Archive for September, 2011
This is a home for sale in the exclusive Candler Hills part of the On Top of the World communities. The Huntley model is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage home with 2,181 sq ft of living area. It features a gourmet kitchen with maple cabinets, stainless appliances, an electric wall oven, gas cook top and Corian counter tops. There is a formal dining room for entertaining. The Great room is large and bright with high ceilings and crown molding. The master bedroom is very large and leads to a master bath with a double vanity, tile floor, a walk in Roman shower and an enormous closet. There are 2 other bedrooms and a 2nd bath on the opposite side of the house from the master as is the case in a split floor plan. This home is located on a premium corner lot with a nice view from the screened Lanai. The build quality of Candler Hills homes is superior to most other newer 55+ retirement communities. The floors are hardwood and not laminate. The MB shower and around the tub in the 2nd bath are tile and not a fiberglass plug-in. Candler Hills is known for extremely energy-efficient building practices. At only $185,000.00 this is a great price when compared to new construction or other nearby newer retirement homes.
My blog post profiling Candler Hills with info on the amenities, HOA fees, images of the community and a link to the golf course..
This Candler Hills resale on my web site with 20+ images and statistics about the home.
SOLD for 96% of list price in only 80 days
My video tour of this Candler Hills home.
|$10,000 to $100,000||256|
|$100,001 to $200,000||106|
|$200,001 to $300,000||16|
|$300,001 to $500,000||2|
|Total residential sales||380|
Sales in August were up by 1o% from July. Inventory is down by only 30 homes. Earlier this year inventory was dropping every month but it seems to have reached a plateau, at least nor now. Foreclosures are down by quite a bit from earlier this year. We’ll have to see if this is temporary or the beginning of a trend. Short sales seem more or less the same over the last several months.
September here in Ocala isn’t the beginning of fall as in other parts of the country September is still summer. Towards the end of the month temperatures will go from the low 90′s to the upper 80′s but it will remain humid until mid October. September is the last of the wet months and afternoon thunderstorms. We are also at the height of hurricane season in September. That’s because hurricanes need the warm water for fuel and September is when the ocean waters are at their warmest. Although hurricane season is technically June to October, in real life it’s more like mid August to mid October.
If you’re not looking forward to winters up north call me, email me or use my Ocala Dream Home Finder. The hot humid summers are a small price to pay for no winters.