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Congratulations on 100th Issue Milestone! In a momentous occasion, East Coast Current magazine is proudly commemorating the publication of its 100th issue. Since February 2015, the magazine has featured insightful community highlights. As a writer and a part of this landmark achievement, I want to extend a heartfelt congratulations to the co-owners, Tiffany Evers and Kelsey Walters. As I celebrate the magazine’s 100th issue and … Continue reading Page 8, Since Day One

Did You Know Your Realtor Can Fire You?

Here’s How to Avoid It People who make up the real estate market include home buyers, sellers and their Realtor®. In Florida, Realtors work as transaction brokers, unless the customer and broker agree to establish a single agent or no brokerage relationship in writing. As a transaction broker, the Realtor can guide both parties, sometimes simultaneously, through the transaction to get to the closing table. … Continue reading Did You Know Your Realtor Can Fire You?

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Volusia Homes: The Dos and Don’ts of Selling Quickly

Over the past couple of years, it seemed like every home in Volusia County was selling within a few days of hitting the market. According to the New Smyrna Beach Board of Realtors’ monthly market detail for January and February 2023, the number of days from listing to contract has extraordinarily increased when compared to last year. When considering the local market report’s median and … Continue reading Volusia Homes: The Dos and Don’ts of Selling Quickly

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

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

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

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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

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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