Today’s Real Estate Topic-Flood Zones & Insurance

 

Good Afternoon All, 

I hope everyone is having a great day! Today, I wanted to discuss flood zones, insurance and why it’s so important to have coverage and do your research. 

Homeowners

-Do you have flood insurance coverage on your property?

-Are you aware that flood zones can change at any time? 

-If you aren’t sure, here is a link to check the flood zone. >>> http://bit.ly/FloodZoneCheck

 

Home Buyers 

-The #1 thing you can do while purchasing a property is to make sure you’re protected. DO YOUR RESEARCH! I cannot tell you how many Realtors do not check permits, foundation issues, flood zones, etc. for their buyers. 

-Like most people, you really aren’t familiar with this process and know how to do this. Make sure you ask your Realtor questions. Don’t be afraid to address potential issues. It’s better to ask before purchasing, then to close on a property and then find out. 

-Of course, flood zones change with time, so use this link to keep checking your property.      >>> http://bit.ly/FloodZoneCheck

-Link to check permits in Marion County >>> http://bit.ly/MarionCountyPermitSearch

-For more information check out this article that Florida Realtors Association posted >>> http://bit.ly/FloodZonesandInsurance

As always if you have any questions, please email Info@Search352Homes.com or Call/Text (352) 577-9171 

Today’s Real Estate Topic – Sellers Property Disclosure

 

Good Afternoon All, 

I hope your day is off to a great start! After the past couple of days of non-stop rain, I’m sure everyone is ready to enjoy this sunny Florida weather! 

Today, I wanted to talk about the Sellers Property Disclosure form that you may have heard of. At first I thought that was more a topic of discussion for property owners or sellers, but really buyers need to know this topic for when they go to purchase a home. 

Do you think a Sellers Property Disclosure is required in the state of Florida? Meaning, do you think a seller has to provide a property disclosure to a potential buyer? This answer may shock you, but a sellers property disclosure is NOT required in the state of Florida. I will say this though, as Realtors and Real Estate Brokers, we try to do everything we can to protect all parties involved. I know when I’m representing a seller, I strongly encourage them to complete a Sellers Property Disclosure. Also, when I’m working with a buyer and I feel we’re getting to the point where an offer maybe submitted, I also ask the sellers Realtor for a property disclosure. 

Please keep in mind even though a seller is not legally required to complete a Sellers Property Disclosure, a homeowner does have to disclosure facts about the property that would affect the property value. (sinkhole activity, encroachments, systems not working, etc.) 

For more information and insight on Sellers Property Disclosures, please feel free to check out this article that Florida Realtors posted on their website. >>> http://bit.ly/FloridaRealtorsPropertyDisclosure

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to email me at Info@Search352Homes.com or Call/Text (352) 577-9171 

Make it an awesome day!  -Duke 

New Listing! 10.45 Acre Parcel in Fort McCoy

 

Good Day All, 

I hope everyone is having a great start to your day! Almost Friday and time to enjoy the Florida sunshine! Here is a sneak peek of a new vacant land listing that just hit the market! 

  • 10.45 Acre Parcel
  • Zoned A-1
  • Asking $50,000
  • Build Your Custom Home
  • Bring Your Mobile Home

Great 10 Acre Parcel of Land Just Waiting For You To Build Your Custom Home or Bring Your Manufactured Home! Listed at just shy of $5,000 per Acre, this is a steal for ONLY $50,000

For more information please email Info@Search352Homes.com or Call/Text (352) 577-9171

***New Listing*** 20 Acre Dixie Rose Farm

 

Good Afternoon All,

I’m sure everyone is ready for the weekend! Check out my new farm listing that just hit the market!

Welcome to Dixie Rose Farm. As you arrive to this beautiful 20 acres on paved road CR 316 you will see manicured pastures with 4 fenced paddocks and country style home with full wrap around porch. The home was built in 2004 and is a one owner home, including 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with 1739 living square feet and 1600 square feet of wrap around porches covered by metal roof. Upon entering the home you will find soaring cathedral ceilings, with built in plant shelves and open floor plan which is great for entertaining or just having quality time with friends and family. Kitchen includes bright white cabinets and laminate countertops with plenty of cabinets, counters and storage space with laundry just off the kitchen. Laminate flooring can be found in living room and both bedrooms with vinyl in kitchen and baths. Main bedroom is spacious and includes his and hers walk-in closets and large bathroom. Guest bedroom is cozy and guest bathroom is just off living room. There are several french doors leading to the wrap around porch which provide lots of natural light and great views of the farm. The center isle barn is 39′ x 76′ with metal roof, new aluminum stall doors and 2 enclosed storage rooms for feed and/or gear. There are two metal round pins included in the sale and two 12 x 20 storage buildings too. 

Located minutes 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 you’re 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 many natural springs awaits your explorations. One of a kind home and location! Ready for new owners!

  • Country Style Home 
  • 1600 Sq Ft Wrap Around Deck
  • 20 Acres 
  • 8 Stall Center Isle Barn 
  • Feed and Tack Room, + 2 – 12 x 20 Storage Buildings
  • 4 Fenced Paddocks w/ 2 – Metal Round Pins 
  • Laminate Flooring in The Main Living Area and Bedrooms 
  • Vinyl Flooring in the Kitchen and Bathrooms 
  • Open Floor plan with Cathedral Ceilings and Plant Shelves in Living Room 

All of this and only asking $350,000!!!

