12.81 Acres / Paved Road

TBD NE 212 Street Road Fort McCoy, FL 32134

ASKING PRICE $ 115,000

Quiet country living is the best way to describe this 12+ acre flag lot parcel on paved road. Located just a few miles North of downtown Fort McCoy, this property has a gate at the road for privacy and is wooded parcel. The land has variety of hardwoods and pine trees. This property would be ideal for new homes site or many agricultural purposes. Come enjoy nature including deer, turkey, squirrels and many varieties of birds. 

Located minutes to downtown Fort McCoy with grocery store, doctor office, pharmacy, hardware, gas station, pizza delivery and more. Close to Silver Springs which is great for kayaking, boating and outdoor activities. Ocala is just another 20 minutes away with Walmart, Lowes, Bealls, Outback and many more of your favorite shopping and  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(Salt Springs, Silver Glen Springs, Juniper Springs), horseback and walking trails, and off road vehicle trails awaits your explorations. One of a kind property and location! Ready for new owners! 

80 Acres w/ Creek

848 S County Road 21 Hawthorne, FL 32640

80 Acres including Little Orange Creek with direct easement off of Hwy 21. Don’t miss this awesome piece of land with natural hardwoods, huge live oaks, pine, palm trees and more. Beautiful Little Orange Creek runs through a portion of the North East corner of the property attracting variety of wildlife including turkey, deer, wild boar and lots. There are some campsite areas near the creek This property is surrounded by hundreds of acres of timber land with lots of privacy and ready for new homesite or use for hunting and recreation. Many riding trails are already cut and ready to go for your off-road adventures. Property has been surveyed and platted into small subdivision. We like to call this type of land “Old Florida” meaning before the development and natural untouched.  Don’t miss this one of a kind 80 acres for sale and own a slice of Florida Heaven.

Quiet country living is the best way to describe the location. Located on S. County Road 21 on paved road with easy access, it is located 20 minutes from Gainesville, Palatka or Hawthorne and located only about 1.5 hours from the St. Augustine and Atlantic Ocean or Cedar Key and the Gulf of Mexico.

Address Hawthorne, Florida but this property is just minutes North of Orange Springs. Orange Springs is located in NE Marion County, just minutes from the Ocklawaha River and Rodman Reservoir with world renowned large mouth bass fishing. Located short drive from the property are restaurant, Dollar General, convenience/gas station and lots of friendly folks. Interlachen is just short drive with the additional restaurants, shopping and more.

Asking Price: $575,000

  

Lake George “Sunrise Special”

9555 NE 307 Court Salt Springs, FL 32134 – $349,900

Did you see the sunrise picture? It is awesome and can be seen and enjoyed in person if living in this wood frame home built in 1975 that sits on .62 acres with 155′ of waterfront on Lake George. The house has central heat and air with 1140 living square feet of living space.  Includes 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths and an open floor plan with many great views of the lake from kitchen, living room, family room and bedroom. Bathroom one is cozy in size with shower/tub combo and bathroom 2 includes laundry room with shower. The 10×22 Florida room is the best room to enjoy coffee in the morning and watch the stunning sunrises or relax in the huge 20’x24′ screen room.  All kitchen appliances are included in the sale (propane, range and two year old refrigerator). HVAC with heat pump is 11 years old.  Survey and flood certificate completed 2 years ago.

Lake George is the second largest lake in Florida and is an awesome location for boating, fishing or just enjoying the beautiful lake. A short boat ride away is Salt Springs which has a swim area & boat launch, Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area, and Juniper Run. The St. Johns River is located on the North and South end of the lake and offers miles and miles of water navigation with restaurants, lodging, entertainment, adventure and sight-seeing of wading birds, osprey, eagles, manatees, occasional deer and more. 

Within distance of the Ocala National Forest, Salt Springs is also home to miles and miles of ATV/SxS, horseback and hiking trails and a public park. Great fishing is year round in the many lakes, rivers and forest ponds; and don’t forget about the excellent hunting too. Local shopping includes a grocery store, Dollar General, hardware, gas station, great restaurants, entertainment and more. You will only be a short 30 minute drive to Ocala or Palatka for all your other needs.

Don’t Miss This One!

