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The ever-evolving world of Ocala home styles is exciting indeed. 2024 is predicted to usher in a refreshing blend of bold statements and intimate, social settings. As we continue to tailor our homes to our post-pandemic lifestyles, we will see a resurgence of personal expression....Continue reading!
The Mother's Day tradition offers many and varied opportunities to celebrate the amazing women in our lives. Each lady is special in her own way, and each deserves to be celebrated and shown how much she is valued. The Origins of the "Mother's Day in...Continue reading!
To make an Ocala winning offer, you must balance price and terms carefully. Our market is evolving and many factors are interacting to make Ocala a great place to invest in real estate. Some of these are two edged swords. For example, while interest rates...Continue reading!
With interest rates significantly higher than in the recent past, here are some interest rate hack strategies that will help you to bridge the gap. If you were ready to buy before rates increased, don't give up on your dreams. Employing one or more of...Continue reading!
The Ocala spring housing market is upon us. Of course, once upon a time, we lived in a dream real estate market. Homes were appreciating quickly, jobs were plentiful and both inflation and interest rates were at record lows. In short, the economy was thriving...Continue reading!
The Ocala real estate market is surging. Actually, that statement speaks more to the future and the immediate past than to today. But there is no doubt in my mind that the future of our real estate market is exceptionally bright. Fortunately, people like Larry...Continue reading!
Does holding an Ocala open house have value? Imagine this scenario: Since you decided to sell your home, you have quickly become inundated with advice. To be sure, family, friends and neighbors all want to have their input. Your favorite aunt says, "make sure your...Continue reading!
Our Ocala real estate investment forecast points to this area being at the vortex of a perfect storm. The economic forces generated by the amazing efforts of our Chamber & Economic Partnership and the opening of the World Equestrian Center create extraordinary opportunities for real...Continue reading!
Over the past few years the focus of Ocala home decor has changed. Many of us have spent more time than usual in our "castles". Therefore, we have learned to appreciate the personal design touches that make a house cozy and comfortable. As a result,...Continue reading!
Many have voiced concern about the rapid development of Ocala residential projects. Some have even sought to turn the clock back and return to city and county development plans of the past. However, clearly that ship has sailed. When planners approved the building of the...Continue reading!
The essence of Ocala haute cuisine is evolving as more and more amazing options become available every day. My wife and I are passionate about many things, but travel and fine dining near the top of our list. We have traveled to six of the...Continue reading!
The Ocala real estate forecast is for strength in intermediate and long terms. Of course, last year one factor drove the real estate market more than any other, rising mortgage rates. In March 2022, the Federal Reserve began a series of interest rate hikes in...Continue reading!
While no-one likes to think about disasters we may encounter, an Ocala homeowners' insurance policy offers protection, and with it peace of mind. Severe weather, fire, theft, or even a seemingly small issue like a broken pipe, can wreak havoc. As a result, you may...Continue reading!
Christmas in Ocala is a marvelous time of year. Charles Dickens tells of a man who learns how to celebrate Christmas in his holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Of course we in Ocala also know how to celebrate the holiday and this year's celebration will...Continue reading!
Ocala living is about enjoying the holiday season with family, friends and neighbors. Be proud, of our town. But you don't have to break the bank to celebrate the holidays in style, even in these inflationary times. Prices may be higher on everything from food...Continue reading!
Our home town, Ocala, offers lifestyles to please everyone. Of course, the arts are integral to life in our community. Therefore, we support them with all our souls. Our flirtation with the nurturing of the arts began with the Hub, a clothing store founded in...Continue reading!
Celebrate the holidays Ocala style. Our town is an amazing place where festivities abound from Halloween to New Years Eve. Among them are the many offerings of the World Equestrian Center. Of course, this is also a time to enjoy a symphony under the stars,...Continue reading!
An Evolving Real Estate Market & Ocala Home Prices Ocala home prices have reached new heights. Over the past few years, a real estate buying frenzy bid up home prices to eye-popping amounts. However, as mortgage rates have risen, buyer demand has cooled. 1 Consequently,...Continue reading!