Historic Florida Inn For Sale In Foreclosure Auction
A Florida landmark will go up for foreclosure later this month. The Ritz Historic Inn, an 85-year-old Ocala, Florida landmark on the National Registry of Historic Places, will go up for auction on January 21 through the auction firm Tranzon Diggers. A local lender holds the mortgage but opted not to take possession of the property. The auction will take place at the Ritz and a potential buyer must provide ten percent down with the total due a month later.
The new owner will get a 36-room hotel which was built in 1925 as Ocala's first true apartment complex. Each of the Ritz's 16 original apartments had five rooms and a private garage. The entire property was renovated in the 1980s and now has 32 guest suites, a pool, spa and fountains. it is on 2.5 acres and includes a bar and entertainment facility as well as a pavilion and a gazebo. The listing says the property is in need of some repair. Bidders can check out the property at two viewing appointments, January 7 and 14 -- at 11AM.