marion county fl fun facts: Things Are Looking UP for Marion County, Florida - 05/22/15 01:28 AM
Take a look at these very encouraging statistics from The Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors’ regarding the housing market for Marion County, Florida.   In a report released yesterday, the median price of a home in Marion County in April had an increase of approximately 20 percent over the same month last year and sales were up by more than 11 percent
It's all about balance.....Supply has dropped and demand is there..... the report for April indicates the median sale price of an existing home was $111,500, up from the $93,000 reported a year ago.
Realtors reported the sale of 599 homes closed in … (2 comments)

marion county fl fun facts: Marion County, FL Wins the Race - 05/04/15 12:20 AM

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 County-connected Thoroughbred pulled ahead to win in the last 100 yards.
 
 
Twelve of the 18 horses in the race had Marion County-area connections before launching racing careers that qualified them for one of the most prestigious races in the world.  
 
Click here for more information on how to make Marion County, Florida your home today!
 
 
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marion county fl fun facts: Marion County, Fl Housing Market Multiplies - 04/23/15 01:45 AM

 
We are excited to report that our Marion County, Florida existing home sales in March increased by 13.4 percent over the same month last year.  This announcement was made Wednesday morning by the Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors.
 
Here is a fantastic list of reasons why Marion County Realtors are happy with the upward trend in our housing market:
600 closed sales last month, up from 529 a year ago.
Of those, 483 were traditional sales, an increase of 24.5 percent; 104 were foreclosure/REO sales, a drop of 12.6 percent; and 13 were short sales, a decrease of 40.9 percent (THANK GOODNESS)
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marion county fl fun facts: A World Series in Ocala, FL? - 03/18/15 01:24 AM
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.
The event will run a 7 day course with a minimum of 10 teams from across North America competing in the tournament. Each team is expected to bring between 12 to 14 players, plus family members who are expected to give a healthy boost to our local economy during … (0 comments)

marion county fl fun facts: Ten Reasons Why We Breathe Easy And Unwind In Ocala - 07/16/14 02:05 AM
  Ten Reasons Why We Breathe Easy And Unwind In Ocala
 
Ocala, FL is the Horse Capitol of the World, renowned for  over 600 Thoroughbred farms. Forbes magazine has ranked Ocala in the top 10 in the nation for future job growth.  The only Eastern US metro to make the top ten list. Among the nation’s 200 largest metro areas, Ocala ranks 5th in expected rate of employment growth through 2015. Fifteen seaports surround Ocala MSA including five large-scale port operations.  We're near the heart of central Florida, providing easy access to both coasts,  and we are within a two … (2 comments)

marion county fl fun facts: Ocala the state capital of Florida? Proof that we didn't make this up! - 04/02/13 03:41 AM
Ocala the state capital of Florida? We have proof that we didn't make this up!
A couple of weeks ago, we wrote:
Sell Your Home While You Can Still Remember!
How many of you can remember when Ocala was avidly campaigning to become the state capital?
 
Probably very few as the movement was spearheaded in late 1900 and early 1901. This has; however, become a popular fact that still gets passed down from one generation to the next here in Marion County, Florida.
Ocala based attorney Robert A. Burford was the driving force behind this historical fact. He spent many … (2 comments)

 
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