Country Charmer – 15630 NE 150 Court Fort Mc Coy, FL 32134

Cute, clean and ready for new owners. This super well kept home was built in 2005 but looks much newer. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom manufactured home is 1012 living square feet under heat and air with 16′ x 23′ bonus room that could easily have air and heat added to increase overall square footage to 1380. Bonus room has cathedral ceilings, lots of windows for natural light and carpeted.  Kitchen has lots of cabinets and counter space and includes all appliances. Just off the kitchen is dining area and inside laundry area as well. Main bedroom is nicely sized and bathroom includes shower, double sinks and linen closet. Guest bedroom is cozy in size  and guest bathroom includes shower/tub combo. Living room is great for watching tv or just relaxing with the family. This homes interior includes tape and textured walls, crown molding, carpet and vinyl flooring throughout. The exterior includes metal roof, front covered porch, concrete skirting, fenced yard, 12×16′ storage building and metal carport with concrete pad. Home shows very well!

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!

ASKING PRICE $119,000

 

 

The Value of Your Home is Important

Wonder what your house — or a house you might buy — is really worth? Knowing how to calculate your home’s value with the help of online tools and trained professionals better prepares you to buy, sell, refinance, tap into your home’s equity or even negotiate lower property taxes.

How to Find the Value of a Home

1. Use online valuation tools

Searching “how much is my house worth?” online reveals dozens of home value estimators. In fact, 22% of U.S. homeowners who determined their home’s value used an online estimator, according to a survey. The technical term for these tools is automated valuation model, or AVM, and they’re typically offered by lenders or real estate sites like Zillow and Redfin.

Using public records like property transfers, deeds of ownership and tax assessments along with some mathematical modeling, these tools try to predict your home’s value based on recent sales and listing prices in the area.

2. Get a comparative market analysis

When you’re ready to dive deeper into your home value, you can ask a local real estate agent for a comparative market analysis, or CMA.

Though not as detailed as a professional appraisal, a CMA provides an agent’s evaluation of the home and market to provide an estimate of value, typically for listing purposes.

3. Use the FHFA House Price Index Calculator

If you’re wary of AVMs but still want a quick estimate of what your home is worth, the Federal Housing Financing Agency’s house price index (HPI) calculator applies a more scientific approach.

The tool uses the “repeat sales method,” says FHFA senior economist Will Doerner. Armed with millions of mortgage transactions gathered since the 1970s, the FHFA tracks a house’s change in value from one sale to the next. Then it uses this information to estimate how values fluctuate in a given market.

4. Hire a professional appraiser

Lenders require a home appraisal before they’ll approve a mortgage, but as a property owner, you can hire an appraiser to estimate home value at any time. More than one-fourth (28%) of U.S. homeowners determined their home’s value through an appraisal, according to the survey.

5. Evaluate comparable properties

One thing appraisals and AVMs have in common is their reliance on the recent sale value of comparable properties, often called “comps.” Well over half (56%) of U.S. homeowners estimated their home’s value by looking at comparable properties. On its face, this approach seems simplest.

Pulling comps is one way to determine market value without paying an appraiser, but use good judgment. “Just because the property next door sold doesn’t mean it’s a comp,” Lundquist says.

To choose accurate comps, you must employ an “apples to apples” approach, Lundquist says. Think about which properties would interest a buyer if yours weren’t available. Look for similar size, location, condition and upgrades.

Why Home Value is Important

Knowing your home’s value allows you to evaluate what you can afford, determine whether a listing is priced appropriately and decide how to price your own home, says Gayle Weiswasser, senior vice president of marketing and communications at Homesnap, an app that offers home value estimates.

And the benefits of finding a home’s value don’t end with a purchase or sale: Refinances, home equity lines of credit, insurance premiums and annual property taxes are all based on home value.

Serene & Private 37 +/- Acres

13740 NE 223 Lane Orange Springs, FL 32182

Want privacy and looking for little to no neighbors? If so, then you have have found the perfect hideaway from it all. Bordered on 3 sides by state land this rural 37.1 +/- acres is located down long winding dirt road and leads to mainly wooded and partially cleared(several fenced paddocks) acreage with lots of wildlife including turkey, deer and more. The manufactured log home was built in 1997 and includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with 828 living square feet with 10×23 attached screen room with metal roof only 3 years old. Some updates: 2019 refrigerator & dryer, 2018 Washer. There is 14’x20′ workshop and seller is including pickup truck and riding mower with the sale. 

 Orange Springs is 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! 

Asking Price $ 335,000

 

Country Charm Home on 1.8 Acres

UNDER CONTRACT

 

13881 NE Jacksonville Road Citra, FL 32113

Location, location, location…don’t miss this cute home with great location and easy access to Ocala or Gainesville. Originally built in 1983 this 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home includes 1288 living square feet with 280 square foot covered front porch. Upon entering the home you will see soaring cathedral ceilings, nice open floor plan and laminate flooring throughout downstairs.  Kitchen has custom wood cabinets, lots of counter space and appliances are included. Downstairs includes 2 nice sized bedrooms and bathroom with tub/shower combo. Upstairs is the main bedroom, with walk in closet and 1/2 bath. This well cared for home has newly painted exterior, some new interior paint, updated South side steps and siding, new floor in bathroom and new drainfield 2019.

