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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
18 104 45 59 226
Avg Sale
94,080 179,793 337,414 156,922 198,380
Avg List
102,622 190,643 356,690 162,115 209,247
List/Sell/Ratio 91% 94% 94% 96% 95%
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 2007


TOTAL 226 386
Cash 50 64
Conventional 114 297
Private 3 5
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 !!


August 10, 2008

SW Gainesville Luxury Homes – New Listing

Here is my newest listing in SW Gainesville! The standard space allowed in the public remarks section of our MLS database just DOES NOT allow me to tell you everything about this home in the Oakleigh neighborhood. So let me bend your ears (and eyes) with this blog post.

Luxury on 1 Acre in Oakleigh

Luxury on 1 Acre in Oakleigh

MLS# 296521 $ 469,900

4 bedrooms, 3 Baths ** all on Main Level in a 3-wing floorplan 3,217 Sq. Ft

12316 SW 11th Avenue. Entrance to Oakleigh is on Parker Rd. (SW 122 St.) at SW 11th Avenue.

Contemporary luxury at its finest. The SW Gainesville area is the best place to start looking for newer, contemporary style homes. You will love this spacious floorplan with natural light. There is so much attention to detail and luxury in this home.

Custom lighting, Italian tiled floors, gourmet granite & stainless kitchen with center island. 10′ ceilings throughout. Digital/Data network with 24 hr video security system. Living Room, dining room, and Kitchen opens to the Great Room and breakfast nook. 3 Way floor plan, and the only room upstairs is the state of the art Home Theater/Media room. Spacious inside and out, 3-car garage, professionally landscaped with irrigation system on one acre. Don’t miss the virtual tour !

You are going to love this one.

  • Built in 2001 with 3,217 Sq Ft. on 1 Acre
  • Luxury Master Suite
  • Luxury Master Bath, his & her walk in closets, glassed shower, jetted tub, dual vanities, TV mount & phone.
  • Italian tiled floors – including exterior patio
  • Formal Living Room, Formal Dining Room – Crown Molding & Accents
  • Custom lighting throughout the home.
  • Kitchen is to die for – Granite, Stainless appliances, Cooled Wine Storage, Center Island with smooth cooktop, custom cabinetry.
  • All Appliances Stay
  • Large Inside Laundry Room
  • Breakfast Nook with a view
  • Great Room View from Kitchen
  • High Ceiling throughout the home
  • State of the art: digital/data network in the home with 24 hr video security system.
  • Professionally installed Home Theater Room is Upstairs with surround sound.
  • All Electric – served by Clay Electric
  • Water is Metered with GRU, yet irrigation system has independent well.
  • Professionally landscaped and maintained ( 1 acre)
  • 3-Car Side Entry Garage with additional parking.

Virtual Tour Available Here!

If you would like to schedule a personal showing of this beautiful home in SW Gainesville. Please contact me and let’s get together and talk about Real Estate in Gainesville.

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

by Bedrooms
  -2 3 4+ Condos  Total
Sell Price
$2,634,900 $29,025,758 $24,195,094 $14,077,300 $69,933,052
List Price
$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
$159,000 $195,000 $304,900 $159,700 $193,000
Median Sell
$151,500 $189,000 $290,000 $153,500 $186,000
Days on Market for Units
Types of Financing for
Units Closed
From Thru Units Type
Units Type
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        

Selling Price Range Closed
Single-Family Units
Number of Bedrooms
Condos /
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
Condos /
Sell Price
$7,978,750 $75,860,205 $62,314,859 $27,043,454 $173,197,268
List Price
$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
$135,000 $199,000 $332,400 $155,450 $189,900
Median Sell
$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  . You can click to view her listings or visit her website.
Thank you for your visit.

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!

May 11, 2008

Gainesville Luxury Home in Cobblefield

MLS# 293219JUST LISTED !!! You won’t want to miss this Spacious & Luxurious home in SW Gainesville.

Spacious & Stunning G.W. Robinson home with full of custom features throughout 4,113 sq ft. (heated and cooled).

5 Bedrooms/ 4 Baths

Formal Living Room, Formal Dining Room, Great Room, Two Guest Wings, Master Wing, and Upstairs Bonus Room.

The grand kitchen with maple cabinets & solid surface counters. Breakfast bar, breakfast room with french doors that open to the lanai. Plenty of cabinets, panty, center island.

Entertainment is the key theme of this home and has a whole home sound system, built-in media wall in the Great Room. Gas Fireplace in the great room and you will love the “heated” salt pool & spa that is caged with summer kitchen. Entertainment inside and out!

Plenty of parking with the 3 car garage. Professional landscaping with zoned irrigation, large privacy fenced back yard. Luxurious landscape on ½ acre corner in the Kelburn section of Cobblefield.

Luxury master wing with private study, his & her closets, large luxury bath with jetted tub, beautiful walk-in glassed shower, and dual vanity with dressing table.

All five bedrooms are on the main level, and the Theatre/Media room is upstairs over garage. This upstairs wing could be a 6th bedroom with private bath.

So Much to see on this home, and you will enjoy the VIRTUAL TOUR.

MLS# 293219 $ 635,900 1129 SW 89th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607

If your career is bringing you to Gainesville FL, you will want to see this luxury home in Gainesville.

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

Good News from CNNMoney – It’s a Buyer’s Market!

Finally some good news coming from the National Media.

A recent article on is very informative with regard to home values across the country. The main theme in the article is EXCELLENT NEWS!

Home Appreciation MapOur current market now is giving home buyers the best buys they’ve had since 2004 !!

I have been shouting this from my soapbox, website and blog site….and finally the national media is starting to pass along good news to prospective home buyers.

The condition of any real estate market is “Localized” and our market here in Gainesville should not be compared with markets in South Florida.

We have much more stability here, and this map shows which areas have been the hardest hit in the country.

It’s a great time to be a buyer ! And it’s easy to do!

First, get yourself a Buyer’s Agent Realtor to represent you (not the seller).

Second, get a local lender to talk to you about what loan program is good for you and your budget.

Third….start shopping for a home!

There are many homes & condos waiting for buyers just like YOU here in Alachua County.

Think of shopping for a home as a “process of elimination”.

Please call me and we can talk about your “wish list” of what you want in a home or condo. Let me help you find a great home!

Written and Posted By: Chris Bohn, REMAX Professionals Inc. I want to be your buyer’s agent.

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