Townhomes | Brevard Florida

In 2008, tourists spent $2.89 billion in the county. This is distributed in several categories: lodging $839 million, eating and drinking $509 million, Kennedy Space Center $597 million, retail sales $450 million, entertainment $120 million, and Port Canaveral $109 million.[183] Brevard tourists come mainly from ten states: Florida itself is first, followed by Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Virginia, Wisconsin, Georgia, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. The five primary sources of foreign visitors are Canada, England, Germany, China, and Italy.[184]
The Brevard County government had annual expenditures just over $1 billion in the fiscal year 2009–2010, exclusive of the municipalities.[101] In 2009, real estate taxes for homesteaded property averaged .83% of the value of the property.[102] Real estate taxes are levied by each authority. They are collected by the County Tax Collector.[103] The total taxable real estate base was $33.7 billion in 2009.[104] County taxes rose 26.5% in total per capita revenue from 2002 to 2007, and 49.8% in property tax per capita in the same time frame.[105] Delinquent taxes were $36 million in 2008.[106]
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In Canada, the national MLS is a cooperative system for the members of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), working through Canada’s 101 real estate boards and 11 provincial/territorial associations. Both the terms Realtor and MLS are registered trademarks for both the members and data of the CREA. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver claims to have pioneered the first MLS in Canada.[26] A publicly accessible website (at realtor.ca, formerly mls.ca) allows consumers to search an aggregated subset of each participating board’s MLS database of active listings, providing limited details and directing consumers to contact a real estate agent for more information.
While Brevard County has transportation available in the usual modes for a coastal county—highways, shipping, and airlines—it has the addition of space transportation, making it unique in the world.[248]
Public safety for Port Canaveral is under the direction of the Port Authority. Traditionally, emphasis was placed on monitoring the content of containerized cargo on incoming ships, as well as underwater inspection of arriving ships that could be carrying explosive devices. In 2008, the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved the creation of an independent police department.[126][127]
Educators are required to follow the Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession in Florida (State Board of Education Rule 6B-1.006, FAC).  To report alleged educator misconduct, contact Dr. Carol Kindt, Deputy Superintendent/Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources Services, at 321-633-1000, ext. 201.  Kindt.Carol@brevardschools.org
When discount and flat fee compensation arrangements started growing in popularity [4] in the early 2000s some MLSes changed their membership rules or rule enforcement to make discount/flat fee MLS listings difficult or impossible.[5] In response, the Federal Trade Commission investigated, found several violations of anti-trust laws, and entered into settlements with five MLSes to enable free competition for listings.[6] One MLS, Realcomp in Michigan, refused to enter a settlement/consent agreement with the FTC, asserting it had the right to hide listings of discounters because such competition is detrimental to the revenue of its members.[7] In 2006, the FTC filed a lawsuit against the Realcomp MLS alleging violations of federal anti-trust laws and squelching free competition. [8] The lawsuit went to trial in 2007 and the FTC lost[9], but won the case in a 4-0 unanimous ruling on appeal in 2009. [10]
According to the 2000 census, the county had about 80,000 veterans. 21% of the population older than 18 is a veteran.[75] This had dropped to 74,000 in 2010. This was 21% of the people in the county.[76] An actual count by a local agency in 2010 indicated that 225 of veterans were homeless.[77] In 2007, a local census by volunteers counted 1,899 homeless residents.[78]
The Navy maintains a Trident turning basin at Port Canaveral for ballistic missile submarines. The Naval Ordnance Test Unit (NOTU) tests weapons on these subs, which arrive at the rate of one a month. 160 ships visited their two piers in 2017.[174] The 2005 base closures included realigning NOTU out of state. The community was successful in having this decision revoked.[citation needed] The unit employs 100 military personnel and 900 civilian contractors.[175]
Brevard was ranked 25th in the state, out of 67 counties, for health outcomes in 2014. 22% of residents smoke, 28% are obese, 25% are physically inactive, 20% drink in excess. The county ranked 13 in clinical care, 25th in societal factors (including air pollution and drinking water quality).[222]
Jump up ^ “OMB Bulletin No. 13-01: Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas, and Guidance on Uses of the Delineations of These Areas” (PDF). United States Office of Management and Budget. 28 February 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
The additional benefit of MLS systems is that an MLS subscriber may search an MLS and retrieve information about all homes for sale by all participating brokers. MLS systems contain hundreds of fields of information about the features of a property. These fields are determined by real estate professionals who are knowledgeable and experienced in that local marketplace, whereas public real estate websites contain only a small subset of property data.[citation needed]
The taxable value of property went from $20 billion in 2002 to $40 billion in 2007. In 2009 the bubble burst and a rapid descent to $24 billion was experienced. in 2017, the value rose to $35 billion. The last figure includes new construction.[154]
The Dark Years: In the late 1990s many of the smaller agencies were acquired by larger companies, breaking many of the MLS relationships that existed. More software options came in (all in competition) and, as the software houses did not work together, their collectives of agents became fragmented by non-collaborative out-of-group software restraints. With large property portals gaining ground in the 2000s agents in the UK started working alone as all could upload to the same portal platforms.
Brevard County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 543,376, making it the 10th largest county in Florida.[1] The official county seat has been located in Titusville since 1894.[2] Brevard County comprises the Palm Bay–Melbourne–Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located along the east Florida coast along the Atlantic Ocean.
Space Coast Center for Independent Living offers over-all services for individuals with all types of disabilities: peer support, advocacy, skills training, accessibility surveys, support groups, transportation, specialized equipment, sign language interpreter coordination services,[229] and a program for high school students for career development.[citation needed]

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Jump up ^ “Edible Plants of Central Florida – Titusville, Florida”. Nbbd.com. Retrieved 18 December 2012. In coastal area, especially Central and South County, there exists tropical microclimates. Coconut Palms and Royal Palms and other tropical plants grow to fruiting maturity although they may be injured or killed in one of the infrequent cold waves during the winter.
In Canada, CREA has come under scrutiny and investigation by the Competition Bureau and litigation by former CREA member and real estate brokerage Realtysellers (Ontario) Ltd., for the organization’s control over the Canadian MLS system.[11] In 2001, Realtysellers (Ontario) Ltd., a discount real-estate firm was launched that reduced the role of agents and the commissions they collect from home buyers and sellers. The brokerage later shut down and launched a $100 million lawsuit against CREA and TREB, alleging that they breached an earlier out-of-court settlement that the parties entered into in 2003.
Florida Today is the major daily newspaper serving Melbourne, Brevard County and the Space Coast region of Florida. It is owned by the media conglomerate Gannett. A monthly newspaper, El Playero, serves the Spanish-speaking population of the Space Coast. The weeklies Space Coast Florida Weekly and Home Town News are free newspapers, supported by advertising, that have versions in other Florida counties. Both present local news.
The county has centralized most county and circuit courts in Viera which try a variety of cases including felonies, misdemeanors, traffic, and domestic. The courthouse in Titusville provides the venue for circuit and county cases arising in the north part of the county while the courthouse in Melbourne is the venue for county cases arising in the southern portion of the county. An elected State Attorney prosecutes criminal cases for the State of Florida. Indigent defendants can be represented by the office of the elected Public Defender. The 18th Circuit Court includes Seminole County as well as Brevard and covers not only the court itself but the State Attorney and the Public Defender.[114] In 2008, the public defender had a staff of 45 lawyers in Brevard who handled about 24,000 cases annually.[115]