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Sept. 2, 2023

3376 Lighthouse Pointe Ln Open House

Open House at 3376 Lighthouse Pointe, Jacksonville, FL

OPEN HOUSE: 1:00P - 3:00P, Saturday, Sept 2, 2023 

Looking for a stunning waterfront townhome in east Jacksonville? Look no further than 3376 Lighthouse Pointe! This end unit townhome is a real gem, situated on a larger than normal lot by the intercoastal waterway, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the area's marshes, sailboats, birdlife, and magnificent sunsets.

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Not only is the exterior of this townhome absolutely gorgeous, but the inside is just as stunning. Outside, a new pavered driveway will soon be installed. Inside, the current owners have spared no expense in outfitting the exceptional gourmet kitchen with the best appliances, including lighted wood cabinetry with self-closing drawers, Bosch and Jenn Air appliances, and a large prep island. The kitchen's large windows also maximize the stunning view of the water, making it the perfect place to prepare meals and entertain guests.

This property features four bedroom suites, ensuring maximum privacy for a house full of guests. The top floor living and dining area is accessible via elevator or stairs and features vaulted ceilings filled with natural light, giving it an open and airy feel. The first-level guestroom, currently used as an office, has a full bath, making it ideal for guests or as a home office. The second level has a spacious owner's suite, laundry, and another bedroom and bath. The bottom level offers the potential for multi-generational living, with a fourth bedroom/flex space, full bath, and lanai with its own private entrance.

But that's not all! The property's location is also ideal, with easy access to the intercoastal waterway, three miles to the beach, and popular restaurants such as Taco Lu's and Dockside Seafood Restaurant within two miles. If you're working or visiting the Mayo Clinic, you'll also appreciate the short three-mile commute.

If you're excited about the idea of living in Lighthouse Point, you won't want to miss the chance to see this stunning waterfront townhome for yourself. The open house is happening on Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 10 am to 1 pm, so mark your calendar! And, if you're interested, be sure to ask about the Preferred Membership for the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club and The Lodge & Club, which adds to the luxurious lifestyle this townhome provides. So what are you waiting for? Come check out 3376 Lighthouse Pointe Ln and experience luxury living on the water!

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Posted in Open Houses
Sept. 1, 2023

Open Houses | Ponte Vedra Beach | September 2-3, 2023

Ponte Vedra Beach Open Houses Sept 2nd and 3rd 2023

Marris Team Hosting an Open House

Dave Marris will be hosting an open house at this gorgeous luxury townhome near the Intercoastal Waterway (ICW)

3376 Lighthouse Pointe Ln E, Jacksonville, FL

Saturday, 1:30P – 3:30p

Dave Lighthouse Pointe is a small but fabulous townhome community along the intercoastal waterway (ICW) in Jacksonivlle. Most units have gorgeous views of the marshland and the ICW. This unit features an open concept as the large living, dining and kitchen areas are beautifully combined and enjoy vaulted ceilings and lots of windows (the view!!). Your new kitchen has custom cabinetry, a large island, double ovens and you can see the marshes while you cook and dine. The living area, kitchen, full bath and bedroom/office are on the top-most level (there is an elevator). The second level of the home has a spacious owner's suite with large picture windows overlooking the marsh and waterways, plus the laundry and a 3rd bedroom. The entrance level has a small living area with a full bathroom which opens to the backyard area where you can add a dock for outdoor living space. This space can be a guest room, office, in-law suite or exercise room. The elevator has access to all three floors.

Ponte Vedra Beach

Now, let us give you a little insider info about Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Tucked just southeast of Jacksonville, this coastal gem boasts beautiful beaches that are way less crowded than the neighboring spots. Plus, we're proud to host the prestigious PGA Player's Club Championship and have some opulent resorts to indulge in. It's all about the relaxed and refined lifestyle here, perfect for both residents and visitors alike. Our A+ rated schools make this place a dream destination for anyone seeking that ultimate coastal living experience!

Feeling excited to dive into the world of open houses? Look no further, we've got a fabulous list of open houses happening in Ponte Vedra Beach this weekend. Check out the link below to find all the details and schedule your personal tour:

Click here to view this weekend's open houses

Consider Us Your Agents

By the way, if you haven't teamed up with an agent yet, allow us to introduce you to our team. Both David and Lois Marris of Ponte Vedra Beach are seasoned real estate pros with over 20 years of real estate experience. They have the expertise, dedication, and passion to help you find that perfect Ponte Vedra Beach home. Get in touch with Lois at loismarris.realtor@gmail.com or give her a call at 904-373-8033 and let the house-hunting adventure begin! You can reach David Marris at 239-920-3670.

