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January 10, 2010

My Icicles – January 10, 2010

Filed under: My Backyard,Uncategorized — Christine Bohn, Realtor @ 7:43 pm
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Down by our workshop, we have a fish cleaning station, and left the water misting to prevent a pipe exploding with all our hard freezes here.  It’s been 4 nights in a row now, and we have a beautiful ice sculpture at our ugly make-shift fish-cleaning bench.

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January 5, 2010

Hard Freezes of 2010 in Gainesville

Filed under: My Backyard — Christine Bohn, Realtor @ 11:00 pm

Last night, we had a hard freeze of 25 degrees – unusual for Gainesville FL.  We will have the same for the next 3 nights.  My Emperor Sago Palms will get freeze-burned badly.  They are just too large to cover up.  But, in the Spring they will recover.

September 8, 2008

Gainesville FL Real Estate Market Report – August 2008

Welcome to the
Gainesville-Alachua County Real Estate Market Update for August 2008
.

The stats for this report are pulled directly from the
Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors database.
These statistics are for Residential Sales only and do not include
commercial properties or vacant land sales.

# of HOMES SOLD in August 2008 is 226.

Average # of Days on the Market (for closed sales) is 127 Days.

AUG 2008 -2BR 3 BR 4+BR Condo Total
#Units
Sold
18 104 45 59 226
Avg Sale
Price
94,080 179,793 337,414 156,922 198,380
Avg List
Price
102,622 190,643 356,690 162,115 209,247
List/Sell/Ratio 91% 94% 94% 96% 95%
Median
Sale Price
120,000 174,471 288,000 147,300 168,950

Here is a good summary of the “TYPES” of financing of homes sold

in August of 2008 and August 2007

August
2008

Units

August 2007

Units

TOTAL 226 386
Cash 50 64
Conventional 114 297
Private 3 5
Seller
Finance
3 1
FHA Loans 49 16
VA Loans 7 3

*** All data is from Gainesville-Alachua County MLS Database.

My Last Market Report was for June 2008.
I didn’t realize that I had not posted a report for July,
but I have been busy with very happy buyers!

It’s truly a buyers’ market !!

July 14, 2008

Vintage Bungalow in J B Bailey Estates – New Listing!

This home is an absolutely adorable bungalow in Gainesville. This home is located just off Main Street in the J.B. Bailey Estates neighborhood, which is a designated historic area here in Gainesville.

Would you like to walk to Publix and get your groceries?

Would you like to be able to bike to UF, or Downtown Gainesville?

Well this just might be what you are looking for !!

Front View

Front View

Absolutely adorable bungalow in historic district. Two bedrooms, one bath and Bike to UF. Beautifully restored wood floors. Open & Bright kitchen. Second bedroom being used as dining room. Shows VERY well. Covered front porch, rear screened porch, Living Room, and Sun Room. Large yard with tremendous curb appeal & landscaping. Central Heat/AC just 2 years. Shows pride of ownership, so don’t miss this beauty!

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Living Room, Sunroom or Den, Screened Patio, Nice Front Porch.

MLS# 295272 $ 169,000

Please view more info and photos of this home at my web site.

Priced Right for You !! Please call Chris Bohn at RE/MAX to schedule a showing of this home!

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

June 30, 2008

Gainesville Real Estate Market Stats – June 2008

Gainesville is Great!!

Here are some local statistics about the Gainesville-Alachua County MLS.

If you are wanting to know more specific information about “YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD” or “YOUR SUBDIVISION”,  please call me!

As of June 30, 2008,this table shows the number of listings currently in our MLS Database.

Residential : Single Family homes for Sale
Vacant:  this is vacant land only (Lots and Acreage)
Multifamily: This is duplex, triplex, quads, and larger.
Rent: This are homes and apartments for rent only.
Attached:  This category covers all Townhomes and Condos for sale.
Lease: These are properties for lease (land and commercial) not residential
Business: This category covers businesses for sale, and may or may not include real estate.
 

2790 Residential
2720 Vacant
231 Commercial
64 Multifamily
298 Rent
986 Attached
190 Lease
23 Business
7302 Total

For those of you who enjoy “stats”, the next table will show Average Price Per Bedroom April 1, 2008 to June 30, 2008.

 
           
           
           
           
           
    Price by Bedrooms
   
       -2
 
          3
 
        4+
Condos /
Townhomes
 
     Total
Sell Price
Volume
$7,978,750 $75,860,205 $62,314,859 $27,043,454 $173,197,268
List Price
Volume
$8,553,218 $79,767,335 $65,427,363 $27,810,713 $181,558,629
Avg Sell Price $122,750 $196,021 $350,083 $150,241 $213,823
Avg List Price $131,587 $206,117 $367,569 $154,503 $224,146
List/Sell/Ratio 93% 95% 95% 97% 95%
Median List
Price
$135,000 $199,000 $332,400 $155,450 $189,900
Median Sell
Price
$128,000 $189,000 $297,955 $149,450 $183,949

Information is compiled from the Gainesville-Alachua County Assocation of Realtors & MLS Database .

