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July 2015

Found 41 blog entries for July 2015.

Microbrewery Trend Trickles Into Brevard

Known for creating specialty flavors with local influences and high quality ales, lagers and ciders, microbreweries are gaining prominence not only in large metropolitan areas, but also along the Space Coast. In recent years, several local breweries have opened their doors across Brevard County, and they have all been met with warm receptions.

Playalinda Brewing Company

Rarely does a day pass when Playalinda Brewing Company's downtown Titusville location isn't filled with blissful patrons. Outside tables are often claimed by sun loving locals who enjoy the quaint historic downtown Titusville atmosphere and wide assortment of locally crafted ales and ciders. The brewery has been reduced to standing room only on many nights since its tasting room

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The 4 Components of a Sale: Condition

Real estate sales are composed of four basic components. Homes are sold every day based on their locations, conditions, terms and prices. Some sales are made quickly with large profit margins, while other properties sit on the market much longer and sell for far less. Understanding each component of a real estate sale helps sellers make informed decisions on how to best position their listings in the current marketplace to attain favorable results.

The second component of a real estate sale is condition.

A home's condition weighs heavily on its ability to sell and the price it will sell for. Not all buyers are looking for move-in ready properties, but even those searching for fixer-uppers want to find homes with "good bones." Sellers that play

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The 4 Components of a Sale: Location

Real estate sales are composed of four basic components. Homes are sold every day based on their locations, conditions, terms and prices. Some sales are made quickly with large profit margins, while other properties sit on the market much longer and sell for far less. Understanding each component of a real estate sale helps sellers make informed decisions on how to best position their listings in the current marketplace to attain favorable results. 

The first and best-known component of a real estate sale is location.

Every home has the most important factor in real estate: location. Of course, some homes have more attractive locations than others, but all homes appeal to a sector of the home buying market. Some buyers are in search of secluded

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A Showing is Like a Job Interview for Your HomeSelling a home is very similar to a job search. Listings and showings share information about a home’s value in the same way that cover letters and interviews highlight a candidate’s strongest skills and qualifications. Sellers can increase their chances of making a sale by viewing the process through the perspective of a job seeker. In doing so, sellers showcase their homes’ most attractive aspects and make them major selling points.

A listing is like a cover letter

Think of a home’s listing as its cover letter. Employers merely glance at cover letters. Each candidate gets approximately eight to ten seconds to stand out. What can you do to make the quick look a buyer gives your listing last a little longer? Your listing needs to be pause worthy

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Dog-Friendly Places in BrevardThere is little doubt that Brevard County residents love spending time with their furry best friends. In light of this, many local establishments are easing up on their “no pet” restrictions. Dozens of parks, restaurants and even stores across Brevard County are now considered dog friendly.

Brevard’s dog-friendly beach

Canova Beach Park has the only dog-friendly beach in all of Brevard County. Dogs must stay on their leashes, wear their tags and have proper licenses and current vaccinations to visit Canova Beach Park. These same stipulations apply to county dog parks, although some do allow dogs to be off-leash. There are no fees for accessing Canova Beach Park and waste bags and trash receptacles are provided. 

Dog parks and restaurants in

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3 Questions Home Buyers Should Ask Loan OfficersFirst time home buyers have many pertinent things to consider. From floor plans to school zones, to down payments and homeowner’s associations, there are countless decisions to make and options to evaluate. One of the most important steps in the home purchasing process is finding a knowledgeable and professional loan officer, but how does one go about doing that? 

The best way to ensure a satisfactory lending experience is to conduct the transaction with a highly skilled loan officer. Home buyers can narrow down the field of prospective loan officers by asking them questions about their qualifications and past performance. By gauging their responses, borrowers can find the most qualified professionals to conduct their transactions with.

Ben Mitas

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Meet & Greet Opportunities with the New BPS Superintendent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This past June, Dr. Desmond Blackburn was selected to lead Brevard County’s public school district, which serves 73,000 students at more than 80 schools across the Space Coast.

The new superintendent is holding two meet & greet opportunities this week at schools in the north and south ends of the county. Both events are being held during evening hours on public school campuses and are open to all Brevard County residents.

Meet & Greet Details

North Area Meet & Greet

Where: Space Coast Jr./Sr. High Auditorium
6150 Banyan St., Port St. John
When: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 (5-7 pm)

South Area Meet & Greet

Where: West Shore Jr./Sr. High Auditorium
250 Wildcat Alley, Melbourne
When: Wednesday, July 29,

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Brevard Real Estate Market Shows High 12 Month IncreasesNearly all Brevard County real estate figures have improved over the last 12 months. Although noteworthy, Brevard County’s good fortune is not an anomaly. The state of Florida’s figures have shown increases and the nation’s numbers are also improving. 

National numbers

An article published on RealEstateRama compared national median sales prices for single-family homes from last May to this May. According to The National Association of Realtors’ stats, single-family home prices saw an 8.6% increase nationwide in 2015.

 

Florida numbers

ReaEstateRama reported that Florida median sales prices for single-family homes increased 10% over their prices in June of 2014, coming in at $203,500. Townhome-condo property prices also rose 7.9% in the past

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Historic Space Events with July AnniversariesMany of the notable events that have taken place in space history happened right here on the Space Coast. On top of that, four of the most memorable of these space moments occurred during the month of July. Can you guess which ones?

The following historic space events all occurred during the month of July:

1. First rocket launch

Space Coast Dailyrecently shared a news story commemorating the first rocket launch from Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Bumper 8 was a two-stage rocket composed of an American WAC Corporal set atop a German V2 missile. According to the article, Bumper 8 had a major mechanical failure, but was considered a success because it did lift off, proving that a second stage liquid-fueled rocket could be ignited. Bumper 8 was

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Brevard County magazinesThe Space Coast is home to many great local magazines with refined themes. Some are all about Brevard County’s best features, while others spotlight local businesses. Still more local magazines are about upcoming live events or recreational activities along the Space Coast. The one thing that remains constant amongst all of Brevard County’s magazines is that they have a razor sharp focus on the things that matter to Space Coast residents.

Here are 4 great magazines that are only available in Brevard County:

1. Space Coast Living magazine

Space Coast Living magazine boasts some of the most beautiful cover art and pictures of any modern publication. With a strong local focus and Space Coast pride bursting through every page, this monthly magazine

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