Melbourne, FL Real Estate News

By Steve Neville
(Aamerican Property Management and Sales)
Stephen J. Neville, Licensed Real Estate Broker, d.b.a.,Aamerican Property Management (Agent For Owner)Where room does not permit, please ad information to reverse side, sign and date – Thank you!Cell: 321/693-8026 - Call Message Center/Home Office Fax: 321/724-5380Email: nevillesj@earthlink.net- 144 Ocean Terrace, Indialantic, FL 32903MARRIED Rental Application (Authorization for Credit/Background Checks)*SPECIFIC PET INFORMATION IS A FORFEITURE ISSUE – Each application must include all occupants and all petsRental Property: ___________________________________________________________________ Monthly Rent: $_________Name: ___________________________ SS#: ______-____-________DL#: _________________________________________Phone, Work ____/____-_____, Home ____/____-_____ Cell: ____/____-__...
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By Steve Neville
(Aamerican Property Management and Sales)
Stephen J. Neville, Licensed Real Estate Broker, d.b.a.,Aamerican Property Management (Agent For Owner)Cell: 321/693-8026 - Call Message Center/Home Office Fax: 321/724-5380Email: nevillesj@earthlink.net- 144 Ocean Terrace, Indialantic, FL 32903SINGLE Rental Application (Authorization for Credit/Background Checks)*SPECIFIC PET INFORMATION IS ALSO A FORFEITURE ISSUE – Each application must include all occupants and all petsRental Property: ___________________________________________________________________ Monthly Rent: $________.00Name: ________________________________________________________ Date of Birth ____/_____/________SS#: ______-________-____________DL#; ___________________________________DL State: ___ Copies Incl: YES NO*Have you ever had a/an (insert Yes or No): Felony convict...
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By Denise Contella
(RE/MAX Alternative Realty)
Remarks:  Oceanfront condo resort/vacation complex with pool and on-site rental management -- great for investments. This is a studio unit on the 2nd floor in north bldg. Other studios and larger 1-bedroom units also available. Room renovations are complete. Vacation here and rent unit rest of the time. Maximum stay permitted is 3 months -- no minimum. Unique opportunity. Beautiful beach great for watching shuttles and turtles.MLS#  4502463455 HIGHWAY A1AMELBOURNE BCH, FL 32951Offered at: $195,000
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
(Stage it Right!)
I think we all agree, nothing can beat a pie, fresh and hot from the oven.  The aroma, the look, the mouthwatering appeal!  A fresh hot pie invites you into the home, with the promise of the "comfort" of food and congenial company.  Pie has been a staple in American homes for over a hundred years, and "apple" pie is an American signature.  So, if we regard the power of pie so highly in our daily lives, why shouldn't we also incorporate that look, feel, and promise into our stagings? This particular pie is blueberry, with a mouth watering crust, sprinkled with sugar.  Mmmmm!   Or is it?  Actually this pie is a candle!  Oh it looks like a pie, and smells like a pie, but the wicks sticking out the top (which I removed) indicate "candle."  Can't you just imagine this pie cooling on the coun...
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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If its not properly priced!Here we are, smack dab in the middle of a housing "crisis", and just when home sellers and realtors should be embracing the concept of "staging to sell", they are hesitating.  However, given that many homes and condos on the market are overpriced, its not surprising that not only haven't the sellers sold the property, but  they resist any ideas that could give them an edge and make their listings scream "buy me!"  The desire to make a huge profit in this market, seems to have overtaken the logic of some.  Is it better to hold on month to month and hope for the best, or would it be better to realistically price the listing and get the sale?  My personal experience with this mindset, is a client, whom has been advised to lower the asking price, in addition to st...
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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Under normal circumstances I am not a proponent of using fake food in staging.  However, because I have entered my "asian inspired" staging period, I just couldn't pass this up.  Setting a table, a la Asian influence, just didn't seem complete without the customary food items.  Check this out and see if you don't agree, it does look good enough to eat!  
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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If you're like me and are tired of your handtruck taking up space in your vehicle, then take a look at this baby.  It completely folds up for easy transport, can hold up to 200 pounds and is actually bigger than it looks in the picture.  And the price is easy on the pocketbook, only $39.95. 
