Sunday, April 7, 2024

Florida Spring Tips from Loggerhead Insurance

 Some great Florida Spring Tips from Loggerhead Insurance

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Spring Update from Loggerhead Insurance

As spring approaches, and weather patterns change, severe thunderstorm activity can occur more often. Spring is also a good time to check plumbing systems to prevent water damage. Below are a few tips for this time of year. Additional information on thunderstorm safety is available at the and National Safety Council websites; the Spruce website has a thorough plumbing maintenance checklist.

Home Safety & Loss Prevention

  • Cut down or trim trees that touch your home or may be in danger of falling on your home.
  • Consider buying surge protectors or a lightning protection system to protect your home, appliances, and electronic devices.
  • Check plumbing for leaks including appliance water supply lines and under sinks.
  • Test shut-off valves on water lines to fixtures and appliances.
  • Know the location of your main water shut-off and test to ensure it works properly.
  • Consider installing water sensors which provide an early warning if appliances such as toilets, water heaters, refrigerators, or washing machines begin to leak. A notification from these sensors can help prevent a leak from creating significant damage to flooring, walls, and furniture.

Personal Safety

  • Pay attention to severe weather alerts and warnings. Move from outdoors into a building or car with a roof when severe weather is approaching.
  • Avoid using devices connected to an electrical outlet and avoid running water during a thunderstorm.
  • Do not walk or drive through flooded areas after a storm. Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock a person down and one foot of moving water can move a vehicle.
  • Stay away from any fallen power lines and trees following a storm and report them immediately.
JoAnn Young
Real Estate Broker

Friday, April 5, 2024

Deer Run Equestrian Community in Southern Brevard County, Florida

Deer Run Community in Brevard County, Florida

There are still beautiful parcels with acreage to be found and purchased along the Atlantic in Florida.  The Deer Run community in Brevard County, Florida is an equestrian neighborhood of beautiful estates and much vacant land still to be developed.

The land was developed by Cavalier Properties along with Atico Financial Corp.  The subdivison was formerly a citrus grove owned by Hayward's Prosperity Farms.  Irrigation swales can still be seen via aerial views of the vacant land.

There are 462 parcels in Deer Run.  Only about 185-190 homes are currently built.  There is still a lot of vacant land to be obtained and developed.  Deer Run was "off the beaten track" for many years until a new I95 exit opened in August 2020 thus allowing for an easier commute. The community has begun to grow at a faster pace.

Deer Run residents have a Palm Bay address but the subdivision is located in Brevard County unicorporated with a zip code of 32909.  The county of Brevard maintains the right-of-ways along the road sides and ditches, clearing the lateral ditches of the properties that contain them and trim back the overgrown, invasive Brazilian Pepper trees from off the maintained ditches.  

The Deer Run Community is a contained within a Florida Homeowners Association.  The annual dues are currently $230 and cover the maintenance and insurance of the community amenities and beautification of the front entrance.There is an adequate community center located at 273 Cavalier Street.  The building seats 30 people with 2 restrooms.  Residents can request use of the building for gatherings and where monthly homeowners association meetings take place.  On the property is a horse arena, round pen, tennis / basketball/ pickleball court and a picnic table area with BBQ grill.  

Deer Run has contracted with Florida High Speed Internet to install fiber throughout the neighborhood.  We are excited about having higher internet speed! The process is taking longer than expected but they have nearly completed laying the cables.  Some residents are already connected and report lightning speeds!
Properties in Deer Run are on private well water and septic tanks. Since Deer Run does not have a sewer system, the county of Brevard has installed pumps on the farthest west side of Deer Run behind a chain link gate on Buckskin St.  The pumps are used when flood waters fill the lateral ditches and allow properties to shed water during heavy rains or hurricanes.  The waters flow towards the east and connects with a larger canal on the outside of Deer Run (Willowbrook Rd)  and flows towards the Indian River.  

 Deer Run is a rural atmosphere in a country setting zoned agricultural (AU).  Driving  through the development you are likely to view resident's horses, goats, donkeys and chickens as well as much wildlife that exists in the area but there is no hunting or fishing permitted in the Deer Run community.

Many available lots for sale in Deer Run have pine trees and some have beautiful mature oak trees.  Most all have cabbage palms and you may even find a wild, sour orange tree growing!

If you are interested in a homesite or a home in Deer Run in southern Brevard County, call JoAnn Young for more information!  321-243-4917

Monday, April 1, 2024

Virtual Tour: 308 Trotters St. Palm Bay, FL 32909

308 Trotters St. Palm Bay, FL  32909  
4 Bedroom 2 Bath POOL home with a 4- car outbuilding
on 2.53 acres - REMODELED HOME!
 Take the virtual Tour 

JoAnn Young, Broker
Serving the industry since 1995