Viera, FL Real Estate News

By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
Viera’s Heritage Isle Named One of USA’s Top 50 Best Master Planned Communities for 2011! Heritage Isle in Viera in central Brevard County, Florida has been named one of the Nation’s top 50 Master Planned Communities by “Where to Retire” Magazine.   The magazine’s upcoming July/August 2011 issue will acknowledge what those of us in central Florida already know – Viera’s Heritage Isle is among the very best 55+ communities in the United States! I have been posting articles on this web site as well as Florida Homes For Sale for several years about Heritage Isle’s features including its gated entry (staffed 24 hours), wonderful 21,000 sq.ft. clubhouse (with library, fitness center, billiards, computer work stations, concierge services, ballroom), pool and jacuzzi,  tennis and boccie, locat...
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
Sometimes you forget something and it costs… Buying and selling real estate involves lots of details.   If you are not a detail oriented person, hopefully your real estate agent is one! I am not going to list all the processes involved in a real estate transaction but suffice it to say there are many! What brings this to mind this morning? There is this house in my neighborhood.  I don’t know the owner as he just recently purchased this house.  He had mentioned he was going to get the landscaping in shape for the summer.  Sure there are some weeds but there is a good base of St. Augustine grass. Then I see where he brings in a huge tiller (big tractor!) to rip up most of the grass.  I see sprinkler heads and PVC piping in the yard as well.  I wonder if this is one of those details he fo...
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By Laura Forman, Your Brevard Premier Property Specialist
(RE/MAX AEROSPACE REALTY www.LauraSellsBrevard.com)
  Who Should List Your Viera, Florida Home For Sale? Homes are selling in Brevard County, Florida and today one of my listings closed in an exceptionally short amount of time. This lovely 4Bdr/2Ba home in the Viera East Villages subdivision listed for $150,000 and sold for $155,000.  This home was listed, sold, and closed all within 3 weeks, and the purchase was financed!  The news media would have you believe that homes are not selling and that buyers cannot get financing; however, this is an example that Brevard County real estate is selling and that lenders are lending.         If you are considering selling your home in Brevard County, I am an energetic real estate agent in Viera, Florida and I want to help you successfully market your home for top dollar with a quick closing.  Call...
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
I received an email from Lennar Builders' representative at Viera's 55+ community of Heritage Isle announcing increases in new construction prices on June 1st 2011.  I know sales in the area have been increasing while inventory of re-sales is decreasing but I wondered if Heritage Isle in Viera is experiencing this as well. In real estate, as in most things, price increases are usually tied to an increase in demand with less increase in supply.  Perhaps this increase can be attributed, at least partly, to the cost of materials rising as a result of fuel costs? Regardless, if you are ready to purchase a home in central Florida's premier gated 55+ community now, jump now while interest rates are low and a few inventory homes are ready now at current prices! And if new is not what you are l...
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
Back in the day it was a seller's market. Marketing real estate was pretty easy - name your price and then wish and hope! And, you know what? Back then wishes very often did come true! Today's environment is very different. Buyers have so many choices in the Viera, Suntree and Rockledge real estate market in Brevard County, Florida.  Regardless of property type - new construction, single family home, golf course home,condo, 55+ communities - you name it, the choices are bountiful. So how does one sell in this market? I have found that clients who follow my "Four P's" find success. Although this not a comprehensive guide, just paying attention to these areas will get you on the right track! Prepare. Make repairs and take care of the little maintenance issues before you place the home on...
