Saint Augustine, FL Real Estate News

By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
Wells Fargo Lift Program offer down payment Assistance in St Augustine   The Wells Fargo Lift Program is now being offered in Duval and St Johns County. This down payment assistance program provides up to $15,000 to qualified buyers to be used toward the purchase of a home. You must either be a first time buyer, or have been out of the market for at least three years.      Best of all, this assistance program can be combined with the Florida Bond Program, which provides $5,000 or $7,000 toward down payment, closing costs and prepaids. The Florida Bond program works as a second loan at zero percent interest and is paid out of the sale of the home (no monthly payments).    If you would like to view St Augustine homes that match the Wells Fargo Lift Program or Florida Bond Program criteria...
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By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
Thinking about buying a home in St Augustine? Sorry, it's already sold I'm not crazy. "I'm sorry, that home has already been sold.," is the common response to home buyers when they decide, "I want to think about it." The St Augustine home market is starting to feel like a flash back of 2005. If a home looks good and is well priced, you can expect multiple offers in a matter of days.    Right now I'm working with a client who wants to buy in a particular neighborhood. There is not a single listing that is not contingent or pending. If one comes on the market, you can be assured that it won't last long. My buyer will need to be ready to write an offer that day, and be prepared to be in a bidding war.    While the St Augustine home market is still technically a buyer's market, the shift is...
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By Jimmy Faulkner, The Best Of St. Augustine
(Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage)
Welcome to the Island’s Country Club lifestyle. Marsh Creek Country Club at St. Augustine offers the perfect mix of intimate, small town friendliness, coupled with superb location, subtle sophistication and wonderful amenities. St. Augustine Beach's only private country club community is uniquely nestled between the breathtaking Intracoastal Waterway and the area's mile of beautiful beaches. Marsh Creek is a popular location for those searching for St. Augustine Homes for Sale.Located on Anastasia Island just 5 mile south of Historic St. Augustine, FL, Marsh Creek Country Club is a gated community filled with lovely homes, wonderful people and a lifestyle you will want to call your own. See for your self, Search for St. Augustine Homes for Sale in Marsh Creek Country Club.  Read More  
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  It’s summertime and the living is easy, especially when you are looking for real estate in St. Augustine.  Visitors from around the world make St. Augustine their destination for summer vacations.  Fortunately, you don’t have to go very far to have your own vacation. You can enjoy your own Laterra Links “vacation”.   Laterra Links is situated in the heart of one of the nation’s finest golf communities, World Golf Village.  Situated on the front nine of the King & Bear golf course, each of the private two-story buildings are home to four residences – two upstairs flats and two downstairs flats. Each residence has its own two-car garage and screened lanai and each upstairs residence has its own private elevator and grand staircase.  You know what they say about real estate in St. Augus...
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By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
A Mother-in-Law Suite or a Storage Room? Home Staging St Augustine   In Florida, a mother-in-law suite can be a huge selling feature. It is very common for families to have an aging parent or family member living with them. Mother-in-law suites are also fabulous for older children (teenagers or young adults). Unfortunately when they become the "spare bedroom" they often start to look more like storage rooms.      When selling your home, a professional home stager can assess whether there is something you can do to better accentuate the features and benefits of your home, like we did with this St Augustine property. Very often changes can be made quite inexpensively. In this home staging job, we used what the homeowner already owned and accented with new linens. Our primary goal was to s...
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By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
If I can't watch TV in the living room, I'm not buying this house.  St Augustine Home Staging   When trying to sell a 5 bedroom, 3 bath home, an important part of the functionality is the living room. Let's face it, if you need a home this large, you probably have kids and you just might sit and watch television or watch movies. It's not at all unusual, as a professional home stager, to hear from agents that the home isn't selling because a buyer's TV won't fit in the nook above the fireplace. What happens when the layout of the furniture makes it feel like you can't watch TV?     As a basic rule of design, if your home has 5 bedrooms, it should allow for seating of at least 6 people. (Two people in the master + 1 in each additional bedroom) If your room layout doesn't feel like it can ...
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By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
Putting the master in the bedroom. Home Staging in St Augustine. I was recently called out to see if I could help one of the listing agents in my St Johns County Watson Realty office. I had given a lunch and learn on home staging to the agents on the benefits of home staging. It seems that one of the teams has a listing that is getting traffic, but no offers.  Since I always tell them that a home that is getting lots of showings has a problem with the buyers connecting, not a problem with price, the team decided maybe they needed to call me out to see what I thought.  I created a plan to work with the homeowners belongings and add in some light staging props.  The master bedroom of this lovely 5 bedroom, 3 bath St Augustine home was feeling a little less than luxurious. Given its $300K ...
