Home staging can help to sell your House!

It’s just not that easy to sell your home these days. Home staging, the art of making your home look neat, stylish and inviting to a potential home buyer, is the essential first step in selling your home. If your staging is successful you will leave a lasting impression on the home buyers and they will feel they can make your place a home. Let us help you discover where the problems and solutions are for your home staging needs. It may be anything from a little closet thinning and tidying up to a major furniture and design overhaul.

You don’t have to do it all yourself either. You can find some very talented home stagers out there and companies that will come in and makeover your whole place. Even if your place is vacant and your stuff is already out of there, home staging professionals can bring in just the right props to make an empty abode look like an inviting home. It will cost you though. Read up on home staging and see if DIY home staging is for you. If it all seems too much, look for a professional. home stager or designer to do over your home.

I would recommend the Stage2Gain staging company in Central Florida.




Kings Bay of Crystal River Florida Information


Buying a waterfront home is the dream of many people.

Before buying a Waterfront home in Citrus County you should know if it’s freshwater or saltwater waterfront.

Crystal River and Homosassa Florida in Citrus County represent some of the finest waterfront living on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Waterfront property both coastal and riverfront are still reasonably priced compared to other more populated waterfront communities.


Kings Bay is one of the most impressive waterfront areas in Citrus County. Being a part of Crystal River it has fresh water what helps to keep your boat in water all the time without danger of corrosion.

Large Mediterranean style homes set right on the waters edge of Kings Bay in Crystal River offer excellent access to the Gulf of Mexico. Having a freshwater waterfront property on Kings Bay gives an easy access to saltwater.

Kings Bay and the Gulf of Mexico are popular destinations for pleasure boating as well as fishing

When fishing on the west side of Citrus County your options are saltwater fishing and freshwater fishing. Saltwater fishing in the Gulf of Mexico offers some of the largest Tarpon on the planet, in fact the world record Tarpon was caught just off the coast of Citrus County

Popular Boats in Citrus Nature Coast Area

If you look at the map of Citrus County’s Coastline you will see that it is far different from the beach coast ling in central Florida’s West Coast. There are lots of islands and shallower areas. The depth of the water goes down gradually in this area however boating channels are available.

To enjoy the boating you may consider a variety of boats depending on your use. In Crystal River area the river is wider so you can choose from larger boats and craft. Pontoon bats are also popular. Kayaks are also popular for observing the manatees and sea life. Some areas like Dixie shores the water is not deep in some areas so you will need to decide what kind of boat usage you prefer.

In the Homosassa River area you can also use a variety of water craft. If you are going to fish the gulf you will use typical open fisherman. If you prefer scenic excursions the pontoon boat is very popular. Many people prefer very shallow draft boats so they can reach the many inlets and creeks and shallow areas to fish. Kayaks are also very popular.

In the Mason Creek area you would need a shallow draft boat or pontoon boat.

On the Chassahowizka River many people use bass boats and skiffs for the shallow waters. Canoes and kayaks are also popular.

On the north part of the county there is the Barge Canal, Withlacoochee River and Lake Rousseau.You can choose your watercraft depending on where you live and your usage.



Popular Boats in Citrus County Nature Coast

Citrus County Waterfront


5. Choose the right Real Estate professional. I know one :)))

Purchasing and owning waterfront is meant to improve ones quality of life, and usually it does. There will always be an unfortunate few that end up purchasing a large, unexpected and expensive problem, and their quality of life is most often not improved. Without question, the best means of avoiding unexpected difficulties is to associate with professionals with experience and interest in waterfront properties. A good Realtor will know the particular area where a property is located, or will know the questions (like the ones above) that must be analyzed in order to know if a property is right for you. A good Realtor will know whether a deed is to transfer all of the rights you expect or just some, helps with pier sharing agreements, and will know how to avoid a dispute that can arise. I hope these pointers help to make your next waterfront property purchase or sale, an enjoyable one!



Problems when purchasing Florida waterfront properties

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Problem 4. The Obligation and Ability to Maintain the Waterfront.

For any property that faces significant wave action or is on a bluff, there will be erosion concerns. For all waterfront properties, there are significant restrictions on the owners’ ability to clear growth and trees, to fill eroded areas, and to construct shoreline protection. The cost and ability to obtain permits for waterfront repairs and maintenance should be considered. For example, in many waterfront communities, there are existing bulkheads or revetments. Depending on the particular community, the cost to maintain these structures may lie with the nearest individual landowner or with the community,why you should consult a waterfront specialist / real estate broker before entering into a contract to sell or purchase waterfront property anywhere. Another instance? There have been news reports of criminal charges being filed because a waterfront property owner hired a landscaper to clear trees and bushes along the waterfront. Just like piers, it is wise to consult with knowledgeable professionals and zoning departments before setting plans for improvements.


problems when purchasing Florida waterfront properties

Crystal River FL Waterfront



Problem 3. Pier Locations, Boundary Lines and Permits.

