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March 29, 2015 – D.R. Horton is poised to break ground soon at Country Club Harbor, its new community off Club House Drive surrounded by the Palm Harbor Golf Course. The 54-home gated community will offer both saltwater canal lots with Intracoastal Waterway access and golf course lots.
March 29, 2015 – Closing costs come as a surprise to many buyers, especially young adults. Two-thirds of millennials – those between the ages of 18-34 – who plan to buy a home said they're unaware of closing costs in a survey of more than 1,000 adults conducted by ClosingCorp, a provider of residential real estate closing cost data and technology for the mortgage and real estate industries.
March 28, 2015 – Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose in March by more than 3 points to 96.8, the highest reading in 10 years, according to a monthly University of Florida (UF) survey. All five components that make up the index increased.
March 27, 2015 – GoToby.com’s featured house of the week is on the west side of town, near schools, the library and shopping. Built in 1986, it has two bedrooms, two baths, a breakfast nook, kitchen, great room, Florida room, a single-car garage and 1,214 square feet of living area.
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
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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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