April 30, 2019 – Movers to and from the U.S. South make up the largest domestic migration flows at the regional level – and notably large flows at the state and county levels are in the South or in the West.
April 29, 2019 – Homeowners win! A six-plus-year effort to pass property insurance Assignment of Benefits (AOB) reform legislation came to a close on Wednesday after the Florida Senate passed HB 7065 on a 25-14 vote. The measure still needs Gov. Ron DeSantis' signature to become law, but he issued a statement saying he plans to sign it. Once signed, the law becomes effective on July 1, 2019.
WASHINGTON – April 23, 2019 – Existing-home sales retreated in March, following February’s surge of sales, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major U.S. regions saw a drop-off in sales, with the Midwest enduring the largest decline last month.
April 18, 2019 – The U.S. Census Bureau today released its latest population estimates of state, county, and metro areas. The population growth in Flagler County, the nation’s fastest-growing county for two consecutive years preceding the housing crash is reported to have slowed over the past two years.
April 8, 2019 - Ken Belshe, senior sales director for SunBelt Land Management, is pleased to announce the company will host a special grand opening event April 13 for its Marina del Palma Yacht Club development in Palm Coast.
PALM COAST, FL – April 2, 2019 – As the battle between state vs local control over vacation rental properties is reignited in Tallahassee, Palm Coast finds itself again in the crosshairs.
APRIL 1, 2019 – The main entrance to Island Walk, Palm Coast’s popular shopping and dining venue, has drawn criticism since the center was redeveloped in 2016.
APRIL 1, 2019 – Palm Coast and Flagler County have joined forces in support of their aging voter base to mandate the installation of Handicapped Parking cameras in all public and private parking lots within both city and county jurisdictions. Not all, but most handicapped drivers are seniors, and 30 percent of Flagler’s population is 65 or older.
March 31, 2019 – The first multi-family building permits since November 2014 were issued by Palm Coast March 29. The Palms at Town Center will have 88 apartment units in three 3-story buildings plus a clubhouse. It will be located on Bulldog Drive in the Town Center Innovation District.
March 27, 2019 – At their regular meeting on March 18, Flagler Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) unanimously overrode the county planning staff’s recommendation when it turned down a developer’s rezoning request that would have allowed a 54-home subdivision on a 12-acre parcel in the Hammock.
March 26, 2019 – According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) fourth-quarter 2018 Foreclosure Prevention Report, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 41,062 foreclosure prevention actions in the fourth quarter of 2018, bringing the total number of foreclosure prevention actions to 4,283,836 since September 2008.
March 25, 2019 – A National Association of Realtors touts February existing-home sales results with this headline; “U.S. Existing-Homes Sales Surge 11.8 Percent in February.” The Flagler market jumped even more, by 22.2%. But the uptick sales is more due to seasonality than to market strength. Locally, February home sales have exceeded January sales in all but three of the last 16 years.
March 7, 2019 – The Housing Element Section of Palm Coast’s Comprehensive Plan says, “Citizens of all income levels shall have the opportunity to obtain quality housing at a reasonable cost.”
March 6, 2019 – The 2019 legislative session convenes Tuesday – for the next 60 days lawmakers will discuss, debate and ultimately vote on a myriad of bills that will change the daily lives of Floridians from the Panhandle to the Keys.
March 4, 2019 – Ken Belshe, senior sales director for SunBelt Land Management, is pleased to announce the company's Marina del Palma Yacht Club development will be the featured residential community in the upcoming Flagler Parade of Homes.