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February 6, 2017 – In Florida, 22 percent of home buyers were first-timers, though the percentage was notably higher nationwide at 35 percent. And the average Florida homebuyer was also older: 55 years old compared to 44 years old nationally, and they had a median income of $83,900.
February 3, 2017 – You will be sure to enjoy the refreshing sea breezes and relaxing sound of the surf from GoToby.com’s featured House of the Week. It’s a beautifully maintained pool home in Hammock Dunes, Flagler County’s most exclusive private gated oceanfront community.
February 2, 2017 – Russia is the most-active country searching Miami real estate for the first time since the Miami Association of Realtors® (MIAMI) began tracking search data in 2013.
April 1, 2017 – Floridians’ consumer sentiment ticked up another half point to 97.8 in January – the highest reading since March 2002. It’s an increase from the 97.3 logged in December, according to the latest University of Florida (UF) consumer survey.
January 31, 2017 – Palm Coast Holdings, successor to ITT and developer of Town Center and Palm Coast Park, will close their office permanently on March 31, 2017. The decision was made recently, and unexpectedly, by Palm Coast Holding’s parent company. Seven employees will be affected. Going forward, Allete’s Florida assets will be managed for sale by the Carter Douglas Company.

January 30, 2017 — In 2016, Florida’s economy outperformed the nation in part because of better job creation, according to several economists who spoke to a standing-room-only crowd of about 500 Realtors® at the 2017 Florida Real Estate Trends event Thursday during Florida Realtors Mid-Winter Business Meetings.
PALM COAST, FL – January 27, 2017 – GoToby.com’s featured House of the Week is DR Horton’s Osprey model home in the gated community of Grand Landings.
January 26, 2017 – While golf courses around the country face an uncertain economic future, homes adjacent to them continue to command higher prices from prospective buyers, according to a new study of real estate transactions in South Florida by faculty at Florida Atlantic University.
January 23, 2017 – If a home improvement project costs $1,000, how much money will the homeowner get back if he sells the home – his return on investment (ROI)? In 2017, only attic insulation recoups more than its cost.
January 20, 2015 – Practical, not opulent. Solidly-built, not delicate. Functional, not whimsical. This 3-story "Old Florida Style" estate cottage has 1st floor guest quarters with a separate entrance and its own kitchen. Amazing views and 240 available feet on the ICW mark this Beverly Beach home built for casual living.It’s surrounded with tiled balconies and full of practical features you can really use.
January 16, 2017 – Flagler County (including Palm Coast) has been called the poster child of the Great Recession. Undoubtedly, 2016 will mark the year in which the local housing market emerged from the cycle’s doldrums. Now, the first end-to-end look at the cycle that lasted more than a decade; the bubble, the crash and the recovery.
January 13, 2017 – GoToby.com’s House of the Week is an award-winning Hammock Dunes home with four bedrooms, four baths, pool and 3,743 square feet of living area. It’s the lowest priced 3-garage, lakefront pool home in this private gated luxury community.
January 12, 2017 – Fueled by a growing economy, solid employment gains and rising household formations, single-family housing production will continue a gradual, upward trajectory in 2017, according to economists speaking at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla.
January 11, 2017 – Among the 50 largest U.S. markets, the top five (in order) were Orlando, Palm Beach County, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Dallas, according to Ten-X, an online marketplace. Each metro area had "a vigorous combination of consistently strong demand, home price appreciation, and economic and demographic growth."
January 6, 2017 – GoToby.com’s Property of the Week is a beautifully redone third-floor condominium in the Oceanside community of Cinnamon Beach.
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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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