Melbourne, FL Real Estate News

Corner lot. Surrounded by newer homes. This home needs major renovation, or can be leveled. City permits needed for any and all changes. Owner says "Bring all offers." For more info please go to http://www.mailandrealty.com/our_listings.html MLS#  5059412509 CANALMELBOURNE, FL 32901Offered at: $60,000  
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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 Brevard County Florida there are currently 359 bank owned homes for sale through the Multiple Listing Service.   The good news is that 148 foreclosed homes have contracts to purchase on them and 240 bank owned properties have sold since the beginning of 2008. At this same time last year there were less than 80 bank owned homes for sale through the MLS.
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By Ron Uhland
(Mailand Realty)
REDUCED FOR IMMEDIATE SALE!!!! One story attached villa. Completely painted on the inside with neutral colors. New ceramic tile in bathrooms and kitchen. New vanity in hall bath. TLC is done and its ready for new owners complete with home warranty! Community pool. Quiet dead end street. Slider from kitchen to one patio and private patio off living room slider. Storage closet outside for bikes and beach equipment. For more info please go to http://www.mailandrealty.com/our_listings.html MLS#  4779901470 MALIBU Offered at: $107,000
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By Susan Engle
(Coldwell Banker Ed Schlitt)
Darling One bedroom Condo-Totally remodeled! END UNIT! Many upgrades, recently new tile, baseboards, bathroom & kitchen remodeled, paint through-out, newer appliances. Condo complex has new roof, paint,resurfaced pool,landscaping and much more. Amenities include -huge pool, rec. room, HOA fee includes: water, TV cable,pest control, garbage, lawn & pool maintenance, exterior insurance. GREAT LOCATION and great starter home or winter retreat TOO! Best Deal in Town! For more information please go to http://www.brevardsbestagent.com/my_listings.html MLS#  442169138 SAN JUANMELBOURNE, FL 32935Offered at: $72,900
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By Karen Burke
( Peters Cook & Company)
AUTOMOBILE These major north/south routes are important arteries that connect a number of communities: Titusville in the north; Cocoa , Cocoa Beach and Rockledge in central Brevard; and Melbourne, Melbourne Beach and Palm Bay in the south Interstate 95 skirts Brevard County on its north/south trip from Maine to Miami. Interstates & Highways Running from Maine to Miami, I-95 is the most heavily traveled north-south interstate on the East Coast, and for the convenience of businesses and residents alike, it runs directly through Brevard County. State Road A1A along the coastline. US1 In the barrier islands (Melbourne Beach to Port Canaveral. East West routes State Road 405 to the north, which traverses the NASA Causeway to the space center S.R. 528 (the Beeline Expressway) in the center of...
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By Denise Contella
(RE/MAX Alternative Realty)
According to the latest survey from info USA, a provider of proprietary databases, Melbourne came in at No. 4, tied with Miami, with 16.5 percent growth over the last five years in the number of businesses in the metropolitan area. The city saw its number of businesses grow from 19,337 in 2000 to 23,159 in 2004. Only Fort Myers reported higher business growth, coming in at No. 2 with 18.3 percent growth.First a few statistics: The Central/Space Coast’s unemployment rate has remained lower than the state and national averages since 1995. In 2004, the unemployment rate of 4.6% was 0.2 percentage points below the state average, and nearly 1 percentage point below the national average. Because of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Spaceport Technology Center as well as several providers of sim...
