Cocoa Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
I buy houses Cocoa Beach Florida   407-739-5773    www.WeBuyHousesFlorida.com ® .  Creative problem solving to deal with your unique situation. Cash offer with minimal contigencies. Close on the date of your choice - as quickly as 2 weeks. Any condition - from ugly to beautiful. Fire, sinkhole, and storm damage homes are ok. Any area of Florida. All situations - foreclosure, divorce, relocating, inheritance, tenant problems, etc. Also, I have a Florida real estate license.  So if our price and terms are not what you are looking for, our team can put together a professional marketing plan to sell your house for top dollar.  Either way, we want to help you get that house sold quickly.  Please pick up the phone or fill out the "contact us" form on our website.  Let's make a deal.  407-739-...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
Palm Realty is pleased to welcome Jay Speicher as a new Sales Associate in our soon to be opened Cocoa Beach Office.Jay is a Florida native, who was born in Fort Lauderdale and, relocated to Merritt Island in 1991.  He graduated from Melbourne Central Catholic high school, and went on to Samford University where he majored in Journalism and Mass Communications, accompanied by a minor in Spanish.  After obtaining his undergraduate degree, Jay continued his education and earned his Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law.Jay served the Brevard community as an Assistant State Attorney in Melbourne, Viera, and Titusville, and then went to work in private practice in 2009, in Cocoa Village.  He has served as an elected member to the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Board of Governors, and ha...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
Palm Realty is pleased to welcome Ben DeHaven as a new Sales Associate in our soon to be opened Cocoa Beach Office.Ben DeHaven is a Florida native, originally from Lakeland, Florida. He moved to the Space Coast to be closer to the ocean. Ben focuses his efforts in and around the Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach markets. He does not consider himself to be "in sales", but feels that his job is to put available homes in front of his client, and then lets the client decide which home is right for them. Ben guides his clients through the process of buying or selling their property. He truly helps you make an informed decision. Ben works with Rob Gould and together they have formed Island RE. Ron & Ben have dominated the Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach markets in the past and lo...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
Palm Realty is pleased to welcome Ron Gould as a new Sales Associate in our new, soon to be opened Cocoa Beach Office.Ron is a true Brevard County native as he was born and raised in Cocoa Beach. Ron's parents were both Space Industry employees who opened a real estate company on Merritt Island in 1969. Ron gained first-hand knowledge of real estate being raised in the homes that were built by his father in Merritt Island. He attended Merritt Island Christian School, Cocoa Beach High School and later graduated from Merritt Island High School, making Ron very knowledgeable about the schools in Brevard County. Ron graduated from Rollins College in 2001 with a degree in Psychology and Business Administration. He became a licensed Realtor in 1997 and has spent the better part of two decades...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Did you know...condos and townhouses are similar but different? Are you not sure what the difference is between a condo and a townhouses? That's not surprising since they are similar, but different. Here are some of the most common differences. Condos and townhouses are both attached homes so at least one wall is shared by two units.   A townhouse does not have any units above or below, only on the sides and most have two floors but some have three floors.  Condos are usually all on one floor (single story) and there are units above, below and next to the unit (similar to an apartment building).   The ownership rights of the owner is a major difference.  Condo owners’ rights extend only to the walls of the unit, but townhouse owners usually also have rights to the land.  Condos are gove...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Did you know...there is a difference between a COA and HOA? People often use the term "HOA" (short for Homeowner's Association) as a generic term when referring to condos, townhouses and some single family homes but that is technically not correct. A COA (or Condominium Owners' Association) applies only to condominiums. A Condo Association is governed by its “Docs” (or “documents”) which usually include the Declaration of Condominium, By-Laws and (sometimes) Rules and Regulations. The “docs” usually spell out the procedure for electing the Board of Directors (BOD) and their duties, among other things. The Board is elected by the unit owners in the complex and it is the Board's responsibility to maintain the complex and its common areas.  Some items that may be handled by the Association...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Cocoa Beach is my home…I live here and I like it.It’s been nearly 30 years since we moved to Cocoa Beach and I can’t imagine myself living anywhere else! Cocoa Beach is a small town but it has a lot to offer which is why locals refer to Cocoa Beach as the greatest little city in the world. Cocoa Beach is home for approximately 12,000 locals. It is a popular vacation spot, a relaxing day at the beach for mainlanders, a great surfing location and “home away from home” for our snowbirds. You can choose your view and some residents opt for direct ocean, others live riverfront and many others prefer live on a canal. It all comes down to personal preference…you really can’t go wrong regardless of what view you choose!Cocoa Beach is located in East Central Florida, nearly due east of Orlando w...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
This wonderful deep water canal home at 47 Yawl Dr has closed. This classic Cocoa Beach home in the desirable Yacht Haven neighborhood sold at $550,000 and featured:   4 bedrooms                                         2 bathroomsOver 2100 square feet of living spaceQuarter acre lotPicturesque canal locationOpen concept kitchenPrivate pool and hot tubCBS constructionBarrel tiled roofUnderground utilitiesXeriscaped yard with mango trees and more My Buyers are over the moon to make this their new home, congrations Alisha and Steve! When you are looking to purchase your new home, let my 25+ years experience as a full time real estate broker  help you! Call me at 321-626-5868, I would be honored to help  you too!
