Melbourne, FL Real Estate News

By Jason Koivu - SFR Certified Realtor Brevard County, Florida
(Serving Brevard Realty)
Lifestyle Homes was recently featured on ABC's Extreme Home Makeover for rebuilding a home in Cocoa, Florida.  But that is not their only claim to fame in Brevard County.  Lifestyle Homes has built their first Net-Zero Energy Home and it is showcased as a furnished model in the beautiful Capron Ridge community in Melbourne, Florida. This breakthrough is part of Lifestyle Homes new SunSmart energy initiative.  They have partnered with the Florida Solar Energy Center to produce a home that uses photovoltaic technology.  These panels are placed in the roof system and absorb the power of the sun to produce enough electricity that would supply the needs of a family of five.  This virtually eliminates the need for costly bills from the power company.  This is just the start of a goal to build...
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By Steve Neville
(Aamerican Property Management and Sales)
"Sebastian Inlet State Park" Jodieandandy's photos around Melbourne Beach, United StatesA TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Melbourne Beach, United States by TravelPod blogger Jodieandandy titled "Sebastian Inlet State Park" Jodieandandy's travel blog entry: "Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 Arrived at Sebastian Inlet and imm...
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By Steve Neville
(Aamerican Property Management and Sales)
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT QUALIFYING In addition to the normal tenant/prospect requirements, we use two support guarantee mechanisms that allow us to set-up a secure tenant/landlord relationship when there are mitigating circumstances and a prospect does not meet our typical profile and we still want to rent to them.   I will be pleased to discuss our system add-ons, so-to-speak. They are standard and offered to all.Why should I rent from your company? How do I apply to rent? Will I sign a lease? Why should I rent from your company? We are a professional, knowledgeable, and courteous property management company. We work very hard to provide the highest quality resident services you'll ever experience. We use professional vendors (painters, handymen, plumbers, carpet cleaners, etc) to ensu...
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By Jason Koivu - SFR Certified Realtor Brevard County, Florida
(Serving Brevard Realty)
The Melbourne Art Festival is back!  It is a nationally recognized event that draws tourists and artists to historic downtown Melbourne every year.  The event is host to over 250 artists who are exhibiting their work and competing for $38,000 in patron purchase awards and $27,500 in cash prizes. The festival always draws plenty of local food vendors that set up and offer their goodies.  They are going to be collectively set up as a Food Court this year off Depot Drive which will be convenient for the guests and vendors.  Their is always live music and events for the kids.  The festival planners will set up an entire Kids World where there are art workshops and activities to keep the little ones busy.  This event will draw approximately 80,000 attendees this year and you should be one of...
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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.)
Sweetwood Estates in Melbourne FL Sweetwood Estates in Melbourne FL is a well maintained neighborhood of approximately 120 single family houses.  There is a Homeowners Association with an annual fee of $125. Houses in Sweetwood Estates have 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2 car garage.  The houses were built between 1988 and 1996.  The sizes range from 1272 to 2261 square feet of living Some properties have pools. Most are situated on .20 acres or less. There is currently 1 house listed for sale through the Melbourne Area Association of Realtors.  The asking price is $149,900, with 1352 square feet of living space. There is currently one house under contract in Sweetwood Estates. The list price is $123,900.  It has 1632 square feet of living. The negotiated contract price will not be pub...
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By Jason Koivu - SFR Certified Realtor Brevard County, Florida
(Serving Brevard Realty)
  The new Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System at Holmes Regional Medical Center captures the power of high-level robotics and matches it to the most state-of-the-art health care.  Holmes Regional is one of the main hospitals in Melbourne, Florida that serves the residents with their health care needs. The Da Vinci Surgical System can be used to treat a variety of health conditions in a minimally invasive fashion.  It is currently being used to treat a variety of cancer removal procedures, coronary artery disease, kidney disorders and uterine bleeding and fibroids.  This technology is currently available at Holmes Regional but there are also plans to install another unit in the future at Viera Hospital which just opened their doors in April 2011. The Health First Foundation is hosting their...
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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 third annual Brevard County Fair began  March 31 and runs through April 10.  It will be held at the Wickham Park Pavilion on the Brevard Community College Campus.  The fair has fun for all ages.  There will be carnival rides, music, and singing.  There will be a horse expo, a 4H competition and a poultry show. And what's a fair without a chili cookoff? It promises to be a great time for the whole family. The fair will also host several seminars including  a gardening expo, cooking with herbs, and catching fish.  Fair hours are 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Monday through Thursday, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM Friday, 12 Noon to 11:00 PM Saturdays and 12 Noon to 10:00 PM on Sundays Bring 4 nonperishable food items for $2.00 off of fair admission. Meet me at the funnel cake booth. See you there! LOCATI...
