Daytona Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Fountain Beach Resort was built in 1976 and converted to condo-hotel in 1998-1999. This 6-story 149-room resort features studios and 18 one bdr/2 bath units. Studios are practically same size - 385 sf plus 49 sf balcony, while one-bedroom units consist of two studios with the one door from the hallway blocked. Suites feature jetted tubs in the master bedroom, and majority of them have full kitchen. Studios have kitchenettes with underconter fridge, microwave and toaster oven. The property, as many others, benefited greatly from the destruction of Hurricane Charley and the flood of water from Hurricane Frances. The windfall of insurance money resulted in brand new rood and some needed upgrades and fixes. The property has not been in such a shape for a long time. As it is common with Boar...
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By Team Gagliardi Daytona Beach Real Estate
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The Wall Street Journal strikes again! Have you read the Wall Street Journal’s latest attack on Florida Real Estate woes? Also, the following is another article that appeared in the News Journal today, entitled, "City leaders say they limited the pain trimming budgets.”For the sake of our businesses, clients and a healthy Florida economy, this negative image of Florida's real estate market has to change. We all need to do our part to change this image of Florida real estate. For those of you who have come from areas like NYC, Long Island, and the metropolitan areas of Boston and Connecticut or California  and other major metropolitan areas Florida is an affordable state.Not everyone will be able to afford to buy a home in  Florida, but Daytona Beach still has some of the best values and...
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By Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals
(Talk 2 Midori, LLC)
                        If you are in the market to purchase a home in Daytona Beach, Florida. Why not stop by one of our convenient office locations and visit one of our many open houses October 6th and 7th. Have a chance to win a years worth of gasoline by attending and registering.  Look for open house signs throughout Florida.  We are Agents of Change!Listen for our ads on the radio and see our ads in the Daytona News Journal.Enjoy refreshments and meet our Real Estate Professionals.  Prize valued at $1800.00 (some restrictions apply)Visit Century21.com to view our open houses.3 Convenient Locations to better serve the publicInterested in getting approved for a mortgage?  Call 1-888-852-7139 Century 21 Mortgage
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By Team Gagliardi Daytona Beach Real Estate
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Marty and I took a ride down to the beach this morning to see how the beach was faring. We had heard news about Daytona Beach erosion and coastal flood watch , 5–6 ft. waves and northeast winds 20 – 25 mph with wind gusts up to 35 mph! Here’s a quick You tube to show you what we saw! Daytona Beach is always open and free to bicyclists and pedestrians. For up to date forecasts, travel, and surf news,visit http://www.surfline.com/reports/report.cfm?id=5332! If you are interested in Daytona Beach/Port Orange homes or condos, please call Janis and Marty Gagliardi @ 386.316.5968 or 386.299.2798. You can also email us at janis@TeamGagliardi.com !
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By Anna Lukyanova
(Century 21 Sundance Realty)
Ok, so I pull in the office today, and guess what I see on the parking lot? A vintage car/ weird-looking golf cart/ cool-mobile/ oversized toy/ fabulous work of artHere are the pictures.  See, here in Daytona Beach you never know what kind of a car you are going to see since we do have a lot of car buffs. In November we have Turkey Rod Run right around Thanksgiving weekend. That is a fabulous event, so next time you are in town, don't miss it. It's great!
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                                                 Try looking at the Second Chance Animal Rescue in Daytona Beach Shores! After having 3 different dogs in my family, I would love to have a dog again and so would Steve, however right now is not the time. We have discussed it and when we do decide it is time to have a doggie in the house we want to go with a full grown pup that is in need of a good home. Over the weekend we happened on a Adoption Clinic by Second Chance at Petco on International Speedway Blvd, and they had some of the sweetest full grown and what appeared to be pure breed dogs for adoption. I don't think they would have papers for them, but I don't care about papers. When I had Shadow my cocker spaniel,  I never sent in the AKC papers on her. (My ex insisted on getting a b...
