Spring has sprung and brought
local successes with it!
The 2017 March Sale at OBS had a record-setting run with a $1.25 million colt sold the first day and a $1.7 million filly the second day. Five horses exceeded the million-dollar mark during the entire sale, and a total of 300 horses sold for a March Sale record gross of $56,627,000.
The first annual Ocala Culinary Festival, which we’re proud to sponsor, was a delicious hit. We presented their Feast at the Farm with Norman Van Aken event, and it was certainly a delectable experience. A four course meal including wagyu steak tartare, Maine lobster, grilled swordfish, and honey cheesecake mousse was served in an enchanting springtime outdoor setting beneath the stars.
March also brought the 26th annual Live Oak International to Ocala, an exciting and unique combined driving and show jumping event. This year it was the largest event of its kind in the country, and attracted a number of national competitors. Also, for the second year in a row, we are excited to be sponsoring HITS, which wrapped up with its $1 Million Grand Prix this last weekend.
Not to mention the FTBOA Gala was a smashing success!
We’re proud to support and enjoy a variety of equine disciplines, and to do our part to make horse country a great place to live. #lovewhereyoulive
-Valerie Dailey | Owner Broker
Market Trends: January 2016
419, up 6.9% from 2016
640, up 14.5% from 2016
Average Sale Price
$167,426, up 22.9% from 2016
2,807, down -11.8% from 2016
Month Supply of Inventory
5.3, down -13.1% from 2016
The January report is available from the Ocala Marion County Association of REALTORS® (OMCAR) report.
Email us to receive the full report!
List of Closed Sales in Marion County over the last 5 years.
Tips That Will Help Your Wallet
Summer’s on the way, and every Floridian knows what that means: higher energy bills! If you’re looking for easy ways to trim your utility costs down a bit, check out the infographic.
Green Horse Keeping Part 5:
Quick and Easy Tips For Keeping Your Farm Green
In the final installment of Green Horsekeeping, we want to give you a few quick and easy tips for keeping your farm green!
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9900 NW 115th Ave Ocala, FL 34482
Listing Price: $945,000
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5780 SW 20th Street, Ocala, FL 34474