It in no way fails. Just when you think you have a enterprise development figured out it alterations.

It appeared natural that new homes would offer far better than existing kinds in the Covid-19 pandemic. In May possibly, new development was up sharply and revenue of existing properties were down in the Volusia/Flagler spot.

But in June, Realtors in the Volusia/Flagler location described profits of 1,280 current houses, up 18.4% from June 2019 and a median price, wherever half sold for much more and fifty percent less, of $240,000, up 3%. Rental and townhouse revenue were being at 324, up 15.3%, and the median cost was at $225,500, up 10%.

Nonetheless, in accordance to the U.S. Census Bureau, builders in the Volusia/Flagler place received permits for 196 solitary-family members properties in June, with 74% of the region reporting, down from 215 in June 2019 with 66% of the region reporting. Full housing models was higher with 250 housing models in June, such as, 12 townhouse units and 42 apartment models. In June 2019, the whole was 231 with 16 condominium models.

Who is aware of wherever the craze is heading, but you can assume the housing current market to stay potent, even in the pandemic, with the regular amount for a 30-12 months fixed home finance loan at 3.15% in July, according to, which was down from 3.32% in June.

Even with housing rates on the increase, house loan costs that very low maintain homes reasonably priced for extra men and women.


CTO Realty Development, formerly Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co., bought its Wawa floor lease in Jacksonville for $7.1 million. It would be awesome to believe the organization is amassing resources for its down Daytona Seashore challenge, but no, the revenue is going into its limited fund for tax exchanges, which is at $34 million. The corporation unquestionably has the hard cash to go immediately after a genuinely worthwhile residence or houses, and not have to shell out taxes on the money gain. A lot of people were likely seeing the company’s quarterly earnings report Thursday (July 30). It could shed some light on where it is headed this calendar year.


There was one particular exceptionally interesting major business genuine estate offer just lately. A Colorado firm and buyers have acquired the former Sam’s Club assets on Beville Road in Daytona Seaside for $5 million. Past previous Sam’s Club order by the organization in Colorado was used for a supermarket. It’s tough to consider Walmart would promote a home to somebody preparing on placing in a person of its competition, but stranger things have occurred.

A couple of other professional real estate specials were being an Orlando investor acquired the Greenback Typical retail store home in Osteen for $1.4 million and spot businessman James W. Corwin bought the beer and wine supply constructing at 715 Canal St. in New Smyrna Seashore for $540,000.


It doesn’t search like rental apartment building will slow down whenever quickly. The permitting course of action continues for Osprey Pointe, a 384-unit apartment intricate on Clyde Morris Boulevard, just south of the Walmart Community Market in Port Orange. Programs were being submitted to the St. Johns River H2o Administration District for approval of a drainage approach for it.


On a closing note, two other things to note involve a prepare was submitted to the City of Daytona Beach to tear down building the making at 319 N. Atlantic Ave. and put up a new constructing for Ink Therapy. Indicators are heading up for Cantina Louie’s in the browsing middle with Pep Boys and Haynes Home furnishings on West Global Speedway Boulevard.

Managing Editor Cecil G. Brumley has been monitoring business and the financial system in Volusia County for additional than 23 years. Get in touch with him at [email protected] (no hyphens) or follow him on Twitter @cecilbrumley.