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oceanside inn: Oceanside Inn in Daytona Beach Shores. October 2012 Market Update - 10/24/12 07:23 AM
Sunday was the last day of Biketoberfest, the smaller version of a bigger biker event, a ten-day bikers' marathon in March. Biketoberfest is a smaller event, only 4 days, at least this year, as the city is approached about extending it to 10-day event. Anyway, this year event draw bigger crowd than last year, giving hope of the return of busier times in the future. One weekend before Biketoberfest Daytona hosted the Wings and Waves Air Show, which was a huge success, and brought couple of hundred thousand spectators to the beach, so both events descending on the beachside Daytona (6 comments)
oceanside inn: Daytona Beach Shores. Oceanside Inn. July 2012 - 07/07/12 01:02 PM
Oceanside Inn. 1909 South Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118 I like Oceanside Inn in Daytona Beach Shores. I even have a unit there, so you can call me a proud owner. Not sure about the pride, but Oceanside Inn is on my list of preferred condo-hotels in Daytona Beach area. People here are nice and professional. This is one of the best conversions from a hotel to a condo-hotel. Oceanside Inn is not overly fancy, but it has what the guest in condo-hotel needs. Which in plain English supposed to mean that the Association Dues cover only what they should cover, and (4 comments)
oceanside inn: A Deal Is A Deal. Oceanside Inn. Foreclosure Unit. Only $47,900 - 03/27/12 09:33 PM
I received a call earlier today from an agent who sells foreclosures. He told me that tomorrow he is putting on MLS a listing on a double unit in Oceanside Inn in Daytona Beach Shores. He always calls me when he gets the notice from the Bank, because I sell more condo-hotels in Oceanside than everybody else combined.
This is a double unit on the south side, good view of the pool and the ocean, and exceptional price of $47,900. Look at the list of units in Oceanside Inn. The lowest priced double room on the south side is unit 803 and it is (13 comments)
oceanside inn: Cheap Shot at Glory - 06/05/11 01:19 AM
I caught this news yesterday, and it did not surprise me that today's front page of News-Journal, our local daily newspaper, started with «Former South Daytona mayor charged with bribery, making false statements». Besides being a former Mayor, Ronald Clifton is a real estate broker, and has a real estate company Enter Realty in South Daytona, and besides he is the principal of Clifton Management, Inc, the Condo Associations and HOA management company. They are managing 4 condo-hotels in Daytona Beach Area. When I stopped at one of them today to show a unit to my prospect, the paper was on (12 comments)
oceanside inn: Can You Recognize a Deal In Oceanside Inn in Daytona Beach Shores - 05/30/11 06:08 PM
For a few days already I am getting calls about a unit in Oceanside Inn, a premier condo-hotel in Daytona Beach Shores, which was listed for $27,900. Considered a city view unit (has the view of the ocean as well) is a handicap unit with no kitchenette but much bigger bathroom. Interestingly, when it was listed for $34,900 just a week ago, I did not get calls, and when they have reduced the price, it has all changed. Was $34,900 a bad price? Absolutely not. This is not my listing. I showed the unit a couple of times, but no offers. When (4 comments)
oceanside inn: Oceanside Inn in Daytona Beach Shores. April Market Snapshot - 04/15/11 09:57 AM
Oceanside Inn. I have an affection for this condo-hotel Resort in Daytona Beach Shores. People here are nice and professional. In my opinion this is an example what you can do from an older rundown hotel from the concept to implementation. This is James Dion, General Manager of this resort. He works for a company called Integra, which operates several resorts both in Florida (2 of them in Orlando) and in the Caribbean. Integra is running hotel rentals, they operate the Front Desk, so when you walk in the lobby, these are the people that greet you. Oceanside Inn also has a (8 comments)
oceanside inn: Foreclosure Blues...New Tunes - 03/26/11 12:17 PM
