Melbourne, FL Real Estate News

By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
Historic Downtown Melbourne has become one of the go to areas when searching restaurants and night life for many Space Coast residents and visitors. It seems like every day a cool new place opens that we all want to try...and talk about. One place that has been around for a while...and turns out some nice menu options is The Nomad Cafe. The Nomad Cafe offers both lunch and dinner...all with a bit more flair than you will find in some competing restaurants. The lunch menu offers sandwiches, tacos, salads, burgers (including a Portebella Mushroom burger that will satisfy most vegetarians). The dinner menu offers an eclectic mix of international dishes that on the surface would seem not to go together, but taken as a whole I think the menu really offers something for everyone. This is a n...
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By Laura Forman, Your Brevard Premier Property Specialist
(RE/MAX AEROSPACE REALTY www.LauraSellsBrevard.com)
Space Coast Lightfest 2012 The 2012 Space Coast Lightfest at Wickham Park is now open until January 1st.  Enjoy a ride through the beautiful light displays, (many are new this year) open from 6 - 9:30 nightly. The cost is $10 per car during the week and $15 on weekends.  Save $2 by donating an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots collection. Special Event:  "Stroll Through the Lights" will be December 15 and features lighted canoe rides and other family fun activities. Proceeds benefit the Boy Scouts of America.
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By Laura Forman, Your Brevard Premier Property Specialist
(RE/MAX AEROSPACE REALTY www.LauraSellsBrevard.com)
Thanksgiving Tradition Our family has a different Thanksgiving tradition.  Ever since our children were very young, we have been serving Thanksgiving dinner at Ascension Catholic Church to the senior citizens of Melbourne that might not otherwise have family to celebrate with. This year was a wonderful day of serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to well over 200 people.  The best part is working together with the same families each year and watching the children take on more responsibility for the event. The event means so much to our kids because it is the only way they know how to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Our best friends who moved away over the summer, traveled back from North Carolina to once again participate and celebrate with us.  Now that's tradition! I hope you all had won...
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By Laura Forman, Your Brevard Premier Property Specialist
(RE/MAX AEROSPACE REALTY www.LauraSellsBrevard.com)
The Soup Shop in Melbourne, FL   Today was a gray, chilly, day in Melbourne, FL.  It was a perfect day to visit The Soup Shop in the post commons plaza (located at the intersection of Wickham Rd. and Post Rd.) to pick up a couple of quarts of homemade soup for dinner. They have a variety of soups available (see photo board) with soups made fresh everyday and others in the freezer.  You can call ahead to have your order set aside for pickup. Most quarts are $8.00 and the Lobster Bisque will cost you twice as much....but it is sooooo worth it!Tonight's dinner was perfect on this dreary day, but The Soup Shop in Melbourne, FL is a great place to shop all year long.   Visit my website to search for homes in Brevard County, Florida with no obligation.
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By Laura Forman, Your Brevard Premier Property Specialist
(RE/MAX AEROSPACE REALTY www.LauraSellsBrevard.com)
BRISBANE ISLE SUBDIVISION (Melbourne, FL) MARKET REPORT - NOV. 2012 The real estate market in Brevard County, Florida, began to rebound early in 2012, and the Brisbane Isle Subdivision in Melbourne, FL continues to experience tremendous growth due to the opening of the Pineda Extension's I-95 Interchange, and the connection of Brisbane Blvd. to St. Andrews Blvd. in Suntree. 9 Homes sold in the Brisbane Isle subdivision YTD in 2012 and 2 sales are pending which is significant for a neighborhood of only 37 home sites. BRISBANE ISLE 2012 YTD MARKET ACTIVITY   2 PENDING $394,950 - $435,950   9 SOLD      $328,745 - $567,013      2 existing homes ($350,000 short sale & 437,000 regular sale)      5 built by Stanley Homes ($357,066- $567,013)      2 built by Executive Homes ($328,745 - $373,145...
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By Laura Forman, Your Brevard Premier Property Specialist
(RE/MAX AEROSPACE REALTY www.LauraSellsBrevard.com)
  Moving to Melbourne FL - How to Turn on Utilities When moving to Melbourne FL or the surrounding communities, a common question is: "Who provides the various utilities, and how do I contact them to set up my account?" ELECTRIC - Florida Power & Light (FPL).  The easiest way to start service is to go to http://www.FPL.com and set up your account online.  You can also reach customer service (321) 723-7795. NATURAL GAS - Florida City Gas Co.  1-800-993-7546 or http://www.floridacitygas.com WATER - The provider depends on where you live in the county. From Port St. John to the Pineda Causeway and Merrit Island  and Cocoa Beach, water service is provided by the City of Cocoa.  Visit city hall located at 65 Stone Street in Cocoa Village (321) 433-8800.  http://www.cocoafl.org Residents of t...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
Hey...this is Central Florida and the Space Coast is well known for great golfing. We have many courses available for those who are looking for the rest and relaxation a round of golf can give them. You have the option of playing challenging private or semi private courses to well maintained City owned municipal golf courses. Crane Creek Reserve Golf Course in one of the municipal courses we have in the Melbourne, FL area. It is a course that is open and forgiving while not being too easy. You can play either nine or eighteen holes with or without a golf cart. The fee schedule is set through the end of November (it is not likely to change much if at all) and is as follows: (All prices plus tax) 9 Holes Walking: $918 Holes Walking: $14 9 Holes with Cart:$1618 Holes with Cart: $26 Bucket...
