vacation condos: Fountain Beach Resort. Daytona Beach. What's Cooking? - 05/31/09 04:01 PM
Fountain Beach Resort313 S Atlatic Ave., Daytona Beach. FL 32118
2009 turns to be a very uneventful year fro the Fountain Beach Resort so far. 2 sales at $30K (foreclosure sale) and $50K. There were 3 sales in the whole 2008, so it is not bad in comparison. Or we can say it is as dead as last year. All activity is in the Plaza Resort. Prices are similar and were even better, but you can't compare the properties.
We do not have the financials (as this would constitute the sale of securities), but as far as we know, the owners … (0 comments)

vacation condos: Call Me If Something Pops Up - 05/10/09 06:21 PM
Got a call from a guy who read my blogs about Plaza Resort & Spa and found a listing on and wanted my opinion about the unit. One of the calls, where from the get go you know that the caller is not a buyer.
I think I told him everything I knew about Plaza, answered all the questions. The major point I was making was that if you want a exceptional value in Plaza, you need to be ready to move fast. The longer you hesitate, the less chance that you can get a unit, or get it for … (6 comments)

vacation condos: Understanding Condo-Hotels. Association Fees - 01/31/09 02:20 PM
To read Part 1 go to: Understanding Condo-Hotels. Part I
Maintenance Fee. The simplest but the most confusing issue.
The first question is always about the association (or maintenance) fee. Sometimes I would even get "give me the fees for different condo-hotels and we will make our decision based on that".
On our street smart scale the less the maintenance fee, the better. Let's look into that.
Maintenance fee is a sum of the expenses needed to run the property plus the reserves (not always). Cost of KWT of electricity is the same, cost of gallon of water is the same, cost of labor in the … (4 comments)

vacation condos: Aliki Condominiums, Daytona's Popular - 10/12/08 12:38 PM
Aliki Condominiums2828 North Atlantic AveDaytona Beach, FL 32118.
120-unit Condominium built in 1973 is one of the most popular condominiums in Daytona Beach. 21-story building has undegone substantial renovations, and is now ready to please owners and guests.
2 bdr/2 bath units have floor -to-ceiling windows and wrap around balconies.
3 months ago our listing there was the least expensive in the building at $324,900. We had several showings but no real takers. My client can't reduce any more, as he has a mortgage and reducing would mean taking a short sale route, and he does not want to do it.

vacation condos: Buying a Unit in Oceanside Inn. Questions & Answers - 10/03/08 05:17 AM
Larry saw the listing on I have sent Larry the information about Oceanside Inn in Daytona Beach Shores, including a few links to the blogs on Localism about this property.
Here's the e-mail from Larry:
"jon,thanks for the information. do you have any idea what the occupancy rate is? what is the split with the resort on rentals? what is the split if i provide the rental? i am very interested in this property. have you any idea what the availability of mortgages is for a condotel? what down payment can i expect? as you can see i have a lot of questions.

vacation condos: Unit 514 in Fountain Beach Resort - 10/02/08 06:13 AM
Lowest priced condo hotel unit in the Fountain Beach Resort. Middle of the building unit on the 5th floor with vew of the Ocean. Kitchenette with under-counter fridge, microwave and toaster. Use it yourself and rent it out when you are not not there to cover the expenses. On-site rental management. There is a restaurant and Tiki bar, pool, hot tub and mini-golf. Conference room for parties or meetings. Close to everywhere on the beachside, walking distance to Ocean Walk Village, Main Street, Water Park, restaurants, movies, Boardwalk..

vacation condos: Oceanside Inn, Unit # 413 - 09/26/08 09:37 AM
Oceanside Inn, Unit 413
Largest direct Oceanfront condo-hotel unit with panoramic views of the Ocean on the East and the beach South all the way to New Smyrna Beach.
547 sq. ft. unit is very clean and airy. Floor-to-ceiling glass wall facing east and south. Management on site, very good rentals.
Property, converted in 2003-2004 is one of the best run condo-hotels in the area. Stable Board, experienced and diligent management company, good clientele...

vacation condos: Condo-Hotel Studio 514 in Fountain Beach Resort - 09/20/08 04:57 PM
Fountain Beach Resort, Daytona Beach, FloridaCoondo-Hotel in the heart of Daytona's Beachside  

If you are looking for affordable alternatives to expensive vacation condos, call me on my mobile: 386-405-4408, or send me an e-mail.

vacation condos: Direct Oceanfront Condo-Hotel Suite for sale in Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center - 09/20/08 01:18 PM

vacation condos: Oceanside Inn. Market Snapshot - 09/18/08 06:19 PM
 Oceanside Inn. September 2008.