If you are wanting to know more specific information about “YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD” or “YOUR SUBDIVISION”,  please call me!

Posted By: Chris Bohn, GRI- ABR-eProGainesville FL Real Estate
Copyright © 2008
Chris Bohn, RE/MAX Professionals, Inc., is a Florida Realtor® who specializes in Gainesville, FL and communities in Alachua County, FL . To find out more information about her real estate services please visit her profile. You are welcome to contact her by phone at 352-333-3883  or by email at chris@eHomesGainesville.com  . You can click to view her listings or visit her website.
Thank you for your visit.

May 22, 2008

Condos Near UF and Shands Hospital

1BR - 1BATHAre you looking for an EXCELLENT DEAL on a Condo Near UF & Shands Hospital ??

Well this is it !!
Price is ROCK BOTTOM and FIRM !  
Lowest Price for a 1BR/1Bath Condo in Prairiewood Condominiums!!   $69,995

Great Location – Great Price! Quiet complex so close to UF, Shands & VA! Complete renovation on this one
bedroom condo that includes washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher, stove &
refrigerator. Good size bathroom, and plenty of closets and storage. Living
Room/Dining Area combo with beautiful built-in shelving unit. Convenient to everything, shopping, restaurants, parks, and Bivens Lake. Great Investment opportunity.
Monthly condo fees cover insurance and building maintenance. Currently leased month to month.  
Bike to Shands!  Bike to the VA Hospital!  Bike to UF Vet School!  Bike to UF!
Let’s get you under contract over the Memorial Day Weekend and you will have a peaceful, quiet community condo just in time for the beginning of classes.

Address:  2490
SW 14th Drive Unit #17, Gainesville, FL 32609
 
Written and Posted By: Chris Bohn, GRI-ABR-eProGainesville FL Real Estate
Copyright © 2008
Chris Bohn, RE/MAX Professionals, Inc.,
is a Florida Realtor® who specializes in Gainesville, FL and communities in Alachua County, FL . To find out more information about her real estate services please visit her profile. You are welcome to contact her by phone at 352-278-9357  or by email at chris@eHomesGainesville.com  . You can click to view her listings or visit her website. Thank you for your visit.

 

 

 
 

 

April 20, 2008

OPEN HOUSE – Walnut Creek Sunday 4/20

Just Reduced !!  New Improved Price !!  $ 169,900

Walnut CreekPlease come visit this adorable garden home in Walnut Creek. We will be having an Open HOUSE, Sunday April 20th from 1pm to 4pm.

Sweet deal on this Walnut Creek home. Contemporary, Open & bright floorplan. Vaulted ceiling, full kitchen builder-upgrade package with smooth top stove. Inside laundry room with washer & dryer, rear entry single car garage. Master bedroom with large walk-in closet. Front porch, irrigation system, and association maintains the lawn. Seller may replace carpet with acceptable offer, and furnishings are negotiable. This NEW PRICE shows seller motivation! Don’t miss this one!

DIRECTIONS: Entrance to Walnut Creek at NW 39th Ave & NW 26th Terrace. At stop sign turn L and then left on NW 26th St. Home on right. Don’t let cat or dog out when entering the home.

April 12, 2008

Gainesville Market is Picking Up !

Don’t be over whelmed with the Gloom and Doom on the news media. Our Real Estate market here in Gainesville is picking up….and right on schedule too.

It\'s a Buyers MarketOur busiest season is from April through September. Families start planning their move and begin looking for homes so they can “really move” once school is out. The student community that rolls into Gainesville has gotten started with searching for homes and condos too.

Many buyers may be coming to Gainesville for their professional careers, and they are starting to look now because of the low interest rates, the large inventory of homes that are currently on the market, and they are all beginning to realize that NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY !!

Don’t let the national press get you depressed about how things are here in Gainesville Florida ! Gainesville is Great!

A recent article in USA TODAY says that Gainesville has done very well in relationship to other areas in Florida.

If you have hopes & dreams of owning a home for the first time in your life, then pick up the phone and talk to your banker or a lender ( or call me). Find out if you can “qualify” for a loan. The FHA Program is great for buyers now! Getting pre-qualified on a loan, will empower you as a buyer.

Call me if you have any questions about Gainesville’s real estate market. I love working with buyers, so let’s talk about what you are wanting in a home!

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

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