Find More Homes for Sale

And hey, we get it – these open houses might just ignite that desire to find your dream home ASAP. If that's the case, we've got you covered. Check out https://www.loismarris.com/ponte-vedra-beach-homes-for-sale/ to explore an extensive selection of stunning homes in Ponte Vedra Beach. Trust us, some of these gems will make you want to pack your bags and move to the beach in a heartbeat!

So, let's make this weekend one to remember with open houses, beach vibes, and a whole lot of house-hunting fun. See you there, happy house hunting!

 

Posted in Open Houses
Sept. 1, 2023

September Home Maintenance List

September Home Maintenance Tips

September Home Maintenance Tips: Keeping Your Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach Homes in Top Shape!

Hey there, lovely homeowners of Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach! Can you believe that September is already knocking on our doors? As your friendly neighborhood real estate agent, I'm here to remind you that it's that time of the year when we transition from summer to the slightly cooler months. Here are some of our tips to keep your homes cozy and ready to face the changing seasons.

Keep Your Cool (and Warm):  HVAC Love

Alright, let's talk about your Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Systems – your HVAC buddies! Before the southern weather decides to surprise us with a sudden chill, it's wise to get your HVAC system checked. You don't want to find yourself shivering when you should be cozy or sweating when you're supposed to be comfortable. Give those systems a little TLC – a tune-up, filter change, and overall checkup can work wonders. Your HVAC system will thank you with consistent temperatures all season long! In Florida, we suggest you have your system checked twice a year. Most companies will offer you a discount if you sign up for their regularly scheduled bi-annual maintenance inspection plan. One of our favorite HVAC teams in the Ponte Vedra Beach area is David Gray HVAC.

Toasty Nights Ahead: The Annual Fireplace and Chimney Checkup

Picture this: a crisp cool night, a crackling fireplace, and a favorite drink in hand – perfection, right? But before you light the season’s first fire, give your fireplace and chimney some attention. Schedule your annual inspection to ensure everything is in tip-top shape. A chimney sweep and a thorough check will prevent any unwanted surprises (like, well, smoke filling your living room). Safety first, my friends!

Roof Roam: Hunting for Damaged or Missing Shingles

Roof issues might not be the most exciting topic, but trust me, they're worth addressing. September and October are great times to get up there and inspect for damaged or missing shingles. Our sunny Florida days might make the shingles weary over time. Catching these issues early after our hurricane season can save you from leaks and potential interior damage down the road. So, grab your ladder, put on your detective hat, and ensure your roof is as strong as ever. Or call your favorite, trusted roofing contractor.

Clear the Air – Bathroom Fans and Baseboard Paint

Let's switch gears to the smaller yet equally important tasks. Those bathroom exhaust fans – you know, the unsung heroes that whisk away steam and keep your bathrooms from turning into saunas. Give them a thorough cleaning because nobody likes dust and grime clogging up the works. Since you are in the dust bunny cleaning mode, check out your ceiling fan blades too. And while you're at it, why not give your baseboards a fresh coat of paint? It's like giving your home a mini facelift.

A Little September TLC Goes a Long Way!

There you have it, folks – your September home maintenance checklist. Taking care of these tasks might not be as fun as a day at the beach, but they're essential for keeping your home in tip-top shape. Think of it as a way to show your home some love in return for all the comfort it provides you. Plus, tackling these tasks now means you can fully enjoy those upcoming cozy evenings without any worries.

As always, I'm here to help. If you need recommendations for reliable professionals to handle these tasks, don't hesitate to reach out. Until next time, take care of your homes and condos and they'll take care of you!

 

Aug. 16, 2023

100 Fairway Park Blvd, Unit 808

100 Fairway Park Blvd, Unit 808, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

100 Fairway Park Blvd, Unit 808, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (map)

Affordable Ponte Vedra Beach

Welcome to Summer House, where the sun always shines, the beach is just a hop, skip, and a jump away, and relaxation is the name of the game. If you're searching for the perfect condo that combines convenience, charm, and a touch of coastal magic, look no further! Located in the heart of Ponte Vedra Beach, this updated corner unit in Summer House is here to make your dreams of beachside living come true. So, grab your flip-flops, slather on some sunscreen, and let's dive into why this condo is an absolute gem!