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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So here we are in the middle of a real estate recession.  Investors are left sitting on their investment properties.  Home owners, who would like to move up, down, or elsewhere are stuck where they are.  Flash back to 2004.  Investors were buying houses by the tens, homeowners had lines at their doors waiting for an open house to start.  It didn't make any difference what condition or what price range the house was in.  Old, new, derelict, clean, dirty, upgraded or not, everything on the market had a buyer.  What makes the mind-set of the "hot" market buyer, different from the mind-set of the "cold" market buyer?  It appears, that buyers in a hot market, buy into the "feeding" frenzy mentality.  Investors want to buy and sell as quickly as they can, home buyers are willing to settle for...
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My first year in business has been a resounding success.  And now, to top that off, STAGE it RIGHT! has been nominated by RESA for "Rookie Stager of The Year 2007."  Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for those Active Rainers who had the confidence in me to make the nomination.  I'm running with some pretty competent people here, all of whom have experienced their own business successes.  Thank you Shell Brodnax, president of RESA, and thank you RESA for this honor!  All are welcome to vote.  Please go to www.RealEstateStagingAssociation.com , click on "Industry Awards" and cast your vote in all four categories. 
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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In early 2007, the real estate pundits predicted the market would pick up by mid-year.  Unfortunately, that didn't happen, in fact November housing sales in Brevard County were at the lowest since the 1990's.  And here we are, early in 2008, and once again, those same pundits have predicted the market will pick up by mid-year.  I wonder, is it wishful thinking on their part?  All indicators are, this market is going to remain bland for a good long time.  One only needs look around to see the glut of houses and condos for sale.  This glut is attributed to investors who jumped in too late to get their investments sold before the market cooled, builders who over built on speculation, Florida residents who have left the state for good, due to high insurance rates, hurricanes or other reason...
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STAGE it RIGHT! has just been nominated for "Rookie Stager of the Year" by the national Real Estate Staging Association.  STAGE it RIGHT! was nominated for showing outstanding attention to staging detail, excellent customer service, and professional business acumen.  As our business continues to grow here in Brevard County, we couldn't be more pleased with this prestigious nomination.  Our goal for 2008 is to continue to provide home sellers and real estate agents with our personal touch services and look forward to a prosperous year, helping our clients present their homes and listing in the best possible light in order to "make that sale".  To RESA and all our clients past and present, THANK YOU for making 2007 a success.  We look forward to serving you in 2008!!
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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I'd like to introduce you to my two newest assistants, Jake and Elwood.  They've joined my ever growing family of assistants and are now working their first assignment.  Siblings, Ricky and Lucy, and Fred and Ethel have been "guarding" vacant homes for several months now.  Seasoned pros!  Jake and Elwood will be expected to carryout their duties, just as soon as they wake up from their naps! 
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By Nora Marek, Melbourne Home Staging - (321)795-8761
(Home Stager Brevard County, Florida)
   When you are marketing a property, the way you live in it and the way you sell it are two different things. Staging brings out the best features of your home by de-cluttering, cleaning, furniture arrangement and neutral colors that will always appeal to the broadest market. People used to be able to put a house on the market and it would get bids. But now, there is a need for Home Stagers to represent the seller. You really need your home to stand out and be the best house on the market.   Please call today, because the sooner you stage, the sooner you sell! Melbourne Home Staging,LLC  Nora Marek, Owner Licensed, Certified and Insured Please visit our website: www.MelbourneHomeStaging.com                                            
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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Ever wanted to do something with those boring, naked, unframed bathroom mirrors but weren't sure what to do or how to do it?  Never fear Mirr.Edge is here!  I stumbled upon this little gem at Lowe's the other day.  So easy to install anyone can do it.  Because the corners are covered with matching corner pieces, you don't have to be precise in measuring.  I like that a lot, because I'm a measure twice cut it wrong once, run back to the store, buy more, and try it again, kinda person.  The only tool you need is a box cutter.  The "kit" has glue with which to afix the frame to the mirror, but I opted to use Command Picture Hanging Strips.  Its like self stick velcro without the permanent "stick".  For the corner pieces I used dabs of silicone sealant.  It takes all of about 30 minutes to ...
