Resources

Real Estate Resources and Beyond

We’ve gathered the resources below to help you in the buying or selling of your property. In addition we’ve added some other links to information we think you may find valuable. To request a resource, or for questions regarding any of the information on this page, please contact us and a member of our staff will gladly assist you.

Our Duties as your REALTOR®

Browse the resources below to learn more about our duties to you. We strive to serve all of our customers with the utmost dignity and competence in every transaction.

Equal-Housing-OpportunityEqual Housing Opportunity– What everyone should know about equal opportunity in housing.

“All citizens of the United States shall have the same right, in every State and Territory as is enjoyed by white citizens thereof to inherit, purchase, lease, sell, hold and convey real and personal property.” — Civil Rights Act of 1866

The sale and purchase of a home is one of the most significant events that any person will experience in his lifetime. It is more than the simple purchase of housing, for it includes the hopes, dreams, aspirations and economic destiny of those involved in it. Read exactly what Equal Housing means to you as a buyer or seller of real estate here.

rlogoCode of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS®

REALTORS® are subject to disciplinary action and sanctions if they violate the duties imposed by the Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics is a detailed document that spells out the professional responsibilities of every REALTOR®.

Click here to read the 2018 REALTOR Code of Ethics in  it’s entirety.

Veterans Information:

Rainbow Springs Realty Group can help Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families find suitable housing. In addition we can help find local lenders who provide VA loans and advise prospective homeowners about obtaining a VA Home Loan based on our professional experience.  For more information about any Veteran related real estate questions, please contact us.

The resources below are tailored specifically to Veterans and their families. Browse the content below for valuable information regarding loans and grants, special programs, benefits information and more.

Hometown Hero Project

Featured Resources:

Condo Reports – Receive a customized report of VA registered Condominiums across the US.

Builder Locator – Receive a customized report of VA registered builders across the US.

Applying for Benefits – Enables veterans to apply for benefits using the Internet

AutoForm – Application for Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance

Publications – Federal Benefits Publications for Veterans and Dependents

Community Links:

Welcome to Marion County: www.marioncountyfl.org

Explore Ocala/Marion County: www.ocalamarion.com

Marion County Election Center: www.votemarion.com

Marion County Property Appraiser Site: www.pa.marion.fl.us

Tax Collector: www.mariontax.com

Clerk of Courts: www.marioncountyclerk.com

City Data: www.city-data.com

Chamber of Commerce: www.ocalacep.com

Ocala Parks and recreation: www.ocalafl.org/recpark

Ocala Police Department: www.ocalapd.com

Marion County Sheriffs Department : www.marionso.com

Social Security Office: https://secure.ssa.gov

Ocala Culture:

Ocala Style: www.ocalastyle.com

Family Times Magazine: www.enjoyfamilytimes.com

Ocala Star Banner: ocala.com

County websites:

Dunnellon, Marion County: www.dunnellon.org

Belleview, Marion County : www.belleviewfl.org

Horses and All Things Equine

Florida Horse Park: www.flhorsepark.com

HITS Horseshows: http://www.hitsshows.com/ocala/hits-ocala-winter-circuit

Ocala Breeders’ Sales: www.OBSSales.com

Arts

Marion Cultural Alliance: www.MCAOcala.com

Appleton Museum: www.AppletonMuseum.com

Ocala Civic Theatre: www:OcalaCivicTheatre.com

Ocala Symphony Orchestra: www.OcalaSymphony.com

Reilly Arts Center: www.reillyartscenter.com

Utilities:

Dunnellon Water & Sewer:  (352) 465-8500 (option 2)

City of Ocala: www.ocalafl.org/US/servicemap.aspx

Sumter Electric ( SECO Energy) : www.secoenergy.com

Duke Energy (Progress Energy):  www.progress-energy.com

Clay Electric: www.clayelectric.com

TECO/People’s Gas: www.peoplesgas.com

Education:

Marion County Schools: www.marionschools.net

College of Central Florida: www.cf.edu

Master The Possibilities: www.masterthepossibilities.org

Living in Marion County Resources/Extension Service : www.Solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu

Home Selling/Buying Links:

First Time Homebuyer Purchase Assistance Program: www.marioncountyfl.org> community services

Home Buying information:http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/buying_a_home

The Mortgage and Home Buying Process: www.tdbank.com/mortgages/buy_home

Mortgage Tips: https://www.federalreserve.gov/consumerinfo/fivetips_mortgageshop.htm

FHA Loans: FHAInfo.com

VA Loan Information: http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/

USDA Loans: rd.usda.gov

Credit Report: www.annualcreditreport.com

Clear Choice Title, Inc. (352) 489-0852 : clearchoiceclosings.com

Home Inspection Information: www.homeinspector.org

Home Warranty Information: www.top10homewarrantyreviews.com

Relocation Links:

National Association of Senior Movers: www.nasmm.org

Senior Transitions: www.seniortransitions.org

AARP: www.aarp.com