As we look back upon the past year, 
we would like to acknowledge those 
who have helped us shape our business. 
Thank you for another great year!
We wish you all the very best
 as you embark on 2018.

-Your Showcase Team


Market Trends | November 2017

Closed Sales
502, up 13.8% from 2016
Average Sale Price 
$184,162, up 10.8% from 2016
Pending Sales
569, up 24.8% from 2016
Active Listings 
2,683, down -0.3% from 2016
Month Supply of Inventory 
5.0, down -2.0% from 2016

The November report is available from the Ocala Marion County Association of REALTORS® (OMCAR) report.
Email us to receive the full report.

Closed sales in Marion County last month by price point. 


January Events | Upcoming Events in Ocala

Kick off your New Year with local events happening every week! There’s plenty of ways to get involved and stay active in the community, from local artist exhibitions, live music, equestrian events, and so much more! Make 2018 the year you #DiscoverOcala

Mark your calendars!


Is Your Home Eligible? | FHA Mortgages 

When selling your home, it’s crucial to make your property appealing to homebuyers with exterior and interior maintenance. But that’s not all you can do. To attract a diversity of buyers, you can also make your home eligible for an FHA mortgage. These types of mortgages are popular among first-time buyers due to their small down-payment—around 30% of all homebuyers utilize them. However, the requirements for the mortgage can be strict for homeowners, and with such a sizeable chunk of buyers using FHA mortgages, it may be worth the effort to make sure your home complies. Here’s how to make that happen.

Learn How to Make your home FHA-eligible


Rustic and Luxurious | Central Florida’s Log Cabin Homes

For the better part of the early 2000s, rustic luxury has been a swiftly-growing element of the luxury market, marrying the elusive peace and solitude of nature with in-demand feature comforts like wine cellars and surround sound—not to mention central air.  Destinations as celebrated as the Maldives and Seychelles have all leaned heavily into the rustic luxury aesthetic, make it synonymous with temporary, exotic escapes from humdrum, everyday life. But in Florida, where nature is both inescapable and anything but humdrum, rustic luxury is a much more deeply-embedded and permanent way of life.

Rustic Beauty Starts Here


Featured Property | Star Hill Farm

  

6658 NW 83rd Terrace Ocala, Florida 34482

$844,900  • • •  MLS #518785

This 7.5-acre farm in Ocala’s Bridle Ridge features every amenity of Florida horse country.  It offers a four-stall barn with a tack and feed room. There is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom guest house with kitchen. The 4 bedroom, 3 bathrooms and 2 half-bathroom main home features a classic gabled roof and columned porch. The interior includes a sitting room, a formal dining room, and a spacious great room with a stone fireplace plus a bonus room. Stainless appliances and quartz counter-tops are featured in the kitchen, along with a breakfast nook and island range. The master suite, which includes a spa bath with a soaking tub, an open walk-in shower, and double vanities with quartz basin sinks. Also featured is a deck area with hot tub that leads to an above ground pool, as well as a fire pit area.

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Robert Harden REALTOR ®
HardenR@live.com
  352.207.8030 cell

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