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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES NICOLE OLIPAS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Nicole Olipas to the Metropolitan office with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

With an extensive background in customer service and a passion for helping others, Nicole is eager to grow her career as a Realtor in the Avondale Office of Florida Network Realty. Nicole has lived in Northeast Florida for nearly five years, and has enjoyed exploring the diverse neighborhoods and communities that Jacksonville has to offer – she states that one of her favorite things about working in Jacksonville is being able to meet and work with so many people from different backgrounds and being able to develop life-long relationships with them as their Realtor and as a friend.

When asked why she joined Florida Network Realty, Nicole states, “I began my career in real estate working as a Personal Assistant for Julia Fattahi, a Realtor in the Avondale office of Florida Network Realty. When I decided to become a Realtor and make real estate my career, the decision to hang my license with Florida Network Realty was an obvious one. This is such a close-knit company, and the training and coaching offered to their Agents is outstanding – they give their Agents the tools to succeed.”

“I am excited to welcome Nicole to the Avondale office as a full-time Realtor. She’s excelled working at Florida Network Realty as an assistant, and I know she will succeed in her career as a Realtor,” shares Josh Cohen, Broker/Manager of the Metropolitan office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

For more information, Nicole can be reached by phone at 954.394.5838 or at Nicole.Olipas@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: NOlipas.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Metropolitan offices in Avondale and San Marco are located at 3627 St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205 and 1983 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207.

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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES RUSSELL RUSS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Russell Russ to the Metropolitan office with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

Russell joins Florida Network Realty as a newly licensed Realtor, but he has lived and worked in Jacksonville for forty years. Russell has worked as a Firefighter/EMT/Hazmat Tech with NAS Jax Fire Department for seventeen years. In addition, Russell served in the United States Marine Corps for four years.

When asked why he joined Florida Network Realty, Russell states, “I always want to work with the best, from being a Marine to working as a firefighter, and when I was looking for a brokerage, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty was the obvious choice. Helping people, in general, and helping people achieve their dreams is what drives me as a person and as a Realtor, and I believe that the training and support offered at Florida Network Realty will allow me to succeed in my career.”

Russell grew up on the Westside of Jacksonville and married his high school sweetheart nineteen years ago. They have four wonderful children, and Russell enjoys coaching their soccer teams in Baker County.

“I am excited to welcome Russell to the Avondale office. His dedication to client service, and drive to help others completely aligns with our company’s culture, and I am confident in his success as a Realtor with Florida Network Realty,” shares Josh Cohen, Broker/Manager of the Metropolitan office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

For more information, Russell can be reached by phone at 904.252.6458 or at Russell.Russ@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: RRuss.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Metropolitan offices in Avondale and San Marco are located at 3627 St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205 and 1983 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207.

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Friday, 16 February 2018

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES SARAH OLSON

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Sarah Olson to the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office.

Sarah joins Florida Network Realty with nearly two decades of experience in real estate. Previously the Broker/Owner of Leap Realty in North Carolina, Sarah has extensive experience in new construction homes – especially in Energy Star homes – and she has successfully marketed and sold many homes that have that have qualified for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, as well as homes with the Energy Star qualifications.

When asked why she hung her license with the Ponte Vedra office after moving to Florida three years ago, Sarah states, “The professionalism and integrity of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty and their commitment to their community completely aligns with my own goals and principles as a Realtor. I have a passion for healthy living and enjoy sharing my expertise with my clients – helping them to achieve their goals, from building a dream home to finding a home with the best garden space, is what drives me as a Realtor.”

Sarah is an active runner in several Jacksonville running clubs and has two daughters – one attending Bishop Kenny and one studying at the University of Central Florida. When they have downtime, you can find Sarah and her husband paddle boarding throughout the area.

“Please join me in welcoming Sarah Olson to the Ponte Vedra office! Having successfully owned a brokerage in North Carolina, Sarah has a ‘fast track’ to a successful career in real estate with us. We are excited to have her as part of our Florida Network Realty family,” shares Kevin Waugaman, Broker/Manager of the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office.

For more information, Sarah can be reached by phone at 336.403.8840 or at Sarah.Olson@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: SOlson.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office is located at 333 Village Main Street, Suite 670, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082.