Having (or keeping) a pier is a first priority consideration for many waterfront lots. It is not relaxing and fun to have a dispute with a neighbor about whether a pier is on his property, your property, on the line, should be shared, or whether a pier that you were counting on using is even legal in the first place. If you are considering a home where there is currently a pier or where you would like to put in a pier, its continued viability should be examined. First, consult with planning and zoning — was the existing pier built with a permit (or grandfathered?), or if you would like to put in a new pier, can an adequate pier be placed on the site given environmental limitations and the location of neighboring piers? Second, is there any dispute with a neighbor about the location of any of the piers (does a pier encroach the property line extended into the water?) or is there an expectation that a pier will be shared? If you are purchasing a property that is one of several that were previously owned by a single family, it is very common that multiple homes shared a single pier. This sort of agreement should be spelled out — or it can quickly lead to a disagreement.



problems when purchasing Florida waterfront properties

Crystal River Florida Waterfront

Top 6 problems when purchasing Florida waterfront properties. Problem 2

Problem 2. Community Waterfront versus Private Waterfront.

Many waterfront, waterview and water access properties are located in developments where the original developer subdivided a large tract and reserved the waterfront for the use of all of the houses in the neighborhood. Interior houses may be listed as “water access” properties and have affirmative rights to community beaches, boat ramps and other facilities. In many of these developments, there is also a strip of land that lies along the water and surrounds the entire community and was intended to allow for members of the community to walk and have access to the entire waterfront. The ownership structure of these walks can vary widely, but if they are present, there are special concerns for the homes nearest the water. Those homes may have the right to build and maintain a pier — but the pier may actually be owned by the community and be available for all of the members to use. Or there may be no right to a pier at all. The possible variations are too numerous to list, but an owner purchasing “waterfront” in such a community should be sure to understand exactly what the obligations and benefits are in the particular community.


problems when purchasing Florida waterfront properties

Florida waterfront problems


There is nothing that can compare to the peace, tranquility and sense of well-being that accompanies ownership of a piece of waterfront property. That feeling should not be disturbed by problems that can be prevented or at least managed. In waterfront property there are a few issues that arise with such regularity that they should be considered prior to any purchase.
Problem 1. Waterfront versus Waterview.

A true “waterfront” property is one that has riparian rights associated with it. In the most states on the East Coast of the United States, the owner of a property that has riparian rights has the right to apply to construct a pier or other waterfront improvement, has the first right to apply for permits for waterfowl hunting, and has the right to prevent others from impeding access to the water or the view of the water. In contrast, a “waterview” property is generally one that is close to the water, but has land owned by someone else between the land and the shoreline. A waterview may have a limited (or no) right to build a pier and may not have any guarantee that another owner will not build a fence, structure or put in plantings that obstruct the waterview. Careful consideration should be paid to what might be placed between the waterview property and the water — if it is community land on which nothing can be built that is very different than private land on which someone in the future may build a multi-story home.

florida waterfront problems

Florida waterfront



Citrus County Florida Waterfront Information

Citrus Cunty Florida Watewrfront

Citrus County has seven rivers including the Crystal River, the Homosassa River, the Chassahowitzka River, the Salt River, the Rainbow River, and the Withlacoochee River. Riverfront homes, riverfront property and lakefront property in Citrus County are plentiful.

On the east side of Citrus County are the cities of Inverness and Floral City. Both areas are characterized by the large numbers of lakes and inlets.

The Tsala Apopka Lake Chain is a very popular boating and fishing destination for Inverness residents. Liberty park, Whispering Pines Park and Cooter Park all occupy waterfront area along these lakes offering family entertainment for all.

With water every where, you can not help but have fun. Citrus County is situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Kings Bay in Crystal River, Florida is a waterfront playground.

Homosassa has the beautiful Homosassa River and picturesque Chassahowitzka River. Mason Creek is also a famous fishing place. Visit the famous Homosassa Wildlife Park and see Manatees up and close.

Homosassa River has many riverfront homes and also canal front homes.

Waterfront residents and visitors alike, enjoy the aquatic atmosphere. Boats, large and small can be seen anchored in Kings Bay as well as docked at the many waterfront restaurants, serving the freshest seafood around.

The area known as Kings Bay Drive is a beautiful enclave of seaside homes overlooking Kings Bay. And many canals and canal homes in Crystal River allow access to Kings Bay.

For help finding the right waterfront property or waterfront home in Citrus County contact Natalia Carey Coldwell Banker Next Generation.


MLS 359245     $925,000

286 NW Magnolia Circle , Crystal River FL 34428

4/4.5/3 car / Kings Bay open waterfront  

apx living 4037 sq ft

apx under roof 5316  sq ft


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Unique Waterfront Home on Kings Bay! This exclusive, completely remodeled in 2005, beautiful home in a neighborhood of luxury waterfront houses. Great house for entertaining! Large modern gourmet kitchen with new SS appliances. Formal dining room with a magnificent water view. 800 sf Master Suite on the first floor with an additional sitting area and upgraded master bath! Another master bedroom and two more bedrooms upstairs, plus a lavish loft that can be used as an office. Deep water dockage with two boat slips. Fresh water and access to Gulf of Mexico. Don’t miss this chance to live the life of luxury waterfront living!



Listed by Natalia Carey Coldwell Banker Next Generation Realty