Thinking of Selling Your Home?

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If the thought of listing your home for sale feels overwhelming, you’re not alone. The process of putting your home on the market can be a daunting experience.

Our experienced RE/MAX Flagstaff agents can assist you as you determine the best course of action.

One of the first things out agents can help with is researching your home’s value. We’re experts on the current market in Flagler County and we’ll review comparable properties and how long other homes have stayed on the market. We’ll provide you with a realistic idea of what your home is worth in today’s market and how long it may take to sell.

We can help you find your next home and advise you about the potential options for your next home. We’re very aware of local housing trends, properties, and which homes are within your budget.

Your realtor will help you prioritize what needs to be done prior to putting your home on the market and we can recommend a home inspector for expert advice on features such as your roof or HVAC system.

At RE/MAX Flagstaff, our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

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RE/MAX National Housing Report for July 2019

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Home Sales Increase 2.4% in July, Ending Nine Months of Inventory Growth 

July home sales bounced back after a sluggish June by increasing 2.4% year over year, according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report. This was enough to end nine months of year-over-year inventory growth as the number of homes for sale declined 1.4%.

A drop in home sales from June to July is typical in the report's 53 metro areas. But the 0.2% decline from June to July 2019 was by far the smallest month-over-month decline since July 2013. And while June sales failed to top May for only the second time in the report's 10-year history, July sales set a report record for the month.

"July sales snapped back after a tepid June, as attractive low interest rates appear to have brought more buyers into the mix," said RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos. "The housing market has been a bit uneven since the early spring, with each encouraging month seemingly followed by one with lukewarm results. It's possible the housing market has finally shaken some mud off its boots and can maintain its momentum for the back half of the year. If the broader macro environment hangs on, we could see a potentially strong finish to 2019.”

July's Median Sales Price of $273,000 - while down slightly from June's all-time report record high - was 9.2% higher than July of 2018. It marked the seventh consecutive month of year-over-year price growth. Home prices have risen, year over year, in 88 of the last 90 months dating back to February 2012. Said Contos, "Although lower interest rates help affordability, we have now seen two straight months of accelerating price increases. If the trend continues, it's not an encouraging development for buyers.”

July's Days on Market total of 43 saw sales closing at the same rate as they did in June, but taking two days longer than in July 2018. Months of Inventory in July 2019 totaled 2.7, down compared to June's 2.9 and 3.3 in July 2018.

At RE/MAX Flagstaff, our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

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Washington Oaks Gardens State Park Always a Delight!

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Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is in northeastern Flagler County, almost to the St. Johns County line. The park preserves 425 acres of coastal scenery along State Road A1A and offers visitors a chance to see coastal scrublands with Sabal palmettos and saw palmettos and an ocean hammock filled with oak trees, magnolias, and hickory trees. 

Along the Matanzas River you’ll see tidal marshes along the Intracoastal Waterway and you can go fishing. 

Coquina rock outcroppings can be found along the beach and is composed of the mineral calcite, often including some phosphate, in the form of seashells or coral. It’s been used as a building material in nearby St. Augustine as early as 1598. 

Inside the expansive piece of property, visitors will find 20 acres of oak trees, roses, camellias, and azaleas as well as a natural artesian well and ponds. 

Wildlife can also be seen including sea turtles, Florida gopher tortoises, West Indian manatees, white-tailed deer, raccoons, bobcats, foxes, Virginia opossums, eastern gray squirrels, pileated woodpeckers, northern cardinals, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and Florida scrub jays.

Friends of Washington Oaks Gardens State Park offer a variety of programs including a First Friday Garden Walk with a park ranger, a Second Saturday Plant Sale with educational programs, Music in the Gardens, Earth Day, special holiday events and a gift shop. The park is also available for small weddings and other special events.

The park opens daily at 8:00 a.m. and admission is $5 per car and is located at 6400 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Palm Coast, FL 32137

https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/washington-oaks-gardens-state-park

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RE/MAX National Housing Report for June 2019

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June Sales Post Unusual Decline as Median Price Reaches All-Time High

Typically the strongest month for home sales, June saw closings decline 4.7% from May and 7.8% from June 2018, according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report. Going in the opposite direction, June’s Median Sales Price of $276,000 was an all-time high in the 10-year history of the report.

