Experience New Smyrna Beach

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New Smyrna Beach | Sarah Caudill

Experience New Smyrna Beach like a local…

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Smyrna Dunes Park | Sarah Caudill

Walk or Jog the 1.5 mile boardwalk at Smyrna Dunes Park located on the northern tip of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula at 2995 N Peninsula Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169.  Parking is $10 and Volusia County residents can purchase an annual pass for $20.  Pets are allowed in certain areas of the park including on the beach surrounding the park.  Enjoy this 73 acre park surrounded by water on 3 sides.

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New Smyrna Beach Fishing | Sarah Caudill

Fish the surf at New Smyrna Beach and catch pompano, jacks, whiting, blue fish, Spanish mackerel, redfish, and flounder.  All of the oceanfront rental properties have fishing access.  It is great to be able to walk out of your back door and cast a line out in the ocean.

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New Smyrna Beach Kayaking | Sarah Caudill

Explore the waters of New Smyrna like a local by kayaking the intracoastal waterway or the backwaters of mosquito lagoon.  You will see lots of fish, birds, dolphin, and perhaps a manatee.  New Smyrna Beach’s Marine Discovery Center offers guided kayak tours.  Click Here to learn more.

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New Smyrna Beach Art Show | Sarah Caudill

The first Saturday of every month is the free Art Stroll on Canal Street from 10am-7pm.  Enjoy local artists work along with live music.  Every February New Smyrna holds the Image Art Festival with artists from around the country displaying their talents with unique pieces of original art.

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New Smyrna Beach Sunset | Sarah Caudill

Watch one of our breathtaking sunsets off the west side of the island as you bask in the peaceful serenity that us locals love in the place you vacation and that we call home.

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New Smyrna Beach Sunset | Sarah Caudill

Find a way to move here so you never have to leave paradise!   New Smyrna Beach Real Estate 

Venetian Bay – New Smyrna Beach’s Premier Golf Course Community!

Venetian Bay Portofino | Johnson Group Built | www.sarahcaudill.com

Venetian Bay Portofino | Johnson Group Built | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

Venetian Bay is New Smyrna Beach’s most preferred golf course community.  This community is located fifteen minutes from our sandy beaches and close to Daytona Beach and Orlando. Venetian Bay offers walking and biking trails, an onsite fitness center, onsite dining, swim and beach club, and an 18 hole golf course.  With brand new single family homes being constructed daily to condo, town home, and single family home resales, there is truly a place for everyone.  Prices range from upper $100’s to mid-$800’s.

To see the current homes on the market in Venetian Bay – Click Here

Venetian Bay offers a Par 72 Championship Golf Course with an open layout that appeals to everyone from the beginner to the pro golfer.  They offer a chipping green with a practice bunker, a generous practice putting green, driving range and multiple target greens, fully stocked pro shop, and a fabulous clubhouse restaurant.  Visit www.venetianbaygolf.com

Portofino Estates | www.sarahcaudill.com

Portofino Estates | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

The gated community of Portofino within Venetian Bay offers brand new custom built homes constructed by the Johnson Group and by Platinum Home Builders.  The Johnson group has been building quality homes for over 30 years and offer safe rooms, tile roofs, 10 year structural warranty, amazing customer service, and water or conservation views available for new homes built in this gated golf course community.

Venetian Bay Portofino | Johnson Group Built | www.sarahcaudill.com

Venetian Bay Portofino | Johnson Group Built | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

Venetian Bay Condos

Venetian Bay Condos | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

To see the current homes on the market in Venetian Bay – Click Here

Where is New Smyrna Beach in the Current Real Estate Cycle?

New Smyrna Beach's Minorca Condos

New Smyrna Beach’s Minorca Condos

With the volume of single family home sales up 17.9% in February 2015 and condo sales up 15.6% compared to February 2014, it is easy to see that the real estate scene in New Smyrna Beach is seeing an unprecedented real estate boom not seen since the real estate market tanked.

The 2015 real estate market overall here in New Smyrna Beach is seeing less inventory evident by 7.9% less single family homes on the market and 3.3% less condos and townhouses on the market in February 2015 than February 2014.

This time, the market is being fueled by rich Central Floridians and out-of-town investors who are looking and eager to purchase in financially solid regions and to be part of projects established by experienced developers. New Smyrna is being recognized as an exciting place to own a condo or beach side home, and a great location in the county to get out of the rough northern winters.

The current real estate cycle differs drastically from the pre-market crash cycle in that it is much healthier as no one is taking big risks.  Investors are only looking to support financially strong projects with experienced developers in the drivers seat.

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February 2015 NSB Board Stats | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

February 2015 Single Family Homes NSB Board of Realtors Statistics

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February 2015 NSB Board Stats | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

February 2015 Condo and Townhome NSB Statistics

To search the current MLS listings in Volusia county directly:  Click Here

Why New Smyrna Beach FL is a Great Place to Retire

Retire in New Smyrna Beach | www.sarahcaudill.com

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

New Smyrna Beach FL is a great place to live and it is also a good place to retire!

PROS:

  • We have a strong small town economy here in Central Florida.
  • The average home price is $185,000
  • Population of about 23,000 people
  • Warm winters
  • High number of doctors per capita
  • Good ratings for bicycling, walkability
  • Average tax climate
  • Big outdoor recreation scene with boating, golfing, fishing, paddle boarding, and bicycling
  • Low serious crime rate

ABOUT NEW SMYNRA BEACH:

New Smyrna Beach is 50 miles East of Orlando, FL and 89 miles south of Jacksonville, FL.  The white sand runs for 13 miles along our coast with driving permitted on portions of the beach.  New Smyrna’s beachside is a barrier island with the Atlantic Ocean bordering the East side and the Intra-coastal waterway bordering the West side.   The elevation is on average 9 feet.  Tides change every 6 hours and average 3 feet.

Year around temperatures in New Smyrna Beach, FL are very mild and pleasant.  The average annual temperature is 71 degrees Fahrenheit with highs averaging in the 80’s in the summer and lows averaging in the 60’s in the winter.  Afternoon showers are common throughout the summer months.

Find a home in New Smyrna Beach:

Real Estate in New Smyrna Beach FL

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5 Things You Should Do Before You Move Into Your New House

1.  Change out the Locks – The first thing you should do after leaving the closing table at the Title Company and receiving the keys is to change the locks of your new home.  You do not know who all has had keys to the home in the past and you want to ensure that you are the sole person with access to your home.  It is very inexpensive to change out the locks yourself or call a locksmith.

2.  Have your A/C Ducts Cleaned Out – Next, you should hire a duct cleaning service to clean out the ducts of your home.  It costs about $400 and will drastically improve the air quality in your new home.

3.  Clean the Carpets – Prior to moving in your furniture and personal belongings, you should steam clean the carpeted areas within your new home.  You have two options to have this work done.  It costs about $50 per day to rent a steam cleaner and do the work yourself or you can hire a professional carpet cleaner for about $50 per room.

4.  Pest Control – Ask a local pest control company to come out and treat the home for unwanted guests including roaches, ants, and spiders.  Depending on your location you might also want the home treated for mice and termites.

5.  Familiarize Yourself with the Location of the Main Water Valve and the Circuit Breaker Box – Make sure to test and ensure all of the switches in the breaker box are labeled appropriately.  It is important to know which switches control the different areas of your new house.  Also, it is good to know where the main water valve shut off is.  You always want to be prepared with that knowledge in case of a plumbing emergency situation.

For more information on important things to do when purchasing your new home, click here