Ormond Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales
(Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida)
Ormond By The Sea, Florida Condos for sale as of May 31, 2011  As of May 31, 2011 we have 79 Ormond By The Sea Florida condos for sale through the Daytona Beach Area Realtors® Multiple Listing Service (MLS).  There are 56 priced under $200,000 and 3 of those are under $100,000. Additionally, there are 9 condos under contract pending closing of which 5 involve the lender.  There are 6 of the 79 condos for sale involving a lender , either short sales or foreclosures.  At the end of 2010 there were 88 condos for sale so the inventory has come down about 10% so far this year.     Below is a table breaking down the inventory by condominium name. Condo name For Sale Lowest $ Highest $ Year Built DirectlyOn The Beach Aquarius 6 159,900 289,000 1973 Yes Atlantic 22 1 159,900 159,900 1990 No Bar...
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By Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales
(Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida)
Billy's Tap Room restaurant reopens in Ormond Beach, Florida   Billy's Tap Room restaurant, an Ormond Beach landmark since 1922, has reopened under new ownership and management. Billy's Tap Room & Grill, is on Granada Boulevard in Ormond Beach, northeast Volusia County, Florida. The address is 58 E. Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach Florida 32176.  The local hangout has quite an assortment of sports memorabilia and autographed pictures of sports legends and historical photos that line the interior and add to the ambience.  The restaurant has been closed since April 2010, due to the previous owner bankruptcy and foreclosure.  The new owners, Lillian and Doug Rand of DeLand have cleaned and painted the interior and tried to restore the old feel of Billy's Tap Room & Grill.  They are leasing from...
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By Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales
(Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida)
Lenny's Pizza restaurant in Ormond By The Sea Florida Lenny's New York Pizza has free delivery, dine in, or you can take it home to eat. They have an assortment of pizzas you can choose from or you can create your own. You dont have to limit yourself to just having pizza because Lenny's New York Pizza also serves salads and spaghetti dinners or even soup. They have a kids menu you can order from for your little ones. Major credit cards are accepted.  Lenny's New York Pizza is open Tuesday thru Thursday and Sunday from 11 am till 9 pm .  Friday and Saturday they are open from 11 am till 10 pmThey are closed on MondaysFor additional information or to place your order call 386-441-8811You can check out their website at www.ormondpizza.com where you can view the full Lenny's New York Pizza ...
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
            Memorial Day Services in Ormond Beach  Rockefeller Gardens – a beautiful riverfront park in front of the Casements, the winter home of John Rockefeller, was a place to hold Memorial Day services today. It started at 9 AM. Started with the parade, it also included a band concert, a guest speaker, retired colonel who served in Vietnam, and a gun salute. Among the speakers was the mayor of Ormond Beach. It was a perfect day, warm but not summer hot. The grounds were full of residents who came to honor the fallen heroes. Here are a few photos:          
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By Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales
(Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida)
The Lobster Pit take out restaurant in Ormond By The Sea Florida.       Enjoy the ocean view and breezes while you sample frozen ice cream treats and Maine lobster rolls at the picnic tables on the grounds.  The lobster pit is open daily from noon to whenever.  Spicials include Chowder, Long Island Coney hot dog, corn on the cob, watermellon, Maryland crab cakes, shrimp and Italian Ice.  Enjoy the sea air while you grab some chow at the beach in Ormond By The Sea Florida at the Lobster Pit.  Hours are Tuesday to Sunday 11AM to 7PM or later in summer.  Closed Monday.For additional information call 386-441-9317 or visit the lobster Pit web site http://www.lobsterpit.com/  This is one in a series of blog posts by Ocean View Realty Group highlighting restaurants in Ormond By The Sea Florida...
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By Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales
(Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida)
Alfies Restaurant in Ormond By The Sea Florida   Alfies restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They serve there breakfast from 7am till noon. They have a varity of food that you can choose from including steak, chicken and seafood. Alfies restaurant has an Early Bird menu, weekly specials and even gives you the choice to make your own combos. The extensive menu includes everything from soup, salad and appetizers to sandwiches and burgers.  Alfies restaurant allows you to get take-out service so you can bring it home to the family or just enjoy it to yourselfMajor credit cards are accepted.  Hours are Tuesday to Sunday 7 AM to 9 PM, closed on Monday.Alfie's is the only Ormond By The Sea Florida restaurant where you can have a cocktail other than beer or wine with your ...
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By Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales
(Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida)
Beautiful Ormond Beach home for lease249 Riverside Drive Ormond Beach, FL 32176 Build in 1972, this beautifully landscaped grand old home boasts 5 bedrooms 5 ½ baths, a 3 car garage and screened-enclosed pool.  At almost 4500 square feet of living area this home has plenty of space for most people.  You are greeted by the stairway to the upper level and a chandelier as you enter the front door.  Three of the bedrooms have their own bathroom and you will find lots of closet space.  The kitchen has Jen-Aire Range, stainless side by side refrigerator pull-our cabinets and trash compactor.  Two of the master suites have direct access to the pool area.  For additional information and photos visit   http://ovrealty.com/249_Riverside.php       Rent is $2200.00 monthly for a year lease with the...
