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The drive into this neighborhood is characterized by some rolling hills and massive old oak trees with mowed green grass blanketing the landscape. It is picturesque for sure. Then mix in a few horses and some wandering herds of deer (that don’t spook when you approach) and you have a tranquil setting.

Overview of Sales

In all of Alachua County from Jan 1, 2010 to today, there were 200 properties that sold ranging between 2,000 to 4,000 square feet and built between 1995 to 2010.  (excluding mobile homes) Of these 200 only 24 were short sales.

One year ago using that same criteria, there were 178 homes that closed, and 12 were short sales.   There are a few more buyers  so far this year, and lots of inquiries from buyers waiting for that Special Indicator that will tell them “OKAY, it is time to buy now” before the market turns upward and prices go up.

Sold Since Jan 1, 2010 in Shaw Farms & Alachua Highlands

One home has sold so far this year in Shaw Farms & Alachua Highlands, it was sold as a short sale:

MLS Alachua Highlands Acres Beds Baths Size Year Built Sold Price List Ratio Days on
the Market
$/sq ft
308255 12811 NW 112 Ave 5 4 3.5 3,390 2000 $363,500 97% 191 $107.23

Two more nearby homes have sold that are relevant to values in this neighborhood.

MLS Santa Fe Forest Acres Beds Baths Size Year Built Sold Price
Days on
the Market
$/sq ft
300265 19024 NW 76 Ave 5.77 4 3.5 3,164 2006 $490,000 92% 371 $154.87
311173 18912 NW 76 Ave 5.77 5 4.5 4,966 2004 $890,000 96% 209 $179.22

This link to the MLS data for these 3 homes will last upto 30 days from now:

http://www.gainesvillemls.com/gan/maildoc/sd_AAAa006Ut20100824110817.html

What is For Sale?

Shaw Farms

Homes for Sale Now in Shaw Farms & Alachua Highlands

There are 3 homes for sale right now in this horse friendly, quiet neighborhood. This area of Gainesville/Alachua is “Florida Country”.

The 3 homes range in price from $398,795 to $1,349,000 and size from 2,627 to 3,706.  They have between 5 and 10 acres of land.

MLS Address Acres Beds Baths Size Year Built Asking Price $/SqFt
315566 12517 NW 116 Pl 5 3 2.5 2,627 2000 $398,795 $151.81
292212 11901 NW 112 Ave 5.47 3 3 2,875 1996 $497,000 $172.87
314209 12003 NW 112 Ave 5 4 5.5 3,706 1996 $1,150,000 $310.31

*MLS 314209 is also available with 5 more acres for an additional $199,000 – listed as MLS 314212.

Our company is marketing one of these homes – MLS 315566so CLICK HERE if you would like to see the floor plans, more photos, and more information on the area.

Homes Under Contract Now

There is one home that is under contract & waiting to close.

MLS Address Acres Beds Baths Size Year Built Asking Price $/SqFt Days on
the Market
307763 11624 NW 129 Ter 11.5 4 3.5 2,748 1991 $300,000 $109 357

This house is a “Short Sale”, which means the owner must get approved by their bank to sell the home for less than the loan amount.  The asking price has not been approved by the bank yet, so we’ll have to wait and see what this home sells for

This link to the MLS data will last upto 30 days from now:

http://www.gainesvillemls.com/gan/maildoc/sd_AAAa004Ek20100824095448.html

More About Short Sales

If you want to know more about short sales, here is an article about the process:

http://www.we-promise.com/blog/2010/03/short-sales-get-a-boost/

You can log on to Kathleen’s detailed market analysis to see how prices are fairing thru all this.

http://www.we-promise.com/blog/2010/08/real-estate-update-home-property-sales-report-for-gainesville-july-2010/

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