The start of a new year always brings challenges, but it can also bring a fresh perspective. In Volusia County politics, there will be change in the air for two separate offices, sheriff and property appraiser, two of the most important positions locally.
Home Tech for The Holidays
Still searching for a last minute gift for the home tech lover in your life? Or looking to experiment with “smart home” technology? Be like the Jetsons and check out the following recommendations:
The Timbers, Luxury Living in DeLand
Luxury homes sometimes seem they are so far out of reach for many. However, obtaining that dream home that is large enough for a homeowner with a growing family may be closer to a reality than you think. For those that are seeking a more luxurious DeLand community, the Timbers offers this and more combined with a location that is second-to-none. Although these homes are priced at a premium compared to other homes in the area, the value they bring will no doubt be a quality investment for years to come.
Other than the beautiful weather in Florida, many people say that an added perk to living in the Sunshine State is not having to pay state income tax. However, the state government makes up for that in higher property taxes than other states, as property taxes are the primary income stream for the state. It is important for residents to understand the state’s homestead exemption law. If you own a home, and have not filed for homestead exemption, you could save thousands of dollars per year and get other protection from creditors, etc.
West Volusia fans of Halifax Hospital, Daytona’s long-standing, state-owned hospital, will no longer need to drive to the east side of the county for emergency care. Halifax Health is building a freestanding emergency room in Deltona, but that is just the beginning. Drivers along the intersection of Interstate 4 and State Road 472 can currently see the status of the new facility that was originally slated to open December of 2016, but it appears the complex will not open until early 2017. This is only the first phase of what is expected to be a major medical hub for the healthcare provider.
Swann Real Estate
Swann Real Estate has been an established part of the local community since 1987.