Issue #78
April 2015
Showcase Monthly Newsletter

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Local Ocala News 

MLS data for February sales:
  •  439 closed sales–a decrease of 1.1% from a year ago
  •  652 pending sales, increase of 9.2% year over year
  • Average sale price $134,931, an increase of  3.3%
  • A decrease of 5.7% of active listings from 3,340 from 3,542 the previous February 2014
  • Months’ supply of inventory was 6.7%, down 11.8% year over year from previous February 2014
The February 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. 

2015 Ocala Parade of Homes Results

Congratulations to the 2015 Parade of Homes Winners

Last month, The Marion County Building Industry Association held the 2015 Spring Parade of Homes.

The Spring and Fall Parades allow local builders to display their top home designs and floor plans as model homes to the community, potential new homebuyers and those who can appreciate a beautiful home.

This year’s event included 21 builders and 31 home entries -an increase from last year. New home construction has also shown an increase in the past two years, and some predict new homes will continue to increase in 2015. Mortgage rates also continue to stay in the lower range, making it more appealing to those considering building a new home.

Each builder in the Parade is a member of the Marion County Building Industry Association, the Florida Home Builders Associate and the National Association of Home Builders. These builders offer a range of quality homes that are functional, safe and aesthetically pleasing.

Floor plans ranged from 1,600 square feet to upwards of 4,000 square feet, providing variety in the types and price ranges of homes offered. The Grand Award went to “The Richmond” by Center State Construction Inc. “The Richmond” offered 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a 3-car garage, providing more than 3,200 square feet of living space. With attractive wood ceilings, gourmet kitchen, spa master bath and a 4th bedroom that was large enough to be used as a bonus room, it won the judges over. To see a full list of the winners from the Parade.

Showcase Properties of Central Florida has an extensive list of vacant land lots for sale in the Marion County area. BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME!  Browse our vacant land lots here.

Country Club Living at its BEST!
Congrats! Jody Micilcavage

2015 Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors-

Top Professional selling over a million in sales.

If you live in the Ocala and Marion County area and you’re considering buying or selling in a golf community, reach out to our Country Club Expert Jody Micilcavage. With more than 15 years of real estate experience, Jody offers comprehensive services in the buying, selling and leasing process. Take a look at our current listings under Country Club Living.  Looking for a new golf course to try out?  See where to play within the Marion County area.

Until Next Month

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