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ALL Proceeds Benefit LOCAL AREA CHARITIES!  NASCAR Craftsman Truck Driver (& current Points Leader) and local Daytona Area resident Mike Skinner along with his wife Angie are hosting the "Second Annual Skinner Round Up"on Thursday and Friday, September 27th and 28th here in Daytona Beach, FL. The "Round Up" consists of two days of events beginning Thursday night at the Daytona International Speedway at the Boardwalk Pavilion with the "Hoe Down Bash" Tickets are $25.00 a person and available at the gate, there is no dress code but the theme of the night of course is "western" wear your best 10 gallon hat and jeans! The Skinners have invited Daytona's best restaurants to participate in "A Taste Of Daytona Alley" where you can sample some of our best local food, and Big Engine,one of the D...
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Yes, I met a "rehabber", a person that takes in orphaned or injured animals and or mammals and cares for them until they can be released back into the wild or an appropriate home is found.   You knew it was only a matter of time before I did a post like this didn't you?   Steve calls me from work at about 8:15 Tuesday morning, "You have to come see this, a baby raccoon is here at the shop following us around." Me, "I'm about to leave the house, I'll call you when I'm at the corner so you can be at the shop when I get there" I'm thinking, ohhh there's going to be some great photo ops there!     Steve works at Bishops Glen, a "retirement comunity", taking care of the maintenance in the many different buildings there with a few other men. The little raccoon took a liking to all the guys on...
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By Anna Lukyanova
(Century 21 Sundance Realty)
My Monday's blog about this week's interest rate reduction Tomorrow's Fed Discount Rate Reduction... What It Means To You? was rated as little too technical. Honestly, it wasn't my intention to confuse my audience or make it too wordy. I just tried to convey the info closest to the original content since there has been a lot of speculation about the topic. So, here is the update:We have great news! The Fed has lowered short term rates by a half point. Hopefully this will be the first step to the improvement in the housing industry. Keep a watchful eye on long term rates, as the lowering of short term rates does necessarily mean that rates such as the 30 year fixed rate will go down. Loan programs are changing on a daily basis, and a borrower that is hoping to use a reduced doc, stated i...
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By Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals
(Talk 2 Midori, LLC)
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Well... I just don't like spiders, snakes aren't all that bad... Only 6 out of our 44 Florida snakes are venomous! These snakes are the eastern coral, the southern copperhead, the cottonmouth, and 3 species of rattlesnake; eastern diamondback, timber and the dusky pygmy rattler. If you see one of these mentioned, no not approach them, back away slowly. If you find them in a home or building call your local animal control and have the experts come and remove them. (In my 4.5 yrs in FL I've never seen any rattle snakes, however that doesn't mean they aren't right next door.) All of Florida's snakes are good for our environment. Yes I know, a lot of people tend to scream and run or kill the snake at first sight of them, but don't. These non venomous snakes eat the other critters you don't ...
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            On Saturday, September 8th the residents of Pelican Bay, a gated "golf community" here in Daytona had their quiet lifestyle interrupted for a couple hours by the thunder of around 50 bikers and their machines.   They were riding up and down Pelican Bay Drive and in and out of the Pelican Bay Country Club, side by side on their shinning machines, but no one told the residents why their otherwise quiet lifestyle was being so noisily interrupted! Yes, Steve and I were among them.         We were filming a commercial for our Annual Bikes & Blues With Mickey Jones Ride & our 3rd Annual Mickey Jones Celebrity Golf Classic which is going to be played at the Pelican Bay Golf Course this year.                 While we were filming near the golf cart house I noticed a couple resident...
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By Team Gagliardi Daytona Beach Real Estate
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For many people this day known as 9/11 is one that most will always remember. Include a moment of silence or prayer in your day today in remembrance of all those who are suffering because of these evil deeds. The pain of separation of missing family members and neighbors could be felt in every corner of the country today!http://www.whitehouse.gov/national-anthem/http://www.patriotwatch.com/911.htmPlease visit www.PortOrangeJuice.com . Team Gagliardi appreciates your comments on 9 11. 
