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Carolyn Smith, Realtor & Bridget Sentz, Realtor ~ Coastal Estate Team – Satellite Beach, FL Real Estate: Just Sold! Updated Satellite Beach Pool Home!

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The Coastal Estate Team Just Sold This Lovely Satellite Beach Home!

The Coastal Estate Team just sold this fantastic Satellite Beach pool home… in just 3 days! Pride of ownership is evident in this 4 bedroom, 2 bath pool home, which boasts extensive updates and improvements both indoors and out, including granite and stainless appliances in the kitchen, updated bathrooms, and gorgeous landscaping with exterior accent lighting. All of this, plus a great location in an “A” rated school district, and just a short stroll or bike ride to the beach! Congratulations to the sellers, and the new owners of this fabulous home!

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Relaxing patio

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Huge sparkling pool!

This home was listed and under contract in just 3 days! If you are thinking about selling your Brevard County home, contact The Coastal Estate Team and experience Twice the Excellence!

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Visit Our Website: www.CoastalEstateTeam.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:

Phone: 321.271.0870

Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

Contact Bridget Sentz at:

Phone: 321.537.5720

Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Start your dream home search right here: Coastal Estate Team Website

Whether you are buying or selling, it would be our pleasure to represent you!

Please call or email the Coastal Estate Team to review your real estate needs!

Carolyn Smith, Realtor & Bridget Sentz, Realtor ~ Coastal Estate Team: Just Sold! Waterfront Home, Monterey Cove at Bayside Lakes!

Just Sold! Monterey Cove at Bayside Lakes, Palm Bay!

Just Sold! Monterey Cove at Bayside Lakes, Palm Bay!

The Coastal Estate Team just sold this waterfront home, located in the Monterey Cove neighborhood of Bayside Lakes in Palm Bay. This lovely 4 bedroom, 2 bath home offers plentiful views of the sparkling lake, in addition to the relaxing, fully screened and covered lakefront porch. Featuring over 2,100 square feet of living space, this home boasts an updated eat-in kitchen with tons of storage space, plus large closets in each room and a gorgeous master suite retreat. The Bayside Lakes neighborhood of Monterey Cove offers fantastic amenities including a clubhouse, large heated pool, tennis courts, playground, RV and boat storage, and much more.

Bright, open living spaces!

Bright, open living spaces!

Relaxing screened porch with lake views!

Relaxing screened porch with lake views!

Sparkling lake!

Sparkling lake!

Although this Monterey Cove at Bayside Lakes home was recently sold, there are other homes in Monterey Cove still available! If you are looking for a home in Monterey Cove or Bayside Lakes, Carolyn and Bridget can help! Call the Coastal Estate Team today and experience Twice the Excellence!

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Visit Our Website: www.CoastalEstateTeam.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:

Phone: 321.271.0870

Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

Contact Bridget Sentz at:

Phone: 321.537.5720

Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Start your dream home search right here: Coastal Estate Team Website

Whether you are buying or selling, it would be our pleasure to represent you!

Please call or email the Coastal Estate Team to review your real estate needs!

Carolyn Smith, Realtor & Bridget Sentz, Realtor ~ Coastal Estate Team– Indialantic, FL Real Estate: Just Sold! Fantastic End Unit Indialantic Townhouse!

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Carolyn and Bridget just sold this fantastic end unit Indialantic townhouse, ideally situated just 1/2 block to the beach! The new owners of this 3 bedroom/2.5 bath townhouse will enjoy the spacious open floor plan in addition to the many outdoor spaces, including the rear screened lanai, the  large private fenced yard, and the master suite screened balcony… all great spots to enjoy the gorgeous Florida sunshine! With an oversized one-car garage, and great Indialantic location close to shops, restaurants, and the beach, this townhouse is the perfect beachside retreat!

Indialantic FL real estate

Indialantic real estate

Indialantic FL real estate

Although this Indialantic townhouse was recently sold, there are other similar townhouses still available! If you are looking for a townhouse or condo in Indialantic, Melbourne Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, or Satellite Beach, Carolyn and Bridget can help! Call the Coastal Estate Team today and experience Twice the Excellence!

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Visit Our Website: www.CoastalEstateTeam.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:

Phone: 321.271.0870

Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

Contact Bridget Sentz at:

Phone: 321.537.5720

Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Start your dream home search right here: Coastal Estate Team Website

Whether you are buying or selling, it would be our pleasure to represent you!

Please call or email the Coastal Estate Team to review your real estate needs!

