Veterans Resource Fair-Rep. Bilirakis

Veterans Resource Fair-Rep. Bilirakis

Rep. Bilirakis is hosting a Veterans Resource Fair Wednesday,
August 6, 2014, 3pm-7pm.

It’s being held at the West Pasco Board of Realtors building on 5409 Sunset Road, New Port Richey, FL. 34652. For more info call 727-848-8507.

Congressman Bilirakis will be the Keynote speaker at the Veterans Resource Fair. The fair will be a “one-stop” shopping resource center for Veterans and their families. There will be music, food, and prizes. Rep. Bilirakis hosts these fairs for Veterans every year as a way to get vital information out to them and their loved ones.

And information will be available on housing, clothing, food, financial, educational, jobs, medical and military and emergency preparedness.

The Veterans Resource Fair is sponsored by Pasco Habitat for Humanity and West Pasco Board of Realtors.

Veterans Resource Fair-Congressman BilirakisCalling all veterans to come out to the Veterans Resource Fair Wednesday Aug. 6.

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How Do You Like Me Now

How Do You Like Me Now. We were at Epcot last spring for the Flower and Garden Show and we wandered over to Animal Kingdom say hi to the gorillas.  A handsome young guy was sitting there, posing for all the photographers. I think he knew exactly what we wanted.

How Do You Like Me Now
We love Animal Kingdom and often stay in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. You can see giraffes and other animals from a many of the rooms. And if you go out of the lobby, you can visit them in their habitat. Fabulous, you must visit sometime.

Do you think my handsome guy knows Toby Keith? Or maybe he has heard How Do You LIke Me Now.

If you haven’t been to Animal Kingdom, you should go.
He’ll be waiting to say hello to you. (No, not Toby Keith).

Animal Kingdom and Disney World are easy to get being in the middle of the state of Florida. Easy flight or drive.

 Toni Weidman, Re/Max SunsetToni Weidman
Re/Max Sunset
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Email SunPass Invoice Is A Phishing Scam

Email SunPass Invoice Is A Phishing Scam. 3-4 weeks ago, I received an email supposedly from the SunPass billing office. I checked it thoroughly and discovered that the sender had a lot of foreign phrases within the backside of the email so I deleted it

Email SunPass Invoice Is A Phishing Scam.We have SunPass stickers on our cars that scan as we go through tollbooths. Then they are charged against our SunPass  prefilled account. So this an invoice is something that should never happen.

Yesterday, I received a notice from the same source, telling me that my account was going to collection because I hadn’t paid the $3.00 they asked for the first time. (Oh please, a $3.00 collection case-the collection company would laugh their heads off).

The invoice doesn’t actually say SunPass. It used SunBiz, so make sure the any invoice you get contains the FDOT logo.

I figured Himself was going to start getting upset so I had him call FDOT. They said that this is a phishing scam, and we should just ignore it. A phishing scam defined by Wikipedia is an attempt to gain access to your email, credit info and bank account info.

She also said that FDOT (who administers SunPass) would never email an invoice. Invoices are sent snail mail from FDOT (Florida Dept. of Transportation).

Email SunPass Invoice Is A Phishing Scam: If you are getting emails demanding money for toll booths, just ignore them, delete them, block them. Their aim is to get you to open the email links and give them your access information.

My question is: How did they get our email? Has FDOT been hacked? The first notice arrived about 3 days after we drove down the Suncoast (which we don’t do often, only maybe twice a month). How would they know when we drove on the Suncoast? Be careful out there.

You can be sure, I’ll be checking further into that.

Toni Weidman, Re/Max SunsetToni Weidman
Re/Max Sunset Realty
727-237-0083

Be sure to spay/neuter your pets. And support your local animal shelters.

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Still Wondering Kathleen, FL

Still Wondering Kathleen, FL

On our way to Orlando from the Trinity, FL area, we drive through Kathleen, FL  And we pass this home with its strange looking structure in the front yard. We’ve wondered about it for years.

It is fully fenced with high fencing, and from the front you really can’t see anything except the top of something in the front yard. But  you  can turn off at the street running parallel to the side yard which is fenced with ranch fencing and you can take a picture or two over or through the fence. So since my curiosity was in charge, I did.

