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.)
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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By Susan Engle
(Coldwell Banker Ed Schlitt)
Condominium, Unit 205 (available long term or seasonal-short term) Beautiful Newer Riverfront Condominium featuring 3 BR/ 3Bath, end unit has over 2400+ living square footage, with an enormous kitchen, formal dining and living room. Master bedroom is spacious with private access to wrap around balcony. Master bath has granite and superior tile through out, double sinks, separate shower and a large garden tub. River views are wonderful 24/7, enjoy watching the dolphins play, or watch the white Herons as they fish. Complex is gated and features a new fishing dock, white sandy beach, beautiful club house and pool. Superb quality and taste through out. Just minutes to shopping, local restaurants and to one of the finest beaches in Brevard County. $2200.00 per month.
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By Denise Contella
(RE/MAX Alternative Realty)
Brevard County has 97 public and private elementary and middle schools, 14 high schools, and 42 schools in an other classification. Some of the Listings: Colleges/Universities: Barry University Florida Institute of Technology University of Central Florida Webster University Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Junior/Community Colleges: Brevard Community College Keiser College Florida Metropolitan University Brevard Community College (BCC) serves all sections of the county with campuses in Cocoa, Melbourne, Titusville and Palm Bay. The college's president says, "We are proud that one of every two citizens of Brevard County is served each year with classes, culture or events by BCC. " Open Campus, a Patrick Center branch on the air force base and classes at Kennedy Space Center expand th...
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By Denise Contella
(RE/MAX Alternative Realty)
Relocating to Melbourne can offer you and your family a life of unparalled freedom, with endless summers and the future of your dreams. The economic climate is perfect at this time for Canadians and Brits investing into the States – the pound and the Canadian currency is strong against the US dollar making your choices in real estate endless. I am happy to assist you in every step of the way with your real property investment and to introduce you to those people who can help you find financial support for Brits and Canadians based on their credit status with no questions asked. I have prepared a number of useful links for you to browse through in an effort to answer those hundreds of questions you and your family may have at this time. Please use these links and make direct contact with...
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Profile Type: Residential Prop Type:   Status: Active      Photo Gallery   MLS#  4426156992 PREMONITIONMELBOURNE, FL 32940Offered at: $318,900    Area: 217 Viera West of I 95 County: Brevard Remarks:  Motivated seller! Bring all offers. Gorgeous decorator accents make this a one-of-a-kind. Trey ceilings, taller windows, tile on diagonal, new designer blinds on windows, designer paint and many extras! Community has tremendous Clubhouse with resort-style pool, 24 hr. workout faciltiy, full service kitchen, and multiple activity centers. Seller also has property listed for lease with purchase option. Home has never been lived in. Cant sell your home? Will consider trade, any condition..any area Res Type: Single Family Bedrooms: 3 Waterfront: No Baths: 2 Waterfrnt Type:   Half Baths: 0 Lot ...
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Profile Type: Residential Prop Type:   Status: Active      Photo Gallery   MLS#  4846584231 CAREYWOODMELBOURNE, FL 32934Offered at: $589,000 Click here for a  Virtual Tour   Area: 321 Lake Washington County: Brevard Remarks:  SUPER REDUCTION!!!!!Light and open 2 story custom home on 1+ acre treed lot. Pool enclosure includes huge concrete 2nd story balcony, gas grill and pool with tropical plantings overlooking treed backyard. Oversized 2 car garage with enough room for third car and work bench. Ample closets, walk in insulated attic storage and walk-in pantry. Concrete storm room, custom hardwood cabinets w/seamless counter tops. ceiling fans, CAT 5E wiring for internet throughout. Surround sound and more Res Type: Single Family Bedrooms: 5 Waterfront: No Baths: 3 Waterfrnt Type:   Hal...
