Monthly Archives: August 2014

  • The Bosshardt Family Continues to Grow

    The Bosshardt Family Continues to Grow

    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.

    Written by Michelle Schibuola
  • Easy, Delicious, Back to School Meals

    Easy, Delicious, Back to School Meals

    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.

    Written by Michelle Schibuola
  • Tips for Buying a New Construction Home

    Tips for Buying a New Construction Home

    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?

    Written by Michelle Schibuola
  • Commercial Real Estate Mid-Year Report

    Commercial Real Estate Mid-Year Report

    The local commercial real estate (CRE) market is continuing to improve and gain momentum. A year ago, this report used the words “slowly emerging” when describing the marketplace. Six months ago, the message was “recovery is the theme of the day”. Now my feeling is that market improvements are absolutely all around us. The general consumer seems to agree and knows now is a good time to get back into real estate. Prices have bottomed and have started to trend back up (albeit slowly and reasonably). Interest rates remain at all-time lows and sellers remain anxious to get deals done.

    Written by Michael Ryals