Melbourne, FL Real Estate News

By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
Wickham Park is a large multi-purpose park in Melbourne, FL. Many events take place at the park throughout the year...but every Thursday they have an event I like to go to...the best Farmers Market on the Space Coast. To be honest...most Farmers Markets I see have very little that comes from farms...lots of candles and soap but few vegetables and fruit..not the Brevard County Farmers Market at Wickham Park! The Market is a operated through a joint partnership with Brevard County Parks & Recreation and the University of Florida/IFAS Brevard County Extension Service. This place has about 10 or so vendors and most of them are selling vegetables, fruit, eggs, fresh squeezed OJ, raw milk, homemade pies & cakes and much more! Much of the produce that is being offered at the Farmers Market is...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
  Rotary Park of Suntree is located at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 1 and Suntree Boulevard, in the Suntree area of Melbourne.  With seating for over 200 people, what makes Rotary Park of Suntree special is that the entire 10+ acres community park is situated directly on the Indian River giving visitors a front row seat for boat traffic on the lagoon.  There is a large pavilion at Rotary Park of Suntree which includes 6 sheltered picnic tables, BBQ pits, a nearby playground for the kids and of course restrooms.  Rotary Park of Suntree also offers a convenient fishing pier for lazy afternoon of fishing and strolls down the pier to get a glimpse of Shorebirds, Migratory Ducks, Loons and Grebe in the winter season. Rotary Park of Suntree does take reservations for events.  To make a reser...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
  The Wickham Park Senior Center has a tremendous number of activities for the active and vibrant seniors of Brevard County!  Located at 2785 Leisure Way (LOVE the address!) the Wickham Park Senior Center is not only available to senior citizens, but anyone aged 50+.  The annual dues to join the Wickham Park Senior Center is a mere $15, and for that amount you will be able to join into activities such as: computer classesdance lessonsexerciseshuffleboarddaylong field tripsbingo mah jong bunkobridge classes on all levelspaintingcrochetsewing   The Wickham Park Senior Center also offers a library and reading room.  There are various groups that can be joined at the Wickham Park Senior Center such as the Wickham Wanderers  which is a travel club for Wickham Park Senior Center members.   Fo...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
Wickham Park is just one of the many attributes of living on the Space Coast of Florida!  Living in Brevard county gives those of us that call Florida home the opportunity to spend time outdoors far more than people in other areas of the county are able to.                                                                               Wickham Park is just one of the many outdoor parks that are available to residents and visitors alike.  Located next to Brevard Community College Eastern Florida State College at 2500 Parkway Drive in Melbourne, Wickham Parkis bordered by Croton Road on the east, Wickham Road on the west, Parkway Drive on the south and Post Road on the north.  With just over 391 acres of land, Wickham Park can be enjoyed year round.         There is a road throughout Wickha...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
I do get this question quite a bit...it goes more like this..."Do I really need a Realtor when buying a new construction home?" This video goes into the different types of new construction homes, positives and negatives when purchasing new construction...and the areas of the process that a Realtor can help you with. Although the video is about Space Coast Florida home purchases...it can help anyone looking into the purchase of a new home. Please watch this video before you go and and begin visiting the new home developments.
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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 Christmas tree and all the decorations are now up around the house.  This way it feels festive for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We still like to decorate with the ornaments my girls made or collected over the years. My favorite little elf still sits atop the tree after 35 years. Here's wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
I often get asked why my listings tend to sell so much faster (and for more dollars) when compared to many of my competition (other local Realtors). I produced this video to explain what needs to be done to help make a quick..top dollar sale happen. I go into five essential ingredients: 1. Curb Appeal2. De-Cluttering3. De-Personalizing4. Staging5. Choosing the Right Realtor for Internet Marketing If you do have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at 321.223.6253, jdimuria@aol.com or www.SouthBrevardBeachHomes.com
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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.)
