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.)
 We just got back from an 8 day cruise to St Thomas and Tortola Virgin Islands,  Antiqua West Indies and Nassau Bahamas.  We had a great time and the weather was gorgeous!
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Every Thursday, the JQB band hosts an open jam at Squidlips Bar and Grill in Melbourne, Fl. On Thursday 8/8/2013, there were 12 musicians all coordinated by John Quinlivan (JQB) and everyone was a pro. You couldn't ask for a better sound and the music was diverse. That's me in the middle with my "cool" shades playing my Blues Harp (harmonica). There are so many talented musicians and singer-songwriters out there, it's a shame that most people only see and hear what's on American Idol or the Voice. Most of the musicians last night played for nothing because music is in their soul. The next time you see a tip jar, put something in it, go up to the musician and tell him or her how much you enjoyed their show. You will both be happier because of it.  John Quinlivan and John Mayer.     On th...
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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.)
    Good things come to those who work their butts off and never give up!
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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.)
Brevard County FL Market Report - June 2013 According to the Space Coast Association of Realtors, statistics for single family homes in June 2013 are as follows: Closed sales are up 13.6% for June 2013.  Cash sales are up by 7.7% from June 2012. New Listings are up by 23.8% from June 2012.  Median sales price for Brevard County Single Family Homes are up 4% to $130,000 Median days on the market are 33, down by 19.5% from 41 in June 2012.   We are down to a 3.9 month supply of homes for sale compared to 5.1% in June 2012.  This is a decrease of 22.8%. Median sales price is $165,000. Traditional sales are up 44.8% since June 2012. Foreclosure/REO sales are up by 44% with a median sales price of $77,200. Short Sale closings are down 41.1% with a median sale price of $100,000
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
Having had real estate licenses in multiple States one thing potential buyers and sellers must know is that each State has differences in how representation by an agent will occur. Some States like Texas require the agent (before any real estate substance is discussed) to disclose what type of agency the buyer (or seller) can choose or opt out of. In Florida buyers can be represented a few different ways. For the most part a buyer will choose between (or have it forced upon them) Transaction Brokerage or Single agency. For anyone moving from another State this tends to be a bit different because in Florida we default to Transaction Brokerage when we start with a new client. For those who are confused by this let me give you a small overview: Transaction Brokerage is a lower lever of re...
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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've had buyers ask me "have you ever seen a haunted house?"  Well, funny that you ask, I respond, as I remembered the day my tenant called me frantically. She said she needed to talk right away.  So, I got in the car and headed right over. When I got there, she immediately started with 'I have been afraid to tell you this because I knew you would think I am crazy!' I couldn't imagine what she had to say. 'Well, she continued, 'your house is haunted.  You have ghosts here!'   I was sure that I hadn't heard her correctly.  "What?" "Your house is haunted." She went on to say that the house had ghosts in it since December.  It started with Christmas tree ornaments flying off the tree and across the room.  Then, pictures would fly off the walls and across the room.  She said she heard voice...
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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.)
  In Florida we're used to those late afternoon rain showers, but it seems that we have seen some really strong thunderstorms.  The black clouds come rolling in and we get inches of rain in a short period of time.  And then the sky clears up.  
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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.)
     Buying Brevard County Real Estate When you look at a listing on a property for sale, and it says "Newer" what does that mean?  Is 'Newer' 2 years, 3 years or could it be 10 years old?  When looking at houses, dates are important. Realtors like dates. Buyers like dates. Lenders and insurance companies like dates. Do sellers like dates, too?  Some do. We like to know the date a house was built, the date the kitchen was remodeled,  the age of the air conditioning system, the water heater, and the date the 'newer' pool pump was replaced. Insurance companies are pretty specific about the dates they need.  They want to know how old the roof is, has the electrical system been upgraded, how about the plumbing and are there updated windows?  What's the age of the 'newer' garage door?  Provi...
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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.)
  Charlotte, congratulations on the sale of your Melbourne investment property.  It's such a pleasure working with you because you know the ins and outs and you understand the market. I believe that this is house #5 that we have worked to buy or sell. Thank you for hiring me as a Broker Associate to professionally market your property for sale.
