Viera, FL Real Estate News

By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
Sorry for raising your eyebrow on the subject line! First let me say Happy New Year! Can you believe it's 2011? Seemed like a couple of years ago it was 1999. Time really does fly as we all know. Ok, now let me get back to the subject line "Big Losers can lead to more sales" Yes it actually can, but I'm talk about losing weight and getting "Fit" which is the # 1 New Years Resolution every year! The challenge with most is "Time", but the Time is not really the challenge it's your "Timing" and the commitment. As a former competitive Bodybuilder and Personal Trainer, I was all to aware of all the " so called " challenges and reasons why people could not stay with a program for more than 4 weeks. Oh, they have good intentions from the get go and determination, but they are missing some of t...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
As part of my continuing Blog series to follow the Viera Fl Housing Market conditions, I have identified an area that needed some attention-The Shrinking Rental Inventory!Since the second half of this year the rentals have been moving at a very fast pace, Single Family was the first to take off, then Town-Homes, then Condos, Reason? In short, Foreclosures & Short Sales! The first comparison I ran was first half of 2010 Jan-June vs 2nd half of 2010 July-Dec. the Total Units lease I calculating ALL Single Family Homes, Town-Homes & Condos from 2nd half of 2009 from July - Dec - The total units leased were 228 with an avg monthly rent of $1,100 per month. In same comparison for 2nd half of thru 12/14/2010 total units Leased 226...and still counting, however the monthly Rent jumped up to $1...
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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. 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. By working with you, a real estate professional will know what interests you and watch for new homes on the market that match those interests. By knowing what you want, a real estate professional can help you focus on your needs and not let you get sidetracked by amenities...
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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.)
I noticed today, in showing clients rentals in Melbourne and Viera, that several of the properties  we looked at did not have For Rent signs in the front yard. All the houses without signs were vacant. Does a rental without a sign keep a house from being visible to perspective clients? Over the past couple of years we have heard about vandals breaking into empty houses and clearing them out.  Some are being stripped of appliances and even the copper wiring behind the drywall. I provided these customers with a list of rentals online, through our local MLS. The houses they we were looking at were in the $1300 to $1500 a month price range. Does a house without a For Rent sign in the yard keep potential tenants from seeing the house?  Or do tenants in this price range typically go out look...
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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 were asked 1 year ago today, would your town be in the middle of a housing boom this year, what would your response be? In early 2007, home building came to a complete hault here in Viera, but this year we have seen a depletion of inventory for nicer larger custom homes. The Short Sales and Bank Owned properties in Viera have made their way through the system for the most part, and now they are gone, so its time to get back to building. Below are some recent pictures of homes under construction in Charolais Estates in Viera, Fl. Homes are going up from the $600,000 range to close to $1,000,000 level. Lot prices have been brought down to very attractive levels, Custom Builders such as Burton & Scalero have several homes going up as buyers have exausted the search for larger existi...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
That's Right! Brevard County Qualified Buyers would receive $5,000 for Down Payment AND RECEIVE a 3.90%  30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage! Why throw your money away at rent, when you can own for less! I work with only the best local lenders in Brevard County that approve these loans. If you would like to know if its possible to qualify for this program and own a home, please contact me as soon as possible. If you have been told NO in the past, maybe have someone else have a second look, you do not need perfect credit. Rents are on the rise, you can own for less in many cases with super low rates, lowest in 50 years! We may not see this kind of opportunity for a very long time! Contact me today to get started and get ready to tell your landlord, See Ya!   Steve Vitani Power Realty, LLC www.St...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
