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Vero Beach 55 Plus Homes for Sale

💰What Are the Closing Costs of Buying a 55 Plus Home in Vero Beach FL?

Always consider your location for the home you purchase

It’s essential to know if the home you’re moving to has any extra closing costs. Another thing you should consider is the kind of property you have purchased.

Closing costs are what you need to pay in order to close the sale on your home. The costs of the services completed, as well as those involved in loans, need to be paid. You may be asked to pay some of them while you’re still in the process of buying the house but technically, closing costs should be paid after everything is done and the keys are ready to be handed to you.

The good news is Vero Beach, Florida, which has served as a top retirement destination for decades, offers some of the lowest closing costs in the region. They have been ranked on the low end of closing costs’ average range nationwide.

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Here are the customary fees for buyers according to the Federal Title and Escrow Company in Florida:

  • Down payment
  • Title insurance
  • Loan Fees
  • Prepaid interest
  • Inspection fees
  • Appraisal
  • Mortgage insurance
  • Survey Fee
  • Hazard insurance
  • Miscellaneous fees such as documentary stamp
  • Property taxes
  • Deed recording fees

Determining the right closing costs is pivotal for the buyer to know since there are separate fees allocated for both you and the seller. You won’t want to have any unpleasant surprises at closing time with fees that are not reflected on the contract.

Vero Beach 55 Plus Homes for Sale

What goes into the closing costs of buying a 55 plus home in Vero Beach, FL?

The fees normally come from the mortgage lender and the title company or lawyer which are involved in the transaction.

Majority of the closing costs in Vero Beach, FL are paid to the lender. For example, a house for $200,000 with closing costs of $1,800 usually has more than $1,000 of average costs accrued to the lender. Even for those who don’t have a lender, charges will also come from title insurance companies, property surveyors, and other professional fees. If you’re a cash buyer, you can often receive more than 50% discount on closing costs since you won’t be needing the involvement of a bank or a lender.

I’m Karen Mathers and I will be here to help you throughout this entire process!

As your REALTORⓇ, I will see to it that I’m there with you during the closing. It’s only good business sense to give full service to my clients through this entire transaction. I’ll make sure you aren’t missing any documents, and all questions will be answered. I will ease your last minute worries and surprises by making sure no errors on commissions or deeds show up at closing.  I will be there to verify that the sale is being closed according to the terms of the purchase agreement.

What are you waiting for? Call me at 772-532-3221 and let it be our singular goal to find the right 55 plus home in Vero Beach for you and go through the entire process smoothly! And if you’re a seller thinking about closing costs, I can definitely help you, too!

In case you can not view this video here, please click the link below to view What Are the Closing Costs of Buying a 55 Plus Home in Vero Beach FL? on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/A_kc1gKTMbc.

New Construction Homes for Sale in Vero Beach for 55 Plus

🙌New Construction Homes for Sale for 55 Plus in Vero Beach FL

One of the most important realities in life is we all need to retire!

You may feel that retiring is still a long way off when you’re young and busy building your career and family. Nowadays, we see a lot of companies promoting retirement management skills and I believe, as your REALTORⓇ, that maintaining a standard way of living is ideal even when you are no longer earning.

Here in Vero Beach, Florida, we help people who are looking for retirement properties. There are new construction homes for sale for 55 plus and they are waiting to be found.

Why is Vero Beach the ideal place to retire?

It’s a cozy, small town and a great place if you want to veer from the city like atmosphere. It is very nautical.

Reviews show that retirees who bought their homes in Vero Beach believe that it is the best decision they have ever made. They like the quiet atmosphere with all of the necessities nearby. The culture is rich for those who love comedy, plays, musicals, or museums as they are all available here. Recreation is always close. You can always visit the botanical gardens, the Indian River, and even the protected marshlands.

The beaches are breathtaking! Dolphins and Manatees are seen here often. And the Caribbean is ablaze with colors.

Homes for Sale for 55 Plus in Vero Beach FL New Construction

It’s a great place to shop, dine, relax and learn. This town has several discount stores that will surprise you. What other town of conservative demographic has Sam’s Club, Dollar Store, Walmart and Food Lion Grocery Stores? You’ll never starve when you live here, to say the least.  

Vero Beach is on top for having the number one medical center with an excellent heart program in Florida, the Indian River Medical Center. This works hand in hand with its neighboring hospital, Sebastian River Medical Center, focusing on providing exceptional medical service.

