15145 NE 146th Court, Fort McCoy $155,000

EUREKA…you found it! Move in ready home, ready for new owners. 1997 Manufactured home is 1512 living square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and bonus room that could be used as 4th bedroom or office/den. Upon arriving on short lime rock road you will pull into your paved concrete driveway and notice, the metal roof and fenced back yard. Upon entering the home you will see cathedral ceiling, carpet and dining area. Main bedroom is spacious in size with large walk in closet and main bath includes garden tub, shower and lots of cabinet space. Guest bedrooms are cozy in size. Kitchen is galley style with all appliances included, lots of cabinet and counter space, eat-in-kitchen area, built in mini fridge and laundry area leading to side door and deck. Back yard is fenced and 12’x24′ metal shed. Located 10 minutes to downtown Fort McCoy with grocery store, doctor office, pharmacy, hardware, gas station, pizza and more. Short drive to Silver Springs which includes Walmart, Lowes, Bealls, Outback and many more of your favorite shopping spots and restaurants. Ocala is only another 10 minutes from Silver Springs with vibrant night life and lots of entertainment options 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, 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!

ASKING PRICE $155,000

  • 3 Bedrooms 
  • 2 Bathrooms 
  • 1997 Modular Home 
  • 1,512 Living Sq. Ft. 
  • 0.24 Acre Lot 

16252 NE 141st Terrace, Fort McCoy $269,000

  • 3 Bedrooms 
  • 2 Bathrooms 
  • 2023 Modular Homes 
  • 3.97 Acres 
  • $269,000

WOW! Simply stunning 2022 Manufactured home on 3.97 acres with lots of privacy. This beautiful home in 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and includes 1740 living square feet. Upon entering the home you are greeted by a spacious living room with custom built in shelving features. Open floor plan creates great flow with dining area and large kitchen including lots of cabinets & storage, plenty of counter space and oversized center island(all stainless appliances[glass top stove, side-by-side fridge & dishwasher] included). Main bedroom is 254 square feet with large walk in closet. Main bathroom includes shower, garden tub, double sinks and additional storage. Guest bedrooms are nicely sized and include step in closets. Guest bathroom has tub/shower combo. Home also includes oversized inside laundry room. Located 10 minutes to downtown Fort McCoy with grocery store, doctor office, pharmacy, hardware, gas station, pizza and more. Short drive to Silver Springs which includes Walmart, Lowes, Bealls, Outback and many more of your favorite shopping spots and restaurants. Ocala is only another 10 minutes from Silver Springs with vibrant night life and lots of entertainment options 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, 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!

1700 NE 162nd Street, Citra – $179,000

  • 3 Bedrooms 
  • 2 Bathrooms 
  • 1,188 Living Sq. Ft. 
  • 2001 Manufactured Home 
Cute and clean 2001 Manufactured home includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1188 living square feet on fenced .38 Acre oversized lot with paved road. Location is great with easy short access to US 301 and great place to be for Ocala or Gainesville commute. Upon arriving you will see yard is completely fenced with double gate entrance. Entering the home you are greeted by cathedral ceilings, large living room area with vinyl flooring, decorative fireplace and custom built-in in living room and kitchen. All appliances are included and lots of cabinets and counter space as well. Main bedroom has is 13×13 with carpet, walk in closet and main bathroom has updated shower, double sinks and lots of extra space. Guest bedrooms are cozy in size and guest bathroom includes tub/shower combo. Inside laundry room as well with access door to back yard. Home includes 2.5 tons HVAC(2023), new front deck/ steps(2023), new toilets(2022) and metal roof(2013). Outside is awesome 378 square foot metal garage/workshop or currently being used as storage for motorcycle, relaxing and bar area(not included in sale). 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: 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.

