daytona beach real estate: Thank you, Rachel! - 02/19/18 08:23 AM
Yesterday I received a request for information about a condo. On my website, I have all condos in the area, and because it is impossible (at least for me) to remember all the data, I use my site when I need to get a quick answer.
On my site there is information about pets, sometimes very specific, sometimes general. The request was very specific in this regard. They have 2 dogs, so they needed to know a bit more than just “Yes” under pets on my website.
I am not the listing agent, so what is the best way to get information? … (2 comments)

daytona beach real estate: Saturday on the Beach… Daytona Beach - 05/26/12 11:46 PM
This could be a fun summer. Maybe even too much fun in Florida. It is still May, officially not even the hurricane season yet, and we are bracing for the second named storm, Beryl. On Saturday the Ocean was a bit choppy, but the weather was fine. This is a long Memorial Day weekend and hotels are packed. Our office is in the resort, and there was not a single available parking spot. Luckily for me, I combined exercise and pleasure and went on foot… Water is unusually warm tis year. Yesterday it was 82 F, and I do not remember … (6 comments)

daytona beach real estate: Some Mighty Competitors Out There - 05/14/12 12:54 AM
Being in vacation and event spot means that you get mighty competition. I remember my lazy photos of Shuttle launch made from Ponce Inlet, and before I got down to my condo from the garage, which was couple of minutes, and wrote a short blog, I was stunned to see a blog post already published by Gary Woltal, and boy, what a phenomenal photo of this Shuttle did he have there.
I have never been that close to the Shuttle in my life. It felt like he was with the crew there, so freaking close, that you sort of could see … (14 comments)

daytona beach real estate: Did I Mess Up Your Name? - 04/09/11 09:42 AM
That's what I did according to my client.
I have helped my client to buy 2 condos in the area. One was a sale at foreclosure auction by the County Court. We got it for 1/3 of the mortgage balance. We have been watching this unit for literally years.
The Client was thrilled and we were even talking with her about going into business together, where she is the money person and I contribute knowledge and sweat. I wanted to show her that she could make money, and I got her that deal for very little.
I wouldn't have done it for what … (18 comments)

daytona beach real estate: Unintended Consequences of AR Friendships - 10/16/10 08:50 AM
Having good friends on AR may affect your relationship with your client. Sort of the other side of popularity. Who could have thought…
I have a very critical client, and after I posted about his property, and added the video, and then had quite a few comments coming mostly from my AR friends, I forwarded the link to my client.
Was he impressed? You bet…
However, my AR friends are not the buyers of this property, and when I approached the Seller and told him that we need to reduce the price, because there was no calls, no activity, and, as … (31 comments)

daytona beach real estate: We Made It To Forbes... Wow - 12/22/09 12:41 PM
Reading Orlando Business Journal (of course, online edition) and ran into this article Daytona Beach on Forbes list for falling home values. "Three Central Florida areas landed on a Forbes top 10 list of cities throughout the nation with the highest declines in residential property values since the real estate market hit its highs in those respective communities".
So, who are they?The Orlando metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is 10th among south region communities with a 30.9 percent loss in median home values from the peak of the market. The Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville MSA was No. 8, with a nearly 37.7 percent decline in … (4 comments)

daytona beach real estate: I Am Moving To Daytona Beach. Is it True That There Is No Income Tax? - 12/21/09 04:41 PM
This is the question I got in the e-mail. Is it true that there is no income tax to state residents in the State of Florida?Yes, this is true. But it does not mean that you take home everything you earn. For example, if you make $36,000 a year, it does not mean that your monthly take home income is $3,000.
Uncle Sam will still tax you and your Federal Income Tax will still apply. However, you will not have State and Local income tax like you have in New York.
Major taxes collected in Florida include sales and use tax, intangible … (10 comments)

daytona beach real estate: New York Cheesecake and Real Estate - 12/19/09 06:24 AM
We have tried different closing gifts, and one of those is inviting the Buyers to a restaurant. Here is a story of one of the dinners we had through the years.
Actually these were our buyers and sellers. We sold 3 of their condo-hotels units in one resort and helped them buy another unit in a different resort. They lived in South Florida bit were the transplants from New York, and though they were retired, the husband was doing remodeling of very high-end homes and she helped him with the design.
Refined couple, New York street smart, sharp, no BS... Always dressed up, looked very … (15 comments)

daytona beach real estate: Am I Blind or What? Showing the unit in Ocean Walk Resort in Daytona Beach. - 12/18/09 04:40 PM
I am showing units in Ocean Walk Resort, the most luxurious condo-hotel resort in Daytona Beach area. Great amenities, relatively new (South Tower was built in 2001). This is a warm but gloomy and very windy day, and the outdoor pools are empty, no kids on the so popular slides on in the lazy river.
We are looking at a 683 sq. ft. one-bedroom unit and also at a 2 bdr/2 bath lock-out unit, with two separate one-bdrm units side by side.
To show a lock-out unit I had to call the agent, and she kindly agrees to come and let us in. She … (46 comments)

daytona beach real estate: Internet Is A Lousy Agent... - 10/25/09 09:48 AM
We all know that Real Estate is local. We all know that it is one thing in California and it is another thing in Florida.
The 3,000 SF villa for $200K is not an indication of a good or bad price. It would be different if it  is in Hawaii, or in Alabama.
Our office is in a mid-rise oceanfront condo-hotel, and I remember a couple walking in after seeing the marquee sign. They were laughing. They told us that we are having the sign all wrong, and there was something missing. So, i walked outside and read it: "Condo studios from … (13 comments)

