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Phyllis Staines, Realtor
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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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Saturday Open House in Riverbrook @ Glen Kernan

Please stop by 12911 Rivermist Way this Saturday, Jan 20th 12-2-pm to preview 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 Glen Kernan Golf and Country Club. This sought after community is one of the few in Intracoastal […]

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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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Waterfront Open House Sat, Jan 13th

Please stop by our waterfront pool home on Saturday, Jan 13th from 12-2pm at 4361 Tradewinds Drive to $839,000 and the boat stays! This fantastic waterfront pool home in the boating community of Isle of Palms with Intracoastal access. This custom one owner home with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and 3 car garage sits on […]

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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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Real Estate Week in Review – Dec 31st

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending December 31, 2017. A total of 254 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. There were 321 properties that went under contract and 414 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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Just Sold in Riverbrook – 4403 Pebble Brook Dr in 1 Day!

We just closed 4403 Pebble Brook Drive for full price $339,000 in just 1 day! 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 and Country Club. […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – Dec 23rd

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending December 23, 2017. A total of 395 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. There were 414 properties that went under contract and 419 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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The Party’s Over…For Interest Rates

Q. I saw the Fed just raised interest rates. How will this affect me as a buyer? A. Yes, the Fed just raised interest rates and they’ll keep on raising them, so if you’re a home buyer, or even a home seller, pay attention. As a buyer, you should not be as concerned about the […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – Dec 16th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending December 16, 2017. A total of 495 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. There were 485 properties that went under contract and 361 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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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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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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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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