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Rockledge's Chelsea Park subdivision provides homeowners an excellent location near top quality schools, shopping (The Avenue Viera), several excellent golf courses, restaurants, medical facilities (including the VA Clinic at Viera) and much more! Chelsea Park offers owners room to roam. Unlike many of the newer developments, lots are larger with no zero lot line parcels here. While Chelsea Park offers a playground and basketball court it does not have a community pool which helps keep association fees lower. Typical house in Chelsea ParkConveniently located near I-95 and US 1, Chelsea Park provides commuters easy access to major employers in Melbourne and Orlando (45 miles). With its proximity to US Highway 1 and Interstate 95 this neighborhood is well suited for those who commute to Patrick Air Force Base, Cape Canaveral or many other major employers in Melbourne, Florida. Additionally, Chelsea Park's proximity to Orlando (40 minutes), the Rockledge and Viera areas make it an excellent choice for "long distance" commuters as well!It should be noted that currently Barnes Blvd in front of the subdivision is being upgraded to a four lane street so there is some obstacles however once the road work is completed, access to I-95 and US 1 will be even quicker! What is currently for sale in Chelsea Park? There are currently 12 homes for sale in Chelsea Park. List prices range from $220,000 to $399,900. All of the listings are standard sales. (The current market has fewer distressed sales.)Median listing price is approximately $345,000.Homes for sale were built between 1999 and 2007. Pools are popular in Chelsea Park as eight of the homes for sale in Chelsea Park have a private pool (no community pool).As for size, most of the homes in Chelsea Park are larger with only one listing (lowest priced) under 2,100 sq.ft. under air. An indicator of the market... there are only three listed homes priced below $339,000. What has recently sold in Chelsea Park in Rockledge?Over the past six months there have been six homes sold in Chelsea Park. Selling prices ranged from $229,000 to $335,000. All seven sales were standard sales. Since June 1, 2016 there has been only one home sold in Chelsea Park.The most recent sale as a 2001 built home located at 428 Stonehenge Circle. This four bedroom three bathroom two car garage home with 2,416 sq.ft. under air sold on June 13, 2016 for $255,000.For information buying a home in Rockledge, Florida - especially Chelsea Park or Phillips Landing, give me a call at 321-693-3850.
This house, located at 897 Brunswick Lane in Rockledge, Florida may be just the home for sale in Florida you are looking for if you...are looking for that house located just off the main routes but in a quiet neighborhood. want to be close to the Florida beaches but not have to pay the higher insurance premium associated with living close to the water. are you looking for a home that is move in ready. need the space to put in your own pool.need a location close to Orlando (45 minutes) but not in all the traffic and congestion. want excellent schools for your children to attend. don't want to pay association fees or be required to have someone approve your new plants or paint job. want space for a hobby or a man cave.need space for grilling and backyard activity. don't want too much space but still have the luxury of a third bedroom.This three bedroom two bath two car garage home offers a recent roof (September 2015), new paint (in and outside), comes with all appliances including washer and dryer, has a new garage door and opener, new interior doors, renovated bathrooms, screened porch, patio, fenced yard, concrete block/AC building in back, and much more.View the MLS listing here.List price $172,900. Seller will consider helping with closing costs. VA, FHA, first time buyers...let's talk!Call or text me at 321-693-3850 to schedule a showing today.
There are three 55+ communities in Viera, Florida. All three of these #age-restricted-communities share key characteristics such as being gated, offering a clubhouse and other facilities as well as varying levels of provided maintenance.Read more about these three age restricted communities in central Brevard County, Florida as well as about the differences between the 55+ communities of Viera. This is a market summary for Heritage Isle and Grand Isle and represents a snapshot of the Viera 55+ community/market as of June 23, 2016. What is for sale in Heritage Isle?Currently there are nine homes for sale in Heritage Isle with listing prices ranging from $229,750 to $399,900. I recently received a notice from the builder's representative that list price for new construction in Heritage Isle was rising on July 1, 2016. This seems logical when one considers the rising prices in both of these 55+ communities (and the Florida market in general). Of the nine homes for sale in Heritage Isle at this time four are priced above $300,000 and another four are in the $250,000 to $300,000 range. So if a buyer is looking for a home under $250,000 in either of these 55+ communities then the choices are very limited.Want to buy new construction home in Heritage Isle? Just received this email from Heritage Isle builder representative.Subject: Homes are going quickly only 22 left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hello We only have 22 homes left in Heritage Isle and then we are completely SOLD OUT!!!!What has recently sold in Heritage Isle?Since May 1, 2016 there have been eleven homes sold in Heritage Isle. Selling prices ranged from $205,000 to $375,000. This range does not demonstrate the real market as there was only one selling under $248,000. The lone foreclosure at 3394 Moonstone Lane (1,862 sq..ft. 3/2/2) sold for $205,000.Five of these eleven recent sales went for more than $300,000. Median selling price since May 1, 2016 was $292,500 while the average selling price was about $265,000 (about $271,000 if the foreclosure is not considered).What is for sale in Grand Isle?Currently there are only three homes for sale in Grand Isle with listing prices ranging from $269,900 to $349,900. (While Grand Isle was developed by the same builder as Heritage Isle with similar construction, Grand Isle is smaller..)All three of the homes for sale in Grand Isle were constructed in 2003/2004 and have 2,032 to 2,470 square feet under air. While not very common, one of the offerings has a private pool as well.There are also two other homes under contract awaiting closing. What has sold in Grand Isle?Over the past six months there have been seven homes sold in Grand Isle. Since May 1, 2016 there has been only one property sold in Grand Isle. That home at 1595 Timacuan Drive (2001 built 3 bedroom 2 bathroom 2 car garage home with 2,011 sq.ft.) sold for $270,000 on May 20, 2016.For information on buying a home in any of Viera's 55+ communities, call or text me at 321-693-3850.
When a prospective buyer contacts me I, like most experienced real estate agents, always ask "those" questions. Many of these focus on a prospect's ability to purchase. Specifically, the existence of a mortgage pre-approval is high on the list. But, as a real estate agent, I don't make specific recommendations on a particular lender. I am not licensed in the mortgage field. However, I do count it as a responsibility, if asked, to point my client to one (or several) trusted lenders.Once a lender is contacted the lender can discuss the specific types of loan to consider based on their credit history, needs and resources.Once the mortgage pre-approval is in place then the focus can shift to the properties to view. Once a buyer's real estate agent knows the type of mortgage a buyer will be using then specific properties can be included and excluded.Ready to buy a home in Florida? Here are some key things to know... Cheat Sheet for Home Buyers.Twenty Easy Steps to Buying a Home in Florida.The Most Important Things When Looking for a Home.Buying a House in Florida - A Language of It's Own.Call or text me at 321-693-3850 for information on buying a home in Florida.
The Brevard County, Florida real estate market is a seller's market. That simply means there are more buyers competing for fewer properties. This results in prices rising as well as multiple offers becoming more common.Still, buyers always want the best deal possible. So when a buyer finds a house they are really interested in they often ask the same question - "How low will the seller go?" Very often the only person who knows the answer is the seller. The listing agent usually does not know the answer. If by chance they know, their obligation to the seller precludes disclosure.I suggest buyers who are interested in a property not always "How low will the seller go?" Rather, in a seller's market, I urge buyers to consider another important question to consider - "How high will the others go?"Here are some more tidbits regarding offers and negotiation strategies when making an offer to purchase a Florida home.Sellers Always Negotiate. Always is such a all encompassing term.Low Ball Offers - A Waste of Time? Some consider any offer as a positive sign.Can you really improve your chances of an accepted offer? Your Offer is Much More Than Just Price. Sellers don't always accept the highest price.Multiple Offers - A Scam or Legitimate? Will you ever know if there were others?Give the Seller a Short Deadline to Your Offer. Too much time works against you. What do you do now that your offer has been accepted?Ready to buy a Viera, Florida home? Call or text me at 321-693-3850 for assistance. Have a question, send me an email. Image courtesy of Ambro at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Anyone who has ever been on more than a few listings appointments has likely heard the words "I don't have to sell" uttered. To be honest it is most often followed by a "I am not going to give it away" statement.As a Melbourne, Florida real estate agent I don't get defensive or respond to these comments in an adversarial manner.Very often, what is said is not what is meant. So, what does it really mean?On the surface it means...uh oh...not motivated! The gut response from an agent who is only interested in listing their house is "Why did you call me then?"But deep down it could mean something else...Any real estate agent worth listing your home for sale (good real estate agent) should have the skill-set to address this response appropriately.Part of being a good real estate agent is being a good listener.Part of being a good real estate agent is knowing what questions to ask (and when).Part of being a good real estate agent is being able to advise in a positive, reassuring, easily understood manner. Part of being a good real estate agent is knowing that "Why did you call me?" is rarely an appropriate response."I don't have to sell" may really mean "I have an interest in selling but I am not desperate." It may signal a distrust of the real estate agent in front of them at the moment. It may be the seller's way of saying...Tell me why I should hire you to sell my Melbourne, Florida home. Sellers need to know their real estate agent is working for them and not against them.Part of being a good real estate agent is being a team builder beginning with the prospective seller....even if they don't have to sell!Ready to sell your your Melbourne, Florida home? Call me or text me at 321-693-3850, please!
Presented here is a recap of the Brevard County, Florida Townhouse/Condo market for May 2016 compared to May 2015:Closed Sales were up 10.5% in May 2016 with 262 units closed compared to 237 in May 2015 with an increase in cash sales by 4.8% in May 2016.New Pending Sales are up 4.2% and New Listings are up 4.3%Median Sales Price for Town homes/Condos stayed the same at $140,000.Months Supply of Inventory is down 9.8% to 3.7 months compared to 4.1 months in May 2015.Traditional Sales increased 21.8% with a median sales price of $143,200.Foreclosure/REO Sales were down 61.3% with a median sales price of $110,200.Short Sale Closings were down 49.7% with a median sales price of $102,550.
A quick recap of the Brevard County Residential Market for May 2016 compared to May 2015: Closed Sales rose 2.6% in May 2016 with 942 units closed vs. 918 in May 2015.Cash Sales decreased 18.2% compared to May 2015.New Pending Sales increased 6.2% over the previous May sales.New Listings also increased in May 2016 by 3.8%.Median Sales Price for Brevard Single Family homes were up 11.4% to $185,000 compared to $166,000 a year ago.Months Supply of Inventory decreased 10.3% to 2.6 months compared to 2.9 months in May 2015.Traditional Sales were up 12.9% with a median sales price of $190,000.Foreclosure/REO Sales went down 44.1% with a median sales price of $131,000.Short Sale Closings were down 41.7% with a median sales price of $99,950.
I have been hosting open houses more frequently lately to provide the best exposure of my sellers in light of the lower inventory level of homes for sale in Brevard County, Florida. And there are certainly benefits to the open houses, for sure.Read "The Benefit of an Open House."Still, some people who are looking at homes for sale are the most negative people I have ever met. My term of endearment for them - Negative Nellie. Many of these exhibit the same state - denial a home in the neighborhood could be priced so high...denial that home prices in their budget can't be found in the area... denial that home prices increased more than 15% in the last year....denial that the market is a seller's market. [Inventory is about 90 days which typically means seller's market. In Brevard County it is a seller's market.... more buyers shopping for fewer homes available.]As I address these folks concerns about the real estate market and trends I try my best to convey that it is not a specific seller's fault. Just as when it was a buyer's market with falling prices I reminded sellers that it isn't the buyer's fault their home's value was lower.Still, it is what it is...the real estate market. There will always be negative folks.
Look For a Realtor Who Can Pull Off the Triple Play When Hiring a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Melbourne, Florida Home?13 Jun 2016 18:00:00 +0000
It is baseball season so let me first put hiring a real estate agent in baseball terms. This may be all the explanation anyone looking to choose a Realtor to sell their Melbourne, Florida home will need.In the game of baseball a team is less likely to pull off a triple play with rookie players at the key positions than with experienced personnel. When the ball comes the player better know what to do with it.In real estate the ball is the property and the players are your team. As a seller you want the play completed without a costly error. The real estate agent's triple play (offer received, contingencies cleared, sale closed!).I believe the largest real estate offices are not as motivated to sell your Melbourne home because they have plenty of listings.My self serving advice on hiring a real estate agent to sell your home... Consider a small office who is focused on results.All real estate agents are not the same. All real estate brokerages are not the same.Waters Realty of Brevard is not just any other real estate office. Waters Realty is me. Why do I not have a lot of agents working with me? Because my reputation is protected by limiting my exposure. I am Waters Realty of Brevard. Nothing matters more than the customer experience when working with me. I am what you see. I am fair. I am honest. I tell you what you need to hear. I always respect your time. I have lost business because I would not go against these self imposed principles.It is the customer's experience and nothing more that matters to me. While most agents have access to the same data and many of the same tools it is the whole package - knowledge, marketing plans, experience, availability and process management skills that separate me from others.I have written over two hundred posts about how to sell your home. Here are three to get you started. Choosing a real estate agent - Questions to ask.Selling Your Home: A Cheat Sheet For Sellers.Twelve Rules for buying or selling a home in Florida.Ready to hire an agent to sell your Melbourne, Florida home? Lets talk. Call or text me at 321-693-3850. Image courtesy of iosphere at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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