Ocala, FL Real Estate News

By Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
(Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. )
We`re attempting to close a home which is a "Short Sale" in Ocala,Florida. It hasn`t been easy. Ocala has been hard hit with massive inventory of homes that many investors walked away from. The offer was based on the last closed sales, we attached "Comps" to our offer to indicate where the market and prices currently are.Everything seemed to be going well our attorneys were in contact with the lenders each step of the way. Last Friday, we`re informed the BPO would be completed.Normally, this is the last step towards closing. To our surprise we received a call from the lender yesterday, telling us the BPO`s opinion was $25,000 higher.The lenders want a counter offer.I began to ask the processor questions about the BPO. They explained who completed the BPO,I reminded the "Processor" the B...
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By Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
(Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. )
I enjoy going to the same "Dry Cleaner,Italian Restaurant, Coffee Shop" because I`ve grown accustomed to their good service. These store owners know the importance of treating their clients properly and it shows.I`m a creature of habit, I`m loyal to these proprietors for years.I also go out of "My Way" to tell my friends about these establishments.Our profession is based on the same principles,it`s what differentiates you from the competition. Clients select you for a reason,they want to know they hired the best possible person to "Represent" them whether "Buying,Selling,or Renting" a home or business.I can tell 70% of our business is from "Servicing" our clients! I`ve been to "Motivational Seminars" where the guest speaker discuss the importance of "Asking for referrals".Why?If you`re ...
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By Joe Dallorso, Ocala Real Estate
 OCALA REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORTHomes Sold December 2007 ...........180*$100,000.00 or less..........................46$101 to $200,000.00.........................88$201 to $300,000.00.........................27$301 to $500,000.00.........................15$500,000.00 Plus................................4Active Listings as of 1/2/08.............7496**This does not count homes sold by builders that may not be listed on the MLS.  Numbers may be revised due to late reports from the board of Realtors. WHAT"S HOT IN OCALA REAL ESTATE· New homes around $150,000.00· Golf Course & 55+ communities.  · SE Ocala near but not in the Historic district· Houses priced at or below $100.00 per sq ft of living areaNow the Holiday season is over I think we will see more buyers. Snowbirds are coming south ...
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By Joe Dallorso, Ocala Real Estate
   As you probably know I don't predict the weather I just give people from other areas an idea of what Ocala weather is like from month to month.  January is one of our coldest months. The first week of the month we had a cold front that brought us the coldest temperatures in 5 years. At my house in SW Ocala we had temperatures in the high 20's and a hard frost accompanied by 2 or 3 days where the day time temps were in the 50's and 60's.   Winter in Ocala is normally in the 70's except for cold fronts that drop our temps to the 60's and even 50's for a couple of days. Then we pop back up to the 70's again. I really like the winter because there is no humidity at all.
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By Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
(Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. )
Last week on of our properties we manage was trashed. The tenant moved out and it looks as if "Hurricane Andrew" was in this poor homes wake! The home has garbage thrown all over the inside and outside. The refrigerator was left with rotten food inside, the smell is enough to intoxicate you! The cost to remove the garbage and restore the home will run $1600. Yesterday, I received a call from the tenant asking why "The Security Deposit" wasn`t returned?!It takes "BALLS" to make a call like this.  The Conversation is as follows:  Me:  We sent you a certified letter informing you we`re not sending you back the security, you trashed the house!   Tenant:I left it a little dirty,but nothing major.   Me: Are you serious?There is rotten food in the refrig, the garage,the carpeting, the outside ...
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By Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
(Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. )
Customer DisplayR276805 AList Price: $149,000Sell Price: $13090 SW 73 AVE, Ocala FL  34473County:MarionType:ResidentialSubdivision:MARION OAKSAcres:.25Model Name:MockingbirdYear Built:2007Bedrooms:3Acreage:0-.25Baths:2Stories:OneHalf Baths:0Garage/Car:Gar-AttachedPool:NoneGar Capacity:2Residence: 55+ Comm:NoPool Y/N:NSection:07Township:17Range:21EDeed Restrict: Zoning:R-1 Single Family DwellingLot Size:  X   X   X  Total Living Sqft:1444Other Living Sqft: Other Sqft: Sqft Un Roof :1954$ / Sqft :103Elem: HOA Fee:0Taxes:426.71Middle: HOA Y/N:NoAG Expt Y/N: High: Homestead Y/N:NoExtras:Smoke Alarm(s) , Walk In Closet Construction:Concrete Blk w/ Stucco Spec Feats:Cath. Beam Ceiling , Eat In Kitchen , Inside Laundry , Open Patio , Pantry , Split BR Plan Sewer:Septic Roof:Shingle Heating:Cen...