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. 

ASKING PRICE $229,000

 

 

 

October Newsletter

It is officially October and the start to a new month!

In the September issue of our newsletter you will find events this month, featured listings, market predictions for 2021, and how to follow us on social media.

Click the attachment to check it out!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any of your real estate needs.

October Newsletter

Lake Kerr Access

21590 NE 135 Lane Salt Springs, FL 32134

Don’t miss this super clean 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom concrete block home on .57 acres. The well cared for ranch style home is 1,008 living square feet with oversized 672 square foot, 2 car garage and front covered porch with view of Lake Kerr. The living room is nice sized and just off kitchen with custom wood cabinets, lots of counter space and all appliances are included. Glass door in kitchen/dining area provides lots of natural light and leads to concrete patio area overlooking wooded lot in backyard. Main bedroom is cozy size and bathroom includes fiberglass shower/tub combo. Guest bathroom includes tiled shower with steel tub. In the back yard there is a 24×11 storage shop with 110V power and workout station. 

  • 2019 – New Pump, HVAC, Garage door(torsion springs, bar, pulley, rollers)
  • 2020 – Flooring(Commercial grade 30 year warranty)

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.

ASKING PRICE $240,000

 


 

What could be affected during a shutdown?

As the federal government teeters near the edge of another shutdown, you might wonder what it could mean for you if the slow gears grind to a halt.

Congress hasn’t adopted any appropriations bills before the new fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1. If it doesn’t meet the deadline by midnight Sept. 30 – or adopt a continuing resolution to buy more time – a shutdown is likely.

What could be affected during a shutdown?

  • Social Security and Medicare: Payments would continue, but benefit verification and card issuance would stop.
  • National parks: Some park gates remained open during the last government shutdown, but visitor services and maintenance stopped.
  • Flights: Air traffic controllers and Transportation Security Administration officers worked through the last shutdown, but slowdowns were reported in airports.
  • Mortgage and loans: The Internal Revenue Service would not verify Social Security numbers and income. In previous shutdowns, this created a backlog of loan approvals.
  • Food inspections: The Food and Drug Administration delayed inspections during shutdowns.
  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance: Benefits were paid while carryover money was available in state and federal accounts.
  • Border: Customs and border agents worked at crossings and ports of entry during previous shutdowns.

National Housing Market Forecast

Is the Housing Market Going to Crash Before 2021 Is Over? What About 2022?

It’s pretty unlikely that the housing market will crash in the next two years. Remember, home prices have already seen a 23% increase in 2021, almost triple original predictions. That’s a good thing for the economy!

Back in 2020, experts projected that home prices would keep increasing in 2022, growing at a slightly slower rate of 5.5%. Well, they’re still thinking home prices will grow, but more slowly than they have this year—probably around 3% with a median purchase price of $334,000.20 But after seeing how far off predictions were for 2021 . . . well, who knows what will happen.

So, the question that’s always looming: When is the market expected to crash? Here’s the deal. As long as new buyers continue to enter the market and there aren’t enough homes for sale to meet demand, home sales and prices will continue going up, and the market should stay healthy.

On the other hand, if the number of houses for sale was crazy high and the number of buyers willing to buy them suddenly plummeted, home prices would get slashed—and that’s when a crash would be something to worry about. 

3 Acre w/ 3/2 Home

Under Contract

Great location with easy access to 301/441 and easy commute to Ocala or Gainesville. This beautiful property is 3 acre flag lot with some privacy fencing in front yard and no climb fenced paddock in back for all your agricultural needs. The well kept manufactured home is a 2006 with 1726 living square feet and includes 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is a small wood deck entering the covered entrance and additional porch on the side of home, great for relaxing under the large oak trees. The interior includes large open living room including built-in entertainment center and desk. Kitchen has lots of cabinets and counter space with nice sized dining area overlooking living room. Main bedroom is nicely sized with walk in closet. Main bath includes garden tub, double sinks and shower. Guest bedrooms are cozy in size. Additional features include inside laundry and 2 linen closets. Living room door leads to rear wood deck and above ground pool. 

Updates: HVAC (2020), Roof (2019), Drain field (2020) Inside paint (1 year)

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. 

ASKING PRICE $190,000


 

LAKE KERR COVE WATERFRONT

Great waterfront location on cove with canal leading to 1800 acre Lake Kerr located in Salt Springs, Marion County . The lot includes approx. 63′ of waterfront and is .18 acres total with updated dock. The 1960 manufactured home includes 2 bedrooms,  1 bathroom and is move in ready. Don’t let the age fool you, this home is very clean and well kept. Relax under the trees in the 10×20 screen room overlooking the water. You can catch bait fish, bream, catfish, largemouth bass and more right off your own personal dock.

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.

List Price Only $ 95,000