John's Florida Real Estate Blog

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Real Estate Agent - CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc.
Real estate news, opinion, and listings from Zephyrhills, Pasco County, Florida and the west central region of Florida in general. Licensed in Florida.

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2007 

I had a buyer who was doing some hunting for mortgages this past week. She spoke with two mortgage brokers that I know personally. When I spoke with them they told me that her FICO score was 825 and both of these brokers were actually agressively competing for her business. They told me that the ...
10/27/2007
In Zephyrhills, Florida and in other parts of the country (especially in southern states), there are many mobile home subdiviisons. Here a lot of them are registered 55+ parks. These types of dwellings are affordable dwellings for winter visitors and year round residents. If they are on their ow...
10/27/2007
WASHINGTON, October 24, 2007 Temporary problems in the mortgage market are easing and are expected to free some pent-up demand, but disrupted existing-home sales and distorted prices on sales closed in September, according to the National Association of Realtors®.  Even so, prices rose in the Nor...
10/26/2007
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 24, 2007 – Mirroring the national trend, turmoil in the mortgage market impacted Florida’s housing sector in September, despite continued low unemployment rates and other positive economic activity. Statewide, sales of existing single-family homes totaled 8,688 last month whil...
10/26/2007
Today 10/25/07,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rates for 30 and 15 year fixed-rate loans both dropped. Nationally the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 6.33% (6.29% in the southeast), down from 6.40% a week ago. The average interest rate...
10/25/2007
I have just listed this home in the South Hill Mobile Home Park just to the west of Zephyrhills, Florida. It has two bedrooms, two baths, and a two car carport. The home also features a screened covered patio, vaulted ceilings, and utility room. Range, refrigerator, microwave oven, washer and dr...
10/19/2007
Today, October 18th, we held a flu shot clinic at CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty in Zephyrhills, Florida. According to the personnel from Visiting Nurse Association of Florida we had a good turnout with over 50 visitors stopping by for their annual vaccinations. Many of the patients commented that t...
10/18/2007
Today 10/18/07,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rates for 30 and 15 year fixed-rate loans either stayed the same as last week or went up just a bit. Nationally the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 6.40% (6.36% in the southeast), unchange...
10/18/2007
The US Department of Commerce today released the following information concerning the housing market nation-wide in the United States. Building permits for private dwellings of any type numbered 1,226,000 in September. This is 7.3% below the August estimates and 25.9% below the rate a year ago. S...
10/17/2007
A few weeks ago I posted an item about the importance of knowing which sellers were offering a reasonable price and which were shooting for the stars. Each of these must be handled differently when you are considering what to offer them for their homes. A perfect example happened to me yesterday....
10/14/2007
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