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Tampa Bay-Tax Credit Info-House Prices Drop 11% from December to January - 02/27/10 03:08 PM
The Tampa Bay area experienced an 11% price decrease in January from the month of December according to FAR. Although, it was a 3% increase in prices from January 2009. This is attributed to lenders unloading financially distressed properties to clear their books at the end of the year. Financially distressed properties typically sell for lower prices. The increase in calls and showings in the month of February is being attributed to the approaching deadline for the tax credit. For information on the tax credit and how it could help you; watch the video. (3 comments)
Central Pasco and Gulf Railroad-Crews Lake Wilderness Park-Hudson-Do You Love Trains? - 02/26/10 08:01 AM
Crews Lake Park in Hudson is the site of the Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad where last week they held a meet. This included steam trains from all over. The Railroad is a 7.5 guage railroad and is being built in the park. Kids of all ages just love this stuff. I know Craig does (me too). Check out their website for more info www.cgprr.com All Aboard! Crews Lake Wilderness Park is home to the Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad. The Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad provides train rides to the public on the second Saturday of each month. Rides are (4 comments)
West Pasco Ambassador Luncheon at Hooter's in Port Richey-Beautiful View and interesting people enjoying the day - 02/25/10 12:45 PM
Hooter's Restaurant-Port Richey- Recently we attended a West Pasco Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Lunch at Hooter's Restaurant. It was a bright, sunny day and the view was just beautiful as you can see. There was a Red Hat luncheon going on too; these ladies are from the New Port Richey Happy Hacienda Hatters club. And, by happy chance, one of their guests is a family member of ours, Mildred King. There were some visitors from the frozen north sitting on the dock, enjoying our lovely weather.
Trinity-Pappas Ranch Restaurant has Grand Opening and West Pasco Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting on same evening. - 02/24/10 02:29 PM
Trinity-Odessa- FL - Pappas Ranch on SR 54 east of Starkey Rd in Trinity-Odessa area, held it's Grand Opening on Feb 11. The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce held their Ribbon Cutting Event on the same evening. The Pappas family invited many of their their friends and customers and Chamber members; the food was fabulous and it was free to everyone on the guest list. They also had free wine and beer. Prime Rib, Pork BBQ, Roast Beef, and lots more were on the menu along with wonderful appetizers and heavenly desserts. It was a cold and rainy night but the restaurant (2 comments)
Pretty Flowers on the tree? Wood Storks in Port Richey - 02/23/10 11:36 AM
Port Richey, Florida. There are always Wood Storks on this tree in the middle of a pond behind a shopping center in Port Richey. Sometimes there are many more than now but that's in the summer when the tree is covered with leaves so you can't see them as easily. I think they look like giant flowers. (6 comments)
Fairway Oaks-Hudson-Preserve at Fairway Oaks-9524 Epsi Ct has a new owner. - 02/23/10 08:08 AM
Fairway Oaks-9524 Epsi Ct in the Preserve at Fairway Oaks, Hudson has a new owner! This lovely 3 bedroom Villa is located on an extra-large lot. The villa built in 2001 has an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, spacious living room, vaulted ceilings. Listed and sold by the Weidman Team. Click here to see more info. (0 comments)
Gulf Harbors-Windsong Charters-Named Small Business of the Year by the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce-New Port Richey - 02/20/10 10:03 AM
Windsong Charters-Gulf Harbors-New Port Richey has been named the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year. Windsong Charters is a local sailing charter business located in the Gulf Harbors area. They also have boat, pontoon, kayak and canoe rentals. Windsong has half day, full day and sunset trips, and they sail to Anclote Island for island camping and BBQs, you can do weddings, birthday parties, and dinner parties; and they run a sailing school. Windsong Charters supports many local community events and is involved in the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce and Calusa Business and Professional Women. So, if you have dreamed of a romantic (0 comments)
Fairway Oaks-Hudson-9524 Epsi Ct-Listed and Sold by Toni Weidman-Preserve at Fairway Oaks - 02/20/10 07:02 AM
The home at 9524 Epsi Ct., Hudson, FL in the Preserve of Fairway Oaks is sold and closed! Listed by Toni & Craig Weidman and SOLD by Toni and Craig Weidman. Lovely 9 year new villa with 3 bedrooms, formal dining room, spacious great room and eat-in kitchen, situated in a large lot. Click to search homes still available in this area. Click the photo to see more of this home.
