As we enter Summer, we are finally getting the rain our land so desperately needs. The pristine pastureland helps make us The Horse Capital of the World™ and facilitates the upwards trend in local real estate, with the April sales in double digits. With the presentation of the Coastal Connector, this same land has become a popular topic throughout our farms and the state of Florida as we question how it can potentially affect our local community.  Our Community Spotlight this month, the College of Central Florida’s Vintage Farm, is the epitome of what should be in all respects – the preservation of great land for generations to come. This story will give you hope. And, as always, we take you on a tour with this month’s featured property, Irish Acres, a gorgeous home with stunning hill-top views located right between Ocala and Gainesville, and close to Adena Golf and Country Club.

Market Trends | April 2018

Closed Sales
620, up 14.6% from 2017
Average Sale Price
$186,682, up 15.4% from 2017
Pending Sales
815, up 24% from 2017
Active Listings
2,493, down -5.0% from 2017
Month Supply of Inventory
4.6, down -6.1% from 2017

The 2018 April 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

Community Spotlight | Vintage Farm

History takes its toll.  Then, one man with a vision sheds light to future generations.  Located in the south east part of Marion County where some of the area’s most renowned thoroughbred farms were first established, the College of Central Florida‘s Vintage Farm is a testament to how land can enrich education. The gifting of Vintage Farm to the College of Central Florida is actually a story of the salvation of the land itself.

Learn more about Vintage Farm, CF’s hands-on agricultural learning epicenter

Upcoming Events | June 2018

Hello June! There’s a lot to look forward to as we enter the summer months here in Central Florida. With Father’s Day coming up, there are plenty events to treat Dad to a night (or day!) in Ocala town, including “Peter and the Starcatcher” at the  Reilly Arts CenterPartners of the Park Schooling Shows at the Florida Horse Park, and much more.  If you’re hoping to attend one of these events, share our newsletter with one of your friends and Discover Ocala together!

Update your June Calendar!

Known as The Horse Capital of the World™, Ocala / Marion County is a top leader in the Equine Industry, having more horses than any other county in the United States. This title, earned by the many large, notable, and historic equine farms, has many Northwest Marion residents wondering how there can be a proposal to run a highway through the very farms that help contribute to our local $2.6 billion dollar equine industry.

Learn more about the Coastal Connector

Property Showcase | Irish Acres

Irish Acres

$349,000 ••• MLS #535506

Love where you live in this impressive 2,603 square-foot, three-bedroom, two and a half-bath home.  Tile and mahogany engineered wood flooring run throughout the main living spaces, and the gourmet kitchen features stainless appliances, a gas range, built-in wine rack, and granite counter tops including a wrap around conversation bar. The great room boasts a floor-to-ceiling double-sided stone gas fireplace, adjacent to the game room with private bath. Relax in the spacious master retreat with walk-in closet, his and hers vanities, and Jacuzzi tub. The screened-in lanai features gorgeous views of the area from its hill-top location. Irish Acres is centrally located between Ocala and Gainesville in North Central Florida, and near Adena Golf and Country Club.

For more information on Irish Acres, contact:
Valerie Dailey| REALTOR®
352.816.1080 cell