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Thu Jan 28, 2016
Rebecca asked:
We are considering leaving SE Ohio when I retire in January 2017. We have loved the small-town feel here, and I particularly would miss it, but cold, damp air no longer agrees with my breathing…
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Mon Jun 22, 2015
Thomas Caffrey answered:
I have lived and grown up in the Daytona/Ormond area. It is a great Community. The Cities of Ormond and Port Orange Sandwich Daytona and have highly rated schools. There is a lot of growth coming to the area. Check out Daytona Rising or Brown & Brown among a couple. Its also about an hour commute to Jacksonville and Orlando if you are looking for significantly larger job pool. I recommend anyone thinking about a move to central Florida to consider the area as property values for a great Beachside community are still not out of reach for most.

I see it is an older post and if you've already relocated here, Welcome to the Neighborhood!! I'll be happy to give you a tour of all the great food places!
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Tue Jan 20, 2015
Karen Weathers answered:
Hi Roxanne,

You can certainly get a nice home in Deltona for a fraction of the cost of what that same home would sell for in some parts of Seminole or Orange County. I just had a buyer who was on a limited budget, and after an exhaustive search in Seminole and Orange counties, decided to go over the bridge into Deltona. That buyer is now very happy with his purchase. It really depends on your budget and what you are looking to accomplish. ... more
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Fri Jan 2, 2015
Ec Martin answered:
I've been living in NSB for 5 years now. I live on the edge of a canal. I have never seen an alligator. I have seen 1 water moccasin... in the water of the canal. I have seen harmless black garden snakes. ... more
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Tue Oct 21, 2014
Kelly Jenkins answered:
Pelican Bay, LPGA, Plantation Bay are all great Golf Communities. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Good Luck
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Sun Sep 21, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Are you looking for a rent to own property?

if so, make sure you really understand what is involved in that kind of arrangement.

There are not a lot of options out there as most sellers who want to sell, and can sell, sell not, not ater. This arrange favors the seller NOT the buyer.

If you're not qualified for a loan now, you better make sure you are at the end of the lease term, or you stand to LOSE money.

You will be expected to give an upfront deposit and also pay rent over and above the usual rent (only that "extra" rent will be applied to the purchase, not the entire rent you have paid in) - usually, that extra rent and deposit is forfeited if you do not buy the home for ANY reason.

So, if you have financial issues, I suggest working on them first, renting now in the normal way, and then buying when you know you will be able to qualify for a loan.
You will also have a full selection of homes from which to choose.

best wishes.....
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Sun Jan 5, 2014
Carol A.ketchum answered:
no boil alert in our neighborhood in deltona,fl,our home is for sale by owner,no realtor fees,4/3/2,on trulia,295 maguire st,deltona,fl. I use to sell real estate so sell everything my self,save realtor fees,which in turn don't need to jack up price to make more money, ... more
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Thu Dec 5, 2013
Diana Janzen answered:
Going from past history. The purchase price may have little to do with the tax bill. The property appraiser will establish the just value by using data from the other properties in the neighborhood. Since we don't have the assessors computer, we use the purchase price and multiply by 85% or $603500. This would approximate market value based on past methods we used to use. Then subtract about $45000. This is an approximation of the homestead exemption with the school portion included on the second $25000.
Take the remaining $558500 x .022 (millage) and you have $12,287. Add about $990, $45,000 x .022, to eliminate the homestead exemption.
Please let us know if we can help you further.
Diana Janzen
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Sun Sep 29, 2013
Mom answered:
Hi I live almost across the street. don't know about inside , but out side is kept immaculate
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Mon Jun 3, 2013
Maggie Hawk answered:
You might also want to consider this one in the Spruce Creek Fly-In in Port Orange:

If I can help you further, you can click on my picture to contact me. Good luck in your property search. ... more
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Accuratedoctrace answered:
I disagree with your answer to this question Ray. The title company would be my last resort. I am a real estate title researcher in the state of Florida so this may or may not apply in your jurisdiction. The reason I state not contacting the title company is because they will in fact charge you something to pull an old file and will most likely direct you to the clerk of court and not want to be bothered. (the statement that the copy should be free is not correct). Clerk's and recording offices nationwide have fees that are charged for copies. In the state of Florida, it is a standard rate of $1.00 per page and also additional fees if certification is required. Per Florida statute, the clerk of court is not permitted to help you conduct a title search or give you any type of legal advice.

Document Retrieval and title search companies are best to insure you are receiving exactly what you are needing.
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Fri Jul 20, 2012
Mike Linkenauger answered:
Hi there Danny! Sorry to hear about this difficult financial season in your life. A short sale may be your best option. I'm a Daytona Florida short sale specialist, let me know if I can answer any questions you may have. ... more
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Tue May 29, 2012
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Sun May 13, 2012
Skip Stamper answered:
That is a wide open question that depends upon several factors:
1) Your credit score
2) Your downpayment
3) Primary or secondary residence.
The answers to these three will get you started.
IF your credit score is good and you have a min. 20% down for a primary residence, you should not have too much problem. If is not a primary residence, you better have an excellent credit rating and atleast 30% down.
Also, be prepared to provide every kind of financial information that you can possibly imagine and allow for 60+ days to get the loan closed.
est of luck...
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Sun May 13, 2012
Sandy Harrington answered:
Tomoka Estates has flooded down at the end of Shockney.... twice that I know of.
I have not ever known it to flood in the main part of subdivision or the Western part of Shockney (street)
The new homes have been built up off the ground there for that reason.
I have a listing on the water in there...that has not ever flooded
I would call ANY reputable insurer and get a flood determination ( they would have a map) to tell if a home has flooded before.

Sandy Harrington CRS ABR CDPE SFR
Adams Cameron & CO REALTORS
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Fri May 11, 2012
Monika Depalo answered:
When will you be in town since I would be happy to show you around and bring you to some HOA's to see how the rules differ some allow street parking and others do not. Some allow trucks in driveways with signs on them and others do not. The rules should be read BEFORE you shop that subdivision.

Have you been here before?
What are you looking to pay in taxes?
Depending on where you are moving from to see how it relates in pricing and how they run the HOA's here.
There are somethings in your control and some are not.

My e-mail is

Hope this helps you some.
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
Aggie Murphy answered:
Hi! I am an agent with Adams Cameron & Company and I live in Plantation Bay, the Flager County area in Bay Isles. The taxes is Flagler County are lower. I have a 3 BR, 2B home for sale at 83 Bridgewater Lane, Plantation Bay It has a formal living room and dining room; family room,dinette, gas fireplace, screened pool and lakeI It is an awesome, Ashley model with beautiful high ceilings, open concept, great for tropical living and entertaining. Gracious, carefree living with two country clubs and golfcourses. The state of the art fitness center offers water aerobics and many other classes! The taxes on this home last year with homestead exemption were only $2200. The living square footage is 2225 with 3027 total footage. The price is only $284,500! There are other places listed in the Flagler County area of this wonderful, secured area. If you would allow me to work with you & for you, it would be my pleasure. Your Needs become My Needs & Your Dreams become My Dreams! Aggie Murphy, Realtor - Cell 386-341-7267 - Home 386-437-8100 - Office 386-677-7966.
Adams Cameron & Co. REALTORS Please call me!!
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Wayne Gordin answered:
Sherry, Palm is less than 10 minutes from the beach PLUS you have a great shopping, school, and restaurant experience in Ormond Beach.

Let me know the type of home you desire and I'll send listings by email.
386 405 6131
Gordin & Gordin Real Estate LLC
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