palm realty activities and happenings: LAUNCH ALERT !!! - June 24, 2019 11:30 pm - 06/14/19 10:03 AM
3...2...1...Blast off!!! There is a reason we have 321 as our area code here in Brevard County! The next scheduled launch of SpaceX Falcon Heavy STP-2 from Kennedy Space Center is Monday, June 24th with a window for launch from 11:30 pm to 3:30 am EDT.  This rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force's Space Test Program-2 mission with a cluster of military and scientific research satellites.  The heavy-lift rocket is formed of three Falcon 9 rocket cores strapped together with 27 Merlin 1D engines firing at liftoff.
Watching a rocket launch from your own backyard never gets old here on the … (0 comments)

palm realty activities and happenings: Effective Tips for Cleaning Leather - 04/15/19 12:56 PM

Leather is a costly material, so buying bags, shoes, sofa or clothes in this material can set you back a few dollars. Having paid top dollar for the leather sofa or purse, you logically always want to keep the item in good shape. Sadly, leather is tough to clean. Regardless of their durability, using too much water or washing them with a washing machine can destroy the material. What do you do when you notice a stain on your leather item? Below are effective tips on how to properly clean an article with leather material.
How to Clean Leather Purses or Bags
Leather … (2 comments)

palm realty activities and happenings: Melbourne Ranks One Of The Best Places To Live In The U.S. - 04/14/19 09:53 AM
Well, we've done it again! Melbourne has landed on the list of the 25 best places to live according to U.S. News & World Report.
Back in March, I blogged that Melbourne had ranked as the No. 1 place in the nation to live near the beach. Nine other Florida cities made that list as well.
Melbourne moved up four spaces in the rankings from last year. U.S. News & World Report analyzed the 125 most populous metro areas to find the best places to live. Factors used to determine the list included job market, affordability, "desirability" and the overall quality of life … (0 comments)

palm realty activities and happenings: Melbourne Ranks #1 Place to Live Near the Beach - 03/18/19 01:34 PM
US News & World Report has listed our humble little town as the Number 1 town in the country to live in near the Beach.
Our great year round weather and many public beaches were top reasons why Melbourne made the grade. Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center were also mentioned in the ranking along with our high tech employers in the aerospace industry. Let us not forget Port Canaveral which will soon be the first US home port for an LNG (liquified natural gas) cruise ship. Ground was broken this week for a new terminal for the Carnival Mardi Gras … (1 comments)

palm realty activities and happenings: MARCH 2nd and 3rd...THE GRANT SEAFOOD FESTIVAL ! ! ! - 02/21/19 10:51 AM

Every year, the rural community of Grant, Florida on the Indian River hosts its famous seafood festival honoring its heritage as an active fishing village since 1966.  The proceeds are put toward community projects, a scholarship fund, the Grant Library and the Grant Historical House on the Indian River.
With a relatively small population of barely 4200, Grant explodes with seafood lovers from all over Florida which is a testament to the popularity of this festival.  The Indian River Lagoon near Grant has numerous oyster bars and clam beds and an ecosystem that nourishes a thriving marine environment harboring an abundance of redfish, black … (0 comments)

palm realty activities and happenings: Free Home Buyer Seminars - 01/23/19 12:42 PM
If you have wondered what the process is to Buying A Home, come to one of two upcoming Home Buyer Seminars in Satellite Beach. You will be given a step by step roadmap to buying a home, and, you will also walk away with valuable free giveaways. You will have the opportunity for one on one, face to face interactions with industry experts that will put you on the path to home ownership immediately.

