Cocoa, FL Real Estate News

By Andy Barclay, ABR, CDPE, SFR, ePro
(RE/MAX Elite)
Historic Cocoa Village FL Market Report - September 2011 This market update includes the Indian River Club, La Ensensada, Oleander Pointe, Riverside Landing, Twenty-One Riverside, Whitley Bay, Whitley Bay West, Barclay Square, and 115 River Drive condominium communities. 18 condos are currently for sale. Prices range from $78,500 to $1,700,000. Under $100K - 3 (2 last month) $100k - $199k - 6 (5 last month) $200k - $299k - 2 (2 last month) $300k - $399k - 1 (1 last month) $400k - $499k - 2 (2 last month) $500k - $599k - 3 (3 last month) $600k - $699k - 2 (2 last month) $700k - $799k - 0 (0 last month) $800k - $899k - 0 (0 last month) $900k - $999k - 0 (0 last month) Over $1,000,000 - 1 (1 last month)   Some statistics about the condos for sale and those that sold: 1 condo is a short sal...
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By Andy Barclay, ABR, CDPE, SFR, ePro
(RE/MAX Elite)
Historic Cocoa Village FL Market Report - August 2011 This market update includes the Indian River Club, La Ensensada, Oleander Pointe, Riverside Landing, Twenty-One Riverside, Whitley Bay, Whitley Bay West, Barclay Square, and 115 River Drive condominium communities. 18 condos are currently for sale. Prices range from $98,000 to $1,700,000. Under $100K - 2 (1 last month) $100k - $199k - 5 (5 last month) $200k - $299k - 2 (3 last month) $300k - $399k - 1 (1 last month) $400k - $499k - 2 (1 last month) $500k - $599k - 3 (4 last month) $600k - $699k - 2 (2 last month) $700k - $799k - 0 (0 last month) $800k - $899k - 0 (0 last month) $900k - $999k - 0 (0 last month) Over $1,000,000 - 1 (1 last month)   Some statistics about the condos for sale and those that sold: 1 condo is a short sale l...
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By Andy Barclay, ABR, CDPE, SFR, ePro
(RE/MAX Elite)
Historic Cocoa Village FL Market Report - July 2011 This market update includes the Indian River Club, La Ensensada, Oleander Pointe, Riverside Landing, Twenty-One Riverside, Whitley Bay, Whitley Bay West, Barclay Square, and 115 River Drive condominium communities. 18 condos are currently for sale. Prices range from $99,900 to $1,700,000. Under $100K - 1 (1 last month) $100k - $199k - 5 (3 last month) $200k - $299k - 3 (3 last month) $300k - $399k - 1 (2 last month) $400k - $499k - 1 (1 last month) $500k - $599k - 4 (4 last month) $600k - $699k - 2 (1 last month) $700k - $799k - 0 (0 last month) $800k - $899k - 0 (0 last month) $900k - $999k - 0 (0 last month) Over $1,000,000 - 1 (1 last month)   Some statistics about the condos for sale and those that sold: 1 condo is a short sale 0 c...
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By Andy Barclay, ABR, CDPE, SFR, ePro
(RE/MAX Elite)
Historic Cocoa Village FL Market Report - June 2011 This market update includes the Indian River Club, La Ensensada, Oleander Pointe, Riverside Landing, Twenty-One Riverside, Whitley Bay, Whitley Bay West, Barclay Square, and 115 River Drive condominium communities. 16 condos are currently for sale.  Prices range from $99,900 to $1,700,000.                 Under $100K -   1 (1 last month)                 $100k - $199k - 3 (3 last month)                 $200k - $299k - 3 (6 last month)                 $300k - $399k - 2 (3 last month)                 $400k - $499k - 1 (3 last month)                 $500k - $599k - 4 (1 last month)                 $600k - $699k - 1 (2 last month)                 $700k - $799k - 0 (0 last month)                 $800k - $899k - 0 (0 last month)              ...
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By Andy Barclay, ABR, CDPE, SFR, ePro
(RE/MAX Elite)
Cocoa Village FL Market Report - Update for May 2011 This market update includes the Indian River Club, La Ensensada, Oleander Pointe, Riverside Landing, Twenty-One Riverside, Whitley Bay, Whitley Bay West, Barclay Square, and 115 River Drive condominium communities. 20 condos are currently for sale.  Prices range from $89,900 to $1,700,000.                 Under $100K -   1                 $100k - $199k - 1                 $200k - $299k - 6                 $300k - $399k - 3                 $400k - $499k - 3                 $500k - $599k - 1                 $600k - $699k - 2                 $700k - $799k - 0                 $800k - $899k - 0                 $900k - $999k - 0                 Over $1,000,000 - 1   Some basic information about condos for sale and those that sold: 1 condo i...
