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WELCOME! | October 2023

Ahhhhhh…Fall is in the air with slightly milder temperatures, lower humidity, a refreshing breeze, and a sprinkling of cooler nights. What a great time to enjoy some more outdoor activities with your canine companion, like hikes along our many nature trails, playing at the local dog parks, or exploring pet-friendly beaches like these dogs who have taken a coastal romp to a whole new level. There’s also many dog-friendly events around town offering opportunities for socialization and bonding with your four-legged furry friend.


Just like exploring the area with your pets, AMAC is here to help you explore the plethora of real estate offerings in and around the county. Whether you're buying or selling...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 has laid the foundation for its diverse real estate landscape. Our dedication is to make every transaction a meaningful human interaction. 

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.


Saturday, October 21st is the United Way of Indian River County's annual DAY OF CARING. This one-day volunteer event is unlike any other in Indian River County! Each year, countless volunteers roll up their sleeves and work together to make a difference in our community. Whether you’re a community organization with a project that needs doing or a volunteer ready to get to work, Day of Caring is for you!

Volunteer to HELP.

Sign up a Project.

Since 1961, United Way of Indian River County has envisioned a world where Indian River County is strong, with jobs that pay a livable wage, good schools, and a healthy environment. We win when we LIVE UNITED. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources. And by inspiring individuals to join the fight against our community's most daunting social crises.

United Way of Indian River County mobilizes the community with one goal in mind – helping people live their best possible lives.

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...

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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August 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 AUGUST 2023 vs. 2022.


Residential Closed Sales totaled 203 homes vs. 278 representing a 27% decrease YOY. 

Median Price was $375,000 vs. $379,000 representing a 1.1% decrease YOY.

Active Inventory totaled 708 vs. 758 representing a 6.6% decrease YOY.


Residential Closed Sales totaled 69 homes vs. 71 representing a 2.8% decrease YOY.

Median Price was $257,000 vs. $225,000 representing a 14.2% increase YOY.

Active Inventory totaled 346 vs. 185 representing a 87% increase YOY.

Report Prepared on September 21, 2023

For the FLORIDA Market Update for AUGUST 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.

How Pineapples Ruled before Citrus in Indian River County...a History of the Hallstrom House Farm & Homestead

The Hallstrom House Farm & Homestead in Indian River County, Florida, boasts a rich history deeply intertwined with the cultivation of pineapples. Established in the late 19th century by Swedish immigrant Axel Hallstrom, this picturesque property became a symbol of agricultural innovation in the region. Hallstrom, inspired by the success of pineapple farming in the area, decided to experiment with this tropical fruit on his land. Through careful selection of pineapple varieties and innovative cultivation techniques, he achieved remarkable success, ultimately helping to pioneer the pineapple industry in Florida. The Hallstrom House Farm & Homestead stands as a testament to Axel Hallstrom's pioneering spirit and the vital role pineapples played in shaping the agricultural landscape of Indian River County. READ MORE

For those of you who grew up with The Brady Bunch, the actual home just sold for $3.2M.

Florida is known for being a retirement hub, but there are retirees of all ages settling into places around the world.

Speaking of around the world, did you know that UNESCO added 42 new heritage sites to their list...check it out. Maybe one is on your next great travel adventure.

While we're on a global tour, here are some weird and wonderful sports from around the world.

Want to see an exhibit at a museum but can't get there? Our Florida neighbor, the Perez Art Museum in Miami launched a “first-of-its-kind” streaming service of the museum’s collection of video art and films. See them 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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