New Port Richey, FL Real Estate News

By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
New Port Richey, FL 3 Bedroom Home For Sale   Charming true 3 bedroom home in the 55+ golfing community of Timber Greens. 1880 Square feet of living area includes a large living room, dining room, and spacious family room.   The kitchen includes a casual dining area and is open to the family room. Large  Master Bedroom with an en-suite bath and 2 walk in closets. His and her sinks and a shower are also included. It is a split bedroom arrangement with the second and third bedrooms on the opposite side of the home from the master suite for privacy when you have guests. An inside utility room with cabinets and a utility sink. A super  vinyl enclosed lanai makes a great indoor/outdoor room.  Located in the golf community of Timber Greens between Starkey Blvd. and Little Road; just east of R...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
What Does New Really Mean? Is is important to be accurate about the ages of appliances, air conditioning, newer roofs? Yes, the buyers want to be told the truth. If it’s older than they like, they may still buy the home knowing they will have to spend money on replacing things like refrigerators and ranges. It’s good to know that ahead of time and be able to budget for it.  At a listing appointment a few weeks ago  the owner told me the air conditioner was “new”. As I always do, I asked when was it replaced? His answer was: about 5 years ago.   Five years is not new, five years has a lot of mileage on it especially in Florida where we run our a/c for three-quarters of the year. Many people won’t be happy with that answer but they will be happy with the fact that the seller was honest an...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  New Port Richey, FL Home Sales - April 2014   New Port Richey, FL inventory is low at this time with only 730 single family homes on the market and 241 villas and condos.   Prices range from $10,900 to $3,749,998. Average listed  price is $185,418. Active With Contract and Pending total 484.   Solds for April 2014 totaled 185 (includes villas and condos, single family homes) Range of sold prices: $21,500 (condo in Beacon Square)  to $2,100,000. (Waterfront home in Gulf Harbors South Beach-on the market 287 days) Average sold price is $135,902 List to Sold Price Ratio: 95% It took an average of 75 days to obtain a contract.   April 2013 sales totaled 227. Click here to see my 2013 report. Total sales are down probably due to a lack of inventor. And to sell. It took an average 82 days t...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
If you invite a hummingbird to lunch, you will get to enjoy looking at these marvelous little flying jewels. My Hummingbird feeder is fixed to one of my kitchen windows so I can enjoy every whir of those wings. Of course, we have a screen on the window so please forgive the view. They come regularly and we change their food every few days; it deteriorates fast in the Florida heat. So far we have only had 2 at a time but we will see more especially after the babies start flying over from the woods.   Who can resist these adorable little creatures. We often go out and they fly around us, close to us and sometimes land on us. Lunch isn't even expensive: All it takes is 1/4 c of sugar in a measuring cup; add boiling water to measure one cup. Stir to dissolve the sugar, let it cool to room t...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Condo, Villas, Townhome Sales In New Port Richey, FL   The 1st Quarter Sales for Condos, Villas, and Townhomes in New Port Richey, FL have  increased from 112 solds last year at this time. Some condo complexes are age-restricted but not all are. Some allow small pets; some none. It is important to get that information if that would affect your purchase of a condo,villa or townhome.   . Solds for first quarter: 130. (sf + square feet). Highest Sold: $190,000 in Heather Cove. Built in 1988 waterview. 1,674 sf. Lowest Sold: $ 10,000. in Gardens of Beacon Square. Built in 1971, 514 sf. Average Sold Price: $71,256. Average Days to Contract: 117 (99 in 2013) Average List Price to Sold Price Ration: 92% (same in 2013)       Active With Contract and Pending: 88, listed prices of $17,000 to $319...
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By Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale
(Sells Real Estate, LLC)
  Homes For Sale In Gulf Harbors, New Port Richey, FL Why Do People Want To Live Here? What's not to love about having a home in Gulf Harbors? This waterfront community of boating enthusiasts has immediate direct access to the Gulf of Mexico from your own backyard dock. Sail right out and enjoy fishing, boating and the beautiful waters. You are just 22 miles north of Tampa. The community started in the 1970's with smaller homes with carports and still today you will find lots to build your dream home. Every thing from condos, to villas, to single family homes to the large gulf front estates can be found in Gulf Harbors. The canals are wide and deep as well to accommodate large boats. These canals were made (actually dynamited out of the limestone rock!) back in the 1960's when the area ...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Rock The Park 2014 - New Port Richey, FL Rock the Park is an annual event we all look forward to here in New Port Richey, FL. It benefits the Center For Independence, a local non-profit organization helping developmentally disabled persons. Rock The Park is an all-age event that is free is everyone. The Disparti Law Group is presenting Rock The Park. Where and when is it? May 23 and 24 at Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey, FL. You can check their website here. There will be bands, bands, bands, food, food, food and arts and crafts vendors.     Come on out and have fun. Wear your hat, your sunglasses and plenty of sunblock. This is always a fun event.        This local event information brought to you as a courtesy by  Toni Weidman- Re/Max Sunset.  Please contact the event organizers...
