Are there oceanfront properties around Melbourne Beach area with 100 ft ocean, older house and below $900K?

Asked by Dan, Melbourne Beach, FL Sun May 4, 2008

Living in Canada and considering Melbourne Beach area (or south all way to Fort Pierce) for buying an older oceanfront property (not canal) below $900K with 100 ft. direct ocean frontage - and wondering if such properties are available in today's market. Also, wondering how much such house could rent for (to carry some of the costs in the case I don't use it for long periods). Would appreciate the feedback/advice.

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Denise Shock…, Agent, Rockledge, FL
Sun May 4, 2008
Hi Daniel,

To answer you question directly, there are not any homes for sale on the MLS in Melbourne Beach meeting your criteria. There is one for sale for $945,000. I do not know how much you know about this area, so I ran a search of the beaches from Cocoa Beach south the Melbourne Beach and there are five intially meeting your criteria under $900,000. There are four more up to $1,000,000. The reason I looked at these as more often than not in this current market you can obtain a property well below the asking price. None of these appear to be short sales, and a few appear to be investor or bank owned.

One of these is currently rented out for $2,000/month. The beach homes support renting very easily as it is a desired area. I can research that further for you if you wish.

Any agent can represent a buyer at not charge to them. If you are interested I can research these in more detail as to how much is owed etc, and email you the listings and along with that information. Feel free to contact me if you would like more information and good luck with your adventure in to the beaches of Brevard County! It is a wonderful place.

Denise Shockey-RE/MAX Elite
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Connie Trinc…, Agent, Melbourne, FL
Sun May 4, 2008
Hi Daniel,

You'll be happy to learn that there are properties that meet your criteria! My wife and I are both long-time residents and Realtors in Brevard County. We would be glad to set up a listing cart that will send you properties updates as they become available. When we're working with out-of-area buyers, we typically preview the homes for them and take pictures and/or video that we can email to them. As you're probably aware, we have many Canadian visitors who end up becoming seasonal residents in Brevard County. If you contact me with your email address, I can also send you a list of properties in the area that have rented, along with a list of how much they have rented for. It's definitely important to do your research before you make a purchase and we would be glad to assist you in any way we can. I've included a link to a property in the area, just to give you an idea of what's available. I realize the listing price is higher than 900k, but you never know how much the owner will take until an offer is made. Abby and I look forward to helping you find a fantastic property in Melbourne Beach!

Andrew and Abby Barclay
ERA Showcase Properties & Investments
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M, , Florida
Sun May 4, 2008
Dear Daniel,
Please see the two links below. One is an article we recently had widely published that talks about the opportunities in the Florida East Coast. The second link is a sample listing. I am not specifically recommending this home or even Melbourne Beach for that matter. As you stated in your question, you are open to the best opportunities possible. It is not just the perfect home, it also has to be the right community with the best tax advantages and the highest rental potential. All we do is help people, many from overseas, locate their second, retirement or investment property. We are a buyers agent which in the Us means we work for only you (we are not selling also), and this service does not cost you anything. We represent your best interest in the selection and procurement process. Once you close, we receive a referral fee from the MLS agent. Because of our independence, we are able to cover any area and find wants best for you.
Hope to hear from you.
The Schaffer Realty Group
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Dawn Chariss…, Agent, Indian Harbour Beach, FL
Thu Jun 11, 2015
Hi Dan! Just checking in to see if you ever found that oceanfront home you were looking for in Brevard County's little piece of paradise. Please call or text me if ever you need my real estate assistance. I would love to hear from you :)
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Merry Morris, Agent, Melbourne, FL
Fri Apr 10, 2015
Yes, there are many properties below $900K oceanfront in Melbourne Beach. This is a highly sought area of Brevard County and with good reason. The small-town feel, 2-lane Highway A1A, very little traffic, protected conservation areas all add to the private and pristine beach area which we all love. I'm happy to show oceanfront homes any time! Call me at 321-693-7912, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate.
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Joyce Keesey, Agent, Melbourne, FL
Fri Dec 20, 2013
Yes! There are plenty of homes lower than $900K I will be happy to help you find the home of your dreams!
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Tatyana Wein…, Agent, Melbourne Beach, FL
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Hi, Dan! We sold two houses directly on the ocean: one duplex for $550K and closing next week on a duplex a little over $550K. all me at (321) 537-4651 and we can discuss what you would like to have. Thank you and have a nice day! Tatyana Weinstein - Melbourne Beach Properties, Inc.
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William Tayl…, Agent, Melbourne Beach, FL
Fri Mar 22, 2013
Yes, I have one listed direct Oceanfront in Melbourne Beach for 900,000. It is 2600 sq ft, on over 1/2 acre lot, on on of the largest dunes experiencing accretion in Melbourne Beach.
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Betsy, Home Buyer, 10002
Sat Nov 28, 2009
I am the owner of a large, ocean front lot on melbourne beach with a small house on it - it is at least 1 1/3 acres and has well over 100 ft of private beach. Contact me if you're still looking...
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Mb, , Melbourne Beach, FL
Thu Jun 25, 2009
We are semi retired living at Melbourne Beach, and presently leasing for the past 1.5 years. Your quest is definetely do able . The biggest industry here in FL. is for sale signs, for rent, vacation rental, and my favorite available for purchase. A favorite pastime is to drive on A1A and count the "For Sale" signs on the beach side, and knowing that with patience you will get your price. Don't worry on missing out on opportunities, and don't fall for "now is the best time to buy" , since we have watched 20% erosion of prices per year and most owners are still more than one year behind in pricing.
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Mark Palace, Agent, Satellite Beach, FL
Sat May 17, 2008
Hi: I have created this link
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M, , Florida
Sun May 11, 2008
Please email me at I will arrange to have sent to you regular properties that come on the market. You can view these at your convenience and without anyone calling you or marketing to you. This is a great way to get a feel of what is available.

Thank you
The Schaffer Realty Group
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Rozlin Levas…, Agent, Jupiter, FL
Sat May 10, 2008
yes there home in you price range. you can rent it depends on the time of the year.
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Dan, Home Buyer, Melbourne Beach, FL
Sun May 4, 2008
Thanks to all that posted the comments. I am specifically looking for wider oceanfront lots (100 ft) under 900K and understand that these could be hard to find even now. Would be interested if such property comes up on the market in an area from Cocoa/Melbourne beach and all the way south to Fort Pierce. Thanks again!
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