Fall in Marion County!

 

Good Day All, 

Who all loves the season of fall? The crisp air, cooler temperatures, bonfires, time spent with family. There is nothing better!  I know for me fall is my favorite time of year and especially here in Marion County. There are so many out door activities for you and your family or friends to take part in. From Oktoberfest, The Art Walk to The Downtown Square there is always something fun to do! 

Below are a few links to some of my favorite fall events! 

October 6, 2017 from 5-9pm

  • Oktoberfest at Circle Square Commons – Here is a link with more information on this                                                                 event http://www.ocalamarion.com/event/oktoberfest-circle-square-commons/?instance_id=40465

October 13, 2017 from 7:30-9:30

  • After Dark in the Park Movie Event – Here is a link with more information on this event. http://www.ocalamarion.com/event/dark-park-movies-rogue-one-star-wars/?instance_id=40211

October 20, 2017 from 9am-5pm 

  • Recycled Art Exhibit at The Discovery Center – Here is a link with more information on this event. http://www.ocalamarion.com/event/recycled-art-exhibit/?instance_id=40506

October 28, 2017 All Day Event 

  • Marion County Fair at Baseline Road – Here is a link with more information on this event. http://www.ocalamarion.com/event/marion-county-fair/?instance_id=40455

There are several other events that may interest you throughout the fall season. Go check them out here!  http://www.ocalamarion.com/event 

I hope everyone is having a great start to the fall season! 

-Duke Rountree 

 

What to expect from your real estate agent!

 

Good Day All, 

Have you ever really thought about what a real estate agent does? Any realtor can list your home for sale and put a sign out front, but do they have a plan to get your home sold? Here are just a few ways on how I, Duke Rountree, Broker and Owner of Rountree Realty Corp. plans on getting your home SOLD. 

  • A Developed Strategy –  Contact me today for your property specific marketing strategy. 
  • Advertising – professional photography including drone, 3-D virtual tour, property pages, blog post, etc. 
  • Preparations for Listing your Home – Detailed list of idea’s to help make your home stand out to a potential buyer. 
  • Communication –  Updates every step of the way to make sure you’re involved in the selling process. 
  • Area-specific Pricing Expertise – 18+ years of real estate experience to benefit you! 
  • Accountability – The last thing I want is for a client to be unhappy. I do everything I can to make the process of selling your home as easy and stress free as possible for you. 

If you have given any consideration to selling your home I would love to have the opportunity to talk with you! I’m sure my experience and success can work for you!  

Duke Rountree 

Apple: Real Estate Apps

Who all is excited for the new iPhone? I’m sure some of you have already pre-ordered and are waiting on the anticipated arrival of your new device. What are you most excited about with the new device and operating system? For some it maybe the faster speed or better camera, but I’m most excited for all of the new features for real estate professionals. Whether you’re a realtor, potential buyer or seller, you may find this new technology extremely helpful. Below are a few key pointers to look for.

  • Homesnap, which allows users to see the property lines to a property they’re walking. 
  • PLNAR, generates floor plans without the need to manually measure and document room dimensions.
  • Magicplan, allows users to create floor plans while walking and automatically computes the required amount of materials for DIY projects, such as paint or flooring, based on the plan dimensions. 
  • Houzz- whose View in My Room 3D feature allows users to preview more than 500,000 images of furniture and decor products from the Houzz Shop and move them around and position them to see how they look. 

Here a link to an article with more information on these features. 

https://www.inman.com/2017/09/19/thanks-apple-real-estate-apps-just-got-a-huge-ar-boost/?utm_campaign=AddThis&utm_source=email&utm_medium=social#.WcOuqjENXTI.email

I look forward to hearing your thoughts and opinions on the latest from Apple. 

Take Care, 

Duke Rountree 

Hurricane Irma-We’re Here to Help!

Good Day All, 

As most of you know last week the State of Florida took a direct hit from Hurricane Irma. Marion County was deeply impacted and more than we ever expected. Rountree Realty is very fortunate to be up and running as several offices and businesses are still without power and water and are still unable to open. 

Rountree Realty is all about helping others in our community – it’s what we do best! It is a lot easier to get through difficult times when you have the support of others and that is why we’re here! If there is anything that we can do to help you please give us a call. I have a list of trusted vendors that would be able to help with roofing, electrical, tree removal, well/septic and more!

Below is also a few links to organizations that would also be able to help assist you. 

I hope all of you and your families are safe from the storm.  Again, if there is anything we can do to help you, please give me a call at (352) 572-1739. 

Sincerely,

Duke Rountree

 

 

Island Lake Deeded Access – $55,000!

