New Port Richey, FL Real Estate News

By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
Gulf Harbors New Port Richey Florida Homes Sold in January 2015     Gulf Harbors is located in New Port Richey, Florida. This deed-restricted community includes a private 1,288 feet beach along the Gulf of Mexico for residents only.   This private beach comes with a private boat ramp, cabanas, picnic tables, BBQ grills, covered pavilions, showers, and restrooms. Optional membership is $150 per year. Join the active Civic Association and enjoy breakfast gatherings and other social functions for an optional membership of $100 per year. During the month of January 2015 seven homes in Gulf Harbors that were listed in the Multiple Listing Service were sold. The first five are condos. The other two are single-family homes:   Address Listing Price Sold Price Bedrooms Bathrooms Square Feet     ...
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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
Magnolia Estates New Port Richey Florida Sold December 2014     Magnolia Estates is a gated community located in New Port Richey, Florida. As you drive into this gated community you notice a well-manicured landscaped entrance. Magnolia Estates also offers convenient water access to Anclote River through this private community.     During the month of December 2014, one single-family home in Magnolia Estates in New Port Richey Florida that were listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) sold:     Address Listing Price Sold Price Bedrooms Bathrooms Square Feet             1620 Mountain Ash Way $265,000 $261,000 5 3 2,633   There is one single-family home currently listed for sale. Its listing price is $519,900.Whether buying or selling a home in Magnolia Estates call Lana today at (727)...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  New Port Richey, FL Home Sales Year To Date New Port Richey, FL is a very large area with both a “city” and unincorporated areas. It covers five zip codes including 34652, 34653, 35654, and 34655. There is waterfront, golf courses, and there is ranch area. Most is developments or subdivisions of varying sizes and price ranges.   New Port Richey, FL is in the southwest portion of Pasco County.   We are dealing with Single Family Home Sales:   Homes sold in New Port Richey, FL since the beginning of 2015, total 247. Ranging from a 768 square foot home in Valencia Heights: sold price $15,200. To a 2,558 sf home in Flor-A-Mar on the Gulf of Mexico: sold price $$570,000. 71 homes were bank-owned; 15 were short-sales.   Active With Contract & Pending homes: Totals 282. ranging from 822 sf i...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
The Big Chill is Coming to New Port Richey, FL on Friday morning. We are expecting temperatures at or below freezing in the New Port Richey area.   As a precursor, Thursday, during the day, the temperature will not rise above 56 with heavy winds and a wind chill factor in the 20's to 30's. Craig was hoping not to have to drag out the old sheets and blankets that we use to cover the bushes and plants this winter but we will be doing it Thursday to try to save them from freezing. The yards look so funny with their plant "ghosts".   I say this every year but it always bears repeating:  Please bring in your pets!       Saturday will be considerably warmer and Sunday will be almost summer-like. There's one thing you can say about Florida's cold weather.  It doesn't last more than a day or tw...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  New Port Richey FL- Heritage Lake Subdivision SalesHeritage Lake  in New Port Richey, FL., is a 55+ neighborhood There are both single family homes and condos available.   The HOA fees for a single family home are reasonable at $56.00/month which the clubhouse and pool, and common areas. Condo HOA fees vary depending on the section and condo community. A lovely clubhouse with a pool and jacuzzi overlook the lake. With many amenities including tennis and shuffleboard and lots of activities; dances at the clubhouse and movie nights, it’s a great place to call home. And it is close to the Trinity area restaurants, the new Medical Center, restaurants like Taso’s Italian,  and shopping.   Homes were built in the early 1990’s. It is deed restricted and nicely maintained by residents.   Ther...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Rainy Day On The Pond In Timber Greens   It's rained most of the day yesterday; sometimes heavy; sometimes not. The pond next to our house in Timber Greens is a great indicator of the impact of the rain, I like watching the little bubbles that pop up as a result of a rain drop.  No Sand Hill Cranes splashing in the pond. I think they probably got wet enough just searching for food.   My iPad and I got wet taking this picture   I love watching  life on or around the pond; even on rainy days, the small birds come and go. The Mallards swim in circles for a while then go to the next pond.   It is still cloudy but the clouds aren't crying today. It is so unusual to have an all-day rain in Florida but I enjoyed it. I got some cleaning done, some paperwork, some Pinterest, and finally curled u...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
New Port Richey, FL - Pool Homes For Sale   Pool homes are very popular in the New Port Richey, FL area. It's a little cool just now but it will be warming up very quickly. All of the following are pool homes, single family: either one or two story. There currently are 145 single family, one story homes available ranging in price from $34,900 in Colonial Manor with 1024 sf. Taxes at this time are $501.00 The highest price listed in a single family home is $1,299,000 in Tampa-Tarpon Springs Land Company. With 5,304 sf, taxes are at $14,003.  Taxes may go up at time of purchase.   Of the 145 homes 24 are bank-owned, 7 are short sales.   There are 47  2 Story, single family homes, the range is from $164,900 for 1,738 sf in Summer Lakes. Taxes currently are $1,120. The highest listed price ...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
New Port Richey, FL Bank-Owned Properties For Sale   Bank-owned properties in the New Port Richey area are much scarcer now than two years ago. New Port Richey had a large number of foreclosures in the single family market.  Villas and condos seem to fare better throughout the lean years (2007-2012).   The Single Family home market currently has 106 Active bank-owned properties available for purchase. They range from $24,800 in Aiken Acres. A 1.5 bath home in 928 sf. Current taxes are $530 annually. The highest priced foreclosure is $455,000 in Gulf Harbors Sea Forest. A 4 bedroom/3 bath two-story  in 4,134 sf. Taxes now are $5,803.   The Condo, Villa and Townhouse market has homes ranging from $24,500 in Harbor Villas. This is a 708 sf unit with 1 bedroom and 1 bath. Current taxes are ...