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Tax Reform – What Homebuyers Need to Know

Tax season is officially underway, and many are tracking down their receipts and filling in forms in preparation for the tax deadline in April 2017.

Many also have questions about the newly enacted tax policy – The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law by President Trump in December 2017.

The new tax law, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018, does not apply to this year’s tax return, which has to be filed in April. Most of the changes will not be noticeable until consumers file their taxes in 2019.

What is in The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act? There are notable changes in the new tax law that affect nearly everyone, and there are changes of particular interest to current and future homeowners including the mortgage deduction.

Under the new law, new homebuyers are able to deduct interest on the first $750,000, formerly $1 million, of mortgage debt on a newly-purchased home. Current homeowners who had a mortgage in place by Dec. 14, 2017, will not be affected by this change.

Homeowners must itemize their taxes if they want to claim the mortgage interest deduction. With the higher standard deduction under the new law, fewer Americans are expected to itemize next year.

Taxpayers are no longer able to fully deduct state and local property taxes plus income or sales taxes. The new law allows individuals to deduct up to $10,000 in property taxes and state and local income or sales taxes.

Taxpayers may exclude up to $500,000 ($250,000 for single filers) from capital gains when they sell their primary home, as long as they have lived there for two of the past five years.

“My advice to everyone is to consult with a tax professional,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “There are numerous factors that can determine what your tax bill will be, and a tax expert can help you understand what the changes in the new law mean for you.”

According to the National Association of Realtors, the legislation will benefit many homeowners, homebuyers and real estate investors.

“Keep in mind that every tax situation is different and we encourage everyone who is buying or selling a home to consult with a tax professional about the variables that could affect you,” said Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “There are many factors in a homeownership decision, and the tax implications are just one of them, not the whole picture when making a home-buying or selling decision.”

Founded in 1988, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has a team of more than 400 real estate professionals in nine offices throughout Northeast Florida. For more information, call (904) 296-1906 or visit FloridaNetworkRealty.com.

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  1. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda H. Sherrer

 

  1. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick

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Friday, 9 February 2018

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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES DEBRA HANNON

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Debra Hannon to the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office.

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“Debra is eager for the opportunity to assist her clients in the largest financial commitment of their lives, and to make this process as stress-free and easy as possible. I’m glad to welcome Debra to our Ponte Vedra Office, and am eager to see her succeed as a Realtor,” shares Kevin Waugaman, Broker/Manager of the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office.

For more information, Debra can be reached by phone at 801.657.2918 or at Debra.Hannon@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: DHannon.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office is located at 333 Village Main Street, Suite 670, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082. 

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES CHARLENE ANGELO

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Charlene Angelo to the St. Augustine office with locations in St. Augustine Beach and Murabella at World Golf Village.

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Charlene joins the Murabella office of Florida Network Realty with twenty years of experience as a Realtor, having worked both locally in St. Augustine and in Crystal River, Florida. When asked why she is a Realtor, Charlene states, “I love working with and for people trying to find their dream home. Every day in real estate is an adventure and I look forward to meeting all challenges head-on. When I was looking for a brokerage in St. Augustine, Florida Network Realty’s reputation and business platform drew me to them, and I believe that they will help me to grow my career as a Realtor in Northeast Florida.”

When not working, Charlene enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, whom she adores. She also enjoys exploring the beautiful beaches of Florida’s First Coast and traveling with her family.

“Please join me in welcoming Charlene to the Murabella office. She comes to us from Citrus County and has closed close to five million last year alone. Her knowledge of real estate and enthusiasm is evident from the first time you meet her, and I am excited to have her on our Florida Network Realty team,” shares Ann King, Broker/Manager of the St. Augustine and Murabella at World Golf Village offices.

For more information, Charlene can be reached by phone at 352.464.4179 or at Charlene.Angelo@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: CharleneAngelo.com. The St. Augustine offices in St. Augustine Beach and Murabella at World Golf Village are located at 112 Sea Grove Main Street, Suite 210, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080 and 196 Capulet Drive, Suite 3, St. Augustine, FL 32092.

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