Kellee Smith - Prestige Property Specialists | Deland, FL Real Estate, Daytona Beach, FL Real Estat



This listing recently sold for $199,000.

206 SILVER BRANCH TRL, DELAND, FL 32724  

Residential
$199,000
Price
$199,000
Sale Price
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
NEW ARCHITECTURAL ROOF OCT 2018. Beautiful home in the sought after Trails West subdivision in North DeLand. The home was built in 1999 by Southland Homes. It is in the Oakwood section of the neighborhood, which is near the pool, clubhouse and tennis courts. It is on a quiet cul-de-sac with low traffic. The living room has cathedral ceilings and is open to the dining area. There are 2 oversized sliding doors in the kitchen and living room, that open to the INCREDIBLE screen porch. The master bedroom also has an extra wide sliding door that opens to the screen porch. The master bath has a walk in shower with 2 sinks and the 2nd bath has a tub/shower. Nice sized laundry room between the garage and kitchen. The lot has mature landscaping. Don't miss this opportunity to live in one of DeLand's most sought after neighborhood. The home is ready for a new family.


One of the final hurdles to buying a house is making sure your future home is structurally sound. To the untrained eye, the property you've made an offer on may appear to be "close enough to perfect."

However, your excitement over that gourmet kitchen, finished basement, and manicured lawn may be causing you to view your future home with rose-colored glasses!

Fortunately, you can (and should) hire an experienced, licensed professional to thoroughly inspect the property and point out flaws and potential problems that might need to be addressed by the seller -- either in the form of price concessions or repairs. If the seller is unwilling to be flexible in those areas, then you may have the option of withdrawing your offer. Hopefully, it won't come down to that -- especially if you love the house -- but that situation could arise and derail your plans for buying a particular property.

Many real estate purchases do involve a few bumps and detours along the way, but they frequently can be resolved by your real estate agent and/or attorney.

The starting point for identifying structural issues with a house is to have the property inspected by a reputable home inspector. Here are a few of the key areas they'll evaluate and include in their report:

  • Foundation and basement: Cracks, leaks, and signs of instability can often be identified through a visual inspection of the underlying structure of a home. Some issues are relatively minor, while others can be quite costly.
  • Roof and attic: Although most new roofs typically last for 20 to 30 years, time has a way of slipping by when you least expect it! Depending on weather conditions, climate, and falling tree branches, roofs of any age can be subjected to a lot of wear and tear. Since roofs play such a vital role in protecting your home and family from the many forces of nature, it's crucial that your roof be intact, in sound condition, and fully functional. An inspection of the home's attic and/or crawlspace will also reveal actual or potential problems with leaks, mold, roof damage, or infestations.
  • HVAC, electrical, and plumbing: There are a lot of systems that provide homeowners with comfort, convenience, and the ability to meet day-to-day needs. Whether you're talking about major kitchen appliances, hot water heaters, or climate control systems, there are dozens of things an inspector needs to check and keep you apprised of.
  • Exterior checkpoints: Property inspectors will also assess the condition of the outside of the house, as well as drainage efficiency and any visible structural damage or signs of deterioration.
Although all property inspectors should adhere to industry standards and best practices, some are more thorough and efficient than others. It's essential for you to understand the scope of their services, including whether they offer lead paint testing, termite inspection, radon detection, and asbestos testing.

When it comes to home inspections, your real estate agent can not only provide you with professional referrals, but they can also accompany you on the actual property inspection. That will help make sure important questions, issues, and recommendations don't slip through the cracks!



This listing was recently rented for $1,000.

659 N KEPLER RD #A, DELAND, FL 32724  

Rental
$1,000
Price
$1,000
Rental Price
2
Bedrooms
1
Baths
This charming updated home has the most beautiful hardwood floors. There are 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath. The home is located a 2 miles from Historic, award winning, downtown DeLand. Stetson University is 2 miles away. The home is located on the East side of town with easy access to I-4 and International Speedway Blvd. The rent includes, water, sewer and lawn care. There is a laundry room. There is parking for boat, RV or trailer.



This listing was recently rented for $2,500.

500 SANDY BLUFF TRL, DELAND, FL 32724  

Rental
$2,500
Price
$2,500
Rental Price
4
Bedrooms
4
Baths
This spacious updated lakefront home has spectacular views from every room. It is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the sought after Trails West subdivision. It offers 4 bedroom / 4 bathrooms (each bedroom has its own bathroom) with fresh paint, new stainless appliances, and new carpet. The home has an open floor plan and tons of windows, offering beautiful lakefront views and lots of natural sunlight. The oversized kitchen has lots of cabinets and an eat-in breakfast area with access to the private courtyard. Separate laundry room and living room. There are 3 sliding doors that open to the screen porch with million dollar lakefront views. Each bedroom has its own bath. The master suite is HUGE with a walk-in closet. The rent includes lawn care, pool and clubhouse access. The two-story home has a wide staircase and wide hallways with lots of storage. This is a rare find and it won't last. Call today for a private showing. The home overlooks Lake Mamie. The sunrise and sunset views are priceless. NO SMOKING AND NO PETS!!!!!


If security in your home is a concern, you can consider stepping things up a bit with steel entry doors. While you may think of steel doors as something that you’d find in an industrial type building, they’re not just for businesses anymore. Many homeowners are turning to steel entry doors in order to capitalize on their many benefits. 


You’d be surprised that many new construction homes can be found with steel entry doors, and the prices aren't bad. A basic door will run somewhere between $100-$150. You’ll still need to buy the installation hardware for the doors, but these prices are fairly reasonable. 


Benefits Of Steel Doors


There are many benefits to steel entry doors. The first of these perks is that they are incredibly secure. Break-ins generally occur either on lower level windows or through a front door. Thieves have a slim chance of getting into a steel door that has been properly installed. 

The next benefit of steel doors is that they’re very durable. Steel is known to be quite a weather resistant material. These doors are also energy efficient and help you to keep the cost of your utility bills down. 


Fire Resistant


Be careful when choosing your steel doors. Not all steel doors are fire resistant. A fire-resistant door can block high levels of heat and flames for about 20 minutes. You can check on your specific door of choice for how extensive the flame retardant material is and how long it will last. 


Maintenance 


Steel doors don’t require much maintenance. Because of their resistance to rust, cracking, and bending, these doors will last longer and keep your home looking sharp for longer periods of time. Steel doors are especially favorable if you live in an environment with high amounts of precipitation and humidity. The moisture won’t affect the condition of the door. If the doors happen to need any repairs, know that steel doors are just as easy to repair as a standard wooden door is. Your steel door will rarely require a replacement. 


Painting


When you think of a steel door, you may picture a cold, metal door that’s quite unwelcoming. This couldn’t be further from the truth! You’re able to paint these doors any color that you’d like. First, you’ll need to remove all of the hardware from the door. Then, you’ll need to sand and prime the door. Next, you can move into the painting phase. You can use many different methods to paint a steel door including brushing, rolling, or spraying the door.