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Linked below is a PowerPoint presentation from Brevard Public Schools on the on their plan to reopen public schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Brevard Public Schools Re-Opening Present
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New Online System to Streamline Service for Homeowners, Builders, Developers and Businesses Post Date: 08/04/2020 1:56 PM The City of Melbourne is pleased to announce that our new online self-service system for permits, site plans, zoning and development changes, construction plans, and Business Tax Receipts is now available at www.melbourneflorida.org/energov . The EnerGov Self-Service System will allow developers, engineers, businesses, homeowners and contractors to submit applications, plans, and payments and enable City staff to review, provide comments, approve, and schedule inspections electronically. EnerGov will provide workflow automation ...
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Quick Search: Flexmls' Most Powerful Searching Tool Don't Wait Until November. Start Using Quick Search Today!   Our MLS partner, Flexmls, announced recently that Full Search (legacy) will be discontinued in November. To give you the best search experience possible, we're transitioning to Quick Search. If you don't already use Quick Search, we understand that change can be hard, but it can do everything Full Search (legacy) can do and more. Below are some resources for you to start learning how to use Quick Search today.     Announcement: Consider This Your Transition Handbook (it will be continually updated)     ...
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Brevard County Small Business Assistance and PPE Kits available   PPE Kits Available for Small Businesses Small businesses in Brevard County that employ 25 or fewer workers can apply beginning Monday, July 20, for County-provided Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits funded through the federal Coronavirus Air, Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act).   Post Date: 07/21/2020 8:50 AM BREVARD COUNTY, FL – Small businesses in Brevard County that employ 25 or fewer workers can apply beginning Monday, July 20, for County-provided Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits funded through the federal Coronavirus ...
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Florida Realtors 2020 Virtual Convention August 24 – 27, 2020 Register Now       Monday, August 24, 2020                   9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Education Session (Continuing Education): Make Dreams Come True with Florida’s Affordable Housing Trust Funds featuring Patti Ketcham (2 hours CE credit)                 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Education Session (Continuing Education): I-Buyers – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly featuring ...
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NAR Supports Congressman Bill Posey As you kn ow, Congressman Posey is a longtime member and friend of the Space Coast Association of REALTORS ® . We want to share with you details of why the National Association of REALTORS ® supports Congressman Posey and why he is a ‘Realtor Champion’ advocating for your business, property rights and the dream of homeownership. Congressman Posey is up for re-election this year. When you vote for Congress, we ask that you keep the information below in mind. Posey History - NAR   Legislative Action:  116 th Congress: FHA condo letter, PPP Letter.   Previous ...
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MLS Rules have Changed and Effective July 15, 2020   The Board of Directors met on July 15, 2020 to review recommended changes to our MLS Rules.  Within this email you will have links to two copies of the rules This is the working draft, highlighting all of the proposed changes. Words that are stricken through are being deleted and underlined words is new language.  This is the final approved version of the rules with all of the changes incorporated, the clean copy of the rules as approved on July 15, 2020.   We offer the following as quick recap of the more important changes that you need to be aware of, but it is extremely important ...
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IS THIS HOME IN A FLOOD ZONE?   This is a common question you may hear from your clients while home shopping.  While the insurance company and FEMA maps can identify this for insurance purposes, there is another interactive website available to determine the risk of flooding, developed by a nonprofit research firm called the First Street Foundation . According to an article in Realtor Magazine , the National Association of Realtors is "reviewing hundreds of pages about the scientific methods and data contained within the report and looks forward to learning more."  This site, uses more progressive criteria such as "current climate data, future sea ...
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Condolences to the family of Phil Rooney of Edwards Realty, Cocoa Beach It is with a saddened heart that we notify you of the passing of one of our members Phil Rooney of Edwards Realty in Cocoa Beach last night during his sleep. The family is asking that they be given time to grieve over the sudden loss of their love one. Please honor their request and give them a day or so… Once the final arrangements are made, we will send out a notice.
