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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2008 

Today 2/28/08,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rates for 30 and 15 year fixed-rate loans moved upward again. Nationally the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 6.24% (6.22% in the southeast), up from 6.04% a week ago. The average interest r...
02/28/2008
This neat, clean, and furnished 2 bedroom/ 1.5 bath mobile home is located not far from the center of Zephyrhills, just to the west of Zephyr Park. It has a very large and bright Florida room with an attached workshop. The primary area of the Florida room is insulated. Just outside the Florida r...
02/27/2008
You just have until the end of this week February 29th, to apply for a Homestead Exemption, and others, for the 2008 property tax year. Depending on where you live this could amount to several hundreds of dollars. With the recently passed Amendment 1, even more money could be at stake. So if you ...
02/24/2008
A couple of weeks ago one of our new participants on a local online bulletin board I run called me and was concerned when the computer sent him an authentication e-mail with his password in it. He was afraid that his security may have been somehow impaired. I assured him that this was not the cas...
02/23/2008
In Florida, most real estate agents use either the FAR/BAR or the FAR 9 4/07 Residential Sale and Purchase Contract. I prefer the latter since it seems to make more sense, its form is more logical, l and customers understand it better. However, both are perfectly good contracts for agents to use....
02/22/2008
Our state now has a site for Elder Affairs. This site covers matters involving relocation to Florida for retirement or vacations, health issues, elder abuse, and a plethora of other topics of interest to many of us. To reach this site, simply click on the following link: http://elderaffairs.state...
02/22/2008
Today 2/21/08,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rates for 30 and 15 year fixed-rate loans moved upward again. Nationally the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 6.04% (5.97% in the southeast), up from 5.72% a week ago. The average interest r...
02/21/2008
Just a last minute reminder that the Florida Strawberry Festival will begin next week. This is always a popular event and there are many things to see and do. This year there are a lot of shows with big name headliners. For more information click on the following link: http://www.flstrawberryfest...
02/21/2008
  The owner of this home in the South Hill Mobile Home Park just to the west of Zephyrhills, Florida has reduced its price a whopping $12,000 from its original asking price! It has two bedrooms, two baths, and a two car carport. The home also features a screened covered patio, vaulted ceilings, a...
02/19/2008
This weekend the Zephyrhills Winter AutoFest will take place in Festival Park on US 301. Dates are February 21 to 24. Park opens at 8 AM each day of the event, according to their website. This event always has a lot of interesting things to do and see! There will be a collector car auction, a swa...
02/19/2008
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