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Satellite Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
“I want to have some bargaining room.” is very possibly the dumbest thing that we Realtors hear coming out of a Seller(s) mouth.  Seriously!  I hear this statement on a pretty regular basis.The rationale behind this is this:  If your property is worth let’s say $525,000, list it at $550,000 because then you have $25,000 in “wiggle room”, “bargaining room” or whatever crazy term you want to use.  NOT!  Playing games like this can cost you money.  If your property is worth $525,000 then list it at $525,000 deal with "hypotheticals" when you get a contract in.  It has been shown time and time again that if you list your property too high at the beginning and sit on an over inflated price for too long, you will get less for your your property in the long run.The moral of the story is, if yo...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
When dealing with Buyers, I am sometimes amused by what people tell me they want in their new home.  For example, several years ago I was working with a single man who had a budget of $110,000.  Tim wanted to buy a condo or a townhome.  When I asked him what he wanted, he said to me, “Have you ever seen the TV show Frasier?”.“Yes”, I replied, “it’s one of my favorite shows.”“Well I want a place that looks pretty much like that.  Elegant, large and with a great view.”I tried to explain to Tim that a condo like that would cost well over $250,000, over twice what he was pre-qualified for.  Tim would have none of it.  That’s what I want, and you need to find it for me.”  he said to me.Thankfully, Tim was a referral to me from my lender who was one of his friends.  I called up his friend (t...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
I recently brought a home Beachside.  It was an REO property so I got a great deal on it.  When we did the inspection it was noted that the tub in the hallway was draining slow.  No problem, it was probably just hair in the P trap.  But, just a couple of days after I moved in, all of the drains started to drain slow.  Not good!  I called Spiro Kollanda, owner of Accurate Plumbing Solutions, as he had been referred to me by an associate.  I am so glad I did!!!  Spiro Kollanda came out bright and early at 8:00am to work on my line.  He determined that in the interim of the time of my inspection and when I moved in, whomever Fannie Mae hired to mow the lawn clipped the top of a clean out cap in the yard and broke it.  With all of the rain that we have gotten, sand and dirt was washed into ...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
403 Rosedale Drive has closed!  This cute 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom pool home has closed.  Located walking distance to Surfside Elementary School, this Beachside home has an huge gas kitchen, walk-in closets, a Florida room under air and a large storage shed in the yard.  Located in quiet Ocean Spray Estates, 403 Rosedale Drive is walking distance to the Atlantic Ocean. If you are interested in a Beachside Space Coast home like this one on Rosedale, call me, I would be glad to help!!!
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By Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor
(Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida)
"Morning Splendor" in Satellite Beach, Florida I love photography and sharing with everyone here on Active Rain. Thanks for looking at this photo and for all of your feedback on it. All art and photos are originals. This photo by Paul Peck (Peck Drywall and Painting) is copyrighted with all rights reserved and may not be used or reproduced without my permission.. Copyright © 2014 Paul Peck, (all rights reserved)
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By Coastal Estate Team, Bridget Sentz & Carolyn Smith
(RE/MAX Elite)
Bridget Sentz, Realtor & Carolyn Smith, Realtor ~ Coastal Estate Team – Satellite Beach, FL Real Estate: Satellite Beach Montecito Pool Home, Listed and Sold… In Just 4 Days! Just Sold This Satellite Beach Montecito Home! The Coastal Estate Team listed and sold this beautiful Montecito executive courtyard pool home… in just 4 days! Situated on the pond with over 3,300 square feet of living space, this Satellite Beach home has it all! Boasting 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, and tons of upscale finishes, it is no wonder we found buyers for this amazing home so quickly! The outdoor spaces are second to none and ideal for entertaining, with a huge courtyard, covered lanai and covered deck, and a large balcony off the master suite sitting room. The community of Montecito offers exceptional beachside l...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
How would you like to wake up to this beautiful site each morning?  Well, Charles & Gina will be able to!  This wonderful Satellite Beach condo has closed at the Buccaneer Beach Club!  With 1392 sq/ft, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a balcony that spans the entire front of their new condo, this gorgeous condo is sure to be the center of family get togethers! Congratulations Charles and Gina!  If you have any questions about this or any of the other great Space Coast Area communities, please do not hesitate to call Kerry at 321-626-5868.  Kerry would love to help you find your Space Coast Area Home.
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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.)
