Ormond Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Donna Dosch, Broker Associate, CRS, e-PRO
(Century 21 Sundance Realty)
Lets All Remember Those Who Gave Their All!!     The Arizona Memorial      My husband and I were very blessed to be able to go to Honolulu a few years ago, and while we were there we when to Pearl Harbor. I was raised to know what Memorial Day stands for, but after visiting the Arizona Memorial I have a whole new perspective about this day, this day that was intended for us to remember and honor those that gave their ALL for us. So we can live in a country were we have freedoms that we don't even think about, that we often abuse and don't appreciate, and almost always take for granted.                                                                          Arlington National Cemetery I think back to those who fought for our freedom from; England, France, Spain, and then the freedom for...
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By Virginia Tatseos
(Stage-Show-Sell)
My Uncle passed away in Ormond Beach in February.    I did a post on that earlier. My sister and I arrived there as soon as we could to say our good-bys and do the family thing of looking for photos, memories and papers. A month later we learned:  Much to our surprise, we inherited the house because my brothers & sisters & I are the closets living relatives.  This "forced" us to go to Ormond Beach again prepare the house. Those of you who follow my posts know that I specialize in Estate work here in Michigan.  The process usually takes a few weeks with my team to organize, have an estate sale or donate to charity and prepare the house by staging. This time, we had to look for all the items that a PR looks for, donate, clean and stage in ONE week. We intended to hire out the cleaning and...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
THE Ormond Beach Real Estate & Community Events blog. By Lisa C. Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!" If you're interested in buying real estate in Ormond Beach, please allow me to say "Welcome!" I hope I can help. But for now, please allow me to provide you with some information about this fabulous city, and even Volusia county! I'm a native and would love to help you with your real estate needs.For all you history buffs out there, here's a great way to spend your Saturday. If you're in or near Ormond Beach Florida this Saturday, April 26, 2008, you may be interested in a lecture at the Anderson-Price Memorial Building at 42 North Beach Street in Ormond Beach. The Anderson-Price Memorial Building is a piece of history itself, built in 1916 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ...
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 The Mickey Jones 2008 Bikes & Blues for St Jude Children's Research Hospital events last weekend were a huge success! We don't have a finally tally of the event totals yet, but I can tell you that we passed last years amount of $37,500! We could not have done this without the help of our all of the sponsors that stepped up to the plate to make our events as successful as they were and I would like to give them each a little recognition. Where better to that then right here on Active Rain and Localism? In no particular order, here are some very special people and companies from Volusia & Flagler Counties and even beyond that I am very proud to be associated with:Cancun Lagoon Bar & Grill  Ocean Waters LLC  Grand Seas Resorts  Daytona PennysaverAzinger Golf  The Iron Horse Saloon  WHTQ 9...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
If you're visiting Ormond Beach this weekend, or thinking about buying real estate in Ormond Beach, I have an excellent way for you to familiarize yourself with the city. The Ormond Beach Historical Trust will be hosting Trolley Tours this Sunday at 1:15. Just be sure to call first and make your reservation! The cost for the Trolley Tour is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 65, and $5 for children ages 5-12. The tour will be originating in the Casements parking lot. When you call for your Trolley reservation, you might want to ask about a tour of The Casements, which was at one time, the winter home of John D. Rockefeller. Just follow the link to read more about that. To make your reservation for the Trolley Tour, and to ask about The Casements tours, call 386-677-7005.And if you're ...
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Friday, March 7th arrived bright and beautiful ~ however we were under a tornado watch at 7AM and we had a strong weather front due to move through sometime in the afternoon. Our guests had gone back out the night before, we weren't going to wake them up, we'd let them play on their schedule.Our original plan was to go to a Motorcycle Swamp Meetat the Daytona Flea Market. As the morning wore on and we watched the front approach, we decided to keep it close to home. Our guests needed Iron Horse shirts so we'd run over there and see how things went. I checked the radar and the storms seemed a good two hours away as we left the house, well no sooner did we park our bikes at the Iron Horse then the heavens open up with lightning tearing across the sky...   Here ~ see for yourself! Oh, the I...
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Steve and I took a four day weekend this year instead of our normal 3 days. We had company from out of state and this way we could spend some time with them during the day. Thursday, March 6th was beautiful as far as the weather went. Once again we headed to the Broken Spoke to see Big Mike and Ms. Em and listened to a set of some fin Biker Blues.          Big Mike was celebrating the release of his new documentary, Iron City Blues. Its about a town in TN with "No Law" "No Order". He went to Iron City to find out more about it and brought a film crew with him. It's an award winner and a pretty good short film. I've watched it twice :) Go to Ironcityblues.com for more info                                             After we left the Broken Spoke we headed south to our local hangout with...
