Ocala Dream Living Newsletter

July 2017   .

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July Featured Property
Ocala HomesOn Top of the World
, Florida
Corner unit Augusta, the much sought after model with two bedrooms (split plan), two baths, two car garage and a library (Den/Office) and big rocking chair front porch. This Augusta has an eat in kitchen plus a family room, plus and enclosed lanai. Tile floors in entry hall from garage, second bath and kitchen. NW (2017) laminate floors in eat in kitchen and family room. Bedrooms are carpeted. Every room has an over head fan. Master bedroom has his and hers closets. Master bath has glass shower door. Lanai has indoor/outdoor carpeting and open yard with plenty of room for the BBQ. Garage has tons of storage, plus pull down stairs to attic and attic fan. Call for a brochure.



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The Importance of a Home Inspection

Never underestimate the importance of a home inspection when you are seriously considering a piece of real estate. Hiring a licensed home inspector will relieve you of much anxiety further down the road. Your inspector will alert you to any potential problems now, saving you from unexpected expenses later. He can help you gauge the future costs of maintaining the house.

The inspector will provide a consummate survey from top to bottom. The report will cover all fundamental components of a structure including construction,



Pending Home Sales Tumble in May for Third Straight Month

WASHINGTON (June 28, 2017) — The ongoing supply shortages that are propping up home prices in many metro areas caused pending home sales in May to slump for the third consecutive month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. None of the major regions saw an increase in contract activity last month.

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by (ASPCA.org)



Toilet Bowl Water and Your Pets: The Dangers Aren't Always Crystal Clear

It’s not uncommon to see a dog (or a very adventurous cat) with their head in a toilet, lapping up some unattended toilet bowl water. While this may seem like a safe practice as long as the bowl is clean, many of us use different products to keep our toilets sparkling. Have you ever wondered would happen if your pet took a lick of the blue water in the toilet? When it comes to toilet bowl water and our four-legged friends, there are a few things that the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) wants you to keep in mind. 


Perfect Companion Plants for Hosta
(by Home Depot)

Hosta are the ideal foundation plants for a shade garden. Their season-spanning foliage in all variations of green and blue and their full size allow the gardener to play with color and texture as accents.

When choosing companion plants, begin with favorites heuchera (pronounced HUE-kerr-uh) and hardy ferns. These two perennials enjoy the same light conditions as hosta – bright morning sun and cool afternoon shade.


electrical, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning systems, roofing, floors and foundation. A thorough inspection will alert you to the areas that need attention prior to the sale. Following a visual examination of the property, an inspector will identify both the strengths and weaknesses of the infrastructure. A professional inspector can interpret details that often go undetected by the current occupants. An independent inspection also provides the added advantage of professional objectivity and allows you to know exactly what you are getting into when purchasing a home.  



The Pending Home Sales Index,* www.nar.realtor/topics/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased 0.8 percent to 108.5 in May from a downwardly revised 109.4 in April. The index is now 1.7 percent below a year ago, which marks the second straight annual decline and the most recent since November and December of (More)


Colorful Cleaning Agents

Easy-to-use discs or tablets that go into the toilet bowl or clip on the side of the toilet are usually the most commonly found cleaners in the bathroom. These cleaners often turn the water blue and may seem unsafe for pets, but rest easy, that blue water is unlikely to harm your pet—although we don’t recommend letting them regularly drink the treated water. Like most things that can be toxic, the amount that your pet consumes is important. In this case, the chemicals from the toilet bowl (More)



Heuchera, commonly called coral bells, feature clouds of tiny bell-shaped flowers in late spring or early summer. Newer varieties are grown for their foliage — red, purple, silver, and good ol’ green.

Look for marbled or patterned leaves and varieties like Caramel, Autumn Leaves, Berry Smoothie, Creole Nights and Electric Lime. (More)

Hi, my name is Patti, I am Carol's Virtual Assistant.  If you have information related to Ocala or Real Estate please email me, and I will try and include it in the newsletter.



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Sudoku The New Addiction!!

Just in case you've never played before. The object of the game is to fit the numbers 1-9 in the correct orders.

You need to fill a number from 1 to 9 in every blank cell.  A number must appear only once in each row, column and 3x3 block.

Sounds easy enough.

Don't give up. Once you get the hang of it, its very fun and challenges your brain.

(If you don't see the game on the left  please try refreshing your screen. You can use F5 or your refresh button.)

Carol J. Van Wagner, GRI, E-Pro, AHS, CeMS
Foxfire Realty
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