Cocoa Beach, FL Real Estate News

By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Santa has decided to make Cocoa Beach his first stop this year.If you've been naughty, you get extra presents :-) Come ond down and bring your surf board to the Sunshine State. Surfin’ Santas’ is an annual charity event held on Christmas Eve at Cocoa Beach, Florida. The event benefits Grinds for Live, a non-profit organization assisting local cancer patients commute to medical treatments in Orlando, Tampa and elsewhere. Speed Boat Santa. Santa asked me if I knew of any workshops for sale in Florida. He also wants to hire more elves and reindeer.....or maybe some flying alligators. :-)   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      Ce...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Thanksgiving spread at Donna's. We'll have lots of leftovers! In the past, we have both cooked for an army of friends and family but this year it was just the two of us. Everyone is so spread out now and my family is in Canada. My Mom and Dad and many of their friends have passed away several years ago. I am just thankful we have our health, a roof over our head and a bounty of wonderful food. My home made sausage and apple stuffing. A man's fly by the seat of your pants recipe: A bag of Publix bread cubes, 6 cups chicken broth, 1 pound sage sausage, 2 apples, one large onion, spices and fresh basel from the garden. Saute , throw everything in a bowl, mix it up while drinking a beer, dump it all in a baking dish and cook for 30 minutes at 350*. Sit, relax and have another beer while fli...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
There’s a chill in the air on Cocoa Beach...warm up with Chili     Cooler weather is coming to Cocoa Beach this weekend so it’s time to warm up with some comfort food!   With lows in the 40’s tomorrow night and highs around 60* a bowl of homemade chili can’t be beat. We like to cook a big batch so we can have it for dinner one night with crackers then use the leftovers for chili dogs the next night.                                                                Another great choice is homemade soup...onion soup, chicken noodle soup, vegetable or minestrone are all favorites at our house when the cooler weather arrives. A loaf of bread fresh from the bakery adds a special touch to your meal.       If you like to work smarter, not harder, make a double batch of both chili and soup and fre...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
It’s the Cocoa Beach cool down!     Fall has arrived in Cocoa Beach, Florida!   Today was a beautiful day along Florida’s Space Coast. The high temperature in Cocoa Beach was 79* with perfect weather...sunny with low(er) humidity and a nice breeze.   But a different forecast is predicted for the weekend due to an approaching cold front. Cocoa Beach is expecting a low around 50* tonight with a high tomorrow of only around 65*, a drop of about 15* from today.   The forecast for Saturday night calls for lows in the 40’s on the mainland and in central Florida with slightly warmer temperatures on Cocoa Beach and the barrier islands.   As usual, our cold weather will last about three days with highs around 80* by next Tuesday. For locals, it is a welcome break after the long, hot summer and h...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
I hesitate to post local "drama" to Active Rain but I feel that my clients need to know where to stay away from, especially if they are new to the area. My group used to play horseshoes there before the husband and wife who leased the business locked horns and hired lawyers. It has gone downhill ever since and even violent thanks to the psycho wife who has decided that I am evil because I sided with the husband along with all the rest of the horseshoe players. We took our business elsewhere. If anyone wants to know where all the "good places" are just ask me. This is a wonderful area with lots of things to do and great establishments to have dinner, entertainment and a Corona.   Jump's Tiny Tavern, 201 Taft Ave., Cocoa Beach, Fl. (321) 784-7893     Contact me to learn how you can start ...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
My latest sale Pete has become a friend! It took a long time for him to pull the trigger but now he's really enjoying the Cocoa Beach lifestyle. We went to the Sunset Waterfront Cafe & Bar on Thursday for some Amberbochs, Stellas, shrimp and scallops. Paul Chrisotpher was entertaining and was gracious enough to let me play "Old Man" by Neil Young to open a set. Judging from the crowd reaction, I'm pretty sure I nailed it! :-) All I can say is that happiness and lifestyle can't be measured by the amount of money or toys we have. Just take a look at the people right here in the USA who are on anti-depressants. Step back and take the time to smell the roses! Contact me to learn how you can start enjoying the good life here in Brevard County on Florida's Space Coast. Talk with the BEACH EXP...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
