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Status of Bergstrom Real Estate Center Applied Research Initiative

Most people are aware of Kelley Bergstrom’s significant new gift in support of an applied research program at the Bergstrom Center. Kelley’s vision for the center has always included a research component that would leverage the research capabilities of the university and provide valuable insights to the practitioners in the state. Our first step in this development was bringing Bill on board to lead the effort. Bill’s early impression of the Center is one of great appreciation for the support

Report: Average pay can’t buy the median home in Marion, Alachua counties

According to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions, a group that tracks property data from the United States, the average wage earner in Alachua and Marion counties could not afford to purchase a mid-priced home. In Alachua County, the report shows that housing costs are higher than the national average and have increased by 2 percent since last June. The Ocala Star Banner spoke with Tim Becker, Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center Director, about this issue.