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By Team Gagliardi Daytona Beach Real Estate
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In observance of Labor Day on Monday, the following offices will be closed in Volusia and Flagler County:· Post offices, banks and libraries.· Volusia and Flagler counties schools, boards and district offices.· All city and town offices.· Circuit and county courts in Volusia and Flagler counties, 5thDistrict Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach,and county courts and administrative buildings in Bunnell, Daytona Beach and DeLand.· All colleges and administrative offices.· Trash and recycling pickups in Volusia and Flagler counties will run as normally scheduled except for Edgewater. There, pickups normally scheduled for Monday and Thursday will be Tuesday and Thursday and pickups for Tuesday and Friday will be Wednesday and Friday. Monday and Tuesday recycling days will be Tuesday and Wednesd...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
Bermuda Dunes Investments recently sold a beachside site for $34.5 million. Bermuda Dunes Investments had  previously bought the site from local developers George Anderson and Tom Staed DBA Daytona Oceanfront LLC, who had planned to build a 22 story, 240 unit luxury condominium. The new owners of the site, Triarc Catalyst Group out of Stamford CT say they don't have any plans formulated for the site yet. But speculators say there's a possibility of a new Marriott Hotel.Read more about this story at the Daytona Beach News Journal online. 
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By Team Gagliardi Daytona Beach Real Estate
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More savings from Florida Power and Light for Daytona Beach area residents!! All you have to do is sign up for FPL's On Call program.You get a monthly credit on your electric bill in exchange for allowing FPL to cycle off home equipment such as central AC and central heater, electric water heater, pool pump, when electricity demands are high. For example, air conditioning and central heaters may be put on a 15-minute savings cycle or an extended savings cycle. The 15-minute option cycles appliances off for 15 minutes each half hour for up to a total of three hours. You can save up to $100 a year depending on the options you choose and it's completely FREE! Visit FPL for more info regarding their On Call Program!!
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By Team Gagliardi Daytona Beach Real Estate
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It Is A Buyer's Market for Daytona Beach Real Estate! Sellers out number potential purchasers by far. Buyers are happy but my experience has been that there are so many choices for my buyers and it complicates decision making for them. Florida Real Estate inventory in Volusia County remains high. There are so many homes for sale due to the slow down in sales and foreclosures. I recently read an article authored by Rick & Ines of Miamism.com, which also indicated a slow down or buyer’s market as we are experiencing! If you notice homes with high grass and unkempt properties it is an indication that the home is vacant and there is a problem. It seems that most homes I show to buyers are vacant! It is really unfortunate because when these homes remain vacant and lawns and pools are not mai...
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By Team Gagliardi Daytona Beach Real Estate
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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!" Daytona Beach residents and visitors; are you looking for a way to spend a fun evening? Why not enjoy a ball game with the Daytona Cubs at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Visiting Jackie Robinson Ballpark is what Volusia Magazine recently called a "Norman Rockwell experience". This historic stadium that seats 4,000 was originally built in 1940, but many additions and renovations have been made over the years. I recently found about this fascinating bit of history... It was at Daytona Beach's own Jackie Robinson Ballpark that Jackie actually broke the color barrier in baseball, when he played in the first ever, racially integrated spring-training game. At the time he was a member of the Montreal Royales, i...
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    This is an AMERICAN ANHINGA OR SNAKE-BIRD.   She has been living (or lived) in a tree by my Century 21 Sundance office for at least the last year, hunting for her daily meals in the pond/canal. She is different from any other water foul I've ever witnessed swim before.       You see, she swims with just her neck and head above the water, (thus the name "Snake-bird") or if she is hunting fish she will be completely immersed as she stalks her prey, hiding amongst the pond muck before striking.                  The anhinga doesn't have oil in their feathers like most water foul so they will climb back in their tree and spread their wings in the sun to dry and get warm again. She will sit like this for a good long time too.           Her eyes are a scary red color. I imagine it has some...
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