Deerback Lake w/ White Sand Beaches

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Beautiful Lake Front 1990 Manufactured Home with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths on Springfed Deerback Lake located 7 miles North of Fort McCoy and only 35 minutes from Ocala.  Relax under the Oaks trees and watch the spanish moss blow in the breeze. Catch largemouth bass, bluegills, catfish and so much more. 1036 Living Sq. Ft. with central A/C and Heat and wrap around deck. Loaded with upgrades like Metal Roof, Hardwood Floors, Fireplace and Extra Large Screened Porch and Deck overlooking lake. Lighted Dock With Water. Move In Ready! Bring The Boat, Skis and The Fishing Pole. Listed for $99,999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Majestic Oaks / 5625 SW 85th Place Ocala FL 34476MLS 400129

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Stunning home with soaring cathedral ceilings, many plant shelves, as you enter you will notice the tile floors throughout foyer and living room. From the living room enjoy the pool views through with triple slider overlooking pool and waterfall(currently needing repair). Custom kitchen with lots of counter space, storage, center island and stainless appliances(including microwave, range, and dishwasher). Entertain in the formal dining room and relax in the study/den after long day. Spacious master suite includes slider to pool, his and hers closets, master bath has lots of counter space double sinks w/ marble tops, and glass shower enclosure. Home needs some TLC but priced accordingly and ready for new owners.

MLS 400129.  Asking Price $144,500

ATV/Horse Trails, Fishing, Hunting

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Are you a hunter, fisherman, ATV junky or outdoor enthusiast? If so this is your new weekend retreat or slice of heaven property for full time resident. If you like privacy and wildlife come check this property out! Located on 2.94 fenced acres includes 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Single-wide manufactured home with 10×22 screen porch on concrete slab. Relax in this very private setting located within minutes of the Rodman Reservoir for nationally renowned Largemouth Bass fishing or just cruise the Ocklawaha River. Detached 20×40 building with bathroom can be finished to your liking. HUGE 30×60 metal building with covered carport in front and huge roll up door w power and lights would make great workshop and storage for all your toys, tools and equipment. Property is fenced and surrounded only by trees, come explore the Ocala National Forest and all it had to offer! Asking Price: $69,900 MLS# 396971

 

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Little Lake Kerr Canal Home

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Little Lake Kerr(Lake Warner) Canal home is located on .29 aces with approx. 100′ of waterfront and is ready for new owners. Built in 1956 this concrete block homes was one of the first built on the canals leading to what the locals call Little Lake Kerr. Large living room with brick fireplace and surrounded by windows. New energy efficient windows throughout entire home and electrical panel and wiring updated. Kitchen: tiled, lots of counter space and cabinets with new tile back-splash, and spacious walk in pantry. Florida room surrounded with windows and beautiful view of trees & landscaping. Also includes 2 car attached carport and enclosed garage. 9 varieties of citrus and fruit trees, plus areas of landscaping and sitting areas in shade under big oak trees. Home needs updating and TLC, but there is tons of potential in this oldie but goodie of a home. Water level is very low at this time.

 

Salt Springs / Ocala National Forest Home on 5+ Acres

Wow what a gem in the rough. Situated under Old Grandaddy Oaks draped with moss blowing in the breeze this 2,000+ square foot home is ready for new owners. 1963 wood frame home is located on 5.78 acres and includes outbuilding with 2 car detached carport + storage. Located only minutes from the beautiful Salt Springs and Campground with hunting, fishing, trail riding and so much to do. The home is older and needs work, but this house can be turned into weekend getaway/ hunt camp or full renovation for retirement enjoying the quiet country “good” life. Sit back, relax and stay a while, you’ll be glad you did!

 

 

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Perrywell Branch Mini Tree Farm 3 & 5 Acre Tracts

If you are looking for a private secluded piece of acreage, look no further! Planted in in pine trees and located on dirt roads with great wildlife including Florida black bears, whitetail deer, wild turkey and variety of  birds. Located 30 miles to Ocala and short drive to Fort McCoy with grocery, hardware, pharmacy, Cougar park and Fort McCoy School grades K-8. 15 minutes to Ocala National Forest with off road trails, horseback riding, kayaking, fishing, hunting, hiking, camping and just about any outdoor activity you can think of.

Dont Miss This Opportunity / 3 Acres – Only $15,000

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5 Acres – Only $25,000

 

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13075 NE 41 TERR, Anthony FL 32617

Custom built in 2000 this 1200 square foot concrete block with stucco home is located on 1.12 acres in Sparr Florida(Anthony mailing address.) Open floor plan includes cathedral ceilings and tile throughout entire home. Bathrooms: Master; marble shower, counters, jetted garden tub, under cabinet lighting and large closet, 2 Bath; marble shower/tub and counters. Surrounded by woods for great privacy! There is 2 car garage for your cars or toys and riding mower. Roof damage will not allow for traditional financing.