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By Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale
(Sells Real Estate, LLC)
Homes For Sale In Southern Oaks, New Port Richey, FL Why Do People Want to Live Here? Conveniently located off Starkey Blvd in southwestern Pasco County is a subdivision of approximately 360 homes, called Southern Oaks. These homes were built in the 1990's and most feature high ceilings, larger (for Florida) lots and mature landscaping. The homes in Southern Oaks may have their own swimming pools, high ceilings and some may have been updated already! Sizes range greatly from 1700 sq. ft to over 3000 sq. ft. The area is very close to the Medical Center of Trinity. SR 54 is a main artery in the area. . Close by is the Suncoast Parkway for access to Tampa and the Tampa International Airport. Take advantage of the lower taxes in Pasco County as well. Looking For Homes For Sale in Southern O...
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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
Great news for a soldier who has been deployed to Hawai'i and had squatters in his New Port Richey, Florida home. Homeowner US Army Spc. Michael Sharkey, who is stationed in Hawai'i, found out that Julio Ortiz was squatting in his home, along with his girlfriend Fatima Cardoso. Finally the squatters have been evicted from his home:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2613669/Squatters-took-Afghan-veterans-home-days-set-face-peaceful-group-motorcyclists.htmlThe community has also come to help him out. Numerous volunteers have volunteered their time, energy, money, and/or labor to help him out:http://www.gofundme.com/8mgjy0So far they have raised $5,435 to help him out which is great news.   
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Winging It   A lot of you have been following the journey of my baby Sandhill Crane growing up in the woods and ponds of Timber Greens.   I wanted to share with you, the latest triumph for this tiny bundle of fluff (see bottom) that I posted about back at the end of February. There were some tribulations along the way. The day he couldn’t walk (a couple of weeks ago) and I could see his ‘knees’ were all swollen and yellow; I was sick thinking he would die. His parents kept bringing him food and after a few days, he was able to take shakey steps.     This is the latest step in his/her growth.   Flying is a big adventure and those wings have to be tested and exercised. Now he/she is flying for short trips. It’s so much fun to see this youngster having a great time flying.     I’m so proud...
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By Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale
(Sells Real Estate, LLC)
Homes For Sale In Heritage Lake, New Port Richey, FL Homes For Sale In Heritage Lake, New Port Richey, FL   Why Do People Want To Live Here? Heritage Lake is an active adult, 55 plus community and it is required one person is 55 plus or better. The prices are great and the fees are low ( at this time $56 per month) . Take advantage of the lower property taxes in Pasco County. The community has a very active homeowners association. Looking For Homes For Sale in Heritage Lake, New Port Richey, FL? Homes For Sale in Heritage Lake, New Port Richey, FL? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in this neighborhood area of New Port Richey, FL. What's It Like To Live In Heritage Lake, New Port Richey, FL? The amenities include resort heated pool, tennis, shuffleboard and bocce...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Happy Hawk On A Sunday Morning - We have a large bush out front that we keep in the shape of a Christmas Tree and at Christmas we decorate it. Lots of our bird friends stop by and survey their kingdom from our tree. And last Sunday, this imperialistic Red-Shouldered Hawk was perched up there. I watched him for several minutes and I swear his head swiveled all the way around in a circle, monitoring the area. I enjoy watching the birds and their behaviors. Hope you enjoy this too.     What the tree looks like in December; it's about 10 feet tall.     Have a wonderful Sunday, Full of Wondrous Sights!    
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Centennial Park Library Reading Program - Holiday, FL is on Wednesday mornings. The Toddler program (ages 1-2)  is at 11:15 am. and the Preschoolers (ages 3-5) at 11:45 am.   Centennial Park Library display of wooden train. Centennial Park Library is located at 5740 Moog Road, Holiday, Floriday. Part of the Pasco Library Cooperative, just keep in mind that none of the libraries are open on Mondays. First day to sign up for the Summer Reading Program is on May 27, 2014.  To access the map for the library, click here.   Centennial Park Library is open the following hours: Tuesday10:00 am - 8:00 pm Wednesday11:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday11:00 am - 6:00 pm Friday11:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday11:00 am - 4:00 pm   You can find more information on library programs and the schedules for all Pasco lib...
