Importance of a Final Walk Through!

 

Good Day All, 

I hope everyone is have a great week! I’m sure if you have kids this week has been long, challenging and exhausting when getting the kids back to school. Today, I wanted to talk to you about an important step when you’re purchasing a home. It should be the step right before you go to closing! The Final Walk Through! I cannot stress enough how important it is walk through the home one last time right before closing and these are some of the reasons why…

  • Property Condition- Walk the Exterior and the Interior of home.  Make sure that the interior is broom swept and make sure all debris is removed from the exterior of the home. 
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  • Appliances- Make sure refrigerator, range, dishwasher, microwave, washer & dryer (if included with the sale) are all in working order. You can always reference your home inspection report too. 
  • Light Fixtures- Make sure all light fixtures are present at the time of the walk through. Test each fixture to make sure they’re working. 
  • HVAC- Test the air conditioning and heating system to make sure it’s in working order. The last thing you want to do is purchase a home in Florida without air conditioning. 
  • Plumbing- Run all sinks and check for leaks under neath the cabinets. 

These are just a few of the things to check for at the final walk through. For a complete list or if you have any questions please feel free to contact us for more details. Info@Search352Homes.com or Call/Text (352) 577-9171 

***New Listing*** Country Paradise in Anthony Only $84,900

Good Day All,

Check out this awesome property that I just listed in Anthony! Country Paradise! Really nice, updated mobile home located off of a paved street! Super clean and ready for a new owner! 

  • 3 Bedrooms 
  • 2 Bathrooms 
  • Fresh Interior Paint 
  • Large Deck
  • Covered Pavillion Perfect for Outdoor BBQ’s
  • 20 x 18 Metal Workshop 
  • 1.15 Acre Lot 
  • ONLY ASKING $84,900 

 

Call TODAY For a Private Showing! This Property Will Not Last Long! (352) 577-9171 or Info@Search352Homes.com

***Ready for a New Owner*** 3 Bedroom Mobile Home in Anthony for $84,900

 

Good Day All,

Check out this new listing of mine that was just listed! Really nice, updated mobile home located off of a paved street! Super clean and ready for a new owner! 

  • 3 Bedrooms 
  • 2 Bathrooms 
  • Fresh Interior Paint 
  • Large Deck
  • Covered Pavillion Perfect for Outdoor BBQ’s
  • 20 x 18 Metal Workshop 
  • 1.15 Acre Lot 
  • ONLY ASKING $84,900

 

Way Too Many Details to List! For More Info Please Call/Text (352) 577-9171 or Email Info@Search352Homes.com 

***Lake Forest Estate Vacant Lot***

 

Good Morning All, 

Check out this property that was just listed in Lake Forest Estate! 

  • 1.06 Acre Lot 
  • Close to Water and Other Outdoor Activities 
  • Perfect Location to Build a Weekend Getaway Home or Primary Residence 
  • Seller is Motivated and Said to Bring an Offer 
  • ONLY ASKING $12,500 

For More Information Please Call/Text (352) 577-9171 or Email Info@Search352Homes.com

***July Closing Statistics***

 

Good Morning All, 

Happy August Everyone! It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and the kids will be heading back to school in a week or so! Don’t worry,  the sunshine and warm weather will be sticking around a little longer! 

Here are some July closing statistics for certain cities in NE Marion County. 

 

As always if you have any questions or if you’re interested in finding out what your property is worth please give me a call today! (352) 577-9171 or Info@Search352Homes.com 

 

All data is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed accurate by the Ocala MLS or Rountree Realty Corp. All material presented herein is intended for information purposes only. While this information is believed to be correct, it is represented subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice. All property information is deemed reliable, but should be verified by your own attorney, architect or zoning expert. We are an equal housing opportunity provider. 

Hurricane Season!

 

Good Day All, 

I hope everyone is having a great week! I’m sure with all of the storms we’ve had the past week or so, two words have come to mind. HURRICANE SEASON! It’s hard to believe, but hurricane season is upon us. Are you prepared for the 2018 hurricane season? Below are a few suggestions that may help you prepare! 

  • Cash – Make sure you have plenty of cash on you. Without electricity ATM’s will not work. 
  • Batteries- Go ahead and replace batteries in all of your flashlights. Purchase extra batteries for back up. 
  • Medications- Make sure prescriptions are up to date and you have at least a 7 day supply. 
  • Radio- Most use cell phones and tablets for their radio,  but make sure you have a battery powered radio so you can keep up to date with storm pattern changes, news, etc. 
  • Food/Water- Go ahead and get a head start on a supply of non-perishable food items and plenty of water. 
  • Hygiene Items- Baby wipes, hand sanitizer, etc. Now is a good time to start collecting these items as well. 
  • Sand Bags- Marion County offers several sites to pick up sand bags. Place these at your doors, garage, etc. in case of flooding. 

There are so many other things you need to do to prepare for a hurricane. For more information and safety tips please go to marion county fl weather emergency

As always if you have any questions or if there is anything we can do you help please contact us. Info@Search352Homes.com or (352) 577-9171

Are Foreclosure a Thing of the Past?