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By Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales
(Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida)
Chillin' out on the Beach Bar & Grill in Ormond By The Sea Florida   Chillin' Out on the Beach Bar and Grill is at 2986 Ocean Shore BlvdOrmond Beach Florida 32176Beer and wine and burgers and wings with a great Ocean view by a California Chef.  Chillin' Out features your choice of an intimate dining room or  the outside ocean view deck.  Enjoy live entertainment and Karaoke from the outside bandstand while sitting at the bar. Inside are large screen TVs for watching sporting and other events. Chillin' Out on the Beach Bar and Grill is about 6 miles north of Granada Blvd on A1A in Ormond By The Sea Florida.  The Chillin' Out menu includes apetizers, burgers, sandwiches and california dishes.Chillin' Out opens at 10AM and is open until 10PM Sunday through Thursday and until Midnight Frida...
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By Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales
(Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida)
 China Taste New York style take out restaurant in Ormond By The Sea Florida The China Taste New York style take out restaurant, is at the Ormond Mall in Ormond By The Sea, Florida at 1228 Ocean Shore Blvd. next to the Family Dollar store near the Publix.  China Taste has a full menu with all your favorites from appetizers to combination plates and lunch specials.  Major credit cards are accepted.  Hours are Monday to Thursday 11AM to10PMFriday and Saturday 11AM to 11PMSunday Noon to 10PMFor additional information or to place your order call 386-441-5888 This is one in a series of blog posts by Ocean View Realty Group highlighting restaurants in Ormond By The Sea Florida.  The information in these posts along with additional photos has been added to the Ocean View Realty Group web site ...
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By Caryn Baker
(Realty Pros & Assoc.)
Still on the fence?  Time to get off it!  Now is the time to buy!  Not in the past 20 years has housing affordability been better than it is now.  The combination of historically low interest rates, a large inventory of homes to choose from and affordable home prices makes this the market to jump in to. As it currently stands, prices for homes and rates are still low, and are only expected to rise. Those of you that have been waiting will already be paying more.  Effective April 18, for those planning to use FHA financing to buy a home, Annual Insurance Premiums have increased by .25%. That means a loan at $250,000 just increased by $52.08 per month.  Couple that with the fact that we are indeed seeing pricing increases in many areas, many buyers could be paying more than if they hadn't...
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By Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales
(Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida)
Beach Cafe in Ormond By The Sea Florida at Tom Renick Park   Beach Cafe at Tom Renick Park in Ormond By The Sea Florida Tom Renick Park is at 1565 Ocean Shore Blvd in Ormond By The Sea Florida and is directly on the beach. Beach Cafe is a vendor that is there most days around 11 AM until 3 or 4 PM weather permitting, sometimes earlier and sometimes later. Picnic tables are available to enjoy your purchases or you can take it with you. Go to the Tom Renick Park page of the Ocean View Realty Group web site to see park photos and information.  Beach Cafe serves fish sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and daily specials are available as well as Lemonade, smoothies and ice cream, nachos and chicken tenders. Potatoes are sliced fresh daily for the fries and they make their own bread. Mas...
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By Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales
(Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida)
House of Donuts in Ormond By The Sea FloridaThe House of Donuts has thirty-six different types of donuts. They are open seven days a week from six in the morning till three in the afternoon. They have bagels, muffin's, and donuts and they have an assortment of drinks. Their specialty is a combo which includes a small coffee, a donut of your choice and one breakfast sandwich made to order for just six dollars. The House of Donuts accepts all types of credit cards.  Get there early if you want the Donut holes.The customers say it's the best coffee on the peninsula. A great location on A1A, about 3 miles North of Granada Blvd. (SR40),  House of Donuts is in the same plaza as Ocean View Realty Group at 1350 Ocean Shore Blvd. in Ormond By The Sea Florida. For information about The House of D...
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By Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales
(Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida)
Heffer's Twooo Cafe in Ormond By The Sea Florida. Heffer's Twooo cafe opened about a year ago at 1460 Ocean Shore Blvd. in Ormond Beach Florida at Ocean Shore Plaza.  Heffer's Twooo Cafe is open 7 am to 2 PM daily serving breakfast and lunch. Breakfast isw served until closing.  There are a couple of daily specials and the NY strip and eggs is also featured daily.  In cooler weather they make fresh soups daily.  The specialty here is home style cooking.Where did they get that name you ask?  There is a family member nick-named Heffer and she has a restaurant in Ormond Oaks Plaza in Ormond Beach called Heffer,s. This is one in a series of blog posts by Ocean View Realty Group highlighting restaurants in Ormond By The Sea Florida.  The information in these posts along with additional photo...