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By Denise Contella
(RE/MAX Alternative Realty)
Major price reduction! Light and bright open floor plan home in popular Coral Springs. Spacious island kit with 42-inch maple cabinets. Newer neutral berber carpet in bedrooms. Master bedroom has sliders to porch and deluxe master with double vanities. Also sliders from liv rm and fam rm to porch leading to very private back yard with oleander hedge and mango tree. Community has 2 pools, tennis courts, playground and clubhouse. Ideal place to enjoy the Florida lifestyle. Come see it today! For more information please see http://www.yourmelbourneagent.com/my_listings.html MLS#  4977241127 ACAPPELLAMELBOURNE, FL 32940Offered at: $250,000
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By Steve Neville
(Aamerican Property Management and Sales)
The Biotech Industry is getting all the money it needsThe biotech industry is honing in on seed and early-stage venture capital and workforce development.(PressMethod) - Per a November report by Lakeland life science analyst Michael Schmitt, the good news in Florida is that the average size of venture capital life sciences deals is up 88% since 2005 to $17 million. The second area of industry focus is on workforce training. Science and technology education in middle school and high school is the No. 1 focus for BioFlorida this year. The group is putting together a Bioscience Education Foundation to build on its annual Career and Education Exposition, held in schools across the state to encourage careers in science. The expo as well as the foundation will provide training for teachers, i...
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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.)
                        Did you know that there are several different ways in which a person, or two or more people can take title to a house that they purchase? So often buyers ask me how they should take possession of a property. As a REALTOR, I am unable to provide legal advice to clients.  Each individual homebuyer's situation and portfolio must be looked at on a case by case basis. There are many different options in which buyers are able to purchase a property and hold title to it. They can hold title to it individually, jointly, in a trust, as a co op, or in a corporation. I am attaching a recent article from the New York Times, explaining the various forms of homeownership. If you have questions on which form of homeownership may be right for you, you may consider having an att...
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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 FCAT Scores - How did your school perform? Each year Florida students must take the standardized FCAT test or the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. The test is used to determine whether a student is eligible to go on to the next grade. A student must score a level three or higher, which is at grade level, on the FCAT. Third through tenth grades are required to take the reading and math tests. In addition, grades four, eight and ten take the writing portion of the test. And, grades five, eight and eleven take the science portion of the test. How did your school perform? See the Brevard County School FCAT scores
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By Nora Marek, Melbourne Home Staging - (321)795-8761
(Home Stager Brevard County, Florida)
There is a large surplus of homes for sale here in Brevard County and competiton is tough! What is the emotional tug that gets buyers to want YOUR staged lisiting?   THEY WANT TO ASPIRE TO THAT LIFESTYLE YOU HAVE PRESENTED IN YOUR PROFESSIONALLY STAGED HOME All buyers, whether they are forced to move due to jobs, finances, retirement, or locally for a home that fits their needs, unilaterally all look for a better home. Some want newer, fancier, or even a more prestigious dwelling. Most buyers have the same aspiring needs: To feel good about themselves To feel successful and to justify their hard work To feel better with their friends and family To enjoy their free time better To have a nice place for their children to grow up in or for them to retire to Given the fact that everyone want...
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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 have been fortunate over the past couple of years to avoid any major storms. It is still wise to be prepared under any circumstances. Did you know that Florida Disaster.org offers a FREE emergency family plan or business plan in the event of a hurricane? It only takes a couple of minutes to fill out your FREE family disaster plan. The plan will provide you with the following information: Your family meeting location and out of town contact information Checklist of kids items to remember to bring should you evacuate A plan for a family member with or with a disability A pet supplies checklist A food supply checklist A water and ice supply checklist First aid kit supply checklist Your local evacuation routes Your local emergency contact information Checklist of things to d...
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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.)
Did you know that you can get your free Experian credit score & report online?* This fun and easy to use website will also provide you with a free report that estimates the current value of your home, including the average amount of appreciation. It can also provide you with a budget report of your monthly finances. And you can get a rainy day fund report that indicates how much money you will need in reserve in case of emergency. *Please note: This score may be different than your actual FICO score. 
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By Teri Eno, Melbourne FL Homes
(RE/MAX Alternative, Melbourne FL)
Living in Melbourne FL is a dream come true.  We enjoy all the benefits of true coastal living - cool sea breezes and beautiful beaches.   The lifestyle is quiet and laid-back, people are friendly;  "it's all good" here!    Do not, however, confuse us with an outdated  "Florida retirement area" moniker because we're much, much more.  We are often called "little silicon valley" for good reason.  A well-defined industry cluster, we are home to many major hi-tech corporations and the network of local "spin-off" companies is tremendous.  Young, hi-earning professionals flock to Brevard County for our tremendous employment opportunities.  The article in Florida Today (Business Section April 29, 2008) says it all.   "Brevard No 2 in the country with pockets of interrelated businesses" as rank...
