May 5, 2021 – The US Census Bureau yesterday reported its annual census estimate of county populations. The latest estimate for Flagler County is 118,451 residents as of July 1, 2020, a 2.73% increase. Ten months later, the population count has likely risen above 121,000.
April 19, 2021 – The Flagler County/Palm Coast housing market burst out of the mini Covid-19 slump in June when the median selling price of single-family Flagler County homes sold through MLS for the first time broke the high-level mark of $259,950 reached at the peak of the housing bubble 16 years ago. It has remained above that level every month since and continues to climb.
APRIL 1, 2021 – A funeral home’s innovative plans for a facility in Flagler Beach failed to advance beyond the city’s planning board recently. The plans had included a full-service facility, including a mausoleum, on a tranquil setting overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.
March 3, 2021 – There is no lack of housing market news in Flagler County and Palm Coast. There is, however, an acute lack of homes for sale. Median home selling prices are rising at an unsustainable rate. Are we headed for another bubble?
February 14, 2021 – After a brief early pandemic dip in sales activity during April and May, the Flagler-Palm Coast housing market has been on a tear. There are no signs of a letup.
February 1, 2021 – For many people, a Florida retirement means warm year-round weather and no shoveling snow. But retirement living is a big decision. It’s not paradise if you run out of money. A state with good healthcare might have a high cost of living and high taxes. A state with affordable housing may have limited access to hospitals.
January 25, 2021 – Brunswick Corporation today announced that it is increasing production capacity to meet unprecedented consumer demand and assist in replenishing historically low field inventory levels. As part of this move, the former Sea Ray plant in Palm Coast closed in 2018, will reopen to manufacture Boston Whaler boats.
January 16, 2021 – GoToby.com has tracked Flagler County home sales since 2003. Despite a pandemic, or perhaps because of it, 2020 broke the previous local records for home sales, surpassing numbers hit when Flagler County and Palm Coast were the poster children of the Housing Bubble.
December 22, 2020 – The U.S. Census Bureau yesterday released the annual population estimate for the country and individual states. (These are estimates as of July 1, 2020. They are not the official 2020 Census numbers.) The report confirms that the Northeast and Midwest regions are losing population while the West and Southeast regions benefit from population gains.
December 18, 2020 – The significance of three recent healthcare-related announcements involving Palm Coast cannot be overstated. Each is huge news, but combined, they define a breakout moment for the city, perhaps the most important events since Palm Coast was incorporated in December 1999. It will not be just hospitality and housing any more as healthcare is now positioned to lead Palm Coast’s economy going forward.
December 15, 2020 – The Palm Coast City Council today approved a $2.5M economic development incentive package that will bring a satellite Jacksonville University (JU) campus to Palm Coast Town Center. At the same meeting, the council voted on the second reading to approve a hospital/medical campus on the west side of US Route 1, opposite the west end of Palm Coast Pkwy.
December 11, 2020 — The sale and transfer of Flagler County Utilities to the Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) were successfully completed Thursday.
December 7, 2020 – Since the V-shaped housing recovery began in June, the Flagler County and Palm Coast home sales engine has been cranking non-stop. Pick any metric (except for housing affordability) and the arrow point in a positive direction.
December 4, 2020 – There is no doubt that Palm Coast and Flagler County are again on the map. Our market was the poster child of the housing bubble on both the upside and the downside. We’re back but in a good way.
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.