Home Design Trends

There are plenty of reasons to look forward to 2021, especially when it comes to the home. After a year that guided many of us to spend more time at home, the new year is an opportunity to bring comfort and creativity to our living spaces. From calming room ideas to stylish (and smart) approaches to home office design, we are predicting 5 of the biggest interior design trends for 2021.

Grandmillennial Grandeur

“Grandmillennial” (modern takes on granny chic) style might be a surprising trend on the surface (it’s the exact opposite of sleek, modern minimalism) – but it actually fits in well with what we’re currently craving in our homes. Cozy details a la grandma’s house, pretty florals, and elegance definitely have a place in the 2021 design landscape.

Plenty of Plants

It seems like 2020 was the year that many of us went back to the basics (hello, green thumbs) and chances are that these primal habits will continue to grow in 2021 – especially when it comes to indoor plants. Incorporating house plants into your decor can help refresh your air and brighten your mood.

Multi-Functional Spaces

This past year has made many of us rethink how we use our rooms. When spending more time at home, it makes less sense to dedicate whole rooms to just one purpose – especially in smaller spaces. With this is mind, we’re betting that we’ll see creative storage and design solutions to help dining room, living rooms, and bedrooms double up as home offices and workspaces. 

Walls on the Wild Side

When it come to interior design trends, we tend to focus a lot on what’s between our walls, but what about what’s on the walls themselves? While paint is always popular, textured, bold, and unusual finishes like floral wallpaper fabric upholstery or even a living wall can add a fresh feel to our spaces in the year to come.

Earthy Tones

You’ve probably picked up on one of the overarching themes for home decor in the year to come: a return to nature and earthy inspiration. This feeling extends to color trends, as warm, comforting color palettes (think wine reds, golden yellows, and sage greens) take precedence. 

January Newsletter

It is officially January and the start to a new year! 

In the January issue of our monthly newsletter you will find events during this month, featured listings, and market predictions.

Click the attachment below to check it out.

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

January Newsletter

13165 NE 247th Ct – $49,000

Great opportunity! This 1988 manufactured home is 1080 living square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on .40 acres. As you arrive you will see concrete circle driveway with ramp leading to 12×20′ wood deck. The home is open floor plan with spacious living room, eat in kitchen and lots of cabinets. Inside laundry just off the kitchen. Main bedroom includes walk in closet and bathroom with shower. Guest bedrooms are cozy in size and the 2nd bathroom includes shower/tub combo. home needs some TLC but the price is right. Ready for new owners! Big back yard and several outside storage buildings. 

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.

 

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Call or Text Today 352-572-1739


 

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

 

 

Be Careful About Forbearance On Your Mortgage

Rountree Realty Blog – Forbearance

During this pandemic, many people are stressed about finances and trying to find any way possible to make ends meet. Some homeowners are applying for mortgage forbearance through their banks while finding their way through this difficult time. The problem is, there is a lot of confusion and scrambling going on between banks or credit unions. Some people are saying lump-sum repayment is the only option, while others are saying that there will be a repayment plan that would run concurrently with your normal payments, or the possibility of a loan modification that would track the missed payments onto the end of your mortgage. This has created a communication lapse. If you apply for a forbearance, you need to know the terms. Every institution may be different, so make sure you fully understand what you are getting yourself into. Be careful and advocate for yourself. Check out this full article that Florida Realtors posted. As always call me if I can help in anyway! 

https://www.floridarealtors.org/news-media/news-articles/2020/05/loan-forbearance-advice-assume-nothing-check-everything

 

Housing Demand

Happy Thursday, Everyone! 

If you have followed my blog you know for the past several months I have talked about the housing shortage that we’re currently facing. Check out this article that Florida Realtors just posted! The U.S. needs 3.3 million more homes to satisfy the housing demand. 

https://www.floridarealtors.org/news-media/news-articles/2020/03/study-us-needs-33m-more-homes-satisfy-demand

If you have given any consideration to selling now is the time!

Call me! I would love to help (352) 577-9171 

TBD E. Hwy 316 -2 Parcels- $47,000

Don’t miss this great 1.9 acre property just off of main Lake Kerr with possible access, depending on boat. Lake views from shore is a sprawling, breathtaking 2,830 acre lake in the midst of the Ocala National Forest. Lake Kerr is a small lake located in Marion County, Florida, USA. Eureka and Salt Springs are located near Lake Kerr. It is also located very close to Lake George and the St. Johns River. The water is clear like many lakes found in Florida. Boat ramp access and fishing pier at Moorehead Park for Lake Kerr, one of Marion County’s largest lakes. Lake Kerr is renowned for excellent bass fishing. 

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 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!

  • 2 Parcels Totaling 1.9 Acres
  • Sold together for $47,000 or $29,000 individually 
  • Zoned R-4 (residential mixed use) 
  • Well and Septic Needed 

 


 

Worst Advice for Home Buyers!

Happy Monday! When buying a home you hear all different types of advice and opinions from your family, friends and peers. Check out this article posted by Realtor.com ~ worst advice given to home buyers. 

  • Prices are going down (FALSE) 
  • You don’t need a Realtor (USING A REALTOR IS FREE FOR YOU! PAID BY THE SELLER) 
  • Make lowball offers (THIS ISN’T ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA.) 
  • Don’t obtain a home inspection (FALSE. THIS IS THE BIGGEST INVESTMENT YOU WILL MAKE) 

Link to full article >>>

https://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/worst-home-buying-advice/?cid=soc%5Ffy20_TW_RDCFY20_Buyi

Please call me for all of your real estate needs! I would love to help! (352) 577-9171 

10 Year Market Trend

Good Day All, 

I keep saying this, but incase you all forgot HOUSING INVENTORY IS LOW! Here is a chart that shows you the decline of listings for sale in Marion County, over the past 10 years. If you have thought about selling now is the time! I have a portfolio of buyers waiting to find their perfect home! 

Please call me for all of your real estate needs! (352) 577-9171

Mortgages Hit Lowest Point in 3 Years!

 

Happy Friday Everyone! 

Check out this latest article from FloridaRealtors! 30 year mortgages hits lowest point in the past 3 years! Just another reason why now is the perfect time to get preapproved for financing, and begin your home search! Here is contact information for a great local lender! John Celebre has a years of experience and is ready to help you with all of your financing needs!

https://www.floridarealtors.org/news-media/news-articles/2020/02/rate-drop-30-year-mortgages-hit-lowest-point-3-years

Call me today if you have any questions (352) 577-9171

John Celebre
Senior Loan Officer | Union Home Mortgage
NMLS 659576 | FL LO40458
(352) 289-1164
(352) 804-4310
jcelebre@unionhomemortgage.com
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2609 SW 33 Street Unit 101, Suite #5 | Ocala, FL 34471