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5 Biggest Headaches When You Manage Your Own Rental

Posted on November 19, 2021.

Owning a rental home, especially in Gainesville and surrounding areas, is a smart investment that allows you to collect what some people lovingly think of as “mailbox money.” In other words, it provides passive income that you don’t have to do much to earn. But, hold the phone — that’s not exactly true. While you […]

6 Things to Do When You’re Ready to Buy a Home

Posted on October 18, 2021.

Like finally seeing New Kids on the Block live in concert, buying a home is one of the most significant milestones you can achieve in your lifetime. It not only helps you build your wealth, but it gives you a place to make memories with the people you love. While a big undertaking, there are […]

Fall 2021 Trends: What is Happening in the Real Estate Market

Posted on October 6, 2021.

Perhaps the only thing more frustrating than trying to score football tickets for the UF/Bama game this fall has been trying to find a home to buy — much less having your offer chosen as the winning bid. Particularly here in Gainesville, we have seen more potential homeowners than available houses, and it has been […]

Realtor Real Talk: The Pros and Cons of a Real Estate Career

Posted on August 26, 2021.

The real estate industry is booming harder than a Funkmaster Flex playlist in the 90s. In fact, the National Association of Realtors reports a record high of 1.46M members in 2020, which is not that surprising as more workers pursue remote work and job flexibility for a healthier work-life balance.  There are many positives about […]

Your Guide to Gainesville’s Greatest Restaurants

Posted on July 6, 2021.

“Where do you want to go to eat?” is the often-dreaded question that few people are ever ready to answer definitively. Fortunately for us in Gainesville, we have no shortage of delicious, interesting places to dine and imbibe, but it can be hard to know which to choose. Whether you’re a lifelong Alachua County Resident […]

Does Staging Really Help Your Home Sell?

Posted on May 11, 2021.

If you’ve ever thought about selling your home or you’re currently somewhere in the process, odds are you’ve heard something about staging your home for showings. The internet is flooded with information on the dos and don’ts of home staging and why you need to have that throw pillow placed perfectly on your couch. While […]

Why Smart Landscaping Is the Secret Weapon to Protect Your Home

Posted on April 25, 2018.

Tom Snogles is the owner of Sun Power Lawn Care, a quiet electric lawn care business in Gainesville, FL.   Good landscaping isn’t just about making your neighbors envious. Healthy, properly maintained grass and plants can actually protect the investment you’ve made in your home. So often, the Sun Power Lawn Care team finds landscaping […]

Lender Q & A

Posted on January 3, 2018.

  The lending process to buy a home for many can be confusing at best and convoluted and frustrating at worst. There are a lot of misconceptions about debt and the lending process.  We asked a local Lender, Brian Goldman with Leap Mortgage, to peel back the layers on some of the most common questions […]