Sandbag Locations in Pasco County

Sandbag Locations in Pasco County 

With the imminent arrival of Hurricane Dorian in the next few  days, Pasco County has opened several Sandbag locations to help Pasco residents protect their property. Sand and sandbags are now available.

Moon Lake Park, 8985 Lake Dr., New Port Richey
Magnolia Valley Golf Course Clubhouse, 7223 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey
Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson
Pasco Fire Rescue Station 17, 2951 Seven Springs Blvd., New Port Richey
Land O’ Lakes Recreation Center, 3032 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes
Pasco County Public Works (C-Barn), 30908 Warder Road, San Antonio
Wesley Chapel District Park, 7727 Boyette Rd, Wesley Chapel
Old Dade City Police Station, 38042 Pasco Avenue, Dade City

Sandbag Locations in Pasco County

*Note: Sandbag locations are self-serve and are open 24 hours to Pasco County residents; however, sand will only be restocked between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Residents should bring a shovel and beprepared to fill their own sandbags. The Magnolia Valley site might have inmate assistance available during business hours.

The City of New Port Richey and the City of Zephyrhills are also providing sandbags to city residents daily at the following locations:
New Port Richey Public Works Operations Center, 6132 Pine Hill Rd (7 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Zephyrhills Fire Station 2, 6907 Dairy Rd (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

More Information

You can find more information about getting ready for a flooding or hurricane event at Pasco Emergency Management’s webpage here.

For more information about preparing for disasters – including how to sign up for emergency notifications through Alert Pasco – please visit the Pasco County Division of Emergency Management.

Sandbag Locations in Pasco County 2017

Bring shovels for filling the bags. If you need more information about flooding, go to the Office of Emergency Management, click here. We’ve had some flooding disasters in Pasco County in the last few years; let’s all hope that this doesn’t turn out to be one of those. 

The most effective placement for sandbags in a flood event includes entry and exit points of your home. Watch a Pasco County video explaining how to fill and place sandbags: How to place sandbags.

Finally, see Pet Safety in Hurricanes and a list of pet-friendly hotels.

See you on the other side. Take Care.

Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker-associate
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Please remember to keep your pets safe and make arrangement for them if you have to evacuate.

Sandbag Locations in Pasco County

Woofstock Land O’Lakes FL- Pasco Animal Services

Woofstock Land O’Lakes FL  Woofstock “19 is Sunday, Oct. 27.
It’s the seventh year of Woofstock which is free to the public and Rescue groups. 

The information below refers to the 2018 Woofstock. Not much information is available yet so I will update this as soon as I know more. Meantime, there is information and pictures here.

Woofstock will benefit sick and injured animals admitted into Pasco County Animal Services.  Their website is here. There will be vendors, music, raffles, food and wine available to purchase. Be sure to wear sun protection, maybe a hat and sunglasses. It’s scheduled to be hot on Saturday!

Woofstock Land O'Lakes FL

 

“Pasco County Animal Services Department is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of animals and people.  The Adoption Center is located at 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Open from 12:00 p.m.6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  For more information or volunteer opportunities.or call (813) 929-1212, (352) 521-5194, or (727) 834-3216.”

If you’re in need of a Professional Pet Sitter to come to your home and walk, play with, and feed your pets, call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.  We sponsor Trinity Pets Yappy Hour at Varsity Club Trinity. More Info here.

Woofstock Land O’Lakes FL

What will be there?
– Food trucks
– Live music
– Rescues with pets available for adoption
– K9 demo
– Trick Dog “U” K9 Training Academy Demo
– and more!

.Hosted by Friends of Animal Services, Pasco County Animal Services, and THE NEW BARKER magazine.

Woofstock Land O'Lakes FLBe sure to come out and support our Pasco County Animal Services for all the work they do in helping the homeless animals. 

Have you been to Trinity Pets  Yappy Hour yet? We help raise money for local animal rescue groups (a different one each month). At Varsity Club Trinity  at 6 pm on the 2nd Tuesday. Bring your dog and your friends.

Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker-associate
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Trinity, FL – 3 Car Garage Homes for Sale

Trinity, FL – 3 Car Garage Homes For Sale. If you’re Looking For A Home With A 3+ Car Garage In Trinity, FL here’s some information for you. (12/2018). Actually this includes 3 or more garages. 

*To search for 3 Car Garage Homes in Trinity, click here. This is an interactive IDX and is always up-to-date. 

Trinity, FL - 3 Car Garage Homes for SalePhoto from Pinterest
Trinity FL Home Sales Jan-June 2019 

Trinity, FL – 3 Car Garage Homes for Sale

3+ car garage homes for sale. There are currently 38 homes on the market in Trinity, FL with 3 Car Garages. Homes are in zip code 34655 and specified as Trinity, FL.

The  homes in Trinity range from $289,000 in Heritage Springs Village for 2,090 sf of living space, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a 3 car tandem garage. Built in 2004.

The highest priced available is in Florencia at Champions Club. Listed at $1,475,000 for 4,934 sf with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, fireplace, pool, and a 3 car garage. 

How Many 3+ Garage Homes Have Sold This Year

66 homes with 3 or more garages have sold so far this year. Ranging from a sold price of $227,000 for a 1,659 sf villa with 2bedrooms/ 2baths and built in 2005 in Heritage Springs; to $1,300,000 for a 3,817 sf, 4 bedroom 4 bath home with a 3+ car garage in Florencia at Champions Club. 

If having extra garage space is important to you for storing that classic car, new boat, or jet skis just give us a call, we’ll find one for you.

Looking for a home in Trinity, FL?

Trinity Oaks Home Sales in Trinity, FL

We are always tracking the market so call us and we will work hard to find you a home with everything you want in Trinity, FL. Search for homes for sale, click here.

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Do you work long hours and does your dog needs walking during the day? Going on vacation and can’t take your pets? For in your home pet sitting, call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC at 727-359-9518. Or check out their website here.

Come to Trinity Pets Yappy Hour at Varsity Club, Trinity. Look here for more info.

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 Toni and Craig Weidman
Broker-associate
727-237-0083
Sailwinds Realty, Trinity FL

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Why Do Buyers Need An Inspection

Why Do Buyers Need An Inspection 

Did you as a seller wonder why the buyers need to do an inspection?  the sellers were still living there, using all the home’s systems so the buyers should know it all works.

When a home goes under contract,  there is a contingency Trinity FL Home Sales - January 2014that states the buyers have the right to have a professional inspection carried out within a stated period (usually 10-15 days),  and if anything is not to their satisfaction, “at the buyer’s sole discretion”;  they can void the contract and have their earnest money returned to them as long as they notify the seller in writing within a time period set on the contract.. Most of our contracts seem to be  “as is with right to inspect”. So, why do buyers need an inspection.

Why Do Buyers Need An Inspection

What is working in your home for you may not be acceptable to a buyer. You may be putting up with a dishwasher that’s not doing a great a job but you never felt the need to change it, or you may not have noticed it. It was good enough. The inspector will note the deficiency and it will be up to the buyers to say whether or not that is good enough for them.

Why Do Buyers Need An Inspection

And an inspection covers areas that most sellers may not even look at very often, like the attic, the roof, the basement if there is one, even the garage may be hiding a hazard or two. The inspector will give the buyers a written report with all his findings.

After the buyers and their agent evaluate the report; the decision is made to either continue with the contract or to void it.  If the buyer’s decision is to continue with the contract, we move on.

Why Do Buyers Need An InspectionWhat does that do for the seller? It assures them that the buyers have accepted the condition of the home (even if there were some minor issues) and the contract is continuing.

Here’s Classic Cars and A Skeleton

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Looking for a Professional Pet Sitter? One who is insured? Check out this one. Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.
Have you been to Trinity Pets Yappy Hour yet? We host a local Rescue each month and raise awareness and funds for them. Plus, it’s pet-friendly so you can bring your furry buddies. It’s at Varsity Club, Trinity. Check here for current info.

 Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
To search for homes for sale, click here.

