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- $55,000

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 $55,000 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 

Waterfront Home in Satsuma, FL! $162,500

Good Day All, 

 This home is located between Satsuma and San Mateo with easy access to Hwy 17. Only short drive to Palatka, FL with shopping, restaurants, and more. Property is located on canal leading to Dunn’s Creek and only short boat ride to St. Johns River. St. Johns River offers awesome boating and fishing year round, plus there are many options for riverfront dining and entertainment. 

The 1995 home sits on corner lot in an area of similar homes that are all very well kept and show pride in ownership. As you arrive you will notice fenced front yard with deck in front and concrete driveway leading to back of the home. Upon entering you will notice cathedral ceiling, tape and textured walls and large open floor plan. Kitchen is spacious, overlooks dining room and includes lots of cabinets and countertops with inside laundry room just steps away. Roomy main bedroom and huge bathroom with walk in closet make this a great place to rest your head at night. There is an additional 2 bedrooms and guest bath that was part of original home. The addition is 400 square feet and includes family room, bedroom and full bathroom, basically an additional main suite. The “Fun Zone” is located behind the home and is boat house shared with neighboring property. It includes storage room which leads to back covered deck including fish cleaning station and views of canal. Few steps down is double boat slips with power lifts. Plenty of deep water to get your boats in and out. Don’t miss seeing this canal waterfront home! Call, text or emial us today to schedule your showing!

  • Year Built 1995 Manufactured Home
  • 4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms
  • 2020 Living Square Feet
  • .37 Acres
  • Boat House with 2 slips and power lifts
  • Fenced in front yard, concrete driveway
  • Generac whole house generator

 

Ocklawaha River Waterfront Luxury Retreat with Pool

Ocklawaha River Waterfront Listing! OMCAR MLS # 550523

Very rare find! Beautiful custom built concrete block home on 2.16 peaceful, quite acres overlooking over 100′ on Ocklawaha River & Greenway with beautiful sunsets, nature views with turkey and deer visiting almost daily. Cast a line from the floating dock or relax on one of the many dock levels. Take a short boat ride to the World Famous Rodman Reservoir known for the trophy Large Mouth Bass, 20 minute ride to locks leading to the St Johns River. Located in the heart of the Ocala National Forest known for hunting, trail riding, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding or just relaxing. In fact, you can ride right from the property on your ATV/SxS and access 80+ miles of trails through the Forest. On those cold nights, relax in front the fire pit as you watch the sunset over the river.

This custom built home is over 1820 living square feet with open floor plan and tile throughout. Inside you will find a cozy open floor plan soaring cathedral ceilings in living/dining area. The spacious kitchen including custom cabinets, granite countertops, recessed lighting, stacked stone island and all stainless steel appliances are included. Just off kitchen area is laundry room with large pantry, cabinets and countertops w sink. Living room with stack stoned wood burning fireplace, plant shelves, Infinity surround speakers and includes double french doors leading to porch w/ views of river. Main bedroom is 24 x 17 with vaulted ceiling, sitting area and bathroom with walk in sunken shower, privacy toilet, custom cabinetry and granite countertops. 2nd bedroom is 16×12 and includes nice size closet. 3rd bedroom is currently being used as Den/Study.  Great to entertain on the 1,490 Sq Ft wrap around screen porch featuring hot tub with views of the woods and river.  As you walk around to back of the home you will caged black pebble crete pool, outdoor shower, and plenty of room to grill and entertain.  while enjoying the large  from the great room area with double french doors and more views of the Ocklawaha River. Just beyond home and caged pool is a dream 30×50′ metal workshop w/ 8″ concrete slab floor, enclosed room, 110/220 power, water and double roll up doors. There is attached one bay parking for boat and another building that will hold ATV, mower and all the yard tools or toys you desire.

This is… A TRUE ON OF A KIND JEM!!!

CALL, TEXT or EMAIL TODAY FOR PRIVATE SHOWING!!!

  • 3 Bedrooms 
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1820 Living Sq Ft Concrete Block
  • 2.16 Acres 
  • Zoned A-1 
  • 2,476 Sq Ft Under Roof  w/ Screened Wrap Around Porch
  • Inground Caged Swimming Pool 
  • Ocklawaha River Waterfront over 100′ on Greenway and River
  • Custom Kitchen w/ Granite and Stainless Steel Appliances 
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • 30X50′ Workshop

Asking Price $455,000 


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

Monthly Market Detail Report – June 2015

In the Ocala/Marion real estate market, conditions continue to be even as fewer houses become available compared to his time last year. June 2015 found an decrease in the number of new listings, active listings and pending sales were up for single-family homes, according to information from Ocala Marion County Association or Realtors®.

The 877 new listings in June 2015 represented a -2.6 percent decrease over previous year. Active listings decreased 8 percent to 3,083 over the same period. Pending sales had a high jump in June, with the 656 pending listings in for the month, indicating a 7 percent increase over June 2014. Actual sales of single-family homes also increased over the same period.

The Ocala Marion County Association or Realtors® reports that in June, a total of 606 single homes were sold in the Ocala/Marion County area. This represents a 12.8% percent increase over sales in previous yearPrices in the Ocala/Marion County real estate market continue to climb during that year-long period. The median price of a single-family home in the Ocala/Marion County area increased 6.4 percent between June/2014 and June/2015, to $116,000.

Average home prices declined -3.7 percent during that period to $145,862. The closed sales by sales price during the year

increased in all price categories except for “less than $50k and over $1,ooo,ooo. Homes spend an average of 73 days on the market in Ocala/Marion County, which is decrease from June/2014 of 38.1 percent year-over-year. Generally higher prices, limited availability, and quicker sales of those homes that come up for sale make the Marion County real estate market a favorable environment for sellers, and because of the great value in our area buyers can find quality homes far cheaper than average rent prices for the area.

Rountree Realty provides expert real estate services to residential buyers and sellers in Marion County including Ocala, Fort McCoy, Anthony, Sparr, Citra, Salt Springs, Orange Springs and and surrounding communities. Contact us today for more information on local real estate and for professional assistance navigating this sometimes complex home market.

This report describes member activity for the association and is not confined to any specific geographic area. Statistics for each month compiled from MLS feeds on the 15th day of following month. Data released July 22, 2015, produced by the Florida REALTORS®

Existing Home Sales Continue to Rise In October 2014

Existing-home sales continued to rise in October and are now up year-over-year for the first time in 2014, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun says during a Nov. 20 press conference in Washington. This is good news for our local Ocala/ Marion County market because the inventory is moving closer to a balanced market. The largest issue facing the future is a lack of inventory in many price ranges. If you are a seller and thinking your home might not be worth what you owe, you could be be mistaken. There are still great deals to be found for buyers too. Want to chat more about real estate or discuss your homes value, please contact me today.

 

https://www.homesforsaleocalamarion.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Ocala_MSA_Single_Family_Homes_2014-10_Summary-2.pdf

 

Deerback Lake w/ White Sand Beaches

Invalid Displayed Gallery

 

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