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Posted on 08/02/2020
Is Northeast Florida in the Middle of a Housing Bubble?
Photo by Tumisu via Pixabay Northeast Florida has seen some serious interest in the past year, raising the average sale price enough to cause speculation — especially as rumors of a recession swirl around. But housing bubbles aren't necessarily easy to predict. If they were, no one would ever buy at their height on purpose! We'll look at...
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Posted on 07/29/2020
Video Tour - 390 W Cocoa Beach Causeway #203, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Turnkey! Move-in ready, beautifully updated furnished unit in a well-kept complex directly on the Banana River, with dock and community pool! Walk to restuarants, beach, shopping, marina. You can fish from the dock, jump into the pool and see manatees and dolphin play in the water. Complex was recently painted,new shingles, roof,pool and decking and Tiki hut redone.Bike and Kayak storage,laundry...
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Posted on 07/29/2020
390 W Cocoa Beach Causeway #203, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 is now new to the market!
Turnkey! Move-in ready, beautifully updated furnished unit in a well-kept complex directly on the Banana River, with dock and community pool! Walk to restuarants, beach, shopping, marina. You can fish from the dock, jump into the pool and see manatees and dolphin play in the water. Complex was recently painted,new shingles, roof,pool and decking and Tiki hut redone.Bike and Kayak storage,laundry...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Tips for Using Pantone's Classic Blue
Photo by Hutomo Abrianto on Unsplash Sky at dusk is how Pantone describes classic blue, their 2020 color of the year. Restful and tranquil, a bold color such as classic blue gives the eye a place to rest as it travels around a space, which makes it ideal for accent items such as throw pillows, wall art or...
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Posted on 07/25/2020
Video Tour - 425 Catamaran Drive #62, Merritt Island, FL 32952
Delightful, fully updated & tastefully decorated 2Bdrm/2Ba condo with spaciousscreened porch with large storage closet.Enjoy updated kitchen & baths with newcabinets, granite counters and easy living tile floor throughout. The complex is ideally located just south of the MI Mall and the low monthly fee includes water,sewer,cable, pool & grounds maintenance. YOU CAN HAVE IT...
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Posted on 07/24/2020
425 Catamaran Drive #62, Merritt Island, FL 32952 is now new to the market!
Delightful, fully updated & tastefully decorated 2Bdrm/2Ba condo with spaciousscreened porch with large storage closet.Enjoy updated kitchen & baths with newcabinets, granite counters and easy living tile floor throughout. The complex is ideally located just south of the MI Mall and the low monthly fee includes water,sewer,cable, pool & grounds maintenance. YOU CAN HAVE IT...
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Posted on 07/20/2020
Another Property Sold - 290 Alabama Avenue, Merritt Island, FL 32953
Deep water canal to Sykes Creek, with large Florida room under air, garage converted to game room,&storage /workshop area and laundry room with cabinetry, gives more spaciousness than expected to this 3Br/2Ba home! Seawall and dock recently done. Located in central Merritt Island, close to shopping, restuarants, and 15 min drive to...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
5 Senior Living Trends To Watch for in 2020
Image by Mabel Amber, still incognito... from Pixabay Baby Boomers remain the single largest demographic, and their transition into retirement age continues to change the senior living landscape. At more than 74 million strong, this generation will completely cross the retirement age threshold in the next decade, and 52 million Americans are already enjoying their golden years. That...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Do I Need an Attorney to Close?
Photo by Rafa Bordes via Pixabay Real estate closings could be quite simple at one end of the spectrum or very difficult at the other end. In most cases, you will need to understand the legal ramifications of signing several documents, including the note, mortgage, transfer of title, mineral rights, title insurance and tax documents. If your closing...
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Posted on 07/11/2020
Video Tour - 4800 Unknown Boulevard #106, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Perfect beachside get-a-way, that opens to patio by the pool, with community pool, onsite laundry, Orlando family had it as a relaxing retreat for years,but needs a larger unit or would never sell! Kept in great condition, tile in kitchen,dining & living areas. HOA covers air con replacement ,roof ext paint and pool resurfacing.Walk to many restuarants, shopping,Pier. Ready to move into...
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Posted on 07/11/2020
4800 Unknown Boulevard #106, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 is now new to the market!
Perfect beachside get-a-way, that opens to patio by the pool, with community pool, onsite laundry, Orlando family had it as a relaxing retreat for years,but needs a larger unit or would never sell! Kept in great condition, tile in kitchen,dining & living areas. HOA covers air con replacement ,roof ext paint and pool resurfacing.Walk to many restuarants, shopping,Pier. Ready to move into...
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Posted on 07/09/2020
Another Property Rented - 7520 Ridgewood Avenue #608, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
It's all about the view! Direct Ocean! Move in ready and shows like a dream. Delightful 2Bdrm/2Ba condo enjoys a fabulous view of the ocean & pool. Unit is completely furnished and has its own washer & dryer ... so just bring your clothes and toothbrush. Beautifully maintained complex is ideally located with easy access to The Beachline, The Port, Cocoa Beach and more! It's move-in ready and waiting for you! Available for 7 month rental from :June 1st - December...
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