John's Florida Real Estate Blog

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.



When I was younger and lived on our family farm, we could often tell when one of our sheep was ill or dead. We would see the buzzards or turkey vultures circling over the spot where the animal was. In that same way we now see some less than honest mortgage brokers and others taking advantage of t...
I was reminded today that if you are a citizen of Florida and wish to vote in the elections that will be held on January 29, 2008, you must be registered to vote by this coming Monday, December 31st. Keep in mind that not only will we be voting for the presidential candidates for each of our part...
Yesterday 12/27/07,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rates for 30 year fixed-rate loans were up just a bit and 15 year fixed-rate interest rates remained unchanged. Nationally the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 6.17% (6.17% in the south...
As I finish up my Christmas celebrations here with family and friends, on CNN and other cable channels I can see what is happening up north. Does this picture look familiar to any of you? If not, it probably soon will be a reality. I know from experience having spent 27 years in western New York ...
It is hard to believe that we are have arrived at the end of another year. How many times have we all said that? Here in Florida it is a far cry from those holidays of my youth in western New York with all of the cold and the snow. Not to mention all of the relatives gathering at the grandparents...
A couple of months ago I wrote that I had decided to give weather radios to buyers of mobile homes. Here in Florida, and in other parts of the country, tornados and severe weather can occur very quickly. I felt that mobile home buyers might find these instruments to be useful. You never know if p...
Today 12/20/07,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rates for 30 and 15 year fixed-rate loans were up just a bit. Nationally the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 6.14% (6.12% in the southeast), up from 6.11% a week ago. The average interest ...
Yesterday I had a couple who wanted me to show them mobile homes in one of the nicest subdivisions in Zephyrhills, Florida. In this park you own the land. The HOA fees are just $30 per month, yet the park has a huge clubhouse, heated pool, whirlpool spa, covered terrace, shuffleboard and tennis c...
There is an old proverb that says "Marry in haste, and repent at leisure". I suspect many a visitor to those little wedding chapels in Las Vegas can attest to the validity of this saying. Here in the Zephyrhills area of Florida I often have home buyers call me and they tell me that they have see...
Yesterday was "caravan day" for real estate agents in Zephyrhills. That is the day when many agents go from new listing to new listing to see what homes have come onto the market. Often they find one that they think will please buyers that they are working with. I had a new mobile home listing th...

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