Melbourne, FL Real Estate News

By Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast
(M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.)
Congratulations, Jim and Sonya on the purchase of another investment property. I enjoy working with both of you so much!  You're so inquisitive and efficient! Thank you for hiring me to represent you as a buyers agent, again, in your purchase. This house will make a good rental for you for years to come.
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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.)
Do you remember the Tootsie Roll Pop commercial from television? The little boy asks Mr. Turtle, "Mr. Turtle, how many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of the tootsie pop?"  Mr. Turtle says, "I don't know, ask Mr. Owl."  The boy takes the tootsie pop to Mr. Owl and asks the same thing. Mr. Owl takes 3 licks and then bites the lollipop. He tells the boy it takes 3 licks to get to the tootsie roll center of the tootsie pop. It reminds me of homebuyers looking at real estate...some people buy the first day they're out looking at houses, some people take their time, and some never buy at all. A buyer tells us they are looking for a house to buy. We show them several houses and the first day out they write an offer and buy a house. They're like Mr. Owl. They do it quickly...
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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.)
Windover Farms in Melbourne, Florida 32934 located just off of Post Road in Melbourne, Brevard County FL is a sprawling, deed restricted community of gorgeous homes situated in a lush, natural, country setting. The homes were built between 1988 and 2009. Windover Farms is located West of Wickham Road, just off of Post Road. Windover Farms, Melbourne 32934 is conveniently located minutes to shopping, dining, churches and schools. Publix grocery store is within walking distance. It is close to all grade levels schools and right around the corner from Bervard Community College and the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts. Access to I-95, US 1 and Wickham Roads are within minutes. Patrick Air Force Base and the beaches are approximately 15 minutes away. The Melbourne Airport is ab...
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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.)
Kingsmill in Melbourne Florida 32934 located just off of Lake Washington Road is a quiet, well maintained community of over 300 houses built between 1986 and 1988. It is situated between Parkway Drive and Aurora Road, just west of Wickham Road in Melbourne Florida. Kingsmill in Melbourne 32934 is just minutes to shopping, dining, churches and schools. Publix grocery store is within walking distance. Access to I-95, US 1 and the causeways to the beach are within 5 minutes.  The Indian River Lagoon and beaches are within 10 to 12 minutes driving distance. View Map The west end of the community boasts custom built homes by Joyal and Tiffany Builders. Several of the homes are situated on half acre sites. The other homes in the neighborhood were built by Maronda Homes. Kingsmill association ...
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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 Brevard Zoo is hosting Summer Saturday nights through the end of July.  Guests can get into the zoo fo the discounted fee of $6.00. Zoo members can get in for free. The event is from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM rain or shine. Some of the animals will be on exhibit, while others may be resting. The rhinos, giraffes and the meerkats are scheduled to be on exhibit. However, the butterfly exhibit or the Australian animals may not be seen. Kayaking, train rides and paddle boating are available for an additional fee. There will be bands and live music. Last admission is 8:00 PM. See you at Brevard Zoo Summer Saturday nights.    
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
I have been reading a lot lately about the impact of Zillow, Trulia and a few other mega web sites on the real estate business.  These sites have their fans and, in my opinion, provide a limited service. The challenge for consumers is to understand the limitations of these sites.   As is the case in other areas people will always seek information that best substantiates their position.   If they are selling then a high estimate of value will be the justification for their price.   In the case of buyers a lower value on a web site like a property appraiser web site is a good piece of useful information to justify a low ball offer. But there are other critical factors that are not explained in these sites like the circumstances of the sale  (estate sale, short sale, foreclosure, divorce, ...
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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.)
Bailey the Boxer is resting comfortably after mouth surgery. He was having problems chewing his food.  We were concerned because of his age and his enlarged heart. But, the surgery went beautifully, thanks to Dr. Mari Good and her staff at Melbourne Animal Hospital! Bailey is now chewing his food and enjoying his meals again!  
