Florida Real Estate News & Market Trends

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about our community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

Nov. 30, 2018

Plantation Bay Pool Homes!

 

 

Where Can You Find Plantation Bay? 

 

Located in Ormond Beach, Plantation Bay is in the middle of Orlando and Jacksonville, with easy access to I-95. Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club offers some of the best amenities including spa, on-site dining, golf courses and 24 gated security. Plantation Bay haws everything you need to enjoy this beautiful community! 

 

Things To Do In Plantation Bay

Activity after activity! This safe, and fun family oriented neighborhood has tons to do! Including 45 holes of golf, 10 lighted, clay tennis courts, 2 private clubs, a 7,000-sq. ft. fitness facility, bocce ball courts and an amazing spa offering all sorts of massages, facials and more to make sure you’re ready to take on the week. Some events that happen at the clubhouse regularly are parties, private functions like weddings, karaoke, fine dining, and even computer classes! Plantation Bay offers a variety to ensure that you and your loved ones are content. 

 

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Plantation Bay Private Pool Homes

The pool homes offer every size, style, and unique addition that makes it your perfect pool home. It’s time to live your life the right way! Enjoy the luxury of having a personal and private screened in pool to enjoy the beautiful Florida sun! Hanging out by the community pool is a good time, but what about those times you want a quiet and relaxing pool experience? Dip your toes in the water and relax with your loved ones, not having to deal with overcrowded community pools. 

Come Find The Perfect Plantation Bay Home!

Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club want you to be a part of the community. With endless amounts of things to do, you’ll want your weekend to come by faster than ever! Come find your perfect home at Plantation Bay! 

Contact your Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club specialist, SRN Real Estate Pros for some more help on this beautiful community! Give us a call at 386-931-4683 and we’ll be honored to serve you!

Nov. 29, 2018

Have A Real Estate Career With SRN!

SRN Real Estate Pros is located in Daytona Beach and offers a ton to agents who want to make a successful real estate career. Formerly known as Beach Bum Realty, SRN Real Estate Pros has earned our reputation as a trusted resource within the communities that we serve. 

Since then, SRN Real Estate Pros have carefully grown the brokerage with the use of technology and only teaming up with the most skilled agents. 

With being around for almost 15 years, SRN Real Estate Pros worked with you to make sure you are ready to take on the real estate world, one home at a time.

 

Take a look at some facts that our company stand by!

 

-Agents normally save more than 70% in broker fees when joining SRN Real Estate Pros! 

-Single agent plan CAP at 12 sales

-$495 per sale on first 12 sales CAP

-$85 per lease

-$99 per sale after CAP

-90/10 for commercial

-$500 annual fee charged at sign-up and each anniversary

…..Incredible right?!

We are looking for people who are open-minded to new ideas and someone who has high energy and is ready to get the job done! 

 

CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED

 

If you want to work in the beautiful town of Daytona Beach, FL, and want to make great sales with an amazing team, SRN Real Estate Pros is for YOU. 

 

Give us a call today and let's see if we're a good fit!

 

SRN Real Estate Pros

Building Relationships One Home At A Time

(386)931-4683

 

Nov. 28, 2018

Flagler Beach Is Beautiful!

Flagler Beach is one of the most beautiful areas to live when it comes to parts of Flagler County. 

Flagler Beach Is The Place To Be!

 

 If you haven’t thought of investing some time and thought in real estate in this seaside community, you definitely should. Flagler Beach is near it all! A little closer to St. Augustine and not far from the famous Daytona Beach area. Visit the historic town of St. Augustine and be a tourist for the day. Or even drive the other way to Daytona Beach to just have a day in the Florida sunshine weather. Trust me, you’re missing out if you don’t! Flagler Beach is home to some of the most luxurious homes that vary in size, design, and all are unique in their own way. Partner up with some of the top builders to create a brand-new home that fits the credentials of becoming that dream home for you and your loved ones. 