Embassy Hills-7309 Bimini Dr-Port Richey FL-Home for Sale-$59,900 - 02/18/10 02:30 PM
Home for Sale in Embassy Hills, Port Richey for $59,900. Open livingroom and dining area. Step-saver kitchen. Large screened lanai with a second screened porch. The fenced backyard is very private. Corner location with extra parking pad and room for several cars. Convenient to shopping, schools and library. Click here for more info and photos This home successfully SOLD by Toni Weidman, Re/Max Sunset Realty 727-237-0083 Call us if you’re thinking of selling or buying in the area.
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Fairway Springs-3308 Rankin Dr-New Port Richey-Sale Pending - 02/17/10 03:43 PM
Great priced home on Pond & Conservation! No rear neighbors. Arthur Rutenburg Riviera model with cathedral ceiling and a wood-burning fireplace in the spacious Livingroom. A step-saver kitchen has a separate breakfast-room, pantry closet and pass-through to the diningroom. A large lanai and an extra fully-screened patio has room for a hot-tub. The large master suite has his/her sinks in bathroom. The 3rd bedroom has pocket doors and can be utilized as a den or media room. Inside utility room. Close to Long Leaf Elementary and Mitchel Middle & High schools. Check out the community's website at http://www.fairway-springs.com Click here to (0 comments)
Melbourne Beach-Outdoor Resorts-RV Resort Lot For Sale-Reduced Price $79,900. - 02/17/10 03:25 PM
Melbourne Beach on the east coast of Florida at Outdoor Resorts RV Resort. Live or play in a wonderful R.V. resort in Melbourne Beach. Own your own lot in a beautiful complex with it's own private beach on the Atlantic and a fishing dock on the Indian River. Successfully Sold by Toni Weidman, Re/Max Sunset There are 3 pools (one overlooking the beach, one on the river, one in the center), a hot tub, 2 clubhouses, boat ramp to river, 3 tennis areas each with 2 courts, & shuffleboard. RV resort has beautiful views and is well-maintained. You can use it (5 comments)
Sunset Beach-Birds at the Beach-Tarpon Springs-Florida - 02/16/10 03:01 PM
Black-hooded Parakeets make their home in the trees at Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs. These really pretty and noisy guys and gals are all over the trees there. They flit back and forth and hold meetings, chit-chat (a lot), and just stare at you when you want to take their picture. There are about 7-8 in the tree, can you find them? These guys natives of South America but seem to like our area too. Did you know that a group of parakeets is called a "chatter", wonder why? (0 comments)
Sunset Beach-Tarpon Springs-Florida - 02/16/10 02:43 PM
Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs is a gorgeous park with the prettiest beach. The land was donated to Tarpon Springs by Nick and Irene Nicholas back in 1926. If you are tired of snowscapes, sit back and enjoy the beach. The birds on the rock are anhingas. The park is also home to black hooded parakeets. It was a very cool day but the sky is gorgeous. So sit back and enjoy.
Progress Energy Art Gallery in New Port Richey Opens its new Exhibit- Tropical Escape - 02/16/10 09:02 AM
Progress Energy Art Gallery opened it's newest art exhibit on Feb 5 called Tropical Escape and it was just what we needed after all the cold, rainy weather we've had here. Tropical Escape will be showing for the next two months.If you want to know more about the gallery, go to their website at www.nprgallery.com The Gallery is located on Grand Boulevard in downtown New Port Richey. Top left in the picture are Jim and Annette Smetzer of Pasco Camera Exchange in New Port Richey. Nancy Ciesla, Director of the Gallery & Judy DeBella Thomas, New Port Richey Mainstreet. Bottom right are (0 comments)
Uh Oh, She is now part of the moose tribe. Oh dear, she's been captured. She's not a happy camper but she did sit still for about 30 seconds....long enough to take this picture! (11 comments)
Beacon Woods East, Hudson FL-4 Bedroom Home for Sale-12904 Sandburst Ln. - 02/15/10 04:35 PM
Spacious Family Home! Lots of room to roam with 4 bedrooms and a large family room. Lovely great room with wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen has a glass-top stove; microwave, refrigerator, and breakfast bar open to the great room and the dining room with large pantry closets. Windows were replaced approx. 2 years ago, newly tiled floor, new glass shower door in master. This home has lots of closet space. Located on a larger corner lot.. Homeowners fees are $67.29 quarterly which includes the clubhouse and pool, tennis, shuffleboard, basketball court, and playground. The home owners association is at www.bweha.org To see (0 comments)
7010 King Arthur Dr-Regency Park-Port Richey-Price Reduced to $79,900. - 02/14/10 12:02 PM
This home is no longer available. If you’re thinking of selling or buying call us at 727-237-0083 Please call or check our website atwww.toniweidman.com Lovely Eldorado is well-maintained and very appealing. 2 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, a spacious living room, formal dining room, and a family room open to the kitchen area. The kitchen has a breakfast bar and an eat-in area. The appliances are 2-3 years old including a ceramic-top range, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave/convention oven. Newer air handler (2 yrs) and the roof is 3 years new. It even has a new overhead garage door. The master bedroom is large, and has (4 comments)
Fire Engines Gone Wild-Port Richey - 02/13/10 11:48 AM
We were shopping at Gulf View Square Mall last week and caught these guys learning how to back up those tiny, little fire engines. Notice all the cones on the left in the first picture. Then scroll to the second one.