I have not been to the county foreclosure auction for some time, and today there was a very average condo-hotel unit in Fountain Beach Resort in Daytona Beach, and, knowing that nobody ever wanted to deal with condo-hotel units before, and the judgment was under $10K, we thought that we could get our client a bargain. There was no mortgage; the foreclosure was brought by the Association. Of course, we checked and noticed that there were two years of taxes unpaid (about $1,500 total), and also, that the calculation for the judgment was done in November, so Association fees plus legal (4 comments)
oceanside inn: An E-Mail From Sweden - 01/22/11 01:56 AM
This e-mail came today from Sweden, and to my surprise, when I Googled the name, it gave me the name of his wife of girlfriend, telephone and address. Quite surprising. Hence the reason I have changed the name. So, here it goes: Hello my name is Peter and I am from Sweden. I have a question about MLS ID: 51329 or other condos at Oceanside Inn. How many weeks can I have it for myself and how much do I get when the hotel rents it to other people. Thanks= First, as the owner, you are not obligated to rent. And (5 comments)
oceanside inn: 0+0=3 Or How To Understand Listings in Oceanside Inn - Daytona Beach Shores - 01/06/11 03:23 PM
Who said this is a stagnant market? Take, for example, Oceanside Inn in Daytona Beach Shores. Only 6 units for sale showing on MLS. At one time the number was over 30 units. And this is not the exception. Similar situation with other condo-hotels, but it is for another blog post. Of all the condo-hotels, Oceanside Inn is the trickiest to understand the records the way they show up in a compact form on MLS. Check the table below. I eliminated some of the fields that are not that important as agent and office numbers, etc. As for the view, all units (5 comments)
oceanside inn: What's the Sandcastle's Income? - 10/22/10 02:08 AM
Here is the classic scenario. A customer walks into our Daytona Beach office and asks us about the condo-hotel units. Because condo-hotel operation involves rentals, the question about income comes naturally. - What is the income here? I usually say that if the condo-hotel unit generates enough to cover Association (aka Maintenance) fee and Property taxes, it is already good and is not guaranteed. Some Condo-hotels do better, some do worse, but condo-hotels, at least in Daytona Beach Area, are not income producing properties. Their value is definitely in resale, and rentals only help to offset the expenses. If you get (18 comments)
oceanside inn: Oceanside Inn - Daytona Beach Shores Condo-Hotel - 08/22/10 02:32 PM
I have a customer, who wanted to see a few units in Oceanside Inn – a premier condo-hotel in Daytona Beach Shores. It is late Sunday morning. There is a line at the Front Desk. Wet skin all over. Guests in swimsuits, which is purely Floridian. People went to the Beach and the pool to swim for the last time before leaving Daytona Beach Shores, and women are wrapped in towels waist down, and it looks like colorful summer skirts. This is the end of a very busy season this year, and GM James Dion is on a week’s vacation as (4 comments)
oceanside inn: Oceanside Inn. Daytona Beach Shores Premier Condo-Hotel. Summer 2010 - 08/07/10 09:17 PM
It is a busy season in greater Daytona area. South Florida is more a winter vacation area, and we are clearly a summer resort. I am seeing again plenty of “no vacancy” signs, which I have not seen for quite some time. It is especially busy on weekends. Oceanside Inn in Daytona Beach Shores is not the exception, and is rather a rule for them. It is good news for the resort, for unit owners. It is a bit difficult for me, as there is hardly a vacant unit to show. Not even those that are actually for sale, but even (6 comments)
oceanside inn: 1,061-Day Marathon To Closing...Our Longest - 07/26/10 11:18 PM
We closed on a condo-hotel unit in Oceanside Inn – a Daytona Beach Shores premiere resort. And it was not a short sale… but it still took us 1,061 days to get to that Closing… Even those, who are not in distress, eventually start losing faith in the market. My clients are the first buyers in Oceanside Inn. It was the first sale in the resort after the remodeling was done and the sales office opened their doors. When they came at 8 AM in January 2003 to buy a unit, they had to wait an hour for the sales (17 comments)
oceanside inn: Daytona Beach Shores Resort Oceanside Inn in 2010. - 07/17/10 04:03 AM