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Profile Type: Residential Prop Type:   Status: Active      Photo Gallery   MLS#  5025915660 WILLOUGHBYMELBOURNE, FL 32934Offered at: $2,200,000    Area: 321 Lake Washington County: Brevard Remarks:  CUSTOM BUILT EXEC. HOME OFFERS 6 BDRM., 5.5 BA, 4 CAR GARAGE, SITUATED ON 5 ACRES ON LAKE. THIS HOME WAS CUSTOM BUILT & FEATURES 9800 SQ. FT. UNDER AIR. EXQUISITE POOL/SPA WITH SUMMER KITCHEN. VERY SPACIOUS MASTER SUITE WITH 2 HUGE WALK-IN CLOSETS. GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, CUSTOM DETAILING, AND FIREPLACE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE EXTRAS. Res Type: Single Family Bedrooms: 6 Waterfront: Yes Baths: 5 Waterfrnt Type: Lake/Pond Half Baths: 1 Lot Dim: X Split Bed: Yes Acreage:   Year Built: 2007 Furnishings:   Home Warranty:  Yes Living SqFt: 9800 Fireplace: Yes Total SqFt:   Pool: Yes   Approx Dimensions...
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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.)
Back to the same old question, Where is the market going?  Should I buy now or wait?  Ask 20 people…you’ll get 20 different answers. We know that millions of dollars have been lost in the economy in all sectors.  Interest rates change almost everyday.  These rate fluctuations can affect how much you can borrow and how much your monthly mortgage payments on a home will be.  Many economic and political factors affect rates, and sometimes the experts don’t know why rates perform as they do.  Sometimes rates can rise even when the Federal Reserve cuts short term bank rates.  The Fed cut the Fed funds rates by ¾ of a percentage point in March 2008. This cut the fed funds rate to 2.25% - the lowest since 2004.  This is the 6th rate cut since September 2007.   Normally, banks in turn would imm...
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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 recently read an online article that today,  there is a 500% more chance that a home will be seen on the internet versus print advertising. Over 80% of home buyers are beginning their search on the internet. They are searching for 2 to 3 weeks before  contacting an agent.  88% are interested in a property they see online. And 78% of Real Estate agents are finding their buyers online.  So, happy blogging!   
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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.)
     Today, some people are in favor of renting, rather than buying. The Brevard County Florida housing bubble is creating new risks for some tenants.  In addition to some other areas of the country. Many houses and condos are available for lease.  Owners are forced to rent them out.  They haven’t been able to sell them for the peak prices they paid in 2005.      Landlords are renting at a deficit. They are paying more in monthly mortgage payments, taxes, insurance & association fees than they are receiving in rent.  Their sentiment…some money is better than no money. But, how long can they continue to pay out?  Often times, for a very short period of time.   Then, tenants are losing their homes.  They are paying their rent.  But, landlords are unable to keep up with the mortgage payme...
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
(Stage it Right!)
As March fades into April, the official beginning of hurricane season is just around the corner.  Now is the time to begin planning our escape!  Well if not our escape, at least the means to make life a bit easier when the lights go out for extended periods of time, without having to run a polluting, noisy generator.I purchased a portable array of three solar panels, which can be used to charge a 12v car or marine battery.  The panels come with a "plug in box" with which you can plug in small appliances from 6v to 12v, a cell phone plug in, and a cigarette lighter plug in for 12v appliances.  In addition we purchased a 12v coffee maker, and a 12v stove, used by boaters and RV owners.    Because marine batteries are "deep cell" batteries, they draw less electricity and will last longer w...
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
(Stage it Right!)
Thanks to some of my BFF's on AR, who gave me some very good ideas as to what to give away, and raffle off when I participate in my local Chamber's Business Fair in May, I was able to decide what I would do.  I like to consider myself socially conscious and an active environmentalist, so my choices run along those lines.  My "gift" basket will consist of a basket purchased online at One World Projects, a website that sells all kinds of items made by people in disadvantaged countries.  All the items are "fair trade" items, hand made by locals from local resources.  The basket I chose is made in Rawanda, by women who are trying to improve their living conditions by producing saleable eco-friendly products.  For the contents, I've decided to put in a mix of eco-friendly cleaning products, ...
