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This home is in a popular subdivision known as Spanish Trails Village in Zephyrhills, Florida. It has comfortable furnishings, is centrally located, and offers a very attractive price! What more could you ask for? This furnished double-wide mobile home is nicely appointed with newer carpeting, an open floor plan, two bedrooms (each with its own walk-in closet), and a nicely updated Florida Room where you will no doubt spend many relaxing hours watching the world pass by your windows. The furnishings in this home will stay with the property, and they are both comfortable and attractive. An inventory is available. Surely (0 comments)
century 21: Average Mortgage Interest Rates Reach New Historic Low Levels This Week! - 05/31/12 12:55 PM
Today, 5/31/2012, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.75%, down from 3.78% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 2.97%, down from 3.04% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 4.60%. The market just keeps getting better and better for buyers. And for sellers too since lower rates mean more people qualify to buy their properties. Do keep in mind though, that recently we have seen the drop in home prices bottom out and they are starting to rise. Will this trend continue? Who knows. But we all (0 comments)
century 21: 2012 Hurricane Tracking Map Available for Downloading Here! - 05/30/12 07:35 PM
On June 1st the 2012 Hurricane Season began. Let's hope that this year will be a quiet one. Though it would be nice is some mild tropical storms or depressions would swing by to drop off some much needed rain here in Florida. 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 (0 comments)
century 21: John Elwell is in the TOP 30 CENTURY 21 Agents For Sales in North Fla - 05/25/12 08:39 AM
CENTURY 21's national offices have just released the rankings for the number of sales during the 1st quarter of 2012. This time around I am in the Top 30 of all of the agents working for CENTURY 21 in North and Central Florida. And trust me, there are a lot of agents out there working. The ranking was based on the number of "sides" sold. So basically, the number of housing units sold during that period. I credit a lot of this success to my work on the internet. I am one of the most internet adept agents in our area (0 comments)
century 21: Average Mortgage Interest Rates Slip Even Lower, Just a Bit! - 05/24/12 04:18 PM
Today, 5/24/2012, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.78%, down from 3.79% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.04%, unchanged from last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 4.60%. Even though the drop was not much, it still is a new record and is moving in a direction that many buyers and sellers will appreciate. Each drop, no matter how minimal, means that even more people will qualify to purchase homes. And that means that sellers will have a larger pool of potential buyers for their (0 comments)
century 21: New Lows for Average Mortgage Interest Rates - Now Just 3.79% - 05/17/12 12:45 PM
Today, 5/17/2012, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.79%, down from 3.83% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.04%, down from 3.05% from last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 4.61%. One has to wonder just how low they can drop and, even more importantly, how many of you will be able to lock in these low rates and get that home you have been waiting for. Lower rates not only make it easier to buy a home, but also make it easier to sell one. I (0 comments)
century 21: Many Happy Wishes to all on this Mothers' Day 2012! We Love You All! - 05/13/12 03:04 PM
In Spain, where I lived for 12 wonderful years, they celebrate Mothers' Day two weeks ahead of us here in the USA. But the sentiments are the same. To show appreciation to those women, without whom, none of us would be here. If your mother is still living, give her a call to let her know you are thinking of her on this special day. And if she is no longer with you, take a second to conjure up one special memory you have of her. I think most of us have at least one special moment that keeps our mothers (1 comments)
century 21: Houses, Villas, Condos For Sale in Zephyrhills, FL as of May 12, 2012 - 05/12/12 08:37 AM
If you are looking for your place under the Florida sun, Zephyrhills could be just the spot that you are searching for. To assist you, I am attaching an updated Adobe PDF file to this post that shows just some of the single-family houses, villas, condos, and townhomes that are currently available for purchase here as of May 12, 2012. From that date until the day you see this list, some of these properties may have been sold (especially if it is a very old post.) If that happens, please let me know, and I can get you an up-to-the-minute list. (0 comments)
century 21: Mobile Homes with Land For Sale in Zephyrhills, FL as of May 12, 2012 - 05/12/12 08:18 AM
Want to find a place where you can escape winter's icy blasts? Well, Zephyrhills, Florida might be just the perfect corner of the USA where you can find a refuge from the snowing and blowing. To assist you, I am attaching an updated Adobe PDF file to this post of the mobile homes that are currently available for purchase here as of May 12, 2012. Keep in mind that, depending on when you see this page, some of the listed homes may have been sold (especially if it is a very old post). If that happens, call me at the numbers below, (0 comments)
century 21: New Record Lows for Average Mortgage Interest Rates says Freddie Mac - 05/10/12 06:58 PM
Yesterday, 5/10/2012, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.83%, down from 3.84% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.05%, down from 3.07% from last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 4.63%. Not since 1951 have rates been this low! Since early December 2011 the average interest rate for 30 fixed-rate mortgages has been below 4% for all but 1 week. The job report for April was weaker than expected. Then the economic news out of Europe was not very good since both Greece and France had (0 comments)
