Cocoa Beach, FL Real Estate News

By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
 A Cocoa Beach Legend went to Tiki Heaven on Tuesday, 9/5/2012 of an apparent heart attack. Wayne Coombs opened Mai Tiki Studio and Gallery in 1973 and I couldn't begin to count all the homes and businesses his art is an integral part of. I spoke with him several times at art shows and in his studio where I took the photo below. The first thing you noticed were his big hands, wide smile and booming voice. I don't know of anyone who added as much color and originality to the Space Coast. The big man will be missed!  From his website: “Wayne Coombs began hand carving palm trees and driftwood in Cocoa Beach Florida over 35 years ago. Over the years Wayne has progressed to paintings, hardwood, stone, lava, rock, interior as well as exterior design from his studio in Cocoa Beach.”   Photos f...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
When it's 90* plus with the humidity making it feel like 100*, you need some shade. It's a good time to feel that ocean breeze, jump in the water and stay cool but don't forget the sunblock! That's my office on the far right :-) This is the beach in Shepard Park at the end of SR 520 in Cocoa Beach. The Cocoa Beach Pier.   Is the housing crisis over? Yes, say economists polled by The Wall Street Journal; 44 think home prices have hit bottom and only three disagree. Read more. 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!  These photos are copyright (c), all rights reserved and may not be used o...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Sea Oats is an oceanfront complex in Cocoa Beach, Florida Cocoa Beach, Florida is a barrier island in east Central Florida with the Banana River to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.  You can choose your view - river or ocean - and for locals or seasonal visitors who want an oceanfront complex, you can't go wrong with Sea Oats.  Sea Oats is well located, within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, banks, the Cocoa Beach Pier, Shepard Park and almost any business you need on a daily basis.  The complex has a pool and private beach access or you can enjoy the ocean view from your balcony. The neighborhood is on a quiet street but A1A is just a couple blocks away and provides easy access to all that Cocoa Beach has to offer.  Cape Canaveral and Port Canaveral are just a few...
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By Diana Roca
(Century 21 Camelot Realty Inc.)
COCOA BEACH OCEAN FRONT CONDO, Ocean Oasis $600,000 Direct Ocean corner unit with incredible view. Open living room and dinning room overlooking the ocean. Upgrades galore. Master Suite has its own private balcony. Spend the day on the beach and your evenings listening to the ocean from the large balcony. 18x18 tile throughout living area and carpet in bedrooms. Kitchen has granite and pullout shelves. A must see. Hunter Douglas shutters inside, hurricane shutters outside. Click for more details.
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Enjoy canal front living at Captains Cove in Cocoa Beach, FloridaCaptains Cove in Cocoa Beach is a small complex...there are four buildings of six units each for a total of 24 units in the complex.  Captains Cove is located on the grand canal which is the widest,  deepest canal in Cocoa Beach and each unit offers a direct canal view.  It is one of the few complexes in Cocoa Beach where each unit has its own dock instead of a community dock. The complex is located just off A1A across the street from shopping and restaurants with a walk-in clinic and bank just up the street.  It is a short walk to the beach, river or park and there is plenty of additional shopping nearby. Whether you're looking for a second home or full time residence, consider Captains Cove.   Diana Zaccaro P.A., REALTOR...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Florida's Beaches ranked 5th of 30 States tested in a recent report. Brevard County was near the top for water quaility with no reported beach closings in 2011. The water's fine, so jump right in! Florida Healthy Beaches Program test results. It's just another great reason to live and/or work in Florida. Call the Beach Expert and start packing! 321-799-8334. Life is just better in Cape Canaveral / Cocoa Beach!  5 biggest mistakes homebuyers make  Last-minute credit score repair can backfire; and many buyers underestimate closing costs and future home expenses. Read more.        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 (...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Dine in or take out at Anacapri Pizza in Cocoa Beach, Florida Anacapri Pizza has been a landmark in Cocoa Beach for many years. One of the unique things about Anacapri is that they do not deliver...it is dine in or takeout only. SO, when I am near downtown Cocoa Beach at dinner time, all too often you will find me at Anacapri ordering takeout for dinner.If you've visited Anacapri more than once, you are probably no longer a stranger and will more than likely be greeted by Victor, the owner. After perusing the extensive menu and placing your order, take a seat, relax and people watch while your order is prepared. It's a busy place and popular with both locals and tourists.I'm sure everything on the menu is equally good but we tend to order the same items over and over...grilled chicken s...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
