Featured Property Of The Week!

by Jala Harris 25. November 2014 09:45

16708 NW 32nd Avenue, Newberry, FL 32669

Gainesville Featured Home

Welcome Home! As you enter the private gated drive, you will feel the stress leave your body. The Crepe Myrtle & azaleas lined driveway gives way to custom built 4br plus office 3893 sq.ft. main house with travertine floors through out the whole home. The impeccable detail in the kitchen cabinets complements the granite counter tops. The island allows for ample food prep space for entertaining the great room with pool table has. Enjoy the screen pool, lanai, and summer kitchen that brings you views of the tiki shack, and the numerous fruit trees on the property. A short walk to the 3 stall horse barn with an air conditioned 539 sq.ft. apartment and full bath. Large workshop, RV storage and hookup, tack room, and a additional 20 X 40 hay barn. 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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Thanksgiving Food, Drinks and Traditions from Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors!

by Jala Harris 24. November 2014 10:05

Everyone loves food, drinks and traditions for Thanksgiving so we thought we would share some of our favorites! We hope you all have a happy and safe Thanksgiving. We are very thankful that you have allowed us to serve Gainesville and the surrounding area for the last 103 years!


J Parrish (CEO, Owner/Broker): Mimi’s special dressing casserole with giblet gravy. This is no ordinary dressing – never any leftovers.

Beau Beery (Owner/Broker): Vodka and lemonade

Mike Kitchens (President): Leftover Turkey Sandwich Recipe
Two pieces of super fresh white bread.
Spread mayo on both pieces.
Insert turkey leftovers.
ENJOY!

Gail Dispenza (VP of Admin Operations, Relocation Director): My favorite is my mom’s homemade pumpkin pie made with real pumpkin. I don’t hate any of the Thanksgiving dinner, but the pie is the best. Maybe because it’s normally only made for Thanksgiving dinner. I am definitely a foodie, but I also love the tradition, family time together and giving thanks. Oh, and I LOVE the nap after the meal!!!

Kathi Williams (Office Manager): My favorite part is cooking all day from scratch and eating everything: biscuits and gravy with Mimosas to start the day out right. Then Turkey, stuffing, etc and ending with pecan and pumpkin pies I just gained 10 pounds thinking about all the goodies!

Jala Harris (Marketing Director): My favorite part of the meal is the turkey. Our family has tried cooking the turkey several ways but my favorite is a grilled turkey. My dad probably won’t share his secret recipe but I love pulling up to my parent’s house and smelling the grill and the turkey.

Roberto Rameriz (IT): It’s not really a food, but my favorite part is sleeping and sleeping AFTER the meal Because EVERYONE is on vacation.



Southern Living put together a list of 102 Spectacular Thanksgiving Sides, the Classic Sweet Potato Casserole was #1 on the list (recipe below). Let us know what your favorite thing about Thanksgiving is and if you try this recipe. Enjoy! 

Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
Ingredients:
4 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups cornflakes cereal, crushed
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 400°. Bake sweet potatoes at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Let stand until cool to touch (about 20 minutes); peel and mash sweet potatoes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°.

2. Beat mashed sweet potatoes, granulated sugar, and next 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon potato mixture into a greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.

3. Combine cornflakes cereal and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle over casserole in diagonal rows 2 inches apart.

4. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle marshmallows in alternate rows between cornflake mixture; bake 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Jennifer Reich, Birmingham, Alabama
DECEMBER 2009

Tony Espetia Joins Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors!

by Jala Harris 24. November 2014 08:37

Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish, Realtors welcomes Tony Espetia as the newest addition to our professional team.

Originally from Miami, Tony grew up in Dade County before moving to Gainesville in 1993 to go to school at the University of Florida where he studied Biological Engineering. He decided that engineering was not the career path he envisioned and went into the hospitality business where he bought and operated Fat Tuesday in downtown Gainesville. At the same time he bought a share of the Reedy building downtown and that offered his first taste in the real estate business.

Tony owned the property until 2011, and when the lease was up, he decided it was time to move on. He married his sweetheart Rachel that same year and they have three beautiful children Ethan, Ashton and Arden. Since then he has helped his brother Oscar buy and manage investment properties in Gainesville. He also worked for Gillen Broadcasting-KISS 105.3 as an account executive until he decided to jump into real estate full time.

Choosing the right real estate agent is one of the most important decisions you can make when buying, selling or investing in a home. Living in Gainesville for over 20 years as a student and small business owner, Tony is very familiar with what Gainesville has to offer.

As a professional Tony strives to treat and represent all his clients with unwavering hard work, honesty, integrity, dependability and service second to none. You can have peace of mind knowing that he will represent you professionally and ethically.

Tony says he chose to partner with Colwell Banker M.M. Parrish, Realtors because they have the same values that he has, as well as a proven track record of excellence in this community. He states, "Buying or selling a home will be one of the biggest financial decisions that you will ever make, so why not have the best of the best assist you with investment. Please allow me the opportunity to assist you with this decision, and have Colwell Banker M.M. Parrish, Realtors and their commitment to excellence, help you meet and exceed your expectations!"

