Archive for August, 2011
Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club is a completely built out Del Webb 55+ community located about 15 miles south of Ocala in Summerfield Florida. Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club is also just 10 miles north of the Villages. and all the activities and shopping but without the traffic and the high cost of housing.
There are 3250 homes in Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club on 1600 acres. The age of homes range from 1996 to 2007. The size of homes varies from just over 800 sq ft to over 2800 sq ft of living area. There are different methods of construction. There are frame homes with vinyl siding, a few with aluminum siding, frame and stucco and concrete block and stucco. Most of the frame homes with vinyl or aluminum siding were built prior to 2003.
Home prices in Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club vary quite a bit do to the size, age and construction of the home. There were 75 sales from January1 to August 25 2011 ranging from $89,900- for a 816 sq ft home to $270,000- for a 2344 sq ft home over looking the golf course.
HOA fees are a very reasonable $121.00 per month. They cover professional management services, guards at the 2 gates 24 hours a day, trash pickup, maintenance of the common areas and facilities and the use of the clubhouses and amenities. Golf is not included in the HOA fee.
UPDATE 2-28-12 There were 109 sales in 2011. Prices ranged from $89,000- for a 816 sq ft 2/1 up to $270,000- for a 2400 sq ft home with a private pool. HOA fees remain the same at $121- month.
Update 2-12-2013 HOA fees remain the same at $121- month. There were 166 sales in 2012 ranging from a 1488 sqft foreclosure built in 05 for $79,000- up to $430,000- for a 04 Lexington model with a private pool and gold course view.
The Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club home owners association has a great web site. Be sure to go to About Us and click on the video tour. The web site has information on all the amenities, activities, clubs and area shopping.
If you’d like to see homes for sale in Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club either call me, send me a detailed email with what you’re looking for or use my Ocala Dream Home Finder.
Below are images of Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club. All the images are original photos and are copy right protected.
|$10,000 to $100,000||229|
|$100,001 to $200,000||98|
|$200,001 to $300,000||8|
|$300,001 to $500,000||7|
|Total residential sales||344|
Sales in July were similar to past months. The total number of active listings declined again but not as much as previous months. Foreclosures are down quite a bit but you really can’t make judgements on just one month. You need top watch for trends.
I’ve been saying all year long that the big news is that the number of active listings is declining. To illustrate that point I looked back to my August 2010 market report and there were 5,464 active listing 12 months ago.
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.
It’s August here in Ocala. August is the middle of summer and not the last month of summer like it is up north. Our summers here last until mid October.
August is the month when tropical storms and hurricanes get going. Hurricane season starts in June but it’s not until August that the ocean temperatures really get high enough to feed a storm. This year may be a bad season for hurricanes. The temperatures this spring were unusually warm, especially in May, which should have heated up the ocean temperatures earlier than usual. Ocala may one of the least hurricane prone areas in all of Florida but the remnants of a hurricane can be scary and do a lot of damage.
Temperatures in August seldom get above 95 or below 90. The humidity makes it feel hotter though. Evening temperatures stay in the mid 70′s. We get regular afternoon thunderstorms that can be torrential down pours at times. August is one of the rainiest months of the year. However it seldom rains all day. A sunny morning, followed by an afternoon thunderstorm and a calm evening would be the norm. The thunderstorms don’t cool things down.
As I always say “The hot and humid summers are a small price to pay for no winters”