May 19, 2017

Just SOLD 4055 Turtle Mound Road

The Coastal Estate Team Just SOLD

4055 Turtle Mound Road, Lake Washington, FL

 

Our buyers fell in love with the 6 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath pool home on one acre in Lake Washington located in the Windover Farms Community! 

For full details of this home, click here!

 

If you are considering Selling your Brevard County home, Find Out What Your Home is Worth

Start your dream home search right here: Coastal Estate Team Dream Home Search

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.

Contact Bridget Sentz at:
Phone: 321.537.5720
Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:
Phone: 321.271.0870
Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

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May 12, 2017

The Sizeable Homeowner’s Real Estate Tax Advantage

 As this season’s controversies swirl through Washington, one of them seems likely to wind up being at the top of the heap: federal income taxes. Whether or not they will be simplified (hopefully) or lowered (ummmprobably?) will be sorted out in due time, but one detail is a lead pipe cinch: when the dust clears, the real estate tax advantage will remain.

If any politician is thinking about eliminating the real estate tax advantage, he or she is wisely being very quiet about it. For good reason: that’s an idea that would probably lead to a quick retirement from public life courtesy of many displeased voters. Certainly, that’s likely to be the case as far as Melbourne homeowners and home buyers are concerned.

We don’t provide financial or tax advice, but some of the long-standing real estate tax advantages are well-known and detailed on Uncle Sam’s public sites. The headline tax benefits of homeownership explains their widespread support—among them:

·         The mortgage interest deduction (up to $1 million) on first mortgages is one that speaks for itself—and speaks loudly. Per software provider CCH, depending on their adjusted gross incomes, in 2013 average taxpayers wrote off anywhere from $7,780 to $17,060.

·         Over and above the first mortgage interest payments, an additional deduction for interest on home equity loans of up to $100,000 can apply.

·         Additionally, real estate taxes can be deducted in the year they are paid—as can mortgage origination fees.

·         When qualifying Melbourne residences are sold, profits of up to $250, 000 (twice that for married joint filers) may be excluded from the seller’s federal capital gains tax.

·         For investment properties operated as rentals, there are other qualified expenses that can be tax deductible: your tax advisor will detail the rules.

Finance blogger Bob Christman’s recent “Real Estate Markets on the Mend article centered on the  real estate tax advantage being key to why “more Americans may be in a position to buy or sell properties in 2017.” He listed more reasons, but for Melbourne taxpayers, the tax ramifications can be persuasive—and another good reason to give me us a call to explore today’s market!

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.

Contact Bridget Sentz at:
Phone: 321.537.5720
Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:
Phone: 321.271.0870
Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

 

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May 7, 2017

Just Listed! 728 Monterey, Satellite Beach

The Coastal Estate Team Just Listed

728 Monterey, Satellite Beach, FL!

Located in the newest gated community in Satellite Beach, this single story executive home situated on the pond has 2088SF under air. With it's 3BD and 2BA plus an office, it is very open and wonderful for entertaining. With it's formal spaces in the front (all those windows boasts custom wood plantation shutters) and custom medallion at the entry. The gourmet kitchen features 42'' Cherry cabinets, SS upgraded appliances and granite counters has views to the cafe, family room and the lanai all with pond views. There is NO carpeting in this home, tile in all the common areas and real wood floors in all the bedrooms and the office. Both baths have raised vanities with wood cabinets and granite tops. The club house and beach are both short walks. Close to everything.

For more information & photos on this property, click here!

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.

Contact Bridget Sentz at:
Phone: 321.537.5720
Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:
Phone: 321.271.0870
Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

 

 

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May 2, 2017

Just Sold 903 Nele Avenue

The Coastal Estate Team Just SOLD

903 Nele Ave NE!

Fabulous Lockmar Estates 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Pool Home on Almost 1/3 Acre was Listed and Sold by The Coastal Estate team before it even hit the MLS!! Incredible spaces both inside and out will make your new home a true Sanctuary. With over 2,350 SF of Living Space, you will find extremely generous room sizes including Formal Living & Dining Rooms, Family Room with Wood Burning Fireplace, Large Master Suite with Walk-in Closet and an additional 3 Secondary Bedrooms. Kitchen features granite tops and stainless appliances. Step out onto your 450 SF Screened and Covered Lanai and enjoy the morning sun and cool afternoon breezes! This is true Outdoor Living and just steps away from your Sparkling Pool! Fantastic Large and Private Fully Fenced Yard with a great Shed to store all your gardening supplies and more. True Interior Mud / Laundry Room with Sink. Roof 2005.

