Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Veterans Aid and Attendance Special Pension benefit

Veterans Aid and Attendance Special Pension benefit.


A DVA benefit not many people know about. The Aid and Attendance Special Pension benefit was designed for those who need the Aid and Attendance of another person in performing their daily living activities, are severely visually impaired; or are permanently housebound.

This is a tax free benefit for senior veterans and their spouses. My understanding of this means tested benefit is that all wartime veterans over 65 years old qualify as long as the medical necessity is present.

Veterans Angels Inc. is a non-profit corporation devoted to assisting senior veterans and spouses obtain this little known benefit. Here is a link to the web site to get additional information and begin the claims process. http://vetangels.org/do-i-qualify.html

I hope this information helps someone in a time of need.



Sunday, March 20, 2011

Olive Garden & Red Lobster open in Palm Coast, Florida

Olive Gardin and Red Lobster in Palm Coast Florida
Olive Garden & Red Lobster open in Palm Coast, Florida

The Olive Garden and Red Lobster are both owned by Darden Restaurants and are both new to Palm Coast.  Both restaurants will be open for lunch and dinner.  A new twist to these new dining experiences is that they occupy a single building and share the kitchen, although each menu is separate.  The Olive Garden and Red Lobster are located at Palm Coast Landing Shopping Center (anchored by the Target Superstore) on State Road 100 in Palm Coast, Florida.

The street addresss is    5294 E. Highway 100,    Palm Coast, FL  32164

For additional information call:     Olive Garden   386-586-2924
                                                   Red Lobster    386-586-1023

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Celtic Music Festival in Ormond Beach Florida


 Celtic Music Festival in Ormond Beach Florida    

Rockefeller Gardens park

The Ormond Beach Florida Celtic Music Festival is presented by the Ormond Beach Main Street Merchants Association and is scheduled for Saturday March 19, 2011 from 10 AM to 10 PM and Sunday March 20, 2011 from 10 AM to 5 PM at Rockefeller Gardens Park.  Rockefeller Gardens is a riverfront park at the southeast corner of the Granada Bridge in Ormond Beach Florida at 26 Riverside Dr.  For information about the Park call 386-676-3216

You can expect to experience Celtic performers on two stages, a jam tent, authentic Celtic food and gourmet foods from around the world, a beer & wine garden, and the Flying Hawkes Axe Throwing demonstrations.   For Celtic Music Festival information call 386-451-2138 or visit http://www.ormondcelticmusicfest.com/

Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center

There is also a concert the night before the Celtic Music Festival on Friday night, March 18th at 7 PM.  The concert is at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center and will feature Celtic Music and Irish Dance Troupes.  For tickets and ticket information call 386-676-3375 or visit http://www.floridafolkmusic.org/ormondcelticconcert.htm






Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ocean View Realty Group adds Ormondy Condo web site

Ormondy condo

Ocean View Realty Group adds Ormondy vacation rental Condo web site    

Ocean View Realty Group has added a web site for the Ormondy condo vacation rental unit G-8. Unit G-8 is a beautiful 8th floor 3-bedroom 3-bath condo that directly faces the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.
Visit the new web site at http://www.ormondy.com/ . The Ormondy Condominium is directly on the traffic free beach in Ormond By The Sea, Florida. It is a well maintained building with a fabulous top floor club room that has glass on 3 sides to give stunning views of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Festa Italiana in Daytona Beach Florida

Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Daytona Beach Florida
Festa Italiana   in Daytona Beach Florida is a 15 year old annual 4 day event featuring authentic Italian, drinks and deserts and lots of activities for the young and old.
  Festa Italiana is put on by Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Daytona Beach Florida and benefits their school.
The 2011 schedule for Festa Italiana is Thursday, May 5th through Sunday, May 8th.  Our Lady of Lourdes Church is located at 201 University Blvd,  Daytona Beach Florida, on the corner of Halifax Drive.
Festa Italiana 2011 will feature lots of rides including a merry-go-round and swings.  There will be lots of Italian food, entertainment and activities such as a karaoke contest, games and prizes.
For additional information call 386-255-0433

Monday, March 14, 2011

Engelbert Humperdinck touring Florida at the end of March 2011

Peabody Auditorium
 Engelbert Humperdinck touring Florida at the end of March 2011
Engelbert Humperdinck will be touring Florida at the end of March, 2011 before his tour heads back north to Canada and the Northeast.  The Florida tour begins in Daytona Beach with a performance at the Peabody Auditorium at 7 pm on March 22, 2011. 


