This month’s newsletter caters to your busy lifestyle with guides to fun, family friendly community events, including the highly-anticipated HITS Winter Circuit happening now! Don’t miss our exclusive profile on a legendary local family who have had a lasting impact on the international Angus beef industry. If you’ve ever dreamt about living within walking or riding distance to miles of serene trails, this month’s featured property could be the perfect home for you!
Market Trends | December 2017
544, down -2.3% from 2016
Average Sale Price
$179,473, up 11.1% from 2016
445, down -5.3% from 2016
2,586, down -5.8% from 2016
Month Supply of Inventory
4.8, down -7.7% from 2016
The December report is available from the Ocala Marion County Association of REALTORS® (OMCAR) report.
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Closed sales in Marion County last month by price point.
Customer Cathy Gonzalez shares a testimonial of her experience with Cindy Wojciechowski, REALTOR® with Showcase Properties of Central Florida. As an investor, Cathy has been able to expand her portfolio. “I’ve known members of the Showcase team for a long time and have been a customer for over six years,” notes Cathy Gonzales of Ocala, who has worked closely with Valerie Dailey and Cindy Wojciechowski. “From being a farm owner here to becoming a successful income property investor, they have represented me on both ends of transactions. There are very few businesses that demonstrate that level of commitment, professionalism, integrity and knowledge of the market.”
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Baldwin Angus Ranch | Celebrating Certified Angus Beef®
Ask anyone who knows the story of how Ocala native Leroy Baldwin became one of the best black Angus ranchers in the country, and they’ll tell you, with a mixture of admiration and disbelief, how he began building his empire at age six with a paper route, a pony, and a fascination with cattle that must have come as a surprise to his non-farming family. How he rode from house to house delivering papers and used his earnings to buy, raise, and resell the best calves he could get his hands on. And how at a remarkably young age, he purchased his first black Angus, launching what would eventually become an over 600-acre Kendrick ranch running more than 200 head of cattle. It’s an impressive narrative by any metric. But it’s not necessarily the one Baldwin himself or his family would have embraced.
HITS | Ocala Winter Circuit
As one of the sponsors, we are excited to announce the HITS 2018 Winter Circuit has returned to Marion County, and brings with it over three months of world-class hunter/jumper competitions. The city of Ocala has been privileged to host this renowned event featuring the biggest names in equestrian sport since 2002, and continues to build a rich relationship with what has become one of the top rated hunter/jumper shows in the world. Every year the show begins in early December and runs through late March, showcasing the talents of riders and equine athletes alike. For the past three years, this competition has attracted world class talent leading up to the HITS $1 Million Grand Prix finale. The HITS Ocala Grand Prix is the second jewel in the HITS triple crown between Grand Prix’s in Thermal, California and Saugerties, New York.
February is bustling with all types of events from First Friday Art Walk to the Winter Horse festival at the Florida Horse Park and multiple local live music events at the Reilly Arts Center. If you’re hoping to attend one of these events, share our newsletter with one of your friends and #DiscoverOcala together.
Featured Property | Love Oak Farm
10341 SE 130th Avenue, Dunnellon, FL
$336,000 • • • MLS #529901
Situated on ten acres, this gated farm adjoins miles of trails you can access from your property, with close proximity to Goethe State Forest. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom custom home features a bright, open floor plan with hardwood flooring throughout. The gourmet kitchen is particularly impressive, with a gas range, farmhouse stainless steel sink, a conversation bar, and extensive butler’s pantry. The master bedroom offers impressive views from the sitting area in the bay window, the en-suite bath hosts a double vanity with vessel sinks, a frameless walk-in shower, and Jacuzzi tub with wall-mounted TV for relaxing at the end of the day. With two barns and two out buildings, Love Oak Farm also has everything you, your horses, and any other animals you call family could need.
Carol Krokel | REALTOR®
Showcase Properties of Central Florida
5780 SW 20th Street, Ocala, FL 34474