July 2008

Found 12 blog entries for July 2008.

This Saturday the Daytona Beach Association of Realtors will be having a school child fundraiser at the Port Orange Walmart. The fundraiser will start at 9am and go until 5pm. The association will be collecting donations and school supplies for children in local schools. There will also be a raffle for a 3 night stay at a local hotel. The community support is greatly appreicated!

Each year local students depend on these types of fundraisers. Items that children need include backpacks, school outfits, school supplies (pencils, pens, paper, folders), and books. Please stop by and make a donation this Saturday.

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Need a large home for the family? There are currently 109 four bedroom homes being advertised in the Port Orange MLS for sale for less than $400,000. I have listed the breakdown below.

Port Orange home breakdown:

  • 100k - 200k = 11 Homes
  • 201k - 300k = 42 Homes
  • 301k - 400k = 56 Homes

Which Port Orange Neighborhoods:

  • Coquina Cove
  • Countryside
  • Cypress Head
  • Forest Lake Preserve
  • Groves
  • Port Orange Plantation
  • Sabal Creek
  • Sanctuary
  • Sky Lake
  • Spruce Creek Fly-In
  • Sterling Chase
  • Summer Trees
  • Town Park
  • Waters Edge
  • and more.
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Do you love to fly? Would you like to store your personal aircraft in your private airplane hangar? You can at Spruce Creek Fly-In! This community is one of the premiere hangar home neighborhoods in the USA. Features include a private 4,000 ft runway, an 18 hole championship golf course, tennis facilities, swimming pools, restaurants, fitness center, and more.

There are currently 18 hangar homes available in Spruce Creek Fly-In. Many are single family homes and a few are condominums that require less maintenance.

Aircraft hangars are normally requested by pilots, but some hangar homeowners use the airplane hangar to fulfill other needs. Jet hangars have been used for indoor basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, indoor golf driving

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lido key real estate in sarasota florida

An associate of mine, Marc Rasmussen, is a Realtor in Sarasota, Florida. Please contact him if you are looking to purchase property in Sarasota or it's barrier islands Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Bird Key and Casey Key.

The enchanted town of Sarasota is on the gulf coast of Florida about an hour south of Tampa Bay. This casual yet sophisticated city boasts several gorgeous barrier islands, 35 miles of beach front, great schools, numerous golf and tennis facilities, a vast array of arts, entertainment and culture.

For more information go to Marc's website Sarasota real estate.

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LPGA is running a golf special this weekend. On July 18th, 19th, and 20th you can play 18 holes of golf at LPGA international for only $45.00 plus tax. This includes cart! This rate only applies to this weekend from 7am to 12pm. Call 386-274-5742 for more information.


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Recently, a few golf course home deals in Port Orange have "popped up" on the real estate market. One in particular is a 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home for less than $400,000. This home has a pool, hot tub, great golf course views, and even a 3 car garage. It's an ideal home for a retired couple or family in the Port Orange residential area.

Other current real estate deals include a 4 bedroom Daytona Beach condo for $599,000.

For a list of real estate deals in Port Orange, contact Kevin Kling 386-527-8577. 

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Working with buyers is a very rewarding and exciting part of real estate sales. Every single buyer has special needs. Some buyers are single, some are retired, and some have very large families.  This daily variety makes selling real estate very rewarding and a continual challenge.  Listed below you will find the most requested home features nationwide.

  • Central Air Conditioning - umm, Florida is hot! 
  • Large Garage, 2 car or greater
  • Walk-in closet in the master bedroom
  • Large backyard with room for the children to play
  • Room for pool
  • Cable/Satelite
  • High speed internet cable wiring
  • Separate shower and tub in the master bathroom
  • Large Patio
  • Fencing for animals and children
  • New homes that are less than 10 years old
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By Ron Wysocarski - Daytona Beach Lender ph. 386-562-2651

I am continually troubled by the presentation of the foreclosure data. Understanding the current state of the housing industry is complex to begin with. Statistics are just numbers. They can easily be taken in and out of context in a news release very quickly. Interpreting the data can be as easy or as hard as you would like to make it. Here is my interpretation of where we are based on 2 recent "expert" comments I have seen in the headlines.

  1. Foreclosures Are Up
  2. Foreclosures Are Down
  • There were more foreclosures in June 2008 than in June 2007. Up 53%
  • There were less foreclosures in June 2008 than in June 2007 Down 3%

How can it be both???. Very

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port orange stucco crack daytona beach roof leak preventionFlorida has entered it's rainy season and it's a good time to check the exterior of your home for stucco cracks or any areas where water can enter your Port Orange property. Stucco homes can form cracks after settling along the block and leave an easy entry point for water and moisture. Make sure these cracks are sealed with a special sealant from Home Depot, Lowes, or another Port Orange hardware store. Application is very easy and can usually be completed by the homeowner.

A tougher task includes inspecting your roof. It's a good idea to hire a roofing professional to walk your roof and inspect it to make sure it's in good condition. Storms throughout the year can loosen shingles. Preventive maintenace can save you and your family from huge

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Kevin Kling has sold another Venetian Bay property. This home was built by Paytas homes and used as a model for the last few years. The lakefront lot and open floor plan combine to make this home perfect for entertaining friends and family members.

The home features solid surface counter tops, lakefront pool, a detached garage, extended driveway, and upgraded landscaping.

Home features include:

  • 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms
  • 2431 living sq. ft.
  • Large pool with watefall
  • Detached garage
  • Formal Dining area
  • Great room
  • Breakfast bar

Venetian Bay offers a top notch golf course and country club. They are now accepting new members and the course is in great shape! Contact Kevin Kling for more

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