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Cocoa Village Condos For Sale - Search with free search tool for Cocoa Village, Florida If you want to search the MLS for Cocoa Village condos for sale, you are just one click away! Simply click on the picture to the right to be connected to a free MLS search tool that will show you all of the homes and condos that are currently for sale in Cocoa Village, FL.  Whether you're looking for a top floor penthouse in Barclay Square or a bottom floor unit at Oleander Pointe, you'll be able to search for Cocoa Village condos that are for sale by clicking the on the picture to the right or following the link below. Even better, it's free!     Andy and his wife, Abby, are full-time top-producing Realtors with RE/MAX Elite. If you are considering buying a home or condo in the Cocoa Village area, t...
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Barclay Square Condominum in Cocoa Village, FL 32922 - virtual visit with Andy Barclay      The Barclay Square Condominium building is located immediately north of historic Cocoa Village in Brevard County, FL.  The building has a total of eleven units, two per floor except for the penthouse which occupies the entire top floor.  Every unit has a direct view of the Indian River and a large balcony with sweeping views of the area.      The building has a very low turn over rate.  Although the building was built in 2001, there has not been a MLS sale there since the three sales that took place in 2005.  As of this writing, there is one bank-owned unit listed for sale.  If you would like more information about this building, including a copy of a floor plan, please feel free to contact me, A...
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By Olympus Executive Realty Inc., Home Of The Top Producers
(Olympus Executive Realty INC.)
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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.)
Cocoa FL Dining Brevard County Dining A friend and I headed out the other night to grab some dinner. We decided to head up to Historic Cocoa Village, located near Taylor Park, beside the Indian River Lagoon.  We felt like Thai food, so we thought that Thai Thai Village Sushi Bar would be a great choice. The place was full. The wait was a short 15 minutes, so we strolled across the street to the art gallery and admired the paintings of 5 different artists.  Since neither one of was a sushi eater, we opted against the fresh sushi bar. Although, there were many others in the restaurant that were enjoying it.   Dinner was delicious. The service was excellent. Prices were reasonable.  We had a great time. Other Brevard County Dining Options Let me that for you   Sandy Shores, Melbourne FL RE...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
Brevard County Florida Home Buyer Assistance Program Process and Time Line 1.  County sponsored home buyer education class is required. 2.  Home buyer is APPROVED and signs contract for home. 3.  Lender sends Reservation Form with contact to county. 4.  With-in 5 days, home is inspected by county staff. 5.  If necessary, lead based paint assessment is completed. 6.  Lender sends loan package to county. IF NO REPAIRS ARE NECESSARY...... 7.  County approves application package. 8.  County contracted appraiser completes appraisal. 9.  Home buyer meets with home buyer counselor. 10. Mortgage package e-mailed to title company. 11. Home buyer assistance check is released by county after HUD 1 is approved. 12. Closing occurs at the offices of the title company. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISI...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Sometimes good people get rewarded for good deeds. Extreme Makeover is building a home for the Hurston Family only 20 minutes from where I live in Cape Canaveral. We have some pretty good neighbors here! Joe Hurston runs the nonprofit organization “Air Mobile Disaster Relief Ministries”. He has made about 20 trips to earthquake-ravaged Haiti to deliver around 660 portable water purifiers and delivered purifiers to 38 other countries. His wife Cindy, and three children, who still live at home; teenager Juliet, who was adopted from Haiti when she was small, Peter 12 and 4-year-old Dieunika, whom they adopted from Haiti when she needed surgery to treat a birth defect have traveled with him. Jake Luhn, the CEO of Life Style Homes, which "Extreme Makeover" chose to oversee the build, said an...
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Oleander Pointe Condominium - Cocoa Village in Cocoa, FL - Watch a video tour!   Oleander Pointe Condominiums are located in charming historic Cocoa Village.  Residents at Oleander Pointe are within easy walking distance of the Cocoa Village Playhouse, wonderful shopping, and many fine dining establishments.  Amenities at Oleander Pointe include a tennis court, a river walk that stretches the length of the community, a private marina, and a relaxing pool and hot tub on the Indian River.                Beautiful Oleander Pointe in historic Cocoa Village consists of three buildings situated directly on the Indian River.  View a video tour of a unit there at the bottom of this page!                True Florida living can be found 12 months a year at Oleander Pointe Condominums.  The pictur...
