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July 19, 2017 – Fueled by a substantial increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers, foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate skyrocketed to a new high. In all five of the top feeder countries buying U.S. real estate, the number of transactions grew, according to an annual survey of residential purchases from international buyers released by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).
PALM COAST, FL – July 17, 2017 – There is plenty of good news for those that follow the Flagler County and Palm Coast real estate scene. Here’s a rundown of what’s new:
July 14, 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-car garage, lakefront pool home in this private gated luxury community.
July 13, 2017 – ATTOM Data Solutions analyzed the U.S. cities where at least one in every 12 buyers is looking for a second home, and it ranked them based on air quality, comfortable summer temperatures, low crime, appreciating home values and reasonable home prices.
July 12, 2017 – The risk of home price declines remains low, but affordability is increasingly a concern in cities across the U.S., according to the Summer 2017 edition of The Housing and Mortgage Market Review (HaMMR) published by Arch Mortgage Insurance Company.

PALM COAST, FL – July 7, 2017 – GoToby.com’s featured House of the Week is a 2,223-square foot beach house in Flagler Beach, a city of roughly 5,000 residents who zealously preserve their city’s old Florida beach town character.
July 7, 2017 – Sixty-two percent of sellers' agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Staging.
June 30, 2017 – This week’s GoToby.com’s featured property is a beautiful oceanfront condo in Beverly Beach on Scenic A1A, just 2.4 miles north of Flagler Beach’s iconic fishing pier. This first-floor unit has both front and rear verandas providing incredible views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW).
June 30, 2017 – ATTOM Data Solutions' Q2 2017 U.S. Home Affordability Index finds that the U.S. median home price of $253,000 in the second quarter of 2017 was at the least affordable level since Q3 2008 – a nearly nine-year low in affordability.
June 29, 2017 – The ongoing supply shortages that are propping up home prices in many metro areas caused pending home sales in May to slump for the third consecutive month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. None of the major regions saw an increase in contract activity last month.
June 23, 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, The kitchen, living room, dining room, master bedroom and office overlook the Atlantic Ocean.
June 23, 2017 – Officials from FEMA, ISO and the Florida Division of Emergency Management presented the City of Palm Coast’s new floodplain management rating – which is among the top 13 in the nation – at the Palm Coast City Council meeting this month.
June 22, 2017 – The Great Recession is over. The rollercoaster ride that is the housing market has been firmly on the ride’s ascending side. Locally, home prices have been rising steadily since the bottom of the ride in January 2012.
June 16, 2017 – GoToby.com’s featured House of the Week is a 2,042 SF villa home in the Ville Di Capri neighborhood of Hammock Dunes, the area’s most prestigious private oceanside community.
June 15, 2017 – Despite steadily improving local job markets and historically low mortgage rates, the U.S. homeownership rate is stuck near a 50-year low because of a perverse mix of affordability challenges, student loan debt, tight credit conditions and housing supply shortages.
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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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