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john elwell realtor: July 2011 Real Estate Newsletter Now Available from John Elwell - REALTOR - 07/01/11 08:16 PM
My July 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 July 2011 Newsletter (If the page opens to a gray screen, just hit the refresh button. This only happens if you have Adobe Acrobat 10 or Adobe Acrobat X on your computers.) 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 (0 comments)
john elwell realtor: Driftwood 55+ Subdivision - A Tranquil Place to Live in Zephyrhills, Florida - 04/22/11 03:56 PM
Welcome to Driftwood Subdivision located in Zephyrhills, Florida. Just 1/2 hour northeast of the city of Tampa. Driftwood is on the State of Florida's registered 55+ subdivisions (as of April 2011). This can be confirmed by clicking on the following link: Pasco County 55+ Subdivisions Its location is very central and within a half-mile radius you have a 3 supermarkets, 3 pharmacies, numerous doctors' offices, a theater, the Florida Medical Clinic, our local hospital, a fire station, the city police office, lots of restaurants, Walmart, Lowes, and parks. Yet Driftwood's grounds make it seem as if all of the hustle and bustle (0 comments)
john elwell realtor: Freddie Mac: Average Mortgage Interest Rates Increase for 3rd Straight Week - 12/09/10 02:46 PM
Today, 12/9/10, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.61% (4.58% in the southeast), up from 4.46% a week ago. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.96%, up from 3.81% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 4.81%. Bond yields went up as a result of more positive news about the economic situation in Europe. And mortgage interest rates played "follow the leader". Our current average interest rate is nearly 1/2 a point higher than the low we hit in October of this year. On a typical loan of $200,000, (0 comments)
john elwell realtor: Florida Bids Farewell to the 2010 Hurricane Season - It Was a Quiet One! - 11/30/10 07:46 PM
Today, November 30th, is the official "last day" of the 2010 Hurricane Season. Though possible, it is very unlikely that a hurricane will not cause us any harm since the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexicao are cooling off after the summer heat. We were again lucky this year and had no major storm come our way. That was good news for sure. Funny though how most of our insurance rates did not drop and the insurance companies continue to cry poverty. Speaking of insurance, I always recommend that once the official storm season is over here in the Sunshine State, (3 comments)
john elwell realtor: Zephyrhills, Florida to Offer its 2010 Holiday Lighting Contest in December - 11/20/10 05:03 PM
Residents, businesses, organizations, and homeowner associations are invited to take part in the 2010 Zephyrhills Holiday Lighting Contest. The limits of the area where residents can take part in this event are as far as: Morris Bridge Road to the west, Kossik Road & Otis Allen Road to the north, Forest Lakes Estates Mobile Home Park to the east on County Road 54, and Chancey Road to the south. Most residents of Zephyrhills will be able to identify those boundaries easily. Do note that these limits include areas that are OUTSIDE of the city limits of Zephyrhills. So some county residents can also take part in the (0 comments)
john elwell realtor: It Pays to Shop Around For the Best Prescription Drug Prices in Zephyrhills, Florida - 11/13/10 10:54 PM
Recently I had to get a prescription filled. I checked at the pharmacy I normally go to and was shocked to find out that the price of it was going to be $55! And that was with the store discount! So I took my paper and decided to do something I seldom do. I called the 4 major pharmacies in town to check their prices. Here is what I discovered I would pay at each for the exact same medication: Publix $ 42 CVS $ 55 Walmart $ 30 Walgreens $ 27 That is a pretty wide range, (4 comments)
john elwell realtor: Let Your Smart Phone Make Your Home Search a Bit Easier in Florida - 11/09/10 06:13 PM
Nearly all adults in the United States have a cell phone. In fact, a lot (like me) have had their home phones disconnected permanently and only use their cell phones 24/7. Now, many are getting so-called "smart phones" which almost function like mini-computers. Their abilities are added to daily. You can listen to music, watch TV shows, send text messages to friends, and, of course, talk to other people. You can also cruise the internet and access information just like that available on your home computers or laptops. If you drive by a home that has a FOR SALE sign in (2 comments)
john elwell realtor: South Hill Furnished Mobile Home For Sale near Zephyrhills, Florida - 10/22/10 02:10 PM
