Plus: Tipsy Taco schedules beach cleanup.
Local artist Savannah Zanosky will be the featured artist in the Frame of Mind Art Gallery for July, with the opening reception set for July 6 as part of the Ormond Beach First Saturday Art Walk.
Frame of Mind and Gold Leaf Coffee Co., 23 W. Granada Blvd., will be stay open late for the reception with the artist from 5 to 8 p.m.
Art Walk visitors can take advantage of a complimentary shuttle from Frame of Mind to the other participating art galleries: Thays Art Gallery & Studio, Arts on Granada, Ocean Child Boutique, Pocket Jeweler and Ocean Art Gallery, all on Granada Blvd. There will be refreshments and entertainment.
Beach cleanup set
The Restaurant Row Foundation for Ormond Beachside is officially a nonprofit origination thanks to community support and the money raised from the beach cleanup on April 29, according to a press release. The next beach cleanup is set for July 13 and will include a river cleanup at Tomoka State Park.
To be a part of this event, register online at TipsyTacoOrmond.com/store. The $10 signup donation gets you a custom beach cleanup T-shirt, beach cleanup supplies, use of a paddleboard for the day (for the first 20 signed up for the Tomoka State Park location) and a door prize ticket. Registration is 11 a.m. to noon at the restaurant, 746 S. Atlantic Ave. The after-party is 2-5 p.m.
All donations go directly to the nonprofit Restaurant Row foundation, newly created by the business owners of Ormond Beachside to improve the neighborhood both aesthetically and economically by working with the local governments, businesses, organizations and residents, according to the press release.
For more information, contact Lena Lux at 846-4012 or [email protected]. The organizers are seeking raffle baskets from local businesses and they can be dropped off at Tipsy Taco anytime.
Real estate report
The spring and summer home selling season kicked into high drive in May, pushing both sales and median prices higher across the greater Daytona Beach area.
For May, the Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service reported that 543 single-family homes were sold with a median home sales price of $245,000. That’s a 3% increase in sales compared to the same month last year, and a 12% jump over sales totals in April, according to an analysis of MLS data by Realtor Ron Wysocarski, broker and CEO of Wyse Home Team Realty in Port Orange.
The median sales price for homes sold across Daytona was 6.5% higher in both monthly and annual comparisons, Wysocarski reported.
Year to date, single family home sales are down by 2.5% across the Daytona area, while prices are up by just over 3%.
“Sales are still running slightly behind last year’s totals, but the numbers are improving,” Wysocarski said.
May 2019: 543 sales, $245,000 median sales price.
May 2018: 527 sales, $229,900 median sales price.
April 2019: 483 sales, $230,000 median sales price.
April 2018: 463 sales, $227,900 median sales price.
Year-To-Date 2019: 2052 sales, $235,000 median sales price.
Year-To-Date 2018: 2103 sales, $227,900 median sales price.
Inventory levels fell slightly lower in May than they were in April. But the totals were better than in May 2018.
Wyse Home Team Realty also analyzed data for key areas where homebuyers shop. Ormond Beach again showed the strongest sales totals in May. Ormond Beach had 142 sales at a $263,500 median sales price.
Daytona area condo sales were up notably in May. There were 148 condo units sold around the Daytona Beach area in May, a 13.8% increase in sales, compared to sales totals in May of 2018. Median sales prices, however, fell by 2%.
Monthly comparisons showed May condo sales were slightly weaker than in April, while median prices were a bit stronger.
May 2019: 148 condo/condotels sold with a median sales price of $207,000.
May 2018: 130 condo/condotels sold with a median sales price of $211,500.
April 2019: 155 condo/condotels sold with a median sales price of $195,000.
April 2018: 146 condo/condotels sold with a median sales price of $207,500.