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5 Home Improvements with High Return on Investment

(10/01/2019)

Is your house a little dated? Do you want to make some improvements or upgrades but also
want to make sure that you get the best bang for your buck if you decide to sell? Not all home
improvements bring a good return on investment when selling, so unless the improvement is
simply for your own style and enjoyment, choosing projects with higher ROI just makes sense.
Home Improvements with High ROI...

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The Latest Kitchen Backsplash Trends

(10/01/2019)

Summer is upon us and home designers are hard at work showcasing the upcoming trends for
2020. This year, kitchen design shows are filled with new materials, patterns and colors as
enthusiasts look for the latest trends and styles.
As we leave the dark granite countertops behind...

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What Buyers Want: #1 Feature

(09/23/2019)

Home sellers and listing agents across the country spend a great deal of time and energy trying
to determine what home buyers want. They pour over magazines and read blogs to learn what
is the #1 feature they can add or enhance to ensure home buyers find their home irresistible.
The National Association of Home Builders’ released a 2019 home trend...

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Seller beware: NO agent can get you more than market value for your home

(09/17/2019)

Sellers are like Maverick & Goose in Top Gun.  They have a need ... a need for speed.  And their worst enemy is the real estate agent who, while trying to get a new listing, tells them they can get them more than market value.

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Pay Off Your Home Loan Faster

(09/14/2019)

For generations, homeowners would buy a home for life. Working over the years
to make the payments and celebrating the end of the 30 year mortgage were
great milestones in the family. Today, few home buyers expect to be in their
home for longer than 7 years on average. Paying off a 30 year mortgage seems
like an impossible task. Fortunately, there are great ways to pay off your loan
which do not involve time. Here are a few tips for paying off your mortgage loan
faster.

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Tips for buying vacant land

(09/14/2019)

Building a new house from scratch can be a dream come true. The idea of
designing the perfect property with morning sun in the kitchen and evening
breezes on the deck can be exhilarating; the first step to a successful project is
finding the right piece of land on which to build. This can present challenges if not
approached correctly. Check out these tips for buying vacant land.

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MARKET SPOTLIGHT: Brookfield

(08/27/2019)

Brookfeild is a desirable community located in Northwest Gainesville off of 23rd Avenue, just across the street from Fort Clarke Middle School. Brookfield is also just around the corner from Meadowbrook Gold Course and provides easy access to Interstate 75 from 39th Avenue.

Most homes in Brookfield were built...

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Gainesville condos 101: affordable living & lots of options

(07/18/2019)

We are pleased to announce our newest project:  GainesvilleCondos.info - a hub of information on all of the major condo complexes in Gainesville.  

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MARKET SPOTLIGHT: Blue's Creek

(07/04/2019)


Blue's Creek is a desirable community in Northwest Gainesville situated off of NW 43rd street between Millhopper Road and Highway 441. Blues Creek broke ground and began development in 1990 and continued construction on homes until 2006. With mature landscaping and wonderful amenities, residents love calling Blue's Creek "Home".

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Devil's Millhopper Reopens Boardwalk

(06/11/2019)

Devil’s Millhopper has been a popular place in Northwest Gainesville for decades to take the kids for a walk and picnic on the weekends when the weather is nice, casual dates, and a great fitness destination for the monumental stairs that it once had...

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MARKET SPOTLIGHT: Turkey Creek - A Golf Course Community

(05/16/2019)

 

Turkey Creek is a popular and highly sought after gated golf course community located just inside the Alachua City limits on the outskirts of Gainesville. Turkey Creek has a convenient location off of Highway 441, close to 43rd Street, yet is just outside the city enough that it has a quiet, peaceful setting.

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The History of Mid-Century Modern

(05/13/2019)

 Here at Savvy + Co. Real Estate, WE LOVE MOD!
There’s just something about the MOD colors and clean lines that is so pleasing to the eye.

So what defines Mid Century Modern? Mid Century Modern is a term that was originated by Cara Greenwood used to describe a specific style of architecture, furniture, and accessories. Not to be confused with Art Deco, Mid Century Modern is a style that....

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Alachua County Still Riding the Wave of a Strong Seller's Market

(05/13/2019)

Still thinking of selling? Our local inventory is still VERY low which keeps us in a strong seller’s market in most of Alachua County. There’s no time like the present!

Low inventory means that sellers don’t have as much competition with other sellers to get their homes under contract… and FAST. The Buyer to Seller ratio....

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MARKET SPOTLIGHT: Hamilton Heights

(05/13/2019)

Hamilton Heights is a subdivision here in Gainesville, Florida that is located off of Newberry Road and NW 98th Street. The majority of the homes in Hamilton Heights were built in the 1970's. You can find an array of architechtiual styles and finishes throughout the neighborhood with generous lot sizes, most varying from 0.3 to 0.5 acre parcels. People who live in Hamilton Heights say that they enjoy the convenience of it's location with easy access to I-75 and to Jonesville. Residents of Hamilton Heights also say they love the walkability of the subdivision, the friendly neighbors, the peaceful, quiet atmosphere and the mature landscaping throughout. 

Let's have a look at the Real Estate Market trends for Hamilton Heights...

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Why Rent When You Can Buy? The Pros + Cons of Both Worlds

(04/30/2019)

Why Rent When You Can Buy? The Pros + Cons of Both Worlds

Time and time again we see first time home buyers who are surprised to see what they qualify for when it comes to getting a home loan, for better or for worse, but usually for better. A lot of people out there don’t even realize that they qualify for a home loan and are looking to rent. But why rent if you can BUY? Of course there are advantages to both so let’s compare...

 

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Tech City Coming to City of Alachua

(04/14/2019)

Rumor has it and recent articles in the Gainesville Sun confirm it. The City of Alachua is planning to build a Tech City which will include the tallest rock climbing wall in the world! Come one, Come all!

Glaeser and Rich Blaser, CEO of Infinite Energy, are behind these plans for San Felasco Tech City...

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Kickin' Out The Clutter! Creative Organizing Ideas for Around the House

(03/25/2019)

Hello Spring Cleaning Season! As we mentioned in a previous blog, we’ve seen people get super creative using organizing accessories or displays for things other than their intended use to organize all kinds of items in a fun, cute, and creative way.

Take a look at these fun ideas for using wine racks to organize all kinds of household items!

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3 Myths about Real Estate - DEBUNKED Part II

(03/07/2019)

As discussed in Myth Busters Part I, we asked: Have you ever had a job where you said “Everyone should have to _____ for 1-6 months so they can see what it’s like”? We commonly hear this with things like waiting tables or other customer service jobs. But what about Real Estate? Do you ever wonder what your agent wishes that you knew? Take a look at these MYTHS about Real Estate in Myth Busters Part II and get informed on the real scoop! Maybe these are things you've heard another person talk about or just general assumptions but let's see what the real deal is here.

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3 Myths about Selling Real Estate

(02/19/2019)


Have you ever had a job where you said “Everyone should have to _____ for 1-6 months so they can see what it’s like”? We commonly hear this with things like waiting tables or other customer service jobs. But what about Real Estate? Do you ever wonder what your agent wishes that you knew? Take a look at these MYTHS about Real Estate and get informed on the real scoop!

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Daycation ideas for Floridians and Visitors

(02/05/2019)


Of course Theme Parks and the beach are always at the top of the list when we think of places in Florida for vacations, but let’s look a little further off the beaten path and see what other fun we can find for your next DAYcation in the Sunshine State! Whether you just need an adventure day flying solo or with the fam, or if you have visitors coming and looking for something fun to do with them, check out some of these hidden treasures:

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