Daytona Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
 HELLO EVERYONE! With all the negative reports from the media, I thought some good news was in order.  After a year of slow sales in 2006, market conditions in Volusia County seem to be improving. 2007 started with many more buyer inquiries, then progressed to more viewings, and I'm now seeing an increase in sales.There were many factors that contributed to the slowdown in Volusia County, the major one being large increases in our taxes. But with the changes that are now being made to remedy this situation, sales are already improving.  So far, in East Volusia County... Home values have NOT drastically fallen! The only prices that have fallen are the asking prices. What this means is, the homes were overpriced in the first place. Sellers had grown accustomed to quickly escalating values...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
After a steep drop in area sales, and an unprecedented listing inventory, 2007 is showing much desired improvement in market conditions in central Florida. In the summer of 2005, in the Daytona Beach area Association of Realtors, our MLS showed an average total inventory of approximately 1400 listings. We now have over 7000!  At the same time, at the peak of the market boom, the Daytona Beach MLS records showed monthly sales from between 500 and 800 per month. Since the summer of 2006, those numbers have been between 200 and 300. But thankfully, those sales transactions are slowly increasing; even if the inventory is increasing as well. In the midst of a troublesome market, I'm still glad that 7 years ago, I started my real estate career. Real estate has always had it's peaks and valley...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
It seems like everyone has an opinion on the market lately. I personally, in the Daytona Beach, Florida area, am experiencing quite a few more calls, appointments and sales recently; although our inventory continues to rise and hit new unprecedented levels. I realize that at this time, business is varying between agents, even within the same areas. Whereas we used to stay consistently busy (as much as this can happen in the real estate industry), it's now more sporadic.  I'm wondering what other areas are experiencing. Would anyone care to share what's going on in their home town right now?Move to Daytona Beach Florida            
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By Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals
(Talk 2 Midori, LLC)
As of today in our Daytona Beach Board MLS there are 9246 Active Listings. The buyers are out there, while taking their time and really shopping for their dream homes, sellers are getting impatient, some reducing prices while other's just sit and wait and wait!                        You see I am a firm believer NEVER take Overpriced Listings unless you have written a condition to the listing agreement that a market adjustment will take place by __/__/2007. I don't blame you Mr. and Mrs. Seller for the unrealistic prices and unsaleable house.  I blame the agent who put you in the mix with the other 9245 listings in the mls today.  That's right Mr. and Mrs. Seller, I am the type of agent that if I feel that I cannot market your property effectively, that would be my cue to wish you well ...
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Sine October our Bikes and Blues with Mickey Jones Committee has been meeting regularly at Cancun Lagun Bar and Grill located at 1735 W International Speedway Blvd. Daytona Beach, FL at least once a month. If your wondering exactly where 1735 W International Speedway Blvd. Daytona Beach is, it is the entrance to the Daytona Beach Airport, right next to the 4th turn of the Daytona Speedway! Our meetings are held in their conference/meeting room that holds up to I believe 40, possibly 50 people. The room is always prepared for us an hour before we arrive (I'm always early) with menu's and silverware out.They always try to have a sever that is familiar with our group. In other words, when I arrive, our server asks, "Unsweetened Ice Tea?" I just smile. He knows me well. I like to try differ...
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By Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals
(Talk 2 Midori, LLC)
In the Greater Daytona Beach Area, real estate activity has improved.   While sales have increased, so has our real estate inventory.  For every one house that went under contract there are 30 active listings still on the market today, this information is pretty accurate due to the fact in January these were actual stat's based on MLS data.You can't tell me that our market is the only one suffering, I know better, its in the news every day!  Stop and think about this we have approximately 1740 members in our Daytona Beach Association of Realtors, seems to me there are some starving Realtors out there especially since only 249 properties closed in January.   How can we get seller's who NEED to sell to their destination?   Do you need a paycheck? Be a True Professional.  Can you say.........
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By Anna Lukyanova
(Century 21 Sundance Realty)
 Daytona Beach Real Estate Update for January 2007There are currently 8659 Listings in the Daytona Beach Association of Realtors. The breakdown is as follows: 4473 Single Family Homes 2215 Condominiums 1971 Vacant land/industrial/commercial/ agricultural Total number of new listings for January 2007 in the greater Daytona Beach area is 2320. The breakdown is as follows: 1336 Single Family Homes 583 Condominiums 401 Vacant land/industrial/commercial/ agricultural Total number of new sales (under contract) for January 2007 is 287. The breakdown is as follows: 195 Single Family Homes 56 Condominiums 36 Vacant land/industrial/commercial/ agricultural  Total number of new sales closed for January 2007 is 249. The breakdown is as follows: 188 Single Family Homes 34 Condominiums 27 Vacant land...
