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.



Today, 1/27/11,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.80% (4.76% in the southeast), up from 4.74% a week ago. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.09%, up from 4.05% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate ...
We will again be hosting a yard sale at our CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc. office to benefit the Easter Seals campaign. There are few Americans who have not heard about this wonderful charitable organization and CENTURY 21 has been one of its many benefactors for years. We will be selling item...
The Pioneer Florida Museum & Village will hold its 21st Annual Farm Festival and Quilt Show on Saturday, February 5th and Sunday, February 6th this year. The hours will be from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM both days. The Quilt Show will feature the Hoffman Challenge Travelling Quilt Collection of Dolls, qu...
Though many people think of Zephyrhills as a sleepy rural suburb of the City of Tampa, there is quite a lot going on in this part of Pasco County, Florida. With our mild weather we enjoy lots of activities all year round. Not like the northern US which in general shuts down its outdoor entertain...
Today, 1/20/11,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.74% (4.71% in the southeast), up from 4.71% a week ago. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.05%, up from 4.08% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate ...
Our local 2011 Pasco County Fair will take place from February 21st to the 27th in Dade City, Florida. This local event is always popular with our year-round residents and our winter visitors. While others are shivering up north, we are walking down the midway under sunny skies and enjoying spri...
 For those of you who live in the northern states like Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, etc who will have to wait until June for nice tasty strawberry shortcakes, here in Florida we will be way ahead of you. We get these delicious treats in the winter while y'all are still shoveling that white stuff of...
Very soon a unique event will take place in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, January 29, 2011. The annual invasion of pirates called Gasparilla. These invaders arrive amidst a flotilla of boats and proceed to City Hall to capture the mayor who surrenders the city to these vandals. Then begins a parad...
  When I lived back in New York, our state fair always took place in August when the weather was hot and the kids were all out of school. Here, our Florida State Fair occurs in February when our weather is pleasantly mild and during the week the kids are in school leaving the fairgrounds less cro...
 Unique to this part of Florida is Dade City's Annual Kumquat Festival. This popular event is well-attended by residents and "snowbirds" alike. Some of the offered activities are: Over 250 booths lining Meridan Avenue. Live music Wagon Rides Face painting Square dancing 10K and 5K walks - Downloa...

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