Ocklawaha River Waterfront Luxury Retreat with Pool

Ocklawaha River Waterfront Listing! OMCAR MLS # 550523

Very rare find! Beautiful custom built concrete block home on 2.16 peaceful, quite acres overlooking over 100′ on Ocklawaha River & Greenway with beautiful sunsets, nature views with turkey and deer visiting almost daily. Cast a line from the floating dock or relax on one of the many dock levels. Take a short boat ride to the World Famous Rodman Reservoir known for the trophy Large Mouth Bass, 20 minute ride to locks leading to the St Johns River. Located in the heart of the Ocala National Forest known for hunting, trail riding, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding or just relaxing. In fact, you can ride right from the property on your ATV/SxS and access 80+ miles of trails through the Forest. On those cold nights, relax in front the fire pit as you watch the sunset over the river.

This custom built home is over 1820 living square feet with open floor plan and tile throughout. Inside you will find a cozy open floor plan soaring cathedral ceilings in living/dining area. The spacious kitchen including custom cabinets, granite countertops, recessed lighting, stacked stone island and all stainless steel appliances are included. Just off kitchen area is laundry room with large pantry, cabinets and countertops w sink. Living room with stack stoned wood burning fireplace, plant shelves, Infinity surround speakers and includes double french doors leading to porch w/ views of river. Main bedroom is 24 x 17 with vaulted ceiling, sitting area and bathroom with walk in sunken shower, privacy toilet, custom cabinetry and granite countertops. 2nd bedroom is 16×12 and includes nice size closet. 3rd bedroom is currently being used as Den/Study.  Great to entertain on the 1,490 Sq Ft wrap around screen porch featuring hot tub with views of the woods and river.  As you walk around to back of the home you will caged black pebble crete pool, outdoor shower, and plenty of room to grill and entertain.  while enjoying the large  from the great room area with double french doors and more views of the Ocklawaha River. Just beyond home and caged pool is a dream 30×50′ metal workshop w/ 8″ concrete slab floor, enclosed room, 110/220 power, water and double roll up doors. There is attached one bay parking for boat and another building that will hold ATV, mower and all the yard tools or toys you desire.

This is… A TRUE ON OF A KIND JEM!!!

CALL, TEXT or EMAIL TODAY FOR PRIVATE SHOWING!!!

  • 3 Bedrooms 
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1820 Living Sq Ft Concrete Block
  • 2.16 Acres 
  • Zoned A-1 
  • 2,476 Sq Ft Under Roof  w/ Screened Wrap Around Porch
  • Inground Caged Swimming Pool 
  • Ocklawaha River Waterfront over 100′ on Greenway and River
  • Custom Kitchen w/ Granite and Stainless Steel Appliances 
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • 30X50′ Workshop

Asking Price $455,000 


For More Info Please Call/Text (352) 577-9171 or Email Info@Search352Homes.com

Time for a Contest & Giveaway!!

Happy Friday Everyone!! 

We have another contest for you and the winner will win a Dunkin Donuts Gift Card!! 

I understand that it is very stressful for a homeowner or home buyers to hire and choose the right Realtor for them! Below are 5 things I think you should consider when hiring a Realtor. 

  1. Experience 
  2. Personality 
  3. Reviews 
  4. Marketing Strategy 
  5. Local Expertise of the Area 

Which one of these is most important to you when hiring a Realtor? All you have to do is leave a comment on my Facebook post regarding this topic and your name with go in a drawing for a Dunkin Donuts Gift Card!! >>> www.Facebook.com/RountreeRealty 

Winner will be announced next week on Facebook!! Stay tuned for more contest and giveaways!! 

107 Acre w/ Farm House $545K

New Listing on 107+/- Acres in Fort McCoy!!

