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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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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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