Palm Bay, FL Real Estate News

By Steve Neville
(Aamerican Property Management and Sales)
Profile Type: Rental Prop Type:   Status: Active      Photo Gallery   MLS#  310670882 WATEROAK DR NEPALM BAY, FL 329054689Offered at: $750    Area: 340 NE Palm Bay County: Brevard Remarks:  882 WATEROAK DR #882, PB Bermuda Walk - Beautiful and conservative little neighborhood. HOA Tenant application and approval mandatory (Additional $75). Two pets are permissible with an increase in the security deposit. Rent: $800 for 1-year, $1000 for 6-months, and $1200 for 3-months. Community Pool. Rental Type: Single Family Bedrooms: 3 Waterfront: No Baths: 2 Waterfrnt Type:   Half Baths: 0 Lot Dim: 47 X 141 Split Bed: No Pets: Yes Pet Fee: 0 Furnishings: None Assoc Approval: Yes Living SqFt: 1063 Assoc App Fee: 0 Total SqFt: 1563 Pool: Yes Measurements: Tax Rolls Pool Size:   Lease Terms: 3 Mth M...
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For Public Distribution: Customer Ready Profile Type: Condo Prop Type:   Status: Active      Photo Gallery   MLS#  4943904955 Dixie HighwayPalm Bay, FL 32905Offered at: $549,900    Area: 340 NE Palm Bay County: Brevard Remarks:  New Riverfront Condominium. This unit has spectacular view of the Intercoastal Waterway. This beautiful unit features three spacious bedrooms and baths, huge kitchen with gorgeous maple cabinetry, large dining area and living room as well. Upgrade carpet and tileSeller will sell furnished or unfurnished. Owner if offering financing. Owner is a licensed Florida Realtor. Res Type:   Bedrooms: 3 Waterfront: Yes Baths: 3 Waterfrnt Type: Indian River Half Baths: 0 Lot Dim: X Split Bed: Yes Acreage:   Year Built: 2004 Furnishings: Full Home Warranty:  No Living SqFt:...
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By Susan Engle
(Coldwell Banker Ed Schlitt)
Profile Type: Condo Prop Type:   Status: Active      Photo Gallery   MLS#  4942274955 Dixie HighwayPalm Bay, FL 32905Offered at: $1,050,000 Click here for a  Virtual Tour   Area: 340 NE Palm Bay County: Brevard Remarks:  Luxurious Lifestyle with Million Dollar Views! This is the Palazzo Two Unit, this brand new unit, professionally designed & customized into an ultra-luxury penthouse by the owner. Committed to excellence, this spectacular penthouse features unique attributes & high-end features that you will not find anywhere else. Venetian Bay is a gated community with a gorgeous club house & pool with 900 feet of direct river frontage. Garage parking & 2 elevators for ea. building. Res Type:   Bedrooms: 3 Waterfront: Yes Baths: 3 Waterfrnt Type: Indian River Half Baths: 1 Lot Dim: X ...
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By Susan Engle
(Coldwell Banker Ed Schlitt)
MLS#  4828213060 Pomello Ave SWPalm Bay, FL 32908Offered at: $205,000    Area: 345 SW Palm Bay County: Brevard Remarks:   Back to Nature with style! Lovely home in a natural selling. Foyer opens to the formal living and dining rooms. Eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar opens to the family room. Architectural features like plant shelves, nooks, and sculptured ceilings add to the value of this home. This 3+ bedroom home could be made into a 4 bedroom easily. Right now there are 2 Master suites! Great for Mom or mother-in-law or teenager that needs his or hers space! Res Type: Single Family Bedrooms: 3 Waterfront: No Baths: 3 Waterfrnt Type:   Half Baths: 0 Lot Dim: X Split Bed: Yes Acreage: .23 Year Built: 2006 Furnishings:   Home Warranty:  No Living SqFt: 2008 Fireplace: No Total SqFt: 26...
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By John Gomez, Experience & Strength You Can Trust
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate)
In the recent past as everyone is well aware the market was so HOT that buyers could barely have anytime to look and think about the home they just saw before someone else made an offer. Thus creating a lot of purchases made through haste decisions and later regretting the purchase. Now with the market being what it is Buyers have not only the time to think but their choice of homes. With plenty of homes being on short sales and foreclosed the bulders are practically slashing all their prices making it a buyers dream. My suggestion to the buyer is find yourself a good Realtor who is knowledgable not only of the area but of the bargain prices builders are providing. You see the builders are throwing specials to realtors everyday just to get rid of their overstocked inventories. So don't ...