That's Right, The I-Pad saves me lots of time and additional savings from spending a fortune on INK to print! I am now saving $60 per month just in INK by having the I-Pad. I used to print the properties when going out to show homes, a copy for me (agent copy) and customer copy. Now I just populate the link to my I-Pad via the MLS and we review the information directly from the I-Pad. It is Also a HUGE Time Saver when you are out and about and your client say's, Stop the Car, what about that home?? I can pull it up in a matter of seconds.. Usually those homes have already been researched and if it was not on my list, it was either contingent or pending, but its great to be able to show them on the spot! I am still learning the many different advantages of having the I-Pad and will conti...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
I went out on the Patio this morning, and I saw 48 Degrees!! Winter is oficially here! But I will say, most of our winters here in Sunny Brevard County Florida are just Perfect! The average daytime Temp in the mid 70's ALL Winter. In the evening a comfortable mid 50's Temp is perfect for sitting out by a fire sipping some Hot Cocoa. Some folks get to thinking that Florida is Too Cold, but if we are Cold, it is Colder, Much Colder where are Northerners are!   Have a great Day and a great Weekend wherever you are! Steve Vitani Power Realty, LLC www.SteveSellsFlorida.com
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
Brevard Offers- Quality, less crowded, but yet conveniently located. Surf, Boat or Golf, You have many options here..... Kiplinger recently rated Brevard County, Fl the top 5 places to retire: View link: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2010/aug/24/kiplingers-brevard-county-among-five-best-places-a/?partner=RSS The New Town of Viera has been drawing empty nesters from all over the country including from overseas. Above photo is a photo of the courtyard at the Avenue Viera. Viera has a small town feel but with all the amenities within a walk or short drive in a Golf Cart. The main attraction is the Avenue at Viera which has many upscale retailers and restaurants including a Rave Motion Picture Theater. The Avenue is located on the West side of I-95 just North of the Walmart Super Center. There...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
The Voters across the United States have really made a statement. "We are Not Happy with the past 2 years" Some Republicans have been labled "Tea Party" candidates may have sparked a new wave of voters to come out. The Republicans have managed to pick up at least 6 or 7 seats in the Senate which is a great achievement, but if all votes confirm that the Senate is retained by Dems, what does this mean for us? Gridlock?? or does Washington take compromise more serious than before? Could it be a replay of 1994 when Clinton came to the center? What effect will this have on our high unemployment rate and on our economy? One thing for sure, there is lots of folks that are hoping that REAL progress can be made NOW! God Bless this great Country and All of our Elected Government and may they hono...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
Congratulations to Marco Rubio as he has defeated Charlie Christ and Kendrick Meek. The Governors race between Rick Scott & Alex Sink is still too close to call with 90 percent of the precincts in. Rick Scott holds a very narrow lead of 49% to 48% for Sink. A short while ago Alex Sink said she will hire attorneys that specialize in recounts if it came to that. Florida will have a new Governor for sure, but when?
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
Brevard Offers- Quality, less crowded, but yet conveniently located. Surf, Boat or Golf, You have many options here..... Kiplinger recently rated Brevard County, Fl the top 5 places to retire: View link: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2010/aug/24/kiplingers-brevard-county-among-five-best-places-a/?partner=RSS The New Town of Viera has been drawing empty nesters from all over the country including from overseas. Above photo is a photo of the courtyard at the Avenue Viera. Viera has a small town feel but with all the amenities within a walk or short drive in a Golf Cart. The main attraction is the Avenue at Viera which has many upscale retailers and restaurants including a Rave Motion Picture Theater. The Avenue is located on the West side of I-95 just North of the Walmart Super Center. There...