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By Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale
(Sells Real Estate, LLC)
Homes For Sale In River Crossing, New Port Richey, FL Homes For Sale In River Crossing, New Port Richey, FL are moderately priced for the area and give great value. The area is well kept with many manicured lawns and mature landscaping. The area is very close to the Medical Center of Trinity. Little Rd is a main artery in the area. This neighborhood is between Starkey Rd and Little Rd. Close by is the Suncoast Parkway for access to Tampa and the Tampa International Airport. Most of the homes were built in the late 1980's into the 1990's, however updates are the norm in these homes. You can find granite counters, hardwood floors, high ceilings and other sought after amenities. Take advantage of the lower taxes in Pasco County as well. Looking For Homes For Sale in River Crossing, New Por...
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By Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale
(Sells Real Estate, LLC)
Homes For Sale In Millpond Estates, New Port Richey, FL   Why Do People Want To Live Here? Homes For Sale In Millpond Estates, New Port Richey FL. are moderately priced for the area. The streets are wide and the area is well kept with many manicured lawns and mature landscaping. The area is very close to the Medical Center of Trinity. Hwy 54 is a main artery to the Suncoast Parkway for access to Tampa and the Tampa International Airport. Most of the homes were built in the late 1980's into the 1990's, however updates are the norm in these homes. You can find granite counters, hardwood floors, high ceilings and other sought after amenities. There are approximately 776 homes in Millpond Estates. Looking For Homes For Sale in Millpond Estates, New Port Richey, FL? Interested in finding Hom...
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By Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale
(Sells Real Estate, LLC)
Homes For Sale In Fairway Springs, New Port Richey FL Why Do People Want To Live Here? Homes For Sale In Fairway Springs, New Port Richey FL. are moderately priced for the area and a great value for the dollar. The streets are wide and the area is well kept with many manicured lawns and mature landscaping. The area is close to the Trinity Medical Center. Schools are nearby.  Hwy 54 is a main artery to the Suncoast Parkway for access to Tampa and the Tampa International Airport. Most of the homes were built in the 1980's however updates are the norm in these homes. You can find granite counters, hardwood floors and other sought after amenities. Looking For Homes For Sale in Fairway Springs, New Port Richey, FL? Interested in finding Homes For Sale in Fairway Springs, New Port Richey, FL?...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  New Port Richey, FL - 2014 First Quarter Home Sales   This market report covers New Port Richey single family home sales for the first quarter of 2014. The Statistics used are courtesy of the MFRMLS for West Pasco County, FL.   Sold Homes in New Port Richey, FL for the first quarter 2014 total 355. The lowest price home was $10,000 for a home in Grove Park built in 1960; with 1,223 sf. Highest sold price was $645,000 in the Flor-A-Mar section of Gulf Harbors. The home has 4,138 sf, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, and a view of the beach and Gulf. Median solds equal $90,000 with a listing to sold price ratio of 96% and 44 days to contract.   Compare this to the solds first quarter of 2013, where average sold prices  were $117,650. Don’t panic and think prices have gone down, averages depend a man...
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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
Timber Greens is a gated, premium master-planned retirement 55+ active community located in beautiful New Port Richey, Florida. This community offers 24-hour security, an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, active clubhouse with Bar and Grill  plus Bocce, pool, spa & fitness center.   During the month of March 2014, two single-family homes and three villas in Timber Greens listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) were sold:   Address Listing Price Sold Price Bedrooms Bathrooms Square Feet             9323 Palm Haven Court (villa) $133,000 $133,000 2 2 1,613 9315 Whipering Meadow Court (villa) $135,000 $125,000 3 2 1,690 9312 Palm Haven Court (villa) $149,900 $137,500 2 2 1,661 9336 Cardinal Crest Drive (single-family home) $169,900 $164,000 3 2 1,680 9428 Conservation D...
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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 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 March 2014, no single-family homes in Magnolia Estates in New Port Richey Florida that were listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) sold.However 10 single-family homes are currently listed for sale. They range in price from $285,000 to $454,900.One home is currently under contract. This home is listed for $464,400.One home is a pending sale. This home is listed for $329,900. Whether buying or selling a home in Magnolia Estates call Lana or Kay today at (727) 376-0530 for a FREE Market Analysis.   ...
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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 March 2014 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 March 2014, five homes in Millpond Estates in New Port Richey Florida that were listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) sold. Two were condos, two were single-family homes, and one was a villa.   Address Listing Price Sold Price Bedrooms Bathrooms Square Feet             4529 Whitton Way #236 (co...
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