Monday, December 15, 2008


The shuttle Endeavour catches a ride back home on a 747 last Friday after initially landing in California due to bad weather at the Cape. The pilots usually cruise low and slow down the beach when returning for all to see. I've seen proud locals spontaneously stand from their beach towels and applaud the safe return of our spacecraft as it cruises by. It's a goose bump moment the first time you see this public display of patriotism and local pride.

Sales and listing activity has been slow as everyone's focus has shifted into holiday/year-end mode. There have been three closed sales of condos so far this month in Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral with 20 new contracts executed in the same period. Hopefully we will see a spike in new listings after New Years for those of you still waiting for that perfect unit at the right price.

Among the attractively priced oceanfront units currently offered is a new short sale listing at Park Place in downtown Cocoa Beach; a 2nd floor, 2/2 direct ocean unit being offered for $270,000. There is also a top floor, direct ocean 2/2 at Spanish Main being offered for $299,900. Spanish Main is one of the small handful of buildings that allow weekly rentals. These units rent for between $800 and $1200 per week for most of the year. This is the view.

MLS inventory Dec 15, 2008 Cocoa Beach & Cape Canaveral

Condos, all prices_____738
over $500,000_________98 - 28 sold since New Year's Day
Single family homes___116
over $500,000_________35

"You'll shoot your eye out, kid."
______Santa Claus to Ralphie