June has recorded the most sales each of the last five years (July led 2013 sales). This is only the second June in report history to have fewer sales than May. With sales slowing, June inventory increased 1.3% over June 2018, marking the first year-over-year rise in June inventory in the report’s history. Moreover, inventory grew for the ninth consecutive month, and the report’s 54 metro areas had the most units for sale since August 2016.

“Record prices appear to have kept June sales figures from topping a strong May,” said RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos. “Nevertheless, there are indications, including the return of very favorable mortgage rates, that the pace could pick up in July. Several encouraging longer-term trends—ongoing demand, improving inventory levels, low interest rates—are helping the market make incremental progress on multiple fronts. But supply remains a concern, so we need more homes to be built.”

Starting in 2013, June has also produced the highest Median Sales Price of each year. June’s record $276,000 was 6.7% higher than the $259,000 recorded in June 2018.  June’s price increase accelerated compared to the prior three months, each of which had a year-over-price increase of less than 3.5%. Contos continued, “The jump in sales price after months of moderation is worth watching for its impact on affordability.”

June’s Days on Market total of 44 meant that sales happened three days faster than in May but took three days longer than June 2018. Months of Inventory in June 2019 was 2.8, the same as May’s and below June 2018’s 3.1.

Read the full report here. https://www.remax.com/newsroom/press-releases/remax-national-housing-report-for-june-2019.htm

At RE/MAX Flagstaff, our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

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RE/MAX National Housing Report for May 2019

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May home sales ticked slightly higher year-over-year, ending a 9-month streak of declines, according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report. At the same time, inventory grew for the eighth consecutive month, representing the most units for sale since August 2016 in the report’s 54 metro areas.

Homes sold quickly, as evident in the Days on Market average of 47 – the second-fastest May average in the 10-year history of the report. And home sales increased 15.3% from April to May – the second-highest April-May jump in report history.

Home sales were up 0.4% over May 2018 - the first year-over-year gain since July 2018. The number of homes for sale increased 4.9% year-over-year to set a report record for the highest May growth. However, based on the pace of home sales, May’s 2.6 Months of Inventory was down compared to April’s 2.8 months and the 2.9 months of May 2018.

The Median Sales Price of $259,500 was up 3.4% year-over-year, representing the lowest May increase since 2011.

“The spring selling season was in full bloom during the month of May, offering both buyers and sellers something to like,” said RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos.

Read the full report here.

At RE/MAX Flagstaff, our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

 

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Summertime is Fun Time!

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It’s summertime and outdoor living is fantastic in Palm Coast and Flagler County! You can enjoy the Florida lifestyle out-of-doors all year round. 

Find yourself along the water’s edge or in the water. Take a walk on the beach, enjoy a swim in the ocean, at the Palm Coast Aquatics Center (daily fee), or The Belle Terre Swim & Racquet Club (daily fee). There are always private pools and some neighborhoods offer welcoming pools as an amenity. 

Enjoy fishing, kayaking, boating, paddle boarding and more along the water and also take advantage of a dip in the water. 

Many people find it helpful to plan your outings before 10:00 a.m. or after 3:00 p.m. when the sun isn’t quite as strong. Floridian tip: always wear sunscreen.

Consider creating an outdoor oasis at your home for enjoying the evenings after the sun goes lower in the horizon. Outdoor bars are an important part of your outdoor living space. They can be large and fancy, or rustic and inexpensive. One of our latest Pinterest pages focuses on the latter. 

When you’re creating your space, remember you’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor space all year, so adding a fire pit for roasting s’mores in the summertime and taking off a small chill in the winter might just suit your fancy. 

At RE/MAX Flagstaff, our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585. 

Links

https://www.palmcoastgov.com/parks/aquatics-center

http://fce.flaglerschools.com/fce/swim-racquet-club

https://www.pinterest.com/REMAXFlagstaff/outdoor-bars-for-your-backyard/

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Cool Florida Springs!

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It’s no secret that RE/MAX Flagstaff’s Broker/Owners Jimmy Millhollin and Annette Gardinal love the great outdoors. There are so many choices of things to do in the Palm Coast area and then there are day trips!

Floridians throughout the ages have flocked to the cool springs in the heat of the summertime to keep cool and soak in the beauty of nature. The water is quite refreshing at 72 degrees year-round.

