Cocoa Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
The Easter Bunny is now at Merritt Square Mall, Merritt Island, FL Hippity-Hoppity Easter's on its way!   Come visit the Easter Bunny at Merritt Square Mall (near Macy’s). The schedule is as follows:   Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd – 12:00 to 8:00pm*   *Carrot breaks from 1-1:45pm and 4:30-5:15pm   Sunday, March 24th 12-6pm*   *Carrot break 2:30-3pm   Monday and Tuesday, March 25th and 26th, 4-8pm* Wednesday, March 27th, 12-8pm*   *Carrot breaks 1-1:45pm and 4:30-5:15pm   Thursday, March 28th, 4-8pm* Friday, March 29th, 12-8pm*   *Carrot breaks 1:1:45 and 4:30-5:15   Saturday, March 30th, 10am-8pm*   *Carrot breaks: 1-1:45 and 4:30-5:15pm      
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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 Wed. After losing the first game, we went undefeated with a few nail biters along the way. We were both born and raised in Ontario, Canada. Wayne is from Niagara Falls and I'm from the Toronto area. There are no easy games here and if you don't throw ringers, you lose! It's a lot of fun and a great way to unwind after a busy day selling Real Estate. Although it was a little chilly, the temps are supposed to go back up into the 80's just in time for my Daughter and Grandkid's arrival from Canada on Monday. Look out Sea World, here we come :-) Latest News: Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral Canal homes are being snapped up and there are multiple offers on these prime properties right now. The inventory is getting lower and buyers ...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Obviously the collage below is a spoof but notherners have apparently brought down some colder weather with them. It's going down to 39* tonight and then next week will be in the mid 60's to mid 70's. I have the heat on as I post this. By the time my daughter and Grandkids get here on March 11th, it should be back up into the 80's :-) We'll be going to Sea World and the Brevard Zoo and the kids are really excited! They want to go ziplining over the gators at the Zoo. On a positive note, the housing market is heating up in my area and prime canal homes are selling for a premium. We are actually seeing a decline in inventory with multiple offers on the table. Now is the time to make your move. Owning a piece of Florida Paradise has never been more affordable!   It's time to have some fun ...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Jay Smith of the "Don't quit your day job" band, John Mayer and Rich Deems at Jumps TinyTavern in Cocoa Beach on Sat., 2/16/2013. We played some great tunes! I was on blues harp. Jay is a fellow Realtor, lead guitarist and Rich is and always will be a Marine and outstanding musician. HOORAH! We play music in a free country. Others give their lives to keep it that way!   It's time to have some fun in the the Sunshine State! Give me a call anytime.               Homes for Sale          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 websit...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
 Consider the Cocoa Beach canals when buying your new home! Cocoa Beach is well known for its waterfront property. The Atlantic Ocean on the east offers gorgeous sunrises, surfing and beach access while the Banana River on the west is the place for boating and breathtaking sunsets. But the canals of Cocoa Beach and their tranquil, relaxed atmosphere are its best kept secret. Visualize yourself sitting on your screened porch or balcony while you watch the birds perch on the dock pilings and enjoy the sunshine…you will see pelicans, sea gulls and blue heron.                            Many of the homes and condos have private docks and it is always relaxing to enjoy the view of the water and the different boats docked on the canals.                                                         ...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
We are enjoying cooler weather in Cocoa Beach!   We have had a warmer than normal winter lately here in Cocoa Beach and today we returned to more normal temperatures with light rain off and on all day and gusting winds.     When it is cold, windy and rainy outside, nothing tastes better than a steaming hot bowl of homemade chili. We like to cook up a batch of chili for dinner then use the leftovers for chili dogs the next night.                                                                                                                                  If you’re not a chili eater (or just not in the mood for it) a bowl of soup with a loaf of fresh bread is another good choice. Nothing tastes better on a cold winter night than some homemade comfort food!   Enjoy!           
