Shaded Slice of Beauty

21589 NE 135 Street Salt Springs, FL 32134

Lake Kerr lake access in Forest Lake Subdivision. This home is super well kept, clean and move in ready. Cute and cozy 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home was built in 2005 and sits on .18 acre lot. Upon entering the home you notice the open floor and cathedral ceilings which makes the home seem larger than the 1169 living square feet. Beautiful travertine floors are found in the living room w/ wood fireplace, kitchen, hall and guest bathroom. Main bedroom is nicely sized with walk in closet and carpet(2019). Main bathroom includes fiberglass tub & tile(2011), marble top sink and tile floors.  Guest bedrooms are 10×10 with carpet(2011). Guest bath includes steel tub and tiled shower surround. Living room slider leads to 8’x12′ screen room including ceiling fan and 2 person hot tub. Exterior features include, metal roof, hardi board siding, fruit trees, landscaping and lots of trees for shade and privacy.  Additional notes: refrigerator 2 yrs new, updated ceiling fans, glass-top range, dishwasher, washer & dryer and water heater 10 yrs old, built in microwave 2021.  

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 30 minute drive to Ocala or Palatka for all your needs.

Asking Price $ 210,000

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Lake George – Sunrise Special

Stunning “Yellow Bluff” sunrises from this beautiful 1.42 +/- acre waterfront property with approx 100′ on Lake George and St Johns River. Main home was originally built in 1994, includes 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, 1891 living square feet under heat and air and 2 car attached garage. The downstairs is tiled throughout, includes spacious living room with brick wood burning fireplace and extra large glass sliding door leads 16’x39′ wood deck with more Lake George views. Kitchen includes oak cabinets, eat-in-dining area, breakfast and wet bar and screen room perfect for relaxing in morning with cup of coffee and breakfast. Main bedroom includes slider leading to screened room with awesome lake views, large walk-in closet and nice sized bathroom with tub/shower combo. Additional bedroom is cozy in size and guest bathroom with tub/shower combo just across the hallway. The upstairs bedroom and bathroom could be used as main bedroom and is very large, with slider leading to tree top balcony overlooking the lake. Inside laundry area leads to oversized 2 car garage. Guest house was built in 1979 and located few steps away from main home. Includes 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom w/ full length screen room across the front. Nice open floor plan with kitchen and lots of room to entertain. Includes bathroom with tub/shower and nicely sized bedroom. The property also includes a 20’x50′ workshop with concrete floors, metal roof, 110/220 electric. There is an RV metal carport with 110 power as well. 

The home and property sits over 40′ above the waters edge providing some of the most amazing views on all of Lake George. The bluff steps lead to a 17’x24′  building/fish shack with electric and water. From the fish shack there is a 400′ dock that includes metal boat storage with lift. From this location you can visit on day trip Silver Glen Springs, Juniper Run, Salt Springs Run and swim area, St Johns River with many restaurants and more. St Johns River flows from South of Orlando all the way to the Atlantic Ocean in Jacksonville. This is truly the best location for boating enthusiasts, bird watchers, fishermen, hunters and anyone who loves the outdoors.  

Well System (expansion tank, pump electronics, piping)  – December 2020
Painting (main house and guest house) – June 2020
New Sliders and kitchen window – January 2020
New Roof – January 2020
New AC – September 2016
Dock redone – July 2015
 

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 40 minute drive to Ocala or Palatka for all your needs and not much farther to Daytona Beach and Atlantic Ocean.

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1 Acre of Heaven

14415 NE 53RD COURT RD CITRA, FL 32113

Looking for BIG home? THIS IS IT! This spacious 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom manufactured home is 2280 living square feet and was built in 2003. New shingle roof just installed. Entering the home the spacious living room has cathedral ceilings w/ crown molding, Cortex waterproof laminate floors throughout home and stacked stone wood burning fireplace. Just off the living room is spacious kitchen with lots of cabinets, counter space and all stainless steel appliances are included. Main bedroom is very large with walk-in closet and oversized bathroom includes shower and garden tub. Guest bedrooms are all cozy in size. Guest bathroom includes tiled shower and floors. Family room is great size and perfect for movie night with family or visit from guest. Sliding glass door leads to 11’x 32′ covered porch. Back yard includes awesome covered BBQ/ Entertainment area and overlooks above ground pool. Lots of privacy and lots of room to grow on this beautiful 1 acre homesite.  

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. 

 

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ONLY $190,000

 

 


 

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.
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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®