List Price $179,000

11500 NE 150th Ave Road – $755,000

 

11500 NE 150th Ave Road Ft McCoy, FL

Custom built TL Carlson home with beautiful attention to detail throughout the interior and exterior. Located on 11.96 acres on paved road this home was originally built in 2008 but shows much newer. Home is 3099 living square feet with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, office/den(custom built in desk and storage, bonus room(custom built in’s, ice maker and wet bar)over looking caged solar heated pool. Upon entering the home you will be greeted by spacious foyer with decorative pillars, crown molding, textured laminate floors and beautiful view of pool through living room oversized french doors and formal dining area with stunning crystal chandelier. Double doors lead to the office/den area just off living room. Kitchen is a chef’s dream with solid wood cabinets, granite counters, large center island w/ sink, double ovens, gas stove, french door fridge w/ bottom freezer and oversized walk-in pantry. Family room and kitchen is open floor plan and great for entertaining with stone faced, wood burning fireplace and wood built in’s on both sides, casual dining area with views of the caged pool. Main bedroom is spacious in size with access to pool deck, his and hers walk-in closets and large main bathroom including double sinks w/ cultured marble counter tops, privacy toilet, soaker tub, step in tiled/glass shower, sitting area w/ storage. Guest bedrooms are spacious in size with large closets, additional storage and comfy carpet. Guest bathroom includes double sinks w/ marble tops, tiled shower and floors. Full bath off pool area and bonus room with french doors leading to pool. Laundry room is oversized with storage closet, crown molding, wash basin and washer/dryer are included. Garage is 32’x24′ with painted floors, lots of storage cabinets and super efficient hot water heater. Some custom features found throughout the home includes; surround sound speaker system, recessed lighting and crown molding. Outside features include 3 sheds and 2 covered carports. Pressure washed and freshly painted inside and out with cleaned carpets as well. Located 10 minutes to downtown Fort McCoy with grocery store, doctor office, pharmacy, hardware, gas station, pizza and more. Short drive to Silver Springs which includes Walmart, Lowes, Bealls, Outback and many more of your favorite shopping spots and restaurants. Ocala is only another 10 minutes from Silver Springs with vibrant night life and lots of entertainment options 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, 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! NOTE: House next door for sale MLS#OM673403 11588 Ne 150TH AVENUE Road FORT MC COY, FL 32134

  • 3 Bedrooms 
  • 3 Bathrooms 
  • 2008 Concrete Block Home
  • 11.96 Acres
  • 3,099 Living Sq Ft 

Offered at $755,000

11588 NE 150th Ave Road – $723,000

11588 NE 150th Ave Road Fort McCoy, FL 32134

Custom built TL Carlson home with beautiful attention to detail throughout the interior and exterior. Located on 14.31 acres on paved road this home was originally built in 2007 but shows pride in ownership and wonderfully cared for. Home includes 2,769 living square feet with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. The front covered porch invites you to relax in the rocking chairs or swing and enjoy the view of woods and beautiful sunrises. Upon entering the home you will find spacious living room and dining room combo with textured laminate flooring, crown molding, and soaring ceilings. Kitchen is custom with beautiful solid wood cabinets, granite counters, large center island w/ sink, gas stove and oven, french door fridge w/ bottom freezer and built in microwave. Family room and kitchen is open floor plan with more crown molding, high ceilings and great space for entertaining; includes breakfast nook/dining area with window views of the screened/covered back porch. Main bedroom is spacious in size with his and hers walk-in closets. Main bathroom is spacious including double sinks w/ cultured marble counter tops, privacy toilet, soaker tub, step in tiled/glass shower and tiled floors. Guest bedrooms are spacious in size with walk-in closets, comfy carpet and high ceilings. Guest bathroom includes 2 private bathrooms including 2 vanity’s w/ cultured marble sinks, and shared tiled shower/floors with glass door enclosure. Laundry room is located just off kitchen; oversized with storage closet, custom cabinetry, crown molding, wash basin and washer/dryer are included. Garage is oversized 34’x23′ with room for cars and few toys. Some custom features found throughout the home includes; recessed lighting, high ceilings and crown molding. Outside include 12’x24′ wood shed. Pressure washed and freshly painted outside. Located 10 minutes to downtown Fort McCoy with grocery store, doctor office, pharmacy, hardware, gas station, pizza and more. Short drive to Silver Springs which includes Walmart, Lowes, Bealls, Outback and many more of your favorite shopping spots and restaurants. Ocala is only another 10 minutes from Silver Springs with vibrant night life and lots of entertainment options 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, 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! NOTE: House next door listed for sale MLS #OM673404 11500 Ne 150TH AVENUE Road FORT MC COY, FL 32134-7219
  • 4 Bedrooms 
  • 2.5 Bathrooms 
  • 2007 Concrete Block Home 
  • 2,769 Living Sq. Ft 
  • 14.31 Acres 

Offered at $723,000

918 NW 123rd Place, Citra $259,500

Under Construction. BRAND NEW block and stucco home! Location is key! Easy to commute to Ocala or Gainesville this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom split floor plan home includes 1443 living square feet and 2022 total square feet and has NO HOA fees! Upon entering you will notice the open floor plan, all tile, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, dining area, inside laundry, carpet in the bedrooms with a seamless glass shower in the master bathroom, along with a two-car garage. There is an irrigation system as well as a pre-wired security system all placed on this lovely lot. Construction to be completed soon. Make your appointment today to take a look! 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 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.

