florida real estate: Another VA Financed Home Sold In Ocala Florida - 04/06/16 04:08 AM

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!  Sometimes as a Realtor you hit it off well with people while other times report develops over time.  We hit it off well from day 1 to day of close.  What an awesome and memorable experience for me and them.
This home was Another VA financed Home Sold … (0 comments)

florida real estate: Birdwatchers, Name that bird! - 02/20/10 08:37 AM
It is a beautiful day in North Central Florida and we took our first trip to the beach, the gulf side in Crystal River.  Upon our arrival we saw these beautiful birds that somewhat resemble sea gulls but are so pretty and streamlined.  I am searching the web to find out their name, do you know it?  Wildlife near the shores make living near the coast an interesting place to be.


florida real estate: Is The Market Really Changing? - 02/11/10 06:39 PM
Activity has certainly picked up, buyers are buying more often than not for cash and it has become more difficult to find that sweet deal.  But is the market really changing?  Is the economy getting better?
You couldn't tell by the Florida Foreclosure statistics!  According to a recent report, Florida had some 367,000 homes foreclosed on last year.  This year however Florida is estimated to have over 400,000 homes complete the foreclosure process.
In Ocala/Marion County there have been 342 filings for foreclosure since January 1, 2010.  That is just the beginning!
Government programs might be a nice temporary fix but … (4 comments)

florida real estate: January 9th Begins the 2010 Eventing at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala... - 01/08/10 02:44 PM
Wishing all the horses & riders safe travels in the 2 day eventing taking place at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala on January 9 & 10. 
The weather is forecast to be quite brisk, actually down right bone chilling so warm up, limber up and enjoy the courses.
This is such an exciting time at the park to see all the horses and competitors.  The cooler than normal weather is likely to bring out the spunk in the horses...fun to watch them dance as the wind whistles across their ears.
We are looking forward to a great equestrian season at … (0 comments)

florida real estate: Winter has arrived in Florida! - 01/04/10 12:05 AM

On Christmas day this beautiful sunflower began to bloom into this smiling sunflower.  It was an encouraging sight, but as things go, winter must come so spring can too...

Last night we had a hard frost and my happy little sunflower is now hanging its pretty little head in sadness hoping that the weather will once again bring warmth!
Not likely for a while, so say the weathermen.  We along with the rest of the country are in for our share of cold wintery weather and … (6 comments)

florida real estate: Affordable Foreclosed homes under $50,000 - 01/01/10 11:12 AM

 3 Bedroom 2 Bath .23 acres 1647 sf  Only $34,900
One story ranch style home features cathedral ceilings, vinyl flooring, open floor plan.
 Bank Owned

2 Bedrooms 1 bath 1012 sf $38,000
Ranch style home with ceiling fans, washer & dryer, screened in patio, & wood fencing surrounds property.
 Bank Owned

2 Bedrooms 2 Baths 953 sf $39,900
Quaint home with covered entry, tiled floors, ceiling fans, chain link fence surrounds property.
Bank Owned

3 Bedrooms 2 Baths 1698 sf  1acre $40,000
Ranch-style home with features including ceiling fans, walk-in … (8 comments)

florida real estate: A Flower Blooms for Christmas - 12/26/09 03:12 PM

This beautiful sunflower started to open yesterday and is in full bloom today.  I just love it!  One of the birds that raided my vegetables during the summer must have dropped it.  I wonder if they'll come back when the seeds are ripe.  For now I'll just enjoy the beauty and share it with you.  Merry Christmas and may your business blossom throughout the year

florida real estate: Referring Customers, An Excellent Agent to Refer To! - 09/25/09 01:47 AM
Many times when sending off a customer referral to another agent it is like sending them to the deepest, darkest, most remote location where you'll never hear another word from them or the agent again.  Any agreement between agents often does not come to fruition either... So what is the point?
I want to tell you all about an agent whom I have worked with and found to be excellent and thorough, she took extremely good care of these customers and brought them to close through much hard work and diligence, and at times almost tears!
This agent is located in … (0 comments)

florida real estate: If the Weather outside is Frightful... - 01/27/09 02:23 PM
And it's really not delightful,
you may love to watch the snow
Watch it on TV you know!
Head on south for the winter
Buy a Florida winter stinter and...
Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!
When the crocus pops it's head up,
Then to the Northern traffic will pick up.
For the summer your sons & daughters,
Will swim in our beautiful waters.
Then when the Autumn leaves are fallin',
To Florida you'll be a callin' and again...
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Click on each of the pictures above for a variety … (7 comments)

florida real estate: Putting your Virtual Tours on Postlets, Youtube, Myspace & Facebook - 01/25/09 06:17 AM
Exposure is the name of the game!  Expose your listing in the most locations...Competitively priced, looking good with every enticement available and success is on it's way!
My sources of photography that I prefer vary from a digital camera, a flip video camera or a logitech camera.
Digital Cameras are very easy to upload but don't necessarily capture the flow of things.  They are great for the still shots that blend in between video shots or for a virtual tour program that knits the pictures together to form a panoramic picture.
  Flip Video cameras are so incredibly awesome.  They've got … (8 comments)

florida real estate: "As Is" Contracts...What Happens To Your Escrow? - 12/14/08 05:13 AM
Every state has it's own rules, actually various areas in a particular state can handle things differently according to their contracts.
Knowing your rights and responsibilities is vital!  The story's below!
I've practiced real estate in NY and now in Florida...the process is very different in both states!  Mainly the difference is that in NY the offer is written and then goes to the seller's attorney who writes a contract, normally within 2 weeks.  During that time period the buyer will have a home inspection and make a final decision based on the results.  There usually is no escrow turned over … (40 comments)

florida real estate: Shopping Homes in 55+ Adult Communities...Only a click away! - 12/10/08 05:48 AM