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
Viera Florida offers residents many choices of worship in the immediate area.   Below are links to a variety of the nearby houses of worship although it is not a complete list. Viera offers nearby shopping, medical facilities, recreational avenues like Duran Golf Club, restaurants and multiple avenues to feed the spirit.  The below list is not an endorsement of any specific faith community. There are many others in the immediate Suntree and Rockledge areas. Church at Viera Viera Christian Church Calvary Chapel Melbourne Viera Campus Faith Viera Lutheran Church Freedom Christian Center Viera Temple Israel of Brevard County Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church New Life Church (Presbyterian) Suntree United Methodist Church Saint Paul’s Anglican Church  St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox C...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
Florida Down Payment (Bond Money) Can I Get It??....... YES YOU CAN!! You have heard about some type of Bond Money but you hear it's hard to get? So, Can I get a hold of this money, you ask? and How? You hear it is always running out? You hear it is ONLY available to LOW INCOME? well that's not necessarily the fact! First thing is- which Bond Program are you hearing about? There are different types of Bond Money Programs, there is usually some type of County or City Bond Program which can be a very limited pool of funds and a waiting list of people who have applied for it months ago. Those local programs carry some more restrictive guidelines in order to obtain the funds. Guidelines such as- Lower Debt to Income Ratio, Lower to moderate Income levels will also depend on the amount of fu...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
  Are you wondering what's happening to the inventory in Viera on the west side of I-95? No, it's not magic, but Homes are dissappearing! In the Month of April in Viera-West of I-95, only 27 New Listings hit the market while 53 went Contingent or Pending, And 13 Closed. What about the Prices? The Average Sale Price spiked in April to over $302,456 compared to March which was just over $232,000 - Why the spike? --April 13 a Sale in Summer Lakes (4419 Chiming Lane) Sold for $1,098,000 Based on the numbers and my calculations we are right about 120 days worth of Inventory if these numbers continue on this trend. This will serve well for Sellers in this Market. Some Neighborhoods Have even a lower supply than that. Neighborhoods with Lower Inventory; such as RavenCliffe, Sonoma, Capron Trac...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
Ravencliffe is located in Viera, Fl on the West side of I-95. New Construction took place in late 2004 and is just about SOLD OUT! The Gated Community consists of Upscale Homes built by Christopher Burton, and Andy Barber. The Homes range anywhere from 2000-3500 square feet on average. Recently there have been 3 homes placed under contract, One of which is a Viera Builders Home that was one of the last 2 lots remaining. There are still 3 Active for Sale from $449k to $514k. Ravencliffe at Viera is located in the Villages of North Solerno adjacent to the Park which has a Swimming Pool, Pavilion, Tennis Courts, Basketball, Tot lot and several Walking Paths If you need detailed information or if you would like to view ALL HOMES FOR SALE in RAVENCLIFFE-CLICK HERE. Looking to Build? I CAN HE...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
  The Grand Chateau II by Viera Builders (Picture Below) will be ready for you by Sept, Act Now and you can pick your finishing touches! This Home Has Plenty Of Space! Over 3160 Square Feet of Living! 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath and 1 Half Bath! AND a 3 Car Garage! Beautiful Lake Home-site! List Price $417,306  Chelford is located in Viera on the West Side of I-95. Located in the Villages of South Solerno, Chelford has 4 homes active for sale at this time including this beauty by Viera Builders! There are 2 Holiday Builders Built Homes and 1 standard re-sale. Need Full Buyers Representation to build your new home? I Will Provide you with the very best representation, YOUR BEST INTEREST in MY TOP PRIORITY! I can handle ANY and ALL Negotiationswith The BUILDER, staying involved throughout the ENTIR...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
If you have not been keeping up with the Sales Activity in Summer Lakes this year, there have been 4 sales so far this year closed in Summer Lakes. Only 1 Standard Sale and 3 Bank Owned. The most recent Sale was at 4419 Chiming Ln which was the former Arthur Rutenberg Model Home which Sold for $1,098,000 on April, 11th. To View ALL AVAILABLE HOMES in SUMMER LAKES CLICK HERE NOT ALL THINGS ARE EQUAL! If your in the hunt for a NEW or Existing Home and Want 5 Star Service and TOP NOTCH FULL Buyer Representation, to have someone looking out for your best Interest throughout the ENTIRE TRANSACTION, CALL 321-749-9394 or EMAIL STEVE TODAY! If you would like to browse Homes for Sale on the Brevard MLS FOR FREE! Be My Guest! Click This Link FREE MLS SEARCH Have a Great Day! Steve Vitani- Realtor...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
Looking for a great place to live? Perhaps newer quality built homes in a gated community? Close to shopping, great schools, golf courses and beach? Look NO FURTHER! SONOMA AT VIERA IS CALLING!! Lots of Sidewalks, Tennis, Basketball, Park Pavillion and Beautiful Landscapes make Sonoma at Viera One of The most Sought After Communities in Viera. Conveniently Located on the West Side of I-95 in Viera, SONOMA is convenient to The Avenue Viera, The Space Coast Stadium (Home of the Washington Nationals-Spring Training) MARKET CONDITIONS IN SONOMA AT VIERA:  The Sales Activity Has Picked up in Sonoma, The Market is Stable with a balanced Number of Buyers and Sellers. Sonoma currently offers 7 homes for sale, 4 of those are in the Estates Section of the community and 3 in the smaller standard h...
