January 2013

Found 34 blog entries for January 2013.

According to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors, existing ­homes are nearing highs in sales that have not been reached since 2007. Preliminary numbers show that existing­ home sales last year, which totaled nearly 5 million units, were up 9.2 percent from 2011 alone. In fact, the existing­ home inventory is now at 1.8 million units, the lowest availability since May 2005, a peak of the housing boom.

What does this mean for you?

Well, for sellers, this means a more aggressive market for your home, possibly yielding higher sale prices and faster closings. Of course a great deal of the final­ sale pricing of your home comes down to utilizing a vast knowledge of proper marketing and negotiating strategies to get the best price for

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When: Wednesday, February 13th, 7:00pm
Where: Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach
What: Kenny Rogers, the 8th best selling male singer/artist of all time, is coming to Daytona Beach just in time for Valentines Day. Enjoy Rogers famous sweet and raspy vocals as he performs some of his 24 #1 hits including “The Gambler”, “Lady”, “Islands in the Stream” and “We’ve Got Tonight”. These songs are as timeless and classic as Kenny Rogers himself and this promises to be a great evening of music and fun. Tickets for this event range from $51 to $73 with fees and are available at Ticketmaster.

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When: Friday, February 1st, 7:30-9:30pm
Where: Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N US Highway 1, Ormond Beach
What: Get ready for an exciting evening of music as the sound of the world-famous Eagles comes to Ormond Beach. “The Long Run” is one of the best tribute bands in Florida and is ready to get your toes tappin’ to all the chart topping hits of the Eagles. Tickets for this event are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, making this a fun-filledand affordable evening of great music for the whole family. For information, visit OBPAC or call (386) 676-3375.
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When: Saturday, February 2nd, 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday, Feb 3rd, 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E New York Ave, Deland
What: This large craft fair includes award-winning craftspeople from across the country, exhibiting and selling, unique and one-of a-kind items and gifts. Some of the items available at this inviting event are: Victorian, folk art, primitive, and southwestern, furniture, wood items, toys, dolls, bears, clothing & accessories, jewelry, homemade fudge, Christmas items, and much more. Admission is only $6 for adults and children 12 and under are free. There is also a “buy one, get one” coupon for admission on the fair’s website. With something for everyone, this promises to be an exciting event this weekend. For more

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When: Thursday, January 31st, 7:30pm
Where: Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach
What: Daytona Beach, you’re the next contestant on The Price is Right. Come on down this Thursday for an exciting evening of games including the classics Plinko and Cliffhanger, and have a chance to spin the Big Wheel and go to the Showcase Showdown. Just like the TV version, contestants will have a chance to win appliances, vacations or even new cars. Open to legal US residents, 18 years or older. Ticket purchase will not increase your chances of being selected to play. All patrons require a ticket for entry and ticket cost is $46 plus service fees. No cameras, audio, or video recording devices allowed. No outside food or drink allowed. Contestant

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It’s that time of year again. Time for the twenty-four hours of pure racing excitement as some of the worlds best drivers descend on Daytona International Speedway for the 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona next weekend. This long distance race for sports cars starts Saturday January 26th at 3:30pm and runs through the next day as drivers team up in groups of three or more to split the large time frame of the race. The drivers, which include NASCAR and Formula 1 stars such as Juan Pablo Montoya, Jamie McMurray, A.J. Allmendinger and many more, will tackle the tough 3.56 mile road course that incorporates portions of the tri-oval at DIS as well as infield portions. The sports cars are broken into three categories for this endurance race that will draw thousands of

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When: Friday, January 25th & Saturday January 26th -10am-9pm. Sunday, the 27th - 10am-5pm
Where: The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach
What: The 24th annual Native American Festival is set for this weekend in Ormond Beach as inter-tribal dancers, an array of exhibits and booths and an assortment of Native American cuisine will be on display. Bring the family out and explore our local Native American roots as well as enjoy the entertainment of music and dance. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and only $3 for children 12 and under. See you out there!

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When: Saturday, January 26th - Sunday, January 27th, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Valentine Park, 1511 West French Avenue, Orange City
What: Highlighting manatee environmental awareness, this festival features family fun, bus rides to see the hundreds of manatees in Blue Spring State Park, arts and crafts, environmental displays, wild exotic animals, kids games, food and live entertainment. You don’t want to miss this great event as you explore ways to preserve our native, endangered manatee. This event is great for children as there will be rides, sand-sculpting and face painting as well. Admission is only $8 for adults, $2 for children 10 and under and there is a coupon available online. For more information visit their link or call (386)775-9224.

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When: Friday, January 25th - Sunday, January 27th, 7:00pm
Where: Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach
What: The Daytona Beach Symphony Society celebrates its 61st annual season with music, opera and ballet from around the world. Winterfest 2013 performances include Rossini's Barber of Seville (1/25), Igudesman & Joo (1/26) and the China National Symphony Orchestra (1/27). For ticketing or more information visit Daytona Beach Symphony Society.

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When: Friday, January 25th, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Where: New York Avenue, one block west of Woodland Blvd behind the Beacon Newspaper. Downtown DeLand
What: Come out for this great monthly event in historic downtown Deland. The self-guided tour is free to the public as you explore various shops, boutiques and restaurants offering a wide array of arts, crafts, and other goods. Enjoy live music and great food and drink options as you leisurely peruse the exciting local works of art. For more information visit Deland Art Walk or call (386)740-7777

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