Daytona Beach, FL Real Estate News

 A big tourist draw for Daytona Beach is the fact that people can drive their cars on the beach, just park right where they want to & hang out for the day.  You don't have to fight for parking in a parking lot then lug your cooler, blankets, chairs and surfboards or other toys from the parking lot to the beach, it's all right there for you.       Recently, some rare visitors decided to visit Daytona Beach. Then they had their baby here and put a small damper on the beach driving for about a quarter mile of the beach.          They are Black Skimmers, and are classified a "Species Of Concern" by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee.   I started hearing about them a week and a half ago on a Saturday morning while reading the Daytona News Journal.     The News Journal repor...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
THE Ormond Beach Real Estate & Community Event Blog. By Lisa C. Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!" Real Estate Investors, this information will apply to you! And college seekers will definitely love this topic. Did you know that Daytona Beach Florida has some great colleges? I’m not talking about your standard, every day, run-of-the-mill colleges. I’m talking about really great colleges! I’ll start with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. This university’s aerospace engineering program is number 13 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of America’s Best Colleges for 2007. Embry-Riddle offers over 30 bachelor and master degrees in aviation, aerospace, engineering, business and other fields, and is the only accredited, aviation-oriented university in the world.Also according to U.S. News & World R...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
I guess my blog is starting to look like an on-going series about the merits of Daytona Beach FL. Apparently there are plenty of merits to discuss, since this post is no exception.Few people are familiar with Daytona Beach's very own musical theater, Seaside Music Theater. Last year, SMT moved to it's new location in the newly constructed News Journal Center for the performing arts. I've attended many fabulous performances at SMT and every one has been a breath-taking experience.Seaside Music Theater is the only professional music theater in the Southeastern U.S. that combines a full-pit orchestra with their productions. Right now, SMT is nearing the end of it's summer season. During the month of August, SMT is presenting Peter Pan. Follow the link for show dates and times.Click on the ...
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By Anna Lukyanova
(Century 21 Sundance Realty)
3 Bedroom concrete block home in the heart of Daytona Beach. New energy efficient windows, newer AC, paint, and bathroom vanity are just a few of many upgrades.         Remodeled kitchen with a spacious dining area, formal living room, family room, and a great storage space is what make this home a desirable buy for anyone who wants a back yard to have family gatherings and barbeques. Can be yours at $117,000.        Complete Virtual Tour: http://annalukyanova.point2agent.com/Listing/VirtualTour.aspx?ListingID=1202295call Anna Lukyanova at 386-405-7784 for more information
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
Yesterday I posted a blog about driving on Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach is one of the few cities that allows this privilege. I see it as one more benefit to buying real estate here. But I'm addressing this subject again, to elaborate on the responsibilities that come with this privilege. In 1973, the Endangered Species Act (also known as the Habitat Conservation Plan or HCP) was passed, which prohibits activities that threaten or endanger any endangered species. Since sea turtles come up onto our beaches and lay their eggs in the sand, this area falls under the protection of this act. However, we're still able to drive on our beaches, through a permit that was obtained through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. To keep from losing the permit that allows us to continue driving on our be...
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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!" In Daytona Beach FL, we have the privilege of driving on our beaches. How many places can boast of that? And here's an interesting bit of history: In the early years of Nascar, drag races were actually held directly on the beach.  For more information on Nascar and other interesting Daytona Beach facts, read my post titled Daytona Beach Florida-Vacation and Second Home Destination. This post is also great if you're considering investing in real estate in the Daytona Beach area. Since the early days of Nascar are long gone, and Daytona Beach has become a hot spot for family vacations, the beach speed limit on Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, and Daytona Beach Shores is now 5-10 mph, for the safety of the...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
Realtors! Do you post your listings on CraigsList.com? We just got CraigsList in the Daytona Beach area few months ago. So about 3 weeks ago, I posted one of my listings there. Within a couple of days, I got a call on this listing. This buyer was very anxious to see the listing I have for this oceanfront condo in Daytona Beach. So the buyer came into town on Monday and viewed the condo. Yesterday he made an offer, and today the seller accepted his offer. For obvious reasons, I have now posted ALL my real estate listings for Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Ormond Beach and New Smyrna  on CraigsList! (These are the cities were I currently have listings)  CraigsList may be an old-school system, but it's free, and it works!  If you're a buyer, and you'd like to  make a move to the Daytona Beach...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
We only have a couple of days left, of the annual London Symphony Orchestra's Florida International Festival, in the Daytona Beach area. To read my full blog about this much anticipated, annual event, read my post titled LSO-The London Symphony Orchestra-Another Great Reason to move to Daytona Beach. Here's the schedule for the final 3 days.July 26LSO Family Concert, 11:00 a.m., Peabody AuditoriumLSO Classical IV, 8:00 p.m. at the Peabody AuditoriumHiromi, 9:30 p.m., Bank & Blues ClubJuly 27FIF Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show, 11:30 a.m., Hilton Oceanfront ResortLSO Sound Explorers, 3:00 p.m., Ormond Memorial Art MuseumLSO Classical V, 8:00 p.m., Peabody AuditoriumJuly 28LSO Sound Explorers, 11:00 a.m., The Museum of Florida Art, DeLandLSO POPS, 7:30 p.m., Daytona Beach Ocean Center An...
