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Best selling neighborhoods in Gainesville 2020

Posted by Coldwell Banker MM Parrish on October 20, 2020 in  Home Buying  Real Estate Trends
Here's a look at the best selling neighborhoods in Gainesville. There are countless subdivisions in Gainesville and Alachua County representing a broad range of price points. With the exception of the $1,000,000 price bracket, this list shows the top 5 Gainesville subdivisions in each price point where 3 or more homes have sold so far this year. Some Gainesville neighborhoods appear in the best selling list in several price points. These neighborhoods include Estates of Wilds Plantation, LongLeaf, Northwood Pines, ... read more

Best selling new home construction: Gainesville FL

Posted by Coleen DeGroff on October 16, 2020 in  Home Buying  Real Estate Trends
If you're looking for new home construction, Gainesville FL has a lot to choose from. Many subdivisions throughout the Gainesville area offer new construction homes in a variety of price points to fit a wide range of budgets. More than 200 new homes have sold in Gainesville so far this year, making it the top selling Alachua County community for new home sales.  The town of Newberry is the second most popular place to find new construction in 2020, with more than 100 new homes sold. Here is a look at the b... read more
When talking about how a real estate market is doing, the terms buyer’s market and seller’s market get tossed around a lot. What do these terms mean? Why are they important? Referring to a real estate market as a buyer’s market, a seller’s market, or a balanced market is a way of taking the temperature of a real estate market. Whether you are planning on buying a home or selling a home, the state of the local real estate market will affect you in some way. All real estate is local. A real es... read more

Buying in a seller’s market

Posted by Coldwell Banker MM Parrish on September 22, 2020 in  Home Buying  Home Selling
Buying in a seller’s market in Gainesville can be challenging. With mortgage rates and housing inventory at historic lows, Gainesville home buyers find themselves fighting over a limited amount of houses for sale. Bidding wars and offers at or over asking price are not unusual. This news excites Gainesville home sellers. Gainesville home buyers...not so much. Gainesville is a seller’s market Gainesville was a seller’s market long before the start of the spring selling season. Normally in the sprin... read more

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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