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By John M. Acaron, CMI, MRSA, Master Mold Inspector & Chief Mold Assessor
(INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST)
GAINESVILLE HOME INSPECTION COMPANY OF CHOICE CLICK HERE for  Home Inspection Quote. Get a Home Inspection If You’re Buying “As Is”? *Complete  Inspection * Warranty Inspection * New Construction  Inspection * Mold Inspection* Some sellers – often, those working without an agent – want to sell their home “as is” so they don’t have to invest money fixing it up or take on any potential liability for defects.  There is nothing wrong with buying a home “as is,” particularly if you can buy it at a favorable price, but if you are considering buying an “as is” home, you should still hire a competent home inspector to perform an inspection.  There are several reasons for this. First, you don’t know what “as is” is. Sure, you can walk through the home and get an idea of its general condition.  Y...
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By John M. Acaron, CMI, MRSA, Master Mold Inspector & Chief Mold Assessor
(INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST)
GAINESVILLE HOME INSPECTION COMPANY OF CHOICE  Get a Home Inspection If You’re Buying “As Is”? NEED AN INSPECTION?: CLICK HERE Some sellers – often, those working without an agent – want to sell their home “as is” so they don’t have to invest money fixing it up or take on any potential liability for defects.  There is nothing wrong with buying a home “as is,” particularly if you can buy it at a favorable price, but if you are considering buying an “as is” home, you should still hire a competent home inspector to perform an inspection.  There are several reasons for this. First, you don’t know what “as is” is. Sure, you can walk through the home and get an idea of its general condition.  You may even spot some defects or items in obvious need of repair.  But you won’t obtain the same det...
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By John M. Acaron, CMI, MRSA, Master Mold Inspector & Chief Mold Assessor
(INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST)
Got Mold? Issues with Mold spores? Water leaks? Newberry, Gainesville & Micanopy? Gainesville & Newberry Mold inspector in Florida Do you have an issue with Mold, musty odor in your home? Are you getting sick at home? (Newberry, Gainesville, Alachua, Waldo and or Micanopy, Florida?) Or do you have a client that has problems with Mold? Just give us a call and we will be glad to address the issue. I am state of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor and Licensed Home Inspector in Gainesville, Newberry, The Villages, Ocala, Clermont, Lady Lake and Leesburg. Visit us at:  HOME INSPECTOR USA.         A Mold inspection/screening is a non-invasive examination of the building to identify and report on conditions that have led to moisture intrusion, water damaged and conditions conducive to microbial gr...
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By John M. Acaron, CMI, MRSA, Master Mold Inspector & Chief Mold Assessor
(INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST)
Issues with Mold? Water leaks? Are you sick? Apartments, Condo’s, House or Office (Gainesville, Newberry, Ocala, Mount Dora, The Villages, Newberry, Lady Lake & Leesburg, Florida?  Mold Inspection in FloridaDo you have an issue with Mold, musty odor in your home? Are you getting sick at home? (Gainesville, Newberry, Mount Dora, Lady Lake, The Villages & Leesburg, Florida?) Or do you have a client that has problems with Mold? Just give us a call and we will be glad to address the issue. I am state of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor and Licensed Home Inspector in Gainesville, Newberry, Mount Dora, Leesburg, Lady Lake, The Villages & Leesburg. Visit us at:  HOME INSPECTOR USA.          A Mold inspection/screening is a non-invasive examination of the building to identify and report on condit...
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By Angela St. John, REALTOR Classic , Properties ~ Gainesville, FL Re
(Classic Properties)
Crafty Bastards is a local pub and eatery with over 40 beers on tap. They have recently opened a bottle shop next door to their pub at 4860 NW 39th avenue in Gainesville. The shop carries a variety of craft beers as well as select cheese and wine. For more information and to see the most recently stocked offerings, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CraftyBastardsBottleShoppe/?hc_ref=SEARCH Crafty Bastards website: thecraftybastards.com/
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By Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
What Are Your Plans for 2017?We’ve all had a wonderful holiday season, and with the New Year ringing in we have set our goals and plans for 2017.What are your plans for 2017? If you have thoughts on buying or selling a home in the Gainesville area, we sure hope you’ll contact us with any questions about our local real estate market. Perhaps you want to become a home owner?  If you are a home owner, you may want to upsize or downsize.Just pick up the phone or shoot us an email and let’s TALK about Gainesville Real Estate.  Curious about your home’s Value?Curious about the local real estate market?Curious about the home buying process?No Question is too small, so please call us.We are grateful for helping fifty eight (58) families achieve their goal of buying or selling a home in 2016.  A...
