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.



The 2009 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends today marking the close of a season with the fewest named storms and hurricanes since 1997 thanks, in part, to El Niño. Nine named storms formed this year, including three hurricanes, two of which were major hurricanes at Category 3 strength or ...
As many of you may be aware, a lot of our counties and cities in Florida are having budgetary problems nowadays. This is not unique to Florida. Even as faraway as California, the public coffers are less than full. This of course can affect some of the public services we have come to enjoy. While...
I just downloaded the schedules for the library branches on the east side of Pasco County, Florida. These include the Zephyrhills Library, the New River Library Branch in Wesley Chapel, and the Hugh Embry Library in Dade City. Lots of things happening in the months to come. So make sure that you ...
 The Pasco County Sheriff's Office in Florida is asking for food donations that will be distributed to needy familes this holiday season. I think we can agree that the past few years haven't been "so hot" for everyone. But for some that is just a minor annoyance, and for others it means a great d...
Just a short while ago I posted a message about the Toys for Tots program in Pasco County, Florida along with a link where you could find drop-off points for your toy donations. However, I have just learned that the United States Postal Service is going to make it even easier for you to contribut...
 As many of you are aware, no place is completely crime-free. Even in gated communities with guards, bad things can happen. And when you are out-and-about other types of crimes can occur. In Zephyrhills we have a large percentage of retirees who can sometimes be more susceptible to the bad behavi...
Today, 11/25/09,(a day earlier this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday)  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.78% (4.75% in the southeast), down from 4.83% a week ago. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4...
In a very short time, Christmas will be here. While many of us will be celebrating the holidays with family and friends, there will be many that cannot afford this "luxury". What we take for granted they cannot. This is especially sad for the younger members of our communities. I can remember go...
I know this is still several months off, but I wanted to make sure that all of you had time to participate in some way if you can. Most of use know someone who has been touched in some way by cancer. Perhaps it is a family member, friend or co-worker. Many of us can remember a time, not so long ...
I just checked the Pasco County Health Department site and they are saying that at this time, NO swine flue clinics are scheduled in Dade City, Land O'Lakes or New Port Richey.   However, they are predicting that it is likely they will have vaccine early next month, December.   To get updates and...

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