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By Sara Homan, Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+
(Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044)
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Choosing a Realtor is a task that many people learn the hard way that their choice wasn't necessarily the best way.  I'd like to offer some suggestions as to How To Choose A Realtor That Is Right For You! 1. Never just look for a brand name.  Now that may be a broad statement, but let me explain:...
By Local Realty Service, Ocala Real Estate Agent
(Sellstate Next Generation Realty)
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Accumulating money for the down payment, when buying a home, is difficult and can be a struggle. However, various kinds of mortgages are available, for prospective homeowners. They are available for everyone belonging to different income brackets while some even offer 3.5% of the value of the hom...
By Sara Homan, Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+
(Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044)
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I truly enjoy working with first time home buyers, and even more with people who have served our Great Country.  This home offers this family plenty of living space to grow and a bounty of property to enjoy for years to come.  It was my absolute pleasure to work with these buyers, now owners!  So...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
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     Enjoy the relaxing Florida lifestyle in SummerGlen, a luxurious Golf Course Community in Ocala, Florida.  This 55 Plus neighborhood of just over 1000 houses features the SummerGlen Golf Club, a pool and spa, a library, shuffleboard, bocce courts, a softball field, tennis courts, billiards, ...
By Jennifer Hunter
(Savvy and Company)
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Our office in Gainesville wrote a blog about the current state of inventory in Gainesville & Ocala.Check out these numbers!On top of that, quite a few neighborhoods in Gainesville have fewer than 3 months inventory right now.  In Gainesville (and to a lesser extent Ocala), we are seeing a seller'...
By Jennifer Hunter
(Savvy and Company)
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The City of Ocala received approval from Marion County for a community redevelopment area to revitalize the area between I-75 and downtown (on SR 40 & US 27).The idea is to improve the "first impression" drivers get when they first get off the highway.Check out our blog entry on for more info!
By Jennifer Hunter
(Savvy and Company)
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A Bloomberg article cites Ocala as 1 of the 18 areas that will see the most economic growth in 2016.Largely due to abundant communities to attract retiring Baby Boomers, Ocala is forecast to see over 4% growth next year.Ocala joins Homosassa Springs, Orlando, The Villages, & Sebring as areas of c...
By Jamie Chambers, USDA /FHA Mortgage Source
(USDA / FHA Mortgage Source)
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The Ocala FHA Home Loan continues to be a popular home financing option for home buyers in Marion County.  FHA is a Government backed home loan program that offers flexible terms and qualifying.  Low down payment of only 3.5 percent,  No pre payment or early payoff penalties, and plenty of fixed ...
By Jennifer Hunter
(Savvy and Company)
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Not too long ago, the idea that an area of Ocala would have fewer than 3 months inventory would have been unthinkable.  And yet...Timberwood is in southwest Ocala, with homes in the $250k range, and demand is greatly outpacing supply right now.  Typically 1 or 2 homes in Timberwood sell every mon...
By Jamie Chambers, USDA /FHA Mortgage Source
(USDA / FHA Mortgage Source)
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 So, you are considering purchasing your first home in Ocala? Congrats on taking the first step, home buying is definitely a big achievement and deserves a celebration. But hold tight... Before you start attending open houses in Ocala and searching real-estate listings online, you need to know a ...
By Sara Homan, Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+
(Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044)
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 Earlier this year I got a call from an out of area agent who had a homeowner in my area with a lovely farm property that he wanted and needed to sell.  I thought this would be an average sale that was like any other listing, but I was wrong.  This lovely home on 37+ acres was absolutely pristine...
By Jennifer Hunter
(Savvy and Company)
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Ocala is 1 of the thoroughbreed breeding capitals of the world.  The first horse farm in Ocala started in the 1940s and today there are over 450 of them, employing over 10,000 people.We have a page on our site dedicated to Ocala horse farms for sale -- right now there are over 300 farms (mostly h...
By Jennifer Hunter
(Savvy and Company)
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I was glancing over some data today in our Neighborhood Analyzer and I stumbled on a couple major areas that are in a full-blown seller's market right now.One of them that stood out was Ocala Waterway, where, on average, about 5 homes per month sell.  Right now there are just over 20 homes on the...
By Jennifer Hunter
(Savvy and Company)
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Let's check in with Fore Ranch, a popular master-planned community in SW Ocala.Over the past year, just about 4 homes a month have sold in Fore Ranch:Activity has dropped a bit over the winter/spring, but prices have gone up:Sellers aren't coming off their prices by more about 4% during that span...
By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
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Florida is the sinkhole capital of North America.  The area just north of Tampa Bay including portions of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando Counties has been dubbed "sinkhole alley" by many people.  Our firm has been buying and fixing sinkhole damage homes all over Florida since 2008.  ...
By Bob Miller, The Ocala Dream Team
(Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty)
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The colt that received his early training by Marion County-based J.B. McKathan, has put Ocala horse racing on the map once again!  This past Saturday, American Pharoah crossed the finish line, winning the $2.2 million 141st Kentucky Derby by a length.  As the race favorite at 3-1 odds the Marion ...
By Jamie Chambers, USDA /FHA Mortgage Source
(USDA / FHA Mortgage Source)
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Ocala area home buyers don't have many options in 2015 for $0 down home mortgage financing.   The good news is the USDA Rural Housing loan still offers 100% financing in selected parts of Marion and Alachua county.  There ARE still plenty of locations just outside of Gainesville /  Ocala where yo...
By Highland Homes
(Highland Homes)
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Highland Homes is expanding its presence in Ocala, Florida by adding 43 additional home sites at the Meadow Glenn community. These home sites offer brand new opportunities for buyers to build their perfect Florida home in this widely popular community.  Meadow Glenn is an all-ages, gated communit...
By Bob Miller, The Ocala Dream Team
(Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty)
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Absolutley! The Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series, for players 10 to 12 years old, will be returning to Ocala, Fl. in the Summer of 2016. Officials with Babe Ruth League Inc. and Rotary Sportsplex of Marion County signed a deal this week to host this event in either late July or early August, 2016...
By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, Reverse Mortgage Expert in Miami and Florida
(PS Financial Services 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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I Went to the Podiatrist for Brain Surgery… If you needed brain surgery, would you go to the Doctor who happens to be a podiatrist just because you know someone who works there? A Medical Doctor after all is a Medical Doctor and they can all help people with any ailment, right? ABSOLUTELY NOT! No...

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