Archive for February, 2010
|$100.00 to $100,000.00||134|
|$100,001.00 to $200,000.00||73|
|$200,001.00 to $300,000.00||15|
|$300,001.00 to $500,000.00||5|
|Farm properties all price ranges||5|
|TOTAL ACTIVE LISTINGS FOR MONTH||5,515|
Here are some interesting statistics from 2009.
In 2009 compared to 2008 the average sale price in Marion County declined 22% and the median price fell 25%.
Homes in gated communities did better. The average decline from 2008 to 2009 was 16% and the median priced was down by only 7%.
The median home price was at it’s highest in Marion County during 2006 at $165,000-. By 2009 the median home price was down to $95,000-.
You will notice a big difference in the decline between the county in general and the gated communities. That’s because there are a huge number of foreclosures and short sales dragging down the county average. Just 2 subdivisions, Silver Springs Shores and Marion Oaks account for just 6% of the population of Marion County but had 23% of all sales in 2009. The vast majority of which were foreclosures and to a much lesser extent short sales.
If you’d like more info on buying or selling a home in the Ocala Marion County area give me a call or send me an email. It’s only the middle of February and I already have 3 sales. I can help you too.
Some of the above statistics come from Ocala Appraisals.
Statistics used for this blog post are from the Ocala Marion County MLS and are deemed to be accurate at the time this blog was written but are not guaranteed. All information is time sensitive and subject to change without notice. Home sales are for Marion County only and do not include FSBO, homes sold by builders not listed on the MLS, commercial properties or vacant land.
Summerglen is a 55+ retirement community with a very nice golf course just south of Ocala. There are both new homes available from the builder along with quite a few resales. All homes were built within the past 6 years. Homes in Summerglen are all concrete block with stucco and range in size from a little under 1500 sq ft of living area to a little over 2500 sq ft. Prices vary a lot but most are from the mid $100K range up to the mid $200′s. As of the time of this blog there is a very reasonable $125- per month HOA fee. HOA fees include maintenance of the common areas, clubhouse and amenities, trash pickup, guard at the gate and lawn mowing but not fertilizing. Summerglen is an active 55+ community with a great clubhouse, heated beach entry pool, fitness center, library, crafts, dog park, softball field, basketball court and a lot more. Two things that Summerglen offers that most other communities don’t have are lawn mowing and free RV parking, both are extra costs elsewhere. Golf is an extra fee. There is also a nice restaurant, Moreno’s Grill located next to the clubhouse.
Update 1/10/2011 : As of today HOA fees are still $125- per month. There were 14 sales in Summerglen between 6/1/10 and 12/31/10 with just 1 sale over $200K and an average sale of $167,400-.
Update 2-28-12 HOA fees remain at $125- month. This is a great deal considering HOA fees include lawn mowing. There were 24 resales in 2011. Prices ranged from $100,000- for a 1,666 sq ft foreclosure up to $245,000- for a pool home on the golf course.
Update 2-12-2013 HOA fees remain at $125- month. There were 46 sales in 2012 ranging from $105,000- for a 1666 sqft home sold as a short sale up to a 2279 sqft home that sold for $210,000-.
February in Ocala is the last month of our winter. By the first of March things will start warming up, the grass will start to green up and the azaleas will bloom.
Temperatures in February should be in the low 70′s during the days and the mid 40′s at night. Of course January should have been like that too.
Hopefully February will be a more normal winter month than January. The first 10 days of the new year were extremely cold. Every night was at or below freezing which is unheard of here in Ocala. Now we do get frosts and freezes in Ocala but only 3 or 4 times a winter. Never 10 days in a row. A life long resident told me that he has never seen such a cold stretch in his 45 years living in Marion County. In addition to the cold weather it has been really rainy too. This is supposed to be the dry season where it doesn’t rain for weeks on end. It has rained so much I’ve had to lower the water in my pool several times.
Visit the Ocala weather page on my web site to see average highs, lows and precipitation by the month here in Marion County.