Are you looking for large farm with Old Florida feel? If so, this is the perfect property to call home. Currently set up as small cattle farm, the entire 107+ acres is fenced and includes 3 ponds(on or bordering the property). 107 acres includes 4 parcel numbers(Acreage – 75, 17.5, 10, 5) Original farm house, but has many updates since 2003 including floor joist updated/replaced, wood siding, electric panel upgrade, metal roof, kitchen with wood cabinets and hard surface countertops, updated appliances; crown molding in kitchen and living room.  Florida room is 107 square feet and features custom teak wood paneling and old hand hewn posts. Short walk to 2 story workshop/barn you will find 40’x40′ 2 story structure that can be finished and customized to your needs and wants. 2nd story would be great to finish as living quarters or possible game room and includes viewing deck overlooking beautiful pond and magnificent oak trees and more. The acreage includes variety of oaks, palms, pine, cypress trees and boasts tons of wildlife (deer, turkey, foxes) and ponds bring many types of water fowl. Don’t miss your chance to own one of Fort McCoy’s oldest homestead properties and live the “Old School” Florida Lifestyle.

Close to Silver Springs which is great for kayaking, boating and outdoor activities. 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, Bealls, Outback and many more of 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(Salt Springs, Silver Glen Springs, Juniper Springs) awaits your explorations. One of a kind property and location! Ready for new owners! 

 

For More Info Please Call/Text (352) 577-9171 or Email Info@Search352Homes.com 

 

  • Asking Price $545,000
  • 107.5 +/- Fenced Acres
  • Zoned A-1 for Agriculture
  • Cattle Farm w/ Agriculture Exemption
  • 40 x 40 2 – Story Barn (Separately Metered)
  • 2 Bed 1 Bath Home w/ 1088 Living Sq. Ft.
  • 3 Ponds

Homestead Exemption-Marion County

 

Good Day All, 

I hope everyone is having a great week!! It’s such a busy time of year with holiday preparations, parties, shopping, and list goes on and on. If you purchased a home in 2018 and it’s your primary residence than this blog post is for you!! 

Please don’t forget to file for homestead exemption so you qualify for the tax break in 2019. Below is a link with instructions to apply online for homestead exemption for Marion County. 

http://bit.ly/HomesteadExemptionApplication

If you have any questions please contact me at (352) 577-9171 or Info@Search352Homes.com or Call Marion County Property Appraiser office at (352) 368-8300

Do You Know Who You’re Hiring?

Good Day All, 

I hope everyone is having a great week!! The weekend is almost here and I’m sure your weekend is jammed packed with preparations and holiday activities! Lately, I’ve seen so many homeowners listing their homes with Realtors based out of Jacksonville, Orlando and even some in South Florida. For the homeowners that are doing this, I have 2 questions for you.

Why? And Do You Know Who You’re Hiring? 

Below are just a few questions you should ask Realtors when you’re interviewing them to list your property. 

  1. Are You a Member of your Local MLS and Board of Realtors? 
  2. Do You Have a Marketing Plan to Get my Property SOLD? 
  3. What Are Ways That Will Make My Property Stand Out Against Others? 
  4. Ask Realtors for Their Recommendations?
  5. Do You Have a Follow Up System to Keep Me Informed?

Have you seen all of the marketing that is included when you list with Rountree Realty? Professional Photography, 3-D Tour, Floorplan of Home, Social Media Marketing Campaigns, Website Article and MORE!!  Below is an example showing just a few of these items. >>> 

http://bit.ly/HomewithHwy315Frontage

For More Info on How I Can Help You SELL Your Property and Provide the RESULTS You Deserve Please Contact Me! (352) 577-9171 or Email Info@Search352Homes.com 

Advantage to Listing Your Home After the New Year!

 

Good Day All, 

I hope everyone is having a great week!! Can you believe that it is almost December 1st? The countdown to Christmas is here!! This may surprise you that a Realtor is telling you this, but now is NOT the time to list your home! I know it’s a shocker, but below are a few reasons why you want to wait and list your home for sale after the New Year. 

  • Holiday Décor – I know we all like to have our homes decorated for the holidays! Honestly though the last thing you want in your homes pictures and in your home while buyers are looking is Christmas tree’s, Santa Clause all over the place, the home plastered in green and red, etc. Wait until after Christmas, put the décor away, clean and be ready to impress buyers!! 
  • Timing – Most people list their home for sale in the Spring time. Listing your home right after the new year makes your home stand out and not get lost in the flood of homes listed in the spring. Plus, hopefully you will be under contract and moving in the spring instead of just getting the process started. 
  • Ring, Ring Ring – Realtor’s phones, emails and all forms of communication is typically very slow in December. Which means buyers are typically waiting until after the holidays to purchase a home. Listing in January means they will be waiting to see your home verses having it sit on the market in December with very to no activity. 
  • Tax Time – Often at the end of the year people start to look at their taxes, financial situation, etc. and plan for the next year! Having your home fresh on the market in January is ideal for people getting a head start on 2019! 