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Things are back to normal around Volusisa County after a semi decent Bike Week. Hotels didn't do so well I hear, they weren't booked to capacity this year. I heard stories that folks just couldn't afford to come down due to the cost of heating oil up north and high gas prices. Steve and aren't the type of people that like crowds so we stay away from Main Street, our out town guests did spend some time down there tho, and they had a great time.My first day of Bike Week I spent at the Broken Spoke with Big Mike Griffin, his lady Ms. Em and the band. I really enjoyed myself, the weather was great and it was neat watching his fans interact with him. Fun was had by all!          Big Mike with one of his long time fans                   You don't have to look far to find some Coyote Ugly Styl...
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Jeff Healey, self taught guitaist, singer, and blues icon was stricken with Retinoblastoma at the age of 1 and lost his eyesight.  He lost his fight to this cancer over the weekend. He is already missed by his fans and friends he has made around the music industry.The Jeff Healey Band had a huge hit back in the 80s with Angel Eyesand Jeff also appeard as Cody in the movie "Road House"with Patrick Swayze, Ben Gazzara and Sam Elliot. What does that have to do with a post on Localism or Active Rain? As some of you know I belong to the Mickey Jones Bikes And Blues Committe to benefit St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, Retinoblastoma is one of the many childhood cancers the good folks at St Jude are trying to cure. Retinoblastoma represents only about 2% of the malignant childhood cancers...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
THE Ormond Beach Real Estate & Community Events blog. By Lisa C. Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!" Daytona Beach real estate is finally going green! Well, actually, it’s Ormond Beach.ICI Homes has a “green” community on Granada Blvd., (aka Hwy 40) in Ormond Beach that is now in phase 2. It’s Chelsea Place. The sales staff was nice enough to take me on a tour and show me a video of how these homes are different than homes of the past. Yes, I’m saying “homes of the past” because it won’t be much longer, that buyer’s are willing to settle for the old way of doing things. And why should they buy real estate that doesn’t come with an Energy Star® Rating in one of these green, or as ICI is calling, “E Factor” homes, is coming with a guarantee from Florida Power and Light (FPL) that if their heating ...
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Some of you know that I am a committee member for the Bikes And Blues With Mickey Jones events that benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Big Mike Griffin is also one of our members!  Being on the Bikes and Blues committee is how I got to meet Big Mike and his lady Miss Emilie last year. I then got to spend a little time with them last Biketoberfest, but not near enough as I would have liked because they were in South Daytona. I'm so excited that they will be in the northern part of the county this year! This year we are trying something new with our bike event, we are pre-registering riders. I will be at Big Mike's merchandise table on Sunday, March 2nd pre-registering anyone that prefers to pay in person. (I will also be assisting with Big Mike's merchandise sales)The fir...
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My buddy Big Mike Griffin is headed back to the Volusia County area for Bike Week 2008 but will be playing at different venue this year. This year you will be able to find Big Mike at the Broken Spoke Saloon on US 1 in Ormond Beach on Sunday March 2nd 1PM-7PM, Wednesday March 5th 1PM -7PM, Thursday March 6th 7PM-12PM and Saturday March 8th 1PM-7PM. Big Mike and his band will also be playing at the Iron Horse Saloon on Monday, the 3rd from 11PM - 2AM. You will be able to purchase advanced copies of Big Mikes award-winning documentary, Iron City Blues at each of his shows. I know I'll be picking up an autographed copy!   Just a little tease about Iron City Blues:"Urban legends tell of an isolated Southern town where the residents ran-off their police department and outsiders fear to tread...
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By Joy Mitchell
(Realty Pros & Associates)
I celebrated the Presidential Primary today by voting of course and then going to an Open House in Breakaway Trails, a very upscale gated community in Ormond Beach, Florida.  So, What can you buy in my Real Estate Stomping grounds for a cool million, give or take a several hundred thousand dollars?  Oh..........You can buy The Mayor of Ormond Beach's Home!  Here is the Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Description for this one of a kind Upscale Resale Estate Home. Elegant Estate Home in  GATED UPSCALE COMMUNITY. Very private setting on almost 1 acre parcel. Tremendous curb appeal with port-cochere and circular driveway. Heated screened pool area is set up like a resort with summer kitchen, jacuzzi, fountain & large covered patio area. Gourmet kitchen has everything, including granite count...
