Ponce Inlet, FL Real Estate News

By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
The title may surprise you as Florida is famous for its golf courses, and you would expect the abundance of them, but still its true: Habour Village is the only place to play golf in Ponce Inlet. And if you think about it, it is really not a surprise. Ponce Inlet is a small, just over 3,000 residents town on the southern tip of the barrier island, and land is scarce on the barrier island. It is too narrow for a full fledged golf course, and by the time developers put their eye on the larger scale developments, there was not much of suitable land left. Harbour Village is by far the largest development in Ponce Inlet with its 721 condominiums and townhomes occupying 172 acres wth 104 acres set aside as a preserve. Spanning from the Intracoastal and to the Atlantic Ocean, the whole width o...
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Ponce Inlet, a quiet jewel of Greater Daytona Beach area, is a small town of just over 3 thousand residents on the southernmost tip of the barrier island. If you think there is no such thing as a quiet place in Daytona Beach area, think Ponce Inlet. The town is past the last bridge to the mainland, so you just can't drive through on your way to Miami. It is basically a dead end town with two two-lane streets ending in 52-acre pet frinedly Lighthouse Point Park, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Ponce DeLeon Inlet, and the Halifax River (the Intracoastal). And that's what makes it so special. Ponce Inlet is residential community first and foremost. The only businesses here are marinas, restaurants, some other waterfront commercial, a Marine Science Center, and that would be it. No hotels...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
             Ponce Inlet Real Estate Market Report by Lisa Hill REALTOR®. "THE SMART CHOICE!" Hello Ponce Inlet potential real estate buyers and sellers, and those of you who just like the (not so) Wordless Wednesday photo blogs (<< follow this link to the Wordless Wednesday description). As usual, I'm providing you with a brief intro to this particular blog post, without describing the photo. Not describing the photo leaves you free to let your creative juices flow, and pick what you like from the image. Although, for this one, I may provide some additional information in another post tomorrow. But today, I'm interested in your thoughts. There are quite a few details in this photo. Most Floridians are aware of some laws that come into play in this particular photo.  Do you know what t...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
        Ponce Inlet Real Estate Market Report by Lisa Hill REALTOR®. "THE SMART CHOICE!" For Ponce Inlet real estate sellers: I believe you'll appreciate this information, which will help you determine the value of your house, townhouse, duplex, or condo, based on this years' total sales-to-date, compared to previous years' sales for the same time frame. This can help you determine your asking price. (Data is from Jan 1 to July 1) For Ponce Inlet real estate buyers: I believe you'll appreciate this information, which will help you determine the value of your next potential home, and how much to offer and/or invest, whether it's a house, townhouse, duplex or condo. The following chart contains data from the Daytona Beach REALTOR® Association, and shows the total sales-to-date for the ci...
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Summer came with noticeable heat and the temperatures quickly climbed to the near record high with heat index hitting 107F. Channel 13 is showing a map of Florida all in red with only a thin orange line along the Atlantic Ocean. Red is over 100F. Orange is over 90F. This is only along the waters of Atlantic. And that's where I am. I live in Ponce Inlet, in a condo across the street from the Ocean. I got up too late to go to the beach in the morning, the sun was already unforgiving, and I had what to do in the cool comfort of my condo. I had to do some work and sitting at the computer I was glancng in the window to see the ocean, which was unusually calm on Sunday. My time comes at about 6 P.M. You walk out of the door into a balmy air. Here on the island the temperatures in summer are u...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
        Ponce Inlet Real Estate and Fascinating Finds, by Lisa Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!" Photo courtesy of Lisa Hill, REALTOR® for Ponce Inlet. For all your Ponce Inlet real estate needs, make a Smart Choice and contact Lisa Hill for all your real estate needs. If you're interested in buying or selling real estate in Ponce Inlet, work with a REALTOR® who has listed and sold real estate in every city in east Volusia county, and who enjoys exploring and photographing interesting and unexpected surprises =) For more information on real estate in east Volusia county, visit my web site at www.LisaHillRealtor.com View MLS real estate listings here.  
