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By Angela St. John, REALTOR Classic , Properties ~ Gainesville, FL Re
(Classic Properties)
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As most of you are aware, Downpayment assistance programs like Nehemiah and AmeriDream were abolished on October 1st, 2008.  I supported HR 6694 in favor of downpayment assitance programs last year and received an e-mail update today, which reads as follows: "January 12, 2009 We have been informe...

By Angela St. John, REALTOR Classic , Properties ~ Gainesville, FL Re
(Classic Properties)
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CONGRATULATIONS to all who closed on a home between January 1st and December 31st, 2008!  I'm certain that your real estate representative advised you file for your homestead exemtion (if you are eligible). The invaluable place that you will visit is the Alachua County Property Appraiser Website...

By Angela St. John, REALTOR Classic , Properties ~ Gainesville, FL Re
(Classic Properties)
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For many sellers, preparing a home for market can be a daunting task filled with a veritable laundry list of things to accomplish.  Most sellers realize that in order to sell their home quickly and for the most money, they need to price the home to sell, make sure it is CLEAN, assure the home has...

By Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
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Well, our Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors and Gainesville Multiple Listing Service has just had a software overhaul. Panic set in on January 5th, when NO ONE could do maintenance on a listing (price change, showing change, expire, withdraw).  We all were dead in the water for 4...

By Angela St. John, REALTOR Classic , Properties ~ Gainesville, FL Re
(Classic Properties)
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    One of my favorite treats in Gainesville, FL is Uppercrust Bakery.  I honestly don't think there is anything here that doesn't taste amazing.  My favorite staple here is the rosemary-garlic baguette, which is crunchy and very flavorful.  It is delicious with cream cheese and smoked salmon, t...
Right now it might just be the best time ever to send our past clients an anniversary CMA. Some of you might think that in the worst real estate downturn of our lives that might be a lot crazy! Afterall let sleeping dogs lie right. What they don't know won't hurt them will it? Wrong! In Florida,...

By Aaron Bosshardt
(Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.)
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The cover of the wall street journal today reported that French Fianancier Thierry Magon de La Villehouchet apparently took his life after discovering that his investment fund lost 1.5 billion in the Madoff scandal. When I first read this I was tempted to blog something along of the lines of how ...

By Aaron Bosshardt
(Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.)
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 Jenn G at 8:03am December 19 hey- I thought about your posting on becoming a landlord the other day. My brother, who is a law student, just won his first case against his former landlord and was awarded TRIPLE his deposit. So I guess you really want to know the legal stuff of becoming a landlor...

By Angela St. John, REALTOR Classic , Properties ~ Gainesville, FL Re
(Classic Properties)
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    I started the group here on Active Rain called the Active Rain Foodaholics.  The focus of this group is everything food with a strong encouragement to post profiles of your local restaurants and to become the authority of your local restaurant scene.  I have done several profiles here on my ...

By Angela St. John, REALTOR Classic , Properties ~ Gainesville, FL Re
(Classic Properties)
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  Whenever I am near Archer Road area, I make sure to stop by Falafel King and stock up on goodies.  My absolute favorite things to get there are, of course, falafel sandwiches, lentil pies, spinach pies and their zatar bread.  I prefer my falafel with the yogurt sauce as oppossed to tahini.  I ...

By Angela St. John, REALTOR Classic , Properties ~ Gainesville, FL Re
(Classic Properties)
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        Angela Elliott is a licensed Florida REALTOR® with Century 21 Classic Properties in Gainesville, FL. Please visit my profile for more about me and browse my Gainesville, FL real estate website for additional Alachua County information and listings. Your phone calls are always welcome at ...

By Angela St. John, REALTOR Classic , Properties ~ Gainesville, FL Re
(Classic Properties)
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Dudley Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It showcases the evolution of farming techniques and has been owned and operated as a working farm for three generations. In order to reduce the Division of Recreation and Park's statewide expenditures, 19 parks in Florida have b...

By Angela St. John, REALTOR Classic , Properties ~ Gainesville, FL Re
(Classic Properties)
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    PURCHASE TICKETS now for the Chocolate & Champaign Event for Gainesville's own Dance Alive National Ballet . WHERE:  Gainesville Curtis M. Phillips Center for Performing Arts at 315 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611 WHEN:  Saturday, December 20th, 2008 starting at 8:00 p.m. Tickets cost $75 pe...

By Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
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Here in North Central Florida, we do have a seasonal landscape.  I live in Gainesville, FL and that's about 2 hours north of Orlando.  Yes, we have plenty of "evergreens", but we do have so many seasonal trees and shrubs that love to show off this time of year. It's cold tonight, and a fire is go...

By Angela St. John, REALTOR Classic , Properties ~ Gainesville, FL Re
(Classic Properties)
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    The Animal Rescue Site, a partner of Petfinder.com could use a visit from you kind-heared folk.  The sponsors advertise on the site and donate food to abused and neglected animals with each visit.  If you go to the animal rescue site you will see a big purple button to click.  Clicking the b...

By Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
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Every home for sale has a statistic called "Days on the Market". Many MLS systems will abbreviate this to DOM.  Throughout this year, so many buyers will ask "how many days has this home been on the market"?  The number of days on the market can be a different market indicator during different re...

By Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
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I am picking up clients at their hotel at 10:00am Saturday morning.  And, yes I will be wearing my "Orange and Blue" Gator attire.  My clients are here to view condos for their son coming to the University of Florida.  We have an excellent selection of condos to see.  But...... Saturday is the th...

By Aaron Bosshardt
(Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.)
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Well here is my crack at a real estate blog. I've wanted to start one for almost two years now, so in my own mind anyway I was ahead of the curve, now I'm late to the party. Feel free to comment anyhow you like. I could just as easily, and possibly will tell you the top 10 things to consider befo...

By Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
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Last Friday, November 7th, I had a closing at 10am at Security Title with my buyers.   As Realtors, we have transaction after transaction - closings after closings.   It's our life.   But, every once in awhile there is a client you work with that presents "challenges" for our current market condi...

By Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
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I am sure you have seen clips on the local news stations or seen info in our local papers here about the November 4th elections. Will there be massive "waiting" lines to VOTE on November 4th? Will it be too cold or nasty, rainy weather on November 4th to VOTE? But, hey our wonderful Sunshine Stat...

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