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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Ormond By The Sea condos for sale

For additional information on any of these properties contacy Ocean View Realty Group. www,ovrealty.com 1350 Ocean Shore Blvd. ovrealty@aol.com Ormond Beach Fl 32176 800-356-3409

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Ormomd by the Sea seasonal/vacation rental home

SEASONAL RENTAL 2 SEA OATS TERRACE ORMOND BEACH, FL 32176 APPROX. 9 MILES NORTH OF GRANADA ON A1A $3500 MONTHLY LARGE 4 BEDROOM 2 ½ BATH HOME WITH POOL SUNPORCH, FULLY FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED FOR YOUR VACATION RENTAL. 2 CAR GARAGE, PRIVACY FENCED. 2 BEDROOMS, KITCHEN & LIVING AREA UPSTAIRS WITH BEATIFUL OCEAN VIEWS. Contact Ocean View today................800-356-3409...........................386-441-8245 ovrentals@aol.com www.ovrealty.com

Vacation rental home in Ormond by the Sea

SEASONAL RENTAL 11 TROPICAL DRIVE ORMOND BEACH, FL 32176 $600 WEEKLY OF $1500 MONTHLY 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH POOL HOME. With carport, privacy fenced back yard with nice pool deck area and laundry room. Fully furnished and equipped for your vacation enjoyment. *Special event weeks at higher rates. Tropical Dr. is less than 3 miles north of Granada on A1A. OCEAN VIEW REALTY GROUP 386-441-8245 ovrentals@aol.com www.ovrealty.com From our main web site you can click over to our rental wite for information about Ocean View and additional rental information. www.ormondbeachcondorentals.com

Vacation rental home

VACATION RENTAL HOME. 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, UPDATED KITCHEN, FLORIDA ROOM. POOL WITH PRIVACY WALL $600 WEEKLY OR $1700 MONTHLY 1 SUNSET BLVD. ORMOND BEACH, FL 32176 APPROXIMATELY 4 MILES NORTH OF GRANADAOFF A1A Contact Ocean View today. ovrentals@aol.com www.ovrealty.com 386-441-8245

Monday, January 16, 2006

Ormond by the sea vacation home

For Rent
Sunset Blvd.
Ormond Beach Fl 32176
2 Bedroom 2 bath pool home with privacy fence just steps to the beach. Big screen TV, 2 car garage, laundry facilities, fully furnished and equipped with everything you need to enjoy your vacation. $600 weekly(except special events) or $1700 monthly.
Contact Ocean View today. 386-441-8245. www.ovrealty.com

