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BUYER INFORMATION for Citrus Hills Fl: The Ultimate Buying Guide

Citrus County Market Report

We have some exciting news for you! The Florida Realtor association has provided a comprehensive market report for Citrus Hills Fl. that you can now access. This report is a valuable resource for anyone interested in real investments in the area. To view the full report, simply click on the arrows to advance the page or click on the full report button below. By staying informed about the latest market trends and insights, you can make informed decisions that will help you achieve your real estate goals. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain a competitive edge in the Citrus Hills Fl. real estate market. Click on the arrows below to see the full report or click on the Citrus Hills Fl. market button to get a pdf of the full market report.  

Citrus County Single Family Homes Market Report

 Citrus Hills Fl. Market Summary

The Florida Association of Realtors offers a monthly infographic that provides a quick snapshot of the real estate market in the Villages of Citrus Hills Fl. Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and statistics the industry with this informative resource.

Citrus Hills Market June 2023

Citrus Hills Fl Closed Sales Market Report

The chart you provided, which is derived from the Citrus County MLS, displays the monthly closed sales in the Villages of Citrus Hills Fl. over a 2 year period. This information can be incredibly valuable for potential buyers and sellers in the area, as it provides insight into the market trends and can help their decisions. By analyzing the data presented in the chart, individuals can gain a better understanding of the real estate in the Villages of Citrus Hills and make informed decisions about buying or selling property. Overall, this chart is a useful tool for anyone interested in the real estate market in Citrus Hills Fl.

Citrus Hills market activity year to date

Homestead Exemptions for Property Taxes

If you are a Citrus Hills Fl. resident you are also a resident of Citrus County, Florida.   You may be entitled to some substantial savings on your property taxes through a homestead exemption program if you reside in your Citrus Hills Fl. home for at least 6 months and 1 day per year! 

Picture this: Up to $50,000 sliced off the assessed value of your beloved home, all thanks to this fantastic exemption opportunity. Not only does it put more dollars back into your pocket, but it also ensures you can continue enjoying the comforts of home without breaking the bank.

But wait, there's more! We're not stopping at just the basics. We're talking about other avenues of savings that might be available to you as well. Are you a disabled veteran, a dedicated first responder, someone living with visual impairment, or a widow? Well, guess what? There are additional benefits waiting for you to claim!

Don't let these incredible opportunities slip through your fingers. Take the first step towards potentially significant tax savings by clicking the link below to determine if you qualify for the homestead exemption and explore further details on eligibility requirements.

Your home is not just a place; it's a sanctuary. Let's work together to ensure you can continue cherishing it without financial worries.

Click the Homestead Exemptions button to check your eligibility and discover more about these valuable tax-saving opportunities. Don't miss out!

Home Inspectors Citrus Hills Fl

BPG - Randy Noon

Phone - (352) 428-1833

0r (800) 285 - 3001

Website - Schedule online

JD Inspections – Jame DeLeo6385 E Quail RunMobile – 352 634-5223 Website: dinspectionsllc.com

Brown Home & Property Inspection8147 Niege Pt. Crystal River, Fl. 34428Phone: (352) 464-4237Website: brown-homeinspections.com/contact-us

Hometeam Inspection Services 7847 W. Crinoline Lane Dunnellon, Fl 34433 Phone - (352) 564-8326

Insurance Citrus Hills Fl.

Many people ask, "how much will my insurance be?"  There are may factors that determine insurance rates - age of the home, replacement cost, type of construction, fireplaces, age of the roof, any claims, flood zone.  There are also personal factors that come into play - the deductible you choose, dog breed marital status, and insurance rating.  As your agent, I cannot give you an accurate quote. But with enough information an insurance agent can.  As soon as you are under contract please call an insurance agent to determine the cost of insuring the home.  If you don't have an agent, there is a list below.  Please compare rates and services.  See the insurable home checklist below.  

Tower Hill Insurance

(800) 342-3407 

Address:  P.O. Box 147018, Gainsville, FL 32614

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Fero and Sons Insurance

6 Carl Ct.

Beverly Hills, Fl. 34465

(352) 489-2412

Roy Jackson - Allstate

Kallista - 352-726-3720 

HomeServices Insurance

P. 689.244.5732 | F. 833.738.2025 | C. 336.970.9392

401 Main Street, Suite B, Windermere, FL 34786

Kin - Member owned Ins.