For more information or to schedule a private showing please call/text (352) 577-9171 or email info@search352homes.com 

Dixie Rose Farm – 20 Acre in Ft McCoy!

Welcome to Dixie Rose Farm. As you arrive to this beautiful 20 acres on paved road CR 316 you will see manicured pastures with 4 fenced paddocks and country style home with full wrap around porch. The home was built in 2004 and is a one owner home, including 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with 1739 living square feet and 1600 square feet of wrap around porches covered by metal roof. Upon entering the home you will find soaring cathedral ceilings, with built in plant shelves and open floor plan which is great for entertaining or just having quality time with friends and family. Kitchen includes bright white cabinets and laminate countertops with plenty of cabinets, counters and storage space with laundry just off the kitchen. Laminate flooring can be found in living room and both bedrooms with vinyl in kitchen and baths. Main bedroom is spacious and includes his and hers walk-in closets and large bathroom. Guest bedroom is cozy and guest bathroom is just off living room. There are several french doors leading to the wrap around porch which provide lots of natural light and great views of the farm. The center isle barn is 39′ x 76′ with metal roof, new aluminum stall doors and 2 enclosed storage rooms for feed and/or gear. There are two metal round pins included in the sale and two 12 x 20 storage buildings too. 

Located minutes 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 you’re 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 many natural springs awaits your explorations. One of a kind home and location! Ready for new owners!

  • Country Style Home 
  • 1600 Sq Ft Wrap Around Deck
  • 20 Acres 
  • 8 Stall Center Isle Barn 
  • Feed and Tack Room, + 2 – 12 x 20 Storage Buildings
  • 4 Fenced Paddocks w/ 2 – Metal Round Pins 
  • Laminate Flooring in The Main Living Area and Bedrooms 
  • Vinyl Flooring in the Kitchen and Bathrooms 
  • Open Floor plan with Cathedral Ceilings and Plant Shelves in Living Room 

All of this and only asking $350,000!!!

 

For more information or to schedule a private showing please call/text (352) 577-9171 or email info@search352homes.com 

Just Listed- SE Ocala POOL Home! Only Asking $248,000

 

Good Morning All, 

Do you remember that SE Ocala POOL Home that was going to be listed soon? Guess what!!….It’s listed and now for sale!!! 

Large POOL home in wonderful SE location ready for new owners to enjoy! This beautiful, light & bright 3/2/2 home is located in the Crestwood subdivision near downtown Ocala, shopping, entertainment, and schools and is great family home in an established neighborhood. As you arrive to this oversized .45 acre corner lot there is beautiful established landscaping and circular drive with inviting covered porch entrance. Entering the tiled foyer there is formal dining room to the right and family room to the left with views of the pool through back sliders. Tiled floors lead into open floor plan with sunken living room including stunning stacked stone fireplace, cathedral ceilings with wood beam accents and spacious kitchen with lots of counter space and cabinets. Main bedroom is spacious and bathroom includes double sink vanity, tiled floors and shower. Guest bedrooms are comfortable sizes too and 2nd bath includes tile floors, tile shower, steel tub and is light and bright. Living room sliders lead to covered screen back porch overlooking in ground swimming pool and large wood deck surrounded by beautiful privacy landscaping and wrap around hedges. Home has a new roof, new HVAC unit and new hot water heater.  and a spacious backyard which is partially privacy fenced. Jervey Gantt park with tennis, racquetball, walking trails and more are just around the corner. Don’t miss this great home in super location…schedule your appointment today!

  • Ideal SE Ocala Location 
  • Great School Districts
  • .45 Acre Corner Lot
  • 1873 Living Sq. Ft. 
  • 3 Bedrooms 
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sunken Living Room and 
  • Formal Dining Room and  Family Room
  • Eat In Kitchen 
  • HUGE Master Suite 
  • NEW Roof, HVAC & Hot Water Heater 
  • In ground Swimming Pool

 

 

 

Please contact me for full details and to schedule a private showing before this home is SOLD!

Info@HomesForSaleOcalaMarion.com or (352) 572-1739

NEW LISTING!! – 2 Bedroom Home in Fort McCoy!

 

Good Morning All, 

I hope everyone is having a great start to your Thursday! The 2 Bedroom Home in Fort McCoy is now for sale! 

  • 2 Bedrooms 
  • 1 and a 1/2 Baths 
  • .34 Acre Lot 
  • 1242 Living Sq Ft 
  •  ASKING PRICE $85,000 

Beautiful 2 Bedroom Home located minutes from Ocklawaha River / Eureka Boat Ramp and fishing pier.  Just a short drive off the paved road this home is entirely chain link fenced with entrance gates from two roads. Lots of shade trees, landscaped and quiet country setting. Inside the home you have a country feel with tongue and groove pine,  tile and some new laminate flooring. Eat–in-Kitchen has wood cabinets, lots of counter space which leads to the cozy living room on South side and sunken Family Room to East side. There is a bonus storage room that could easily be converted to additional living space.

