This is one insider's unpolished take on the current state of the Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral, Florida real estate market. I am a licensed agent and partner with Walker Bagwell Properties. My sometimes blunt opinions here are not welcomed by the real estate mainstream. Whatever. Hopefully my insights will allow you to make better decisions about your participation in this market.
Larry Walker - 321.917.5786 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Less is More
March has started with a bang with 21 residential contracts executed in the first 12 days in Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral. This is on the heels of a February that exceeded February 2007 in closed sales. Certainly not evidence of a bottom, but, encouraging nonetheless. Closed sales so far in March worth mentioning are;
Emerald Seas 3/2 closed for $340,000 - was asking $529,000 June/2006
A small Cape 3 BR beach cottage, 2 blocks from the beach $148,000
Canaveral Sands direct ocean, 2nd floor 2/2 furnished sold for $270,000
and, drum roll please, a Solana Lake 2/2 sold for $235,000 after being purchased one month earlier for $195,100.
MLS inventory March 12, 2008 Cocoa Beach & Cape Canaveral
Single family homes____139
Closed sales in February
Single family homes____9 (3 were foreclosures)
In memory of John D. MacDonald I will close with a quote from John Maynard Keynes, who Travis McGee fans will recognize as the namesake of the boat of Travis' economist friend, Meyer.
"The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent."
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