What's Happening This Month In Gainesville Florida!

by Jala Harris 20. August 2014 09:55


The 2014-2015 Greater Gator Community Calendar is in just in time to welcome everyone back to school. August starts football season and many other great community events around Gainesville. Check our blog often for more local events or stop by one of our offices today to pick up your copy of the calendar. Also we are giving away a $25 gift card to a restaurant of your choice to the first person to name all locations of photographs showcased in the community calendar. Click here for more details about the contest.

Below are some events in Gainesville you may want to mark on your calendar.
• Saturday, August 23 - 7th Annual Tioga Town Fair benefiting Sebastian Ferrero Foundation
• Saturday, August 23 - The Red Shoe Affair benefitting Ronald McDonald House
• Saturday, August 23 - Family Fishing Day at UF IFAS Extension
• Saturday, August 23 & Sunday August 24 - Arabian Fall Festival at Canterbury Showplace
• Friday, August 29 - SantaFest at Santa Fe College
• Saturday, August 30 - UF Gators vs. Idaho- GO GATORS!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to stay updated on Gainesville community events!

Community Calendar Contest- Win a $25 Restaurant Gift Card!

by Jala Harris 18. August 2014 14:38

The 2014-2015 Greater Gator Community Calendar Is In!

Just in time to welcome everyone back to school, the Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors Greater Gator Community Calendar is in! Stop by one of our offices to pick up your copy or download here. To celebrate its arrival we are giving away a $25 Gift Card to a restaurant of your choice. The first person to email us with the correct location of all the photographs in the calendar wins the prize. Hint: all 10 photographs by Stephanie Hoffman with Adventure Anne are taken in Gainesville.

The calendar includes the Alachua county public school calendar, the Florida Gator football schedule, Gainesville community events, and more!

Email entries here. Please include your name and contact information.

Open House this Sunday in Brookfield!

by Jala Harris 15. August 2014 09:29

Open House this Sunday, August 17th from 1:00-4:00pm hosted by Jason Hurst, REALTOR®! Watch this video for a home preview.

2327 NW 91st Drive Gainesville, FL 32606 in Brookfield
Property listed by Lauretta Fogg, CRS - Certified Residential Specialist. Click here for property details.

For a list of other open houses this weekend in the Gainesville area click here.

Michael Linzmayer Joins Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors!

by Jala Harris 13. August 2014 11:09

Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish, Realtors is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Linzmayer as our newest Associate.

Mike believes in going above and beyond his customer’s expectations to ensure complete satisfaction with every transaction and in providing superior quality of service.

Mike comes from a longstanding tradition of Real Estate excellence in Alachua County, where his Grandfather, Tom Dobson served multiple terms as President of the Gainesville Alachua County Association of Realtors (GACAR), and in the 1940’s was instrumental in developing the MLS system used by GACAR today. After graduating from college, Mike mentored and taught employability skills to at-risk youth throughout Alachua County. He then worked several years with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office where he received local, state and federal training as a Crime Scene Investigator. Following in his Grandfather, Tom Dobson’s footsteps, Mike decided to pursue a career in Real Estate Sales where he quickly received a Multi-Million dollar producer status and was awarded the circle of excellence and leaders circle awards.

Mike is a dynamic and knowledgeable sales professional committed to delivering superior results and outstanding customer service. As a former CSI, he pays close attention to every detail in order to ensure a positive and seamless transaction from start to finish.

When you are ready to buy, sell or lease call Mike Linzmayer today.

Michael Linzmayer, REALTOR®
Cell Phone: (352) 562-5106
Email: MLinzmayer@mmparrish.com

FEATURED PROPERTY OF THE WEEK!

by Jala Harris 12. August 2014 08:24

Melrose Lakefront Property

Gainesville Featured Home

Welcome Home to the most prestigious part of Lake Santa Fe, Melrose Bay! A California contemporary that is both casual and elegant. 4BD/3+1/2BA, 4,299 sq ft main house with a 2BD/2BA, 1,200 sq ft guest house. Everything designed with quality and comfort in mind. It has spectacular views of the mouth of the Bay from most rooms in the house. 120' wf in 1.36 acres with stunning landscaping. Great room with arches and fireplace and screened porch with Weber grill and sub zero fridge. Master suite upstairs with all glass facing the lake and bath with Jacuzzi and steam shower. Heated Swimming Pool. Padded Basketball court. Screened Boathouse with lift. 2CG and 312 sq ft game room all make this the perfect family getaway or retreat. Click here for more photos and details. #featuredgainesvillehome

Gainesville Featured Home

Gainesville Featured Home

Gainesville Featured Home

Gainesville Featured Home

People are back to buying houses right now and supply is low. If you see a home that you love, make sure you give one of our Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish sales associates a call right away, before it’s gone! It’s a seller’s market and we need houses… list with us! We can get it sold for you – we are Gainesville’s real estate leader for a reason.

