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MLS Search Tips

We are very proud of our website search. It offers you real estate listings that are up-to-date and gives you the true status of homes for sale, unlike the big box shops like Zillow and Trulia.

We launched this site to help customers with accurate MLS data. We kept getting too many texts and emails with outdated Zillow information and found the whole process to be very frustrating, for us and our buyers. The buyer thinks the property is listed but it isn’t. Or, the property is under contract but the status hasn’t been changed.

We see this on our own listings on Zillow all the time. We will update the content on a listing in our MLS, and the changes are never picked up on the Zillow site, including homes with price reductions!

This guide will show you the many ways you can refine your home search. Also be aware that once you sign up on the site, you can favorite properties and create saved searches. We will reach out to you to see what your home buying needs are when you sign up, but we also promise not to harass you if you just aren’t in the place where you are ready to buy a home!

How to Search on Homes for Sale – Quick Access

Here are some tips to make your search for homes for sale in Ponte Vedra Beach and the surrounding areas easier.

From the main search box, you can search on the obvious things like Street Name, Address, City, Zip Code and County. But you can ALSO search on MLS Area (if you know those. At the bottom of the page are the codes), Neighborhood, School District, MLS #, and even Keyword (which searches all the fields)!

Use the Drop Down to Help Guide You, Or Type Away

Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach MLS Search – Advanced Search

If you are a detail-oriented searcher, please click on the Search button in the menu.

From here you will have access to our advanced search page. 

Use the More button to access Advanced Search

Narrowing Your Real Estate Search

Here’s a look at the fields you can search on with our MLS Search.

Keep in mind that a human is inputting the real estate listings, so if they didn’t check one of these boxes when the listing was put it, but the property DOES have that feature, a property can be missed in the results.

MLS Fields To Limit By

Here are Some Popular Features People Look For When Buying a Home. Limit by One of These to See Only Homes with Downstairs Masters etc.

  • Waterfront
  • New Construction
  • Garage
  • Pool
  • Fireplace
  • Downstairs Master

Not All Homes are in an HOA, but if That is What You are Looking For, Here are some Common Community Features to Limit By

  • Adult Community
  • Community Dock
  • Community Fitness
  • Community Playground
  • Gated Community
  • Golf Community
  • Has HOA
  • Horse Property
  • Lawn Care Included
  • NO HOA
  • Tennis Community

Love a Cul-De-Sac? Need a Handicap Accessible Home? Here are Some Property Features You Can Use to Tighten Your Search

  • Airplane Accessible
  • Corner Lot
  • Cul-De-Sac
  • Gas Utilities
  • Green/LEED
  • Handicap Equipped
  • Historic Property
  • New Construction
  • No CDD
  • On Golf Course
  • Public Water
  • Septic
  • Sewer
  • Underground Utilities
  • Well

Some Home Buyers Only Want Waterfront

  • Canal
  • Creek
  • Deep Water
  • Intracoastal
  • Lake
  • Not Waterfront (rarely used)
  • Oceanfront
  • Riverfront
  • Water Access
  • Waterfront

Do You Want a Home with a View?

  • Golf Course
  • Lagoon
  • Marsh
  • Oceanview
  • River
  • Waterview
  • Wooded

What Exterior Features are Important to You? Are Pool Homes a Go or No Go?

  • Balcony
  • Barn
  • Brick
  • Carport
  • Deck
  • Dock
  • Fenced Yard
  • Garage
  • Garage – Attached
  • Garage – Detached
  • Guest House
  • Hot Tub
  • No Pool – (rarely used)
  • Parking – Covered
  • Parking for RV/Boat
  • Patio
  • Pool
  • Pool – Above Ground
  • Pool – Below Ground
  • Porch
  • Sprinkler System
  • Storage Building
  • Workshop

Interior Features. Do You Have to Have a Home with Hardwood Floors? 

  • Bonus Room
  • Carpet
  • Central AC
  • Elevator
  • Furnished
  • Gas Oven
  • Great Room
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Heat – Electric
  • Heat – Gas
  • Inside Laundry
  • Loft
  • Masters Downstairs
  • Pantry
  • Split Bedrooms
  • Tile Floors
  • Unfurnished
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wet Bar

If You Have a Particular Home Style You Want to Target

  • 1st Floor Unit
  • A-Frame
  • Bungalow
  • Colonial
  • Contemporary
  • End Unit
  • Log/Log Look
  • Patio Home
  • Ranch/One Story
  • Spanish
  • Split Level
  • Traditional
  • Tutor

If You Are Looking for Certain Financing Options Such as Lease Purchase or FHA or VA Loans, Limit By Those Parameters

  • Cash
  • Conventional Financing
  • FHA Loan
  • Lease Option
  • Lease Purchase
  • Owner Financing
  • Cash
  • Conventional Financing
  • FHA Loan
  • Lease Option
  • Lease Purchase
  • Owner Financing
  • Trade/Exchange
  • USDA
  • VA Loan

Northeast Florida MLS Areas

Here is a list of the Beach MLS areas our customers are most often trying to limit their searches by:

For Riverfront properties, you are better off using the Map Search, where you can hone down on an area, but you can also use these MLS Area limiters to narrow down a bit:

  • 01 – Southside/Mandarin – This will get San Marco and Mandarin
  • 03 – Riverside/Avondale/Ortega

For the West side of the Intracoastal:

  • 02 – Southside

These categories are more for the search nerd, like the author here. If you are reading this far, you really just need to contact Gwinn for a search nerd session!

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