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By Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
(Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. )
Marion County Florida Homes For  Rent R293012 AList Price: $900Sell Price: $205 OAK LANE WY, OCALA FL  34472County:MarionType:RentalSubdivision:SLVR SPGS SH SAcres:.23Model Name:ABBATEYear Built:2007Bedrooms:3Acreage:0-.25Baths:2Stories:OneHalf Baths:0Garage/Car:Gar-AttachedPool:NoneGar Capacity:2Residence: 55+ Comm:NoPool Y/N:NSection:14Township:16Range:23EDeed Restrict: Zoning:R-1 Single Family DwellingLot Size:80 X 125 X   X  Total Living Sqft:1396Other Living Sqft: Other Sqft: Sqft Un Roof :1844$ / Sqft :Elem: HOA Fee: Taxes:481.85Middle: HOA Y/N:NoAG Expt Y/N: High: Homestead Y/N:NoExtras:Construction:Concrete Blk w/ Stucco Spec Feats:Inside Laundry , Pantry , Split BR Plan Sewer:Septic Roof:Shingle Heating:Central Electric Waterfront:Land Type:Cleared Floor:Vinyl , W/W Carpet Util...
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By Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
(Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. )
Customer DisplayR291170 AList Price: $1,000Sell Price: $County:MarionType:RentalSubdivision:MARION OAKSAcres:.23Model Name:ROYAL POINCIANAYear Built:2007Bedrooms:3Acreage:0-.25Baths:2Stories:OneHalf Baths:0Garage/Car:Gar-AttachedPool:NoneGar Capacity:2Residence: 55+ Comm:NoPool Y/N:NSection:10Township:17Range:21EDeed Restrict:YesZoning:R-1 Single Family DwellingLot Size:80 X 125 X   X  Total Living Sqft:1805Other Living Sqft: Other Sqft:693Sqft Un Roof :2498$ / Sqft :Elem:Sunrise Elementary SchoolHOA Fee: Taxes:433.55Middle:Dunnellon Middle SchoolHOA Y/N:NoAG Expt Y/N: High:Dunnellon High SchoolHomestead Y/N:NoExtras:Smoke Alarm(s) , Walk In Closet , Window Treatmt Construction:Concrete Blk w/ Stucco Spec Feats:Covered Patio , Eat In Kitchen , Inside Laundry , Pantry , Split BR Plan Sew...
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By Joe Dallorso, Ocala Real Estate
   A new way to search the Ocala MLS. A must read for anyone interested in buying Ocala real estate.   The "Listing Cart" is a relatively new featured provided by the Ocala Marion County MLS. You define your search criteria such as number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square feet of living area, size of lot ect. Actually you can get very very specific or keep the search very broad. A word of warning though, too broad a search will yield hundreds and hundreds of homes.  After defining you search you will be emailed a link to the Ocala MLS where your listing cart is hosted. You can then look at details of the home and up to 12 images. You can delete houses you don't like and even make notes about the ones you do like.  Whenever a new home is listed you will get an automatic email notification a...
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By Joe Dallorso, Ocala Real Estate
   The purpose of my monthly weather reports isn't to predict the weather. I just try to give people from other parts of the country an idea of what Ocala's weather is line from one month to the next.  The weather is cooling down and all the humidity has gone. People from up north seem to think it's always humid here in Florida. In Ocala the humidity is here from May until October and then it dries out. I've even had people from the mid west tell me it's not as humid in Ocala in the middle of the summer as it was at home!  Getting back to November here in Ocala. The highs are now in the high 70's and the lows in the 50's or 60's. The first couple weeks have been cooler than normal this year. November is a great time of year to visit Ocala!  You can find all my monthly weather reports da...
