Posted by: lindasymmonds | June 6, 2013

Brevard County Record Breaking Sales for May 2013

Sales volume for single family homes broke a record this May !PRIMARY-2-2

With a spectacular 974 residential units, the highest number of closings in Brevard ever recorded.

The previous record was 925 homes in June 2004.

Meanwhile, total residential sales came in at $158.5 million — up $49.1 million from last May. The last time the month of May had sales over $155 million was in May 2006 (with $177.1 million).

Median home price dipped $2,300 from last month to $121,400, but the average home price was up $6,500 from last month to $163,000.

Median home prices have been at or above $100,000 for 16 months straight, after a $92,000 median in January 2012. This May was the first May with a median of $120,000 or higher since May 2009.

Inventory (2,419 active residential units) has taken another dip and is still near historical lows. Inventory is now DOWN about 80% from the levels of 5 years ago.

The average number of days a house is listed on the market before selling (DOM) decreased 5 days from last month to 78 days. This DOM is not only substantially lower than January 2012’s 125 DOM high, but it is also the lowest DOM ON RECORD for the month of May. The last time the month of May had a DOM near this was 82 days in 2005.

Keep in mind though, this is just the average. Many great Brevard homes are actually being snapped up in a matter of days or weeks.


After digesting this data, we predict sales price levels and volume will continue WELL above 2012 levels for all types of residential properties, at least through the next quarter of 2013.

Linda Symmonds Your Beachside Realtor !

Linda Symmonds
Your Beachside Realtor !

Questions ?? Contact Me at 321 704 2502 Call or Text !

May 2013 MLS Market Quick Stats
Median SINGLE FAMILY sales price:  $121,400
  DN $2,300 from the previous month
  UP $11,400 from a year ago
Total number of residential sales closed:  974   
  UP 12.7% from the previous month

  UP 35% from a year ago


Total $ value of residential sales:  $158.5 Million

 Last month:  $135 Million
 One year ago:  $109.4 Million
Under Contract This Week:
These properties are tagged as “no longer available”
because they are under contract!
This Week’s New Listings
& Price Reductions:
Inventory Stats
Currently, there are 2,419 residential properties listed for sale in Brevard, compared to highs of:
2,530 in the 2nd Quarter of 2013
2,663 in the 1st Quarter of 2013
2,569 in the 4th Quarter of 2012
2,429 in the 3rd Quarter of 2012
2,232 in the 2nd Quarter of 2012
2,738 in the 1st Quarter of 2012
5,472 in 2011
6,711 in 2010
8,337 in 2009
10,837 in 2008
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Posted by: lindasymmonds | May 15, 2013

Florida Homes Inventory Up by 3.12 % in April 2013

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Beachside Home

Beachside Home

Most of the nation sees an upswing in home sales during the spring, and an analysis of housing data based on realtor listings found positive news for buyers facing a limited inventory of homes for sale:

The number of for-sale listings increased 3.12 percent

In addition, listing home prices – which may or may not be an accurate gauge of selling prices – increased 2.63 percent.

However, it appears that even more buyers entered the market – enough to override any additional inventory. Realtor.com says the homes were on the market nationwide about 81 days in April – a decrease of nearly 11 percent since April 2012 –suggesting that new listings don’t stay on the market very long.

Due to increased demand for homes and more confidence in the job market, we are beginning to see more and more buyers entering the housing market In some markets, we are seeing homes staying on the market for only a few weeks, but :

We still have lots of great homes to look at on the Beachside !

Have Questions  or want to see some Homes ?

Please Call me at ( 321 ) 704 – 2502

Linda@BrevardBeachsideLiving.com 

Linda Symmonds Your Beachside Realtor !

Linda Symmonds
Your Beachside Realtor !

Posted by: lindasymmonds | May 7, 2013

Walk to the Beach from this Satellite Beach Beauty $ 204,000

Updated Satellite Beach Beauty!

301 Cinnamon Drive 32937 — $204,000

Situated on a Huge Corner Lot One Block From The Beach

Beautiful tropical landscaping, great 2 car garage, plus an extra driveway for RV/boat parking

Superb location! Just a couple blocks from Surfside Elementary, this updated Satellite Beach home features over 1,500 square feet with gorgeous laminate wood flooring throughout most of the home. Among its features is an inviting tiled front porch, an open floor plan with an over-sized great room and a formal dining room with sliders out to the large privacy fenced back yard. The roof was replaced in 2009, and a home warranty is included.

