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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2010 

The Tourism Bureau of Pasco County, Florida has set up website to promote tourism in our beautiful part of the state. It has many links to the different areas, activities, special events, attractions, and sporting events that make this a great place to visit and live. You can even book hotel room...
06/25/2010
Remember how neighbors are supposed to help each other, like these folks in the photo? There is an insurance company whose slogan is "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there". Well, you tell me how good a neighbor they seem to be in your opinion. A friend told me today that in the coming months...
06/24/2010
I am often puzzles by  how little the general population understands how the real estate business works. We need to do a much better job educating them. Though even then, there will be sellers and buyers who will reject what is a realistic view of the market and the way it works. Just because an ...
06/24/2010
Today, 6/24/10,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.69% (4.70% in the southeast), down from 4.75% a week ago. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.13%, down from 4.20% last week. A year ago the 30 year ra...
06/24/2010
The Tourist Club of Zephyrhills, Florida wants you to know that they are still offering card games to residents during the summer months. Apparently, they are not just for "snowbirds" anymore, ha, ha! Wednesdays at 1:00 PM the feature the "Hand and Foot" game. They say the group of players is gre...
06/23/2010
Our new Midway Flea Market that opened this past year has closed for the summer. They had a great turnout, and I think everyone enjoyed having a local flea market once again. I know my dad enjoyed selling flowers there. When they re-open on September 2nd they say that they will be open 4 days a ...
06/23/2010
Luckily, most of my buyers have worked with legitimate loan officers or brokers. That does not mean snafus cannot occur, but they are usually worked out easily. However, I have had several buyers who came to me with loan brokers already chosen and they did not want to change. That is fine with me...
06/23/2010
Over-pricing of homes probably contributes to more sales failures than most other factors. Especially in the current buyers market, why is a person going to pay more for your home when so many similar ones are available for less? Now, I now you are saying to yourself "but my house is special", an...
06/21/2010
 Just wanted to let you see the position of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as it was a few days ago on June 19, 2010. You can see that so far the impact is more in Louisiana, Alabama, and the very far west end of the Florida panhandle. So far we have not seen any big evidence that the oil slick has...
06/21/2010
Making a home more attractive to buyers does not have to cost a fortune and can payoff big time. In many situations, just a good cleaning will do wonders. In others, a few gallons of paint and an afternoon will not only make things look more attractive, but will give a home that "new and fresh" s...
06/20/2010
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