The award-winning blog, Authentic Florida has featured 15 of their favorite Florida springs, many of which are close enough for a day trip from Palm Coast. If you’d like to spend a night or two away from home, all of these springs can be enjoyed on a weekend or mid-week getaway.

A few local favorites are Ichetucknee Springs in Fort White just 2 hours and 15 minutes away. It’s a summertime tradition for many Floridians to go tubing down the river on floats that are rented near the entrance of this Florida State Park. https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/ichetucknee-springs-state-park

Blue Spring State Park in Orange City is closer at 1 hour and 15 minutes away from Palm Coast. Visitors enjoy swimming, boat rides, kayaking, and seeing manatee up close n the winter. https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/blue-spring-state-park

Juniper Springs Recreation Area in the Ocala National Forest is a little over an hour away and is a well known Florida favorite. The main swimming hole was built in the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The Juniper Springs Run is an exceptional canoe and kayak trip. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/ocala/recarea/?recid=34064

Having so many springs to choose from is a perk of living in Florida. You could explore springs every weekend and not tire of the beauty of “old Florida.”

If you’d like to learn more, take a look at Authentic Florida’s blog at http://www.authenticflorida.com/articles/where-to-go/our-15-favorite-freshwater-florida-springs/

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RE/MAX National Housing Report for April 2019

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With summer unofficially underway, it looks like the housing market isn’t taking any breaks from sales according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report. Here are three takeaways from last month’s report.

1) April sales were up 11% from March. 

2) Sales prices are still on the climb. Prices were up 2.1% from March. 


3) The number of homes on the market continues to grow – up 3.3% from March.  

Want more details? Read the full report here.

With these numbers, the market is slowly continuing to shift to be a little more balanced. Buyers are interested, and sellers are setting realistic prices. This means opportunity if you’re thinking about buying or selling. We are happy to talk about our local market in detail. 

 

At RE/MAX Flagstaff, our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585. 

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March 2019 RE/MAX National Housing Report

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It’s an absolutely gorgeous first full month of spring! Despite the slowest start to spring home sales in five years, things are looking up according to the March RE/MAX National Housing Report. Here are a few highlights from last month’s report.

1) Sales were 8.6% lower than March 2018 – the lowest year-over-year in five years. 


2) March sales rocketed up 29% over February.

3) The number of homes on the market grew for the sixth month in a row.

Want more details? Check out the full report by clicking here. 

So, what does this all mean for you? 

It’s a great time to be in the market. There are more homes for sale on the market, prices have only increased slightly year over year, and interest rates are falling. If you’re thinking about making a move this spring or summer, let’s get started. 

We would be happy to evaluate your home and talk about your wants and needs for your next home.

At RE/MAX Flagstaff, our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585. 

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RE/MAX Flagstaff Agents Earn Annual Sales Production Award

Annette Gardinal and Jimmy Millhollin broker/owners with RE/MAX Flagstaff, have both earned the RE/MAX 100% Club Award, which honors successful agents who have earned commissions at the second-tier level in the past year. In 2018, 20 percent of active RE/MAX agents earned this prestigious award.

Agent Tina Turner has qualified for the esteemed 2018 RE/MAX Platinum Club Award, which honors successful agents who have earned commissions at the third-tier level in the past year. In 2018, less than six percent of all active RE/MAX agents received this award.

“It’s a tremendous honor to receive this award,” said Gardinal. “As a real estate agent with RE/MAX, I’m fully committed to helping my clients and consumers find the home that is right for them. It’s truly an honor to be surrounded by such an incredibly supportive team.”

Both Gardinal and Millhollin have been serving their community for 18 years as real estate agents, 12 Years with RE/MAX and 9 years as broker/owners of RE/MAX Flagstaff, and have extensive experience in water front, gated communities, and condominiums. They have also earned the Platinum Award for 3 consecutive years and actively support local non-profit organizations, Flagler Cats and Christmas Comes True.

Turner has been serving her community as a real estate agent with RE/MAX Flagstaff for 5 years and has extensive experience in investment and multi-family homes. Among Turner’s list of achievements, she has earned the Executive Club Award for 3 consecutive years.

At RE/MAX Flagstaff, our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

 

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RE/MAX National Housing Report for February 2019

Spring is finally here! I don’t know about you, but I love the change of the season. The season’s not the only thing changing according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report. Here are three things to take away from last month’s report. 

