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Phyllis Staines, Realtor
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Recent Posts

Open House Cancelled Due to Accepted Offer

The open house scheduled for Sat at 12954 Brians Creek Drive in Johns Creek has been cancelled due to an accepted offer. Desirable 4br, 3ba, 2356 sf concrete block full stucco home in Johns Creek is offered for sale or lease. New wood floors, interior and exterior paint, and newer architectural shingle roof. Split floor […]

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Weekly Open House Schedule

Here’s every open house in the greater Jacksonville area offered by the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR): Click to View the Homes For more information please contact Phyllis Staines at (904) 476 – 7653 or email pstaines@aol.com..

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Are Cash Buyers in Jax Legit?

Q. I’m getting bombarded with ads to buy my home for cash. Is this legit? A. I can’t comment on any firm’s legitimacy, however we are seeing an influx of the institutional, or “i-buyer” in the northeast Florida area. You can’t view your social media news feed without seeing ads offering to buy your home […]

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Bond Money Is Baaack Baby!

If you’re a first time buyer and looking to buy in a home in 2019, we have some great news as the Florida bond money program is back, but only for a limited time. The Florida Housing Finance Corporation, which is the state’s housing finance agency that administers state and federal resources to help provide […]

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Two Weeks Left To File for Homestead Exemption

If you purchased a home in 2018, we are reminding you that the deadline to file for your Homestead Exemption is March 1, 2019. 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 […]

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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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RE/MAX Parade of Homes

Thinking of selling in 2019? We are looking for homes to participate in our Spring RE/MAX Parade of Homes. To find out more please call Phyllis Staines at (904) 476 – 7653 or email pstaines@aol.com..

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Homestead Exemption Deadline is March 1, 2019

If you purchased a Florida home in 2018 as your primary residence, the deadline to file for your Homestead Exemption is March 1, 2019. 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 […]

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Sold in Only 3 Days in Riverbrook

We just sold 4485 Rocky River Road W in Riverbrook for full price in only 3 days! To find out how we can do the same for you or if you’re just curious to know what your Riverbrook home is worth in today’s market, please call Phyllis Staines at (904) 476 – 7653 or email […]

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2019 Tax Credit Due to Hurricanes

Was your Jacksonville home damaged or destroyed by Matthew or Irma? A Tax Credit is coming in 2019 for Florida homeowners whose Homestead properties were damaged or destroyed by a hurricane that occurred in 2016 & 2017. This is great news for our beaches, Ponte Vedra and greater Jacksonville homeowners who were impacted during Matthew […]

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Will The Government Shutdown Affect Your Closing?

If you have a closing scheduled this week or next, the government shutdown cause your closing to be delayed. Depending on the type of financing you’re using you may experience delays. And with the IRS on limited staff, obtaining tax return transcripts may be difficult. Also, rural loans under USDA will be on hold. My […]

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Just Sold in Crosswater at Pablo Bay

We just sold 3519 Crossview Drive in Crosswater at Pablo Bay for $515,000. This nearly new one owner 5BR, 3.5BA popular ‘Ortega’ model was built by Cornerstone Homes in 2015. 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 […]

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Just Sold 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 sold in 3 days for $247,500. Egrets Glade is a small established neighborhood zoned for Alimacani Elementary and Fletcher Middle School. New architectural shingle roof and screened porch installed […]

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Just Sold in Ponte Vedra Beach

We just sold 115 Solano Cay Circle in Ponte Vedra Beach for $299,900! 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 burning fireplace, crown and dental molding. Kitchen with stainless refrigerator, newer dishwasher […]

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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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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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