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As the holiday season approaches, so does the opportunity to make a significant investment in your future – purchasing a home in the sunshine state of Florida. While the festive spirit fills the air during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year, the real estate market in Florida also experiences unique advantages during this time. In this blog, we'll explore why these holidays might be the perfect season to make your dream of owning a home in Florida a reality.

Thanksgiving: A Grateful Start to Your Homeownership Journey

  1. Seasonal Sales and Discounts: Just as retailers offer enticing Black Friday deals, the real estate market in Florida often sees motivated sellers looking to close deals before the end of the year. This can translate into…

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Contemplating a move in the near future? You might have found yourself caught in the whirlwind of rumors about a looming crash in home prices. It's only natural to feel a tad apprehensive when such speculations are afoot. However, let's turn to the data and the insights of experts to put your mind at ease. The reality is that home prices aren't spiraling downward; in fact, they're poised to finish the year on a strong note.

Despite the chatter that property values would plummet by 5%, 10%, or even 20% this year, that scenario has failed to materialize. The primary reason behind this is the persistently low supply of homes for sale. There's an overwhelming number of eager buyers in the market, but the available housing inventory can't keep up with…

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Navigating the Current Real Estate Landscape: A Guide to Buying a Home Today

  For many years, I've immersed myself in the world of homes and design, from crafting stunning makeovers on Extreme Makeover Home Edition to exploring the globe's most enchanting properties on Amazing Vacation Homes. Today, my journey has led me to the picturesque landscapes of Florida, where I assist exclusive clients in finding their dream million-dollar listings.

Throughout my career, the question that echoes most frequently is, "Is it a good time to buy?" The answer isn't as straightforward as you might think. Navigating the complex terrain of today's real estate market takes more than just the…

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Dream of the Sea, the Nantucket Architectural-inspired historical home located in Wilbur-by-the-Sea, Florida, is now up for sale.Originally built in 1920, this pristine 5,800 sq ft oceanfront gated estate has been tastefully renovated with luxurious details and modern-day features, all the while maintaining its original Old-Florida charm. Perched 30' above sea level, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on a no-drive beach, Dream of the Sea is a breathtaking 3-story residence.

The home is composed of three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a stunning sunroom, a formal living and dining room, a designer gourmet kitchen, a library room, a gym area, a theatre and a game area, an infinity pool complete with cabana and outdoor gas fire features, and…

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The economic growth is due to the commercial real estate expansion throughout the county.

Comprised of six counties, east central Florida is booming, especially in Volusia and Flagler counties. This economic growth is due to commercial real estate expansion throughout the two counties.

If you are one of the 88 million people who have traveled Interstate 95 or LPGA Boulevard, then you have seen significant commercial growth developments take shape. Countless facilities such as the Trader Joe's distribution center, Tomoka Town Center development, the new headquarters site for TopBuild Corp., a Fortune 1000 company, and many retail stores and restaurants have all had a positive impact on the growing community.

With that comes the demand for more…

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Marbella Condominiums

Marbella is a prestigious condominium building located in Daytona Beach.

Built in 2007, the 7-story structure features spacious units with European-style finishes. 

Here along the Atlantic coastline, the architectural team wanted to be sure that people felt the energy of the coast and designed 500 ft. balconies with stunning outdoor kitchens. This additional living space to these luxury sky homes is a sense of living a luxurious lifestyle that only Daytona Beach can offer. 

DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION 

• Built in 2007

• 7 stories

• 1 assigned parking in the underground garage

KEYS TYPE: High Rise Condominium Community

UNIT TYPE: 3-bedroom/ 2 baths, and 3-bedroom/ 3-baths units. 

SIZE: 1,925 sq. ft. -…

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Ocean Villas

Ocean Villas defines the ethos of design worth building. When designing the units it was important to make it "feel open" as if you were connected to the outdoors, says architect David Portwood co-owner of Davenport Consulting Group.

This was achieved by implementing high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. The interior of the units is impressive and features gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, high-end Italian cabinetry, wine cooler standard, garden baths, spacious walk-in closets, gas fireplaces, and built-in electric grills on the balconies. Only a few condominium buildings in the area boost these types of well-planned luxuries in Daytona Beach Shores.


DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION 

• Built in 2006

• 11 stories

•…

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Oceans Vista

Coined “The Crown Jewel” of the Daytona Beach area, Oceans Vista was built around the finest quality of living a luxurious lifestyle along one of Florida's most popular coastlines. Architect, David Portwood, and the team achieved this by designing seven different floor plans, each exceeding 2,000 square feet in Daytona Beach.

Inspired by the Art Deco period, the building combines modern styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. 


DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION 

• Built in 2007

• 11 stories

• Double door entry under a coffered ceiling

• Split bedroom floor plans

• 9’4” ceiling height

• Balconies with Jen-Air summer kitchen

• Common area consists of 9,300 sq. ft. of terraces and gardens, beachside heated pool…

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Bella Vista Condominiums 

Embracing Spanish Mediterranean architecture, Bella Visita is an impressive build showcasing architectural design which can be seen through the use of arches, patios, balconies, tiles, tiled roofs, and vibrant colors. 

Located in Daytona Beach Shores the building stands out as one of the most luxurious residential condominium buildings along the coast. Every detail was well thought out and executed. You will notice these fine architectural details throughout the design of the building, from the innovative floor plans, landscaped roof terrace on the second-floor level, and custom-designed and fabricated balcony railings. 


DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION 

• Spanish Mediterranean-style architectural design

• Built in…

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Palma Bella 

Palma Bella is the crème of the crop when it comes to architectural design in Daytona Beach Shores. This beautiful Mediterranean-style building is well designed and offers features such as spacious units with 9’4”-high ceilings, granite countertops, and built-in electric grills on the balcony. As you walk through the lobby and hallways, you feel like you have entered a museum. It was important to the architectural team to provide areas where art and paints could be on display. Flowing walkways, open common areas, and spacious units are just some of the mindful design applications you will experience at Palma Bella. 


DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION 

• Built in 2007

• 11 stories

• 100-foot-long pool 

KEYS TYPE: High Rise…

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