Category Archives: Real Estate

Volusia County Property Management

Since 1971 Vincent’s Realty has been serving Volusia County with comprehensive property management services. We act as an independent contractor. This alleviates you the hassle of being an employer.

Dealing with a property management company allows you to have more free time as we deal with the day to day operations of owning real estate for you.

Real Estate Market in Full Swing

Rental Inventory Low and Homes are Selling

deland real estate rentalsWith rentals hard to come by and homes selling almost as soon as you list them the associates at Vincent’s Realty, LLC. say that the real estate market is “in full swing”. Buying is not easy as many homes listed have multiple offers in the first week of listing and often above asking price. There is no question about it, is a sellers market.

Not only is the residential market hot but the commercial real estate market as well. DeLand has welcomed big name chains such as Dairy Queen, Zaxby’s and soon to be Marriott Hotels in Historic Downtown DeLand.

Rentals Hard to Come By

Vincent’s Realty sells real estate and also manages rental properties. With rental inventory low, finding an available rental is hard enough. The next hurdle is actually being selected over numerous other applicants. Not only are rentals hard to come by but the rates have increased. If you are looking to move it is important to speak with a rental agent well in advanced.

Rental inventory is low and homes are selling. To search the local real estate market online click here. Our search tool provides you all listings straight from The MLS (Multiple Listing Service). To contact an agent at Vincent’s Realty in regards to rentals, property management, or selling your home, give us a call at (386) 734 3973


DeLand, Florida Real Estate

When it comes to buying or selling real estate in the DeLand area, look no further than Vincent’s Realty. With over 40 years of experience in the DeLand are you can be sure that you are getting none other than the best service possible.

The Gould’s are one of DeLand’s founding families. V.W. Gould Senior is in large responsible for the development and growth of DeLand to what it is today. Some of the associates of the firm include Vincent’s son, Vincent Jr., Barbara Seacrist (who has over 40 years of real estate experience in the DeLand area), Stephen Gould (who heads of the insurance side of the business).

To speak with one of our agents today in regards to buying or selling residential or commercial real estate in DeLand or surrounding communities call (386) 734 3973.

10 Ways to Boost Home Value

  1. Real, EstateLandscaping – Unkempt bushes and tangled trees can obscure views, promote mold and block the appeal of a home.
  2. Kitchen – The kitchen is still considered the centerpiece of the home. Potential buyers make a beeline for this room when they first view a home for sale so it is important to make sure your kitchen looks clean and updated.
  3. Buff up the bath – Next to the kitchen, bathrooms are important rooms to keep updated. They can be improved without a lot of cash. Even simple things like a toilet seat or a sink are easy for homeowners to install.
  4. Storage – In most cases older homes do not have as much closet space. Adding more closet space will help to bring your home up to date.
  5. Adding a room – If you have a three bedroom home with a den, the only reason it cannot be considered a bedroom is due to its lack of a closet. If you add a closet to that room you now have an extra bedroom.
  6. Light – If you have boring or recessed lights in your dining room and living areas, consider replacing one of the room’s lights with an eye catching chandelier. Home stores offer a wide array of inexpensive ceiling fixtures these days.
  7. Home Office – Millions of Americans work from home, and that number is only growing every year. This has made a home office more of a necessity than a luxury.
  8. Add a Deck – Nailing a deck onto your home is truly a bargain. Today’s homeowners crave outdoor living space and are looking for something a little more special.
  9. Painting – Painting is one of the least expensive ways to freshen and improve the look of your home. Don’t have an eye for color? Not a neat painter? Then hire a professional. Painting is an affordable home enhancement that you can spend a little to hire an interior designer to help you select colors.
  10. Energy Efficient Appliances – Replacing old appliances with energy efficient models is better for the environment and also helps to save you money because they use less energy.

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Finding the right Home Insurance

Buying home insurance can be an overwhelming process. If something happens to your home, homeowners insurance can make or break you. Here are some tips to guide you when shopping for home insurance:

  1. Speaking with an independent home insurance agent. An independent does not represent just one company but instead multiple companies. This allows you to receive multiple quotes and thus find the best policy / coverage possible for your specific needs.
  2. Escrow your insurance payments with your mortgage payments. If you are like most homeowners, you will tack monthly insurance payments onto your mortgage check. The bank will pay your home insurance premiums out of your escrow account. In most cases lenders will prefer this option because it shows them your insurance premiums are being paid and their investment is well protected
  3. It is important to be sure you have adequate coverage. The most mportant aspect to home insurance is the level of coverage. No need in paying more than you need.
  4. Understand the details of your policy. It is important to know the fundamental terms of a home insurance policy.

To learn more about home insurance click here.