Melbourne, FL Real Estate News

By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
  When I switched brokers a couple of months ago, one of the main reasons for the move was the opportunity to not only continue to run my business the way I feel is best  (based on my opinion of what the future holds with respect to the real estate industry), but also because my new broker has his pulse on new construction developments as well as resale business. With that in mind I wanted to introduce to my friends on Activerain our newest development project. It is called Reserve at Lake Washington in Melbourne, FL. This community is a gated subdivision near the beautiful country-like setting of Lake Washington...yet close to I-95, shopping, medical facilities, schools and much more! The development has well over 200 lots. The lot sizes will range from about 2/3 of an acre up to 1 acr...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
I recently had lunch at Pineda Crossing Bar and Grill.  Now I have driven by Pineda Crossing Bar and Grill several times and thought about stopping in. Last week I got my chance.  I went with two business associates for lunch.  The Pineda Crossing Bar and Grill advertises itself as “The Home of the Casual Gourmet”.  I would have to agree, good old fashioned comfort food with a more elegant twist is the only way that I can describe it.  You walk into the Pineda Crossing Bar and Grill and it is casual.  Not at all in a bad sort of way.  On the contrary, the dining room is cozy, and the day we went in, the place was hopping!  None-the-less we were quickly greeted by our pleasant waitress who promptly took our drink order and gave us menus.Now, the chef at Pineda Crossing Bar and Grill isR...
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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.)
  I never tire of spending time with my family, no matter what we're doing together. And, this weekend was no exception. We headed out to a rental house to get the exterior painted and the bushes trimmed.  In one day the 4 of us were able to pressure wash, prime and paint the exterior of the house. We also got the bushes trimmed back and hauled to the street. I love these girls! We have been working on houses since they were babies and I couldn't think of anyone else that can get in there and get the job done like these two! They are incredible workers! When Sam and Stephanie were little girls at the end of a day working on the houses they would both be covered, head to toe in paint.  If you can't have fun on the job, then it makes it too much like work.  
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By Ron Wysocarski, CEO, Pricing Specialist
(Wyse Home Team Realty)
Introducing SearchSuntree!  The Wyse Home Team - The Right Choice to Sell Your Home - 321-765-3238 8/29/2014 Introducing SearchSuntree. Every real estate market has its own unique personality and trends, based on the buyers and sellers maneuvering the current market conditions. And  The Wyse Home Team is now here to help you understand the market and trends in the popular Suntree area, as well as the entire Melbourne and Brevard County area.  Search all homes for sale in the Melbourne, FL area.     The Wyse Home Team recently expanded its services and our team into the Spacecoast area. Which is why we're introducing SearchSuntree!   And guess what? We brought with us all that market expertise, real estate knowledge, pricing know-how and an undying love for the area that helps us provide...
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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.)
Melbourne FL Real Estate Market Watch Report There are currently 514 homes (single family, half duplex, condo & townhouses) available for sale in Melbourne Florida. Here's the breakdown,  Under $100,000          - 123  $101,000 -  $200,000   - 162  $201,000 -  $300,000   - 125  $301,000 -  $400,000   -   53  $401,000 -  $500,000   -   18  $501,000 -  $750,000   -   18 $751,000 - $1,000,000  -   10 $1,001,000+                   -     5 Of the 514 properties 416 are standard listings (not a short sale or foreclosure).  21 of these are short sales (the sellers owe more on their homes than they are worth in today's market. They are hoping their mortgage companies will accept today's market value as payment in full and write off their remaining mortgage balance.)  77 of these are bank owned...
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By Coastal Estate Team, Bridget Sentz & Carolyn Smith
(RE/MAX Elite)
Bridget Sentz, Realtor & Carolyn Smith, Realtor ~ Coastal Estate Team – Melbourne, FL Real Estate: Melbourne International Airport Welcomes Elite Airways Great news for Melbourne, FL area travelers… another airline is coming to Melbourne International Airport! Elite Airways, a charter airline based in Portland, Maine, will offer nonstop flights from Melbourne (MLB) to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), starting on September 8th. The flights are scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays, with one way fares starting at $199. Flights will depart Melbourne on Mondays and Thursdays at 7 am and arrive at Dulles at 9:10 am, and will return from Dulles at 9:45 am arriving in Melbourne at 11:50 am. By winter, the airline expects to expand its schedule to five days a week and add more destinations. Elite...
