Restaurant ~ 10 Cabins ~ 13.46 Acres

Prime commercial location in the heart of the Ocala National Forest. This one of kind 13.46+/- acreage with pond includes 1200′ of highway road frontage is located at 15133 NE Hwy 314 in beautiful Salt Springs, Florida. Property is zoned RPV(which allows for RV sites and camping sites for future expansion). The restaurant is turn key(updated 1.5 years ago with new roof and lots of  upgrades with country feel), 2240 square feet and capacity of 75 seats. 10 rental cabins total ~ 8 cabins are 600 square feet with 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom & full kitchen; 2 cabins are 748 square feet with 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath and full kitchens. Detached wash house is 264 square feet and includes 3 washers and dryers for guest plus additional storage. Water plant includes 3500 gallon water tank and 30k gallon sewer/septic tank.  

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. 

  • Restaurant ~ 75 Seat Capacity 
  • 10 Cabins ~ 8 – 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom &  2 – 3 Bedroom, 1.5 bathroom
  • 13.46 Acres w Pond
  • 1200’+ Hwy 316 Frontage
  • Zoning PRV(Future use approved for RV and Camping)
  • Ocala National Forest Across the Street
  • Business Investment Opportunity

Asking Price $1,300,000

For more info please contact Duke Rountree at (352) 572-1739  Info@homesforsaleocalamarion.com 

 

Wire Scam

Wire scam is something you may have heard of before. You may have even found yourself wondering how it happens. Well, I’m here to let you know that wire scam is still a thing because it still works. Here is what sometimes takes place:

Homebuyers keep losing deposits and even homes under contract because hackers jump in at the last minute and email them false wiring instructions.

Under the scam, a criminal gains access to emails from a trusted partner in a home buying transaction, such as a title company, lawyer or construction firm. They monitor back-and-forth communications until it’s time to make a deposit or send a final amount to close on the home. Since the hackers have access to a transaction firm’s email system, the buyer receives an email that actually came from the trusted business they’ve been working with. In these cases, scammers may monitor correspondence about specific transactions for months before swooping in to send fake wiring instructions.

When the scam email arrives, it appears legitimate. However, it typically contains a slight variances in the links if the buyer chooses to respond via “reply,” such as a return email address that has a “1” somewhere in the middle where an “i” usually appears.

The results can cost buyers tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.

You may think it sounds crazy (how could someone make that mistake) yet there are 2,300 complaints of cybercrime a day.

It is important to be cautious during every step of a real estate transaction. As a realtor/broker, I always make sure to help my clients through the process.

1321 NE 70 Street Ocala, FL

1321 NE 70 Street Ocala, FL

Don’t let the age fool you on this beautiful pool home. This home sits on 1.5 acres with 1980 built home including 2138 living square feet, 4 bedrooms(or 3 bedrooms with 440 square foot bonus room. Paved concrete driveway leads to detached garage(built 2015) which is 768 square feet enclosed with an awesome office set up, full bathroom, HVAC, lots of storage, double insulated garage doors and attached covered carport 576 square feet for additional covered parking. Entering the home you will see engineered wood floors leading to oversized living room with lots of natural light, wood burning fireplace, wainscoting, coat closet, dining area and dry bar including new wine cooler. Kitchen is spacious with beautiful wood countertops, garden sink large island w solid top surface, all appliances are included and french doors leading to the pool. Back yard heated pool(only 3 years old) includes hot tub w/ waterfall into pool, propane fire pit and surrounded with huge paver patio. Both bathrooms have been fully renovated and are beautifully done. Main bedroom fits king size between built ins and includes nice sized closet, bathroom has claw foot tub and country feel with custom tile and wood walls. Updates: 2022 HVAC, 2021 Submersible Well, 2012 Roof, 2006 Windows. Location provides easy access to 441, 301, and I-75.

ASKING PRICE $540,000

 

 

November Newsletter

It is already November and the start to a new month!

In the November issue of our newsletter you will find events this month, featured listings,  how accurate our market predictions for 2022 turned out to be, and learn 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.

November Newsletter

Our Local Market

There has been a lot of talk lately about the real estate market. Is it crashing? Is it booming? Is it a buyers or sellers market? Are prices going up or down? National news keeps giving their opinions to these questions. Well here is mine!

Don’t listen to or believe the national news! Every market is different. Real estate is local to each market and Florida is unique from all other states. Local real estate is still strong for our area!

I just closed on three deals last week and their list to sell ratios were 93.3%, 98.3% and 100%. Price it right and it will sell.

Three key indicators of a real estate market are: Active inventory, median sales price, and median time to sale. We can see that as inventory goes down, median sale price starts to increase. It’s a simple display of supply and demand – the less there is of something, the more expensive it will be. However, things may be starting to shift. After bottoming out in February 2022, active inventory has increased each month. While the median sale prices are still high, the pace of growth has started to slow, perhaps an indication that more inventory is lessening the competition among buyers who can put more reasonable deals together. Then you have to consider how long deals are taking to go from list to closed. The faster this pace, the “frothier” the market.

