Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas…

 I spent seemingly a lifetime (really only 12 hours) in a mall last Saturday.         

What a long day!

As I get a bit more mature I realize…

Christmas comes from the heart and not the mall.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Short Sale- What it is and What it isn’t.

Short Sale - What it isn’t.  First of all, let me begin by saying what a short sale is not…
  1. A short sale is not a quick sale
  2. A short sale is not a fire sale
  3. A short sale is not a “take any offer” move out of desperation on the seller’s part.
Short Sale - What it is.  A short sale is a situation where a homeowner is selling a property for less than the mortgage monies owed.  In a short sale the seller can not derive any proceeds from the sale.
Short sale transactions are really no different than any other transaction  with the addition of a few wrinkles…
  • the lender approval of the transaction,
  • the unknown closing date and
  • the property is usually sold “as is.”
If you are a Brevard County, Florida homeowner and a short sale is a consideration, please contact me to discuss how we can get your home sold.  I can be reached by phone at 321-693-3850 or email me.

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011

    Cocoa Beach Florida Condo Sales August - November 2011

    The below charts summarize the Cocoa Beach Florida condo sales market activity for the months of August through November 2011.

    Cocoa Beach Condo Units Sold August - November 2011

    Average Selling Price Condos August - November 2011

    Median Selling Price Condos August - November 2011

    Brevard County, Florida Real Estate Questions Answered

    If you have a question about Brevard County, Florida real estate, please send me an email or give me a call.  If you prefer a personal response, let me know or I will gladly provide an answer on this blog.

    Gary L. Waters
    Century 21 Baytree Realty
    1211 Admiralty Blvd
    Rockledge, Florida

    Selecting a Realtor® to Help Sell Your Viera, Suntree and Rockledge Home

    The mechanics of selling your Viera, Suntree or Rockledge, Florida home is no different than any other seller in Brevard County, Florida.

    But, you are not the same as any other seller.

    Sure there are common characteristics and goals shared by most sellers (obtaining the most $$$, timely selling) but, on the other hand, sellers have different needs, concerns, and circumstances (like short sale, estate sale, job transfer).

    When choosing a Realtor® to market your Brevard County home, decide up front before the first interview what you are looking for in your Realtor®.

    All sellers and all Realtors® are not the same.  Choose a real estate agent who will listen to you, tell you what you need to hear, and put a realistic market plan in action.

    In Viera, Suntree and Rockledge, Florida I ask you to consider me when you are ready to sell your home.

    Friday, December 2, 2011

    Moving to Brevard County, Florida - Useful Web Links

    Below are links to several web sites that may be helpful to those considering moving to Brevard County, Florida.

    Brevard County, Florida Web Site
    Brevard County, Florida Property Appraiser
    Brevard County, Florida School Board Web site
    Brevard County, Florida Sheriff’s Office Web Site
    Brevard County, Florida Clerk of the Court Web Site
    City of Melbourne, Florida Web Site
    City of Palm Bay, Florida Web Site
    City of Cocoa Beach, Florida Web Site
    City of Rockledge, Florida Web Site
    City of Titusville, Florida Web Site
    Health First Hospitals and Related Health Services
    Wuesthoff Hospitals and Related Health Services
    Florida Today
    Brevard Cultural Alliance
    FDLE Sexual Offenders and Predators Database

    If you are considering a move to Brevard County, Florida, please contact me if I can assist in any way.

    Light Up Rockledge!–December , 3 2011

    Light Up Rockledge will be held at Rockledge City Hall tomorrow evening at 6:00 p.m.  This will be the official kick-off of the Holiday Season in Rockledge with the simultaneous illumination of the decorations at all of the City’s public buildings.
    Trinity Lutheran will be playing the hand-bells, and Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be making an appearance.
    Assistant City Manager, Dave Henderson, will be reading “The Night Before Christmas.”
    The public is encouraged to attend.