RECENT BLOG POSTS
Per a report from the Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors, the average sale price for single family homes in Marion County rose by 22.8% this past January compared to January of 2020. However, the total number of single family houses that were sold dropped by 4.2%, from 504 to 482.You can...
02/25/2021
Two national restaurant chains are coming to Ocala. Storming Crab Boil Cajun Seafood will soon be replacing Ruby Tuesday's on SW College Road, while Culver's plans to open up on State Route 200 adjacent to an existing Bojangles.You can read the complete story here.
01/28/2021
The Ocala Star Banner building has been sold for approximately $5M to Industrial Realty Group, LLC as part of a larger package deal. Despite the sale, the Star Banner employees will return to the same office when the COVID-19 pandemic dissipates, while the new owners look for tenants to lease the...
01/28/2021
COVID-19 has forced Taco Del Mar, a popular Mexican fast food restaurant in Gainesville, to close its doors. According to the owners, the closure of both UF and Sante Fe College in the spring caused financial damage from which they could not recover.You can read the complete story here.
01/28/2021
The Historic Ocala Preservation Society is currently looking to sell a vacant lot in the Tuscawilla Park Historic District. The initial asking price is set at $25,000; proceeds will be directed to HOPS preservation and research projects.You can read the complete story here.
12/30/2020
Leonardo's By The Slice, a popular pizza shop on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, has called it a career. No longer able to withstand the financial hurdles presented by COVID-19, the restaurant's owners realized that they no longer had a choice.You can read the complete story here.
12/30/2020
The city of Gainesville has given the go-ahead to begin an affordable housing project on the eastern side of town. The plans, which call for the construction of a 96-unit development, were approved by six of the seven city commissioners.You can read the complete story here. 
12/30/2020
Ocala, considered by some to be the "horse capital" of the United States, has been recognized nationally in another fashion. In a recent survey, the Marion County seat was listed as one of the top ten retirement destinations in America.You can read the complete story here.
12/30/2020
A sinkhole that has begun to expand to frightening dimensions has caused some local residents to flee. The first set of measurements pegged the sinkhole at 25 feet deep and 100 feet wide, but it is said to have grown significantly since those initial measurements. A six foot chain link fence, sur...
12/02/2020
Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, real estate has been enjoying a noticeable uptick in Marion County. A recent flow of new jobs to the area from major corporations such as FedEx and Amazon has resulted in the need for more home buying. This has also triggered a shift in the demographic ...
12/02/2020