You can read the full report here! https://www.remax.com/newsroom/press-releases/remax-national-housing-report-for-february-2019.htm


1. Home sales were down for the seventh consecutive month. They were down 4.2% from February 2018. 


2. Inventory grew for the fifth month in a row. It was up 5.8% year over year.
The median sales price also grew by 5.5% to $240,000. 


3. All signs are pointing to the market slowly balancing as it transitions from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market. However, with home sale prices on the rise, pricing is still in the seller's favor.

It’s going to be a busy spring! If you’re thinking about buying or selling, let’s get started!

Thank you for trusting RE/MAX Flagstaff as your local real estate expert!

At RE/MAX Flagstaff, our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

 

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Leatherback Sea Turtles

Sea turtle nesting season officially begins May 1st and runs through October 31st. But for the leatherback sea turtle nesting in Florida occurs from March through July and a female typically nests at intervals of two to three years, depositing multiple nests per season.

It's unusual for a sea turtle to lay eggs in broad daylight, but that's just what this leatherback turtle did at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area! The Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park shared this video of the turtle going back to sea and they also have an album of photos of the first leatherback nest of the season.

Video https://www.facebook.com/FROGRS/videos/845783229102146/

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Of the three species of sea turtles that nest in our area, leatherbacks are by far the least prevalent. In 2018, Flagler County had 6 leatherback nests, 314 loggerhead nests, and 14 green sea turtle nests.

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Leatherback sea turtles can be found primarily in the open ocean and survive on a diet mainly of jellyfish. They follow their prey throughout the day, resulting in turtles "preferring" deeper water in the daytime and shallower water at night when the jellyfish rise up.

Leatherback turtles are known to pursue prey deeper than 1000 m—beyond the physiological limits of all other diving tetrapods except for beaked whales and sperm whales. Not much is known about their lifespan. It’s estimated at anywhere between 30 and 100 years.

Mating takes place at sea. Males never leave the water once they enter it, unlike females, which nest on land.

The United States listed leatherbacks as an endangered species in 1970. Currently, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) lists the species as Vulnerable (VU) as it meets one of the 5 red list criteria and thus considered to be at high risk of unnatural (human-caused) extinction without further human intervention.

In Florida, it’s a 3rd degree felony to take, disturb, mutilate, destroy, cause to be destroyed, transfer, sell, offer to sell, molest, or harass any marine turtle species, or the eggs or nest of any marine turtle species.

If you come across a sea turtle that is stranded or dead; a hatchling that is wandering in a road, parking lot; or directions other than the water; or if you see someone disturbing a nest or turtle, call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement at 1-888-404-FWCC or *FWC from your cell phone.

Drone video of leatherback going back to sea after nesting. https://youtu.be/1X9CP_rFZzI

http://www.turtlepatrol.com

https://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20181031/good-turtle-season-on-volusiaflagler-beaches

https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/sea-turtle/

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Florida Condominiums!

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Condominiums and town homes prove to be very popular housing in Flagler County!

With asking prices ranging from the low $90’s to well over $2 million there are plenty of choices for home buyers in our area. Condo and townhome living offers a unique living situation and it’s not necessarily right for everyone.

In condo living you own your unit but you’re partners with the members of your condo association, sharing ownership of the land, building and common areas. You’ll also share costs with members of the association and the board of directors or a property management company makes the big decisions. A portion of your condo fees goes into a reserve fund which will cover major repairs such as replacing windows and roofing without additional costs to the owners. If costs exceed the reserve a “special assessment” will be shared among the owners.

Your neighbors will be a variety of people including first time homebuyers, people renting from investors, and without a doubt, baby boomers who have downsized their living space and responsibilities.

A huge plus to condo ownership is that your condo fees cover the outside maintenance. No yard to mow or repairs to make. You’re responsible for everything within your own walls.

If your condo has amenities, you’ll have the chance to socialize with your neighbors and enjoy the swimming pool, gym, golf course, clubhouse, and more.

At RE/MAX Flagstaff, our dedicated REALTORS® have the expertise and experience with Florida condos and can help you navigate the market — and minimize your risks. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

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RE/MAX National Housing Report for January 2019

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With February almost in the books and the home selling season getting ramped up, here’s how the year kicked off. There are three key takeaways from the January RE/MAX National Housing Report.

