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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.
January 6, 2017 – ATTOM Data Solutions just-released 2017 Rental Affordability Report finds that it's cheaper to buy a home than rent one in two out of three (66 percent) U.S. metro areas studied. The report found monthly house payments on a median-priced home – including mortgage, property taxes and insurance – is more affordable than the fair market rent on a three-bedroom property in 354 of the 500 counties analyzed in the report.
December 29, 2016 – Chattanooga, Tenn.-based CBL & Associates has sold its remaining properties in Cobblestone Village. CBL owns or has an interest in 89 regional malls and shopping centers.
December 23, 2016 – This week’s GoToby.com House of the Week is in the private gated community of Palm Coast Plantation. This spacious courtyard home, built in 2006 by Skyway Builders, has four bedrooms, four baths 3,746 square feet of living area and a three car garage.
December 16, 2016 – GoToby.com’s House of the Week was built in 1977. It sits on a double lot in “executive row” overlooking the 2nd hole of the Palm Harbor Golf Course.
December 15, 2016 – Existing-home sales are forecast to muster only a small gain in 2017 because of increasing mortgage rates and shrinking consumer confidence that now is a good time to buy a home, according to new consumer survey findings and a 2017 housing forecast update from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).
December 9, 2016 – GoToby.com’s House of the Week is an immaculate Hammock Dunes Home sharing a quiet cul-de-sac street with only 12 homes, eight of which are homesteaded. Enjoy refreshing sea breezes and the soothing sound of surf from the Atlantic Ocean, only 700 yards away.
December 6, 2016 – Salamander Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to restore its Signature Jack Nicklaus Ocean Course which remains closed since Hurricane Matthew passed in early October. Salamander’s press release was preceded by an announcement of plans to Club members in late November.
December 3, 2016 – What fall slowdown? In many markets across the country, the housing market is showing anything but the typical seasonal slowdown. In fact, a report released by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) finds just the opposite.
December 1, 2016 — Pending home sales were mostly unchanged in October, but did squeak out a meager gain for the second consecutive month, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
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Don "Toby" Tobin is a licensed real estate professional affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HS Fortune Group Properties. 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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