ASKING PRICE $ 259,500

    • 4 Bedrooms 
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • 2 Car Garage
    • 1,443 Living Square Feet
    • New Construction 
    • 0.28 Acre Lot

578 NE 44th Avenue Ocala, FL 34470 $225,000

Beautiful home – perfect for first time home buyer or downsizing! Oversized lot is .42 acres and located in a desirable SE location won’t last long! The homes was originally built in 1977, includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1347 living square feet under roof. Upon entering the home you will see a tiled foyer which carries through the hallway and sunken living room to your right. Living room has wood burning fireplace and huge picture glass window providing lots of natural light. Living room slider leads to 10×27 screen room and step up to the dining area. Kitchen is open with dining area, with wood painted cabinets, lots of counter space, and range, refrigerator and DW(Microwave not functional). Main bedroom is cozy in size with carpet, nicely sized closet and has full bathroom with large soaker tub/tiled walls. Bedroom 1 & 2 include carpet and guest bath includes soaker tub with tile surround. Back door leads to 7.5’x16′ wood deck overlooking large back yard. Detached garage is perfect for one car and has washer and dryer hook ups. Rock cement water feature could easily be set up again and mature trees and hedges provide nice privacy. Close to schools, shopping and dining! NO HOA!! Only minutes away from Silver Springs State Park, Appleton Museum, golf, shopping, restaurants, and medical options. What more could you ask for? Schedule a private showing today before its to late! New roof 10/2020

ASKING PRICE $225,000 

  • 3 Bedrooms 
  • 2 Bathrooms so many people
  • 1,347 Living Sq. FT 
  • Garage(Detached) 1 Car 
  • 0.42 Acre Lot 


11220 NE 234th Place Road, Fort McCoy $176,000

  • 3 Bedrooms 
  • 2 Bathrooms 
  • 960 Sq. Ft. 
  • 0.96 Acre Lot (Zoned R-4/2 Parcels) 
  • 2021 Manufactured Home 

Cute, clean and almost brand new. Don’t miss this 2021 manufactured home on .96 acres with partial fencing. This lovely home includes 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and 960 living square feet. Interior features include cathedral ceilings, vinyl flooring throughout and spacious kitchen with lots of cabinets and counter space. Located across the road from Deerback Lake and around the corner from Horseshoe Lake Recreation area. Private location surrounded by woods and quite peaceful country living. 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!

 

Functional Spaces at Home

10 Ways to Make a Room More Functional

  1. Maximize vertical space
    Take advantage of wall height by adding tall bookcases, cabinets or shelves, or by hanging hooks for jackets in the hallway, separate office or study, add a desk in a corner of a bedroom or living room, preferably under a window to take advantage of the natural light and to keep your back turned from distractions like the TV and bed.
  2. Keep traffic paths clear
    Avoid bumping into furniture by creating an efficient layout. Make direct paths to commonly used zones and leave enough space to manoeuvre around each piece of furniture. 
  3. Control clutter
    Get rid of items you no longer need or use, deal with paperwork as it comes in, file important items in labelled folders or boxes, and return everything to its original place when you’re done with it.
  4. Add storage
    Store like items – such as cleaning products or bathroom supplies – in labelled boxes or plastic bins. For particularly unkempt areas, purchase storage options like an over-the-door rack to get shoes off the floor, or a closet-size second shelving unit to stash seasonal clothing.
  5. Create a nook
    If you don’t have the luxury of a separate office or study, add a desk in a corner of a bedroom or living room, preferably under a window to take advantage of the natural light and to keep your back turned from distractions like the TV and bed. 
  6. Use a room for what it’s intended
    Keep the children’s toys in their bedrooms or playroom and out of the living room, do paperwork or homework in a home office or den – not the dining room – and move all of your craft or woodworking projects out of the kitchen and down into the basement or crafts room.
  7. Store items in the rooms in which they’re used
    Keep table linens in the dining room, books and magazines in the den, dish towels in the kitchen, and detergent in the laundry room.
  8. Purchase double-duty furnishings
    Select pieces that are versatile, such as a coffee table with a shelf for magazines and books, a lighting for reading, eating or writing, and for setting the mood.
  9. Have multiple table surfaces
    Rather than having to get out of your chair every time you want a sip of coffee, make sure that there are enough surfaces within arm’s reach of living room seating to hold items such as drinks, books, table lamps and reading glasses.
  10. Purchase efficient lighting
    Ensure that your space has table lamps, floor lamps and other lighting for reading, eating or writing, and for setting the mood.