Contact Tony today!
Tony Espetia, Realtor®
352.284.3131 cell

Featured Property Of The Week!

by Jala Harris 18. November 2014 11:29

4019 NW 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32605

Gainesville Featured Home

Amazing central location! This private 3 bedroom 2 and half bath home in Parkwest is conveniently located to UF, the Mall and hospitals. The home is 2-story and all the bedrooms and a large bonus room (possible 4th bedroom) are located on the second floor with a newer A/C. It is located in a gate community and has a private wooded backyard overlooking the common area and creek. Enjoy your coffee on the screened porch or by the gas log fireplace. Move in ready! Click here for more photos and details. #featuredgainesvillehome #parkwest #centralgainesville

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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Dawne Nuri, Realtor with Coldwell Banker in Gainesville, Featured on HGTV’s House Hunters

by Jala Harris 14. November 2014 16:10

 The film crew for the popular HGTV show will be in town filming this weekend. Dawne Nuri will be showing Rod and Krystal Serrano homes in Hidden Creek and the Duckpond neighborhoods. When the filming is complete and the episode airs, we’ll share details so you can tune-in to watch the first-time-homebuyer process unfold.






 


 

New Restaurant Comes To Plaza Royale

by Jala Harris 14. November 2014 15:05

After more than nine months of preparation and renovation the Shila Korean BBQ restaurant has opened in the former Stonewood location in Plaza Royale. Owner Tao Zhao says, "It's been a long time coming but we are very excited to be launching this new concept in the Gainesville market. All-you-can-eat Korean BBQ restaurants are extremely popular, especially with the college crowd, so Gainesville seems like the perfect market."

Plaza Royale owner Mike Warren is equally excited, "Shila is a terrific fit to join the other successful restaurants in Plaza Royale. They are launching a product that's really done well in other cities so I think they'll get a great reception here." Shila joins Gator's Dockside, Bento's, Moe's, Relish, Coldstone Creamery, and Heavenly Ham in Plaza Royale.

The concept for Shila allows the patron to cook their food on a hibachi grill built into the middle of the table. The waiter brings uncooked meats, seafood, raw vegetables, and sauces and then is available to assist with pointers on cooking. Says Tao, "The customer gets to cook the food exactly how they like it. And they can have all they want. No one should go away hungry."

The deal was brokered by The Beery Rainsberger Group at Coldwell Banker M. M. Parrish. Owner-broker Todd Rainsberger observed, "I want to commend Mr. Zhao for having the daring and the vision to launch a new concept in Gainesville and Mike Warren, for his willingness to work with the first restaurant of its kind in the area. I think this is a great new addition to the local restaurant scene."

Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors Featured in The Gainesville Sun- "Mom-and-pop businesses become trusted names"

by Jala Harris 13. November 2014 13:55


After 103 years, we’re still the trusted local source for innovative real estate solutions. Check out this article on some of the multi-generational businesses that call Gainesville home. It’s part of a Gainesville Sun series on the history of Gainesville, and we’re happy to be included. 

Grow One For Good- 4th Annual Mustache Monday!

by Jala Harris 12. November 2014 14:39

Join Us for the 4th Annual Mustache Monday!
December 1st, 2014

Simply, we are asking each and every willing participant in Alachua and surrounding counties to stop shaving for the entire month of November. Start growing and donate $$$ to the American Cancer Society.

Men craft your beards into any manner of mustache masterpiece. Come to work with your proud ‘stache all day on December 1st (Mustache Monday) and have your picture taken. Send photos to jharris@mmparrish.com.

$100 Giveaway to the Mustache Monday Champion-the guy that has the best ‘stache!

Donate today directly to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org/donate!

Featured Property Of The Week!

by Jala Harris 11. November 2014 11:16

2836 SW 117 Street, Gainesville, FL 32608

Gainesville Featured Home

Welcome Home to Oakmont, Gainesville’s newest master-planned community! This Oakmont model POOL home is under construction and features a new floor plan boasting 3,315 sq ft from Gainesville's premier custom builder, Tommy Waters, and loaded with custom finishing work with what you expect in a Tommy Waters home. Click here for more photos and details. #featuredgainesvillehome #oakmont #tommywaters

For more information on the Oakmont community click here

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!

Gainesville Florida Community Events in November!

by Jala Harris 7. November 2014 09:26


The holidays are around the corner and November is a busy month around Gainesville, kicking off this weekend with the very popular Downtown Festival & Art Show. If you haven’t been it is always a great time for everyone.

Below are some of the events for the month of November around town. We hope to see you out in the community enjoying all that Gainesville, Florida has to offer!

• November 8 – Fall on the Range benefitting Haven Hospice
• November 8 – UF Gators at Vanderbilt- GO GATORS!
• November 8 -9 – 33rd Downtown Gainesville Festival & Art Show
• November 12 – Discover Science Fall Series at Alachua County Downtown Headquarters Library
• November 14 – 5k Season of Hope benefitting Tyler’s Hope
• November 14 – “Viagra and Grapefruit” Gainesville Chamber Orchestra
• November 15 – UF Gators at home against South Carolina- GO GATORS!
• November 21 – Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in High Springs
• November 22 – A Park in the Dark Stargazing Event at Stephen Foster State Park
• November 22– UF Gators at home against Eastern Kentucky- GO GATORS!
• November 29 – Cane Boil & Fiddlefest at Morningside Nature Center
• November 29 – UF Gators at FSU- GO GATORS!
• November 29-30 – Craft Festival at Stephen O’Connell Center

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