I hope you find this information helpful!! Just remember list with me in January, but call me today so we can get a plan together!

Call/Text (352) 577-9171 or Email Info@Search352Homes.com 

 

Licensed & Insured!!

 

Good Day All, 

I hope everyone is having a great week!! Lately, I’ve heard of so much horror stories of homeowners hiring unlicensed “professionals” for maintenance and updates for their home. I cannot express how important it is to hire a licensed and insured professional for ALL projects around your home. 

I’ve seen some “professionals” require huge down payments for jobs and never show up to complete them. I’ve seen roofers complete a job without pulling a permit and then you run into issues when it comes time to close the sale of your home. No matter how big or small the job is, make sure you hire a professional that is licensed and insured. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me. I have a list of local vendors for all jobs and would be more than happy to share it with you if needed. (352) 577-9171 or Info@Search352Homes.com

 

 

Kitchen Remodel on a Budget

 

Good Day All, 

I hope everyone is having a great week! It’s so nice to have some cooler fall weather for a change!  The most expensive room in your home is your kitchen. We all know it’s so easy to go over budget with remodeling projects especially when you’re remodeling a kitchen. Below are a few tips that will ensure you stay within budget and finish your project with great results. 

  • Bright White – A coat of fresh, bright white paint can do wonders for your kitchen cabinets. It’s more affordable to paint your cabinets and update the hardware instead of purchasing new cabinets. Just remember that a white kitchen is always very for buyers!

 

  • Light It Up – New light fixtures and cabin underlighting is a great way to make a statement without breaking the bank. 

 

  • Leave Plumbing Where It Is – One the most expensive items when remodeling is plumbing. Make sure you leave existing plumbing lines where they’re so you don’t have to update your plumbing and location. 

 

  • Solid Surface Counter Tops – Everyone loves the look of granite and solid-surface counter tops! When shopping around ask your local counter top store for surfaces that are being discontinued. Also keep in mind solid-surfaces that may not be granite, but has the same look and quality as a granite. 

 

  • Scratch and Dent – Scratch and Dent Appliances is a great way to save money!! Finding an appliance that has a very little scratch or dent that’s not really noticeable will save you a lot of $$$. Check your local appliance store, Lowes or Home Depot and ask if they have any appliances like this available. 

 

I hope you find these tips helpful for your next remodeling project. If there is anything I can do to help please let me know. 

Duke Rountree    (352) 577-9171    Info@Search352Homes.com 

Maintaining Your Home in the Fall

Good Day All, 

I hope everyone is staying dry and safe from Hurricane Michael. Luckily, it doesn’t look like Marion County is in the path of the storm, but we’re definitely keeping everyone in the panhandle in our thoughts and prayers. I wanted to go over a few things you can do in the weeks ahead to prep your home for fall and the upcoming holidays! Most of your homes are used for entertaining this time of year and I thought these tips would be helpful. 

 

  • Fireplace – Make sure you have your fireplace inspected to ensure it is ready for use! 

 

  • HVAC Unit – Make sure your heating and cooling system is ready and good to go! In Florida you probably had this inspected in the spring for the summer season. It’s also a good idea to have it looked at going into winter season. 

 

  • Appliances – With holiday meals and baking you definitely want to make sure all of your kitchen appliances are in working order. The last thing you want to happen is have a burner or appliance go out right before the holidays. Also don’t forget about your washer and dryer! Holiday’s often bring extra house guest which means more laundry. 

 

  • Exterior – Fall leaves often bring gutters to full capacity. Clean out your gutters and while you’re outside check your roof and piping to ensure it is ready for the hard winters we have here in Florida. 

 

  • Your Own Audit- Walk around the interior and exterior of your home. You know your home better than anyone else. If you see something out of place or unusual, now is a good time to have it looked at. 

 

As always if you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help please contact us. Info@Search352Homes.com or (352) 577-9171