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November 2011 Florida Real Estate Newsletter Now Ready from John Elwell - REALTOR - 10/31/11 10:08 PM
My November 2011 Real Estate Newsletter is now available for download as a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) file that all computers should be able to open. Just click on the following link: Download November 2011 Newsletter I hope that you will find this month's articles interesting and helpful. If you would like to receive these newsletters automatically each month in the future, 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 (0 comments)
Daylight Saving Time to End on Sunday, November 6, 2011 - Make Your Clocks "Fall Back" - 10/31/11 05:36 PM
Time is flying by, and it is again time for us to adjust our clocks backwards 1 hour since Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, November 6, 2011 for much of the United States. So before you go to bed on Saturday the 5th, turn your clocks, watches, car clocks, VCRs, DVRs, etc back an hour. Most of your smart phones, computers, and cable boxes will do it by themselves via a signal from your providers or a program within the device that keeps track of time changes. Enjoy that extra hour of sleep while you can! But be prepared to (2 comments)
In October 2001, Snow Falls in Northeast, but Warm & Sunny Florida Beckons! - 10/30/11 12:57 PM
If you have been watching the news over this past weekend, many inches of snow have fallen along the northeast coast of the United States. Our kids have not yet gone "trick or treating" and yet there is snow on the ground. I remember hearing about "frost on the pumpkins", but this is ridiculous. Here is a picture that one of my FaceBook friends, Bill Quackenbush, took of his corner of New York State. Beautiful, to be sure. But cold and slippery. Many of you will like the snow and crisp weather for a month or so. But then, those that can, (0 comments)
Zephyrhills, Florida to Host Another Saturday Night Cruise on November 26, 2011 - 10/28/11 04:14 PM
These reoccuring events are even more popular now that the evenings are refreshingly cool and pleasant. We are proud of the effort that our city makes to attract people to events like this one. So come to Zephyrhills, Florida on November 26th and enjoy all that our hospitality can offer you! If you cannot make it on this occasion, keep an eye out for future Saturday Night Cruises. If you like Zephyrhills so much that you would like to live here, please call: JOHN ELWELL - REALTOR at CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc. 813-783-4444 Licensed in Florida. You can also (0 comments)
Another Week of Little Change in Average Mortgage Interest Rates: Freddie Mac - 10/27/11 02:47 PM
Today, 10/27/2011, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.10%, just slightly down from 4.11% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.38%, unchanged from last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 4.23%. Basically, same-old-same-old. But still very low, historically speaking, which is great. I just had a buyer yesterday who locked in 4% for the next 30 years. Wow! Again, "mixed signals" conspired to keep rates relatively stable. Consumer confidence in the nation was down, but sales of new homes was up. Go figure! One (0 comments)
If you would like more information about this home or would like to arrange a tour, please call JOHN ELWELL - REALTOR at CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc. 813-783-4444 or e-mail me at: email@example.com You can also visit my webpage at: www.jelwell.century21bnr.com Licensed in Florida. (0 comments)
Freddie Mac: Average Mortgage Interest Rates Mostly Unchanged on Mixed Economic News - 10/20/11 08:04 PM
Today, 10/20/2011, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.11%, just slightly down from 4.12% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.38%, up slightly from 3.37% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 4.21%. So one went up and the other down, but just a tad. For all intents and purposes, unchanged this week and still very low. Again we get hit with the dreaded "mixed economic signals" excuse. Consumer sentiments were lower, but retail sales went up. The economy continued to grow, but there were "weaker (0 comments)
2011 Halloween Howl in Zephyrhills, Florida Less than One Week Away! - 10/15/11 02:34 PM
Not much time left. In less than a week we will have our annual Halloween Howl in downtown Zephyrhills, Florida. This will all take place on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Our evenings have been refreshingly cool and pleasant lately. So come out and enjoy this wonderful event with friends and family. Posted courtesy of John Elwell - REALTOR at CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc. 813-783-4444 or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org (0 comments)
A Week After Falling Below 4%, Average Mortgage Interest Rates Rebound on Job Report - 10/13/11 07:50 PM
Today, 10/13/2011, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.12%, up from 3.94% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.37%, up from 3.26% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 4.19%. I hope that many of you were able to take advantage of last week's incredible rates. How great it would be to lock in that tiny amount for 30 years! Talk about bargains. Then add in the fact that homes seemingly have "after Christmas sale" prices. Rates and prices are still low though, and that still makes refinancing (0 comments)
