Ocala has been consistently rated as one of the best places to live in Central Florida and Realtor Fred Franks of Ocala Realty World continues to help 55+ retirees with their home search.
Ocala, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/15/2015 --There are different kinds of properties available in Ocala, including 55+ active adult communities, single family homes, condos and horse properties. This is a great suburb for people with family and children and is quite affordable. The real estate market in Ocala and Marion County has seen a lot of growth lately. With the mortgage interest rates being more reasonable, many people are willing to purchase new homes in this green and safe community.
Fred Franks of Ocala Realty World believes that the market is between a buyer's market and a seller's market still. Mr.Franks said "The prices are good enough to make selling profitable for the seller. However there are enough properties available that a buyer with almost any budget can purchase a home here."
Mr. Franks mention, "Ocala is attractive to buyers because of the low property taxes here. Even the high-end properties won't add too much to a buyer's tax burden. That, along with the presence of some great private and public schools makes it a very good option for people with family. The Dr. N High Jones Elementary School and Madison Street Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, for example, has been rated 10 by GreatSchools.com. The community is also rated safe, with few crimes committed here, now is a good time to find houses for sale in Ocala FL".
A Buyers & Sellers' Market
The property rates in Ocala, FL peaked between the years 2006 and 2007 with the median sales prices being around $188,000. The rates dropped to the lowest at $72,000 in 2012 but the market has seen very steady and healthy growth since then. The rates show an upward trend and have touched $100,000. Sellers can fully expect the prices to rise slowly.
And that makes now a good time for buyers to buy. With the mortgage rates and property taxes at the lower end of the spectrum, this is a great time to make that investment, said Mr. Franks.
About Ocala Realty World
Property search websites by realtors like Ocala Realty World make it very easy for people to find the right property easily. They can browse by listings, foreclosures, lots, short sales, communities, etc. Homes are available at great prices in all neighborhoods from Anthony to Weirsdale, Florida.
The most popular zip codes for this area are 34476, 34472, and 34471 but there are several up and coming neighborhoods as well. For anyone who wants a new home in Central Florida, Ocala is definitely a place they should check out.