Longleaf is located on the SW side of Gainesville in a very desirable area. Many resident physicians love this area because it is so close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza, shops and restaurants.
Longleaf has an active home owners association. The association maintains the landscape in the front and part of the sides of these homes. The community has a beautiful Club House, tennis courts, and walk in pool. There is a kiddie pool and playground. The neighborhood has street lights and sidewalks.
Most of these homes have small back yards, some fenced and some have the lane for the garage and very small yard in the back. There are sprinkler systems so the front landscape always looks fantastic, back yards are maintained by the owners and not always in the best shape.
These homes have side and back lanai areas, split plans, and upgraded kitchens and baths that may include granite and large tiled floors. The homes usually have tall ceilings and many have crown moldings.
There are two builders that compete and both built a great home. This subdivision has been active since 2004 so there is turnover.
Sales Information from January 1, 2011 to March 5, 2012
There are numerous homes in this subdivision. They range in heated and cooled square foot in the 1200 range to over 3000 square feet. The lots can be .1 acre to .33 acres. They are 3 and 4 bedroom and have 2 or 3 baths.
There are 22 homes for sale in this subdivision as I write this. I will divide this now into two sections – the pre 2010, and the 2010 and newer for price point clarification. Obviously, newer homes sell for more than older homes.
Of the 22 active listings, 11 are pre 2010 and average $115 per square foot asking price. There are 11 listed that are 2010 or newer in age. They average $123 per square foot asking price.
There are 8 homes under contract waiting to close. We call these in “Pending” stage because they are pending contingencies waiting to close. There are 2 that are pre 2010, however, these numbers are a bit skewed since they were either short sale or bank owned. They were asking $101 average per sq foot when they went under contract. The 6 remaining were asking $135 per sq ft when they went under contract. Should be interesting to see what all these actually close out for.
There were 18 that closed from last year to today. Of these, 6 were pre 2010 and averaged a sold price of $105 per square foot. The 11 that were 2010 and newer sold at an average sale price of $125 per square foot.
There are some very nice homes in this neighborhood and it is worth taking a good look.
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