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Beloved Ocala small business owner passes away

(09/10/2020)

Ocala has lost a small business giant.

"Tony" Wu Li, owner of Ocala's Tony’s Sushi Japanese Steakhouse, has passed away due to complications from surgery for a brain tumor. He was 46 years old, and leaves behind his wife Jane- and one of the most popular restaurants in Marion County.

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Ocala's Mellow Mushroom project off and running

(08/31/2020)

Downtown Ocala is one step closer to getting its newest pizza joint.

Construction has begun on the above 100 year old structure on 2 Southwest Fort King Street for the pizza restaurant Mellow Mushroom. Originally two separate buildings that were combined in 1937 and formerly the home to the Brother's Keeper Thrift Store, Mellow Mushroom will wait while BWC Construction renovates the outside of the building. Brian Caracciolo, the owner of BWC Construction, said that the project will take approximately nine months.

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National retail chains expanding to Ocala

(08/24/2020)

As the state of Florida continues to open up its economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Ocala continues to grow.

Several national retail chains, including 7-Eleven, Circle K and Starbucks will soon be joining the scene in the largest city in Marion County. 

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Ocala Earth Fare market will return to Shady Oaks Shopping Center

(08/18/2020)

The supermarket chain Earth Fare is undergoing a restart, and that restart will be featuring Marion County.

The company announced that its Ocala store would be its first in the Sunshine State to reopen for business after shutting down all 50 stores across the country and filing for bankruptcy back in February. The Ocala store will open back up right where it was originally situated in Shady Oaks Shopping Center, which is located on 2405 SW 27th Ave. The grand reopening is currently slated to take place in September.

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Previously Owned US Home Sales Enjoy Record Increase In June

(07/28/2020)

COVID-19 has created a great deal of uncertainty in many aspects of life, the housing market included. But the National Association of Realtors has turned up at least one promising sign. Thanks in part to low mortgage rates, home sales in the United States saw their biggest one month jump from May to June since such records began.

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Safety Precautions for Summer in Florida

(07/22/2020)

Due to the many consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are opting to stay in their homes or hometowns for the summer rather than their usual vacation. For the health of others and themselves, the safer option is to limit travel, but no matter the location it is important to stay safe during this pandemic

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CFI sells Amazon warehouse in Ocala for nearly $60M

(07/13/2020)

A 617,000 square foot Amazon warehouse in Ocala has been sold for approximately $58.4M. Marion County property records show that the future Amazon fulfillment center cost approximately $50M to build for the Connecticut-based CFI Ocala Property LLC. CFI then sold the building for a profit of nearly eight and a half million dollars to Lex Ocala LLC.

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New Ocala First Responders' Campus

(06/30/2020)

Construction is now over halfway finished on Ocala's second first responders' campus despite COVID-19 delays.  They are scheduled to be fully finished in October of this year.

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Supporting Local Ocala Businesses

(06/18/2020)

With COVID-19 keeping many businesses closed off from the public, small shops and businesses are under much more financial strain.  However, there are still ways for the community to keep these businesses running through alternative methods. 

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Food Distribution in Ocala

(05/27/2020)

The Frank Deluca YMCA has once again put together another successful food drive to help the community in the midst of this pandemic. This drive-thru food distribution is helping hundreds of families who are in need of a little extra help in the community. 

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Ocala/Marion County sees big activity drop, but it's not all bad news...

(05/02/2020)

Strange things are afoot, and they're having an impact on the real estate market.  But it might not quite be the impact you think.  And with all the bad news out there, it's a good time for a reality check.

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How Coronavirus is Affecting Real Estate

(03/18/2020)

Like many industries, real estate is seeing some changes in how to operate during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

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New Terminal at Ocala International Airport Opens

(03/03/2020)

The new $7 million main terminal at Ocala International Airport is now open. 

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Many Millennials Leaving Cities for Suburbs

(02/17/2020)

According to Florida Trend, many millennials are leaving city life for the suburbs.

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Ocala Population Expected to Grow in the Next Three Years

(02/03/2020)

As new jobs in Ocala continue to try to draw people to the area, current residents should expect more population growth. 

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Ocala/Marion County annual market report is up!

(01/23/2020)

We are excited to announce that the Ocala/Marion County 2019 Annual Report is up!  This report contains tons of great information about our area, such as average price & activity trends, along with breakdowns of values in various areas.

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Ocala, My City

(01/07/2020)

Watch our new video to see all the reasons why we love our city.

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Making New Year’s Resolutions? Bring it Home in 2020

(12/23/2019)

New Year’s resolutions: We make them, and we break them. Before you make the same old resolution to lose weight or hit the gym more often, consider making some New Year’s resolutions to bring you more peace at home in 2020. Here are some ideas that will help you to be grounded, simplify your life, increase mindfulness, and live more sustainably in the new year.

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Celebrate National App Day with Our Alphabet of Apps for a Simpler Home Life

(12/11/2019)

Celebrate National App Day today by checking out this A to Z list of some of our favorite apps for your home. From decorating or DIY projects to time management and energy conservation, we've got an app for that!

 

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Ocala's Best Outdoor Dining

(11/26/2019)

Ocala is cooling off, and that means crisp, clear, beautiful evenings are in the forecast. It’s time to enjoy some of the many restaurants in our area that offer outdoor seating.

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