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By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
Buying Your In-Laws' Home? Consider the Pitfalls Before You Do. In an age when retirement planning continues to not be enough (because there are more factors to consider than ever before), many cash strapped retirees are looking for options to continue to supplement their long-term retirement. In a recent article by Liz Weston in the LA Times, a reader asked if it would be a good idea for them to buy their in-laws' home and help pay the mortgage, taxes, insurance as well as maintenance for the time being and when the in-laws pass away the home is theirs to do as they wish. Even though not the same thing, it's a different variation on helping your in-laws or parents pay their mortgage if and when they can no longer maintance the home and pay the bills. While many heirs would consider thi...
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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.)
Yesterday was the first day back to school for most Brevard County Public Schools. It's hard to believe that the Summer is already over. Fun and sun at the beach will have to move to the weekends now. Best wishes for a great 2014 - 2015 school year! Here's to the wonderful teachers and faculty that work so hard and give so much of their time, dedication and hearts to their students! It would not be possible without all of you!
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
I saw the below on a Facebook for sale page.  Read it very closely..."Works great.  Has red line...but..."This reminds of many home sellers when it comes time to discuss their home's condition. There are problems.  But they have lived with them for a long time.The problems are not terminal problems but rather more like an annoying irritation that will either go away or become less noticeable. But the truth is while it may be an itch to the seller it can be a major (possibly terminal, as in deal killer) illness to a buyer. As a seller I suggest there are two ways to view your home.  The price it will sell for with problems and the price it will sell for with the problems addressed. Rarely will the two prices be the same.     When you prepare your home for the market it is you, the seller...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
Just about everyone loves pizza!Here on the Space Coast we have many Italian (read NY style) pizza restaurants. Most of the better pizza comes from the many beachside options you will have when choosing a favorite. Leaning Tower of Pizza on Wickham Rd (south of Eau Gallie Blvd and Sarno Rd) is one of the better options on the mainland side. The location for Leaning Tower of Pizza is: 681 N Wickham Rd Melbourne, FL 32935Phone: (321) 259-6100 They offer both take out and casual dining in a medium sized dining room. The menu offers NY style pizza, Sicilian pizza (thick crust), white pizza, calzones, stromboli, subs and entrees. They offer beer and wine but no hard liquor. The pizza is pretty darn good here. Sauce, cheese and crust all well done.  The calzones and stromboli have an authent...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
I am trying to reach 100 likes for my facebook page...and I am a good portion of the way to my goal...but I need some help. My page is loaded with great info about Florida's Space Coast, local restaurant reviews, neighborhood profiles, area home listings and much more.   click here to go to my page:   Jeffrey DiMuria - Space Coast Real Estate   Thanks again to all those who have already liked my page :)
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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.)
According to US News and World Reports Best High Schools, Brevard County boasts two schools ranked in the Top Ten List of Best Florida High Schools for 2014. Edgewood Junior-Senior High School in Merritt Island is ranked #6 on the list.  It is ranked #48 on the National List of Best Schools. West Shore Junior-Senior High School in Melbourne is ranked #9 on the list.  And, it is ranked #80 on the National list of best schools. Schools are ranked based on test results from the FCAT or Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0, covering reading and writing.  It also gauges students through the Florida End of Course Assessments, covering Algebra, Biology, Geometry and U.S. History. For additional info visit the 2014 Florida Statewide Assessment Scores at the Department of Education. Edgewo...
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By Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor
(Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida)
I just finished up an exterior repaint in Melbourne, Florida where we painted all of the stucco walls, stucco bands, exterior doors, did an exterior patio ceiling repair and also painted the window frames because the windows original finish was faded and chalky. After we pressure washed this Melbourne home, we applied a tinted sealer to all  surfaces of the home to be painted (due to chalkiness and also to assure good adhesion of the finish coats). Including the chalky metal window frames. Next, we repaired all of the hairline stucco cracks and also repaired the coner tape at the exterior drywall patio ceiling. We then re-caulked all windows and applied two colors and two coats of Richards Signature Series satin exterior paint to the stucco walls, bands, columns, window frames, garage ...
