Gainesvillehomes – Chris Bohn’s Blog

February 28, 2009

Hailey Gardens Condo – Gainesville FL

Take a look at this great townhouse in Hailey Gardens.   Hailey Gardens is located right in the middle of everywhere you need to be in Gainesville.  You’re just a couple of miles away from the Oaks Mall and the North Florida Regional Hospital to the west and the University of Florida and Shands Hospital to the east.  Very convenient to everything on Archer Road or Newberry Road.  View the Virtual Tour !

  • Built in 2006
  • Two Bedrooms – Each with a Private Bath and Two Closets!
  • Both Bedrooms are upstairs
  • Half Bath Downstairs
  • 1,142 Sq. Ft.
  • MLS # 301865
  • Price:  $ 139,500
  • Association/Homeowner Dues $ 140 per month
  • 2008 Taxes: $ 2,481

TRULY MOVE IN READY!!! Very nice unit. Original owner  with upgraded full appliance package, fully furnished, decorated and equipped. Excellent condition!  

Ceramic tile in kitchen & dining area. Neutral color carpeting. Half bath downstairs. Both bedrooms are upstairs with private baths and double closets. Inside laundry with washer and dryer, front porch and relaxing screened patio at rear overlooking duck pond. This unit is not in the front of community & busy entrance. Shows very well! Price to sell, and  this is NOT a short sale.

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June 28, 2008

Home Buyers’ Wish List – Let’s Get Started!

Everyone has a wish list.

On my first contact with a buyer, I like to take time to really understand what their needs and wishes are when looking for their next home. I ask them to help me make their WISH LIST.

A wish list can be a list of things they want in a home, and it can be things that they DON’T want in a home also. It helps me understand my buyers tastes & lifestyles. In my opinion, there is no such thing as a “picky buyer”. The more my buying clients tell me about what they like (and don’t like) – the better a job I will do in researching homes available in Gainesville. Our high inventory of homes for sale in Gaineville and the MLS database offer a large spectrum of price ranges. So the Price Range is the Most Important factor to any buyer….but let’s talk details, details, details !!

Here are some things to consider when preparing your own wish list. And let me know if you have things to add to the list as questions for home buyers. Share your wish list with YOUR Realtor !

  • Number of Bedrooms & Bathrooms
  • Size of the home (Square footage) – Which is all about the floorplan layout too
  • Floorplan Style – One level, Two levels, Open Floor plan
  • Size of Garage or number of cars
  • Do you want a pool, or spa, or both? Screened or Not?
  • If you don’t want a pool, do you want a screened patio?
  • Size of parcel
  • Age of Home – Is age an issue, or is updated older home ok?
  • Type of Construction
  • What type of neighborhood do you want your family in?
  • Do you want to be in a planned community with restrictions and community ammenities?
  • Are schools important?
  • What type of “travel-commute” time do you prefer to get to work each day?
  • Tell me what you want in your kitchen?
  • Do you want a fenced back yard?
  • Do you want a fireplace?
  • Is it important that the master suite be on the first floor?
  • Do you prefer a split bedroom floor plan?
  • Will you do a lot of entertaining? Need a formal dining room or summer kitchen?
  • Do you want a luxury master bath with 2 sinks, shower, and a jetted tub?
  • Surfaces – Wallpapers? Flooring? Counter Tops?
  • Bells & Whistles – tell all me all the extras you like – irrigation system, alarm system, sound systems, crown molding, high ceilings.

Every detail, no matter how small, can be very important to your buyers. We may not be able to find a home that is a perfect to match your wish list, but we will strive to find the best homes to view!

The more I know about my clients’ “likes and dislikes”, helps me to be well prepared for our first trip to show homes.

After showing homes to your buyers, you will learn what styles they like.

It’s great when your clients tell you that you’ve selected fabulous homes for them so see.

I LOVE working with buyers!

If you are wanting a caring, attentive, patient, buyer’s agent to help you find your next home in Gainesville FL & surrounding communities in Alachua County, FL…….. please call me!

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 5, 2008

Haile Plantation Luxury Home – MLS# 290439

You will love this exceptional luxurious home in the beautiful Haile Plantation community of SW Gainesville.  Spacious floorplan, beautifully landscaped corner lot in Amelia Gardens.  You can walk to the pool, tennis courts, or golf course if you select to join the Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club.  There are different activity levels and you can select the best for your family’s needs.  Take a moment and view the VIRTUAL TOUR.   MLS# 290439   $ 399,900

Four bedroom with 3.5 baths. Impressive 20ft foyer, Great Room with wood floors, gas fireplace, wood blinds. Ceramic tiled large eat in kitchen with new appliances. 10′ Ceilings downstairs, and 9′ ceiling upstairs. Formal dining room, crown molding, trey ceilings. Spacious bedrooms, Master Suite downstairs with Marble Luxury bath. Beautiful landscape,wrap around screened lanai, corner lot. So many features make this home a must see!

Haile Plantation - Amelia Gardens 

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 .  You are welcome to contact her by phone at 352-472-4472 Ext 103  or by email at chris@eHomesGainesville.com  . You can click to view her listings or visit her website.

Bayberry is a Great Neighborhood

MLS# 287617MLS# 287617Bayberry is located in NW Gainesville just south of Millhopper Rd at NW 24th Blvd.  It’s a quiet neighborhood that may fit perfectly into your dreams for a home for your family.  You can walk you child to Norton Elementary!