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Today was the last day for me to visit the Niña and the Pinta, two replicas of the 15th-century vessels used by Christopher Columbus on his 1492 voyage to the Americas, as it was their last day of being docked at Ponce Inlet as part of a national tour for the two floating museums. I did not expect that many people in my wildest dreams. We had to park at Waverly Plaza and take a shuttle to the dock, as there was not parking available.Today was the 10th and the last day of their stay in Ponce Inlet, and tomorrow these two caravels will sail to St. Augustine for a 12-day stay there as part of their tour across the US. The 65-foot Niña is sailing since 1991. It was completed by the Columbus Foundation of the British Virgin Islands, Nina is joined by an 85-foot caravel called the Pinta. It w...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
     Ponce Inlet FL Photos of Historical Landmarks. By Lisa Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!" Anyone who knows me well, knows how much I enjoy writing Localism posts, and I love taking photos. So I was thrilled to find out there was a new Localism contest being run by some fantastic groups here on Active Rain. This contest allows me to focus on two of my favorite pastimes. There are five Active Rain groups working together to coordinate this contest. And being that I was already a member of three of these groups, I knew I wanted to participate. But I was left with a big dilemma. The subject of this contest is "Landmarks". And with our MANY fantastic landmarks, how in the world could I decide what to feature in a blog post!? After much deliberating, I finally decided to focus on the city of Pon...
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
  Sea turtles' nesting season is officially on as of May 1 and will be until October 31. This means protection to the 5 species of sea turtles coming to lay eggs on the East and West coast of Florida. With the development of beachside, protecting turtles becomes a serious task. First and foremost it is about light. Or, better say, no light cast on the beach after 9 PM. If you can see your shadow, it is already too much light. Even the light from the cell phone is a problem. All light close to the beach are shaded and oriented away from the beach. The light disorients not only the hatchlings, but the mother-turtles as well. They may head back to the ocean and sometimes drop the eggs. This is called false crawl. One-to two-inch hatchling instinctively move towards the lightest horizon, wh...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
Ponce Inlet Real Estate Reports and Local Events. By Lisa Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!" I just finished my 1st quarter real estate listings vs sales report for Ponce Inlet, for the 1st quarter of 2009, and decided to add some fun local events when I ran across something that's only going to be here for a week. Check this out. Right now, at the Inlet Harbor Restaurant & Marina at Ponce Inlet, you can "Discover the Pinta and the Nina". Only until May 3rd, you can tour replicas of the Pinta and the Nina as they land in Ponce Inlet! I think this sounds really cool. In addition to this short-term, historically fun event, the Inlet Harbor Marina is committed to protecting the water quality and habitat of the Intracoastal Waterway and Halifax River. As a matter of fact the Inlet Harbor Marina was...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
       Ponce Inlet Real Estate Reports and Local Events. By Lisa Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!" Moving right along through the 1st quarter real estate listing and sales reports for each city in East Volusia County, we're now on the fabulous city of Ponce Inlet. For anyone who's famililar with the Daytona Beach area... if you've ever visited Ponce Inlet, or even better, if you have the privilege of owning a home in Ponce Inlet, you know how many unique and interesting things are packed into this exclusive, oceanside AND riverside town! You have your choice of restaurants that range from casual to elegant. Then there's the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, and the Marine Science Center, and Inlet Harbour Marina, and very cool walkways through the marshes and dunes, on the way to the inlet. I...
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
With the beginning of warm season, and temperature going to 84F, it was already hot in the park. I bravely left the flippers in the car, and was surprised how unbearable the wooden boards of the raised walkways really were. I had to "dance" to retreat to a cooler sand. My wife did  not like the heat, did  not feel well and wanted to go home and then go back to "our Beach" later when sun is not that aggressive. And that's exactly what we did when the sun set at the horizon. Our circular garage is 7 story high, and when we saw people standing their, we remembered that there was a shuttle launched scheduled for today, We were not watching the time, and did not plan to go outside and watched it, so we di not pay that much attention. We went our oceanfront clubhouse, and were really surprise...
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
I took this Sunday off. There were not prearranged activities, so I could do what I love most: walking the beach. The weather was absolutely beautiful, blue skies and sunshine. We either cross the street and go to "our beach" right here, or we take a car and 1.5 miles south go to the Park. We haven't been in the park for a couple of months, so we decided to pay a visit there. Surprisingly, there was a line of cars waiting to get to the park. Looks like summer is here. we waited a few minutes, and here we were, right in the park. With so many cars parked along the road, we had to park far and then walk to the tip of the peninsula. On the right along the Intracoastal there is the only oceanfront/reiverfront dog friendly park in Ponce Inlet. I am not a pet owner myself, and my experience w...
