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    • SALE: Courtyards Apartment

      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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    • Finding a Real Estate Agent is a Lot Like Online Dating

      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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    • New Restaurant & Bar Options in Gainesville

      The Bosshardt Commercial & Land Division has assisted with multiple leases and sales of commercial space around town over the past few months, for a variety of new restaurants and food service type users. As summer approaches be sure to try out these new Gainesville area businesses:

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • Team Ryals Year End 2013 Market Report

      Our advice to clients who want to sell or lease is very similar to what it’s always been… make sure your property is in tip top condition and presents itself well vs competing properties and make sure you are priced consistently within ongoing market activity. Position your property well (condition and price) and you will see some action. Things have definitely started to move.

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    • Mike Ryals Nationally Recognized

      Mike Ryals was recently honored by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) at the 2013 “Rise to New Heights” Realtor Conference and Expo in San Francisco that was held on November 8-11. Mike was chosen from among the top Realtors around the country following his acceptance of the 2013 “Dean of Commercial Real Estate” award. This award is given to Alachua County’s most outstanding overall Commercial Realtor® who contributed the most to furthering the Commercial Real Estate profession.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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