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Lake George Sunrise Special

9425 NE 307 Court Salt Springs, FL 32134 – LIST PRICE $ 450,000

“WOW!” The simplest word I can use to describe the spectacular views from so many rooms of this beautiful 2 story Lake George pool home on .59 acres with approx. 140′ on lakefront. Home was originally built in 1971, but has had many upgrades over the years. Home features 2059 living square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and 2 car detached garage(single carport parking on both sides) with breezeway in between.  As you enter front door you will see vaulted ceilings in family room, 16″ tile floors, and wood stair case leading to second floor main suite including walk-in(cedar lined) closet, bathroom w/ triple-head shower and double sinks, + screened deck overlooking the lake. Family room has wood burning fireplace and leads to open floor plan with kitchen and living room(also wood burning fireplace) with french doors leading to inground pool and awesome lake views. Kitchen is spacious with granite counter tops, custom cabinets and newer appliances. There are 2 nice size bedrooms downstairs w/ one leading to pool deck and lake views as well with french doors. Back yard includes huge covered 34’x18′ pavillion for relaxing pool side in the shade and cooking out with friends and family, dock for fishing and/or tying up the boat. Front yard has lush lawn, fish pond, and fenced yard. Two bedrooms on lower level with bath and laundry room (washer and dryer included). Zoned A/C and heat for ultimate control of temperatures. Lake George is the 2nd largest lake in state of Florida with 46,000 acres of water and connected on North and South end by the St. Johns River. Short boat ride to Salt Springs Run(swimming and campground), Silver Glen Springs, Juniper run and many restaurants and entertainment nearby. 

Located in the heart of the Ocala National Forest w/ beautiful Salt Springs swim area, boat launch and short ride to Lake George and the St. Johns River. Salt Springs is also home to miles and miles of ATV/SxS, Horseback and hiking trails. Great fishing year round in the many lakes, rivers and forest ponds, and don’t forget about the excellent hunting too. Close to local shopping including grocery store, Dollar General, hardware, gas station, great restaurants, entertainment and more. Only short 30 minute drive to Ocala or Palatka for all your needs.

Don’t miss this one of a kind waterfront property!
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Country Living – 8 Acres w/ Home

7121 NE 132 PLACE CITRA, FL 32113 – ASKING PRICE $125,000

This property is located on long dirt road with lots of vacant land on both sides of the 8 acres. Property includes 2001 Manufactured single wide home with 924 living square feet, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The kitchen, living room and dining area are open floor plan style and include carpet in living room and vinyl in kitchen. Lots of cabinets and counter space in this cozy home. Main bedroom is spacious with walk in closet and nicely sized bathroom with shower. Guest bathroom has tub/shower combo and vinyl floors too. All kitchen appliances are included and washer and dryer are in hall leading to main bedroom. 24’x20′ 2 car garage with garage door and side entry door is great for a workshop or store your cars, lawn equipment and/or toys. Some TLC is needed on home but overall in good condition. Ready for new owners, come check out this property and home.

Citra, Florida is known as the home of the pineapple orange, (originally called the Hickory orange) a name coined in 1883 for an orange (fruit) with an aroma reminiscent of the pineapple. Citra has two buildings on the National Register of Historic Places: The Citra Methodist Episcopal Church and the Armstrong House. It is home to a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences plant research facility. Some funs things to do include visiting Animal Rescue Sanctuary or stop by The Orange Shop for fresh squeezed Florida Orange Juice or some cool merchandise. Skunkie Acres offers horse back riding and every local loves visiting Crones Cradle Conserve with great outdoor gardens and country store full of local homemade foods and stuff. Located just short drive to Ocala or Gainesville, don’t miss this great property surrounded by horse country. 

 

  

3 Things to Know about the Marion County, Florida Sales Tax Initiative

 

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1. Vote: March 15, 2016

2. Why: It’s on the ballot because the Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved putting this sales tax option before county voters. The county is faced with a backlog of projects (e.g., road maintenance and expansion) and equipment needs (e.g., public safety gear and vehicles). These investments were postponed to keep property taxes low during our community’s economic downturn.

3. What it covers: If passed, the 1-percent sales tax would fund specific public safety equipment needs for law enforcement, fire rescue and emergency medical services, as well as transportation capital road projects for Marion County and its municipalities (Belleview, Dunnellon, Ocala, Reddick and McIntosh). The temporary tax would be levied over a period of four years (Jan. 1, 2017-Dec. 31, 2020), and would generate an estimated $166 million over those years.

A sales tax means visitors would help pay for the roads and public safety services they use while in Marion County, since the 1% is levied on purchases, and not properties. 

To read full “Sales Tax Initiative” 

Source: http://marioncountyfl.org/about/board-of-county-commissioners/sales-tax-option

3 Reasons Why… It’s Great Time for Sellers Aug 2015

2015 is turning into an excellent year for sellers because of rising home prices, increased demand from home buyers and happy houseless overall seller competition for most U.S. and Ocala Marion County Homeowners

 

1. Stronger demand from buyers… Demand from buyers has remained high and less competition(homes for sale), is making 2015 a fantastic year for many Marion County home owners. There is currently a larger pool of buyers, including first time buyers, boomerang buyers)previous owners who lost their home to foreclosure or short sale), and traditional owner-occupant buyers.

