What’s the Forecast?

I know, I know. Its Christmastime, and you’re just tired. Of. Shoveling. Snow. Good news, we don’t have that here in Ocala. What’s the weather looking like tomorrow?

We’re looking at a high of 70. Not bad, right? Not to rub it in, but here’s what some of the other places in the US are looking like tomorrow (12/18/18)

New York- High of 39
Boston – High of 32
Cleveland – High of 34
Ann Arbor, Michigan- High of 36

How about you get those shorts out, and come see us. The weather’s nice!

Why us? Why move here?

I know that shopping for a retirement home can be a daunting task. The old saying “Location, Location, Location” is doubly true during this time. So knowing that, why us?

Ocala, FL is about as central in the state of Florida as you can get. This means that you are only about an hour away from everywhere.
Head East for an hour, you’re at the Atlantic Coast
Head West for an hour, you’re at the Gulf of Mexico
Head South for an hour and a half, you’re at Disney
Head Southwest for an hour and a half, you’re in Tampa
Head North for 30 Minutes, you’re in Gainesville
Head Northeast for two hours, you’re in Jacksonville.

Being centrally located means that all of these locations are within easy day-trip distances to see the majority of our beautiful state.

We are also in a unique location in Ocala, where we are located just “out of the way enough” to not be caught up in the hustle and bustle of the city, but with a 10-15 minute drive you can reach just about anywhere in Ocala. Come on out and see us. Give us a call and speak to Frank today!

October in review!

Most of our posts here at Sweetwater Oaks revolve around the safety of our homes. Especially with the devastation that Hurricane Michael has wrought on the panhandle, it is imperative that we keep our homes to the standards of the law. In some of the pictures below, you can see some of longitude and transverse braces under the homes as well as the vertical tiedowns that go around the entire perimeter of the building. Sam Tedesco was out working on one of the houses when we were shooting photos, so we went over and said hi to him too. As always we would love to speak to you regarding our homes. 1-800-936-0188!

A new home in the $80’s? No way!

I know it is hard to believe, but you can get a new home priced in the $80’s right now at Sweetwater Oaks. With the market climbing and housing prices going up; now is the time to jump on getting that house you’ve always wanted at an affordable price. Check out this link below to take you to our listing page where you can see photos of our newest model home.

Click Here! A new home in the $80’s awaits!

Is a Manufactured Home… safe?

We spent the weekend over a grill, drinking a lemonade, enjoying the Labor Day weekend with friends and family. Tuesday starts the week over again, and our doors are opened back up ready to serve you and get you on the path to the retirement you’ve always dreamed of.

One of the biggest questions we get at Sweetwater Oaks is “Are manufactured homes safe?” Generally speaking, these questions throw back to the stereotypical single-wide trailer with paper thin walls, something that you’d expect to fall over in a stiff breeze. As the industry has changed over the last decade, there has been a push to change the mindset on what the difference between a mobile home and a manufactured home is. About ten days ago, Matt Licano posted an article on ManufacturedHomes.com regarding the safety of these homes, comparing them to site-built homes.

Check out Matt Licano’s Article Here! (Click)

Need more proof that these homes are safe? The worst year in recent history for hurricanes in our area was 2004. Take a guess at how many manufactured homes were destroyed in the state of Florida after those hurricanes came through.

Zip. Zero. Not a one; and in the 14 years since those hurricanes came through, the houses have only gotten better.

Globe News Wire’s article about Manufactured Home Safety. (Click)

Still not convinced? Give us a call at Sweetwater Oaks and we would love to discuss the safety of our houses, and we would love to show you around. 1800-936-0188

Looking for Information on a New Home?

Looking for a new home can be daunting. There are so many options available as you scroll through online realtors or even scour the phone book for a local seller. We at Sweetwater Oaks believe that you should be able to get all the information available before taking the leap into purchasing your home for retirement. After all, these are your golden years! You should be able to spend them doing the things you love, not stressing over a home!

Our friends over at the Florida Manufactured Housing Association have put together a “Home Buying Guide 101” with some fantastic information that may help with some of the life-changing decisions that you are facing. Here’s a linnk!

Home Buying Guide 101

We would be honored to take this journey with you. Please do not hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-936-0188.