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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


10 House Hunting Tips

Finding the right home can seem overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help you find the home of your dreams.

  1. House, Hunting, TipsPriorities – Before looking at houses, write down everything you want out of a home with input from all members of the household. Once you start looking, it can be easy to get swayed by charming details. Keep your priority list close at hand.
  2. Comparison charts – Once you have seen a fair amount of homes, it can become difficult to keep track of the features in each one. Making a comparison chart will allow you to weigh the pros and cons of the homes you are looking at. Be sure to take notes during or directly after each showing.
  3. Furniture measurements – Although furniture measurements probably isn’t the deal breaker, it is important to note if your current furniture will presents a problem.
  4. Ask to take photos – Taking photos or videos will help the important features of each home stay fresh in your head when it comes time to sit down and weigh out the pros and cons.
  5. Closets and cupboards – Proper and adequate storage is important. It is important to take note of the number and size of storage spaces throughout the house.
  6. Lift the rugs – If you are serious about making an offer on a home it it important to know what you are getting into. Rugs are a good way to hide damage. You have a right to know what is going on under there.
  7. Taking a look at the home at different times during the day – It is important that if looking at a house for a second time, that you look at it at a different time to notice the changes in light as well as the atmosphere in the neighborhood.
  8. Looking at the finer details – It is important to look at things outside your usual line of vision. Be sure to check out the ceilings, walls, floors, trim, windows, and roof.
  9. Insurance and taxes – Depending on the location and age of the home, it is important to take note of how much the taxes on the home will be as well as home insurance. If the home is older the home insurance could cost a substantial amount more than a newer home.
  10. The neighborhood – It is important to note that the neighborhood can affect the homes values. Do the neighbors take care of their lawns? Is there any major construction planned in the area? Does the home back up to a busy street?

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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How to choose the right home in DeLand, FL

Whether you are a first time buyer or a repeat buyer, the decision to make an offer on a house is very exciting and maybe a little scary. It is important to feel emotionally satisfied by your choice as well as financially comfortable that you are buying a home you can afford and that it hopefully holds onto its value or even increase in value in years to come.

Finding a home that meets your priorities and needs will ensure that you are happy for years to come.

The real estate agent’s at Vincent’s realty understand this and are ready to assist you in finding a home that is right for you. To contact an agent at Vincent’s Realty feel free to contact us today at (386) 734 3979.

To learn more about the DeLand, FL area click here

With over 100 years of Real Estate experience in the DeLand area you can be sure you are getting none other than the utmost customer service possible.

Vincents Realty, History In the words of the West Volusia Historical Society, “V. Ward Gould, Sr., was a lad of 15 when he moved to DeLand in 1885 with his parents. An entrepreneur of the first rank, he began hist first real estate agency in 1907 on W. Indiana Ave. where he ushered clients around in a one cylinder, hand cranked Cadillac. Gould also was a gifted writer who left behind a valuable record of DeLand’s early history.”