 Island Lake Deeded Access lot included. This 3/2 mobile home needs some TLC and 2nd bathroom needs completed. 24×36 Metal garage with concrete floors, Metal roof on manufactured home, fenced yard, front and rear screen rooms and located on paved road between Fort McCoy and Orange Springs. Minutes away from great fishing on Rodman Reservoir and Ocklawaha River. Short drive to Ocala National Forests with hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, off road trails, horseback riding, many natural springs and more. Schedule your appointment today. Cash only sale.

CALL, TEXT, EMAIL TODAY FOR YOUR PRIVATE SHOWING

 352-572-1739 OR INFO@SEARCH352HOMES.COM 

ASKING PRICE: $ 55,000

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 2

CARPORT: 24 x 36 Pole Barn

LIVING SQUARE FEET: 920

YEAR BUILT: 1987 

LOT SIZE: .62 Acres Fenced

Zoning: A-1(Residential)

 

Hurricane Irma!

 Rountree Realty wishes everyone across of the State of Florida a safe few days while preparing for Hurricane Irma. Please take proper precautions in order to prepare your families and home for the hurricane. Here are a few tips while preparing for a hurricane. 

Preparation for a Hurricane

Below is a checklist of a few things to consider while preparing. 

  • Have an evacuation plan and know where the emergency shelters are in your area. Check your local Sheriffs office website or  with your local School Board for a list of emergency shelters. 
  • Put together an emergency supply kit. Make sure you include flashlights, batteries, disinfectant wipes, first aid supplies, non-perishable foods, water, etc. 
  • Create a family emergency communication plan. Whether your family is in one home or several homes have a communication plan. There are also several local alert systems for emergency notifications. 
  • Turn your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting possible. That away if you loose power your food will be as cold as possible to last longer while you’re without power. 
  • Try to keep all cell phones fully charged and use as minimal as possible. Adjust phone settings such as apps, usage, display settings, etc. to help keep your phone charged as long as possible. 
  • Secure all loose items on the exterior of your home such as patio furniture, rain gutters, tree limbs and overgrown bushes, etc. 
  • Keep your vehicles gas level as full as possible. Also check fluid levels as well as tire pressure to make sure you car is ready for travel just in case you need to evacuate with short notice. 

After a Hurricane

Here is list of things to do once the hurricane has past. 

  • Check with local authorities for updates and instructions. 
  • Check-In with family members to make sure everyone is okay. 
  • Watch out for power lines down and debris. 
  • If your property has damage from the hurricane please take photos as soon as possible. Your insurance provider may require photos in order to process a claim. 
  • If you can do anything to prevent further damage to your property please do so. 

We hope you find this information helpful while preparing for Hurricane Irma. We will continue to think about your families in the upcoming days. 

Take Care, 

Your Rountree Realty Family

 

30 acres of treed land with easement access off of County Road 315!

 

This is awesome land for hunting, hiking, bird watching or building your new homesite. Private and secluded with mixtures of Pines, Oaks, Palms and more. Small portion is located in 100 year flood plain but there is plenty of land for homes site, small farm or whatever you desire. Lots of great hunting with deer, turkey and more regularly found on this beautiful 30+ acres. Please request plat map and assistance before visiting this parcel of land. Located only minutes away from Ocklawaha River with great fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Short drive to Ocala national Forest with trails for ATV, horses, hiking and many natural springs. This area is an outdoors person(s) paradise and ready for new owners. 

CALL, TEXT, EMAIL TODAY FOR YOUR PRIVATE SHOWING
 352-572-1739 OR INFO@SEARCH352HOMES.COM 

ASKING PRICE: $ 120,000

LOT SIZE: 30.10 Acres w/ Easement

Zoning: A-1(Residential)

 

PENDING – Quiet Country Living – 12810 NE 105 Street Fort McCoy, FL 32134

Lovely remodeled 1996 Homes of Merit manufactured home situated on over 3 acres. Bring your horse, livestock or just enjoy the green grass and 3 fenced paddocks. As you arrive at the property there is gated entrance with fenced paddocks on each side of driveway. Roomy front deck invites you into entrance of the home where you will notice the fresh paint, new laminate flooring and updated light fixtures. The main bedroom is just off the spacious living room and has walk-in closet and main bathroom with garden tub and separate shower. There is also inside laundry with door leading to back yard. The kitchen is open and bright with fresh paint, update appliances and large area that could be used for Family room or formal dining area. Slider leads to 16 x 26 back deck overlooking green grass and tall pines, plus huge pole barn for parking the toys, tractor or using as stall for animals.

Located on paved road and short drive to downtown Fort McCoy with grocery store, doctor office, pharmacy, hardware, gas station, pizza delivery and more. Ocala is just another 20 minutes away with Walmart, Lowes, Outback Steakhouse and all your favorite restaurants. If your a fisherman, hunter or simply love hiking, canoeing or kayaking you are in luck! Minutes to Ocklawaha River and Gores Landing Recreation area, Rodman Reservoir with world class bass fishing, Ocala National Forest and it’s many natural springs awaits your explorations. Great location, spotless inside and out. Ready for new owners to call this home!  