THIS HOME HAS NOW BEEN SOLD! PLEASE CALL ME AT THE NUMBER BELOW AND I CAN SEND YOU CURRENT SIMILAR HOMES THAT ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN MY AREA! ********************************************* Situated in popular South Hill Mobile Home Park this comfortable & furnished 2 bedroom/2 bath residence could be the winter retreat or year round home you are searching for. This is not a rental park. You OWN the land under the home here. Its great location just on the western side of Zephyrhills, Florida makes trips to restaurants, pharmacies, supermarkets, parks, supercenters, golf courses, and Tampa a "piece of cake". (0 comments)
john elwell realtor: Freddie Mac: Average Fixed Rate Mortgage Rates Edge Upward JUST a Tad! - 10/21/10 07:31 PM
Today, 10/21/10, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.21% (4.30% in the southeast), up from 4.19% a week ago. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.64%,up from 3.62% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 5.00%. While the Producer Price Index went up more than most experts had anticipated, the Consumer Price Index went down more than had been expected. These mixed signals helped to keep interest rates from changing drastically. On a positive note, Freddie Mac reports that construction may be showing some signs of awakening a bit. (0 comments)
john elwell realtor: When, Oh When Will Interest Rates Stop Dropping? Not This Week Anyway! - 10/07/10 11:31 PM
Today, 10/7/10, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.27% (4.33% in the southeast), down from 4.32% a week ago. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.72%, down from 3.75% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 4.87%. At some point both interest rates and housing prices will start to climb. However, apparently, not quite yet. If you would like to see how the rates have fallen since the start of 2010, you can download a chart by clicking on the following link: Download Average Mortgage Interest Rates since Jan. 2010 (0 comments)
This wonderful residence is situated on a corner lot in the Driftwood Subdivision within the city limits of Zephyrhills, Florida. It is a 2 bedroom/2 bath single-family home with a one-car garage attached to it. Out front is a comfortable covered patio that provides you with a shady spot to unwind and beckons friends to stop in for a visit. The kitchen is very light and bright with plenty of cabinet and counter space. A convenient closet pantry provides even more storage for your staples. There is more than enough room here for a table and chairs so you can enjoy less formal (0 comments)
john elwell realtor: John Elwell's Florida Real Estate Newsletter for October 2010 is Waiting for You! - 10/03/10 08:59 PM
My October 2010 Real Estate Newsletter is now available for download as a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) file. Just click on the following link: Download October 2010 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: email@example.com 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. To (0 comments)
This 2 bedrrom/1.5 bath home is located on Newcomb Avenue in the Zephyr Shores subdivision, just to the west of Zephyrhills, Florida. After purchasing this home just a few years ago, its current owner has redone much of its interior to give it some flair and a modern feel. It is being sold completely furnished and ready for occupancy. Even a large flat-screen television that is mounted in the living room is included in the sale. The very up-to-date furniture is extremely comfortable and you will have no problem relaxing here. The kitchen is spacious and bright. The chef of the (0 comments)
john elwell realtor: Unreal! Freddie Mac Reports That for Sixth Week Average Interest Rates Drop! - 07/29/10 08:15 PM
Today, 7/29/10, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.54% (4.60% in the southeast), down from 4.56% a week ago. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.00%, down from 4.03% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 5.25%. Again, these are record lows for the Freddie Mac survey that we may not see again for a very long time! Hard to believe they have dropped to this level. Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief economist for Freddie Mac said, "For the sixth week in a row, interest rates on fixed-rate mortgages (0 comments)
john elwell realtor: Dade City Chamber of Commerce to Host Annual Golf Tournament on April 16, 2010 - 02/27/10 07:23 PM
The Dade City, Florida Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Joe Keifer Golf Tournament at the Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club on April 16th of 2010. It will be a four person scramble, with registration at 10:45 AM and a "shotgun start" at 11:45 AM. There are great prizes planned: Closest to the Pin (All Par 3's) Longest Drive (Men & Women) Hole-in-One Cash (Professional golfers ineligible) Prizes for First, Second, & Third Place teams (Gross & Net) Door Prizes Free beverages: soft drinks, water, and beer. For more information please contact the Chamber of Commerce offices at: 14112 (0 comments)
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