Vero Beach is one of the best-kept secrets in South Central Florida!

Choose no other day but today to live in one of the new construction homes for sale in Vero Beach for 55 plus!

Condominiums, townhomes and single-family homes are available for viewing. A single family waterfront home that I’ve recently sold for $338,000 has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms and it has a huge interior living space of 2,510 sq. ft. and a lot area of 8,276 sq. ft. This home in Vero Beach features an extensive landscaping, etched glass front doors, and impact glass windows.

There are approximately 339 active homes for sale and now with the new construction homes coming along, I assure you of a stress-free and enjoyable search for your new home.

Visit my page at Vero Beach 55 Plus Homes for Sale for more information.

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It’s natural for me to be enjoying working with all retirees, empty nesters and anyone else who wants to live in Vero Beach because I fell in love with this place myself and deciding to live here was easy. This town is growing but it has never lost its touch of serenity.

If you want to be an owner of one of the new construction homes for sale, call me at 772-532-3221. Your life will never be the same again!

In case you cannot view this video here, please click the link below to view New Construction Homes for Sale for 55 Plus in Vero Beach FL on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLbATY2x_us&feature=youtu.be

What is Your Home Value for Your 55+ Home in Vero Beach FL?

What is My Home Value for My 55+ Home in Vero Beach FL?

So you want to sell your house in Vero Beach FL?

Planning to sell your home is a difficult process, especially  coming up with the right price. There are many factors you need to consider to determine the right value of your home.

Location, Location, Location!!!

Take into consideration the size, shape, location, topography, and the surrounding infrastructure and amendments.

Before checking your home’s interior, buyers want to have a good feeling about your yard, patio, garden, and its potential beautification.

Exterior and Interior Updates

For the improvements, take into consideration the age of the house, the style, architectural features, number of rooms including bedrooms, bathrooms, size of the kitchen, type of heating, and solar panels.

Also, consider the other amenities like your pool, your patio or porch, and outdoor features like decks and gardens.

Home Value for Your 55 plus Home in Vero Beach

Your Local Neighborhood

This is one of the potential buyer’s major considerations. They want to live in a house where everyone in the neighborhood respects privacy, serenity, safety and security. The 55 plus communities are safe community.

Vero Beach is a small town with nice small beaches, and less traffic compared to many other cities in Florida.

Being Close to Schools and Shopping

Potential buyers want to live close to the best schools. They want to be close to grocery stores and shopping centers. They want easy access to recreational areas and hospitals.

55 plus communities are the best place to be, nearby schools are excellent, Shopping centers are great, especially the locally owned stores, and residents take pride in supporting local business owners.

Beaches, chains of restaurants, golf courses, and Vero Beach’s wonderful weather, are some factors that add value to your home.

What You Can Sell Your House For

Contact me now to get a Free home value report. Before putting your house on the market, you need to know the facts about how much similar properties have recently sold for. You need to know what is on the market now, as these homes are your competition. We want to make sure your property is priced right in order to get the highest and best offer on your house.

What’s your 55 plus Home Value in Vero Beach FL? Let me help you find out.

To help you find out what’s your 55 plus communities home value is call me, Karen Mathers, your REALTOR®, Keller Williams Realty 772-532-3221

I have over 18 years experience in helping home buyers and sellers and I am the best at what I do. Let my experience and skills guide you in your real estate needs.

When it Matters, call Karen Mathers.

In case you can not view this video here, please click the link below to view What is My Home Value for My 55+ Home in Vero Beach FL? on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBtqTb8wjVA&feature=youtu.be

Vero Beach FL Homes for Sale

How Can I Effectively Sell My Vero Beach Home?

Living in Vero Beach

Vero Beach is home to many of the top 55+ communities in Florida.

The mature crowd loves its spectacular beaches and warm weather. Gated communities like Woodfield Vero Beach and Waterway Village offer resort-style lifestyles of peace and serenity, the perfect triad the mature crowd is looking for.

But no matter how ideal a place is, there are times when you have to move away. It could be for personal reasons, it could be for business reasons, whatever your reasons are, you will need to put your Vero Beach home up for sale.

Selling a home in a planned development

Since most homes in active 55+  communities of Vero Beach are well-maintained, what kind of preparation should you be doing to sell it?