Ormond Owners Report 4th qtr 2005

Here is the text for the newsletter we send to out of town Condo owners. ORMOND OWNERS REPORT FOURTH QUARTER 2005 HELLO FROM ORMOND-BY-THE-SEA Business Briefs: Cappuccino’s is open at 1760 Ocean shore. They have quick breakfast and coffee. Coldwater Creek Women’s Apparel will open a 5,500-sq. ft. store at the Trails shopping center this spring. Local Notes: United Airlines Express begins flights between Daytona Beach and Washington Dulles Airport Feb.8 ,2006 The News-Journal Center for Performing Arts will open Jan. 27, 2006 A 2.5 mile nature trail is now open at North Peninsula State Park. There is a map of the trail at its beginning. Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial will be building a new facility, scheduled to open in 2009. Progress had been delayed due to a suit by Halifax Medical Center. Sections of A1A in Flagler Beach continue to have washouts. Workers continue to pack sand and rocks until a permanent solution can be found. The Historic Volusia County Courthouse has reopened after a 10-year restoration project. The downtown Deland courthouse originally opened in 1929. Construction has begun on the former Builders Square site, which will convert it into a retail center with shops and restaurants. The site, at the corner of International Speedway Blvd. and Williamson Blvd. will open this summer and be named Volusia Marketplace. A Smokey Bones BBQ Restaurant is planned for a former car dealership at 2280 International Speedway Blvd. Real Estate Market Watch The number of properties for sale has been growing and the availability of ready, willing and able buyers has shrunk. On July 1, 2004 there were only 4 condos for sale in Ormond by the Sea. As of Dec. 27, 2005 there are 66! In 2004, the condo market was booming! Prices were increasing and available units were selling in days, sometimes with multiple offers. The hurricanes slowed things for a few months but everything seemed to pick right back up and continue the hot market. The 4th quarter of 2005 began a slowdown in the market. Some say it is due to major hurricanes (Katrina & Rita) that caused people to think twice about buying near the ocean. Others say it is due to the increased interest rates. Still others believe much of the problem is the high taxes that continue to increase for out of town owners as the property values escalate. The next several months will tell us if this is a market "correction" or if we are coming into a period of "Buyers Market"conditions. Some believe that activity will pick up again and prices will ultimately continue to rise, although at a much slower rate than the past few years. Not just Ormond by the Sea and not just condos are seeing these changes. There were 3,336 homes for sale in the Daytona Beach Area Multiple Listing Service in mid December compared to about 800 last year. Would you feel better if we were number one? Daytona Beach is No. 1 among residential real estate markets with a disproportionate increase during the past two years of purchases by investors, instead of by people intending to live in the units, a recent analysis by the Credit Suisse First Boston investment banking firm said. As recently as 1998, 1999 and 2000 investors represented 14 or 15 percent of all single-family unit purchases in the Daytona Beach market. But in 2004, investors accounted for 32 percent of all purchases. On overall risk , the Daytona Beach house and condo market tied for fourth place among 50 major U.S. markets, the CSFB analysis said. Credit Suisse First Boston created a formula rating each market with a "risk index". The index includes five factors the analysts pinpointed as crucial to increased demand for housing. In addition to the change in investor presence in the market, the factors are: the pace of recent price increases, the percentage of "exotic" mortgage financing, the market’s job growth and constraints on housing supply. The Daytona Beach area got whacked on price appreciation, too, ranked nine on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the worst. Web Log Ocean View has begun work on a web log (blog). We will try to post information about Ormond Beach & Ormond by the Sea to keep you informed. You will be able to add comments if you like. The address is: http://ormondbytheseaproperties.blog.com/. For additional information about Ocean View go to www.ovrealty.com

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Save the Ormond Yacht Club

Newcomers to the area do double-takes when they see the sign, Ormond Yacht Club, on an old gray-shingled building standing in shallow water just north of the bridge. They think the residents of Ormond must be kidding. What kind of boats would tie up where an oyster bar is visible at low tide? And of course it is a kind of local joke. But the aging stru ct u re is only a remnant of what the O.Y.C. once was. When built in 1910, the complex included a dock that ran all the way from the clubhouse to the main river channel. According to current O.Y.C. president Kevin Callahan, the club in its heyday even rented slips to residents of the Ormond Hotel. Callahan is also quick to point out that the current fund drive by members of O.Y.C. to stabilize the building has nothing to do with making it a working boat dock again. It’s the building’s history, its status as a local landmark, that’s worth preserving. Club members are worried that the structure won’t withstand another hurricane. They borrowed $45,000, on top of thousands they’d already spent, to replace pilings and to shore up the foundation and subflooring. The goal is to raise $100,000 to complete the job. As a means to that end, membership dues have been raised to $200. Membership, Callahan explains, is limited to 100; anyone wanting to join must get an application from a current member and is generally expected to have been a long standing re s ident of the Ormond community. Callahan himself joined O.Y.C. eight years ago and has lived in Ormond over 40 years. In the future the club may apply for grant money. The yacht club is, after all, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. N Other fund raising efforts include a banquet planned for January at the Ormond Beach Woman’s Club building across the street. But if it’s a private club, why should non-members make contributions? "We thought about that," says Callahan, "but when we tried to give the building away years ago, nobody wanted it. So we think of ourselves as caretakers." When the foundation is restored and the walkway safe, he adds, the building may be accessible for public visits. But most people donating money for the restoration don’t seem to be interested in what’s inside anyway. There’s not much to see, according to Callahan. Upstairs is a meeting room, downstairs a pool table. The highlight is the East Room window with a great view of the river. In other words, it’s the public’s view of the building from the shore that’s important. Or as one contributor said, "I just can’t imagine Ormond without the Yacht Club. It’s like a trademark." The hope is that more people will agree. Mail contributions to: Foundation Restoration Stabilization Project Ormond Yacht Club, 75 Lincoln Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL 32174 For inquiries, or to make banquet reservations call: Bill Partington, Fund Raising • Cell phone: 386-566-3004 Tickets are $40 apiece.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Condo for rent

