Daytona Beach, FL Real Estate News

Since working at the Pelican Bay office I've spotted a lot of different birds on the way to work and at the office. On about 3 rare occasions, about this time last year, I spotted a tall strange looking bird with white feathers, but was unable to pull over anywhere to take photos or ID it.   The last day of Biketoberfest I came down with a horrible cold that really put me out of commission for at least a week. I was going to the office just to make sure our News Journal ads were sent out, then going home and back to bed. As I was going home one day I spotted a pair of that same strange looking bird again, however ~ once again ~ in a bad position to pull over. The next day I was ready, in a lane I could safely turn right from & go into a parking lot in case they were still there. Hot Dog...
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 Live in one of the most prestigious gated golf communities in Daytona Beach Florida.  This two bedroom, two bath townhome features a wood burning fireplace, a tiled enclosed patio with a view of the waterway and golf course.  Pelican Bay offers two golf courses, a 24 hour guard at the gated entrance and is less than 1/4 mile to the Interstate.     Shopping is great here.  We are zoned for an A rated school district, and are just minutes from the "World's most famous Beach."  If you are unfamiliar with our area, please read on...  Nascar lives here and we welcome Race fans and bikers several times a year.  You can drive on our beach, park and be steps from the water.  Our coastal area is gorgeous.  There is the Ocean Walk, upscale shopping and Resorts.  Fun for the kids as well as the a...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
A story of politics with a happy ending. What are the chances? I would have never thought it would be possible, but apparently it is. And it's credited to, of all things, "compromise". I definitely didn't think politicians were capable of that! In opposition to most coastal towns in Florida, the Daytona Beach area does not have many high rise condominiums. Of the high rises we do have, the tallest is somewhere around 22 floors. This is how local residents prefer it. So the reaction from residents when they saw the plans for the new Gateway Daytona hotel/condominium project was no surprise to anyone but the city council and the developer. (Do politicians live in a bubble?)But this story has a happy ending. With many changes and a lot of compromise, developers and local residents came to ...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
I'm sorry I forgot to post this yesterday, since it actually started today. Hopefully some of you already marked your calendars from the list of upcoming events I posted last week. Sunday, November 4 from 10:00 to 4:00, don't forget to attend the Halifax Art Festival. It's being held in the Daytona Beach historic district, in the Downtown Marketplace, on the Halifax River.I attended last year's art festival and had a lot of fun. There was a great turnout! There are many talented artists in this area, so I'm sure you won't want to miss this. Come enjoy the art, the music, the food and the beautiful setting. I hope to see you there!      
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Daytona Inn Beach Resort219 Atlantic AveDaytona Beach, FL 32118 Daytona Inn Beach Resort is centrally located Daytona Condo-hotel with just over 150 rooms. The property has both studios and suites ranging in prices as of October 29 from $75,900 for a 375 sf studio without much view to a 700-sf suite for  $235,000. From January 1, 2007 to date there were only 7 units sold ranging from $75,000 for a studio and $167,000 for a suite. The market is slow, and this is not uncommon today. Looking for information about condo-hotels? Check www.DaytonaCondoHotel.com or call me at  386-405-4408  We are condo-hotel gurus  
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Daytona Inn Beach Resort is located at 219 South Atlantic Ave. It is a north east corner of the intersection of International Speedway Blvd (SR 92) and Atlantic Ave. This is a dream location, right on the beach, steps to Boardwalk, Ocean Center, Peabody Auditorium, Main Street with all the event and activities within walking distance.4-story Hotel was built in 1962, converted to a condo-hotel in mid 90s. 150+ rooms are 60% studios and 40% suites. Units 1 to 8 do not have much of a view, no balconies, walkway. Units 9 to 25 are direct oceanfront with large balconies, and the rest of units are on the south side. They have very narrow balconies. Not that much of a view for units on the south side on the first and second floor, as there are 2 story commercial structures along the ISB blocki...
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
HARBOUR BEACH RESORT 701 South Atlantic AveDaytona Beach, FL 32118 As of October 28 there are 16 units for sale in Harbour Beach Resort ranging from $84,900 for a studio with city view to $219 for direct oceanfront one bedroom unit. In tis very slow market, strangely enough, these units hold better value than many others. Oceanview studio without a balcony for $139K is a terrific price on the market, where you can easily get something with similar view for high $50s. Looking for information about condo-hotels? Check our website: www.DaytonaCondoHotel.com or call me   386-405-4408. We are condo-hotel gurus 
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
HARBOUR BEACH RESORT701 SOUTH ATLANTIC AVEDaytona Beach, FL 32118 Harbour Beach Resort was built in 1975, converted to condo-hotel in late 90s. 25 units belong to Westgate, the time share company from Orlando, the rest of 159 rooms are condo-hotel units. Unit numbers from 1 to 14 are direct oceanfront units with a balcony, some of them one bedroom units. Unit 15 is a corner unit without a balcony. Units 16 through 19 are on the north east side and have a great view not only of the ocean, but also of Sun Splash Park, which is north of the property. Units 20 & 21 are city view units facing west, no view of the ocean. Has a history of love-hate relationship between the Association and the management company. This adversely affected the property. Presnetly does not have the Front Desk, does...
