Living in Style: The Shingle Home

by Jala Harris 29. June 2015 11:33

Andersen Windows explains why the shingle home style is the architecture of the late 19th century American summer.

Living in Style: The Shingle Home
Coldwell Banker Blue Matter
Victoria Lee
June 19,2015

Brought to you by Andersen® Windows


The Shingle style home is distinctly American and traces its beginnings to the late 19th century. This style is a direct result of a renewed interest in Colonial American architecture happening at that time, as well as a desire to move away from the highly ornate Victorian style that had become widespread.

The first appearances of Shingle style homes originated with architects designing summerhouses for their well-established clients in the popular summer communities along the East Coast. One of the architects’ many goals was to create houses that differed in appearance from those of their clients’ more formal city homes.

Key features of the Shingle style include:

  • Gently sloping gable roofs with narrow eaves
  • Conical-roofed round towers
  • Wood shingle wall surfaces
  • Asymmetrical façade
  • Multi-light windows
  • Exterior colors in greens, grays and shades of brown to allow the home to blend into its natural surroundings

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Jonathan Sherrod Joins Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors!

by Jala Harris 16. June 2015 09:41

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

Jonathan was born and raised in Virginia where he began a career in the Military. His tours of duty led him to stays in Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky and overseas to Korea. After serving six years in the United States Army , he began a new career in management and sales, and it was this journey that led him to Florida. As a resident of North Central Florida for the past 15 years, he is grateful to have settled in the Gainesville, Florida area where he feels he was fortunate enough to have gotten married and started his family. Gainesville is truly home for him and he would enjoy nothing more than helping make it home for you and your family as well.

Jonathan believes the luckiest people in the world are those who love what they do, which led him to Real Estate. He enjoys meeting new people, exploring homes and land, as well as the variety a career in Real Estate offers. He is confident that he will find your dream home , sell your current home or find the perfect investment for you. When seeking a REALTOR® in Gainesville, Florida and the surrounding areas, Jonathan Sherrod is your go to guy.

Contact Jonathan today!
Jonathan Sherrod, REALTOR®
352.871.3990 cell

 

George Rafferty Joins Coldwell Banker Commercial M.M. Parrish Realtors!

by Jala Harris 9. June 2015 12:02

Coldwell Banker Commercial M.M. Parrish, Realtors welcomes George Rafferty as the newest addition to our professional team.

George is a life-long Gainesville resident. He graduated from Gainesville High in 1969 and from Santa Fe Community College in 1972. He served in the Army Reserves from 1972-1978. George returned to college in 1996 and earned his BS in Business from the University of Florida.

As an entrepreneur, George was the owner of Rafferty Research and Development, Inc. The company’s purpose was to offer an incubation facility for inventors to work, including a fully operational machine shop. At that time George helped establish GAIN, Gainesville Area Innovation Network and worked on many inventions, mostly in the medical field.

George has extensive experience in the Industrial/manufacturing arena and has held leadership roles in those organizations, most recently as Plant Manager of a modern, high-speed manufacturing plant. Earlier experience in his family’s machine shop, Rafferty Machine and Tool, Inc. helped him develop some of the basic business principals of Quality, Customer Service, Competitive Pricing, and Respect for those you work with. This experience gives him insight into customers looking for a broad range of property types.

For several years George did residential and commercial real estate for Saxon Realty where he worked with a broker who was a long-time friend.

His knowledge of this community and his experience in business, real estate, and community service integrates well with his association with Coldwell Banker MM Parrish Realtors.

George married his high school sweetheart, Laura (Terrell) in 1972, and they live in Gainesville. They have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Most if his spare time is spent with family and friends.

Contact George today!
George Rafferty, REALTOR®
352.665.0718 cell

 

Donavaun Horne Joins Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors!

by Jala Harris 4. June 2015 13:14

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

Donavaun’s fresh outlook, goal orientation, and determination create incredible value to his clients. Born in Clarksville Tennessee, he relocated to Frankfurt Germany while his father served in the military and eventually settled in Gainesville, FL. As a resident of Gainesville for the past 20 years, he is very knowledgeable of the area. He’s a University of Florida graduate with a bachelor in Gender Studies with a minor in education and has a VC in Operational Management from Santa Fe College, in addition to his Real Estate License.

He has previously held roles in management, consulting, and modeling. He is an excellent communicator and highly adaptive. In his down time he enjoys rambunctious activities with his family, Theater performances, antiquing, and attending events to support commendable causes.

Your needs are his primary focus, with a keen sense of personalized service, he will guide you in the discovery of your perfect home.

Contact Donavaun today!
Donavaun Horne, REALTOR®
904.482.9670 cell

 

Ken Mears Joins Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors!

by Jala Harris 25. May 2015 21:06

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

Ken is a true “Floridian,” born and raised in the sunshine state and graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida. Ken currently lives and works in Gainesville, and along with his wife and growing family, enjoys all that Gainesville offers young professionals in the area.

Ken’s professional background began in Marketing, specifically Internet Marketing, where he helped businesses maximize their online presence through social media, content creation, and ranking at the top of Google. It was during this period of time in Ken’s professional growth where the value of customer service was nurtured and quickly became paramount to his professional success.

Ken has always enjoyed working in real estate, and with his Internet Marketing background, understands how buyers search for real estate information, and in turn, the best ways for sellers to maximize exposure with listing their properties. Thanks in large part to this, Ken has already surpassed more than a million dollars in closed sales.