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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
Seven Springs New Port Richey Florida Homes Sold November 2014   During the month of November 2014 there were 14 homes in Seven Springs in New Port Richey, Florida that sold. They were as follows:   Address Listing Price Sold Price Beds Baths Square Feet             7656 Mitchell Ranch Road $29,870 $31,400 2 1 1,094 ***REO 3486 Van Nuys Loop $42,900 $40,000 2 1 806 3663 Trophy Blvd #2 $47,900 $44,000 2 2 1,000 7747 Atherton Avenue $49,900 $32,748 2 1 806 3311 Teeside Drive #6403 $49,900 $45,000 2 2 956 7400 Carmel Avenue $50,900 $62,150 3 2 1,464 ***REO 3437 Van Nuys Loop $54,900 $50,900 2 2 1,379 ***REO 7213 Daggett Terrace $55,000 $55,000 2 2 1,598 *Short sale 3409 Van Nuys Loop $59,000 $52,000 2 2 976  7519 Humboldt Avenue $66,000 $62,999 2 2 1,509 *Short sale 3817 Teeside Drive $74,...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Sunset Over New Port Richey, FL   Friday evening we were out showing houses (one was a bank foreclosure in which I was bitten by several hungry fleas); it grew dark on the way home and this was our escort sky for our journey.   We were driving so it may not be super sharp but I was fascinated by the redness from the sun setting in the west (to the right side of picture).  It only seemed to catch bits and pieces of the clouds.  I love the way the trees on the bottom right look like they are on fire.           As we turned into our subdivision, the sun disappeared completely. It was so nice having him guide us home; what a great way to end the day.       Toni Weidman Broker-associate Re/Max Sunset Realty 727-237-0083 If you’re thinking of selling, A Market Analysis is free and confidentia...
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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
Millpond Estates New Port Richey Florida Real Estate January 2015     Millpond Estates in New Port Richey Florida is an all-age community which consists of villas, condos, and single-family homes. There are approximately 776 homes in Millpond Estates and offers a main clubhouse with a heated pool, hot tub, and loungers to enjoy the Florida sunshine.Millpond Estates in New Port Richey Florida is a deed restricted community with separate HOAs that are members of the main HOA.       During the month of January 2015, four homes in Millpond Estates in New Port Richey Florida that were listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) sold. One was a condo and three were single-family homes. The condo was a REO/bank-owned.   Address Listing Price Sold Price Beds Baths Square Feet             7910 ...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Reduced Price On Timber Greens Home   This lovely home  in Timber Greens Country Club in New Port Richey, FL, has been reduced in price.  It is a gated/guarded golf community. for the over 55 crowd. The community is surrounded by it's golf course and has beautiful conservation areas and views. Residents have a fantastic pool/spa and clubhouse to enjoy and can participate in a myriad of activities. Or just enjoy getting to know a great group of people. This 3 bedroom/2 bath home has over 1,800 square feet of living space which includes a spacious living and dining area. The wonderful kitchen and breakfast room are open to the family room, and an enclosed lanai also adds to the amount of space but is not included in the square footage.  The clubhouse and all it offers is just a short trip...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Monday Morning Orchid In New Port Richey, FL   I looked out my kitchen window this morning and guess what awaited me.  We have been having crazy weather: monsoon rain, scary winds, and cold temps so I didn't expect to see any flowers much less an orchid. We keep our orchids outside; when it's really cold (freezing temps) we bring them into the garage but if it in the 30's and above freezing, Craig leaves them outside. I was very surprised to wake up to this lovely smiling at me.       I hope you find her as enchanting as I do. We wish you a wonderful week!   If you're thinking of buying a home, give us a call. Monday Morning Orchid For You Toni Weidman Broker-associate Re/Max Sunset Realty 727-237-0083 Selling? we do that too, A Market Analysis is free and confidential.    
