real estate: Flagler County December Sales Slide, But Year Finishes Up - 01/27/19 07:40 AM
I started tracking the area’s real estate performance monthly since 2009, and this is the first time in the past nine years that December had a lower number of sales compared to November. December came in about 17% below December 2017. Interestingly enough this year had the highest performing November with 196 residential home sales which was about 28% above November 2017. November is typically one of the lowest months of each year for sales. Essentially the activity shifted which has occurred before based upon various economic or legislation factors.
All in all 2018 was another up year for the area. The … (1 comments)

real estate: Market Watch: Palm Coast/Flagler County Market Soaring In 2015 - 07/12/15 10:13 AM
There should be no doubt at this point that the Palm Coast & Flagler County is not only recovering, but is more in the recovered phase.  Although this year started off a little light compared to the first two month of 2014, the area is up 10% with 1,144 residential house sales through June compared to the same period for 2014.  June was another strong month with 221 residential house closings which was up 18% compared to June 2014.  Median sales price in June was also up slightly compared to June of last year.  Buyers who are serious about finding a home … (1 comments)

real estate: Flagler County & Palm Coast Market Update Through May 2014 - 06/16/14 10:39 PM
After a somewhat weaker March this year, residential home sales picked up in April and May coming in almost “flat” compared to last year’s sales.  Visit my “Market reports” section for more stats.  Let’s take a look at some highlights:
Sales There were about 199 residential houses sold in May 2014 which is about 2% higher compared to the 196 for May 2013.
The total number of sales still remain down about 4% with 843 residential houses sold January through May in 2014 compared to the same period in 2013.

Values Most news has been speaking to values recovering and that is very true.  Sellers … (1 comments)

real estate: Mid-April Flagler County Market Update - 04/12/14 11:01 PM
As I said last week, March residential house sales in Flagler County saw a dip in performance compared to March of 2013, when the number of sales this year came in at -22%.  April thus far this year has had 62 closings for residential houses in Flagler County bringing the total to 498 year-to-date.
April 2014 Residential House Sales (as of April 13, 2014)
Number:   62 Lowest:  $46,700 Highest: $900,000 Average: $193,367 Median: $144,600 The top 3 house closings for this month as April 13, 2014 are:
3349 Oceanshore Blvd at $900,000 19 Waterview Drive S. at $619,000 262 Yacht Harbor Dr at $530,000 The … (2 comments)

real estate: Flagler County March Home Sales Dip Compared to 2013 - 04/06/14 08:52 AM
After a strong start for existing home sales in January and February, activity in March did not continue on the same trend in comparison to 2013 with the number of sales dropping about 22% and coming in at  157 compared to 199 in 2013.  But sales were slightly above February which had 152 residential house closings.  This brings the number of residential house sales through March down about 7% compared to the same period last year.  On a more positive note new home builds are up about 29% for the area in the 1st quarter.  With existing home sales and new builds … (0 comments)

real estate: Palm Coast & Flagler County Market 2013 Year in Review - 12/28/13 06:57 AM
As we wind down 2013, Flagler County & Palm Coast once again saw another positive year.  With just a few days left in 2013, the area is already finishing the year at least 2% above 2012 in terms of the number of residential house sales with 2,066.  Some other highlights for the year are:
November came in very strong this year with 176 residential house sale closed which was 22% above November last year July was the highest month in terms of the number of sales with 223 and was 17% above July 2012 57% of transactions were cash in the … (1 comments)

real estate: Matanzas Woods Residents Split On Course, & Why A Park Is A Great Idea - 11/30/13 10:24 AM
Guest author, Brad West, is my husband and assists me with my real estate business.  He is the designer of, is licensed in real estate (inactive at this time due to another career), and works in online marketing and communications.  He writes about his thoughts on the current meetings and discussions taking place about the Matanzas Woods golf course and the neighborhood’s future.
Matanzas Woods recently had “exploratory” meetings with Jim Cullis of Grand Haven Properties for him to gain a feel for the community’s feelings towards an alternative use (a regional park) for the closed Matanzas Golf Course.  The plan, as Mr. Cullis … (2 comments)