Oceanside Inn is the nicest and latest condo-hotel conversion in Daytona Beach Shores. 191-room resort is well maintained and well rented. This year for Oceanside Inn is more active than last: 3 units sold. All three beat price record. The studio for $34,500 (City view), direct oceanfront studio for $55K, and double unit for $48K. One of those sold by us. Two units we bought for our clients af the County Foreclosure Auction and they are not reported on MLS. And there are 5 Contingent and Pending units with 3 of those our transactions. Of course, it is booming compared to (7 comments)
oceanside inn: Direct Oceanfront One-Bdr Condo in Daytona Beach Shores - 06/13/10 12:15 PM
This is my new listing - direct oceanfront one-bdr condo in Daytona Beach Shores There are only four condo units on the ground floor of Oceanside Inn, a 191-room premier Daytona Beach Shores direct oceanfront resort converted to a condo-hotel in 2003-2004. All four ground floor condos are direct oceanfront one-bedroom units. There are several advantages of being on the ground floor: · 14’-high ceilings · Your own door right to the beach · They are hooked to AC system serving first floor and there are not noisy wall AC units · These units are equipped with full kitchens Except for (4 comments)
oceanside inn: Oceanside Inn in Daytona Beach Shores... What’s cooking? - 05/20/10 09:55 PM
Oceanside Inn, a premium Daytona Beach Shores condo-hotel (or hotel condo, if you wish to call it this way) was resisting the fall of the market for a long time. When Plaza Resort & Spa was selling for $30s and $40s, Oceanside Inn maintained its lofty status… but you can’t swim against the current for two long… you start drowning. Units are in different buildings but in the same economy, and are “samely” affected. There are 9 units currently offered for sale in Oceanside Inn on MLS. This is a very telling number, there were close to 40 just 2 (0 comments)
oceanside inn: News About Condos and Condo-Hotels In Florida - 05/02/10 02:12 AM
Friday morning started with a press-conference in the Conference room of Oceanside Inn, a Daytona Beach Shores condo-hotel.It marked a significant event for condo associations in Central Florida. A week ago Judge Graham appointed David Ryder from Coral Springs, FL to be a receiver after granting blanket receivership to Oceanside Inn Condo-Owners Association. Attorney for the Association Jason Harrof Jason L. Harr, P.A. explained that this was not the first such court decision in the state of Florida. Receivership has already been granted in Lee, Broward and Palm Beach counties, but this is the first in Central Florida, and it (2 comments)
oceanside inn: Oceanside Inn in Daytona Beach Shores. Market Snapshot - 02/26/10 08:39 AM
Oceanside Inn in Daytona Beach Shores is one of the best condo-hotel resorts in the area. I wanted to write "affordable", but today there is no strict distinction, as you can find deals with similar prices in those, which were considered expensive just a few years ago, like The Plaza Resort & Spa. The resort is a combination of pretty good physical shape, not the worst condo-owners association (which is a compliment), and one of the best rental management (which is not an exaggeration), and just the amenities that are needed but not a huge and unjustifiable burden on the owners. (1 comments)
oceanside inn: Buying A Condo-Hotel In Daytona Beach Area. Will I Get Screwed? - 01/30/10 03:27 PM
Buying A Condo-Hotel In Daytona Beach Area. Will I Get Screwed? I recently interviewed James Dion (Buying a Condo-Hotel in Daytona Beach Area. Interview With GM), the GM at Oceanside Inn in Daytona Beach Shores. I still get questions about it, so I went to James again, and since I am in the same building with him (we opened our branch office in the lobby of Oceanside Inn) it is very easy to do. I asked him to explain how the rotation works. He invited me behind his desk, put his best business look on the face, typed something on the keyboard, so that I could (8 comments)
oceanside inn: Welcome Home! Oceanside Inn - Daytona Beach Shores - 10/29/09 01:03 AM
Welcome Home!Welcome to Oceanside Inn - Daytona Beach Shores I had a closing today. One that was traditional and that we now do not have very often. Sitting at the table with the Closing agent and the Buyer felt like a thing from the past. We still did not have the Seller and seller's agent at the table, but this was REO and I did not expect the agent to come. The unit is direct oceanfront. It is the south east corner, so in addition to all the view directly to the ocean, it also has panoramic vistas south up to New Smyrna (8 comments)
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