Ormond Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Ian Anderson, Greater Daytona Beach Area Luxury Home Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty Florida Partners)
Governor Christ signed the state's $71.5 billion state budget but.....he vetoed almost $460 million.  He is making a statement by making our government live within out means.  I know that there are some local projects that weren't approved but there were also a great number of projects that were approved.  He approved a $1.2 billion increase in the day to day spending of public schools.  Read more of this News Journal article.There was a great concern with the local property tax issues that there would be cutbacks in the school system.  I have two children in school and the last thing I want cut are programs in our school system.  Children are our future and we need to provide all of the resources we can.  It is good to see that they are trying to stay away from school cutbacks.I have b...
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Did you think we were on vacation from our St. Jude Fund Raising? Nope! We've already begun meetings for next years events! We need more sponsors and more ideas. We won't get that by taking time off. We did run into a snag with one vendor and had to wait to get our money back from the vendor before signing the official check to St. Jude. This is why it has taken so long for me to bring the official total to you.Before I tell you just how much the check was that we sent in to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital from our events, please, take a moment to watch this video by Kayla LoCicero. Kayla is only 19 years old by the way. If this doesn't give you chills, nothing will.Halls Of St. JudeThe following is what my father and I came up with for our local papers and biker maganzines:  (I a...
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By Laura Hernandez
(Century 21 Sundance Reatly)
Investors! Furnished studio condo. Great for investment or weekend getaways. Sleeps up to 4 with a pull down Murphy bed plus a lazy boy sleeper sofa. Remodeled in December of 2004 with ceramic tile, new kitchen and updated bath. Cozy complex on Ormond Beach. Covered parking, laundry facility and heated pool. On site management available. $99,900.See virtual tour: http://visualtour.com/inventory.asp?u=68416  
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By Laura Hernandez
(Century 21 Sundance Reatly)
IMPRESSIVE ! 5 BEDROOM 3 1/2 BATH BRICK HOME WITH SPARKLING HEATED POOL / WATERFALL JACUZZI! THIS ELEGANT HOME IS IN IMMACULATE CONDITION! BEAUTIFUL STONE FIREPLACE, 2 MASTER SUITES, CALIFORNIA CLOSETS, GORGEOUS OAK FLOORS, ON CUL-DE-SAC. WALK OR BICYCLE TO 150 ACRE PARK TO PLAY TENNIS, BASKETBALL, FISH AND PLAYGROUND. TOO MANY EXTRAS TO LIST.Virtual tour:  http://visualtour.com/show.asp?T=969037  
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Ok, I know you've been waiting for part 2 for days now. I'm sorry it took me this long to get it out to you but I had out of town guests this weekend! No, really, I did! Here is the link to Part 1 Bikes & Blues With Mickey Jones, The Bike Run for St Jude Hospital just in case you missed it. I told you about everything before the ride. I couldn't take very good photo's during the ride, holding a camera steady on the back of a 1982 Harley Davidson Shovel Head is next to impossible, I did get this shot off of our police escort  though.. Kind of... Our parade route took us over the Granada bridge to A1A along the ocean. Last year I rode with a friends husband on a Yamaha or Kawasaki and the passenger seat sits higher so I was able to shoot photos easier. Here is the photo I took last year o...
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You've waited a long time for this one haven't you? You want to know how many bikes were on the ride, how much money did we raise, how did everything go?                                                                        It was a beautiful day, no threat of rain, nice and warm, perfect for our Bike Parade. I took over 360 photos this day, but I couldn't manage a good shot from the back of our 82 Shovel-head, of the actual ride.. HOWEVER! I did hook up with a photography club and they were placed thru-out the parade route with still and video cameras, when I get some of their photos I will share them with you. It was also a beautiful day to be in the air. WHAT? THE AIR? As In The Sky?? Yes! We had Air Support, 1 helicopter following us with a camera, AND! Three squads of 4 old airpla...
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By Joy Mitchell
(Realty Pros & Associates)
  Recently I recieved a builders brochure of a new community that was being built off of Hand Ave in Ormond Beach, Florida.  The brochure was beautiful, the words and format of the brochure did not match the calibre of ugly exteriors.  In todays Florida Market were new housing sales are at an all time low you would think that in these large builder organizations would have at least one person with a pair of eyes that could see what is beautiful and what is not.  As a residential designer I had the mind set that everything I produced should be good for at least 300 years.  I wanted everything I designed to be beautiful and if I saw a mistake or something that could be improved I would work double and triple time to make it happen. In big architectural firms that produce beauty like Mckim...
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Well Friends the Big Weekend is almost here! Bikes and Blues with Mickey Jones on Saturday and The Mickey Jones Golf Classic on Sunday. Both will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis TN. Mickey arrived Tuesday evening and joined our committee for our final meeting at Cancun Lagoon. He told us that he liked how we've banded together for a commen cause, fighting childhood cancer. Last night I met Mickey at the Iron Horse Saloon where he sat with the regulars joking around, telling stories and playing horseshoes. I believe he and his partner won 2 out of 3 games. I think we both had a great time. Tomorrow our day is to begin at 9am Eastern with a radio interview that you all can listen to right here on the computer! Mickey will be on the air with DJ's Tracy Dillon and F...
