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.
We moved to Florida in 1996, and I remember reading about a convention at Orange County Convention Center, scheduling events for as far away as 2023. I remember that I was so surprised that people were planning for 27 years ahead. As you know this Convention Center with later addition of a new co...
The Buyer tells me that he is an engineer. It is supposed to mean that he is analytical, and it will all be done impartially and professionally… I run into engineers, or they run into me quite often. I do not believe in engineers, I do not believe in Excel buyers.It does not work. After all engin...
Active ListingsThere are 16 units for sale at Oceanside Inn. Prices start from $39,900 for a nicely done unit #301. Highest priced condo is $189,900 for a direct oceanfront penthouse, full one bedroom  corner unit. While the price sounds like a lot, keep in mind that in 2005 the unit this unit ha...
In Real Estate We always talk about the location, market, timing, whatever… All things, which are open to inquisitive mind, things, which are predictable. And we forget about Lady Luck… For 4 years we were actively buying property at foreclosure auctions in two counties. Adrenaline packed auction...
The question came in a phone call. The lady said she read my blogs, and she wanted to have a simple answer to her simple question.I did not have the answer. Not that I do not know anything about Plaza Resort & Spa, but the question only sounds like a simple one.All I could say was “it depends”It ...
Couple of weeks ago I posted No Calling Out Of Respect... I missed that it was a challenge, and reacted to couple of similar posts about members calling other members. And I got caught into a discussion of the merits of calling other members, which quidkly shifted to calling customer and clients....
What is good advertisement? Maybe it is when you notice it and you remember it? When I saw this car parked by the house we were selling in Port Orange, that’s exactly the feeling I had. It is probably not just the message; as there is nothing really intriguing, but it is because of the cute small...
Our grandson plays base and we have been to the concerts for several years now. What they do in a small county in Florida – Flagler County – is quite impressive. The have Youth Orchestra. Ages from the youngest and to seniors in high school.Of course, it is all volunteers, who made it happen. A g...
So far we had an incredibly warm winter with temperatures in the mid to high 70s and even in low 80s. Yesterday the cold front came and we had only 58F in the middle of the day and it dipped into the 40s at night, but it is for 3 days only and by Wednesday we are back to the 70s.And January is us...
Time from time I run into blog posts discussing calling other AR members. General consensus is that this is the best thing after sliced bread. I read one post today. For the author the question was who to call.For me the question was why to call?There has to be a compelling reason why one member ...

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