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 

 

***Lake Forest Estate Vacant Lot***

 

Good Morning All, 

Check out this property that was just listed in Lake Forest Estate! 

  • 1.06 Acre Lot 
  • Close to Water and Other Outdoor Activities 
  • Perfect Location to Build a Weekend Getaway Home or Primary Residence 
  • Seller is Motivated and Said to Bring an Offer 
  • ONLY ASKING $12,500 

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

Summertime Spruce Up!

 

Good Day All, 

It’s officially Summer in Florida which is great time to spruce up around your home! Whether you might have plans to sell your home, or just want to make some improvements, below is a list of some very important issues to be considered: 

Exterior

  • Pressure Washing- First impressions are made from exterior views and this is a great way to make your home appealing to the human eye.
  • Fresh Coat of Paint- Change the color of your front door and/or shutters to make a new statement! Remember, the front door is the main point of entry. 
  • Landscape- Keep grass and plants maintained regularly and add some color to your property with some affordable flowers.  
  • Light Fixtures- Change out old, rusty light fixtures with new updated fixtures! 

Interior

  • Air Vents- Clean out air vents and air returns for more efficient air flow! 
  • Filters- Change out A/C, water and any other filters you may have in your home!
  • Clean Baseboards and Trim- Clean baseboards and trim! Freshen up with a new coat of white paint if needed! 
  • Professional Floor Cleaning- Hire a professional and have hardwoods, carpet, tile and grout professionally cleaned! 

I hope you find these ideas helpful! As always, if you have any questions or if we can help in anyway, please reach out to Rountree Realty! (352) 577-9171 or info@search352homes.com 

60 Acres on Hwy 318 in Reddick, FL

 

Good Morning All, 

Is anyone looking of the perfect piece of land for a farm or homestead? If so, I have the perfect listing for you that just hit the market! Make sure you check out this 60 Acre parcel for sale in Reddick. 

  • 60.74 Acre Parcel 
  • Zoned A-1  
  • Asking Price $450,000 ($7,500 per acre) 
  • Cleared and Wooded Piece of Property 

 

For more information on this listing or to schedule a showing please email  Info@HomesForSaleOcalaMarion.com or Call/Text (352) 572-1739

 

 

Lake George Waterfront – 9515 NE 307 Court Salt Springs, FL 32134

Wake up every day to the most stunning sunrises you could ever imagine! Lake George is 2nd biggest lake in the state of Florida with St Johns River connected on North and South end. Also within minutes by boat and vehicle you can visit Salt Springs, Silver Glen Springs and Juniper Run. Fishing is some of the best in the state with a wide variety and you never know what you could catch, largemouth bass, striped bass, sunshine bass, bream, crappie and even salt water fish have been caught on this truly unique waterway. This piece of land has 100′ on lake, includes bulkhead and is 199′ deep, located on county lime rock road. Home is 1998 Manufactured home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with lots of storage and cabinets throughout. Large living room and open dining area and breakfast bar. Just off kitchen and laundry is a large screen porch overlooking the lake, plus metal storage building. There also was a fish camp on this property and the buildings could be restored and used again for future fish camp. There are many possibilities on this property or just bring your boat and enjoy a wonderful lake life.  

CALL, TEXT, EMAIL TODAY FOR YOUR PRIVATE SHOWING > > > > > 352-572-1739 OR INFO@SEARCH352HOMES.COM 

ASKING PRICE: $ 192,900

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 2

LIVING SQUARE FEET: 1296

YEAR BUILT: 1998 Manufactured Home

LOT SIZE: .46 Acres

WATERFRONT: 100′ w/ Bulkhead 

Zoning: R-4(Residential)

Lake George 100′ of Sparkling Waterfront -Salt Springs, FL 32134

100′ of Lake George waterfront. Located on 2nd largest lake in Florida and St Johns River with navigation to so many natural springs  including Silver Glen, Salt Springs, Juniper Run and hiking, ATV, horseback riding and so many more opportunities. Minutes by car or boat to Silver Glen, Juniper and Salt Springs Run. Magnificent sunrises on this beautifully treed lot with oaks, palm trees and more. Fronts on paved road and short drive to Salt Springs with restaurants, gas, food, shopping and in the Heart of Ocala National Forest. This unique area is home to largemouth & striped bass & manatees. Cruise the St. Johns River and experience Old Florida from Atlantic Ocean to Chain of Lakes. True one of a kind property ready for new home.

Lake George or Lake Welaka is a broad and shallow brackish lake on the St. Johns River in the U.S. state of Florida.Wikipedia
  • Inflow source:
    • Juniper Springs
    • St. Johns River
  • Mean depth:
    • 8′ 0″
  • Outflow location:
    • St. Johns River

ASKING PRICE: $ 114,900

MLS# 44105

LOT SIZE: 100 X 349 OR .80 ACRES

ZONING: R-1 SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING

PAVED STREET


NOTE: Location of lot is South of Pin on Google Map

3 Things to Know about the Marion County, Florida Sales Tax Initiative

 

Marion County Logo

1. Vote: March 15, 2016

2. Why: It’s on the ballot because the Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved putting this sales tax option before county voters. The county is faced with a backlog of projects (e.g., road maintenance and expansion) and equipment needs (e.g., public safety gear and vehicles). These investments were postponed to keep property taxes low during our community’s economic downturn.