Updates:

2015 – Well pump, septic tank lid & pumped,

2016 –  Roof & gutters, Water Filter System

2017 – Insulation(under home), Waterproof laminate plank flooring 

 

 

 

For more information or to scheduled a private showing please email Info@Search352Homes.com or Call/Text (352) 572-1739

Coming Soon – POOL Home in Desirable SE Ocala Location!

 

Good Day All, 

Check out this upcoming listing that will be hitting the market next week! Large POOL home in wonderful SE location ready for new owners to enjoy! This beautiful, light & bright 3/2/2 home is located in the Crestwood subdivision near downtown Ocala, shopping, entertainment, and schools and is great family home in an established neighborhood. As you arrive to this oversized .45 acre corner lot there is beautiful established landscaping and circular drive with inviting covered porch entrance. Entering the tiled foyer there is formal dining room to the right and family room to the left with views of the pool through back sliders. Tiled floors lead into open floor plan with sunken living room including stunning stacked stone fireplace, cathedral ceilings with wood beam accents and spacious kitchen with lots of counter space and cabinets. Main bedroom is spacious and bathroom includes double sink vanity, tiled floors and shower. Guest bedrooms are comfortable sizes too and 2nd bath includes tile floors, tile shower, steel tub and is light and bright. Living room sliders lead to covered screen back porch overlooking in ground swimming pool and large wood deck surrounded by beautiful privacy landscaping and wrap around hedges. Home has a new roof, new HVAC unit and new hot water heater.  and a spacious backyard which is partially privacy fenced. Jervey Gantt park with tennis, racquetball, walking trails and more are just around the corner. Don’t miss this great home in super location…schedule your appointment today!

  • Ideal SE Ocala Location 
  • Great School Districts
  • .45 Acre Corner Lot
  • 1873 Living Sq. Ft. 
  • 3 Bedrooms 
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sunken Living Room and 
  • Formal Dining Room and  Family Room
  • Eat In Kitchen 
  • HUGE Master Suite 
  • NEW Roof, HVAC & Hot Water Heater 
  • In ground Swimming Pool

ASKING PRICE $ 248,000

 Please contact me for full details and to schedule a private showing before this home is SOLD!

Info@HomesForSaleOcalaMarion.com or (352) 572-1739

Coming Soon! – 2 Bedroom Home in Fort McCoy

Good Day All, 

Just wanted to take a minute and tell you about a new listing that will be coming soon next week! 

  • 2 Bedrooms 
  • 1 and a 1/2 Baths 
  • .34 Acre Lot 
  • 1242 Living Sq Ft 
  •  ASKING PRICE $85,000 

Beautiful 2 Bedroom Home located minutes from Ocklawaha River / Eureka Boat Ramp and fishing pier.  Just a short drive off the paved road this home is entirely chain link fenced with entrance gates from two roads. Lots of shade trees, landscaped and quiet country setting. Inside the home you have a country feel with tongue and groove pine,  tile and some new laminate flooring. Eat–in-Kitchen has wood cabinets, lots of counter space which leads to the cozy living room on South side and sunken Family Room to East side. There is a bonus storage room that could easily be converted to additional living space.

Updates:

2015 – Well pump, septic tank lid & pumped,

2016 –  Roof & gutters, Water Filter System

2017 – Insulation(under home), Waterproof laminate plank flooring 

 

For more information or to scheduled a private showing please email Info@Search352Homes.com or Call/Text (352) 572-1739

Get The Most of Your Tax Return-Buy a Home!

 

Good Afternoon All, 

I hope everyone is having a great start to your Monday! Who has filed their income taxes and is just waiting for your refund to hit their bank account? Have you given any consideration as to what you’re going to do with your tax refund? Here’s an idea for you…INVEST IN YOURSELF AND BUY A HOME!!! Buying a home is one of the best financial decisions you can make! Below are just a few reasons what you should invest in yourself and buy a home NOW! 

1.) Low Interest Rates, BUT on the Rise- The average 30 year fixed interest rate is about 4.5%. This is still incredibly low, but over the past 8 weeks we have been seeing an increase in rates. 

2.) Home Values- Sale prices and home values are on the rise! This is a good thing! We want values to go up gradually which means if you purchase now, hopefully within a year or so you will have positive equity in your home! 

3.) Home Inventory- Most home sellers think about listing their home in the spring. They know the hard Florida winters are behind us and home buyers are ready to purchase! 

4.) More Cash in Your Pocket- Did you know parts of Marion County and surrounding areas qualify for 100% USDA financing? Meaning no down payment for you! Let’s chat on how we can negotiate the seller paying some of your closing cost so at the end, you have keys in your hand with very little money out of pocket! 

5.) Tax Benefits- Have you thought of all of the tax benefits of purchasing a home? Tax write offs, mortgage insurance, homestead tax exemption, etc. I’m sure your accountant will have even more tax benefits for you! 

If you have any questions or want to get started today with your home purchase please contact us. We would love to have the opportunity to help assist you with ALL of your real estate needs. Thank you!