     

The island kitchen features granite and all appliances. Additional features include indoor laundry(washer/dryer included), a large master suite with his-and-hers closets and designer-tiled shower, plus an office or third bedroom with sliders out to the new deck. The deck features a Pergola roof and is perfect for parties! Plenty of room for a pool and more in the back yard. Too much to list! Don’t hesitate, schedule your showing today!

Linda Symmonds 

Linda Symmonds Your Beachside Realtor !

Linda Symmonds
Your Beachside Realtor !

Remax Beach Towne

( 321 ) 704 – 2502

Posted by: lindasymmonds | May 1, 2013

Brevard Real Estate Deals !

Looking to Buy in this Hot Market ?
Linda Symmonds Your Beachside Realtor !

Linda Symmonds
Your Beachside Realtor !

Beachside !

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Contact Me at (  321 ) 704 2502
Linda@brevardbeachsideliving.com
Check out these 2 great deals :
I have found two just-listed homes that are just AMAZING deals!
Homes like these are now being snapped up at the fastest rate since 2006.
Believe me, they WILL NOT last long.
Please look them over and don’t hesitate to call me at ( 321 ) 704-2502 or e-mail me at   if you have any Linda@brevardbeachsideliving.com  real estate questions at any time.

Deal of the Week #1

MLS: 666430 
Listing Price:  $209,900
Previously Listed:  $370,000 in 08/2008

**Buy Now For $160,100 Under 2008 Market Value**
Satellite Beach Foreclosure:  Just steps to the beach! Over 1,900 SF in this unbelievable home with a custom kitchen, laundry room with sink and storage, plus a sprawling master suite with a sitting room, dual vanities, spa tub and separate shower. There’s really too much to list. This is MUST see! Call us today to secure your showing.

Deal of the Week #2

MLS: 666436
Listing Price:  $129,900
Previously Listed:  $259,900 in 10/2005

**Buy Now For $130,000 Under 2005 Market Value**
Melbourne Lakefront Foreclosure:  This newer home features an open floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, plus formal living and dining rooms, a family room, laundry room and a study. The master suite features a garden tub, separate shower and more. Lake views from many rooms and the screened lanai. A community pool, too! Questions? Call us!
Posted by: lindasymmonds | April 28, 2013

Brevard County Home Sales Surge in March 2013 !

Real Estate Sales  are Hot in Brevard County

Total residential sales came in at $118.8 million — up over $16 million from last March !
Beachside Home
Beachside Home
This is the first March since 2007 where sales have reached over $115 million.
Sales volume for single family homes was a stellar 824 residential units, the highest number of closings in the month of March since 2005 and the highest number of closings in Brevard since August 2005.

The median price of $110,750 and March Sale Statistics clearly proves that the “bottom” is in our rear view mirror.

Beachfront Condo

Beachfront Condo

Median home prices have been at or above $100,000 for over a full year now, after a $92,000 median in January 2012.This March was also way above the low median figure of $89,000 in March 2011.
Meanwhile, inventory (2,530 active residential units) is still in a holding pattern and near historical lows.
Inventory is now DOWN about 80% from the levels of 5 years ago.Yet another notable decrease is the average number of days a house is listed on the market before selling (DOM). In January 2012, single-family homes were on the market for an average of 125 days ..But this March, the average DOM had dropped to just 79 days.

This could be the perfect  time to buy Real Estate in popular and desirable Brevard County .

How would you like to own your own home or investment property in one of our Beachside Townslike Cocoa Beach , Indian Harbour Beach , Satellite Beach , Indialantic or Melbourne Beach !

For  more  info and pictures of  Beachside check out my Facebook Page :

https://www.facebook.com/BrevardBeachsideLiving

Contact me at  ( 321)  704 2502 or e-mail me : linda@BrevardBeachsideLiving.com

I would be happy to help you find the perfect Beachside property !

Linda Symmonds Your Beachside Realtor !

Linda Symmonds
Your Beachside Realtor !

Posted by: lindasymmonds | April 23, 2013

The ABC’s of Beachside Living

                                                

                        

The ABC’s of Brevard Beachside Living 

26 Reasons why we think Beachside is the Best !

A ~ Atmosphere ~ Amazing air quality so breathe easy my friend 🙂

B ~ Beaches ~ Beautiful clean beaches with dozens of walkways and parks

C  ~ Community ~ Working & living together in harmony & pride on beachside

D ~ Dining ~ Lots of fun , funky , eclectic and super yummy eateries

E ~ Education ~ our “A ” rated public schools are something to brag about

F ~ Fish ~ Seafood you can enjoy dining out or go out and catch it yourself !

