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September 2017

Found 6 blog entries for September 2017.

Sand In Your Spokes

Daytona Biketoberfest 2015Nearly 125,000 motorcycle enthusiasts roll into the Daytona Beach area each fall for the always popular annual Daytona Biketoberfest event. Motorcycle enthusiasts have been filling the streets, highways and beaches all around Daytona Beach since 1937 for the city's vibrant annual bike events, like Biketoberfest.

Live races. Sandy Rides. Rumbling Night Life. Ice cold brews under the hot Florida sun. It's all here during the Daytona Biketoberfest.

And event coordinators want everyone to know, that despite Hurricane Irma's visit to the area in September, "The coast is clear, the beach is as beautiful as ever and the 25th anniversary of Biketoberfest® is on! Pass it on!"

The 2017 Daytona Biketoberfest event is scheduled to run

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Looking for a little family fun? Here's what the area has to offer as September draws to a close and October rolls in like the ocean's tide.

Festivals

Port Orange Family Days

Sept. 28 - Oct. 1

Make sure to set aside some time this weekend to visit the annual Port Orange Family Days festival. Running Sept. 28 through Oct. 1, there's something for everyone at this fun family affair! Enjoy great food, ice cold drinks, music and carnival rides throughout the 4-day event. On Thursday, the fun kicks off at 5 p.m. with carnival rides, food trucks and live music. Friday night, party-goers will enjoy more carnival rides, food, music and your little princess will love the Beauty and the Beast Tea Party and Movie event. Saturday, don't miss the

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Median sales prices of single family homes around the greater Daytona Beach area jumped yet again in August as overall sales dipped. 

For the month ending on August 31, 2017, the Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reported that 416 existing single-family homes (detached) were sold in the greater Daytona Beach area with a median home sales price of $225,000. It amounts to a 15 percent increase in median sales prices and a 10.5 percent decline in sales, year over year. In month over month comparisons, median prices rose 4.6 percent and sales fell 10.5 percent. 

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

  • Aug. 2017: 416 sales, $225,500 median sales price.
  • Aug. 2016: 465 sales, $196,000 median sales price.
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Florida home sales remained strong in August as home sales stumbled at at national level for the fourth time in the last five months. 

Experts continue to blame low inventory levels for the market issues around the U.S. 

Nationally, the total sales of existing homes and condos fell by 1.7 percent. Conversely, Florida sales were up by 0.9 percent with more than 25,000 homes sold around the state.

While there were some sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest areas of the country, declines in the South and West overshadowed the numbers and pulled overall averages down, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Although rising incomes, low interest rates and gains in the job market brought more interested buyers into the housing

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After sour sales levels in July, condo sales and prices around the Daytona Beach area rose sharply in August. 

An analysis of Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data by The Wyse Home Team at Keller-Williams Realty showed there were 152 condo sales in July with a median sales price of $221,250. It amounts to a strong 8.5 percent increase in sales and a 6.6 percent increase in median prices, compared to August 2016. Meanwhile, sales and prices were also up sharply in month over month comparisons, with sales up by more than 25 percent and prices up more than 16 percent compared to July. 

“The sharp turnaround in sales and prices in August was a welcome turn of events,” said Ron Wysocarski, CEO of The Wyse Home Team at Keller Williams Realty.

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floodingAs a home buyer, you may be seeing some flood risk red flags in the news as you hear sad stories about massive flooding in Texas from Hurricane Harvey, record flooding in Missouri, and most recently, more flash flooding in neighborhoods all over central Florida from Hurricane Irma.

These events could have you wondering if flood insurance should be part of your home buying budget. Truth is, the fact that it has crossed your mind is a good thing.

Many home buyers and homeowners don't even realize they're NOT covered for flooding in their home. Homeowners insurance only covers you from damage caused by water falling from the sky. Once the water hits the ground, it doesn't matter how much of it fills your home, it won't be covered unless you have

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