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On Saturday, November 14, 2009 from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM a lot will be happening in downtown Zephyrhills, Florida. Officially the event is called Music and Motorcyles, but includes a lot more. At 2:00 PM there will be a Veterans Parade to honor those citizens that have served our country in its military over the years. From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM there will be judging of motorcycles in 12 different classes. Registration for this competition will take place from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. There is a $10 entry fee if you wish to enter your motorcycle in (0 comments)
Rattlesnake Festival in San Antonio, Florida - October 17 & 18, 2009 - 09/29/09 08:51 PM
Hard to believe, but a year has gone by, and I wanted to let you know that the San Antonio Rattlesnake Festival in San Antonio, Florida will take place on October 17th and 18th of 2009. San Antonio, Florida just to the north of Tampa and a couple of miles east of Interstate 75 in the hills of Pasco County. This is a very popular event, and of course, encompasses more than rattlesnakes. Some of the events are: Snake Shows Gopher Races Arts & Crafts Food (Including their famous barbecue chicken) Reptile Shows Entertainment Venues Foot Races Western Wear Contest Photography (5 comments)
It's How Many Homes You Have Sold, NOT How Large Your Listing Inventory Is That Counts! - 09/29/09 05:42 PM
I had a call today from a potential seller who had found me via an internet search. He lives out-of-state and had some questions he wanted to ask. The very first one was, "How many listing do you currently have?" He seemed to put great importance on this fact. It so happens that at the moment , I do not have a ton of listings. Why? Because I am a bad agent? Because I am lazy? Not at all. I have so few because I sell my listings relatively quickly. Often so fast I can not get them on agents' caravan since (27 comments)
Only two months left in the 2009 hurricane season, and the hottest weather is now mostly past. And yet, not signs of activity out in the Atlantic Ocean. This year's season will officially end on November 30th. Let's hope it stays that way. If you click on the image to the left a larger version should open up in a new window for you. The more years we make it by without a hit the better for all of us. Less problems and perhaps more options for insurance as companies begin to return or start up here. That year a few years (4 comments)
Another Home Sold by John Elwell - REALTOR in Zephyr Shores, Zephyrhills, Florida - 09/25/09 03:08 PM
I just finished selling this home in Zephyr Shores near Zephyrhills, Florida. I not only listed the property, but also found a buyer for it via my internet sites. The power of the web should not be under-estimated. If you are thinking of selling your home or are looking for something to purchase, I would appreciate the opportunity to assist you in any way that I can. Call John Elwell - REALTOR at CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc. 813-783-4444 or e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org You can also visit my webpage at: www.jelwell.century21bnr.com where you will find a lot of (0 comments)
Average Mortgage Interest Rates Mostly Unchanged says Freddie Mac - 09/24/09 06:54 PM
Today, 9/24/09, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 5.04% (5.01% in the southeast), unchanged from a week ago. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.46%, down slightly from 4.47% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 6.09%. Interest rates remain low and mortgage applications rose 12.8% during the week of September 18th. This was the most activity since last May, much of it due to refinancing of old mortgages. The Federal Reserve is indicating that it will be keeping its "benchmark" interest rate very low for an "extended (0 comments)
Still No Hurricanes On the Horizon for Florida in 2009 - 09/22/09 02:29 PM
We are nearly 4 months into the 2009 hurricane season here, and so far we have had no problems at all. It has been a rainier summer than in the past, but that is good. Our aquifers are low, and the rain we have received is much appreciated. Let us hope that we make it through this year with no major storms hitting our state. That could encourage more insurance companies to offer policies and could possibly lower rates. Who knows? But no hurricanes is a very, very good thing. (2 comments)
Easter Seals Yard Sale to Take Place at CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc. in Zephyrhills, FL - 09/21/09 02:02 PM
On Saturday, November 14, 2009 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc. will be holding a yard sale at their offices to benefit Easter Seals. Our offices are located near the intersection of Eiland Boulevard/Morris Bridge Road and State Road 54. The exact address is: 34619 State Road 54, Zephyrhills, FL 33541 (right next to the Suntrust Bank). If you have items that you wish to donate, you can drop them off at the above address. If you need more information, you can call our office during regular business hours at 813-782-5506. So donate if you can and (0 comments)
Saturday Nite Cruise in Zephyrhills, Florida on Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 09/19/09 09:30 PM
Main Street Zephyrhills, Inc. is offering another Zephyrhills Saturday Nite Cruise on September 26th from 4 PM to 8 PM. It will take place downtown near the intersection of US 301 and State Road 54 (5th Avenue). There will be: No entry fee Food Music 50/50 Raffle Door Prizes Cars, Cars, and more Cars! Sounds like a nice way to spend an autumn evening in Florida. For more information call: 813-780-1414 or e-mail: email@example.com You can also visit Main Street's website at: http://www.mainstreetzephyrhills.org/ (0 comments)
For 3 Straight Weeks Average Mortgage Interest Rates Drop - 09/17/09 12:47 PM
Today, 9/17/09, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 5.04% (5.04% in the southeast), down from 5.07% a week ago. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.47%, down from 4.50% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 5.78%. The last time the interest rate for 30 year loans was lower than today's was back in May of this year when it was just under 5%. Interest rates remain low and some feel that we may see a record low rate before the end of this year. I am not (0 comments)