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By Anna Lukyanova
(Century 21 Sundance Realty)
Since I am a member of National Association of Realtors,I subscribe to Early Bird New through  Planet Realtor that I get everyday. Most of the topics discussed are up to date that are concern of many residents of the state of Florida. You won't believe how  much I get questioned on the daily basis by customers about what is going to happen to our property tax situation.Here is the recent update:Accoridng to Bill Kaczor, Associated Press Writer.Senate taking slow approach to property tax reform TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - March 15, 2007 - The first property tax reform proposal in the Senate surfaced Wednesday, but lawmakers took no action in committee, preferring a go-slow approach to one of the hottest issues facing the Legislature this year.The issue is on the fast track in the House, whe...
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By Anna Lukyanova
(Century 21 Sundance Realty)
In case you were wondering about Daytona Beach Real Estate here is the stats directly from the Daytona Beach board of Realtors for the month of December 2006MARKETING DATA REPORT DAYTONA BEACH AREA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, INC. Month/Year December / 2006 1. Listings in Associations MLS Current Total 8444 (a) Residential 4316 (b) Residential, condo 2030 (c) Other (vacant land/industrial/commercial/ agricultural) 2098 2. Number of new listings added this month Total 1441 (a) Residential 800 (b) Residential, condo 416 (c) Other 225 3. Number of sales this month (under contract) Total 223 (a) Residential, single family 171 (b) Residential, condo 21 (c) Other 31 3A. Number of sales this month (closed) Total 289 (a) Residential 218 (b) Residential, condo 44 (c) Other 27 4. Total dollar volum...
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The 2007 Mickey Jones Celebrity  Golf Classic ALL PROCEEDS TO BENIFIT ST JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL  Where: LPGA International Golf Course Daytona Beach Florida, Classic to be played on the Legends CourseWhen: April 15th, 2007Time: Registration at 7:00am, 8:30am Shot Gun StartEntry Fee: $100.00 Per PlayerContests Will include: Closest To The Pin, Hole In One, Beat The Pro, Putting Contest, Longest DriveMickey is doing things a bit different this year..  He wants to make sure he gets to play a hole with each team that signs up. He and I will be at an appointed hole and while he is playing that hole with your team, I'll be taking photos. The photos will be printed up and offered for a donation at the brunch following the classic. ALL proceeds from the Classic will be going to St. J...
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By Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals
(Talk 2 Midori, LLC)
        Sunday March 11th, 2:00am to be exact........ Daylight Savings Time Begins.... 3 Weeks Early!!!                                                                                              Are you ready?All software and operating system patches must be on computers and PDA devices no later than March 10, 2007.  This will help prevent potential problems due to the time change.To download the patches for any Microsoft System or any other Microsoft software, go to Microsoft and click on the Daylight Savings Time link or go to microsoft support and follow the directions.  Updates for: Palm DevicesMicrosoft Windows Smart Phones     
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Have you seen David Allen Coe about 10 times too many? Tired of Daytona Beach Politics? Not into the Destination scene? Pat Travers is playing both Thursday and Friday, go see him on Thursday and join BLACKFOOT at the White Eagle Lounge in Korona on Friday March 9th. BLACKFOOT will be taking the stage at 9PM following local favorites Out A Nowhere and Matanzas. There are many ways to get to The White Eagle Lounge from Volusia County, I'm going to give you the 2 easy ways:One route to take is follow US 1 North past the Iron Horse and Destination Daytona. Once you get through the traffic at Destination you will travel about 6 miles more and you will find The White Eagle Lounge on the corner of Old Dixie Hwy and US 1. If you have never rode "The Loop" I think you will like this route bette...
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I just wanted to clear up a couple Daytona Beach BIKE WEEK items that I read in the Daytona Beach News Journal over the weekend. The article was called: "Police: Bike Week DUI not as bad as people think"                         Lets start with: "Gone are the days of nudity, flashing, fights, Outlaws (biker gang), and general tearing up the town," said sheriff's spokesman Brandon Haught. "Bike Week has evolved into a manageable event with a great number of attendees abiding by both law and community standards." I have a friend who told me the town was never torn up, nor did he ever see any "biker gangs" fighting, he's lived here now 11 years, he moved here after visiting for every Bike Week and Biketober Fest for years before His ex bartended locally here for a long time at an establishm...
