Ocala Strawberry and Craft Festival

Habitat for Humanity

1st Annual

Strawberry and Craft Festival

Downtown Ocala

WHAT A GORGEOUS DAY to have OCALA’S first STRAWBERRY AND CRAFT FESTIVAL.

~So much was going on all over the DOWNTOWN area.

~The event went from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.

~BANDS played throughout the day entertaining the crowds on two different stages.

~Two of the main entertainers were VICTORIA SEXTON from Ocala

 Victoria Sexton

and

CHUCK WICKS with Dancing with the Stars

(To hear his famous song~ Stealing Cinderella click here).

 Chuck Wicks

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~THE CAR SHOW was presented by The Village Region Antique Automobile Club.

~There was no shortage of food, as FOOD VENDORS lined the streets, which included Mojo Grill.

~CRAFT VENDORS came from far and wide.

Some of the ACTIVITIES included:

LOCAL PERFORMERS, A PET PARADE, DANCE TROOPS, KARATE DEMONSTRAIONS,

FACE PAINTING, NASA SIMULATOR, AND A KID ZONE (with 9 inflatables).

The event was a huge success!

REAL ESTATE OCALA FL

Looking to purchase a home… I can sell any home in Marion County…

Call me today for more information regarding all your Real Estate needs.

Teresa Fikaris, (Realtor) Buyer’s Agent, Fontana Realty

Cell: 352-208-5874 Website: www.OcalaBuyersAgent.com

Going the extra mile with a smile!

Things you SHOULD and SHOULD NOT do when getting a mortgage.

THINGS YOU SHOULD DO:

  • BE SURE TO PAY YOUR BILLS ON TIME (this includes bills that don’t usually report on your credit like cable and power etc. If not paid for a period of time a collection can be filed)
  • PAY YOUR SCHOOL LOANS (unless they are deferred) speak with lender regarding this
  • PAY YOUR RENT ON TIME (if renting)

THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT DO:

  • DO NOT OPEN ANY NEW CREDIT (secured or unsecured)
  • DO NOT BUY NEW FURNITURE
  • DO NOT BUY NEW APPLIANCES
  • DO NOT BUY A NEW CAR (or used car)
  • DO NOT CHANGE JOBS (includes quitting or getting fired)
  • DO NOT CLOSE YOUR CREDIT CARD ACCOUNTS (lenders need to see that you are responsible with open credit)
  • DO NOT MAX OUT YOUR CREDIT CARDS (for the same reason as above)
  • DO NOT GET CASH ADVANCES OR LOANS TO PAY FOR INSPECTIONS ETC… speak with lender regarding this
  • DO NOT MAKE UNDOCUMENTED DEPOSITS OR WITHDRAWALS INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS (most mortgage loans require 30 to 60 days’ worth of bank statements)

Just because you have been preapproved OR even approved for a loan does not guaranty that you will not be turned down. Keep in mind that lenders will pull your credit again a day or two prior to closing to verify that your credit has not changed. If it has changed significantly, YOU CAN POSSIBLY BE DENIED.

What you should and should NOT do when getting a mortgage

What you should and should NOT do when getting a mortgage

Getting a mortgage should be your priority if you do not have cash to purchase a home. It is the most critical time in the home buying process.

You have searched through several homes, and have located “The Home”. Your offer gets accepted, and you’ve paid for the inspections, and appraisal. You don’t want to jeopardize things now, and be turned down for your loan. IT CAN HAPPEN! If the lender thinks you are a risk at any point of the process you can be denied, especially during the underwriting process.

If you have any questions, first call your lender (or mortgage broker). They will be happy to guide you through each step, and answer any questions you may have so that you do not make mistakes along the way. Once you have closed on your new home, then you are free to use your credit once again.

REAL ESTATE OCALA FL

Looking to purchase a home… I can sell any home in Marion County…

Call me today for more information regarding all your Real Estate needs.

Teresa Fikaris, (Realtor) Buyer’s Agent, Fontana Realty

Cell: 352-208-5874 Website: www.OcalaBuyersAgent.com

Going the extra mile with a smile!