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By Joe Dallorso, Ocala Real Estate
  OCALA REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT Homes Sold October 2007 ..........236*$100,000.00 or less..........................51$101 to $200,000.00......................106$201 to $300,000.00........................48$301 to $500,000.00........................17$500,000.00 Plus.............................11Active Listings as of 10/2/07.......7834*Months of Inventory .................33.77 months*This does not count homes sold by builders that may not be listed on the MLS Number may be revised due to late reports from board of Realtors. WHAT"S HOT IN OCALA REAL ESTATE· New homes around $150,000.00· Golf Course & 55+ communities.   · SE Ocala near but not in the Historic district· Houses priced at or below $100.00 per sq ft of living area.      October sales were up from September by 20 units. Un...
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By Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
(Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. )
We received a call yesterday on our rental in Ocala,Florida. The young lady was very eager to view the home,we made arrangements for her to view the home within an hour. We met her at the home, let her view it and she wanted to write a lease. We took her back to our office and began to write the lease. She gave us her name,we started to write the lease. I asked her for a copy of her drivers license. It seems the name she gave us didn`t quite match her license,so we began to ask her a few questions.The conversation is as follows:Me:It appears the name you gave us doesn`t quite match the name on license.   Mystery Women: Oh that! I like to use the name I gave you, although it`s not my real name!   Me: We can`t write a lease based on a different name.    Mystery Women: Why not? I promise t...
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By Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
(Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. )
Customer DisplayR280920 AList Price: $99,900Sell Price: $County:MarionType:ResidentialSubdivision:MARION OAKSAcres:.26Model Name: Year Built:1976Bedrooms:2Acreage:.26-.49Baths:2Stories:OneHalf Baths:0Garage/Car:Gar-AttachedPool:In GroundGar Capacity:1Residence:155+ Comm:NoPool Y/N:YSection:10Township:17Range:21EDeed Restrict:YesZoning:R-1 Single Family DwellingLot Size:90 X 125 X   X  Total Living Sqft:1237Other Living Sqft: Other Sqft:486Sqft Un Roof :1723$ / Sqft :80Elem: HOA Fee: Taxes:1476.67Middle: HOA Y/N:NoAG Expt Y/N:NoHigh: Homestead Y/N:NoExtras:Construction:Concrete Blk Spec Feats:Inside Laundry , Screened Porch Sewer:Septic Roof:Shingle Heating:Central Electric Waterfront:Land Type:Cleared Floor:Vinyl , W/W Carpet Utilities:Street Lights , TV Cable Available Improve:Pool:Scr...
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By Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
(Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. )
OCALA FLORIDA HOMES FOR RENT 2024 JUNIPER WAY, OCALA FL 34472. HEAD SOUTH ON BASELINE, TURN RIGHT ON ASPEN RD, LEFT ON JUNIPER RD, LEFT ONTO JUNIPER LOOP CIR, THEN RIGHT ONTO JUNIPER WAY Remarks: BRAND NEW HOME IN GREAT LOCA...  US $900.00 Ocala< 1 minute ago SUMMERFIELD FLORIDA HOMES FOR RENT FROM HWY 441 TAKE SE 156 ST AND TURN LEFT ONTO SE 92ND AVE Remarks: JUST COMPLETED, THIS HOME IS NEW AND READY FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY. THIS GREAT BOWMAN MODEL FEATURES 3BR/2BA, SPACIOUS FLOORPLAN, AN...  US $950.00 Ocala< 3 minutes ago MARION COUNTY FLORIDA HOMES FOR RENT HWY 441 TO SE 156 ST, LEFT ONTO SE 86 CT, THEN LEFT ON SE 159 LANE Remarks: NEW HOME IN BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY OF ORANGE BLOSSOM HILLS. THIS HOUSE HAS GREAT FEATURES AND IS MOVE-IN READY, CALL TODAY! ...  US $950.00 Ocala< 5 minute...
