ocala fl: November 2008 Market Update - 11/06/08 04:11 AM
Finally, we can focus on our lives again as we have a new President coming into office and whether your candidate won or not, the United States of America is ready to move forward.  We need to come together as a people and support our nation.  You will see a positive change in the economy and the real estate market as so many people wanted to see the results before they made their steps forward.
Here in Florida we are fortunate to have the "sunshine" which truly helps us as the weather chills all over … (0 comments)

ocala fl: Home Buyers Advice in Today’s Economy - 10/30/08 02:31 AM
With a surplus of homes on the market, it is defiantly a buyer's market.  There have never been so many opportunities to buy a home at such a reduced rate.  Mortgage rates are low so what's that delay? Given the recent news with the mortgage crisis and bank failures, many banks have tightened their guidelines. But does this mean that banks aren't lending? No! Qualified borrowers are still getting loans.
If you are just starting out in housing market or are just wondering what the guidelines are in this market, here are few tips to get ready:
1.)    Build a savings … (1 comments)

ocala fl: How to Sell Your Home in a Challenging Market - 10/23/08 02:23 AM
In our current economy we are facing many challenges. The housing market has been hit hardest yet many people still have to sell their homes for a variety of reasons. With so much housing inventory on the market how can you compete?
The key to aggressively marketing your home is to be flexible and competitive. Being willing to offer the buyers a great incentive, keeping things simple and by being willing to make a deal can make the difference on whether you sell or don't sell.
Here are a few ways you can be competitive and stand out:
1.) Get an experienced … (2 comments)

ocala fl: OCALA FLORIDA REAL ESTATE OCTOBER 2008 UPDATE - 10/02/08 03:15 AM
The housing market is certainly experiencing an incredible challenge in North Central Florida.  The passing of the Economic Bailout Deal is not going to give us an instant band-aid.  It will hardly ease the pain.  There are currently over 2500 pre-foreclosure and Bank owned properties in the Ocala marketplace according to RealtyTrac, Inc which follows all the foreclosure and lis pendens (pre-foreclosure) transactions around the country.  This is all represented in the failure of many banks and financial institutions along Wall Street.  Many sellers are having to take the route of short selling their homes back to the bank as they … (0 comments)

What is going on in today's foreclosure market?  Based on the most recently released report from Realty Trac, the website that keeps us abreast of what is going on in the foreclosure  market, things are just moving down the road.  Foreclosure activity is up 14% in the second quarter of 2008:
"Florida documented the nation's fourth highest state foreclosure rate in the second quarter, with one in every 78 households receiving a foreclosure filing during the quarter - more than twice the national average. Foreclosure filings were reported on 109,433 Florida properties during the quarter, the second highest total of any … (0 comments)

Traditionally, we have been told that it was best to place your current home on the market, take the equity from the property and reinvest it in the next home you plan on buying.  As we know, the current market in Ocala and The Villages, Fl is leaving many sellers with little or no equity or even negative value. One fact that has become very evident, the purchase prices of today are becoming incredible.  We are seeing great buys and it has become an outstanding market to buy real estate in.  There are many folks looking for great homes to rent and … (0 comments)

ocala fl: Luxurious Farm in the Gated Community of Bradford Farms Ocala Florida - 09/10/08 03:51 AM
I wanted to share a terrific listing with you that is in my portfolio. Look at this beautiful "smart house"in Bradford Farms complete with screened in pool, horse paddock, 3 stall barn and seperate gentleman's cottage or office. This home has a lot to offer!

ocala fl: Shady Wood Ocala FL Dream Home---Below Market - 09/03/08 01:59 AM
What a great buy in SE Ocala in this remodeled and update home nestled in the trees for privacy.  The price of $218,750 which includes real hard wood floors, updated maple cabinets and Corian countertops in the kitchen, beautiful enclosed Sun room overlooking a naturally landscaped private backyard and brick fireplace.  This property is close to both Munroe Regional Medical Center and Ocala Regional Hospital in addition to being close to SE schools including Forest High School, South Ocala Elementary School and St Johns Lutheran School.
Shady Wood is known for its great location and affordable housing for your family's needs.  … (1 comments)


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