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. )
Today in the Ocala Star Banner there is a very interesting article for all Marion County Realtors to enjoy or cry about!It`s entitled:HOME SALES DOWN 50 PERCENT FROM 2006 (http://ocala.com/article/20070707/NEWS/207070343/1025/NEWS)  I`m never one to get involved in the media hype because i believe the media has a right to print the news as they see fit! After all that`s the "Newspaper game" I do take offense though to the huge void left in this article written by Mabel Perez.   Here is my rebuttal: The state of Florida as a whole has seen th market go from bad to worse. There`s no denying what`s happening in Real Estate. Marion County overall never really felt how bad the rest of the state has seen,and probably never will. Sure, it`s not a great market, but the opportunity is there. Par...
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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 have a question that needs to be addressed to many Realtors out there who are risking their Real Estate license in order to complete a Section 8 rental.   Section 8 housing is geared to assist those who aren`t able to pay rent. There are  Programs & Guidelines  that we must adhere too.   That being mentioned why are some of you attempting to participate in Bribery?   Recently, I received a call from a Realtor who didn`t have a clue how the system works. They called me to ask if our landlord would accept Section 8 housing vocuhers plus an additional $350 per month from the tenant.   I explained that the voucher for a 3bed,2ba home is $1350 which is what the landlord receives,it`s very illegal for the landlord to take any additional monies and besides that the person on Section 8 who is...
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    If you're having trouble selling your home here in Ocala try thinking like a buyer. By stopping for a minute and putting yourself in the buyers shoes you might get a better perspective on how to sell your house. You are now a sales person. Just like the owner of a store you are in competition for the public's business. You have to offer the best product at the best price. We're all used to being the consumer. We all want to find a great deal. It's the American way, the home of Walmart. If you have a home to sell in today's market you are now on the other side of the coin. You have to think like a business and find the best way to sell your product, your home.  Very few homes are truly unique. Although you may have spent years getting your house just so, there are probably a dozen si...
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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 an offer on our listing in Marion Oaks. The offer came in with an assignees added.That`s all well and good.The problem though is that if the actual assignment isn`t completed the seller is left holding the bag! many sellers don`t realize this!  Assigning contracts are fine for the investor,but when you`re representing the seller`s how cautious are you in protecting their interests?I like to write an addendum which states:" Buyer agrees to close regardless of the assignees failing to" It`s happened before and will happen again.It isn`t thesellers concern what the buyer wishes to do in "Flipping" the home, our job is to insure that the transaction closes in a timely manner.   It`s always important to know what can transpire before hand, be ready and make adjustments to protect...
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    This is a really cool tool put out by the Governor's office that lets you compare average home owners insurance rates in a county from one company to another. You can even compare average property insurance rates of a given company in one county to those in another county. So in effect you can compare this one aspect of the cost of living in one area to that of another area. I plan to use it as a tool to convince people to move toOcala.  I am glad to report that Ocala does very well when compared to most parts of Florida. I used State Farm as a test case, partly because that's the insurance company I have and partly because it's the largest home owners insurance company in Florida.  Here are some comparisons of the average insurance rates by county offered by State Farm. I chose the...
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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 just rented a home in Ocala,Florida. It was placed on the MLS,two weeks ago. The owner was ecstatic to have the home rented and signed the lease. Yesterday, he received a call from another agent who told him that he may have a buyer for the home!   Some agents have a habit of being sneaky! They are predators of sorts. Of course this agent didn`t have a buyer, they were clearly attempting to get the listing by fabricating stories.   The mere fact that this person continues to do this has given them the distinction of being "Public Enemy #1" with alot of Realtors in this area.Agents keep a list on the Good,Bad and Ugly" of our profession.     There are ways of doing things correctly. Going behind another agents back and dealing with their clients will cost you one day whether you belie...
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By New Jersey Real Estate James Boyer Morris, Essex & Union County NJ Realtor
(RE/MAX Properties Unlimited, Real Estate)
Thinking about moving to Florida? Ocala is the place to go. Ocala has the second lowest median home prices in the entire state of Florida. Ocala is centrally locate, about an hour north of Orlando and about the same distance from either coast. Ocalahas never been hit by a hurricane so it doesn't suffer from the high property insurance that exists in south Florida. Another benefit is the slower pace of life and the small town atmosphere. Money Magazine even voted Ocala as one of it's Best Places to Live. If you want to know more about moving to Ocala then you need to see Joe Dallorso. Joe is an Ocala Real Estate expert. Visit Joe's web site OcalaHouseHunter.com information about buying Real Estate in Ocala. Contact Joe for all your Ocala Real estate needs:Joe DallorsoKeller Williams Cor...
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By Dan Homan
(Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty, Inc)
The first fundamental of investing is value.  Value or market value of an investment is the most basic concept of investing.  Value is what a willing buyer will pay.I remember back in 1974 I was a freshman in college and one of the courses I took was Investment 101.  This course focused on the stock market, but Surprise, Surprise, Surprise, the same fundamental rules apply to all investing.  Investors need to understand several things before they shell out the cash, regardless of the type of investment.In my investment class the professor told a story of a newbie stock investor who saw a penny stock in the paper - the price 2 cents per share.  This legend in his own mind bought 10,000 shares at a cost of $200.00.  The next day he saw in the paper that the stock had gone up to 5 cents pe...
