Friday, March 13, 2015

This Week's Best New Listings

These are the best or most compelling (in my opinion) new listings in Cocoa Beach in the last seven days. None of these are my listings but I'm happy to show any of them. Contacting a listing agent directly on any listing will have you unrepresented and possibly at risk in the transaction. A buyer's agent, whether me or someone else, will not cost you anything except in very rare circumstances agreed to in advance and you will have full representation (unless the buyer's agent is also from the listing agent's brokerage). There were no new listings in Cape Canaveral that I thought deserved mentioning.

  • Big 1st floor bank-owned 2/2 condo, 1432 sf, east of A1A but not direct oceanfront. Asking $147,900.
  • Fully furnished 2nd floor 2 bedroom, 1 bath, one block from beach, low monthlies. Asking $129,900.
  • Updated 2nd floor 2 bedroom, 1 bath in oceanfront complex that allows short term rentals. Asking $143,500.
  • Totally and nicely remodeled 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bath in oceanfront building with ocean view. Asking $224,900.
  • 1st floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath Sand Dollar floor plan, garage, Stonewood D bldg. Asking $259,000.
  • Totally remodeled single family 2 blocks from beach 3 BR, 1.5 BA, 1545 sf, tropical landscaping. Asking $225,000.
  • Updated Cocoa Isles single family 3 BR, 2 BA, 1240 sf, 2 car. Asking $239,000.
  • Single family 3/2 pool home five blocks to beach, 1280 sf, 2 car. Asking $289,000.
  • 14 yr. old South Cocoa Beach 2nd floor 3/2 corner in Banana River building with ocean and river views, garage, 2364 sf. Asking $289,900.
  • 7 yr. old luxury 4 bedroom, 3 bath canal home, 3025 sf, pool, dock, boat lift, 3 car. Asking $799,900.
  • 8 yr. old 5 bedroom, 3 bath single family across the street from the beach 3555 sf, pool, 2 car. Asking $729,000.
It's the perfect storm for traffic right now. Peak snowbird population, spring break, Bike Week in Daytona and cold weather up north. Be careful on the roads and expect to move more slowly than usual. Have patience. It will all be over in a few weeks.

The cobia are running a little late this year but are starting to show up in small numbers. Meanwhile the tasty tripletail are here en masse for the spring spawn. Look for them close to shore under seaweed or floating debris and present a live or artificial shrimp on their nose. This week I saw leatherback turtles, loggerheads, manta rays and a rare ocean sunfish in addition to cobia and tripletail. I also heard reports of a couple of great whites being spotted. For anyone wanting to fish, now is a great time to book a nearshore charter. The catch of a lifetime might be waiting. Worse case scenario, a great day on the water in the real Sea World.

"I have exactly as much rhythm as you think I have."  ___John Oliver