 

 

 More About Flagler Beach

 

This town lies across Flagler and Volusia county and brings a variety of homes and condos for you to choose from. This endless amount will leave you speechless! And it doesn’t stop there; Most of these properties are either located on the waterfront, or considered golf course properties in safe, gated communities. With all of the amenities offered in these luxury neighborhoods, you are going to adore Flagler Beach. If you’re ready to retire and want to live in a location that gives you a variety to live an active yet relaxing lifestyle, this is the perfect place. With things to do including boating, golf and more, you’ll never be bored! 

 

 

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 SRN Real Estate Pros Is Here For YOU!

SRN Real Estate Pros wants to help you find the perfect home in Flagler Beach. With help of our skilled agents, we guarantee that you will find that one special home. We specialize in homes of all kinds in the Volusia and Flagler county areas, including luxury homes! Give us a call today and let’s talk about your top priorities when house hunting. We want to serve you and help you as much as we can! 

 

SRN Real Estate Pros

Building Relationships One Home At A Time

(386)931-4683

 

Nov. 27, 2018

Daytona Beach Condos!

 

Daytona Beach is located on Florida’s Atlantic coast and is known to be an exciting city with lots to do and see! With its fun-filled amusement and stunning beaches, Daytona Beach may be your next home. If you’re one of the many snowbirds who just have to get out of the chilly weather, or just want a little get away, rental properties are a great choice! With spacious layouts, tons of amenities, and jaw dropping views of the water and Florida sunshine. This beach town is located near some major roadways that can take you to Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and other fun cities! Daytona Beach is nothing more than relaxing, fun, and an easy way to enjoy your vacation, or even new permanent home! 

When some people think of what Daytona Beach has to offer, many thinks of the extremely popular Daytona 500! This heavily known race has people from all over the states coming to experience it. The Daytona International Speedway is home to one of the biggest races of all time which takes place around Presidents Day in February. If you want to experience a thrill that will stick with you for a lifetime, maybe even sign up to drive the course!! Yes, you can even experience that awesome NASCAR experience! 

 

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Famous Daytona Beach Attractions

Daytona Beach is known for its comforting setting and beautiful attractions. Try visiting some historic landmarks like the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, which you can spot from miles away. Maybe even learn about some amazing art in local museums. Okay golfers… get ready, because you all will love the championship golf available in and around Daytona including the Daytona Beach Golf Course and the Club at Pelican Bay. You may be staying home from work a little too much! Not too big on golfing? Try some shopping, restaurants and historical sites are all available in Daytona Beach.

You’ll Love Living near the Ocean

Imagine living in your favorite vacation spot… PERMANENTELY. Having the beachside right outside your window, or even just a couple of miles away! If you want to be on the beach, maybe try driving your car along the beautiful white sand, while keeping mind of the strict speed limit. Bring your family and friends, some snacks and a bunch of sunscreen! It’s time for you to enjoy the Florida sunshine and have an unforgettable experience. But don’t worry about remembering chairs and umbrellas… you can rent them instead of lugging them around for the day. Right on the beach, you can enjoy the Daytona pier which includes the famous Joes Crab Shack while enjoying the beautiful ocean views. 

Try Enjoying Some Fun Water Sports

The beautiful 23-mile long Daytona Beach coastline is known for some fun and intense watersports like surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and more. Want to be on top of it all? Try parasailing high above the ocean for a thrilling time! Bring some family and friends and take a charter boat for some early morning deep sea fishing and try flat fishing in serene estuaries and the lagoon. If you adore some boating fun, but are don’t own one, don’t worry! You can rent a watercraft for the day or even take out a vessel for a weekend or be a little adventurous and take it up to a couple of weeks!

Daytona Beach Has It All

It’s time to take advantage of the incredible waterfront condos with some of the best amenities. Including things like fitness centers, swimming pools, saunas, and more! You have the option of choosing a condo with a view, top of the line marble and granite finishes, and more!

Finding The Perfect Daytona Beach Condo 

You can always count on our trained agents at SRN Real Estate Pros to give you the best assistance to finding your dream Daytona Beach condo!

 

Call us today at 386.931.4683 and let’s get started!

