The Central Florida Homebuying Guide for First-Time Homebuyers
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by Anna
1M ago
Whether you were born and raised in Florida or have come to the region seeking warm weather and lush landscapes, buying a home in Central Florida can be a challenging task, with today’s tight competition and limited housing stock. If you’re a first-time home buyer, the stakes can seem even higher. Understanding the steps involved in purchasing a home, from setting a budget to transferring the deed, can help you get a firmer footing in the process, feeling better equipped to take it on.  In this post, we’ll help you do just that, laying out the key parts of the home-buying process, as w ..read more
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Beyond Racing | Off-the-Track-Thoroughbreds Excel in New Careers
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by Anna
1M ago
Beyond Racing: Off-the-Track-Thoroughbreds Excel in New Careers by Cynthia McFarland At the racetrack, Thoroughbreds are responsible for some of the most thrilling experiences in the lives of their owners, trainers, riders and grooms. We cheer for their hard-fought victories, root for the underdogs, cross our fingers for the favorites. We celebrate when these incredible horses bring us moments and memories we will never forget. Compared to other disciplines, the career of a Thoroughbred racehorse is relatively short. There are always some tough, hard-knocking runners who race until they’re ..read more
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2024 Belmont Stakes Horses with Ocala Connections
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by Anna
1M ago
The final jewel of the Triple Crown series gets under way at Saratoga Race course on Saturday, after some really incredible competitions at Preakness and the Kentucky Derby. The “Test of the Champion”, as the Belmont Stakes is fondly known, begins June 8 in New York in the oldest and last part of an always-exhilarating six-week ride.   The Belmont Stakes was named after German-American financier, businessman and diplomat August Belmont, who was the founder and arguably the driving force behind organized racing in the New York area. The race was initially held at Jerome Park starting in ..read more
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Celebrating the 2023 OMCAR Award Winners
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by Anna
1M ago
Congratulations to the 2023 OMCAR Award Winners! We are thrilled to announce our 2023 OMCAR Award winners, recognizing exceptional agents who demonstrate unwavering commitment to their customers and the real estate industry. OMCAR proudly presents a variety of awards, including: • Outstanding Achiever Award: For REALTORS® who have sold $3 million or more in property volume. • Top Professional Award: For those who have sold $1 million or more in property volume. • Rookie of the Year Award: For new REALTORS® who have achieved $1 million or more in property volume in their first year. These aw ..read more
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Discover Ocala | Harnessing Health
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by Anna
2M ago
There’s a common trait among horse people that any fellow equine professional recognizes right off the bat: The almost instinctive penchant for prioritizing the horses’ needs before their own. “I know for myself that many of us tend to treat the horses first and think about us second,” says Valerie Dailey in the latest episode of Discover Ocala podcast. “We don’t take the time to learn what’s best for us as humans so we can help our horse ‘people’.” She adds ruefully, “I’ve seen a lot of that happen, where people end up in the hospital, and if they had had the preventative maintenance or had ..read more
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Showcasing Conservation | Inside the Sale of the Bopodo Conservation Easement
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by Anna
2M ago
We’re lucky to have a lot of green and sprawling places in Marion County – lush, fertile farmland, pristine lakes and rivers, and an industry based around horses that places a value on keeping them healthy and thriving. In a way, conservation is embedded in the figurative DNA of the Horse Capital of the World®. Bopodo Farm in Williston is a 200-acre, postcard-picture of Marion County’s beauty and ecological significance that has opened a new chapter in the environmental narrative. Recently purchased for a remarkable $2.5 million in early Spring 2024, it’s one of the largest privately-held ..read more
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Top 5 Places to Live in Citrus County, Florida: A Guide for Prospective Homeowners
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by Brian Reilly
2M ago
Located on the Nature Coast, Citrus County provides an idyllic setting for prospective homeowners, offering a combination of affordability, outdoor recreation opportunities, scenic wildlife, and a high quality of life. What does Citrus County offer that makes it so popular among locals and transplants alike? • An Escape from Florida Crowds: With only about 140,000 residents total, Citrus County offers a mix of suburban and rural living experiences—a stone’s throw from Tampa and Orlando. • A Low Cost of Living: The total cost of living, including housing, food, childcare, transportation, heal ..read more
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2024 Kentucky Derby Horses with Ocala Connections
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by Anna
2M ago
On or before the first week of May commences the annual mass pilgrimage, complete with gloves, hats, and the occasional parasol inundating Churchill Downs in what can only be described as a devotion. The gaggle of excited onlookers, the smell of roses, and the rustle of stat sheets are everywhere as the Kentucky Derby thunders back into the public consciousness. It’s a fun week leading up to the big day, if a little strange at times. Suddenly everyone seems to be a keen horse enthusiast, intoning on sires, dams and discussing bloodlines with the gravity of a professor addressing a lecture ha ..read more
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2024 Kentucky Derby Resources
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by Anna
3M ago
Welcome to Showcase’s guide to Kentucky Derby watching parties in Ocala, Florida, the Horse Capital of the World®. As Ocala’s leading real estate experts, we’re excited to share with you the best local events where you can catch all the Derby action. With several of the competing horses having ties to our area, the Kentucky Derby is always a highly anticipated event in Ocala. Don’t forget to check out our exclusive Mint Julep recipe, perfect for sipping while you watch the races. Get ready to experience the excitement and elegance of the Derby in our vibrant community. 2024 – Kentucky Der ..read more
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Discover Citrus County – Inverness, Florida
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by Anna
3M ago
One of the great things about Citrus County is the many havens of small waterfront communities dotting its landscape – tranquil and loaded with Old Florida beauty. Those of us who have lived in large metropolitan areas for a long time can completely understand the lure of the quieter, slower pace of life in a small town. There’s just something about it that has characterized American culture since our beginnings – and it probably even has some of its roots in the history of little European hamlets and town criers, where all the neighbors knew each other and gathered for barn dances to soc ..read more
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