Our Team featured in the Business Report of North Central Florida

by Jala Harris 30. January 2015 10:36


We recognize some of these faces! Some of our team was featured in the Business Report of North Central Florida’s coverage of the Annual GACAR Installation and Awards Banquet. For full articles and photos click here.

Perry Pursell and Jimmy John's Land Deal on Retail Unit in Millhopper Square

by Jala Harris 30. January 2015 09:15

Perry Pursell of Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish is pleased to announce the lease of the endcap in Millhopper Square Shopping Center to Jimmy John's.

Sitting in the heart of Gainesville's business and residential districts next to the Millhopper Publix, the location is perfect for a small eatery. The property is 1,389 square feet and includes signage on NW 16th Avenue.

Ramsey Roe of Jimmy John's said, "We are centrally located and we are easy to get to, so we are perfect for a quick bite to eat. From this location we can deliver to all the local businesses and homes very easily. We are excited to be part of Millhopper Square and look forward to creating new and exciting partnerships with local organizations and local schools such as Buchholz High School."

Based on the demographics of the immediate vicinity, Jimmy John's is sure to see the success they anticipate. Roe commented, "We believed that this area had a lot of good positive energy, with lots of local businesses and schools and great neighborhoods and was ready for great Jimmy John's sandwiches."

Roe concluded, "Sales have been strong so far and as more people learn that we are open and deliver, we expect business to grow."

Featured Property Of The Week!

by Jala Harris 27. January 2015 10:42

2626 NW 26th Place, Gainesville, FL 32605

Welcome home to Fox Grove! Unbelievable home in the Heart of Gainesville. Exclusive hidden neighborhood in the back of Brywood. Circle Drive greets you at this Grand Updated home. Granite counter tops in kitchen and baths and custom tile everywhere. This home is great for Entertaining or just enjoying with your family. Screened Solar Heated Pool with Gator Mosaic. Family room with stone fireplace next to Florida Room. Beautiful mature trees with open space. Natural Florida stone accents at entry and inside. Click here for more photos and details.

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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Gainesville fast becoming ‘a growth area’

by Jala Harris 23. January 2015 10:48

The 6th Annual Gainesville Real Estate Forum was held last night at the Gainesville Woman’s Club and is considered the premiere real estate event of the year. The panel consists of professionals in commercial and residential real estate and lending as they discuss Gainesville’s market. The phrase used to describe Gainesville this year is Gainesville is considered ‘a growth market.’ Panelists included Fred Schmidt, President and COO of Coldwell Banker Commercial Worldwide, Ralph Conti of RaCo Real Estate Advisors - Partner at Celebration Pointe, Allison Ables, Co-owner and Broker of Allison Ables Real Estate & Property Management, Ed Braddy, Mayor of Gainesville, Larry Finkel, VP,BBO Central Florida for BBVA Compass Bank, David Haas, Director of Development of ICI Homes and Pat Dailey, CFO & Partner of Contemporary Management.

To read the full recap of this year’s forum click here for The Gainesville Sun article.

Upcoming Gainesville Florida Community Events!

by Jala Harris 22. January 2015 09:34


The holidays are over and everyone is back in full swing and so is Gainesville. Here is a list of some upcoming events around town including the most popular Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. We hope to see you out in the community enjoying all that Gainesville, Florida has to offer!

• January 24-25 & February 1 – Hoggetowne Medieval Faire at the Alachua County Fairgrounds
• February 14 – Gainesville Heart Ball benefiting American Heart Association
• February 14 – Heart, Home & History Tour at Historic Haile Homestead
• February 14-15 – 10th Annual 5 Points of Life Race Weekend
• February 20-21 – Scramble for Kids benefiting Girls Place
• February 26 – 16th Annual K Country Bear-a-Thon benefitting Stop Children’s Cancer

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Featured Property Of The Week!

by Jala Harris 19. January 2015 02:21

5115 NW 67th Street, Gainesville, FL 32653

Gainesville Featured Home

Welcome home to Thornehill! A majestic, grand all brick home in desirable gated neighborhood off of scenic Millhopper Road. The foyer leads to stunning double sweeping staircases; marble and wood floors, trim work, doors and moldings are exceptional. Plenty of rooms to entertain - first floor includes gracious formal living room with fireplace, banquet size formal dining room, study, cook's kitchen with large island, family size breakfast room, large family room with wet bar and separate game room with brick fireplace and walk around bar. Also down is master with separate sitting room and large guest room/ bath. Huge 12x15 pantry, 2 laundry rooms. Upstairs has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, bonus room and storage. Large pool/spa area has separate cabana summer kitchen and bath. 3 car garage attached and 1 car garage behind cabana. Click here for more photos and details.