Are the Keys in Your Lockboxes Offering an Invitation to Thieves?? - 10/12/11 01:27 PM
On several occasions in the past couple of weeks I was showing homes to buyers using both combination and electronic lockboxes. The use of these devices greatly improves the homes accessibility for showings which can make the difference between a sale and a stale listing. I highly support their proper use on homes that are for sale! I was amazed by the fact that at many of the homes the keys in the lockboxes had a tag on them WITH THE HOMES' ADDRESSES ON THEM! If those keys should somehow not find their way back into the lockbox, an unscrupulous person has (94 comments)
Which Home Are You Calling About? Please Give Me More Information! - 10/10/11 02:10 PM
Once again this weekend I was working and I got a call from a buyer who needed information about one of our company's listings. The problem was he could give me almost no information about the home to help me find it in my database of homes. His question simply was "I want to know about that home you have for sale." Wow, not much to go on there! I asked him which specific home it was, and he said, "It has your sign on it". That did not help much since we have nearly 200 homes in our inventory here. I asked (3 comments)
Never Before Seen Low Average Mortgage Interest Rates - Now Below 4%! - 10/08/11 06:27 PM
Today, 10/6/2011, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.94%, down from 4.01% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.26%, slightly down from 3.28% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 4.27%. Last week I said that "The big question is, will rates finally dip below the 4% mark in the next week or two??" I guess we know the answer now. THEY WILL AND THEY DID! These rates have never been seen before, and I doubt that we will see them in the (0 comments)
In Pasco County Will Your REALTOR Use Videos To Help You Sell Your Home? John Elwell Will!! - 10/08/11 06:26 PM
For years it has amazed me that many agents only put one or two pictures with their listings, even though many sites will allow up to 25 still images to be place there. People who are looking for homes love sites that have tons of photos. They want to see what the home looks like and determine if it might be something they would be interested in. High quality photos in large numbers are attractive to buyers, especially those that can be "blown-up" to full-screen size. Of course, if the photographer is not so great, photos can sometime do more damage (0 comments)
I don't want to brag, but here in Florida it was a mild 80 degrees here until just a little while ago when we got some rain showers. But here our precipitation does not pile up. It just soaks into the ground. Snow shovels have no place here. So if you (0 comments)
Information for Voters in Pasco County, Florida Concerning the 2012 Election Cycle - 10/03/11 04:48 PM
You cannot avoid it on the television, radio, internet, and in the newspapers. Elections are coming in the near future. As part of the 2012 Election Cycle, some will be local, some statewide, and others national. Most of us realize that we are at a crossroads, and it is important that voters make EDUCATED choices. "Eeny, meenie, minie, mo" is no way to vote for leaders and laws that will affect all of us. So make sure you get the facts before you vote! Of course, if you are not registered to vote in the place where you reside, then what I (0 comments)
Come to the Monthly Saturday Night Cruise in Zephyrhills, Florida on October 22, 2011 - 10/01/11 03:38 PM
Once again Zephyrhills, Florida will host its monthly Saturday Night Cruise on October 22, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. These events are especially popular when the evenings are cooler and when being outside is a pleasure. As it is during much of the year here in Florida! Activities will include: Classic cars lined-up along 5th Avenue in the downtown area Food vendors Music from the 1950's and the 1960's A 50/50 raffle For more information about this event you can call the nice folks at Main Street Zephyrhills - 813-780-1414 (0 comments)
Zephyrhills, Florida to Host 2011 Halloween Howl on October 22nd in Downtown Area - 10/01/11 01:05 PM
On October 22, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Zephyrhills, Florida will once again be celebrating the scariest night of the year with its Halloween Howl in the downtown area on 5th Avenue, between US 301 and 10th Street. It is sponsored by Main Street Zephyrhills. This year's activities will include: A haunted house Hayrides Safe trick-or-treating Bounce house Food vendors Live entertainment Costume Parade at 7:00 PM Carnival rides Costume contest And MORE! For more information you can call Main Street Zephyrhills' office at: 813-780-1414 Come out and enjoy our cooler evenings. This is a wonderful event for the entire family. (0 comments)
John's October 2011 Florida Real Estate Newsletter is Ready for You! Please Give it a Look! - 10/01/11 12:01 PM
My October 2011 Real Estate Newsletter is now available for download as a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) file that all computers should be able to open. Just click on the following link: Download October 2011 Newsletter I hope that you will find this month's articles interesting and helpful. If you would like to receive these newsletters automatically each month in the future, 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: email@example.com or call me at: 813-783-4444 I also invite you to visit my my website where (0 comments)
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