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What is a Home Warranty?

canstockphoto4802972A home warranty is a contract between a homeowner and a home warranty company that covers costly home repairs and replacements due to normal wear and tear on your home. It’s not your homeowner’s insurance policy; a home warranty is a separate contract that may cover, but not all, of your home appliances and systems major such as AC systems, plumbing systems, washers and dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers, pool and spas.

When you buy a home warranty, consider premium and optional coverage to customize the plan to fit your needs, make sure you have reviewed your contract to fully understand your coverage. Keep in mind that systems and appliances must be working before the contract is entered and covered by the warranty company.



Video: What does a home warranty cover?




Preparing to Move

3 steps to begin your moving process


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Step 1: Decide How to Move  

Helping hands from family and friends is always a great way to start the process of moving. If you are considering hiring a moving company, it is a good idea to research reviews and what moving packages are offered for the amount you will be moving. Recommendations from friends and family who have recently moved is also a good way of determining what will work best for you.

Step 2: Transferring Information to New Address

As you begin coordinating the move, contact the utility companies associated with your current address as well as the new address. The further in advance you can make the call the better, as sometimes certain utility companies will not be able to come out the next day to make the switch. You will also need to update your address with any cable, phone, internet and collectors that require you to keep your mailing address updated.

Another switch you can make in advance is filling out a change of address through the US Postal Service, which you can do online or at your local post office. Changing the address on your Driver’s License can be done at your local DMV or online as well.


Step 3: Set Up a Moving Timeline

As you begin to gather boxes for the packing process, set a timeline for your move, you’ll find it easy to check off tasks week by week to ensure you don’t forget anything such as a packing check list, finding a new vet or doctor or calling the city for any necessary parking permits.

30th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

Starting Saturday, January 30th from 10am-6pm, the City of Gainesville is hosting the 30th annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire at the Alachua County Fair Grounds. This historical event is a neat way to explore the medieval time period through culture, live entertainment and Hoggetowne marketplace. See below for event information.



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January 30th–31st from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

February 5th from  9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

February 6th–7th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM



Purchase ticket’s in advance-  click here

$17 for adults — $7 for ages 5–17

Friday admission is $8 for adults,

$3.50 for ages 5-17,

Free for children under 5, discounted prices for school groups.

Credit cards are accepted.

Tickets may be purchased at the gate.

Parking is free.



Alachua County Fairgrounds

3100 NE 39th Ave, 32609

Next to the Gainesville Regional Airport on SR 222

From I-75 northern most Gainesville exit – Exit 390. Head East, follow signs to Gainesville Regional Airport. The fairgrounds are located on the left, right before the airport. More information-