Monthly Archives: October 2013

    • Moving Forward: Installation Progress on our Inground Pool

      Finally, peace and quiet! After a week and a half of listening to the pump evacuate the groundwater out of the soon to be pool in our backyard, I can finally enjoy the birds chirping and the squeals of my kid’s voices as they play. Whether inside or out, the pump was a rather obtrusive sound. A lot can be said for double-pane windows, but I wouldn’t know since ours are single. Silence is a beautiful thing and I’m hoping my neighbors aren’t too upset.

      Written by Admin
    • The Bosshardt Family is Growing

      Over the past few months we have added 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 Mike Stanton
    • Upcoming Flood Insurance Changes for Gainesville, FL (Alachua County)

      In 2012, the U.S. Congress passed the Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12), which requires the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to raise rates to reflect true flood risk. These changes will only effect subsidized flood insurance policies; however, keep in mind most flood insurance policies do see minimal increases annually as the cost of living increases.

      Written by Admin
    • Tips for Hiring a Reputable Home Inspector

      Are you in the midst of buying a home and considering whether to spend the extra $300-$500 to hire a home inspector? This could be one of the most important things you do through the entire home buying process. Protect what could be your largest investment from being a potential money pit. Sellers are not in the market to do high value repairs so it’s up to you to find a competent home inspector to uncover what has been painted over and concealed. Here are a few tips to assist in your search for the best home inspector.

      Written by Michelle Schibuola
    • Join us at the 2013 PALS Golf Tournament!

      Enjoy playing golf? Play in the premier amateur golf event to benefit the UF Health PALS Program on Thursday, Nov. 14th at Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club. For the past 13 years, Bosshardt Realty Services, LLC has been supporting this tournament, raising funds and awareness.

      Written by Michelle Schibuola
    • And the Pool Adventure Continues…

      It’s been a couple of very busy weeks in preparation for the pool, but the fun, and the digging has begun. Last week we decided more sun was needed in our backyard to help heat the pool so we decided to have a few trees removed prior to the pool work beginning. It worked out well since most of the trees we had removed were not doing too well and were a hazard to our home, but I’m not sure how much more sunlight we actually gained, if any…it seemed like a good idea at the time. The good news is that the pool tile, pavers, and “choice” travertine have been selected with minimal time spent in negotiations.

      Written by Admin
    • A Customer Made Me Cry Today…

      I’d like to share a story, take you on my journey, their journey… well, our collective journey.

      It began about 2 years ago when a friend asked me to help her husband and her find a home.

      Written by Admin
    • Fall Events In Gainesville

      It may still be 90 degrees, but I’m optimistic fall is in the air and it’s my favorite time of year to enjoy all the outdoor activities our area has to offer. With an abundance of events taking place in Gainesville, the following list is just a few of my favorite places to visit throughout the month of October and early November. So pack up the family and enjoy pumpkin patches, Sesame Street Live or even a 5K run.

      Written by Michelle Schibuola
    • What Does the Government Shutdown Mean for Real Estate?

      Many are wondering what will happen in terms of real estate during a government shutdown. Despite conflicting reports, the good news is the Federal Housing Administration will not stop processing loan applications in the event of a government shutdown. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Office of Single Family Housing will continue to endorse new loans “in order to support the health and stability of the U.S. mortgage market” the agency said.

      Written by Michelle Schibuola