2. Home prices on the rise…Across the nation home and condo sellers in the first half of the year sold for an average of 13% above original asking price. Homes in the median price range have increased 6.4% since 2014 based on the June – Monthly Market Reports from Florida Association of Realtors for the Ocala/Marion County area. “So far in 2015, [sellers] are realizing the biggest gains in home price appreciation since 2007,” Blomquist says. “In June, sellers sold for above estimated market value on average for the first time in nearly two years.” Median sales prices of existing-homes pushed above the previous 2006 peak to a record high in June, the National Association of REALTORS® reported this week. The median existing-home price for all housing types was $236,400 in June – surpassing the peak median sales price set in July 2006 at $230,400.

3. Less Seller competition… New listings have decreased year over year by -2.6% and pending homes sales have increased 7%. Ocala/Marion County inventory has also decreased -8% and currently there is only a 6 month supply of inventory. This means if no other homes were placed on the market in the coming months it would take 6 months for ALL homes to be sold. Also the decrease in the number of distressed properties has fallen -11.8% and these sales accounts for less than 10% of all closed sales.

It is important to remember that location is the biggest factors in considering all of the numbers and statistics. It is important to find a trusted real estate professional that is knowledgable about your local market to discuss in further detail. Want to know the value of your home…Contact me today for a “free, no obligation” market analysis of your home and property.

 

Source: Realtormag.realtor.org – DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015″2015 Great Year to Sell,” RealtyTrac (July 22, 2015)

Florida Home Buyer Programs for 2015

Florida currently has 3 home buyer programs available;

  1. FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER Program -Florida’s First-Time Homebuyer Program offers 30-year fixed rate loans through participating lenders and lending institutions. As with most first-time homebuyer programs, income and purchase price limits do apply. A borrower must have a minimum FICO credit score of 640 to qualify.
  2. Local SHIP Program – Low-to-moderate income borrowers across the state can inquire with their local county as to what down payment and closing cost assistance is available in their given area.
  3. Florida Housing Mortgage Credit Program – The Florida Housing Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program allows first-time homeowners to claim up to $2,000 each year as a tax credit on the mortgage interest paid. The MCC program cannot be combined with the first-time homebuyer program. Similarly to the first-time homebuyer program, income and purchase price limits will apply.
For more details on Florida Housing Finance Corporation details >>>>> CLICK HERE
 Check out this FIRST TIME HOME BUYER WIZARD TOO! >>>>>>> CLICK HERE FOR WIZARD

Monthly Market Detail Report – June 2015

In the Ocala/Marion real estate market, conditions continue to be even as fewer houses become available compared to his time last year. June 2015 found an decrease in the number of new listings, active listings and pending sales were up for single-family homes, according to information from Ocala Marion County Association or Realtors®.

The 877 new listings in June 2015 represented a -2.6 percent decrease over previous year. Active listings decreased 8 percent to 3,083 over the same period. Pending sales had a high jump in June, with the 656 pending listings in for the month, indicating a 7 percent increase over June 2014. Actual sales of single-family homes also increased over the same period.

The Ocala Marion County Association or Realtors® reports that in June, a total of 606 single homes were sold in the Ocala/Marion County area. This represents a 12.8% percent increase over sales in previous yearPrices in the Ocala/Marion County real estate market continue to climb during that year-long period. The median price of a single-family home in the Ocala/Marion County area increased 6.4 percent between June/2014 and June/2015, to $116,000.

Average home prices declined -3.7 percent during that period to $145,862. The closed sales by sales price during the year

increased in all price categories except for “less than $50k and over $1,ooo,ooo. Homes spend an average of 73 days on the market in Ocala/Marion County, which is decrease from June/2014 of 38.1 percent year-over-year. Generally higher prices, limited availability, and quicker sales of those homes that come up for sale make the Marion County real estate market a favorable environment for sellers, and because of the great value in our area buyers can find quality homes far cheaper than average rent prices for the area.

Rountree Realty provides expert real estate services to residential buyers and sellers in Marion County including Ocala, Fort McCoy, Anthony, Sparr, Citra, Salt Springs, Orange Springs and and surrounding communities. Contact us today for more information on local real estate and for professional assistance navigating this sometimes complex home market.

This report describes member activity for the association and is not confined to any specific geographic area. Statistics for each month compiled from MLS feeds on the 15th day of following month. Data released July 22, 2015, produced by the Florida REALTORS®