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February 9, 2018 — The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) worked throughout the tax reform process to preserve the existing tax benefits of homeownership and real estate investment, as well to ensure as many real estate professionals as possible would benefit from proposed tax cuts. Many of the changes reflected in the final bill were the result of the engagement of NAR and its members, not only in the last three months but over several years.
February 9, 2018 — Despite weakening optimism from non-homeowners at the end of last year that now is a good time to buy, an overwhelming majority said they do want to own a home in the future and believe homeownership is part of their American Dream.
February 2, 2018 – Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market hit at least a nine-year high in the fourth quarter of 2017– the highest reading since the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) created the index in 2008.
January 31, 2018 – Consumer sentiment among Floridians started the year at its highest level in 16 years, increasing 2.3 points in January to 99.8 from a revised December figure of 97.5.
January 30, 2018 – WAWA fans can smile again. As mentioned today at the Palm Coast City Council meeting, WAWA is again on the radar. The city has received a revised site development plan for a WAWA to be located on the northeast corner of SR 100 and Bulldog Drive.

January 30, 2018 – Realtor.com released its own "State of the Housing Union" ahead of Tuesday's State of the Union address. According to the report, a strong U.S. economy and unprecedented housing shortage are pressuring potential home buyers striving to attain the American Dream. According to the analysis, strong buyer demand, constrained inventory, and ready-to-buy first timers are the key underlying dynamics driving today's housing market.
January 26, 2018 – Florida Governor Rick Scott will be in Palm Coast today to join Coastal Cloud co-founders and managing partners Sara and Tim Hale and several state and local dignitaries to celebrate the company’s record growth since its founding five years ago. Coastal Cloud will also introduce a new STEM internship program they helped develop to encourage and inspire work-based learning for the next generation.
January 25, 2018 – Bunnell, in a welcome move reported by FlaglerLive, has approved a 240-unit apartment complex. The 10-buildiing compound will be sited on 40 acres located on the north side of SR 100 between the Palm Pointe Condos and the entrance to Grand Reserve in Bunnell.
January 24, 2018 – The housing recession is over. Flagler County and Palm Coast home prices are rising at rates well above the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Residents are mostly above water and happy with their regained equity.
January 22, 2018 – Congress has failed to approve a Continuing Resolution (CR) providing funding for most government operations. Therefore, spending authority for most of the government expired at midnight on January 19, 2018. Until legislation providing for funding is signed into law, many offices and programs of the federal government are now shut down.
January 19, 2018 – What does the typical Fla. buyer or seller look like? Only 1 in 5 (22 percent) of buyers are first-timers compared to 34 percent in the U.S., and they're typically 45 years old.
January 11, 2018 – As the 2018 Florida legislative session begins, it offers a prime opportunity to resolve ongoing issues impacting property insurance, vacation rentals, affordable housing and business growth, according to Florida Realtors®, the state's largest professional trade association.
January 10, 2018 – Realtor.com delivered housing economic insights for the builder community by releasing a special edition of its 2018 Housing Forecast at The NAHB International Builders' Show going on this week in Orlando.
January 9, 2018 – Lindsay Dolamore, CEO/managing broker at Grand Living Realty, is pleased to announce Grand Living agent Eddie Marcal has been named Flagler County Association of Realtors® (FCAR) 2017 Realtor® of the Year
January 4, 2018 – After broadcasting weekly on Sunday mornings for three and a half years, my popular radio show, Real Estate Matters, is moving to a prime-time slot. Beginning January 6th, the show will be broadcast Saturday mornings at 11:05 A.M., immediately following the 11:00 A.M. news break.
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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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