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.


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 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!

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.

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  . 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  . You can click to view her listings or visit her website.

December 20, 2007

Bayberry – NW Gainesville New Listing!

Christine Bohn | RE/MAX Professionals, Inc. | 352-278-9357
2503 NW 50th Place, Gainesville, FL
BRAND NEW ROOF on this Bayberry home in NW Gainesville! Great Location to where you need to be in Gainesville.
3 Bdrm Single Family House
offered at $184,000
Year Built 1987
Sq Footage 1,126
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking Unspecified
Lot Size .35 acres
HOA/Maint $0 per month

BRAND NEW ROOF 12/07 with architectural shingles!! Pride of ownership shows very well at this quiet cul-de-sac home in Bayberry on an oversized lot. 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! Great location, zoned for Norton Elementary. Don’t miss seeing this one!
see additional photos below

Central A/C Central heat Fireplace

Beautiful Stone Fireplace

Seller contact info:
Christine Bohn
RE/MAX Professionals, Inc.
For sale by agent/broker
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Posted: Dec 20, 2007, 3:51am PST

December 2, 2007

Gainesville is a Great Place to Live!

University of FloridaUniversity of FloridaUniversity of FloridaGAINESVILLE IS  A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE!  If you or friends & family are planning a move to Gainesville, FL – I want to be your realtor. I love working with buyers, and will take excellent care of you every step of the way.    I specialize in residential real estate here in the Gainesville area.  You will want a professional buyers agent who knows the real estate market here in Gainesville.

There are so many different types of homes & condos in Gainesville and surrounding communities.  Homes can be very urban and yet within 10 minutes you can be on beautiful acreage with Grand Daddy Oaks.   So many different Florida lifestyles here! Our largest employers draw a large variety of clients coming to Gainesville.

Being a College Town, yes we have students coming each year. But, that can be under graduates to PHD’s.   Gainesville is proud to be home to a medical school, law school, vet school, dental school, along with many other colleges of engineering, construction etc…there can be a huge variety of students.

Gainesville is a great home for working professionals as well.  Our largest employers provide jobs such as the administrators and professors that work at the  University of Florida network.  Which we call it the “GATOR NATION”.   We also have a superb community college, Santa Fe Community College.

In addition to the University, another large reason that draws people to Gainesville is the medical network.  We have two large hospital networks.  SHANDS HOSPITAL and NORTH FLORIDA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER.  Both of these hospitals generate so many professional transfers to Gainesville. We also have a VA Hospital.

So if you know of anyone planning a move to Beautiful Gainesville, FL – please give me a call!  Let’s talk, as I want to know your WISH LIST.  Once I have a true, sincere understand of what you want…..I will find homes for you to review via email and be ready when you get here to preview homes.   Call or email me and I can mail you a relocation info package!

November 22, 2007

Gainesville Market Report Nov 2007

A good and informative article appeared in our Sunday Edition of  THE GAINESVILLE SUNHomes & Real Estate Section.  With all the horrible, negative news about Real Estate and the Housing Industry throughout the U.S. it was a sign of good things about our local market here in Gainesville.

The statistics used were compiled from The Florida Assocation of Realtors and  represent data from the “Gainesville Metropolitan Statistical Area of Alachua and Gilchrist Counties. (Gainesville MSA). 

  • Statewide sales were down 38% for the year and the median Price dropped 9% $243,000 to $ 221,200
  • Gainesville MSA sales were down ONLY 21% for the year, and median price down 1%  $206,400 to $205,300

Bob Stroh, director of the Shimberg Center for Affordable Housing at the University of Florida provided his research and findings on how Gainesville has fared much better than the rest of our Sunshine State.  Gainesville MSA home prices did NOT see the same “RUN-UP” in home prices as the rest of Florida between 2001 and 2005.

These charts show that the Gainesville MSA Area has survived!!


Gainesville MSA (Metro Statistical Area) Data:

2001 $ 123,500
2002 $ 131,700
2003 $ 147,900
2004 $ 160,400
2005 $ 179,800
2006 $ 206,400
2007 $ 205,300 (Up 66.2 % since 2001

Florida Statewide Data:

2001 $ 130,100
2002 $ 141,400
2003 $ 158,900
2004 $ 193,400
2005 $ 246,100
2006 $ 243,300
2007 $ 221,200  (Up 70% since 2001

These are encouraging stats for our area!  It’s good to know that mortgage rates are historically low, and the existing inventory of homes for sale make it a good financial atmosphere for buyers.  Lenders have “tightened their standards” for qualifying  buyers, but stong buyers have a great “Market” to Jump into here in Gainesville.

Call Chris Bohn if you are thinking of jumping into the Gainesville area! 

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