7 Ways to Have the Best Weekend Ever in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach

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Have you been dreaming of warm weather, seafood, and salt air?  New Smyrna Beach is calling your name!!

New Smyrna has everything you have been dreaming of from fabulous oceanfront condos to waterfront restaurants to gorgeous white sandy beaches.

Here are some fun things to do while here in the best beach town on the East Coast…

1.  Go to Outriggers and eat the freshest seafood.

Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grill

Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grill | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

2.  Hang out at the Black Dolphin Inn and wake up to one their fabulous breakfasts.

Black Dolphin Inn Bed and Breakfast  | New Smyrna Beach

Black Dolphin Inn Bed and Breakfast | New Smyrna Beach | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

3.  Visit our beach and soak up the sun.  Be sure to send pictures to all of your friends up North who are freezing in the cold.

New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach | Sarah Caudill | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

4.  Go fishing on one of the charter boats out of the New Smyrna Beach Marina or fish the backwaters of Mosquito Lagoon.

New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

5.  Stop what you are doing and just admire our ocean views.

New Smyrna Beach | Sarah Caudill

New Smyrna Beach | Sarah Caudill | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

6.  Dine at Breakers on Flagler Avenue overlooking the Atlantic ocean.

The Breakers Restaurant | New Smyrna Beach | Sarah Caudill

The Breakers Restaurant | New Smyrna Beach | Sarah Caudill | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

7.  Check out our gorgeous sunsets over the intracoastal waterway and plot a strategy to move here because you love the Florida Sunshine.

New Smyrna Beach Sunset | Sarah Caudill

New Smyrna Beach Sunset | Sarah Caudill | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

NSB Condos

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on the beach?  Your dream can become reality because living on the beachside in New Smyrna Beach is affordable!  New Smyrna’s Real Estate has condos to meet your desires to live on the intracoastal waterway or directly on our white sandy beaches.

Bouchelle Island Condos

Bouchelle Island Condo

Bouchelle Island Condo – http://www.sarahcaudill.com


Oceania Beach Club Condos

Oceania Beach Club Condo

Oceania Beach Club Condo – http://www.sarahcaudill.com


Minorca Condos – Currently the lowest priced Minorca unit

Minorca Condo

Minorca Condo – http://www.sarahcaudill.com


To see all of the current condos for sale in New Smyrna Beach, be sure to visit http://sarahcaudill.idxbroker.com/i/beach-condos

To see all of the current beachside homes for sale in New Smyrna, visit http://sarahcaudill.idxbroker.com/i/beachside-homes

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New Smyrna Beach – http://www.sarahcaudill.com

History of New Smyrna Beach

Dr. Andrew Turnbull, a Scottish physician and friend of James Grant, recruited 1,300 settlers from Europe and brought them to New Smyrna in 1768 after receiving a grant of land from Britain.  Dr. Andrew Turnbull recruited these settlers mostly from Minorca, an island off of Spain but also recruited from Italy and Greece.  His efforts to establish a colony this large were the first of this magnitude in all of North America.  Dr. Turnbull’s plans were for these settlers to produce rum and grow indigo, hemp, cotton, rice, corn, and sugarcane.

The colony was unsuccessful in New Smyrna due to Indian raids, insect causing disease, and poor management by Turnbull.  About 600 survived this settlement attempt and left in 1777, for St. Augustine where they stayed.

In 1784, the Spanish took the East portion of Florida from the British until the United States in 1819, acquired the area from Spain.  In 1821, the United States established the Territory of Florida.

New Smyrna was incorporated in 1887, with a population of 150.  New Smyrna’s economy grew tremendously with Henry Flagler bringing the East Coast Railway in 1892.  Tourism, Citrus industry, and commercial fishing expanded within the area.

In the 1920’s there was a real estate boom in New Smyrna on and around Canal Street and Faulkner.  Today, we have about 800 buildings that remain from New Smyrna’s historic era. The city annexed the beachside community of Coronado beach in 1947 and the city was renamed to “New Smyrna Beach”.

Today New Smyrna Beach is a vibrant beach town that attracts tourists from all over the world and has just over 20,000 permanent residents.

New Smyrna Beach Municipal Marina www.sarahcaudill.com

New Smyrna Beach Municipal Marina http://www.sarahcaudill.com

New Smyrna Beach Historic Home

New Smyrna Beach Historic Home

New Smyrna Beach Historic Home along Riverside Drive

New Smyrna Beach Historic Home along Riverside Drive

How to Prepare to Sell Your Home

New Smyrna Beach Real Estate

New Smyrna Beach Real Estate

You can do a lot to increase the appeal of your property and to create a lasting impact on potential buyers.

What To Do To Prepare:

The following are a couple of factors to keep in mind when listing your property for sale:

1.  Curb Appeal.

Keeping your landscape pristine, and adding creative touches to your yard, such as colorful flowers, will create an immediate impact on passers-by and potential buyers.

2.  Property Repairs.

Simple upgrades such as window repairs, polishing the doorknobs, and a fresh coat of paint in the most frequently used rooms will instantly brighten up the property.