G ~ Golf ~ Plenty of lush &  green  golf courses to play year round in Florida

H ~ Homes ~ Waterway, Lakefront , Condos , Villas , Townhomes  &  Bungalows

I ~ Indian River and the Banana River to relax and enjoy every day

J ~ Jogging –just do it at the beach , park , river or trails

K ~ Kid Friendly Parks and fun activities and events in every town

L ~ Lifestyle – So much to see & do – relax ! life is just better by the beach

M ~ Marinas – Boating is just another super fun outdoor activity to enjoy

N ~ Neighborhoods- Whatever your style or need ~ we have a great variety !

O ~ Ocean Breezes-a fresh and invigorating daily treat for the senses

P ~ Patrick Air Force – we are proud of our resident military base neighbors

Q ~ Quality of Life- is just better and the cost of living is cheaper

R ~ Recreation – Biking !  Kyacking !Boating ! Volleyball ! Hiking ! Skating !

S ~ Surfing –no wetsuits needed in our warm Atlantic waters

T ~ Trails– miles & miles for Walking , Biking , Jogging and Hiking

U ~ Unity– a strong sense of pride & support for our beloved community

V ~ Vacation – the casual &  easy going lifestyle…. it’s like you’re always on vacation

W ~ Wildlife – Amazing creatures like our famous Sea Turtles and Manatees

X   ~ Xtra- special place to live ……….. that’s beachside !

Y ~ Yachts – skips , bayliners , sailboats , canoes or  catamarans …..let’s go boating !

Z ~ Zoo – Our very own Brevard Zoo is a few miles from the beach !

Posted by: lindasymmonds | December 15, 2011

Searching for Rentals on the Space Coast of Florida

Rentals in Cocoa Beach , Indian Harbour Beach , Satellite Beach Towns .

As a licensed Real Estate Agent on the Space Coast of Florida , I find rental properties for people from Cocoa Beach to Melbourne Beach . Included below are questions that come up the most often. If you are in need of a rental
on the Beachside , Let me know I am happy to help !

FAQ about Renting :

How Much Can I Afford ?
A good guideline is approx 3 times the amount of the rent is what most agencies like to see in the way of income or combined income , if there is more than 1 applicant on the lease. This is usually based on wages or salary prior to taking out taxes. In other words , if your salary or wages are 3,000 a month before taxes you should qualify for about 1,000 per month for a rental.

What is the best way to find a Rental ?
Finding just the right place to live is important , and on that note I encourage anyone in the market for a rental to find an agent to help . A Realtor has access to the MLS and can run a search given the criteria provided by you. In most cases from there , your agent can set you up on an automatic e-mail program that will send you the newest listings that become available. This will save you lots of time and frustration trying to search for the perfect place on your own . Your real estate agent can find more detailed information about the property and contact the listing agent , sometimes even negotiate some of the terms on your behalf .When you find a property you would like to rent , your agent can guide you in the right direction as to how to to make the application . Find a Realtor to help , you will be glad you did !

How Do I Apply and What will they Need ?
The agent with the listing will have access to the application needed to apply for the rental unit. There will be an application fee charged by the agency that will help cover the credit check and background check if applicable. If the rental is in an association , they may charge a fee to approve the application.You may need to be approved by the HOA if required by the Association . Fees vary from approx 25.00 to 100.00 to apply for a rental. There may be a Lease Preparation Fee and these will vary depending on the agency .

What about the Security Deposit and Last Months Rent ?
Although it is possible , most of the time last months rent will not be required as it can be a burden to many applicants. The security Deposit is usually equal to the first months rent ,so in most cases you will need approx twice the months rent amount to move in .

Will there be an extra deposit charge for my Pet ?
In most cases yes , there will be extra money required if you want your pet to live with you. Important Note: If a Pet Fee is charged , you will likely not receive that back when you move out If it is a Pet Deposit , you should have that returned to you providing the animal has not caused any damage to the unit and you did not exhaust your Security Deposit with other damages .
Be sure to read your lease before you sign so the terms are clear. Ask specific questions about the terms and conditions of the return of your deposits .

Who do I call if there are Problems after I move in ?
This depends on whether the unit is Self Managed or if the unit is Professionally Managed .
If the unit is Self Managed you would call the owner direct for any issues or repairs needed .
If the unit is Professionally Managed , you will call the Property Management Agency .The advantage to a Professionally Managed Unit is this is their business and they are the experts. Property owners pay them a fee to manage the place and take care of issues for the tenants which is a good thing for you !

* Please note the Information provided is based on my personal experience and may not apply
to your situation. Remember to always ask specific questions as circumstances will vary .
It’s always good to know exactly what you are committing to – Good Luck out there !

http://www.facebook.com/BrevardBeachsideLiving
Check out my Facebook Page for lots of great pictures and info about the
Space Coast and Beachside Towns !

