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From Historic Lows, Interest Rates Move Up Slightly This Week: Freddie Mac - 02/23/12 02:08 PM
Today, 2/23/2012, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.95%, up from 3.87% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.19%, up from 3.16% from last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 4.95%! At some point interest rates had to start rising again, and this week they did! Not significantly, but buyers should take note and watch further movements VERY carefully. You do not want to get stuck with high interest rates when still historically low rates are still available. A word to the wise is sufficient! Or (0 comments)
Hurry if You Want to Claim Your 2012 Homestead Exemption in Florida! Don't Lose Out! - 02/16/12 08:20 PM
This message is for those of you who purchased and occupied a home during 2011 that will be your permanent (homestead) residence. Or for those who have now decided to live in their vacation homes on a permanent basis and are no longer declaring a home in some other state as their homesteaded residence. Do be aware that homeowners who plan to make their homes their permanent residences, or in other words, their homesteads, should apply for the exemptions just has they have in the past. That means that they had to close on the purchase of their home and occupy it before the end of 2011. Then they (2 comments)
Average Mortgage Interest Rates Stay at Record Low Levels - Unchanged from Last Week! - 02/16/12 06:59 PM
Today, 2/16/2012, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.87%, unchanged from last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.16%,unchanged from last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 5.00%! This is the third week in a row that rates have been this stable! A Freddie Mac spokesperson said, "Fixed mortgage rates were unchanged this week amid mixed confidence measures. Small business confidence ticked up slightly in January, representing a fourth consecutive month gain, according to the National Federation of Independent Business index. However, the Reuters/University of (0 comments)
For the first time ever, the East Pasco Association of REALTORS (EPAR) will be offering its 1st Annual Golf Tournament at the Silverado Golf & Country Club in Zephyrhills, Florida on Saturday, March 17th. Lunch and registration will take place at 12 noon with a 1:00 PM Shotgun Start. $40 entry fee includes: lunch, drinks, tournament round of golf, cart amenities, a "goodie bag", and more! To get more information and an entry form, click on the following link: Download EPAR Golf Sign-Up Form You can also call EPAR at: 813-312-6721. All proceeds to benefit the East Pasco Association of REALTORs. (0 comments)
2012 Pasco County Fair in Dade City, Florida from Feburary 20th to the 26th! - 02/15/12 06:30 PM
Our local 2012 Pasco County Fair will take place from February 20th to the 26th in Dade City, Florida. This local event is always popular with our year-round residents and our winter visitors. While others are shivering up north, we are walking down the midway under sunny skies and enjoying spring-like weather. This year it looks like we may have a lot of "summer" weather to make the fair even more pleasant! This year the following activities will be a part of this annual event: Dairy, poultry, hog, rabbit, cavy, bull, heifer, goat, sheep, and plant exhibits/judging. Demolition derbies (I always (0 comments)
Average Mortgage Interest Rates Mostly Unchanged - Still at Historically Low Levels - 02/09/12 07:39 PM
Today, 2/9/2012, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.87%, unchanged from last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.16%, up slightly from 3.14% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 5.05%! Strong employment figures in January 2012 tended to push up many mortgage interest rates, However, the 30 year fixed-rate average interest was unchanged from last week and remains at historically low levels for a second week. According to reports, our economy gained 243,000 jobs last month (January 2012). That was certainly good news since unemployment has been like (0 comments)
102nd Founders Day Celebration in Zephyrhills, Florida on March 10, 2012 - 02/07/12 05:11 PM
This year the Zephyrhills, Florida Founders Day Celebration will take place in downtown Zephyrhills on March 10th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with the day's parade starting at 10:00 AM. This will be the 102nd time that this event has taken place here. So there is some history behind it! This year's theme is: Unsung Heroes of Zephyrhills: Past and Present. The organizers of the day define an "unsung hero" as "a person who makes a substantive yet unrecognized contribution. Or an unsung hero is a person whose bravery is unknown or unacknowledged." If you like, you can simply participate as an (0 comments)
2 Bedroom Mobile Home with Land For Sale - Oaks Royal, Zephyrhills, FL - 02/05/12 04:08 PM
REDUCED! This very nice 2 bedroom mobile home is located in popular Oaks Royal I & II subdivision, just a little west of Zephyrhills, Florida. This is not a rental park and you own the land under the homes here. Oaks Royal I & II is also on the state's list of registered 55+ subdivisions at the time that this item was posted. From window replacements & a roof-over in 2008 to a remodeled bathroom, just to mention three, it has many great updates that make it more modern than many of its "younger cousins". On the back of the home (0 comments)
My February 2012 Real Estate Newsletter Ready for You from John Elwell & CENTURY 21 - 02/03/12 11:55 AM
My February 2012 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 February 2012 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)
Freddie Mac: Average Mortgage Interest Rates Return to Record Low Levels! - 02/02/12 01:37 PM
Today, 2/2/2012, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.87%, down sharply from 3.98% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.14%, down from 3.24% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 4.81%! After taking a big jump last week, interest rates settled down to about the same levels they were at two weeks ago. Record lows. Lower than expected growth in the economy for the 4th quarter of 2011 was the cause of the drop. Consumer spending in December was also "flat". Freddie Mac did report one (0 comments)
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