Do you want to get away for a quick weekend trip? Need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the week? Look no further than DeLand, Florida. Located in between the best of Florida’s offerings on I-4, the beach and the theme parks, DeLand is quickly growing into a destination for shoppers, art aficionados, music and theater lovers, foodies and college sports fans. Boasting larger city amenities (chain hotels and restaurants, entertainment and art) yet holding on to the small town feel of a historic downtown (local/family owned shops and eateries, farmers market, seasonal art festivals and car shows) and over a century old Stetson University is what makes this town special. In fact, you could park your car and not need it again until your stay is over with all that downtown DeLand has to offer. We welcome you to our town and know that you’ll fall in love with delightful DeLand, the Athens of the Florida.
The housing market is booming right now and many families are searching and competing with others for affordable residences with adequate square footage and amenities. One emerging trend is for buyers to purchase modular homes that can be customized to their needs.
It’s almost fall and football season is here, and for hometown college football fans, that means that the Stetson Hatter Football program is about to get underway for another season. Fans will gather at Spec Martin stadium as they will gather all across the across the country on Saturdays to witness their teams compete for college football supremacy on the gridiron. Football brings out passionate fans and encourages excitement like no other sport. However, there are other great competitive sports to watch our hometown student-athletes compete in.
The purchase of a commercial property by an individual (for investment purposes) or business (for either investment or business operation purposes) can be filled with the potential for missing key information that can be very costly to the buyer. Purchasers of commercial real estate are typically considered to be sophisticated parties, and whatever consumer protection laws may exist in a state for the protection of residential home purchasers seldom apply, if ever, to a commercial real estate purchaser. The adage of “buyer beware” particularly applies to commercial real estate purchases and warrants careful application of due diligence procedures and checklists.
It’s late summer in Florida, and if you have children, you are likely running out of things to do to keep them entertained without melting in the heat and humidity. No one wants to go outside in the heat, and the options are limited … until now.
Like waterfront property, people also move to Florida for golf course communities. Golf is a mainstay of Florida life. It draws players from young to old. For some, living in a golf-course community is the ultimate lifestyle. But is it right for you?
Why wait months for a new construction home and pay thousands of additional dollars choosing between upgrades when you can move right into this pristine executive home in Sanford? Recently built in 2013 with beautiful granite counters, modern lighting, and custom plantation shutters on every window. This meticulously maintained 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home boasts a modern open floor plan that today’s buyers are looking for and features upgrades galore.
Those that miss DeLand having a Cuban restaurant won’t have to wait much longer. Ileana and Isidro Castro are eager to open the doors of Chica’s Cuban Cafe in newly renovated space inside a charming old cottage on Howry Avenue, across from the DeLand Police Department and fire station. The couple was born in Cuba and immigrated to Miami, however they’ve lived in DeLand for the last 14 years.
Chipotle fans can rejoice! If you haven’t heard by now, DeLand is getting a Chipotle restaurant, quick-serve, fast-casual Mexican restaurant that is famous for fresh ingredients that are sourced locally.
Everyone enjoys the look of a nice healthy lawn. Not only do lawns increase the value of a property, they also cool the air, combat glare and noise, and reduce soil erosion. Perhaps most importantly, a healthy lawn actively filters and traps sediments and pollutants that could otherwise contaminate ground and/or surface water. Other than mowing it on a weekly basis during the summer, how do you get the best possible lawn for your grass species?
Swann Real Estate
Swann Real Estate has been an established part of the local community since 1987.