Carolyn Smith, Realtor & Bridget Sentz, Realtor ~ Coastal Estate Team – Brevard County, FL Real Estate: Home Prices See Record-Breaking Increases!

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Breaking News: Home Prices See Record-Breaking Increase in April; New-Home Sales Highest Since 2008; Consumer Confidence Surges to 5 -Year High

A Wave of positive housing news flooded financial news wires this morning.

Data through April 2013, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indicies for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, a leading measure of U.S. Home prices, showed average home prices increased 11.6% and 12.1 percent for the 10- and 20-City Composites in the 12 months ending in April 2013.

From March to April, the 10- and 20-City Composites rose 2.6 % and 2.5%. All 20 cities and both Composites showed positive year-over-year returns for at least the 4th consecutive month. Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, and Minneapolis posted their highest annual gains since the start of their respective indices.

“The 10- and 20-City Composites posted their highest monthly gains in the history of S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices,” says David M. Bilzer, chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Thirteen cities posted monthly increases of over two percentage points, with San Francisco leading at 4.9%.” The recovery is definitely broad based. The 2 Composites showed the largest year-over-year gains in 7 years.

In more positive housing news, the Commerce Dept said today that new-home sales increased 2.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 476,000 units – the highest level since July 2008. It was the 3rd straight month of gains in new-home sales, reflecting a continued resurgence in the U.S. housing market.

In more record-breaking news today, The Conference Board said consumer confidence in June rose to a more than 5-year high. The index rose to 81.4 from 74.3 in May, marking the best level since January 2008. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® now stands at 81.4 (1985=100), up from 74.3 in May. The Present Situation Index increased to 69.2 from 64.8. The Expectations Index improved to 89.5 from 80.6 last month.

Says Lynn France, director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board: “Consumer Confidence increased for the 3rd consecutive month and is now at it highest level since January 2008 (Index 87.3). Consumers are considerably more positive ab out current business and labor market conditions than they were at the beginning of the year. Expectations have also improved considerably over the past several months, suggesting that the pace of growth is unlikely to slow in the short-term, and may even moderately pick up.”

Source of info: RISMedia, Inc., 6/25/13

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Visit Our Website: www.CoastalEstateTeam.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:

Phone: 321.271.0870

Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

Contact Bridget Sentz at:

Phone: 321.537.5720

Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Start your dream home search right here: Coastal Estate Team Website

Whether you are buying or selling, it would be our pleasure to represent you!

Please call or email the Coastal Estate Team to review your real estate needs!

Carolyn Smith, Realtor & Bridget Sentz, Realtor ~ Coastal Estate Team – Indian Harbour Beach, FL Real Estate: Just Sold! Indian Harbour Beach Canalfront Townhome!

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The Coastal Estate Team just sold this lovely Indian Harbour Beach townhome!

The Coastal Estate Team just sold this beautifully updated townhome, situated on a quiet canal in Indian Harbour Beach. The open floor plan offers over 2,000 square feet, with 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 baths, and tons of closet/storage space. From the completely remodeled kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, to the brand new bathrooms, flooring, and interior paint, this delightful townhouse is sure to make its new owners very happy.

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Completely updated kitchen!

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Gorgeous canal views… with manatees!

Although this beautifully updated townhome has been sold, there are other, similar townhomes in Indian Harbour Beach that we would be happy to show you. If you are looking for a home, townhouse, or condo in Brevard County, Carolyn and Bridget can help! Call the Coastal Estate Team today and experience Twice the Excellence!

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Visit Our Website: www.CoastalEstateTeam.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:

Phone: 321.271.0870

Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

Contact Bridget Sentz at:

Phone: 321.537.5720

Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Start your dream home search right here: Coastal Estate Team Website

Whether you are buying or selling, it would be our pleasure to represent you!

Please call or email the Coastal Estate Team to review your real estate needs!

Carolyn Smith, Realtor & Bridget Sentz, Realtor ~ Coastal Estate Team – Melbourne Beach, FL Real Estate: Just Sold – Gorgeous Melbourne Beach Coastal Estate Home!

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Just sold in Melbourne Beach, for the full asking price!

The Coastal Estate Team just sold our listing of this stunning custom-built coastal estate home for the FULL asking price of $660,000! Situated in the heart of Melbourne Beach, this 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 3 car garage home offers exceptional features and details, combining the ultimate in style, craftsmanship, and design. The new owners of this fabulous home will love the huge gourmet kitchen, spacious two-story family room, and open floor plan with tons of natural light. The wrap around porches, lagoon style pool, and private backyard all add to the overall charm of this fantastic coastal estate.