727-237-0083

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River Ridge Country Club-New Port Richey

River Ridge Country Club-New Port Richey is a gated community with several different home styles available.Not to mention that the golf course weaves in and out and around the community;  because it is open to the public the residents do not pay a fee to belong to the golf course. There are fees to play golf.

River Ridge Country Club in New Port Richey

River Ridge Country Club in New Port RicheyClubhouse and pool,restaurant, pub, and pro shop.

Building started in 1999 and ran through to 2005 in River Ridge Country Club. The clubhouse and pool is for the use of the residents, with a pro-shop, pub, and restaurant within the clubhouse. There are single family homes and villas- many of the homes are on the golf course.

To explain, Homeowners fees are approximately $200/month and include outside maintenance, clubhouse and pool, and waste removal. There are no age restrictions.

Located in New Port Richey, FL off Decubellis Road close to the River Ridge Middle and High School Campus; currently there are 2 homes available in River Ridge Country Club. One is a 3/2 listed for $224,000 with 1,514 sf. built in 2007. The other is a 3/2 listed at $285,00 with 1,999 sf. and a pool built in 2005.

River Ridge Country Club in New Port Richey
There is 1 Pending at this time. A 3/2 built in 2000 with 1,806 sf.

10 homes have sold from Jan – Aug. 20 ranging in sales price from $200,000. (1514 sf, 3/2 built 2003) to $250,500 (1,806 sf, 3/2 built 2000)

Where is River Ridge Country Club

River Ridge Country Club in New Port Richey

Specifically, it’s located near Starkey Road with easy access to the Trinity shopping areas and the Publix on Ridge Road and DeCubellis Road.

If you would like to see homes in River Ridge Country Club; call us because it is gated and we have the codes. 🙂

In the meantime, to search homes for sale in River Ridge, click here.

 

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Read about the benefits of using a professional pet sitter.

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New Port Richey Home Sales Jan-July 2019

New Port Richey Home Sales Jan-July 2019. Home Sales numbers are low due to very low inventory of homes for sale. Homes tend to sell and close quickly.

New Port Richey is on the west coast of Florida; a bit west of Tampa. We are lucky to be just north of charming Tarpon Springs with its world-renowned Sponge Docks. Love the Greek food, music, shops, and the docks. New Port Richey has a lovely downtown area on the Pithlachascotee River. Sims Park has been renovated and it is an wonderful improvement. Many festivals are held downtown.

New Port Richey Home Sales Jan-July 2019  New Port Richey Home Sales Jan-July 2019

Currently Active on the market totals 393.

Lowest Listed at $36,000 in Virginia City with 938 sf; a 2/1 built in 1977.

Highest Listed at $3,899,900 in Key Verde Estates on the Gulf with 9,659 sf. It has 7 bedrooms and 7 baths (combined total of the main house and guest house). Also, a pool/spa, fireplace, 5 car garage, built in 2002 on 3.67 acres.

Sold from Jan 1 through July 31, 2019 totals 1,244.

Lowest Sold Price: $23,500 in Valencia Terrace for a 2/1 with 1,136 sf built in 1941.

Highest Sold Price: $$925,000 for 3,744 sf in Flor-A-Mar (Gulf Harbors). It is a 4/2/2(halfbaths) built in 2006. 

There are currently 133 homes pending closing. 

Average List Price: $$216,816
Average Sold Price: $210,530
Average Days To Contract: 56
Average Sold Price Per Square Foot: $123.97
Sold Price to List Price Ratio: 97%

As you can see, the number of sales and listings is low compared to a few years back. Buyers are having a hard time finding what they want. People thinking of selling are holding back because they can’t find enough homes to feel comfortable enough that something will be available when they sell.

Want to search the market and see what’s available, click here.

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Looking for Professional Pet Care? Trinity Pet Sitters LLC takes care of Trinity Pet Sitters LLCyour pets in your own home. And they’re insured too. Check out our Trinity Pets Yappy Hour. At Varsity Club Trinity, the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 to 8pm.  We raise money for local Rescue organiza-tions and help build awareness of their mission.

Read about the benefits of using a professional pet sitter.

Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker-associate
727-237-0083

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New Port Richey Home Sales Jan-July 2019

Classic Cars & Skeleton – Shops At Wiregrass

Classic Cars & Skeleton – Shops At Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel. Shops At Wiregrass has a car show just about each month. And, we had time last weekend to go to this one. 

The next Cruise In At Wiregrass Car and Truck show is Oct. 2, noon to 6pm. 

To quote Wiregrass: Classic cars and great shopping just seem to go together at The Shops at Wiregrass! Nearly 200 antique, classic and custom cars line the Wiregrass streets as thousands come to enjoy these rare beauties.” Those registering cars should be there between 10am and 12 noon. For car registration information, visit here.

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With this in mind, let’s get back to:

Classic Cars & Skeleton – Shops At Wiregrass

First, here’s the skeleton part.

Classic Cars & Skeleton - Shops At Wiregrass

To begin with, this guy/gal was just lounging around at Pottery Barn waiting for cooler weather to happen.  He’s very quiet and, in fact, seemed to be asleep. I just couldn’t pass him/her by without a picture.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Horseback Div. was there too.

Second, the classic cars: well, trucks:

Classic Cars & Skeleton - Shops At Wiregrass

It’s always fun to go to a car show, you get to see the most beautiful cars, trucks and motor cycles. Classics that are polished and shined to the max.  Custom cars and trucks that make you say wow.  The added bonus at Shops At Wiregrass is that you can pop into your favorite stores; or take a break and have lunch at a great restaurant. (There are lots of them there).

We go quite often and there is always something fun going on. We especially enjoy the Musical Christmas Tree at the holiday season. Several pet events are fun: the dogs are wearing costumes.

I hope you enjoyed the car show and the skeleton.
Would you like to read about a real Haunted House in Brooksville?

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Have you been to Trinity Pets Yappy Hour yet? We host a local Rescue each month and raise awareness and funds for them. Plus, it’s pet-friendly so you can bring your furry buddies. It’s at Varsity Club, Trinity. Check here for current info.

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate

Classic Cars & Skeleton - Shops At Wiregrass

727-237-0083
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Dancing Skeleton Clip Art courtesy of Pandaclip.com; 

Classic Cars & Skeleton – Shops At Wiregrass

Tarpon Springs Hippie Fest 2019

Tarpon Springs Hippie Fest 2019 is Saturday, Aug. 10th at the Sponge Docks.

It’s  time once again to head down Dodecanese Blvd. Time to dust off your old VW van with all the hippie signs on it, time to grow out your hair (if you still have some), shake out your tie-dye shirts and wear your bell bottoms, and let out all your hippie self. Tarpon Springs will be hippie town from 2 pm to  10 pm.

Tarpon Springs Hippie Fest 2019

The free shuttle will run from 3:00 – 10:30 pm from Dog/Splash Park, 508 Live Oak St., Tarpon Springs. Free parking.

Entertainment Scheduled

Umbra Luna – 2-3pm, 3:30-4:30 pm.
Shevonne & The Force  5-6pm, 6:30-7:30 pm.
Black Honkeys 8-10 pm.

Fun Things To Do At Hippie Fest

VW Bug Show & Contest – Hippie Costume Contest -Hula Hoop Contest -Live Music -Food & Beer -Vendors

Tarpon Springs is a fun place to be especially on the Sponge Docks even if it’s not Hippie Fest. Hippie Fest is just one of the many fun things offered by the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Tarpon Springs Merchants Association. The Tarpon Springs Merchants Association brings us Hippie Fest each year. There’s always some fun thing happening whether it’s Arts & Craft Fairs, Greek Fiestas, or lots of interesting Festivals. And there are some great restaurants on offer too including Greek and seafood.

For Vendor info call Reggie at 727-543-1593
VW info call Carol at 845-661-5518
website
Hippie Fest Flyer

How Did We Get Sponge Docks?

First, in 1887 the railroad service to New York began and created a boom for Tarpon Springs. The gorgeous Victorian Mansions you see around the Bayous were built by wealthy people who came to visit and fell in love with the area. In due time, they helped establish churches, schools, businesses, and hotels (so that more wealthy tourists could visit and fall in love).

