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December 1, 2020 – The Flagler Beach Planning Board meets tonight to review and recommend City Council action on a proposed Flagler Beach Resort. The resort will be located at the southwest corner of Moody Blvd. and S Central Ave., the site of the former farmer’s market. The 1.327-acre parcel is owned by Geraldine Charles LLC and is appraised at $963,531.
November 15, 2020 – Commentary: The local anti-development movement has learned from and taken on the attributes of the cancel culture. Regarding the proposed Gardens development on John Anderson, their protest flies in the face of the facts, sound conservation planning, and good sense.
November 11, 2020 – The Palm Coast Planning & Land Development Regulation Board (PLDRB) on Wednesday, November 4th voted unanimously to recommend to City Council the approval of a development order for a medical campus on 88.6 acres on the west side of US Route 1, opposite Palm Coast Pkwy.
November 7, 2020 – Flagler Schools recently concluded that the school district is essentially at full capacity. This finding triggered Concurrency, a complicated process authorized and largely controlled by Florida Statute.
October 29, 2020 – An analysis of online state-to-state home searches provides some insight on U.S. migration patterns, and Florida appears to be attracting a lot more new residents than it could lose to out-migration.

October 13, 2020 – Amidst a pandemic and a semi-closed economy, Flagler County’s real estate and construction markets have generously outperformed last year’s results. Selling prices are climbing and building permits through September are 29.8% ahead of the same period last year.
September 7, 2020 – UNF MedNex is an innovative public/private partnership that will bring healthcare education and training to Palm Coast’s Town Center. It has become a political issue. It should not be. Here is why.
August 30, 2020 – Google Earth recently updated its overhead images of the Palm Coast area. The new images are dated November 19, 2020. Since many of you have been cooped up with limited unnecessary travel, you may not have noticed the commercial construction activity around town. GoToby.com took its camera on a drive around Palm Coast so you won’t have to.
August 25, 2020 – Residential real estate sales took a slight Covid-19 dip but recovered quickly and with surprising strength. Commercial real estate, on the other hand, has slowed, but not stopped. There have been several important transactions recently.
August 22, 2020 – The recently reported the purchase of lots in Sawmill Creek by four production builders not only gives us an insight into the economics of future development but also shines a spotlight on the direction of nearly all future residential development in Flagler County and Florida. A tsunami of homeowner associations and condominium associations is coming.
August 21, 2020 -- The Parade of Homes, Flagler Home Builders Association’s traditional Spring sales kickoff event, was postponed due to the pandemic. The rescheduled event starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday, August 30. The Spring Parade of Homes was originally scheduled for March 21 -29.
August 19, 2020 – Four production builders have taken a stake in the first phase of Sawmill Creek, the first residential development in Palm Coast Park. Phase 1 is approved for 259 single-family homes. Palm Coast Park is a large Development of Regional Impact (DRI) situated on both sides of US Route 1 between Hargrove Grade to Old Kings Rd N.
August 17, 2020 – August 11 the Flagler County Planning and Development Board voted to recommend to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approval of a modification of a PUD Site Development Plan and a Preliminary Plat for The Gardens, an 824-acre proposed development straddling John Anderson Highway south of SR 100. The developer is Palm Coast Intracoastal.
August 9, 2020 – Despite a national pandemic and riots in several U.S. cities, or perhaps because of them, Flagler County and Palm Coast are experiencing the most dynamic real estate market in 15 years. Employment is rising but the county’s June unemployment rate was still 9.7%. Restaurants and stores are open but with some remaining restrictions.
July 26, 2020 – For the first time in over ten years, you can sign a contract to buy a new condominium in Palm Coast. American Village has opened pre-construction sales of units in its first condominium building off Pritchard Drive. This gated 55+ community will combine 45 single-family homes and three condominium buildings of 32 units each at buildout.
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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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