Zephyr Park in Zephyrhills, Florida - No Better Place To Escape To In Our City - 09/15/09 05:10 PM
Previously I have posted articles on Hillsborough River State Park and the Pasco County Park System. They are wonderful natural resources for us to enjoy that cost little or nothing, and are located within a short distance from where we live. What more could we want? In addition to these many and varied public recreational facilities, we are lucky to have in Zephyrhills an excellent city park that is a jewel within our boundaries. When I first arrived here in 1982, I lived in a mobile home to the west of the city and used to come to the park often to (0 comments)
Autumn Just a Few Weeks Away! Snowbirds to Head to Florida Soon! - 09/12/09 01:54 PM
One of my Maine customers in Casa del Sol sent me this and other pictures to remind me of what will soon happen up in the northeast. Thanks for the photo Bill. I have been in Florida since 1982, with 12 years in the middle when I lived and worked in Spain. I love the weather here, but still miss it when the weather begins to get a little nip in the air, the mornings are crisp, and the leaves take on all of their bright colors. Not to mention the smell of buring leaves as people raked their lawns. (2 comments)
Fixed-Rate Mortgage Interest Down Again and Even Closer to 5% Point - 09/10/09 01:31 PM
Today, 9/10/09, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 5.07% (5.03% in the southeast), down from 5.08% a week ago. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.50%, down from 4.54% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 5.93%. Not much of a drop, but at least moving in the right direction and is certainly better than going up. Applications for mortgages went up 17% over the week ending September 4th. Part of this was helped by people refinancing to get the benefits of lower rates. Almost 3 (4 comments)
Directions for Finding John Elwell - Real Estate Agent at CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty in Zephyrhills, FL - 09/08/09 07:18 PM
Even though CENTURY 21 is a well-known real estate franchise, it is hard to believe how many people call me and than ask "Now where is your office located." We are located in a nicely remodeled auto parts store that, unfortunately, was painted grey and black. So we do not stick out very well as you go down State Road 54 to the west of Zephyrhills, Florida. County signage limitations also make it harder to see us than it should be. The actual address is: CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc. 34619 State Road 54, Zephyrhills, Florida 33541. We have an excellent location (0 comments)
Dade City, Florida's Fall Antiques Faire to Take Place on September 26 & 27, 2009 - 09/04/09 04:09 PM
Downtown Dade City Main Street will host its Fall Antiques Faire on Saturday, September 26th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday, September 27th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the historic downtown area of the city. You cannot miss this area since at its center is its very traditional brick courthouse. If you follow US 301 from the north or the south you cannot help but see this building. Find it and you have found the faire! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the area, it is full of lots of little shops and interesting eateries for you to (2 comments)
Flu Shot Clinic at CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty in Zephyrhills, FL on October 15,2009 - 09/04/09 01:25 PM
As we did last year, flu and pneumonia vaccines will be administered by the Pasco County Health Department at our CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc. offices at 34619 State Road 54, Zephyrhills, Florida from 9:00 AM to NOON on Thursday, October 15, 2009. We will have juice and cookies available for you as you wait for your turn. The cost of each flu shot is $25 and pneumonia shots cost $54. However, Medicare Part B will cover the costs for those in that program. Those with HMO/private insurance or those who get their Medicare benefits from Humana will be given a receipt for possible (0 comments)
Track Hurricanes on Downloaded Map from National Hurricane Center - 09/04/09 12:22 PM
The National Hurricane Center has a hurricane tracking map that you can download in PDF format. Print it up, put it on your fridge or bulletin board, and you can monitor any storms that might be approaching our area. Kind of fun to do as long as the storms do not get too close. You can get the latest information on their locations at the Hurricane Center's site at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ Even some of you along the northeast coast of the US might be interested in this since it is not unheard of for a storm to stop by and visit you as (0 comments)
Freddie Mac: Average Mortgage Interest Rates for 30 Year Fixed-Rate Loans Near 5% - 09/03/09 12:27 PM
Today, 9/3/09, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 5.08% (5.05% in the southeast), down from 5.14% a week ago. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.54%, down from 4.58% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 6.35%. The continued low interest rates have made homes affordable for a lot of people out there. According to the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) 7 of the top 8 most affordable months took place during this year. And they have been keeping track of home affordability since 1971. As (0 comments)
My Florida Real Estate Newsletter for September 2009 Now Available - 09/01/09 01:40 PM
My September 2009 Real Estate Newsletter is now available for download as a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) file. Just click on the following link: Download September 2009 Newsletter I hope that you will find this month's articles interesting and helpful. If you would like to receive these newsletters automatically in the future each month, just send me an e-mail and let me know. I would be glad to add you to my e-mailing list. You can e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at: 813-783-4444 I also invite you to visit my my website where I think you will find a lot of useful information. (0 comments)
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