Archive for April, 2011
|$10,000 to $100,000||325|
|$100,001 to $200,000||106|
|$200,001 to $300,000||14|
|$300,001 to $500,000||7|
|Total residential sales||455|
There was a huge increase in Ocala area home sales in March. In March there were 455 sales in Marion county. That’s a huge increase from February with 328 sales. It has been years since our multiple listing service had over 400 sales in 1 month. In addition we saw another decline in the number of active listings. Is this the beginning of a recovery?
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 or by auction that were not listed on the MLS, commercial properties or vacant land.
So far April 2011 has been unusually warm. Actually more like hot. We’ve had several days close to 90 degrees. This is unusual since our average high is closer to 80. We’ve also seen a good deal of rain so far this month with a series of fronts bringing much needed rain during our dry season. Even though the temperatures have been high there is no humidity this time of year so the weather is great. The spring is the best time of year here in Ocala and it lasts from late February until the end of May when the humidity returns.
Rainbow Springs Country Club is located about 30 minutes west of Ocala in Dunnellon. This is a golf course community that is not 55 plus. Rainbow Springs Country Club started building homes in 1980 and there are still vacant lots for sale today. Lot sizes vary but most are 1/4 or 1/2 acre in size. There are some wood frame homes but most are concrete block and stucco. Sizes vary from just over 1200 sq ft to well over 3,000 sq ft. In addition to single family homes there are also condominiums.
Rainbow Springs Country Club is a great alternative to the 55+ golf course communities. You get larger lots and more privacy. Unlike 55+ communities you can find pool homes here. Most lots also have mature shade trees. There are also homes with golf course frontage.
Rainbow Springs country Club is a deed restricted community with very low HOA fees of about $110- per year. That’s because this is not a gated community and the fees only cover maintaining the common areas. Joining the country club is optional.
Rainbow Springs Country Club has a clubhouse and golf course. The Clubhouse features a swimming pool, tennis courts, shuffle board, a fitness center, billiards, crafts and a small library. There are also two restaurants, the Grill adjacent to the pro shop and Juliette’s for more formal dining. Joining the country club is optional and is not part of the HOA fees. There are several types of membership, both golf and social and it’s best to contact the office at Rainbow Springs Golf and Country Club for details.