century 21: Florida Sets Up State Website to Clarify New Septic Tank Law for Homeowners - 05/09/12 03:40 PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – May 9, 2012 – The Florida Department of Health (DOH) unveiled a new website designed to help Floridians and local governments understand new septic tank requirements outlined in House Bill 1263, which the Florida Legislature passed earlier this year. Florida Realtors backed the change, which eases a mandatory septic tank inspection.The new law gives local governments flexibility, though that means septic tank laws can change from county-to-county. To help Floridians and local governments understand the new rules, the DOH developed an informational webpage with information on services and how the law may impact their areas.Previously, inspection of a (0 comments)
century 21: Letter Carriers to Pick-Up Donations for Food Banks on Saturday, May 12, 2012 - At Least in Pasco County, Florida - 05/09/12 02:20 PM
Today my mail carrier left off a bag in my mailbox. It informed me that this Saturday, May 12, 2012, the letter carriers here (and I suspect in the rest of the United States) will be picking up non-perishable food items which they will deliver to local food banks. We all know that economic times, while improving slowly, are still tough for many. But most of us DO have food on the table and are not worried about where our next meals will come from. However, sadly, in one of the richest countries in the world, there are men, women, and (0 comments)
century 21: May 2012 Florida Real Estate Newsletter from John Elwell Now Available for You! - 05/04/12 05:21 PM
My May 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 May 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)
century 21: Average Mortgage Interest Rates Hit New Record Low Levels - Freddie Mac - 05/04/12 04:29 PM
Yesterday, 5/3/2012, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.84%, down from 3.88% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.07%, down from 3.12% from last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 4.71%. Not since 1951 have rates been this low! That was before I was born! Wow! Rates on bonds and on mortgages remained low due to indications that economic growth had slowed a bit and inflation was nearly non-existent in most sectors. In the case of mortgage interest, record low levels were achieved. Can you imagine having (0 comments)
Looking for a winter retreat or a permanent home? Then take a serious look at this great option. This furnished 2 bedroom/2 bath double-wide mobile is not on a rental lot. With its purchase, you get an owner's share in the Forest Lake Estates Cooperative. No lot rent to pay here. Inside you have a comfortable living room that flows easily into the dining room and kitchen. In the kitchen there is plenty of cabinet and counter space for the cook of the house. You also have a useful peninsula where you can sit while preparing food, eat informal meals, or (0 comments)
century 21: Freddie Mac: Average Mortgage Interest Rates Back Down to 3.88% This Week - 04/26/12 10:51 AM
Today, 4/26/2012, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.88%, down from 3.90% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.12%, down from 3.13% from last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 4.78%. A Freddie Mac spokesperson said that the Federal Reserve announced that it expected economic growth to continue at a moderate rate and them pick up speed later on. The Fed also pointed out that the labor market had improved and that they felt that unemployment numbers would be dropping gradually. In the housing market improvement was (0 comments)
century 21: Little Movement for Average Mortgage Interest Rates this Week! Still Very Low! - 04/19/12 04:18 PM
Today, 4/19/2012, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.90%, up from 3.88% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.13%, up from 3.11% from last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 4.80%. Not much of a change this week. Just a ripple in the pond. Rates are still ridiculously low! A Freddie Mac spokesperson said that stability was the "name of the game" this week with little change in interest rates due to a lack of inflationary fears. Industrial production was pretty much flat as well. And the (0 comments)
century 21: Patriot Flea Market in Zephyrhills, Florida Closed for the Summer of 2012 - Re-Opens in October! - 04/16/12 02:10 PM
My dad has informed me that the Patriot Flea Market just south of Zephyrhills, Florida is no longer open and is taking a break for the summer. That makes sense since so many of our residents have returned to their northern homes and the weather here is really heating up. Perhaps a little too hot to be wandering around under our intense summer sun here in Forida. Dad believes that the flea market will re-open in late October 2012. I will try to let you know when it is once again operating. You can get more information by visiting the (0 comments)
century 21: CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty's John Elwell is Amongst the Top 40 Agents for Sides Sold - 04/14/12 01:57 PM
For the first 3 months of 2012, CENTURY 21 Corporate has reported that I am amongst the Top 40 agents in northern and central Florida based on the number of "sides sold" in transactions. With the addition of the sales that I will conclude this month (April), I hope that perhaps that number will be even higher next month. At least it shows that I work hard and do get results for my clients. If I can be of any assistance to you when you decide to sell and/or buy a home, do not hesitate to contact me at any time. Just call (0 comments)
century 21: Zephyrhills, Florida Houses, Condos, & Villas For Sale as of April 14, 2012 - A Sampling! - 04/14/12 08:31 AM
If you are looking for your place under the Florida sun, Zephyrhills could be just the spot that you are searching for. To assist you, I am attaching an updated Adobe PDF file to this post that shows just some of the single-family houses, villas, condos, and townhomes that are currently available for purchase here as of April 14, 2012. From that date until the day you see this list, some of these properties may have been sold (especially if it is a very old post.) If that happens, please let me know, and I can get you an up-to-the-minute list. (0 comments)
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