Cocoa Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Joyce Hathaway
(RE/MAX Aerospace)
          Cocoa Beach Florida Is A Special Place               Cocoa Beach Florida is a special place for so many reasons.  It's a barrier island on central Florida's east coast between the Atlantic Ocean and Banana River Lagoon.  For a place that's six miles long and less than a mile wide in spots, it packs in a lot of fun!       The first reason why Cocoa Beach Florida is a special place, is because of it's geography.  It's one of those spots where you can walk along two different types of beaches.  On one side you can kayak along the Banana River Islands, and on the other you can surf cast into the ocean.        It's well known to surfers that Cocoa Beach Florida is a special place, because it is often referred to as the surfing capital of the east coast.  Ron Jon Surf Shop has an am...
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By Paul & Lyn Henderson, Team Henderson
(Keller Williams Winter Park)
Cocoa Beach Holiday Parades - Team Henderson   COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA (November 21, 2013) - Why does everyone flock to Florida as soon as they pull out their ugly Christmas sweaters? For the gorgeous breezy days and comfortably chilly nights! Cocoa beach hosts many holiday parades for the entire family every year. Enjoy this holiday season beachside at the Cocoa Beach Holiday Parades listed here!       Cocoa Beach Holiday Parades December 7, 2013, 2-4pm: Cocoa Beach Holiday Parade - "A Winter Wonderland" December 7, 2013, 5:30pm: Port Canaveral Christmas Boat Parade - "A Creative Christmas" December 14, 2013, 6pm: 18th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Cocoa Beach Holiday Boat Parade     What Cocoa Beach Holiday Parades will your family attend this year?? For more holiday parades by county, ...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
This week I made two trips into Orlando to Seaworld to bring washback turtles to Seaworld.  On both occasions I  drove up the coast to Cocoa Beach to pick up little Loggerhead washbacks.  Every time that I drive through Cocoa Beach, I giggle when I see one particular street. You see, when I was a little girl, I absolutely loved the 60's sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.  As some of you may remember, Jeannie (played by Barbara Eden) was a 2000 year old genie that lived in a beautiful bottle that was found by the fictional Major Nelson (played by Larry Hagman LONG before he played JR Ewing) who was an astronaut at...Cape Canaveral!Well, that sitcom made Cocoa Beach famous, and Cocoa Beach never forgot!  There is actually a street in Cocoa Beach named I Dream of Jeannie Lane.                     ...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Real Estate is local...your Realtor® should be local, too! One thing we can all agree on is that real estate is local and your Realtor® should be local, too. Brevard County, Florida is big! It is 72 miles long and includes the beaches and mainland so the market in one part of the county will be totally different from the market in another part of the county. The Florida market is unique but it is not uncommon to see agents from other states responding to consumer questions online about the Brevard County, Florida market. Locally, agents who live and work on the mainland frequently list properties on the beaches and vice versa. Each of those markets is a unique area and has its own particular personality and characteristics so it would seem logical to specialize in the area that you work...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
The weather is wonderful in Cocoa Beach - Come on down! While fall is in full swing "up north" here in Florida we are enjoying our wonderful weather. Our high temperatures are currently around 80* with lows around 60*, depending on what part of the state you live in. The weather is ideal for enjoying your favorite activities or just relaxing on the beach. Don't forget to enjoy our beautiful sunsets. They are the perfect way to end to a fabulous Florida day.  
