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COVID-19 UPDATE

We are currently open, and ready to show you our homes! However, we want to make sure all of our residents and guests are given the utmost considerations of safety. We are operating under social distancing guidelines in the office and while in the park.

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT RESIDENTS CAN DO? Please remain calm and continue to follow the guidelines issued by the CDC and other health officials, including hand-washing procedures and social distancing policies. We appreciate your empathy and respect. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, please seek proper medical advice and refer to the CDC or www.floridahealth.gov for information on how to proceed. If you have tested positive for the virus, or if you are advised that you may have been exposed to the virus and that you are presumed to be infected, please let Community Management know immediately.

State of Florida issued Executive Order 20-83, directing the Surgeon General and State Health Officer to issue a public health advisory to all persons over 65 years of age and to person with certain underlying medical conditions that place them high risk of serious illness from COVID-19 to urge them to stay home and take measures to limit their exposure to COVID-19.

State of Florida issued Executive Order 20-83 further directing the Surgeon General and State Health Officer to issue a public health advisory against all social or recreational gatherings of 10 or more people.

State of Florida issued Executive Order 20-91 effective 12:01 am on April 3, 2020, in part directing senior citizens and individuals with a significant underlying medical condition (such as chronic lung disease, moderate-to-severe asthma, serious heart conditions, immuno-compromised status, cancer, diabetes, severe obesity, renal failure and liver disease) shall stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Please follow the state directives and call or email us if there are questions, or you wish to share information. We hope that you will remain well and safe during this challenging time

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