Avoid the Pitfalls of Self Property Management

Avoid the Pitfalls of “Self” Property Management. Let’s face it, this Central Florida area is a mecca for short term vacation rentals. Even long term rentals are increasing in popularity. The demand for short term rentals is through the roof, and there are “businesses” on every corner wanting to help you fill the need for […]

RE/MAX National Housing Report

RE/MAX researches 52 major metropolitan markets and analyzes the data to get a pulse on the US housing market. Here are some highlights from this months report.   Click Here to download the full report!  

Treat Yourself to a Home for the Holidays!

REALTORS® Have an October Treat For You! Really Big Open House Event Coming Your Neighborhood.  (If you live in The Villages, that is) On Thursday, October 10th, Realtors who specialize in The Villages Market are planning a Huge Open House Event to showcase homes for the incoming seasonal visitors, who seem to be arriving earlier […]

The Local Real Estate Market is still on the Rise

The Numbers Don’t Lie! The numbers may not be all in yet, but the news is good for Ocala and Marion County. In September of last year, 377 homes were closed. This year, the homes closed for September are 507!  (We also may have a few stragglers with some late reporting.) Stay tuned for the […]

Good News Continues for Real Estate Market in Ocala and Marion County!

  Ocala/Marion County Single Family Home Sales Report for August 2013   According to the monthly report from the Ocala/Marion County MLS, the market for single family homes in Marion County continues to soar over August of 2012.   The amount of home sales showed an improvement of 23.4% over the same time last year. […]

Ocala / Marion County – Highest & Lowest Real Estate Sales Week of 9-20-13

From the Ocala / Marion County MLS, here are the highest priced and lowest priced properties that closed this week, from 9-16-13 to 9-20-13.   Residential Property: Lowest: Sold for $11,000 509 SW Ft King, Ocala, FL 34471 Built in 1930, three bedrooms, one bath, 1444 sq ft living area, on .13 acre lot Highest: […]

Back to the Future at The Villages

When you have your ears to the ground at The Villages, you hear a common beat. Right now the beat is: “What’s going to happen when they run out of land to build on?” and “Where are all the people that work on new construction going to get jobs?” Well, if you look behind the […]

REVEALED – THE REAL TRUTH BEHIND REAL ESTATE STATISTICS

What you really need to know and how the numbers don’t always tell you the true story. It’s complicated. When you read about or hear about the market, you hear a lot of different numbers being quoted. Let’s start with the average sales price versus the median sales price. The average, of course is when […]

Do You Need a REALTOR ®?

When you are considering making a large financial decision such as selling or buying a home, do you want assurances that the person you hire has your best interest in mind? How can you be sure that the person you hire has the mindset to carry out the task with the greatest expertise and with […]

Warning! Don’t Make the Same Mistake About Belize That I Did!

My husband and I took a way-too-short trip to Belize last week just to check out the real estate market, and boy was that ever a mistake!  There is too much beauty there and way too many things to do to make the trip for just 3 days. It was more spectacular than I could […]

Fly Over Belize

Here’s a great video to get an idea of the beauty of Belize.  Its even more beautiful in person.

Should You Belize It?

Belize – this Caribbean paradise is a viable home-ownership alternative. Bordered by Mexico and Guatemala on the west and the shores of the Gulf of Mexico on the east, sits the English speaking country of Belize.  This unique caribbean country is only 176 miles long, 88 miles at its widest point, and includes 266 miles […]

Top 13 Reasons to Invest in Property in Belize

In our recent article, Should You Belize It, we gave you a few reasons why you might want to invest in property in Belize.  We promised you more, so here they are: 13. Stability:  Belize has a stable, democratic government; the economy in Belize is stable and balanced; the currency is pegged to the US […]