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By Vadim Zolotarevskiy
(FunCoast Realty & Management, LLC)
Ocean Garden Condos have been relatively recently converted from Harvey Garden Apartments. The timing was not the best, the values started declining and sales were not brisk. As of October 26 there are 2 unit on local MLS, both 1bdr/1bath, 580 sq. ft.. Stainelss steel appliances, granite countertops, remodeled bathrooms. Prices range from $107,400 to $117,500. There are several recent condo conversins in the area. One is across the street - Surfside Villas with prices starting from $127,900 for 604 sq. ft. one bdr unit. Similar features. Both properties do not have a pool, but htey are just a few short blocks from the ocean.Though prices are very low for beachside, this is not going to last long and I will not be surprised to see them eventually going over $200K in the next crazy apprec...
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By Vadim Zolotarevskiy
(FunCoast Realty & Management, LLC)
102 South Peninsula Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32118.Ocean Garden Condos were built in 1972. This is a 3-story structure with 27 units, 25 one-bdr /one bath unit (580 sq. ft.) and 2 small two bdr/1 bath units (859 sq. ft.). Located on Beachside one block south of Main Street and 2 blocks north of International Speedway Blvd. on the intersection of Harvey Ave. and Peninsula Ave.Used to be an apartment building (Harvey Garden Apartments), converted to condominiums in 2005-2006. Units were significantly upgraded. New kitchens with stainless steel appliances, new bathrooms, granite counters, tiled floors. Laundry in the building. 
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
This is just a quick post to give you a list of events to plan on attending in the Daytona Beach area. Daytona Beach has MANY events that go far beyond what the public is aware of. Pretty much everyone knows about NASCAR, Bike Week, Biketoberfest, Spring Break, etc. But if you'll read my last post titled Moving to Daytona Beach? There are Plenty of Things to Do you'll find out about a whole lot more.And NOW YOU CAN PLAN FOR THE EVENTS YOU WANT TO ATTEND OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS. The Volusia County Fair, November 1-11, 2007 at the Volusia County Fairgrounds.The Halifax Art Festival, November 3-4, 2007, being held at the historic Downtown Marketplace on the Halifax River.The DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts, November 17-18, 2007, being held in Historic Downtown DeLand.The Annual Ant...
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By Ed Savard
(Keller Williams Realty Florida Partners)
Halloween's around the corner and it comes with one of the most popular October traditions: carving pumpkins and transforming them into spooky jack-o-lanterns. Whether you're a professional or a rookie, these tips  can help you create that ideal Halloween decoration:Select a pattern you'd like to carve. You can buy a patten book, many come with the carving tools. If this is your first time, select a pattern that's fairly simple. You can always get fancier with the second pumpkin.Keep your selected pattern in mind when choosing the size of your pumpkin. Don't choose one with soft spots, browning spots or dents. Try to get one that stands up straight. Avoid small pumpkins because they're difficult to carve.If you pumpkin pattern is a rectangular design, you can use an ordinary kitchen kni...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
Daytona Beach Real Estate & Community Events blog. By Lisa C. Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!" If you're planning to buy real estate in Daytona Beach Florida, or any of the surrounding cities, you'll be interested in some of the great things you'll find to do here. Aside from the obvious tourist attractions such as NASCAR at the Daytona International Speedway, Bike Week and Biketoberfest, and the World's Most Famous Beach, there are many other interesting activities.  How about watching a baseball game with the Daytona Cubs at Jackie Robinson Ball Park? Or maybe you'd like to tour the local museums and galleries. If you're the outdoorsy type, you'll enjoy a day, or a camping trip at Tomoka State Park in Ormond Beach. Or you can spend a day in Ponce Inlet at the park and lighthouse, then walk ...
