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Monday, November 08, 2010

Home Buyer Tips: "Treed lot on right of way" does not constitute "Overlooking preserve!"

Real estate narratives are sometimes creative.  Take "overlooking preserve," for instance. Is that a treed lot on the side of the roadway or a swampy run-off area?  Is that lake really a drainage pond?  How close is that train track that runs along U.S. 1 in Suntree or Viera?

Sometimes you really can't get a good perspective without going above.  I am not talking prayer right here although I would never discourage it!

Use aerial views to see what is really around that house you are considering….

What type of aerial views?
  • In Brevard County, Florida, you can go to the Brevard County Property Appraiser web site, enter the address and click on the aerial view.
  • Or a simple tool like Google Maps can show you an aerial view or satellite view, or even better yet, try Google Earth.
  • Or another good tool is the map provided by Bing Maps
A word of caution on maps though.  Areas under development constantly change. Sometimes all that green on the map is gone.  For instance, all the trees in this 10+ acre site in the picture here, gone for a apartment complex currently under construction. 

Gary L. Waters PLLC, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida serving Florida's Space Coast including the cities and communities of Melbourne, Viera, Rockledge, Suntree, Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and the surrounding region.


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