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There are plenty of reasons to mention but I will focus on the top 5 Reasons Pine Ridge Estates Rocks.

The Number Five Reason Pine Ridge Estates Rocks is because the deed restrictions allow you to park your boat and RV at your home but there are enough restrictions that the neighborhood is not a mess. If you have a boat or a RV, you can save time and money by having your toys in your backyard. As you are probably already calculating, you can save roughly $100 to $150 a month on storage fees and be able to have them close to tweak them when needed.

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The Number Four Reason Pine Ridge Estates Rocks is because you are within 70 minutes of every reason 70 million people visit the state of Florida annually. Tourists come to Florida to visit Orlando for the theme parks. Pine Ridge is within 70 minute drive to Disney World, Universal Studios, and the world class shopping in Orlando. Tourists come to Florida to visit Tampa Bay for the world class beaches and Busch Gardens. You guessed it, Pine Ridge is 70 minutes from Tampa Bay. Tourist come to Cedar Key to enjoy a laid back natural vacation. Pine Ridge is only 70 minutes away. So when you live in Pine Ridge, you can be in some of the most beautiful waterways and hiking trails in the state, you can be at some of the most exciting theme parks in the world, or you can be at some of the best shopping in the country, all within 70 minutes.

SIDE DISCUSSION- Every buyer that comes into contact with me always asks about foreclosures and short sales. Please see my blog on the subject. Also, there is a feeling more and more that you can do most of the work yourself, why? As a buyer, my expert services are complimentary. Please see my blog on this.

The Number Three Reason Pine Ridge Estates Rocks is because there are so many things to do within 15 minutes. Do you like spending the day bumming in a quaint little town enjoying the eclectic shops and dining at some unique restaurants? Pine Ridge is equal distance from three real cool small towns. Inverness to the east, Crystal River to the west, and Homosassa Springs to the southwest. All three towns have their own flavor and give you a reason to jump in your car, motorcycle, or cruiser and get out for the afternoon. Do you like to fish, boat, kayak, tube, and dive? Pine Ridge is minutes away from numerous bodies of water that includes the Gulf of Mexico. Citrus County, where Pine Ridge is located is known as the “Water Lovers Florida.”  How about golf? There are plenty of courses within minutes of your front door for all skill levels and budgets.

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Number Two Reason Pine Ridge Estates Rocks is that it is a very tranquil area with a low crime rate. From your backyard of your acre lot, you can feel the tranquility. When you drive to the grocery store or to the home improvement store from your home in Pine Ridge you are inundated with traffic. But there is every medical specialist available to you and two hospitals within 10 minutes of Pine Ridge. Now one of the most unique things about Pine Ridge is that it is located on the Central Ridge of Citrus County where most of the area is at least 100 feet above sea level, there are spots that are 250 feet above sea level. Because of this, Pine Ridge is both quiet and it is in an incredibly beautiful area. Plus your flood insurance rider on your home insurance is considerably less expensive than a home that is this close to the water in any

The Number One Reason Pine Ridge Estates Rock is the low cost of living. You won’t find this incredible value anywhere else in the state of Florida. First off, value is defined on more than just price alone, and that is where Pine Ridge Homes shines. As mentioned above, Pine Ridge has 28 miles of equestrian trails, an equestrian center, 18 holes of par 72 golf, and lighted tennis courts. I forgot to mention the community center and playground. Pine Ridge also has a brand new, state of the art YMCA being built and is slated to open in spring of 2016. But the real good news, with all these amenities, Pine Ridge home owners association fees are only $98.00 per year. An incredible steal compared to other communities.

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On top of that, because Pine Ridge is on a ridge, (yes, hills in the state of Florida) it is low risk for hurricanes, and there are virtually no sink holes your homeowners insurance is much less expensive compared to other parts of the state. As mentioned above, being this close to the water, you have an additional advantage versus other Floridians because of what they pay for insurance to be this close to the water.

As we continue the discussion on how Pine Ridge has a very favorable cost of living, we have to look at taxes. I am sure you will agree that anywhere in the country, for the most part, the higher population of an area, the higher the taxes. With that being said, Citrus County, where Pine Ridge is located, has a small population rate compared to other areas of the state so our taxes are less than other areas of the state. Of course our politicians want more but the voting public is staunchly against tax increases so we are able to stay very competitive on the tax front.

To be honest with you, everything else when compared to other areas of the state of Florida are very similar. Items such as gas, food, water fees, (yes, you do have city water in Pine Ridge Homes) electric, and other local fees are basically the same versus most other areas of the state. Now, gas can be more expensive as you get into the bigger cities and in South Florida but everything else is comparable.

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And of course, lastly, the cost of a home in Pine Ridge is so much more favorable than any other areas of the state. The cost on a square foot basis for a resale home is in the range of $90.00 to $125.00 with the sweet spot lying in around $110.00 per square foot. When you compare that to other areas of the state that are well above the $150.00 mark and are closer to the $200.00 per square foot mark, you can truly see why Pine Ridge Estates Rocks.

So it’s a perfect day at Pine Ridge Estates and you want to have a little something to eat on the water, where should you go?

Crackers– Great way to spend a beautiful afternoon on Kings Bay in Crystal River.

Blue Gator– Located on the Withlachoochee River in Dunnelon. Great food and a great atmosphere.

Swampys– Located on the beautiful Rainbow River. Great spot after a tubing trip down the river.

The Shed– Always has great entertainment a a lively crowd. You will have fun.

Sea Grass– Beautiful views of the Homosassa River. Great atmosphere and FUN….

Stumpknockers on the RIver– Another fun restaurant located on the Withlachoochee.

FIRST QUARTER PINE RIDGE ESTATES UPDATE

Since there I have met a lot of couples that are not married looking to purchase a home, I thought the below information will be very helpful but with that being said, I want to discuss what is happening with Pine Ridge Estates right now and how you can be the smart buyer.

As we speak, there is a lull in the action with sales. There are a lot of lookers but not a lot of buyers. This tells me two things. Number one, there are a lot of folks just starting the process and plan to make their purchase later in the spring or summer. (65% of the homes are sold within a 4 month period of April, May, June, July) Or number two, their expectations are not in line with what is available today. Maybe they have been in the market for a while and are a bit disappointed that the price has went up.

Here is the deal, if you are truly in the market for a new home and you are in the first camp of not wanting to do anything until later, you need to rethink your strategy. I have seen it for three years now, where there is a lot of looky lou activity proceeded by a buying frenzy. I can tell you by first hand experience that sellers are always frustrated and will be more willing to take a little less at this time than their expectations but not crazy. Case in point, I have had numerous ridiculous offers and my sellers have tried to meet them at a fair price and the buyers have not come up. What is going to happen is as soon as the spring selling season hits, these sellers will get their prices and the low ball buyers will have to come up where as if they were reasonable now, they would have a paid a few thousand less for the home. Bottom line, the sooner you can come to the table with a fair offer, the better chance that you will get a better deal on your home.

Now if you are in camp two, and you are frustrated and feel like you missed an opportunity, you need to rethink your expectation level. I can go on and on but unless there is a national economic issue, the prices are going to stay the same or rise a tad. With that being said, our area is definitely in a time warp but as we move forward, there is going to be more and more people finding us that were looking in other areas of the state, which will increase demand. Bottom line, Florida overall is a hot market because of our low cost of living and weather and Pine Ridge Estates mirrors this. Prices will not be falling so you need to come to terms and make a move.

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