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
This deep water canal home at 47 Yawl Dr is now under contract. This classic Cocoa Beach home in the desirable Yacht Haven neighborhood listed at $560,000 featured the following:                                                                                   4 bedrooms                                         2 bathroomsOver 2100 square feet of living spaceQuarter acre lotPicturesque canal locationOpen concept kitchenPrivate pool and hot tubCBS constructionBarrel tiled roofUnderground utilitiesXeriscaped yard with mango trees and more My Buyers are thrilled with anticipation of moving it and making this home their own! 
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Thunder on Cocoa Beach – Super Boats on Display One of the most exciting things about Thunder on Cocoa Beach weekend is the chance to see the boats up close and talk to the drivers of the Super Boats.Save the date! WHEN:     May 13, 2016, FridayWHERE:   Downtown Cocoa BeachTIME:       6:00pm- 10:00pm This is your chance to see the Super Boats on display before the race on Sunday, May 15!Save the date and plan now to attend!    
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Thunder on Cocoa Beach - It's Boat Week! The Thunder on Cocoa Beach super boat races return for the 7th year to Florida’s Space Coast from May 11th to 15th. Thunder on Cocoa Beach is one of the most popular events in Central Florida and the race is sanctioned by Super Boat International. SBI is the only official sanctioning body for offshore powerboat racing in the world.The fun starts on Wednesday and ends on Sunday with the offshore races. The weather is looking good and it should be a great weekend for some fun in the sun. Plan now to attend the races and see the excitement first hand. 
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By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
We buy houses Cocoa Beach   407-739-5773    www.WeBuyHousesFlorida.com  .  Creative problem solving to deal with your unique situation. Cash offer with minimal contigencies. Close on the date of your choice - as quickly as 2 weeks. Any condition - from ugly to beautiful. Fire, sinkhole, and storm damage homes are ok. Any area of Florida. All situations - foreclosure, divorce, relocating, inheritance, tenant problems, etc. Also, I have a Florida real estate license.  So if our price and terms are not what you are looking for, our team can put together a professional marketing plan to sell your house for top dollar.  Either way, we want to help you get that house sold quickly.  Please pick up the phone or fill out the "contact us" form on our website.  Let's make a deal.  407-739-5773    ...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
Jazzy's Mainly Lobster and Seafood  is one of the benefits of living so close to the ocean. Their availability of fresh fish and seafood is awesome.Located in Cocoa Beach, Jazzy's Mainly Lobster and Seafood  is a great, super laid back and casual place to go and enjoy the bounties of the Atlantic ocean. On the menu at Jazzy's Mainly Lobster and Seafood  you can find grouper, mahi mahi, tuna, haddock, shrimp, clams, scallops, crab, crab cakes, lobster and...lobster rolls! Ahhhh, the lovely lobster rolls...The lobster rolls at Jazzy's are awesome! They start with Maine Lobster and put very little else into the inside. The roll is a New England styled hot dog bun (didn't really know that there was a difference, but ok...) that is buttered and toasted on their flat top grill. It is served w...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
If you are in the mood for a delicious gyros sandwich, then I suggest that you work your way to Pita Paradise. Located at 225 W Cocoa Beach Causeway in Cocoa Beach, Pita Paradise  is a recently opened eatery on the northwest corner of SR 520 and Highway A1a. Pita Paradise  is owned and operated by two gentlemen, one Greek and one Lebanese. Having lived in Greece for two years, I can attest to the fact that the gyros sandwich was spot on spectacular! Pita bread is very often a difficult thing to get right with restaurants here in the states. The pita bread at Pita Paradise  was perfect. Thick, soft and warm, it was filled with perfectly cooked gyros meat. The tomatoes on the sandwich were ripe and sweet and the tzataiki sauce was creamy, tasty and plentiful. I can honestly say that the g...