Cones gone! One is under the right, rear wheel. Hey, everybody gotta start somewhere.
Florida Bankers lobbying for Non-Judicial Foreclosures - 02/11/10 01:31 PM
This is an interesting move on the part of Florida Bankers since Florida has always been on the side of the homeowner in the past. Florida Bankers Push For Non-Judicial ForeclosuresThe Florida Bankers Association (FBA), a lobbying group representing banking institutions across the sunshine state, has presented a new bill to Florida's Congress aimed at accelerating the foreclosure process. The bill, ironically titled The Florida Consumer Protection and Homeowner Credit Rehabilitation Act, would shift state property laws and establish "non-judicial" foreclosures as early as July 1. The idea is simple: banks would be able to expedite foreclosures against defaulting homeowners by (0 comments)
Gulf Harbors-Waterfront-New Port Richey-Florida - 02/11/10 08:20 AM
Gulf Harbors in New Port Richey is a Gulf waterfront community in the central New Port Richey area. Homes range from mid-$100,00's to $1.6 million depending on location within Gulf Harbors. Boasting a private beach for residents only and a golf course, Gulf Harbors has it all To search for homes in the area, check out the map below. Give it a couple of seconds, to autopopulate. You can click on the map and move it left, right, up and down to see more homes available.
Hudson-Crews Lake Wilderness Park-Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad is open for rides on Saturday 2/13/10 - 02/10/10 01:37 PM
All aboard! Crews Lake Wilderness Park is home to the Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad. The Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad provides train rides to the public on the second Saturday of each month. Rides are available from 10am until 4pm and take approx. 20-25 minutes road trip. A donation of $1 per ride per person is suggested since the railroad gets no public funding and is building and expanding on donated funds. So come on out and take a ride: the kids will love it! They also do birthday parties. Info from their website (You can go to it by clicking the photo (2 comments)
Pasco Arts Fest-New Port Richey-Local Artist-Ila Latham - 02/10/10 09:47 AM
We recently met Ila at the Pasco Arts Fest. She was part of the Progress Energy Gallery and their presentation of local art and artists. Ila is a former art teacher: and now that she's "retired", she devotes her time to creating the most wonderful wearable art. Her card says she does paintings, hand weaving, and hanging wearables. Her boas are so pretty and frothy that you just want to keep touching them. She makes sweater, capes, purses and, of course, boas and scarves. Ila is extremely talented and very sweet!
Ila's Boa Basket. Such pretty colors and great textures. (0 comments)
Heritage Lake-New Port Richey-4928 Bostonian Loop-Price Reduced to $79,900. - 02/10/10 07:52 AM
4928 Bostonian Loop in Heritage Lake, New Port Richey, FL is a super value. A free-standing villa with 1204 sq.ft. of living area for sale. Heritage Lake is a 55+ community. Click here for more info.Originally Listed at $85,000.00. This is your chance to move into a great community at a great price! Heritage Lake has an active clubhouse, heated pool, jacuzzi, and is close to Trinity shopping, and has easy access to Tampa via the Suncoast Parkway. Click here to search properties in Heritage Lake.
