Jacksonville | Intracoastal West | Ponte Vedra & Beaches Real Estate
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
(904) 476 - 7653(904) 476 - 7653

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Coming Soon in The Sanctuary

We have a great new waterfront listing coming soon in The Sanctuary, Jacksonville Beach’s only gated community! For more information or to schedule a showing once this home comes to market, please call or text Phyllis Staines at (904) 476 – 7653 or email pstaines@aol.com..

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Price Reduced in Crosswater at Pablo Bay

Nearly new one owner 5BR, 3.5BA popular ‘Ortega’ model built by Cornerstone Homes in 2015 was just reduced to $525,000. Located at 3519 Crossview Drive on desirable fenced cul-de-sac lot in Crosswater, a sought after gas community near Mayo Clinic located between Southside and the beach. Sellers spared no expense with over $50k in upgrades […]

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Price Reduced in Ponte Vedra Beach

We just reduced 115 Solano Cay Circle in Ponte Vedra Beach to $299,900 making this the only 3 bedroom home in Ponte Vedra under $300,000! Major items are done with 30 year architectural shingle roof, gutters, new chimney cap, new HVAC (2009), new water heater (2013) and re-painted cementitious siding (2014). Family room with wood […]

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Is Your 2018 Proposed Notice of Property Tax Correct?

Q. My 2018 Notice of Proposed Property Tax is wrong. What can I do? A. If you live in Duval county, go online to coj.net and click on Property Appraiser, then Property Search. Bring up your property record to ensure the market value, square footage, number of rooms and lot size are correct. If the […]

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New on Market in Egrets Glade

This affordable 3 bedroom, 2 bath home at 2423 Egrets Glade Drive with 1610 sf on a partially fenced cul-de-sac corner lot in desirable Egrets Glade comes to market on Saturday, September 1st for $249,900. Egrets Glade is a small established neighborhood zoned for Alimacani Elementary and Fletcher Middle School. New architectural shingle roof and […]

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Open House Sat, July 28th 11-1pm in The Sanctuary

Please stop by this remodeled lakefront 3BR, 2.5BA home with 1765sf at 3440 Sanctuary Blvd in the Sancutary in Jax Beach on Saturday, July 28th 11-1pm. Remodeled one owner waterfront home on beautiful bulkhead lot on Lake Ibis in The Sanctuary, Jacksonville Beach’s premier gated community nestled between the beach and the Intracoastal Waterway with […]

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Are You a 50+ Home Buyer or Seller? Get Your FREE “Moving On” Guide

If you’re a 50+ home buyer or seller and thinking about making a move, please make sure the Realtor you choose is certified as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist or SRES®. What is an SRES® A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) is a real estate agent who is uniquely qualified to assist the 50+ market. […]

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Open House Sun, July 15th – 12550 Ashglen Dr

Save the date! 12550 Ashglen Drive N off Kernan Blvd will be held open Sunday, July 15th from 12-2pm and is only $250,000! This updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick front home is in Ashwood, a small established Intracoastal West neighborhood zoned for Chets Creek Elementary and Atlantic Coast High School. Brand new architectural shingle […]

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The Dirty Little Secret in Real Estate

Q. I listed my home 3 weeks ago but do not see it advertised anywhere. What should I do? A. I’m sorry to hear that, but I’m not surprised. There’s a dirty little secret in real estate when it comes to hot markets. It’s called the three P listing plan: Put a sign in your […]

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Just Sold in Danforth

We just sold the Filbert’s home for $265,000 in less than 2 weeks! A big thank you to Eugene and Ginger for being such great sellers! This adorable and affordable 3BR, 2BA home is located in Danforth, one of Intracoastal West’s most sought after neighborhoods with community pool and tennis. Open eat-in kitchen with breakfast […]

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Jax Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Remote Collection Event

The Jacksonville Solid Waste Division will host a household hazardous waste and electronic waste (e-waste) mobile collection event this Saturday, May 5th at the Jacksonville Beach Public Works Department located at 1460 Shetter Ave in Jax Beach. The HHW Event is held 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. This is only open for Duval residents. Please […]

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Home-Buying Tips For Single-Income Women

SEATTLE – April 23, 2018 – Real estate website Estately recently conducted a study showing how America’s gender wage gap affects home affordability and ownership for women. To find out, Estately used 2016 U.S. Census data to compare men’s and women’s median salaries in the 50 most populated U.S. cities. Based on those salaries and […]

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Parade of Homes

Looking for a new home in Northeast Florida? Then you must check out the annual Parade of Homes, sponsored by the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA). Please click here to view the participating homes: Click to view Parade of Homes. And if you can’t wait to build and looking for a move in ready home […]

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No Need To Pay For Your Deed – It’s Free

If you received an official looking letter asking you to pay for a copy of your deed, beware. You should not have to pay to get a copy of your deed, or any of your closing papers for that matter. Our National Association of Realtors has put out a warning to consumers regarding scammers who […]

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Just Listed in Old Mill Branch

Our newest listing at 4545 Shiloh Mill Blvd in Old Mill Branch is now available for showings and is priced to sell at only $349,500! Move in ready 4BR, 3BA full stucco, 2639sf lakefront home in Old Mill Branch, a gated community with club pool and play area conveniently located near St. Johns Town Center, […]

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Are You Aware of How Much Equity You Have in Your Home? You May Be Surprised!

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 675,000 US homeowners regained positive equity in their homes in 2017. This is great news for the country, as 95.1% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation. “U.S homeowners with mortgages (roughly 63% of all the properties) have seen their equity increase by a total […]

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Pool Home Sold in 4 Days in Windsor Park

We are happy to report our pool home located at 4111 Richmond Park Drive in Windsor Park sold in 4 days for full ask…$340,000! This updated, move in ready 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home has an open split plan with formal living, dining and family room with fireplace. Newer flooring, 5 inch baseboards and […]

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Save the Date! Parade of Homes Coming in April

If you’re planning to sell your home in 2018, then get with your Realtor now to reserve your spot in the RE/MAX Parade of Homes coming in April! Just like the new homebuilders, RE/MAX will be featuring various homes during this week long event…shouldn’t your home be included? For more information, please call Phyllis Staines […]

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Living With The Parents May Be This Buyer’s Best Option

Q. I’m looking to buy my first home but want no maintenance. What options do I have other than a condo? A. If you want no maintenance, you should either live at home with your parents or rent. Owning a home, townhome or condo comes with maintenance. Condominiums and townhomes do have less exterior maintenance […]

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Homestead Exemption Deadline is March 1st

If you purchased a Florida home in 2017, the deadline to file for your Homestead Exemption is March 1, 2018. Why apply for Homestead Exemption? Florida residents are eligible for the Homestead Exemption on their owner occupied, primary homes, condominiums, co-op apartments, and certain mobile homes as long as that property was your primary residence […]

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