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Halloween 2013 at Jump's Tiny Tavern in Cocoa Beach, Florida.  Everyone had a good time as always! I don't think Donna looks too scared about Dracula :-) Notice the Toronto Maple Leaf mini hockey stick? 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!     321-799-8334                Homes for Sale       
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Have a Spooky Halloween! Donna and I are going to Jump's Tiny Tavern in Cocoa Beach. We may even get costumes :-) It's all good fun and one of the many things to enjoy here on the Space Coast. We also have an air show in Melbourne on Saturday. 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!     321-799-8334                Homes for Sale     
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Welcome to Florida - Home of the Endless Summer Florida is famous for its sunshine and miles of beaches but its best kept secret is that it is the Home of the Endless Summer. The climate is either sub-tropical or tropical with average temperatures ranging from 50*/70* in the winter to 70*/90* in the summer. On the east coast, our fabulous weather allows us to enjoy the beaches, boating and ballads at the tiki bars year round. There is truly something for everyone in the Cocoa Beach area...activities include  golf, tennis, biking, boating, kayaking, swimming, surfing and parasailing with the theme parks and attractions available for the young and young-at-heart.   Our endless summer is just one more reason that Florida is the perfect vacation destination and Cocoa Beach is a wonderful pl...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
 Boston (Steve) and I won the Jump's Horseshoe Tournament on Wed. and everyone had a great time once again! Does life get any better than this? Oh wait...the Toronto Maple Leafs are 2 and 0 - Go Leafs!!!!! Great weekend coming up...Donna and I are hosting a horseshoe tournament at my place on Sunday with Donna's BBQ ribs, Boston's meatballs, sides, a few beers and good friends. The competition will be amicably intense as always :-)  This photo was taken with my Samsung Galaxy S4 because the batteries gave out on my regular camera :-)  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!     321-799-8334                Homes for Sale     
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
One of the things that I am most passionate about here on the Space Coast is the sea turtles.  I don't what type of turtle it is, I love them all.  But, they are all in trouble not only here on the Space Coast,but around the world.  So, whenever someone steps forward to help these magnificent reptiles, I am absolutely thrilled.  Today, a surfer came to the rescue of a young loggerhead sea turtle that was tangled in fishing lines just south of the Cocoa Beach Pier this afternoon.  The turtle's flippers were so entangle in fishing line that it could be seen gasping for air from the surface of the ocean as it struggled to free itself from the mono-filament line. Seeing the marine reptile in distress, a nearby surfer paddled over to help the sea turtle.  Doing this, he risked a possible bit...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Brevard County Residential Report for August 2013 Closed sales were up 11.5% and cash sales increased by 14.1% compared to August 2012. Pending sales increased by 26.9% and new listings were up 17.3%. The median sales price for Single Family Homes was up 13% to $130,000 from $115,000 in August 2012. The median days on the market stayed the same at 37 days. The months’ supply of inventory is down -13.3% to 4.1 months from 4.8 months in August 2012. Traditional sales increased by 22.5%. The Median Sales Price was $165,000. Foreclosure/REO sales were up 95.4%. The median sales price was $75,750. Short Sales are down -58.6%. The median sale price was $110,000. Townhouse and Condo statistics for August 2013 Closed sales increased 15.4% and "cash" sales increased by 15.4% over August 2012. Pe...
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By Teresa Lansford, MBA, GRI, MRP,SFR,ASN, Your Pikes Peak Real Estate Partner
(Bristlecone Realty Group)
The Virtual Traveler - Here is a shout out to John Mayer's Beach Blog. John's blog about the Cocoa Beach Pier and Community will provide the inspiration to take a trip to the "I Dream Of Jeannie Beach". You can imagine sitting at the bar listening to the music, sipping margaritas and snacking on shrimp fresh off the boat!  We fell in love with Cocoa Beach because it has that quaint feel of an earlier simpler time - local mom & pop shops, pristine beaches & surf boards. There are plenty of vacation rentals available, we found ours on VRBO, and were thrilled to easily find a lovely condo on the beach. From our home base, we visited Cape Canaveral, many beaches and of course had to try paddle boarding and surfing.          White sugary sand on Cocoa Beach beckons you to take long walks on ...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Every year the NKF ( National Kidney Foundation) labor day surfing festival is held at the Cocoa Beach Pier. A friend of mine saw Kelly Slater while he was visiting Friends and family. CJ used to caddiy for him when he visited in between tournaments. He's a 7 time world champion raised right here in Cocoa Beach.  There wasn't a lot of surfing going on when we were there but the day was warm and perfect. Is there anything better than a day at the beach soaking up the sun with a beautiful woman by your side? The Pier had a bikini contest but we didn't stick around for it. Fahitas and a cold beer sounded better :-)  As my Grandson Thomas used to say when he was little, "Look Grampa, "Makini Girls"! He'll grow up just fine!    Cycling along Cocoa Beach.    Everyone stays cool in the water :...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