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By Dan Homan
(Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty, Inc)
Property values are declining, the key thought now is buyer options.  There are more options for the serious buyer than ever before.  Two years ago sellers faced competition from only a few other homes on the market in their subdivision.  Now, savvy buyers are expanding their searches north to Gainesville and south to Orlando to comparison shop making the market more price sensitive than ever.Less closings.  Last year, there were 5487 closings in Marion County - or about 15 per day for the whole year. This year, through May 31 there were 1804 or only 12 per day. Last year same period, January 1- May 31, there were 2942 or almost 20 per day - about a 28% decrease in homes sold.   More homes on the market.  As of June 24, the MLS shows 7391 homes available - almost a 619 day supply of ava...
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By Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
(Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. )
11600 NW 35 STOCALA, FL 34482MINI-ESTATE HOME with over 4800 SF under A/C! ALL THE COMFOrTS TO CALL YOUR NEXT HOME!To preview this beauty please contact the Scott Daniels Real Estate Group @ 1-866-268-2274.Visit us @ www.listfloridahomesforless.com $699,9005 Bed , 4 Bath4,865 Sq. Ft.More PhotosSingle Family Property, Status: Active, Year Built: 1995, View, Two ... moreListing Detail Preview < Previous1 of 9 PhotosNext >11600 NW 35 STOCALA, FL 34482MLS ID#: H826816$699,9005 Bed , 4 Bath4,865 Sq. Ft.Map & DirectionsSave This ListingSend to a FriendSend to your REALTOR®Single Family Property, Status: Active, Year Built: 1995, View, Two story, Central air conditioning, Swimming pool(s), Fireplace(s), Dining room, Hardwood floorsTo access this webpage directly, use http://www.realtor.com/Pro...
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By Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
(Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. )
RENTED IN 10 DAYS! ATTENTION: INVESTORS,LANDLORDS,WE CAN RENT YOUR HOME FAST! WE HAVE QUALIFIED TENANTS STANDING BY WAITING TO MOVE INTO YOUR HOME! OUR TEAM OF TRAINED REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU WITH RENTALS AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT!CONTACT US TODAY @ 1-866-268-2274!Listing Detail Preview < Previous1 of 1 PhotosNext >9 PINE CT LANEOCALA, FL 34472MLS ID#: H827351$900.003 Bed , 2 Bath1,523 Sq. Ft.FOR ADDITIONAL RENTAL PROPERTIES IN OCALA FLORIDACONTACT THE SCOTT DANIELS REAL ESTATE GROUP @ 1-866-268-2274.VISIT US @ http://www.listfloridahomesforless.com/ Save This ListingSend to a FriendSend to your REALTOR®BRAND NEW NEVER LIVED IN! BEAUTIFUL 3bed,2ba,2CG SFH. Near schools,shopping and parks! Rental Property, Subdivision: SILVER SPRINGS SHORES, Year Built: 2006To acces...
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By Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
(Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. )
Rental Property in Ocala: Looking for Affordable Single Family Homes, Townhomes or Condo`s in Ocala? Below is a list of rental property in Marion County. To preview any of these beautiful homes please contact us.1-866-268-2274.Our agents are standing by to assist you 7 days a week! 10178 SE 138 PLACE RD SUMMERFIELD, FL 34491 MONTHLY RENT $1,100 1396 SqFt 3/2 Lake Weir Shores Model: Abbate. 21 FISHER TRACE RUN OCKLAWAHA, FL MONTHLY RENT $ 900.00 NO MLS. 3/2 5681 NW 55 AVE OCALA, FL 34482 MONTHLY RENT $975.00 OCALA PARK EST MODEL: CATANIA 3/2 1165 Sq Ft 13 CHESTNUT CT OCALA, FL 34472 MONTHLY RENT $950.00 SILVER SPRINGS SHORES MODEL: BOWMAN 3/2 1229 SqFt 5970 NW 63 PL OCALA, FL $1000 A MONTH 2395 SE 46th CT OCALA, FL 34473 SILVER SPRINGS SHORES MONTHLY RENT $1000 3/2 1603 SqFt 563 MIDWAY T...
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By Jason Henry
(JCH LENDING)
Boosting your FICO in 30 daysGet a piece of paper and make a list of all your installment & credit card bills.  Call them up and find out when do they report to the credit bureaus.  Write that date right next to the debt.  Then you need to pay them about 4 days before that date.  If you pay your bill on the 18th and that card reports on the 16th, you are behind the 8 ball.  But if you pay it on the 12th you will probably boost your score 10-12 points per debt.  Many people call me and say "Well I always pay my bills on time but my score does not go up."  Well try this and it will. Very quick. 
