By: Hannah Davis
By: Hannah Davis
Memorial Day is coming up, which means it’s that time again to fire up the grill and dig into the delicious food and sweet treats, but if you’re trying to eat a little healthier I’ve done my research and found some of my favorite great alternatives to satisfy my sweet tooth cravings while still eating healthy.
Fruit can be a great alternative to fix your sweet tooth craving and when trying to live a healthier lifestyle we all know fruit is an important part of a well-balanced diet.
Christy Ruschel, formerly from Pensacola, has returned here after residing in Central Florida for the past 11 years. Christy has spent most of her real estate career in General Real Estate and carries several Certifications to include CDPE, SFR,HRC & more recently the Certified Military Housing Specialist or CMHSC.
Palm Bay is located in Brevard County, on the east Central Florida coast. The city is situated just 10 miles southwest of Melbourne, about 65 miles southeast of Orlando, and 180 miles north of Miami. Major highways near the city include Interstate I-95, U.S. 1 and U.S. Route 192.
Known for being one of the nation’s fastest growing cities, Palm Bay has made vast improvements to roads throughout the city and has some of the newest shopping and dining choices in the area including the newly announced 110,000 square foot “Bass Pro Shop” coming in summer 2013.
By: Bill Panebianco
Home buyers today have many choices they can buy a foreclosure, a short sale or a used home. They can also choose to build a new home; with this there are many more choices to make which I will cover later in this article. Each has some advantages but some may have some major hidden costs involved let’s look at each one and see what you decide at the end.
Buying a short sale or foreclosure sounds like a bargain, let’s look a little closer. The National average to bring a Foreclosure back to good condition is $107,600. These is not counting the selling price of the property and keep in mind that many of these homes are in high crime areas, which will affect the future value of the home. To be a bargain these must really be cheap and all are sold “as is”. Short Sales are complicated in another way as well. The list price of a short sale is just a guess on the Realtor’s part as the bank won’t in most cases disclose what they will accept for the home. Getting an offer accepted is another issue altogether. Many homes in short sale have multiple offers and the bank drags it out as long as a year to get the most favorable offer. You can be tied up for 2 to 12 months waiting and find out the house was sold to another buyer.