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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I think we all agree, the current housing market is beginning to get us all a bit down.  Home sellers are looking at months of real estate showings and open houses, real estate agents are working on new creative ideas to promote their listings, and home stagers are busy staging homes for sale.Unfortunately, not everyone has embraced the idea of home staging as a very effective marketing tool.  New concepts are hard to grasp, and sometimes even harder to sell.  However, statistically, staged homes sell for more and sell faster than unstaged homes.  Given that, why would anyone put off having their home staged for sale?  Afterall, every home seller NEEDS every advantage to make their homes outshine all the others.Home staging is a very cost effective method of preparing a home for sale.  ...
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By Nora Marek, Melbourne Home Staging - (321)795-8761
(Home Stager Brevard County, Florida)
                                              IT IS STILL A BUYERS MARKET HERE IN BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA *REALTORS AND SELLERS alike, should make sure that the house is styled to sell.  That every room invites the buyer in.  This goes beyond decluttering and cleaning and entails purposeful design and placement. REMEMBER, THE "OUTSIDE"  IS THE NEW "INSIDE":  All outside areas are now considered "outside rooms" here in Central Florida.  Remove your barbecue grill to garage or cover it and place outside. Be ready to grill outside and not in a screen room or garage.  Patios are no longer for storage and clutter. Set your patio area as an extension of a living space. Make it warm and inviting and install a ceiling fan whenever possible.  This is Florida. Showcase the lifestyle! JUST DOING T...
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Old and dated appliances don't help to sell a house, especially when buyers are looking for all the new bells and whistles that come with today's modern kitchen's.  However, with a little creativity and even less cash, we can update appliances to give that "new modern" look, and appeal to the esthetic senses of the potential buyers.  The below pictures show a relatively new dishwasher before and the same dishwasher after, transformed for a recent client.  This transformation was accomplished by spray painting the top part of the door, which was white plastic, with hammered black spray paint made especially for plastic.  The bottom portion of the door was covered with "stainless steel" looking contact paper.   This transformation may not last the life of the appliance, but it should last...
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By Denise Shockey, Cocoa Beach, Brevard County Florida Real Estate
(RE/MAX Aerospace Realty)
Denise Shockey | RE/MAX Elite | 321-446-4994 2761 Maderia Circle, West Melbourne, FL Immaculate and Ready to Move In! 3 Bdrm Single Family House offered at $163,900 Year Built 2000 Sq Footage 1,292 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .15 acres HOA/Maint $16 per month DESCRIPTION This home is immaculate and in move in condition. The pride of ownership is obvious. An extra bonus is the screened porch, surrounded by beautiful landscape and looking out onto the lake. Take a moment to enjoy the tranquil sound of the fountain in the lake. It features a large pantry and cathedral ceilings. It sits on a corner lot and boast wonderful curb appeal. Please visit http://www.DeniseShockey.com Virtual Tour: www.visualtour.com/show.asp?T=1231466 see additiona...
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By Steve Johnson
(National Realty of Brevard, Inc.)
Profile Type: Residential Prop Type:   Status: Active  Photo Gallery PALM BAY, FL 32905Offered at: $69,900  Area: 340 NE Palm Bay County: Brevard Remarks:  BRING YOUR TOOLS...THIS HOME NEEDS YOU! This three bedroom, two bath, one car garage home is in a great location near schools and shopping. If your a first time home buyer or an investor, this is the home for you. Its ready for you to do some work and make it your own. The home has a nice back porch which overlooks the woods and the huge back yard. What a great place for the kids to play while the family gathers for a barbecue. Res Type: Single Family Bedrooms: 3 Waterfront: No Baths: 2 Waterfrnt Type:   Half Baths: 0 Lot Dim: X Split Bed: No Acreage: .26 Year Built: 1981 Furnishings:   Home Warranty:  No Living SqFt: 918 Fireplace:...
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
(Stage it Right!)
Much has been written about the relationship between home stagers and their clients, the homeowners selling their homes.  Often times, in the process of preparing a home for sale, the client has trouble "letting" go of either personal belongings or personal decorating tastes.  We all love our "stuff" and we've all decorated our homes to fit our personal tastes.  Unfortunately in the world of real estate selling, de-personalization of the home is the goal of every home stager.  When potential buyers walk into a house they need to envision themselves living there.  It's a hard sell if we allow our daily lives to intrude on the "perspective" of the potential buyer.  Keeping that in mind, hiring a home stager can be of huge benefit to the seller.  We can see a home through the "eye of the b...
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