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Cala Hills Community Approved In Ocala

(06/22/2022)

For a proposed community in an area of Ocala known as "Easy Street," it was more than appropriate that plans to expand the Cala Hills community faced no resistance from the town.

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Growth concerns continue to grip Ocala housing market

(05/30/2022)

Diversification of the work force in Marion County may have its benefits. But it's also coming attached with a new demand for essential services, such as housing, in the area- and the county is having difficulty keeping up.

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Another multi-family community is coming to Ocala

(05/30/2022)

Southwest Ocala is about to gain a new multi-family community, as Thompson Thrift Residential is just about ready to begin construction on its newest project in Marion County.

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Top 5 Reasons People are Moving to Ocala

(05/19/2022)

Buying a home in the Sunshine State is a dream of many people. From a thriving job market and no state income tax to mesmerizing beaches and a rich cultural scene, there is something to suit everyone's taste. And while there are many places to choose from, Ocala is becoming more and more popular with home hunters.

 

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Florida Center For the Blind granted up to $600,000

(04/01/2022)

The Florida Center For the Blind has been awarded up to $600,000 in Community Development Block Grant money. The grant money comes as the Florida Center For the Blind prepares to build a new preschool for visually-impaired children in Marion County.

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Ocala airport debate rages on as city continues to grow

(04/01/2022)

As the COVID-19 pandemic wears off the minds of more and more people, "Does Ocala Airport require commercial airline service?" debate amongst the residents of Marion County is growing hotter than ever.

Readers of Ocala-News on both sides of the issue recently wrote letters to the publication's editors, which the publication then compiled together and published last month.

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City of Ocala proposes new grant programs to strengthen neighborhood

(01/30/2022)

The city of Ocala is set to review a potential grant program for the neighborhood of Marion Heights.

Officially titled the Imagine North Magnolia Residential Facade and Property Improvement Grant, the grant is calculated to motivate homeowners within the Marion Heights neighborhood to pretty up the exteriors of their houses. Single-family homeowners would be allowed to apply for a $10,000 grant, of which the city would pay 75%.

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Average single-family home prices keep rising in Ocala

(01/30/2022)

In the dead of winter of December 2020, the housing market in Ocala was understandably down. But one year later, that housing market roared back to life.

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L&V Sutton Investments awaiting approval from city of Ocala to build new development

(01/02/2022)

L&V Sutton Investments has been planning to construct a new development in the city of Ocala, but one major obstacle remains in its way. 

 

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Single-family Home Sales Prices In Marion County remains over $300K

(12/29/2021)

Following a predictable downturn at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, recent reports show that the market is back up and running. After a slight decrease in recent months, the market roared back to life in November of 2021.

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Multi-family units planned along State Road 200 in Ocala

(11/25/2021)

Developers are plotting to build a string of multi-family units along a piece of State Road 200 in Ocala that spans nearly a mile and a quarter.

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Single-family home market thriving in Ocala

(11/25/2021)

The average price of existing single-family homes in Marion County continues to rise.

It was understandable that the COVID-19 pandemic would put a dent into the average sales prices of homes, as people were unwilling to pack up and move into a new house. But by October of 2020, the market had rebounded and demand for houses had risen back up. One year later, and those numbers are even more promising.

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Ocala residents discuss potential commercial airline services at OCF

(10/28/2021)

Hundreds of residents across the city of Ocala and Marion County have recently sounded off on the topic of bringing commercial airline services to Ocala's OCF Airport. The topic was first broached in the form of a recently shared letter to the city.

Citizens of Marion County have laid out compelling arguments both for and against it.

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Grammy winner sells massive Ocala estate

(10/12/2021)

A massive estate that belongs to Grammy winner Olga Tanon and that spans 26 acres is up for sale in the middle of Ocala.

The property comes equipped with an enormous equestrian setup that should satisfy the desires of any individual who loves horses. Since 2013, the property belonged to Tanon and her husband, Billy Denizard, where they raised and trained horses. But eight years later, and the couple says that it's time for them to embark on the next journey of their lives, and turn the equestrian center- and the property- over to someone else.

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Ocala restaurants receive COVID aid

(10/01/2021)

31 different restaurants in the town of Ocala, FL received substantial financial aid from the United States government in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ocala Housing Market Begins Cooling Off

(09/14/2021)

In recent months, the housing market in Ocala, FL, exploded beyond some experts' understanding. The boom was noticeable, yet somewhat predictable: in the early months of the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, it was understandable that the housing market would not be doing so well. But after the initial months of the pandemic inflicted some damage to the housing market in Ocala, the market roared back to life- leaving observers wondering just how strong it could become.

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Ocala Jockey Club bought by WEC

(08/31/2021)

The World Equestrian Center has bought the Ocala Jockey Club in the northern part of Marion County. The purchase officially ends a search for a new owner that has spanned over two and a half years.

The Jockey Club property, which is located at 8720 W. County Road 318 in Reddick, features just shy of a thousand acres of land, and is billed as boasting a "rich history in hosting top equestrian events." The World Equestrian Center buying the Jockey Club has also spawned a new official name for the property: The World Equestrian Jockey Club.

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Former MLB Star Sells Ocala Estate For Over $6M

(08/15/2021)

A former Major League Baseball star has sold his massive Ocala property to South Florida businessman Benjamin Leon for just over $6 million.

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Members of Ocala's senior community upset by plans for new adjacent neighborhood

(07/11/2021)

Members of a retirement community in Ocala are perturbed by the city's plans to build a new community directly adjacent to their current homes.

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Ocala housing market keeps booming

(07/11/2021)

Though the housing market in Marion County took a somewhat predictable dip in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the market has since come roaring back to life. And with the latest numbers from the Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors, the suggestion is that the market won't stop booming any time soon.

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