Incentive Approved for Affordable Housing Project

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

County Launches Affordable Housing Initiative

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

Volusia Real Estate Outlook: Market Reality in 2021

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

Can the Ormond Beach Loop Be Saved?

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?

Census Takers Will Hit the Streets in August

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

INSIDE LOOK: Serene Pavers & Stonescapes

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

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NSB Housing Authority – 70 Years Serving The Community

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

Volusia County Launches Hurricane Matthew Housing Program

On June 8, Volusia County Community Assistance launched a disaster recovery housing program, The Hurricane Matthew Housing Program, to assist residents with damaged single-family homes or pre-1994 mobile/manufactured homes. Volusia County has been approved to receive funds to assist eligible residents, which has been awarded by Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). Applicants for … Continue reading Volusia County Launches Hurricane Matthew Housing Program

INSIDE LOOK: Travis Ford, NSB Homes

Lifestyle Realtor – “Living the Dream” Q: How long have you lived in New Smyrna Beach and what brought you here? A: I grew up in Ponce Inlet so I was always pretty close. We came and surfed this side a lot as kids. I was lucky enough that my job with Billabong allowed me to move around in my 20s and 30s. I lived … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Travis Ford, NSB Homes