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Affordable Condo

Summer House Condos are getting a new, fresh look! New beachy blue and sunny yellow siding bring a smile to your face as you enter the complex. This unit's building, building 8, has new siding, new trim, new staircases and updated plumbing. Unit 808 is not only an end unit but is also on the quieter, backside of the building, away from the parking lot.

Step inside to discover a move-in ready space, adorned with updated main floor tile and stylish upper-level bamboo flooring. You'll love the newer lighting fixtures that brighten up the cozy ambiance, complemented by a delightful fireplace for those relaxing evenings. Your kitchen, living and office/dining area are on the main floor. That means you don't have to haul your heavy groceries up the stairs, a feature many units don't enjoy. 

Not only is this condo aesthetically pleasing, but it also comes equipped with all appliances, including a 2020 refrigerator, 2021 dishwasher, 2019 washer, 2021 dryer, and a 2023 garbage disposal. Plus, the HVAC air handler was replaced in 2020, ensuring your comfort year-round.

Here, you can enjoy outdoors on your very own shaded front patio, on the sunny side deck, or the cozy upper lanai - the perfect spots to unwind and take in the tranquil surroundings. Plus, this unit is close to the sidewalk exit for an easy walk/bike to the beach (1.25-1.5 miles). Less than a mile away you'll find the coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores and shopping offered in Sawgrass Village

Key Features of the Condo:

  • Views of greenery, away from parking lots
  • Updated living room tiled floors.
  • Updated upper-level flooring – bamboo wood.
  • Updated lighting and fans
  • Main floor kitchen – no need to carry groceries upstairs.
  • Corner unit
  • Electric or wood burning fireplace (electric insert)
  • Stainless Steel appliances
  • Newer fridge, dishwasher, garbage disposal, HVAC compressor
  • Lanai, patio and deck
  • Close to sidewalk exit to the beach
  • Refurbished building 8 (exterior siding)
  • Community pools (2), tennis courts, fitness center, club house and more
  • Pet friendly community
  • 1.5 miles or less to beach
  • Close to library, shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, groceries

Discover Ponte Vedra Beach

Ponte Vedra Beach is a coveted coastal community known for its pristine beaches, picturesque landscapes, and an exceptional quality of life. Located in St. Johns County, this region offers an idyllic blend of natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and a thriving local culture.

As you explore Ponte Vedra Beach, you'll be captivated by its charming tree-lined streets, upscale neighborhoods, and a relaxed coastal ambiance. This area is renowned for its world-class golf courses, including the prestigious TPC Sawgrass, which hosts The Players Championship, one of golf's most prestigious tournaments.

Beyond golf, Ponte Vedra Beach offers an array of outdoor activities for nature enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy strolling along the sandy shores, indulging in water sports, or exploring scenic nature trails, you'll find endless opportunities to embrace an active and coastal lifestyle.

Preferred Beach Club Membership Program

By purchasing a home with David and Lois Marris of Ponte Vedra Club Realty, you'll gain access to our club’s Preferred Membership Program. As part of this program, you'll have the opportunity to join one or more of the gate hospitality clubs, including the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club and the Lodge & Club beach clubs. These esteemed establishments offer a host of amenities and services, allowing you to indulge in a luxurious coastal lifestyle.

Directions

To reach 100 Fairway Park Blvd Unit 808, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082, follow these directions:

  • Take A1A south in Ponte Vedra Beach.
  • Turn west on Thousand Oaks Blvd.
  • Take a left into Summer House and Fairway Park Blvd.
  • Veer right
  • Follow Fairway Park Blvd around, curving left, to building 8 on your right
  • Unit 808 is the southeast corner, around the back of building 8.

For more information, please contact them at 904-373-8033 or email loismarris.realtor@gmail.com.

This is an incredible opportunity to own a piece of paradise in Ponte Vedra Beach. 

 

Posted in Featured Listing
Aug. 7, 2023

Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid

Common Homeowner Regrets - Lois Marris Ponte Vedra Club Realty in Ponte Vedra Beach FL

7 Common Homebuyer Regrets (And How to Avoid Them)

 To avoid buyer's remorse, be sure to consider your future self when shopping for a home.

