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January 31, 2019 – The City of Palm Coast’s stormwater drainage system was built by ITT in the 1970s and ‘80s, when the population was one-tenth of its current size. Now, after years of growth, an aging infrastructure and two hurricanes that put a spotlight on drainage issues, the City is embarking on an enhanced, comprehensive stormwater management plan to improve drainage system-wide.
January 30, 2019 – Consumer sentiment among Floridians fell three-tenths of a point to 97.8 in January from a revised figure of 98.1 in December. It's down 3.5 points year-to-year.
PALM COAST, FL – January 21, 2019 – Unlike 15 years ago, Palm Coast and Flagler County are not out in front of the national real estate market. They are following at a nice steady pace, and that’s a good thing. While other areas of the country have surpassed their housing bubble pricing peaks, the local market remains shy of that goal.
January 15, 2019 – Homeowners and non-homeowners both strongly consider homeownership part of the American Dream, according to new consumer survey data from the National Association of Realtors®(NAR).
January 8, 2019 – After four months of consecutive declines, consumer sentiment among Floridians rose to 98.1 in December, up 3.1 points from November's revised figure of 95. In addition, consumer sentiment in December rose at the national level too.

December 29, 2018 — In a critical win for buyers and sellers of property requiring flood insurance during the partial government shutdown, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will issue and renew flood insurance policies, reversing an unexpected and controversial ruling the agency released earlier this week. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) was instrumental in convincing FEMA to reverse course.
December 20, 2018 – The U.S. population grew by 0.6 percent over the past year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
December 10, 2018 -- While the U.S. real estate market is slowing down, our local market continues to show strength. The number of U.S. single-family homes sold in 2018 has been less than the number sold in 2017 in all but one of the past seven months. Locally, home sales have exceeded comparable 2017 sales in all but one of the past 11 months.
December 6, 2018 – Nearly three out of four American households believe that the nation is suffering a housing affordability crisis, and a majority of respondents say it's a problem at their local and state level as well, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
November 30, 2018 – Pending home sales declined slightly in October in all regions but the Northeast, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
November 29, 2018 – Even as Flagler County/Palm Coast home prices continue to rise, they remain below state and national prices. Here’s October’s scorecard
November 26, 2018 — December 15 is official “PALM COAST HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE DAY,” as declared by Mayoral Proclamation by Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland. Mayor Holland made the proclamation at a City Hall ceremony on November 20.
November 19, 2018 – Today Flagler County is hosting a ribbon-cutting and open house of its Eco Cottages at Princess Place Preserve at 10 a.m. November 19.
October 31, 2018 – Thirty percent of Flagler County’s population is age 65 or older (as of July 1, 2017 per U.S. Census Bureau), up from only 24.6 percent in 2010. The median age grew from 47.7 years to 51.6 years over the same period. The U.S. Census report puts Flagler County’s population among the oldest in the country.
October 29, 2018 ​– The City of Palm Coast will hold a workshop about housing rehabilitation opportunities for qualified individuals who want to repair and upgrade their homes.
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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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