LA Fitness has opened a new facility in Melbourne, FL on Wickham Road. I love the new place, because it's only 5 minutes from home. Whether you are a beginner or advanced athlete there are weight machines, plate loaded machines and free weights. There are plenty of machines to help you get your heart rate up and work on your cardiovascular. They have a heated, indoor lap pool, so be sure to bring you swimsuit.  Or, jump in the heated spa. LA Fitness boasts a full size basketball court with a cushioned hardwood sports floor.  Enjoy a LA Fitness, Group Fitness Class Melbourne, including, Yoga, Mat Pilates, Zumba, Cycle, Kick Boxing Cardio, Body Works Plus Abs, Step Plus and Step Plus Abs. If you're really serious about getting into shape hire a personal, degreed trainer that can formulate...
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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 could have bought that house 15 years ago for dirt cheap. How many times have you heard that?   Funny, how Hindsight is 20/20. Hindsight allows us to see things clearly, since they've already happened. It's easy to look backwards, over our shoulder.... 'I told you so.'  Simple, but wasted words. It's easy to waste time on what could have or should have been. But, today is all we have.  Today is the day to make things happen. But, often we fear the future because we don't know where it will take us.  We fear the unknown.  And, that fear paralyzes us. History repeats itself and the real estate market is no exception.  Real estate is cyclical. So, a certain amount of looking back into the past, often helps us to see the pattern of things to come in the future.  What goes up, must come d...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
This past weekend I had the nicest couple come up from Miami to look at property.  My buyers both work, so the weekend is the best time for them to come up and look for their new home.  Let's face it, the weekend is the most popular time for Buyers to go out shopping for real estate.Here is the rub...a couple of the homes that we wanted to see were listed with Coldwell Banker Residential (NOT Coldwell Banker Sunland or Paradise), and THEY ARE CLOSED ON SUNDAYS!  Yes, you read that correct...CLOSED ON SUNDAYS!                                                                                                                                                           This is how they work it.  If you want to show a home on Sunday, you need to call the listing agent directly to try and get show...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
A get this question quite a bit. Buyers have heard some nightmares about attempting to finance a condo as apposed to a single family house or townhome. Most of the issues that did slow a condo purchase have faded...but in this video I go over some of the differences between these property types...and give you the positive and negative about all three.
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
Turtles are Fabulous!  Big or small, Sea Turtles or Land Tortoises...I don't care!  They are wonderful and I love them!Yesterday when I was heading over to show property to a couple of Buyers, I turned a corner and saw the tell tale sign.  Yup, a turtle crossing the road.  This happens on the Space Coast quite often, usually with gopher tortoises.  When I see them I always stop the car and move the slow reptile to the other side of the road so it doesn't get hurt. Yesterday as I was driving I saw this beautiful boy smack in the middle of the road.  I stopped and jumped out and picked him up.  He immediately withdrew into his shell and closed  up tight.  I don't think that I had every seen a turtle that had prettier markings.  We were in a busy area, so I decided to move him to a lower ...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
It seems that every area of the Country has numerous events for running or walking. The largest and most important here on the Space Coast is probably the Melbourne Music Marathon Weekend. We have two full days worth of events including 5k and 8k runs, a kids run, a half marathon, a half marathon relay...and of course a full 26.2 mile marathon. Here is a list of what participants can expect:   Big medals (recycled metals) to all 1/2 marathon, 1/2 relay and full marathon finishers Tech tees made from partially recycled materials to ALL pre-registered participants Embroidered Melbourne Marathon bridge logo hats to half marathon, relay, full marathon and handcycle participants Post-race concerts both race days Pizza and fruit to runners on Saturday Pancakes, pizza and brews courtesy of Fl...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
You should consider the hiring of an agent as a job interview...why should you hire that agent to work for you? Here are my qualifications: 1. I have been in sales for 32 years: I have learned in that time how to properly negotiate a win-win scenario for my clients...without making the person on the other side of the transaction feel as if they just got taken for a ride. Remember, once we have arrived at an acceptable price we have inspections and closing to worry about. When everyone leaves the closing table feeling good I will be satisfied. I have a full understanding of all contracts and addenda so nothing will get slipped by you! 2. I am an Internet and Online Real Estate Expert: Approximately 95% of all buyers go to the Internet first before purchasing a home. If your agent is not ...