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
(Stage it Right!)
As a home stager I'm always looking for new eco-friendly ideas and products which I can use in my home staging business.  And as a concerned American consumer, I'm also looking for products that are made in the U.S.A.  Lights of America, based in California, manufactures quality light bulbs and lighting fixtures, using manufacturing industry standards, thus ensuring a reliable product.  If you, like me, are concerned about the economy and the environment, please check out their website.  Their prices are competitive with the big box stores, which currently seem to sell only light bulbs made in China.http://www.lightsofamerica.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.)
Currently, in some areas of the country we are experiencing a decline in home values. Many areas are undergoing market corrections, trying to correct for the over inflated home sales in 2004-2005. In some areas we are hearing that homes values are dropping by $3000 to $5000 a month, or more.  Many sellers are placing their homes on the market at yesterday’s prices.  The home sits for a month, maybe two, with no showings and no offers.  So, the seller decides to reduce the price.   Well, if he started too high, his price reduction in a declining market may be a day late and a dollar short.  One or two more months go by, with few showings and no activity, another price reduction is in order.  But, is the seller in fact, too late?  Will his late price reductions move his overpriced listing...
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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 Florida Association of REALTORS is currently running a campaign focusing on the market positives of living in and moving to Florida.  It's A Great Time to Buy in Florida and here's the reasons why: 1. Florida is expected to increase in population by 75% by 2030.  It is one of the 10 fastest growing states in the US. 2. People keep moving to Florida, 900 a day. 3. Thirteen of Florida's cities are on the Milken Institute's 2007  50 "Best Performing Cities" survey.  4. Florida unemployment rate is low, at around 4%. 5. There are plenty of jobs available in Florida. 6. Florida has great weather. 7. Grant Thrail, a professer of Economic Geography believes that the 2004-05 hurricanes were a fluke. 8. Gov. Charlie Christ continues to stay committed to finding solutions for higher insurance...
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
(Stage it Right!)
Hurricane season starts today and it promises to be an active one.  Here are some things you need to do now to prepare:1. Photograph everything you own.  Open drawers, closets, storage containers, you name it and take pictures.  Make sure to include all furniture, electronics, appliances etc.  On the back of each picture write the approximate cost of the major items and when purchased.  It will save you hours and hours and hours of time should you have a claim, trying to recreate what you own and what it cost.2. Have at least two sets of photographs.  Keep at home sealed in triple zip lock bags in the fridge.  The fridge is waterproof and pretty much fire proof.  Or put them in a fireproof safe.  The second set should be in the safe deposit box at the bank.3. Have duplicate copies of al...
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By Susan Engle
(Coldwell Banker Ed Schlitt)
Remarks: This property is a Build to Suit property located next to the House of Power on Babcock St. just north of Palm Bay Rd. Currently zoned HC on the front half and the back half is Multi-Family. It is in the process of being rezoned to HC. Approx. 550 feet of frontage on Babcock. Traffic count is 34,090. Water and sewer available. Starting around $15.50 triple net.(tbd)Lease rate to be determined! Approx 112,000 sf of commercial space could be available.  MLS#  4941940 BabcockPALM BAY, FL 32905 
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By Susan Engle
(Coldwell Banker Ed Schlitt)
Remarks: Melbourne: $2,200,000: 3.04 Acres on the NE side of Pineda Causeway and Wickham Rd. sought after location prime for development, zoned BU-1. Busy intersection, perfect for retail/commercial use. High traffic, high growth section of the Wickham Rd. corridor.MLS#  4777750 WickhamMELBOURNE, FL 32940Offered at: $2,200,000
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