Volusia Real Estate: Peak of the Sellers’ Market

Volusia county real estate remains HOT. In many instances across Volusia communities, a hot sellers’ market does indeed mean a faster sale and at or above asking price. The market remains hot as new listings continue to not keep up with the surge in demand. One of the suspected reasons affecting the low housing inventory is the group of homeowners who would move but are … Continue reading Volusia Real Estate: Peak of the Sellers’ Market

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

Volusia Locals Want Traffic Solutions

As the warmer weather, sunny skies and white sand beaches appeal to people from central Florida and surrounding states, Volusia residents are asking for traffic to be addressed. Locals are taking to social media platforms to complain about traffic, particularly residents living in the coastal communities. Comments include: “traffic and growth are ridiculous”, “total gridlock”, “traffic is a disaster” and “concern that emergency vehicles can … Continue reading Volusia Locals Want Traffic Solutions

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Volusia’s Beach Driving: E-Bikes and Onewheel are Prohibited

Photo Courtesy of: Flaunt Electric Vehicles Volusia’s history of beach driving dates back to the 1800s. According to the New Smyrna Beach Visitors Bureau website, VisitNSBFL.com, “in August 1889, the town’s 300-foot-wide stretch of sand was marked ‘Beach Street’ and dedicated for a public highway. The first car was driven on New Smyrna’s beach around 1904.” There are old photographs that show picnicking visitors standing … Continue reading Volusia’s Beach Driving: E-Bikes and Onewheel are Prohibited

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Volusia Beaches: Storm Report & Erosion

On September 20, 2020, a gale warning urgent weather message by the National Weather Service (NWS) in Melbourne, Florida was issued for Flagler Beach to Volusia-Brevard County line. An early nor’easter storm had arrived at Volusia’s beaches, with wind gust predictions as high as 35 miles per hour and seas predicted to rise 12 to 17 feet. Volusia County Coastal Projects Manager, Joe Nolin, reported … Continue reading Volusia Beaches: Storm Report & Erosion

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Volusia Real Estate Report: Super Hot, Inventory Tight

Latest data published by the New Smyrna Beach Board of Realtors shows existing property sales surging in August 2020. The report describes member activity in the MLS for southeast Volusia County across all inventory.  Overall, Volusia County remains in a seller’s market. Inventory has declined and prices are increasing while leveling out. Home price increases can be attributed to true home appreciation being driven by … Continue reading Volusia Real Estate Report: Super Hot, Inventory Tight

Hurricane Preparedness for Volusia

As Volusia residents enter the month of September, the most active month for hurricane season, now is the time to consider any last minute preparations to secure property. Remember, any severe storm can be deadly or destructive. According to Volusia.org, more than 4,800 homes, businesses and facilities were impacted by Hurricane Irma (September 2017). Many of those were still recovering from impacts of Hurricane Matthew … Continue reading Hurricane Preparedness for Volusia

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?

Local Real Estate Agent Makes Commitment to Excellence

Mimi McKee, a real estate agent with Ocean Properties & Management Inc since 2012 and member of the New Smyrna Beach Board of Realtors, has earned the Commitment to Excellence endorsement from the National Association of Realtors. The endorsement goes to Realtors who have demonstrated knowledge and competency in 10 core areas of real estate practice: Client service Professional reputation Real estate law Realtor Code … Continue reading Local Real Estate Agent Makes Commitment to Excellence

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Volusia Real Estate Update: How has COVID Impacted the Housing Market

Florida Governor Ron Desantis declared residential and commercial real estate, including settlement services, essential on April 1, 2020. Christopher Krebs, the nation’s Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, designated real estate services as part of the nation’s “critical infrastructure.” How have Realtors Changed their Practices during the Global Pandemic? Realtors, buyers and sellers are able to abide by COVID-19 … Continue reading Volusia Real Estate Update: How has COVID Impacted the Housing Market