3. What it covers: If passed, the 1-percent sales tax would fund specific public safety equipment needs for law enforcement, fire rescue and emergency medical services, as well as transportation capital road projects for Marion County and its municipalities (Belleview, Dunnellon, Ocala, Reddick and McIntosh). The temporary tax would be levied over a period of four years (Jan. 1, 2017-Dec. 31, 2020), and would generate an estimated $166 million over those years.

A sales tax means visitors would help pay for the roads and public safety services they use while in Marion County, since the 1% is levied on purchases, and not properties. 

To read full “Sales Tax Initiative” 

Source: http://marioncountyfl.org/about/board-of-county-commissioners/sales-tax-option

Little Lake Kerr – 15021 NE 248 Avenue Road Salt Springs, FL 32134

Little Lake Kerr Waterfront w/ 2 Homes, Game room(432 Square Feet w newer pool table), 2 car detached garage and caged in ground swimming pool situated on 1.03 acre fenced and gated lot with entrance on two paved streets. 1960 main home has custom tongue and groove woodwork throughout entire home(even the ceilings). Large screen off the rear of the home leads to 2 car garage and overlooks caged swimming pool(needs new liner). Located between garage and game room is outdoor shower, 1/2 bath and laundry room. 2003 built guest home is 798 living sq. ft with 1 bedroom and 1 bath and open living room and kitchen area. 20X30 Pole barn, 28X35 concrete pad and 2 wells, 2 septics. Lakefront is located across street on separate lot and includes boathouse and dock(needs repairs and getting estimates).

LIST PRICE: $174,500

MAIN HOME: 2 BEDROOMS / 1 BATHROOM 1312 LIVING SQ FT

GUEST HOME(2003): 1 BEDROOM / 1 BATHROOM / 798 LIVING SQ FT

GAME ROOM: 432 SQ FT

MLS#: 434095

LOT SIZE: 1.03 ACRES 


3 Reasons Why… It’s Great Time for Sellers Aug 2015

2015 is turning into an excellent year for sellers because of rising home prices, increased demand from home buyers and happy houseless overall seller competition for most U.S. and Ocala Marion County Homeowners

 

1. Stronger demand from buyers… Demand from buyers has remained high and less competition(homes for sale), is making 2015 a fantastic year for many Marion County home owners. There is currently a larger pool of buyers, including first time buyers, boomerang buyers)previous owners who lost their home to foreclosure or short sale), and traditional owner-occupant buyers.

2. Home prices on the rise…Across the nation home and condo sellers in the first half of the year sold for an average of 13% above original asking price. Homes in the median price range have increased 6.4% since 2014 based on the June – Monthly Market Reports from Florida Association of Realtors for the Ocala/Marion County area. “So far in 2015, [sellers] are realizing the biggest gains in home price appreciation since 2007,” Blomquist says. “In June, sellers sold for above estimated market value on average for the first time in nearly two years.” Median sales prices of existing-homes pushed above the previous 2006 peak to a record high in June, the National Association of REALTORS® reported this week. The median existing-home price for all housing types was $236,400 in June – surpassing the peak median sales price set in July 2006 at $230,400.

3. Less Seller competition… New listings have decreased year over year by -2.6% and pending homes sales have increased 7%. Ocala/Marion County inventory has also decreased -8% and currently there is only a 6 month supply of inventory. This means if no other homes were placed on the market in the coming months it would take 6 months for ALL homes to be sold. Also the decrease in the number of distressed properties has fallen -11.8% and these sales accounts for less than 10% of all closed sales.

It is important to remember that location is the biggest factors in considering all of the numbers and statistics. It is important to find a trusted real estate professional that is knowledgable about your local market to discuss in further detail. Want to know the value of your home…Contact me today for a “free, no obligation” market analysis of your home and property.

 

Source: Realtormag.realtor.org – DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015″2015 Great Year to Sell,” RealtyTrac (July 22, 2015)

Florida Home Buyer Programs for 2015

Florida currently has 3 home buyer programs available;

  1. FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER Program -Florida’s First-Time Homebuyer Program offers 30-year fixed rate loans through participating lenders and lending institutions. As with most first-time homebuyer programs, income and purchase price limits do apply. A borrower must have a minimum FICO credit score of 640 to qualify.
  2. Local SHIP Program – Low-to-moderate income borrowers across the state can inquire with their local county as to what down payment and closing cost assistance is available in their given area.
  3. Florida Housing Mortgage Credit Program – The Florida Housing Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program allows first-time homeowners to claim up to $2,000 each year as a tax credit on the mortgage interest paid. The MCC program cannot be combined with the first-time homebuyer program. Similarly to the first-time homebuyer program, income and purchase price limits will apply.
For more details on Florida Housing Finance Corporation details >>>>> CLICK HERE
 Check out this FIRST TIME HOME BUYER WIZARD TOO! >>>>>>> CLICK HERE FOR WIZARD