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Getting a Section 8 Voucher Is Hard. Finding a Landlord Willing to Accept It Is Even Harder.

| September 8, 2018

Most of the landlords whom researchers called said they didn’t take vouchers. Some of those who agreed to show their unit to a voucher holder stood the renter up.

240 Apartments Rising on Palm Coast’s E-Section Rim as Bunnell Approves Higher Height Limit

| January 24, 2018

The apartment complex will be called Shadetree at Bunnell, with rent averaging $1,300 a month, on 30 acres abutting Palm Coast’s E-Section. The Bunnell Planning Board quietly approved an exception so the buildings could be exceed the city’s height limit.

Flagler County Supportive of Broadening Discrimination Protection in Housing for LGBT

| March 23, 2016

Barbara Revels, who chairs the county commission, is proposing an amendment to a housing ordinance to extend non-discrimination protection to individuals for sexual orientation.

Homes Sales and Inventory Decline a Bit in Flagler as Interest Rates Continue to Rise

| September 19, 2013

After July’s buoyant home-sale figures in Flagler County, which hit a post-recession high of 243 closed sales for the month, August’s numbers are somewhat less bubbly, but the trend remains solidly positive even as interest rates creep up.

Home Sales in Flagler Hit Post-Recession High as Time On Market Declines and Prices Rise

| August 21, 2013

Homes for sale in Flagler County have spent on average just 55 days on the market, also a post-recession low, while the median sale price of $155,000 in July in Flagler improved an impressive 7 percent on June’s median of $144,500, and 19.7 percent on the median price a year ago,

Dismissing Affordable Housing Prejudices, Palm Coast Approves Brookhaven Apartments

| May 21, 2013

The Palm Coast City Council Tuesday approved 4-1 the 45-acre, 117-unit Brookhaven apartments development in Town Center, which will provide housing to lower income residents and walkability to nearby areas.

In Flagler and Across Florida, More Perky Housing Sales Point to Encouraging Trends

| September 19, 2012

Sales of single family homes in Flagler were up 9.5 percent in August over a year ago, 10.8 percent across Florida, while pending sales have skyrocketed in further signs of health for the battered housing sector, even as prices still stagnate.

Foreclosure Tale: When Renters, Despite Protections, Are Intimidated Into Leaving

| October 27, 2011

Palm Coast’s Genis family–mother, father, six children–was duly paying rent on its Smith Trail home when it was sold by the court and the family was given 10 days to clear out, even though it never saw an eviction notice.

20% Down Mortgage Requirement Would End Middle Class Home-Ownership As We Know It

| June 20, 2011

If a proposed Qualified Residential Mortgage Rule (QRM) of 20% down and spending less than 28% of monthly gross income on the mortgage takes effect, Marc Morial of the National Urban League argues, middle class home ownership will be a thing of the past.

As Palm Coast Talks Development, Housing Prices Hit New Low, Falling 4.2% in 1Q

| May 31, 2011

Housing prices fell to levels not seen since 2002 as double-dipping prices hit new recession lows. Meanwhile, the Palm Coast City Council discussed approval of a plan that would add 12,000 housing units to the local hosing stock.

Foreclosures Down 59 Percent in April, But Don’t Celebrate Yet, Florida

| May 12, 2011

Longer processing times and the backlash against banks’ speed-dialed foreclosures have more to do with the brighter number than an actual recovery in the housing market.

New Home Sales Rebound From Record Low, But Sales Still 22% Lower Than Last Year

| April 25, 2011

March new home sales post an 11 percent increase over February, but February had posted a record low, and March’s 300,000 sales volume is still 22 percent below sales in March 2010.

Palm Coast’s Population Drops to 69,000 in Latest Census Estimate, Flagler’s to 85,600

| December 15, 2010

While those aren’t yet the final 2010 Census figures, the 5-year community survey numbers are the next-most precise set of data, with startling results for Flagler County, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell.

Wrongful Foreclosure: What You Need To Know

| November 27, 2010

Banks and foreclosure defense attorneys disagree on whether errors in the process have caused wrongful foreclosures — but their definitions of what constitutes a “wrongful foreclosure” differ.

Social Profile for for Flagler County and Palm Coast, 2009 Census Bureau’s Community Survey

| September 29, 2010

Detailed, charted table of the Census Bureau’s social profile (marriages, divorces, origins) data for Flagler County and Palm Coast, 2009 American Community Survey.

Housing and Real Estate Data for Flagler County and Palm Coast, 2009 Census Bureau’s Community Survey

| September 29, 2010

Detailed, charted table of the Census Bureau’s housing, development and real estate data for Flagler County and Palm Coast, 2009 American Community Survey.

Existing Home Sales Edge Up 5.2% in South, But Still at 15-Year Low

| September 23, 2010

Existing home sales rebounded as expected from a severe plunge in July, but not by much, and the large housing supply will keep prices falling.

$75 Billion Mortgage Modification Program Is $74.76 Billion Behind

| May 12, 2010

The Obama administration committed to spend up to $75 billion on its foreclosure-prevention program. More than a year later, only about $242 million had actually been paid out.

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