The Sellers were thrilled that we were able to secure a full price cash offer for their home!  There are many buyers looking for properties in our area, if you are considering selling, now is absolutely the time!

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Huge gourmet kitchen

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Two-story family room

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Relaxing patio

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Private lagoon style pool

Although this lovely home has been sold, there are other, similar homes for sale in Melbourne Beach that we would be happy to show you. If you are looking for a home, townhouse, or condo in Brevard County, Carolyn and Bridget can help! Call the Coastal Estate Team today and experience Twice the Excellence!

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Visit Our Website: www.CoastalEstateTeam.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:

Phone: 321.271.0870

Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

Contact Bridget Sentz at:

Phone: 321.537.5720

Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Start your dream home search right here: Coastal Estate Team Website

Whether you are buying or selling, it would be our pleasure to represent you!

Please call or email the Coastal Estate Team to review your real estate needs!

 

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4 HAZARDS OF SELLING YOUR HOME WITHOUT A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL:

BE SMART… 

When real estate markets are on the upswing, it’s common for sellers to get creative and look for new ways to turn a profit. Some cash-saving measures, like competitive pricing and high ROI renovations, are great tools for getting the most from a deal. Others, like selling without an agent, can turn into both costly and painful mistakes.

If you’re considering listing and selling your home without a licensed real estate professional, here are 4 modern hazards you should consider before you decide to go at it alone:

1.  Passed up Profits 

Even in some of today’s most humdrum housing markets, most neighborhoods are seeing big changes. Inventory, interest rates, and a barrage of other factors are constantly altering the answer to the big question, “What’s the right price for my home?”

Fact: Homes sold using an agent sold for 20 percent more than those sold by the owner*. 

To avoid making a major pricing blunder and missing out on potential profits, consult a local real estate professional who can develop a customized Competitive Market Analysis (CMA) for your property. Your agent has access and knows how to factor in both, the most up to public records data and has insight into important secret pricing influencers like:

   •   New amenities or coming developments that may affect value 

   •   Competing properties that haven’t shown up publicly 

   •   What it really takes to close a deal in your neighborhood

2.  Missed Deals, Plain and Simple 

Response time is critical when it comes to accepting an offer and closing deals. Today’s buyers and agents expect a prompt response when they make an offer.

If you’re trying to evaluate and respond to offers around a busy schedule or full-time job, you run the risk of missing out on the market’s most motivated buyers who can’t afford to waste time waiting for a deal to come together.

In addition to being dedicated to providing potential buyers a quick response, your agent can also be a lifesaver when it comes organizing offers in a way that’s easy to understand and evaluate.

3.  The Self-Selling Time Suck 

Time is money. And, while you may think you’ll save on your commission by selling solo, the fact is, going at it alone can cost you a lot of time. That eventually means more dollars spent and unnecessary time sacrificed.

Here’s a list of the most difficult tasks that soak up valuable time during the home selling process for owners who sold without an agent*:

   •   Understanding and performing the paperwork 

   •   Negotiating the right price 

   •   Prepping the home for sale 

   •   Working with buyer lenders 

   •   Attracting potential buyers 

Your local agent understands how to navigate these hurdles and save you valuable peace of mind.

4.  Accidental Buyer Brush-Offs 

In most areas, not listing with an agent means you’re opting out of today’s biggest real estate tool for selling: the World Wide Web. In fact 90 percent of homebuyers used the Internet during their home search in 2012.

Without a savvy listing agent, your property won’t show up on the top sites where buyers search like Trulia.com, Realtor.com, Zillow.com or in your local Multiple Listing Service for other agents to find.

Don’t brush off the millions house hunters shopping online. You could miss out on key qualified buyers who are ready to close.

*Data from the National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2012 

Source of article: Trulia.com

If you are thinking of selling your Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Melbourne, Viera, or Suntree home, please call The Coastal Estate Team for a free market analysis of your home. We would be happy to discuss your home selling options with you!

 

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Visit Our Website: www.CoastalEstateTeam.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:

Phone: 321.271.0870

Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

Contact Bridget Sentz at:

Phone: 321.537.5720

Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Start your dream home search right here: Coastal Estate Team Website

Whether you are buying or selling, it would be our pleasure to represent you!

Please call or email the Coastal Estate Team to review your real estate needs!


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445 Fifth Avenue
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