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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 Friday Art Walk will be held today, Friday April 1 in Historic Downtown Eau Gallie Arts District. Art studios and the galleries will be open from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. Walk throughs are free, and they will include new exhibits, demonstrations, drinks and music. It will be held on Highland Ave in the Historic Downtown Eau Gallie Arts District.  See you there! Let me that for you Sandy Shores, Melbourne FL REALTOR® Specializing in Residential, Investment and Relocation Real Estate Melbourne Real Estate / Palm Bay Real Estate 321-253-4545 SandyShoresMelbourne@hotmail.com ____________________________________________ Serving Brevard County Florida for 15 Years  Brevard County Resident for 36 Years Melbourne, Palm Bay, Suntree, Viera, Rockledge, Cocoa, Canaveral Groves, Titusville, Mims...
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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 is the first day the students in Brevard County are off school for Spring Break. It's been raining since the middle of the night, with a lot of thunder and lightning.  We are hearing that there's a 50% chance of rain through Thursday. Hopefully, they're wrong. Here in our area the kids love to spend their time at the beaches during Spring Break. We certainly need the rain, as our rainfall levels are below normal at this time of year. So, I guess these kids will have to shift gears and find something to do indoors. Let me that for you Sandy Shores, Melbourne FL REALTOR® Specializing in Residential, Investment and Relocation Real Estate Melbourne Real Estate / Palm Bay Real Estate 321-253-4545 SandyShoresMelbourne@hotmail.com ____________________________________________ Serving Bre...
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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.)
  This picture was taken in Melbourne, Florida. Let me that for you Sandy Shores, Melbourne FL REALTOR® Specializing in Residential, Investment and Relocation Real Estate Melbourne Real Estate / Palm Bay Real Estate 321-253-4545 SandyShoresMelbourne@hotmail.com ____________________________________________ Serving Brevard County Florida for 15 Years  Brevard County Resident for 36 Years Melbourne, Palm Bay, Suntree, Viera, Rockledge, Cocoa, Canaveral Groves, Titusville, Mims, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral ______________________________________________ I buy, sell, rent, own and manage Investment Property.
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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.)
Melbourne FL Dining Brevard County FL Dining The other night while Uncle Charley was still in town visiting, we decided to head out for a bite to eat.  The first place that came to mind was Charlie & Jake's (I know different spelling than Uncle Charley - what can I say, he's always been a little bit different).  They're known for their delicious barbeque and their fresh brewed beer, made right there on the premises.  Unfortunately, not being a beer drinker, myself, I don't partake in their brewskies.  But, I understand they are quite tasty. The food at Charlie and Jake's is consistently good and so is the service. All of our dinners were delicious. Charlie and Jake's is located at 6300 North Wickham Road, Suite #137, Suntree FL. 321-752-7675 Other Brevard County Dining Options Thai Thai...
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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.)
This is the break down of properties currently for sale in Melbourne Florida.  The majority of properties being offered for sale are regular sales. For a list of foreclosures or short sales feel free to contact me at SandyShoresMelbourne@hotmail.com. Let me that for you Sandy Shores, Melbourne FL REALTOR® Specializing in Residential, Investment and Relocation Real Estate Melbourne Real Estate / Palm Bay Real Estate 321-253-4545 SandyShoresMelbourne@hotmail.com ____________________________________________ Serving Brevard County Florida for 15 Years  Brevard County Resident for 36 Years Melbourne, Palm Bay, Suntree, Viera, Rockledge, Cocoa, Canaveral Groves, 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.)
Pineda Crossing, Melbourne Florida Pineda Crossing is a diverse community of 532 single family homes situated on approximately .20 acre lots, in Melbourne Florida. It is a well maintained community of comfortable homes built to suit a wide range of buyer's needs. There are currently 5 houses listed for sale through the Melbourne Area Association of Realtors.  Asking prices range from $169,000 to $240,000.  One of these properties is a short sale (seller owes more on it than it's currently worth in today's market.) The square footage of these range from 1838 to 2400  feet of living space. Houses were built from 1995 to to 1996.  Houses have 3 to 5 bedrooms, most have 2 baths, but a few have 3. There are currently no houses under contract in Pineda Crossing. There have been 15 sales in Pi...