I didn't win at horseshoes but it was another Saturday night of great music at Jump's Tiny Tavern in Cocoa Beach, Fl. That's me second from the right with The Highway 1 Band. The members are: Mark Woolley, drums and vocals, Joel Thomas, guitar and vocals and Terry Wallace, bass and vocals. I played my harmonicas and added vocals to their "Trop Rock" sound. A good time was had by all! I'll take some video next time.   The Jump's Crowd. You will find a lot of Vets and Heroes among them. Steve (with the tatoo) is an ex Marine and owns the bar along with his wife Angel (to his left). 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 ...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
It sometimes seems that more out of town friends know that the Space Coast is the headquarters of Ron Jon Surf Shop...than know that all the U.S. rockets take off from here! They don't call themselves "World Famous Ron Jon Surf Shop" for nothing! Ron Jon in Cocoa Beach is an absolutely enormous Surf Shop with everything you could ever want in beachwear surf equipment...all in one store. You can shop them 7 days a week, 24 hours a day! They have some amazing sales and closeouts on bathing suits for both men and women...and they have a very large selection of beach shirts and beach footwear. No visit to the Space Coast is complete without a visit to Ron Jon Surf Shop! Ron Jon is located at: 4151 North Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. It is at the end of Hwy 520...from I-95 head ...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
 Shop Sunseed Co-op in Cape Canaveral - Cocoa Beach, Florida  For over 30 years, Sunseed Co-op in Cape Canaveral has been the place to shop for natural foods in the Cocoa Beach area. They offer a full line of natural and organic items...and not just food! Some of the items you will find at Sunseed Coop are: organic produce frozen foodsboth dairy and non-dairy items soy and rice milkbulk food bins with grain, flour, granola, nuts, etc. baking suppliesorganic coffeeherbal teaspeanut butterjuicesnackscandyvitamins and supplements health and beauty aids natural cosmetics pet supplies and natural cleaning supplies. And did I mention the organic beer and wine? Best of all, no membership is required to shop at Sunseed, although they are available and members receive lower prices than non-membe...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
 It's Papa Vito's for Pizza in Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral, Florida Papa Vito's is located along A1A between Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral in what locals know as "unincorporated Brevard County" but the post office calls it Cape Canaveral. On the nights that I work late and don't want to cook, I am a frequent customer of Papa Vito's. Papa Vito's is a family business and Billy, the owner, is usually there making their famous pizza and supervising the kitchen.  There is usually a family member working the counter taking orders, dispatching the delivery drivers, seating customers in the dining room and, in general, keeping things running smoothly. It's a busy place looks chaotic at times but everyone works well together and never seems to miss a beat. If you're looking for a great pizza, Pa...
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By Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
(Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)
Beach Jewelers in Cocoa Beach, FL is a rare "gem" Tucked away in a shopping plaza a stone's throw from busy A1A is Beach Jewelers on Cocoa Beach.  It's a relatively small shop as retail stores go and a bit of a landmark here. Beach Jewelers opened here on Cocoa Beach over 30 years ago and is now owned and managed by the son of the original owner. It looks much the same as it did when it opened and the relaxed atmosphere complements our laid back beach life style. Russell, the owner, is a third-generation watchmaker and specializes in repairing all brands and types of watches. Beach Jewelers is one of the few jewelers that has a full-time goldsmith working on the premises. There is a good selection of brands and prices in everything from watches to gift items and if you can't find a part...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Kids just love the Ice Cream Man! I think texting while walking on the beach might be OK :-) Gotta get that sand out! Time for a Swim?   Lawmakers seek public input on Citizens' rates On tap: How to avoid skyrocketing premiums for Fla.'s largest insurer and solutions for property insurance issues. Read more. 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!    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. Ph...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
As promised, here is some of the video I took of the Third Annual 2012 Super Boat Races in Cocoa Beach, Forida. It was definitely "Thunder on the Beach" and the event brings in many tourist and local dollars that help my area to sustain growth in the continuing economic crisis. What could be better medicine than Super Boats, sun, surf, suds, bikinis and the roar of powerful engines?   Super Boat Grand Prix 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!   These photos and video are copyright (c), all rights reserved and may not be used or reproduced without permission from John Mayer. Permission can g...