The Wicked Pineapple
1296 Florida A1A
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
Tuesday, March 19th from 12:30pm to 2:00pm 
Wednesday, March 20th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm 
Call 321-722-7777 to reserve your seat … (0 comments)

palm realty activities and happenings: CNN selects Space Coast as one of top worldwide spots to visit in 2019 - 01/07/19 08:43 AM
So now the rest of the world can know what Space Coast residents have known all along. The Space Coast rocks! Our little slice of paradise has been selected as one of the top worldwide spots to visit in 2019. This has put the Space Coast on the same level as the Grand Canyon, Egypt, Hawaii, Japan and Ghana! The reason for this honor to the Space Coast? The space program that is based out of the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral. The Apollo mission happened 50 years ago and, we are expecting to see Americans return to space in … (0 comments)

palm realty activities and happenings: Marine Toys For Tots Drop Off Locations with Palm Realty - 11/13/18 10:29 AM
Palm Realty is partnering this year with Marine Toys for Tots. When you donate to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation you are giving a less fortunate child a brighter Christmas. Palm Realty has two locations that you can drop off your new, unwrapped toy for a child.
225 5th Ave, #7
Indialantic, FL
Cocoa Beach        in affiliation with Cocoa Beach Best Vacation Rentals
47 S Atlantic Ave           or                 43 S Atlantic Ave
Cocoa Beach, FL                                 Cocoa Beach, FL
321-722-7777                                      321-720-1440

palm realty activities and happenings: Are You Ready to Conduct a Home Appraisal??? - 11/05/18 07:54 AM

A home appraisal enables a seller to learn about the value of his or her house relative to the current housing market. As such, an appraisal represents an important opportunity, particularly for a seller who wants to maximize the profits from his or her home sale.
Ultimately, it helps to plan ahead for a home appraisal. If you prepare for an appraisal, you can use the appraisal results to achieve your home selling goals in no time at all.
Let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready to perform a home appraisal.
1. Learn About Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses
What … (0 comments)

palm realty activities and happenings: How To Design a Butterfly Garden - 10/22/18 01:54 PM

Have you ever visited a butterfly garden and marveled at how beautiful it was to see so many butterflies happily fluttering along flower to flower? Did you wish that you could have that same experience more often?
How about every day?
By turning your flower garden into a strategically designed one that attracts butterflies this could be your reality every day! Here’s how to get started:
First, you should know that butterflies eat from different plants than caterpillars. And while you might be tempted to leave out the plants that sustain caterpillars if you want a consistent butterfly presence caterpillars are … (3 comments)

palm realty activities and happenings: What Buyers Say They Want In A House - 10/15/18 12:18 PM

While many homes are sold on the basis of emotional appeal or location, there are plenty of other factors which can help tip the scales in your direction. As a home seller, the more advantages and desirable features you can offer to potential buyers, the greater your chances of attracting multiple offers.
If your kitchen and bathrooms haven't been updated for decades, that could easily become a major stumbling block to attracting qualified buyers. Unless their plan is to remodel your kitchen after they buy your home (which is not likely), house hunters are generally not going to look kindly upon old … (0 comments)

palm realty activities and happenings: Determine If a House Is Right for You - 10/08/18 12:34 PM

The definition of a "dream house" varies from homebuyer to homebuyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to determine if a residence is right for you.
Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate a home so you can decide whether to proceed with an offer to purchase.
1. Review a Home's Features
Think about why you are searching for a home and what you want to find in a house. For example, if you require a home that features a deluxe kitchen, you can narrow your house search accordingly. On the other hand, if you want a … (0 comments)

palm realty activities and happenings: How to Know if Your Home is Considered a Luxury Home - 10/03/18 08:10 AM

What makes a luxury home considered a luxury? While what is considered a luxury can differ from one person to the next when it comes to luxury homes the parameters are much more objective. And there’s much more to it than the number on the price tag. Luxury homes are defined by the quality and high-level detail put into them. Keep reading to learn how.
Build quality is the first factor to look at. All materials should be above the standard. From the construction to the wood flooring and marble countertops. Almost everything is custom with detail and care put into each … (0 comments)

palm realty activities and happenings: Three Solutions to Household Clutter Problems - 10/03/18 07:54 AM