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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 John and Martie on the purchase of your fully furnished condo with lovely views of the golf course! I know that you're going to enjoy your new Winter home here in Melbourne, Florida. Thank you for hiring me to represent you through the buying process. Sandy Shores, Melbourne FL Broker-Associate M & M Real Estate, Inc. Residential, Investment and Relocations We have a team of professionals to facilitate your Short Sale. Melbourne Real Estate / Palm Bay Real Estate 321-253-4545 or 321-733-6080 www.SandyShoresMelbourne.com Email me at SandyShoresMelbourne@hotmail.com Subscribe to my blog ____________________________________________ Serving Brevard County Florida for 16 Years Brevard County Resident for 37 Years Melbourne, Palm Bay, Suntree, Viera, Rockledge, Cocoa, Cana...
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By Laura Forman, Your Brevard Premier Property Specialist
(RE/MAX AEROSPACE REALTY www.LauraSellsBrevard.com)
Searching for Homes for Sale in Melbourne FloridaThe National Association of Realtors 2012 Survey of Home Buyers and Sellers revealed that 90% of today's consumers are using the internet when searching for a new home.  42% of those consumers actually found the home they ended up purchasing while searching online. I understand that today's tech savvy consumer is more comfortable searching for homes for sale in Melbourne, Florida by starting their search online. You can search my website for homes for sale in Melbourne, Florida or anywhere in Brevard County.  There is no obligation to look. I just want you to have access to the most accurate and up-to-date information.  Many property search websites provide outdated information, and will only frustrate your home search process, but my web...
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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 Chris and Laura on the sale of your house!   We had 60 days to sell the property and thanks to both of you we were able to do that!   You cleaned, cleared out, painted and staged to get the house market ready!   I wish all of my sellers were like both of you!   Thank you for hiring me to sell your home!   HOORAY! WE DID IT! :-) And now, on to the next chapter... building a house.    I am looking forward to representing you during the construction and buying process!   Sandy Shores, Melbourne FL Broker-Associate M & M Real Estate, Inc. Residential, Investment and Relocations We have a team of professionals to facilitate your Short Sale. Melbourne Real Estate / Palm Bay Real Estate 321-253-4545 or 321-733-6080 www.SandyShoresMelbourne.com Email me at SandyShoresMelbo...
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By Laura Forman, Your Brevard Premier Property Specialist
(RE/MAX AEROSPACE REALTY www.LauraSellsBrevard.com)
Now is a Great Time to Sell Your House in Melbourne FloridaIf you have been thinking about selling your house in Melbourne, Florida, this could be the perfect time to put your house on the market.  Here are a couple of reasons to consider: 1.  Low housing inventory and historically low interest rates have created a new demand in homes for sale.  The market has shifted in your favor. 2.  With Thanksgiving and the holidays around the corner, many prospective buyers will travel to the area to visit family, and they will also have the time to view homes and make serious plans to relocate. 3.  There are fewer homes on the market during the holidays, so there is even less competition.  Those out looking for homes at this time of year tend to be more serious buyers. 4.  You wouldn't have to 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.)
Windover Farms in Melbourne, 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 lcoated West of Wickham Road, just off of Post Road. Windover Farms, Melbourne 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 about a 10 minute driv...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
If you are looking for a fun upscale restaurant, bar, nightclub, live music outlet with a great happy hour...you would be very hard pressed to find a better choice on the Space Coast then Matt's Casbah. The location is great...right in the heart of Historic Downtown Melbourne, FL...so it is a great stop if you are coming to one of the art festivals or just want to hop your way to all the fun night spots that this part of Melbourne has to offer. Matt's Casbah has a really nice lunch menu, a huge dinner menu, a sushi bar and a full bar menu. Happy hour runs daily from 11am to 7pm and you will have a large choice of specials from $2 beers (Mich Ultra and Bud Lite), $1 off all wines, 2 for 1 Stoli and Stoli flavors...and a bunch of food specials. When it comes to lunch and dinner you will ...
