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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.
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.
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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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