The Peabody Auditorium is at
600 Auditorium Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  For more information visit http://www.peabodyauditorium.org/ or call 386-671-3460.  For additional information about Engelbert Humperdinck visit his web site at http://www.engelbert.com/


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ormond Beach Florida Real estate market watch


Ormond Beach Florida Real estate market watch


Real estate market watch for Ormond By The Sea Florida February 2011


Seabridge North condo $129,900


Ocean View Realty Group has updated the Ormond By The Sea Florida Real estate market watch page on its web site to reflect February, 2011 activity.  Numbers of homes and condos for sale as of February 28, 2011 are indicated as well as the sales of Ormond By The Sea Florida homes and condos in January, 2011.   A 10 year chart of condo sales has been added as well as a breakdown of condos for sale by price range and by condo name. 

There is also a section with Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club in Ormond Beach Florida homes for sale by price range and home sales during the month. 

All information is taken from the Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service (MLS).  View the updated information at http://ovrealty.com/Market_Watch.html 

For additional information about Ormond Beach and Ormond By The Sea Florida homes and condos for sale and for rent contact Realtor® Rhonda Lehnen at Ocean View Realty Group 386-441-8245 ovforsale@aol.com


Friday, March 11, 2011

Plantation Bay Golf and Country Cub in Ormond Beach Florida Homes sold in Febru



Plantation Bay Golf and Country Cub

Plantation Bay Golf and Country Cub  in Ormond Beach Florida Homes sold in February, 2011

 Through the Daytona Beach Area Realtors® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) there was 1 Plantation Bay Golf and Country Cub home sold in February, 2011.  Additionally, there are 6 homes under contract waiting closing and 3 of those have lender involvement as either a short sale or foreclosure. The home sold was a 4 bedroom on Dovercourt lane for $524,500.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ormond By The Sea Florida Homes sold in February, 2011


Ormond By The Sea Florida Homes sold in February, 2011


 Through the Daytona Beach Area Realtors® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) there were 13 Ormond By The Sea, Florida homes sold in February, 2011.  Six (6)  of the sales had bank involvement, either a short sale or foreclosure. Additionally, there are 37 homes under contract waiting closing and 24 of those have lender involvement. The highest priced home sold was a 4 bedroom on Eloise Circle for $280,000 and the lowest priced was a 2-bedroom 1 bath on Hibiscus Drive for $66,000.
There were 9 Ormond By The Sea Florida homes sold in February 2010 and 7 of those involved the lender.

Ormond By The Sea, Florida homes sold in February, 2011 by price range.
  Price range
$in thousands


Number
sold


1Bdrm


2Bdrm


3Bdrm


4+Bdrm

Lender involved
 Under $100,000

7

0

7

0

0

5
 100,000-149,999

2

0

2

0

0

1
 150,000-249,999

2

0

1

0

1

0
 250,000+
 2
 0
 0
 1
 1
 0
 Total number

13

0

10

1

2

6

For information about Ormond Beach and Ormond by the Sea Florida homes and condos for sale and for rent call 386-441-8245 or visit the Ocean view Realty Group web site at www.ovrealty.com where you can also search the Daytona Beach area multiple listing service (MLS) anonymously

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Ormond By The Sea, Florida Condos Sold February 2011


Ormond By The Sea, Florida Condos Sold February 2011


Seabridge North condo
Seabridge North Condo
 Five condos sold in Ormond By The Sea, Florida during February, 2011 through the Daytona Beach Area Realtors® Multiple Listing Service (MLS), three of which involved a lender.  That number is consistent with the 2010 average of 5.5 sales each month and is higher than February 2009 and 2010 during which there were only 2 sales each.  There are also 12 condos under contract pending sales closing and 5 of those involves a lender.
Of the 85 condos actively for sale on the market, 10 involve a lender.
The high inventory of  85 Ormond By The Sea condos for sale continues to indicate a buyers market and is about 17 months of inventory if we continue to sell 5 each month.  There was an average of 5.5 condos sold each month in 2010.Here is the list of the January 2011 condo sales.
  Condo                 Description              Sold Price
Starboard Light           2 bedroom 1 bath              $99,900 **Fairwind Shores          2 bedroom 2 bath             $101,000 **
Ocean House              2 bedroom 2 bath             $120,500 **
Seabridge North          2 bedroom 2 bath             $150,000
Gemini*                      3 bedroom 2 bath              $284,000
  *These Condo buildings are directly on the beach
 ** these sales involved a lender as a short sale or foreclosure.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club in Ormond Beach Florida Homes for sale Feb



Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club in Ormond Beach Florida Homes for sale
February 28, 2011


Plantation Bay homes for sale as of February 28, 2011
There are 67 Plantation Bay Golf and Country Cub in Ormond Beach Florida homes for sale through the Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) as of February 28, 2011.  An additional 6 homes are under contract awaiting closing.