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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 voted at 7:00 this morning with my 20 year old daughter, Stephanie. It was the first time she has been eligible to vote. We got there at 6:30 and walked right in when the doors opened at 7:00. Sandy Shores, Melbourne FL Broker-Associate M & M Real Estate, Inc. Residential, Investment and Relocations We have a team of professionals to facilitate your Short Sale. Melbourne Real Estate / Palm Bay Real Estate 321-253-4545 or 321-733-6080 www.SandyShoresMelbourne.com Email me at SandyShoresMelbourne@hotmail.com Subscribe to my blog ____________________________________________ Serving Brevard County Florida for 16 Years Brevard County Resident for 37 Years Melbourne, Palm Bay, Suntree, Viera, Rockledge, Cocoa, Canaveral Groves, Merritt Island, Titusville, Mims, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic,...
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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's a gorgeous day here in Melbourne.  The temperatures have dropped a bit and it's time to open the windows. Sandy Shores, Melbourne FL Broker-Associate M & M Real Estate, Inc. Residential, Investment and Relocations We have a team of professionals to facilitate your Short Sale. Melbourne Real Estate / Palm Bay Real Estate 321-253-4545 or 321-733-6080 www.SandyShoresMelbourne.com Email me at SandyShoresMelbourne@hotmail.com Subscribe to my blog ____________________________________________ Serving Brevard County Florida for 16 Years Brevard County Resident for 37 Years Melbourne, Palm Bay, Suntree, Viera, Rockledge, Cocoa, Canaveral Groves, Merritt Island, Titusville, Mims, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral _______________...
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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 looks like it's going to be another beautiful day in Melbourne Florida. This picture was taken overlooking the Indian River Lagoon. Sandy Shores, Melbourne FL Broker-Associate M & M Real Estate, Inc. Residential, Investment and Relocations We have a team of professionals to facilitate your Short Sale. Melbourne Real Estate / Palm Bay Real Estate 321-253-4545 or 321-733-6080 www.SandyShoresMelbourne.com Email me at SandyShoresMelbourne@hotmail.com Subscribe to my blog ____________________________________________ Serving Brevard County Florida for 16 Years Brevard County Resident for 37 Years Melbourne, Palm Bay, Suntree, Viera, Rockledge, Cocoa, Canaveral Groves, Merritt Island, Titusville, Mims, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Cocoa Beach, Cape C...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
I firmly believe when you are considering buying or selling a home you should choose to use the best possible representation. 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 Onlin...
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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.)
One of my favorite ways to spend a day is at Walt Disney World and Downtown Disney in Orlando FL.  There's so much to do! Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot Center, MGM Studios, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Wet 'n Wild and so many more are just an hour away  from us here in Brevard County.  Sandy Shores, Melbourne FL Broker-Associate M & M Real Estate, Inc. Residential, Investment and Relocations We have a team of professionals to facilitate your Short Sale. Melbourne Real Estate / Palm Bay Real Estate 321-253-4545 or 321-733-6080 www.SandyShoresMelbourne.com Email me at SandyShoresMelbourne@hotmail.com Subscribe to my blog ____________________________________________ Serving Brevard County Florida for 16 Years Brevard County Resident for 37 Years Melbo...
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By Coastal Estate Team, Bridget Sentz & Carolyn Smith
(RE/MAX Elite)
Carolyn Smith, Realtor & Bridget Sentz, Realtor – Melbourne, FL Real Estate: Just Sold in Pine Creek, 55+ Gated Community Pine Creek, an active 55+ community in Melbourne, Florida! We just sold this lovely home… in less than 30 days! Located in Pine Creek, an active 55+ gated community in Melbourne, Florida, this single-family home has 2 bedrooms plus a separate study, 2 bathrooms, and a 2 car garage. Features of this 1,545 square foot home include a bright, open floor plan, vaulted ceilings in the living room and master bedroom, plantation shutters, 18-inch tiles in the main living areas, neutral decor, and attractive architectural details. Vaulted ceilings in the living room Dining Room opens to the kitchen The bright kitchen features 42-inch cabinetry, Corian countertops, breakfast b...
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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.)
    Sandy Shores, Melbourne FL Broker-Associate M & M Real Estate, Inc. Residential, Investment and Relocations We have a team of professionals to facilitate your Short Sale. Melbourne Real Estate / Palm Bay Real Estate 321-253-4545 or 321-733-6080 www.SandyShoresMelbourne.com Email me at SandyShoresMelbourne@hotmail.com Subscribe to my blog ____________________________________________ Serving Brevard County Florida for 16 Years Brevard County Resident for 37 Years Melbourne, Palm Bay, Suntree, Viera, Rockledge, Cocoa, Canaveral Groves, Merritt Island, Titusville, Mims, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral ______________________________________________ I buy, sell, rent, own and manage Investment Property. Visit me on my Googl...
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