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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January 2015 Activity Report in Alachua County

by Jala Harris 16. January 2015 15:56
Please see below for the January 2015 activity report for single family homes in Alachua County (click to open pdf). Activity on properties under $150,000 remains extremely active. Properties in the 250k-500k continue to move, but with a higher inventory to compete against, pricing becomes even that much more important. Interestingly, activity of homes over 500k are beginning to gain momentum. We anticipate an extremely strong market as we head into the Spring season. For more information on your property, contact one of our Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish sales associates at 352-335-4999.

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Realtor Roslyn Levy kicked off the 2015 Weekly Wellness Walks!

by Jala Harris 15. January 2015 13:13

Realtor Roslyn Levy kicked off the 2015 Weekly Wellness Walks last Saturday. See below for her caption of the event and updates for future walks. If you are interested in joining the Weekly Wellness Walks held every Saturday morning at Santa Fe College track visit www.WalkGainesville.com or contact Roz directly at 352-870-9100. Great job Roz!

Our kick-off of the 2015 Weekly Wellness Walks last Saturday was a terrific success!!!

Our walk leader was Dr. Mary Grooms, President of the Alachua County Medical Society, along with her nine year old daughter, Sayers, who used a RaceRunner to speed around the track. Health tips were provided by Dr. Janet Silverstein, a pediatric endocrinologist at Shands/UF, and Storm Roberts acted as our emcee. We had a great DJ to provide music and Gainesville Health and Fitness sent the energetic Lydia Maree to lead aerobic exercises. All of our walkers received bottled water (from Darr-Schackow Insurance) and fruit (from Wards and Publix), as well as information on healthy food choices (from the Alachua County Health Department) and help with minor aches and pains (from Kinetix Physical Therapy). We had media coverage by WUFT-FM, which aired a piece on Monday evening and on Tuesday morning about the walk, and by TV-20, which aired their interview and coverage last Saturday night. I have attached a number of photos and you can view more of them by going to our website, www.walkgainesville.com. We also received great press coverage, with a story in the Guardian last Thursday, which was re-printed in the Gainesville Sun on Friday.

Our walk leader for this Saturday is Chris Machen, so think about wearing orange and blue. Health tips will be provided by Dr. Michael Haller from Shands/UF. All returning participants this week will receive a pedometer, courtesy of North Florida Regional Medical Center, and next week will receive a log book with pen from Shands/UF.

Please spread the word about our walks, bring a friend and join us at the Santa Fe College track between 8:00-10:00 AM to add a little more exercise to your daily routine.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday,

Roslyn (352) 870-9100

Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors News!

by Jala Harris 15. January 2015 09:46

Congratulations to our own J Parrish...winner of this year's Tom Dobson Past President Award at Thursday's GACAR Awards and Installation Banquet. This award honors the Past President who has made the greatest contribution to the Association by Committee service or other activities during the calendar year, in a spirit of exemplifying commitment to the Association. It is one of the biggest acknowledgments you can be awarded in our local industry.

Also a big debt of gratitude for those serving on this year's Boards:
          • GACAR Board - Brent Riley and Margaret Posey
          • MLS President J Parrish
Having these great leaders represent us and be our voice at the table is very much appreciated.

New members of our organization were officially inducted, and we again welcome and congratulate Wendy Wei and Tony Espetia.

Featured Property Of The Week!

by Jala Harris 13. January 2015 11:23

4401 SW 101st Drive, Gainesville, FL 32608

Gainesville Featured Home

Welcome home to Amelia Gardens! This well maintained and immaculate home is located on the first tee of Haile Plantation Golf Course. This affords extensive views and a short walk to the clubhouse. Kitchen has newer appliances, 42" cabinets, pantry and smooth top counters. Family room off kitchen has built-ins and gas fireplace. Wood and tile floors, lots of windows and high ceilings. Large lanai with splash pool. HVAC, roof, pool pump, pool heater have all been replaced. Half bath off the hallway, 3 bedrooms have built in desks, large master opens onto lanai. Master bath has 2 sinks, Corian, separate shower and tub. 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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