Also: October real estate report
BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Centers, headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, celebrated the grand opening of its first Florida location in Ormond Beach recently. The local franchise, located in the Tuscany Shoppes, 1185 W. Granada Blvd., Suite 3, is partnering with the non-profit PACE Center for Girls to give back within the community and enhance the wellbeing of local female lives through events and donation opportunities, according to a press release.
BeBalanced helps women who are facing hormone imbalances through an all-natural, non-medical approach called Natural Hormone Balancing,
October home sales improve
Home sales in the greater Daytona Beach area recovered in October after hurricane season caused the market to stumble in September, according to statistics compiled by Ron Wysocarski, broker and CEO of Wyse Home Team Realty in Port Orange.
For the month ending Oct. 31, the Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service reported that 381 existing single-family homes were sold with a median home sales price of $217,500. That amounts to an 18.6% increase in sales and a 3.5% climb in median sales prices, year over year.
Median sales prices for condos were 9.5% lower than a year ago, possibly caused by the lingering effects of Hurricane Irma, Wysocarski said. There were 93 condo sales in October with a median sales price of $190,000. The sales total was roughly the same as in October of last year, when condo sales were suffering the effects of Hurricane Matthew.
Food and clothing drive set
Realty Pros Assured will host its annual Food and Clothing Drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, at its new office at 900 W. Granada Blvd. The company is accepting dry or canned goods, gently-used clothing, shoes, bedding and household items. Monetary donations can be made to Food Brings Hope. Call Caryn Baker at 871-3185.
One Daytona plans entertainment
One Daytona, the premier mixed-use destination located across from Daytona International Speedway, will celebrate the holidays with a lineup of free entertainment throughout December, according to a press release. Signature events include a Holiday Entertainment Kick-Off Event on Dec. 9 and Family Night on The Front Lawn on Dec. 16. A full list of activities can be found at ONEDAYTONA.com.
Stores and restaurants will be opening throughout the month.
Real Estate night school offered
Colby School of Real Estate, 454 S. Yonge St., Ormond Beach, celebrating is first year in business, has announced the addition of two instructors: Karen Harden as back-up instructor and director of special projects; and Joan Burnett as managing director of night school courses.
"I am happy to announce the addition of Real Estate night school for people who have a job and cannot attend day classes,” said Cliff Colby, owner and licensed instructor.