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WELCOME! | August 2023

Soon the kids will be headed back to school here in Florida and late summer will turn into Fall before you know it. But summer isn't over yet and there are still lots of things to do, places to go, and foods to eat. For instance, how about trying some mustard Skittles on your next hot dog? Yep, it's a real thing. And here are some strange National Parks rules that you should be aware of when planning a visit. Or maybe take a trip to dive into the best FRESH water diving/snorkeling sites nationwide. Whatever the rest of summer holds for you, be sure to have fun making memories!

On another note, did you know that your personality depends on where you live? Neither did we until we read this article. Wherever you choose to live, we know that there are countless homes for countless people with countless means by which to buy or sell. But there is only one brokerage who understands the many faces of Vero Beach, who have laid the foundation for its diverse real estate landscape. AMAC's history is steeped within the community, quilted from a fabric of many faces, many lives, many minds, and hearts—all with the unified desire to make a difference.

We invite you to see what's happening in and around Our Neighborhood. We are always open to your feedback about our newsletter content. Click here for past issues and feel free to share this with your family and friends.


Right now, shelters around the country are facing a post-pandemic crisis of overcrowding and underfunding. Due to the decline of virtual work, a national housing shortage, and the rising costs of supplies and vet care, we are facing the worst emergency the animal welfare system has seen in years.

Each day, H.A.L.O. receives surrender forms from pet owners who can no longer care for their animals and desperate pleas for help from overburdened shelters that have no more space. For the first time in years, euthanasia of dogs has increased instead of decreased in our country.

As a private no-kill rescue, they rely heavily on the pet-loving community to support their lifesaving programs and help keep their doors open for homeless pets.

To help them stay afloat and continue to be the lifeboat for homeless pets, click here to donate.

HURRICANE SEASON is from June 1st to November 30th. Here are a couple of sites to help you GET READY and BE PREPARED!

Also, since the 2022 season tracking hurricanes has changed. Make sure you're aware and doing it right.


There's so many things to do in our little piece of paradise and something for everyone whether it's cultural, food related, charitable, educational, or environmental, Our Neighborhood has it all.

Check out these links to see what's happening around town and where to get involved and give back...


SUMMER CAMPS for Kids/Teens

Cultural Council of IRC

Flash Newsletter 

Non-Profits/Charitable Groups  

Looking for some great live music and fun? Come enjoy the bands and festivities at Riverside Theatre's "Live in the Loop". Be sure to stop by our AMAC table to say "Hi!" and grab some swag.


Hi Mary🌞!

It was just a wonderful experience seeing you last weekend. You are always such a joy with your beautiful smile.

My husband and I are hoping you will let Buzz MacWilliam know the music he sponsors is fabulous. His kind consideration brings Vero Beach alive with live bands that are spectacular. Friday and Saturday nights shines with music, laughter, dancing and happiness. We can't thank you enough! Mary is always amazing and such a delight. We all love her!

We appreciate everything you've done for us. Vero Beach Florida is the place to be every Friday and Saturday night at the Riverside Loop!


C and K Nowakowski 

I would like to thank Alex MacWilliam for sponsoring the Loop. We enjoy the music 🎶 every weekend and bring friends. This is a beautiful venue. If and when in need of a realtor, we will send business to you.

J & D Moore

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JUNE 2023 vs. 2022 STATS

Statistics developed by the REALTORS® Association of Indian River County through its Multiple Listing Service and in conjunction with Florida REALTORS® reflect the following for Year Over Year JUNE 2023 vs. 2022.


Residential Closed Sales totaled 282 homes vs. 287 representing a 1.7% decrease YOY. 

Median Price was $415,000 vs. $405,000 representing a 2.5% increase YOY.

Active Inventory totaled 685 vs. 637 representing a 7.5% increase YOY.


Residential Closed Sales totaled 90 homes vs. 79 representing a 13.9% increase YOY.

Median Price was $262,250 vs. $235,000 representing a 11.6% increase YOY.

Active Inventory totaled 343 vs. 175 representing a 96.0% increase YOY.

Report Prepared on July 20, 2023

For the FLORIDA Market Update for JUNE 2023, watch this video.


As we come across interesting content that we have found valuable from various places around the web (not clickbait) we will share it with you here. Our blog, for example, is a great source for articles about our industry and Our Neighborhood.

A Short Story about

The Magical Journey of Arthur McKee and McKee Jungle Gardens

Once upon a time, in the sunny shores of Vero Beach, Florida, a man named Arthur McKee embarked on a wondrous journey that would forever change the landscape of horticulture and nature appreciation. His love for the natural world and his visionary spirit led to the creation of a botanical paradise known as McKee Jungle Gardens.

Chapter 1: Seeds of Inspiration...Read More

Lots of rain brings lots of those pesky mosquitos. Well not all mosquito repellents are equal – here’s how to avoid bites this summer and beyond.

Despite cost-of-living challenges, the number of high-earning American households continues to grow. Guess what states the high earners are moving to most?

Okay, FOCUS. Here are 100 of the best optical illusions (with explanations). Fascinating!

Nearly 30 percent of American households comprise a single person, a record high. Scholars say living alone is not a trend so much as a transformation: Across much of the world, large numbers of people are living alone for the first time in recorded history. Be in the know on the pros and cons.

Hear what happens when a local weatherman and music lyrics get mixed. Listen here...

As a former, and hopefully lifelong AMAC client, or neighbor of an agent, the referral of your friends and family is the greatest compliment you can give.

Thank you for your trust.


A Global-Mindset For a Community Driven Brokerage. SM

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