Vivat Le Hard Rock Hotel!

Vivat le Hard Rock Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach. It is interesting how things constantly change. Desert Inn in Daytona at 900 North Atlantic Ave. did not have a great reputation. TripAdvisor named it one of 10-dirtiest hotels in the nation. And then, shortly thereafter police and FBI raided the hotel and arrested […] Read more »

Protogroup May Still Surprise Us

Russians are building

Russians Are Coming to Daytona Protogroup is a Russian company, which has supermarkets in St. Petersburg, Russia, also they have four hotels in Russia and one in Montenegro. This was thought to be the most unlikely project for Daytona, which had more than a fair share of failed projects. This […] Read more »

The Cellar Made it To The List…


Surfing through numerous emails, I ran into Open Table, Inc. report featuring best 10 Central Florida restaurants. So, I am going through the list and see The Cellar Restaurant, which is in Daytona Beach. Wow! Congratulations to the owners and employees. It is actually an interesting place. It is in […] Read more »

What is Coming on the Beach?

Cocina 214

Lately driving on Atlantic Avenue, I noticed the work being done on a large oceanfront lot. There were no any new condo or hotel announced for this site, and I could not figure it out. Then I noticed a sign saying Cocina 214, and figured that this was a Mexican […] Read more »

Hurricane Irma. Lesson to Learn

Hurricane Irma

A couple of years ago we helped buyers from St. Petersburg, Russia, to purchase a house on Daytona’s Beachside. They were in Russia when Hurricane Matthew hit, and knew about hurricanes only from neighbors. Majority of what they hear is that it is no biggie, you can sit n your […] Read more »

Wine Walk in New Smyrna Beach

Wine Walk in New Smyrna beach

My son and his beautiful girlfriend are fond of New Smyrna Beach, a neighboring city to the south from Daytona area. He has friends there, so he knows about all events and hardly misses any. He went to Wine Walk in New Smyrna Beach quite a few times before and […] Read more »

Are You Flipping Ready?

Ready for Flipping?

Thinking of flipping Daytona condos? We used to go and participate in foreclosure auctions at the courthouse. In all these years watching and participating in the foreclosure and Tax Deed auctions, I couldn’t believe how many eager participants were jumping into flipping without being able to say “yes” to any […] Read more »

Turtle Season is Back on Florida Beaches

Baby Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle Season is Back on Florida Beaches May 1 is the beginning of the Sea Turtle season on the beaches of Florida and in Volusia County where Daytona Beach is. “All of the world’s sea turtles are designated as either endangered or threatened and are protected by state, federal […] Read more »