Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sandy Shores Melbourne Florida Real Estate Blogs

Read my Melbourne Florida Real Estate Blog at

Topics covered include:
Maxwell C King Center for the Performing Arts

Come and Visit Brevard County Florida

National Do Not Call List for Cell Phones

Manatee Crossing in Melbourne Florida

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile in Melbourne

Let's Have a Sleepover Before you Buy My Home

Keep Bringing the Needed Rainfall

Florida Has Four Million Tourist Visits Each Year
Save Thousands in Mortgage Interest
Buyer Incentives, Do they Work?
If you Can't Sell it, Should you Swap it?
Condo Owners Having Difficulty Renting
Tenants - Paying too Much in Rent?
Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Melbourne Florida Craft Fair

The Craft Fair is Coming to Melbourne Auditorium here in Melbourne Florida on July 26-27.
It will be an indoor, air conditioned craft show. It is sponsored by Buckler Craft Fairs. Hundreds of exhibitors will display their crafts. This will be a great time for those of you that love these types of bazaars and shows. There is something for everyone!
Some of the displayed items will include: Stained glass, pottery, arts and crafts, ceramics, quilts, needle work, folk art, unique gifts and home decor items.

Here is a coupon to get discounted craft fair tickets.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Babies at Brevard Zoo in Melbourne Florida

I love the zoo. The Brevard Zoo is located here in Melbourne Florida and is about 10 minutes from my home and just minutes off the Wickham Road exit of I-95. I love going to see all of the exotic animals, riding in the canoes and my favorite thing has to be seeing the new babies that are born at the zoo.

Currently the Brevard Zoo here in Melbourne Florida has new red wolf babies. This baby has beautiful piercing blue eyes.*

They also have a new baby Chilean pudu or better known to us as a tiny deer.*

The Brevard Zoo's mission is to provide top care to the animals. To provide opportunities for it's guests to experience nature. They provide learning experiences for Brevard County Public schools, through field trips. They support research projects locally and abroad.
*These pictures were featured in the Florida Today Newspaper.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Different types of Homeownership

Did you know that there are several different ways in which a person, or two or more people can take title to a house that they purchase? So often buyers ask me how they should take possession of a property. As a REALTOR, I am unable to provide legal advice to clients. Each individual homebuyer's situation and portfolio must be looked at on a case by case basis.

There are many different options in which buyers are able to purchase a property and hold title to it. They can hold title to it individually, jointly, in a trust, as a co op, or in a corporation. I am attaching a recent article from the New York Times, explaining the various forms of homeownership.

If you have questions on which form of homeownership may be right for you, you may consider having an attorney and/or CPA be your guide.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Marriott Residence Inn Hotel In Melbourne Florida

Marriott Hotels recently opened a new Residence Inn at the corner of Babcock St and Hibiscus Ave in Melbourne Florida. The new hotel is just one mile from the Melbourne Airport. It is only minutes from Downtown Melbourne, Holmes Regional Medical Center and Florida Institute of Technology.

Having lived in Melbourne since 1975 I have seen so many changes in the past 33 years. My husband and I were shopping across the street from the new hotel this past weekend. It seemed so odd to me to see such a huge beautiful building situated directly in front of what used to be the old Brevard Mall, many, many years ago. It used to be the only mall in Melbourne, a tiny one, with only 2 major department stores, JC Penneys and Sears. I remember as a teenager being dropped off at the mall by my parents so my girlfriends and I could go shopping. Oh, that was many years ago.

The new Marriott is an extended stay facility, boasting full kitchens with granite counter tops. It has free internet access, grocery services and housekeeping twice a week.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Breathtaking Sunset at Lake Washington in North Melbourne Florida

I love watching the sunset, especially when I can see a view like this only 3 miles away from my home. It is a beautiful scenic road that takes me on my bike to this breathtaking spot.
These pictures were taken at Lake Washington Park in North Melbourne, Florida here in Brevard County Florida, off of Lake Washington Road.

Friday, June 27, 2008

RAW United Powerlifting Championships

This weekend the RAW United Powerlifting National and State Championships will be held at West Shore Junior Senior High School here in Melbourne Florida in Brevard County on Saturday June 28 and Sunday June 29, starting at 9:30.

RAW United is a national powerlifting federation where lifters aged 12 to 75 years of age compete. The lifters come from all over the United States. Many of the lifters are 7th to 12th grade students from right here in the Melbourne, Palm Bay, Satellite Beach area. They compete in three different areas, deadlifts, benchpress and squats. Then, they compete for overall score. Their coach is Spero Tshontikidis.

RAW United powerlifting keeps teenagers off the street, it keeps them free of alcohol and drugs and it gives them the feeling of belonging.

If you have never been to one of these meets, it is worth coming out and watching one. The comaraderie between the new, young lifters and the older much more experienced lifters is infectious. Some of the people that I have met are some of the nicest, hardest working people that I have met.

My daughter, Sam Shores has been lifting for a year. She will be working this weekend towards breaking her own 3 world records, in deadlifts, squats and overall score. Sam is 13 years old and will be attempting a 230 lb deadlift this weekend.

If you get a chance, come on out and see some amazing athletes.