Welcome to GoToby.com

Since 2006, GoToby.com has provided unbiased real estate news and statistics for the area of Flagler County, Florida, which includes Flagler Beach and the thriving City of Palm Coast. During that time, site creator Toby Tobin has become the area’s leading real estate expert, a trusted source, and the host of the weekly radio show, Real Estate Matters.

Recent News

  • The argument supporting continuing growth in Florida is incontrovertible. The longer a person resides in Florida, the more their fair share of the cost of government is borne by their newly arrived neighbors. Florida’s Homestead Exemption and accompanying Save Our Homes cap on assessed property value increases are, by far, the most effective method of […]

  • PALM COAST, FL – July 25, 2023 – In the second half of the last century, the population of California more than tripled from 10 million to 34 million people. Its population is now declining. After Covid shutdowns, George Floyd riots, and increasing crime and homelessness elsewhere, Florida is the new California in terms of […]

  • PALM COAST, FL – July 12, 2023 – The June 2023 real estate update shows robust home sales. Median prices remain in the narrow band between $360,000 and $377,000. This range has held for the entire first half of 2023.  307 single-family homes were reported sold via the Flagler County MLS, up from 260 in […]

  • PALM COAST, FL – February 4, 2023 – Mixed signals continue in the February 2023 real estate update but there is a sense of optimism growing. This is an ongoing story and data will be updated as late transactions are reported. Only 193 single-family homes were reported sold via the Flagler County MLS, down 14.6% […]

  • PALM COAST, FL – February 25, 2023 – What is age-restricted 55+ housing availability in Flagler/Palm Coast Fla.? Housing provided under the Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA} is commonly called age-restricted housing or 55+ housing. HOPA exempts such qualifying communities from an FHA ban against discrimination based on age or familial status. Age-restricted housing […]