Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Youngs Have Moved!

I recently shared with my Facebook friends that my posts have been far and few between.  With good reason...We MOVED to the country!  The process began in early May after finding our very own dream home.  Never did I think that we would own a country home on acreage in FLORIDA! 

We loved our house in Lake Washington and had hopes of staying in that area but after a two year search, the price point became out of reach for us for what we wanted and the tax base for that area each year was also going to be out of our budget.

We were able to contract on a country home with a barn, 2 pastures with cross fences on a 2.5 acre parcel in South Brevard County near the soon-to-open St. John's Heritage Parkway Exit for I95.

When we contracted on the property, we knew the exit was being built.  What we did not know about is the Emerald Lakes community that will be built just 2 miles from our property.  It is rumored a Health  First Hospital will be built in this community as well as a Publix store and many other shops.   Holiday Builders is already building homes in a brand new subdivision, Lakes at St. Sebastian Preserve on Micco Road.  This area will be the next area to be developed for Brevard County.


As a Realtor, I don't really experience the stress of selling a home as the owner does.  Do I have a new perspective for my future clients!  Keeping the house cleaned and straightened 24/7 for potential showings with a dog while packing, working a job and trying to live daily life was definitely a challenge.  I learned SO much by being an actual seller that I will need to share in future blogs.
Our ideas of country living include a chicken coop and a much larger vegetable garden than we had at our former residence.  We've learned over the last three weeks that with living in the country, both of those aspirations are going to be a challenge with the wildlife. We are going to make a go of it and perhaps learn some things along the way.
Currently we are trying to organize our home and seeking storage options for our "stuff".  We have many projects that I would love to share with my readers as we go along.  Stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Brevard County, FL - MLS Statistics for June 2019


Report provided by the Space Coast Association of Realtors


A quick recap of the Brevard County Residential Report for June 2019:
  • Closed Sales are down 3.5% for June 2019 in which the number of units closed was 924 compared to 958 in June 2018, with a decrease in cash sales of 9.3% compared to June 2018.
  • New Pending Sales are up +0.3% and New Listings are down -10.3%.
  • The Median Sales Price for Brevard Single Family homes is up 7.8% to $248,000 compared to a year ago, which was $229,950.
  • Months Supply of Inventory is down -6.5% to 2.9 months, a decrease from 3.1 months in June 2018.
  • Traditional Sales are down 1.2%, with a median sales price of $249,250.
  • Foreclosure/REO Sales are down 69%, with 9 sales and a median sales price of $130,000.
  • Short Sale Closings are down 75% with 1 closed sale in June 2019 compared to 4 sales in June 2018.
A quick recap of the Brevard County Townhouses/Condos for June 2019:
  • Closed Sales are up 7.2% for June 2019 in which the number of units closed was 239 compared to 223 in June 2018, with a decrease in cash sales of -8.3% compared to June 2018.
  • New Pending Sales are up 26.5% and New Listings are up 30.6%.
  • Median Sales Price for Townhomes/Condos is up 14.3% to $200,000 compared to a year ago, which was $175,000.
  • Months Supply of Inventory increased 14.7% to 3.9 months in June 2019 from 3.4 months in June 2018.
  • Traditional Sales are up 7.3%, with a median sales price of $200,000.
  • Foreclosure/REO Sales are up 50%, with 3 sales and a median sales price of $133,000.
  • Short Sale Closings are down 50% with 1 closed sale in June 2019 compared to 2 sales in June 2018.
JoAnn Young - Young & Young Properties - 321-243-4917