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Hide – A – Way – Escape The Hustle – Bustle

2/1 Manufactured Home in Quiet Country Settting on 1/2 Acre Lot.

Home Has Many Upgrades Like: Aluminum Roof – Over, Carport, Covered Deck, And Updated Interior. Beautiful Views Of Two Large Horse Farms. Close To The Ocklawaha River, Hunting, Fishing And More. Deer In Your Own Front Yard. Additional acreage available. You can also purchase A Country Cottage On 2 Acres Which Adjoins This Property. MUST SEE! Ask for Lavon at 352-812-4793

Price: $29900

Call: 352-546-5604 | Email Advertiser

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Shorts Sale and Foreclosure SOLD in 2013 Could Owe Federal Income Taxes

Are You Thinking About Trying to Sell Your Home via Short Sale or Considering Walking Away?

Uncle Sam is still giving homeowners until Dec. 31st 2012, to go through the short sale or foreclosure without tax consequences-AS LONG AS THE LENDER RELEASES THE DEBT. But on January 1, 2013 the rules change: The amount the lender forgives, for either short sale or foreclosure, on primary residence will be taxable on federal income taxes.

Example: If a house sold $50,000 short of what is owed on the mortgage, then the selling homeowners will owe federal income taxes on that $50,000. Homeowners would owe $12,500 if they’re in the 25 percent bracket; $7,500 if in the 15 percent tax section. Homeowners would be on the hook even if the house sold but the bank had not formally forgiven the loan in a letter: THE BANKS MUST OFFICIALLY SIGN OFF IN WRITING BEFORE DEC. 31, 2012

Homeowners declaring bankruptcy could escape paying income taxes on any cancellation of debt income if the debt is forgiven in the bankruptcy even if the debtor is solvent, said Nick Jovanovich, a board certified tax attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL..

In Short…

Homeowners should decided sooner than later this year to begin whichever process they chose to avoid the tax law changes coming in 2013. Short sales can takes months to years depending on lender, type of mortgage, market activity and many other variables. Contact a local REALTOR for more information on the services they can provide to assist in your decision.

Some major lenders are offering quicker short sale programs as an alternative to foreclosure. Owners benefit from reduced documentation and smoother processing.

In some cases, owners may be eligible for cash incentives from a couple thousand dollars to upwards of $30,000.

“Until Next Time”

How to Use Comparable Sales to Price Your Home

  • What are comparable sales?
  • Where can you find comparable sales?
  • What do the sales mean and how does it affect the value of my home?
  • These are all great questions and the answers can vary depending on your location. Comparable sales are sold homes similar/comparable to yours. The trick is to find the closest match; including, but not limited too, location (same subdivision would be ideal or within certain radius of miles), home type (single family residential, waterfront, farm, acreage, etc.), upgrades(pool, oversized garage/workshop), sale date (in todays current market we only look at the previous 3 months).

    Comparable sales can be found much easier with the accessibility of the Internet. But, you do need to know where to go. Marion County Property Appraisers has tons of great information @ http://www.pa.marion.fl.us/ including property details, assessed values, legal descriptions, links to court filed document, and so much more right at your fingertips. The coolest part is the spatial mapping data where you can check school & flood zones, utilities, elected officials, previous sales, Sheriff locations and on and on and on. OK WAIT! I got off track, the comparable sales for an area can be found with the above mentioned mapping, and then researching each sale and property carefully. After the data is collected I create a Comparable Market Analysis making adjustments for the differences in each comparable property. You will be left with an Adjusted Recommended Sales Price.

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    visit “zillow.com” for what they call their “Zestimate”. Beware, the “Zestimate” should only be used for general information purposes and other tools should be used in determining your ideal listing price.  The website has some great information about many neighborhood features including schools, sales trends, homes for sale, etc. www.zillow.com

    Pricing of your home should not be taken lightly! It may be best for a seller to view comparable properties for sale in the area before deciding on list price. When selling your home there are 2 choices, #1 is living in Fantasy Land and #2  in Reality land. The fantasy is you can ask anything you want for your home; the reality is, what is a ready, willing, and able buyer willing to pay for your home? More importantly, if an appraisal or bank financing is needed will the comparable homes in the area support your contract price. I always say, “THE PROOF IS IN THE NUMBERS!”

    Comparable Market Analysis are always “FREE of Charge” with me. Contact me today for more details.