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Ron's Blog

Summer has arrived. And for many the warm rays of the summer sun and all that extra Vitamin D that comes with it means a boost of energy that just might have you wanting to get some things done around the house. 

All those imperfections you've been noticing around the house... it might be time address them with a few updates and upgrades. But where should you start? What work will bring you the best bang for your buck when it comes time to sell? 

Consider turning to the experts for a little advice.

We like the National Association of Realtors' 2015 Remodeling Impact Report and 2016 Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features. Those reports have tons of info on the costs of various improvements and they've coupled that data with estimates of

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It's Now 33% Cheaper To Buy Than It Is To Rent 

The Buy Vs. Rent debate has raged on for years. With each time the market ebbs and flows and with each new generation of young first time home buyers, the question arises yet again. So, to nail down how current market trends are affecting the ROI buyers see from owning versus renting at any given time, Trulia takes a regular look  at things with its Rent vs. Buy Report.   And the latest report shows that even as we're seeing prices soar amid low inventory levels, home ownership remains cheaper than renting in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States.  

With a traditional fixed-rate 30-year mortgage, the updated numbers indicate how much buyers are saving with ownership varies.

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Home sales and median prices soared around Daytona in May despite desperately low inventory levels, offering a great start to the area’s summer home sales season as the school year ended for local students.  

For the month ending on May 31, 2017, the Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reported that 471 existing single-family homes (detached) were sold in the greater Daytona Beach area with a median home sales price of $215,000.

It amounts to a nearly 13 percent increase in sales and an 8.5 percent jump in median sales prices, year over year. Compared to April, month over month comparisons showed sales totals rose by more than 15 percent as prices climbed 2.3 percent. 

Comparisons to previous months and 2016 SFR sales figures are

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Anyone will love this UNIQUE 1+ acre luxury estate, but racing experts & auto enthusiasts will ADORE this oasis. This one-of-a-kind property features a luxurious executive style home with a gorgeous pool and spa, outdoor kitchen, an enormous backyard picnic pavilion with fireplace, a massive freestanding auto workshop, and a garage living space.

Take the 360-degree virtual tour below. And you can click here for more photos and details about this property. 

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Daytona Beach area condo sales and median prices skyrocketed in May, despite ongoing inventory shortages. 

An analysis of Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data by The Wyse Home Team at Keller-Williams Realty showed there were 166 condo sales in May with a median sales price of $196,500. The totals reflect a substantial increase in sales and prices in both monthly and yearly comparisons. Condo sales were up a whopping 31.7 percent compared to sales in May 2016. And median sales prices were up 8.2 percent in May, compared to last year. Month-over-month comparisons showed similar increases with sales up more than 31 percent and prices up 15 percent. 

“We’re moving into the summer sales season at full speed” said Ron Wysocarski, CEO of The

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The busy spring home sales season is launching around the greater Daytona Beach area real estate market, but buyers are struggling to find homes and sales are sliding downward. 

For the month ending on April 30, 2017, the Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reported that 407 existing single-family homes (detached) were sold in the greater Daytona Beach area with a median home sales price of $210,000. It amounts to 5 percent reduction in sales and a nearly 17 percent jump in median sales prices, year over year. Compared to March, month over month comparisons showed prices climbed by more than 5 percent and sales totals fell by more than 10 percent. 

Comparisons to previous months and 2016 SFR sales figures are below: 

  • April 2017: 407
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It's TIME! You've been searching for the perfect place. Or at least something that sort of resembles the wishes on your wish list. And now you've found something worth calling home.

The hard stuff isn't over yet.

In this competitive market where inventory levels are hanging low and buyer demand is soaring, you will need to make a good offer that stands out in a crowd if you want to guaranteed that your dream of making this house yours actually comes true!

Here are some tips to keep in mind as you move forward with the offer process. 

1. Know What You Can Afford

This is the first, and maybe most important tip we can offer you. Fully understanding your finances, and how far they WILL or WON'T stretch is CRUCIAL when you make an offer. And

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In a trend the Florida Association of Realtors has dubbed "The New Normal," people just aren't selling their homes these days. 

Homeowners are moving less. They're keeping their homes longer than the industry has seen in more than a decade, and it's creating a drag on the economy.

It means less commission and fees for the real estate agents, title companies, inspection firms, home warranty peddlers and all of the other professionals that tend to be involved in a real estate transaction.

It also means much less inventory of homes for sale in local markets and an extremely competitive market for first-time home shoppers. Home buyers aren't finding what they're looking for. And when they do, they're finding themselves in a bidding war to make that

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Median sales prices in the Daytona area condo market dipped slightly in April, as condo sales remained steady 

An analysis of Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data by The Wyse Home Team at Keller-Williams Realty showed there were 126 condo sales in April with a median sales price of $170,750. It’s just 3 more condos than were sold the same month a year ago and a few less condos than were sold in March.  Meanwhile, median sales prices dipped in both month over month and year over year comparisons. Prices fell by 9.6 percent compared to April 2016, and they fell by 7.2 percent compared to March. 

“The median price dip we saw in April isn’t a sign of trouble,” said Ron Wysocarski, CEO of The Wyse Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. “It was

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