1.    January had the most homes on the market in at least ten years
2.    Year-over-year sales dropped 11%
3.    Home sales prices went up 4.6 % from January 2018 averaging $234,000.

You can read the full report here. https://www.remax.com/newsroom/press-releases/remax-national-housing-report-for-january-2019.htm

So, what's this mean for you? These numbers suggest that if you’re thinking about buying a new home, you have more options than you’ve had in the last few years. Sellers, you don’t have to worry, with rising prices, there’s still plenty of opportunity for you.

If you have plans for selling this spring or summer, it’s time to start planning. We’d be happy to talk about your situation and our local market.

At RE/MAX Flagstaff, our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

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Bucket List- Check!

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Our RE/MAX Flagstaff brokers Jimmy Millhollin and Annette Gardinal have been living the Florida lifestyle and their most recent adventure involved ticking off one of their bucket list items!

 

Jimmy and Annette recently went down to Daytona International Speedway and had the chance to enjoy the the Ferrari Track Experience! 

 

It all started out innocently enough. The couple attended the Annual Flagler Chamber of Commerce Installation Gala at Hammock Beach Resort. Jimmy served as the board chair a couple of years ago and he’s always willing to lend a hand. He presided over the live auction at the event and when the Ferrari Track Experience was up for auction, Annette ended up buying it for him as an early birthday present! WOW! 

 

Daytona is just a 30 minute drive south from Palm Coast (unless you’re in a Ferrari). It didn’t take long for Jimmy to schedule his birthday present. Both Jimmy and Annette got to enjoy the ride around the track at 170 miles per hour! Just in case you were wondering how long it would take to get to Daytona from Palm Coast at that speed, it would take roughly 10 minutes, maybe less.

 

Jimmy loved the experience so much that he went back for seconds! Annette on the other hand said, “Thought my heart was going to explode. I was hanging on for dear life and couldn’t wait for it to be over. 170 mph is crazy fast around that track.”

 

We’re so fortunate to have just about anything we could want either in Palm Coast or a short and sensible drive away. What’s next for the courageous couple? Sky diving in Palatka? Deep sea fishing? Roller coasters in Orlando? Outer space from Cape Canaveral? Stay tuned!

 

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RE/MAX National Housing Report for December 2018

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2018 Home Sales Cool Off, While Inventory Recovers and Price Increases Moderate

 

The latest housing market news is out from the RE/MAX National Housing Report. 

 

Here are three takeaways from December’s report:

 

1.) December home sales declined 12.1%. That marks the fifth month in a row of year-over-year decline.

 

2.) December inventory grew 4.6% which was the third consecutive month.

 

3.) Home prices went up 2.1% in December.

 

These stats mean that the market is slowly balancing. There’s still a way to go, but it’s making progress. Down the road, this will be great news for buyers and sellers. If you’re thinking about buying or selling in 2019, We’d be happy to talk about our local market conditions and your specific situation. 

 

At RE/MAX Flagstaff, our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585. 

 

If you’d like to read the full report, click here

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Family Fun During Nights Of Lights!

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When you live in Palm Coast, you’ll get plenty of guests during the holidays! Aside from family togetherness, the weather is mild, delightful, and even warm on many days. There’s never any snow to shovel and always something fun to do for everyone. 

 

If you’re looking for something very memorable to do, try an excursion to nearby historic St. Augustine for Nights of Lights, a display of more than three million sparkling lights. The lights adorn the Bridge of Lions, bed & breakfasts, historic buildings including the Lightner Museum, Flagler College, the Plaza de la Constitución, and on essentially each building in the historic district. National Geographic has recognized this 25-year-old tradition in its top ten list of the best places to see holiday lights. 

 

Take a reasonably priced trolley tour from Old Town Trolleys or Ripley’s Red Trains. Both of these companies offer excellent hop on/hop off tours during the day and during Nights of Lights their evening tours are a great time complete with Christmas carols and special glasses that add even more sparkle to the lights. 

 

Another great way to see the lights is by boat. St. Augustine Sailing offers charters for up to six people on their fleet of private sailboats. If you’ve got a large crowd, try a pontoon boat with Florida Water Tours. Of course, walking around downtown is lots of fun as well and there are many great places to listen to music, eat, drink, and enjoy memorable times with your family. 