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By Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor
(Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida)
Painter in Cocoa Beach  On this Cocoa Beach, Florida exterior repaint we repaired several staircase stucco cracks and a buckled stucco area.    Water had gotten behind the decorative stucco piece causing water damage and it also rusted out the wire lathe at the front entrance of this South facing 10 year old Cocoa Beach home. Which ultimately caused the stucco to buckle and fail in that area.   The whole house also had chalky and faded paint that we had to deal with by priming all of the surfaces to be painted first, before we could start the exterior house painting.   1) We first pressure washed all of the exterior surfaces to be painted on this stucco home.    2) Then repaired several buckled stucco areas and staircase stucco cracks.    3) Next we spot primed the repaired stucco areas...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
I had lunch recently at Brano’s Italian Grill in Cocoa Beach.  Located at 3680 N. Atlantic Ave, Brano’s Italian Grill is centrally located in Cocoa Beach just south of the 520 Causeway which is also just south of the famous Ron Jon’s Surf Shop.  There are a lot of Italian restaurants on the Space Coast, and I do think that  Brano’s Italian Grill is one of the better ones!  When we sat down we were served hot buttery rolls that were perfect with a little grated Parmesan cheese on the side. I had the Eggplant Parmigiana and I was impressed!  I was served two large pieces of eggplant cooked perfectly with a nice side of pasta.  Soup or salad added to any lunch entre is an extra $1.75. Our waiter was fabulous.  He knew the menu inside out and was helpful with us making our selections. To s...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Cocoa Beach's "Glass Bank" was an architechtural delight and in it's prime was home to “Ramon’s Rainbow Room”, a restaurant and nightclub which regularly hosted national politicians, astronauts and Hollywood stars and was known for it’s great tasting food and atmosphere. Considered by many to be a Cocoa Beach landmark, The First Federal Savings and Loan Building was constructed in 1961, giving the city’s skyline a modern look for the time. Frank Wolfe, a high-profile retired attorney, was found dead in Feb. 2014 outside the building he fought in court to keep open even though it was crumbling around him. The city had approved demolition of the Glass Bank Building earlier after Wolfe exhausted his legal avenues and amassed over one million in fines. It was ruled that he shot himself. Wol...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Dear Santa: All I Want for Christmas is a Beach Shack (with a satellite dish). I don't ask for much Santa but I've been good (for the most part) and that lump of coal you gave me last year didn't heat the house for too long. If I can't have the beach shack, at least let me sell one to a frozen northerner so I can buy new sandals and BBQ some shrimp for the Bikini Brigade on the big day. Yours truly, Surfside Johnny. Cocoa Beach, Florida. NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY YOUR DREAM HOME! 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! John Mayer Singer Song Writer      Cell 321-213-4831  /  Office 321-799-8334   Homes for Sale / Listings Wanted   All photos are copyright (c) John Mayer
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
The Cocoa Beach Lighted Christmas Boat Parade was held on Sat. Dec. 13th on the Banana River Lagoon.  We watched it from the Sunset Grill with some Shrimp and Refreshments. These photos were taken just as the sun went down and I have video of the event that will be posted soon.  Getting ready to cruise! Rudolf guiding a Captain through the canal. Donna at the Sunset Grill enjoying the show. The parade begins. 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! John Mayer Singer Song Writer      Cell 321-213-4831  /  Office 321-799-8334   Homes for Sale / Listings Wanted   All photos are copyright (c) John Mayer
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
The Cocoa Beach Christmas Boat Parade is a wonderful event for Holiday fun. Every year decorated boats cruise down the Banana River for the residents of Cocoa Beach and Snowbirds  to enjoy from their homes, condos and favorite restaurants. This year it will be held on Sat. Dec. 13th and start by 6 pm at the Sunset Grill. Donna and I will be there with friends for a bite to eat and some drinks. Look for more photos that I will post after the event. Sponsored by the Cocoa Beach Rotary Club. Lighted Sailboat. 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! John Mayer Singer Song Writer      Cell 321-213-4831  /  Office 321-799-8334     Homes for Sale / Listings Wanted
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