Monthly Archives: February 2014

  • March Community Events

    March Community Events

    The beautiful spring weather we’ve all been anxiously waiting for is finally here! If you’re looking to take advantage of this great weather and enjoy the outdoors, Gainesville has a variety of entertaining activities for all ages. Enjoy exotic cars at the Tioga Car Show or the Arts, Crafts & Tennis Fair at the Jonesville Park. One of my favorite events, the Tour of Kitchens hosted by the Gainesville Junior League, is taking place this Saturday, March 1st. It’s a unique opportunity to view the kitchens and outdoor spaces of some of Gainesville’s finest homes.

    Written by Michelle Schibuola
  • Spring Break Camps for Alachua County Kids

    Spring Break Camps for Alachua County Kids

    Spring break for Alachua County Schools is right around the corner and many may still be frantically looking to find exciting activities for their little ones. While some will go to the beach or travel out of town many will remain in the area and would like fun, engaging activities for their kids to enjoy.

    Written by Michelle Schibuola
  • Don’t Miss the Bosshardt Blitz: This Sunday, February 23rd

    Don’t Miss the Bosshardt Blitz: This Sunday, February 23rd

    The Bosshardt Blitz, Gainesville’s biggest open house event is finally here! This Sunday only, from noon to 4:30 pm, Bosshardt Realty Services will provide buyers exclusive access to over fifty homes across Gainesville, Newberry, Alachua, and the rest of Alachua County. The Bosshardt Blitz has homes in every price range, from the low 100’s to approaching a million. This is a unique opportunity for buyers to visit some of Gainesville’s finest homes in premier neighborhoods such as Eden’s Crossing and Haile Plantation’s Matthews Grant and Westfield Commons.

    Written by Michelle Schibuola
  • Landscaping your Home to Sell

    Landscaping your Home to Sell

    If you’re preparing to sell your home, don’t overlook one of the most important aspects of getting your home sold quickly and for top dollar; landscaping. While many are tirelessly working to get the inside of their home ready, many forget about what is often a buyer’s first impression, curb appeal. According to, studies have shown that curb appeal can increase the value of a home by 4 to 5 percent. “Homes with poor curb appeal in neighborhoods with excellent landscaping sold for 8 to 10 percent less than the market rate.” One of the best things you can do for your home value is keeping the yard well-maintained. Make sure the grass is cut, edged and trimmed. Prune the bushes and be sure to freshen up the flower beds with new mulch. A well-maintained lawn will be eye-catching and draw more buyers to your property generating higher offers.

    Written by Michelle Schibuola
  • How Credit Scores Affect Your Mortgage Rate

    How Credit Scores Affect Your Mortgage Rate

    Have you been searching high and low to find that perfect “forever” home and think you’ve finally found it? Your offer has been presented and accepted by the Seller and now you begin the arduous task of securing financing. Your credit rating may be the single most important piece of financial information you have for obtaining a mortgage at the best possible rate. Do you have a good credit score? Congratulations if you do, a good credit score means lenders may compete for your business because of diminished risk. Unfortunately, due to debt from credit cards, car payments and student loans, the majority are over extended and on the other end of the spectrum.

    Written by Michelle Schibuola
  • Meals on Wheels

    Meals on Wheels

    The Bosshardt Charitable Fund is excited to announce its newest initiative for 2014. The committee has decided to institute a weekly Meals on Wheels route where anyone in the Bosshardt family of companies can volunteer an hour and a half of their time on Thursdays delivering a hot meal to elderly citizens of Alachua County.

    Written by Admin
  • Our Backyard Oasis is Complete

    Our Backyard Oasis is Complete

    We are at the finish line with our in ground pool & spa project and it looks incredible! If you remember from the previous blog, the underground plumbing and the interior pool tile had just been completed. Lawn Enforcement arrived promptly the next day to begin installing the travertine coping around the pool and spa. What an amazing skill these men have cutting each piece of travertine with precision piecing it together as you would a puzzle. The completed travertine looks fantastic and I was excited to see them move onto the pavers for the patio.

    Written by Admin