CALL, TEXT, EMAIL TODAY FOR YOUR PRIVATE SHOWING

 352-572-1739 OR INFO@SEARCH352HOMES.COM 

ASKING PRICE: $ 124,500

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 2

CARPORT: 50 x 60 Pole Barn

LIVING SQUARE FEET: 1512

YEAR BUILT: 1996  Homes of Merit 28′ x 56′

LOT SIZE: 3.05 Acres (Cleared, some woods, several fenced pastures and gates) 

Zoning: A-1(Residential)

Updates: Architectural shingles, light fixtures, flooring, appliances, paint, H/W Heater 2 yrs new

 

 

REDUCED / OWNER SAYS MAKE OFFER – 19.88 Acres Cleared, Fenced and Natural Spring – 22505 NE 121 Court Fort McCoy, FL 32134

Looking for privacy, seclusion and more wildlife and trees than people…then this is the perfect place for you! This unique home was originally a 1980 manufactured home including 3 bedroom and 2 bathrooms with 1012 living square feet. In 2006 owners added 24×20 sunken living room, 20x 20 main suite and 16×16 main bathroom with jacuzzi tub, shower, privacy toilet and large walk in closet too. Additions and original living square footage is now 2244 living with 20 x 8 screen room at the front door and covered decks front(20×8) and side deck(4×28) with awesome hot tub. Kitchen is open with lots of cabinets and counter space. Metal roof covers entire home and was upgraded in 2006 as well.

Bring your toys and be ready to have some fun entertaining. Game room / man cave is 16×32 with built in bar, window A/C unit and room to invite the whole gang over. Pole barn 24×56, plenty big enough for all the toys and necessary equipment to maintain this small farm. 2 – RV hookups (30 & 50 Amp) The are several fenced paddocks which have been used to raise goats and cattle, plus a chicken pen and feeding room. One pasture has small spring which always has water(per the seller). Above ground pool is ready for those hot day to keep you cool.   

Located a short drive to downtown Fort McCoy with grocery store, doctor office, pharmacy, hardware, gas station, pizza delivery and more. Ocala is just another 20 minutes away with Walmart, Lowes and all your favorite restaurants. Gainesville(Home of Florida Gators) is only 50 minutes to downtown. If your a fisherman, hunter or simply love hiking, canoeing or kayaking you are in luck! Minutes to Ocklawaha River, Rodman Reservoir boat ramp, Ocala National Forest and it many natural springs awaits your explorations. One of a kind home and location! Ready for new owners to call this more!

 

CALL, TEXT, EMAIL TODAY FOR YOUR PRIVATE SHOWING
 352-572-1739 OR INFO@SEARCH352HOMES.COM 

ASKING PRICE: $ 194,500

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 3

CARPORT: 56×24 Pole Barn

LIVING SQUARE FEET: 2244

YEAR BUILT: 1980(Manufactured Home Effective Age) Sunken living room, main suite and main bath added in 2006 along with metal roof covering entire home  

LOT SIZE: 19.88 Acres (Cleared, some woods, several fenced pastures and many gates 

Zoning: A-1(Residential)

PENDING – Stokes Lake Hide Away – 10091 NE 211 Place Fort McCoy, FL 32134

Country living has never been so peaceful and serene on this 1.47 acre Oak studded landscaped parcel. Property includes site 1997 concrete block stucco built main home with 1880 living square feet with front country porch and screened back porch overlooking lake. Just a few steps away is 1990 manufactured guest/rental home. Main home boast 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms and includes a spacious main suite and bathroom with tile shower, privacy toilet and closet the size of a small room. Guest manufactured home with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom is 1204 sq ft with 10×34 Florida room overlooking above ground pool with deck overlooking lake. Storage is not an issue with 3 buildings to store all the toys for work and play. Stokes lake has landed many an angler huge largemouth bass and other local bream, specs and more.  Enjoy the deer, turkeys and more. Located a short drive to downtown Fort McCoy with grocery, doctor office, pharmacy, hardware, gas station, pizza delivery and more. Ocala is just another 20 minutes away with Walmart, Lowes and all your favorite restaurants. If your a fisherman, hunter or simply love hiking, canoeing or kayaking you are in luck! Minutes to Ocklawaha River, Rodman Reservoir, Ocala National Forest and it many natural springs awaits your explorations. One of a kind home and location! Ready for new owners to call this more!

LIST PRICE: $199,500

MAIN HOME(1997): 3 BEDROOMS / 2 BATHROOM 1880 LIVING SQ FT

GUEST HOME(1990): 2 BEDROOM / 1 BATHROOM / 1204 LIVING SQ FT

LOT SIZE: 1.47 ACRES