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(Published on - 9/22/2023 3:11:02 PM)

A good first impression may go a long way, just like when you first meet someone. In relation to your home, the same is true. Curb appeal, also referred to as total outside attractiveness, can have a significant impact on how others view your home.

55% of home buyers will visit a property after viewing it online, largely based on its curb appeal, according to the 2022 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report. You should consider how your home's curb appeal may affect its selling price if you plan to put it up for sale.

Additionally, improving your home's curb appeal is going to make sure that it makes a wonderful first impression on any guests or bystanders, even if you are not yet ready to sell.

It's not necessary to break the bank and spend a fortune to make your home's outside more charming! There are many inexpensive methods to improve the curb appeal of your property, making it more appealing to you and potential buyers.

Budget-Friendly Ideas for Increasing Curb Appeal

Are you prepared to start enhancing the curb appeal of your house? Here are a few of our favorite (and easy!) tips for giving your house the greatest possible appearance.

Improve Your Landscaping

Typically, your yard is the part of your home that people will notice the most. Even if you have no prior landscaping experience, there are simple ways to enhance your landscaping to increase your curb appeal as it is the first thing most people see.

Start by maintaining the borders of your walkways manicured, your plants properly maintained, and a lush, weed-free grass if you're searching for some simple starter jobs. Seasonal plants can be used to bring color into your room. To provide contrast and freshness, don't forget to add mulch! You might even think about utilizing leaf mulch, which is formed from discarded leaves and is a less expensive option to mulching.

Make sure to take into account factors like the amount of dark areas in your yard and the amount of rainfall while researching what kinds of plant varieties thrive there.

Give Your Front Door A Facelift

The front door, which serves as your home's main entrance, has a significant impact on the remainder of the curb appeal of your house. It is remarkable what a fresh coat of paint in a cheerful color can do to enhance and modernize the general appearance and atmosphere of your home. With just a gallon of paint and some paint brushes, you can easily increase the curb appeal of your property.

Want to advance your situation? For an improved appearance, try adding a kick plate or setting up a brand-new, contemporary door handle. These minor adjustments can easily be made using items you probably already have around the house and are also reasonably priced.

External Lighting

The image of your house can be drastically altered by a well-lit front porch and pathway. Installing solar-powered lights is one approach to enhance the aesthetic of walkways and shaded areas without raising your electricity bill or incurring additional costs. To give a touch of brightness and safety to your outside space, carefully install these lights along your walks and below big trees.

To save the inconvenience of turning it on every night and to reduce your electricity costs, you can also get smart outdoor lighting that operates on a timer.

Don't Forget About Your Mailbox

Want to improve the look of your mailbox? There are many affordable solutions available to give it a new appearance. Think about giving it a fresh coat of paint, surrounding it with lovely plants and greenery, or perhaps replacing it totally. To improve the overall exterior appeal of your property, you can pick a mailbox that matches the design and color of your home.

Your mailbox will be changed with these straightforward changes, improving your home's curb appeal as a whole. Try it out and notice the difference for yourself!

Improvements and Upgrades to the Exterior

You'd be surprised at how much of a difference even the tiniest amount of housekeeping and organization can have on curb appeal. Your property may dazzle and look its best with as little as regular window washing and lawn mowing.

Try putting shutters or window boxes with flowers if you want to embark on a slightly bigger job to give your house a well-rounded and distinctive look. You might choose window boxes to adorn with seasonal flowers and greenery or shutters in unusual hues.

The Secret to Keeping Your Curb Appeal is Upkeep!

Remember that maintaining and enhancing curb appeal is a continuous activity. Every season will offer fresh chances to enhance or keep up with the most recent exterior home renovation trends. For your home to always appear its best, make sure to routinely inspect your landscaping, front door, and mailbox.

Pruning, power washing the outside, cleaning the gutters, and maintaining the walkway are all examples of routine maintenance that will help to guarantee your property remains a wonderful asset to the block and neighborhood.

Additionally, you can always have fun with seasonal accents like wreaths during the holidays or pumpkins in the fall. Remember that your house is yours to customize and decorate whatever you choose!

Making Your Home Welcoming and Appealing is Simple

"Curb appeal sells homes," is a well-known real estate adage for a reason.

Whether you're selling your house or staying in it for personal enjoyment, you want to make a strong first impression with your home's façade. Applying these suggestions to spruce up your front door, landscaping, exterior lighting, mailbox, and windows will significantly increase the curb appeal of your property without breaking the bank.


4 Factors (Besides Money) Sellers Should Consider

(Published on - 9/20/2023 6:53:31 PM)

City of Palm Coast Food Truck Tuesday!

(Published on - 9/18/2023 2:48:49 PM)

Food Truck Tuesday


Come for the food and stay for the fun at Food Truck Tuesday!

Presented in partnership with the Palm Coast Observer. 

Food Truck Tuesday is rolling in on September 19! Trucks will be serving from 5-8pm and feature a variety of appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts available for purchase.

September also features the return of our Fire Truck Pull!