FOR RENT OCEAN WATCH CONDO #511 2700 OCEAN SHORE BLVD. ORMOND BEACH, FL 32176 $1000 PER MONTH YEARLY LEASE 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH TOP FLOOR CONDO FULLY FURNISHED, EQUIPPED AND READY FOR OCCUPANCY. JUST BRING YOUR TOOTHBRUSH. WELL MAINTAINED UNIT WITH CERAMIC TILE IN ENTRY AND LIVING AREAS. ONE SINGLE BED IN GUEST BEDROOM APPROXIMATELY 6 MILES NORTH OF GRANADA OCEAN VIEW REALTY GROUP 441-8245 http://www.ovrealty.com

Florida 14 Hour continuing education

For Florida real estate brokers and sales associates 14 HOUR CONTINUING EDUCATIONVIA CORRESPONDENCE $19.95 - Do not wait until the last minute!- Pick up course material at: Ocean View Realty/A1A School of Real Estate1350 Ocean Shore Blvd. Suite AOrmond By the Sea, FL 32176 (386) 441-8245 - Complete the course at your own pace.- You must complete your 14 hours continuing education before you send your payment requesting license renewal.- Return your completed answer sheet to be graded and pick up your certificate of completion.- That's it! $19.95. Complete price. Same text as other schools.- This course is approved by FREC for 14 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education credit. - This course also fulfills the 3-hour Core Law Requirement for license renewal.- FREC approved for Brokers & Salespersons.- Would your prefer the stay-away plan? Mail us a check for $24.95 (the additional cost covers our postage & handling) and we will mail the course materials to you and mail you your certificate upon completion.- Do not wait until the last minute! FREC allows you to complete your education requirement at any time prior to your next renewal. http://www.ovrealty.com

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Al Raymondi, Broker and owner of Ocean View Realty Group was born in Quincy, MA and graduated from Quincy High School in 1963. He served the the U.S. Air Force including January to December 1966 at the 6924 Security Squadron in Danang Vietnam. Al worked for over 20 years at Blue Cross & BLue Shield of Mass. in Boston on the Medicare program for MA, ME, NH, and VT. He was married to the late Diane (McQuiggan, of Jamaica Plain, MA.) and lived in Quincy, Carver, and Brockton MA prior to relocating to Ormond Beach, FL in 1989. Al and Diane are the proud parents of Scott & Susan, both graduates of Brockton High School, Brockton, MA. Scott served the the Air Force for 4 years as a Jet Engine Mechanic at Langley AFB. He now resides in Palm Coast,FL and has 2 children, Scott Jr. & Samantha. Susan graduated Bridgewater State College, earned her CPA, and is currently residing in Huntington Beach Ca. with her husband Chris Haberl and their two sons, Max and Jake.  Scott Jr was in the US Navy and has a son Scott III and a daughter Hannah.  Al is the Broker for Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida. Al's brother Dan and sister Grace still reside in Quincy, Mass.
 
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida helps buyers and sellers in the local real estate market and also provides rental services including vacation rental homes and condos.