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. 

 

  

Back To School

It’s that time of year again… Back to school is here! School is looking a little different for everyone this year as a result of Coronavirus. Whether the students and teachers are doing school from home or actually in the classroom, this is a stressful time for everyone.

It’s no secret that teachers go above and beyond to provide their students with positive and fulfilling educational experiences. Doing that this school year is even more difficult. Teachers are having to buy even more school supplies than normal to abide by COVID-19 safety procedures in the classroom. 

Here are some way that we can all help teachers and students:

  1. Reach out to see what teachers specifically need.
  2. Donate to the classroom of teachers doing in person learning.
  3. Donate to the teachers who are online and need help.
  4. Check with the students and see what they need.
  5. Continue to show up and help throughout the entire school year.
  6. Share this resource with others to bring awareness to what teachers and students need.

You can reach out to us here at Rountree Realty if you have any questions on how to help. These are difficult times for everyone and the more we can help each other out the better! 

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricanes are dangerous and can cause major damage because of storm surge, wind damage, and flooding. They can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. Storm surge is historically the leading cause of hurricane-related deaths in the United States.

The peak of hurricane season is upon us and we need to be sure we are all prepared. 

Here are some tips for the best possible outcome:

  1. Know Your Hurricane Risk
  2. Make An Emergency Plan
  3. Recognize Warnings and Alerts
  4. Know Your Evacuation Zone
  5. Gather Supplies
  6. Strengthen Your Home
  7. Help Your Neighbors
  8. Get Tech Ready
  9. Review Important Documents
  10. Be Safe

 

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

15 Acres – 2 Homes $450k

Hard to Find! Don’t miss this one w/ Main home and In-Law or Guest home on 15.33 acres. Located just a short drive off of paved road CR 315 is a very private setting of beautiful fenced land with golf cart trails, water feature, cleared areas for gardening, hunting(with shooting house & fan) or whatever you desire. 2 story barn is 12’x20′ includes 2 stalls, 2 lofts, water and electric. 

Main home is 2357 under heat and air with 2 car garage and has large sun deck with hot tub and lots of bench seating. As you approach the home there is tiled entry and foyer leading to large family room(new carpet) with big picture windows of the North facing lawn and trees. Just off the family room is formal dining room overlooking spacious kitchen(new paint and linoleum) with lots cabinets, counter space and all appliances are included. Living room has large brick wood burning fireplace and also open to kitchen which is great for family gatherings. Den is one of my favorite rooms for an office or workout place because it is surrounded by windows and nature feels like it is inside. Guest bedroom 2 has new carpet and fresh paint and both bedrooms are nice sized. guest bath includes tub/shower and linen closet. Spacious main bedroom has lots of natural light, includes walk in closet and large bathroom including nice vanity, tiled shower and garden tub. 482 square foot deck with wrap around bench seating and hot tub is great for relaxing under the stars. (Updates – HVAC yearly service 7/31, septic pump 2019, septic drain field 2019, water heater 2019, water softner 2019, service entrance electric 2019, dishwasher 2019, kitchen floor 2019, dog fence 2018, house painted 2019-20, tile floors 2018?

Guest home is 984 square feet under heat and air with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. The entrance includes a wheel chair ramp 20×4′ country porch. Entering you notice the open floor plan giving it the homey feel with  spacious with kitchen including all appliances(Range & Fridge/2017). 31’x10′ Florida room on the back overlooks small, pond, grape vines and raised bed planter. Also 16’x16′ & 10’x12′ wood decks on each end of room. (Updates- HVAC yearly service 7/31, washer/dryer 2019, Water Heater 2019, water softner 2019, house and decks painted 2020)

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, Mojo’s Grill, 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! 




 

HOT Demand for Real Estate!

Good Morning! 

COVID-19 has affected the economy in a lot of ways, but not real estate. We’re still seeing a shortage of inventory and multiple offer situations! Not to mention interest rates right now are in the low 3’s. I’ve even seen them as low as 2.8% 

Check out this article posted by FloridaRealtors! In May home prices were up 3.7%

https://www.floridarealtors.org/news-media/news-articles/2020/07/sp-corelogic-case-shiller-home-prices-rose-37-may

In June we saw a record high with existing home sales increasing by 20.7%

https://www.floridarealtors.org/news-media/news-articles/2020/07/nar-june-existing-home-sales-climb-record-207

NOW is a great time to buy and sell real estate! Call me for all of your real estate needs! (352) 577-9171

 

 

Lake Lynn Delight ~ $185,000

15030 NE 85 Place Silver Springs, FL 34488

Asking price ~ $185,000

Over 450′ of Lake Lynn waterfront – Approx 100′ of lake front and 350′ canal front runs along the Southern end of the property.  Covered dock has electric w lights and is located on corner of the lot with great fishing, per the seller.  Home is a 1528 living square feet, 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms with shingle roof and covered 12’x28′ deck overlooking the lake and dock. Entire home has pecky cypress siding and looks cabin like. Inside is large living room with brick fireplace and lots of windows for natural light and awesome view of the lake. Kitchen is spacious in size with oak cabinets, tile countertops and all appliances(range, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal and washer/dryer) are included in the purchase.  Main bedroom is cozy in size w/ walk-in-closet and bathroom is a little older retro style with tub/shower. Guest bedroom is nicely sized and bathroom has updated shower completed 1.5 years ago. Laundry room with central vacuum and door leading to outside.

Outside buildings – dream for a person needing lots of space for cars, hobbies or whatever you desire. Concrete garage building has 4 parking spaces, 20’x20′ storage room, 20×10 workshop and 20’x24′ attached covered area. Large covered carport includes vehicle lift. There is also the 12’x30′ wood shop building that could be used for crafts or additional storage. 2 additional wood storage sheds are located on the property as well. Seller installed full generator hook up for entire home in garage and upgraded the electrical service recently. 

Located right outside of the Ocala National Forest in beautiful Scrambletown. Less than 20 minutes from 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.



 

Can I Obtain a Mortgage?

Happy Thursday!! 

So often I speak to potential homebuyers who never thought homeownership was an option. They think due to a mid to low credit score or unique job situations that buying a home is not an option for them. Well I’m here to tell you that is not the case. I work with lenders everyday that will work with credit scores as low as 620 and different job scenarios. Check out this article posted by Florida Realtors! 

https://www.floridarealtors.org/news-media/news-articles/2020/07/many-believe-they-cant-get-mortgage-and-theyre-wrong

If you have any questions regarding financing and possibly purchasing a home, I urge you to give me a call. I would love to have the opportunity to talk with you and connect you with a local lender that maybe able to help. Call me if you have any questions. (352) 577-9171

***Inherited Property***

Good Day All! 

I hope everyone is having a great week! Have you recently inherited a piece of property? If so, check out this latest article from Governor DeSantis. He just signed a bill that impacts some inherited property. If you have any questions please give me a call. I’m more than happy to help. (352) 577-9171 

https://www.floridarealtors.org/news-media/news-articles/2020/06/desantis-signs-bill-impacts-some-inherited-property

 

TBD NE 142nd Court ~ $15,000

 

  • 0.27 Acre Lot 
  • Zoned A-1 
  • Well and Power Pole in place 
  • Asking Price $15,000 

Beautiful tract of property located in the exclusive River site Community. Over a quarter of an acre with a large concrete slab, well and power pole. Land backs up to the forest. Private boat ramp accessing the Ocklawaha River with only residents. Bring boats and four wheelers. The Ocala National Forest, where you can enjoy freshwater springs, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, horseback, ATV trails, hunting, fishing.