Registration is not required. For more Parks & Rec fun, visit us at!

Stay tuned for September's Food Truck Line-Up

Fun Coast Bartending will be on-site, offering beer and wine for purchase, cash only. You must be 21 years or older to purchase or consume alcohol. 

September's Beneficiary: AdventHealth Pink on Parade 5k

September's Beneficiary: AdventHealth Pink on Parade 5k
The Pink on Parade 5k (formerly Pink Army 5k) works to raise funds for breast cancer screenings, treatments, education, and services. Proceeds stay in Flagler County to assist qualified individuals with early detection screenings, cancer-related education, materials, and cancer diagnostic testing. Thanks to these fundraising efforts, since 2010 they have served 564 patients and have had 918 procedures related to breast cancer screenings and diagnostics! We are saving lives in Flagler County thanks to each of our participants, sponsors, and donors! Consider running or walking the Pink on Parade 5k on Sunday, October 8.

Sign Up for ALERT Flagler Emergency Notifications

(Published on - 9/13/2023 6:46:24 PM)

Flagler County uses a variety of systems to ensure efficient delivery of important emergency information with residents, visitors, and businesses.


ALERTFlagler is a no-cost countywide service that allows subscribers to sign up for a variety of emergency notifications based on their enrolled addresses (up to 5).

This system allows you to customize:

  • Which devices and formats you want to receive alerts,
    • Options include Email, SMS/Text, Home Phone, Mobile Phone (voice), Work Phone;
  • Which specific weather alerts you want to receive,
    • Under My Subscriptions (Edit), click the triangle next to Weather Alerts and all of the triangles underneath to see all options, and then check off the alerts you want to receive; and
  • Quiet Time during which alerts will not be received, such as overnight,
    • The system will override the Quite Time for certain alerts like tornadoes and evacuations,
    • This option can also be found under Weather Alerts.

For assistance, please contact us at 386-313-4200, during normal business hours.

 We recommend that everyone, at a minimum, select the following Weather Alerts:

  • Flash Flood Warnings: Which occur when rapidly rising flood waters are expected.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: Which occur when either destructive winds and/or hail are expected.
  • Tornado Warnings: Which occur when a tornado has been detected or is developing.
  • Extreme Wind Warnings: Which occur when the most extreme part of a hurricane is about to impact the area.

Emergency Alert System (EAS)

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system that requires broadcasters, cable television systems, and satellite radio/TV service providers to deliver emergency information from County, State, and Federal authorities. These alerts typically come across the radio or TV, preceded by a tone and may be audible and/or displayed on the screen. There is no cost to receive these alerts, and devices must be turned on to receive the alerts.

NOAA Weather Radio

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from an area’s National Weather Service office. In addition to the weather information, this system broadcasts Emergency Alert System messages. In order to receive the weather information and EASs from this network a NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards receiver is required. These receivers are readily available at a variety of retailers. Many receivers have a feature that allows the radio to be turned on 24/7, but only have the audio play out loud when it receives specific messages for our area.

  • This feature is known as Specific Area Messaging Encoding (SAME).
    • The SAME code for Flagler County is 012035;
    • The frequencies to be used in the receiver for Flagler County are 162.400 MHz or 162.425 MHz
    • For assistance programming a receiver, please contact us at 386-313-4200.

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by the County, State, or Federal governments through mobile phones.

There are five types of WEA:

  • Presidential Alerts,
  • Imminent Threat Alerts
  • Public Safety Alerts
  • Amber Alerts
  • Test Messages

This service is based on current mobile device location at the time the alert is issued.

There is no cost to receive these alerts, and no need to register.

It is extremely important that you DO NOT DISABLE THE RECEIPT OF THE IMMINENT THREAT and PUBLIC SAFETY alerts, as these alerts used to disseminate Tornado Warnings and Protective Action messages, such as whether to evacuate or shelter in place during an emergency.

Social Media

Flagler County Emergency Management has dedicated FacebookInstagram, and Twitter pages (you may find us by searching for @FlaglerEOC). Please like, follow, and share our accounts and posts.




New Listing! Toscana Community in Palm Coast, 23 New Water Oak Drive

(Published on - 9/13/2023 12:51:37 PM)

Luxury Home located in the desirable Toscana gated community. This stunning concrete block home with tile roof offers the perfect blend of elegance, privacy and modern amenities. Boasting a myriad of desirable features, including heated & cooled salt water pool, whole house water solutions system, Sprinkler system, bidets in all baths, 2 large propane tanks for gas range in kitchen, electric fireplace, garage floor coating, full visual and audio surveillance system with monitored alarm, custom window treatments throughout. The high ceilings, windows and sliders that allow abundant natural light contribute to the overall ambiance of spaciousness and sophistication. The separate pool room and bath create the perfect working office or guest area, for those wanting that extra privacy. The oversized paver driveway and patios, mature landscape, pergola with marine grade privacy screens, along with black fencing add an elegant touch to the exterior, enhancing the overall curb appeal. Call today to view this home before it's gone!



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