Gainesvillehomes – Chris Bohn’s Blog

July 14, 2008

Gainesville Real Estate Market Report

Real Estate Market Report
for June 2008 – Gainesville, FL.

You either love statistics or hate them.  
I love numbers, so I thought I would share the Gainesville Real Estate
market stats for last month.

Total Homes Sold in June
2008 =  333

Price
by Bedrooms
  -2 3 4+ Condos  Total
Sell Price
Volume
$2,634,900 $29,025,758 $24,195,094 $14,077,300 $69,933,052
List Price
Volume
$2,826,426 $30,267,328 $25,425,275 $14,283,847 $72,802,876
Avg Sell Price $138,678 $197,454 $322,601 $153,014 $210,009
Avg List Price $148,759 $205,900 $339,003 $155,259 $218,627
List/Sell/Ratio 93% 95% 95% 98% 96%
Median List
Price
$159,000 $195,000 $304,900 $159,700 $193,000
Median Sell
Price
$151,500 $189,000 $290,000 $153,500 $186,000
Days on Market for Units
Closed
Types of Financing for
Units Closed
From Thru Units Type
Financing
Units Type
Financing
Units
0 30 84 Conventional 193 VA 4
31 60 57 Cash 54 Seller 3
61 90 46 FHA 55 Private 24
91 120 36        
121 180 39        
181 365 46        
366 720 24        
721 99999 1        
Total
=
333

Selling Price Range Closed
Single-Family Units
Number of Bedrooms
Condos /
Townhomes
 
From Through -2 3 4+ All Total Avg DOM
0 19999            
20000 29999   1     1 150
30000 39999 3 1     4 135
40000 49999 1 2     3 127
50000 59999 1   1 3 5 102
60000 69999   1 2   3 91
70000 79999 1 1   7 9 58
80000 89999       3 3 112
90000 99999 1 3   3 7 138
100000 119999   4   13 17 121
120000 139999 1 11 2 9 23 117
140000 159999 4 15 3 16 38 91
160000 179999   21 3 12 36 89
180000 199999 5 26 4 10 45 146
200000 249999 1 33 10 10 54 156
250000 299999   14 13 5 32 120
300000 399999 1 12 24 1 38 97
400000 499999   2 4   6 99
500000 999999999     9   9 141
  Total= 19 147 75 92 333 119

Data Drawn from
Gainesville MLS Home Sold Report 06-01-08 through 06-30-08

March 31, 2008

Spring is Blooming!

I have to share the “BLOOMS” in my own yard. I have a large island in my front yard with huge live oaks and bordered with mondo (monkey) grass. And planted underneath these oaks are “George Tabor” azaleas. They seem to be very happy shrubs……and they are showing their color.

My Azaleas

The spring season is showing it self in Gainesville, Florida.

Wisteria is also blooming everywhere around Gainesville, and I wish I had that plant growing in my yard and trees.

I grew up in Miami, and moved to North Central Florida in 1995. I love living where we do have seasonal changes in weather and visual, seasonal changes in our landscape too.

If you are planning a move to the Gainesville FL area, I know that you will fall in love with the live oaks, the spanish moss, the crepe myrtles, azaleas, and our wonderful community.

Here is another shot from my “once a year” bloomers….. my amarilla bulbs. They are just starting to open and strut their colors !

My Amarillas

January 28, 2008

Go Vote Tuesday 1/29!

VOTE!  I am firm believer that if you Don’t Vote, you are NOT allowed to gripe. 

For us here in beautiful Florida, the Amendment #1 VOTE is very important issue.  So even if you have the blahs about the presidential race, please get out and MAKE YOUR OPINION KNOWN on Amendment #1

For those in the City of Gainesville, there is a commission race, so please go cast your vote for that as well.

And speaking of the City of Gainesville, sorry for the late notice – so please be aware of this City Commission Meeting !

City Commission Meeting Tonight!
Please make plans to be and speak at the Gainesville City Commission Meeting TONIGHT, January 28th at 5:30. At this meeting, the City Commission will entertain the first reading of an ordinance that will require every home in the city of Gainesville to have R-19 insulation in the attic. If after one year the home does not have R-19 insulation in the attic it will be in violation of code. 

January 23, 2008

Homestead Exemption in Alachua County, FL

Homestead Exemption – Alachua County, Florida – Don’t forget to File!

Homestead Exemption must be filed by MARCH 1st for the year you want to “qualify”.

If you bought a home in Alachua County in 2007, make sure you file for homestead exemption BEFORE March 1st of 2008. You only have to do this one time, but it directly effects your budget and will save you approximately $700 in real estate taxes.

This saving may increase if the current Amendment gets approved on our VOTE January 29th, but as of now our current homestead exemption saves homeowners by reducing the “taxable value” base by $ 25,000. The Alachua County Millage Rate currently means that your exemption saves you about $700 on your annual tax bill.

Alachua County Property Appraiser

REMEMBER THIS: If you bought a home in 2007, and the sellers did have an existing homestead exemption that home, it does NOT “automatically” transfer to you! YOU must file for this exemption before March 1st, 2008 to get your exemption.

Our Alachua County Property Appraiser Office has a excellent web site!

This is the direct link so you can DOWNLOAD the Application for Filing Homestead .

There is also have a great Q & A Section on their site. The county site is full of great information, and here are a couple of great links that will help you get your exemption and learn about our Property Appraiser!

Link to Guidelines for Exemptions and Classifications

Application for Ad Valorem Tax Exemption (Homestead Exemption)

You may also want to review additional exemptions you would qualify for, so check out the County’s site and review this list below!

What other exemptions are available?

  • $25000 Senior Homestead Exemption
  • $500 Widows/Widowers Exemption
  • $500 Disability Exemption
  • $500 Exemption for Blind Persons
  • $5000 Veteran Disability Exemption
  • Service-Connected Total and Permanent Disability Exemption
  • Exemption for Totally and Permanently Disabled Persons
  • Exemption for Disabled Veterans Confined to Wheelchairs

January 11, 2008

Water Restrictions – Let’s Be Good Neighbors

Filed under: Gainesville Community News,Gainesville Florida — Christine Bohn, Realtor @ 6:14 pm
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Those of us living in Gainesville and all of Alachua County fall into the Suwannee River Water Management DistrictThe Gainesville Sun ran an article on January 8th about how we are now all under “new water restrictions”.

Suwannee River Water Management District covers portions of 15 counties in North Central Florida.  The district’s Lawn Sprinklersgoverning board has voted to ban lawn watering between 7:00 am and 9:00PM. 

Let’s all be Good Neighbors!

If you have an automatic timer for your irrigation system, you can adjust your settings to comply with the new times.

If you are are on a private well, like I am – let’s do our part too and abide by the restrictions.

Here are the new restrictions:

Residents living in homes with even-numbered addresses can water their lawns on even-numbered days of the month. Those residents who’s house numbers are odd, may water on odd-numbered days.

And remember, we are also under a burning ban.  Let’s do our part to conserve our lawn watering habits.  We don’t want a horrible drought this spring and summer season. 

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