 

Nov. 15, 2018

Homes In Denver, Colorado!

Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Denver, Colorado has plenty to offer outdoor enthusiasts. From breathtaking scenery to year-round activities, it’s a desirable place to call home. 

 

But, how can you find the perfect home in Denver, Colorado? What should you consider?

 

Let’s take a look!

 

Line Up Your Priorities

 

Before you begin house-hunting, sit down and make a list. What do you see in your perfect home? What do you need? Prioritize them in a list. Set a budget here as well. Assess your finances and figure out what is affordable for you. Be realistic. It’s also a good idea to get pre-approved for a mortgage before you seek out viewings. This can help you plan. It further will prevent any disappoint or delays in placing an offer in for your deemed perfect home.

 

Consider Your Location

 

Denver, Colorado is a decently-sized city. It covers over 400 square kilometers and is home to more than 700 000 people. Do your research on the neighborhoods. Would you rather suburbia or downtown living? Or are you more of a country person? Scout out the neighborhoods that suit your ideal. But again, the price comes into play here. You will pay more for downtown and more central locations. Think back to your priorities - what do you need? Consider amenities close by, transportation routes, school locations, and recreational opportunities.

 

Take into Account the Size of Your Home

 

Do you need a big space? How many bedrooms do you need? This will narrow down your search for that perfect home. If you don’t necessarily need that 5 bedrooms, 3 bath house right now or in the next 5 years, maybe reconsider your ideal. The space may go unused - is it worth it? 

 

Be Willing to Compromise

 

Perfect is hard to find. But you can get close to it! So, that one home only has 2 bathrooms. Think about it: You could potentially add another bathroom in during the next few years. It could potentially become your perfect home. Renovations are sometimes necessary - especially if you really want to strive for your ideal. Be willing to compromise the low hanging fruit on your priority list. That finished basement - you could get to it in years to come. If a home has all your top priorities, it may be best to find an even ground and get it before someone else does. 

 

 

 Look At More Than One Home

 

This should be a no-brainer. But many people look at 10-15 or more homes until they find the one. Compare your options. Maybe your priority list will change as you look - and that’s okay. 

 

When in doubt…

 

Think about hiring a real estate agent. They are the experts. They can give you the lowdown on what you need to know - especially about specific areas, pricing, and what you can get for your budget. Seek out one in the Denver, Colorado area. Find your perfect home, today.

 

P.s. Thinking about relocating to Denver? Learn more about the neighborhoods and school districts here. 

 


 

 

David Hakimi is a real estate agent in Erie, Colorado. His team is one of the top real estate teams at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Innovative 

Nov. 15, 2018

2 Myths When Buying A Home!

 

Buying a home can be difficult, but not as difficult as people may make it seem. Rumors fly around and make others believe some bizarre things!

 

Myth #1: “Don’t I Need a 20% Down Payment?! That’s impossible!”

Shocking enough, you and other buyers usually ALWAYS overestimate down payments needed to qualify you to purchase your dream home. While most homebuyers believe that they need at least 20% down to purchase their dream homes, what they don't realize is that there are many programs out there which will allow them to put down as little as 3%! Crazy, right? If you're currently renting from the fear of down payments, there you go! Many renter are actually able to enter the housing market sooner than they ever imagined.

 

Myth #2: “I Need a 780 Score or Higher to Buy!!”

Many Sort of like the down payment method, many don't realize certain things. For example; 780 is crazy high and thats not true! Similar to the down payment, many either don't know or are misinformed about what credit score is needed to qualify to purchase a home.

Many homebuyers think that a "good" credit score is considered to be 780 or higher!

 

 

Bottom Line:

Many Don't listen to everything you read on the internet! Buying a home can be easier than people make it seem. Start your home search today or give us a call to ask any other real estate questions you might have! 

 

SRN Real Estate Pros

Building Relationships One Home At A Time

(386)931-4683

Nov. 6, 2018

5 Tips To Buying A Newly Built Home!

 

New construction is a ton of first time home buyers go to solution, due to the lack of inventory already existing. But when you decide to take that action of buying a newly built home, there are many extra steps you must take to make sure that this house is ready to be a home!

