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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – June 17, 2019 – Two real estate-related bills landed on Gov. Ron DeSantis' desk and await his signature to become law.
May 31, 2019 – Pending home sales declined in April, a modest change from the growth seen a month before, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only one of the four major regions – the Midwest – experienced growth, while the remaining three regions reported a drop in their respective contract activity.
May 29, 2019 – Local builder Saltwater Homes has broken ground on the construction of their model home at Marina del Palma.
May 24, 2019 – The U.S. Census Bureau yesterday announced the latest population estimates for incorporated entities (towns and cities). That release along with last month’s release which covered states, counties, and metro areas provide our first complete look at the area’s population in 12 months.
May 18, 2019 – A local developer has purchased the long-dormant Matanzas Golf Course for a reported $600,000. The seller was Group Golf of Palm Coast LLC. Newly formed Matanzas GC Palm Coast LLC is the buyer. The transaction closed April 22,2019 and was recorded May 13. The property is zoned Master Planned Development (MPD). Future development is anticipated. A reopened golf course is not.

May 18, 2019 – For the second time, HGTV will feature a Flagler Beach home on its popular Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation show. The latest episode follows a New York couple as they look for their oceanfront dream home. They found it in Flagler Beach, but the home needed a major overhaul.
May 17, 2019 – GoToby.com’s featured home this week is a 2,368 square foot, three-bedroom, three-bath home in the DR Horton-built community of Country Club Harbor. The open floor plan home features a beautiful kitchen, an office/den with French doors, 3-car garage with a finished floor.
May 8, 2019 – Recently updated Google Earth images, of Flagler County, captured January 24, 2019, reveal much residential construction progress since the previous set of images from March 7, 2018.
May 6, 2019 – Builder confidence in the single-family 55-plus housing market continued to strengthen in the first quarter of 2019 with a reading of 72 – a six-point increase from the previous quarter, and the highest reading since the inception of the index in 2008.
May 4, 2019 — 2:16 pm — Your world got a little bit easier thanks to new legislation that brings modern technology and common sense to transactions.
May 2, 2019 – A representative of the National Multifamily Housing Council and the National Apartment Association – Daryl J Carter, founder, chairman and CEO of Avanath Capital management – offered insight and recommendations to lawmakers on ways to help America's housing shortage.
May 1, 2019 – Consumer sentiment in Florida reached its highest level in 17 years, increasing 1.4 points in April to 102 from a revised figure of 100.6 in March.
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.
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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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