real estate: Kathleen’s Tip of the Week: Understanding Property Value - 11/23/13 12:52 AM
If you’ve ever attended a public meeting regarding something occurring in your town or neighborhood, you’ve probably heard at least one person make the claim of how the change or situation will effect their “property value”.  Property value is also one of the most misunderstood items of homeowners.  It’s rightfully so one of the most important things about owning a home, but it’s also very misunderstood.
What most people are referring to when it comes to “my property value” is how much they could sell it for at any given point in time.  What that number is actually entirely unknown because … (0 comments)

real estate: Matanzas Woods: Golf Course Talk, & Multi-use Path Coming - 11/22/13 10:36 AM
Matanzas Woods, originally a golf community, located on the north end of Palm Coast has seen it’s own share of unique challenges over the last few years.  The community is home to the Matanzas Golf Course that closed a few years ago after a failed venture to remodel the course.  Recently the course was purchased as a part of a package which included the Cypress and Pine Courses, but the Matanzas Course has not been slated to re-open at this time with the group who made the purchase.
Examples of possibilities brought by Jim Cullis
Recently buzz started to surface about … (3 comments)

real estate: Kathy’s Real Estate Tip (The Speculation Trap) & Weekly Update - 11/02/13 06:47 AM
When it comes to buying and selling real estate, it’s important to make informed and educated decisions.  The worst thing to do is to speculate about the seller, the buyer, the market conditions, the property, etc.  Speculating on any of these things can cause buyers to lose out on a property they really wanted, over pay for a property, plus more. Likewise sellers could lose equity, take longer to sell, plus more.   Here are a few ways that buyers and sellers speculate today and how to avoid it:
The market – Many people are still under the impression the local market … (0 comments)

real estate: Palm Coast & Flagler County Market Update: Life After Short Sales - 10/19/13 11:49 PM
Over the past 2 years we have seen a very dramatic, and very positive, change in local market conditions.  The average number of days on the market is down below 100 days in Palm Coast and slightly over 100 in all of Flagler County year-to-date.  We continue to see the number of residential home sales exceeding the previous year's number, and are currently 3% above 2012 through September.  And the number of homes for sale is way down with 839 in Flagler County and 599 in Palm Coast.  And cash sales continue to dominate the market at about 54% of all residential home sales in … (0 comments)

real estate: Flagler County Real Estate Gets Off To Strong Start In 2013 - 02/11/13 04:14 AM
January was definitely going to be an interesting month for local real estate because of the performance in 2012 when we saw 122 residential house close which was 56% above 2011.  January is typically the lowest number of real estate closes each year in the area.  January 2013 didn’t come in above 2012, but we saw 107 residential house closings which is 13% below last year but 37% above 2011.  Click here for all of the local market report details
Price The median price of those homes closing this January was $143,000 and was the highest it’s been since 2009 for … (1 comments)

real estate: Monday Morning Flagler County Market Recap: 6/10/2012 thru 6/16/2012 - 06/17/12 01:38 PM
Residential Houses
We’re now into the third week of typically the busiest month for real estate in the area.  It’s been another pretty active week.  43 houses were newly listed for sale.  The lowest at $75,000, the highest at $968,000, for an average price of $263,554, and a median price of $170,000 for this group.  The county now has just 739 houses active for sale.
Sales is this past week came in at 28 closings.  The lowest being $50,000, the highest at $$535,000, for an average price of $145,229, and a median price of $108,750.  That raises the total for the … (1 comments)