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
New Port Richey FL Home Sales 2014   New Port Richey, FL home sales totaled 1,879 for 2014. Solds ranged in price from $10,000 (1,052sf in Grove Park) to $2,100,000 for a home in Gulf Harbors South Beach with 5,104 sf (direct Gulf). List price to sold price ratio averaged 97%.   Current Actives total 674 and range  from $21,900 - 1,284 sf in Aiken Acres to $2,295,000 for 6,926 sf. in Perrine Ranch.       Single Family Solds in 2013 totaled 1,625. *Statistics are courtesy of the MFRMLS for West Pasco County, FL.   Toni Weidman Broker-associate Re/Max Sunset Realty 727-237-0083 If you’re thinking of selling, A Market Analysis is free and confidential  
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
One of my favorite outside Christmas Decorations is this reindeer (lovingly called Bullwinkle by all of us).  He sits outside for the Christmas season, no matter what the weather, and if it's particularly windy he will go for a visit to the neighbors or try to swim across the pond.  That's why we have to tie him down; he's just such a friendly guy.     Unfortunately, I think this may be Bullwinkle's last season.  He has developed a leak which we cannot find. He only half-inflates and leans on the bush near him looking very forlorn. I don't normally care for inflatable decorations, but we bought him in Georgia 9 years ago when we had some acreage and lots of empty space. I hate to see him go - I know I won't buy a replacement because I haven't seen anything as cute as him.   We'll try on...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Heritage Lake- New Port Richey FL   Heritage Lake is a 55+ neighborhood in New Port Richey, FL. There are both single family homes and condos available.   The HOA fees for a single family home are reasonable at $56.00/month which includes basic cable, the clubhouse and pool, and common areas.  Condo HOA fees vary depending on the section and complex.   The community has a lovely clubhouse with a pool and hot rub overlooking the lake. Located in New Port Richey, it has many amenities including tennis and shuffleboard and lots of activities; dances at the clubhouse and movie nights. And it is close to the Trinity area restaurants, the new Medical Center,  and shopping.   The majority of homes were built about in the early 1990’s.     The pool, clubhouse and shuffleboard and tennis courts....
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
I have so many favorite ornaments and Christmas things that have been handed down; my tree is full of my ornaments that my son made when he was in school.  It is just too hard to choose a favorite from any of those. There are so many memories in those boxes that we bring out each year. Many of the the givers are gone now but it feels like they are with us when I put the decorations out each year.   This is our pyracantha bush out front.  This is what we trim it for all year.  It is the pride of our loop. The neighbors love it. It sits on our property at the curve in the loop so everyone can enjoy it.  You may recognize it in another incarnation as the hawk tree.  I think he makes a great star on top of the tree.       And then there is Shayna; she makes a lovely ornament! .   The sum to...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Bicycles For Kids   One of our car clubs (we belong to two), The Sunset Corvette and Classic Car Club works all year to collect funds by asking for a $5. registration fee for a car show participant. Every car show is not a big hit with this club; not like our other car club and the Autos for Autism show that we put on.     The registration fee and whatever other money is donated is used to buy bicycles to donate to our local Toys For Tots.  Craig and I sponsor the car club shows which is a significant dollar amount that we donate; and we have gotten several other friends to sponsor too. We also promote the shows on Facebook and other venues.   We have car shows in downtown New Port Richey; you may remember my “Jerry’s Dream” video from a couple of years back.  This was one of the car ...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Home Sales New Port Richey, FL Nov 2014   Sold Single Family Homes in New Port Richey, FL (34652, 34653, 34654, 34655) for the month of November 2014.     Solds total 152 ranging from $22,000 in Grove Park to $714,000 in Gulf Harbors, Flor-a-Mar. The sold price breakdown is as follows: 75 from $22,000 to $99,999 47 from $100,000 to $199,999. 26 from $200,000 to $400,000. 4 from $400,000 up to $714,000.   Currently Active totals 674 Single Family Homes ranging from $22,000 in Moon Lake on an unpaved road to $2,495,000 for a 6/6/2 home with 69 acres, 4 garages and a guest house. The Active homes for sale break down into: 180  priced under $100,000. 220 $100,000 - $200,000 124 $200,000- $300,000 112 $300,000 - $500,000 39   $500,000 - $2.4 million.   107 Homes went Active With Contract o...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
West Pasco Realtor Awards Banquet   The West Pasco Board of Realtors held it's Awards and Installation Banquet last Friday.  Our office was well-represented to see David Longspaugh (Broker) win his award.    And a special surprise was that our Tina Hoover won the Property Management Award.  (Tina is a special person and special friend). We were all so excited and happy for her.  She looked stunned: David had kept it a secret from her and all us blabbermouths in the office :0). He knows how we roll. David is the one in the blue shirt in the 1st, 3rd, middle pictures.      It was a sparkling evening, the food was delicious, and everyone had a great time. It was great seeing some old friends who I don't run into except at the banquets. The last picture on the right is our some of our past ...
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