When purchasing a house, here in Florida, typically, on the day of closing, the buyer and the seller sign their closing documents.   Sometimes the buyer and the seller sign their documents separately, at a different closing table, at different times, depending on scheduling and the complexities of the transaction. It takes the buyer longer to get through his documents, especially if he is getting a mortgage. (If the closing is a mail away, the buyer and seller may sign a day or two ahead of time.) Customarily, the buyer does a walk through on the property before heading to closing, to be sure that the house is in the same condition that it was when he last saw it. He should be sure that all the appliances, fixtures and any extra items written into the contract are left with the house. ...
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By Coastal Estate Team, Bridget Sentz & Carolyn Smith
(RE/MAX Elite)
Bridget Sentz, Realtor & Carolyn Smith, Realtor ~ Coastal Estate Team - Satellite Beach, FL Real Estate: Just Sold! Satellite Beach Direct Oceanfront Condo Just Sold! Satellite Beach direct oceanfront condo! The Coastal Estate Team just sold this fabulous direct oceanfront condo, located on the 6th floor of the Buccaneer Beach Club in Satellite Beach. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo has been perfectly updated to showcase the amazing ocean views, from the moment you walk through the front door! Boasting tons of windows and glass doors, natural light as well as gorgeous views are optimized throughout the space. Our clients fell in love with the sleek European-style kitchen, the modern bathrooms, and the bamboo hardwood flooring throughout the main living areas. Overlooking one of Brevard Cou...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
        This wonderful Satellite Beach move-in ready condo is now under contract! With 1392 sq/ft this completely re-modeled oceanfront condo has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a lovely new kitchen with brand new cabinetry, slab granite counter tops and a stainless steel appliance package.  The huge screened in balcony spans the entire width of the unit and has electronic motorized hurricane shutters for easy deployment.  The high in the sky, panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean are perfect for coffee on the balcony while watching the sunrise! The Buccaneer Beach Club Condos offer tennis courts, a year round heated pool, private beach access, a club house as well as protected underground parking. The Buccaneer Beach Club Condos are one of the several wonderful oceanfront communities to choose f...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
Having purchased a sweet pool home in Satellite Beach with no landscaping to speak of, I am particularly interested in gardening tips.  I generally have Epsom salt in the house for a variety of reasons.  Now, thanks to Plant Care Today, here are 10 uses for Epsom salt in my Organic garden! Epson salt is made up of hydrated magnesium sulfate  Epsom salt has a variety of home remedy applications – the two most widely known being as a saline laxative and pain reliever. What many people don’t realize is that Epsom salt also has several uses in organic gardening! 1. Improve Seed Germination                       Using Epsom salt as a soil amendment before planting will give your garden a powerful boost right from the start. Magnesium aids in seed germination and helps to strengthen cell wal...
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By Cathy Wolters, Your Brevard County Property Management Expert
(Wolters Realty & Property Management Company)
    We haven't had much rain so far this year.  A couple of months ago my sister and I spent the weekend planting flowers in the flower beds front of my house and the sprinkler system we have doesn't cut it in getting them enough water.  So I have had to water them every day, sometimes more than once a day. So I have been very happy on the couple of days we had rain.    We pulled out some vine type plant my husband had planted that was mainly just for ground cover, and kind of ugly. It was a lot lower maintenance though and I have corm to kind if the great it. I will keep that in mind when doing the flower beds next year on our new home.      This week we have had some good rain though. Today was the third day. I am hoping it is the beginning of the afternoon storms we usually get in th...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
No Sales Tax on Hurricane Supplies Until June 8th As I spoke about in my last blog on the Top 10 Mistakes Homeowners Make During a Hurricane, hurricane season started for us on June 1st and runs through November 30th.  Even though this year is not expected to be a particularly bad season, here in Florida, we have the opportunity to purchase hurricane supplies tax free through June 8th.                                                                                                                Items included in the Sales Tax Holiday Portable self-powered light sources selling for $20 or less                                              Portable self-powered radio, two-way radio or weather band radio selling for $50 or less Tarps or other flexible waterproof sheeting selling for $50 or ...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
