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    The Best Realtors in St Augustine

    By Justin Petrucci | October 25, 2023

    Are you in search of the best realtor in St. Augustine to help you buy or sell your dream property? Look no further than Beach State Realty, where excellence in service and a track record of success converge to make your real estate journey a seamless and rewarding experience. Read More

    VA Loans in Florida

    By Justin Petrucci | October 17, 2023

    Unlocking Homeownership in the Sunshine State: A Guide to Using a VA Loan in Florida Are you a veteran or active-duty service member dreaming of homeownership in the Sunshine State? Florida’s stunning beaches, diverse landscapes, and vibrant cities make it an attractive place to settle down. If you’re looking to buy a property in Florida,... Read More

    Dealing with High Interest Rates

    By Justin Petrucci | July 17, 2023

    Purchasing a home is a significant milestone in one’s life, symbolizing stability, security, and an investment in the future. However, with fluctuating economic conditions, high interest rates can present a major challenge for aspiring homeowners. In this blog post, we will explore some effective strategies to help you navigate high interest rates when buying a... Read More

    The Palatka Blue Crab Festival!

    By Justin Petrucci | June 9, 2023

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    Inherited Properties

    By Justin Petrucci | May 26, 2023

    The passing of a loved one is an emotionally challenging time, and amidst the grief and sorrow, there are practical matters that need attention. One such matter is inheriting a property, which can be a complex process to navigate. In this blog post, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to inherit... Read More


    By Justin Petrucci | May 26, 2023

    Moving due to marriage is an exciting and transformative experience. It signifies the beginning of a new chapter in your life, filled with love, companionship, and shared adventures. While the idea of moving can be overwhelming, proper preparation and open communication can help make the transition smooth and enjoyable. In this blog post, we will... Read More

    Growing Families

    By Justin Petrucci | May 25, 2023

    As families grow and evolve, so do their housing needs. The pitter-patter of tiny feet, the joyful chaos of childhood, and the anticipation of new beginnings can all be catalysts for seeking a bigger house. Moving to a larger home is an exciting and significant decision that opens doors to increased comfort, more space, and... Read More


    By Justin Petrucci | May 25, 2023

    Divorce can be an emotionally challenging and life-altering experience. Along with the emotional aspects, there are numerous practical decisions to make, one of the most significant being the decision to move. Whether it’s a fresh start or a necessity brought about by the divorce, moving can provide an opportunity for personal growth and a new... Read More

    Yes, You Should Buy a House This Year

    By Justin Petrucci | February 8, 2023

    By Brian O’Connell – Posted on Florida Realtors Buyers who wait for more inventory, lower interest rates or something else may never own a home. And given history, 2023 is a pretty good year to commit. McDONOUGH, Ga. – Mortgage rates are finally falling across the fruited plains, with rates in the 5.6% range for... Read More

    St. Augustine Spotlight: Doggin’ It

    By Justin Petrucci | January 31, 2023

    In this St. Augustine spotlight, we go to Doggin’ It, located in the Magic Beach Hotel. Let us know in the comment where we should go next! Read More

    How we do it: Buyer, Seller, and Investment strategies

    By Justin Petrucci | January 18, 2023

    Each of our clients have unique wants and needs, so at Beach State Realty we research and train on multiple buyer, seller, and investment strategies. Our goal is to put you in the best position and that’s how we do it. Read More

    Don’t forget to file for Homestead Exemption!

    By Justin Petrucci | January 11, 2023

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    2022 Year in Review

    By Justin Petrucci | January 3, 2023

    Happy New Year from Beach State Realty! Read More

    Preparing your home for listing photos: Top 5 tips

    By Justin Petrucci | December 29, 2022

    Tidy up the yard by cutting the grass, sweeping the porch, and removing all the cards from thedriveway. Remove all pet items from the house. Clear appliances of magnet items. Turn on all of the lights and open window treatments. Remove unnecessary furniture & decor. Read More

    Selling your home during the holidays

    By Justin Petrucci | December 27, 2022

    In Florida seasonality in the real estate market isn’t as drastic, but selling during the holidays does havesome advantages. Buyers are still looking during the holidays and often those buyers are more seriousbuyers. During the holidays less homes are on the market leaving your home even more in demand. Soyou may want to rethink waiting... Read More

    November Market Update

    By Justin Petrucci | November 9, 2022

    November Real Estate Market Update Not a lot of change this month.We’re seeing 1140 Active listings on the market. (Which you can search here)266 homes under contract.Our average days on market is 42 days.List to sell ratio is 96.1%.With our average sales price of $522,842. (Down from last month) Read More


    By Justin Petrucci | May 25, 2023

    Defaulting on a home loan can be a distressing and overwhelming experience. It occurs when a homeowner fails to make regular mortgage payments, leading to serious consequences such as foreclosure, damaged credit scores, and long-lasting financial repercussions. However, by understanding the factors that contribute to default and taking proactive measures, homeowners can significantly reduce the... Read More


    By Justin Petrucci | May 25, 2023

    Overcoming Obstacles in Moving due to Retirement Retirement is often seen as a time of freedom and new beginnings, a phase in life where individuals can finally embark on long-awaited adventures or settle into a more peaceful lifestyle. For many retirees, relocating to a new place is an appealing prospect. However, just like any major... Read More