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
  Central Florida...in fact all of Florida has an amazing array of ecological opportunities to explore with friends and family. We also have wonderful year round weather (you might argue that point in July and August) for those looking to do an assortment of outside activities. I have a newly discovered love for kayaking. If you are lucky as I was you can hang out with friends who have their own kayaks...or you can go to one of the many places that offer them for rent. We chose to head to a State Park just north of Gainesville, FL because it not only had beautiful rivers to kayak down...it also had some amazing cold water crystal clear springs as well as manatees, otters, turtles, large fish and perfect tubing conditions (if some in your group would rather tube then kayak) We rented a c...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
                                                                     My son Anthony and I were running errands today. We needed to get a quick bite to eat and decided to stop at Cerrato's Italian Market & Deli, located at 908 W. New Haven Ave (Rt. 192), Melbourne, FL 32904. This is just east of the Melbourne Square Mall on the north side of West New Haven. I really wanted Cerrato's to be a great little New York style Italian deli. It has the look when you walk...long meat counter, hanging meats and cheeses (fake of course), Boars Head Meats, Fresh Homemade Mozzarella, etc... I must also point out...I am an Italian boy born in NYC so I have been to many a good to great Italian style deli. My first impression was to notice the half empty shelves of market items (such as specialty sauces, ...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
I have an 11 year old boy who loves fireworks just as much as his Dad! We have quite a few choices here on the Space Coast for viewing the colorful blasts...but our favorite place is from the bridge on the Melbourne Causeway that runs from Melbourne, FL to Indialantic, FL I always here quite a bit of debate about which is the best location for viewing. I have friends who go every year to the Melbourne Beach Pier...they say they have unobstructed views. I have friends who like the Melbourne Side of the river, and those who love the Indialantic side for viewing. Here are some tips: 1. Arrive early. Parking can become a pain in the neck if you wait too long. I suggest going to a nearby restaurant for dinner and walk over to either Front Street Park (if you plan to view on the Melbourne Si...
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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.)
 Great fishing in the Banana River Lagoon off of Mather's Bridge in Indian Harbour Beach.  Fish fry today.
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
1.  I look familiar because I was here last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.2. I appreciate you letting me use your bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my job a little easier to come back to later that night. 3. Yup. I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it. 4.  I love that I can see your alarm control pad through the front door.  I knew right away that you didn't set your alarm when you left. 5.  Not having motion detectors on your alarm system made moving around in your house real easy, thanks!6. Thanks for not locking your deadbolt when you got home, ag...
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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.)
Life is not measured by the number of breaths that we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.
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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.)
Brevard County FL real estate including single family, condos and townhouses... There were 839 new listings. There were 540 sold listings. Average sales price was $172,873 Average days on the market were 108. For single family residential units only: There were 596 new listings. This is an increase of 5.30% from May 2012 of new listings. There were 452 sold listings. This is an increase of 5.12% from May 2012 of 430 sold listings. The average sale price in May 2013 was $183,341. This is an increase of 22.00% from May 2012 of $150,274. Average days on the market were 88, a decrease of 5.38% from May 2012 of 93 days. Source: Melbourne Association of Realtors Brevard County showed a 2.00% increase in the number of total properties (single family, condo & townhouses) sold in May 2013 compar...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
SeaWorld is one of the amazing array of theme parks we have here in Central Florida. Orlando is loaded with parks including all four Disneyworld Parks, both Universal parks, LegoLand, and much more. SeaWorld is an ocean themed park that is built around water activities and of course roller coasters. SeaWorld has two world class coasters, Kraken and Manta. Kraken is amazing. A longer ride with seats that are a bit more comfortable for children (kids must be at least 54" tall to ride either). Manta is shorter but intense. A ride that mixes water and coaster is Atlantis. You will get wet (great in the hot Florida summer for sure). It has a story about the lost City of Atlantis...but for the life of me I could not follow it...lol SeaWorld also offers a host of shows including Shamu and the...
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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 first day of looking at houses with new clients gives the buyer and I an opportunity to get to know each other.  As we look at houses, and they tell me their likes and dislikes, I am able to get a better "feel" of what they are really looking for in a property, what kind of property they want, and the area they want to be in.. As we look at houses, I ask what they think of the house. "Well, it's pretty," one  buyer responded.  Pretty ugly I thought, by the tone of her voice and the look on her face.  'Is this something that you are looking for?' I asked. 'Well, I guess so.'  I could see that we probably weren't going to get anywhere like this. This buyer was being too nice. It was time to throw my two cents in. 'Please tell me if you don't like a house. It's not my house, I don't li...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
The Annual Firecracker 5k is coming up on July 4th, 2013 here in Melbourne, FL. For 2013 the organizers expect about 800 finishers. The race starts at the Liberty Bell Museum in Melbourne. It begins at 7am! Here is a link to all the race info: http://www.runningzone.com/series/news2/1728 Here is a link to the online Registration form: http://register.runningzone.com/search/event.aspx?id=20455 This is a great event...and a nice way to burn some calories before your July 4th BBQ. They also have a kids run and some fun activities.  
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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.)
  Take time to tell those around you how important they are to you, how much you love them and that you can't live without them. Don't wait until tomorrow. Today is a gift... embrace it.
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