Most new homebuyers don't regret becoming homeowners. In fact, according to a survey by LendingTree, 80% of recent buyers who successfully overcame a challenging housing market say they're glad they found their current homes.1 But that doesn't mean newly minted homeowners don't have any regrets about their buying choices.

On the contrary, research shows that even the most-satisfied homeowners would change some aspects of their home purchase if given the opportunity. According to a recent survey by Anytime Estimate, nearly 3 out of 4 buyers who purchased a home in 2021 or 2022 still have a few regrets.2

Some question their decision to move to a neighborhood they still don't love. Others wish they had been less picky about where they lived so they could have paid less. Many are afraid they overspent or think they sacrificed too much in their rush to buy a home.

Here are some of the most common homebuyer regrets we see, along with our professional advice on how to avoid them. 

REGRET #1: Spending More Than Necessary

No one wants to overpay for their new home purchase (and, luckily, with the right guidance, doing so is avoidable). But even if you've secured a winning purchase price, there are still plenty of ways to accidentally overspend. 

One of the most common ways to overpay? Choose the wrong mortgage. In fact, in today's higher-rate environment, this can be one of the riskiest mistakes a new buyer can make.

According to a recent survey, for example, nearly three-quarters of homebuyers leave money on the table by not bothering to shop around for the best rate.3 And research by LendingTree suggests that buyers in major metro areas lose an average of $63,151 over the life of their loan just by picking the first mortgage they're offered.4

Lesson Learned:  As long as you stick to what you can afford, buying a home can be a boon for your financial health. The longer you live in it, for example, the more your home is likely to appreciate in value and boost your long-term savings. 

But to get the most value from your purchase, it's worth your time to compare financing options and shop around for the best deal. We also recommend getting a mortgage pre-approval before you start your home search so you know what's within reach. We can refer you to one of our trusted lending partners for help 

REGRET #2: Rushing Into a Home Purchase

In a competitive housing market, it's often necessary to act fast to secure a home. But don't let a need for speed tempt you into making an offer before you've thought through or fully vetted a new property.  

Rushing into a home purchase isn’t just risky, it's also one of the most commonly cited sources of homebuyer regret. According to Anytime Estimate, for example, more than 1 in 4 homebuyers felt remorse over how quickly they sped through the home buying process.2

Getting swept away by your emotions can also lead to buyer's remorse. If you've found a home you love and are competing with other buyers, it can be tempting to overlook key details or bid more than you can afford. That's one reason it helps to have a skilled professional by your side to calmly guide you through the process and ensure you act with reason, rather than emotion.

Lesson Learned:  Buying a home is exciting. But if you don't keep your emotions in check or act too impulsively, you could make poor choices in the moment that are hard to undo later.

To avoid making last-minute decisions that could backfire, know what you want, what you need, and what you can afford before you start your home search. We can help you set priorities so you’ll be able to move forward with confidence when the time is right. 

REGRET #3: Miscalculating the Costs of Homeownership 

Though real estate is a great long-term investment, it can be pricey in the short-term, often surprising homeowners who aren't prepared for it. According to some estimates, for example, annual maintenance could cost as much as 1% or more of your home's purchase price.5 Some buyers also forget to factor in additional ownership expenses, such as property taxes, insurance, and repairs.

Failing to think through the costs of homeownership is one of the most common sources of homebuyer regret. According to Anytime Estimate, for example, nearly half of the homebuyers who regret their purchase said they underestimated how much they would spend to live in it.2

However, some homes cost more to live in and maintain than others. So even if you're certain that you can afford the average cost of homeownership, that doesn't necessarily mean that every home in your price range will fit neatly into your budget. For example, very old homes with unique maintenance requirements could be extra pricey to keep up. Similarly, homes with high HOA or condo fees could also eat into your monthly budget.

Lesson Learned:  A home should help you build your wealth, not drain it. So it's important to factor in all the potential costs of living in a home—not just obvious ones like your mortgage payment and taxes. To ensure you don't get overextended, add up your estimated maintenance and repair costs, as well as any miscellaneous expenses that are unique to a particular home.

We can help you with these estimates—and, if needed, present you with some less-costly alternatives.

REGRET #4: Underestimating the Time Required to Maintain or Renovate a Home

One of the most joyful aspects of homeownership is getting to relax in a home that's all your own. But if a home is too high maintenance, then you may not have time to savor it.

Many homeowners love to spend their weekends puttering in their gardens or undertaking home improvement projects. But if that's not you, then you may not like living in a home with a big yard or with high-maintenance features, like a pool. 