For full details of this home, click here!

If you are considering Selling your Brevard County home, Find Out What Your Home is Worth

Start your dream home search right here: Coastal Estate Team Dream Home Search

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.

Contact Bridget Sentz at:
Phone: 321.537.5720
Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:
Phone: 321.271.0870
Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

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Posted in Just Sold
May 2, 2017

Housing Affordability Heats Current Market

Every now and again Forbes magazine assembles what it calls its “top financial brain power” to comment on a topic of interest. Late last week, the topic was real estate—more specifically, the answer to the question, “Is the Real Estate Market Still Healthy?” Speaking for our Melbourne real estate market, I’d have to the answer “yes.”(It’s a cinch I’ll never be asked by Forbes to join the panel because a one-word answer doesn’t make for a very long article).

Their panelists did better at elaborating. They voiced a couple of blanket observations on homeownership in today’s market, then settled on some reassuring points on housing affordability. Their observations are aimed at the nation as a whole, but the conclusions are apt for Melbourne buyers and sellers, too:

Point One: The inventory of existing homes for sale continues to be tight just about everywhere. It’s been trending that way for quite a while—and it results in the average days on market continuing to be shorter than usual. Ultimately, that should cause new housing construction to accelerate.

Point Two: The average age of homeowners is gradually increasing. Younger first-time buyers—who have spent their entire working lives during The Great Recession and its aftermath—have been having a harder time gathering the wherewithal to buy their first home. If the latest optimistic projections about the economy prove accurate, those demographics should reverse.

Point Three: Rising interest rates have not had much of an impact on the residential market because the overall level of rates “is low enough right now…The fact is that housing is affordable.” Melbourne buyers should be reassured by one investment officer (he oversees $200 billion) who says that housing “still will be affordable even if rates go up another 50 basis points.”

Point Four: In a related point, fixed mortgages are growing in popularity. As we head into real estate’s peak season, that “speaks to housing affordability” because it reflects buyers’ satisfaction with today’s rates: they don’t have to stretch the family budget to handle the resulting monthly payments.

Melbourne buyers and sellers benefit when the Housing Affordability Index—the measure that tracks payment amount as a percentage of income—indicates that typical families can qualify for a mortgage loan on a typical home. That has much to do with the real estate market health the analysts were pointing to…and a sign that now is a good time to give us a call!

If you are considering Selling your Brevard County home, Find Out What Your Home is Worth

Start your dream home search right here: Coastal Estate Team Dream Home Search

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.

Contact Bridget Sentz at:
Phone: 321.537.5720
Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:
Phone: 321.271.0870
Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

 

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May 1, 2017

Just Sold 3200 Mockingbird Avenue

The Coastal Estate Team just SOLD

3200 Mockingbird Avenue SW, Palm Bay, Florida!

Perfect home for those looking for Privacy and Land! You will be absolutely impressed with this incredible 2004 built 5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Two Story Home sitting on a .43 Acre lot with all the living space you need as well! Downstairs features Formal Living, Formal Dining, Large Kitchen with Upgraded Appliances and Granite Tops, Sunny Breakfast Nook, Oversized Family Room with Wood Floors, Interior Laundry Room and Large Lanai. Additionally, fantastic Master Suite split from the 3 secondary Downstairs Bedrooms. Upstairs is a perfect Multi-Generational Space or Guest Suite with Bonus Room, Private Bedroom and Full Bath. Upgraded features including Tile and Wood Flooring, Crown Molding and Ceiling Fans. Screened Front Porch. No HOA.

Click here for full details!

If you are considering Selling your Brevard County home, Find Out What Your Home is Worth

Start your dream home search right here: Coastal Estate Team Dream Home Search

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.