Shadow Ridge-Hudson-12629 Cedar Ridge Dr-Pool Home for Sale - 02/09/10 12:20 PM
Shadow Ridge, Hudson home with solar-heated pool for sale. Well-maintained sparkling, solar-heated pool home in Shadow Ridge. Beautiful pool, new roof (2006); pool screens have been replaced. New washer & dryer 2007, sprinkler system on well. The kitchen is open to the family room and has an eat-in area and a breakfast bar. The family room has a vaulted ceiling with decorative beams and sliding doors to the pool area. Split bedrooms so that each has it's own bath. Lots of closet space. New solar heater for pool 2007. Shadow Ridge is located minutes awayfrom the Suncoast Parkway, and shopping. Nice back (4 comments)
Great Value for the price. 1713 sq.ft home with a lovely family room and a pretty wood-burning fireplace. Spacious greatroom; lots of cabinets in the kitchen which has a newly tiled floor (9/09, and 2 mo. new dishwasher. 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths, an inside utility room; 2 car garage. The roof was replaced in 8/08; newer water heater (1/09); the laminate floors were done in 2004. 6 ceiling (2 comments)
Sandhill Valentine-New Port Richey-Florida - 02/07/10 03:43 PM
Sandhill Cranes are lovely birds and these live on our golf-course. In celebration of Valentine's Day....Enjoy. Sandhill Cranes can weigh between 10-14lbs; have a wingspan of 6 to 8 ft, and stand up to 3.5 ft. tall. They usually mate for life and both parents take care of the young 'uns called "colts". They are mostly gray with a red spot on their heads. The oldest fossil found of a Sandhill Crane is 2.5 million years old. In Florida, where their numbers are declining, they are protected; and, if killed, the penalty is quite high. We've had several families and the (4 comments)
Harbour Watch Dr-Tarpon Springs-Pointe Alexis-Home site for Sale - 02/04/10 03:56 PM
Beautiful Harbour Watch gulf-front community. Build your dream home! The homesite is situated on a pond with a fountain. Close to clubhouse with it's pool, fitness center, lighted tennis, playground,fishing pier (love those sunsets) and shuffleboard. Don't miss your opportunity to build your home in this lovely waterfront complex. Click photo to see more. Search homes in Harbour Watch here.
Homes Sales Statistics for New Port Richey-Port Richey-Hudson-Trinity-Holiday areas - 02/03/10 07:02 PM
Homes Sales Statistics for New Port Richey-Port Richey-Hudson-Trinity-Holiday areas. For the month of January 2010 based on the Mulitiple Listing Service for West Pasco Board of Realtors. This does not include homes sold by the owners; only homes that were listed for sale by an member of the West Pasco Board and reciprocal boards. THE MLS REPORT - WEST PASCO MULTIPLE LISTING STATS - JANUARY 2010 Price Range On Market Sold Sold % Sold Ratio
SALES FACTS - JANUARY 2010 57%...of homes Sold are less than $100,000 78%...of homes Sold are less than $150,000 88%...of homes Sold are less than (0 comments)
Caposey's Whole Works Restaurant in New Port Richey-A Great Place to Eat! - 02/02/10 02:42 PM
We stopped in at Caposey's Whole Works Restaurant located at 5250 Green Key Rd., New Port Richey, on a rainy, cold Saturday. The food is wonderful, the people are friendly and the decor is cows, cows, and more cows (lots of really cute ones). Nancy & John Caposey are the owners, chef (John) and hostess +everything else (Nancy). Did I say the food is really good and very reasonable.They are celebrating 6 years at this location in March, and before that worked at Kissin Kuzzins in Clearwater. So, what are you waiting for? Stop by and have breakfast, lunch or dinner or just dessert! John & Nancy Caposey www.caposeys.com (2 comments)
West Pasco Chamber of Commerce-Business Development Week-Business Expo-Gulfview Square Mall-Port Richey - 02/01/10 05:29 PM
The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce ended Business Development Week 2010 with the Business Expo at Gulfview Square Mall in Port Richey. 40 or so business were there to talk to interested persons about their various businesses. This was the last event in an event-filled week that had venues all over Pasco County including Spartan Restaurant for the kick-off luncheon, PHCC for several seminars on how to get a new business started, Marchman Tech Center, Timber Greens Clubhouse for the Business Card Exchange Mixer, several SCORE workshops, and the Pasco Economic Development Council luncheon at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club (0 comments)
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