It's happened to many of us. We've paid for gas at the pump only to later find out that our credit or debit card information has been hacked. The frustration sets in when you have to cancel your card and make a claim to recover those funds. Well, the good news is that all gas stations in Florida will have to install chip readers at the pumps by 2020. However, that is not so good of news for small, independently owned convenience store owners who will bear the upgrade expense of upward of $17,000 per pump.
With January coming to a close, are you struggling to keep your new year’s resolution to get healthy? Or perhaps you’re looking to get in shape for summer vacations. Exercise gyms get more signups in January than any other time of the year. Even though January has come to a close, that doesn’t mean it is too late to get healthy. There are lots of local gym options in DeLand that will fit your lifestyle and your budget.
The future is here, and even if it isn't quite like the Jetsons, there lots of ways technology can make our lives better. One of those ways is turning your home into a smart home. A smart home is simply a way of automating several of the things in your home to make your life better. This can be as simple as having a digital assistant to play music, restock on household supplies, or help you keep track of your calendar. Or as complicated as fully automating lights, thermostats, and even your kitchen appliances.
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.
Swann Real Estate
Swann Real Estate has been an established part of the local community since 1987.