No two parts of Florida are the same (let alone different states) and neither are their real estate markets. Having a realtor that understands the local market is so important. If you ever have any questions I would be more than happy to help!

Go to https://www.floridarealtors.org/news-media/news-articles/2022/09/using-sunstats-changing-market to see more statistics for Florida.

5.51 +/- Acres M-1 Zoning Citra, FL

Located approx 1 mile from Citra intersection of 318/US Hwy 301. 5.51 Acres of Manufactured Zoning. 329′ highway road frontage. Short drive to I-75 via 318 or Hawthorne and quick route to Gainesville. 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.

 

 

October Newsletter

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

In the October issue of our newsletter you will find events this month, featured listings, market predictions for 2022, and how to follow us on social media.

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

October Newsletter

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Ian is heading our way… Are you prepared? Let’s go over a few tips that can make a huge difference!

  • Put Things That Are Outside Away

A good rule to remember: if you can easily pick it up, put it away. Items that can be easily lifted should either be secured down or picked up and safely put away. This would include outside furniture, children’s toys, potted plants, and yard signs. By doing this you’ll be making sure that these items won’t potentially be picked up by the wind and possibly cause damage.

  • Clean Up Your Trees

Go outside and take a look at your trees. Do any of them have branches that could be trimmed? Are some branches growing over your house? Clean them up to make sure they don’t end up coming through a window or falling onto your house.

  • Take Photos Of Your Home

If your home ends up withstanding damage, you’ll have to file a claim with your insurance. Having photos of your home (pre-storm) will help cover your bases in case your insurance company tries to question how/when the damage happened.

  • Gather An Appropriate Amount Of Supplies

In case your power goes out or you end up stuck in your home for whatever reason possible think of what you would really need to get by. You should have food that doesn’t need electricity to be made, water, batteries, charcoal/gas to grill out, medications and medical supplies on hand. Have gas in your car in case an evacuation is necessary. Charge your phone, so you’re able to keep in touch with loved ones and get updates on the storm. Only worry about gathering things you really need.

  • Help Others

Call your friends and family to make sure they are prepared. Lend a helping hand to your neighbor who is outside prepping their house for potential damage. Take supplies over to the person you know wasn’t able to get out on their own to get some before it was all gone. Be a good person in someone else’s life during these stressful times.

Lake Kerr Canal Home

24375 NE 128 Place Salt Springs, FL 32134

Wow what a beautifully maintained home and waterfront property! Located on a beautifully landscaped .42 acre lot thie home was originally built in 1963 with 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom concrete block home including 1265 living square feet under heat and air with an additional 480 square feet Florida Sun room and workshop/laundry/storage.Just off the Florida room is 264 sq. ft. wood deck with awesome views of the lake. Don’t let the age fool because almost everything in the home has recent upgrades. The living room is spacious in size with partial tongue and groove ceiling, office/den area and lots of windows for natural light, view of the water and large slider leading to the 12’x27′ screened porch. Living room leads to bonus room with countertop space and lots of windows which would make great office or breakfast nook area. Kitchen is galley style w/ updated cabinets and hard surface countertops, reverse osmosis water source and all appliances are included, are less than 9 months old(Refrigerator, Range w /Air Fryer, Microwave and Dishwasher(not 9 months old but great working condition).  Main bedroom is 196 square feet w/ lots of natural light, carpet, crown molding, cedar lined walk in closet and cozy bathroom including wood cabinet, hard top surface, crown molding and tiled floors. Guest bedroom is 124 square feet w/ carpet, crown molding and attached bathroom including tiled floors, shower and most of the walls.

Outside is where all the fun begins with approx. 90′ of canal front property including 2 docks a main dock for fishing, lounging and access to the main water vehicle and is provided with both “WATER AND ELECTRICITY”….there is a 2nd, smaller dock which is used for visitors to tie a boat or PWC(personal water craft), shed at waters edge for all the tools and toys and huge swing for kids or adults. 40’x25′ concrete slab w/ metal double carport.  Hunter irrigation system with 5 zones does great for keeping all the landscaping and many fruit trees(Dancy[Cuties], Clementine, HoneyBell, Red Guava, Dunkin White Grapefrui)t on the property. 

Updates: Double Vein Well Pump(11/2021-$4k), Culligan “High Efficiency Water Softener and under counter Reverse Osmosis(5/2020 ($4,000); Screen Porch added June 2020 ($5,000); Florida room added (5/2021 -$12,000) Trane HVAC w/ Heat Pump(2019), Water Heater(3/2020), Roof(8/2016)

Located in the heart of the Ocala National Forest Lake Kerr is approx 2800 acre spring feed lake with lots of natural vegetation and Kaufman Island located on NW part of the lake. It is a great lake for all water sports, boating and fishing. Located minutes from 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 $ 345,000

22+/- Acres w/ Paved Road Access

Don’t miss this 22 acres with variety of trees including oaks, pines and palm trees. Several options on this acreage. Owner can subdivided into 2 parcels if so desired….so you could keep one and sell the other, or create two homesites for family mini farm. Portions of the property fall in the 100 year flood zone. Located on E Hwy 316 and NE 132 Court. 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!