There are no cut-through streets, so what traffic you will have in front of your home will be your neighbors!

This home for sale in Bayberry is on the 2nd largest lot at the end of a cul-de-sac. 

Pride of ownership shows very well.  Three Bedroom and 2 baths. Beautiful stone fireplace in the living room with a bay window. Great cabinet space in kitchen, breakfast bar and dining room combo. Skylights in guest bath. Double closets in the master. Open patio with trellis, plenty of space to play in the yard!  And another terrific feature is a brand new roof complete in Dec. 2007.

MLS# 287617    $ 179,500    Please call for an appointment to see this home!

MLS# 287617 

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 .  You are welcome to contact her by phone at 352-472-4472 Ext 103  or by email at chris@eHomesGainesville.com  . You can click to view her listings or visit her website.

February 17, 2008

Condos and Townhouses in Gainesville ~ Near UF

You will have a wonderful selection of condos and townhomes in Gainesville, FL. If your career or your studies are bringing you to the University of Florida or any of our hospital networks here in Gainesville, you may be curious as to the different types of lifestyle choices you will have here.

There are different types of communities, and you will just need to let me know which one fits your need best. The more I know about what “YOU” want, the better I am at finding you the right homes to review.

If you are a serious medical or law student, I assume the most important feature must be “Location”. And the second most importance will be “peace & quiet” in a community that is not full of loud, partying neighbors.

I hate to assume, but I think best that you will want a community that will take care of the grounds, lawn work, and full exterior maintenance on the buildings. That way, you don’t have to paint or worry about replacing the roof!

So many people think that Gainesville is a college town (which it is), yet we have a very large “serious student” population in Medical School, Residency Programs, Law School, Dental School, VET School, and many Master & PhD programs.

Best Time to BuyWhy be here for 3-4 years and waste your hard earned money on “RENT”??!!

Let me find you some “peace & quiet” for your lifestyle here in Gainesville. Please call me and we can discuss your needs, and I will get to work finding you a great place.

I want your transition to Gainesville to be smooth, let me be your Realtor in Gainesville!

February 3, 2008

Marchwood – Townhome Community in Gainesville, FL

Marchwood Condo Near UFNew Listing in Marchwood !! An excellent location for you if you want to be near UF, Shands, VA, or North Florida Regional Medical Center. This community is close to all the great shopping at The Oaks Mall or Butler Plaza.

This townhome is waiting for you! Updated and owner occupied. Please take a visual tour of this home to see the spacious setting. This is an end unit so the green area on the front, side and rear of the home makes you feel like you have a home. Fresh Paint, newer laminate wood flooring throughout the home! Updated Appliances including a smooth top stove! Washer & Dryer Stay. Large Walk-in Closet in Master Bedroom. You will want to see this one!

Just $ 121,000 !!! Great Floorplan with 880 sq ft. 2 BR / 1 Bath

Community Pool, Assigned Parking, Guest Parking, Bus Stop, Monthly Fees $ 57.00

Click here to see more photos and details of this MLS# 288467

If you need more info about Homes or Condos for sale in Gainesville, Florida – Please contact me and I am here to help you every step of the way!!

January 17, 2008

Townhomes & Condos in Gainesville, FL

Village at Haile CondoI have a wonderful selection of Condos and Townhomes in the NW and SW areas of Gainesville that are SUPER convenient to anyone needing to be at the University of Florida or the Shands Hospital network.

Whether you are an undergraduate that will be here for a few years, or a serious graduate student in Law School, Dental School, Medical Schools, or the VET School at UF; here is a nice selection for you to see.

Community PoolYou may be a hard working professional that is coming to Gainesville for their career goals, you may not want to be mowing lawns or worrying about who is taking care of the pool…..so you need a townhome or condo here in Gainesville.

It’s a Great Time to Be A Buyer!

Currently, there are 922 condos/townhomes for sale in the Gainesville Multiple Listing Service. You will have a great selection to choose from, so take a look at a summary of my current listings.

If you would like more info about Condos for Sale in Gainesville, FL – Please call me!

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 . You are welcome to contact her by phone at 352-472-4472 Ext 103 or by email at chris@eHomesGainesville.com . You can click to view her listings or visit her website. Thank you for your visit.

January 16, 2008

Bayberry – 2503 NW 50th PL, Gainesville, FL 32605

Bayberry: Home for Sale! This home is well loved and cared for!

3 BR & 2 Bath home with Vaulted Ceiling in the Great Room!

JUST $184,000 MLS# 287617

Bayberry Home For Sale

Pride of Ownership shows throughout this NW Gainesville home in the Bayberry neighborhood.

You will enjoy the quiet cul-de-sac location on one of the largest lots in Bayberry.

Brand New Roof completed in 12/07 with Architectural shingles. You will have “no worries” in this home!

 

Bayberry - Fireplace

Beautiful stone fireplace in the living room with a bay window.

Great cabinet space in kitchen, breakfast bar and dining room combo.

Skylights in updated guest bath.

Double closets in the master.

French Doors in Dining Room open to the rear patio with trellis and plenty of space to play in the yard!

Bayberry Kitchen

 

 

Great location in Gainesville! Zoned for Norton Elementary, a A rated school.

Here in Bayberry, you will have easy access to shopping & restaurants.

Close proximity to the NW Gainesville YMCA complex too.

Don’t miss seeing this one! Please view the VIRTUAL TOUR

 

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