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March 24, 2017 – GoToby.com’s featured House of the Week brings us back again to Marbella Court in Hammock Dunes, Flagler County’s most prestigious private, gated Oceanside community.
March 23, 2017 – State Representative Paul Renner and County Commissioner Greg Hansen will hold a Saturday town hall meeting to address two critical issues facing Hammock residents: short-term vacation rentals and beach restoration.
March 23, 2017 – The U. S. Census Bureau released today its County and Metro/Micro Area Population Estimates showing estimated population as of July 1, 2016. The Deltona - Daytona Beach - Ormond Beach Metro Area (which includes all of Flagler and Volusia counties) grew by 2.3% between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016, making it the 21st fastest growing metro area in the country.
March 22, 2017 — After starting the year at the fastest pace in almost a decade, existing-home sales slid in February but remained above year-ago levels both nationally and in all major regions, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
March 13, 2017 – Beginning immediately, there will be periodic closures of the westbound lane of Matanzas Woods Parkway, west of Belle Terre Parkway, due to construction of a City of Palm Coast wastewater collection project.

March 8, 2017 – Overall nationwide, an improving economy, multiple years of strong job growth and a notable increase in home values fueled a greater share of purchases from Generation X households over the past year, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR)
March 5, 2017 – Chris Marlow, who along with his father Tony and mother Carolyn operate the well-known Golden Lion Café in Flagler Beach, revealed the family’s plans to open a second restaurant, this one in Palm Coast. The announcement was made today on my Sunday morning radio show, “Real Estate Matters.” on WNZF AM/FM (right after the 9:00 A.M. news break).
March 3, 2017 – GoToby.com’s House of the Week is a beautifully renovated home in Hammock Dunes, the area’s most prestigious private Oceanside community.
March 2, 2017 – The average American household spends $2,149 on real estate property taxes each year, plus another $402 for residents of the 27 states with vehicle property taxes.
February 28, 2017 — Insufficient supply levels led to a lull in contract activity in the Midwest and West, which dragged down pending home sales in January to their lowest level in a year, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
February 24, 2017 – Going forward, GoToby.com will be spotlighting builders who are active in Flagler County. My inaugural featured builder is Florida Green Construction, a Palm Coast-based company that focuses on building homes that are sustainable, energy and water efficient while providing a quiet, healthy indoor living environment.
February 22, 2017 — Existing-home sales stepped out to a fast start in 2017, surpassing a recent cyclical high and increasing in January to the fastest pace in almost a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest saw sales gains last month.
February 19, 2017 – Google Earth has posted several dated views of Flagler County to the Google Earth app., dating back to February 1995. The most recent image dates are February 16, 2016 and November 18, 2016, a nine-month span. A lot can happen in nine months. Check out these Before and After shots as we tour are area.
February 17, 2017 – GoToby.com’s featured property this week is a beautiful fourth floor oceanfront Tuscany Condominium in Hammock Dunes. This open floor plan includes four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, kitchen and dining room. The master bedroom and office overlook the Atlantic Ocean.
February 17, 2017 – Forecast: Existing-home sales will expand 1.7 percent in 2017 – but a new housing affordability model created jointly by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and realtor.com predicts an inadequate number of listings on the market at many income levels.
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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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