Ocala Dream Living Newsletter

January 2018   .

In this Issue:

  • New Beginnings
  • Millennials and Silent Generation Drive Desire for Walkable Communities
  • Thinking of Selling?
  • 5 Ways to Decorate Your Space with Houseplants in Mind

Email: The Cernera Team

New Beginnings
It has been my pleasure to know and work with Carol Van Wagner. We began working together in New York in the '90s. Over the years, we became friends and have worked together on many things including real estate. I am honored to be the lucky individual who will be continuing the website that Carol has created and worked on for the past 11 years.
Carol has retired and will be traveling and relaxing. With 30 years in the real estate industry, it is time to say farewell. We wish Carol many years of happiness and relaxation.
Miss you,




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Millennials and Silent Generation Drive
Desire for Walkable Communities

It is no longer just millennials propelling interest in walkable communities. Members of the silent or greatest generation, those born before 1944, also prefer smaller homes in neighborhoods with easy walks to shops and restaurants.

According to the 2017 National Community and Transportation Preference Survey, the majority of Americans, 53% would prefer to live walking distance of the community's amenities, as opposed to living in communities with houses that have large yards, but they have to drive to all amenities.

The Survey also found that a majority of Americans, 88%, are very or somewhat satisfied with the quality of life in their communities, and 51% of those people believe that the walkability of their neighborhood contributes to that quality of life.

Sixty percent of those surveyed also said that they would be willing to pay a little or a lot more to live within walking distance of parks, shops and restaurants.


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Thinking of Selling?

How to Make a good first impression

It takes 26 seconds for a buyer to form an opinion of your home when they walk through the front door.

Experts agree that there are 5 key areas that buyers notice about your house.

1. A clean entryway. Light, bright and neutral. A mirror will make a small entryway look larger.

2. An uplifting scent. Scent can be an immediate factor in making a first impression. Scented candles, air fresheners or brownies in the oven can help.

3. A lack of clutter. Shoes, books, knick knacks, to many photos can clutter up a house. Remove



the clutter or store in decorative baskets. Dusting and vacuuming help make a good impression.

4.Neutral paint colors. Bold colors are not for everyone. Dark colors can make rooms look smaller. Light and bright is key to getting your home sold.

5. Thoughtful touches. Make sure beds are made and the closets are neat. Fold the towels in the baths and leave toothpaste in the sink.

These helpful hints can make the difference between a quick sale and sitting on the market and being frustrated.


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5 Ways to Decorate Your Space
with Houseplants in Mind
(by Home Depot)

Decorate your space with houseplants. Because we lead busy lives, houseplants put us in touch with nature inside our homes. Having houseplants and other greenery around us helps us feel more relaxed.

Studies show houseplants also put oxygen in the air. Let them purify the air while you breathe life into your space.




When you decorate your space with houseplants, try using them like you would other decorative accessories. Make your greenery part of your color scheme, while letting your houseplants add height and texture anywhere in your home. (More)

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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.)




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