realtor, Melbourne FL Real Estate Brevard County Real Estate and Investing I specialize in Resi...
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By Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor
(Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida)
This was a interesting remodeling project Cocoa Beach, Florida. The client's wanted to remodel their entire interior of this outdated condominium in Cocoa Beach, Florida. This was to include Popcorn removal, removing several walls to give a more modern open feel, Metal framing, drywall installation, Installing Bull nose corner bead, Drywall finishing, skip trowel texture, knockdown texture, Priming w/ stain blocking primer and Painting w/ Sherwin Williams Paint Super Paint. We were given 30 days to complete this Cocoa Beach renovation. All of the proper permits were pulled and all inspections were passed the first time. We kept in close contact w/ the homeowners, which made this project go very smoothly and finish on time and within budget. I have learned long ago that working at a con...
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By Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast
(M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.)
It's Spring Break here in Brevard County Florida. Time to hit the beaches for some sun and fun. No trip to Brevard County Beaches would be complete without a trip to world famous Ron Jon Surf Shop.  I think that anyone that has heard of Cocoa Beach, Florida has heard of Ron Jons. I marvel at how gigantic the store has become. Ron Jon has become the World's Most Famous Surf shop. The multi level store, which is open 24 hours a day,  is over 52,000 square feet. And sells beach wear, surfboards, bikinis, and anything else you can think of that you might need for a day in the sun. This location includes a resort called the Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort. Ron Jons has stores throughout the world including Canada and Mexico. It's Florida locations can be found in Sunrise, Key West and Panama City...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Another great day at the beach! The Cocoa Beach Pier. View from the Cocoa Beach Pier. Bikini Girls on the Beach.   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 1960 Chevy Impala at the Cocoa Beach Pier. It's not exactly a show car but it got the Surfer Dudes to the beach. The dashboard with mandatory fuzzy dice and a rocking hula girl. 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 to share the world. Thank you for viewing.
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