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How’s the #Jax Market – Nov Re-Cap

Here’s the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) Nov 2017 Real Estate Market re-cap: * – 2,028 properties closed during the month up 0.4% over the same period in 2016 – Year to date sales are up 1.5% over the same period in 2016 – Average sales price increased to $254,947 up 14% over the […]

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Open House in Isle of Palms Sun, Dec 10th

Just in time for the holidays, we just reduced our price on 4361 Tradewinds Drive to $839,000 and the boat stays! Please check us out this Sunday, Dec 10th from 12-2pm. Be home in time for the holidays in this fantastic waterfront pool home in the boating community of Isle of Palms with Intracoastal access. […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – Dec 9th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending December 9, 2017. A total of 476 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. There were 409 properties that went under contract and 336 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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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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Riverbrook Open House Cancelled Due to Offer

The open house scheduled for Saturday, Dec 9th in Riverbrook has been cancelled due to an accepted offer. This 4 bedroom, 2 bath pool had a ton of interest the first day on market as buyers know a good deal when they see it! Riverbrook is an established community nestled just outside Glen Kernan Golf […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – Dec 2nd

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending December 2, 2017. A total of 532 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. There were 539 properties that went under contract and 513 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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Beware Unlicensed Activity

Q. My neighbor said he’s a Realtor but I can’t find anything online about him or his company. What can I do? A. Did your neighbor say he was a Realtor or does he just have his real estate license? There’s a huge difference. Nowadays it seems like everyone has a real estate license but […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – Nov 25th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending November 25, 2017. A total of 425 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. There were 417 properties that went under contract and 239 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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Are No Closing Cost Loans Too Good To Be True?

Q. I keep seeing ads for mortgage loans with no closing costs. Is this legit? A. I get asked this question all the time, and yes, it’s legit with some lenders. However, there is no free lunch. Closings costs are a necessary part of the home purchase or refinance process and must be paid by […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – Nov 18th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending November 18, 2017. A total of 511 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. There were 557 properties that went under contract and 458 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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More Foreclosures Coming in 2018

Q. I’m looking to buy a foreclosure but there aren’t many on the market. Where else can I look? A. If you can wait a few more months to buy, your options may improve. The Florida Association of Realtors (FAR) just reported on the anticipated surge of foreclosures to surface in Florida in early 2018 […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – Nov 11th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending November 11, 2017. A total of 631 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. There were 459 properties that went under contract and 285 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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Few Options for Mortgage Insurance Removal

Q. I bought my home in 2014 using FHA with 3.5% down. How can I remove the MIP? A. Unfortunately, in your case the only way to remove the mortgage insurance premium (MIP) is to refinance out of FHA. In 2013, the FHA changed its position and instituted the life of loan policy, meaning borrowers […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – Nov 4th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending November 4, 2017. A total of 585 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. There were 580 properties that went under contract and 391 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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Check Your ROI Before You Remodel, But Please No Subway Tile

Q. I’m planning to remodel and was wondering what projects add the greatest re-sale value? A. According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs Value Report for Jacksonville, the top home improvement projects in the mid range market that bring the greatest return on investment are: adding an addition, kitchen and bathroom remodel, and roof and siding […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – Oct 28th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending October 28, 2017. A total of 641 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. There were 494 properties that went under contract and 308 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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Need To Sell Your Current Home Before You Buy? Not To Worry…

Q. I found my dream home but the seller won’t wait for me to sell my home in order to buy his. What can I do? A. This is a very common problem in today’s seller’s market, but the good news is we have a solution. If you can’t qualify for the new purchase without […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – Oct 21st

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending October 21, 2017. A total of 670 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. There were 496 properties that went under contract and 370 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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Facing a Condo Assessment? Your Options Are Limited.

Q. My condo just announced a huge assessment which I can’t afford. What can I do? A. I’m sorry you’re struggling but if you can no longer afford to pay your condo obligations you should seriously think about selling. As a condo owner, assessments are evitable but unlike a mortgage payment which can be refinanced […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – Oct 14th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending October 14, 2017. A total of 587 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. There are 41 properties that are “Coming Soon” to market, 443 properties went under contract and 264 properties closed. Please check […]

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