Gainesvillehomes – Chris Bohn’s Blog

April 5, 2009

Cypress/Block Home in Waccasassa Lake-Gilchrist County FL

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3 Bedroom, 2 Bath 2,200 Sq Ft. Built in 1976
MLS# 303085               List Price $ 159,900

Beautifully landscaped , well-kept block & cypress home. This ½ acre home is fully fenced, circular drive with 2 gates, covered boat dock, although lake is currently dry. The Main level with vaulted ceiling in Great Room with tongue/groove and wood beams & stone fireplace. Dining Room with a view, kitchen with great cabinet space and breakfast bar. Master bedroom with jetted tub in bath. A large screen deck off the Great Room overlooks backyard. Lower level has spacious family room with wood burning stove, large laundry room, guest bath and the other two bedrooms. Family room open to covered patio at ground level. This home has 2 car garage and a separate detached storage building. Irrigation system for the lawn, water filtration system for the home.

Low Gilchrist County taxes and just 20 miles to I-75 in Gainesville.

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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.

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 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 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 CNNMoney.com 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.

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

Equestrian Estate, 13 acres & Contemporary Home

Contemporary Home & Equestrian Estate in Gainesville, Florida!

Grand Daddy OaksGranddaddy Oaks Galore on this Horse Perfect 13.37 acres in the Jonesville area (between Gainesville and Newberry). This area is known as the “Horse Friendly” area of Alachua County Florida. The soil in this area is great for horse paddocks and grazing.

This property is named “Tallwood“, a Cross-Country Equestrian site with a beautiful contemporary home and all the bells and whistles of a working horse facility.

The Jonesville area, is just 5 miles west of the I-75 Exit in Gainesville, Florida. So this is the best of all scenarios for your lifestyle.

287031-1.jpgThis home was built in 1994, but this year has been updated with a Chef’s Dream Kitchen.

The home also has TWO Master Suites, one is Upstairs and the other is on the main level.

This custom built home boasts 2,457 sq.ft. and is surrounded by a beautiful oak hammock. Very Private, Nature filled setting.

The property is gated with a scenic drive from the front gate to the home along the large front horse paddock.

Gourmet KitchenPlease view the VIRTUAL TOUR – You won’t be disappointed!

This New Kitchenboasts Granite Counter Top Surfaces with Superior custom-made Kraftsmaid Cabinets. Smooth Top cooking surface and Stainless Side-By-Side Refrigerator. The back splash is tiled with one-of-a-kind artwork. The Kitchen has a breakfast bar and opens to the Great Room. The flooring is a newly installed slate tile. The breakfast nook area offers a panoramic view of two of the eastern horse paddocks and magnificent oaks.

You will enjoy the open floor-plan and wonderful windows throughout the home for natural light.

Front Entry

This is your front door, a style that let’s the Outdoor scenery into your home.

Every room in this home has windows with spectacular views of the property.

And, this setting of this home is so private, you won’t need blinds or draperies.

Cedar Sun RoomLiving RoomAs you enter the front door, you step into the Formal Living Room.

The soaring ceiling with architectural & decorator accents.

Large windows & updated decorator lighting.

At the far end of this shot is the entrance to the Garden Room, and you must view the Virtual Tour to see this room that gives the owner a beautiful view of the surrounding landscaping and Large South paddock past the lawn.

The “yard” around the home has an invisible electronic perimeter fence for the dogs.

Stalls - Tack Room - Apartment

Now, LET’S TALK HORSES !!

Tack Room

Here is a list of features!

  • Eight Paddocks Eight stalls with Lucas yoke stall screens
  • Wash Pads & Farrier Station
  • Groom’s Apartment with Full Bath & Kitchenette
  • Large Tack Room
  • Four Large Paddocks
  • Four Smaller Paddocks
  • All Paddocks have Water
  • Lighted Dressage Ring with Water
  • All Paddocks Accessible from the Barn
  • All Paddocks with Fence-line “JUMPS”
  • Most Paddocks with Large Oaks for Shade
  • Riding or Walking Trails through the Property
  • Entire Property is Perimeter Fenced

Lighted Riding Ring CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING !

Cross country jumps including a bank complex, a ditch, a hill and fence-line jumps for jumping from one paddock to another and for jumping into and out of the property!

This is a great horse community, and there are many trails throughout the entire area. You’ll see plenty of riders year round in the Jonesville-Newberry area, whether it be Cross-country, Western, English – all styles of equestrians are here. This property is just 5 miles from a nationally renowned facility with Year-Round Events – “Canterbury Equestrian Showplace“.

Please call or email me with any questions about this property!

TallwoodThanks for Visiting “Tallwood”

You may fall in love with the Jonesville area, just like I did. I moved here from Miami in 1996 and my home is just a couple of miles from this property.

This is a great place to live!

MLS # 287031

List Price $ 605,000


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.

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!!

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