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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408
Living in Daytona Beach area is more relaxed and easier than in more humid Miami, and it is also the most affordable living by the Ocean.

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2008 

People moving to Florida often complain that the taxes are high. At least the majority of them. Then there are always people who say it is low compared to their place, so we are not the cheapest, but not the most expensive. However, we need to keep in mind that the State needs money and they get ...
05/30/2008
The latest news is that NAR settled with DOJ  (http://www.realtor.org/RMODaily.nsf/pages/News2008052701?OpenDocument) NAR claims it a victory. Yes, no money to be paid, no wrongdoing to accept. A lot of brokers would not consider this a win. We are dreaming of the green pastures of the past. The ...
05/27/2008
New Page 7 Two weeks after we came to the US from the Soviet Union, my daughter learned that she was pregnant. She brought this news to our hotel room without an AC in 104 F July heat of summer 1991. No money, no food, no English (except for me), no idea what to do and what is ahead. NYANA (New ...
05/26/2008
It was 20 years ago today. I worked as a military instructor at a local high school. This was mandatory for boys in 9th and 10th grade. 2 hours in class a week, and after the first year at the end of May 10 days of field training with living in the camp (all kids of the school district participat...
05/25/2008
On Fox News on Hannity and Colmes tonight one of the guests was Jesse Ventura, former Navy Seal, former professional wrestler and former Governor of Minnesota. Has 3 years of active duty behind his belt. Big guy, looks very impressive... Hannity asked him about his conspiracy theories regarding S...
05/23/2008
I have just turned off the TV after watching the finale of American Idol. David Cook became the American Idol, and I agreed with Simon that it did not really matter who won this year, as both were brilliant. Of course, after yesterday's Simon's statement to little David "you came here to win, but...
05/21/2008
After I posted Ted Kennedy Is Fighting For Life. And It Is Not A Bullet... , I have received a number of comments form both Ted Kennedy's admirers and critics.  I usually respond to each comment, but I couldn't do it this time. When I wrote this post, I reacted to the news, but I did not know muc...
05/21/2008
Conservationist group returned to court to challenge the administration's effort to help save the polar bears by trying to push the administration to include steps against global warming. The groups challenging the administration, allege that greenhouse emissions are to blame for rapid melting in...
05/20/2008
Just got the news that Senator Edward Kennedy was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, specifically a glioma, an especially lethal type. Senator was taken to the hospital after he suffered a seizure over the weekend, and the doctors  have discovered the tumor. Some experts give Kennedy less th...
05/20/2008
My client, a couple from New York, is buying a condo. They liked the unit priced below any other one bdr. unit in the building. On a $230K unit we submit a $200K offer. They counter at $225K. We are trying to figure the trajectory, where we can get it. My guys would be happy to get for $210K, and...
05/18/2008
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