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By Coastal Estate Team, Bridget Sentz & Carolyn Smith
(RE/MAX Elite)
Bridget Sentz, Realtor & Carolyn Smith, Realtor ~ Coastal Estate Team - Melbourne, FL Real Estate: Just Sold! Amazing Pool Home on Over 2 Acres in Lake Washington, Melbourne Just Sold! Amazing Pool Home on Over 2 Acres in Lake Washington, Melbourne! The Coastal Estate Team just sold this amazing pool home set on 2.14 acres in the Carolwood Estates neighborhood of Lake Washington in Melbourne. This custom-built home boasts impeccable interior features, with almost 5,000 square feet of spacious, yet comfortable living areas. Its formal living and dining rooms, family room, pool table room, 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, and oversized, air-conditioned 3 car garage feature fabulous appointments and finishes. From the fully-equipped chef’s kitchen to the lavish master suite, this home will not disappo...
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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.)
For Rent, Melbourne 32935 2012 Sarno Road, Bowe Gardens  3 bedroom, 2 bath, Carport, fenced yard Ceramic tile and terrazzo floors Living/dining room combo Separate family room, office or den Inside laundry room with tub and washer/dryer hookup $850 month, $950 security deposit No smoking Pet may be considered with a non refundable pet fee
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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.)
Pineda Ridge Subdivision is located on the west side of Wickham Road between Post Road and Pineda Causeway. It is a gated neighborhood with a community pool and a tranquil lake. There are currently 4 houses for sale in Pineda Ridge Subdivision Melbourne built between 2009 - 2014. These homes range from $224,000 to $324,800. They are 3 bedroom, 2 bath to 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath ranging in square footage from 1875 square feet to 2619 feet of living. These are all standard listings (not distressed, short sales or foreclosures). There may be home sites available to build on.   There are currently 2 houses under contract. List prices are $262,990 a 3 bedroom, 2 bath with 1875 square feet of living and a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath with 2913 square feet at $303,990.  These are both homes being built by ...
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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.)
Cheddar's Casual Cafe' is located on 1-92/New Haven Avenue in Melbourne. It is less than 5 minutes west of the Melbourne Square Mall. It is a popular spot. Each time that I have gone there is a waiting list to get seated. It's popularity seems to come from it's warm ambiance, the good sized portions for dinner, the large variety of foods and the affordable prices. It's unusual for me to walk out of Cheddar's without leftovers to take home for lunch the next day. The night we went I had the dinner portion Grilled Whitefish with lemon pepper seasoning over rice, broccoli and a loaded baked potato for $9.49. My friend had the Crispy Chicken Salad at $8.29. Prices at Cheddar's are very reasonable. Both meals were delicious.  And, as usual, I had plenty to take home for lunch the next day. C...
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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.)
Sunset Ridge Estates is a beautiful community of homes situated on sprawling lots just off of South Tropical Trail in Merritt Island.  There is a community dock located across from the main entrance of community with River access. The homes were built between 1999 and 2003 and they range from 2214 to 3290 square feet of living. They are situated on sprawling lots between .35 acres and .59 acres. There were 2 homes that have sold to date this year. One pool home was 2291 square feet of living, built in 2003, with 5 bedrooms and 3 baths.  It was built in 2000 and sold for $360,000.  The other was a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 car garage with 3226 square feet of living with an upstairs loft situated on a .59 acre lot. It was built in 2003 and sold for $409,000. There is currently nothing for sal...
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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.)
It seems as that the older my girls get, the faster that time flies by.  With both Stephanie and Sam going to school, dance classes, and all of us working different hours it becomes more of a challenge to find time together. I really dislike that, because I really love the time we spend together.  Spending time with my girls = Priceless
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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.)
Melbourne is Centrally Located to Five Cruise Ship Ports We're so fortunate here in Melbourne on Florida's Space Coast.  We are within 3 hours of five different ports to head out on a cruise ship.  Port Canaveral is practically in our backyard, just 30 minutes away. For the past 7 years we have taken a Caribbean Cruise out of four of these ports.  We've haven't travelled out of Jacksonville yet.  We've enjoyed visiting some incredible destinations including ... Cozumel Mexico, Roatan Honduras, Nassau Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Belize, Virgin Islands, St. Martin and Puerto Rico just to name a few.  My favorite destination so far has to be Cozumel Mexico. Port Canaveral in Cape Canaveral Port of Tampa Port of Jacksonville Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale Port of Miami The picture was tak...
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