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Holidays at The Hippodrome Theater

(12/12/2018)

We’re in full swing of the holiday season, whoop dee doo!

There’s lots going on around town to celebrate the spirit of the holidays including toy drives, music events, light tours and plays, just to name a few. Check out these plays and showtimes for Holidays at The Hipp!

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Buyers Guide:  What’s the process? 

(12/05/2018)

First, let’s nip one thing in the bud. Sometimes working in real estate, we experience the awareness that many first time home buyers don’t know that having a Realtor represent you, as the buyer, is a free service. How does this work and why? 

The seller pays commission to both their listing agent and to the buyer’s agent for bringing them the buyer...

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Realtor.com housing forecast shows muddier 2019 - but maybe not locally

(12/03/2018)

The Realtor.com 2019 housing forecast is hot off the presses!  We will dive into the data & tell how how it impacts us in Gainesville/Alachua County.

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy and Why?

(11/26/2018)


For starters, the answer is definitely “Yes”.

You may have seen our recent blog "Buyers Market Around the Corner in Gainesville" with stats showing that our strong seller’s market could be turning around to a buyer’s market. These stats may have some buyers or prospective home buyers hesitating or thinking of holding off their house hunting plans but here are some other things to consider.

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Savvy Open Houses This Saturday, November 10th

(11/08/2018)

        
Come check out these two one-of-a-kind homes listed with Savvy + Co. Real Estate, Gainesville this Saturday for a chance to win a pair of tickets for the Gator basketball game 11/14 against LaSalle at 7pm - section 119, Row 4... AND the final football game vs Idaho 11/17 - South endzone, Row 3!

Both Open houses will be held from 11am to 2pm this Saturday, November 10th. These two homes are both located in Northwest Gainesville less than 3 miles from each other in Timberlane and Northwood.

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Buyer's market around the corner in Gainesville?

(11/02/2018)

Are we finally seeing a long-anticipated move towards a Buyer's market?  Tough to say for sure but here's some data that suggests maybe so.

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The Savvy Moving Checklist:

(11/02/2018)


Let’s face it. While finding your dream home is one of the most exciting things that people experience, the whole start to finish process can get overwhelming.  This Savvy Moving Checklist is a timeline that will keep you organized, and prepared to minimize stress as you plan for your big moving day!

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West Gainesville, Jonesville, and Newberry BOOMING with new construction

(10/31/2018)

It’s no secret that Gainesville and Alachua County are BOOMING. It feels like everytime we turn around we see places where land is being cleared for new construction and plans for a new, subdivision, apartment complex, or retail center are popping up. Many residents of Gainesville have noticed the freshly cleared land on the corner of Newberry Road and Parker Road...

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MARKET SPOTLIGHT: Northwood

(09/26/2018)


Welcome Home to Northwood! Northwood is an oldie but goodie neighborhood nestled in Northwest Gainesville off of 34th street just North of 39th Avenue close to the YMCA. Most homes in Northwood are constructed of concrete block or brick and most were built in the 1970’s with lot sizes averaging at 0.3 acre and mature landscaping...

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Featured Local Business:

(09/19/2018)


We’ve mentioned before that in this industry, it’s important to have lots of connections! Our giant virtual rolodex is full of everything from contractors, painters, handymen, mortgage lenders, home inspectors, and great cleaning companies just to name a few. This week we want to give a big shout out to Amber Johnson and "Maid in America" Cleaning Services for always being thorough, reliable, and dependable.

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Gainesville real estate market has entered 'Slowtember'

(09/19/2018)

If you're selling a house right now, you probably are wondering why your home isn't moving as fast as your buddy's did back in April.  But there's no reason to fret, because September in Alachua County is typically a slow month.

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HOT summer market in Haile Plantation

(09/13/2018)

SW Gainesville's Haile Plantation has long been a hot spot for Alachua County homebuyers, but the heat has ratcheted up in the past year.

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MARKET SPOTLIGHT: Magnolia Place

(09/07/2018)


Magnolia Place townhouse subdivision and is conveniently located in the heart of Northwest Gainesville just North of 39th Avenue and West of 43rd Street. Magnolia Place is nestled down a winding road and behind Magnolia Park Shopping Center.  There are over 50 structures, including the Clubhouse and mail center that make up this beautiful community. 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom units, all of which are 2 story can be found in Magnolia Place. What sets Magnolia Place apart is...

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Who has the best cup of joe in town:

(08/31/2018)


Here at Savvy + Co Real Estate, we run on coffee and contracts! In our busy world, we understand that a lot of people take comfort in a nice cup of coffee. Whether you’re meeting an old friend for coffee, snuggling up with a warm mug and a good book, or drinking an iced coffee on a hot Florida day, there’s nothing like a good cup of joe to compliment a moment. According to our recent Facebook poll, here are the best coffee places in town! Try them out and let us know what you think!

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Staging Your Home to Sell: Don't Forget the Garage!

(08/16/2018)

When it comes to staging your home, the garage is one of the last places you’re probably considering. The living room and kitchen are two of the spaces that hold the most weight to the buyer. If you’re feeling confident in your staging of those rooms, you’ll want to use your garage as an additional perk that will push the buyer over the edge or even encourage them to put down a higher offer.

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Hurricane Ready!

(08/13/2018)


We take pride in helping you find your dream home. Let us help keep it and you protected.
With Hurricane Season (June 1 - November 30) in full swing and it’s peak date range coming near from the end of August through mid September, you can never be too prepared for anything that hurricanes may bring your way. Use this handy dandy Hurricane Guide to help you prepare for before, during, and after any storm scenarios. There’s also a checklist at the bottom to help you make sure you’re all stocked up on supplies! We hope this hurricane season doesn’t bring crazy surprises but be sure to hunker down and stay safe and dry in the event that things get hairy!

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Gainesville's Fun in the Sun

(07/31/2018)


Since we’ve already published a blog listing ideas for things to do indoors on a rainy or intolerable hot day, now here’s a listing of fun outdoor places or activities to enjoy when the weather is nice. Get the deets on springs, trails, local events and more!

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Savvy Gainesville to host a Rooterville / Gainesville Pet Rescue Meet & Greet

(07/31/2018)

Come on by for a family-friendly tour of this 30-acre farm in Melrose listed for sale with Savvy + Co. Gainesville. This farm is currently owned by Rooterville, a sanctuary for over 300 animals including pigs, goats, and cows. Meet many four-legged friends and a few people, too! We'll be serving vegan food and refreshments. Gainesville Pet Rescue will also be in attendance with photos of pets up for adoption.

 

 

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Local Resources

(07/28/2018)



Whether you’re new to the area or have been a resident of Gainesville for a long time, all of us could use some reliable resources here and there, especially if you’re in the market to buy or sell. In this industry, we are constantly growing our network to share with our clients and communities so we compiled a resource list that anyone might be able to find something useful from.

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The Best Pizza in Gainesville

(07/26/2018)




We got an OVERWHELMING amount of responses to this poll. People in Gainesville are seriously passionate about pizza. Is it the thick crusted Chicago style that folks sought after or the thin and crispy New York style? We have a few long-standing pizza joints in Gainesville that ranked pretty high which is no surprise and we’ve listed them for you, in order, here from the most popular responses to honorable mentions.

#1: Coming in neck and neck with the most votes are...

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