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By Steve Neville
(Aamerican Property Management and Sales)
ID Requirements: All residents that will be living in the unit over 18 years of age must have current picture ID at the time of applying for the unit. Credit History: National Credit ratings cannot be higher than a 3 on all trade lines. All collections against you must show paid. (Over a three rating means not more that 60 days past due.) No Credit History is OK. Bankruptcy: You cannot have filed bankruptcy in the last 18 months, and the bankruptcy has to have been discharged at least one year ago, from the date of application for a unit. Your credit history from the date of bankruptcy has to be perfect. Eviction & Skip History: No evictions or skip history in the last six years, No Exceptions! Criminal History: No citation or convictions in the last seven years for such crimes as Posse...
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By Steve Neville
(Aamerican Property Management and Sales)
Profile Type: Rental Prop Type:   Status: Active         MLS#  485331MELBOURNE, FL 32901Offered at: $2,000    Area: 330 Melbourne County: Brevard Remarks:  Elegant furnishings and finish. Dining room view of harbor & dockage. The location is an oasis as depicted. I would have provided more interior pictures; however, the surrounding views could just not be adequately described. Available winter seasonal with an early start and 6-month + 1-day min. with utility allowances = $3250 (seasonal rate). Long-term furnished or unfurnished. Rental Type: Condo Bedrooms: 2 Waterfront: N Baths: 2 Waterfrnt Type: Indian River Half Baths: 0 Lot Dim:   Split Bed: Y Pets: Y Pet Fee: 0 Furnishings:   Assoc Approval: Y Living SqFt: 1980 Assoc App Fee:   Total SqFt: 0 Pool: Y Measurements: Tax Rolls Pool S...
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By Steve Neville
(Aamerican Property Management and Sales)
Profile Type: Residential Prop Type:   Status: Active      Photo Gallery   MLS#  5018081245 Luminary CircleMelbourne, FL 32901Offered at: $159,000    Area: 330 Melbourne County: Brevard Remarks:  Wonderful end unit with fantastic side view of the lake. Sonesta Walk 2 bedroom 2 bath 1 car garage townhome. Built with solid poured concrete for extra strength, low maintenance, & energy savings. The resort like community has a beautiful pool with a waterfall & spa, tennis, basketball courts, vollyball court, boardwalk through preserve area, & a jogging/walking trail. Lawn maintenance comes with the low monthly HOA fee. Res Type: Single Family Bedrooms: 2 Waterfront: Yes Baths: 2 Waterfrnt Type: Lake/Pond Half Baths: 0 Lot Dim: X Split Bed: Yes Acreage:   Year Built: 2007 Furnishings: None Ho...
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Remarks:  SO CHIC & POSH! BE the first to live in this 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH DIRECT LAKE & GOLF COURSE VIEW CONDO filled with ALL NEW & THE BEST QUALITY furniture, beautiful ARTWORK, dishes, stemware, gourmet pots & pan, soft & lux. towels and bedding. Includes CLUB MEMBERSHIP W/Tennis, Huge Pool, DINING ROOM, Pool Tables, SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES, Exercise room W/Trainers AND MORE!!A 55 PLUS COMMUNITY W/SUPER LOCATION CLOSE TO the MALL, I-95, BEACH, DISNEY, GREAT RESTAURANTS.. TRULY AFFLUENT UPSCALE LIVING!MLS#  4946416848 TOLANDMELBOURNE, FL 32940Offered at: $1,600
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
(Stage it Right!)
As a seller, how badly do you want to sell your home?  Are you hanging on hoping to fund your retirement?  Or waiting for the "right" buyer with the "correct" amount of money to come along?  Can you afford to sit and wait for a sale?Apparently that seems to be the current thinking amongst sellers.  We home stagers are still seeing many listings priced higher than they should be to sell.  Consider this very real scenario:Real estate agent number 1 prices the home higher than it should be priced.  Doesn't recommend any improvements to the property to help the sale, doesn't recommend home staging.  Owner becomes frustrated and at the end of the listing agreement changes real estate agents.Real estate agent number 2, keeps the house priced at the same dollar amount, doesn't recommend anythi...
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