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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 FL, you'll now have something new to brag about, to all your out-of-town friends. The Daytona Beach Flea Market is now one of America's Top 5 Flea Markets, according to USA Weekend. That's quite an achievement, considering the size of this town, compared to the other top 4, which are the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, CA, the Kane County Flea Market in St. Charles IL, the Austin County Flea Market in Texas, and the greatest American flea market, in Brimfield, MA. The Daytona Flea and Farmer's Market boasts 3.5 miles of aisles packed with clothes, jewelry, electronics, antiques, collectibles and more. You'll even find a dollar store in the ai...
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By Team Gagliardi Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Re/Max Signature)
There are many great golf communites in the Greater Daytona Beach area. These areas include Daytona Beach, Port Orange and Palm  Coast!  These golf communties are just a short drive to the World's Most Famous Beach, minutes from shopping and the Daytona International Speedway, restaurants and entertainment.  Retiring in a Port Orange golf community is the best option for a golfer. If you are not ready to retire then consider a second home or vacation home. Although some HOA's require a 3 day minimum rental period you may consider buying a golf community home as an investment opportunity for short term rentals during the height of Daytona Beach events. If golfing is not your forte, many golf communities offer social memberships which allows you use of the beautiful pool and all social ev...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
 I have to say, of the many events that are hosted in Daytona Beach, FL, the London Symphony Orchestra's annual Florida International Festival is a favorite among locals. For those of us who are natives to this area, or for those who have been here so long, they feel like natives, we're used to the many special events that are hosted in the Daytona Beach area every year. To find a multitude of Daytona Beach special events all in one place, view my post titled Daytona Beach Florida, Vacation and Second Home Destination, where I have links and information on Nascar, Bike Week, Biketoberfest, Destination Daytona and more.But for a pleasant change of pace from the usual tourist trappings, the LSO is culturally exquisite. The concerts began this past Friday night (July 20) with a violin conc...
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By Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals
(Talk 2 Midori, LLC)
Mr. and Mrs. Daytona Beach Home Buyer, you may be hesitating to make your purchase now because you want to see which way our current market is heading.  You may have heard through media that you should wait and see what is in store for home sale prices.   Recently the National Assocation of Realtors projected that our market will improve in 2008.  What could this possibly mean to you?  While home prices have come down and inventories have increased, you may want to ask yourself, how long will this last? Is it worth missing some really great values out there? Daytona Beach Home Buyers....Make Your Move....The Time is Now!   Existing-home prices are likely to rise 1.8 percent to a median of $222,700 in 2008 after a 1.4 percent decline this year to $218,800.  The median new-home price shou...
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By Team Gagliardi Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Re/Max Signature)
So you want a buy a house in Daytona Beach FL! Good idea! Daytona Beach FL is a great place to live and raise children. There are great schools, restaurants, shopping, and of course the beach and wonderful weather. Where do you get started you ask. They say knowledge opens doors and that is certainly true when you are buying a home. Educate yourself about the market and ask questions...there are no stupid questions.  I‘ll try to make this simple by outlining a few important details to make your home buying experience in the Greater Daytona Beach area a positive one.First and foremost, find a lender and get pre-approved not prequalified. Pre approved will tell you the ballpark estimate of your borrowing power and it will even give you the edge over other buyers interested in the same hom...