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By Ed Savard
(Keller Williams Realty Florida Partners)
If you are shopping for a home and you are like many buyers that have in your mind a picture of their perfect home. It is important to try and look past certain things, for example, dark and dingy walls, poor decorating, a yard that needs work, etc. as you could miss an exceptional buy and a great home.Some things you might want to consider when house hunting: Flooring - carpet, tile, vinyl etc that is old, worn or outdated, remember that these can easily be replaced. If for example the carpet is not to your liking you could request a carpet allowance in your offer.Walls - Don't like the color, wallpaper etc. Remember that you can paint or re-wallpaper for a reasonable cost. Try to picture the home with your decorating tastes, not the current sellers.Landscaping - yard unkempt, dirt spo...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
Daytona Beach area guests and residents, if you're looking for a fun way to spend half a day, this weekend you can visit the annual Home & Garden Show at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center at 101 N. Atlantic Ave. Here are just a few items and ideas you'll find at this year's Home Show. Seminars by self-proclaimed professional organizer Ingrid Timbs.Tips and Products for Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling from more than 20 exhibitors.Unique "how-to" presentations on ways to replace old formica counters with new marble and granite counters.Turning old items into works of art.Tips on landscaping and the effects of the soil, water and environmental agents.How mold and mildew can effect your health, and how to remove these toxins from your home.There's so much more. Every year there are cooking sho...
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By Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals
(Talk 2 Midori, LLC)
When I was a little girl my father put me on the back of a motorcycle with him.  Before he could tell me be careful and don't touch the exhaust pipe...I had already burnt my leg.  My first encounter with a motorcycle. While attending college in Broward County, I rode on the back of my best friends motorcycle but one day we came close to death when a gentleman tapped the back of the motorcycle. Neither one of us got hurt but that was the end of my biker babe days!Yesterday as I traveled North on A1A to get to our Ormond by the Sea location.  They were back...the bikers...it made me smile.  Smile for many reasons.  My drive time seemed to be longer, not because traffic is bad but because I was enjoying the sights.  You can feel the excitement in the air as vendors are set up all over the ...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
Daytona Beach Real Estate & Community Events Blog. By Lisa C. Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!" The bikers are here! Daytona Beach Biketoberfest 2007 has not officially started yet, but the bikers decided to kickoff the party early. The condos I have listed in Surfside Villas in Daytona Beach, are located only a couple of blocks from Main Street, so I've been encountering plenty of friendly bikers over the last few days. I can't wait to see how many show up this weekend! If you've never been to Daytona Beach Bike Week or Biketoberfest, you don't know what you're missing. Of all the special events we have, our bikers are by far the friendliest bunch.  Each year in late February and early March, we have Bike Week. Bike Week actually lasts about a week and a half. It runs through 2 weekends. Bike...
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By David Kelso
(Century 21 Sundance Realty)
How many times have you answered a call like this ,gave the price,and the caller thanked you and hung up.WRONG!!!! We are in business to sell, not just to give out free information.I was taught to engage the caller in conversation first...something like this. 310 Main St? Let me look that up fpr you.[even though I was familiar with the property]How many bedrooms are you looking for Mr.Caller.? 3? Good because I know this is a 3 bedroom. As I recall, this also has a split bedroom plan.  Would that work for you? Good. It also has a Family Room and a fenced yard. Does that also fit your criteria? Oh good. By the way, who  am I speaking to? Ok Jim..As I said..this is David Kelso.  JIM, do you have any school age children. You do? Well this house is in the ABC School District.  Is there anyt...
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 Do you even know where to get one done?As you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is estimated 178,480 women and 2,030 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year (2007). Out of those numbers, 40,460 women and 450 men diagnosed will pass away from this cancer. This is not a female only cancer by the way. I've heard "stories" about how painful mammograms are, how uncomfortable they are etc..  I believed them... My family doctor has been on my case for a year now to get one done because of my family history. My father's sister (my Aunt) passed away from breast cancer in the 90s. His mother, my grandmother had a mastectomy when she was about 90 when they found a lump in right breast in the mid 1990s. Up til 2 months ago I thought it was benign as did my father. We lea...
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By Team Gagliardi Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Re/Max Signature)
Creating a real catchy flyer that stands out from the rest is an important part of selling a home. Although a real estate flyer alone won't make a house sell, it still is an important part of advertising to buyers. There are some tricks to make a flyer stand out and attract inquiries to your sellers property.Getting Started –A Call to Action!!!Use a  "catchy" phrase or opening to call attention to your audience, the buyer! Just as “Bloggers are in the business of headline writing” ,which by the way is a great post written by the Real Estate Tomato’s finest, Jim Cronin, a sales flyers headline deserves equal attention in capturing  the attention of buyers! Headline should be in a larger font. Flyers that get D minusA picture paints a thousand words and so should flyers paint a picture ab...
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