Hurricane Season in Florida started on June 1st.  According to the National Hurricane Survival Initiative, there are 10 things that people fail to do during a hurricane.  Don't wait until a hurricane is barreling down on you to take head of these important steps!This is a list with good to know information! Understand The Threat - Understand that these are powerful storms and can do substantial damage. Evacuate -"Riding out" a substantial storm is never a good idea.  When you are advised to evacuate, listen to the experts   Leave In Time - Give yourself enough time to evacuate.  Remember everyone will be on the roads, plan ahead. Protect Your Home  - If you have hurricane shutters, know where they are and have them accessible before the storm. Organize Important Papers - Know where imp...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
Commonly Found Home Inspection ProblemsIn over 20 years of practicing real estate full time, I think that one of the most stressful parts of the process for Buyers and Sellers is the Home Inspection.  A Home Inspection report can determine whether or not the contract easily sails through or becomes a quagmire of problems. With Home Inspections, the focus is on “safety and habitability.” A good Home Inspector's job is to look for problems with a house that will impact the home’s livability and cause the owner’s trouble down the road. Sellers should understand that problems are to be expected, even in the most well-maintained homes.  I once attended a Home Inspection on a brand new, never lived in new home, and the inspector discovered that the roof had been put on incorrectly!  Now there...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
Hiring a real estate agent can be unbelievably stressful!  But if you choose the right person, it can take a lot of stress off of your mind.  While many agents will want to sell your property, not everyone will be up to doing the best job! How do you distinguish the average from someone who will excel? Here are 4 important qualities to seek in an agent. Look for someone who will: 1.)  Set an accurate sales price:  From the real estate agents point of view, it’s easy to tell a seller what he/she wants to hear.  Everyone is telling you that your home is worth $250,000, and in walks Joe Realtor and says:                                          "I can sell your home for $270,000, no problem!" I call that "Buying the Listing".  I completely understand why someone would be swayed promises of...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
This wonderful Satellite Beach pool home is now under contract.  403 Rosedale Drive is in the Ocean Spray neighborhood of Satellite Beach.  With 3 bedrooms, 2 remodeled baths, a lovely remodeled spacious kitchen and large private fenced yard.   Satellite Beach is one of several Beachside communities to choose from on the beautiful Space Coast of Florida. If you have any questions about this or any of the other great Space Coast Area communities, please do not hesitate to call Kerry at 321-626-5868. We would love to help you find your Space Coast Area Home!  
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By Coastal Estate Team, Bridget Sentz & Carolyn Smith
(RE/MAX Elite)
Bridget Sentz, Realtor & Carolyn Smith, Realtor ~ Coastal Estate Team - Satellite Beach, FL Real Estate: Just Sold! Fabulous Satellite Beach Home on Huge Corner Lot! Just Sold this Fabulous Home in Carriage Park, Satellite Beach! The Coastal Estate Team just sold this fabulous 4 bedroom, 3 bath Satellite Beach home, located on a huge corner lot in the desirable neighborhood of Carriage Park! With so many exceptional features and its great floor plan, it is no wonder we were able to find buyers for this home so quickly! Offering almost 2,500 square feet including 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, this is the perfect family home. It is easy to fall in love with the open and spacious living areas, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, cozy fireplace, and huge screened lanai overlooking the private ba...
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By Coastal Estate Team, Bridget Sentz & Carolyn Smith
(RE/MAX Elite)
Bridget Sentz, Realtor & Carolyn Smith, Realtor ~ Coastal Estate Team - Satellite Beach, FL Real Estate: Just Sold! Charming Satellite Beach Canal Front Home Canal Front Home situated on a quiet Satellite Beach street The Coastal Estate Team just listed this charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage home, situated directly on a “Manatee Canal” in the heart of Satellite Beach. The new owners are sure to enjoy this 1,220 square-foot  home, which offers a newer kitchen, windows, and paint, and a newer roof. The fully fenced backyard offers direct water access, from which you can launch your kayak or paddleboard to get an up close and personal visit with the manatees and dolphins. You can even paddle from your backyard out to the Grand Canal, and then to the Banana River! What a fantastic pl...
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By Cathy Wolters, Your Brevard County Property Management Expert
(Wolters Realty & Property Management Company)
We have been under a boil water alert since Tuesday in Satellite Beach and the surrounding areas from Pineda Causeway to Eau Gallie Causeway.  Apparently a fire hydrant replacement went awry and a water main “erupted” and contaminated the drinking water of about 12,000 homes and businesses.  The full story is here.    Personally this had been a huge hassle. On Tuesday when it first happened we had really low water pressure but no one knew why. I had been out at a friends house for dinner and was informed of the low pressure, when I got home, but we didn't know we had to boil the water. We thought we just had to wait a while getting water from the fridge or faucet.  Then we had no water at all. I got a text from my sister in law asking if we knew we were on a boil water alert. I told her...
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