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Matanzas Golf Course Sold to Local Developer

Once the crown jewel of Palm Coast’s original four golfing venues, the long-dormant Matanzas Woods Golf Course has been sold. Future development is anticipated. A reopened golf course is not.

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U.S. Existing-Homes Sales Surge 11.8 Percent in February

March 25, 2019 – A National Association of Realtors touts February existing-home sales results with this headline; “U.S. Existing-Homes Sales Surge 11.8 Percent in February.” The Flagler market jumped even more, by 22.2%. But the uptick sales is more due to seasonality than to market strength. Locally, February home sales have exceeded January sales in all but three of the last 16 years. read full story

Palm Coast, Flagler Co. - The First End-to-end Look at the Great Housing Recession - Bubble, Crash, Recovery

January 18, 2017 – Flagler County (including Palm Coast) in Northeast Florida has been called the poster child of the Great Recession. Its housing market suffered for more than ten years. Properties dropped nearly 60% in value. For three years, 2009, 2010 and 2011, more than half of homes sold were either short sales or foreclosures. Palm Coast was featured in a front-page story in the Sunday edition of the Washington Post in June, 2011. That chapter is now over. 2016 marks the year in which the Flagler County housing market emerged from the cycle’s doldrums to regain a sense of normalcy. Now, the first end-to-end look at the cycle that lasted more than a decade; the Bubble, the Crash and the Recovery. read full story

Don "Toby" Tobin is a licensed real estate professional affiliated with Grand Living Realty. Toby is a member of the Flagler County Association of Realtors®, the Florida Association of Realtors, Enterprise Flagler, Flagler Home Builders Association, and the National Association of Realtors.

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