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Phyllis Staines, Realtor
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Check Your Cell Service Before You Buy

Q. I just closed on my brand new home and can’t get a signal on my cell phone. What gives? A. What gives is you should have checked your cell service before you purchased. Whether you’re purchasing resale or new construction, there are certain investigations you should perform before you buy. Most buyers just do […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – August 5th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending August 5, 2017. A total of 733 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. Properties going under contract, or “Pending Sales” totaled 647, and 487 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, […]

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Ugly Babies, Ugly Houses

Q. I’m not happy with the list price my Realtor is suggesting. How can I get a better price for my home? A. If you want a better price, then sell a better home. Homes are like babies, everyone thinks theirs is the best and cutest. But in reality, there are some really ugly houses […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – July 29th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending July 29, 2017. A total of 569 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. Properties going under contract, or “Pending Sales” totaled 544, and 670 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, […]

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Ocean 14 End Unit Condo w/Garage!

We just listed a spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath end unit oceanfront condo with garage in desirable Ocean 14 in Jacksonville Beach. With over 1500 square feet plus large balcony, this one owner unit is priced to sell at only $475,000. Enjoy ocean views as soon as you walk in this easily accessible 2nd floor […]

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Hey #Jax, Selling By Owner? You Are NOT On The Market

Q. My home has been on the market for 7 months ‘by owner’ with no offers. I thought the market was improving? A. The market has improved. In fact I would argue we’re in the best sellers market I’ve seen in 20 years. If your home shows well, is being marketed properly, and in a […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – July 21st

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending July 21, 2017. A total of 701 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. Properties going under contract, or “Pending Sales” totaled 598, and 370 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, […]

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Coming Soon Homes

Good news for our Jacksonville home sellers! On August 1st, our Multiple Listing Service will be offering a new status in our MLS entitled “Coming Soon.” The Coming Soon listing status can be used for a listing that needs more time to prepare for the market, but the seller would like to have it shared […]

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Sell Now Or Wait Until 2018?

Q. I can’t decide if I should sell now or wait until 2018. How’s our local market doing? A. As we enter the 2nd half of 2017, the Jacksonville housing market shows no signs of slowing down. Compared to the same period in 2016, the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) reports new listings decreased […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – July 14th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending July 14, 2017. A total of 645 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. Properties going under contract, or “Pending Sales” totaled 565, and 368 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, […]

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