The Bosshardt Family Continues to Grow

By Michelle Schibuola

The Bosshardt family continues to grow. Over the past few months we have been very fortunate to add a number of remarkable members with diverse backgrounds to the Bosshardt team. We’d like to introduce you to the newest members of the Bosshardt family.

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Easy, Delicious, Back to School Meals

By Michelle Schibuola

Can you believe the kids are already going back to school? Today is the first day for public schools in Alachua County with many private schools having started last week. I don’t know about you, but between working, having young children at two different schools and all the extracurricular activities that come along with a new school year, it leaves me with little time to prepare meals at the end of a very busy, exhausting day. Last weekend I prepared several meals for the week and it was wonderful having dinner ready for us to sit down and enjoy as a family after a busy day. I wanted to share two of my favorite dishes in hopes that they also save you some time and allow your family to enjoy a relaxing evening together to catch up after all the excitement of a hectic day.

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Tips for Buying a New Construction Home

By Michelle Schibuola

I’ve learned through the years that there are typically two types of homebuyers. The first type of buyer generally falls into the category of liking traditional, older homes with a large, private yard. These homes usually evoke charm and perhaps vintage appeal with the possibility of remodeling to make it their own. The next type of buyer tends to like brand new, never been lived in or touched by another human being. New homes usually have smaller lots and not much in the means of mature trees or landscaping. Which category do you fall into?

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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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