Secondly, Lots of Sponges grew in the waters around Tarpon Springs; a huge sponge industry developed when the Greek divers came. At the same time, the Greek families opened shops and restaurants, pastry shops and markets.

If you’re in need of a pet sitter,  Trinity Pet Sitters, LLC  is insured and bonded and takes great care of your pets. 

Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker-associate
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727-237-0083

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Pool Safety For Children

Pool Safety For Children

In 2013, Florida had the highest rate in the nation) of unintentional drownings of children under the age of 5. How can that happen, you wonder. But it does, and in only a moment or two.

Firstly,  Number One Rule: Never leave children alone in the pool. Reading a book can cause you to miss things happening right in front of you. Texting or talking on your phone or tablet can be a major distraction – you might as well not be there.

Pool Safety For Children. How to prevent a disaster.

  • Never leave a child alone.
  • Teach children to swim and teach them water safety early.
  • Keep them away from pool drains or openings to prevent entanglement.
  • Learn CPR for children and adults.
  • Look in the pool first if a child is missing.
  • Install and use a lockable safety cover on your spa.
  • Install a 4 foot or higher safety fence with self-locking gates and alarms.
  • consider a surface wave or underwater alarm.

Pool Safety For ChildrenSecond, teaching kids pool safety is also important. There are games  that teach them the importance of water safety here.

Splish and Splash have 3 games that teach important lessons. There are also brochures, posters and flyers at Water Proof FL.

Something everyone should do:

Another key point, teach visitors, guests, and neighbors pool safety too.  Pool safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Pool safety tips brought to you by:

Toni Weidman, GRI
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Sailwinds Realty

727-237-0083
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Pool Safety For Children

Trinity FL Home Sales Jan-June 2019

Trinity FL Home Sales Jan-June 2019. Trinity runs north and south of the SR 54 corridor and continues to grow and add new communities and complexes. It has grown eastward in the past several years and is still going strong. Trinity will even have it’s own Pasco County Library Branch within the next year or so.

Trinity Home Sales - Toni Weidman

Trinity is a diverse area of  single family homes, apartments, and mixed use complexes which  began it’s life in the late 1980’s as a project of Dr. James Gills, the world-renowned Cataract and Eye Surgeon.

Trinity FL Home Sales Jan-June 2019

Single Family Homes

Currently Active Homes For Sale is 80. 
Lowest price is in Thousand Oaks at $219,900. It has 4 bedrooms/2 baths, in 1,470 sf. Built in 2002.
Highest Price: $1,349,900. in Champions Club is a 5 bedroom/4 bath/1 half bath home in 4,934 sf. Built in 2006, it also has a pool.

Sold from Jan 1 – June 30, 2019
Total sold = 148
Lowest Price Sold: $203,000 for 1,512 SF 3/2 built in 2008 in Foxwood.
Highest Price Sold: $1,300,000. in Florencia/Champions Club for a 4/4 in 3,817 sf built in 2019. It has a pool.

Currently, there are 40 homes Pending closing.

Town-homes & Villas

Active at this time: 9. 
Lowest list price: $169,900 Thousand Oaks East for 1,501 SF 2/2 built in 2014.
Highest List Price: $269,900 in Heritage Springs for 2,284 SF. A 3/2/1 built in 2014.

Sold from Jan 1 – June 20, 2019
Total Sold = 18
Lowest Sold Price: $162,500 in Thousand Oaks East for a 2/2 1,501 sf.
Highest Sold Price: $278,000 in Heritage Springs for a 2/2 in 2,116 SF built in 2005.

Currently, there are 7 Pending Closing.

Trinity Pets Yappy Hour

Come visit us  Trinity Pets Yappy Hour it’s the second Tuesday of the month except  July, August & December at Varsity Club, Trinity 5:30 pm.  If you’re in need of a Professional Pet Sitter, check out
Trinity Pet Sitters LLC. Your pet stays in the comfort of it’s own home.

River Side Village Pool Home Is Sold!

Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker-associate
Search Homes For Sale here.
Sailwinds Realty
727-237-0083

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Trinity FL Home Sales Jan-June 2019