WELCOME! | February 2024


February is here, and it's time for more celebrations! A lot of football fans are gearing up for Super Bowl LVIII, televised this Sunday, February 11th. What part of this celebration do you LOVE; the football, the halftime performances, the squares or the commercials? And.....there might be another kind of LOVE on the football field; someone who's hoping for a ring.

Valentine's Day is also a February celebration that's approaching quickly. Did you know that Valentine's Day all started in the 8th century with food? It wasn't until the 14th and 15th centuries when the day became associated with romantic LOVE.

There is so much to LOVE about Vero Beach; our home, our neighborhood and our passion for living here for more than seven decades. Our firm was born here, raised here, and we have earned an unmatched reputation as Vero’s longest-tenured, top, family-run brokerage. We are proud to celebrate 75 years of being Your Neighbor!

We enjoy sharing news about what's happening in and around Our Neighborhood, and we are always open to your feedback about what YOU would like to see in our newsletter. Let us know! Click here for past issues and feel free to share this with your family and friends.


Go back in time to the 1980s on Saturday, February 17th for the Mental Health Association's fundraiser MHA Rocks the 80s!

Put on your neon, leg warmers & parachute pants and dance the night away at Oak Harbor. The Orlando based band, Outta Time, will have you reminiscing about big hair, boom boxes & Prince's Purple Rain. Tickets include valet parking, premium open bar, dinner, dessert, live band, photo booth, silent auction, wine pull, costume contest and more.

The Mental Health Association of Indian River County is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide immediate access with no barriers to mental health care. Individuals are afforded an opportunity for an improved quality of life through access to a continuum of care, reduced stigma of mental health issues, and increased integration and acceptance within a community that has an informed understanding of mental health issues.

There are so many things to do in our amazing piece of paradise. There is 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......

Non-Profits/Charitable Groups 

Flash Newsletter 

Cultural Council of IRC

Vero Vine News 

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

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Year End 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 data for YEAR END 2023 vs. 2022.


Residential Closed Sales totaled 2,556 homes vs. 2,961 representing a 13.7% decrease YOY

Median Price was $387,500 vs. $375,000 representing a 3.3% increase YOY.

Active Inventory totaled 888 vs. 822 representing a 8% increase YOY.


Residential Closed Sales totaled 972 homes vs. 846 representing a 14.9% increase YOY.

Median Price was $285,000 vs. $235,000 representing a 21.3% increase YOY.

Active Inventory totaled 574 vs. 260 representing a 120.8% increase YOY.

Report Prepared on January 19, 2024

To learn more about the FLORIDA Market Update for Year End 2023, watch this video.


As we come across interesting content that we have found from various places around the web, we will share it with you here. Our Blog, for example, is a great source for articles about our industry and Our Neighborhood.

Florida "Cracker" Vernacular Architecture

Back in the mid to late 1800s, more and more settlers were moving to Florida, and to escape the somewhat harsh environmental conditions including heat, rain and mosquitos, these pioneers threw together shelters which eventually became their homes. With limited means, they built simple, log or wood-framed structures that resembled the elevated chickee huts built by the neighboring Seminole Indian tribes. The pioneers' modest homes would eventually become one of the state’s most distinctive architectural styles called Florida "Cracker" Vernacular. READ MORE

More Tips & Tidbits.......

When it comes to home ownership, historically, married couples were the majority of homeowners. Not so today.

The winter season is in full swing, although for us, it's more about an increase in people versus an increase in snowy weather. In some parts of the world, though, people are discovering new, strange ways to enjoy snow.

Speaking of "the season," this is the time of year when people have parties galore. Maybe at your next dinner party you could have a lively discussion about these vintage entertaining guidelines.

Home prices in Indian River County have risen during the last year, but home prices in a number of U.S. counties are decreasing.

Do you remember when flying used to be somewhat of a pleasant experience? These days, the number of angry people on airplanes has increased, and some believe it's because the space in economy seating has dramatically decreased.

Celebrating our 75th year, we “Thank You” for allowing our family of compassionate professionals to work with you to bring our decades of firmly woven history and success to your front door. We truly appreciate your sharing your experience with your friends and family so that we may continue to welcome everyone to “Our Neighborhood, Your Home.for another 75 years! CHEERS!


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