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Organization. An ongoing struggle for many, we strive for organization in our lives, our workplace and even our car. It’s a common goal for the coming year and much like everything else worth doing – organization begins at home.  But all too frequently, home organization leads many Gainesville homeowners to create nice neat piles in the corners of rooms; jam-packed front hall closets that upon opening might take out a small toddler; or multiple plastic bins filled with items to be donated, or repu... read more
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Living in Florida has its perks – but living in Gainesville? Well, let’s just say we are a bit spoiled. While the vast majority of our friends to the north is shivering in winter’s gray chill and ankle deep in slush, Alachua county has been enjoying 70 and 80 degree high temps leading into cool, starry nights. And nowhere is our beautiful climate more illustrated than in the bountiful produce grown locally by our farmers. Gainesville and the surrounding area is at the height of its farming bounty... read more
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Is 2017 the year? Buying your first home and where to begin.

Posted by Kathryn Pizzurro on January 03, 2017 in  Home Buying
After an inarguably tumultuous 2016, many would-be first time home buyers might be thinking of sitting tight and waiting out the coming year in their rental before making the ultimate commitment toward a home purchase. But that could prove a costly mistake. In fact, whether you are here in the Gainesville area, or elsewhere in the U.S., all market indicators point toward the conclusion that acting now is the best advice for new, educated home buyers in 2017. The US Consumer Conference Board said last week that it... read more
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How to Waterproof Your Home

Protect your home from water damage in three steps
Posted by Tatiana Blanco on August 23, 2016 in No Category
The following is a guest blog post from  Sonya Santos, GCP Applied Technologies Do you know what the envelope of your home is? Just as the name “envelope” implies it is the skin of your home that protects you from the outdoor elements. The envelope of your home includes: the roof, walls and windows. These three areas are the keys to waterproofing your home. If they are built right, your home will be protected from water damage. Now that you can speak the language to your contractor, you m... read more
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How to Find Inexpensive Art for Your Home

Add your own flair to your home through art with these creative & inexpensive ideas.
Posted by Tatiana Blanco on August 11, 2016 in No Category
Your home should reflect your personality, interests, and all the people and things you love. One of the easiest ways to accomplish that is through the artwork you display around your home. When my husband & I moved into our apartment, we initially worried about finding art that was not only beautiful, but at a price point that wouldn’t break our budget. Here’s what we discovered: Print Your Favorite Photos on CanvasSome of our favorite artwork displayed in our home is actually photos we took ourse... read more
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