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Phyllis Staines, Realtor
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Open House in Crosswater at Pablo Bay

Save the date! This barely lived in one owner 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath popular ‘Ortega’ model built by Cornerstone Homes in 2015 is priced below appraisal at $539,900 and will be held open Saturday, April 28th from 12 – 2pm. Located on desirable fenced cul-de-sac lot in Crosswater, a sought after gas community near Mayo […]

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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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Best Value in Danforth

Priced to sell at only $269,000, 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 bar, all appliances, high ceilings and inside laundry. Family room with fireplace and wood laminate floors. Spacious master with tray […]

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New Price in Isle of Palms

Our new price of $819,000 puts this home at only $246/sf in Isle of Palms, Jacksonville’s premier boating community and the boat stays! This custom built one owner home with 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half bath and 3 car garage sits on one of the largest lots in the area offering the space […]

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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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Real Estate Week in Review – Jan 27th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending January 27, 2018. A total of 670 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. There were 469 properties that went under contract and 247 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – Jan 20th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending January 20, 2018. A total of 647 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. There were 495 properties that went under contract and 205 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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Open House in Riverbrook Cancelled Due to Offer

The open house scheduled for this Saturday, Jan 20th at 12911 Rivermist Way in Riverbrook has been cancelled due to an accepted offer. However, we are accepting backup offers for this one owner 4 bedroom, 2 bath all brick home on .24 acre cul-de-sac lot is located in Riverbrook, an established neighborhood nestled right outside […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – Jan 13th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending January 13, 2018. A total of 612 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. There were 445 properties that went under contract and 230 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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How’s the #Jax Market – Dec Re-Cap

Here’s the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) Dec 2017 Real Estate Market re-cap: * – 2,419 properties closed during the month up 4.8% over the same period in 2016 – Year to date sales are up 2.5% over the same period in 2016 – Average sales price increased to $261,947 up 12.4% over the […]

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No Double Dipping on Homestead Exemption

Q. I just received my Homestead Exemption renewal. I bought a home in Nov but will keep my current home for my mom. Can I keep both exemptions? A. No, you can only claim homestead exemption on one primary, owner occupied residence. However if you deed your home to your mom, then she can claim […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – Jan 6th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending January 6, 2018. A total of 507 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. There were 322 properties that went under contract and 119 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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Don’t Forget to File For Homestead Exemption

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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Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

If you own a Kidde brand fire extinguisher, this recall will probably affect you. The recall involves certain Kidde brand fire extinguishers with plastic handles.  The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate, or the nozzle can detach when in use. To find out more please […]

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