Jan. 21, 2019

Just Listed! 511 Hibiscus Trail, Melbourne Beach

511 Hibiscus Trail Melbourne Beach

The Coastal Estate Team Just Listed

511 Hibiscus Trail, Melbourne Beach 32951

BRAND NEW construction in SOFA!! This stunning ''key-west'' style home features 4 bedroom, 3 full baths, 1 half bath and a study, 3 car garage with paver drive. The metal roof, DOUBLE-strapping, block construction and hurricane protection throughout will ensure low Homeowner's insurance rates. Split floor plan with open bright common areas, wood like tile through out the common areas. The kitchen features 42'' wood cabinets, quartz counters and SS appliances. Split floor-plan allows for privacy, secondary bedrooms all light and bright. One bedroom is a true en-suite, the other two share the hall full bath. The trussed front and rear porch with its tongue and groove wood ceiling has approximately 220sf + 400sf. Great entertaining home inside and out. A-Rated Schools, walk to the beach.

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

 

 

 

Posted in Just Listed
Jan. 9, 2019

Just Listed! 5302 Picardy Court, Viera

The Coastal Estate Team Just Listed

5302 Picardy Court, Viera, FL  32955

Stunning Views from this Direct Lakefront 4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom plus Office Pool Home located in Ravencliffe within the Villages of North Solerno. Rare Pie Shaped Lot, Long Lake Views and Lake wrapping the property provide exceptional privacy. Custom home built by well known local builder includes Formal Living & Dining Rooms, Gourmet Kitchen with Island and Walk in Pantry, Breakfast Nook, Family Room and Incredible Second Floor Bonus / Game Room with wrap around Screened Balcony overlooking the Lake. Corner Pocket Doors Sliders in Family Room and Game Room truly provide for Indoor / Outdoor Living. Large Paver Exterior Lanai with Sparkling Heated Pool & Spa. First floor Master Suite, Office with Closet, Guest Suite and Secondary Bedroom. 4th Bedroom & Bath Upstairs. A Rated Schools.

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

Posted in Just Listed
Jan. 7, 2019

Just SOLD! 590 Willowbrook St, Palm Bay

The Coastal Estate Team Just SOLD

590 Willowbrook St, Palm Bay, FL  32909

Congrats to our Buyers of this Palm Bay Home with 2.67 acres and detached workshop!

SOLD for $250,000

VIEW THE PROPERTY DETAILS 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 Kellie Bowling at:
Phone: 321.446.6575
Email: kbowling@remax.net

 

 

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

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

 

Posted in Just Sold
Dec. 28, 2018

Just SOLD! 1515 N Highway A1A 201, Indialantic

The Coastal Estate Team Just SOLD

1515 N Highway A1A Hwy 201, Indialantic, FL  32903

Congrats to our Buyers of this magnificent 2nd floor unit with stunning ocean views!

SOLD for $900,000

VIEW THE PROPERTY DETAILS 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

Posted in Just Sold
Dec. 20, 2018

Just SOLD! 1513 Reed Street NW, Palm Bay

The Coastal Estate Team Just SOLD

1513 Reed, Palm Bay, FL 32907

Congrats to our Buyers of this beautiful 4 bedroom 3 bath pool home! 

SOLD for $255,000

VIEW THE PROPERTY DETAILS 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

 

 

Posted in Just Sold
Dec. 15, 2018

Just SOLD! 1415 N Highway A1A Hwy 303, Indialantic

The Coastal Estate Team Just SOLD in 6 DAYS!

1415 N Highway A1A Hwy 303, Indialantic, FL  32903

Congrats to our Sellers and the buyers of this totally renovated 3rd floor unit with spectacular ocean views!!   

SOLD for $325,000

VIEW THE PROPERTY DETAILS 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 Kellie Bowling at:
Phone: 321.446.6575
Email: kbowling@remax.net

 

 

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

 

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

Posted in Just Sold
Dec. 14, 2018

5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Successful Sale


Home Selling Goals? 5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Successful Sale

If you are planning to say out with the old home and in to a new home in 2019 — it’s not too early to start prepping before you pack. You have one chance to make a good first impression — make it count. Before listing your home, We recommend these five New Year’s resolutions to help ensure the quickest sale for the highest price.

 

1. Set the Date

If you haven’t chosen a date, are you really that serious about your move? There is a lot of work to do before putting your house on the market and setting a date — what are you waiting for? The good news is that I’m here to help, along with other professionals like a lender, home inspector and movers to help you prepare. Reach out to us, We're ready to listen to your plans and start working for you.

2. Fix and Replace

If you’re selling your home it’s time to assess the repairs and replacements you need to make before showing. It can be tough to evaluate your own home — We can help! Let’s start with a tour of your home, add in some constructive criticism and decide on the renovations and fixes you can or should make to receive an offer that brings the best return on your investment.

3. Run the Comps

We’ll do all the leg work to compare other home listings in your neighborhood to set a solid sales price. There are so many factors that can affect your home’s value — including nearby schools, outdoor space, lot size, busy streets, or supply and demand in your housing market, but it’s okay — that’s our business!