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
How to “Shop” for the right Cocoa Beach Realtor®         There’s a little bit of fear and anticipation when buying or selling your home. It’s a major life event and an exciting, emotional time as you move forward to a new chapter in your life. With so much going on, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed when choosing a REALTOR®.   Asking friends, family and coworkers to refer you to a REALTOR® can be a good starting point IF that REALTOR® handles the type of property that fits your need.   This is the age of specialization so many agents work only in specific areas – as a Buyer’s agent, Listing Agent, Short Sale/ Foreclosures, Luxury Homes, First Time Home Buyers, etc. You need an agent who not only meets your needs but is also very familiar with the area and neighborhood in which you want t...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty in Cocoa Beach is the place for seafood and more!                    The Lobster Shanty is located on A1A in Cocoa Beach. It is somewhat unique in that it is one of the few riverfront restaurants on Cocoa Beach. It is quite a place with expansive views of the Banana River and is the perfect place to relax and watch the sunset.         The service is excellent, prices are reasonable and the menu offers something for everyone.   http://www.cocoabeachlobstershanty.com/   You can choose to enjoy your meal in the dining room or opt to eat outside while enjoying the scenery. Either way, the ambience can’t be beat.   Stop by the Lobster Shanty for lunch or dinner soon and discover all it has to offer. You’ll be glad you did!            
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
New Lights Coming! Pictured below: Gino giving the proceeds from the player's 50/50 draws to Steve and Angel, owners of Jumps Tiny Tavern in Cocoa Beach. They will be installing new LED lights for the horseshoe pits so we can all see what we're shooting at when the sun goes down. We have a great group of people here. It's like one big extended family! Boston and I came in third out of 11 teams on Saturday. Everyone was throwing ringers! What a group of lucky people!    It's time to have some fun in the the Sunshine State! Give me a call anytime.               Homes for Sale          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...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Surfside Johnny Playing Blues Harp with "Good Regs" in Cocoa Beach at Jump's Tiny Tavern.   We have a great group of people here on the Space Coast and it's a wonderful place to live!  It's time to have some fun in the the Sunshine State! Give me a call anytime.               Homes for Sale          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)
Every year Gino and Jump's Tiny Tavern in Cocoa Beach, Fl. sponsor a Christmas Horseshoe Tournament. The competition is fierce and Tom's BBQ is excellent as always! Everyone brought sides and there was a real sense of community with lots of Christmas spirit. I was voted MVP! Gino, Susan and Boston. Gino and Boston won the tournament.    Teddy and I won second place in a tough group of players. Ted is the kind of guy that would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. Just look into his eyes and you can tell how big his heart is.    We have a great group of people here on the Space Coast and it's a wonderful place to live!  It's time to have some fun in the the Sunshine State! Give me a call anytime.               Homes for Sale          Contact me to learn how you can start enj...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
The Space Coast Art Festival in Cocoa Beach, Florida, was held Nov. 24-25, 2012. I look forward to this show every year and the art is always outstanding! Click here to see the slide show. Sexy Sculptures. It's time to have some fun in the the Sunshine State! Give me a call anytime.               Homes for Sale          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)
It's warming up again in Florida! This is the Tuesday moonrise from "Coconuts on the Beach" in Cocoa Beach, a popular watering hole / restaurant. My friend Johnny B was playing and the night was magical. Good company made it even better! Johnny B and friend. The harmonies were outstanding! My friend Teresa. It's time to have some fun in the the Sunshine State! Give me a call anytime.               Homes for Sale          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. ...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Tree Lighting Ceremony Cape Canaveral Hospital in Cocoa Beach 11-29-12 LIGHTS OF LOVE is an annual event sponsored by the Cape Canaveral Hospital Auxiliary. Cape Canaveral Hospital is located on Cocoa Beach on the S.R. 520 Causeway on the Banana River. This is the 26th year of the program. LIGHTS OF LOVE offers you a chance to purchase a light on the large lighted tree that is displayed on the south end of the Medical Plaza during the holiday season.  Your donation honors someone special to you and the funds raised are used to help purchase hospital equipment and fund community projects. Over the years the funds raised have benefitted such causes as Lifeline®, Health First Hospice and the Organ and Tissue Donor Education Program. Last year the 2011 program helped purchase defibrilators ...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
We are enjoying fabulous fall weather in Cocoa Beach, Florida Most people don't realize that in Florida we have three seasons...it always surprises my "snowbirds" to learn that we have a change of seasons here. My response is that while we do have a change of seasons, it is much more subtle. The humidity is lower, the winds come more from the north than the south and we even see leaves fall from some of the trees. Fall in Florida is a welcome change from the long, hot summer and it is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy all that this area has to offer. Walk the beach, relax by the pool, play golf, do a little boating or kayaking...these are just a few of the activities we have to offer. After a busy day outdoors, take a few minutes to unwind and enjoy our beautiful sunsets. They ...
