With almost a 20 year absence in Brevard County, Super Boats International returned to Cocoa Beach this weekend with fantastic weather and adrenaline pumping racing action. It was an exciting weekend for Space Coast residents and thousands of people enjoyed the high speed entertainment. With speeds of up to 200 mph and the racers skimming on the ocean right next to the shoreline and the spectators, it was an incredible sight.
I snapped some photos of the second race which started at 1:00pm on Sunday. You can view the photos in the slide show below.
While previewing a listing for an out of state customer last week I surveyed the property and surrounding area so I could give the buyers an objective opinion on the property’s condition and location. The home turned out to be a gem and it was listed at fantastic price, but it had been on the market for a while and it just wasn’t moving so I thought there had to be something wrong.
On the inside of the home I could only find some minor issues with the floor plan, but nothing that would scare away any serious buyers. As I peeked around outside I couldn’t find anything wrong out around the yard either. The home is located on a canal which has quick access to the intra-coastal water way and it is almost directly across from Lansing Island, a community with multi-million dollar luxury homes. Finally as I approached the sea wall and dock I noticed some down sloping of the grass and the concrete boarder angled inward as if it had been pushed out by the sloping soil.
Upon closer scrutiny I could see that the sea wall which was made of pine wood had begun to severely decay. There were even some missing horizontal reinforcement boards that had totally decomposed and fallen off of the sea wall structure.
As I continued to study the 214 foot long sea wall I noticed several of the supporting pine planks being pushed out from the soil settling at the footing of the sea wall.
I called the buyer’s attention to the potential impending costs associated with sea wall construction and advised them to consult with a licensed sea wall contractor to discuss the hazards and costs if they decided to purchase the home. It was also important to let the buyers know to have the sea wall inspected prior to purchasing the home. You can never be too careful. Even more important, finding and working with an agent that will look out for you interests and do their best to help you purchase a property that doesn’t become an unexpected “money pit”.
Killer zombies invade Historic Downtown Melbourne.
A well organized Zombie Flash Mob showed up around 6:30 pm last night in Downtown Melbourne. The crowd, estimated between 300-400 people/zombies limped and staggered their way through the streets as local business patrons were amused by the ensuing high jinks. After feasting on the innocent bystanders the zombies made their way to an open field. Once there, they were met by a small group of zombie killers who then acted out a full on battle between the undead and the living. Everything ended without any incidents and from all perspectives it was a peaceful and fun get together and no one’s brains were eaten.
I have made a some changes to a few of my city specific web pages. These changes include some navigation improvements, local photos which can be clicked on and inspected more closely, and some updated links. You can see the pages here: Indian Harbour Beach Florida, Satellite Beach Florida and Lansing Island. These are communities in which I specialize. Also these are the cities/towns and neighborhoods I grew up in.