alachua county fl: Winter Irrigation Limits Began November 1 for Alachua County - 11/10/15 12:20 AM
Winter Irrigation Rules for Alachua County Changed on November 1stPer the November 2015 Edition of the Alachua County Community Update Newsletter, the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department (EPD) wants to remind all Alachua county residents that beginning on Sunday, November 1, 2015 (end of Daylight Saving Time), landscape irrigation is limited to one day a week.
“On average, an irrigated yard in the Gainesville area uses 300 gallons of groundwater a day for a combined use of almost 5 million gallons of water per day,” said Alachua County Environmental Protection Department Water Conservation Coordinator Stacie Greco. She continued, “Minimizing watering promotes healthier … (0 comments)

alachua county fl: Contemporary Home in Pilot Forest on 1/2 Acre - Alachua, Florida - 05/25/09 04:08 AM
THIS HOME IS SOLD!!!!! 
Take a moment and tour this home in PILOT FOREST subdivision in Alachua, Florida.   You'll be just 20 minutes to the Oaks Mall in Gainesville via I-75.  All homes in this neighborhood have a minimum of 1/2 acre lots.  So you can spread out and enjoy the country feel without losing the convenience of everything Gainesville has to offer.
MLS# 304544     
Attention Getting Price of just $ 159,900
Built in 1996
3 Bedroom and 2 Baths
1,329 sq ft with a 2 Car Garage
This home has WOW factor! Light & Bright, open floor plan.  … (2 comments)

alachua county fl: NOT your ordinary home for sale on 10 ordinary acres - It's a MUST SEE! - 01/31/09 11:52 PM
This is a true Florida gem.  I have to admit that it is so hard to visualize the beauty of the landscape of this property in the photos.  I will do my best to describe everything in my words on this post.
This home sits on 10.88 acres just 15 minutes west of Gainesville, Florida.   The property is gated and perimeter fenced and you will be surrounded by nature at it's best.  The privacy of this home & property is hard to find so close to all the city feel of Gainesville.
The MAIN home is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath … (7 comments)

alachua county fl: Gainesville in "Alachua" County - How do you pronounce that?? - 08/06/08 09:21 AM
This weekend I had the pleasure of working with "out of state" buyers.   When buyers can make a trip here, I like to call it their "Pre-Purchase Visit", and I am more than happy to be their tour guide.   I know some Realtors are thinking......."oh boy, what a waste of time.....".   But, in my opinion, it helps people relocating to Gainesville become familiar with our beautiful area, and discover the neighborhoods & subdivisions that they like (or dislike). Gainesville is the county seat for Alachua County here in the Sunshine State.   But again this weekend, my buyers asked … (0 comments)

alachua county fl: Marketing Statistics - Gainesville Area MLS - 06/30/08 04:08 AM
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 … (2 comments)

alachua county fl: 3 High Schools in Alachua County Make Newsweek's List!! - 05/23/08 04:57 AM
Three High Schools in Alachua County, FL are the BEST in U.S. !!

Alachua County is home to three of the nation's top high schools, according to a recent ranking by Newsweek Magazine.
  
In Newsweek's annual "America Best High Schools" report:

Eastside High was ranked 29th

Buchholz High was ranked 109th

Gainesville High was  ranked 532nd.

The ranking put these three Alachua County Public Schools in the top 2% of high schools nationwide.

In another section of the annual report, Newsweek assigned an equity and excellence percentage to each ranked school and all three of … (2 comments)

alachua county fl: Cedar Key - Old Florida Celebration of the Arts - 04/09/08 11:43 PM
CEDAR KEY, FLORIDA - Festivals and Community Events! Annually, thousands of visitors come to enjoy Cedar Key's Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in April, the Fourth of July Celebration, the October Seafood Festival, and our newest festival - the Nature Coast Wildlife & Birding Experience held in the fall. Smaller events take place throughout the year including the Cedar Key Star Party, fishing tournaments, boat and kayaking events, nature tours, and community civic and church activities.
If you look around, there's always something happening in Cedar Key.
Make Your Plans for an Upcoming Event in April:

43nd Annual … (3 comments)

alachua county fl: Can You Dig It? - Florida Museum of Natural History - 03/25/08 01:50 AM
One of my clients told me about a Great Event this week at the Florida Museum of Natural History.   My son is loves "cool" science stuff and watches several shows on Science Channel so this is right up his "cool stuff" alley.   We plan to attend this event at the Florida Museum of Natural Histoy this Thursday 3/27.
It looks like great fun with the University of Florida's  science experts: UF Department of Geologial Sciences.
Mark you calendars!  Bring your science kids and ENJOY!!   Fun for all Ages!   Free Admission !

Thanks to Jennifer Gifford and Alison Davis !!   I … (1 comments)

alachua county fl: Newberry Hills - Home for Sale - 03/07/08 05:02 AM
Sellers SAYS "Get me a Buyer" and is now offering $ 5,000 in closing costs!!
THIS HOME IS NO LONGER FOR SALE
Open House on Saturday March 8th from Noon to 3pm. So, come and check out Newberry Hills !!




