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Welcome to the NEW Showcase Newsletter!

We’re excited to bring you our newly redesigned Showcase Newsletter. Be sure to check out the market trend stats, meet our new agent, Barb Stanley, read through our blog sections, and peruse our featured property!

Thank you for being a part of what we do here at Showcase Properties of Central Florida.

Market Trends: July 2016

 

 

Closed Sales

520, down -11.1% from 2015

Pending Sales

610, up 0.08% from 2015

Average Sale Price

$172,585, up 18.9% from 2015

Active Listings

2,773, down -10.8% from 2015

Month Supply of Inventory

5.4, down -10.0% from 2015

The July report is available from the Ocala Marion County Association of Realtors (OMCAR) report.

Email us to receive the full report!

Meet The Team: Barb Stanley

 

 

Barb has a passion for people and making connections! She is known as a networker and has been in sales in one form or another for her entire career. After three years as an appraiser in New Hampshire in the 90’s, life took her into radio ad sales and ownership, a path she followed and enjoyed for decades. Barb moved to Florida in 2012, and joined the Showcase team in 2016.

Barb is a lifelong equestrian and an avid trainer of Morgan horses. She has a special place in her heart for partnership training, and in her spare time she can almost always be found playing with her horses. Throughout her vast experience in a variety of careers and areas, one strong trait has been present in all of her work: doing the right thing!

New Florida State Laws for Real Estate

 

 

At the beginning of July, several new Florida state laws created by recent bills went into effect. They touch upon a wide range of issues, but three in particular concern the real estate industry in Florida, dealing with water protection, sinkhole insurance, and faster lease approval for members of the military. Read Here for the details!

How To Avoid Real Estate Fraud

 

 

It’s an unfortunate reality that in every industry, there are unscrupulous people eager to manipulate the rules for their own ends. The real estate industry is no exception. Real estate scams can be devastating to their victims, the consequences ranging from bankruptcy and damaged credit to loss of one’s home. Anyone can be targeted by these scams at any time, but often they are directed towards low-income individuals and the elderly, who are presumed to be vulnerable. Homeowners in foreclosure are also considered prime targets. Click Here for a list of the most common types of real estate fraud and how you can avoid them!

Featured Property:

 

 

Overlook at Golden Hills

MLS 438043 | $321,000

  • 3/2 Split Bedroom Home
  • 3 Car Garage
  • Silestone Countertops
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Jacuzzi Tub in Master Bathroom
  • 15 minutes from Downtown Ocala
 

 

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