Sunday, December 16, 2012

Bottom of the 9th

Returning cruise ship at Port Canaveral

With just two weeks left in 2012  December sales look to finish our record-breaking year on a strong note. So far this month 23 MLS-listed condos and townhomes have closed in Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral. That brings total sales for the year to 590 units with 301units actively for sale this morning. Of the 23 sold units, five closed at prices below $100,000 and none exceeded $210,000.

 Sales of note have included the following;

Two more bank-owned Pier Resort units have closed, 1900 square feet for $169,100 and 3400 square feet for $210,000.

Only one direct ocean, east facing unit is among the 23, a Winslow Beach 2nd floor, 468 square foot 1/1 that closed for $92,000.

A south ocean view Sea Oats 2nd floor 3/2 with 1505 square feet and no garage closed for $180,000 with all furnishings.

A foreclosed 4th floor Solana Lake 2/2 with 1698 square feet and garage sold for $175,000.

The 2nd floor NW corner at 2100 Towers closed for $162,500. It has 1600 square feet, wrap balcony and no garage.

A clean, fully furnished 5th floor, 2/2 Villa Vista with a southern ocean view sold for $155,000. No garage and 1018 square feet.

A furnished 2nd floor Royal Mansion 1/1 with a north ocean view sold for a surprising $155,000. Several almost identical units have closed in the last two years below $100,000.

A big lakefront 3rd floor 2/2 at Rock Pointe closed for $146,000. Garage and 1466 square feet. Sold in 11 days.

A 3rd floor direct Banana River 3/2 with 1344 square feet and garage at Pebble Cove sold for $141,000.

A ground floor Conquistador 2/2 in the non-oceanfront building sold in 21 days for $120,000. No garage and 1101 square feet.

A furnished 3rd floor corner 2/2 with 1200 square feet, carport and wrap balcony at Treasure Island on the canal closed for $120,000.

Someone got a nice direct river 3/2 at River Club across from Roosevelt School for $119,000. Carport, boat slip and 1488 square feet.

A nicely remodeled, fully furnished north facing 3rd floor 1/1 in the south building at Twin Towers sold for $97,000 after just 17 days on the market.

A 1st floor Diplomat non-waterfront 2/1 with 750 square feet in need of total remodel sold immediately for $70,000.

Only one single family home has closed in the two cities so far in December. It was a canal-front beauty on Country Club in Cocoa Beach. It sits on just over a quarter acre with 3080 square feet and a 2 car garage, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a screened pool and party deck overlooking the boat dock that has a 12,000 pound boat lift. It closed for $575,000.

Golf rates just went up at the Cocoa Beach Country Club yesterday. It now costs me $18.60 to play nine holes with a cart, an increase of 50 cents. Or, if I'm up to walking, I can play all I can stomach for $18.36 after 2 PM. I have to pinch myself at times when I'm enjoying this beautiful course on warm winter days in shorts and short sleeves for less than twenty bucks.

If you haven't given it a try yet, I heartily recommend the Fat Kahuna Beachside Grill in the old Key West Taco location on Minutemen just west of Coconuts on the Beach. Possibly the best fish sandwiches in Brevard County and that's with some very serious contenders for the title. Kabobs, salads, hamburgers, fish/shrimp/chicken sandwiches and dinners and more. Eat inside or out.

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