 

Locals tip: Nights of Lights runs from the Saturday before Thanksgiving until February 3rd. During Christmas break it can get pretty crowded. Try a weekday or wait until after Christmas when it’s less crowded. 

 

Visit St. Augustine offers a complete guide to the festivities. 

 

https://www.visitstaugustine.com/topics/nights-lights

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RE/MAX National Housing Report for November 2018

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Extremely Low Inventory Improves as Sales Drop for Fourth Month

 

Years of shrinking inventory gave way in November to a second consecutive month of year-over-year growth in the number of homes for sale, according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report. The apparent reason: Home sales declined for the fourth consecutive month when compared to the same months in 2017. Even so, home prices remained strong.


Across the 53 metro areas surveyed, inventory rose 3.0% – the highest monthly year-over-year gain in the 10-year history of the report, following October’s 1.0% increase that ended a streak of 119 months of year-over-year declines dating back to November 2008. The Months Supply of Inventory rose to 3.9, the highest for any month since 4.2 in December 2016.

November home sales, meanwhile, declined 6.9%, which was the second-largest year-over-year decline of 2018 and the biggest year-over-year sales decline for November in five years. This year only April and July sales exceeded 2017 totals for the corresponding months.

“The road to market normalization can be bumpy,” said RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos. “It’s good to see the small uptick in inventory, and the drop in November sales isn’t too surprising – given the recent trends, the mid-term elections, and the earlier-than-usual Thanksgiving holiday. As we near year-end, three main themes appear clear – buyers are grappling with affordability issues and tight inventory; sellers are unsure how to react to the cooling market; and homes priced properly are still selling rather quickly. All three underscore the fact that the guidance of a professional agent is even more critical in times like these.”

November’s Median Sales Price of $235,000 was 4.0% higher than November 2017 and was the highest November price in the report’s history. It marked the 32nd consecutive month of yearover-year price increases. Comparing the first 11 months of 2018 to 2017, home prices are up 6.0%.

Even with declining sales, homes sold at record speed for November. Homes spent an average of 51 Days on Market, compared to the previous November low of 54 days set last year.

At RE/MAX Flagstaff, our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585. 

 

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The Margarita Ball of Flagler County 2018

RE/MAX Flagstaff’s Broker/Owners Jimmy Millhollin and Annette Gardinal had the distinct pleasure of serving on the Board of Directors of the 2nd Annual Margarita Ball in Flagler County.

 

The Margarita Society was started in Dallas, Texas in 1977 and was dedicated to serving at-risk youth. The Margarita Society started in nearby Volusia County in 1988 and the current Flagler County Margarita Club President Cindy Kiel Evans and her husband Jeff helped organize the Volusia club. The nonprofit organization has just recently has come to Flagler County. 

 

Under the direction of the nonprofit’s President Cindy Kiel Evans, the organization is partnering with the Flagler Christmas Network this year to donate the 430 toys collected at the event. The organizations receiving all of the bikes, toys, and games are Project Share, Rymfire Elementary School, Flagler County Schools, Wise Men Gift Extravaganza, Families in Transition Program, and the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler County.

 

The event was held in early November at the Palm Coast Community Center and the black-tie event was by invitation only.

 

To see more photos of the event click here.

 

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RE/MAX National Housing Report for October 2018

Inventory is up. Sales decline. Could the market be balancing?

 

I hope your holiday season is off to a great start and full of laughter and fun. Those of you wishing for a more balanced housing market might be slowly getting what you’re looking for according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report.

 

Here are three key takeaways from this month’s report:

 

1.) Year-Over-Year home sales dropped 4.6% in October - that’s the third month in a row.

2.) Inventory increased for the first time in a decade according to the housing report.

3.) Sales prices in October were one of the lowest increases in 2018.

 

You can read the full report here.

 

All of this points to better news for buyers this holiday season as the “market moves towards equilibrium” according to Adam Contos, CEO of RE/MAX. If you have a moved planned for the holiday season or want to start preparing for a move in 2019, I’d be happy to meet with you to talk about what you can do now to help begin the process.

 

At RE/MAX Flagstaff, our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585. 

 

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Jimmy Millhollin

 

 

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