vacation condos: Ocean Villas - 09/09/08 09:40 AM
Ocean Villas. A luxury condominium in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida
Ocean Villas brought the new level of luxury to Daytona Beach area. Developed by Devlin Group and Urban Partners, both from Jacksonville.
In addition to breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, Ocean Villas raised the bar for the quality of construction, luxury and the amenities for fashionable, coastal living in Daytona Beach Shores.
76 condominium units total with Eighteen 2 bdr/2.5 baths plus den that can be converted to a bedroom, with 2,136 sq. ft., 436-sf balcony, total 2,572 sf. 58 remaining units are all 3 bdr/3 baths … (2 comments)

vacation condos: Weekend In Ponce Inlet - 09/08/08 03:57 PM
Sunday is the day when I try to make it to the beach. Shouldn't be that difficult as I live across the street from the beach and every morning I rush to the glass sliding balcony door to catch a glimpse of the Atlantic.
Ponce Inlet is a small town of about 3,300 residents on the southern tip of the barrier island. There are no bridges to the mainland, so this is a dead end of two roads going South: Atlantic Ave and Peninsula Dr. No hotels/motels, no industry, a quaint and beautiful small Florida town with gorgeous beaches, nature preserves … (6 comments)

vacation condos: Fountain Beach Resort. Market Snapshot - 09/08/08 10:12 AM
FOUNTAIN BEACH RESORT313 S Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32118
This 149-room resort is in the heart of Daytona beachside, walking distance to all the attractions.
There are 19 units for sale on MLS. The lowest priced unit starts from $59,900. Unit is in good shape, north side, in the middle of the building.
Studios are 385 sf plus 49 sf balcony. One bedroom are two units together, with one blocked from the hallway. One bedrooms have stoves, while studios only have microwaves and toasters.
Lowest priced one-bdr is $112,900. This is pre-foreclosure, a distressed sale. 3 years ago they were … (2 comments)

vacation condos: Bailey Riverbridge Gardens. Ormond Beach, Florida - 08/31/08 04:43 PM
Bailey Riverbridge Gardens
1 N Beach StOrmond Beach, FL 32174 Ormond Beach Parks & Recreation
This small but beautiful park is located at the footsteps of Granada Avenue Bridge on the mainland side on the north east side of intersection of Granada Avenue and North Beach Street. Starts as formal gardens with colorful display of plants and flowers, with a soothing fountain in front of the Chapel.
The City of Ormond Beach has completed the renovations to Bailey Riverbridge Gardens meeting house. The new kitchen area consists of new countertops, cabinets, flooring and paneling. To enhance the storage needs, they have installed two … (3 comments)

vacation condos: Ocean Walk Resort. A Market Snapshot - 08/30/08 04:58 PM
To read about the Ocean Walk Village - a billion-dollar oceanside vacation and entertainment destination place in the heart of Daytona Beach, Florida, click HERE.
Here we are only looking at the resort component. Two towers, one 19 story South tower with overwhelming majority of one-bedroom oceanfront units, some 2 bdr units and even a few 3 bdr units. The North Tower has mostly 2 bdr large units, and about 50 one bdr units. Both towers have more than half as time share and the rest wholly owned condos (or condo0-hotels).
26 condo units are available for sale on Daytona MLS. Price … (0 comments)

vacation condos: LPGA International. Class and Location - 08/30/08 03:18 PM
LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) is also a home to  residential communities surrounding two championship Golf Courses. Built by different builders, including Lenar Homes, and KB Homes, it features single family homes and town homes. LPGA is situated of LPGA Blvd west of I-95. Location is convenient with I-95 on one side and I-4 on teh other.
788 properties, with some not yet build upon are on the South side of LPGA Blvd. Two entrances make it easy to get in and out.
Area features:
Area lakes nearby2 Championship Golf Courses Close to City AmenitiesClose to future shopping centerClubhouseCommon Area … (0 comments)

vacation condos: Long Road To a Short Sale Success - 08/23/08 04:27 PM
We got it, we got it, we got it. We finally closed this short sale transaction where the only short thing was the Short sale title.
It started in the fall of last year. The Seller reserved the condo unit in 2003 at so called pre-construction price, closed in 2005 at completion, The intention was to move to Daytona. A young PhD, she was doing marketing for real estate companies advertising in the Eastern Europe, had good success with the companies from Arab Emirates, the money were not an object, life was full of promise. American developers were flirting with  the idea of … (0 comments)

vacation condos: Where Are We Going? - 08/23/08 09:08 AM
I am already used to the fact that every development in the area (and, I think, anywhere in the State of Florida) is met with fierce opposition. "Greedy developers", "corrupted politicians", "save the environment", "Preserve the Beauty" ... this and much more is what angry locals yell at meetings and hearings. I am watching one "victory" after another for a few last years. And each victory pushes us back.
Our population is growing. We are destroying flora and fauna at an unprecedented pace. People are fighting against the high-rises. Adamantly against. However, is this really a problem for the environment? Look at Single … (3 comments)

vacation condos: Plans for Marine Lab in Ponce Inlet - 08/22/08 04:09 PM
I live in a small quaint town of Ponce Inlet, the southernmost municipality in the greater Daytona Beach area. The town is on the tip of the island, past the roads to the bridges, so there is not pass through traffic, no hotels, motels... Just miles of wide white sandy beach, dunes, ocean, river, homes and condos, not higher than 7 stories, but even this is history, as you can't build anything higher than 35' in Ponce Inlet.
The businesses in Ponce Inlet are Marinas, and waterfront restaurants. There is a beautiful park at the tip of the peninsula home to the … (0 comments)

vacation condos: Fay Is Leaving. Sort Of... - 08/22/08 12:49 PM
Fay, a very slow moving tropical storm, is still here, but it's center is a bit north of us, and there is less wind and rain. After two days at home, we finally get into the car to go to the office. Turn it on, shift the gear to D and the car gets quite a jolt.
Puzzled, trying to put it back into parking, but it does not go back past neutral. So, I sit and wait till it warms up completely, and then move it to "Drive", and start moving. It goes,  but something is wrong with it. It … (4 comments)

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