Cocoa Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Leigh Giannotti
(Serving Brevard Realty)
Brevard County broker Leigh Giannotti, associate broker for Serving Brevard Realty commenting on appraisals. Appraisals create unique challenges. Once the seller and buyer agree on price and terms, it's not smooth sailing. First, the inspections need to come back acceptable. After that hurdle is the appraisal. When the buyer is getting a mortgage their lender sends out a neutral third party appraiser. The appraiser determines the value of the property for lending purposes. The buyer cannot get a loan for more than the appraised value. So, what if the appraisal come in lower than the offer? The seller needs to come down in price in order for the lender to provide the mortgage to the buyer. If the seller refuses to reduce their sales price the deal could be dead. The buyer can come to the...
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By Alexander Bederak, Commercial Real Estate Advisor New York
(G.E. Grace & Companynyc office space,manhattan office space)
  Pristine Office Space Cocoa Beach Building - For commercial office tenants looking for office space to rent or lease in Cocoa Beach Address: 126 North Orlando Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL, 32931 Total Rentable Building Area: 3,600 Square Feet h   Space Available: 1800 square feet of office space (Cocoa Beach) for rent or lease   Term: 1-10 year lease (flexible)   1800 Square Feet available on the first floor consisting of:   ·         5 private offices   ·         Conference room   ·         2 bathrooms (with showers)   ·         kitchen   ·         reception area   ·         parking available   ·         fax, copier, janitorial services available   Utilities include water, sewer, waste management, property taxes   Internet and phone services are available at additional cost   Rent: $1900/...
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By Coastal Estate Team, Bridget Sentz & Carolyn Smith
(RE/MAX Elite)
Carolyn Smith, Realtor – Just Sold! Magnolia Bay Waterfront Condo, Cocoa Beach, Florida Magnolia Bay Condos, Cocoa Beach This stunning 3 bedroom, 3 bath direct waterfront condo is located directly on the Banana River in south Cocoa Beach. Magnolia Bay Condos boasts both ocean views and river views, and an array of amenities including seven lush acres with walking paths, a pond with a fountain, a pier/dock on the Banana River, beach and river access, a heated pool and spa, fitness room, and a fully-equipped clubhouse. This premier Cocoa Beach condo offers almost 2,800 square feet of living space, including a spacious master suite along with two additional bedrooms, three bathrooms, formal dining room and open great room, interior laundry, huge walk-in closets, covered terrace with open r...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Gino's Annual invitational Horseshoe Tournament was held at Jump's Tiny Tavern in Cocoa Beach Sat. Dec. 17, 2011 and a great time was had by all. I'm putting together a DVD of the event with videos and photos and will also post a link to You Tube. Local community events like this are a great way to connect and network with your neighbors and have fun too! Gino is the guy wearing the Santa hat. The Winners! Good times and good friends. 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...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
JIMBO DOES JUMBO IN COCOA BEACH FLORIDA Looking for that perfect loan for your new dream home? Well look no further. Jimbo has been closing JUMBO loans in Florida for over 10 years. The key to getting the best rate for a non conforming loan such as a JUMBO is to have an experienced loan originator put the file together for you in the right manner. Shortcuts and files that make for messy presentations end up costing you money. Jimbo is an experienced loan originator that knows how to present your loan in it's best light to the investors. Call Jimbo today for a Free no obligation interview @ 813.205.7958
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
 Horseshoe buddies Frank, Boston and Steve all celebrated their birthdays Sat. Dec. 3rd at Jump's Tiny Tavern in Cocoa Beach. We played horseshoes all afternoon and then listened to a great band called "Redneck Joe". Life is good! Birthday Boy Frank with Redneck Joe.    Redneck Joe (formerly Troublesome Creek) opened for Ronnie Hawkins years ago and is still going strong today.   The Dave Kury Band played at Friday Fest in Cape Canaveral. There is always great music at this event and a sense of community that is hard to find these days. It's a wonderful place to meet your neighbors and get to know everyone. Santa has arrived in Cape Canaveral. Let's all enjoy the season! Neighbors and friends can be the best source of new listings and sales. Of course, it always helps to have a little f...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
JIMBO DOES JUMBO IN  BREVARD COUNTY FLORIDA Looking for that perfect loan for your new dream home? Well look no further. Jimbo has been closing JUMBO loans in Florida for over 10 years. The key to getting the best rate for a non conforming loan such as a JUMBO is to have an experienced loan originator put the file together for you in the right manner. Shortcuts and files that make for messy presentations end up costing you money. Jimbo is an experienced loan originator that knows how to present your loan in it's best light to the investors. Call Jimbo today for a Free no obligation interview @ 813.205.7958
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
After the Saturday Horseshoe Tournament, I snapped a few photos of the early bird Halloween revellers ay Jump's Tiny Tavern in Cocoa Beach. Having fun is not an option here. It's a requirement! Angel, Frank and Jenna. Bartender Jenna in full hippie gear! The band "Strobe Lite" featuring Kevin Strobe and Diane Novick. I sat in and played my blues harp with this great duo.   Griffin Smith, Cocoa Beach Centurion.    An Arabian Nixon? Frank unmasked. Now he's really scary! Angel and Frank. 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 m...