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
First time we came to Ponce Inlet - a quaint small town surrounded by water of 3 sides - when we first time came to Florida in 1995. The market was terrible, the signs for sale were on every third home and we got the impression that people were simply trying to run away. We could not figure how, but figured that if people were leaving, we better keep away. How darn wrong we were! Even in hte market as dramatically low as now those prices are long gone. It took us nearly a decade to return to Ponce Inlet, this time to a condo in The Links. I can't say I live here, as this where I come in the evening, and the only time where I live here is Sunday, when we go the ocean and enjoy those long walk on the Beach. There is now a way to watch the videos from Youtube in high definition, if you upl...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
Ponce Inlet Real Estate. Houses, Condos and Reports by Lisa Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!" If you'd like to buy or sell real estate in Ponce Inlet FL, you'll be interested in this information. So far, for the real estate listings and sales data for the 3rd quarter of 2008, for East Volusia County, I've covered... The total for the county, at Volusia County Real Estate Report; 3rd quarter 2008, listings vs sales. Ormond Beach Real Estate, 3rd Quarter Listings vs Sales Report. Daytona Beach Real Estate, 3rd Quarter Listings vs Sales Report. New Smyrna Beach Real Estate 3rd Quarter Listings vs Sales Report. Port Orange Real Estate 3rd Quarter Listings vs Sales Report. Daytona Beach Shores Real Estate, 3rd Quarter Listings vs Sales Report. Now for some information about Ponce Inlet FL. If you'r...
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By Inna Hardison, Wordpress for Real Estate & Design, Print HaMedia Group
(ha media group)
It is pretty nerve-wreaking for a parent to get a call where a male voice on the other end asks to speak to your eight-year-old son. That's the call I got a few days ago.  I remember going though all the possible internet things he could have accidentally signed up for, thinking the worst...  The man calmly assures me that the news he has to share with my son is, indeed, of the good kind, great even - he, my son,  is a proud parent of baby turtles.... The babies, whose arrival we've been anxiously awaiting for the last 70 days... A bit of history: A few months ago when the kids were visiting their grandparents in Ponce Inlet, my sixteen year old was having a bout of insomnia on a particularly warm night.  Everyone else was long asleep, so watching TV was out of the question, and for lac...
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Remember my July post about the Lady Turtle laying eggs on Ponce Inlet Beach in July caught on photo camera by my grandson?  My grandson called Turtle Patrol, a volunteer organization watching turtle nests, and "adopted" this nest. His little brother Shane and their mom adopted 2 more nests on our quiet Ponce Inlet beach. Now, 70 days later, they received a call from the Turtle Patrol, that they were going to open the nest as the turtles already hatched. They invited us to come and watch. We gathered on the beach at 6:30. Bob Shaw, a volunteer from the Turtle Patrol, told us about the loggerhead sea turtels, and explained that they patrol the beach and check every nest early in the morning. When the sea that turtles left the nest, they give it another 3 days in case there are some turt...
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Sunday is the day when I try to make it to the beach. Shouldn't be that difficult as I live across the street from the beach and every morning I rush to the glass sliding balcony door to catch a glimpse of the Atlantic. Ponce Inlet is a small town of about 3,300 residents on the southern tip of the barrier island. There are no bridges to the mainland, so this is a dead end of two roads going South: Atlantic Ave and Peninsula Dr. No hotels/motels, no industry, a quaint and beautiful small Florida town with gorgeous beaches, nature preserves and waterfront restaurants... So my Sunday started as usual, with me at the computer. It is hot and I do not want to get burned. Finaly 6 PM we are out of the door. It is balmy outside, but you quickly get used to it. We either go across the street a...
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Harbour Village. 172-acre development with 104 acres that will not be developed, with over a mile of elevated walkways, Harbour Village is the only large development in a quaint town of Ponce Inlet on the southern tip of the Peninsula. There are no bridges to mainland, and all roads end there. No transients, not hotels/motels, just residential areas with restaurants and marinas dotting the Intracoastal shoreline on the Eest, and pristine white sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean on the East. The 721-unit development spans from the Intracoastal to the Atlantic Ocean, consists of several smaller communities: 1. Rivers Edge 6 buildings with garages on grade level on both sides of the harbour with State-of-the-Art reinforced concrete 142-slip floating dock system ending with the Clubhouse, ...
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
I live in a small quaint town of Ponce Inlet, the southernmost municipality in the greater Daytona Beach area. The town is on the tip of the island, past the roads to the bridges, so there is not pass through traffic, no hotels, motels... Just miles of wide white sandy beach, dunes, ocean, river, homes and condos, not higher than 7 stories, but even this is history, as you can't build anything higher than 35' in Ponce Inlet. The businesses in Ponce Inlet are Marinas, and waterfront restaurants. There is a beautiful park at the tip of the peninsula home to the only pet feindly beach in the area. Also, there is a County Marine Science Center. Now there is a plan to build college-run marine laboratory adjacent to Volusia County Marine Science Center. The Town Council and Daytona State Coll...
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