July 2016 Ocala Area News

 


July 2016


Stacy@OcalaAreaHomes.com
www.OcalaAreaHomes.com
BE SURE TO VISIT MY WEBSITE FOR THE MOST UPDATED HOME INVENTORY!Welcome to Ocala Area News! This is the first issue of monthly newsletters emailed right to your inbox. Be sure to click on “Always Display Images” at the top of your newsletter. 

NUMBER OF SOLD LISTINGS FOR JUNE; 622. 24 LESS THAN LAST YEAR. 

MEDIAN SALE PRICE FOR JUNE 2016 $119,000

 

Thank you to the many brave men & woman who have served our country. Special thanks to Brandon, Michael and Joe for your service and Congratulations on your beautiful new homes!

Our weather was picture perfect for yet another festive 4th of July!  My favorite part of the day, aside from spending quality time with my family, was the amazing smells wafting through the neighborhood from everyone’s bbq grills.  I hope you had a great time celebrating with your family! I enjoyed seeing all of your facebook pictures and posts of fireworks, family and your special recipes :+) …until next month! 

~Stacy 

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It’s easy to win! Find the quiz question inside this newsletter, then email me your answer. Each month, all correct entries have an equal chance of winning.
  • Last month’s question: Dogs & cats sweat mainly through which part of their bodies?
  • Answer: Their paws.

Thank You Friends!

Special thanks this month to
Amy Keel
Andrea Maysonet
and Jennifer Ryan

for trusting me with your family and friend’s real estate needs! Your referrals are very appreciated.

A Brief History of Fireworks


As early as 200 B.C., the Chinese began roasting bamboo to ward off evil. Bamboo pops noisily when heated due to its hollow air pockets.

Between 600 and 900 A.D., Chinese alchemists mixed saltpeter, charcoal, sulfur and other ingredients, yielding an early form of gunpowder, which produced an even louder bang.

Soon, paper tubes replaced bamboo, giving rise to firecrackers, then to rockets, which were converted for use in war. Different chemicals and fuses led to colorful explosions, fired to celebrate military victories.

In medieval England, firework assistants were called “green men” because they wore caps of leaves to protect their heads from sparks. Green men doubled as jesters to both entertain and protect the crowd, much like rodeo clowns today. It was dangerous work, with many green men dying or being injured by bad detonations.

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How to Compete Against Multiple Offers & Win!

Few things are more frustrating than to make offer after offer on homes you like, only to be beat out by competing offers time and again. Here are a few insider secrets about how offers get accepted in competing offer situations.

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“In any given moment we have two options: To step forward into growth or to step back into safety. ~Abraham Maslow .”


Which New Habit Could Transform
a Person Practically Overnight?

What one habit could transform someone’s life immediately? Here are some answers to that question when asked on social media.

  • Count to 10 before reacting.
  • Commit to 10% of a goal. If your goal is to exercise for 30 minutes, commit to 3 minutes. If you want to save 10% of your income, save 1%. We tend to make goals beyond what we’re actually willing to do. Set an ideal goal, then scale back on your actions until ready for more.
  • Ask how you contributed to any problem that happens to you…and find the place where you could have/should have done something different.
  • Delay gratification. Food, TV, phone, etc. Get used to saying, “I’m not going do that right now; I’m going to do this instead.”
  • Live debt-free, or as close to it as possible. Choose to save money for a big purchase, rather than putting it on credit. If you must put it on credit, delay all future purchases until you’ve paid it off.
  • The 10 Test: Will this matter in 10 days? In 10 months? In 10 years?
  • Raise your integrity level, both to yourself and others…don’t lie about little things, don’t fudge things, don’t cheat in small ways.
  • Give 30 minutes of undivided attention to your family when you get home from work. Listen.

What one habit would you suggest to someone looking for success in life?

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Relocating?

As a member of a wide network of professional real estate agents, I can connect you to an excellent agent where you’re going. Call me for a referral.

Stacy Alpizar, Realtor®
(352) 812-2807

For Laughs: The Kids Are Coming!

An elderly man living in Texas calls his son in New York and says: “I hate to ruin your day, but your mother and I are divorcing.”The son cries out, “Dad, what are you talking about? You can’t divorce Mom after all these years. That’s crazy. You love her.”

“It may be crazy,” says the old man, “but I’m going to tell her this Thursday, on Thanksgiving Day. It will be the last one we spend together.”

Frantically, the son calls his sister and she explodes. “They are not getting a divorce! You and I are flying to Texas tomorrow to talk sense into Dad! I don’t care if it is Thanksgiving week.”

She hangs up and calls her father, demanding “Don’t you dare tell Mom a thing until we get there tomorrow.”

The old man agrees, then hangs up his phone and turns to his wife with a smile. “OK,” he says. “They’re coming for Thanksgiving, and paying their own way. Now what do we tell them for Christmas?”

Home Prices at an All-Time High

If you are thinking about selling, call me to discuss your options. It is still a seller’s market and I can get you top dollar in the Ocala, Marion County area.

Stacy Alpizar, Realtor ®

352-812-2807

July Quiz Question

What is a group of flamingos called?

Email Stacy@OcalaAreaHomes.com Your Answer

Independence Day Facts!

An independence day is celebrated in most countries, because most nations started as something else before becoming what they are today.
  • Nations are formed mostly through violence, either to throw off an oppressor, break away from a group with different ideals, or to conquer new territory.
  • More countries have declared independence from the UK than from any other country.
  • The newest country is South Sudan, which broke off from Sudan in 2011.

See you next month!

Don’t forget to call or forward this email to
friends and family in need of real estate help.

~ Thank you!

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