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When I woke up this morning, the headline read ..."COKE MUSCLES OUT PEPSI AT DAYTONA AND OTHER TRACKS" I was so excited! I couldn't wait to blog about it!It is too bad that the fans who had just attended the recent Pepsi 400 on 7/7/07 didn't know it was to be the final Pepsi 400, I bet all the memorabilia from that race will become hot items for the NASCAR COLLECTORS.  Why am I so excited? I work at the Coca Cola Speed Experience during the Daytona 500, this will make our event bigger!There are more Coca Cola sponsored cars in NASCAR then PepsiI love Coca Cola products! But, then, just a couple hours later.. a phone call came in to the office.. A plane had crashed into a Sanford home..  At least 3 people injured.. Seeing the horrific photos I was amazed they were only injured.It wasn't ...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
THE Daytona Beach Real Estate & Community Event Blog. By Lisa C. Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!" Daytona Beach Florida has lured tourists from all over the country over the last 100 years. One of the biggest draws to this sunny Central Florida city is Daytona International Speedway, and the appeal of NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Automobile Racing, Inc). The founder of NASCAR is William France Sr., who moved to Daytona in 1935 to escape the Great Depression. Mr. France founded NASCAR in 1948 and now has headquarters in Daytona Beach, FL, Charlotte, NC and Manhattan, NY. Not many people realize that Daytona International Speedway holds races of one type or another, almost every month.Of course, NASCAR is only one of many reasons that tourists are drawn to Daytona Beach. We are th...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
I thought I'd share some of my personal research about the Daytona Beach area real estate market. (For the record, the Daytona Beach area MLS covers not only Daytona Beach, but also South Daytona, Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach Shores, Ormond Beach, Ormond by the Sea, Wilbur by the Sea, Holly Hill, and a few other entries from neighboring cities) I've been compiling data since the beginning of 2005, reflecting how many residential listings went into the Daytona Beach area MLS each month, and how many residential sales closed each month. The results are very revealing!Bear in mind though, that the listings coming on the market each month are not all first-time listings. Many of them have expired and been re-listed, so we're seeing a combination of new listings and re-listed homes in the mont...
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By Anna Lukyanova
(Century 21 Sundance Realty)
 Every year around 4th of July holiday we have PEPSI 400 RACE events taking place here in Daytona Beach. The traffic is a bit heavier than usual since thousands of race fans come to town. If you are in the area the PEPSI 400 RACE is taking place today July 7, 2007 at 7:00 pm. (Anybody else is seeing 7-7-7-7?) Click on the link below to purchase the tickets for the event from the official Daytona International Speedway website.http://www.daytonaintlspeedway.com/We have a lot of celebrities and other famous people visiting Daytona Beach during this time of the year. Rudy Giuliani who is planning to run for a president in 2008 election is scheduled to see PEPSI 400 RACE event.  I hope it's not going to rain. Any plans for your weekend?
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
Due to extremely dry conditions and high risk of fires, some locations in Volusia and Flagler counties will not be having fireworks this July 4th, 2007. To make arrangements to change your plans, if necessary, check this list of locations where fireworks will or will not be held, in Volusia and Flagler counties.Daytona Beach News Journal, 4th of July, 2007 FireworksCheck back for rescheduling dates. If you're considering buying or selling real estate in Daytona Beach, FL, make a Smart Choice and call Lisa Hill today! 
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By Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals
(Talk 2 Midori, LLC)
On June 8th the space shuttle Atlantis took off at 7:38 pm.  The space shuttle took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, however we had a clear view from Daytona Beach Airport.  Many employees and passengers came out to view this incredible journey.                                                                                    Kennedy Space Center is approximately 74 miles from Daytona Beach, Florida.  Atlantis' solid rocket boosters have separated and fallen away from the orbiter at 7:41 pm.                  The Space shuttle will return June 21 at 1:54 pm.  May they land safe and return home to their families.  For additional information please visit the Official NASA website.   
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By Susan Summers, CRS, Sold by Susan!
(Century 21 Sundance Realty)
   Pelican Bay Country Club is an exclusive, member-owned country club with some of the finest recreational facilities in the area.  1/2 mile for East EntranceFine Family and Casual DiningFull ServiceBanquet Facilities seats 250Restaurant and LoungeMembership RequiredMembership office 386-756-0034 These facilities, which may change from time to time, include 2 18-hole tournament golf courses, tennis courts, restaurant, lounge, meeting rooms and a swimming complex.
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