Ken is a member of several local associations and organizations. Ken serves on the Board for the Builders Association of North Central Florida and also served on the Board for Alachua County Emerging Leaders as a Director-at-Large. Additionally, Ken is a member of the Young Professionals Group of Gainesville.

With these professional connections, Ken is able to stay up to date on the pulse of the local community, ensuring you always have the most recent information on the local Real Estate market. With this in mind, Ken looks forward to assisting you with all of your real estate needs!

Contact Ken today!
Ken Mears, REALTOR®
352.505.9597 cell

 

Daniel Brenneman Joins Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors!

by Jala Harris 21. May 2015 10:27

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

Daniel Brenneman grew up in Gainesville, Florida and graduated from Gainesville High in 2002. Daniel has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a minors in Accounting and Marketing. After graduating he was employed with Aaron’s Sales and Lease in Daytona Beach, Florida for seven years. He then moved to their Palatka store for the next five years, and it was during that time and under his management that the store was awarded "store of the month" for the organization twice and his team broke the previous record for sales and profit. Currently, Daniel owns a healthy vending machine company called Conveniently Healthy LLC.

He is married to his high school sweetheart Carlee, and they share two beautiful daughters, a four year old named Jaida Marie and Emmerie Jayne who is 15 months.

Contact Daniel today!
Daniel Brenneman, REALTOR®
352.231.1233 cell

 

Featured Gainesville Florida Home of the Week!

by Jala Harris 19. May 2015 09:15

4207 NW 32nd Street, Gainesville, FL 32605

Gainesville Featured Home

Welcome Home to Northwood South! This pristine three bedroom, two bath concrete block home in Northwood South has many upgrades and move-in ready! New cabinets '05 new roof and AC in '06,new commodes, bathroom sinks, tile floors, light fixtures, ceiling fans in '07, Back patio extended in '09, new DW '14, new gas hot water heater'12, cellulose attic insulation '10. Large utility room with storage. Fenced back yard. This home is close to UF, SFCC, shopping. Don't miss this meticulously cared for home. Minutes to UF, SFCC, shopping. Bring us an offer! Click here for more photos and details.

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!

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Featured Gainesville Florida Home of the Week!

by Jala Harris 5. May 2015 11:21

3833 SW 91st Drive, Gainesville, FL 32608

Gainesville Featured Home

Welcome Home to Colson Corner in Haile Plantation! Stunning Tommy Waters built 4/3 with wonderful 3 way split floor plan has been meticulously maintained by the original owners and shows like a model. Huge kitchen is a chefs dream with tons of countertop and cabinet space and offering a gas range along with a bright skylight. Inviting Great Room boasts a cozy fireplace, sculpted built-ins, and lots of windows streaming natural light. Both upstairs bedrooms offer walk in closets and a separate practical computer desk. Like the Master Retreat, the fourth bedroom is downstairs and offers a separate entrance with its own bath and pocket door creating a semi Mother in Law Suite. Enjoy the nice weather on the screened patio surrounded by cleverly designed landscaping all maintained by the HOA. Click here for more photos and details.

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!

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

Dorene Webster Joins Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors!

by Jala Harris 4. May 2015 16:14

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

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a Bachelors in Science and a Masters in Cardiac Rehabilitation from Marshall University in West Virginia, Dorene’s professional experience spans 25 years in healthcare and pharmaceutical sales. The past thirteen years were with Pharmacia Pharmaceuticals and Watson Pharmaceuticals in which she was a Senior Sales Professional in Specialty Sales.

When deciding to make a career change, the real estate profession seemed like a natural fit for Dorene who loves connecting with people and building relationships and trust. Her father-in- law was in the mortgage banking business for 50 years and her mother-in-law was a realtor for 40 years (the last 15 of those years were with Coldwell Banker). Thus, she has a pretty good idea of what needs to be done to be successful in the industry. Dorene says, “I am excited to be selling real estate and to have the ability to help people with one of their most important purchases they will ever make.”

Michael Kitchens, President of Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish, Realtors says, "Dorene joins our organization with so many talents that make up a solid professional in our industry. We feel very lucky to have her as a member of our top team and look forward to assisting her in growing her business."

Dorene’s many hobbies include antiques, exercise/yoga, reading and writing. She is also very passionate about music, and has studied voice for almost 30 years. Being a songwriter and lyricist, she still performs and her songs are published by Jarie Rhodes Music Publishing, Inc., a company she and her husband founded. Dorene is also a frequent guest singer for various groups that support our Veterans. She has sung the National Anthem for the “Support our Troops” motorcycle ride fundraiser since 2009 where she met Bonnie Cameron, who is now her mentor at Coldwell Banker.

Dorene has been married for 18 years to Scott Webster. They have two children, Julia (13 years old) and Ryan (10 years old), as well as two dogs, Fenway and Bruin.

Contact Dorene today!
Dorene Webster, REALTOR®
352.256.3599 cell

 

Open House this Saturday in Willow Oak!

by Jala Harris 24. April 2015 14:37

Open House this Saturday, April 25th from 12:00-4:00pm hosted by Dorene Webster, REALTOR®! 

9005 SW 79th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32608 in Willow Oak Plantation
Property listed by Doug Baril, REALTOR®. Click here for property details. 

Gainesville Featured Home


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