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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 remember years ago when I called a listing agent to show his occupied property in Palm Bay. He said he would call me back when he could confirm the time with the owner.  I didn't get a confirmation to show, so I called back.  "They're not returning my calls, so just go ahead and use the combination lockbox, show it and leave your card. No one will be home," he said, so I proceeded to the house with my buyers. We pulled in the driveway, got out and headed for the door.  I spun the dial on the lockbox,  I rang the doorbell and knocked.  No car. No answer.  I unlocked the door and carefully stuck my head in, calling out "Hello," as I always do before entering any house to show. No answer. It was dark inside. All shades were drawn.  I began searching for the light switch, when I noticed a...
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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 remember when a buyer and I looked at a house that advertised a 'newer' air conditioning system and roof. We questioned what 'newer' meant. In checking further and asking for documentation we found that the system was 13 years old. The original paperwork for the unit was all we needed for clarification. We were also able to get an accurate age on the roof. When looking for a house to purchase, buyers like to know dates. Insurance companies also like to know dates. They like to know how old the roof is, how old the A/C is. Has the electric and plumbing been updated? When? How old are the appliances? Time flies and sometimes these dates slip away from sellers. In selling a house it's important to gather those important documents to pass along to a buyer, should they or their insurance...
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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 National Association of Realtors conducted a study to find out why houses don't sell. Well, not surprisingly, price topped the list. An overpriced listing will sit on the market for months, and sometimes even years, without selling, and often without ever receiving an offer. The study went on to indicate the second reason a house doesn't sell is because it's not ready to be put on the market. The attention to the small details has been overlooked. The house hasn't been cleaned and cleared of clutter. So, before the for sale sign goes up a good cleaning from top to bottom is ideal. Neutral paint and wall coverings appeal to a wider variety of buyers. And, clearing out the excess clutter, knick knacks and furniture help to show off the beautiful features of the property. If a buyer c...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
1021 Royal Oak in Suntree, FL sold and closed today. I listed the home for the 94 year old seller who decided it was time to move up north and be closer to family. She trusted me to market the home for her! I held the home open a couple of weeks into the listing and advertised it on many sources including Activerain, our local MLS, and my local Point2 website. The new buyers found the home on my website and came to see it. They have had many bad experiences with Realtors, mortgage companies, title companies etc... They truly decided they would go it on their own. After I walked them through the home they decided they would allow me to help them through the process. They let me know today at the closing table that the mortgage company, title company and services I provided helped them 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.)
We feel it when we walk outside... the warm, balmy weather has arrived.  Summer is  here.   Here's a couple of tips to help prepare your home and help keep your electric bill down: Check out your thermostat. Do you have a programmable one, that can be adjusted to set different temperatures at different times of the day and night? If you don't have one, consider having one installed at a small cost. What is your thermostat set on? Set it for a couple degrees warmer in the house while you are away at work. And then when you're home, have it drop back down. (Don't forget about your pets during the day. Be sure it remains comfortable for them). Clean or replace your A/C filter every month. How much insulation do you have in your attic? Take a peek and look. A lot of hot air escapes from th...
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By Cathy Wolters, Your Brevard County Property Management Expert
(Wolters Realty & Property Management Company)
  Listing Details Three Bedroom Two Bath Melbourne, Florida Home For Rent 3670 Whisperwood Cir Melbourne, FL 32901    Price: $1100 a monthMLS number: 699092 Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2Square Footage: 1668         email  Cathy Wolters cathy@woltersrealtyandpropertymanagement.com to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing. You Will Love Relaxing in on this screened patio in the summer or the fireplace in winter Click here to see additional images of this Melbourne Home For Rent Closet To Everything You can enjoy the quiet serenty of the Whisperwoods Neigborhood, while being just minutes from shopping at the Melbourne Mall,  or downtown Historic Melbourne.  FIT, Northrop Gruman, Rockwell Collins, Harris Corporation  are all nearby, as well as many other business.  It's ju...
