Jacksonville | Intracoastal West | Ponte Vedra & Beaches Real Estate
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
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Just Sold in Isle of Palms

We just sold 4203 Tradewinds Drive in Isle of Palms for $589,500 which generated the highest price per square foot sale for a non-pool home since 2007! Marketing matters. Due to the overwhelming interest we had in this home, we’ve compiled a list of waterfront buyers who are looking for a home in this neighborhood. […]

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Sold in 1 Day in Jax Golf and CC

We just sold 12940 Hunt Club Road in Jax Golf and Country Club for $475,000 in just one day! A huge thank you to the McCarthy family for entrusting us with the sale of their home. This 4BR, 3BA split floor plan with heated screened pool and spa sits on over half an acre with […]

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Q. I’m buying my first home but worried about termites. What can I do?

A. Realtors often joke that there are only two types of homes in Florida: those that have termites and those that will get termites. Termites are a way of life here in Jacksonville. As a home buyer, one of the most important inspections you’ll conduct is your wood destroying organism or WDO inspection. And once […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – June 25th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for the week ending June 25, 2017. A total of 629 new listings (homes, townhomes, and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. Properties going under contract, or “Pending Sales” totaled 614, and 389 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, […]

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Just Listed in Isle of Palms!

We just listed 4268 Coquina Drive in Isle of Palms for $424,900! This navigable waterfront home has an extra long dock, 10k lb boat lift and water views from most every room. Remodeled master bath, new Lennox HVAC, garage door, carpet and paint in 2014. Other major improvements include new roof in 2007, new windows […]

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Does it really take 30 days to close a home purchase?

Q. Does it really take 30 days to close a home purchase? The shows on HGTV seem to close in days. A. Yes, it really does take 30 days or more to close a home purchase, and yes, you really need to stop watching TV. No disrespect to reality TV, but the home sales on […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – June 17th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for week ending June 17, 2017. A total of 715 new listings (homes, townhomes and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. Properties going under contract, or “Pending Sales” totaled 618, and 375 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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How’s The #Jax Housing Market – May Re-Cap

Here’s the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) May 2017 Real Estate Market re-cap: * – 2,693 properties closed during the month – Year to date sales are up 5.3% over the same period in 2016 – Average sales price increased to $252,741 up 8.7% over the same period in 2016 – 3,479 new listings […]

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Must homesellers disclose the presence of sexual offenders?

Q. I just closed and learned a sexual offender lives next door. Why wasn’t this disclosed? A. In Florida, a seller is only obligated to disclose known facts that materially and adversely affect the value of the home being sold that are not readily observable to a buyer. As a buyer, you have an obligation […]

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Real Estate Week in Review – June 10th

Here’s how your greater Jacksonville real estate market did for week ending June 10, 2017. A total of 640 new listings (homes, townhomes and condos) came to market in the Northeast Florida area. Properties going under contract, or “Pending Sales” totaled 546, and 332 properties closed. Please check back weekly for your local update, or […]

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