Issue #80
June 2015
Showcase Monthly Newsletter

Congratulations American Pharaoh and Team! It truly takes a village to raise a champion. Its been over 37 Years since the world has seen a Triple Crown winner. American Pharoah, broken and trained by our local horsemen, McKathan Brothers, here in Ocala. We’re so proud to be connected to this moment in history. Many of the horses that competed this year had Ocala connections. This year, there is no doubt we are hailing from “The Horse Capital Of the World”. Read more about American Pharoah and the local team that started a champion on Ocala.com

MLS data for April sales:
  • 599 closed sales–a increase of 11.3% from a year ago
  • 687 pending sales, increase of 6.7% year over year
  • Average sale price $137,012, an increase of  13.0%
  • A decrease of 7.2% of active listings from 3,219 from 3,468 the previous April 2014
  • Months’ supply of inventory was 6.3, down 12.8% year over year from previous April 2014
The April report is available from the Ocala Marion County Association of Realtors (OMCAR) report. Please email our office for the report.

 

If you would like to have information regarding the sale of horse farms, or agricultural land in general, please contact us.

Can You Handle Selling and Buying Your Home at the Same Time?

This is an exciting time in real estate. Low mortgage rates have more people looking to buy a home. Sellers are also seeing their homes sell faster with less time on the market. If you’re looking to sell your home with an eye on buying another home, you are most likely going to handle the process and timing simultaneously.

 Buying and Selling Timing Tips

What to do when you’re placing your property on the market with an eye on buying a different home? Similar to anything else in life,  a process begins with a strategy and a plan. Here are a few tips to get started:

1-Start Your Search Early

Become familiar with potential new neighborhoods and current home listings before listing your home. Seriously think about looking for homes, and create a list of homes that meet your criteria.

 2-Prepare your Home to Sell

Check out our earlier post  Preparing Your Home to Sell, for tips that will aid in selling your home quickly and for the right price. If you’re already prepared to purchase a new home, it’s important that your house doesn’t sit on the market for too long. READ MORE

 

We are pleased to announce Robert Harden as our newest team member at Showcase Properties of Central Florida. Robert has been in Real Estate since 1977. His portfolio includes many property types, including residential, land, commercial and other business ventures. He started as a licensed broker in California, and then moved his career to Florida in 1994 doing business in Marion, Sumter and Lake counties.
First and foremost, Robert prides himself on building relationships. He believes in setting the right expectations with his customers from the start. His primary clients have been out of state buyers/sellers which has given him an in-depth understanding of identifying early on his customers needs. Reach out to Robert and view his listings.

Referrals are the livelihood of our business. If you have a friend, family member, or co-worker who would benefit from the Showcase Team’s real estate services, please contact us. We promise to treat everyone with respect and the highest level of integrity and customer service. Your referrals are the greatest compliment that I, and the Showcase Team, can receive.  Thank you for your business and recommendations!

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