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May 15, 2017 – Have a say in Flagler’s future. As Florida continues to grow, the Florida Chamber Foundation is encouraging communities to begin thinking and talking about how to ensure the state remains successful.
May 15, 2017 – In a further sign that the housing market continues to strengthen, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points in May to a level of 70 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the second highest HMI reading since the downturn.
May 10, 2017 – The Florida legislature has finished the 2017 session with a flurry of notable decisions. From a Realtor’s perspective, there were wins along a broad front but budget cuts to Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida are cause for concern.
May 5, 2017 – GoToby.com’s featured house is in Tidelands, a community in which I have enjoyed living for six years. This Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)home, built in 2003, has four bedrooms and three full baths, second-floor great room and 2,657 square feet of living area.
May 2, 2017 – The City of Palm Coast’s floodplain management rating has increased to among the best in the nation – a measure that shows how well a City is prepared for flooding and a rating that provides residents deeper discounts on flood insurance.

April 28, 2017 – GoToby.com’s featured home is in Palm Coast’s Lake View subdivision centrally located convenient to shopping and schools. The 47-home subdivision is very stable. All but three of the homes are homesteaded (owner-occupied primary dwellings).
April 25, 2017 – Home sellers strengthen their bargaining position by having a home inspection before listing their property. Here’s why.
PALM COAST, -- April 24, 2017 – The National Association of Realtors® and Florida Realtors® have released results of March home sales activity. How does the Flagler/Palm Coast market measure up?
April 21, 2017 – This GoToby.com House of the Week offers so much. Built in 1993, it’s located in the quiet Monterrey neighborhood within Hammock Dunes, Flagler County’s most prestigious private Oceanside community.
April 20, 2017 – DR Horton has purchased the residential development component and accompanying developer/declarant rights of Grand Reserve, a master-planned golf course-anchored residential community in Bunnell, Fla. near Palm Coast and Flagler Beach. The seller was Deer Run CDD Holdings, Inc. Grand Reserve has 157 platted buildable lots and room for about 600 more but only six completed homes. That’s about to change.
April 14, 2017 – GoToby.com’s featured House of the Week is in Grand Haven’s River Club, centrally located between the Signature Jack Nicklaus golf course and the Grand Haven Community Center.
April 13, 2017 – Ranch-style homes, large backyards and updated kitchens top shoppers' wish lists this spring, according to realtor.com's latest home buyer survey. More than half of home seekers want a three-bedroom home, while 75 percent of shoppers are considering a two-bathroom home.
April 12, 2017 – In 2016, the U.S. saw the strongest pace of home sales in a decade – but that included a sizeable drop in vacation buyers and an increase of individual investors, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) annual second-home survey.
April 7, 2017 – The effective tax rate for investment homes was lower than the effective tax rate for owner-occupied homes in 34 states, including California, Texas, Ohio, Illinois and New York, according to a study from ATTOM Data Solutions.
April 7, 2017 – GoToby.com’s featured property this week is an oceanfront luxury condominium in Hammock Dunes, Flagler County’s most prestigious private community. Built in 2004 by WCI Communities, the unit includes four bedrooms, three and a half baths, 2,950 square feet of living area and lots of balcony space.
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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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