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By Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
(Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. )
More and more I`m noticing sellers who have listed their "Homes For Sale" looking at other marketing ideas in insuring that they`re property is either sold or at least the mortgage is covered. There aren`t too many people out there who are able to afford the luxury of two mortgages per month, therefore we`re noticing new and innovative ideas that are a least a solution to a slow market.   Renting out you`re home to a "Qualified tenant". There are several ways to insure that the person whom you`re renting your is capable of paying the rent each month. Many potential landlords are afraid to deal directly with the tenant. We offer our "landlords" the ability of having the best of "Both Worlds". Our job is to make sure we ask the following questions to the prospective tenant.1- Two Months o...
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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`ve been discussing on several blogs the essence of "Pricing a home to sell". As the market has changed so has the marketing and listing of a home. Today overpricing a home won`t accomplish anything except keeping the home on the market for a very long time!   Case in point:   Two months ago we had a buyer  make an offer on a home located in Oklawaha,Florida. The home is situated on an a small lake and the seller was asking $245,000. The Comps in the area didn`t justify the price and we made what we thought was a very reasonable offer based on the recent sales in the area. Our offer of $192,000 was indeed rejected and the seller refused to counter.   We spoke to the buyer and told him that we should  notify the seller to keep our offer and if anything changes, contact us. The home was...
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By Joe Dallorso, Ocala Real Estate
 OCALA REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT Homes Sold MAY  2007 .............325*$100,000.00 or less.......................57$100 to $200,000.00....................160$200 to $300,000.00......................65$300 to $500,000.00......................31$500,000.00 Plus...........................12Active Listings as of 6/4/07......7167*Vacant Houses as of 6/4/07.......2101*Absorption Rate.........................22 months   The absorption rate is a way to measure the market. You divide the number of homes for sale by the number sold per month to see how many months inventory exists.*This does not count homes sold by builders that may not be listed on the MLS.   Here in Ocala, we are still in a buyers market and I think it will continue for the rest of this year. It's a great time to buy a home. Th...
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By Joe Dallorso, Ocala Real Estate
 It may be hard to believe but Ocala does have an airport. The Ocala International Airport to be exact. Now we don't actually have major airlines. Scheduled air service was discontinued in the early 1980's after Eastern and Allegheny Commuter Airlines terminated their operations here in Ocala. With competing airports like Orlando and Tampa and to a lesser extent Gainesville, the likelihood of scheduled air carrier service returning to Ocala is unlikely. The Ocala airport is currently a general aviation facility, designed to accommodate air cargo and other large non-scheduled aviation activities such as private planes and corporate jets.  On an odd note, buyers at the Ocala Breeders Sales, a thorough bred horse auction have been know to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a future race...
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By Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
(Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. )
Anyone who doesn`t believe the Internet isn`t a "Powerful Tool" when selling Real Estate may want to reconsider. The NET plays such a vital role in Real Estate that it`s crucial as Realtors that you incorporate it`s usefulness to your advantage.   Last Saturday I received a call from a couple in New York City who wanted to purchase a lake front home in Florida. They wanted this home to be a Summer Retreat a place where they could spend long weekends to escape the hustle of New York City!   They explained to me that the Hampton's weren`t an option any longer due in part to the tremendous amount of money it costs them each year!   The started searching the NET and wanted to know more about a listing we have in  Lake Weir, Florida.   We emailed them a video of the home and two days later 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. )
Ocala Florida Rentals: We have Single Family Homes in Ocala that are also available for "Lease To Own"Contact The Scott Daniels Real Estate Group /Florida List For Less Realty for details@ 1-866-268-2274 .Visit us @ http://www.ocalabesthomes.com/Rental Property in Ocala: Looking for Affordable Single Family Homes, Townhomes or Condo`s in Ocala? Below is a list of rental property in Marion County. To preview any of these beautiful homes please contact us. 10178 SE 138 PLACE RD SUMMERFIELD, FL 34491 MONTHLY RENT $1,100 1396 SqFt 3/2 Lake Weir Shores Model: Abbate. 21 FISHER TRACE RUN OCKLAWAHA, FL MONTHLY RENT $ 1,250 NO MLS. 3/2 13625 SW 39 CT OCALA, FL 34473 MONTHLY RENT $800 MARION OAKS 3/2 1396 Sq Ft 5681 NW 55 AVE OCALA, FL 34482 MONTHLY RENT $1,100 OCALA PARK EST MODEL: CATANIA 3/2 ...
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By Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
(Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. )
The State of Florida Lottery Div. seems to be refusing to pay a $500,000 lottery ticket to a family. It appears the ticket if you can believe this is a misprint! HUH?Officals for the State claim that they scanned the ticket and it`s not a winner, if they fail to compensate this family, I`m positive that this will indeed have a huge impact on future ticket buyers.The misprint is the states fault not the family who purchased the ticket in good faith.The winners name is Joe Curcio, he was told that "An initial examination showed the ticket appeared misprinted" I`m sure Joe isn`t a happy camper today, would you be?He purchased a Gold Rush ticket has the numeral 1 on the top row and a numeral 1 above the $500,000 scratch-off piece, making the ticket appear to be a winner.Lottery officals  to...
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