Still Wondering - Kathleen, FLStill Wondering Kathleen, FL about this structure. Photo by Toni.

I read on Google that this is a concrete structure with statues of  birds, bird baths, animals, and an Oriental man in it. There is also a 50′ dragon statue and a colorful bird. There was no information about who built it or why it was built.

So Still Wondering Kathleen, FL after all these years. Is there anyone out there who knows the story? I’m just curious about the motivation for it. It must have taken a long time to build and probably cost quite a bit a money. Is it a memorial, modern design piece, or a front yard decoration only or does it have some deeper significance?

Toni Weidman, Re/Max SunsetToni Weidman, Broker-associate
Re/Max Sunset Realty
727-237-0083

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Still Wondering Kathleen, FL

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Home Sales – Hudson FL

Home Sales – Hudson FL

Here in  Hudson, FL., according to the 2000 census, there are 12,765 people living in 6,130 households.  Hudson’s elevation is 10 ft above sea level (in general). Homes range from on the Gulf of Mexico to ranches and farms on the interior eastern area. This report covers the second quarter of 2014 in single family homes.

Currently active on the market: 415

  • These range in price from a high of $470,00. for a 4,068 sf custom home on the water in Sea Pines.  Lowest priced home on the market is $29,900 for 1,108 sf in Shadow Ridge.
  • Average price: $158,260 at $91.18 per square foot.

Active With Contract & Pending: 147
These homes are not closed yet. The listed prices range from $499,900 to $169,000.

Sold Homes for the 2nd Quarter total 145.  Home Sales – Hudson FSold Homes - Hudson FLL

  • Sold prices range from a high of $415,000 in Driftwood Isles on the Gulf (3,027 sf, listed at $439,900) to a low of $25,000 for 672 sf in Beacon Woods (listed at $26,300).
  • Average Sold price was $115,914 (listed $122,180); an average list to sold ration of 95%, with 56 days to contract.

The inventory of listed homes has been declining for the last 7-8 months which makes it difficult for buyers to find what they are looking for. Many are postponing their search or settling for something else.

If you’re thinking of selling, now would be a great time to put your home on the market; there are buyers looking for a wide range of prices and amenities. Call us.

Craig and Toni Weidman, Re/Max SunsetCraig and Toni WeidmanPlease spay/neuter your pets and support your local animal shelters.

Home Sales – Hudson FL

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School Info-Pasco, Stuff The Bus

School Info-Pasco, Stuff The Bus

Didn’t summer just start? Well, it’s that time again although it seems like thSchool Info-Pasco, Stuff The Buse school year just ended and we were celebrating the start of summer. If you need to register your child, Secondary Registration is August 12, Elementary Registration is August 13. School starts August 18 in Pasco County.

On August 1st, 2nd and 3rd, United Way of Pasco County along with Publix, Wal-Mart, and other community partners are helping Pasco teachers stock up for the coming school year. Buses will be at 14 locations across Pasco County where shoppers can buy supplies and stuff the buses. We will also need volunteers for the sorting event at Pine View Middle School on Monday, August 4th. Visit here to sign up.  You can check out their Facebook page here.

You can easily see which school your children will be attending by clicking here and then go to the boundaries tab and put in your address.

School Info-Pasco

Stuff The Bus-School Info-PascoTo view the calendar in a larger view, click here. Have a great school year.

Craig and Toni Weidman

Craig and Toni Weidman
ReMax Sunset

Toni and Craig Weidman
727-237-0083
Re/Max Sunset Realty

Please spay/neuter your pets and support your local shelters.

School Info-Pasco, Stuff The Bus

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Alligator Baby Relaxing-Florida

Alligator Baby Relaxing-Florida

Relaxing pond-side the other day in our yard was this youngster measuring maybe  3 feet from the tip of his snout to the tip of his tail. I’m guessing here since I wasn’t going out there with a measuring tape.

Why wouldn’t I, you ask? Even a 3 foot alligator has a mouthful of very sharp teeth. I was surprised the egret was so close to him-very brave of him.. The gator didn’t like us taking his picture (maybe he was afraid), and slid back into the pond and submerged himself. We have a series of culverts running from one pond to another in Timber Greens where I live. The gators travel around them like a super-highway.