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By Carol Blawn - Homes in Ormond Beach - Daytona Beach Real Estate, Daytona Beach Real Estate Agent - REALTOR
(EXIT Beach Realty (Greater Daytona Area) )
Just completed in Oct 2007. This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home features cinder block construction with stucco cover, tilt in windows for easy cleaning, cathedral ceilings and laminate flooring in common areas. Split bedrooms are carpeted. Relax on the back deck and enjoy the view of this larger-sized lot. Great central location is close to schools, shopping and medical. Fully furnished. Total area does not include unfinished basement with dirt floor that buyer can later pump in concrete flooring for additional storage. Listing REALTOR has an interest in property.  $234,750
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By Carol Blawn - Homes in Ormond Beach - Daytona Beach Real Estate, Daytona Beach Real Estate Agent - REALTOR
(EXIT Beach Realty (Greater Daytona Area) )
New Construction - To be Built. Live on the Tomoka River and just step out to your boat and take a pleasant ride out to the Intracoastal Waterway and then to - who knows? Home will sit on a beautiful canal lot with canals on two sides. Room for boats up to 28` or possibly larger. Home set to include a workshop, exercise room, and a separate guest suite that opens to the lanai/pool area. Work with builder to determine your selections. A boat slip and boat lift will be included. This lot is also available as a vacant lot. See MLS#457760 for those details. $599,900
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Joy Mitchelldesigned this home  for Dan Stratton, a Self Made Builder who lived in Great Falls, Virginia and who had a deep love for Building Beautiful Homes. He actually became the contractor of his own home when the builder he had hired did not put the knee wall in correctly at the garage wing, making it impossible to have a large enough attic room. I'm very specific when detailing soffits and heights and locations of walls to get the look I want.  When Joe Gibbs previewed this home he called my Studio.  I answered the phone.........when he called.  He said "This Is Joe Gibbs, I just saw one of your homes can I come by to talk to you." "Yes of course you can" I said.  I hung up the phone and realized I had just spoken to the Redskins Coach.  Sorry Joe, I'm one of those girls who likes...
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By Joy Mitchell
(Realty Pros & Associates)
                                                                 Interest Rates are coming Down,                                                              Land and Home Prices are Dropping,                Craftsmen & Tradesman are giving discounts and the best have more time to work for you.                              JOY MITCHELL LUXURY RESIDENTIAL DESIGNER                          CAN REPRODUCE ANY1920's HARDESTY HISTORIC SPANISH HOUSE                                              BUILT IN THE DAYTONA BEACH , FLORIDA AREA                                                                    TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONSwww.ThisIsDaytonaBeach.comJoy Mitchell's Daytona Beach, Florida Information Resource Web Site                                                                                D...
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   Joy Mitchell's www.ThisIsDaytonaBeach.comI'm happy I did not get the listing................I'm actually proud of myself. This morning I woke up and looked at the new listings in the mls and saw a new house for sale on the same street that reinforced what I told the couple.  If you don't have to sell now don't do it. They saw the logic of the facts and now are going to find a way to build an addition for the new 2nd baby that is on the way.  They saw the house I saw in the MLS, it was only a couple houses down from their house and about 5 other houses for sale by owner and for sale by broker on their street for 30,000 less than they wanted to list for.  What a relief they got it!  I have finally got it too.  I will never feel pressured into taking a listing that is too high again.  6...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
This is my 5th post in my 2007 real estate year in review series for the Daytona Beach area. This one is about Ormond by the Sea. If you're not familiar with the Daytona Beach area and how the cities are laid out, click here on Ormond by the Sea to view a map.Prior to this post we've coveredDaytona BeachDaytona Beach ShoresPort OrangeOrmond BeachAs I did in my other posts, I'm going to insert a little excerpt from my Daytona Beach post here. "It was at the beginning of 2006 that some real estate agents in east Volusia County, where the Daytona Beach Area Association of REALTORS is located, began to report slower sales. I can't speak for everyone, but I personally saw no change in my sales until July of 2006. In fact, by June of 2006 I had already beat my 2005 year-to-date sales and was ...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
I just finished giving annual real estate updates for the year 2007 forDaytona BeachDaytona Beach ShoresPort OrangeAs I stated in a couple of those posts, my motto for this year is Real Estate is Great in 2008! I came up with that motto with good reason. Just read my post titled Good News for Central Florida Real Estate in 2008. But this post is about what happened in real estate for the year 2007 for the city of Ormond Beach Florida. This is the year-in-review market report.Let me start by quoting from my Daytona Beach real estate 2007 year-in-review post. "Over the last month or so, I noticed an interesting trend. The residential real estate listing base in the Daytona Beach Area Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which includes all of East Volusia County plus some crossover listings fro...
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