sebastian ferrero foundation: Sebastian's House: Sell a home, build a children's hospital - 04/15/10 01:41 PM
Sebastian's House: Sell a home, build a children's hospital
 
The Sebastian Ferrero Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a full-service children's hospital in Gainesville, Florida.  The organization was founded by Horst and Luisa Ferrero, who lost their healthy 3 year old son, Sebastian, due to a series of medical errors which ultimately led to his death in October 2007.
 
Rather than retreat from the world, Horst and Luisa created the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation. From their website:
 
"The mission of the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation is to advocate and fundraise for a full service, state-of-the-art children’s hospital in … (1 comments)

sebastian ferrero foundation: Haile Plantation area - Gainesville, FL - Homes sold 1Q2010 - 04/01/10 01:34 PM
Haile Plantation area - Gainesville, FL - Homes sold 1Q2010
 
Here is a quick roundup of home sales in the Haile Plantation area of Gainesville, FL during 1Q2010.  Haile Plantation home sale information for 1Q2009 is included in parentheses for comparison purposes.

Number of homes sold 1/1/2010-3/31/2010:     25        (1Q09: 22)
2 bedrooms or less: 2                                           (1Q09: 0)
Median sales price: $200,250                         (1Q09: 0)
 
3 bedrooms: 7                                                     (1Q09: 11)
Median sales price: $200,000                         (1Q09: $202,000)
 
4 or more bedrooms: 9                                         (1Q09: 8)
Median sales price: $398,000                         (1Q09: $430,800)
 
Attached (condo or townhome): 7                         (1Q09: 3)
Median … (0 comments)

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sebastian ferrero foundation: What is selling in Haile Plantation? - 10/10/09 12:29 PM
What is selling in Haile Plantation?
 
An analysis of absorption rate for homes sold in Haile Plantation reveals the following:
 
Number of homes for sale in the Haile Plantation area:  120
Number of homes sold in the Haile Plantation area during September 2009: 16
Number of months it will take to sell off this inventory: 8, which indicates that we are still in a buyer's market in Haile Plantation.
 
Seller's market = 1-4 months of housing inventory available
Balanced/normal market = 5-6 months of homes for sale
Buyer's market = 7 months or more of homes for sale
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sebastian ferrero foundation: Haile Plantation Community Garden - 10/09/09 07:11 AM
Haile Plantation Community Garden
 

 
Tucked away behind the horse pasture in Haile Plantation is a community garden.   Open to residents for a cost of $10 a year, the Haile Plantation community garden offers a serene setting in which to get back to nature.  The prime growing season is October through March.  Residents may grow vegetables or flowers.  For more information, please contact George Weiland at 352-335-7210.
The picturesque horse pasture, located at the intersection of Tower Road and Haile Boulevard, is the main entrance into Haile Plantation.  The pasture and surrounding lands actually are designed as retention ponds … (0 comments)

sebastian ferrero foundation: Haile Plantation Real Estate - Have We Hit Bottom? - 10/05/09 05:33 PM
Haile Plantation Real Estate - Have We Hit Bottom?
First off, just let me say that I am NOT an economist. I am NOT an analyst. I am a REALTOR who loves geeking around with the monthly/quarterly/annual sales figures.
 
Basically, I have no life.
 
Given those cautionary CYA notes, I just had to share my latest number-crunching foray into Gainesville real estate sales statistics.  As you can see from the chart (and accompanying graph) below, after a dramatic free-fall in the number of homes sold in Haile Plantation between 2005 and 2009, the quarterly results for the number of … (2 comments)

sebastian ferrero foundation: Life in Haile Plantation - 09/20/09 04:18 PM
Life in Haile Plantation
Thomas Evans Haile and his wife Serena Esther Haile brought their 5 children and their 66 slaves  to Alachua County from Camden, South Carolina in 1854 to establish a Sea Island cotton plantation which they named Kanapaha.  
According to the book "Florida's Antebellum Homes" by Lewis N. Wynne and John T. Parks, the cotton plantation was very successful, and Thomas Haile became a wealthy Florida planter as a result.  His mother Amelia was the richest planter in Alachua County.
"A strong supporter of secession and the Confederacy, Thomas Haile participated in the Civil War as a cavalry … (4 comments)

sebastian ferrero foundation: Haile Plantation Home Sales Trends 2005-2009 - 08/29/09 04:47 PM
Haile Plantation Home Sales Trends 2005-2009
 
The following chart illustrates the median home price trends in the Haile Plantation area for the months of January through July in the years 2005 through 2009. 

The Haile Plantation area includes the following neighborhoods:
Eloise Gardens, Garison Way, Grande View Estates, HP/Albury Round, HP/Amelia Gardens, HP/Annadale Round, HP/Ashleigh Circle, HP/Bedford Square, HP/Benjamins Grove, HP/Bennets Garden, HP/Buellers Way, HP/Camden Court, HP/Cameron Park, HP/Carlton Court, HP/Century Oaks, HP/Charleston Park, HP/Chestnut Hill, HP/Chickasaw Way, HP/Colson Corner, HP/Evans Hollow, HP/Fairhaven, HP/Founders Hill, HP/Grahams Mill, HP/Haile Market Square, HP/Hampstead Park, HP/Heritage Green, HP/Hickory Walk, HP/India Station, HP/Indigo … (1 comments)

sebastian ferrero foundation: Gainesville Home Sales Trends - 08/21/09 08:01 AM
Gainesville Home Sales Trends
 
Breaking down Gainesville MLS statistics, an analysis of Gainesville home sales from January through July for the past five years brings into stark focus the market's decline. So far this year 746 homes have sold in Gainesville, down from 867 in 2008.

In concert with the slide in the number of Gainesville homes sold, Gainesville home prices have declined as well.  The median price of Gainesville homes sold in 2009 is $185,804, down from $212,100 last year. "According to housing industry analysts with the National Association of Realtors(R) (NAR), sales of foreclosures and other distressed … (2 comments)

sebastian ferrero foundation: Southwest Gainesville Homes Sold January through July 2009 - 08/16/09 08:41 AM
 
 
 
 
Southwest Gainesville Homes Sold January through July 2009 - statistics from Gainesville MLS

 
 
Coleen DeGroff, MBA
Specializing in drama-free realty for the hassle-averse
Ten percent of my proceeds support the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation, an organization dedicated to building a standalone, full-service children's hospital in Gainesville, Florida.
 
 
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sebastian ferrero foundation: What's Sold in Northwest Gainesville 1/1/2009 - 7/31/2009 - 08/16/09 02:43 AM

What's Sold in Northwest Gainesville January through July 2009
 
**statistics compiled from Gainesville MLS**
 

Coleen DeGroff, MBA
Your Gainesville, FL Realtor
Gator Nation Relocation - Specializing in drama-free realty for the hassle-averse
Coldwell Banker M. M. Parrish, Realtors
Gainesville, Florida
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sebastian ferrero foundation: Sunday morning, April 26: A chance to help build a dedicated children's hospital in Gainesville - 04/15/09 05:11 PM
On Sunday, April 26, 2009, from 8 to 10 AM,  The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society at UF´s College of Medicine is hosting its first ever Trot for Tots, a 5K run/walk to raise money for the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation.
A healthy, happy 3 year old, Sebastian Ferrero died  at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida in October 2007 as a result of a medication overdose followed by a series of preventable medical errors.
Sebastian's parents, Horst and Luisa Ferrero, formed the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation to advocate and fundraise for a state-of-the-art, full service children's hospital in Gainesville while promoting excellence in … (0 comments)

 
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