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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 27th Annual Space Coast Fair is in town from November 7 through November 17th. There will be food, games, live entertainment and fun for the entire family. Fair times and prices are: Thursday, Nov 7: 5pm: $10 admission Friday, Nov 8: 5pm-12am: $12 admission Saturday, Nov 9: 1pm – 12am: $12 admission Sunday, Nov 10: 1pm-11pm: $12 admission Monday. Nov 11: $10-OPENS AT 1PM – SCHOOLS HOLIDAY FOR VETERANS DAY Tuesday- Thursday: 5pm-11pm: $10 admission Friday, Nov 15: 5pm- midnight: $12 admission Saturday, Nov 16: 1pm- 12am midnight: $12 admission Sunday, Nov 17: 1pm – 11pm: $12 admission Here is the fair line up of fun and entertainment: SPACE COAST DAILY.COM GRAND OPENING NIGHT AT THE FAIR Torres Family Circus: 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.World Famous Aerialist Carla Wallenda Show 8:30 p.mDanny ...
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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 love taking buyers out and showing them homes; helping them find a home that suits both their wants and their needs. To me it can be a juggling act. I need about 4 more hands to hold all of the things that I  have with me when I walk inside to show a property.  Now, I know there are many REALTORS out there that are in the same boat that I'm in. If I wear clothes without the right amount of pockets that day, I'm really in a pickle. As REALTORS we carry: our car keys our lockbox key our cell phone a copy of the listing a pen and piece of paper to take notes a business card to leave in the house, to let the owners know we were there. While we have all of these things in our hands we have to type the code into the lockbox, or enter the combination into the combo lockbox, to open it.  Whe...
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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.)
  Congratulations to Stephanie on the construction & purchase of your new townhouse in The Arbors at Longleaf. You worked so hard to make sure you dotted every "I" and crossed every "T". You stayed on top of every single detail. Construction was long and often tedious, but you did a wonderful job! You should be so proud of yourself...your first home! Great job!   Thank you for hiring me to represent you in the purchase. I know you'll be happy there!    
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
I love tempura, yet I find that it isn't often made well.  Here is a great recipe to make it at home!                                               Shrimp Tempura Ingredients 3 quarts vegetable or peanut oil 1 1/2 lbs colossal shrimp peeled, deveined, tails left on. 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup cornstarch 2 teaspoons shichimi (7 flavor Japanese chili pepper) 1 large egg 1 cup vodka 1 cup seltzer water or club soda kosher salt to taste Directions Preheat oven to 200F. Add vegetable oil to dutch oven, and heat oil over high heat to 385F. Use a clip-on candy thermometer to check temperature. While the oil is heating, whisk together flour, shichimi, and cornstarch in a large bowl. Whisk egg and vodka together in a second bowl, then whisk in the seltzer water into the egg mixture. Once oil is at...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
  This is a question that I have heard from people throughout my 20+ years in the real estate business.  I will run through some of the biggest problem for this.   Your price is too high This is the most common reason that a property does not sell.  The reasons for setting the selling price too high are many: an over-enthusiastic listing agentunrealistic seller expectationsI “need the money”My neighbors home sold for $XXX,XXX.etc, etc, etc.  Regardless of the reason, if you've priced your property too high, you will have problems selling...period.  Even if you are lucky enough to get an offer you have to contend with the property not appraising or the buyer being denied financing.  If you price your property too high, you won't have many showings.  And rememberfewer showings = fewer off...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
If you are looking for an experience, you may want to consider Brevard County's Super Flea and Farmers Market.  The Super Flea Market is located at 4835 W Eau Gallie Blvd which is on the southwest corner of Eau Gallie and I95.I have become familiar with the Super Flea Market over the past year, and I have to say, I like it!  I originally went to the Super Flea Market when my dear, dear, dear friend Stephanie Hudson came to visit me from Denver.  Interestingly enough, Stephanie introduced me to the flea market in Denver, and when I told her about seeing the Super Flea Market from the road she wanted to go.  Well, alrighty then!  Off we went!  Located on over 20 acres, the Super Flea Market was originally opened in 1987, and has parking for over 500 cars.  There are over 800 vendors at t...
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