1.59 Acre Lakefront Lot

Lake Kerr is approximately 2800+/- acre spring feed lake with some of the best boating, water sports, fishing and paddling you can find in Central Florida. This stunning 1.59 acre lot has 155′ of white sand beeches, beautiful new dock with lighting, composite decking and double electric boat lifts. Property has been prepared for new homesite already. Buy and start building with little too no costs. 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.

                         ASKING PRICE $690,000

  • 1.59 Acres
  • 155′ of Lake frontage w/ beautiful white sand beach
  • Fenced
  • Dock w/ Composite Decking 2 Boat Slips and 2 Lifts  



Enchanted Forest Farm / Lake Kerr

21110 E Hwy 316 Salt Springs, FL 32134

9.43+/- acres fenced property with 400′ +/- of waterfront on deep water cove leading to Big Lake Kerr an apprx 2800 acre spring fed lake.  Enjoy water activities year round including fishing, boating and waterskiing.

Home built in 1999 and boasts many upscale improvements (see list below). This well-appointed stucco block home has 1978 sq. ft. of living area.  Home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and a fully enclosed 22×24 sq. ft. Florida room with wraparound porch for outdoor entertaining and stunning view of park-like acreage and Big Lake Kerr.

Upon entering the living room you will notice cathedral ceilings, gas fireplace, and open floor plan. Kitchen has abundant cabinets, counter space, indirect lighting and stainless steel appliances (less than 3 yeas old) including side by side refrigerator, gas stove range/oven, microwave, double sink with disposal.

Main bedroom is spacious with newly installed porcelain marble-design tile floors.  Recently professionally designed and renovated bathroom with all-access walk-in rain shower and hand held option, porcelain marble-design tile walls, pebbled marble flooring, professional make up mirror and custom floating vanity and cabinets. Main closet newly redesigned as a walk in closet with custom shelving/storage. Guest bedrooms are spacious and include carpet and ceiling fans.

Fully heated and air conditioned appx. 1800 sq. ft. (30’x60’) workshop, 6″ concrete slab, industrial insulation with 220V/50 Amp service, two – 24k BTU inverter mini split units, 5 garage doors with enough height for lift in one bay, new electric sub panel, work sink, mini fridge and more. Private driveway with newly added crushed stone winding through the enchantment of pine trees leading to park-like acreage and lake view. 

Located in the heart of Ocala National Forest with nearby Salt Springs swim area ,and 5 other spring preserves, boat launch and short ride to Lake George and the St. Johns River. Salt Springs is also home to miles of off-road trails including ATV, horseback and hiking. Great fishing year round in the many lakes, rivers and ponds. 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.  

House completely painted inside and out, including garage walls and floor

Updated outlets and switches throughout house

Natural sunlight via 6 solar tubes.

2.5 acre +/- corral with mini stable and 200 amp service

Laundry room/mud room: new cabinets and flooring

Top of line Speed Queen washer/dryer

Geothermal heating and cooling system with retention pond in garden

Whole house emergency generator

New white heavy-gauge metal roof 2022

freezer in garage

Dry river bed with two bridges, French drain, and retention wall.

Attached garage – added 9 double-door storage cabinets

Two wells on property

Asking Price $ 649,000

  • 9.43 Acres 
  • Waterfront Access 
  • 3 bedrooms 
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1978 Living Square Feet
  • 2 Car Attached Garage 
  • 4 Car Detached Garage/Workshop 

For more info please call/text Duke Rountree at (352) 572-1739

Lake Kerr Canal Home – $235,000

23693 NE 134th Lane Rode Salt Springs, FL 32134

Lake Kerr views without the high price! Don’t miss this Lake Kerr deep water canal manufactured home on .24 acres with 90′ of canal front. Short boat ride and you’re on 2800 acre Lake Kerr. Home was originally built in 1990 but shows much nicer than it’s age. This lovely home is 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with open split floor plan and 1782 living square feet. Front porch is 792 sf, fully screened and views of the lake and beautiful sunrises. Upon entering the front french doors you will see large living room w/ wood burning fireplace, kitchen(lots of counter space, pantry and built in’s), dining area and under cathedral ceiling. Main bedroom is spacious in size with carpet and bathroom includes double sinks, walk-in closet, privacy toilet and updated tiled shower. Guest bedroom 2 is nicely sized with canal views and the additional bedrooms are cozy in size with french doors leading to screen porch. Guest bathroom has shower. Inside laundry is a plus and leads to rear deck leading to back yard. Outside includes 10’x20′ wood shed/workshop, concrete paver are perfect for grilling and well pump/storage shed as well. There is a dock, retaining wall, and very large covered boat parking. RV hookups and covered lean too for your toys. 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.

  • 1990 Mobile Home
  • Dock & Covered Boat Slip
  • Boat Ramp Access to Lake Kerr
  • 4 Bedrooms 
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1782 Living Sq Ft
  • .24 Acres w/ 90′ Canal Front



23.86 Acre Slice of Serenity $445,000

13661 NE 247 Lane Fort McCoy, FL 32134

This is a beautiful 23.86 +/- fenced acre heaven sitting on two paved road frontages (CR 315 and NE 247th Lane) and having two addresses. Because the property backs up to the governmentally preserved land, wildlife including deer, turkey, and many others are plentiful. The land has so many large, beautiful trees. The 2000 year built manufactured home is well kept and move-in ready with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 2280 living square feet. The house has a spacious open floor plan including a dining room, living room, kitchen, and laundry room. The kitchen includes lots of cabinets and counter spaces, with a large island and all appliances are included. The living room is spacious with lots of windows and natural light. The main bedroom is nicely sized with a bathroom including a garden tub, shower, and privacy toilet plus a large walk-in closet. Guest bedrooms are spacious as well. The large bonus room is currently used as a billiard/game room, which could also be used as another bedroom, office, or family room setup. Next to the billiard room is a half bath that offers easy access from outside or for entertaining guests. The front deck is 12×16 and great for enjoying a morning cup of coffee or watching the sunset in the evening. Outside will find 2 storage sheds (12×24 & 11×24) w/ power and water and a large chicken coop. Located within minutes from a boat ramp of the Ocklawaha River, grocery store, doctor’s office, pharmacy, hardware, convenience store, gas station, pizza delivery, and more. It is within 30 minutes to either Silver Springs, which is great for kayaking, boating, and outdoor activities or Ocala or Gainesville (Home of the Florida Gators) with Walmart, Lowes, Bealls, Outback, and many large shopping malls, and restaurants. The property is within minutes of Ocklawaha River, Rodman Reservoir boat ramp, Ocala National Forest, and many natural springs (Salt Springs, Silver Glen Springs, Juniper Springs) with horseback and walking trails, and off-road vehicle trails awaiting explorations while being in short drives to Ocala or Gainesville making it one of a kind property and location!

  • 23+/- Acres 
  • Zoned A1 (agriculture) 
  • 3 Bedrooms 
  • 2 Bathrooms 
  • 2000 Mobile Home
  • 2280Living Sq Ft

Asking Price $ 445,000


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.”

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. 


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

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

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) 
  • 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 >>>


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

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.




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