Jon's Real Estate ramblings

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408
Living in Daytona Beach area is more relaxed and easier than in more humid Miami, and it is also the most affordable living by the Ocean.
Too Good To Be Too GoodMarina Grande on the Halifax (aka MG on the Halifax) is a two 26-story towers (no 13th floor, though) in Holly Hill is the only Miami-style condominium in the area. It feels like Miami, it looks like Miami, yet, it is still not Miami.The towers hit crisis at the worst possi...
Our son has friends in New Smyrna Beach, spends a lot of time there, and he brought us to this nice cute little place on on a very busy corner on Flagler Ave in New Smyrna Beach. It is called Atlantis Bistro.He said they had the best lasagna, and when you hear this from our very picky son, you go...
This is the view from the window of the unit we are remodeling. I wanted to take this picture as in a little over a year there will be a beautiful new bridge where you now see the platforms. This time not a drawbridge, but a high-rise bridge.The bridge would connect the beachside to mainland Dayt...
What is healthy food?Seems like anything about food is battlefield. Gurus contradict each other… There are so many diets… One would suggest healthy carbs; the other would tell you to avoid carbs whatsoever. Gurus can’t agree on anything.Maybe we all need to stop eating until the gurus finally fig...
There were more people as usual. The weather couldn’t be better, it was a low tide and 500 feet wide beach was gorgeous. We walked about 2.5 miles in one direction and it started getting darker when we were coming back.After about 8 the firecrackers started going out. I felt like they were coming...
It is a balmy night in Daytona Beach. From my balcony across the river I see the lights of Daytona International Speedway. All light are on, the race is still going.Going every 1st Saturday of July since 1959. 160 laps in this night race under artificial light… This Coke Zero 400 is the farewell ...
Ocean Walk Resort Market Snapshot. June 2017Ocean Walk Resort market conditions are changing. Inventory is down and, even though the prices have not yet gone wild, this is probably going to happen in the future. Funny, this was an easy prediction as it is not a question of if, but rather a millio...
Active for SaleBased on data from Daytona MLS, there are only four 1-bedroom condos for sale in Daytona Beach Shores at this time. Starting price $145,900 for an 866 sf 3rd floor unit in Sandpoint. Built in 1984. Great for rentals with 1 week minimum rent limitation.Next is a 600 sf 5th floor con...
Oceanside: Old Trouble or New Start?Let’s look what is happening in Oceanside Inn and compare it to other condo-hotels in Daytona Beach Shores.Oceanside Inn17 units for sale. 14% of all units in the resort. 7% is considered healthy. 14% is double that rate. It resembles a sinking ship with owners...
Mike wrote an incredibly powerful piece. It touched my heart deeply, and I am sure it would touch yours. It is about our history, and in some way it is about our future. When enmity is gone and serenity has taken its place... A brilliant post, Mike. Consider this a big thank you to you. I share t...

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