Written and Posted By: Chris Bohn, GRI- ABR-ePro- Gainesville 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 … (1 comments)

alachua county fl: Friends of the Library - 02/16/08 01:21 AM
There's a group of people here in Gainesville that are truly dedicated to getting books back into the community at reasonable prices and at the same time, earning extra monies for the Alachua County Library District.
This group began over 50 years ago and has grown over the years into a dynamic organization of people who move hundreds of thousands of donated books through the facility annually and get them back into the community and monies to the library.  All the folks are volunteers - no paid personnel.
The Friends of the Library is a group of dedicated volunteers that pull … (4 comments)

alachua county fl: Get Out Tuesday and VOTE ! - 01/28/08 07:11 AM
I am firm believer that if you Don't Vote, you are NOT allowed to gripe. 
For us here in beautiful Florida, the Amendment #1 VOTE is very important issue.  So even if you have the blahs about the presidential race, please get out and MAKE YOUR OPINION KNOWN on Amendment #1. 
For those in the City of Gainesville, there is a commission race, so please go cast your vote for that as well.
And speaking of the City of Gainesville, sorry for the late notice - so please be aware of this City Commission Meeting !
City Commission Meeting Tonight!Please make … (4 comments)

alachua county fl: Homestead Exemption - Alachua County, Florida - Don't forget to File! - 01/23/08 09:48 AM
After the holiday season each year, we all start thinking about April 15th.  The IRS DAY, or impending DOOM DAY.  But there is another VERY important DAY to remember. Especially if you bought your home in 2007. 
Homestead Exemption must be filed by MARCH 1st for the year you want to "qualify".  
If you bought a home in Alachua County in 2007, make sure you file for homestead exemption BEFORE March 1st of 2008.   You only have to do this one time, but it directly effects your budget and will save you approximately $700 in real estate taxes.  
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alachua county fl: Let's Be Good Neighbors - 01/11/08 03:11 AM
Those of us living in Gainesville and all of Alachua County fall into the Suwannee River Water Management District.  The Gainesville Sun ran an article on January 8th about how we are now all under "new water restrictions".
Suwannee River Water Management District covers portions of 15 counties in North Central Florida.  The district's governing board has voted to ban lawn watering between 7:00 am and 9:00PM. 
Let's all be Good Neighbors!
If you have an automatic timer for your irrigation system, you can adjust your settings to comply with the new times.
If you are are on a private well, … (4 comments)

alachua county fl: School Board Zoning Changes - Community Input Meeting!! - 12/07/07 07:29 AM
Zoning Changes for OUR SCHOOLS!!
The School Board of Alachua County (SBAC)  is considering possible changes to attendance zone lines for the 2008-09 school year (visit http://www.sbac.edu/).   Three community input sessions will be held to receive input from parents and community members regarding areas under consideration. 
School Board members value community input as part of their decision-making process.  Therefore, no decisions regarding attendance zone changes will be made until after these input sessions. 
They will be held at Westwood Middle School on  Monday, December 10, 2007, at 6:30 p.m.; at Lincoln Middle School on Monday, December 17, 2007, at 6:30 p.m.; … (0 comments)

alachua county fl: 16018 SW 15th Ave., Newberry, FL 32669 - 12/02/07 05:56 AM
Contemporary Home & Equestrian Estate
Granddaddy Oaks Galore on this Horse Perfect 13.37 acres in the Jonesvillearea (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. 
This home was built in 1994, but … (4 comments)

alachua county fl: Contemporary Home on 13+ Acre Equestrian Paradise - 11/28/07 01:03 AM
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alachua county fl: Gainesville Market Report - November 07 - 11/11/07 03:40 AM
A good and informative article appeared in our Sunday Edition of  THE GAINESVILLE SUN - Homes & 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 $ 221,200Gainesville MSA sales were down ONLY 21% for the … (2 comments)

alachua county fl: Buyers Market Update in Gainesville & Alachua County - 09/10/07 06:20 AM
It's a great time to be a BUYER in Gainesville.  We have all been so bombarded with negative media coverage about a slow real estate market, record foreclosures, and bad press etc.  But, I am on my "soap box" and screaming that it's a great time to be a buyer!!  Can you all hear me?  Real estate professionals need to be advising all their clients that this is a great "buyer market".
Do you know anyone that would like to be in a new home for Thanksgiving or Christmas?  Now is the time to get looking!  Gainesville and Alachua County surrounding communities … (2 comments)

alachua county fl: Smart Buyers are The Happiest Homeowners - 08/26/07 03:19 AM
Smart Buyers make the Happiest Homeowners!  Buying a home is one of the largest investments most people make.  Statically, it is one of the top 3 stressful events in anyone's life.  But, don't let that depress you - be excited about your decision to buy a home.  Gather as much information as possible to educate yourself about real estate in Gainesville, and Alachua County.  Knowledge is Power! 
I give all my buying clients a pamphlet that is titled "10 Deadly Mistakes buyers make when purchasing a Home".  I want all my clients to avoid these 10 Deadly Mistakes. Here is my advice … (2 comments)

alachua county fl: There's more to Gainesville than just "Gainesville"! - 08/20/07 03:01 AM
Did you GOOGLE real estate in Gainesville?  If you have found this article by searching online for real estate in Gainesville, Florida  - then this post will give you a wider view of "Gainesville".  Located in North Central Florida, Gainesville is the county seat of Alachua County.  There are many other areas surrounding Gainesville that may not turn up in your searches if you search on the word "Gainesville" only.  This is because many physical addresses do not have "Gainesville" as their city mailing name or certain zip code. There is so much more to Gainesville than just the City Limits! … (0 comments)

 
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