Phone: 855-717-0022

Mike Bays/ Staye Farm

(352)746-7008 

Insurable Home Checklist

When buying a home, it's important to ensure that all the systems in the house are in good working condition. To help determine the useful life of these systems, buyers will need to obtain a 4 Point Inspection, Wind Mitigation, and Termite Certificate, along with a home inspection. These inspections will provide valuable information about the condition of the home electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and roofing systems, as well as any potential pest issues. By obtaining these inspections, buyers can make informed decisions about the home they are purchasing and ensure that they are getting a good value for their investment.  

When buying a home, it's important to ensure that all the systems in the house are in good working condition. To help determine the useful life of these systems, buyers will need to obtain a 4 Point Inspection, Wind Mitigation, and Termite Certificate, along with a home inspection. These inspections will provide valuable information about the condition of the home electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and roofing systems, as well as any potential pest issues. By obtaining these inspections, buyers can make informed decisions about the home they are purchasing and ensure that they are getting a good value for their investment.

HSI FL - Insurable Home Checklist - Gabby R

Utilities

For Utilities for Homes in Citrus Hills Fl., please see below or click on the Utilities page.  Call to turn on utilites at least one week prior to closing for the day of closing.

Trash Options for Citrus Hills/Terra Vista 

Waste Management - Citrus County 

Phone (352) 364-8451

7018 N Lecanto Hwy, Hernando, FL 34442

Website:  Waste Management

Waste Pro1027 Overdrive CircleHernando, Fl. 34442

Phone: (352) 726-7440 

Website - Waste Pro

Waste Pro1027 Overdrive CircleHernando, Fl. 34442Phone: (352) 726-7440

Website - Waste Pro USA

Electric Citrus Hills and Terra Vista

Duke Energy Florida, LLC d/b/a Duke Energy 106 East College Avenue Suite 800 Tallahassee FL 32301-7740 USA

Website Duke Energy

Phone - 800-228-8485 

Natural Gas Citrus Hills Fl

Citrus County Natural Gas

1-800-427-7712

Water and Sewer Citrus Hills Fl

Water and Sewer – Citrus County Normal Business Hours: (352) 527-7650 After Hour Emergencies: (727) 497-5319  Email: WaterResources@citrusbocc.com Water and Sewer Lien Searches Should be Requested by E-Mail to: WaterResources@citrusbocc.com http://citrusbocc.com/waterres/cs/customer-service.htm  

Cable/TV/Internet/Phone

Terra Vista and Citrus Hills

Spectrum – (855) 860-9068

Spectrum Website 

Comcast – 844-617-6568

Comcast Website 

Century Link -

1- 855-684-4189 

Century Website 

Satellite

Direct TV – 1-844-280-0831

Dish - 1-855-701-1974

Hughes Net - 1-844-201-8424

Citrus County Utilities Outside of Citrus Hills, Fl

Withlacoochee River Electric (352 795-4382 5330 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy, Lencanto Fl. 34461

Duke Energy 1-800-700-8744 Website - https://www.duke-energy.com/home

Rolling Oak Utilities (352) 746-4291

Citrus Water Resources (352) 527-7646 1300 S. Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto Fl. 34461

Crystal River City Water Department (352) 795-6096 123 US -19 Crystal River, Fl. 34428

Spectrum (866) 874-2389 2850 S. Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto Fl. 34461

Comcast Cable Services (800) 266-2278

Waste Management - Citrus County  Phone (352) 363-8451 7018 N Lecanto Hwy, Hernando, FL 34442

Direct TV (855) 802-3473

FDS Disposal Services (352) 364-8451

Surveyors

If you are getting a loan, the lender/title insurance company will require that you obtain a survey.  The title company usually arranges the survey.  But if you are paying cash you will not be required to obtain a survey.  You will have to arrange to have a survey completed.  It is always advisable to obtain a survey to ensure there are no encroachments on the property.  Here are some Citrus county surveyors.  

