New Ocala homes are in the 160's range now..............and these homes WERE over 200,000. Investors bought them up years ago, now they sit and they are offering huge perks if you buy them for a very reduced price.
Builders are offering low interest rates, added options, its a buyers market wherever you move in Florida.
You can get a pool home on an acre of land, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths that is only 3 years old for 199,000.
Just saw an ad in the Ocala Banner- a home was going to auction last night. Appraised at 395,000, listed at 259,000, 6 bedrooms, 4 baths and sold at auction for 180,000! Home was in the desired SW area also.
Just my opinion.............move somewhere away from the coastal area like Tampa.
The home insurance will kill you and Tampa is in a flood plain.
Ocala, in the middle of the state, is the only topagraphical area not listed as a flood plain in Florida, crime is low, tons of RN jobs at a good rate ( I was offered 26/hr at ORMC) and its not a tourist area...............so no crowds!
Do you research. Phone Insurance companies and ask how much is home insurance on a certain home and then phone the assessors office and ask about the property tax on the home. You will find Ocala very reasonable.
One of the many reasons we are moving there.