According to a survey by Hippo, for example, 47% of homeowners who feel some regret about their home purchase complain that too much maintenance and upkeep is required.6

 Similarly, buyers who purchase fixer-uppers are often surprised by how much time it takes to rehab their new homes. Although buying a fixer-upper is a great way to save on the purchase price, you could come to resent it if it eats up all your free time.

Lesson Learned:  Renovation and maintenance projects are often time-consuming and stressful. So beware of committing to a property that requires too much of your attention if you don't have the time or patience for it. With that said, home improvement projects can also bring a lot of joy and satisfaction to owners who like rolling up their sleeves.

We can talk through the realities of homeownership with you and help you choose a property that will fit your personality and schedule.

REGRET #5: Ignoring or Skipping a Home Inspection

It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Sometimes, buyers will agree to skip a home inspection to sweeten their offer in a competitive market. They may also be tempted to pinch pennies since they’re already facing a large outlay. However, if you skip out on a home inspection, you could come to regret it.

When you hire a home inspector, you get a professional, in-depth examination of the property’s structures and systems before you buy it. It’s a worthwhile investment that can save you money in the long run, either by warning you away from a bad purchase or by providing a list of deficiencies you can use to negotiate with the sellers.

But even the most thorough home inspection isn't going to be worth much if you don't take the time to carefully consider it. If at all possible, make sure you’re on-site during the inspection so you can observe and ask questions. And don’t forget to re-evaluate any repairs that the seller agrees to make to ensure they’ve been properly completed prior to closing.

Lesson Learned:  A home inspection can reduce your risk and save you money in the long run. But to maximize its effectiveness, you will need to be an active participant in the process.

We’d be happy to share a list of experienced and trustworthy home inspectors in our area. And when the inspection report is complete, we can help you decide if the purchase is worthwhile and negotiate any relevant seller concessions and repairs.

REGRET #6: Choosing a Home That Doesn't Fit

Homeownership is often a better investment if you’re willing to stay put for at least five years.7 But if your newly purchased home isn’t a good fit, then you may not want to stick around that long.

Many homeowner complaints come down to simple lifestyle issues: Although a mismatch may seem small at first, the problems can magnify if you make so many compromises that they interfere with your quality of life.

Or, sometimes homebuyers can fall in love with a beautiful home and forget about practicalities. For example, a stunning kitchen can’t replace a needed bedroom or bathroom. And a sparkling pool may sit empty if the home requires a lengthy commute to your office.

Make sure you set some guardrails during your home purchase, so you don’t over-compromise or accidentally prioritize your wants over your needs.

Lesson Learned:  When you’re dealing with limited inventory or a fixed budget, it may be necessary to sacrifice some items on your home wish list. But if you fail to secure your must-haves, you could come to regret your home choice.

We can help you avoid an ill-fitting home purchase by working with you to set (and stick to) priorities and parameters before you begin your search.

REGRET #7: Purchasing Without Professional Help

Another path to homebuyer regret? Foregoing the expert guidance and market insight that you can only get from a licensed real estate agent.

Buying a home without professional representation can be extremely risky. Therefore, it’s no surprise that 86% of buyers enlist the help of an agent when purchasing a home. And the vast majority find their assistance to be invaluable: 89% say they would use their agent again or recommend them to others.8

Real estate is hyperlocal and extremely fluid—especially these days when the market is in constant flux. So it pays to have a knowledgeable expert by your side who can guide you through an often-complicated process.

We can help you avoid expensive mistakes that could lead to buyer’s remorse, all while making your home purchase as seamless and stress-free as possible. And since the home seller typically pays our commission, there’s no added expense for you!

Lesson Learned:  When you work with a real estate agent, you benefit from a wealth of expertise and on-the-ground insight that you can't get anywhere else. We’ll help you steer clear of the missteps that so many homebuyers make, so you can focus on enjoying your new home instead of questioning your choices down the road. 

The best part? Since the majority of home sellers pay us a commission at closing, in most cases, we offer our invaluable guidance and assistance at no additional cost to you. 

BOTTOMLINE

No one wants to look back on their home purchase and realize they made a big mistake. We can help you avoid the pitfalls so you can buy with confidence. To learn more about how we work to ensure our clients’ satisfaction, reach out today to schedule a free consultation.