daytona beach real estate: Got A Short Sale Approved In Plaza Resort in Daytona Beach. Need A Buyer ASAP - 06/09/09 06:27 AM
A buyer made an offer on a unit in Plaza Resort. Short sale, long wait. Suddenly another unit pops up, and she makes an offer on it. It is an REO(Foreclosure), so it moves fast. She now tries to sell her other condo-hotel studio in another property here to get the money to buy the first one, and the Short sale gets approved, and the Buyer can't buy. I can try to make a substitute as the Lender is ready.
Very good deal, a South side unit with very good view, light and bright, 372 SF with tiny kitchenette, nice balcony, … (1 comments)

daytona beach real estate: Marina Grande on The Halifax, Daytona Beach. Another Month Past. - 06/06/09 06:39 PM
Marina Grande On The Halifax stands as a monument to unfortunate poor timing, coming to the market a little too late. Have they done it a year earlier, this would be a busy place, as once purchased, the units would be either owner, or tenant occupied.
Not now. People who did not agree to close, and instead reached the settlement and got their Earnest Money deposits back, or what was left after they paid their attorneys, So, as far as I heard, 89 people will not close as a result of settlement. Which leaves us with 55 people who bought units in … (12 comments)

daytona beach real estate: If I Find It, I would Buy It Myself - 06/05/09 05:54 PM
We submitted an offer for a condo. Short sale. Asking price was $150K, my client wrote the offer for $136K, the Lender came back with $5K more than asking. The whole thing made my clients very uneasy, they thought that it was deceptive, wanted the answer in writing, thought that everyone was avoiding a paper trail.
The lender would not give this in writing, and as not the party to the transaction, they are not obligated (at least for now), they wanted that the Listing agent does it in writing, and, of course, the listing agent had no trouble to do it … (8 comments)

This is now a daily occurrence. I get e-mails or calls from people who are interested in Plaza Resort and Spa, a premier Daytona Beach condo-hotel. They are asking how to buy a unit in Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach. Lets start talking about values.
Prices start from high $40s, nice 4-star resort, and with prices like these it beats any other condo-hotel in the area.
The problem is that my callers think that these prices are the market values in Plaza, and nearly everyone thinks that in this market they can get things for half of the price.

daytona beach real estate: Post-Auction Shock - 05/05/09 10:41 AM
It's working. It's moving. This is a big shock. Yes, we know that properties in the group "steal it and I will even pay you if you do" are going fast, and the inventory is decreasing on this end. But medium priced properties in $300K-$400K range is a different animal.
Ocean Vistas, one of the best built luxury condos in Daytona, proved that they are selling, and selling they are, indeed.
The Auction was scheduled for 1 PM Sunday an the Shores Resort (former Hilton).I came early. The parking was full, the parking across the street, was full. I parked … (6 comments)

daytona beach real estate: Can You Really Be Foolproof? - 04/22/09 07:00 PM
Vandals flood 4 floors of Castaways condos -that's was the title of an article published by Anne Geggis in our local newspaper about what happened to Cstaways Beach Resort, a condo-hotel in Daytona Beach Shores
Some pranksters last Friday hit a fire sprinkler head on the 4th floor of a condo-hotel and caused flooding from the forth floor down. It happened at about 11 PM, the front desk employees might not have known where the pump was and how they could stop the flooding, and by the time this all was figured, damage was quite extensive.
The resort was closed, guest … (6 comments)

daytona beach real estate: Marina Grande on The Halifax - 04/18/09 01:22 PM
This is coming through the grapevine. Do not rely upon the information here as it has not been verified and may or may not be correct. It is what I heard about the property and the lawsuit.
I already wrote that there was a lawsuit, and we were waiting the outcome to understand what the future has in store for this great project that hit the market at the wrong time.
The whole thing was kept in secrecy. The attorneys for the plaintiff warned everyone to be quiet about the settlement. Settlement... hm, so there is a settlement.
Yes, there is … (0 comments)

daytona beach real estate: What's Cooking? Are We Done Or Just Starting? - 03/30/09 03:32 PM
After years of sluggish sales and falling prices, real estate started warming up in our neck of the woods. As usual, I am not the first one to notice. Yes, the phone is ringing, yes, people are walking in, yes, the number of inquiries went up... but maybe this is a seasonal fluke?
What is cooking?
The economy is on everybody's mind, the President did not officially declare the comeback of the market. So, what is cooking? Hasn't China already bought us, and Russians are drilling our oil from Alaska? If Sarah could see them, they could suck it.
But do presidents ever affect real … (10 comments)

daytona beach real estate: A Deal Is A Deal. No Bailouts. Wow! - 03/29/09 06:42 AM
In recent years in Florida the condo market was going up faster than mushrooms. It quickly became the fastest growing investor market with the share of investors in a project getting to all-time dangerous 75% and up. At these numbers any change in the market could render these huge beautiful developments simply ghost places. Of, course, everyone was saying that this could not happen, as we know now, is sort of a prayer, not the reality.
So, when the  market sent sour, the  "buyers", who figured that not only they now would not be able to sell it for $100K+ more, but … (11 comments)

daytona beach real estate: Short Sales. What Is Victory? - 03/28/09 06:47 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub, and I am sure she does not need the introduction on AR, recently posted  Don't Let a Short Sale Agent Hold Your Offer in Back-Up Position -- Report Them
If you do short sales, I encourage you to go to her blog and read it. It is featured, so I am not the only one who thinks it is a must reading. 106 comments at this time, and what a discussion ...
From the title, you already know what this is about. As is sometimes wonderfully happens on AR, the discussion "erupted" and the comments to the blog post went … (19 comments)

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