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Home Buying in Viera : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jul 18, 2017
C_collins28 asked:
Have bought a house without an agent. Wish I would have bought one with an agent. I need advise from an agent about my home and if something particular will affect in the future. Willing…
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Tue Dec 6, 2016
Ben Brewer (Online Now) answered:
Some additional points to mention about Indian River Colony Club is that its not ran by a traditional HOA, but rather a Not-for-profit organization comprised mostly by retired military. A great deal of the people living there are also military retired, as well. The 'fees' include all maintenance, a Private Golf Club membership, and even a home warranty for your home. It is a truly beautiful community.

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Sat Aug 1, 2015
Larry.smith217 asked:
I am interested in purchasing a home in Heritage Isle. I understand the large clubhouse is still by the corporation but will be turned over to the community once the community is totally…
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Thu Sep 25, 2014
Newjerseydawn answered:
If you are looking to build your home, I would recommend going with Joyal Homes. They are a family owned business for 50 years, very customer oriented and are custom builders so they can build your home to your specifications. Their homes are built to last with a 10 yr warranty in your price range. I moved here a year ago from the north east with my family and would not consider going back, we moved to the viera area. ... more
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Sun Apr 6, 2014
civron asked:
We want a clean upscale property with available pool. Looking to buy in the area of Heritage Isle in the near future.
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Sat Jan 4, 2014
Stephen McRory answered:
Most likely you'll need to wait unless you are buying over a 170k home and have a min. of 10% down. What the VA allows is irrelevant unless a lender is willing to make the loan.

Steve McRory
Pro Option Mortgage/ Florida
Ph: 888 662 4404

Prior Service: U.S. MARINE CORPS
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Sun Jan 13, 2013
Tamie Amato answered:
$1500.00-less square feet to $4000.00 More square feet :-)

You can search any home in Brevard County and find out what the taxes are online-
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Sun Jan 13, 2013
Tamie Amato answered:
Homestead Property Tax Exemption
ArticleVII, Section 6, of the Florida Constitution provides that every person who on January 1st has legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains it as his/her permanent residence is entitled to a $25,000 homestead property tax exemption or a percentage thereof if the ownership interest is less than 100%. This Constitutional provision also states that only one homestead exemption shall be allowed to any individual or family unit.
To receive the benefit of the homestead tax exemption a taxpayer must qualify on or before January 1st and must make an application with the Property Appraiser on or before March 1st of the year in which the benefit is first requested. It is important to remember that the homestead exemption benefit does not automatically transfer to a new residence. In accordance with State law, a new application is required if you move or if you change the manner in which title is held on your existing homestead.
Documents Required For All Owners Filing For Homestead Exemption
Florida Driver's License, or, if you do not drive, a Florida Identification Card;
Florida Vehicle Registration, for all vehicles owned or leased by you, or registered to your business;
Brevard County Voter Registration Card, if you are registered to vote;
Social Security card or other official document that includes the social security number. (Social Security documentation is required for the spouse of each applicant even if said spouse has no ownership interest in the homestead property);
If you are not a U.S. citizen, a Permanent Resident Alien Card ("Green Card");
If property is in trust, a copy of the trust agreement or a copy of a recorded Memorandum of Trust;
If the taxpayer owns property in any other State or Country, a letter from the appropriate agency verifying that the taxpayer does not receive benefits based on permanent residency in that jurisdiction;
A copy of your recorded deed or tax bill for property identification purposes;
If the dwelling is a manufactured home, registration(s) or title(s) for the manufactured home.
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Other Types of Exemptions and Assessment Reductions Available on Homestead Property
Additional Homestead Exemption Up to $25,000 - This additional homestead exemption is automatically applied to any property that receives the original $25,000 homestead tax exemption. To receive the full additional $25,000 homestead exemption the property's assessed value must be at least $75,000. If the assessed value is lower than $75,000, the additional homestead exemption will be less than $25,000. For example:
Assessed Value Additional Homestead Exemption
$50,000 or Less $0
($50,000 - $50,000 = $0)
- No Additional Homestead -
$53,890 $3,890
($53,890 - $50,000 = $3,890)
- Partial Additional Homestead -
$67,250 $17,250
($67,250 - $50,000 = $17,250)
- Partial Additional Homestead -
$75,000 $25,000
($75,000 - $50,000 = $25,000
- Maximum Additional Homestead -
$500 Widow/Widower Exemption - Must be a widow or widower prior to January 1st and cannot be remarried; must be a permanent resident of Florida and provide a copy of spouse's death certificate to the Property Appraiser when applying; this exemption can be applied to any property owned by the eligible person.
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Disability Exemptions:
$500 Disability Exemption - Must be a permanent resident of Florida and provide a Physician's Certificate from one Florida licensed doctor, or documentation from the Social Security Administration; this exemption can be applied to any property owned by the eligible person.
$500 Exemption for Blind Persons - Must be a permanent resident of Florida and provide an Optometrist's Certification of Disability, a certificate from the Division of Blind Services or the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or the Social Security Administration certifying the applicant to be blind; this exemption can be applied to any property owned by the eligible person.
Exemption for Totally & Permanently Disabled Persons (Civilian) - Must be (1) a quadriplegic, or (2) a paraplegic, hemiplegic or other totally and permanently disabled
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Sun Jan 13, 2013
Elsmo answered:
any idea what the taxes are on a modest home in crane creek or a one of the older more modest Viera communities
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Wed Jul 20, 2011
Vera Koon answered:
Also, here is a quick glance of market activity as of 1-1-11 for Summer Lakes Community. Click on the link:

I hope you find this information helpful.

Thank you,

Vera Koon, Realtor / Premier Agent
Waterman Real Estate
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Tue Jul 19, 2011
Capt. Robert Ballinger* Buyer's Agent Specializing in Brevard County answered:
I have a New 3 bed 2 bath Condo with a Deep 1 car garage all appliances included, Just completed. Community Pool ,walking distance to Stores, Starbucks, Banks and just one mile to the River. Gated with Low HOA that includes Cable Trash , insurance and all exterior maintenance . Price on the unit is 114,900 I would be honored to help you find a new home. Brand New Homes from 124,990* Thank You . Capt. Bob Ballinger ... more
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Wed Mar 2, 2011
Steve Vitani answered:
Mike, Have you found your home yet? Obviously this was an old post and since that home has been sold long ago...just checking to see if there is anything else..
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Tue Jun 29, 2010
Cynthia White answered:
Great area to live in. You will be able to rent a great place to live for your first year with know problems at a very reasonable rate. This will give you time to get familiar with the area. I believe it take about a year to see if you like a new place. I have moved many times before moving to Brevard County so I would be more than happy to help in your relocation to this area. I can prescreen condo's or townhouse for you if I know more about the kind you are looking for.

Please contact me if you require more information
Cynthia White
EXiT Island & Beach Realty
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