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Gainesville Housing Authority and partners team up to add more affordable housing

(10/14/2021)

The Gainesville Housing Authority has joined forces with the Gainesville Housing Development Management Corporation to construct an affordable housing project geared toward low income, elderly and disabled residents of Alachua County. The units come equipped with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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New terminal opens at Gainesville airport

(09/28/2021)

The Gainesville Regional Airport has long been said by locals to be in need of some renovations. At long last, those renovations have been completed- and the end result is a shiny new product that has Alachua County citizens raving.

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GHA breaks ground on new affordable housing project

(08/31/2021)

The Gainesville Housing Authority has broken ground on a new affordable housing project in the southwest part of Gainesville.

The Gainesville Housing Development Management Corporation teamed up with the Gainesville Housing Authority for the development of the project.

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Fanciest, priciest house in Gainesville up for sale

(07/11/2021)

The single most expensive house in the Gainesville area is now on the market.

Big Oak Ranch, a 60-acre property complete with a breathtaking aquatic scene, a built-in movie theater, and a two-story wine cellar, is up for grabs at $3.875 million. The property is located near Rocky Creek.

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Modern Canna set to enter Gainesville market

(06/17/2021)

Modern Canna Labs, the cannabis quality control giant, is coming to Gainesville.

The company recently announced its plans to expand into the Alachua County seat with an 11,300 square foot laboratory this summer. The new lab is expected to help Modern Canna provide better service to Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers throughout the Sunshine State.

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Chicken Salad Chick enters Gainesville market

(05/15/2021)

It was just last month that Chicken Salad Chick opened a new store in Ocala. Now, the southern style fast casual chicken salad restaurant has opened another new store in north central Florida- this time in Gainesville.

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Gainesville issues $25K grants for potential homebuyers in black communities

(04/13/2021)

The city of Gainesville has put the finishing touches on a plan to provide people who buy homes in historic African American communities with a $25,000 grant. The city hopes that the program can begin to be rolled out next month.

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No, there will NOT be a 2008-style housing market crash, and here's why

(03/29/2021)

These strange times have prompted some folks to speculate that we'll see another 2008-style housing crash.  After all, prices are going up, and what goes up must come down, right?

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Ex Butler leasing manager joins forces with Celebration Pointe

(03/08/2021)

Over the past three years, REI, Sephora and The Cheesecake Factory each joined the west Gainesville retail scene. Now, the leasing manager who helped bring those chains to the Alachua County seat has signed up for an even bigger project.

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Gainesville breakfast hotspot moving down the street

(02/16/2021)

A popular breakfast joint in Gainesville will be relocating a few hundred feet.

43rd Street Deli Millhopper, considered by many to be a staple of the Gainesville breakfast scene, will be packing up and moving to a new location down the street.

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Taco Del Mar closes down in Gainesville

(01/04/2021)

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another local Gainesville restaurant.

Taco Del Mar, a Mexican fast food restaurant chain founded in Colorado, has closed its doors in Gainesville for the final time. Zoe Haraden, one of the restaurant's co-owners, pointed to the novel coronavirus as the reason for the closure. The restaurant was located at 8181 NW 38th Lane.

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Popular pizza joint on UF campus closes for good

(12/17/2020)

A staple of the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida, has said its final farewell.

Leonardo's By The Slice has served its final slice of pizza after nearly half a century and closed up shop for the last time on Wednesday night.

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City of Gainesville approves land sale for affordable housing

(12/08/2020)

Gainesville city commissioners have given the green light to develop an affordable housing project in the eastern part of the city.

Per the agenda documents obtained by WCJB, the block of land at 612 Southeast 21st Street is currently unused. The documents also state that the developer, Housing Trust Group LLC, has requested to purchase the land for $840,000. The land is privately appraised at less than a quarter of that.

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Make-it or break-it issues with houses to keep in mind when buying (or selling!)

(11/29/2020)

Finding the right home can sometimes feel like hunting for a needle in a haystack.
Even when you’re buying brand-new construction, every home has some drawbacks,
whether it’s style or real maintenance issues. If you’re looking for your next
home, understanding the difference between minor issues and true deal-breakers
can help you evaluate your options and make the best possible choice.

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Sinkhole in northwestern Gainesville forces locals to evacuate

(11/27/2020)

A sinkhole that formed in the northwestern part of Gainesville has expanded to the point where local officials have officially declared it a problem.

The sinkhole, which is located in the backyard of 4006 NW 13th Pl, has already ingested a swimming pool and a tree, and forced several local residents to evacuate. Initial measurements estimated that the sinkhole was at least 25 feet deep and 100 feet wide, but it is said have grown substantially since then.

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Safe to accept previous buyer's inspection report?

(11/24/2020)

Sometimes a home falls out of contract. Most buyers assume that it is related to a
bad home inspection, but there are many reasons for a home to come back on
the market that are unrelated to the condition of the home. During the
contingency period, most buyers can cancel for almost any reason – or even no
reason.

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Gainesville set to welcome food truck park in early 2021

(11/13/2020)

The city of Gainesville is preparing to open its first ever permanent food truck park soon after the calendar flips to 2021.

The Midpoint Park and Eatery, located at at 931 SW Second Avenue in the city's Innovation District, is currently scheduled to open for business this coming March.

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COVID-19, low wages threaten Gainesville Affordable Housing Market

(10/28/2020)

People looking to find affordable housing in Gainesville have had an increasingly difficult time doing so over the past decade. But never before has the city's affordable housing situation faced a stumbling block like the novel coronavirus that has been wreaking havoc across the planet.

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Gainesville sees drop in volume, rise in prices of home sales

(10/05/2020)

A team of Florida realtors recently announced their sales numbers for the month of August, and the overall signs are positive.

Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, the housing market in the state of Florida has remained fairly sturdy. Though the recent numbers in Gainesville are a bit more mixed than elsewhere in the state, this pattern has mostly held true for the Alachua County seat.

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Gainesville City Commission passes rental housing ordinance

(09/24/2020)

The city of Gainesville has passed some new legislation regarding rental housing that has citizens on both sides of the issue speaking out.

The City Commission decided last week to install an array of safety regulations and energy standards for local rental properties. The ordinance also forces landlords to pay for a permit and frequent examinations of the rental unit. The vote to pass the ordinance was unanimous, sans City Commissioner Gigi Simmons.

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