Best Season in Daytona Beach...

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Real Estate Agent with FunCoast Realty 386-405-4408

I love the Fall in Daytona Beach. The temperatures comfortably in the mid to upper 80s, and it is a welcome change from even low 90s. It is comfortably warm. The water in the ocean is still warm, and you can be outside pretty much the whole day…

I find it the best time of the year. Long walks on the beach, the ocean, still calming after Hurricane Matthew, recovering green, beaten by ferocious hurricane winds…

There was significant damage, many signs are down, roofs gone, trees fallen or snapped… Similar to the damage from Hurricane Charley in 2004.

But this time there is some more serious damage to buildings after Hurricane Matthew. Several condo-hotel buildings were forced to close doors. There are even high-rise condos, which are forced to vacate units because of the structural damage to the building.

But life is back, no depression, the spirit is high. Daytona Beach is becoming beautiful again. It is yet too early to say how the real estate market would be affected by the hurricane. Yes, we see dramatic drop in prices for some units in severely damaged buildings, but this is expected…

As always, there will be some opportunities, some losses, and some gains. We will soon know.
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Jon Zolsky is a real estate broker/owner of Daytona Condo Realty, LLC

Comments (16)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Jon- Thank you for the status of Daytona Beach.  It hasn't been that long ago but we all move on with our lives and need to be reminded that Matthew most definitely impacted the lives of our neighbors. 

Oct 29, 2016 04:02 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

As close as we are the news about Mathew's impact there seemed limited to water damage from the surge. So sad to here it was much more extensive than that. That the spirit is high is an emotion that always shines through any disaster. Take care!

Oct 29, 2016 07:26 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Jon Zolsky Daytona Beach offers a good relaxing life style, Matthew caused damages, now rebuilding process has begun.

Oct 29, 2016 08:53 AM
Jon Zolsky
FunCoast Realty 386-405-4408 - Ponce Inlet, FL
your Daytona Condo Agent

Kathy Streib - if I am not mistaken, this is the first Atlantic Hurricane of this magnitude to ever come so close to our area. And yet it spared us, as the eye of the Hurricane was still away in the ocean. A little closer and we would see way more damages. Exponentially more...

Oct 30, 2016 01:28 PM
Jon Zolsky
FunCoast Realty 386-405-4408 - Ponce Inlet, FL
your Daytona Condo Agent

Kevin J. May - a lot of damage and a lot of it is not obvious when you drive by. But then you suddenly notice that the hotel's parking lot is fenced off, and there are huge metal containers, and the furniture goes to these containers... And there are condo buildings where damage is so extensive, that they have to close doors...

After all, it was a powerful hurricane...

Oct 30, 2016 01:30 PM
Jon Zolsky
FunCoast Realty 386-405-4408 - Ponce Inlet, FL
your Daytona Condo Agent

John Pusa - this is what people are doing. Returning back to life as usual. But it will take months and months to get there in some areas.

Oct 30, 2016 01:32 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Jon and this does sound great for Daytona ...

Nov 02, 2016 12:48 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

So happy to hear that life is back in Daytona and that you're enjoying this beach season, Papa Jon!  Hope you have a great week!

Nov 13, 2016 06:08 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Jon, I did not realize the extent of the damage in Daytona. Matthew was a unique storm in many ways and we are very thankful that it wobbled a few degrees east and we were spared. It will take some time but things will bounce back like they did here after the storms of '04.

Nov 13, 2016 08:53 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Jon,

 Yes fall is a great season, 80's are sure better than the 90's hope the economy in Daytona is not hurt too bad because of the Hurricane.

Nov 14, 2016 09:31 AM
Jon Zolsky
FunCoast Realty 386-405-4408 - Ponce Inlet, FL
your Daytona Condo Agent

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz - thank you, Bob

Nov 14, 2016 10:29 PM
Jon Zolsky
FunCoast Realty 386-405-4408 - Ponce Inlet, FL
your Daytona Condo Agent

Debe Maxwell - bad times, good times... always a sandwich :)

Nov 14, 2016 10:30 PM
Jon Zolsky
FunCoast Realty 386-405-4408 - Ponce Inlet, FL
your Daytona Condo Agent

Diana Zaccaro - just read that they opened A1A in Flagler, after Hurricane Matthew breached the road. Yes, it is coming back... mostly

Nov 14, 2016 10:31 PM
Jon Zolsky
FunCoast Realty 386-405-4408 - Ponce Inlet, FL
your Daytona Condo Agent

Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert - one hurricane usually does not make a lasting effect on the spirit of people, and on the economy. Glad it was just one hurricane.

Nov 14, 2016 10:33 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jon, sounds like it is wonderful right now in Daytona Beach.  Will need to go some day! 

Feb 04, 2017 05:20 AM
Jon Zolsky
FunCoast Realty 386-405-4408 - Ponce Inlet, FL
your Daytona Condo Agent

Joan Cox - to call it winter is such a misnomer :)

Feb 04, 2017 06:48 AM