Wednesday, January 13, 2021 / by Nichole Barna
Real Estate in 2020 was quite interesting. In spite of the pandemic, recession, and unemployment, the average home value was still up 5 percent and mortgage rates were at an all time low!
Many are predicting 2021 to be another optimistic year, for Real Estate anyways. Some things to keep in mind are as follows:
Shift for More Affordable Housing: People will move where the jobs are and away from expensive housing. Millenials are relocating out of state to live a more affordable lifestyle. With the unemployment rate so high, we are projecting to see many people on the move.
Urban Shift: The pandemic has shown that many jobs can be done from anywhere. So although many people are relocating to warmer climates or more affordable areas, there are still others who want to be near the infrastructure, social activities and close to premium healthcare services.
Jobs: Some jobs are not coming back. Businesses have adapted to fewer employees duri ...
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 / by Nichole Barna
Both my husband and I grew up in Merritt Island and graduated from Merritt Island High School. After spending some time in Orlando (and what felt like a moment in Austin), we moved back to Brevard County so he could be closer to his job.
What's great about this area is that it has a little bit of everything. Within the same day, you could be laying at the beach one moment then boating in the river the next. Entertainment ranges from hanging out at any of the laid back bars and breweries on the beach, experiencing the history of space exploration at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and strolling through our quaint historic areas, like one of my favorite spots, Cocoa Village.
Historic Cocoa Village is this charming melting pot of old historic buildings and new businesses. It seems like something is opening up in Cocoa Village all the time. There's great food, delicious drinks, awesome coffee spots, an adorable bookshop, a place to throw hatches, and so much ...