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March 27, 2015 – The buzz is escalating about the “Internet of Things.” The catchphrase refers to the next wave of technology but also to a mindset, one that’s already evident in the moment a four-year-old tries to operate a paperbound book by tapping on an illustration.
March 26, 2015 – Wings Over Flagler Rockin' the Runways will be at the Flagler Airport this weekend - March 27-28-29th. WOFRR will feature Warbirds, Concerts, Hot Rods, Test Track, Fireworks and more.
March 26, 2015 – New Census Bureau population estimates released today show Flagler County’s population topping 100,000 for the first time, reaching an estimated 102,408 as of July 1, 2014. In December, the Bureau announced that Florida had overtaken New York as the nation’s third most populous state.
With home prices and interest rates likely to increase and mortgage affordability likely to decrease, Detroit is predicted to be the most affordable and San Francisco the least affordable housing market this year, according to the first-ever realtor.com® Mortgage Affordability Report released today.
March 24, 2015 – Walmart Stores has obtained a site development plan and commercial building permit to add a liquor store to the east side of its present Palm Coast store at 174 Cypress Point Pkwy. The completed liquor store addition will be 4,858 square feet.

March 24, 2015 – Existing-home sales increased modestly in February, but constrained inventory levels pushed price growth to its fastest pace in a year, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
March 21, 2015 – The majority of metropolitan areas experienced steady but slightly stronger price growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, behind a decline in housing supply and an uptick in demand fueled by lower interest rates and a stronger job market, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.
March 21, 2015 – Thursday evening, the Flagler Home Builders Association kicked off its 2015 Parade of Homes with an awards banquet at the Hammock Beach Club. The Parade officially begins today and will run through Sunday, March 29. Thirty-two participating homes will be open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 A. M. till 5:00 P.M. and Sundays from noon until 5:00 P.M. See some great homes. Meet some great builders. Get some great decorating hints.
March 20, 2015 – Location, location and location; GoToby.com’s featured property of the week comes with a double lot and 575 feet of Atlantic Ocean frontage. It borders Flagler County’s 75-acre Mala Compra Park, ensuring an unobstructed view of the Atlantic Ocean, uncrowded beaches and native vegetation. Beyond the park is the Hammock Beach Club’s Ocean Course. Looking south, there are no significant beachfront structures for more than a mile, making 1 Ocean Dune Circle one of Flagler County’s most spectacular home sites.
March 19, 2015 – RealtyTrac released a report analyzing purchase loan and sales data for single-family homes and condos in 2014 in 386 U.S. counties. Nationwide, on average, buyers who purchased a 2014 home put 14 percent down, or an average $32,141
March 19, 2015 – Nearly 10 percent of U.S. residents are dissatisfied with their current housing, neighborhood, local safety or public services to the point that they want to move, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. However, only 18.3 percent of the 11.2 million householders who wanted to move actually did so between 2010 and 2011.
March 18, 2015 – CoreLogic released new analysis for the fourth quarter of 2014 that shows 1.2 million U.S. borrowers regained equity in 2014. Nationwide, that means 89 percent of all owners with a mortgage now live in a home that's worth more than the amount they still owe to their lender.
March 17, 2015 – Nationwide housing starts dropped 17 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 897,000 units in February, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department.
March 17, 2015 – The Flagler Board of County Commissioners last night in a packed session voted unanimously 5 to 0 to advance Sea Ray’s application for a Comprehensive Plan amendment that will enable the company to build a much-needed employee parking lot south of the present location.
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Don "Toby" Tobin is a licensed real estate professional affiliated with Watson Realty Corp. 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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