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By Monica Nunchuck, St. Augustine Buyer's Agent
(Florida Homes Realty & Mtg)
August 1, 2012 Listed Distressed sales in St Augustine/St Johns MLS REO's Residential   Condos  Commercial  Manufactured Homes Townhomes  Vacant Land Short Sales 98 Residential   25 Condos  Commercial  Manufactured Homes  Townhomes  Vacant Land   When looking for Property in Northeast Florida you need to know: Not all Realtors belong to both NEFAR (Northeast Florida Association of Realtors) and St Augustine/St Johns Board of Realtors MLS (Multiple Listing Service) As a Buyer's Representative I know I need to belong to both and I do!   Here's NEFAR's list of Foreclosures: St Johns County Distressed Listings   If you're in need of a Buyer's Represnetative or would like to learn more about the distressed sale buying process give me a call, text or send me an email at monica@monicanunchuck....
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By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
Today I learned about Diamonds in the Rough, a permanent home for retired horses. "Many of our permanent residents have had interesting and accomplished careers. Some are from well-known, famous bloodlines like Man o' War, War Admiral, Alydar and Secretariat. Others came from careers in Polo, Dressage & Jumping. All of them enjoy the attention of volunteers and visitors." The 501c3 not for profit charitable organization cares for horses that are often no longer wanted because they are past their prime. In addition to caring and rehabilitating horses, they help the community as well. Their Horses for Heros program allows Military Veterans an opportunity to work with these beautiful creatures, offering a way for them to overcome obstacles in their own lives. This equine therapy helps ever...
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By Listing Solutions, Solutions Outside the Box
(Listing Solutions)
Do you want to experience the next level of St. Augustine Real Estate Virtual Tours? Listing Solutions recently launched their “Fusion-Powered” Virtual Tours and they are already changing the way that people view St. Augustine Real Estate Virtual Tours. The online marketing company specializes in the real estate industry and is excited to showcase their robust, online marketing tool for REALTORS® and Home Owners. Dave Hall is Vice President of Marketing for Listing Solutions and recently released the following statement. “The new fusion powered virtual tour platform is unlike any other St. Augustine Real Estate Virtual Tours that you have seen. Realtourvision® has done a great job of providing us with the very best virtual tour platform available and we have been busy speaking at Office...
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By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
"I'm buying new construction in St Augustine. I don't need a Realtor." According to yesterday's morning office meeting, this is a common misconception from local buyers. According to the consenus, buyers believe that they will receive a better deal on new construction in St Augustine if they don't hire a professional to represent them. It sounds like buyers need to understand the job of a Realtor more thoroughly.   Buyers will not receive a better deal by purchasing a new construction home on their own. In fact, frequently they will not receive as good of a deal. Often Realtors are aware of specials that the builder may currently be running, or have run in the past that may get them more upgrades at the same price.   If the buyer opts to not hire a Realtor, then they will not have anyon...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
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By Stefanie Bernstein
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty)
Stefanie Bernstein | Prudential Network Realty | (904) 669-5134 804 Brampton Ln, Saint Augustine, FL Pool Home on an Oversized and Private Lot! 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $250,000 Year Built 2003 Sq Footage 1,693 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 8,712 sqft HOA/Maint $50 per month DESCRIPTION Pool home on an Oversized and Private lot! This home built in 2003, offers 3bd/2ba, 1693 sq. ft. and is beautifully landscaped. Large covered lanai that is great for entertaining, looks out over the pool and large yard that is fully fenced and great for pets. Upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 42" cabinets, wood laminate floors throughout that look great and are easy to maintain, spacious master with trey ceilings and crown mol...
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By Christina Welch, St Johns County Real Estate
(Keller Williams Atlantic Partners)
Sebastian Cove  Condo for Sale located in St. Augustine   For more homes like this Sebastian Cove Condo for Sale Click HERE!!   Step inside this Sebastian Cove Condo for Sale that was built by DR Horton in Sebastian Cove, only is 3 years old and has been well maintained. Once you see this Sebastian Cove Condo for Sale you will notice the beautiful kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, and flat top stove. There's Lots of space with a pantry and large maple cabinets in this Sebastian Cove Condo for Sale. There is a dining room and lots of space in the livingroom which has a sliding glass door leading out to the back porch. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in this Sebastian Cove Condo for Sale, the master bedroom has a walk in closet and a ma...
