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 - email@example.com
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Sunrise at 12th St. South, December 18, 2008
What a week of beautiful weather we've had in Cocoa Beach. While the Weather Channel has focused on the winter storms in other areas of the country, we've been in the 70s every day with little or no wind and a persistent, clean, head-high swell to keep the surfers occupied. The great beach weather has made procrastinating about holiday shopping justifiable, at least in my mind.
As is normal for this time of year, with time off for the holidays, buyers are out in force and we will likely see quite a few properties go under contract before the first of the year. Among the likely targets are the recently reduced direct ocean 2/2 at Waters Edge in south Cocoa Beach. This unit is now offered as a short sale with a suggested price of $179,000, the lowest priced direct ocean 2/2 by a mile. It's view is obstructed by the dune vegetation but it is now priced as if it were smaller, crummier and blocks from the beach. Another favorite of mine is a big (1447 sq. ft.) 3rd floor, 2/2 south view at the 11 year-old Sand Dunes building in Cape Canaveral just reduced to $299,000. Offered fully furnished. The 3000 sq. ft. penthouse direct river unit at Crescent Palms that I mentioned in an earlier post that was offered as a short sale for $399,000 is under contract. None of the units mentioned here are listed by my firm.
Hope you all have a happy and safe holiday season and that the new year brings you prosperity and fulfillment. If you need to contact me before December 26, forget the email and please call my cell, 321.917.5786. I'll be back in the office on December 27. I'll leave you with a shot of a secret holiday pool somewhere in south Cocoa Beach.
"Look at the stars and how they shine for you, and all the things that you do."
______Chris Martin - Coldplay
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