Here are some tips on how to get started on the selling process.

  1. Price your home realistically. With the help of your real estate agent or REALTOR®, set a realistic price for your home. Pricing your home is challenging, but there is no magic formula for it. Using the CMA and other tools, you and your real estate agent can agree on a price that is fair for you and the buyer.

  1. Give your home a minor makeover. Vero Beach homes for sale are already nice and in good condition, especially those in gated communities. A few things need improvement, but in most cases, there is no need for a major renovation. If you want to sell your home fast, do minor improvements, not a renovation. Renovating can add cost to your home, and may make it more difficult for your home to sell.

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What are some things you can improve?

  • Kitchen. The kitchen is one of the most important parts of the home. Although not all buyers can cook, most would like to have a presentable and clean kitchen. So clean your kitchen and make it look properly maintained. Replace old or worn out handles. Replace the faucet if it is tarnished. Give the cabinets a fresh coat of paint. Clear the counters and drawers of any knick-knacks. Update your light fixtures to give your kitchen a brighter look.

  •  Bathroom. Next to the kitchen, bathrooms are the second best rooms to improve. If your bathroom is already updated, a deep clean would be all it needs. It will remove any lingering smell and make it open house ready.

  • Add storage. Check your storage areas like cabinets and closets to see if there are things that need to be cleared out. Throw out any broken and unused items. Doing this can clear the area and make it look more spacious. You need to add more storage for organization, don’t forget to paint it.

  • Light. You want to show your home in the best light, and you cannot do that with dim lights. Replace your light fixtures if you have low light. Get some contemporary ones that will go well with your decor and furniture.

  • Curb appeal. You’ve heard this before. You did it in your first home when you were preparing it for sale. Obvious as it may be, a well-kept lawn with trimmed pathway and some flower boxes under the windows can create a good and lasting impression.

  1. Work with an experienced professional. Working with an experienced and competent agent or REALTOR® can make all the difference in your home selling journey. You’ll be assisted, guided and given all the resources to sell your home when you get the help of a professional.

A competent and experienced REALTOR® like me, Karen Mathers can alleviate the possible stress caused by putting your home for sale. From the first step of preparation to the moment your home is sold, I will be with you every step of the way. Know more about me here www.VeroBeach55PlusHomesForSale.com/about/.

These are simple things you can do to prepare your over 55+ home for sale in Vero Beach.

Need help in selling your home? Call me, Karen Mathers, at (772) 532-3221. Let me make this real estate journey easy for you.

In case you can not view this video here, please click the link below to view How Can I Effectively Sell My Vero Beach Home? on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnHLU99WB10&feature=youtu.be

Real Estate Properties in Vero Beach FL

SOLD! 2015 15th Ave SW Vero Beach, FL 32962

2015 15th Ave Sw, Vero Beach, FL 32962 is a single family home built in 1998. This property was last sold for $134,900 in 2016 and currently has an estimated value of $158,287.

According to the Vero Beach public records, the property at 2015 15th Ave Sw, Vero Beach, FL 32962 has approximately 1,368 square feet, 3 beds and 2 baths with a lot size of 0.23 acres. Nearby schools include Highlands Elementary School, Oslo Middle School and Vero Beach High School. Comparable nearby homes for sale include 1746 24th Pl Sw, 1035 23rd Pl Sw and 430 22nd Ct.


SOLD! 2015 15th Ave SW Vero Beach, FL 32962
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Description
$134,900
Single Family Home
Main Features
3 Bedrooms
2 Full Bathrooms
1 Unit
Interior: 1,368 sqft
Lot: 0.23 acre(s)
Year Built: 1998
Location
2015 15th Ave SW
Vero Beach, FL 32962
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SOLD! 380 38th Sq SW Vero Beach, FL 32968

Completely remodeled 3+ bedroom pool home located on a quiet street in desirable 5TH ST SW Neighborhood. The house had a full overhaul in September which included New Front door, all interior doors and hardware, lighting, flooring, trim, bathroom remodel , kitchen remodel, and much much more. The majority of the house floors are a beautiful engineered reclaimed white oak wood floor, travertine tile in bathrooms, and new carpeting in all bedrooms. Includes brand new kitchen appliances with remaining 4 year warranty. There are 3 bedrooms with an office that is set up for a 4th bedroom. The drainage field has just been replaced and is large enough to convert this to a 4 bedroom home. Brand new water heater and AC unit ( 1 of the 2 units in the home) Half acre lot. Low HOA fees. Screened in porch. Large open rooms. Fireplace. Separate living and family rooms. Laundry Room,Hip roof, skylights, circular drive and two car garage.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE HOME

Wonderful Farmhouse, clean, coastal, cottage, country, cozy home. Beautiful neighborhood lots of lovely oak trees along the road. Friendly neighbors and a perfect atmosphere for kids.


