The holiday season is officially here and so is peak travel season. Living in Central Florida, there’s a good chance that you or someone you know will be traveling throughout the next month by air. But air travel doesn’t have to be expensive if you plan well.
You may not have noticed, but standard doorbells have come a long way these days. Video doorbells are a relatively new category in the smart home space, but they closely overlap with standard home security cameras. They’re half doorbell, half security camera. With a video doorbell, your guests will ring the buzzer just like normal, but you'll get a push alert on your phone and a live video look at whoever's there (in addition to a regular ol' chime sound). The two of you can then chat via a built-in speaker and microphone in the doorbell. In some cases, they also work with smart locks so you can let the person in without physically opening the door yourself.
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.
You don’t have to travel too far to find a body of water in Florida. No one is more than two hours from either coast, but you don’t even have to go to the coast to enjoy the scenic beauty that being on the water brings. In DeLand, there is a beautiful scenic jewel that everyone can enjoy called the St. Johns River. What’s great is that everyone can enjoy this amazing resource, regardless of income.
So you’re moving to DeLand? Wonderful! DeLand in itself offers so much to residents, but what makes it even better is its accessibility to the places that other people travel thousands of miles to visit. Located about 27 miles from beautiful Volusia County beaches and only 51 miles from the Walt Disney World Resort, residents of DeLand live in the middle of the best of both worlds.
Everyone hates insurance…until we need it. When it comes to your biggest investment—your home— you can’t afford to go without insurance. Losing your home in a catastrophic event like a fire or tornado would be a nightmare. The last thing you want is to realize you don’t have the money to repair or rebuild your home.
Not all “Realtors” are created equal. Like “Coke” is often used to refer to any soda, the term “Realtor” is often used interchangeably among all real estate agents, but it is really a designation of an agent or agency that is part of the National Association of Realtors. The National Association of Realtors was founded in Chicago on May 13, 1908 as the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges. It became what is now called the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in 1972.
New Construction in DeLand
DeLand is experiencing a new construction housing boom. Victoria Park is slated for over 1,500 new homes alone, not to mention the other communities that are building out. In the current market, it may make sense to build a new home over purchasing an existing one. However, what many don’t realize is that a qualified real estate agent can help you navigate the building process, helping you score some extras you may not have known about. The best part is you won’t pay a dime.
Smartphones and tablets have streamlined nearly every facet of life, and the real estate industry in no exception. Buyers can browse listings via tablets and brokers can upload photos and videos directly from a smartphone to the MLS. But until recently, one integral transaction piece needed to be done the old fashion way: the signature. But that is no longer the case.
Cord cutting has become a phenomena. Many people across America are realizing they don’t watch most of the channels they have access to via their cable or satellite provider. Because of that, they are looking at ways to cut these pricey services and save money each month. This may sound a like a great idea to you, but it might not be for everyone. We put together a list of things to keep in mind before you take the plunge.
Swann Real Estate
Swann Real Estate has been an established part of the local community since 1987.