Clay Taylor, ALC, and David Hitchcock Sell North Florida Equestrian Estate


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Clay Taylor, ALC

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David Hitchcock, ALCho

LAKELAND, FL May 23, 2011 – Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate recently sold a 38.92 +/- acre equestrian estate known as Hacienda de la Mancha.

Clay Taylor, ALC and David Hitchcock handled managed the deal for the seller, a large financial institution. The buyers are David and Jill Hopcroft. The property sold for $750,000 and was on the market for approximately six months.

The buyer, David Hopcroft states, “We felt that now was the right time to purchase because indicators seem to show that the market has bottomed out. Now is the smart time to buy. Great deals can offer large upside profit in the future for those who buy at the right time.”

The 38.92 +/- acres will be used by the buyer as a single-family residence and horse farm. The property includes riding trails, covered arena, round pen, dressage riding ring and clubhouse with kitchen.

The property is located in a serene, sparsely populated, rural West Summerfield area of Marion County near Ocala, Florida. It is in the middle of horse country and well suited for the equestrian lifestyle.

About Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) is regarded as an authority on all types of Florida land and conservation easements, transacting over $1 billion in sales from 1996 through 2013. Offering land, forestry, and conservation easement real estate services through CBC Saunders Real Estate and the CBC Saunders Real Estate |Forestry Group, the Saunders team of land professionals and foresters offers advisory and transactional services through the home office in Lakeland, FL, the North Florida office in High Springs, FL, and its network of Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliate offices nationwide and worldwide. We provide services to land and commercial clients through both CBCSRE and our commercial real estate brokerage, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty.