Rockledge, FL Real Estate News

By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
I really do like "The Ventura at Turtle Creek" condo complex in Rockledge, Florida.  I have considered living there myself recently. The last recorded sale in The Ventura at Turtle Creek condo complex in Rockledge, Florida was May 24, 2010, according the Brevard County MLS system. It was a 3 bedroom 2 bath ground floor unit (4 floors in buildings) that sold in 50 days for $109,000. Seems pretty reasonable for a 1,391 sq ft condo in a gated community with pool, fitness center and club house - especially for a concrete construction (built in 2006)! So, why has no one purchased in The Ventura at Turtle Creek complex in almost four months? Can’t be the price. Five on the market for $108,900 to $136,950! Can’t be because they are all short sales as none are short sales of foreclosures! Can’t...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
Bevard County, Fl Real Estate Single Family Market Update For July 2010 This report includes All Brevard County Existing Single Family Homes Sales..including Melbourne, Palm Bay, Viera, Rockledge, Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Indiatlantic   July 2010 Median Summary Units Sold  426    List Price $118,250 Sell Price $107,250 Per Square Ft $65Days On Mkt 53   July 2009 Median Summary Units Sold 603  List Price $134,500 Sell Price $125,500 Per Square Ft $77Days On Mkt 55    July 2010 Single Family Units Sold  426 vs July 2009 603 -over 29%    July 2010 Avg Median Sell Price was down Just over -14.55% compared to July 2009 Not a better time to buy than this year! With 30 Year Mortgage Rates hovering near 4.5% and home prices at or near the lowest level in nearly a decade, why would you wait...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
Located in Viera Florida Sonoma at Viera is located in the Rockledge zip code but is considered Viera Florida. This community's Master Plan was developed as the first on the West side of Viera. The community is gated with a North and South entrance for convenience. The homes sizes consist of Larger Estate Luxury Homes up to 3,600 square feet, Mid Size 2,000 - 3,000 square feet down to 1,500 square feet on the South side of the community. Amenities include Tennis, Basketball & Volleyball and Park w/Pavilion and Dock over looking Lake. This is a kid friendly neighborhood as there are many families within this 379 Home Luxury Gated Home Community. There is something for everyone here in Sonoma at Viera. Please view the link below to see all homes for sale with photos. You can also visit ww...
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
For the golfing enthusiast this two-story rental townhouse is located at 1244 Admiralty Blvd on the 18th fairway of the Turtle Creek Golf Course in Rockledge, Florida, only a short walk from the club house, practice range, putting green and first tee! The two bedroom, two and a half bath condo, two car garage condo is ready for occupancy now! It is also for sale at an incredibly attractive price - $109,000! The owner is motivated to sell but wants a tenant as well.  No smoking in unit, no pets. Washer, dryer, and all appliances provided. Rockledge Florida is located in central Brevard County about 45 minutes east of Orlando and 20 minutes from Cocoa Beach, Florida. With excellent schools nearby, great shopping in the neighboring Viera, plenty of nearby medical facilities (two hospitals ...
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
Several years ago it seemed as if real estate prices were going up overnight. People jumped in the real estate market for fear of being priced out of the market in the near future while others jumped in based on pure speculation (and hope for easy profits).Then the market slowed and reversed itself. The reality now is quite different.While walking this past week I noticed several vacant houses in my neighborhood. They have been vacant for some time.   There is the one that is currently a bank owned property listed for 65K. I remember talking with the former owner when he was considering selling several years ago when it would have sold for $200K. Nearby is the foreclosure that has been vacant for a couple of years now. The investors got into the rehab and I guess ran out of money. There...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
  498 SINGLE FAMILY HOMES SOLD IN APRIL THROUGHOUT BREVARD COUNTY THE AVERAGE LIST PRICE WAS $152,728 THE AVERAGE SELL PRICE WAS $144,026 AVERAGE SALES PER SQUARE FT $81 AVERAGE TIME ON THE MARKET FOR HOMES SOLD IN APRIL WAS 97 DAYS THIS IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF HOMES THAT ARE MARKETED AND PRICED ACCORDINGLY SELL THE FASTEST. IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS SEEKING THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION OR A FREE COMPARATIVE MARKET ANALYSIS IN SUNTREE, VIERA ROCKLEDGE, MELBOURNE, CALL STEVE VITANI TODAY AT 321-749-9394 IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS A REALTOR THAT WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE BEST SERVICE, KNOWLEDGE & NEGOTIATING SKILL AVAILABLE, CALL STEVE VITANI AT 321-749-9394 ALL OF MY BUYERS RECEIVE A BUYERS REBATE ALONG WITH MY BUYER SERVICES. ALL OF MY SELLERS CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MY FULL 5 STA...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
  Now is the time to buy! The buyers Are Back! TOP REASONS TO BUY NOW! Tax Credit Still in Effect until 4/30, You Could Have Up To $8,000! Rates Are Near All Time Lows at or near 5%, Rates Are Expected To Rise From these Levels Which Will Make the Home Purchase Less Affordable If you Wait! There Are over 1,000 Homes For $100,000 or Less. These Homes are moving Fast and When They are Gone, It's All about Supply/Demand, Prices Will Rise. Cost to Own Less Than Renting! Thats Right, You Can Own a Single Family Home For $50,000 Or Less...The average Payment on a Home of this price would only be $420 Per Month!! Considering The Tax Benefits for Interest Deduction, Provides even more incentive to Own. Rent Vs Own Savings: If you Rented for $800 Per month for 10 Years, That is $96,000 You Will ...
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
The price has been reduced on this ideally situated commercial and industrial site in Brevard County Florida. This prime location in Rockledge, Florida, consists of 4.79 acres comprised of two adjoining properties at 480 Barnes Blvd. One parcel of 2.52 acres in city limits zoned industrial has office, warehouse, walk in cooler and retail store in front.  The second parcel of 2.27 acres is zoned agricultural and is outside of city boundary.  Currently this property is being operated as a commercial nursery. With 580 feet of Barnes Blvd frontage (will be four laned), already a major local route with access to Interstate 95 and US 1,  a traffic count over 10,000 daily can give your enterprise lots of exposure! The possibilities really are endless.  This is located near the border of the pl...
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
  Sometimes one must wonder.... I guess here in Florida if it is green and flat it is golfable (not sure that is a word!   Community Park of Rockledge provides soccer, trails, bike paths, a skateboard park/course, a playground, pavillion and more.  But it does not provide golfing.  Residents are encouraged to use the nearby Turtle Creek Golf Course or Viera East Golf Club!
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
Reliable automobile service is critical, especially in an economy where every dollar is more important than ever.  When you relocate to a new area you may choose to take your car to the dealer.  Or, if you are like me, you prefer to find a good local auto repair shop who treats you with respect, honesty and fairness.  In Rockledge, Florida I take my vehicles to Schlenker Automotive Repair Center  at 396 Barton Blvd in downtown Rockledge. I posted an article about six months ago about preventative maintenance. The article was targeted toward getting a house ready for marketing, specifically about putting maintenance cost in perspective.  Sometimes the cost of delayed maintenance can be much larger than the cost of routine maintenance. Schlenker Auto Repair Center is only one half of Schl...
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
The Ventura at Turtle Creek in Rockledge, Florida,   with about 160 condos built so far, this gated community offers owners a great location next door to the Turtle Creek Golf Course in Rockledge, Florida. These concrete construction, four story units (with two elevators per building) have become very attractive to buyers recently.  [If you own a condo in The Ventura at Turtle Creek and want to sell, contact me. I have a buyer!]. This gated condo community provides lots of amenities including lighted walking paths, 65 foot resort style pool, cabana club house, and location. Only a half mile from Interstate 95 and about a mile from US 1, the location is ideal for commuters.  If you are looking for a Florida vacation getaway then being only 40 minutes (or less) to Orlando International Ai...
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
Yesterday I wrote that I was going to be at the auto service shop early today. At 7:30 this morning I headed down to my mechanic's place, Schlenker's Auto Service, in Rockledge, Florida. [Amazing how we take personal ownership of my (doctor,lawyer,mechanic, Realtor,) when we have developed a comfortable relationship over time.] While sitting in the lounge area sipping my Dunkin' Donuts coffee I overheard a call to a customer. Apparently the customer's car needed a new transmission.  A rebuilt transmission would be about $1300 dollars. Then I heard a follow up comment about another guy who had to pay several thousand for his transmission replacement yesterday. A couple of thoughts entered my mind.  First, not bad  - only $1,300.  Then, of course, could preventive maintenance have preclud...
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
I was out and about in the Rockledge Florida area running some errands this morning. As is my practice I always wear my Century 21 Baytree Realty badge.  You never know who you may run into who is in the market (or knows someone who is). On my last stop of the trip I stopped by the Family Dollar Store in Rockledge to grab a few items (there are some good buys on some things).  The cashier, a mature lady, asked how the market was doing. I explained the opportunities are plentiful in the Viera and Rockledge area.   She agreed and proceeded to telling me how her grandson had just gotten a great deal in the Three Meadows subdivision in Rockledge. Then she told me about a lady who stopped in to purchase some plastic storage boxes because she was moving.  Her house was worth half the $200,000...
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By Denise Shockey, Cocoa Beach, Brevard County Florida Real Estate
(RE/MAX Aerospace Realty)
Saturday, February 21, 2009 will go down in history as one of the best Chili Battles ever!  We are hosting an appreciation get together for all of our friends, clients and past clients at the Community Park of Rockledge.  The Midnight Wind, my Dad's band will be providing music and entertainment, and a special song by Brant Christopher Menswar will top it all off!  The fun kicks off at 1:00 PM. Special Guest Teams for the Relay for Life This small event has grown huge in the last few weeks as a major battle has emerged.  Two local Relay for Life Teams have joined in to raise money to fight cancer.  TEAM WINE-ING FOR A CURE  CAPTAIN: Wanda Schultz VS. TEAM ALL FIRED UP FIREHOUSE SUBS   CAPTAIN: Denise Miller These two teams will go head to head in a Chili Cook Off to see who raises the m...
