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The new year is here and you know what that means; tax time! Sorry to bring this bad news to bear, but as Mark Twain famously opined regarding the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector: “the taxidermist takes only your skin.” The good news is that this article is actually meant to help you save a few bucks by detailing the Florida homestead exemption.

The Daytona Beach area saw an incredible influx of home and condo buyers recently as work-from-home flexibility becomes the new-norm. For those buyers who purchased in 2020 and made this property their permanent residence, the deadline to file for homestead exemption is March 1st, 2021. The Florida homestead exemption includes a $25,000 initial exemption and an additional $25,000

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Central Florida and the Daytona Beach area have long been a leisurely landing spot for snow-birds, second-home buyers, and retirees, but in typical 2020 fashion, the surprisingly surging home market here is becoming the new norm. Recent real estate and lender data shows a strong rise in demand for second homes as more Americans seek out warmer and more welcoming scenery for remote offices or self-seclusion. Whether it's Daytona Beach Shores oceanfront, Ponce Inlet riverfront, or a popular golf neighborhood in Ormond or New Smyrna Beach, our second-home destinations are drawing a socially-distanced crowd. 

With this sustained demand, it is no surprise that 60% of Florida home listings are going under contract in less than 30 days, and locally, most

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Have you ever been flustered over real estate phraseology or acrimonious over acronyms? When you work in real estate for as long as I have, the listing and selling lingo often becomes second nature, so it is important to make sure when assisting my customers that our conversation is not “lost in translation.” As a Realtor® I am here to make the buying and selling process run smoothly, so I am providing this handy guide to some of the most commonly used jargon around the real estate world. Check out the list below and let us know if there are any additions you need!

Appraisal: A valuation of a property, done by a licensed and certified appraiser, in which a thoroughly documented analysis of the property is administered in-person and is based on data

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It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year: Tax Season! Said no one, ever. But as the year comes to an end and we look forward to the holidays, many of us are also considering our tax implications for the coming year. It is no secret that Florida does not have a state income tax, which is fantastic, but unfortunately that’s not the only taxes to consider, especially for retirees. The good news is that a recent study by Kiplinger’s found that Florida was the 8th most tax-friendly state in the country for retirees. Florida has an about average sales tax rate, an average property tax rate (if you’re not on the oceanfront!) and there are additional homestead exemption benefits for homeowners aged 65+. Plus, there is no estate tax or inheritance tax

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Everyone knows that purchasing a home can be one of the most enjoyable and exciting times of your life, but before the keys to your new Daytona Beach area home or condo are in hand, there is a process that can include some hurdles and stress. Pre-approvals, showings, more showings, and negotiations lead you to a signed contract to purchase, but now it’s time to take a closer look at that new dream home.

Home inspections are a vital part of the home buying process. It is always recommended to have a professional, licensed inspector perform a full review of your potential new property. Inspectors verify basic items like the age and condition of the roof, HVAC, hot water heater, appliances and more. They also look at visible plumbing, electrical, and

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We hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and well during this challenging time. We want you to know that Kevin Kling and 386RealEstate.com are here to provide you with properly-distanced real estate assistance as we work through this pandemic. As we continue to monitor mandates and recommendations from the CDC, state and local health authorities, and the National Association of Realtors®, we are keeping our customers, our team, and our overall community’s safety as a top priority.

While the current guidelines and uncertainty in the market have slowed in-person showings, we are still working with buyers and sellers across multiple digital platforms to assist customers and complete transactions. Virtual tours, electronic-signature, and

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They say, “Timing is everything”, and that could not be more true than when it comes to the sale of your Daytona Beach, Port Orange or Ormond Beach area property. We field many calls and inquiries from customers looking to maximize their sale price on a home or condo, and according to a recent study by Realtor.com, the answer is the first week of April. This is no April Fool’s joke, as the study finds that homes listed in the first week of April received 14% more online views and are projected to sell six days faster on average than the rest of the year. The availability of homes and condos for sale is often still low after the holidays, and with many buyers entering the market in early April, it is the perfect time to capitalize on the low inventory.

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Don’t wait, buy now! Of course, that’s what all the Realtors say, right? The residential real estate market has been very active in 2018, with a 6.2% increase in home sales in January alone. According to the CoreLogic Case-Shiller national study, this home sale increase represents the fastest 12-month growth in nearly three years. Of course, nationally and in the Daytona Beach area, these first few months of the year are not historically the top selling times. But the improving job market and emergence of millennial buyers is driving home sales, with loftier expectations for sales through the spring home-buying season.

Locally, we have seen a strong sellers market, with demand for quality homes very high, and many new listings going under contract

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Kevin Kling and 386 Real Estate help many retirees, and those approaching retirement age, with Daytona Beach area home and condo purchases. While Florida in general is often lauded as a top retirement destination, Daytona Beach specifically was recently named one of the Best Places to Retire in 2018! According to an analysis by U.S. News, Daytona Beach ranks 7th in the country in providing a high quality of life for retirement age buyers. The study compared the 100 largest metropolitan areas and included data regarding housing affordability, desirability, happiness, access to hospitals and taxes. With the beauty of our beaches, the warm weather, the wide array of activities, the central convenience, and

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A “For Sale” sign at your local home improvement store will only cost a few bucks, but the potential loss of income from a FSBO sale of your Daytona Beach area home or condo could be multiplied a thousand-fold. Over the nearly 15 years I have been in the real estate business, I have seen many waves of home sellers attempting “For-Sale-By-Owner”, with varying degrees of success. Often in a seller’s market, there are some homeowners who will attempt to sell their piece of real estate on their own, as they assume the demand will negate the need for professional marketing and negotiations. In my experience, I have seen many FSBO’s fail to sell or to earn maximum potential income, and a recent academic study supports the notion that you can earn more on a

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