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Home Buying in Citrus Springs : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Mar 11, 2017
carsonbratt asked:
Sorry, but it just looks so barren and 'sinkholey'. Seems quiet, though, so I'm kind of interested. If I can get my house sold, I might buy one of those cute little stucco…
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Mon Dec 5, 2016
localres answered:
They're TOO lenient. Kids ride their ATVs and dirt bikes on sandy trails behind houses and blow up sand all over the place, sand all over the back yards of people who live up against those trails. They throw trash on the trails, in our back yard, ride around vacant lots, try to make new trails that aren't there. People throw all sorts of trash and sharp objects on those vacant lots.

The agents do warn you about these inconsiderate kids, but they can't prepare you for just how close they get on you. All I see is sand and smoke out my back. I'm putting my house up for sale next summer, let someone less tolerant than me buy my house!
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Mon Aug 1, 2016
AConner10 answered:
DEATH and SEVERE CHRONIC ILLNESS... is the answer to the question of "why so many empty houses for sale in Citrus Springs", plain and simple. Most of Citrus county is post-mined and non-reclaimed, long before EPA (or any other governing agency) came along and enacted rules, restrictions, permitting, or guidelines for land use, especially for big companies that ripped through and mined all of the phosphate ore, the majority being in Citrus Springs and south Dunnellon. Although there were many studies and research activities conducted regarding the possible negative health effects on local natural habitats, local water sheds and aquifers, as well as impacts on possible future human residential residents; (all of which recommended AGAINST the land being utilized for residential use... homes were built on highly toxic land. Left overs of clay settling areas, toxic waste water, sludge pits/ponds, etc... All of which consist of nothing but highly radioactive elements (Uranium, Thorium, Radium) and carcinogenic chemicals left behind, causing a multitude of serious health conditions, CANCER & HEART DISEASE the top 2) People are dying at an alarming rate, and have tried to get answers from government agencies, to no avail!! Do not move to Citrus Springs if you care anything at all about your and/or your family's health or life. ... more
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Thu Jan 21, 2016
Dmars answered:
Can be. I used to live in Citrus Springs back in the 90s, and I remember a tornado tearing down N. Sandree Dr during major storms from there to Ocala.

Several sinkholes opened up around there following the storms.

And incidentally anybody who tells you not to worry about flood insurance in that part of Florida - worry! Because tornadoes carry water traveling across land!
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Wed Aug 19, 2015
pjcoolidge answered:
Look at 2464 W. Eric Drive, citrus springs.. Nicer pool and more land.
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Thu Mar 19, 2015
djennifer009 answered:
Who did you end up going with to install your fence? There are a lot of chain link fencing companies out there, and I would like a personal recommendation as well. It means more to have someone review a company than reading their stats online. ... more
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Thu Feb 19, 2015
justbecauseifeltlikeit asked:
Need min. of 3 bed. hoping to find 4. We have do have a dog, that is extremely well trained, mixed breed (not a pit!) Working on improving credit to buy in the area eventually, score…
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Sat Aug 16, 2014
Judy Stokley Broughton answered:
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Sat Aug 16, 2014
Jim Olive answered:
There is still a considerable amount of "NOISE" related to last year's flood insurance debacle. Congress made a HUGE mistake with the National Flood Insurance Program and caused outrageous unintended consequences and nearly caused many to lose their homes. They reversed those negative consequences, so it is NOT the major ordeal that it was, so a current, up-to-date quote is in order, and will be significantly less than one year ago. Many of the rumors and people's "advice" on insurance have not caught up with reality. Best of luck... ... more
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Sat Aug 16, 2014
Becky Norman answered:
Hi Jerry,
Citrus Springs in general has no mandatory club fees. As far as public water and sewer there are specific sections that are equiped at this time. Are you looking for a nice community that is not overly restricted that has public water and sewer? If you let me know your needs I can help you to narrow done an area that best suits your life style. My email is and my cell # is 352-212-7217.
Thank you,
Becky Norman
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Sat Aug 16, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
For sale by owner properties may not necessarily be better bargains, therefore you may wish to keep all your options open and also consider working with an agent...
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Sat May 31, 2014
Stephanie Leon answered:
Zillow values are way off. You can try contacting Zillow to ask them to remove your home.
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Sun Aug 18, 2013
Antonio Vega-Pacheco answered:
Big time difference. A short sale that is "price approved" can accept an offer and be closed in 30 to 45 days. One that is not could take from 3 to over a year (depending on bank) to give you an answer, and the answer could be that they want more than the advertised price.

Here are the basics on:

When is it safe to buy a short-sale >

Foreclosures vs. short-sales >

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Tony Vega
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Sun Aug 18, 2013
Joanna Morris answered:
Are you working a Realtor already? They should be able to help you. The fact that you have a low price range and want a newer home is the challenge. Maybe look for a home that has been updated. Talk to your lender see if you qualify for more financing. Try to find a new area to search. I find some buyers get tunnel vision and they just need help ... more
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Sun Aug 18, 2013
Joanna Morris answered:
No there is not. There is only one and it is under auction terms. This is very specific criteria. You may want to consider changing it a little.
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Wed Jul 31, 2013
Karen Cunningham answered:
Not much you can do - they own it and they are the only ones that can sell it - Might be to your advantage to actually call and talk to a person at Deltona Homes.
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Sat Nov 14, 2009
Mark Casper answered:

There have been 155 lots sold in Citrus Springs this year...

Only 5 sales (3%) were for above 10 k.

24,500 (On the El Diablo Golf Course)
20,000 (On the El Diablo Golf Course)
18,000 (A commercial Lot)
13,000 (Corner lot on Citrus Springs Golf Course)
11,400 (but that was for 3 lots sold as a package).

The other 150 broke down...

9,000's = 0
8,000's = 3
7,000's = 2
6,000's = 4
5,000's = 76
4,000's = 44
3,000's = 18
2,000's = 3

None sold for under $2,000.

Not having seen your lots, it's hard to be exact. I was just showing a property up the street on Pitcairn a couple of days ago. I think that you are looking at the average or high average ... 4-5 k range.

Let me know if I can help.

Mark Casper
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