Willis R. Howell Inc (352 746-2511 4752 W. Abeline Dr., Citrus Springs, Fl. 34433

Riverland Surveying Co

(352) 489-6666

9203 N. Justa Dr., Citrus Springs

GulfWest Surveying, Inc 

9469 W. Green Bay Ln.

 Crystal River

(352) 563 -1252

Appraisers

Appraisal Services, Rex A Rusaw

P.O. Box 66 

Lecanto, Fl. 34460

Phone numberL  (352) 628-4322

Citrus County Property Appraisal 210 N. Apopka Av Ste 2  Inverness, Fl. 34450 (352) 341-6600 Web:  www.citruspa.org

Citrus Appraisal Services, Inc.7350 N. Damascus Ave.Dunnellon, Fl. 34433

(352) 795-8041​

Pest Control Citrus Hills Fl

1st Chice Pest Control Inc. 

5340 W. Glenbrook St.

Homosassa, Fl. 34446 

(352) 503-6821

Accurate Pest Management

P.O. Box 238

Inverness, Fl. 34446

(352) 464-1168 

Hughes Exterminators

406 NE 1st Street

Crystal River, Fl. 34429

(352)563-6698

Website: www.hughesexterminators.com

County Services

Citrus County Zoning

Joe Hochadel (352) 527-7687

Citrus County GIS - Interactive Map of Citrus County

Citrus County Property Appraiser - (352) 564-7130 1540 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River ​

Citrus County Tax Collector -

(352) 341-6500  

Clerk of Courts - (352) 341-6424 1540 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River

Service Professionals

Air Conditioning Repair for Citrus Hills Fl

Bay Area Air Conditioning

Phone (352) 795-2665

8021 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy.

Gulf Coast Air and Heat Inc

Phone (352) 465-3591

Senica Heating and Air

Phone:  (866) 236-7419

1803 SE Hwy 19, Crystal River

Carpet Cleaning Citrus Hills Fl

C&C Carpet Cleaning

(352) 726-4052

Electricians Citrus Hills Fl

Premier Electrical Services Inc.

Phone (352) 794-6925

Thomas Electric, LLC

Phone:  (352) 621-1248

Northern Electric Inc.  

Phone: (352) 527-2702

Fencing Citrus Hills Fl

C&S Vinyl Fence Inc.

2169 W. Shining Dawn Lane

Lecanto, Fl. 34461

(352) 476-4468

Foundation Repair

LRE in Brooksville

Phone (352) 325-4686

Handyman Services Citrus Hills Fl

At Your Service 

David Blumberg

(352)817-0536

Beaulieu Home Services-

Bob Beaulieu.

Phone: 352-587-5870 

The Handyman Can Services

3493 E. Odler St.

Inverness, Fl. 34453

(352) 364-3701

Outnumbered Handyman Service

2456 W Apricot Dr., Beverly Hills, FL 34465

Contact:Chad Hanson

Phone:(801) 232-7146

Scott O'Neal's  Handyman Service

9462 N. Geri Pt.

Crystal River, Fl. 34428

(352) 586-5107

House Cleaning

S&M Gold Star Cleaning

Phone: (352) 287-0481

Stephanie Mahr

Melanie Salee 

 Ginny W. - 352-364-1056  

IPosh Maid

Phone (352) 501-8164

Lawn Service

Fernandez Lawn and Tree Service

(352) 453-9779

Mann-icure Lawn Service

Phone number - (352) 400-0711

Insurance

Gabby Romero - (689) 244-5732

Fero and Sons Insurance - 

Phone - (352) 489-2412

Hagar Insurance Agency

Phone (352) 726-1691

Locksmith Services Citrus Hills Fl

Meyers and Wheeler Locksmith LLC

3084 N. Dewberry Pt.

Beverly Hills, Fl. 34465

A1 Able Locksmith

Phone (352) 560-3178

Plumber Citrus Hills Fl

Don's Plumbing 

Phone: (352) 746-5807

4184 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy, Lecanto

Suncoast Plumbing & Electric

Phone (352) 628-6608

Bob Tsacrios Plumbing Inc.

Phone: (352) 621 - 7705.

Frank Wells

Phone (352) 257-5160

Pool Repair Citrus Hills Fl

Pinch a Penny Pool and Spa 

Phone:  (352) 746-7444

4003 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills

Backyard Pool & Spa Inc.