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By Jason Koivu - SFR Certified Realtor Brevard County, Florida
(Serving Brevard Realty)
As the market has softened, beachfront property has become more and more affordable.  It will not be at a discount forever because it is a limited commodity.  Here is a list of about 60 Cocoa Beach condos that are priced under $200,000 and located in communities that are either oceanfront or riverfront.  Not all of these units will have a view of the water so I can show you which units do have waterview.  http://goo.gl/lRYUz If you have any questions, please let me know.
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
This is my second video of the NKF Cocoa Beach Surfing Festival and features more bikinis and crowd shots. It was a busy Labor Day Weekend at the beach and although I didn't get the pros on this shoot, the young lads provided some great entertainment. The bikinis weren't bad either!  **Video is best watched in HD 720p or HD 1080p depending on how fast your connection is. Itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow (no polka dot) bikini. C'mon now, I know some of you are old enough to remember that song :-) 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 m...
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By Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast
(M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.)
Jellyfish are turning up all along Brevard County Beaches these days.  Over 150 beachgoers were stung yesterday by these beautiful looking creatures. A jellyfish can sting you in the water or on the beach.  Even the dead ones are capable of a nasty, itchy sting.  Vinegar seems to be the best remedy should you tangle with one of these guys.  Check with lifeguards, as they have been keeping plenty on hand. Watch out as these guys burrow themselves in the sand. So ,you don't want to step on them.   Sandy Shores, Melbourne FL REALTOR® Specializing in Residential, Investment and Relocation Real Estate We have a team to facilitate your Short Sale. Melbourne Real Estate / Palm Bay Real Estate 321-253-4545 SandyShoresMelbourne@hotmail.com ____________________________________________ Serving Bre...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
These tandem surfers are awesome! It's hard enough to surf solo but try holding 100 plus pounds over your head with one hand while balancing on a moving board. This 26th Annual Festival supports the National Kidney Foundation and is the place to be on Labor Day Week End in Cocoa Beach. Running from Sept. 1 through 5 this year, the Pro-Am Event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity and given both young and seasoned surfers a chance to shine in the spotlight. I'll post a second video soon with more bikinis (and surfers). :-)  This is the 5 minute video I put together from about 45 minutes of HD filming. It is best viewed in HD 720p or 1080p depending on your internet speed and keep in mind YouTube reduces the quality to save bandwidth. What I see on my computer is much s...
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By Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast
(M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.)
