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"Reenvisioning the Way We Live." by Barbara Ballinger

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 at 11:21am. 66 Views, 0 Comments.

A really interesting article from the National Association of Realtors for buyers as well as sellers "Reenvisioning the Way We Live."

Architects, developers, and designers are moving past green homes and open floor plans.

Here’s what trend-conscious buyers need to know.

September 2015 | By Barbara Ballinger 

Much of the hype around healthy living these days centers on whether you’ve eliminated gluten from your diet or walked 10,000 steps today. But lasting health benefits may be better derived from fundamental changes in how we live. That’s the tack savvy building and design professionals are taking as they draw on technological advances and changing demographics to create a new vision for the home. It’s not

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With the Clock Ticking on Tax Breaks, Is It Black Friday for Homes? - Article by Angela Colley

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 10:14am. 98 Views, 0 Comments.

One more week until Thanksgiving and Black Friday - Keep looking for your dream home!


With the Clock Ticking on Tax Breaks, Is It Black Friday for Homes? - Article by Angela Colley

You probably already knew that now’s an ideal time to buy a home. We’ve told you only 9,845 times! Maybe even 9,846.

Well, in case you needed more incentive, check this out: Some pretty sweet tax breaks that have made home buying particularly enticing are set to expire at the end of this year. Without any indication that those breaks will be extended, right now is kind of the Black Friday of home buying.

“It’s anyone’s guess what Congress might do at the end of the year,” says Andrew Poulos, tax expert with Poulos Accounting & Consulting in

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Open House Hacks: 9 Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell - Article by Celeste Perron

Monday, November 9th, 2015 at 10:55am. 63 Views, 0 Comments.

Celeste Perron

Luxury dining room, well-lit

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Whipping your place into its most marketable shape might land you a buyer with a dream offer. And it might all spring from a terrific  open house—the kind where every attendee is entranced, the hors d’oeuvres are delicious, and nothing remotely goes wrong.

You don’t have to hire a pro home stager and rent all new furniture to get the look buyers love. We asked agents and home staging experts for their secret staging hacks. Here are nine little moves that have a great impact for minimal effort or money.

1. Strip the windows

“Light and bright is what sells,” says

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Why Gutter Protection is Way More Important Than You Think - Article by Marissa Eisenbrei

Thursday, November 5th, 2015 at 12:39pm. 98 Views, 0 Comments.

When it comes to home maintenance, cleaning your gutters may not be at the top of your list, but it should be! Proper gutter care is imperative for keeping the foundation of your home in good condition. Neglecting your gutters can have serious and expensive consequences.

The Purpose of Gutters

Gutters are designed to funnel rain and melted snow that hit your roof away from your home. They protect your siding, windows, roofs, doors and foundation from water damage. They also reduce the chance of erosion and mold in and around your home.

The Consequences of Neglecting Your Gutters

Failure to regularly maintain your gutters can lead to serious and costly damages. Below are the types of home issues that arise when you neglect your gutter system:

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Recent article from in regard to Short Supply of Homes

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 at 2:48pm. 1326 Views, 0 Comments.

Is now the time to sell your home?

Jonathan Smoke, the chief economist of, in a recent article revealed:

“Our preliminary review of April activity on shows that traffic, searches, and listing views are up more than 35% over last year. With 3 million jobs created and close to 1.5 million new households formed in the past 12 months, many more people want a new home of their own, and they want it bad. Their patience will be tested with tight supply—indeed, the No. 1 impediment of active shoppers in April was not being able to find a home that meets their needs.”

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Now is the time to buy luxury oceanfront properties in Daytona Beach

Monday, March 9th, 2015 at 11:35am. 775 Views, 0 Comments.

When you are searching for a property, you often have a few key things in mind concerning the details of the location and the specific type of luxury property you are looking for.

Whether you desire a condo on the beach or a beach house, Daytona Beach may just be the location you were looking for. Daytona Beach is known for several events like the NASCAR race Daytona 500, Bike Week, and the LPGA golf course, but the community is knows it for so much more. The environment may bring in people from different locations, but they all come to this location looking to enjoy what Daytona Beach has to offer, from the culture of the people to the laid-back beach setting.

Unlike much of the east coast, Daytona is just south enough that the sand is white and

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Emily Khaytin joins FGIR

Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 6:39pm. 556 Views, 0 Comments.

Florida Global International Realty is pleased to announce Emily Khaytin as the newest agent to join our team.

Emily Khaytin was born in Kiev, in the Ukraine. After he education as financial analyst, Emily worked in the garment industry for many years.

In 1990 Emily and her husband, son and mom moved to Philadelphia, PA.
After learning English and adjusting to a new life, Emily became a Realtor with Century 21 in Philadelphia in 1992. After working hard for many years and switching to RE/MAX Elite and Wynn Real Estate Emily became a million dollar producer.

Emily's son got married in 1996 and made her a proud grandmother to a boy and a girl.

Emily enjoys travelling, music, theater, and experiencing different cultures and food.

Over a

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Harry Leahey joins the team at FGIR

Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 8:11pm. 17421 Views, 0 Comments.

Florida Global International Realty is pleased to announce Harry Leahey as the newest agent to join our team.

Harry has been a Realtor here in the greater Daytona Beach area since 1997.  He has consistently been an annual multi-million dollar producer.  Holding the ABR designation, he works with buyers as well as sellers.  

Harry specializes in both long term (RENTAL) and short term (FLIP) investment properties.  In the past, Harry has worked with several teams of home “flippers” and has had 100% success with turning a substantial profit on all re-sales.  Today's market is the perfect time to get involved in this exciting and lucrative business.  Harry will always go the extra mile to ensure a smooth and pleasant transaction,

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Have a great Valentine's Day.

Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 8:53am. 625 Views, 0 Comments.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Beautiful sunny day in Daytona Beach today.  High in the upper 60's.  Looks like it will be a great start for Dayona Beach Speed Weeks tomorrow.

My 30 plus years of working in the real estate field, first in the legal area of real estate and now in marketing and sales, qualifies me as your best contact for real estate.  If you are looking to buy, sell, or invest in Real Estate I am always here to provide you with the trends, neighborhood research, statistics, and up-to-date data that will give you the Inside Edge!

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Should You List Your Home During The Holidays?

Sunday, November 17th, 2013 at 8:25am. 1010 Views, 0 Comments.


A number of clients have asked me whether it makes sense to list their home during the holidays. So today I wanted to take a minute and share my thoughts with you on that.
 The holidays are an extremely busy time for all families and therefore listing your home may not make sense for you.
However, being on the market during the holiday winter months gives you a number of advantages and opportunities such as:


 1.  Living in sunny Florida we get a lot of visitors in the winter who decide to make Florida their current home or future home for retirement and begin their search during this time.

 2. Other buyers must purchase before the end of the year for tax reasons and you can only take advantage of this opportunity if your house is

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