real estate: Matanzas Woods Market Report Card - 06/12/12 07:53 AM
Since we live in the Matanzas Woods subdivision, we get the common question of how is the market doing in our neighborhood.  Truth be told, Matanzas Woods has seen it’s challenges over the past few years especially with the golf course’s temporary closure which the neighborhood is built up around.  It was positive to hear that a local investment group had purchased the course and hopefully we will see it open again in the future.   Despite any challenges over the past few years, Matanzas Woods has remained a desirable area.  The housing market in our neighborhood is doing pretty well, … (0 comments)

real estate: Monday Morning Flagler County Housing Report 6/3/12 to 6/9/12 - 06/11/12 07:01 AM
This past week was another great week in the area as buyers are taking advantage of the great prices and interest rates.  One of the biggest surprises many are finding right now is the reduced selection as the area has about 742 homes presently for sale.  That number is far lower than it’s been in the past and sellers are seeing some favor from that.   Flagler County Listings   Active . . . . . . . . . . . .  742 Lowest . . . . . . . . . . . .  $35,000 Highest . . … (0 comments)

real estate: Trulia Adds “Trulia Estimates”: Novelty or Not? - 03/21/12 04:25 AM
Let me start by saying, and are great companies that I think bring great additional resources for home shopping to consumers.  I love their websites and resources they offer. became a hit with it’s “Zestimate”.  Just recently launched, what I am guessing is a competitive response to Zillow’s “Zestimates”, called “Trulia Estimates”.  These are these companies attempts to provide real-time property valuation using proprietary algorithms.  Sounds simple enough right?  Think again.
One of the things any Real Estate Professional will tell you they wish was automated is . . . property pricing.  This is one of the … (0 comments)

real estate: Seller Advice: Things To Be Aware Of With “Flat Fee” Selling - 03/03/12 02:43 AM
If you’ve been thinking about selling your house you may have come across the advice to to a “For Sale By Owner”.  Whether selling yourself or through an agent, advertising online and in an MLS  (notice that I didn’t say “the MLS”, and I’ll explain this more in a moment) is extremely important nowadays.  Some real estate companies have begun offering what is called “flat-fee selling” as a “for sale by owner” option.  This might sound like a great option, but you really have to be careful here as a seller.
First, what is a “flat fee” option?  Simply put; instead … (0 comments)

real estate: 2011 Palm Coast/Flagler County Market Recap - 01/11/12 04:37 AM
So how did the local market do for 2011?  Very well, and here's just a few highlishgts on the Residential Housing sales in the area:
A total of 1,665 houses closed from January 1st to December 31, 2011 The total number of sales was up 14% compared to 2010 when 1,460 houses closed 82% of all houses sold were in the price range up to $199,999 The luxury market ($500k+) also saw a slight uptick as well making up 3% of the area houses sold compared to 2% for 2010 3 bedroom homes were the most popular making up 62% of … (0 comments)

real estate: Looking Up: Palm Coast/Flagler County Real Estate Recap - 11/15/11 04:32 AM
We're through October and the local real estate market has been another year of some real positives.  It's also been a year of interesting devlopments too. 
Highlights through October (Click here for a full market report):
Inventory levels remain lower.   As of 11/14/2011 there are 1024 houses for sale in Flagler County and 762 in Palm Coast.  Palm Coast alone has typically remained above 900 for the last few years. The number of house sales has increased 10% compared to this period last year.   There have been 1,345 houses that have closed through October 31st.  Palm Coast has contributed … (1 comments)

real estate: Flagler County/Palm Coast Market Highlights - 10/19/11 04:42 AM
Can you believe it's Fall already and the end of the year is fast approaching?  I know I can't.  "How's the market?  " is the common question I hear, and there really are some some things about our local market.  Here's just a few from the residential housing portion:
Inventory levels at their lowest in recent years
The number of houses for sale over the last few years in Flagler County has rarely dipped below 1,100 (and 900 for Palm Coast) at any given point in time.  As of today, there are 986 homes for sale in Flagler County and 739 … (0 comments)

Kathleen West, Flagler County & Palm Coast Realtor (Trademark Realty Group of Palm Coast)

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Palm Coast, FL

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