It was a Great Afternoon at the Cocoa Beach Pier. It cleared up after some tropical rain and the sun came out once again. Pictured below is the Pat Michaels Trio. I know the guys and they played great! Mike (on the right) plays a mean acoustic lead guitar. There is so much talent here, it boogles the mind. We all need to support our local musicians!  My friend Donna. We had a great time listening to the band with a few Bacardis and Coronas. The shrimp was excellent too.  The Umbrella Crowd.    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!     321-799-8334                 Homes for Sale     
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
 Jump's Tiny Tavern's Vintage Car Show in Cocoa Beach, Fl. was held Sunday 7/14/2013. There was live music, a corn hole tournament and lots of cold beer! Pictured below is Brad's Dodge Dart Covertible. It was another good day in paradise!  Lots of POWER! Notice all the room under the hood compared to today's cars?   Barbie.    The Green Monster. Now this shows imagination!  Hillbilly Deluxe Edsel. (A work in progress :-)    Florida Hot Rod.    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!     321-799-8334                 Homes for Sale     
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Bikini Bike Riders Meet Horseshoe Players at Jump's Tiny Tavern in Cocoa Beach, Fl. Saturday was hot and sunny but still pleasant, especially when the bikini bikers showed up in the middle of our horseshoe tournament.  Cocoa Beach Bike and Bar-A-Thon riders ride to six bars in six hours and everone drinks resposibly. The Highway One Duo provided the entertantment from 5pm. It was a fun day even though I didn't win the horseshoe tournament :-) Maybe next time!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Wayne and I won the Jump's Tiny Tavern horseshoe tournament on Thursday for the second time as partners and were undefeated. We are both transplanted Canadians and die hard Toronto Maple Leafs fans. On the ice or by the palm trees, we Canucks are tough! :-) Advice for Canadians wanting to buy US Real Estate. The three Ontario amigos - Wayne, Wild Bill and Surfside Johnny.   Condo residents find way around pet-free buildings A pet-free condo must often allow "emotional support animals" under fair housing laws. But some residents may stretch the definition in order to own a pet. Read more.  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!     321-799-8334             Homes for Sale    
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Week End. The Cocoa Beach Easter Surfing (and Bikini) Festival attracted huge crowds over the weekend and I almost didn't make it to my horseshoe tournament on Sat. because of the traffic. It's a small price to pay for so much "Beauty on the Beach" :-) Click here to see the full album on FaceBook. NOTE: You have to log in to view it. Tandem Surfers.    My friend Michelle on the left. Tattoo Girl. Oops!! Bikinis were everywhere at the Cocoa Beach Pier. I have a tough life but somebody has to do it :-) 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!     321-799-8334             Homes for Sale        These photos are copyright (c), all rights reserved and may not be used...
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By Cathy Wolters, Your Brevard County Property Management Expert
(Wolters Realty & Property Management Company)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsY6UrFIsNs     My sister shared this beautiful video with me.  It talks about the fact that what is most important in life, is not when you were born, or died, or even how long you lived, but what you did with that time in between.  They call that the dash.  This video really hit home for me, especially the question at the end about what will be said at my eulogy.   Saint Patrick’s Day was the 20th anniversary of my Dad’s death.  I can’t really get my head wrapped around the idea that it has been that long.  He died young, only fifty nine, and he didn’t live long enough to meet my son or twelve other grandchildren, whose lives would have been so blessed to have him in it.  When he died I promised myself that I would be more like him.I would make him proud.  I wo...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Easter surf festival starts Friday, 3-29-13 on Cocoa Beach   The 49th annual Easter Surf Festival is this weekend on Cocoa Beach. The fun starts this Friday, March 29, 2013 at the Cocoa Beach Pier and runs through Sunday afternoon.   If you enjoy sun, surf and food, be there!   For more information go to www.eastersurffest.com
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