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By Laura Forman, Your Brevard Premier Property Specialist
(RE/MAX AEROSPACE REALTY www.LauraSellsBrevard.com)
Great opportunity to purchase a beautiful lakefront home in south Melbourne, Florida that has never been lived in!   UPDATE:  SOLD 4/14/11 $120,000 9 DAYS ON THE MARKET! 4001 Wilkes Dr., Melbourne, Florida LISTED: $122,500 3Bdr/2Ba 1905 SqFt All appliances included: Maytag Kitchen appliances, Whirlpool Washer & Dryer Storm Shutters and built-in pest defense system Owner financing available!     Contact Melbourne, Florida real estate agent, Laura Forman
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By Jason Koivu - SFR Certified Realtor Brevard County, Florida
(Serving Brevard Realty)
Wickham Park in Melbourne, Florida will be host to a country music fest in the Space Coast.  The show will be held April 15-16 in the park.  Guests can reserve camp sites that will hold up to an 80ft RV and spend the weekend enjoying great music in beautiful Florida April weather. The event will be staged along the lakes and beaches of Wickham Park which is a 400 acre park in Melbourne, Florida.  There will be two stages, a Tiki Saloon, a Blues Bar, shopping corral and tons of food and beverages. So, who will be performing you ask??  Some of hottest stars in country music right now.  Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley are the headliners but there is also a huge supporting cast of performers; Steel Magnolia, John Anderson, Eric Church, Josh Kelley, Lonestar, Justin Moore and Jake Owen.  ...
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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.)
Now that the warm weather is staying, and we've got extra daylight in the evenings, it's time to take inventory of the outside of the house.  When was the last time you really stepped back and looked at the place?  It's a great time to sweep the leaves off the porch, spruce up the place and lend some curb appeal to a neglected exterior.  Take a good look and see what needs to be done.  If your Christmas lights are still up, they've been up for too long. Now's a great time to take those babies down.  And, don't forget that Christmas wreath that you loved so much, when you first bought it.  It's worn out its welcome, too. It's time to finally let it go. How's your yard look?  I've been pulling the crab grass and dollar weed out of mine for about 6 weeks now, a little at a time.  And, it'...
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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 love Springtime, when Daylight Savings Time begins. This weekend we set our clocks ahead one hour.  It will stay lighter in the evenings.  To me, it feels like the days are much longer. Now we have the opportunity to be home before dark. We can spend more time enjoying the evenings and the gorgeous weather, with a light breeze and no humidity. We have more time to meet buyers after work and look at houses before the sun goes down.  Recenty, I have looked at many houses, in the dark, after buyers have gotten off work. It can be quite difficult.   When I don't have appointments, I get out with Bailey the Boxer and we get to take longer walks in the park. The breath of fresh air is exhilirating. The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, the grass is greener, the sky seems clearer...
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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 23rd Annual Strawberry Festival was held this weekend in Melbourne Florida.  It featured a pancake breakfast, a 5K run, a car and bike show, games, rides, pony rides, arts and crafts, face painting, a music festival, ice cream, strawberry shortcake and karaoke. It was sponsored by Habitat for Humanity.  Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc. welcomes volunteers from throughout the community.  They build houses for low income families.  The houses are sold to these families, at no profit to Habitat for Humanity.  The families pay the no interest mortgages and this money is used to build more houses for more families.   Every year, Habitat goes out of their way to put on a great event. And, this year was no exception. We had a great time at the festival.  And, we made sure to gr...
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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 went to visit a friend that I had helped purchase a house a couple of years back.  We grew into great friends during and after the process of buying the house.  We see each other at least once a month and we talk every other week.  She is a wonderful person. And, I feel lucky to have her as a part of my life. She's a sweetheart. The funny thing is, she was referred to be by a very dear friend of mine, that I helped purchase a house nearly 12 years ago. This is another amazing person in my life.  We also met and became friends during the process of her buying a home. Our friendship has blossomed over the years, and I consider her to be one of the strongest women I have ever met.  I admire her so much. She's amazing. I met a new client when he started buying investment propert...
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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.)
Several of us headed out for some fun on Friday night.  Our first stop was at Chili's for dinner. The food was delicious. The balloon guy was happy to make us any kind of balloon we asked for.  I have to say, these were the most detailed balloon animals I've ever seen.  The monkey was my favorite. We had a great time and we enjoyed leaving with our new friends. Let me that for you   Sandy Shores, Melbourne FL REALTOR Specializing in Residential, Investment and Relocation Real Estate Melbourne Real Estate / Palm Bay Real Estate 321-253-4545 ____________________________________________ Serving Brevard County Florida for 15 Years Brevard County Resident for 36 Years Melbourne, Palm Bay, Suntree, Viera, Rockledge, Titusville, Mims, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Cocoa ...
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