The styles of homes and the structure of the homes can vary from ranch to two story and from Concrete Block to Concrete Block with Stucco to Wood Frame to even some Mobile Homes.

There are several 55+ Adult Communities here in Ocala to choose from. Subdivisions included in this selection are: Cherrywood Estates, On Top of the World (a golf course community) Marion Landing, Oak Run (Golf Course) Palm Cay, Pine Run, Spruce Creek, Spruce Creek Preserve.

 Many of the homes have … (2 comments)

florida real estate: Price It To Sell It's The Only Way! - 11/30/08 11:30 AM
Today I went back into my listing history to see what has happened with listings I've had that didn't sell.  I don't like taking overpriced homes and then having to wrestle my sellers for price reductions.
Times are tough and accuracy in pricing is vital!  The market is not as difficult as it appears, the majority of homes that are currently on the market are overpriced creating a dam in the river of real estate.
It's not normal that a house should sit on the market for repeated 6 month listings and not get a showing, but there are plenty of houses all over … (4 comments)

florida real estate: Just Sold in Marion Landing in Under 2 Months from Listing to Closing! - 11/19/08 09:47 PM
In today's market many people are finding their homes languishing on the market.  The key to selling is pricing right!  Houses that are priced right and priced lower than the competing homes will get the most attention.
This home in Marion Landing is a perfect example of how to get your home sold.

Competing homes were priced at $159,900-$179,900 while this home was priced at $149,900 and I sold it  just 15 days into the listing at 95% of listing price!  It closed 6 weeks later.
Homes that are priced right will sell quickly even in a down market.  It is vital … (2 comments)

florida real estate: Is Marion Landing for you??? - 11/09/08 06:42 AM
Such a quaint community with a warm feeling, located near shopping, medical needs and just so simple to get to.  Marion Landing has housing style and pricing diversity allowing people of various walks of life to own in one of the more comfy communities around.  Take a peek at all the available homes Marion Landing has to offer by clicking on the sign below.


florida real estate: Putt, Putt, Putt, It's time to hit the Course! - 11/09/08 03:39 AM

Spruce Creek Preserve and Spruce Creek Golf Course are about 25 miles away from each other yet both of them are wonderful, picturesque Golf Course Communities.  While Spruce Creek Golf Course is a large more elaborate community with plenty of amenities, Spruce Creek Preserve is more of a homey welcoming feel.  Click on each Community for available homes in those communities.


florida real estate: Take a Visual Tour of my Visual tours! - 11/08/08 10:29 PM
All Virtual tours are attached to the picture, just click on the picture & go there!

This 3 bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage in ground pool home is
located on a 1+acre lot in the country.  It needs some upgrading
but is in very good repair.  Very nice brick fireplace too!
Asking just $139,000, bring an offer and lets talk!

An Absolutely Gorgeous home awaits you behind these walls!
A 3 Bedroom 2 Huge Bath home with a beautiful fireplace
and an … (0 comments)

florida real estate: Adult Communities In Ocala Florida, Priced to Sell! - 11/08/08 11:29 AM
Here in Ocala Florida we have very affordable 55+ Adult Communities.  Many of these homes are owned by snowbirds while others are full time residents.  These communities are centrally located near medical facilities and shopping of all sorts.
Click on each button to view current listings in each community.  Below you'll find a "Contact Me" button that will enable you to ask any questions or schedule a time to view some homes.







florida real estate: We're Gettin' Teed Off In Florida! - 11/08/08 10:00 AM

Golf Course Communities in Marion County Florida are plentiful!  Take a look at some of the homes in On Top of the World





Visit our other golf course communities in upcoming blogs on Oak Run, Spruce Creek Preserve and Spruce Creek Golf Course.  For a list of golf courses in the Ocala Florida area click on the golfer below.

florida real estate: Sarah Palin Coming to Ocala Florida Saturday November 1 - 10/31/08 02:26 AM

Sarah Palin In Ocala Florida Saturday November 1
Please join
Governor Sarah Palin
for a Road to Victory Rally
in Ocala, Florida
Saturday November 1st
West Port High School3733 SW 80th AvenueOcala, FL 34481
Doors Open at 12:00 p.m.
For more information, call (850) 391-4219 or please click here.
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Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+

Ocala, FL

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Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044

Address: 7621 SW Hwy 200 Suite 100, Ocala, FL, 34476

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