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By Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales
(Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida)
Stavro's Pizza House IV Restaurant in Ormond By The Sea Florida Stavro's Pizza House IV is in the Pennorth Plaza at 1350 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL 32176.  Stavro's Restaurant is open 7 days and offers lunch and dinner in a casual atmosphere or you can get fast delivery or take-out. Hours are Monday - Saturday 11 am to 11 pm and Sunday Noon to 10 pm.  Major credit cards accepted.  Visit http://ovrealty.com/Stavro_s_Pizza.php for additional photos.  Specialties include their Readers Choice award winning Greek Salad, pizza, hot oven subs, Gyros, baked Italian dishes, Calzone, Stromboli, beer, wine and party platters to go. For dessert try the Greek Baklava.  A great location on A1A about 3 miles North of Granada Blvd. (SR 40),  Stavro's Pizza House IV is in the same plaza as Ocea...
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By Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales
(Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida)
Ocean House Condo # 203A 2220 Ocean Shore Blvd Ormond Beach, FL 32176  Ocean House Condo unit 203 Building A is a spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath second floor condo with fabulous views of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Water, sewer & basic cable are included in the Maintenance fee. Ocean House condo features a beautiful pool, under ground parking and a gas grill. Unit 203A is being sold fully furnished and features a king bed and TV in the master and 2 twin beds in the guest bedroom. A built in microwave, smooth top range and refrigerator with ice and water in the door are features that will allow you to prepare your favorite meals while enjoying the ocean view from the kitchen. Both bedrooms are carpeted and there is hardwood flooring throughout the rest of the condo. This unit also has a uti...
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By Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales
(Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida)
Montovani Italian Restaurant in Ormond By The Sea, Florida   Montovani Italian Restaurant is at 1064 Ocean Shore Blvd. right on A1A in Ormond By The Sea, Florida in the building formally occupied by Lovece's Italian Restaurant.  Taste a little piece of Italy while you are at the beach .Montovani offers an extensive menu of everything from soups, salads and appetizers to deserts including pizza, pasta, subs and a kids menu.  Daily specials take the bite out of eating out and the daily blackboard special is usually something that you may wish was on the regular menu.  There is a good selection of wine from $5 by the glass and from $15 by the bottle.  Owner Adam wants you to try his Saltimbocca, one of  his specialties.  Meals are prepared to order and the bread and biscuits are baked fr...
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By Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales
(Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida)
Hot Dog Hut Restaurant in Ormond By The Sea Florida The Hot Dog Hut is located on A1A at 1100 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach Florida 32176. The Hot Dog Hut has hamburgers,hot dogs and sausages and different choices for sides. If you would like you can call ahead and pick up your order. If you"re coming from the beach or just need to cool off they do offer italian ice. The Hot Dog Hut gives you a choice of eating in or sitting outside to enjoy your meal. They accept credit card's to. They are open seven days a week from nine in the morning till six at night. It's known for having one of the greatest hot dogs in central Florida.  For additional information or to place your order call 386-441-4344  This is one in a series of blog posts by Ocean View Realty Group highlighting restaurants i...
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By Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales
(Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida)
Betty's A1A Cafe in Ormond By The Sea Florida Betty's A1A Cafe is at:1900 Ocean Shore BlvdOrmond Beach Florida 32176Dining with an Ocean View where the elite meet.The Betty's A1A Cafe menu has everything from appetizers to salads to homemade deserts.  The specialty is seafood and New England fried clams are among the offerings.   Betty's A1A Cafe also has sandwiches burgers, chicken, steaks and pasta dishes along with a children's menu.  Catering, gift certificates and take out are also available.  Additional photos are at   http://ovrealty.com/Betty_s_A1A_Cafe.php Major credit cards are accepted.  Beer and wine served.Hours are Wednesday through Monday 11AM to 9PM or laterFriday and Saturday 11AM to 11PMClosed Tuesday.For additional information or to place your order for take out call ...
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By Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales
(Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida)
Ormond Beach Florida Real estate market watch   Real estate market watch for Ormond By The Sea Florida April,  2011    Ocean View Realty Group has updated the Ormond By The Sea Florida Real estate market watch page on its web site to reflect April, 2011 activity.  Numbers of homes and condos for sale as of April 30, 2011 are indicated as well as the sales of Ormond By The Sea Florida homes and condos in April, 2011.   A new feature,  a Quarterly analysis chart of condo sales and another for home sales has been added.  As always, you can see a breakdown of condos for sale by price range or by condo name.  There is also a section with Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club in Ormond Beach Florida homes for sale by price range and home sales during the month.  All information is taken from t...
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By Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales
(Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida)
 Ormond By The Sea Florida Restaurants Ormond by the Sea, Florida has a dozen good places to get something to eat. There are places to eat while at the beach and restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  There is not a good place on the internet to find Ormond by the Sea restaurants. Ormond by the Sea restaurants are either lumped in with Daytona Beach and in some cases are just not listed. So the Ocean View Realty Group web site now has information and photos for restaurants in Ormond by the Sea, Florida. We believe the photos and other information on our web site are the most complete and comprehensive presentation of restaurants in Ormond by the Sea available on the internet today. Visit the Ocean View Realty Group restaurants page and let us know if you would like to see us add...
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