The Ponce Inlet, Port Orange, and Daytona Beach Shores Real Estate Resource

Let's face it, you're not just buying wood, brick and mortar on a piece of dirt when you buy a property. We're talking lifestyle here! That means you need Daytona local area information if you are to make a quality home buying decision. Are you ready to take your online tour of Ponce Inlet, Port Orange, and Daytona Beach Shores ? If so, the local neighborhood explorer offers a searchable interactive map and list of neighborhoods. Drill down and you'll find all kinds of terrific area facts and helpful photos to give you a glimpse of this great area we call home. Oh, don't forget to request your comprehensive relocation kit now. It's our way of saying welcome to Ponce Inlet, Port Orange, and Daytona Beach Shores !

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11/21/2019 3:27:00 AM

Margarita Ball 2019

The 2019 Margarita Ball is tomorrow, November 22nd at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach.  This annual event is in its 33rd year and is sure to be a showstopper. This charity event is invitation only and is held to collect toys for needy children in the Volusia County area. 

Each year, roughly 20 charities are selected to receive toys to distribute to families that need a hand up to make Christmas bright for their children.  Our goal this year is to collect 5,000 toys so our guest will come loaded down with unwrapped presents at the Ball.

Mark and Jennifer Card are one of the 25 couples that serve on the Margarita Society of Volusia County Board of Directors.

The Margarita Society is committed to children in the community and will be helping the following charities for 2019.

11/21/2019 2:54:00 AM

Margaritaville Home Sold

New construction homes in Latitude Margaritaville are selling quickly.  We can attest to this, because we have been working with several buyers that have been "on the fence" between lots and model choices. When they contact us to make their move toward buying, the lots are already sold. 

Luckily, a couple we have recently be working with to purchase a single family home in Margaritaville found the perfect lot for them in Phase 3A.

We are now in the process of solidifying the contract with the builder and working through the construction process with them.  If everything goes according to plan, their builder should have their home completed as early as May 2020. 

There are areas in Margaritaville that will be completed prior to the May timeline, and we are able to share with you which lots and models are available at this time. 

The Coconut floorplan is the one this couple chose and it has a fabulous open layout.  The kitchen opens directly to the living room area, which makes this model ideal for entertaining.  At a total of 2397 sqft. total and 1684 sqft. of living area, you'll find that when you enter the home through the 8 ft. door, that you are led into an amazing living room area. The home is a 2 bedroom 2 bath, but also has a den that is ideal for guests, and especially as an office or hobby room.  What's more is that the lanai is 25 ft. long across the back. 

The buyers are so excited to be a part of this amazing community.  They will no longer have to maintain their lawn, as that is part of the HOA fee.  There are gates so that any visitors will need to stop there to gain entry.  The town center is filled with plenty of activities like swimming, tennis/pickleball, fitness, and also has a business center, restaurant and bar, bocce ball and even a band shell.  The private beach club is in the works and there are shuttles that take residents back and forth.

If you've been searching for homes for sale in Margaritaville, give us a call.  We'd be happy to help you find your way so that you don't step on any pop tops along the road to your new Latitude Margaritaville home. 

The Mark Card Team has over 40 years of combined experience to help you find just the right home and works diligently to create a smooth move for you.  Give us a shout at 386-566-8091.

11/20/2019 2:04:00 AM

Property Site:
Paradise is waiting for you! This WATERFRONT CANAL home is beautiful & just SECONDS FROM THE ST. JOHNS RIVER. Minutes by boat to LAKE GEORGE & SILVER GLEN SPRINGS. Black Water Inn is close by as well. SUPER FISHING right from your 2000 sqft. COVERED DOCK.on some of the LARGEST BASS around. Two boat slip. WITH LIFTS. 60 FT. of WATERFRONT PROPERTY. Inside you will find a super 3/2 floor plan with a LANAI under HEAT & AIR. Fabulous Master retreat w/WHIRLPOOL tub. The garage is also under AC and has a CRAFT ROOM that is ideal for the hobbyist. NEW ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOWS in 2005, AC & Ductwork along with h2O heater in 2013. FQUA water, sewer & irrigation & security cameras.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square feet: 1,171
Price: $360,000

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or You can also text 5905195 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).

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MLS ID: 1064736

11/13/2019 5:43:00 AM

Retiring in Port Orange

Retiring in Florida is a dream many hard-working Americans have. Florida has been a popular spot of retirees for decades because of the enticing tax breaks and well, the weather is pretty fabulous too. Buying a home in Port Orange opens you to many possibilities of activity, relaxation and also rejuvenation.  Call Mark and Jennifer Card to help you find your new home in the Sunshine State. 

Benefits to retiring in Port Orange

  • No Income Tax
  • Retirement Income is Exempt
  • Homestead Property Tax Exemption
  • Senior Citizen Property Tax Over 65 yrs old & max. income requirements 
  • No Grocery Tax
  • FREE activities at the beach

Port Orange Active Communities

Port Orange 55+ Communities

Gated Communities

Golf Communities

  • Cypress Head
  • Spruce Creek Fly In

Port Orange Riverfront Homes
Port Orange Homes Under $250,000

A 55+ community that is nearby is Latitude Margaritaville.  Here you will find that you have no maintenance on the exterior of your home.  This 55+ gated community located in Daytona Beach has a resort pool area, restaurant and bar.  They also have plenty of activities and even a band shell that is sure to bring some amazing music for the residents.  Margaritaville also has a dog park. 

11/7/2019 9:22:00 AM

Villages of Royal Palm
Villages of Royal Palm Community Center & Club House

So you've been on a search of homes for sale in Port Orange Villages of Royal Palm.  What can you expect to find in this gorgeous gated community near the Port Orange Pavilion just west of I-95.

First you will find an incredibly beautiful and large community center.  Inside the Villages of Royal Palm community center is something to do for anyone that lives in the neighborhood.  From billiards, to cards, a library, and fitness center. There is also a series of tennis courts located in this area along with incredible pool and lanai areas.

Homes for sale in the Villages of Royal Palm sell in the $200K-$300K range.  Townhomes can start in the high $100K's and top out over $200K.

See homes for sale in Villages of Royal Palm

Check out townhomes for in Royal Palm

Villages of Royal Palm Community Club

  • 2 Pools and Jacuzzi
  • Tennis Courts
  • Full Activity Schedule
  • Ballroom w/ Grand Piano
  • Game room for pool and cards
  • Fitness Center
  • Library 
  • Business Center
  • Basketball court
  • Shuffle Board
  • Bocce Ball Court
  • Putting Green
  • Horseshoes
  • Kitchen and Bar

Royal Palm Maintenance Free Living

  • Cable TV / expanded 99 channels
  • Lawn Maintenance
  • Mulch Annually
  • Trim shrubs, trees, spray for weeds
  • Fertilize lawn, trees and shrubs
  • Spray for insects on lawn and shrubs
  • Ant treatments as necessary
  • Pressure wash homes annually
  • Paint homes every 5 years
If you're considering making a move to the Villages of Royal Palm, The Mark Card Team would be happy to help.  With over 40 years of combined experience, we know the ins and outs of the home buying process.  

Contact The Mark Card Real Estate Team