Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity awarded $18,750 grant from State Farm Edgewater – Southeast Volusia (SEV) Habitat for Humanity is proud to announce that it is the recipient of a $18,750 grant from State Farm to help repair homes in the Southeast Volusia County area damaged by the recent hurricanes. This long term recovery grant is part of State Farm’s Good Neighbor program, which helps … Continue reading Gear Up for Safety: Snag Your Free Disaster Resource Kits at Old Fort Park on May 20th!
Volusia County residents and business owners are still working on rebuilding from the 2022 hurricane season. Insurance policies have a hurricane deductible, an amount the policyholder is responsible to pay their carrier before the insurance company can issue any payment caused by a hurricane. It is typically equivalent to some percentage of the value of the property. What many property owners might not know is … Continue reading Rebuilding & Recovery: Important Homeowner’s Insurance Info
The City of Daytona Beach Shores is temporarily waiving local building permit fees for reconstruction or repairs needed because of damage caused by Hurricane Ian. The Daytona Beach Shores City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution authorizing the temporary fee waiver for storm-related damage. The waiver will be in place through Nov. 10 but may be extended for major reconstruction or repair projects. The fee … Continue reading City of Daytona Beach Shores Temporarily Waives Local Building Permit Fees for Damage Caused by Hurricane Ian
Volusia County Council members stated the math just made sense – to invest $23.15 per-month each on 216 apartment units in Daytona Beach to keep the rent affordable for lower income tenants. On July 22nd, the council unanimously approved a 15-year incentive agreement with the developers of an apartment complex located on an approximately 24-acre site along Clyde Morris Boulevard just south of LPGA Boulevard. … Continue reading Incentive Approved for Affordable Housing Project
Local governments across America are dealing with an escalating affordable housing crisis. Locally, the Volusia County Council is tackling the complex issue with an ambitious initiative that will involve local governments, local agencies and individuals. Volusia County Combatting Affordable Housing Crisis First up is a series of webinars from noon to 1:30 p.m. every Friday in July that will address the causes and potential solutions. … Continue reading County Launches Affordable Housing Initiative
Sellers and buyers are experiencing very different market conditions compared to pre-pandemic years. Volusia’s current housing market is a strong seller’s market with fewer new listings and a very tight inventory (active listings), particularly for existing single-family homes. Sellers are taking advantage of the home price increases. Buyers are taking advantage of the historically low interest rates. Although each customer has advantages, the market is … Continue reading Volusia Real Estate Outlook: Market Reality in 2021
Plantation Oaks, a retirement community located in Ormond Beach, Florida, north of U.S. Highway 1 alongside Interstate 95, is receiving opposition from concerned citizens for an expansion that was approved almost two decades ago. The expansion would include up to 669 new single family homes by the Ormond Beach Scenic Loop and Trail (OSLT). According to the website Change.org, a petition was created with over … Continue reading Can the Ormond Beach Loop Be Saved?
Starting in mid-August, census takers across the nation will visit homes that haven’t responded to the 2020 Census. So far, 62.8 percent of Volusia County residents have completed their census questionnaires, so that means census takers will visit up to 78,000 households in Volusia County alone. Don’t want a knock on your door? If you respond online or by phone today, a census taker is … Continue reading Census Takers Will Hit the Streets in August
Q: What inspired you to open this family-runned business? A: This was my hobby while I was in the restaurant business for 20+ years. I decided to do some jobs in my free time. Then I realized I can do what I love, not work nights, weekends or holidays and make money. Q: When did you first open your doors? A: We opened in 2003. … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Serene Pavers & Stonescapes
According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, an advocacy group for low income families in the United States, average monthly fair market rent in Volusia county is $850 for a one-bedroom and $1475 for a three- bedroom. As one can imagine, homes in desirable locations, like beachside and walkable neighborhoods, rent averages are much higher. Low Income Housing Essential in New Smyrna Beach Area … Continue reading NSB Housing Authority – 70 Years Serving The Community