Eustis, FL Real Estate News

By JoEllen Stranger-Thorsen, Lake County, FL
 I fell in love with the magnolia several years ago. I don't remember the title of the book I was reading but it was set in New Orleans. The author described the fragrance to such a degree I could actually smell the blossoms in the pages of that book.From that time on I took note of the magnolia trees. The beauty and the fragrance that author described have stayed with me. I have a magnolia tree and this picture was taken by me Friday. This was the first bloom of the season on my tree. Today that bloom is gone, destroyed by the heat and lack of rainfall. Fleeting beauty...Lately I have also been enjoying the wonderful scents of confederate jasmine and gardenias. Lake County Florida is in full bloom.
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Built in 1911 the Clifford House, located on the shores of Lake Eustis, is an example of Neo-classical architecture and is constructed of Florida cypress. Originally home to Guilford D. Clifford, one of the town's earliest settlers and businessmen, this Neo-classical house has 18 rooms, 6 fireplaces and over 4,500 square feet of living space.Now owned by the City of Eustis, it serves as the headquarters for the Eustis Historical Museum and Preservation Society.Clifford House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
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By JoEllen Stranger-Thorsen, Lake County, FL
 The Miracle Worker by William Gibson April 11 through May 4, 2008       The Bay Street Players at the Historical State Theatre Eustis, Florida present The Miracle Worker by William Gibson. Designed & Directed by David W. Clevinger, the production has received rave reviews. I highly recommend this fantastic production. Tickets are available by calling the box office 352-357-7777 or you can order them on-line at www.baystreetplayers.org  
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By JoEllen Stranger-Thorsen, Lake County, FL
Living in Lake County, aptly named with 1400 lakes, my children have learned lesson #1 rather easily.Lesson #1 -- If there is water, an alligator is nearby. Unique Car Game... Drive along Lakeshore Drive and challenge your children to find and count the gators in the lake! This is very exciting, especially for the four year old who is now able to count to 20. This also reinforces lesson #1. Depending on the day and time we can see no gators or more than ten. Lesson #2-- Even if you can't see them, they are there. Yesterday while I was out and about, camera in hand as usual, I decided to take a walk along the shores of Lake Eustis, a beautiful 7,000 acre lake that provides a picturesque background to historic downtown Eustis. Of course I was hoping to spot a creature or two along the way...
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By JoEllen Stranger-Thorsen, Lake County, FL
Whether you enjoy boats or bikes, horses or birds, antiques or art, Lake County has it for you.I have called Lake County home since 1999. This is the Lake County I know...I was a crime scene investigator with the Orange County Sheriff's Office when I met  and married my husband, a deputy with the agency. At the time I lived in downtown Orlando area and I enjoyed the faster pace and many conveniences of the city. (You know, lattes and Chinese food delivery.) He had called Lake County home for over twenty years after growing up in Zellwood and doing a stint in the Navy. When we married I moved to his Lake County home.I live in Eustis, located in the heart of central Florida along the eastern shore of Lake Eustis. With a population of 17,000 and growing Eustis has a small town friendliness...
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By Janie Coffey, Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives
(First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty)
Janie Coffey | Papillon Real Estate, LLC | 786-252-4970 Horse Farm, Eustis, FL Beautiful Custom home on 12 Ac with 6 Stall Concrete Barn in Lake County 3 Bdrm Single Family House offered at $875,000 Year Built Unspecified Sq Footage 3,800 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 12 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Beautiful one owner custom 3br 2 ½ bath equestrian home on 12 +/- gorgeous landscaped acres in North Central Florida. North Lake County is just an hour to Orlando International, one hour to Ocala, 30 minutes to I4, 1 ½ hrs to Tampa, Daytona, Gainesville. It’s an easy haul to I75 and the Turnpike making all of Florida’s great adventures just a day trip away. The home is a comfortable mix of luxury and functionality. Some highlights ...
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By Jason Price, The Mortgage Rider
(Mortgage Financial Group, Inc (NMLS 219650))
My wife, daughter, and I were looking for something to do today.  All week long, we saw signs and flyers for the Sunlove Fest at Ferran Park in Eustis, Florida.  There was to be music, art, and food... coming from S. Florida, we were thinking along the lines of Sunfest or Artigras.When we arrived, the traffic and parking were very light.  That should have been our first clue.  Well, we continued.  At the gate, we were told that it would cost $4/adult (children under a certain age were free... guess who got in for nothing?).  We decide to bit the bullet and pay.Anyway, we start walking around.  I notice that there are very few booths and a band playing on a stage with even fewer people paying attention.  As we begin the circle around the festival, it became evident that we were out of ou...
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By Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308, Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
I sell homes and land in Royal Trails Subdivision. Have lived here for the past 27 years and It's a great place to live. Currently we were put on the map by the recent fires and thanks to the media. I salute the Fire Fighters for the great job that they did. They were able to control it, so it wouldn't get out of hand. If you or anyone is interested in the area and want to know how much land is stil available, please e-mail me at katina@stakeyourland.com https://www.stakeyourland.com/Sincerely,Katina Hargrove352-551-0308 
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By Rick Belben, Orlando Real Estate - Belben Realty Group
(Belben Realty Group)
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By Jason Price, The Mortgage Rider
(Mortgage Financial Group, Inc (NMLS 219650))
2 Average Joes Vs. Black Bear Golf Club (Eustis, Florida)Aye, Lasses and Lads... I had the best time playing my round of golf today.  A crisp cool 50 degrees with a wind that would make you wish you wore something under your kilt.  My wife thought I was insane to go out today, but I needed to satisfy my craving for the course.If the roughs were knee high reeds and heather, I could have sworn I was playing on a Links course over in Scotland today.  Between the weather and the course itself, I was probably as close as I ever would be.So let's get started with this review from 1 Average Joe.  Yes, you heard right... 1 Average Joe.  Marc had an "Open House" that he had to attend to.  (Turns out he paid the price for not showing up... no one showed up at the "Open").  Rich, who made plans to...
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