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By Nora Marek, Melbourne Home Staging - (321)795-8761
(Home Stager Brevard County, Florida)
 FAQ: When should I stage my house? Answer: When you require maximum resale value and want to reduce your time on the market. Is your house is being viewed but there are no offers?   Is your home vacant? Potential buyers fail to imagine their furnishing in the home. *Statistics show a vacant  home takes twice as long to sell than a furnished home.   FAQ: Is staging tax deductible? Answer: YES! Staging services can be considered an advertising fee (See IRS Publication 523) and these selling expenses include commissions, advertising fees*, legal fees and loan charges paid by the seller. *Staging a home for re-sale is considered an Advertising fee.  There are no time limits on the advertising Fees related to the sale for the IRS. It is important to note that if a property does not sell and...
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By Denise Contella
(RE/MAX Alternative Realty)
Profile Type: ResidentialProp Type:  Status: Active Photo GalleryMLS#  484911PALM BAY, FL 32908Offered at: $259,900 Area:345 SW Palm BayCounty:BrevardRemarks:  Brand new, custom built home. Double split-plan. Upgrades galore including built-in outdoor grill and bar fridge. 42 inch maple cabinets. Surround sound. Central vac system. Crown molding. Stunning tile. Inside utility. Large screen porch. Fenced back yard. Attention to detail throughout.Res Type:Single FamilyBedrooms:4Waterfront:NoBaths:2Waterfrnt Type: Half Baths:1Lot Dim:XSplit Bed:YesAcreage:.23Year Built:2006Furnishings: Home Warranty: YesLiving SqFt:2350Fireplace:NoTotal SqFt: Pool:No
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By Tom Davie
(Davie Home Finance)
  Hello everyone. My name is Tom Davie, of Davie home finance. I was wondering if any other real estate professionals have thoughts on the florida market.  Would be great to hear your thoughts.  Tom Davie www.daviehomefinance.com
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By Jeanette Meehan
(Interactive Realty,INC)
Each month I pick a property that I  think is a great buy. My good deal of the month, is a newer, riverfront condominium listed for $359,900.This lovely, gated community (Venetian Bay) was built in 2004 by M.H. Williams construction, one of Brevard´s premier construction companies, and has 2159 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.  The views are spectacular and the unit has many features including custom cabinets, granite countertops, and 10 foot ceilings with crown molding.Here is why I like this property-The condo is beautiful, the views across the river are some of the best I have ever seen and it is undervalued compared to comparable properties in other parts of the county.  Besides, it is being sold for less than the owner paid for the property!I think this condo is still a...
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By Dennis Handa, Agent Easy Site
(DH Management)
Palm Bay has quite an incredible range of both indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities in addition to these big Atlantic beaches, including sailing, water-skiing, fishing, biking and tennis, golf, hiking, horseback riding and surfing, walking and birding.With 169 parks, 23 golf courses, and 30 marinas throughout the Area, and not to mention several colleges and universities located nearby and offering diverse educational opportunities, you won’t be bored.Oh, and one more thing. A quirky and quite wonderful distinction that sets Palm Bay apart from a lot of the Space Coast is its seemingly infinite variety of ethnic foods.If dining out is something you like to do, restaurant choices range from Middle Eastern to Jamaican to Italian and French and much more. And if that’s not enough,...
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By Dennis Handa, Agent Easy Site
(DH Management)
Palm Bay is a growing community of approximately 100,000 that sits just south of Melbourne and in the Southeast portion of Brevard County or , “The Space Coast.” It includes large tracts of land both east and west of I-95, some frontage on the Indian River Lagoon (which is the ICW or Intracoastal Waterway), and on the east shades into adjoining (and currently more rural) residential areas of Malabar, Grant, and Micco extending south to Sebastian.The whole area is basically new and is growing at a rapid pace. It’s a young city with an average age of 37 and an average household income over $40,000. New home construction at affordable prices is popping up everywhere. As of August 2005 there are some new homes and condos for under $200,000.Palm Bay represents not just good real Estate value...
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
(Stage it Right!)
New rate-hike requests show insurance special session was a flat-out failure.  As soon as the legislature's January special session on insurance was over, it became increasingly obvious it was a sham.Since then, despite promises from Gov, Charlie Crist that rates would drop by 25%, they've been rising, not falling.When insurers claimed costs were soaring because  reinsurance cost so much, lawmakers in the session added $12 billion in Floridians' money to a fund for cheap reinsurance.So what happened?  After doubling and tripling rates, at least 13 insurers so far have told the Office of Insurance Regulation they want increases so big they easily negate the average 12% cuts made earlier.If approved, Auto-Owners Insurance, for example, would get a 35% increase, and Sentry Insurance and as...
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
(Stage it Right!)
