National Realty of Brevard Blog

Harris Corporation

Brevard County is celebrating today after the decision was finally made by major Fortune 500 company Harris Corporation, to retain its headquarters in Melbourne. It had been touch and go, with many predicting a relocation to Virginia after a powerful bid made by the state. However, it turns out that Melbourne's bid has tipped the balance, in a decision that will reinforce Brevard's global reputation for technological innovation.

The big news brings with it happiness and relief for the many existing employees already working for this major player in the defence industry. Harris is one of Brevard County's top employers, providing work for something like 6000 Florida residents. Over half of those working for the firm are skilled and highly qualified

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F16 Fighting Falcon

Once again, Florida’s Space Coast EDC (Economic Development Commission) is hitting the headlines with a very welcome financial award to boost economic stability and development in Brevard County. This time the investment is geared towards supporting the military footprint in the state, which is a major factor in the local economy. This can only be good news for the real estate market.

The latest funding announcement comes this week in the run up to Independence Day, and it’s a timely reminder of the high respect the state has for its existing community of courageous servicemen and women and their families. It was Brevard County Governor, Rick Scott, who made public the latest recipients of the large investment grant, also highlighting his office’s

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new homes sales

Are you currently in the market for a new home? The latest news shows that more and more people are. The latest figures show that newly built homes are selling fast with the sales rate last May reaching its highest level for over 7 years. Let’s put that into context. In the early 2000s the housing bubble was building strongly - US homeownership reached an all-time high in 2004. Then around 2008 onwards sales began to dip. Last May’s level of 546,000 is the highest new home sales rate since February 2008. That shows a significant shift is happening in real estate market activity and it looks set to open the door to some promising market potential this year.

Take a look at the trend this year so far. May 2015’s sales figure is more than 2 percent

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Florida Home

As we know, real estate markets change from month to month, and good news for sellers is not such great news for buyers.  We don’t currently have a balanced market in Florida real estate. The problem for buyers (and therefore the advantage for sellers!) is that there’s just not enough property to go round.

What would a balanced market look like? Well, economists typically look at what they call the ‘real estate absorption rate,’ which is calculated by taking the number of houses currently on the market by the number of sales. The result gives us a figure that show the number of months’ supply of homes available, or we could say, the number of coming months during which the market can offer as many homes are currently in demand. The market favors

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American MagLev Technology Inc

Looking for even more reasons to invest in Brevard County real estate? Well, here could be yet another good one. Plans are being discussed - nothing definite yet, but talks are underway - to introduce train links between Port Canaveral and some top shopping, travel and leisure destinations, including local beaches, hotels and restaurants. Rumour has it that even Orlando International Airport could get its own rail connection with this major central Florida east coast port, although it’s the internal transport system within the Canaveral area that is being prioritised at this stage.

The train links under consideration are courtesy of American MagLev Technology Inc, who are making plans for a privately funded operation. The company has over 30 years

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National Realty is excited to announce some really great news for buyers and sellers in the Brevard County area. In a lucrative vote of confidence for the local economy (and, we predict, the real estate market!) a major player in international aviation is set to arrive in Titusville, Florida. Top commercial jet manufacturing giant Embraer has just gone public with major new plans to expand in the county, with the creation of 150 new jobs, each with a salary of just under $50,000.

The Space Coast economy continues to develop steadily, and this new Embraer operation looks like it will bring renewed interest in local property, as well as the incentive for other businesses internationally to make Brevard County their chosen location. Embraer’s highly

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Military on the Move

Moms are great for all sorts of things - homemade apple pie, a reassuring word when you need it, even knowing where to find the house keys you’ve mislaid! When you’re far from home or in a stressful place, it’s especially good to have Mom at the end of the phone ready with all the TLC and wisdom only she could provide.

When you’re serving in the Military, family life has a special place in the heart. It’s that ‘back home’ focus that reminds you why you do what you do. That’s why MOM is the perfect name for ‘Military on the Move’ - a real estate relocation scheme that’s designed exclusively for military members.

If you’re in the United States military and you’re due to be posted to a new base soon, we realize you’ll have a lot on your mind. Not

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Relocating Home

All home owners know that moving to a new property can be a challenge. In fact, a move is considered one of THE major life events for most people. When you’re facing a really big move - to another county, or further - the challenges are even greater. Relocation to an unfamiliar area is more involved than most experiences you have with a real estate move: the ups and down of the property market, the search for real estate that is perfect for your circumstances in unfamiliar areas, and the hard work needed to achieve the best price within a tight timescale. Relocation brings even more complex issues of its own that often need quick answers; finding the right schools, working out the distance to local shopping, sourcing the nearest medical centre,

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For Sale

So you're selling your home. If you have a Realtor, you've already made a good first step. They take care of all the listing leg-work, marketing, and work those little miracles to get your home seen amongst all the others out there for sale. If you are "for sale by owner", you know the hours of work the Realtor does, and you are probably thinking by now that it is time to enlist one.

Now that your home is for sale, you begin the unexpected: the showings, the interruptions, the low offers. If you have already vacated your home for sale, you've got it a bit easier - put on a lock-box and wait. However, many homeowners will remain in their homes through the selling process.

Your days are inundated with calls for showings (this is a good thing), and

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Florida tech research park

Brazilian engineering company Archo landing at Florida Tech Research Park

MELBOURNE, Fla. (March 20, 2013) — Melbourne International Airport’s reputation as one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation manufacturing and maintenance hubs has helped secure another international tenant for the airport.

Archo Solutions Engineering USA, a subsidiary of Solutions Design & Engineering of Sao Paolo, Brazil, will establish operations at the Florida Tech Research Park at Melbourne International Airport. Company officials signed lease agreements earlier this month to open Archo’s first U.S. facility at the 100-acre research park, a partnership between the airport and the Florida Institute of Technology. The Melbourne Airport Authority approved the lease

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