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By Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
(Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. )
We`re working with a "short sale" where the Buyers agent seems confused.We`ve gone back and forth for several weeks on an offer in which the lender instructed us to inform the agent and buyer they will no longer counter. They`re firm on a sales price,where quite honestly,they`ve priced the home $55,000 below the appraised value.   The agent continues to call insisting we present her counter. We told her on Thursday, the lender instructed us they will no longer counter! It seems she`s having a problem educating the client, or she simply doesn`t understand she`s not involved in a regular transaction. Once the lender informs you they will no longer entertain an offer, it`s pretty much taken for granted! I realize the potential buyer seems eager to continue negotiating,but it`s now time to ...
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By Janie Coffey, Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives
(First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty)
For three glorious days in November, horse enthusiasts from all over will be able to enjoy 300 Acres of events, shows, seminars and much more.  November 16-18, Ocala (Florida's horse capital) will host the Florida Equine Capital Expo.  For Parelli fans, Pat and Linda Parelli will be there the whole weekend and will be debuting their Horseanality Profile.  Josh Lyons will be there as well as many many other well know horse trainers, speakers and more.  Learn about trail riding, nutrition, natural horsemanship and more.Hotels are filling up fast and to help get around the 300 AC so you can make it to all of the seminars on time, you might seriously consider brining or renting a golf cart for the weekend.  Prices are very reasonable.There will be a gala dinner, "Dinner in the Dirt" one nig...
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By Joe Dallorso, Ocala Real Estate
   What happened to Ocala's red hot real estate market? Well in many ways we have returned to normal. For a couple of years Ocala was one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. We are now experiencing a much needed correction.  The reason for this real estate frenzy was two fold. Ocala was and still is the lowest priced city in Florida to buy a home. Additionally Ocala had and still has a lot of empty space. There are literally thousands on vacant house lots and large tracts of develop-able land. All this open space and low prices attracted big national builders and small time investors.   The problem was that neither of these groups realized that Ocala doesn't have the booming economy to support such a booming real estate market. Ocala has a low unemployment rate but wages ...
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By Joe Dallorso, Ocala Real Estate
   Well October isn't exactly fall here in Ocala Florida. We do however begin to cool down. The day time temperatures are now in the mid 80's and the nights in the 60's. Later in the month we can leave our doors and windows open for fresh air and to escape the cost of running the central air.  Once again we seem to have had a year without a single hurricane here in Florida. Despite a tremendous amount of gloom and doom predictions early in the year by experts who always seem to be wrong. Of course Ocala has never actually had a hurricane but seeing them out there in the ocean is a little worrisome.   If you ever wanted to visit Ocala this is the time of year to come.  
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By Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
(Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. )
Rentals in Ocala Florida Newer 4/3/2 3009sf in Forest Glenn. Living/dining/family room all open w/ fireplace. Huge kitchen w/ island, breakfast bar, nook, and huge walk-in pantry. Master suite has his and her walk-in closets...  US $1,400.00 South Florida< 2 minutes ago Rentals in Ocala Florida Nice & big hard to find 4BR home in country setting yet only minutes to Lake Weir and Gator Joe's. Corner lot with big retention area in back. Plenty of room for the kids to play. New constructio...  US $1,100.00 South Florida< 3 minutes ago Rentals in Ocala Florida BRAND NEW HOUSE, NEVER LIVED IN!! RENT FOR LESS THAN OWNING. THIS 3 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR GARAGE HOUSE IS ON AN OVERSIZED LOT AND READY FOR YOU TO MOVE IN!! For more information please contact Flo...  US $1,200.00 South Florida< 6 minutes ...
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By Joe Dallorso, Ocala Real Estate
   Barkitecture is a combination of my two favorite subjects, dogs and of course houses. Barkitecture is an art exhibit of custom dog houses to support the Marion County Humane Society. It is another project of the Marion Cultural Alliance similar to their now famous Horse Fever exhibition.   The Horse Fever exhibition has given way to something new. Custom dog houses.      The 1891 Chambliss house located on SE Fort King street and home to Ocala magazine.Location Ocala Magazine 743 SE Fort King ST      The Animal Cracker House which is intended to return to a simpler place and time.Location: Ocala Style Magazine 1007 SE Fort King St      St Paw's CathedralLocation Koontz Furniture 3111 S Pine Ave       Fort DoggoneLocation Candler Hills golf Club8139 SW 90th Terr Rd            Taj Ma D...
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