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How To Make 6 Percent More Money On Your Home Sale

 Did you know there’s a perfect month of the year to sell your home?

Yep, that’s right. There actually is a specific month in the year when home sellers tend to net MORE MONEY for their homes! 

According to a newly released study by ATTOM Data Solutions, selling your home in the month of May will net you an average of 5.9% above estimated market value for your home.

What? Oh yeah! Just ask the home sellers we’ve put on the market in the last few weeks. Almost all of them are already under contract with offers that are FULL PRICE or HIGHER! 

This particular ATTOM study looked at some 14.7 million home sales that took place from 2011 to 2017. What they uncovered in that data is an idea of

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The Daytona area condo market continued to turn the corner in April, with inventory levels up in both monthly and annual comparisons. 

An analysis of Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data by Wyse Home Team Realty showed the number of available units for sale during the month of April higher than the number of listings offered in April 2017.

“We haven’t seen inventory levels showing gains in year over year comparisons for quite some time now,” said Ron Wysocarski, Broker and CEO of Wyse Home Team Realty in Port Orange.

Reports show there were 1036 units that were made active on the MLS at some point in April, but only 1029 condo units were made active during the April 2017. Inventory levels were also up compared to March, when there

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How rising interest rates and home prices could affect buyers this year



Does it feel like homes are getting less affordable?

They are.

Housing affordability fell by a whopping 5 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest Housing and Mortgage Market Review from Arch Mortgage Insurance.

And things could get 10-15 percent WORSE as the year progresses, the report said.

The report looks at how changes in mortgage rates, interest rates, and home prices affect the average buyer’s monthly payments.

The basic idea of how it plays out is that when home prices rise by a percentage, say 5%, then buyers can expect their monthly house payments to rise by about the same amount.

But when interest rates rise, it’s a

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10 Things To Do When Planning To Sell Your Home



Thinking about selling your home this spring or summer? If so, you might be wondering what’s next. You already know there’s more to selling a home than just putting a “For Sale” sign in the yard. But you might be a bit unclear of just what all needs to be done.

Don’t worry. The home selling experts at Wyse Home Team Realty have your back from beginning to end.

To get the ball rolling, here’s a quick list of what you’ll want to do before bringing prospective buyers through the front door.

  1. Know your finances and needs. When planning to sell your home, it's good to pull out those papers from when you first purchased the home. You’ll also want to pull out any loan documents or other
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May Events Around Daytona Beach



May is a wonderful time of the year to be in Daytona Beach and it’s nearby areas.  The temperatures are creeping up but the rainy season hasn’t yet begun.  It’s a great time for outdoor events! Schools are wrapping up and there are plenty of fun activities for the kids. 

Around this time of year, locals and visitors alike enjoy great entertainment and festivals, opportunities to take in a Broadway show, or see a hilarious comedian.

Take a look at some of these events that our spectacular area has to offer you!

Riverfest on the Halifax

May 4 - 6

The Inaugural Riverfest on the Halifax will take place May 4 – 6 at the Riverwalk Park in Port Orange.  At 6:00 p.m. on Friday the festivities

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Single family home sales around Daytona Beach were down slightly as inventory levels continued to improve. 

For the month ending on March 31, 2018, the Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reported that 446 existing single-family homes (detached) were sold in the greater Daytona Beach area with a median home sales price of $234,997.

It amounts to a slight 3.6 percent decrease in overall sales and a robust 19 percent jump in median sales prices, compared to the same month last year. In month-over-month comparisons, home prices were up 2 percent and sales were up by more than 30 percent. Year to date, first quarter home sales are down slightly from the first quarter of 2017. 

Comparisons to previous months and 2017 SFR sales figures are

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You’ve just closed on your new home and it’s time to move in. As you walk through the door into the empty home for the first time, it may strike you just how empty the place is.

Where your furniture will go and what items you still need to fill the space, possibly appliances for example,  will likely start running through your mind.

But there are other important things you’ll need to do right away as you get settled in. Things you won’t want to miss or forget, else you could find yourself in a pinch later because it wasn’t done.

Here’s a quick list of some things you should do after closing on your next home:

1. Change ALL of the locks.

If you didn’t buy a new construction home, this should be among the FIRST things to do after buying a

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Buying A Home After Bankruptcy



The recession was a rough time for many Americans. People lost their homes, their jobs and their financial security.

Millions were forced to file bankruptcy in search of a fresh start. In fact, more than 1.4 million people filed for bankruptcy in 2009 alone. But that was just the beginning. Over the next several years, there was a steady flow of bankruptcy filings as more jobs were lost and more homes went into foreclosure.  And for some, the effects were delayed. They were able to keep afloat while others fell apart financially, only to fall apart themselves financially just as the economy was beginning to turn around. 

If you're one of those folks who petitioned the court for a fresh financial start,

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After nearly 2 years of low inventory levels fueling a seller’s market, the number of available condo units rose again in March.

An analysis of Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data by Wyse Home Team Realty showed there were 132 condo sales in March with a median sales price of $216,000. It’s a steady sales pace, amounting to three fewer condo sales than occurred in the area in March 2017. The median sales price, however, was up by a notable 18 percent, year over year.

In monthly comparisons, sales were up by 37 percent over February and prices were up by 25 percent.

Meanwhile, MLS data showed that the condo market’s inventory issues continued to improve in March with 1002 available units for sale during the course of the month. That

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April Events Around The Daytona Beach Area



April in the Sunshine State means mild temperatures that make for a popular travel destination.  Outdoor events and theme parks tend to be very attractive this time of year.  Here are some of the upcoming events in our local area.


Movies on The Halifax

April 6

Visit the Rockefeller Gardens in Ormond Beach the first Friday of the month as we watch a movie under the stars.  The movie for the month of April in Coco and it begins at 8:00 p.m.  For more information visit

2nd Annual Strawberry Fest

April 7-8

Don’t miss the 2nd Annual Strawberry Fest at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in Deland on Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Family fun

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