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July 31, 2015 – GoToby’s Property of the Week is a Hammock Beach Club Condominium. Built in 2004, this three bedroom, three bath first floor unit has 1,676 square feet of living area and comes fully furnished; turnkey and rental-ready. Or simply move in yourself and enjoy world-class coastal resort living and ocean views.
August 1, 2015 – Everyone’s assistance is needed to help clean and protect our community's treasured waterways and adjacent trails! The City of Palm Coast is coordinating the Eighth Annual Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 5, and it’s now time to register to participate and to help name this year’s mascot, the pelican.
July 31, 2015 – According to the just-released J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Primary Mortgage Servicer Satisfaction Study, mortgage servicers spend a disproportionate amount of time and resources on at-risk customers compared with customers who are current with their payment.
July 30, 2015 – The restoration of the Princess Place livery stable is nearly complete. Exterior painting, the finishing touch, could be completed by Friday if dry weather prevails.
July 29, 2015) — After five consecutive months of increases, pending home sales slipped in June but remained near May's level, which was the highest in over nine years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Modest gains in the Northeast and West were offset by larger declines in the Midwest and South.

July 28, 2015 – The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index improved in June to 99.8 turned the other direction in July, bumping down to 90.9.
July 25, 2015 – The Real Estate Roundtable says a recent economic study about like-kind exchanges (1031 exchanges, or Section 1031 of the U.S. tax code) proves their worth to the U.S. real estate market and illustrates some unintended negative impacts of proposals to scale back or repeal the nearly 100-year-old tax provision.
July 24, 2015 – GoToby.com’s featured House of the Week is in the Granada Estates section of Hammock Dunes, Palm Coast’s most exclusive gated residential community. Just 375 yards from the Atlantic Ocean beach, this custom-built home has all of the features you would expect to find in such a setting.
July 23, 2015 – Beginning Sunday, July 26 motorists and other travelers should expect a lane closure along Palm Coast Parkway between Florida Park Drive to just west of Cypress Point Parkway. The lane closure will occur in two phases.
July 23, 2015 – Finally. The Beachfront Bargain Hunt episode that locals have anticipated since HGTV’s filming last September has been put on the cable network’s broadcast schedule. You can watch it Sunday, August 9th at 8:30 P.M.
July 22, 2015 — Existing-home sales increased in June to their highest pace in over eight years, while the cumulative effect of rising demand and limited supply helped push the national median sales price to an all-time high, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions experienced sales gains in June and have now risen above year-over-year levels for six consecutive months.
July 21, 2015 – The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) published guidance on its new Small Buildings Risk Sharing (SBRS) Initiative.
July 20, 2015 – Builder confidence in the newly built, single-family home market hit a level of 60 in July – its highest level since November 2005.
July 17, 2015 – What has twenty years done to the new home market? Today’s new homes have more bedrooms, more bathrooms, more outdoor features, but fewer fireplaces. And they are a lot more expensive. The average sales price in 1994 was $154,500 compared to the $345,800 average sales price in 2014.
July 16, 2015 – Here's a just-the-facts summary of NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun's updated look at national economic and housing market expectations for the rest of 2015 and the kickoff of 2016. Read on to find out why Yun says existing and new-home sales will be rising this year.
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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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