All things related to the real estate market.

Have you been wondering how much your home is worth? Are you thinking of selling but what to know how much you can get for your property? Many people are thinking the same thing, especially as the market value continues to go up!

 Getting a CMA (Comprehensive Market Analysis) and or an appraisal is a step in the right direction.

A real estate appraisal or property valuation is the process of determining the value of the property on the basis of the highest and the best use of the real property (which basically translates into determining the fair market value of the property). 

The person who performs a real estate appraisal is referred to as the real estate appraiser or property valuation surveyor and they determine the fair market value. 

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5 Things to Do Before Starting A Kitchen Design Project

In deciding on what to do in hiring a kitchen designer, a well-thought-out plan is necessary for any kitchen design project to be successful. A good kitchen designer should be able to work with you to create a design that will both fit your desires and needs and that squares with your budget.

1. How Much Are You Willing To Spend?

Level with the designer about just how much you will be willing to spend on your kitchen design project.

Let the designer know just what you would feel comfortable spending. This way you can insure that the designer and contractor will have a clear direction on where to go with the project and not go overboard. They will have a good idea of the limits when…

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What Keeps Homes From Being Sold?  Even in hot marketing like today, some homes just take time to sell. In fact, they can sit for years while homeowners just scratch their heads wondering why?

Selling houses needs the agent and sellers to have a certain kind of experience. It is a fact that houses cannot always be sold on the spur of the moment and in days. This does happen, but nationwide it is rare. It needs proper planning and there is always a cohesive way to go about it. 

One of the other hassles that those who need to sell their house need to go through are the legal and technical formalities that form such an important part of the whole process. The legal paperwork that selling a house involves is far greater than you can imagine. It…

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Setting the stage is all part of the selling game when selling a home! Even when the market is hot, staging is part of the allure for multiple offers.

Apart from getting a large number of buyers so that the seller can strike a good bargain, it is also equally important for the seller that his house gets sold off quickly. It is important to increase the demand so that the market can get more lucrative. 

This is the primary reason why professional real estate agents are fast hiring, or themselves turning into ‘staging professionals’. They are specialized to do such a job. And indeed, the sellers see the difference in the demand for their property and the price that is coming in, before and after the staging professional has done his job. 


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What to Know About Volusia County Schools System

When considering buying a home, many who have children or plan on raising a family seek communities with good public schools. In Volusia County, Florida, schools are zoned by zip code, and your child(ren) will be assigned to a school according to where you live.

Here is a list of schools in Volusia County. Depending on where you are looking to buy, also consider the schools.

Daytona Beach Schools

Palm Terrace Elementary School
1825 Dunn Ave
(386) 274-3430

R. J. Longstreet Elementary School
2745 S Peninsula Dr
(386) 756-7280

Turie T. Small Elementary School
800 South St
(386) 239-6340

Westside Elementary School
1210 Jimmy Ann Dr
(386) 274-3400

Campbell Middle School
625 S Keech St
(386) 239-6250

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Daytona Beach Property Managers and Real Estate Agents – Referral Programs that Work for Both

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Property managers and real estate agents work within the same industry, but we each focus on different parts of that industry. We aren’t necessarily competitors, and that’s why we think it helps when agents and management companies work together. We enjoy partnering with our preferred network of agents when their clients need professional Daytona Beach property management. 

Making referrals is beneficial to agents, too. It can help you build your real estate business and hold onto your valued clients. 

 Referrals When Your Client Can’t Sell

The current market is certainly advantageous for sellers, but we know that things can shift…

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Most rental property owners in Ormond Beach understand the importance of screening tenants in order to protect their investment. What you might not know is that proper screening does more than just protect your rental home. It also increases your ROI.

A well-screened and highly qualified tenant will always contribute to a better rental experience. That outstanding resident will also help you earn more on your investment property.


Good Screening Leads to On-Time Rental Payments

Achieving the ROI you want requires that rent is consistently paid on time.

Good tenants do that.

When you’re screening for your next renter, always make rent payments a priority.…

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Ormond Beach Is Listed In The Top 25 Beaches To Visit In The US!

Trip Advisor included Ormond Beach in the top 25 beaches in the US. Trip advisor named Ormond Beach as the #12 beach to visit in the US. Jim Abbott writes online in the News Journal, "So, while Ormond Beach basks in its recognition this week on TripAdvisor’s latest list of the Top 25 beaches in the United States, its 12th place ranking is anything but official. A quick poll of Volusia County tourism folks and local elected officials yielded congratulations, but also a nod to the unscientific nature of such rankings. Daytona Beach, the self-proclaimed "World’s Most Famous Beach," didn’t make the cut."

Daytona Beach enthusiasts were upset that Daytona Beach didn't make the list.…

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Local Home Sales Are Red Hot!

The home sale market in Volusia and Flagler counties has been steadily increasing. Since the middle of 2020, the market has become extremely hot. The demand for homes is high, but the inventory is very low. Houses don't stay on the market long. 

In an article published online in the News Journal on Friday, February 26, 2021, by Clayton Park, "The momentum from the surge in home sales in the second half of 2020 in Volusia and Flagler counties has continued into the new year, the latest reports from area Realtor associations show." 

On a wholesales from last year and years prior have increased year over year. Clayton reported, "In January, Realtors in Volusia County sold 703 single-family homes, a 15.4% increase…

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Does Daytona Beach Have A Housing Bubble?

Is there a housing bubble forming in Daytona Beach? Many home buyers are questioning this due to the high demand for housing and the apparent low inventory. What is causing this enormous demand and can the market sustain it? Is it occurring due to the Pandemic?

A housing bubble is defined in the article by the Buyers Agent of East Florida as "an increase in housing prices fueled by demand, speculation, and fervor in the market. Bubbles normally begin with an increase in housing demand, usually accompanied by a very limited supply. When speculative housing investors enter the market it further spikes demand, which increases prices even more." There are many who debate that even though it appears we are…

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