The 26th Annual National Kidney Foundation Pro Am Surf Fest is being held this weekend at the Cocoa Pier. In addition to the surf contest there will be music, food, karate demonstrations and a bikini contest.  Sunday night there will be the Taste of Brevard at the Doubletree Resort.  There will be a music, entertainment, a silent auction.  Awards will be presented to the best surfers for the contest. The weekend promises to be filled with fun. Sandy Shores, Melbourne FL REALTOR® Specializing in Residential, Investment and Relocation Real Estate We have a team to facilitate your Short Sale. Melbourne Real Estate / Palm Bay Real Estate 321-253-4545 SandyShoresMelbourne@hotmail.com ____________________________________________ Serving Brevard County Florida for 15 Years  Brevard County Res...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Newsflash: Holiday has been found and returned to owners Tom and Cathy. He was only a few blocks away and a lady who saw my Craig's List Ad knew where he lived. The naughty bird is now back in his cage and will have his wings clipped next week. "Holiday" the Macaw gives us quite a show on top of his cage. His wings are not clipped and he sometimes flies into the palm trees to escape aggressive feral cats but he can take care of himself. They give him his space for the most part. Holiday is owned by Tom, a horseshoe playing buddy of mine in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Video Camera: Panasonic HDC-TM90. I would highly recommend this camcorder. Below is a still photo captured from the video. A few days after this video was shot, Holiday flew up into the trees but he's back home again after two da...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
NOTE: YouTube blocked the first video I uploaded because of music copyright. I used "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits. This one plays great with my own original recordings! Lesson Learned. This video is best viewed in HD. Thursday, Aug., 25, 2011: Florida's Space Coast missed the full impact of Hurricane Irene but sail boarders took full advantage of the big waves and wind. All of the local TV News crews were at the Cocoa Beach Pier shooting film for the evening news and so was I. Equipment: Panasonic HDC-TM90, Nikon D90. Music: Shakin' Like Hell (c) by John Mayer AKA Surfside Johnny. Life is just better in Cocoa Beach, Florida!      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 t...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
This is the new sign put up by the Sandbar Sports Grill and The Cocoa Beach Surf Company. Hey - all you have to do (so far) is buy a beer and you can park free. Plus your car doesn't become part of an artificial reef! :-) I used to play music at this bar on week ends as "Surfside Johnny". There's usually a pretty good crowd, the beer is cold and the food is great. Click on "Area Links" below to learn more about the Cocoa Beach area. Life is good in Cape Canaveral!    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 wi...
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Ron Jon's Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach Florida has been around for as long as I can remember. Originally founded in Ship Bottom New Jersey by Ron DiMenna in 1959, this is one surfer's paradise that has really expanded! Ronnie and I stopped by Ron Jon's Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach while we were over there last weekend. No trip to Cocoa Beach could be complete without a trip to Ron Jon's! My first time there was back in the 60's, when I was in high school and Ron, who used to cut classes with his buddies at Clearwater High and take off for Cocoa Beach with their surf boards, has frequented this shop for years! Ron Jon's surf shop in Cocoa Beach is the world's largest surf shop! The current location is much larger than their first shop was back in the 60's in Cocoa Beach! Ron Jon's Surf Shop is a...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Coconuts on the Beach is a favorite Cocoa Beach watering hole and restaurant with a great view. These photos were taken on a lazy afternoon during the week but on weekends the place rocks! This pretty lifeguard obviously enjoys her job. It's HAPPY HOUR! Rainbow Thai Cuisine Sushi Bar Menu. The corner of Minutemen Causeway and A1A in Cocoa Beach. Everyone is at the beach cooling off! FTC sending $108M to Countrywide borrowers. Lender overcharged 450K borrowers facing foreclosure, 52K in Fla., who will soon get money from settlement agreement. Read more. Turned down for a loan? Now you find out why. Lenders and property managers who reject applicants based on a credit score must hand over the score and an explanation. Read more. Life is just better in Cocoa Beach, Florida! Homes for Sale ...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
These classic Indian Bikes immediately caught my eye as I was walking toward Cocoa Beach by Coconuts. Indian Motorcycles were manufactured in the USA from 1901 to 1953 and now a new company has been manufacturing the latest version since 2006. The owners were both local, one from Cocoa Beach, the other from Titusville. Ready to Ride! You could tell these guys really loved their bikes! Life is just better in Cocoa Beach, Florida! 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, pr...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
I start my daily bike ride around 6 or 7pm and take along my trusty (and small) Canon point and shoot just in case. My route takes me along Ridgewood Ave. to the Cocoa Beach Pier where the first two photos were taken, then back to Jump's Tiny Tavern to throw a few horseshoes. From there, I head toward the Port and back home again after stopping briefly at the beach crossover at Taylor Ave. to watch the surf roll in. Life is good! Many people were calling it a day when I arrived. Do you think the Pier has enough signs? :-) These young ladies were having fun staying fit playing vollyball while others chose to relax watching the waves. On the way back, I noticed this aurora above the clouds and thought it was cool looking. My Mongoose 250. Life is just better in Cocoa Beach, Florida! Homes...
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