Ocala Dream Living Newsletter

May 2017   .

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May Featured Property
Ocala HomesCandler Hills East
, Florida
A three bedroom, two bath, two car garage in the very desirable neighborhood of Candler Hills East. This home shows like a model - cherry wood floors, crown molding. Tray ceiling in dining room, kitchen features  42'' maple cabinets, porcelain tile floors, quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, Pull out drawers in cabinets and pantry. BIS master has wood floors and tray ceiling. Master bath - tile floors, two sinks, large walk in shower, 8X11 master closet, lanai faces east and is tiled and has acrylic windows. A home warranty is offered with a full price offer. All of this plus curb appeal. 25 year roof and A/C 2016. Call for a brochure.




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Working With Your Preferences

Every purchase of a home involves a certain amount of compromise. When you are working with a Realtor, it is important that you give your agent a clear idea which of your criteria is flexible and which items you really must have in your new home.

If you prefer a specific location, for example, discuss why you want to live in that neighborhood. The agent might be able to suggest alternative areas that offer the same amenities or conveniences. How important is



Showcase Stylish Storage Solutions

“The home needs more storage!” It’s a common gripe heard from homeowners and buyers. A home can never have too many shelves or closets.

Indeed, a majority of about 1,000 survey respondents said their number-one biggest annoyance about their home: “The lack of storage,” according to the 2015 HSH.com survey. Sixty-seven percent of survey respondents put the lack of storage as one of their top five annoyances about their home.

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Healthy, Safe Snacks to Help Your Pet Slim Down

One of the most common resolutions made every New Year is to drop a few of those pesky pounds, but did you ever think that your dog might need to make this resolution, too? According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 54% of dogs and 58% of cats in the United States are overweight or obese. For many pets, a combination of increased activity and decreased calories in their daily diet can help shed those excess pounds. 

Freshen Your Garden Spaces with Bright and Beautiful Foliage (by Home Depot)

Light up your gardening spaces, indoors and out, with foliage plants known for their patterned, textured or boldly colored leaves, in addition to blooms. Flowers may come and go, but foliage will anchor your garden and provide visual interest throughout the seasons.

Foliage quite simply means leaves, which can vary in shape, size, texture and color and are often more attractive than a plant’s flowers. Leaves can be green, of course, but also silvery or gray, yellow, or even 


lot size and square footage? Do you really need four bedrooms, or would three bedrooms work if there were a den for your home office? How much are you willing to correct with redecorating or remodeling? Are you willing to expand your price range by using an adjustable rate mortgage to increase your buying power?

We ask buyers a range of questions so that we can use their time most efficiently, showing them only houses that are real possibilities based on their preferences.  




In all your listings, showing off the storage potential should be one of the top items on your to-do showing prep list.

And that obviously first brings you to decluttering. Not surprising, the less clutter, the bigger the space will appear. So that means hauling away most of  (More)



To help ensure a happier, healthier pet in the New Year, the ASPCA Poison Control Center (APCC) has provided some ideas for healthier snacks that won’t derail your pet’s 2017 weight loss goals:

An Apple a Day…

Some commercially produced pet treats are deceptively high in calories, and a couple of treats can (More)



sometimes red or deep purple. Variegated leaves will have stripes of cream or yellow, and some plants have splotches of yellow, red, orange or green. You can employ colorful foliage in your garden spaces to solve problems and add beauty.

Outdoors, use foliage to light up dark areas and direct the eye. Masses of shrubs like bright yellow ligustrum in a landscape bed are an unexpected changeup from boxwoods; they play well with burgundy (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
Cell: 352-572-4259
Office: 352-479-0123
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