***Tax Season***

Good Afternoon All, 

I hope everyone is having a great week! We’re right around the corner from tax season. For most people this is a very dreaded time of the year. So much information and knowledge goes into taxes and for some people it can be a little overwhelming. 

Have you given any consideration as to what you’re going to do with your tax return? Maybe you could use your tax return to purchase a home or use it to improve your current home! Today, we’re going talk about Tax Deductions for homeowners and some benefits you may not know of. 

What are some homeowner tax deductions? 

There are several different tax related expenses and deductions for homeowners. Home Office Expenses, Energy Efficient Appliances and Windows, etc.

What are some tax deductions when purchasing a home?  

When you’re purchasing a home there are many different expenses that you can claim as a deduction. For an example, mortgage interest, mortgage points, real estate taxes, moving expenses, etc. 

What are some home owner related expenses that CANNOT be claimed as a deduction? 

Unfortunately here is a list of expenses that cannot be claimed as a tax deduction. Mortgage insurance, homeowners insurance including flood or fire), direct principal payments, remodeling, etc. 

As always I encourage you to consult with a local tax expert or accountant for all tax related questions. I hope everyone has a great rest of your day and weekend! 

-Duke 

 “This blog post is only for general information and Rountree Realty advises readers to contact their local tax expert for all tax questions and filing purposes.”

List Your Home TODAY!

Good Afternoon All, 

Have you given any consideration to listing your home for sale? Maybe you’ve heard the myth that listing your home in the Spring is the best time of year. I’m here to tell you that may not be the case! Right now we have a lot of snow birds in the area looking to purchase winter homes. Also with interest rates being extremely low, we have a busy real estate market in general for all stages of life. From first time home buyers to couples retiring and downsizing, there is a buyer right now for your home. 

In today’s real estate market inventory is EXTREMELY low. Myself, as well as several other Realtors, have portfolios of buyers just waiting for homes to hit the market! I would love to have the opportunity to sit down with you and provide a free comparative market analysis. We can also go over my marketing plan to get your home SOLD for top dollar and in a time frame that works best for you. Please give me a call today! I look forward to hearing from you.  

Duke Rountree 

***IDEAL PROPERTY WITH 2 HOMES*** 24740 E Hwy 316, Salt Springs, FL 32134

 ***IDEAL PROPERTY WITH 2 HOMES*** Each Home has 1 Bedroom and 1 Full Bathroom with Full Kitchen, Living Room, Eating Area and Laundry Room! Great living concept for the your in-laws, older children or rental income! Great location close to town, lakes, fishing, boating and other outdoor activities.

 

  • 0.71 Acres
  • Possible Rental Income or Mother In Law Suite 
  • Asking $115,000

 

 

 

WHITE SAND LAKE FRONT HOME!-23295 NE 112th Avenue, Fort McCoy, FL 32134

PROPERTY HAS WHITE SAND LAKE FRONT BEACH WITH PARTY HUT, DOCK WITH ALL NEW DECKING, NEARLY 1/2 ACRE FENCED IN PROPERTY WITH 3 LARGE SWING GATES, LARGE PICNIC GAZEBO, NEW FIREPIT AREA, 2 SHEDS FOR ALL YOUR TOYS, LARGE ATTACHED CARPORT, UNDER HOUSE PARKING, HUGE FIRST FLOOR PARTY DECK, LARGE SECOND FLOOR DECK, TIRE SWING, HUGE PULL THROUGH CIRCULAR GRAVEL DRIVEWAY, SPACE FOR AN RV WITH HOOKUPS AND MORE!!! Home is meticulously kept with recent updates, all new furnishings (negotiable), 3 bedrooms (2 up, one down) open floor plan w/ gorgeous views of pristine Deer Back Lake, large Florida Room with unique multi purpose office/dining setup, lots of large windows, newer a/c with UV filtration, first floor large bedroom w/refrigerator & sink & more! WAY TOO MANY DETAILS TO LIST! 

  • LAKE FRONT PROPERTY
  • NEARLY 1/2 ACRE
  • ASKING $187,500

30+ ACRES Agricultural Zoned in HORSE Country!-9301 W Hwy 318, Reddick, FL 32686

30+ ACRES Agricultural zoned rolling pasture with flowing creek and large oak trees providing lots of shade and plenty of choices to place your new dream home or rebuild old concrete block structure located on front of property. Located across the street from Ocala Jockey Club and less than 15 minutes away from HITS. Old Home on Property needs complete rehab but does have well and septic. Halfway between Gainesville & Ocala. Additional 60 acres possibly available too! 

  • 9301 W Hwy 318, Reddick, FL 32686
  • 30.37 Acres with an Additional 60 Acres Possibly Available 
  • ***Only Asking $360,000***

If you have any questions or if you would like to view this property, please contact me at Info@HomesForSaleOcalaMarion.com or (352) 572-1739. 

Hard to Find Acreage on Paved Road!

Hard to find acreage on paved road. Two parcels included in this sale. 3.1 acres has 220′ of Hwy 316 road frontage. 6.65 is flag lot and borders smaller lot to the East. Both lots have concrete aprons and are heavily wooded parcels. Located within minutes of downtown Fort McCoy with shopping, restaurants, hardware, park and more. Short drive to Ocala National Forest with great freshwater springs, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, horseback and ATV trails, hunting fishing and everything an outdoor enthusiast could ever desire. This property is ready for new owners and bring your plans for new home.

