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ImageThere have been 10 more single family house entered as sold in the local Multiple Listing System.  That brings the total number sold for the month of May to 191 and the Median Price to $137,000.  There are fewer single family houses on the market, down to 748 from 763 earlier this month.

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Flagler County's economic turn-around is still in a very fragile position. We are too depended on the residential housing industry for employment and property taxes. Although home sales have been steady they have been our only source of economic revenue, outside of retail. With every home sold approximately $6,000 in spent in the local economy as reported by the National Association of REALTORS.

Home sales are a good problem to have, however our local unemployment in May 2012 was 11.7%, still the highest in the state.  Getting the unemployed back to work in an industry other than the housing industry should be the goal of every elected official in the county.

To get them to work in an industry outside the housing industry will accomplish several goals but two that that will show immediate results.

1.Getting people back to work

2.Expanding our tax base

Our current property tax base relies heavily on our residential sector.   Over 80% of our tax base is depended on residential property and only 1.3% is industrial. This imbalance needs to be correct.

As a county we need to look at relieving impact fees or tax breaks on industrial companies that would bring manufacturing jobs into our area. Waiting for the company to come to our county and then letting them know about our incentives isn't good enough. We need to be advertising the fact we are open for business and these incentives are available.

The city council for Palm Beach Gardens is adverting they are open for business by letting everyone know they are considering incentives. To read more go to the article below. To read more click on the link News Article.

As a 12 year resident of Flagler County and a small business owner I have seen a lot of changes here, some good, some questionable. While we have multiple identities working to improve our community and bring in those jobs, our county needs to pull together, act as one body to bring those companies that will diversify our job market. To secure our county's economic future and to relive the pressure of property taxes off the residential sector. To make Flagler County a place where I can afford to retire and continue to take pride in our community.
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Georgia Turner Vice President of the Flagler County Tourism Development Council (TDC) spoke this morning in front of the Leads to the Future Group.  Georgia had a lot of great information about the direction of the TDC and where our visitors are coming from. Georgia also had a fun update on a TDC contests going on.  The first one Hidden Flagler photo contest is wrapping tonight at 6:00 pm at the Palm Coast Community Center, located at 305 Palm Cost Pkwy.

YOUR Flagler Favorites starts today! Enter our two contests for your chance to win prizes. Contest #1 is the Hidden Flagler photo contest. How well do you know the Flagler County area? Just type your answer in the comment section and for every correct guess your name will be entered in the drawing that will take place July 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center. And the best part is you get to pick your prize based on "Your Flagler Favorite." Some of the choices are a Touch and Feed at Marineland, horseback riding tour, kayaking tour, rounds of golf, paddleboard or surfboard rental and restaurant certificates. The choice will be YOURS!!! So here's the first Hidden Flagler photo. Good luck because some photos might be easier than other!!!

Check out the TDC’s home page and enjoy the, partner spotlights, list of events, get trip ideas, find out where Fido can play at the beach or join you for a cool one, and local specials.  The TDC web site also has a calendar of events that will keep you busy all summer long!

Leads to the Future is an open leads group the meets Tuesday at 9:00 am at Hancock Bank, located at the Palm Harbor Shopping Center, next to Publix.

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Opportunities are where you find them.  If you  are in the real estate business you can find them at RE/MAX Flagstaff.

What are the components that make up today's opportunities?

  • Customer Satisfaction

  • Consumer Confidence

  • Low Interest Rates

  • Affordable Prices

  • Population Growth

  • Immigration

  • RE/MAX Brand

  • Renter Demand

  • Investors

  • Property Management

If you are looking for a Real Estate office for your real estate needs, look no further, RE/MAX Flagstaff can help you.
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