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Attention Members:   We've had a member alert us of a potential customer who is sending fraudulent proof of funds in the amount of large sums in order to view luxury properties. She has since notified the police.   This is a good time to remind you that your personal safety needs to be a priority. Members can view this link to learn how to plan their safety strategy.   We encourage all of our members to exercise caution and be very careful while working in the field.  Please contact the Association at 321-242-2211 if you have que
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Age 76, Denny was formerly from Pittsburgh but had made a home in Cocoa Beach, FL, since 1999. He was a retired cop, bar/restaurant owner, veteran of the Air Force, and former pilot. He loved playing poker and cards with anyone who would play, riding his motorcycles, fishing, the company of family and friends, and enjoyed the beach and manatee at his home in Florida. He is survived by his children, Jackie Quimpo, Denise Brzezinski (George), and Denis, Jr. (Christine); Grandchildren: Victoria, Maria, Erika, Alexa, Colin, Hannah and Julia; and great-granddaughter Leighton. He was also survived by three siblings, Tom (Mary), Marty (Sue), and Chris (Tony); ...
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Auriette Fullilove passed away peacefully on June 19th, 2020 in Rockledge, Florida. She and her husband Alfred C. Fullilove met in her native country of Brazil. They lived in many places over their 60-year marriage including Brazil, England, New York City, Trinidad and Jamaica before finally making a home in Rockledge Florida. She had varied careers including, working at the Brazilian consulate in NYC and raising 3 children before settling into a very successful 40-year career as a Real Estate Broker Associate with D. Basile Real Estate, and a proud member of the Space Coast Association of Realtors. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic ...
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Sylvie M. Brown-Balagna, 74, surrounded by family and dearest friends, passed away peacefully on the 16th of June, 2020. Sylvie had a long and wonderful career working as an Auditor for the US Army Central Command in Germany and most recently in Brevard County as a Real Estate Agent and Broker of her own Agency, Sylvie Brown & Associates, where she continued striving for excellence in all her work. She was a proud member of the Space Coast Association of Realtors, and always loved meeting and working honestly with people. She is survived by her husband, Fred D. Balagna, daughter, Caroline P. Brown and grand-daughter, Adagia G. Leo. A small mass service ...
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We now have our FlexMLS Trainings uploaded to our Youtube page in a FlexMLS Trainings Playlist for all our Members. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel Space Coast Assoc of Realtor
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DBPR Again Extends Deadline for Renewing Real Estate Licenses The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) has twice postponed the licensing deadline for state licensees who originally had to be renewed no later than March 31, 2020. In the latest change, those licensees now have until Dec. 31, 2020, to complete required courses and pay their fees. Licensees with a Sept. 30, 2020, license renewal deadline have also received an extension to Dec. 31, 2020. DBPR explained the change in an email it sent to licensees that “provides important information regarding the renewal deadline extension currently in effect for your license ...
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Here is the newest report from the Brevard County Emergency Operations Center. Please read to stay informed and saf
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Obituary With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Debra Seymour (Indialantic, Florida), who passed away on May 13, 2020 at the age of 57. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences to share with the family, or plant a tree in Debbie's memory, on this memorial page . She was predeceased by : her mother Sandra Hutto. She is survived by : her father Frederick E Seymour II; her siblings, Susan Makara, Frederick E Seymour III, Steven C Seymour, Chuck and Sue Makara; her step-sister Debra Eubank; her nieces and nephews, Frederick E Seymour IV, Eli Charles Seymour and Casey L Seymour; and her close friends, Terri Feehan and Meg Kleinschmidt. ...
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BPS A Publication of Brevard Public Schools Brevard Public Schools estimates the district will receive between $14-15 million as a proportional share of the estimated $17.4 million in education stabilization funds from the federal government’s CARES Act stimulus bill passed in late March. School districts are still awaiting direction from the Florida Department of Education for conformation on the final allocation and application guidelines to apply for the funding.   “We welcome this much needed federal aid,” said Dr. Mark Mullins, Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools. “This money is necessary to help cover the unanticipated costs associated with ...
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You're Invited! Open House: Zero In On Transportation Planning When : Wednesday, June 17th 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Where : Center for Collaboration 1100 Rockledge Blvd. Rockledge, Fl 32955 An event you won’t want to miss! Join the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization for its annual Open House. Zero in on your role in transportation planning. Learn more about trending road projects, our future transportation system, and the mission of Vision Zero. Attend in person or online! Register Now Let others know you’re attending! Say you’re going or share the event on Faceboo
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