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Phyllis Staines, Realtor
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Just Listed in Isle of Palms!

We just listed 4268 Coquina Drive in Isle of Palms for $424,900! This navigable waterfront home has an extra long dock, 10k lb boat lift and water views from most every room. Remodeled master bath, new Lennox HVAC, garage door, carpet and paint in 2014. Other major improvements include new roof in 2007, new windows […]

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Does it really take 30 days to close a home purchase?

Q. Does it really take 30 days to close a home purchase? The shows on HGTV seem to close in days. A. Yes, it really does take 30 days or more to close a home purchase, and yes, you really need to stop watching TV. No disrespect to reality TV, but the home sales on […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – June 17th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for week ending June 17, 2017. A total of 715 new listings (homes, townhomes and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. Properties going under contract, or “Pending Sales” totaled 618, and 375 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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How’s The #Jax Housing Market – May Re-Cap

Here’s the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) May 2017 Real Estate Market re-cap: * – 2,693 properties closed during the month – Year to date sales are up 5.3% over the same period in 2016 – Average sales price increased to $252,741 up 8.7% over the same period in 2016 – 3,479 new listings […]

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Must homesellers disclose the presence of sexual offenders?

Q. I just closed and learned a sexual offender lives next door. Why wasn’t this disclosed? A. In Florida, a seller is only obligated to disclose known facts that materially and adversely affect the value of the home being sold that are not readily observable to a buyer. As a buyer, you have an obligation […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – June 10th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for week ending June 10, 2017. A total of 640 new listings (homes, townhomes and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. Properties going under contract, or “Pending Sales” totaled 546, and 332 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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Q. I want a new home but don’t want a CDD fee. Do all new communities have them?

A. Although CDD fees are more common in our newer communities, not all have them. The CDD, or Community District Development fee imposes taxes or assessments on properties which pay for the construction, operation, and maintenance costs of the district in which the property resides. The CDD fee is set annually by the governing board […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – June 3rd

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for week ending June 3, 2017. A total of 641 new listings (homes, townhomes and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. Properties going under contract, or “Pending Sales” totaled 587, and 488 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – May 27th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for week ending May 27th, 2017. A total of 681 new listings (homes, townhomes and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. Properties going under contract, or “Pending Sales” totaled 627, and 417 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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Q. The seller said his home is not in a flood zone but my lender disagrees. Who’s right?

A. Recently the flood maps for Duval county were revised resulting in some homes requiring flood insurance that previously did not need it. It’s possible the seller did not need it when he purchased the home, only to find out now that it is required. So if your lender says you need flood insurance, then […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – May 20th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for week ending May 20th, 2017. A total of 708 new listings (homes, townhomes and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. Properties going under contract, or “Pending Sales” totaled 616, and 410 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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