1. Be Sure To Hire An Inspector

A home inspector will do everything in your best interest, making sure that everything is up to your passing grade. When buying a brand new home, plan to have between 1-3 inspections, depending on how you feel. These inspections usually run with the first one being the foundation inspection, the second one being the pre-drywall inspection, and of course, there's the final inspection which takes place.

These inspections are extremely important because the inspector will usually find something that the builder had missed. If you can, try to attend the inspection so that you can bring any questions you may have. It is your house, so try to be there!

2. Have Good Communication With Your Builder

The pre-construction meeting consists of going over the details of your home with the project manager and making sure nothing is wrong with the layout. When you're at this pre-construction meeting, try to establish a line of communication. For example, having weekly updates every Friday afternoon on how the house is going would keep you up to date. Especially if the builder sent you images as well! Be sure to form a relationship with your builder so that you can receive updates, and all your questions can be answered.

3. Check For Builder’s Incentives

On the good side, you're buying a brand new home and you can customize it however you want by adding anything just about anywhere! But don't forget.... everything costs MONEY. Prices start to add up faster than you think.

But some builders actually offer incentives that can help bring your payment down when it's time to check out the price for that home. So be sure to check those out! 

4. Plan Extra Time Into The Home Process

Nothing is ever "on time".... and there will always be something that delays your closing. For example, weather cannot be controlled by anyone or anything, so be sure to have an open mind and understand that things do happen but it's okay! We all know that Florida loves random rain here and there, so remember, things happen but your home will be complete!

Always do what most builders do and have a 1-2 week gap added into your timeline. Especially if you are selling your current home! 

5. Visit The Site As Much As You Can

As it was mentioned above, be sure to schedule time with your builder to come by and check out the progress yourself! You have to have the motivation to see your home from start to finish... it truly is incredible! Being there often also ensures that anything you see that is wrong with the house can be fixed immediately. Taking pictures will also help you go back when you leave the house and take your time looking at every detail you took pictures of. 

The Bottom Line

Watching your future home come to life is an amazing experience that can sometimes come with little troubles here and there... But there are ways to avoid them! Just follow those tips and you'll be organized and ready for anything that comes your way!

If you're ready to put your home on the market and find out what new construction is around your area, Call us today to discuss what options are best for you!

SRN Real Estate Pros

Building Relationships One Home At A Time

(386)931-4683

Oct. 29, 2018

Buying A Home Isn't Scary!!

 

 

Halloween isn't the only spooky thing coming up... buying a home can be scary for many people! But its only scary for those who don't know the facts about this important purchase.

 

Why Can It Be Scary?

1) Thinking that you HAVE to have a credit score of 780.

2) Having to put a 20% down payment for that home.

3) Getting approved for a mortgage.

4) Not having enough equity in your home to move.

5) Renting is cheaper and renting also means not having to pay for repairs.

 

But...Listen For The Facts!

1) Average credit score on approved loans is actually 727.

2) 72% of buyers put down under 20% for homes.

3) 76.4% of loan applications were APPROVED last month.

4) 95.7% of homeowners in the U.S. have positive equity.

5) Buying a home is 26% less expensive than renting in the U.S. because guess what... your landlord builds the cost of repairs into your rent.

 

Buying can be a scary thing... but just look at the facts! Don't let credit score, down payments, and loans scare you off from one of the most important transactions of your life! Call us today so that we can help you get through those spooky thoughts!

 

SRN Real Estate Pros

Building Relationships One Home At A Time

(386)931-4683

Oct. 24, 2018

20 Helpful Tips To Get Your Home Ready For The Market!

 

 

10 Tips To Improve Your Homes Curb Appeal

1) Give your home a more fresh entrance look with a new paint job or even replacing the front door. 

2) Don't forget to landscape your yard. A yard that is taken care of tends to show buyers that the home was taken care of as well.

3) Make sure all exterior lights are WORKING.

4) Wash all windows from the inside and outside- you don't want to take away from looking out onto the great view by looking through dirty windows.

