August Community Events in Alachua County

By Michelle Schibuola

August 1st -3rd

2014 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Tax Free Weekends where you can shop for Back to School Supplies and you won’t pay state sales tax on specific items. Each state has a different list of requirements for what is included in the Tax Free Weekend, most states include Clothing, School Supplies, Books, Computers and more.

August 1st – August 31st

FREE Adoption at the Alachua County Shelter
Alachua County Animal Services,
3400 NE 53rd Avenue in Gainesville

Through the month of August, all adoptions are free, and include spay/neuter, current vaccinations, Alachua County License, test for heartworms or feline leukemia, free first local vet visit, and a microchip. Adopt a pet – Save a life.

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6 Tips for Moving with Kids

By Michelle Schibuola

In the last 12 years, my husband and I have purchased and sold three homes locally and done all the moving on our own or with the help of a few friends. However, our most recent move was a little more interesting. We had two little people to add to the chaos and it became significantly more challenging. Not to mention all the extra “stuff” that comes with along with having children.

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The Benefits of Purchasing a Home Warranty

By Michelle Schibuola

Have you ever driven by a home for sale and seen a real estate sign that displays “Home Warranty Included” and wondered exactly what that means? A home warranty is an insurance policy which protects both the buyer and seller from the day the home is listed on the market until one year after the closing date. It covers different types of household items and major appliances in case they break down or need to be replaced. It’s piece of mind for both the buyer and the seller and can make an unforeseen expensive repair or replacement cost next to nothing.

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Tips for a Greener Home

By Guest Blogger

Want to save money and help the environment at the same time? Follow these easy tips to help put the green in your home AND your wallet:

• Add up to 12 of your energy bills and divide the total in half, and that’s about what it costs to heat and cool your home. That’s right, your central air conditioner and heater (called HVAC) – whether it’s in your garage, a closet or the attic – costs you and the planet more than ALL of your other appliances combined. So how we use this important appliance makes a big green difference.

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July Community Events in Alachua County

By Michelle Schibuola

July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
Creative For Health Studio: Arts and Writing Workshops for People Affected by Cancer (Funded by the LIVESTRONG Foundation)
1515 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL, 32608

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July 4th 2014 Fireworks and Festivities in Alachua County

By Michelle Schibuola

Whether you’re looking for fireworks in Gainesville, Alachua or Keystone, there are plenty of places to enjoy the Fourth of July. Be sure not to miss the fun in Micanopy where you can enjoy a fish fry, a parade on Cholokka Boulevard or a bounce house for the kids.

Looking to celebrate early? The UF Bandshell at Flavet Field will begin their festivities on July 3rd.

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SALE: Courtyards Apartment

By The Drotos Ryals Group

The Drotos Ryals Group recently assisted in the sale of the Courtyards Apartment at 1231 SW 3rd Ave, Gainesville, FL. This 390 bed student apartment complex is well located immediately across from UF’s main offices (Tigert Hall) on NW 13th Street. The complex is located on 3.5 acres spread across several blocks and straddling SW 3rd Ave.

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Genile Morris Accepted into Leadership Gainesville

By Michelle Schibuola

Bosshardt Realty Services, LLC is proud to congratulate Genile Morris on her acceptance into the 41st class of Leadership Gainesville.

Leadership Gainesville (LG) is a year-long community leadership program designed to identify, educate and develop leadership skills. Each year approximately 40 individuals are selected to participate in the program following completion of a highly competitive application and admissions process based on merits.

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Navigating the Home Selling Process

By Michelle Schibuola

You’ve decided it’s the right time to sell your home and you’re not quite sure where to begin the process. Don’t be overwhelmed, there are a few things that you need to put into motion before you actually put your home on the market. Below is a guide to assist you with the typical home selling process.

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Finding a Real Estate Agent is a Lot Like Online Dating

By Guest Blogger

With endless possibilities to find your perfect “match,” choosing a REALTOR® turns out to be a lot like online dating. What may be right for one person may not be right for another, but fortunately, there are many ways to sift through the stack of potentials to find the one.

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