Has Spring really sprung ??

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Alternative, Melbourne FL

Not to be disrespectful to our northern and midwest relatives and friends,  but we’ve really suffered a cold and difficult winter here in Melbourne, Florida!  I realize that having to wear long-sleeved T-shirts for 5 months is no comparison to the folks who have suffered through blizzards and freezes.  Just the same, there’s a reason why we live here and this winter was a real bummer. 

However.....   it looks like our suffering has come to an end.  We’ve spent the past several days trimming bushes, planting tomatoes, and installing new flower beds.  Feels great to have dirt in our hands.  No more freezer burn on out palm trees - lots of new growth jumping out on the trees.

On the real estate front the buyers are swarming high and low.  Our sellers are experiencing lots of showings; plenty of activity.   Looks like buyers are making every effort to contract on a home before the end of April so they’ll be entitled to the tax credit.      Investors are crawling out from their hiding places and making offers.  It appears we are turning the corner in Brevard County, Florida.  

We still have a long way to go - plenty of inventory to sell before our market levels out.  But the signs are here of improvement - and we welcome the activity.  Brevard will be among the first to come out of the slump.  We have beautiful beaches, the wide Indian River lagoon, a friendly small-town atmosphere, and high-tech employment.  All within an hour of Orlando’s attractions - what more could a person ask! 

I’m keeping an eye on the market and ready to report on market changes.  Come on down, Spring has sprung in Melbourne, FL and life is good!

Comments (5)

Eric Ristey
Erlandson Realty - West Salem, WI

Living in Wisconsin, I can tell you I enjoy spring, it's when everything changes from brown, to seeing the plant life come back alive. Thanks for the post.


Eric Ristey


Mar 28, 2010 10:48 AM
William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

Spring has sprung indeed, but old amn winter decided to send us one last blast this weekend, with all this cold air blowing around.

Mar 28, 2010 10:57 AM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Teri, I'm relieved to hear that your suffering has finally come to an end. Spring seems to have finally arrived.

Mar 28, 2010 11:14 AM
David North
Coldwell Banker Bain - Duvall, WA
for a rewarding real estate experience

In western Washington we had a very mild winter.  We had already paid our dues with an exceptionally harsh winter a year ago.  Seeing the news accounts of winter in most of the rest of the country made me thankful for what we had this year.  I'm happy to hear spring has arrived in Florida, and not just by the calendar.

Mar 28, 2010 11:21 AM
Paul Peck
Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida - Melbourne, FL
Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor

We are loving this weather!


Apr 03, 2010 04:17 AM