 I am posting this with a heavy heart after learning that my friend and fellow musician found out he has cancer. Justin is always smiling, playing guitar, talking with his many buddies and having a good time. He was with the unit that searched for Saddam when they finally pulled him out of his hole and made it back home in one piece. Justin loves "killing it" on his guitar and I know he's tough enough to beat this. I hope with the recent uproar about VA neglect, he receives the treatment he needs as soon as posible. When you read about the burning of toxic waste in war zones, you can't help but wonder if that contributed in any way. The complaints about road blocks to closings, personal annoyances and computer glitches that I had yesterday, have now taken on a new perspective. Get well ...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Delta IV rocket launch is “GO” for Friday, 5-16-14 on Florida's Space Coast The Delta IV rocket launch set for yesterday was scrubbed due to inclement weather but is now “GO” for launch tonight! The launch is scheduled from 8:03 p.m. to 8:24 p.m. on Friday. Currently there is a 90% chance of good weather at launch time. Night launches are special so take time to watch. Don't forget to have your camera with you to take some great pictures!      Posted by Diana Zaccaro, SFR, CPMS "Your Cocoa Beach Connection" Direct: 321.537.7855 http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Diana+Zaccaro+-+Your+Cocoa+Beach+Connection DianaZaccaro@gmail.com  Realty 2000 One, Inc.  
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Coco Cay, Bahamas. 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!      321-213-4831     Homes for Sale      
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
The JDRF Walk for Diabetes in Cocoa Beach was a Huge Success! A lot of money was raised for research and the turnout was excellent. A lot of local businesses provided many items including t-shirts, tote bags, food, water and support. We started out in Lori Wilson Park and walked along the beach on a beautiful day....all for a good cause!   My Girlfriend Donna posing with the KSC Federal Credit Union mascot.     I walked with this group from the Credit Union. The photo only shows about half of their participants.    Heading to the beach.   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!      321-213-4831     Homes for Sale      
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Dan has lived in his ocean front Cocoa Beach house with his wife for a long, long time. He has been offered luxury condos, cash and many incentives to sell his property to developers. You couldn't blast him out of there with a ton of explosives. He is a much loved regular at Jump's Tiny Tavern in Cocoa Beach, Florida and shows up for every horseshoe tournament, although he doesn't play anymore. Keep on truckin' on Dan! You Da Man! I will be walking to raise money for diabetes on Apr., 5, 2014. Please support me by clicking here: Walk For Diabetes.  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!      321-213-4831     Homes for Sale     
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Delta IV rocket is “GO” for launch on Thursday, 2-20-14 on Space Coast The Delta IV rocket launch set for tomorrow, Thursday, February 20, 2014, is now “GO” for launch! The window is short, only 19 minutes, and opens at 8:40pm at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of good weather and no rain is forecast at this time. The Delta IV will carry a new Global Positioning System satellite, designed to improve GPS navigation accuracy. This launch is special since it marks the 25th flight of the Delta IV rocket since its inaugural launch in 2002. Night launches are always a special treat so take some time to watch and be sure to bring your camera!            
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
The Tin Goose is at Merritt Island Airport   The “Tin Goose” is a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor  that received its nickname because of its all-metal design. It is now an historical aircraft owned by the Experimental Aircraft Association.   The “Tin Goose” has been touring the United States and came to Merritt Island for the first time on Monday. It is available to take passengers for short flights of 20-30 minutes, first flying across the Banana River then to Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral.   The “Tin Goose” will be at Merritt Island Airport through Wednesday, January 29, 2014 and flights are available from 9am-5pm. Call 920-379-8348 for more information. Next stop on the tour will be Sarasota International Airport from January 30th - February 2nd.      