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By Diana Roca
(Century 21 Camelot Realty Inc.)
Selling Real Estate To Out Of State Buyers In Brevard County, FL  Has Double Responsibilities We have two offices in "tourist" areas, Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach, Florida. Both these offices attract a lot of out of state visitors who come to this area on vacation. While visiting the area, people come into our office asking about real estate. And as an agent, not only do you need to know the real estate market, you need to educate your buyers on the community. Selling Real Estate To Out Of State Buyers In Brevard County, FL has double responsibilities. I have had clients walk into our office telling me that they are here for the weekend and want to see homes. Some have never been to this area before. I feel responsible to educate those buyers, who do not know the area, of all the qual...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Just Jammin' at Jump's Tiny Tavern in Cocoa Beach, Florida. The best damn little bar in Brevard County, Florida. John Mayer AKA "Surfside Johnny" has played all over Florida as a solo entertainer as has Johnny B. I sat in for a few non rehearsed songs and it was a fun night! Watch it in HD 720p or 1080p for the best quality.    Use right photos on real estate websites Potential buyers go to a Realtor's website to see images of homes for sale; making a good first impression is key. Read more. 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...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
The third annual Super Boat Grand Prix was held in Cocoa Beach, Fl, on Sunday May 20, 2012. Thousands of spectators lined the beaches for the free show but many opted for the complete VIP pass for around $100. It was party time from Thursday on and the racers were accessible for meet and greets. The boats were on display before the big race for photo ops and live bands were everywhere. It was a great event with lots of Florida Sunshine! Most of these still photos were captured from my Panasonic HD-TM90 video camera. I am editing all of the video now and will post it on AR soon. Lucas Oil won the Super Boat Vee Extreme Class averaging 84.82 MPH. GASSE (not pictured here) won the Super Boat Unlimited Class averaging 94.56 MPH Super Boat Cleveland Constuction. These folks had the right ide...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Joe and I won the Jump's horseshoe tournament on Sat. and then I jammed with "Sax Appeal" playing my blues harp. It was another great day in paradise! Dave (Kooj) and Maria Kujat are "Sax Appeal" playing at Jump's Tiny Tavern in Cocoa Beach. That's me in the middle with my blues harp. Horseshoes anyone?  Fixed mortgage rates hit record low again The 30-year FRM dropped to 3.79%, the 15-year FRM hit 3.04%, and ARMs averaged 2.83%, says Freddie Mac. Read more. 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!  These photos are copyright (c), all rights reserved and may not be used or reproduced without ...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
The Super Boats are back in Cocoa Beach! You can feel and see the power from May 16-20th this year at this not to be missed event. I will be posting videos and photos soon. Website: Space Coast Super Boat See schedule below. Here are some photos from last year. 3rd Annual Bright House Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix Schedule (Tentative May 16, 2012 Sponsor/VIP Party   Paradise Cove, Cocoa Beachve) Scheduled events start May 16th-20th May 17, 2012 (Thursday) Power Boats on Parade 1pm-10pm Downtown Cocoa Beach “Meet the Racers” Live Bands Food & Drinks Meet the Race Teams 6pm-10pm VIP Party Hilton Cocoa Beach May 18, 2012 (Friday) 9am-5pm —–Registration:Race Village- Dave Nesbit Dr. 9am-5pm——Inspection: Race Village 9am-6pm ——Power Boats and Race Teams in Dry Pits: Race Village 11am-5pm...
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By Diana Roca
(Century 21 Camelot Realty Inc.)
Ray Baldino, Photographer in Cocoa Beach, FL I have been working on creating a new brochure for marketing my Real Estate business and had to get my picture taken. I was dreading the experience. Then I was referred to Ray Baldino, photographer in Cocoa Beach, FL. I had been working on the wording, logo and message that I was trying to convey for myself and my business. I finally settled on a design and look that I felt I could be proud to represent me. I set the appointment to have my picture taken, one picture in a suit, the other a casual look. I contemplated buying a new suit and decided that I do not wear suits any more and ruled it out. Living in Florida, rarely do you see anyone in a suit. I walked into Ray's studio and instantly felt at home. I told him from the beginning I did n...
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