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By Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Gainesville Real Estate Market Report November 2016Gainesville Florida Real Estate Market Report for Single Family Homes Sold for November 2016.  Here you will find the recent three-month statistics for September October and November 2016.  The chart below shows Gainesville's NEW LISTINGS, PENDING SALES, and the CLOSED SALES for the last 3 Months. New Listings are steady this month at 207.  Our PENDING contracts are down to 238.  Closed Sales are up this month to 214 for November, and these are strong November stats. The Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors® provides their statistics to the Florida Realtors® each month and they compile statewide data that allows them to compile these reports. Let's look at stats for November 2016 compared to November 2015.  Closed sales sh...
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By Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Gainesville FL Condominium Market Report November 2016 This Gainesville FL condominium market report is compiled from our local MLS and Florida Realtors Research Department. Our November 2016 stats shows a slight decrease in pending sales. The new listings coming on the market are down from the last month, yet this is normal for the end of the year. Pending sales are at 49, and slightly down from last month. The closed sales in November are up this month to 51 units.This chart below shows the stats for September,October & November of 2016. New Active Listings,  Pending Sales, and Closed Sales are displayed for comparison. This data is compiled from the Gainesville Multiple Listing Service & Florida Realtors® research and statistical reports. Each month we compile these posts, we plan t...
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By Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
9 Reasons Gainesville Home Sellers Need a Great AgentSelling your Gainesville home without hiring a real estate agent might be tempting, especially if you’re in an area where buyers are clamoring for properties. It’s not uncommon for sellers to think,  “How hard can it be to sell on my own?”  But there are important challenges home sellers may not be considering.Here are 9 reasons home sellers need a great real estate agent – more specifically a licensed REALTOR® .1. We offer wide exposure. Find an agent with the education, experience and know-how – along with the backing from a brokerage and powerful brand – to increase exposure of your house to potential buyers. Your agent can devise a marketing plan that stresses showing your property to other agents as well as to the public.2. We br...
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By Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
5 Financial Issues to Avoid When Buying a HomeYou’ve worked hard and have been saving money for that down payment. Your goal is to be buying a home soon, but there are 5 financial issues that can complicate your loan approval process. Avoid these five blunders by managing your spending and bills long before you look for a new home.  Let’s talk about your plans.  And, let’s get you in touch with a local Gainesville lender too.  Think of us as YOUR TEAM to be working hard with you to reach your goal of home ownership.1. Letting Your Credit Score DropYour credit score directly impacts your ability to get a home loan, the type of loan you qualify for and the interest rate. If you have borderline credit (a score in the low- to mid-600s) or further credit mishaps could prevent approval. If yo...
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By Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
8 Money-Saving Tips for LandscapingA yard with a beautiful landscape is one of the few home investments with a value that increases over the years. With spring in full swing, you might be wanting to spruce up your lawn & landscape.  Buyers love mature plants and trees, so giving your yard some love even if you’re not planning on selling for a few years is a smart way to go. What’s even smarter? Money-saving tips for landscaping.1. Free mulch. – Many municipalities recycle the yard waste they pick up curbside throughout the year into mulch, which is then made available to residents for free or a very low price. Surrounding your shrubs and trees with a layer of the stuff not only makes them stand out visually, it also helps conserve moisture and stave off bugs.2. Community or Interest Gro...
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By Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Gainesville Florida Condominium Market Report for March 2016. This Gainesville FL condominium market report is compiled from our local MLS and Florida Realtors Research Department. The March 2016 stats shows new growth in pending sales, which is proof of a strong Spring season. The new listings coming on the market is up also, and this will be good for our spring/summer buyers.This chart below shows the stats for January, February and March of 2016. New Active Listings,  Pending Sales, and Closed Sales are displays for comparison. This data is compiled from the Gainesville Multiple Listing Service & Florida Realtors® research and statistical reports. Each month we compile these posts, we plan to publish these monthly reports after the 23rd of each month. Bookmark this site for Gainesvi...
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By Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Friends of the Library Book Sale Spring 2016Spring is Here and that means things are gearing up for The Friends of The Library SPRING Book Sale! This is the annual SPRING event in Beautiful Gainesville!  If you’ve never been to this book sale, make sure you go check it out.   Lots of treasures to find and all will benefit our Alachua County Library District. The Friends of the Library Book Sale starts Saturday April 16th, 2016 at 9am (See schedule below).Saturday, Apr 16: 9am – 6pmSunday, Apr 17: Noon-6pmMonday, Apr 18: Noon-6pmTuesday, Apr 19: Noon-6pm 1/2 price dayWednesday, Apr 20: Noon-6pm 10-cent dayTo download a floor plan of the sale area, click here.The money made during the book sales is used for budgeted library support, scholarships for library staff, special projects, and co...