Realtor Tour of New Models in 55+ Community

It’s always wonderful for Realtors to see what is new for sale in any community. However, it is especially great if you are touring one of the nicest adult communities around the Ocala area. Today I joined two other Realtors from Fontana Realty  (Aminta Hernandez and Karen Hollon) to see what was happening in Stone Creek. Of course there were other Realtors there checking out the new models as well.

If you are interested in seeing any of these homes, please be sure to allow me to register you.  I can represent you as your Buyers Agent. As always my services are FREE to you and I can show you new homes as well as resale’s in the community.

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REAL ESTATE OCALA FL

Looking to purchase a home… I can sell any home in Marion County…
Call me today for more information regarding all your Real Estate needs.
Teresa Fikaris, (Realtor) Buyer’s Agent, Fontana Realty
Cell: 352-208-5874 Website: www.OcalaBuyersAgent.com
Going the extra mile with a smile!

Gator Joe’s~ On Lake Weir

Marion county has so many little hidden Jewels… today I took a ride to get some photos to share with you of Gator Joe’s located on Lake Weir in Ocklawaha, just outside Ocala.

It’s a little place with beautiful views to enjoy lunch or dinner…. check out the menu click here.

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REAL ESTATE OCALA FL
Looking to purchase a home… I can sell any home in Marion County…
Call me today for more information regarding all your Real Estate needs.
Teresa Fikaris, (Realtor) Buyer’s Agent, Fontana Realty
Cell: 352-208-5874 Website: www.OcalaBuyersAgent.com
Going the extra mile with a smile!

Coming soon! Our 60th Annual Ocala Christmas Parade~

 “A Frosty White Christmas!”

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR… I love Christmas time, and can’t wait to see our Annual Christmas Parade… IT IS SPECTACULAR!

Christmas Parade 2013 (4)

 2nd Saturday in December

  DATE: December 14th, 2013

TIME: Parade begins at 5:30 PM!

Christmas Parade 2013 (5)

PARADE MARSHALL: Daniel Owenarade

2013 Jr. PARADE MARSHALL: Dylan Williams

The Parade attracts over 60,000 spectators from Ocala/Marion County and surrounding counties who line up along more than 2 miles of East Silver Springs Blvd in Ocala, Florida. Some of these spectators arrive as early as a week before the parade to “mark their spot” with lawn chairs, trucks, flatbed trailers or motor homes.

REAL ESTATE OCALA FL
Looking to purchase a home… I can sell any home in Marion County…
Call me today for more information regarding all your Real Estate needs.
Teresa Fikaris, (Realtor) Buyer’s Agent, Fontana Realty
Cell: 352-208-5874 Website: www.OcalaBuyersAgent.com
Going the extra mile with a smile!

Black Friday~ A Good Day to Buy a House

Are you considering buying a home?  Black Friday is a good day to buy a house.

So, call me today to get started!

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We still have great home prices… and great interest rates…

What a great combination!

Ocala is a great place to call home.

Black Friday is a good day to buy a house... call me!

Black Friday is a good day to buy a house… call me!

Looking to purchase a home… I can sell any home in Marion County…

Call me today for more information regarding all your Real Estate needs.

Teresa Fikaris, (Realtor) Buyer’s Agent, Fontana Realty

Cell: 352-208-5874 Website: www.OcalaBuyersAgent.com

Going the extra mile with a smile!

So Much Fun Tonight at Light Up Ocala 2013

The weather was warmer than expected, and the crowds were out in full force to enjoy our 30th Annual Light Up Ocala tonight. It seems each year it gets bigger and better. Opening the streets to extend the coverage area certainly helps to manage the large crowd. Estimated attendance for tonight’s event was to exceed 20,000.

Tonight at Light Up Ocala 2013

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REAL ESTATE OCALA FL

Looking to purchase a home… I can sell any home in Marion County…

Call me today for more information regarding all your Real Estate needs.

Teresa Fikaris, (Realtor) Buyer’s Agent, Fontana Realty

Cell: 352-208-5874 Website: www.OcalaBuyersAgent.com

Going the extra mile with a smile!