Alligator Baby Relaxing-Florida

An Alligator Baby Relaxing in Florida is always fun to see. Did you know that alligators are native only to the US and China. They live in freshwater, wetlands and swamps. The gators jaw can clamp down powerfully, but they actually have trouble opening that jaw.  Good to know.

This Florida wildlife moment brought to you by:

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Lightning Safety In Florida

Lightning Safety In Florida

Florida is the Lightning Capital of the nation. If you’re new to Florida, it can be scary during our storms. Here are some tips to stay safe.

TLightning Safety In Floridahe National Weather Service advises us to:

  • Go to a safe shelter indoors (no, trees are not safe shelters) when a storm threatens. But once inside there are precautions you should take.
  • Avoid contact with corded phones, electrical equipment, computers, plumbing, and stay away from windows and open doors. Lightning can travel through any of these pathways.
  • And, wait 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder to go back outside.

 

Lightning Safety in Florida

If you’re caught outdoors:

  • Get off elevated areas (hills, ridges, telephone poles)
  • Get off the golf course.
  • Don’t shelter under an isolated tree.
  • Don’t stand anyway near ponds, or lakes, or any body of water.
  • Stay away from metal fences, power lines, transformer boxes.
  • Don’t put up an umbrella

Lightning in Florida is so beautiful to watch but do it safely. National Weather Service Lightning Hints Click Here.

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New Port Richey, FL-Timber Greens Golf Course Villa

Timber Greens Golf Course Villa-New Port Richey, FL

New Port Richey, FL-Timber Greens Golf Course Villa

The view of the golf course at Timber Greens

A beautiful villa with lovely views of the golf course is now available for sale.

A spacious living area with an open plan living and dining room, a fabulous kitchen with an casual dining spot overlooking the gorgeous view, a large master suite and a second suite for guests are all part of this cheerful villa.

 
A screened lanai for enjoying those lovely winter days, vaulted ceilings, laminate flooring through the busy areas, 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, all add to the relaxing atmosphere of this home. This is just such a pretty home to spend the winters in (or all year if you prefer).

New Port Richey, FL-Timber Greens Golf Course Villa

Timber Greens County Club New Port Richey, FL


Timber Greens is a golf course community for over 55′s. The clubhouse and pool are where you meet your neighbors and friends; and  there are lots of activities to participate in if you wish to. Super-friendly and extremely well maintained,  Timber Greens is gated with 2 guards 24/7.

 
Timber Greens Golf Course Villa Fees.

Home Owners fees on the villa are New Port Richey, FL-Timber Greens Golf Course Villa$259.00 per month which includes exterior painting, lawn maintenance and trimming of bushes, reclaimed water for sprinkling, trash pick-up, the clubhouse and pool, and all the great neighbors. The fees are $174/month for the master association and $85.00 for the villa association. It’s pet-friendly too.

To see this great place to spend the winters or live year-round, call us.

Toni and Craig Weidman

Toni and Craig Weidman
Re/Max Sunset

Toni and Craig Weidman

Re/Max Sunset

727-237-0083 or 727-359-9518

New Port Richey, FL-Timber Greens Golf Course Villa
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Port Richey FL-Embassy Hills Home For Sale

Port Richey FL- Embassy Hills Home For Sale

This Embassy Hills home in Port Richey, FL was under-contract but failed to close. None of this was the home’s fault. This is a great home with a 2 car garage (rare in Embassy Hills).

Port Richey FL- Embassy Hills Home For Sale 1,298 heated/cooled square feet with a screened lanai. A spacious living room and dining room. And the kitchen is open to the family room with a casual dining area and a breakfast bar. Sliding glass doors lead from the family room to the lanai.

Two generously sized bedrooms and two inside baths. And while we talking two’s don’t forget the 2 car garage with its overhead door opener. Lots of closet space, freshly painted inside and out, a new ceramic tile floor in the main bathroom. This charming home is good to go. Just reduced to $65,000. There’s a park across the street with hoops.

Call if you would like to see this home.

Toni Weidman, Broker-associate
Re/Max Sunset Realty
727-237-0083

 Selling West Pasco Homes for 23 years.

Please remember to spay/neuter your pets and support your local shelters.

 

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