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Real Estate and lifestyle for Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach areas in Volusia County, FL.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After declining for the first time since the end of World War II, Florida’s population grew once again last year, a hopeful yet tentative sign that the worst of the recession may have passed, according to the latest preliminary population estimates from the University of Flori...
09/07/2010
“The government program as currently structured is petering out. It is taking in fewer homeowners, more are dropping out and fewer people are ending up in permanent modifications,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. The program is intended to help those who are at risk of fore...
08/26/2010
The Daytona Beach MSA showed a 35% rise in single family sales for the 1st quarter this year, compared to 2009.  2,607 homes sold, vs 1,924 last year.  Median price was $122,500 vs $132,500 last year. For condos, 536 units sold, vs 373 last year.  Median price was $126,700 compared to $176,500 in...
08/15/2010
These seem like common sense ideas, but the stress of shopping for a new home and finding something you know deep down is probably beyond what you can afford, can make the decision process very stressful.  I can't emphasize enough that using a Realtor to help you through the process of buying a h...
08/06/2010
RealtyTrac, the nation's foremost statistical keeper of foreclosure data, released its Midyear 2010 Metropolitan Foreclosure Market Report, which shows 154 of the 206 U.S. metropolitan areas with a population of 200,000 or more posted year-over-year increases in foreclosure activity even while fo...
07/30/2010
Our Florida Realtors Assn reports that sales of existing homes in the state rose 15% in June, marking 22 consecutive months that sales activity has increased in the year-to-year comparison.  A total of 18,038 single-family existing homes sold statewide last month compared to 15,732 homes sold in ...
07/24/2010
A recent article in RISMedia.com by Saul Klein, CEO of Point 2 Technologies, Inc., about the future of the MLS was thought-provoking, to say the least.  While we Realtors have embraced technology, in many ways it has replaced efforts once thought to be the sole province of the agent.  He makes th...
07/10/2010
Sales of single family homes in Daytona Beach rose 27% over last May, to 830 from 653.  Median sales prices are still declining, to $118,300 from $136,100 last year. Sales of condos in the Daytona Beach metropolitan sector rose 16%, to 161 from 130 last May.  Median sales prices for condos also a...
06/27/2010
Fannie Mae has published the first three in a series of "Five-Step" guides, which offer useful information for buyers, and homeowners who may be struggling with their current mortgage. Each guide focuses on a different topic and provides five specific tips. The new guides are: 1,  Actions to Take...
06/19/2010
As posted on Travel.USAToday.com, Orbitz wants your business to Florida. "Responding to concerns over whether booking a beach vacation in Florida is a good idea in the time of the BP Gulf oil spill that threatens to wreak havoc this summer, Orbitz is offering full refunds on hotel stays. "Here's ...
06/16/2010
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