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
Lennar Builders has recently re-started construction of the larger estate model homes in Viera’s Heritage Isle 55+ community.  I am writing this as a real estate agent who works with buyers in the Heritage Isle community - not as a representative of the company. For some time it has been the smaller manor models and the patio or villa style homes that were being built in Heritage Isle.  I am not sure but I think it is the lot size limitation in the previous phase. While the manor models are smaller with roughly 1,600-2,000 sq.ft. under air, the estate homes are larger offering about 2,000 to 2,600 sq.ft. under air. The estate models currently being built in Heritage Isle include: Devonshire model – 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 3-car garage, 1,930 sq.ft. living area from $215,990  Kennedy model ...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
For most people buying a home is the largest investment they will ever make. Because of this you need the guidance of an experienced real estate professional to help you avoid costly mistakes. As a real estate professional I'm thoroughly versed in all phases of the home buying process, Including Bank Owned Homes, be sure to use that experience to your advantage. I'm here to help. The advantages of using a real estate professional are many: Knowledge of the neighborhoods, schools and condition of the local real estate market. If they don't have first hand knowledge of an area then they probably know a fellow real estate professional who does. A real estate professional is experienced in negotiating price, including Bank Foreclosures By working with you, a real estate professional will k...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
  Viera West of I-95 inventory levels continue to diminish. If your searching for a 4 Bedroom-3 Bath Pool Home with over 2100 square feet, and wanting to be under $300,000, you might be surprised...there are ZERO..the lowest price is $300,000, and only 5 Homes from $300k to $400k and only 3 Homes from $400k-$500k... In these categories we are less than a 3 month supply of homes which can be classified as a shortage.. These low inventory levels are prompting many to seek out quality New Home Builders Such as Christopher Burton Homes, Joyal, & Arthur Rutenberg for the Custom Home Buyer. Other Semi-Custom Names such as Burgoon Berger, Holiday Builders, Condev, & Viera Builders are excellent choices! In Charolais Estates- It's Slim Pickings for an existing home, But the Good News is- You ca...
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
Yesterday my wife and I decided to visit some Parade of Homes properties in Viera, Florida.  This is the first time I have ever seen a sand sculpture in a million dollar plus home.  This is the model by Christopher Burton Homes in the gated Wyndham at Duran golf course community in Viera, Florida. By the way, today is the last day of the Parade of Homes event. (The picture was taken with my Blackberry so it may not be the greatest quality!)
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
There is new construction available in Viera's premier 55+ community of Heritage Isle for those not wanting  re-sale properties.  Heritage Isle is relatively new so the "oldest" properties were just built in 2004! When one thinks of new construction these days they think long waits.   That is because the scenery has changed since the days five years ago when builders were selling homes faster than they could build them in Brevard County, Florida! If you are in the market for a 55+ gated community in Florida, then Heritage Isle offers re-sale single family homes as well as new construction!  Currently 21 re-sale single family homes on the market with list prices from $159,900 to $449,000 including about seven short sales. But if you prefer new construction  I just saw a brochure advertis...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
Casa Bella in Suntree, is located in Suntree adjacent to Oak Park. Established in 2002, most of the building took place during 2003-2007. Casa Bella Offers Custom Luxury Homes ranging from the mid $400's for a smaller Standard Sale to over $1 Million for the Scalero Custom Built Porta Vecchio. This Model has over 5184 Living square feet Scalero offers 6 Designs that can be altered to your Exact Need, or a They will Customize your own plan. Scalero is well known for building in some of the most sought after Luxury Communities Throughout  Brevard County, Fl. Coastal Waterfront Communities such as Tortoise Island, The Cloisters, Still Point, and Lansing Island, and the Newest Viera communities such as Wyndham at Duran, Charolais Estates Below is the Porta Vecchio Model in Casa Bella In Cha...
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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 percentage of distressed properties available for sale in Viera FL is just under 21%.  This is good news for the Viera market.  Thus, almost 80% of properties are non distressed sales. Look at Melbourne FL Real Estate for Sale Look at Palm Bay FL Real Estate for Sale Brevard County Real Estate Market Watch Report - February 2011 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,...
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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.)
New Viera Hospital Grand Opening On Saturday, March 26, from 10:00 AM to 3 PM Viera Hospital will hold it's grand opening to showcase it's new state of the art facility.  Viera Hospital, a Health First facility, will be Brevard County's smallest hospital with 5 floors and 100 patient beds.  There is room for expansion on the 5th floor, allowing for 42 additional beds in the future. All rooms in the hospital offer the same amenities.  So, if a patient is admitted, and their conditon changes, they can remain in the same room throughout their stay. This provides comfort and stability for the patient, as they have become familiar with their surroundings and the nursing staff caring for them.  It's less disruption for the patient, as well as the hospital. The hospital can shut down 2 areas ...
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