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January 2017

Found 9 blog entries for January 2017.

The month of February is typically filled with fun in the greater Daytona Beach area.

Of course, some of the most well known fun offered around the Daytona area in February surrounds the rip-roaring racing events wrapped up as part of Daytona's annual Speed Weeks event. Daytona's Speed weeks gets a soft kickoff in January with the 24-hour Rolex race, but most of the Speed Weeks racing events are actually crammed into shorter experience more conducive for race fans and travelers, spanning a full week and pulling in the weekends before and after it.   This year, Speed Weeks will run Feb. 18-26 with numerous race events that will all lead up to NASCAR's famed Daytona 500 race also known as "The Great American Race."  The nine-day motor sports campaign

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Have you ever taken part in the rip-roaring fun that is Daytona's annual Speed Weeks event?

If so, you're one of the roughly 250,000 excited race fans and visitors that take part in the thundering sounds and sights included in the long lineup of racing fun that happens around Daytona Beach during Speed Weeks each year. 

Locals and visitors alike love the event as it draws great festivals, fun and a lively atmosphere that makes it obvious why so many people love to live, work and play in the greater Daytona Beach area.

This year, the Speed Weeks event runs Feb. 18-26. The nine-day motor sports campaign includes an action-packed schedule of six exciting races, culminating with the DAYTONA 500 which will showcase 59 years of history in the world's

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(Daytona Beach, FL) –In local real estate sales, 2016 ended strong. There were continued strong gains in median sales prices in year-over-year comparisons, giving local homeowners another reason to smile and celebrate as the New Year rolled into focus. Meanwhile, home sales were up compared to November, but down sharply year-over-year thanks to the ongoing inventory woes in the local market. 

For the month ending on December 31, 2016, the Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reported that 356 existing single-family homes (detached) were sold in the greater Daytona Beach area with a median home sales price of $200,000. That’s a 14 percent decrease in sales, year over year. Meanwhile, low inventory conditions kept prices soaring in December, as

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(IRVINE, Calif.) As 2016 drew to a close, industry experts did their annual foreclosure calculations and found the number of foreclosure filings was down 14 percent and had finally hit a 10-year low. 

ATTOM Data Solutions' Year-End 2016 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report showed that over the course of 2016, the there were 933,045 (0.7 percent of U.S. homes) foreclosure filings on U.S. properties. That's down 14 percent from 2015 and is the lowest level since the height of the boom in 2006, when there were just 717,522 filings (0.58 percent of U.S. homes). 

"The national foreclosure rate stayed within an historically normal range for the third consecutive year in 2016, even as banks continued to clear out legacy foreclosures from the last housing

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Although it's only January and the holidays have only just ended, now is the perfect time to consider that swimming pool you've been dreaming of. If you started construction now, the pool could be a a reality and the sparkling back yard oasis for your family by Spring.

A new pool is a big investment, though. So for many homeowners considering the project, the first question is, "Does a pool add value to a home?"

The answer is.... No. Yes. Well, like many things in life... it depends.

Generally speaking, it's not a good idea to add a pool to your home for the mere sake of improving your home's value. You're probably better off making investments in kitchens, baths and even simple exterior or landscaping improvements. 

But, if being able to dive

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(Port Orange, FL) –The Wyse Home Team at Keller Williams Realty in Port Orange, FL announced today an aggressive growth plan for the business in 2017 that includes several new employment positions and the promotion a current employee to the ranks of management.  The Wyse Home Team’s business development associate, Rob Snyder, will assume the new role of Sales Manager effective immediately. 

Snyder has worked as a business development specialist for The Wyse Home Team for more than 18 months, working successfully to bring in new business and grow the future clientele base. He brings 5 years of management experience, 3 years of sales experience and 15 years of customer service experience to the new management role, in which Snyder will be responsible for

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It's official. The rising prices that are benefiting home and condo owners across the Daytona Beach area and around the nation are the result of low inventory levels, according to findings in the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). 

We are all familiar with the concept of supply and demand. As the demand for an item increases, the supply of that same item goes down. And that drives prices up. 

At a national level, year-over-year inventory levels have dropped each of the last 18 months. Inventory now stands at a 4.0-month supply, well below the 6.0-month supply needed for a ‘normal’ market.

The median price of homes sold in the United States in November was $234,900, up 6.8% from last year and marking

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Are you someone who likes to be prepared... for EVERYTHING? 

We all know someone or several someones who worry so much about what the future might hold that they're already planning for Armageddon

People have built bunkers in the mountains, submarines to sink into the sea, safe rooms and more. But did you know that you might be able to ride out the apocalypse comfortably in your own condo?? 

Apparently, someday we might find the survivors of whatever horrible event finally takes us down in a stylish Dallas, Texas condo complex. That's right, condo developers have begun building a $300 million luxury condo complex designed to bring its residents safely through Armageddon!

Trident Lakes, located on a 700-acre plot of land along a highway just

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(Daytona Beach, FL) – Although the Daytona area condo market remained strong in December, both sales and prices were down compared to the same month a year earlier. Sales were steady, however, compared with the previous 3 months. 

An analysis of Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data by The Wyse Home Team at Keller-Williams Realty showed there were 89 condo sales in December with a median sales price of $177,253. It’s an 18 percent drop from the sales totals seen the same month a year ago. Meanwhile, median sales prices were relatively stable, year over year, showing only a slight decrease. Month over month, December sales were almost identical to market activity in November, but there was a notable drop in median sales prices as fewer high

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