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By Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Gainesville Florida Real Estate Market Report for Single Family Homes Sold in January 2016.  Here you will find the recent three-month statistics for Gainesville real estate market report for single family homes during January 2016The chart below shows Gainesville’s NEW LISTINGS, PENDING SALES, and the CLOSED SALES for the last 3 Months.   New Listings are way UP to 324 for January.  Our PENDING contracts are also UP to 248. Closed Sales are down to 145 for January, but no worries on strength of market because of the high pending sales.The Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors® provides their statistics to the Florida Realtors® each month and they compile statewide data that allows them to compile these reports. Let’s look at stats for Jan 2015 compared to Jan 2016.  Closed...
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By Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Gainesville Florida Condominium Market Report for January 2016. This Gainesville FL condominium market report is compiled from our local MLS and Florida Realtors Research Department. Our January 2016 stats shows a normal slow in our Gainesville condo market for winter season. The pending sales almost the same as last month, yet the new listing jumped up this month with 84 new listings on the market.This chart below shows the stats for November & December of 2015 and January 2016. New Active Listings,  Pending Sales, and Closed Sales are displays for comparison. This data is compiled from the Gainesville Multiple Listing Service & Florida Realtors® research and statistical reports. Each month we compile these posts, we plan to publish these monthly reports after the 23rd of each month. ...
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By Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
5 Low Cost Updates with Big-Impact for Gainesville Home SellersWhen preparing to sell your Gainesville home, there can be some low cost updates that will make positive impression to future buyers that view your home. Consider these simple projects that can deliver the biggest bang for your Do-It-Yourself bucks. Go ahead, make a list and take a trip to Home Depot, Lowes or Ace Hardware in your area.  Do some web surfing on Pinterest or Houzz to get ideas for the items listed below!1. Your Front Door: Replacing a worn-out front door with a new one OR just give it a good fresh coat of paint can make a world of difference.  If the door knob & hardware look worn out or discolored, then some new hardware too.2. Kitchen Cabinets: Giving kitchen cabinets a facelift doesn’t have to break your pi...
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By Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Gainesville Florida Real Estate Market Report for Single Family Homes Sold in December 2015.  Here you will find the recent three-month statistics for Gainesville Florida single family homes real estate market in the 4th quarter (Oct. Nov & Dec).The chart below shows Gainesville’s NEW LISTINGS, PENDING SALES, and the CLOSED SALES for the last 3 Months.   New Listings are down with 185 for December.  Our PENDING contracts are stable for the current fall market. Closed Sales are up with 255 closing for a strong number for December.The Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors® provides their statistics to the Florida Realtors® each month and they compile statewide data that allows them to compile these reports. Let’s look at stats for December 2015 compared to December 2014.  Clo...
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By Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Gainesville Florida real estate market report for Condominiums SOLD in December 2015.These stats for the Gainesville condominium market are compiled from our local MLS and Florida Realtors Research Department. Our December 2015 stats shows a normal slow in our Gainesville condo market for winter season. The pending sales almost the same as last month, yet the new listing are really down to only 35 new listings.  The end of the month (and end of the year) are up for December.This chart below shows the stats for October, November and December 2015. New Active Listings,  Pending Sales, and Closed Sales are displays for comparison. This data is compiled from the Gainesville Multiple Listing Service & Florida Realtors® research and statistical reports. Each month we compile these posts, we p...
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By Angela St. John, REALTOR Classic , Properties ~ Gainesville, FL Re
(Classic Properties)
A few years ago, a buyer found me through a recommendation from a local rescue I support.  We began working together and hit it off because she is also an animal lover and has 4 dogs of her own, as do I!  We ultimately found a perfect property with over an acre for her and her dogs to enjoy. As we got to know each other, I learned that she offers pet sitting services.  Instead of boarding a pet or pets off premesis when traveling, the pets can remain in the home and she makes several visits to let them out, walk them, give them emotional attention and feed/water them.  This is fanastic for the pet as they can stay in their familiar environment and don't have to be crated, unless that is your personal preference.  It seems this method would be less stressful and healthier for both the pe...
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(Affiliates nationwide for Hero Rewards)
I am a Florida native and have lived in North Central Florida for my entire life with the exception of the 8 years that I spent in the Marine Corps.  I am married and we have 5-year-old twins, a boy and a girl named Reagan and Liberty.  I have been a mortgage lender for over 15 years and love helping my clients through the home loan process.  When I am not working I enjoy watching the Gators play as I am an avid University of Florida football fan.  I am excited to be a part of this great program and look forward to helping our Heroes!
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