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FEATURED PROPERTY OF THE WEEK!

by Jala Harris 5. August 2014 09:30

5533 SW 37th Lane, Gainesville, FL 32608

Gainesville Featured Home

Welcome Home to the Gainesville Golf and Country Club! This beautiful custom built home is a must see! Large family room has lots of light with 2 skylights, a fireplace with built-ins and wet bar. Formal dining room and a living room perfect as a study/office. 4 bedrooms reflect a split plan with a large master bedroom. Spacious kitchen with lots of storage and a breakfast nook. Oversized laundry room with sink and lots of storage. Large garage allows 2 cars and a golf cart for an easy ride to the club house. Energy efficient construction, with double pane windows and gas water heater. The lush landscaping of this property is stunning and the fenced backyard offers a private and tranquil haven. All just minutes from Shands/UF with restaurants and shopping nearby.Click here for more photos and details. #featuredgainesvillehome

Gainesville Featured Home

Gainesville Featured Home

Gainesville Featured Home

People are back to buying houses right now and supply is low. If you see a home that you love, make sure you give one of our Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish sales associates a call right away, before it’s gone! It’s a seller’s market and we need houses… list with us! We can get it sold for you – we are Gainesville’s real estate leader for a reason.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, we’ll keep you updated on Homes for Sale in Gainesville, FL!

Zillow buys Trulia for $3.5 billion

by Jala Harris 28. July 2014 13:54

Big news for the real estate world on Monday!

By Les Christie
@CNNMoney
July 28, 2014

The two biggest names in online house hunting -- Zillow and Trulia - are joining forces in a stock deal valued at $3.5 billion.

Trulia shares jumped 12% on the news that it's selling to Zillow.

Zillow will continue to operate two separate websites, where consumers can search listings of homes for sale. Zillow and Trulia together attract more than 130 million visitors a month.Read full article here.

Featured Property Of The Week!

by Jala Harris 28. July 2014 13:50

11175 NW 18th Road Gainesville, FL 32606

Gainesville Featured Home

Welcome Home to Ridgemont! This home has it all! Walter Howell built with all the stunning millwork that his homes are known for. Barely lived in and move in ready. One of the best lots in the neighborhood, backs to large common area with upgraded black aluminum fencing and lovely custom landscaping. Enter through leaded glass doors with sidelights into a welcoming foyer; gleaming hand scraped wood floors thru out all common areas & master suite. Large great room with corner fireplace for easy furniture placement; formal dining with wainscoting and lighted tray ceiling. Gourmet kitchen with wood cabinets, granite, stainless steel appliances, including desirable gas cooktop. Large breakfast room overlooks common area. Spacious screen porch with brick pavers. Click here for more photos and details. #featuredgainesvillehome

Gainesville Featured Home

Gainesville Featured Home

Gainesville Featured Home

People are back to buying houses right now and supply is low. If you see a home that you love, make sure you give one of our Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish sales associates a call right away, before it’s gone! It’s a seller’s market and we need houses… list with us! We can get it sold for you – we are Gainesville’s real estate leader for a reason.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, we’ll keep you updated on Homes for Sale in Gainesville, FL!

The 6th Annual Real Estate Beach Retreat!

by Jala Harris 28. July 2014 09:20


The 6th Annual Real Estate Beach Retreat was held last Friday in Vilano Beach. This event is organized by Beau Beery and Todd Rainsberger of Coldwell Banker Commercial M.M. Parrish Realtors and includes many of the top players in Gainesville Real Estate and also from the national level. This year’s speakers include Alex Reece, C&M Investments LLC/Real Estate Investor, Fred Schmidt, President & COO of Coldwell Banker Commercial Worldwide, Andrew Hodor, Hodor Company/Developer, and Todd Boss, FBC Mortgage/National Sales Manager. Click here to view all the pictures from the event.

 

 

Gainesville Florida Made Top 10 for Great College Towns to Retire!

by Jala Harris 25. July 2014 09:49


10 Great College Towns to Retire to
Kiplinger by Sandra Block
July 2014


Remember when you went off to college for the first time? You were eager for challenges and psyched to try something new. Retire to a college town, and you can re-create that horizon-broadening experience and sense of adventure.

In these ten towns, a university generates intellectual and cultural sizzle for local residents and opens the door for retirees to take free or low-cost classes. College sports unite the entire community (and sometimes impel retired alums to move back). On-campus attractions, such as concerts, lecture series and games, are open to all comers, not just undergraduates.

College life isn’t the only reason these towns are great places to retire. Most are in states that are tax-friendly to retirees.


Gainesville, Florida is #9 of the top 10 Great College Towns to Retire to by Kiplinger.

College: University of Florida

Population: 35,533

Median home price: $169,287

Cost of living: 99.1

Gainesville is smack in the middle of the state, which means it’s 75 miles from the ocean. But during hurricane season, that’s not such a bad place to be. And the home of the University of Florida offers many benefits for retirees looking to escape the cold and the high cost of living up north.

In addition to Florida Gators football and basketball, the city offers 13 museums and galleries and a thriving downtown. Residents age 60 and older can enroll in courses at the University of Florida at no cost on a space-available basis. In addition, the Institute for Learning in Retirement at Oak Hammock, a retirement community affiliated with the University of Florida, offers an extensive roster of courses, many of them taught by university professors. (Seniors don’t have to live in the community to participate.)

Florida is one of the most tax-friendly states in the country for retirees. There is no state income tax, and permanent residents are eligible for a homestead exemption of up to $50,000. Seniors may qualify for an additional exemption.

Gainesville was founded as a health care resort. Now, medical care is available through the university’s Shands Hospital and the North Florida Regional Medical Center.

Read the full article here.

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