Below is a chart listing the number of homes for sale by price range.
Price range HomesBank 
 Under $150,000 2 2
 150,000 to 199,000 8 0
 200,000 to 249,000 19 2
 250,000 to 299,000 10
 300,000 to 399,000 9 1
 400,000 to 799,00016 2
 800,000 and over3 0
Total  67 7
There are 67 Plantation Bay Golf and Country Cub homes for sale of which 7 have lender involvement.  Two of those 7 have asking prices under $150,000.  An additional 6 homes are under contract pending closing and 3 of those involve a lender as either a short sale or foreclosure.

For information about Ormond Beach and Ormond by the Sea Florida homes and condos for sale and for rent call 386-441-8245 or visit the Ocean view Realty Group web site at http://www.ovrealty.com/ where you can also search the Daytona Beach area multiple listing service (MLS) anonymously

 

Monday, March 07, 2011

Ormond By The Sea Florida Store Front Business Location for Lease

Storefront business location for lease in Ormond By The Sea Florida.


Excellent location. Near other businesses.
Approx 900 Sq Ft $1000. Monthly $1,000 Deposit.
1360 Ocean Shore Blvd. Suite C
Ormond Beach Florida 32176
Additional photos are on the Ocean View Rental Group web site: http://ovrealty.com/Business_or_Commercial.php



    
For information about Ormond Beach and Ormond by the Sea Florida homes and condos for sale and for rent call 386-441-8245 or visit the Ocean view Realty Group web site at http://www.ovrealty.com/  where you can also search the Daytona Beach area multiple listing service (MLS) anonymously.

For information about Ormond Beach and Ormond By The Sea homes and condos for sale or rent, contact Ocean View Realty Group or visit our web site at http://www.ovrealty.com/ .
Rhonda Lehnen is our sales specialist – ovforsale@aol.com
Deanna Thomas and Jeanne Labonte are our rental specialists – ovrentals@aol.com
Ocean View Realty Group
1350 Ocean shore Blvd. Suite A
Ormond Beach, Fl 32176
386-441-8245
Fax 386-441-2407
Toll free USA and Canada 1-800-356-3409
Vacation rental information is at http://www.ormondbeachcondorentals.com/

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Ormond By The Sea Florida homes for sale February 28, 2011


Ormond By The Sea Florida homes for sale February 28,  2011 
  Homes for sale in Ormond By The Sea Florida
There are 99 Homes for Sale in Ormond By The Sea, Florida through the Daytona Beach Area Realtors®  Multiple Listing Service as of February 28, 2011.   This is the same total as at the end of January.  An additional  37 homes are under contract awaiting closing.  As has been the case in recent months lenders are pricing their properties more aggressively to get quicker sales.  Lenders are involved in 21 of the 99 homes for sale (21%) and 24 (65%) of the 37 homes under contract. 
Asking prices for Ormond By The Sea homes currently for sale range from $60,000 to $1,995,000.

33 Pointsettia Drive $105,000


The chart below shows Ormond By The Sea Florida homes for sale by price range.

Price range in
$Thousands
Number
1 Bdrm
2 Bdrm
3 Bdrm
4+ Bdrm
Bank 
Under 100
8
0
6
2
0
 5
100-149
29
0
19
10
0
 6
150-199
21
0
6
14
1
 3
200-299
8
0
2
5
1
 3
300-499
13
0
0
8
5
 2
500-999
15
0
0
12
3
 1
Over $1 Million
5
0
0
0
5
 1
Total number of homes
99
0
33
51
17
 21

To view homes and condos available through Ocean View Realty Group or To search the Daytona Beach Florida area multiple listing Service (MLS) for homes and condos for sale in Ormond Beach and Ormond By The Sea Florida go to the sales page of the Ocean View Realty Group web site. 

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Ormond By The Sea Florida condos for sale by price range February 28, 2011



The chart below shows Ormond By The Sea Florida condos for sale by price range as of February 28, 2011
Price range in
$Thousands
Number
 for
sale
Lender involved
Directly
on
the
beach
Under 100 
8
4
1
 100-149 
16
3
1
150-199
27
2
10
 200-299  
16
1
12
300-499
16
0
13
 500+
2
0
2
 Total   
85
10
39

Ormond By The Sea, Florida Condos for sale by price range February 28, 2011

For information about Ormond Beach and Ormond by the Sea Florida homes and condos for sale and for rent call 386-441-8245 or visit the Ocean view Realty Group web site at http://www.ovrealty.com/ where you can also search the Daytona Beach area multiple listing service (MLS) anonymously

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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.