Contact Bridget Sentz at:
Phone: 321.537.5720
Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:
Phone: 321.271.0870
Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

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April 29, 2017

695 Brockton, Melbourne, FL 32904

The Coastal Estate Team Just Listed

695 Brockton, Melbourne, FL 32904

This home located in the gated 55+ community of Compass Pointe, will not disappoint. Only one owner, and pride of ownership abounds. Features 3 bedroom 2 bath home with 2 car garage is very open and bright. The eat-in kitchen has plenty of cabinets and counter space, and is open to the ''great room''. Tile floors in the kitchen and baths, laminate floors in the common area and carpet in the bedrooms. Beyond the great room is the screen and covered lanai, to enjoy the outdoors. Compass Pointe offers beautiful amenities for its residents, pool, club house, shuffle boards courts etc. Close to shopping and restaurants.  For full details, price and all photos, click here!

Contact Bridget Sentz at:
Phone: 321.537.5720
Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:
Phone: 321.271.0870
Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

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April 26, 2017

Just Sold 1395 S. A1A Unit 402, Satellite Beach, FL

The Coastal Estate team Just Sold 1395 S. A1A Unit 402, Satellite Beach, FL!

If you are considering Selling your Brevard County home, Find Out What Your Home is Worth

Start your dream home search right here: Coastal Estate Team Dream Home Search

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.

Contact Bridget Sentz at:
Phone: 321.537.5720
Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:
Phone: 321.271.0870
Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

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April 18, 2017

Coastal Estate Team Rocks 2016!

The Coastal Estate Team Rocked 2016!

#1 RE/MAX Team in Brevard County

#25 RE/MAX Team in Florida

Achieving the RE/MAX Titan Club Award

RE/MAX Elite Miracle Maker Team

Bridget Sentz - RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award 2016

Carolyn Smith - RE/MAX Hall of Fame - 2015

With over 5,500 RE/MAX agents and 547 Top Notch RE/MAX Teams in the state of Florida, Coastal Estate Team ranked #1 for all RE/MAX Teams in Brevard County and #25 for the entire state of Florida!

We are so stoked to receive these awards! We truly love real estate and the people we get to help every day. Thank you to all of our Amazing Clients, our Superior Support Staff both on our Team, within our Brokerage, RE/MAX Elite, and within our Space Coast Association of Realtors and the Grand Poobah, our incredible Broker, Justin Brown. Real Estate success truly takes a village and we are blessed to have been able to work with so many fantastic Realtors in Brevard County, you guys rock! A super special thank you to our "glue", Jen Conrad, we appreciate you more than you know!

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

Contact Bridget Sentz at:
Phone: 321.537.5720
Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:
Phone: 321.271.0870
Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

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Posted in Awards
April 10, 2017

Just Sold 203 Sand Pine Road, Indialantic

Bridget Sentz, Realtor & Carolyn Smith, Realtor ~ Coastal Estate Team - Indialantic, FL Real Estate: Just Sold!

Just Sold 203 Sand Pine Road, Indialantic, FL

Experience Island Living in this Fantastic 4 Bedroom 2-1/2 Bath Beachside Pool home. Superb Open Floor Plan with Updated Kitchen and Baths, Tile Flooring in all Living areas plus Master Suite. Kitchen features wood cabinetry, solid surface countertops and stainless appliances. Formal Dining area plus Breakfast Nook overlooking the Pool and Tropical Yard. Large Interior Laundry Room with laundry tub and Oversized Garage. Fantastic .28 acre Corner Lot with Fully Fenced Backyard, Double Gate to second driveway and Pad for Boat Parking, beautiful Custom Tellis with flowering vines. Concrete block construction. No HOA. Walk or bike to the beach. ''A'' rated schools. Roof 2005, Pool recently resurfaced.

If you are considering Selling your Brevard County home, Find Out What Your Home is Worth

Start your dream home search right here: Coastal Estate Team Dream Home Search

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.

Contact Bridget Sentz at:
Phone: 321.537.5720
Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:
Phone: 321.271.0870
Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

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