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Larry Walker
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I'm Not Taking Less Than My Appraisal
Dear Larry, I am under contract on a home in Cocoa Beach and I was able
to negotiate a purchase price $10,000 less than a recent appraisal on
the home. Did I get a good deal? Maybe. Maybe not.
Residential real estate appraisals are not definitive. An app...
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Manipulation. Who Cares?
According to convicted real estate agent turned extortionist Kevin Tomlinson, one of the top Miami Beach luxury real estate team,  The Jills ,  manipulated "dozens of MLS listings, hundreds of times, erasing more than 20,000 days on market" . According to t...
Manipulation. Who Cares?
Manipulation. Who Cares?
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Grand Theft Cocoa Beach
If you have seen the photo above on another Cocoa Beach website you should know that it was taken by my wife and used previously on this blog where it was stolen and is now being used without permission. It is featured prominently on several pages on the ot...
Grand Theft Cocoa Beach
Grand Theft Cocoa Beach
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No Stinkin Photos
What's up with the million dollar plus luxury Cocoa Beach condo listing with only one photo that's been listed for 37 days? The listing says "easy to show" and "more photos coming soon". We're still waiting. How about the fourth floor unit listed as being o...
No Stinkin Photos
No Stinkin Photos
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Rolling Up July
After a slow start for residential real estate in Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral, the month of July finished with a bang, at least for condos.  The Cocoa Beach MLS is reporting 70 closed condo and townhouse units in the month as of this morning but only fou...
Rolling Up July
Rolling Up July
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Real Estate Myths Examined
I'm sure I've missed a few but the memes listed below are the most common ones that I hear from people outside the industry about real estate agents. Phony multiple offers . This one will not die. I dread hearing the frightening phrase, " We have multiple o...
Real Estate Myths Examined
Real Estate Myths Examined
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Calm and Hot With a Tiny Swell
We finished the month of June with 56 recorded condo sales in Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral and, according to the Cocoa Beach MLS, another 24 have closed so far in the month of July. Inventory for condos and single family homes has barely budged since my l...
Calm and Hot With a Tiny Swell
Calm and Hot With a Tiny Swell
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Approaching Half Time
There hasn't been much to report since my last post. Activity and sales remain slow. Prospective buyers hoping for a greater selection of listings in Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral will have to continue to deal with a meager number of possibilities. Residen...
Approaching Half Time
Approaching Half Time
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Summertime 2018
I have been asked why I tend to focus more on condos than single family homes. It's circumstance, not choice. As with most coastal areas of Florida, condos in Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral outnumber homes by a wide margin. Typically there will be five or s...
Summertime 2018
Summertime 2018
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It's a Guessing Game
Attention listing agents: If you received an alert that I accessed your electronic lockbox for a listing that I didn't make showing arrangements for, you can relax. It is, almost certainly, because you didn't mark your lockbox and I was opening multiple box...
It's a Guessing Game
It's a Guessing Game
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