3.  Cleanliness and Staging.

Keep your property uncluttered, sweet-smelling and well-lit from top-to-bottom. Pay attention to details: put away the kitty litter, place a vase of fresh flowers near the entryway, pop a batch of cinnamon rolls in the oven, have your carpets cleaned.

4.  Disclosures and Inspections.

I am very familiar with the legal procedures involved in disclosures and will help you develop a thorough disclosure statement beneficial to both you and the buyer, as well as suggest home improvement measures before placing your property on the market (such as termite and pest inspections).

5.  Showtime.

Presenting your property to potential buyers is a job that I will take care of for you. Buyers feel more comfortable discussing the property if you are not there. Moreover, I will know what information will be most useful in representing your interests when speaking with prospective buyers.

For more information on how to prepare to sell your home and the selling process please visit my website: http://sarahcaudill.com/sellers/decide-to-sell/

To List your home in Volusia County, call me today at 386-295-8664 or email sarah@sarahcaudill.com.

Where to Stay in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach offers a wide array of overnight accommodations including Hotels and quaint Bed and Breakfast Inns for short term stays and Condos and beach cottages for longer stays.  Come explore our miles of white sandy beaches, Canaveral National Seashore, Venetian Golf Courses, Daytona International Speedway, Marine Discovery Center, artsy shops, and culturally diverse cuisine.

Black Dolphin Inn Bed and Breakfast  | New Smyrna Beach

Black Dolphin Inn Bed and Breakfast | New Smyrna Beach

The Black Dolphin Inn is a recently renovated historic Spanish style bed and breakfast in the artsy section of Riverside Drive here in New Smyrna Beach with views of the intra-coastal waterway.   The Black Dolphin Inn offers 14 unique rooms with vintage furniture and custom decor.  They offer pet friendly rooms and are only minutes to the beaches.  Visit their website here to plan your visit:  http://www.blackdolphininn.com

New Smyrna Beach Hampton Inn

New Smyrna Beach – Hampton Inn

New Smyrna Beach’s Key West style Hampton Inn was just opened on Flagler Avenue on the beachside.  Walk to restaurants, explore nearby boutiques, entertainment, and steps to our beaches.

Visit their website to plan your visit:  http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-new-smyrna-beach-DABNSHX/

VRBO currently has over 800 different privately owned condo units and homes to rent.  Read reviews and check availability today at:  http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/usa/florida/central-east/new-smyrna-beach

How to Financially Prepare to Purchase a Home

Before you start shopping for your property, it is a good idea to make some preparations.

Build Your Green File.

A green file contains all your important financial documents. You will need it to secure financing for your property. The typical green file should contain:

  • Financial statements
  • Bank accounts
  • Investments
  • Credit cards
  • Auto loans
  • Recent pay stubs
  • Tax returns for two years
  • Copies of leases for investment properties
  • 401K statements, life insurance, stocks, bonds, and mutual account information.

Check Your Credit Rating.

Your credit score will have a huge impact on what type of property you can buy, and at what price. It is first recommended to check your credit rating with an experienced lending institution so that Sarah can determine what you can afford. The lender will research your credit ratings from the three credit reporting agencies Equifax, Experian and Trans Union. I will be happy to recommend experienced, knowledgeable lenders in the residential, construction, commercial, and investment real estate fields.

Be Careful With Your Finances.

Now is not a good time to make sudden career changes or large purchases. You want to approach your property purchase from a position of financial stability.

Please visit my website to find more tips on preparing to purchase a home  Deciding to Buy and search the MLS listings throughout Volusia County directly on my website www.sarahcaudill.com

Best Condo Community in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach Minorca Condos | www.sarahcaudill.com

New Smyrna Beach Minorca Condos | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

Minorca is one of the best condo communities in the pristine beach town of New Smyrna Beach.  With the Atlantic Ocean on the East side of these condo buildings and the inter-coastal waterway to the West side, this community offers breath-taking sunrise and sunset views.  The Minorca community was built on 65 acres and is 15 miles south of Daytona Beach.  New Smyrna Beach is the closest beach town to Central Florida’s theme parks being only an hour from Orlando.  Adjacent to this fantastic community is the Smyrna Dunes Park that offers 220 acres of park with over four miles of boardwalk and walking trails.  The first of the 7 Minorca buildings were completed in 2002 and the last in 2006.  The property includes 310 condo homes.

Minorca offers an exclusive clubhouse complete with a full kitchen, bar, pool table, and entertainment area; a large heated pool and spa along with a fully equipped gym with a sauna; tennis courts; 24/7 staffed security gatehouse; Ponce De Leon River Pavilion; excellent on-site management staff; boat docks for rent or purchase; and fishing docks overlooking the New Smyrna Beach Coast Guard Station and Ponce Inlet Lighthouse.

Currently the lowest priced condo in this prestigious community is a second floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,450sq ft unit listed at $347,000 and the highest priced condo is a seventh floor, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,620 sq ft unit listed at $1,550,000.

Call your full-time Minorca resident and realtor today to tour this one of a kind community #386-295-8664! Or view the current Minorca condos For Sale by following this link: http://sarahcaudill.idxbroker.com/idx/results/listings?idxID=a096&pt=1&lp=0&ccz=city&per=10&srt=prd&a_complexName[]=Minorca