Are you considering desirable spots to relocate to in the Central Florida region? If so, buying a home in the DeLand area is a wise choice – and an excellent investment.
DeLand has wide-range appeal for every type of buyer due to its proximity to the beaches, options for both rural and urban neighborhoods, and the way it retains a historical “small town feel” while offering desirable metropolitan-quality amenities.
4 Reasons You Won’t Regret Buying a Home in DeLand
Here are some of the top reasons why our clients don’t regret home purchases in DeLand, Florida, and the surrounding areas.
1. Prime beach, city, and outdoor access without the crowds.
Living in a beach town or riverfront area sounds great in theory, but it’s too busy and crowded for many people’s tastes. Many people enjoy taking advantage of the hustle and bustle of a big city but don’t want to navigate it day in and day out. Buying your home in one of DeLand’s up-and-coming areas or neighborhoods is the next best thing, providing quick and convenient access to the beach, freshwater, or metropolitan cities in virtually every direction.
DeLand is just half an hour away from Lake George or Daytona Beach. In less than an hour, you’ll find yourself basking on the sands of Smyrna Beach. And you can get to multiple state parks, wetlands, and wildlife preserves within minutes. Our award-winning downtown is walkable and bikeable, with ample dining, shopping, and entertainment options.
Feel like heading to the big city? Drive a little over an hour north, and you’ll find yourself in St. Augustine or Jacksonville, or head just an hour down I-4 and you’ll be smack dab in the middle of world-famous Orlando. Better yet, the SunRail Station is ready to launch the opening of a new route that will take commuters and vacationers alike to Orlando.
In addition to rounding out your family’s work/play lifestyle, friends and family will love to come visit as there is so much to do and see close by.
2. Metropolitan amenities with a small-town feel.
DeLand is a Central Florida gem. We have some of the state’s best private and public schools, an accredited university, and state historical sites and museums. Residents also have access to exceptional shopping and dining. – including plenty of upscale options on both counts.
Residents and transplants alike appreciate that there is something special about living in a place where people still smile or say hello when passing each other on the street. Or regularly stopping to chat with neighbors or friends you run into while running errands. Those things simply don’t happen in big cities. Our award-winning Main Street is charming while developed enough to have all of the essentials.
3. Property options for every lifestyle.
Do you prefer larger lots with a rural feel? DeLand has plenty of both restricted and unrestricted options, depending on your preference. You’ll feel like you live “out in the country” while still having easy access to the heart of DeLand and all of its amenities.
Are you looking for something more hip and in the heart of the action? We’ve got that, too, with revitalized buildings boasting loft-style homes, condos, and apartments, as well as stylish, single-family bungalows and brand-new subdivisions. Finally, if you’re more of a classicist, we’ll take you through gorgeous historical homes for sale in some of DeLand’s oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods.
4. You’re guaranteed to enjoy a solid investment.
Whether purchasing your forever home or planning to use it as an investment property, buying a home in DeLand is a win-win proposition. The real estate market in this area continues to go up, up, up, so homeowners benefit from steady equity gains and the knowledge that they can sell – or rent – their homes cash-positive.
If you’re a first-time homebuyer, don’t let the higher real estate prices scare you. There’s never been a better time to buy, and we can put you in touch with some of the best lenders in the area to ensure you get a loan you can afford at the best interest rates possible. Then, once interest rates go back down, you’ll be able to refinance the home for an even lower mortgage – enjoying all that extra equity you wouldn’t have had if you’d waited.
Southern Exclusive Realty Knows DeLand is Where It’s At
Southern Exclusive Realty has decades of combined real estate experience with hundreds of escrow closings in our favor. We wouldn’t be living and working in DeLand if we didn’t believe that this is where it’s at.
Our team believes DeLand is one of the best places to live in Florida, and we’re ready to show you why. Call 386-279-7244 to schedule an appointment, or come by our sales office at 228 East New York Ave, and we’ll tailor your property tours to find that “just right” home.