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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 heard of Viera, Florida or not familiar of the location, it is a wonderful town in Central Brevard County and still in development of it's master plan to expand West. The East & West side of Viera consist of thousands of acres of natural preserves, plenty of wildlife such as Crane, Heron, Hawk, Deer and Even The Bald Eagle! Viera has a small town feel but with all the amenities within a walk or short drive in a Golf Cart. The main attraction is the Avenue at Viera which has many upscale retailers and restaurants including a Rave Motion Picture Theater. The Avenue is located on the West side of I-95 just North of the Walmart Super Center. There is a New Hospital under construction with a completion set for Early/Mid 2011. If you love Golf, you will love the new Duran Golf...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
Top reasons to own a New Home in Viera Fl 1. Location! - Viera Is Centrally located in Brevard County, FL with much to offer like New Shops at The Avenue Viera, plenty of Restaurants, new A rated schools, several Golf courses, a Brand New Health First Medical complex, New Sports Complex, Parks and lots of Worship centers. All of this while being just minutes to the Water or 45 Min to Orlando, why move anywhere else? 2. Something For Everyone! - with 16 Communities to choose from and prices starting in the Mid $100's for TownHomes, Upper $100's for Single Family and plenty of style and options to choose from, there is something for everyone here in Viera, Fl! 3. Energy Efficency! - New Energy Efficiency Standards at low low prices. There are many benefits of building a new home today com...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
Build your dream home in beautiful Charolais Estates Viera Fl. This master planned gated community has 141 spacious home sites (currently 54 homes exist and 3 more under construction), and is Nestled in the North West area of the Villages of North Solerno which is located on The West Side of Viera. Only the Finest Custom Builders such as Scalero & Christopher Burton Homes build in Charolais Estates. This is only one of 3 communities in Viera that offer 100' wide homesites. Charolais Estates was established in summer of 2005 and New homes start in the $500's to over $1million Recently, Several lots have been put on hold or sold to build a new home. I will be updating each month the progress of the new homes popping up in the neighborhood.     There has been some new sales activity the pa...
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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.)
Heritage Isles in Viera is a beautiful 55 and over master planned community located here in Brevard County FL.  The Duran Golf Course is nearby.   It is situated on a sprawling 478 acres, boasting parks, lovely walkways and bridges. The 21,000 sq. ft. clubhouse hosts events galore, from aerobics to dancing, ceramics and painting, to cards and computer classes. There are hundreds of clubs offered in Heritage Isles in Viera. Enjoy the tennis courts, basketball, horseshoes, an incredible heated pool,  travel services and so much more. The association fees vary depending on the type of property: villa, duplex, manor homes or estate homes.  They are approximately $900* per quarter. They include exterior painting, lawn care and landscaping, and roof replacement. The fees also include access ...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
This Home was Listed and Sold by: Steve Vitani - Luxury Expert 3589 Imperata DR, Charolais Estates - Viera, Fl Closed on 10/12/2010
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
There have been 3 new listings added to the market in Sonoma at Viera but no closed sales for the month of Sept. IN total there are 10 Homes active for sale in Sonoma at Viera: Of those 10 for sale; 6 are Short Sale and 1 Bank Owned   Currently there are 5 Homes Contingent/Under Contract in Sonoma at Viera. The average list price of homes under contract is $240,640. 3 of the homes are Bank Owned and 1 is a Short Sale   Median List Price is now sitting at $268,950 or $115 per square foot. Average listing has been on the market 120 days   Sonoma 3 new listings: 4321 Chardonnay Dr 4/3 1984sf list price $239,000 or $120 per ft 3002 Sonoma Way 5/4 346sf list price $379,900 or $110 per ft 3671 Chardonnay Dr 4/3 2271 list price $339,900 or $150 per ft Here are all remaining listings in Sonoma:...
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
For the month of Sept there were 30 homes sold in Viera, Fl Median List price was $187,450 and median Sold price was $177,850 average days on market was 92 12 of these homes were short sale (7) & bank owned (5) This figure does not take into consideration New Homes which have been popping up all over the west side of Viera Fl. If you would like some more specific information regarding Bank Owned Homes or New Construction, feel free to visit my website www.SteveSellsFlorida.com   Have a wonderful day! Steve Vitani - Viera Expert Power Realty, LLC
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By Steve Vitani, Brevard County MLS Viera Fl Real Estate Viera Florida, Suntree
(RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL)
This just makes it all the more worth doing what I do. This is why it is so important to be on your top game at ALL times. 1 referral leads to 10...   Hi Steve,   I wanted to thank you so much for everything that you did for us. You made our home buying experience easy & stress free. Initially, I was very skeptical of the whole process. As you know, we had a terrible experience attempting to buy a home before you were referred to us. I did not have alot of faith. Then I got to know you and saw how you worked. From then on, I knew that you always had our backs! Although we know that you work with a lot of large scale clients, we never felt that you valued us any less. Thank you for always answering our phone calls and emails promptly and courteously. We never had a question that you coul...
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