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By Andy Barclay, ABR, CDPE, SFR, ePro
(RE/MAX Elite)
Immaculate Direct River 2/2 Condo at Rock Pointe in Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 Overview Maps Photos YouTube video tour $164,900 Condominium Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,466 sqft Location 3609 S. Banana River Dr. #C-207Cocoa Beach, FL 32931USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Andy Barclay (321) 514-9862Andy@ThinkAndy.comhttp://www.ThinkAndy.com   Listed by: RE/MAX Elite Our recent listings Immaculate Direct River 2/2 at Rock PointeBeautiful 3/2 condo steps away from river and beachCanal front 4/3.5 home steps from the ocean!Direct Ocean 2/2 at Marko Villas in Cocoa BeachBeautiful 4/3 Executive home in Palm Bay Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Art Festival in Cocoa Beach this weekend!   It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving on Cocoa Beach without the annual Space Coast Art Festival.   This year the Art Festival runs from November 22nd to November 25th. The festival starts at 7:30a.m. on Thanksgiving morning with a 5k Turkey Trot at Baliwick Mall on Brevard Avenue in downtown Cocoa Beach.   The art show will be held on Saturday from 9a.m.to 5p.m. and on Sunday from 10a.m. to 5p.m. This is a juried art show that attracts artists from across the country.   There will be face painting for the children, live entertainment and vendors will be selling food and beverages. Admission is free and there will be free Park and Ride service from the Cape Royal Building on A1A. If you haven’t attended before, this is a holiday tradition that should be...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
 The weather is perfect right now. Low humidity, 80* and sunny! I think that's why the beach is packed every weekend :-) The sea oats in the foreground help to keep beach erosion to a minmum and are protected by Florida law. It's time to have some fun in the the Sunshine State!          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 or Larry 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)
The "snowbirds" are about to arrive from up north and will keep the locals entertained with hijinks and traffic jams once again. I wrote this song about an Indiana Dude who just wanted to be a cool surfer and fit in. Ya gotta smile after listening to this tune! This video is best viewed in HD720p or HD1080p, depending on how fast your connection speed is.      Life is just better in Cape Canaveral / Cocoa Beach!          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!  This video is 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, pr...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
This year we arrived a little late for the air show, so I had to resort to takiing photos of bikinis and surfers :-) The fly-bys just south of Shepard Park were higher and less frequent than in previous years. The real action took place just south of us at Lori Wilson Park and everyone thinks this was intentional in order to make people pay for grandstand seats or beach access. Last year you could get great shots on a free beach for miles around. A number of residents were not impressed considering the amount of tourist dollars this event brings into the area each year. Enjoying the sunshine.   What a way to spend the day!   This is a shot I took from the Cocoa Beach Pier in 2010. I don't think anyone at the pier got many good photos this year. Surfer Dude!   Surfer Girl. Now you know w...
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