Phone: (352) 746-7444

(352)489-3838

1 W. Golden St., Beverly Hills.

Screen Repair Citrus Hills Fl

Above and Beyond Screening/Rescreen

Phone (352) 476-5716

Andrews Rescreening

Phone (504) 307-8600

Tree Service

Southern Branches Tree Service

Hunter Bennett (352)497-6520

(352) 282-6463

Window Repair Citrus Hills Fl

K &K Glass

(352) 795-6446

Midstate Glass of Citrus County

(352) 726-5946

Safety in Your Home

As a realtor, I know that safety should always come first, especially in our homes. For seniors, safety is a top priority. That's why we've compiled a list of important safety facts and hacks you can use to improve the safety of your home. From installing grab bars to ensuring proper lighting, there are many simple steps you can take to make your home safer for you and your loved ones.

Making Your Home Safe for Seniors

As we age, our homes may become more challenging to navigate safely. However, with a few modifications and precautions, you can create a safer living environment for seniors. This webpage provides valuable tips and facts on how to make your home safe for seniors, preventing accidents and injuries.

Why Home Safety Matters for Seniors

Aging can bring about physical and cognitive changes that increase the risk of accidents and injuries. Falls, in particular, are a major concern for seniors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Falls are the leading cause of injuries among older adults.

  • One out of four Americans aged 65 and older falls each year.

  • Falls can result in fractures, head injuries, and other severe health complications.

Taking steps to make your home safer is essential to maintain a high quality of life and independence as you age.

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

1. Declutter and Organize

  • Remove tripping hazards like loose rugs, cords, and clutter from walkways.

  • Ensure that furniture is arranged to create clear pathways.

  • Install adequate lighting in hallways, staircases, and key areas.

2. Secure Flooring

  • Consider installing non-slip flooring or using non-slip rugs and mats.

  • Repair any loose or uneven floorboards promptly.

  • Apply non-slip strips to stairs and steps.

3. Bathroom Safety

  • Install grab bars near the toilet and in the shower or bath.

  • Use a shower chair or bench for added stability.

  • Consider a raised toilet seat for easier use.

4. Kitchen Safety

  • Organize kitchen items to keep frequently used items within easy reach.

  • Use non-slip shelf liners to prevent dishes and utensils from sliding.

  • Install lever-style faucets for easier handling.

5. Bedroom Safety

  • Choose a bed height that allows for easy entry and exit.

  • Ensure a clear path from the bed to the bathroom.

  • Use nightlights for better visibility during nighttime trips.

6. Stair Safety

  • Install handrails on both sides of staircases.

  • Consider a stairlift or a ramp if mobility is a significant concern.

  • Keep stairs clear of clutter at all times.

7. Medication Management

  • Organize medications in a pill organizer.

  • Set up a medication reminder system to prevent missed doses.

  • Regularly review medications with a healthcare provider.

8. Emergency Preparedness

  • Keep a list of emergency contacts accessible.

  • Install a medical alert system or wearable device for quick assistance.

  • Create an emergency kit with essential supplies.

9. Regular Home Maintenance

  • Schedule regular inspections for electrical, plumbing, and structural issues.

  • Replace smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors as needed.

  • Check and maintain appliances to prevent hazards.

10. Stay Active and Healthy

  • Engage in regular exercise to improve balance and strength.

  • Eat a balanced diet to maintain overall health.

  • Regular medical check-ups are essential to monitor health conditions.

Facts About Senior Home Safety

  1. Falls Are Preventable: Many falls and injuries can be prevented by making simple modifications to the home environment.

  2. Medication Management is Crucial: Medication-related issues, such as incorrect dosing or drug interactions, can lead to falls or health complications. Proper medication management is vital.

  3. Regular Check-ups Matter: Routine medical check-ups help seniors manage chronic conditions and identify potential health risks.

  4. Home Modifications are Cost-Effective: Investing in home modifications, such as grab bars or non-slip flooring, is often more cost-effective than the medical expenses resulting from falls and injuries.

  5. Family Involvement is Key: Family members can play a significant role in ensuring home safety for seniors by assisting with modifications and offering support.

By implementing these tips and understanding the importance of home safety for seniors, you can create a secure and comfortable living environment that promotes independence and well-being. Remember that seeking professional advice from healthcare providers and home safety experts is always a smart choice to ensure that your home is tailored to your unique needs.

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