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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Moving to Florida - Every Market is Unique.

I read an article this morning that began with four critical words about real estate whether buyer or seller... Every market is unique.

Coincidentally I also had a call regarding a home for sale in a Melbourne, Florida 55+ community.  This particular caller "felt" the price was high considering the prices for similar homes "back home."

His use of the words back home reminded of a comment I heard about ten or so years ago..."ain't how we do it back home."

I  advised the caller I could not discuss home prices "back home" since I am a Florida real estate agent and know the local Brevard County real estate market.

When looking for a new home, whether in Melbourne, Florida or wherever, expect changes.
  • Expect changes in customs and procedures related to the purchase process.  In this area this is especially true with the closing process.  In some ares of the country real estate closings are done almost exclusively by attorney offices.  In Brevard County the primary provider for real estate transactions are title companies.  Another difference in Brevard County is it is customary for the seller to pay for the buyer's title insurance policy.
  • Expect changes in property prices. Every market is unique.   Even within different parts of the county the prices vary greatly.  Want to live on the "island" or beach side?  Expect to pay more.
  • Expect changes in the cost of property taxes and insurance.  Both of these are very specific to zip code/location.
Because every market is unique it is critical buyers choose a local knowledgeable real estate agent.  Choose an agent who knows your specific area of interest.  Choose an agent you are comfortable talking with and who is available when you need them.

Moving to Brevard County, Florida?  Call me at 321-693-3850 and lets discuss your specific needs.  I may be the right agent for you....and if not I can refer you to someone better able to meet your needs.

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