Issue #85
December 2015
Showcase Monthly Newsletter

Happy Holidays

Valued Clients, Business Associates & Friends
You Are The Foundation Of Our Success!
Thank You For Your Support During The Past Year
& We Wish You A Joyous Holiday Season!

MLS data for October sales:
  • 501 closed sales–an increase of 2.5% from a year ago
  • 577 pending sales, increase of 2.5% year over year
  • Average sale price $142,636, a decrease of 2.7%
  • A decrease of 10.0% of active listings from 3,422 to 3,081 from the previous October 2014
  • Months’ supply of inventory was 5.9, down 14.4% year over year from previous October 2014
The October 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.

We know how busy the first of the year can be with tax prep and all deadlines, so we thought a friendly reminder was in order.
From the website of Villie M. Smith, Marion County Property Appraiser:
Exemptions can provide significant property tax savings, and this interactive system will walk you through the qualification and application process. Many exemptions are available through this process; however, we ask that qualified seniors and combat veterans visit us in person for those additional exemptions.
  • Application for all exemptions must be filed before March 1 of the tax year.
  • At the option of the property appraiser, original homestead exemption applications may be accepted as pre-files after March 1, but will apply to the following year.
  • Initial application should be made in person at the Property Appraiser’s office or by mail.
  • Subsequent yearly renewal of exemption is automatic unless you notify the Property Appraiser’s office of change in status, which may be done by mail.
  • Failure to make application by March 1 of the tax year shall constitute a waiver of the exemption privilege for that year.
  • Every person who has legal or equitable title to real property in the State of Florida and who resides thereon and in good faith makes it his or her permanent home is eligible.
  • First time applicants are required to furnish their social security number, and should have available evidence of ownership (i.e., deed, contract, etc)..
Filing for the First Time or Need More Info?   352-368-8300 

Looking for a last minute stocking stuffer or holiday hostess gift?  Buy local and support Ocala/Marion County stores and products.  Listed below are a few of our favorites for this holiday season.
The only spice you will ever need in your kitchen
2 Piece spoon handle bracelet made from late 1800’s silverware. Available in SM, MED, & LRG
Visit our local wine shops
Pewter casted horse head and bridle elegantly modeled as a stunning equestrian pitcher
Personalized leather keychain with brass or chrome engraved plate
Children’s Storybook brought to you by local mother and daughter team Lauren Seiler and Pam Duke
Sneak-e-Snacks Original are handmade from 100% all natural ingredients
Small to Large Size Bag
$9.40 – $28.80
Bee-Real Honey emphasis is bringing to market fresh honey for allergy sufferers and health enthusiasts
Small Bear Bottle

Highway 40 Commercial Land
W Hwy 40 Ocala FL, 34481

MLS 432421
A-1 Zoning
Looking for acreage in the middle of Ocala Florida’s Horse Country? Look no further.
Build to your taste or grow crops, bale hay, cattle and horses are okay too, on this beautiful property minutes from everything Ocala has to offer, shopping, dining, the horse park and much more.

MLS 432443
A-1 & RAC Zoning
Nice intersection corner location brings business potential for this commercial parcel. Excellent paved road frontage on State Road 40 and SW 140th Avenue! The Rural Activity Center classification allows shopping and limited services needed by residents in the rural area.
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!

Showcase Properties of Central Florida

5780 SW 20th Street

Ocala, FL  34474

(352) 351-4718 (Office)

(352)816-1080 (Mobile)

In This Issue
Happy Holidays
Local Ocala News
Real Estates Tax Breaks
Showcase Gift Guide
Highway 40 Commercial Land
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