Posted by: lindasymmonds | November 2, 2011

October 2011 Real Estate Sales Activity for Beachside Communities

October  2011 Real Estate Sales Activity  Beachside

Here is what happened for the month of October in the Beachside cities of

Cocoa Beach, Indian Harbour Beach ,Indialantic  and Satellite Beach :

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Cocoa Beach Sales

31 Sales from $ 50,000 to $ 590,000 = 

 7 Single Family Homes and 24 Condos       

* Distressed Properties = 5 Short Sales & 3 Foreclosures

Condos are Hot in Cocoa Beach right now !!

Current  Listings : 284 = 19 Short Sales and 35 Foreclosures 

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Indian Harbour Beach Sales

12 Sales from $ 103,000 to $ 485,000 =

6 Single Family Homes , 2 Condos and 4 Townhomes       

* Only 1 Distressed Property that was a Forclosure .

A nice mix of property types are available in I.H.B. !

Current Listings : 69  =  5 Short Sales and 4 Foreclosures  

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Indialantic Sales

14 Sales from $ 73,500 to $ 659,000 =

10 Single Family Homes , 3 Condos and 1 Townhome

* 1 Short Sale and 3 Foreclosures

25% of this super little Beachside and Riverfront Community Real Estate sales were Distressed Properties…and prices vary greatly , so there is something for everyone !

Current Listings : 108 = 5 Short Sales and 5 Foreclosures 

                                                                           *****************************************************************************************               Satellite Beach                                                                                                                                                          

 24 Sales from $ 24,600 to $ 389,000 =

15 Single Family Homes , 6 Condos and 2 Townhomes.               

* Distressed Properites consisted of 8 Short Sales and 4 Foreclosures .

At  50 %  this lovely small beach town has highest % of  Distressed Property Sales for October . What a great time to buy into a fabulous community with A Rated schools !

 Current Listings : 120 = 20 Short Sales and 5 Foreclosures 

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Sellers !  Would you like to receive a  FREE MARKET ANALYSIS  for your Beachside Home

Buyers !  Would you like to have listings sent to you directly from the Brevard MLS ?

Contact me via e-mail at  lindasymmonds@msn.com or Call / Text me @ 321 704-2502 

   

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Posted by: lindasymmonds | July 7, 2011

The ABC’s of Beachside Living

                                                

                        

The ABC’s of Brevard Beachside Living 

26 Reasons why we think Beachside is the Best !

A ~ Atmosphere ~ Amazing air quality so breathe easy my friend 🙂

B ~ Beaches ~ Beautiful clean beaches with dozens of walkways and parks

C  ~ Community ~ Working & living together in harmony & pride on beachside

D ~ Dining ~ Lots of fun , funky , eclectic and super yummy eateries

E ~ Education ~ our “A ” rated public schools are something to brag about

F ~ Fish ~ Seafood you can enjoy dining out or go out and catch it yourself !

G ~ Golf ~ Plenty of lush &  green  golf courses to play year round in Florida

H ~ Homes ~ Waterway, Lakefront , Condos , Villas , Townhomes  &  Bungalows

I ~ Indian River and the Banana River to relax and enjoy every day

J ~ Jogging –just do it at the beach , park , river or trails

K ~ Kid Friendly Parks and fun activities and events in every town

L ~ Lifestyle – So much to see & do – relax ! life is just better by the beach

M ~ Marinas – Boating is just another super fun outdoor activity to enjoy

N ~ Neighborhoods- Whatever your style or need ~ we have a great variety !

O ~ Ocean Breezes-a fresh and invigorating daily treat for the senses

P ~ Patrick Air Force – we are proud of our resident military base neighbors

Q ~ Quality of Life- is just better and the cost of living is cheaper

R ~ Recreation – Biking !  Kyacking !Boating ! Volleyball ! Hiking ! Skating !

S ~ Surfing –no wetsuits needed in our warm Atlantic waters

T ~ Trails– miles & miles for Walking , Biking , Jogging and Hiking

U ~ Unity– a strong sense of pride & support for our beloved community

V ~ Vacation – the casual &  easy going lifestyle…. it’s like you’re always on vacation

W ~ Wildlife – Amazing creatures like our famous Sea Turtles and Manatees

X   ~ Xtra- special place to live ……….. that’s beachside !

Y ~ Yachts – skips , bayliners , sailboats , canoes or  catamarans …..let’s go boating !

Z ~ Zoo – Our very own Brevard Zoo is a few miles from the beach !

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