SOLD! 380 38th Sq SW Vero Beach, FL 32968
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$312,000
Single Family Home
Main Features
3 Bedrooms
Interior: 2,461 sqft
Lot: 0.50 acre(s)
Year Built: 1989
MLS #: 171228
Location
380 38th Sq SW
Vero Beach, FL 32968
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Vero Beach Real Estate Properties

SOLD! 6425 Oxford Cir Unit 102 Vero Beach, FL 32966

6425 Oxford Cir Unit 102, Vero Beach, FL 32966 is a single family home built in 2011. This property was last sold for $180,000 in 2016 and currently has an estimated value of $216,432.

According to the Vero Beach public records, the property at 6425 Oxford Cir Unit 102, Vero Beach, FL 32966 has approximately 1,647 square feet, 2 beds and 2 baths with a lot size of 3,049 square feet. Nearby schools include Dodgertown Elementary School, Storm Grove Middle School and Vero Beach High School. Comparable nearby homes for sale include 5105 9th Pl, 3159 Anthem Way and 7770 15th St.


SOLD! 6425 Oxford Cir Unit 102 Vero Beach, FL 32966
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$180,000
Single Family Home
Main Features
2 Bedrooms
2 Full Bathrooms
1 Unit
Interior: 1,647 sqft
Lot: 3,049 sqft
Year Built: 2011
Location
6425 Oxford Cir
Unit 102
Vero Beach, FL 32966
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Sebastian FL Homes

SOLD! 813 Evernia St Sebastian, FL 32958

Spacious and immaculate 4BR/2.5 Bath, 2 car garage with family, dining, living room/office AND can easily be converted to 5 bedrooms! Kitchen open to family room for great entertaining. Granite counters, pantry, island and new appliances. Owners suite offers privacy, walk in closet, garden tub and split vanities. Storm panels, new irrigation system and screened patio to relax and enjoy!


SOLD! 813 Evernia St Sebastian, FL 32958
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$204,000
Single Family Home
Main Features
4 Bedrooms
2 Full Bathrooms
1 Unit
Interior: 2,392 sqft
Lot: 0.23 acre(s)
Year Built: 2008
MLS #: 164067
Location
813 Evernia St
Sebastian, FL 32958
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SOLD! 814 Carnation Dr Sebastian, FL 32958

Furnished 3/2 Pool home. Screened has a large covered porch area to get away from the sun or to entertain. Nicely furnished, would make a great 2nd home getaway. Located in a great section of Sebastian a short distance to everything. Built 2005, Cement Block Construction, Plant Shelves, Tray Ceiling. Hip roof and shutters for low Insurance bills!


SOLD! 814 Carnation Dr Sebastian, FL 32958
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Description
$206,000
Single Family Home
Main Features
3 Bedrooms
2 Full Bathrooms
1 Unit
Interior: 1,326 sqft
Lot: 0.23 acre(s)
Year Built: 2005
MLS #: 171826
Location
814 Carnation Dr
Sebastian, FL 32958
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Vero Beach FL Real Estate Properties for Sale

SOLD! 1269 Scarlet Oak Cir Vero Beach, FL 32966

This is a Single Family Residence home located at 1269 Scarlet Oak Cir, Vero Beach, FL. 1269 Scarlet Oak Cir has 4 bedrooms, 2.0 full bathrooms, 0.0 partial bathrooms, and approximately 2236 square feet. The property has a lot size of 12632 square feet and was built in 2005. Close to shopping and travel. Gated community.


SOLD! 1269 Scarlet Oak Cir Vero Beach, FL 32966
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$346,000
Single Family Home
Main Features
4 Bedrooms
2 Full Bathrooms
1 Unit
Interior: 2,236 sqft
Lot: 0.29 acre(s)
Year Built: 2005
Location
1269 Scarlet Oak Cir
Vero Beach, FL 32966
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