 

Good Day All,

I hope everyone has had a great week and I’m sure you’re ready for the weekend!  I just wanted to take a moment and provide you a quick real estate update on foreclosures and housing inventory!

We are no longer in a housing recession and don’t maintain an overflow of inventory of homes on the market!  Inventory is so low right now and we need more homes for sale!  An article from Florida Realtors indicates that overall foreclosures are down 78% from the peak of the
foreclosures on the market in 2010. Also, foreclosures are down 15% from year to year.

Have you been telling yourself  “There are tons of foreclosures for sale in Marion County”  or “I want to find a foreclosure because they’re a better deal”? That is simply not the case; overall inventory is low and banks know this!  Therefore, banks want to sell their properties for the same market value of a traditional re-sale.

BUYERS! –  If you are in the market to purchase, call us today! My team checks new inventory everyday and we’re constantly getting new listings to sell!  Please call and give us an opportunity to help you!

SELLERS! – If you have given any consideration to selling your home or property, NOW is the time to do so!! I have buyers just waiting for new inventory to hit the market and I would welcome the opportunity to help you!

As always, if you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help you, please  contact us today (352) 577-9171 or Info@Search352Homes.com

Is Your Home Smarter Than You?

 

Good Day All, 

Have you had the chance yet to tour a smart home? It’s crazy to think about all of the technology features that now makes up a home! Maybe you have thought about adding a few smart features to your home, but the cost scares you! Or you could be like me and wonder if a smart home is smarter than you! Here are a few affordable ways to turn your home into a smart home! 

  • Nest Hello Doorbell- Have you seen these yet? They’ve been out for quite a while and I love the idea behind them! If someone rings your doorbell you can download the Nest Hello Doorbell app on your phone and it will send you a picture of the person at your door. What a great feature for when you are not home! 

 

  • Ecobee 3 Smart Thermostat- Adding this smart feature to your home could save you a lot of money on your electric bill! Most of us are away from our homes during the day for work and errands. A lot of times you may think of turning off your A/C while away, but you forget. Now having the Ecobee 3 Smart Thermostat you can control your thermostat anywhere from your smartphone! 

 

  • Amazon Echo- Who doesn’t love speaking to Alexa?!?! Adding this smart feature to your home can help you in so many ways! Alexa can set reminders for you, turn on and off your tv, play music, arm/disarm your security system and so much more! 

 

  • Chamberlain Garage Door Opener- Who else constantly can’t remember if they shut the garage door when leaving their home? Well now you don’t have to worry anymore! This smart feature allows you to see your driveway and garage door from you smartphone. You can also control your garage door from the app! 

 

These are just a few ideas how you can turn your home into a smart home! Please check out more ideas online! As always, if you have any questions or if there is anything Rountree Realty can do to help you please contact us! 

(352) 577-9171 or Info@Search352Homes.com 

New Listing! Fixer Upper on Hwy 316 in Fort McCoy- ONLY $50,000

 

Good Day All, 

I have a new listing that just hit the market that may interest quite a few of you all. Are you in the market for a fixer upper? Or how about a home that is great for weekend getaways, but something you can work on? If you answered YES to either of those questions than this maybe the property for you!  If you’re looking for a fixer upper than this is the perfect property for you! Great starter home with lots of potential. Needs new roof, HVAC, flooring and personal updates and touches. Ideal location on with paved road access to Hwy 316.

CASH ONLY SALE DUE TO CONDITION OF THE HOME. CLOSE TO FORT McCOY WITH SHOPPING, PIZZA DELIVERY, PHARMACY, HARDWARE, DOLLAR GENERAL AND MORE! MINUTES FROM OCALA NATIONAL FORESTS WITH HIKING, ATV TRAILS, HORSEBACK RIDING, KAYAKING, & FISHING ON OCKLAWAHA RIVER, RODMAN RESERVOIR AND MORE.

  • Paved Frontage (Hwy 316) 
  • 2.02 Acres
  • 2 Bedrooms 
  • 1.5 Bathrooms
  • ONLY ASKING $50,000 

 

 

For More Info or to Schedule a Private Showing please Call/Text (352) 577-9171 or Email Info@Search352homes.com 

 

 

June-Closing Statistics

 

Good Day All, 

We hope everyone had a great 4th of July holiday! It was a great time celebrating with friends and family and hope you were able to enjoy it too! 

I’ve heard so many people recently saying “I’ve heard home sales are up”  “I can’t believe what my neighbor got for their home” “Is it a good time to sell?” If you have thought any of these thoughts the answer is…YES!!! Now is a great time to sell!!! Check out these June closing statistic for parts of Marion County!!! 

 

If you’re interested in finding out what your home value is worth call/text me TODAY! June was a great month for real estate in Marion County and I would love to have the opportunity to help you!  

(352) 577-9171 or Info@Search352Homes.com 

 

All data is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed accurate by the Ocala MLS or Rountree Realty Corp. All material presented herein is intended for information purposes only. While this information is believed to be correct, it is represented subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice. All property information is deemed reliable, but should be verified by your own attorney, architect or zoning expert. We are an equal housing opportunity provider.