With the onset of our hot summer season, most of us will be replacing our air conditioner filters monthly.  Today I stumbled upon an air filter that is made from 100% recycled soda bottles.  The manufacturer sayse it is twice as effective as an ordinary filter at catching dirt, but is at least twice as efficient energy-wise than other "high-performance" filters. These filters have an ASHRAE rating of MERV 7, almost as good as the expensive white pleated filters most of us are used to buying.  I found these filters on sale, apparently discontinued, at Walmart for the low price of $1.50 each.If you don't change your filters monthly here's the result, higih airflow resistance due to build up of dirt, pet hair, etc, translates directly into higher electric bills.  "A 50% reduction in airflo...
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
(Stage it Right!)
It seems that "interior decorating" is no longer the method of choice for decorating model homes.  A recent article in our local newspaper, highlighted Mercedes Homes and their newly renovated models.  The article stated several times that the homes were "staged" to appeal to buyers.  Woo hoo!  We have finally made it.  Realtors and sellers will read the word "staged" and finally connect the dots.  They will see the beautiful pictures and realize that their homes can look like that too, thanks to "staging".  They all will, at long last, understand what it is we do, when we tell them "we stage homes for sale". 
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
(Stage it Right!)
Here's to everyone having a safe and happy Memorial Day.  And if you are prop shopping, Rooms to Go has a sweet, no payments, no interest deal going.  I purchased a sofa there today for $350, nice by the way, and took advantage of the offer.  I won't have to make a payment till sometime in 2009.  Now, you can't beat the price and you can't beat the deal!  You just gotta love it when those sweet deals come our way.Terry Haugen - STAGE it RIGHT!
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By Daniel Gates
(Insure Consulting)
For the remainder of my life nothing will seem more like home to me than my grandmother's (Yaya) kitchen.  To be more accurate, my Yaya's pantry.  To walk by her pantry made you feel comforted, but to open it up and release a lifetime of secret spices would overwhelm me with a deep sense that all in the world was well.  I now have a pantry of my own and Lord willing when I have grandkids my pantry will have a life of its own also; to inspire the next generation.  I keep some spices in there, cereals, and lots of other edibles to season the wood well.There so many other smells that turn a house into a home.  My wife makes a wonderful banana spice bread, I can smell it before I open the door when I come home.  Cookies have to be a universally accepted smell, I have never heard anyone ever...
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
(Stage it Right!)
Can any business have too many advertising signs? I for one think not. We need to take advantage of all advertising venues, especially ones that garner large amounts of exposure. Recently on AR we have discussed the pro's and con's of vehicle advertising. Everyone else does it, why shouldn't we? I currently have three vehicle signs, both sides and the back. Someone on AR suggested the use of a yard sign as well. Because some of us often use rented vans and trucks to transport our staging supplies, which do not visually promote our businesses while we are staging a home. I recently went to my sign people and had this one done for under $20. Now when I'm staging and my vehicle is at home, I have a way of letting passersby know that home staging is underway and by whom.  I chose the one wi...
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
(Stage it Right!)
The following is taken from the latest Terra Pass e-newsletter.All CFLs, all the time: the "wife test," the temperature issue, and the end of incandescentsby Adam A grab bag of compact-fluorescent related items this week.First up, the "wife test": it seems women are at least partly to blame for the dismal adoption rate of CFLs in the U.S., despite the fact that women are more likely than men to express a strong willingness to make behavioral changes to fight climate change. Women just don't like CFLs, or so reports the Washington Post (via carbon neutral journal). Though this sounds like a glib observation, the Post backs it up with a fair number of data points. One energy efficiency expert says that, like so many other things, the issue boils down to communication:"The guy typically br...
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
(Stage it Right!)
Every year here in the deep south we have to contend with the onslaught of the dreaded Love Bugs.  They arrive enmasse in May and continue through the Fall, but dwindle in numbers during the summer.  This is my 11th year in Florida and I've never seen Love Bugs as thick as they are this year.  They are clinging to the house, flying up our noses, stuck by the thousands on our cars, and generally making our idyllic lives in Florida difficult.  As I was driving home today, Love Bugs obstructing my view out the windshield, I wondered if the very real threat of climate change is having an effect on the Love Bug population.  In addition we have our first "named" tropical storm off the coast of SC. I also wonder if this first storm and the Love Bug onslaught is a harbinger of what we can expec...
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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
(Stage it Right!)
If you're trying to figure out how you can decorate AND be environmentally friendly at the same time, this may be the answer.Old-fashioned Milk Paint is a re-creation of the ancient Milk Paint formula used for centuries before the sale of commercially made paints.  It comes in rich colors that are durable and do not fade, is made from elements that pre-date the use of petrochemicals and other toxic bases and solvents, and is biodegradable, non-toxic, and odor-free when dry.  It is anti-bacterial, non-flammable, non-combustible,  cleans up with soap and water, and drys to the touch in 30 minutes.  Ingredients are, lime, milk protein, clays and earth pigments.  There is no lead, no chemical preservatives, no hydrocarbons or other petroleum derivatives.  All ingredients are food grade or p...
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