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October 2016

Found 9 blog entries for October 2016.

As inventory levels remained notably low, home sales fell woefully short of what’s typical for our area in September. In fact, sales fell by more than 14 percent compared to last year and sales were down by 16 percent compared to August. 

For the month ending on September 30, 2016, the Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reported that 380 existing single-family homes (detached) were sold in the greater Daytona Beach area with a median home sales price of $198,450.

The figures represent a 14.2 percent decrease in the number of homes sold and a 16 percent decrease over August sales figures. Median sales prices, however, were up more than 10 percent over last year and up marginally over August prices.

Year-to-date comparisons show sales are

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So you've made the leap and are getting your property listed for sale. Congratulations! And WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY!

We'd like to take a moment to give you some information about what to expect as we all move forward together with your home listing. But first, our friend Barbara Corcoran has taped a message for you. Take a look:

 

Getting to know us

We're so happy you've chosen our team to represent you in this important transaction. In fact, we're already hard at work getting started on your listing. As you may already know, we do things differently than many other real estate agents and teams. Buying and selling real estate can be a complicated process that involves many contracts, laws, regulations and details. Rather than leave you

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Do you know who your congressional representative is? Is he or she a republican or a democrat. Believe it or not, it might affect your home's value and the rate at which it appreciates. At least that's what a recent RealtyTrac study uncovered. 

If your congress man or woman is a Democrat, you may have acquired more wealth via your home over the past 8 years, according to the recent study that sought to answer the question, "Which political party is better for homeowners?" The study found that homeowners living in Democrat-controlled congressional districts have not only gained more housing wealth than homeowners living in Republican-controlled districts over the past eight years, but they've accumulated more than DOUBLE the wealth,

The study by

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If you're looking to find some Halloween fun, then you're in luck. The Daytona Beach area does a great job offering loads of haunting, horrifying and not-so-scary happy halloween experiences for locals. Whether you're seeking Halloween entertainment options for the youngsters in your life, or if you're just young at heart looking for some adult holiday fun, we've compiled a short list of possible options for you. 

(This is not designed to be an exhaustive list of the area's Halloween events, but does offer a variety of events, locations and levels of scary for you.)

We hope you find the Halloween experience you're looking for and that yours is a happy one!

 

Church and Community Events & Festivals

10/28

Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian

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condosCondo sales were strong and steady in September as many seasonal residents, aka snowbirds, began to trickle in to the area. 

An analysis by The Wyse Home Team at Keller-Williams Realty showed that the number of condo sales in September held steady with some growth, compared to sales totals a year ago. Meanwhile, median sales prices soared by more than 13 percent year over year. Month over month, however, sales remained steady as prices fell dramatically. This, even as the inventory levels of available condo units remained down by more than 5 percent, year over year. 

According to the Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service (MLS), there were 131 condo sales in September with a median sales price of $185,900. 

“Looking ahead, it’s unclear how

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There's a lot going on in the US right now. The global economy is changing. The debt capital market is changing. There are widespread demographic shifts occurring. There's a contentious presidential election looming. We are fighting through political division, tight lending requirements, a shrinking middle class, and more.

Whether we've noticed or not, these things are affecting our social network feeds, our media, our jobs, our businesses, our home values... our every day life. 

According to the recent release of the annual report on top issues affecting real estate from the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), the changing global economy, debt capital market retrenchment and widespread demographic shifts are expected to have the most significant

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Have you ever wondered why some homes sell super fast and others linger on the market for months? There can be numerous factors involved in how fast a home sells. Some of those factors are within a homeowner's control. Others are not. Which is why we like to advise sellers to take control of the selling factors within your power, to maximize your home's visibility and desirability among buyers. It's you're best shot at selling fast and for the most money. 

To help you understand the factors at place, here are 8 things that could cause a home to sell faster than other: 

1. Location. This factor in a home sale is not within the seller's control. But it is something to be aware of. If your home is located in a great schools, a great location or near

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Homes were selling at light speed this spring and summer. Many newly listed homes had a contract pending within hours or days, and nearly half of new listings found their buyer within a month, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

But as the summer sales season draws to a close, while local children head back to class and the dog days of winter are on the horizon, home and condo sellers should begin to prepare for facing longer listing periods. Nationally, sellers can expect it to take an average 20 days longer to find a buyer in the winter, industry experts say. And with a contentious presidential election underway, things could slow down even more as buyers take a moment to pause and see what happens before making big property

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It isn't often that the greater Daytona Beach area takes the brunt of a massive storm, but hurricane season does happen every year and we are at risk being perched on the East Coast of Florida. 

Homeowners, home buyers and home sellers all must always keep in mind that hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. And a storm could threaten health, safety and property at any time during that season with little warning. 

As storms develop and threaten our area, there are a few things sellers should do to protect their property and to prevent damage related delays of their pending or eventual home sale. And we've included some questions buyers can be asking of sellers as they conduct their home search.

Plan for electrical outages.

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