Although some families are more organized than others, most homes are plagued by at least a moderate amount of clutter.
While it may seem like only a minor annoyance, household clutter can have a major "ripple effect" on several aspects of your life. Disorganization and clutter can be insidious problems for homeowners to deal with because its impact is not always obvious.
When you stop and think about it, having a cluttered home can take a heavy toll on everything from your finances to your family relationships. Here are a few reasons to set aside some time, this month, to begin decluttering your … (0 comments)

palm realty activities and happenings: SSSOLD!!! - 410 Normandy Drive, Indialantic, FL 32903 - 09/10/18 08:02 AM
Palm Realty's own Emily Caron has SSSOLD this pool home on 410 Normandy Drive in The Cloisters in Indialantic. This home closed for $469,000  and featured: 
Over 2,100 square feet of living space   
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
3 car garage
Built in 1991
Custom built Burgoon Berger
Gated community
In ground pool framed by brick pavers
New skylights add plenty of natural light
Open floor plan with island kitchen
Family room with fireplace
New wood laminate floors in all bedrooms
If you are looking to purchase your new home or sell the one that you have, call Emily at 321-298-8758. Emily would love … (0 comments)

palm realty activities and happenings: The Pieces of Furniture Every Home Needs - 09/10/18 06:51 AM

If you’re moving into a new place and own little to no furniture, you may wonder what’s really essential to purchase as you furnish each room. Read on to discover what you really should be looking for when you head out furniture shopping.
Side Tables
These tables are incredibly useful in the home. Whether it’s in the living room, the bedroom, the bathroom, or a family room, you’re going to need these tables. They come in different shapes and sizes and are used for placing beverages on, storing small items in, or showing off pictures and decorative pieces. The most important aspect of … (0 comments)

palm realty activities and happenings: SpaceX to Launch From Cape Canaveral on 9/9/2018 - 09/04/18 11:40 AM
SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket with a Telstar 18 VANTAGE communications satellite aboard on Saturday evening/Sunday morning. The Telstar 18 communications satellite for Telesat will provide broadcast, enterprise and government communications services over parts of China, India, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Ocean region. Hong Kong based APT Satellite also has an agreement to use capacity on the outgoihng satellite also known as Apstar 5C.

The launch will be from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and the launch window opens at 11:28pm on Saturday evening and closes at 3:28 Sunday morning. This launch was delayed from July and August.

palm realty activities and happenings: Complete a Mortgage Application - 09/04/18 07:55 AM
Filling out a mortgage application may prove to be a long, arduous process, particularly for those who are buying a house for the first time. Lucky for you, we're here to help you dot the I's and cross the T's on your mortgage application to ensure you can quickly and effortlessly acquire your dream house.
Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prepare your mortgage application.
1. Be Diligent
A mortgage application may appear daunting at first. The application may include several pages of questions, and you may have only a limited amount of time to finalize your submission.
When it … (0 comments)

palm realty activities and happenings: Steps For Protecting Your Floors From Damage - 08/27/18 01:56 PM

In today's real estate market, hardwood floors are a highly desired feature in a house. Potential buyers are often turned off by homes with carpeted floors because it's almost impossible to keep them clean. Time is not on your side when it comes to maintaining nice-looking carpeted floors!
 No matter how careful you are, sooner or later someone's going to knock over a glass of grape juice or wine -- and that's only the short list of accidents waiting to happen! While dogs and cats can be a wonderful addition to any family, they are not a friend of floors -- either … (1 comments)

palm realty activities and happenings: Three Chicks and a Remodel!!! - 08/03/18 11:34 AM
While reality TV may think they have it all when it comes to home remodels, they haven't met the likes of "Three Chicks" from Brevard County Florida.  Kerry Klun, Palm Realty Broker/Owner, Lisa Duncan, Investment and Design Specialist and Rachel Katz of Divine Property Remodeling have teamed up and turned heads with the property redesign and remodels that they have done.
With a keen eye for property improvement and specialized knowledge of the Space Coast area real estate market, Broker Kerry Klun pinpoints investment properties for her clients.  Here is where Lisa Duncan steps in and works her design magic.  Lisa … (0 comments)

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