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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.  Read more about Peck Drywall and Painting's exterior house services: http://peckdrywallandpainting.com/exterior-painting/ If you are looking for a painter in Melbourne to paint the exterior of your home or business? Please call 321.777.9337 or complete our online request form. Brevard County Painting Contractor Certification # PT393 Florida Registered Drywall Contractor License # RX11066969 Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Satellite Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach and Viera  321-777-9337
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By Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor
(Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida)
 Melbourne House Painter - Before and After Project Video: On this Melbourne exterior painting project there were several stucco related repairs that I had to tackle before we could start painting. Such as rusted stucco bands, stucco cracks and a damaged concrete window sill. But the main stucco repair was the two wood frame and stucco column bases at the front entrance of the home.They had to be totally rebuilt due to water damage and termites.There's a lot of before and after photos of this exterior painting project at the end of the video too. After we pressure washed this Melbourne, Fl home, we then applied a tinted sealer to all off the exterior surfaces of the home to be painted (due to chalkyness) and also to assure good adhesion of the finish coats. Next, we repaired the two col...
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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)
 The Reverse Mortgage Industry Teams Up with Financial Planners There's been a push for financial planners to team up with lenders as soon as the reverse mortgage changes were implemented. Personally, I think financial planners will provide a big boost to the reverse mortgage program. The program has changed, in a way that has made it more suitable for affluent seniors looking to plan their retirement fund for the proverbial rainy day. However, while working with financial planners may be the next frontier for reverse mortgage professionals, and the industry in general, that's not to say that all financial planners will be one size fits all. In fact, lenders should take heed and pair up with financial planners who have their same interests in mind, while offering their clients an altern...
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By Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor
(Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida)
  On this Melbourne,FL exterior painting project there were several stucco cracks and a couple areas on the back patio ceiling that need to be repaired before the painting process can begin.After digging out 4″ to 6″ around the perimeter and pressure washing this Melbourne home we repaired the damaged stucco from the back patio screen room being removed and all of the staircase stucco cracks. We cover and protected all plants, sidewalks, windows, pavers and any exterior lighting fixtures. Then apply a tinted primer to ensure good adhesion on the chalky surface, caulked all of the windows and applied two coats of Richards Signature Series Exterior Paint-(satin) to all of the stucco walls, stucco bands, downspouts and doors. We also used an airless sprayer to spray paint the garage doors ...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
 While I was driving on my way to a closing five weeks ago my car was hit by a drunk driver...who also had no valid license and no insurance...go figure! I called the VW dealership I leased it at and the gave me the name of a body shop to take it to. I brought it to the body shop and called my insurance agency. The body shop estimator told me he would have it done in 10 days! ....about seven days in I called the body shop...they still did not have the parts and told me it would take an additional two weeks because the damage was more extensive then they first expected....hmmm OK...I had a rental car (paid for by my insurance) and if true, I would rather have them find whatever might be wrong and correct it (although the fact that they did not have the parts...and had not ordered them fo...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
Here is an easy way for you to search single family homes, condos, townhomes, land, investment properties in Brevard County Florida! Just click the link below and you will get a direct link to the Space Coast MLS...the benefit is you will only get active properties for sale (no fake listings and contingent sales like you find in sites like Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com). Here is the link: Space Coast MLS Home Search if you prefer to have me do the search for you just fill out the form on this quick link below and I will have homes that fit your specific criteria emailed to you as soon as they come on the market! Here is the link: Space Coast Property Finder
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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! Lovely Pool Home in Grand Haven, Melbourne! Welcome home to Grand Haven! The Coastal Estate Team just sold this lovely pool home in Grand Haven, Melbourne… in just 17 days! It is hard not to be impressed by this luxury 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 car garage home, conveniently situated in the desirable gated neighborhood of Grand Haven in Melbourne. This Grand Haven home is great for entertaining, with its 2,500 square feet of functional, yet family-friendly split floor plan, plus formal living and dining rooms, a huge kitchen with 42-inch cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and center island. Add to this the covered lanai overlooking the screened pool with views ...
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