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Susan and Chris won the Jump's Tiny Tavern Horseshoe Tournament on Sat. beating stiff competition. We're talking a lot of ringers here! Congrats!!! Iraqi war hero Justin at the bar after the tournament. We have a lot of VETS in this area that deserve our thanks. He plays a mean guitar and his story will be coming soon. He was in country when Saddam was pulled out of his rat hole. 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!      321-213-4831     Homes for Sale     
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Barcelona Tapas Bar is Cocoa Beach’s Newest Restaurant If you like Mediterranean food, check out Barcelona Tapas Bar on Cocoa Beach.   The soft opening was an invitation only private party last night and the Grand Opening was today from 3-11pm. The menu is extensive and includes soups, salads, paella, fish and kebabs, to name just a few items. They offer a good selection of wine and beer but, as their name indicates, the house special is their tapas. Prices are reasonable and there is a limited children’s menu. For more information, visit their website www.barcelontapas.us or call 321.613.5637.      
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Paco and I came in 3rd at the Jump's Tiny Tavern Sat. horseshoe tournament after winning 3 in a row but we fell short against the 2 teams that ended up in the final. I threw 4 six packs (back to back ringers) and Paco played great. There's always next week and more things to do and see in Cocoa Beach! Bring your camera. BTW - This photo was taken with my Galaxy S4 cell phone! 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!      321-213-4831     Homes for Sale     
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Falcon 9 Rocket Launch on the Space Coast – Monday, 1-6-14 SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on Monday, January 6, 2014 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The original launch date was last Friday, January 3, 2014 but it was reset to Monday, January 6th. The launch window opens at 5:06 p.m. and ends at 7:08 p.m., If the launch is scrubbed due to wind or weather conditions, the next attempt will be on Tuesday. This will be the second commercial launch by SpaceX.   The launch can be viewed at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex or from the Apollo/Saturn V Center, which is the closest public viewing area at the Visitor Complex. The cost is $20 in addition to the Visitor Center admission.  
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
One of my closest girlfriends had to go to Frankie's Wings & Things!  You see Stephanie is CRAZY about chicken wings.  If she could eat them every day and get away with it I think she would!  So, when she was recently visiting from Denver, I took her to Frankie's Wings & Things in Melbourne. Frankie's Wings & Things takes chicken wings to an insane level!  You see, usually when you go out for wings you get the standard 4 or 5 levels of hotness, but Frankie's Wings & Things really dials it up a couple of notches.  For those of you out there that like wings in varying degrees of discomfort and pain, you need to make a trip to Frankie's Wings & Things. On top of 7 different sauce flavor types:                                                                         TeriyakiTwisted Teriyaki...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
                                  The Florida Seafood Bar & Grill is specifically the kind of restaurant that I would think about when I used to think about Florida, the ocean, and food!  Located at 480 West Cocoa Beach Causeway (the 520 B-line) in Cocoa Beach Florida, the Florida Seafood Bar & Grill is local family owned restaurant where you can get together with friends, have a cocktail or two and enjoy some area favorites in terms of food.  Open daily from 11:00am to 10:00pm for lunch and dinner, the feel of the Florida Seafood Bar & Grill is one of "Old Florida".                                                                                                                          In terms of food the Florida Seafood Bar & Grill offers a wide variety of selections.  If you are in ...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
 The 2013 Space Coast Art Festival in Cocoa Beach, Fl., and Upcoming Events. This juried art show and sale is held every November the weekend after Thanksgiving and attracts artists from all over the country. See more upcoming events below. We never have a shortage of things to do and see on the beach!  That's me with Driftwood Sculptures.    William Kidd of Miramar, Fl took first place in his category.    Mirror, mirror on the wall....   The 2013 Cocoa Beach Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.  The parade route will run south down Orlando Avenue from the Glass Bank into downtown Cocoa Beach then north up Brevard Avenue back to the Glass Bank. This year's parade theme is "A Winter Wonderland."  The following week, the Cocoa Beach Christmas Boat Pa...
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