The above references an opinion and is for informational purposes only.  It is not intended to be financial, legal, or tax advice. Consult the appropriate professionals for advice regarding your individual needs.

 

Sources:

1.      LendingTree -
https://www.lendingtree.com/home/mortgage/homebuying-process-survey/

2.      Anytime Estimate -
https://anytimeestimate.com/research/american-home-buyers-2022/

3.      Zillow Home Loans - https://zillow.mediaroom.com/2022-11-18-Prospective-home-buyers-spend-about-as-much-time-researching-new-TVs-as-they-do-mortgage-lenders

4.      LendingTree -
https://www.lendingtree.com/home/mortgage/mortgage-shopping-study/

5.      CNBC -
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/01/survey-majority-of-homeowners-have-regrets.html

6.      Hippo - https://www.hippo.com/blog/2022-hippo-housepower-report-how-homeowners-are-responding-essential-maintenance-during

7.      Realtor.com -
https://www.realtor.com/advice/sell/how-soon-can-you-sell-a-house-after-buying/

8.      National Association of Realtors - https://www.nar.realtor/research-and-statistics/research-reports/highlights-from-the-profile-of-home-buyers-and-sellers#homebuyers

Posted in Buyer Tips
Aug. 4, 2023

Open Houses August 5-6, 2023 Ponte Vedra Beach

Ponte Vedra Beach Open Houses | Lois Marris Ponte Vedra Club Realty

Hey there, beach lovers and house hunters! Welcome to the fabulous shores of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida! This weekend's weather might be a bit moody with some rain on Saturday and cloudy skies on Sunday, but don't fret – just grab your trusty umbrella and get ready for some open house adventures!

Marris Team Hosting an Open House

Dave Marris will be hosting an open house at an incredible, oceanfront condo in Breakers V.

625A Ponte Vedra Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Saturday, 1:30P – 3:30p

Breakers V is a fantastic oceanfront condo complex with underground parking and unbeatable views. It is part of a series of 2-story, oceanfront condos close to The Lodge and Club and Sawgrass Village for shopping and dining. This unit features 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and a lanai with ocean views and calming sounds of waves. Enjoy large, private storage units in the garage area. Units available for weekly rentals. Embrace the perfect blend of relaxation and excitement at Breakers V!

Ponte Vedra Beach

Now, let us give you a little insider info about Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Tucked just southeast of Jacksonville, this coastal gem boasts beautiful beaches that are way less crowded than the neighboring spots. Plus, we're proud to host the prestigious PGA Player's Club Championship and have some opulent resorts to indulge in. It's all about the relaxed and refined lifestyle here, perfect for both residents and visitors alike. Our A+ rated schools make this place a dream destination for anyone seeking that ultimate coastal living experience!

Feeling excited to dive into the world of open houses? Look no further, we've got a fabulous list of open houses happening in Ponte Vedra Beach this weekend. Check out the link below to find all the details and schedule your personal tour:

Click here to view this weekend's open houses

Consider Us Your Agents

By the way, if you haven't teamed up with an agent yet, allow us to introduce you to our team. Both David and Lois Marris of Ponte Vedra Beach are seasoned real estate pros with over 20 years of real estate experience. They have the expertise, dedication, and passion to help you find that perfect Ponte Vedra Beach home. Get in touch with Lois at loismarris.realtor@gmail.com or give her a call at 904-373-8033, and let the house-hunting adventure begin! You can reach David Marris at 239-920-3670.

Find More Homes for Sale

And hey, we get it – these open houses might just ignite that desire to find your dream home ASAP. If that's the case, we've got you covered. Check out https://www.loismarris.com/ponte-vedra-beach-homes-for-sale/ to explore an extensive selection of stunning homes in Ponte Vedra Beach. Trust us, some of these gems will make you want to pack your bags and move to the beach in a heartbeat!

So, let's make this weekend one to remember with open houses, beach vibes, and a whole lot of house-hunting fun. See you there, happy house hunting!

 

 

Posted in Open Houses
July 26, 2023

Oasis Senior Advisors

Oasis Senior Advisors

Guides for Senior Living

As we journey through life, certain transitions require thoughtful consideration and assistance. One such significant transition is when seniors decide to explore independent or assisted living options. Here in the Jacksonville, Florida area, there's a dedicated team of professionals at Oasis Senior Advisors who help seniors explore independent and assisted living options. Oasis will visit communities with their client and guide them through the registration process. Led by Dave Stieglitz, a Certified Senior Advisor, and supported by Chelle Thomas, a Senior Advisor, Oasis Senior Advisors in Jacksonville is a helpful resource for our senior population.  I’ve found their staff are passionate about helping seniors find the perfect living arrangement that truly matches their needs and lifestyle.