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We only have 9 days to go until our Bike Event and 10 until the Golf Event. I can't believe how the time is flying. All of sudden things are happening very fast.On Monday April 9thMayor Fred Costello of Ormond Beach, FL, is going to officially proclaim April 14th and 15th St. Jude Days. To quote a paragraph from the official letter that will be going out;"I, Fred Costello, Mayor of the City of Ormond Beach, Florida, do hereby proclaim April 14-15, 2007, as the time to support the efforts of Rock On Productions, Bikes and Blues with Mickey Jones, and the Mickey Jones Celebrity Golf Classic forST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITALIn the city of Ormond Beach and urge all citizens to join with me in support of these events and their efforts to ensure a huge success for a very worthy cause."...
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Isn't it funny how things turn out sometimes? I've been posting about the events I am working on for St. Jude, but I haven't told you anything from behind the scenes. The funny thing about all this is I didn't realize how Real Estate oriented our events have become. One of our committee members, Marvin Miller owns and operates his own Real Estate office, Miller Real Estate And Associates. Now, just last week, Marvin came through with a sponsorship check for The Mickey Jones Celebrity Golf Classic from Bray & Gillespie, who in 2004 formed Ocean Waters Development LLC to specialize in special renovation projects and or condo/hotel development projects along the Daytona Beach coastline. Another Real Estate related company!                     Lets top this off with the fact that I've recru...
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SAVE THE DATEAPRIL 14th 2007!Bikes and Blues With Mickey Jones in 2007 promises to be a great time for all! Come on and join us for a nice ride, some good food, good music and good friends. I promise that you will not leave disappointed! There is no better feeling in the world then being in the middle of a gathering like this. We're not talking a poker run here, this is a non stop~escorted ride, so matter where you are in the "parade of bikes" it is the most awesome feeling when you look in front of you or your rear view mirror and all you see are bikes or headlights and know each of you is helping a child fight the battle of their life by doing something YOU love to do.Our ride begins at the Iron Horse on US 1 in Ormond Beach....
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By Donna Dosch, Broker Associate, CRS, e-PRO
(Century 21 Sundance Realty)
This isn't my listing, but it is a great price for this home. It is just six houses from the beach with a screened enclosed pool, spilt plan, kitchen and baths could use some updating, but they are in very usable condition. The price was just lowered to $279,000, this really is a great price for the location of this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage home. It is on a very nice street with a beach approach. If you are interested in this home please give me call 383-235-3385 or email me at djdcentury21@aol.com.
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By Donna Dosch, Broker Associate, CRS, e-PRO
(Century 21 Sundance Realty)
# 448934$189,000Single FamilyArea: 18 Ormond By The Sea County: VLMap: A16Gallery(9) Status: ActiveNeighboring PropertiesBedrooms:2Bathrooms:1Half Baths:0Living Area:784Total Area:1344Lot Size:60x99Subdivision:Seaside HomesYear Built:1961Homestead:YVerify Taxes: Tax CalculatorBedroom 1:11x14Living Rm:15x12Utility Rm: Bedroom 2:10x10Dining Rm:9x13Porch/Balc: Bedroom 3: Family Rm:10x21Deck/Patio: Bedroom 4: Kitchen:10x11Other Rm: Nw Bld Hm:NPets:Y1st Floor:Slab Special Cont.:NParking:Unsecured Prop. 'AS IS':NPool:None Avail. Utilities: Virtual Tour: Architecture: Bungalow Construction: Concrete Block Building: 1 Story Roof: Shingle Floor Covering: Tile , Carpet Orientation: South A/C: Central Heat: Central Water: CityLand Type: Sewer: SepticWaterfront: None Rooms: Formal Dining Room , Fam...
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By Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals
(Talk 2 Midori, LLC)
Guild Tours of the Casements, Mon-Fri 10 am to 2:30 pm, Thru June 22, 2007My Big Fat Greek Cooking Class, Saturdays 9 am to noon, Residents $41.80 plus $22 Supply Fee, non residents $54.34 plus $22 supply FeeSweetheart Flower Show and Tea-Ormond Beach Garden Club-February 7th, 11 am to 3 pm2007 Croquet Day at the Casements, February 17th, 10 am to 3 pmOrchid Mardi Gras, February 24 and 25th, 10 am to 5 pm,  Admission $3.0025 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach, FL 386-676-3216 www.ormondbeach.org 
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By Mike Linton
(Keller Williams Florida Partners)
Keep Your Property In Good Shape: Stay ProfitableBy : James Klobasa   Submitted 2007-01-25 21:38:44 However, you do not require thousands of dollars for that. Only a little amount of cash will do. This little expenditure will eventually turn out to be a highly profitable investment, as it will attract your tenants, and you will be able to bargain a higher rent from them. Replacing The Old, Ugly Switch Plates One of the common mistakes that most real estate investing landlords and rehabbers do is that they paint the entire unit except for the old ugly switch plates. Ridiculously, sometimes, they even paint over them. Do not overlook such things, and get them replaced by new ones. It may cost you as little as about 40 cents each. Even if you have to replace the switch plates in the entire...
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By Mike Linton
(Keller Williams Florida Partners)
Commercial Property For Sale: Various MethodsBy : James Klobasa   Submitted 2007-01-18 13:57:28 The following information will help you understand what it takes to follow a certain method so that you can decide which one is the most effective method in your case. Appoint Only One Real Estate Agent You can appoint only one real estate investing agent on either sole or exclusive agreement. The greatest advantage of limiting yourself to only one agent is that your agent will be able to better focus on finding a potential buyer and selling the property at the best price. Moreover, you save yourself from the hassle of dealing with more than one agent. What is more, you need to spend less time and money for advertising and marketing of your commercial property in comparison to the time and mo...
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