Florida Land Grab, a novel by Dr. David F. Parker.

Why Write A Novel?

I have always been a prolific writer, primarily on real estate analysis and related topics designed to assist land developers, builders, sales managers and related professionals. Most of my writing has been in the form of articles for trade magazines, including “Urban Land”, “Builder”, “Florida Homebuilder”, etc., as well as three books published and marketed by The Builder Press on marketing and selling new homes, and one Amazon book: Six Success Steps To Selling Your Own Home. With the help of many friends and family, I also authored Live Every Day . . ., the biography of our second son and business partner, Stephen Parker, who succumbed to cancer at […]

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Live Every Day...The Joyous Life of Stephen Parker by Dr. David F. Parker.

Live Every Day – The Joyous Life of Stephen Parker

Read the latest book from David F. Parker “Live Every Day – The Joyous Life of Stephen Parker” which documents and illustrates with many photos Stephen’s life and his battle with cancer in his own words. You can find out more at www.thestephenfund.com. This book is the latest book from PTC Communications, editors and publishers.  Contact PTC Communications for your editing and publishing needs.  Go to www.ptccommunications.com for more information.

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Connestee Falls in the mountains of western North Carolina is a gated golf course community benefiting from the consulting advice of Parker Associates and the REMA Team.

Connestee Falls

Connestee Falls is a beautiful mountain community with lakes and forested hills on 3,900 acres surrounding a championship golf course and other amenities adjacent to a large clubhouse just outside the college town of Brevard, North Carolina. Since its founding in 1970, it has attracted 1,650 property owners of whom 1,315 have built homes on the property and over 40 percent of the homeowners live there year-round. They love all of the seasons. But over 600 lots remain vacant. The Connestee Falls Property Owners Association, which owns all of the common land and amenities, as well as several hundred vacant lots, conducted a survey of owners in 2010 to which […]

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Florida Land Grab, formerly Land Quest, is a novel by Dr. David F. Parker highlighting the history of land development in Florida.

Land Quest – Florida Land Grab

LAND QUEST – renamed Florida Land Grab prior to publication A Novel of New Communities Development in Florida By David Forster Parker, March 2012 SUMMARY Canadian billionaire builder-developer, Nash Logan, recruits retired Florida urban planner, Dr. Mark Wilkins, to guide him and his Logan Homes team in selecting an ideal site for their proposed innovative new community in Florida. Wilkins defines a creative fast-track program to introduce Logan and his colleagues to all parts of Florida and its often-uncontrolled land development history, as well as suitable locations for a potential new community. The program is scheduled over two weeks in March 2010, using the Logan Homes’ helicopter and mega-yacht for […]

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IBS - International Builders Show.

International Builders Show 2012

We aren’t presenting this year, but we will be attending many of the events and will be exploring the exhibit hall on Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th. We’d enjoy the opportunity to discuss any of your projects or ideas with you or just to sit down and chat about the state of the market and where it is going. Please contact us at jchris@parkerassociates.com or call us at 904-992-9888 to let us know where and when and we’ll be there.

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Parker Associates was the primary land development consultant to Hacienda Pinilla in Costa Rica.

New Health Center at Hacienda Pinilla

Parker Associates is excited to observe the opening of the new Health Center at Hacienda Pinilla, the 4.500 acre resort community on the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica, positioned by Parker Associates a decade ago. The Health Center was a dream of HP founder “Pat” Patillo of Atlanta when he began helping in the development of medical centers in the U.S. while also integrating new systems and technology with the help of businesses like Remote Medical Coding Companies. If you are interested in medical coding and healthcare services, you can take up professional Online CPC Classes so that you can pursue your career in the medical field. In addition to […]

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Parker Associates has over 30 years of expertise in the Florida Housing Market.

Best Florida Housing Markets

According to Realtor.com’s “Top 10 Turnaround Report,” based on Third Quarter 2011 data, the following six Florida markets are included as exhibiting the best positive year-over-year housing median price appreciation, inventory reductions and inventory age while also experiencing lower unemployment rates: Miami, Orlando, Fort Myers-Cape Coral, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota-Bradenton, and Lakeland-Winter Haven. Most of these same markets were featured just three years ago as having the worst impacts in the nation from the Great Recession.  This report also notes that the number of foreign buyers purchasing homes in these markets increased from 10 percent in 2007 to 31 percent in 2011.

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Mobile Phone Internet Usage

There was this year a neat infographic highlighting statistics on how people are using mobile phones in 2011. For those who utilize mobile phone internet almost all the time, it would help a ton to know vital information such as Understanding how MVNOs slow speeds. The infographic shows that over 1 billion of the worlds 4+ billion mobiles phones are now smartphones, and 3 billion are SMS enabled. Most of those mobile phone users are easing through a boring day with the help of games which can be found on sites such as 바카라 사이트. In 2014, mobile internet usage will overtake desktop internet usage and already in 2011, more […]

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Florida Jobs Outlook Market Data.

Florida Jobs Outlook

Florida Jobs Outlook An April report by Wells Fargo predicts “a major rebound” in Florida employment generation, sparked by tourism and hospitality industries. In ranking states by regional competitiveness, Florida scored first in the Wells Fargo study. Contact Parker Associates at www.parkerassociates.com for more information or email us at info@parkerassociates.com.

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Housing price projections moving forward from Parker Associates.

New Home Price Projections

New Home Price Projections In preparing revenue projections for budget planning, many builders rely upon past trends to forecast price increases for future years. This method turns out to be very misleading after the enormous price fluctuations of 2004-2011. A ten year trend of average price changes from 2001-2010 produces an overall average of 2.7 percent, whereas the ten years of steady growth from 1994 through 2003 provides an overall average of 4.7 percent (median of 4.4 percent) – a 74 percent differential, within a range of 3-6 percent. The 1994-2003 period following the recession of 1990-91 is a reasonable model for recovery from the 2007-09 recession despite the lingering […]

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