4. Cut the Clutter

Downsize, downsize, downsize — get the picture? Especially if you have lived in a home for a long time, downsizing can be quite the task. I suggest that my clients take it one step at a time, room by room and stay organized to get through it. As you declutter, ask yourself if an item needs to move with you to your new home.

5. Designed to Sell

Staging your home is serious business. Let’s work together to set the scene around your home’s best features. When there is less clutter in your home, homebuyers can better visualize themselves living in the space — instead of focusing on your family photos or the miniature kitty-cat collection set up in your kitchen.

Thinking of buying or selling your home? Make sure to work with a professional who has done their homework — contact us today! The Coastal Estate Team is more recommended because they recommend what’s right for you.

 

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

 

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

Dec. 11, 2018

The Coastal Estate Team's Favorite Things 2018

You've heard of Oprah's Favorite Things, right? Well, move over Oprah because the Coastal Estate Team has our own fabulous list!

We hope you get some great gift ideas for all of the special people on your list!

The Coastal Estate Team's Favorite Things 2018

Bridget: Going green this year with the Primo Water Bubbler system. No more disposable water bottles. Delivers cold and hot water.

Carolyn: My Vitamix. We use it every day to make smoothies, but it can be used to make all sorts of other things like soups, frozen coffee drinks, ice cream, salsa and more. Plus it's so easy to clean!

Taylor: Nespresso! An espresso at the touch of a button right from the comfort of your home.

Kellie: The iRobot Roomba 980 vacuum! I have an app on my phone that allows me to start the vacuum while I’m away, and I receive an alert when the ​job is completed. With 3 dogs and 2 kids in the house, this is a life saver!

Jen: My Michael Kors Sofie smartwatch. It helps me keep in contact when my phone is floating around in my purse!

Sage: Le Creuset cookware! Not only is the quality amazing, the color options are beautiful. My favorite piece is the 5-quart Braiser (in Caribbean). It's pretty much a do-it-all pan... I use it for almost everything!

Wishing you warm wishes this Holiday Season!

The Coastal Estate Team

 

Posted in Just for Fun
Dec. 7, 2018

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter!

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.

1. Prices Will Continue to Rise

CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed that home prices have appreciated by 5.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.7% over the next year.

The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.

2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase 

Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage have hovered around 4.8%. Most experts predict that rates will rise over the next 12 months. The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the National Association of Realtors are in unison, projecting that rates will increase in 2019.

An increase in rates will impact YOUR monthly mortgage payment. A year from now, your housing expense will increase if a mortgage is necessary to buy your next home.

3. Either Way, You are Paying a Mortgage

There are some renters who have not yet purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s.

As an owner, your mortgage payment is a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to build equity in your home that you can tap into later in life. As a renter, you guarantee your landlord is the person building that equity.

Are you ready to put your housing cost to work for you?

4. It’s Time to Move on With Your Life

The ‘cost’ of a home is determined by two major components: the price of the home and the current mortgage rate. It appears that both are on the rise.

But what if they weren’t? Would you wait?

Look at the actual reason you are buying and decide if it is worth waiting. Whether you want to have a great place for your children to grow up, you want your family to be safer, or you just want to have control over renovations, maybe now is the time to buy.

If the right thing for you and your family is to purchase a home this year, buying sooner rather than later could lead to substantial savings.

Dec. 4, 2018

Homeowners Aged 65+ Have 48x More Net Worth Than Renters

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. Their latest survey data covers responses from 2013-2016.

The study revealed that the median net worth of a homeowner was $231,400 – a 15% increase since 2013. At the same time, the median net worth of renters decreased by 5% ($5,200 today compared to $5,500 in 2013).

These numbers reveal that the net worth of a homeowner is over 44 times greater than that of a renter.

There are many who see that statistic and point toward how broad the range of respondents are for the Federal Reserve survey. Their study includes all economic and social groups and also includes all age groups. The argument is that older respondents have a higher likelihood of being homeowners, while the homeownership rate among younger survey takers is much lower.

Recently, the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University focused on homeowners and renters over the age of 65. Their study revealed that the difference in net worth between homeowners and renters at this age group was actually 47.5 times greater!

Homeowners Aged 65+ Have 48x More Net Worth Than Renters | Simplifying The Market

Homeowners over the age of 65 are much more financially prepared for retirement and often own their homes outright if they were fortunate enough to purchase their homes before the age of 36. Their 30 years of mortgage payments have paid off as they gained equity through their monthly payments and as home values appreciated.

It is no surprise that lifelong-renters have had a hard time accruing net worth as the latest Census report shows that the Median Asking Rent has been climbing consistently over the last 30 years.

Homeowners Aged 65+ Have 48x More Net Worth Than Renters | Simplifying The Market

Bottom Line

As a homeowner you put your monthly mortgage payment to work for you, building your net worth with every payment.