Understanding and Personalized Service

What sets Oasis Senior Advisors apart is their commitment to taking the time to understand each client's unique situation. Chelle Thomas and Dave Stieglitz recognize that every individual has different preferences, requirements, and interests. I’ve met both Chelle and Dave and they work hard! By genuinely taking time to get to know their clients, they can offer personalized recommendations that prioritize the well-being and happiness of seniors. For example, things such as military, cultural, and religious backgrounds are taken into account when they recommend a community to a client.

Guided Tours for Informed Decisions

Selecting the right living center is a crucial decision, and Oasis Senior Advisors understand the importance of visiting potential options firsthand so you can see how you’ll fit in the community. Chelle and Dave often go with their senior clients on tours of various independent and assisted living communities. This hands-on approach enables seniors to experience the environment, meet staff members, and gauge the overall ambiance. With their expertise and insights, Chelle and Dave help their clients make informed choices, ensuring they feel comfortable and confident with their decision.

Trusted and Free Services

One remarkable aspect of Oasis Senior Advisors in Jacksonville is that their services are completely free of charge. Chelle and Dave believe that seniors deserve unwavering support and guidance during this transitional phase of their lives. By offering their expertise without any fees, they demonstrate their genuine commitment to assisting seniors and their families.

Partnership in Senior READY SET GO PROGRAM

Chelle Thomas and Dave Stieglitz are trusted advisors and an integral part of The Marris Team’s unique Senior READY - SET – GO PROGRAM. This program is designed to help senior citizens through all phases of the home selling process, including their move to the next stage of their lives. Oasis’ valuable contributions and partnership highlight their dedication to providing comprehensive assistance to seniors, ensuring my clients have a smooth transition from one chapter to the next.

Reach Out

Finding the ideal living arrangement for seniors involves a combination of empathy, knowledge, and experience. Oasis Senior Advisors in Jacksonville, FL, exemplify these qualities.  With their passion for helping seniors, personalized service, guided tours, and involvement in our Senior Ready – Set – Go Program, they have become trusted advisors for many families in Jacksonville. If you or your loved ones are seeking the best independent or assisted living options, reach out to Oasis Senior Advisors and experience their exceptional commitment to senior well-being and happiness.

https://www.oasissenioradvisors.com/jacksonville/

(904) 204-8324

 If you are considering the sale of your home and downsizing or transitioning into senior care, please contact the Marris Team at 904-373-8033 or mailto: loismarris.realtor@gmail.com for more information on how we can help throughout the entire process.

 

 

 

Posted in Community
July 24, 2023

Ideal Move

Ideal Move: Making Moving Easier for Seniors

Making Moving Easier for Seniors

As a real estate agent specializing in assisting seniors with their home transitions, I am always on the lookout for reliable and compassionate partners who can make the moving process seamless for my clients. Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Miguel Coles, the president of Ideal Move in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and Anna Scott, a trusted client advisor.  Their dedication and passion for helping seniors navigate transitions left a lasting impression on me. In this blog post, I want to share my firsthand experience with Ideal Move and why I am delighted to refer my senior clients to them as part of our Senior Ready – Set - Go Program.

Meeting Anna Scott and Mr. Miguel Coles

When I met Anna Scott and Mr. Miguel Coles, I was immediately struck by their warm personalities and genuine commitment to supporting our senior community. Anna Scott, a highly knowledgeable advisor at Ideal Move, impressed me with her extensive understanding of the unique challenges seniors face during a move. Mr. Miguel Coles, the president of Ideal Move, exuded a sense of leadership and dedication that was inspiring. It was clear that both of them genuinely cared about making a positive impact on the lives of seniors as they transition out of their current home and into their next.

Ideal Move and Seniors

Ideal Move will help anyone move but they have a special program for transitioning senior citizens. They help seniors with downsizing and handle most of the logistical parts of a move, making things so much easier for our clients. Their company can help pack and label boxes, assist with estate sales, donations, consignment sales and even coordinate the loading and unloading of moving trucks.  They take care of all the physical work. I also like that their employees are trained and understand the value of your belongings as it is often difficult to part with some of our things. Ideal Move will also get you settled into your new home, even arranging furniture, and unpacking for you!