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By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
Growing up in Florida, I've always been drawn to the ocean. Since I turned 19 and got married, however, we've spent most of our time off in other parts of the country. Because my husband was a submariner in the US Navy, we were, more often than not, near the ocean still. Moving and returning to the sunshine state, I'm thrilled to be back to the soft Florida sand and beautiful waterways. Having lived off of virtually every US coastline, I can say that these are some of the prettiest beaches in the country.  Search for homes for sale in St Augustine's Villano Beach Last weekend, we had the opportunity to spend some time at Villano Beach, in St Augustine, our new home town. While the weather has been decidedly overcast, the surfing was still hot hot hot! The neighborhoods surrounding Vilan...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Fireworks Over The Matanzas in St Augustine Florida   Spend the day in the historic downtown St Augustine or spend the day at Vilano Beach catching some waves, getting your tan on and just having some fun. At 6:30 enjoy some music by The All Star Orchestra, then at 9:30, the fireworks begin over the Matanzas! Catch a great view of the fireworks from Vilano Beach or set up along Castillo Drive. For parking, make sure you get there early. The Historic Parking Facility will be open, charging $10 per entry. Parking in city owned parking lots and on the street will be free on July 4th with the largest concentration of surface parking located on Granada Street behind the Lightner Building. This is probably my favorite firework display, not just because of the fireworks themselves, but how the...
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By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
This charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath single family home is located at Cascades in World Golf Village, St Augustine, FL. It offers 1617 sqft in one of the nation's top 50 active adult gated communities. This lakefront home has an extended screened lanai, with a beautiful view. Located in a great part of the neighborhood, it is in walking distance to the PGA golf course.  Other ammenities include: 38,000 sqft clubhouse with ballroom, card room, poker room, library, sauna, two pools, fitness center, tennis, bocce ball and suffle board. Yard care, water irrigation, Direct TV package and monitored alarm system included. Offered at $214,000. Contact Carol vonRabenstein for more information, 904.626.3483 Find homes for sale in The Cascades at World Golf Village         Home Staging for 605 Copperhe...
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By Marjorie Taylor, New Homes in St. Augustine Florida
(Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage)
When listing properties, sellers and their agents have a legal obligation to provide everything known about a residence. The majority of lawsuits pertain to buyers knowing that a seller purposely neglected to disclose details. Below are details on required seller disclosure for St Augustine FL real estate. The Requirement to Disclose Disclosing all facts is vital. In minor cases, failure to disclose facts about a home may merely lead to a buyer spending more on repairs. In more dramatic cases, it may cause bodily injury of the new homeowners. There was one instance where a heating system malfunction led to the death of the home buyers and to the seller getting jail time for involuntary manslaughter. Sellers may worry that disclosing certain information effects whether a property sells o...
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By Marjorie Taylor, New Homes in St. Augustine Florida
(Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage)
VIP Staging and Home Management specializes in helping real estate agents sell their vacant home listings by staging them and placing Home Managers to be caretakers until the home sells.  Our homes in St. Augustine are priced approximately 50% less than fair rental pricing.  I get a LOT of calls for rentals and many prospects have pets. This is a common question asked of me by prospective Home Managers.  They just LOVE their cats, they are smaller than dogs, have less woodwork chewing issues so why don’t owners allow them?  Simply, I believe it is because of the dangers of cat urine.  It’s not just disgusting; it can harm your health.  It carries bacteria that could cause illness.  I remember learning in 4th grade that odors are composed of microscopic particles of the thing that caused...
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By Christina Welch, St Johns County Real Estate
(Keller Williams Atlantic Partners)
  Murabella Home for Sale Located in St Augustine Florida   For more Murabella home for Sale CLICK HERE!!!   This Murabella Home for Sale is part of the beautiful Italian style community located in northern St. Johns County. Murabella Home For Sale is part of a master planned community that consists of 740 separate home sites.  The home sites range from 65, 75 and 85 foot wide lots.  There is a wide range of builders and floor plans throughout out the community.  There are different builders throughout the neighborhood that are still building.  Build a new Murabella home for sale or purchase a resale from a current home owner.   The builders for Murabella home for sale include:  Southern Lifestyle Homes, Cornerstone Homes, Eagle Homes, DR Horton, Dennis Homes, Dream Home Finders, KB Hom...
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