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That's right, Blackfoot is making their first Bikeweek appearance Headlining at the White Eagle in Korona. Blackfoot will be taking the stage at 9pm on March 9th. Admission is Free! Couple great things about the White Eagle are the prices are reasonable, (Some places around here raise their beer and alcohol prices during the event) Dave and Kevin have vendors out there all week, there is plenty of parking and it's a nice ride from Ormond Beach about 10 minutes north of Destination Daytona on US 1 at the intersection of US 1 and Old Dixie Hwy in the small town of Korna in Flagler County. This will be Blackfoot's 3rd show in the area since they got back together, and the first two were awesome! Come on down to the White Eagle on March 9th and check them out. They're looking forward to see...
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By Mike Linton
(Keller Williams Florida Partners)
Moving In Your New Home - Article From Daytona Beach Business News - Owned and Operated By Mike and Peggy LintonBy : Jonathon Hardcastle   Submitted 2007-02-16 15:53:41 Now that the paperwork belongs to the past and the movers have left leaving you alone to admire your new property, it is time to sit down and list all those things you will have to do before being able to relax on your couch or back yard and admire your new possession. - First of all, install new locks. Since you probably have no idea who has a copy of your current keys, it is best not to take any chances. Consider making an extra set of keys and giving the copy to your parents or best friend. - Of course, purchase a fire extinguisher for the kitchen and one for the garage and keep them handy. Check and replace if necess...
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By Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals
(Talk 2 Midori, LLC)
Here is an opportunity to be heard....one voice at a time!!!! Please support Volusia County Tax Reform Thursday, February 22, 2007  Charlie Crist's town hall meeting on tax reform will be in Orlando....VOLUSIA TAX REFORM WILL BE PROVIDING A BUS TO TRAVEL TO :VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, WEST CAMPUS 1800 KIRKMAN ROAD BUILDING HSB, ROOM 105 ORLANDO, FLORIDA  Contact Volusia Tax Reform for additional information 
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It's official Coca Cola Speed Experience was a hit! And I am beat up and wore out. I really don't know how people put shows like this thing on all the time. I would like to thank Mickey Jones, Pat Travers, Kyle Petty, Jamie McMurry, Fiddling Jessy, The Lauren Ellis Band, John Boy and Billy, The Georgia Satellites and Rick Derringer and everyone else who came out, and Coca Cola for making all this possible! I have to tell you a story about Mickey Jones, and a father who was with his son: I walked into the VIP tent at some point in the afternoon yesterday and Mickey was signing autographs for this man and his son. As the 4 of us walked from the tent, the son was on the phone calling his friends back home to tell them he got Mickey's autograph. He was so excited! When I told Mickey about t...
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As you drive around Daytona. You don't have to be that close to the Speedway to know its Speedweek. We were doing our errands yesterday, a good 10 miles as the crow flies from the Speedway and saw two planes pulling banners heading west following International Speedway Blvd. Later in the afternoon we were about 5 miles away and I look in the sky and saw the 2 planes circling the Speedway, one pulling a HUGE banner advertising the new DALE movie and I couldn't read the other one. Heck I never realized how close this intersection I was at was to the Speedway until I saw the planes. The motor-homes are pulling into town with their favorite driver's number on the sides or already here parked at their campground with all their flags flying outside their "compound". I've not been to the Marin...
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I was informed tonight of a change of schedule for the time of the appearnce of the winner of the 2001 Daytona 500 at the First Annual Coca Cola Speed Experience at Daytona Flea and Farmers Market on Friday, Feb 16. He will now be appearing on stage between 12 and 1230 pm. Have you figured out who it is yet? I've left hints through out this weeks blogs and no, there is no prize.. but hey I like to know when I know something someone else doesn't! Remembner Admission is FREE!! You will find us west on International Speedway Blvd past I95, make your first left and turn left into the Flea Market, you won't be able to miss us.
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Biggest news out of the Speedway today was about what Dale Jr. had to say last night at a news conference about DEI and how he would like Majority Ownership. I guess I've been under a rock the last 6 years, I thought Dale JR and Teresa were pretty tight since Dale SR died, that's what I get for thinking. Apparently Teresa had some not so nice things to say about Dale JR back in December and Dale Junior said the comments "stung" Now, I do know that while Dale Jr. was growing up the relationship between him and his famous father Dale Sr. was strained, but in the years Dale Jr. entered NASCAR the SR Earnhardt was a proud father and he showed it. Go ahead and Google images of Dale Jr or Sr you'll find photos of father and son smiling ear to ear together. The last commercial I remember of th...
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