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
  This has been a pretty rough week for those of us who crave the warmth and outdoor offerings of the great Florida climate. The short lived cold snap is gone and the sunshine is back. And it is just in time for the City of Rockledge Community Redevelopment Agency and Historic Cocoa Village Association to host the inaugural (guess that means the first!) Rockledge Art & Craft Fair. The group will join the festivities of the very popular Classic Car Cruise-On-In at McLarty Park in downtown Rockledge on February 7-8, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The car show (being held on Saturday only from 4:00 to 8:p.m.)  is really a neat place to view some cars from your childhood or even your grandparent's younger days. And the owners are so proud - just get them started talking by asking a question!...
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By Denise Shockey, Cocoa Beach, Brevard County Florida Real Estate
(RE/MAX Aerospace Realty)
The 27th Annual ABATE (American Bikers Aiming Toward Education) roared through Merritt Island, Cocoa, Rockledge, and Melbourne Florida today.  Thousands of people watched over 7500 motorcycles, complete with Santas and helpers.  The Toy Run was led by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Motorcycle Squad, adding additional excitement. This annual event is always great fun for spectators and participants.  The event is also sponsored by the Shriners, and thousands of toys and donations are raised each year!  The weather was wonderful and everyone had a blast!  A special tribute was given to Pearl Harbor veterans, as this years run was dedicated to them.  The grand marshal was Hatcher James, a Pearl Harbor survivor.  Sadly, many people do not know that today was the 67th anniversary of Pea...
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
Stop by on Sunday, October 19, from noon until 3:00 p.m. to see this 3 bedroom two bath split plan home in an established Rockledge neighborhood. Check out screened enclosed pool and the privacy of your fenced backyard. Easy to find - 887 Brunswick Lane, Rockledge - just off Fiske Blvd in Levitt Park. Built in 1978 this home has been well maintained and is move in ready. Sure - everyone says that - but come see for yourself! pt this home in excellent condition. Recent exterior paint, this home has excellent curb appeal! Neighborhood is near excellent elementary and middle schools as well as private schools. Offered for $189,900!   For information on this home please contact Gary Waters, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge Florida at 321-693-3850 or e...
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By Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
(Bucci Realty, Inc.)
This short post can only serve to highlight the short sale market in Viera, Suntree and Rockledge Florida. The reason is simply there are lots of properties that are pre-foreclosure or short sales. Here is a review of the short sale / third party approval required properties listed for sale in the Brevard County MLS system. 141 active listings in Viera, Suntree, Rockledge requiring lender approval Only 6 closed in September (With banks in turmoil the past couple of weeks this is probably not surprising!) 55 properties are under contract Prices range from $67,500 to $1.1 million dollars Most are under the $250,000 price Some are still overpriced! A word of caution about short sales....They take time and flexibility. The lenders may very well have several offers on the table and you don't...
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By Denise Shockey, Cocoa Beach, Brevard County Florida Real Estate
(RE/MAX Aerospace Realty)
I found this post unfinished in my draft file, wow what a blur the last few weeks have been!  Rather than change it, I am posting it in the spirit that it was written in a couple of weeks ago. Tropical Storm Fay dropped more rain on Brevard County Florida than anywhere else, more than all of the 2004 hurricanes did in Florida all together!  There are many people homeless and suffering as I write this, and there are good stories starting to rise to the top.  Many good neighbor stories and community efforts are seen more and more.  One of them stood out to us the day after the storm finally cleared.  We Witnessed The Good In People in Our Own Front Yard! Business slowed some the week of the storm for obvious reasons, Internet interruptions, inability to travel and so forth.  My husband is...
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By Denise Shockey, Cocoa Beach, Brevard County Florida Real Estate
(RE/MAX Aerospace Realty)
The City of Rockledge just hosted the final 2008 Cruise-On-In Car Show at McLarty Park on August 2nd.  More than 150 classic and muscle cars were enjoyed by over 1000 people.  These events are getting larger and better each time Rockledge has one.  As always, there is fun for the entire family along with great music and cars. The event was sponsored by the Citizens Advisory Committee, the Rockledge Redevelopment Agency, and the Rockin Rodders Car Club! The Annual Hot Rockin' Nights Car Show Returns to Barton on October 25th!  The 8 million dollar Barton Boulevard Redevelopment Project was just finished, and the Annual Hot Rockin' Nights Car Show returns to Barton for an awesome afternoon and evening of family fun.  Rockledge expects nearly 500 cars for this 5th annual event!  Music will...
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