5) Clean out the garage by storing any non essentials in a storage unit.

6) Depending on where you are located or how the Florida weather is, maybe consider adding a pop of color by planting some vibrant flowers in your front lawn!

7) Remove anything from your lawn that you plan on taking with you to your new home.

8) Replace anything worn down, like your welcome door mat.

9) The street numbers on your house may be worn down, so brighten them up by painting over them in order for people to really see what house number it is.

10) Over the years, things can begin to look a little run down and lose its color, including things you would never even think about. For example, your driveway and sidewalk near your home. Try pressure washing it to bring back that "new" feel to the home.

 

 

10 Tips To Make Your House Feel Like Home To Buyers

1) Clean everything! An extra clean home really invites the buyer in and makes them know you took great care of their future home!

2) Make sure to give every room meaning! Even though some of your rooms may have originally been used for storage, make sure to give it some sort of identity to the buyer.

3) Let all natural light in! We all know that dark rooms result in gloominess. Bringing natural light in allows the buyer to see how much light the house gets and how beautiful it looks!

4) Of course, fix anything that is broken!`

5) An uncluttered house shows the buyer how much room the house truly has.

6) Fresh paint and fresh floors. Whether it's carpet or not, make sure it is fresh and looking its best, along with the paint on the walls.

7) Organize the space, making sure places like the kitchen is clean and the appliances are put away.

8) No buyer wants to come into their potential future home and see/smell trash! So make sure to empty all the trash bins around the house for that tidy look!

9) The less squeaky, the better! Make sure all of the doors open and close smoothly.

10) Replace light bulbs around the house, making sure they work.

 

SRN Real Estate Pros

Building Relationships One Home At A Time

(386)931-4683

Oct. 17, 2018

5 Tips To Help You Find That Perfect Home!

Finding that first home can be one of the most important, and life changing moments. So being sure to make the best decisions to find that perfect place can be a toughie.

Luckily for you, we are here to offer you with some top tips to follow when shopping for the PERFECT Florida home! 

1. Make Sure To Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before Home Searching 

One way to show that you are ready to buy your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage. Whether you're in a competitive market or not, this will help you understand the budget you qualify for before beginning your home search. Knowing your budget will even give you the confidence of knowing whether or not your dream home is something within your reach.

Knowing your budget will reassure you exactly where to look and to narrow your house search down so that you are not left loving a home which is outside of your budget!

2. Always Know The Difference Between Your ‘Must Haves’ And ‘Would Like To Haves’

Think about the things you don't really need... for example, do you really need that cool and customized sink in the kitchen to be happy with your home choice? Would a three-car garage be something you can live without? Could your game room or man cave be something you work on in the future when the time is right? 

Before you start your home search, make a list of all the features of a home you would like it to have and then place them as ‘must haves’, ‘really need’, or ‘necessities’ items. This will help keep your mind on what really is important! 

3. Choose The Perfect Neighborhood You Want Your Home To Be

Every neighborhood is unique in its own way, but before committing to the home itself, look around and make sure its in the perfect location. Make sure your "perfect" home is in a neighborhood you can relate to and see yourself living in. Committing to a home also means committing to its surroundings! 

4. Don't Be Indecisive! Pick A Style You Love And Stick To It

Talk to your partner, family, or whomever you're planning the move with, and settle on a style which meets the needs of everyone! Narrowing it down to the area or zip code doesn't mean you are forced to see every home in that area or zip code... that would be crazy! 

5. Document Everything You See

Once you start touring many homes, everything starts looking the same! It's not just you... this happens to everyone who spends hours looking at homes. So try keeping your camera app open and take quick shots here and there to go over them later. Try deciding what you don't like and absolutely love from taking a few pictures and reviewing them when making a decision.

Bottom Line

Whether it is competitive or not, we hope these simple tips will help you in finding the PERFECT Florida home! If you're ready to begin this house hunting journey, give us a call and we will be by your side every step of the way!

SRN Real Estate Pros

Building Relationships One Home At A Time

(386)931-4683