NEW HOMEOWNERS~ Change your locks!

Be sure to change the locks right away after moving

into your new home!

One of the first things new homeowners need do is change the locks on their new home.

You have no idea who might have a copy of your keys.

Investing a bit of money upfront can protect you from burglary down the road.

It’s also a good idea to make an extra copy of your keys, and leave them with someone you

trust, so you don’t have to shell out $100 to a locksmith, if you ever lock yourself out.

Better safe than sorry is my motto!

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 OCALA FLORIDA HOMES

Looking to purchase or sell 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, Fontana Realty

Cell: 352-208-5874

CLICK ON LINKS BELOW TO CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE:

OCALABUYERSAGENT.COM or OCALAFLORIDAHOMES.NET

Going the extra mile with a smile!

Monkey Junction~ An indoor play center for your children

Ocala has lots to do, and Monkey Junction is a favorite for children.

An indoor play center that’s fun and safe…

Play dress up, shop at the grocery store and load your shopping cart with food, then check out at the cash register. Or you may want to visit the flower shop, play like you are a fireman, train conductor, cook in your kitchen, go to the animal clinic, shoot some hoops, build with large Legos, play with the Barbie play house and many other fun things to do.

Your child will have a blast!

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 Monkey-Junction

Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday  11 AM – 5 PM

Located in the Blue Oaks Plaza (near Walmart, Hwy 200 behind Chilli’s)

11175 SW 93rd Ct Rd, Ocala, FL 34481

(352) 291-1009

mj@monkey-junction.com

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 OCALA FLORIDA HOMES

Looking to purchase or sell 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, Fontana Realty

Cell: 352-208-5874

CLICK ON LINKS BELOW TO CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE:

OCALABUYERSAGENT.COM or  OCALAFLORIDAHOMES.NET

Going the extra mile with a smile!

Market Update…. New Construction Going Up All Over….

New Construction is happening all around our area…. Ocala/Marion County is back on the map!!! That is exciting news that our local economy is on the uptick. When builders start building homes again, recovery is in sight. Several new communities are springing up. Have you noticed that it’s not just new homes that are being built? Commercial Sales are up too. It seems like all the larger car dealerships are building massive new stores. As a Realtor you couldn’t ask for more.

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I recently just purchased a new home myself. In my community there are at least 20 new homes being built at the same time with a few different builders. If you are sitting on the fence in your decision making, DO NOT WAIT!!!! NOW IS THE TIME!!! We still have awesome prices and great low interest rates (although prices  and rates have inched up somewhat). Let me know how I can assist you or someone you know.

 OCALA FLORIDA HOMES

Looking to purchase or sell 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, Fontana Realty

Cell: 352-208-5874

CLICK ON LINKS BELOW TO CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE:

OCALABUYERSAGENT.COM or  OCALAFLORIDAHOMES.NET

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.

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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.

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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!

A New Home Builder Comes to Ocala

In 2006 when I first started in Real Estate, I sold mostly all new homes. I made it a point to visit EVERY new home builder and community in and around the Ocala area. I previewed approximately 100 builders and communities in our area. When the bubble busted, just about all of them went out of business or left the area like so many other areas in the nation. So it’s with great pleasure to see New Home Builders building once again in Ocala. Click here to read more about Highland Homes.

Highland Homes

Highland Homes is coming soon to Ocala. They will have several models to chose from located in the Meadow Glenn subdivision. Offering stylish and affordable homes starting from the mid-$100,000’s. Here’s a sample of some of their other communities in Florida Click here.

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

“American Idol” finalist Jeremy Rosado sings tonight, October 19th in Ocala

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American Idol Finalist Jeremy Rosado and Jeannie Ortega sings tonight in Ocala

“American Idol” finalist Jeremy Rosado performed a free Christian Concert tonight on Ocala’s Downtown Square. Jeannie Ortega opened the concert with songs of Praise and Worship.

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It was his lifelong dream to be a singer, yet nothing materialize for Jeremy Rosado. Friends and family even tried to discourage him to give up his dream. Then after his 5th attempt to be the next “American Idol” he made it as a contestant. “I had something inside of me, deep down I believed it was meant for me,” Rosado said. “I couldn’t agree with people telling me to give up. God gave me my dream and I will be forever grateful.” His voice was so amazing that he brought tears down the face of “Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez. She was a huge supporter of Jeremy.

Jeremy continues to lift up His Maker as he sings. He is an inspiration to all who hears him…. THIS BOY CAN SING!

 Click here to watch a video clip on You Tube of Jeremy OR Click here for another video clip.

 Jeannie Ortega

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With Top 40 success came opportunity, and Jeannie spent the summer of 2006 as the opening act for international pop star Rihanna on her nationwide tour. Immediately following that tour, Jeannie joined the “Lo Maximo de la Musica Tour” along side Latino notables. In tandem with her budding pop music career, the multi-talented Ortega also began a second career as an actress, appearing in the teen romantic drama “Step Up.” She also landed her first major acting role alongside Tristan Wilds (Beverly Hills 90210) in the indie film “Indelible,” scheduled for release next year.

She made it to the top, but felt empty… Her soul felt the tug of Jesus and thus her soul searching began as she made her way back to her Christian roots. Now she gives God all the glory, and she is not ashamed in any type of setting to give God praise.

To see more of what Jeannie Ortega is all about, Click here to check out her website.

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!