Thanks for reading!

Questions To Ask When Buying Homeowners Insurance

For many homebuyers, property insurance is a detail, a box to be checked off on the way to closing. But details are important and missteps can be expensive. Purchasing insurance may not be as fun as choosing new furniture and paint colors, but it’s a critical part of the homebuying process. Your homeowners insurance policy is a financial safety net in case of a disaster, so you’ll want to ask a few important questions to make sure you have the coverage you need at a price you can afford.

What’s the dwelling coverage per square foot?

Imagine that a fire burned your house to the ground and your policy didn’t pay out enough to rebuild it. That could happen if your dwelling coverage – the part of your policy that covers the structure of your home – is too low.

To prevent this, don’t simply accept the initial dwelling coverage amount an insurance company recommends. “Insurance companies use replacement cost calculators, but they’re not 100% accurate by any means,” says Ryan Andrew, president of The Andrew Agency, an independent insurance agency serving Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

For a more accurate estimate, ask your insurer to send someone to your house for a replacement evaluation, suggests Amy Bach, executive director of United Policyholders, a nonprofit that advocates for insurance consumers. You can also ask a local builder who specializes in new construction to estimate your home’s rebuilding cost per square foot.

Once you’ve chosen an appropriate dwelling limit, consider adding extended replacement cost coverage to your policy. With this coverage, your insurer will pay 10% to 50% more than your dwelling coverage amount to help you rebuild. This could save you thousands of dollars if building prices spike for unforeseen reasons such as a lumber shortage or high demand after a disaster.

A typically pricier option, guaranteed replacement cost coverage, will pay to rebuild your home regardless of expense.

Do I have multiple deductibles?

Homeowners may not realize that on some policies, higher deductibles may apply for claims due to wind, hail, named storms or other disasters.

For example, say a hurricane causes wind damage to your roof. Your insurance policy might have a wind deductible worth 5% of your dwelling coverage rather than the $1,000 deductible that applies to most other claims, Andrew says. So if your house were covered for $250,000, you’d have to pay for the first $12,500 of damage before your insurer paid anything.

Getting quotes from multiple insurers may help you reduce or eliminate these high deductibles.

What isn’t covered?

You might be unpleasantly surprised by your policy’s exclusions. “Flood insurance, which is excluded on almost all homeowners policies, is definitely a big one,” Andrew says, adding that this is especially important for homeowners with finished basements.

Even houses that aren’t near a body of water could experience flooding during heavy downpours, Andrew says, and a standard homeowners policy is unlikely to cover any damage.

You can buy flood insurance through companies that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program. The program’s average flood claim payout was $52,000 in 2019.

Andrew also suggests adding water backup coverage to your policy. This pays for damage due to water backing up into your house from sewer lines, sump pumps or other water lines.

Another common coverage gap involves keeping up with current building laws. “If you have to make improvements when you’re repairing or replacing (your home) because the codes have changed since your house was built, a typical policy will exclude that,” Bach says. Though this can be particularly expensive for older homes, “even a house that was built five years ago is out of code,” Andrew says.

Both Bach and Andrew recommend adding ordinance or law coverage to your policy to handle these expenses.

How can I save?

While having the right coverage is generally more important than paying the bare minimum, there are discounts to make your policy more affordable. Andrew suggests buying your car, homeowners and other insurance through the same company to take advantage of bundling discounts, which can save you 20% or more.

“The best way to bring down the price without sacrificing coverage is to raise your deductible,” Bach says. Being willing to pay for smaller repairs yourself rather than filing claims will help keep your premiums low.

If you’re confused about coverage and discounts, reach out to an insurance agent to talk through your options. “Take a little extra time to understand what it is that you’re purchasing,” Andrew says. “For most people a house is the most expensive asset they have.”