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By Tom Robinson, Experienced Real Estate, Professional Serving No. VA and DC
(Keller Williams Realty Kingstowne/Alexandria, VA Office)
My neighbor, a competing real estate agent, dropped by this morning and brought me an article on seller financing from last June from the Washington Post. We had discussed the topic one afternoon this Fall. I have a property in Florida, a nice single family home in a sought after neighborhood in Brevard County, Florida. The house is worth almost nothing in comparison to what it was worth before. I learned first hand what it is like to try to sell real estate in Florida while dealing with my dad's estate. It seems like it is almost like a second great depression down there. An agent my father was close to suggested seller financing. That had already crossed my mind but I had not seriously thought about it. The agent told me just what I read in the article this morning from that June 2010...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Cocoa Village, Florida is a quaint, historic community with eclectic shops and free spirit residents. It is host to many special events and craft shows, including Mardi Gras and Octoberfest. These streets are usually packed with tourists and locals. The Dog N Bone British Pub is a favorite watering hole at 9 Stone Street. There are many establishments that offer live music throughout the Village. The Cocoa Village Playhouse is known as the "Broadway of Brevard". Currently playing is "Sweeny Todd". Life is better in Cocoa Beach, Florida! Long and short term rentals in the Cocoa Beach area Homes for Sale Have some Fun in the Sun! Contact me to learn how you can start enjoying the good life here on the Space Coast. Talk to the BEACH EXPERT! Go to: http://www.jmayer.info/links.htm to find m...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Marla and I went to "Trop Stock" in Cocoa Village, Fl. on Sunday afternoon and although the 3 day event was starting to wind down there were still plenty of Parrot Heads left to enjoy the show. We missed the headliners Peter Mayer, lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffet and Nadirah Shakoor, a vocalist with Jimmy but the music was great anyway. It was the perfect thing to do on a lazy, sunny day. Marla even got to go "shopping" :-) Parrot Heads (Jimmy Buffet fans) listen to great music on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Riverfront Park. People never stopped dancing by the stage. Jim Morris and the Big Bamboo Band put on a great show. The Band was excellent. Speaking as a musician, I can truly say they were top notch. There were all kinds of neat things to buy at the bazaar including surf boards. No...
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By Jason Koivu - SFR Certified Realtor Brevard County, Florida
(Serving Brevard Realty)
TropStock in the Village is the latest planned event for downtown Cocoa Village.  It will be held October 1-3, 2010 and it will be a great weekend of Tropical Rock, known as Trop-Rock. Downtown Cocoa Village has been the heart of the city of Cocoa since the late 1800s.  The city was founded by fisherman in 1860 and the first commercial building was built in 1880 when it was known as Indian River City.  The post office thought the name was too long for a postmark and eventually the name of Cocoa was adopted.  Cocoa Village is bordered by Highway 520 to the north and the Indian River to the east.  It is home to many shops, cafes, restaurants, a playhouse, marina, city hall and Riverfront Park.  The Village hosts events all year long which include Art Festivals, Oktoberfest and Mardi Gras ...
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By Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor
(Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida)
 Check out these Before and After photos of a Cocoa, Florida exterior repaint. After we pressure washed this Cocoa home, we repaired all of the staircase stucco cracks, applied a clear sealer to ensure good adhesion, and then applied two coats of Sherwin Williams A100 satin exterior paint. Before Pressure washing and exterior painting of soffits, gables, doors and stucco walls: After photo of the exterior painting: Before Pressure washing and exterior painting of soffits, gables, doors and stucco walls of the detached garage: After Pressure washing and exterior painting of the detached garage in Cocoa, Fl:
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By Tom Robinson, Experienced Real Estate, Professional Serving No. VA and DC
(Keller Williams Realty Kingstowne/Alexandria, VA Office)
Within the next few months or possibly at most, the next year, I will need to sell my father's home a block from the Indian River in Broadview Manor. Now, he and I have an agreement.  if you call him cold you are out. But if you email me and talk to me first I will be willing to discuss offering you this listing with a referral fee. This is the home I grew up in so it does have some sentimental value. I realize where the Florida real estate market is so don't be discouraged by the fact that I am 840 miles away. New agents are encouraged to apply. Keep in mind this listing may be a year from now or next week, it all depends on Dad's status. Would love to hear from you via email for now. I will call you when I need an agent with an FLA license. Note: I will add all agents that inquire to ...
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By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
My screen room thermometer says 52* F and I've got the heat on inside. No airboat rides for me today! After all these years in Florida, my Canadian blood has finally thinned out :-) I'm listening to the "WOLF" radio station in Peterborough, Ont., Canada and they say it feels like minus 22* celcius (-8* F) with the wind chill - BRRRR!!! We are "looking forward" to lows in the 30's for the next few days. It's time to get out my warm Canadian coat! Contact me to learn how you can start enjoying the good life here on the Space Coast. Talk to the BEACH EXPERT! Go to: http://www.jmayer.info/links to find many great links that provide you with all the information you need about the Space Coast.  This photo is copyright (c), all rights reserved and may not be used or reproduced without permissi...
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
U.S. NEWS & WORLD magazine features lots of lists. They are no different than most publications. Their lists include healthiest places, brainiest places, outdoorsiest places, greenest places, etc.  I am sure you see a pattern here. If not, check out their main list page. I was bit surprised to read this morning's Florida Today newspaper front page and see Cocoa, Florida listed as one of the best places (actually one of 10 affordable cities for retirees) to retire. While every location has its strengths I am not not surprised a city from this area was chosen, after all it borders my home area (Rockledge and Viera) which I believe are among the most desireable and affordable places to live in Florida! All the things that make Cocoa so desirable (plus a few more) are the things that make V...
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