  • Asking $45,000
  • Total Acreage 9.75 Acres
  • Zoned A-1 General Agriculture 

Please email Info@HomesForSaleOcalaMarion.com or (352) 572-1739 for more info. 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year!

Good Morning All, 

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I would like to hear from you and see who all made a New Years Resolution? You always hear of the resolutions to lose weight, eat healthy, improve a relationship, travel more, etc., but who made a resolution to buy a home?!?! Buying a home is one of the best investments you can make and over time will help you gain financial freedom! 

What if your New Years Resolution was to sell your current home? Maybe you now have equity in your home and are ready for an upgrade! Or your family is expanding and you need more living space.

Either way, right now is a great time to buy or sell real estate. Home values are up for sellers and interest rates are extremely low for buyers! I would love to have the opportunity to talk with you and guide you through the process. If there is anything I can do to help please let me know. I hope everyone has a great start to 2018! 

Duke Rountree 

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

Good Afternoon All, 

I hope everyone is having a great day! Did anyone do anything fun over the weekend to celebrate the upcoming holiday? Maybe attended a Christmas Party or the Ocala Christmas Parade? Since we’re now less than two week until Christmas, I thought I would share some of favorite holiday traditions and events here in Marion County. 

1.) Let’s Skate Ocala!- Ocala’s Ice-skating Rink is back! Located at Tuscawilla Park at 500 NE Sanchez Ave, Ocala.                Every weekend they’re having a special theme for the event. 

  • Friday, Dec. 15 – Santa’s Workshop with a special screening of the movie “Elf”
  • Friday, Dec. 22 – Superheroes Night 

Click here for more information and pricing. http://bit.ly/2BTLnWn

2.) Carriage Rides on the Square!- Every weekend between now and New Year’s Eve you can take a carriage ride and see all of the lights and holiday decorations around the square. Click here for more information and pricing. 

http://bit.ly/2B4DQqA

3.) Ocala Civic Theatre!- The Ocala Civic Theatre has several different performances going on for the holiday season. Make sure you check out their website for tickets, showtimes and more information!

http://bit.ly/2B55yn2

4.) Cotton Farm’s Christmas Village- This is a great event for the little kiddos. From Pancakes with Santa, to hayrides, lights and other Christmas activities this is the place to be! Here is a link to their FB page with more information. 

https://www.facebook.com/CottomFarmChristmasVillage/

5.) Cade Christmas Light Display- This Christmas light display is located in Orange Springs, just a few miles north of Fort McCoy. For years this has been one of the best Christmas light displays in the area. Check out their FB page for pictures and more info. 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cade-Christmas-Light-Display/1438266549721929

I hope you get the chance over the next couple of weeks to enjoy some of the holiday events here in Marion County! This is truly is the most wonderful time of year! 

Merry Christmas, 

Duke Rountree

Veterans Day Events-20% Off Services!

Good Day All, 

I hope everyone is having a great day! Check out these fun family events to honor and celebrate our Veterans this weekend! 

http://fun4ocalakids.com/Whats-Happening/Veterans-Day-Events/

There are a lot of activities here in Marion County and surrounding areas to have fun with the family!

Oh and don’t forget that Rountree Realty gives back 20% of earned commission to our Veterans! Contact me today for more info. (352) 572-1739 or info@homesforsaleocalamarion.com. 

-Duke

Country Charmer! 7927 E Hwy 318 Citra, FL 32113

COUNTRY CHARMER!!! Is the first thing that comes to mind with this beautiful home situated on 5.19 fenced acres. As you arrive on CR 318 you will see white PVC fence along front of the property and metal gate for added privacy. The path to the home is lined with Magnolia trees and leads to 24×36 – 3 vehicle carport. Relax in your rocking chairs on wrap around porch with hardi lap siding over looking green pasture. As you enter the home, you are greeted by soaring cathedral ceilings, gorgeous engineered wood floors and an open living room and kitchen. Living room is spacious with lots of natural light and keep warm during those cold night with stacked stone fireplace and custom Cedar mantle. Kitchen includes bay window eat-in-kitchen area with tile floors, Cherry cabinets(with multiple lazy suzans), lots of counter space and Kitchenaide Architect Series gas range, refrigerator and new dishwasher(2017).  Everyone wants a mud room/ laundry room/ pantry with enough room for all your extras and this homes does not disappoint with its 88 square feet of space.

Main bedroom is spacious with lots of windows and views of landscaped yard. Main bathroom has double vanity, large glass shower surround and leads to 8’x9′ walk in closet. The split plan home includes two cozy 12×13 and 12×12 bedrooms and nicely complemented bathroom with maple cabinets, steel tub and tile shower surround. Just off living room is den and family room for entertaining or just relaxing and reading a book. 

The 12 x 64 back patio is a place where you will find the most relaxing with views of green pasture, pine trees and lots of privacy. There is 24 X 48 pole barn with 8″ concrete and 12 x 24 enclosed workshop with wired for 110 & 220 volt electric. All building have metal roof for great piece of mind. Small fort for the kids to play and plenty of room for agricultural outdoor lifestyle. Don’t miss this spectacular home! 

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

ASKING PRICE: $ 265,000

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 2

CARPORT: 24 x 36

POLE BARN /  WORKSHOP: 24 x 48 Concrete Floors 12 x 24 Enclosed Workshop

LIVING SQUARE FEET: 2216

YEAR BUILT: 2005 Concrete Block w/ Hardi Siding and Stucco  

LOT SIZE: 5.19 Acres (Cleared, some woods, PVC Fence in front, wire for rest

Zoning: A-1(Residential)