The Senior Ready – Set - Go Program

As part of my Senior Ready – Set - Go Program, which goes beyond a traditional home sale, I have included Ideal Move and others into the "Go" phase. This program is designed to support seniors through the entire home selling process, ensuring a smooth and stress-free transition. The “Go” phase is the actual move-out/move-in transition and where seniors need a lot of assistance. Ideal Move's involvement during this phase is extremely beneficial as they assist with downsizing, packing, and facilitating the move to their clients' new homes. Ideal Move can also help people plan the layout of their new home, which is an important part of downsizing effectively.

Incredible Resource

After my personal experience with Anna Scott and Mr. Miguel Coles of Ideal Move, I am confident in recommending their services to my senior clients. Their genuine dedication to helping seniors through the often-challenging process of moving is truly commendable. Ideal Move's unique approach and personalized services make them an invaluable partner for my senior clients. I am grateful to have met Ms. Scott and Mr. Coles and look forward to the continued collaboration between our organizations as we strive to enhance the lives of seniors in the Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL areas.  Please visit their website for more information or to book a consultation directly with them: myidealmove.com

 

 

Posted in Community
July 24, 2023

Homeowner's Insurance

How much do you know about your homeowner's insurance policy?

How much do you know about your homeowner’s insurance policy? 🏡

Insurance can be confusing and overwhelming—but taking the time to ensure you have the coverage you need can save a lot of heartache.

One of the most important factors to understand is how you will be reimbursed for a covered loss. There are two primary coverage options:

💰Replacement Cost – Reimburses you for the current cost of rebuilding, repairing, or replacing your damaged property

💰Actual Cash Value – Reimburses you for the replacement cost minus depreciation, which means the reimbursement amount will be reduced to account for the property’s age and typical wear and tear

While a policy with Replacement Cost coverage is typically more expensive, it offers a higher level of protection against loss.

Are you in the market for homeowner’s insurance? Contact us for a referral to a trusted insurance broker who can explain your options.

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July 21, 2023

Open Houses | Ponte Vedra Beach | July 21-23, 2023

Ponte Vedra Beach Homes for Sale | Open Houses

Open Houses in Ponte Vedra Beach This Weekend

Welcome, beach lovers and house hunters, to the beautiful and sun-kissed shores of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida! This weekend is going to be a HOT one so grab your favorite electrolyte filled water and sunscreen before you hit the road for open houses! Can you believe it's a "real feel" of 108F in the shade today??

Dave and I were hoping to meet some of you at our open house this weekend but, WOW, our sellers accepted an offer in JUST SIX DAYS (average is 49 days)! So, our open house is cancelled but we have plenty of others for you!

OFFER IN SIX DAYS -- 100 Fairway Park Blvd, Unit 808, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

A Little Background on Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl

Situated a brief drive to the southeast of Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach is a nestled along the Atlantic coast of Florida. You will likely find our beaches a little less crowded than Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach areas. We are also home to the PGA Player's Club Championship and opulent resorts. Our coastal town presents a relaxed and refined lifestyle that appeals to both residents and visitors. We're a lively community, and our A+ rated schools have made Ponte Vedra Beach a highly sought-after haven for those in pursuit of the ultimate coastal living experience.

This Weekend's Open Houses

Are you ready to explore some beautiful homes? Look no further than this comprehensive list of open houses happening in Ponte Vedra Beach this weekend. Just click on the link below to view the details and schedule your personal tour:

Click here to view this weekend's open houses

Your Personal Beach House Hunter

If you're attending these open houses and haven't yet partnered with an agent, let us introduce you to Lois Marris of Ponte Vedra Beach. Lois is a seasoned real estate professional with a deep knowledge of the local market. Her expertise, dedication, and passion for finding the perfect home make her the ideal partner in your house-hunting journey. Feel free to reach out to Lois and let her help you navigate the exciting world of Ponte Vedra Beach real estate, loismarris.realtor@gmail.com, 904-373-8033.

Explore More Ponte Vedra Beach Homes for Sale

If the featured open houses have ignited your desire to see even more stunning properties in Ponte Vedra Beach, we've got you covered. Visit https://www.loismarris.com/ponte-vedra-beach-homes-for-sale/ browse an extensive selection of homes that will make you want to pack your bags and move to the beach ASAP!

 

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