Centennial Park Library Closed 6 Months

Centennial Park Library Closed 6 Months starting Oct. 1 for six months for renovations.  We are talking about the Pasco County Centennial Branch Library at 5740 Moog Road, Holiday, FL 34690. 

Centennial Park Library Closed 6 Months

The library has posted answers on it’s website to most of your questions, such as:

Will the library be closed while it’s being renovated?

Yes. However, every effort is being made to maintain continuity of the events and programs that are offered. Alternative locations for programs, such as parks and recreation centers, are being identified now and will be advertised on our website, through social media, newspapers, etc. Check the website often for updates and news about the renovations.

When will the library close? The library will close October 1, 2019.

When will it reopen? It is slated to reopen in the summer of 2020.

How can I pick up books and other materials?

The South Holiday Library (4649 Mile Stretch Rd, Holiday, 727-834-3331) will remain open while Centennial Park is being renovated. InterLibrary transfers of books can be picked up at that location. In addition, the South Holiday branch will begin Monday hours by the end of October, 2019. With the exception of the New River branch in Wesley Chapel, which is also closed for remodeling during this time, all other libraries will be open and maintaining their regular hours.

Where will the staff go during the renovations?

All staff will be relocated to other branches or the alternate sites, or will be conducting community outreach.

How are the renovations being paid for?

Through a General Obligation Bond (GO Bond) that was approved by Pasco County voters in November, 2018. A GO Bond is a municipal bond secured by the issuing government’s pledge to use all available resources, including tax revenues, to repay holders of the bond. 

What can I expect when the library reopens?

The interior will be completely updated and modernized. There will be new spaces for adults, teens, and kids, meeting spaces, new technology, a lobby with self-service café, an art display area, and a central service desk. There will also be a makerspace within the library. Monday hours will also take effect when the library reopens.

 Will there still be books in the library?

Yes, there will be plenty of books in our collection. However, we will be utilizing a more efficient use of shelving space to make room for the expanded public spaces. Plus, our collection will be more tailored to the community’s needs.

You can read this, see a rendering and other information on this page.

Read about the Mini-Donkeys at Centennial Park Library a few years back.

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Centennial Park Library Closed 6 Months

Key Vista Subdivision – Homes Sales 2018

Key Vista Subdivision – Home Sales 2018. Key Vista is situated close to the Gulf of Mexico and has a large variety of home types including a section of free-standing villas that are for the 55 plus crowd. The complex has a clubhouse and pool. The over 55 section has its own clubhouse and pool. There are no age restrictions in the gated Key Vista community. This covers Jan 1 through June 30.

 If you are looking for the Homeowner’s Association website, this is not it. Try here.

Key Vista Subdivision - Holiday FL

The Clubouse

Key Vista Subdivision – Home Sales 2018

Key Vista Subdivision, Holiday FL is gated with the additional separate gated community of the 55 plus section. And, Key Vista is in a great area with an elementary school, a county park, and recreation center nearby.

Holiday FL., is on the Pinellas/Pasco County line and has easy access to all things Pinellas including the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs.  Association fees vary with  each complex; it is best to call and ask.Key Vista Subdivision - Holiday FLHomes Sold in the first six months 2018  total 25

Lowest sold price: $119,900 for 1,819 sf with 3 bedrooms/2 baths and built in 2004.

Highest sold price: $300,000 for 2,453 sf home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, built in 2003.

Homes For Sale in Key Vista Subdivision – 15

Lowest List price is $209,000 for 1,500 sf villa with 3 beds/2baths built in 2004.

Highest List price is $395,000 for 3,129 sf with 5 beds/3 baths and a pool. Year built 2004.

Currently Pending – 5 Ranging from $205,000-$300,000.

 *Statistics are courtesy of the MFRMLS for West Pasco County, FL.

View Gulf Trace which is close to Key Vista. 

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Have you been to Trinity Pets Yappy Hour yet? We meet at various locations TBA, bring your doggy and join us. We invite a different Rescue each month and raise money to help them. You can find us on Facebook here.

Toni Weidman, GRI
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Sailwinds Realty
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Key Vista – Home Sales 2018

Elfers FL Historic Baker House

Baker House  – Known locally as Baker House, this historic home was built in the early 1880’s by Samuel Baker; he bought 40 acres of land at $1 per acre to grow oranges.

Baker House was placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1997. Baker House has been lovingly restored and is opened at specific days  to the public.  You will have to watch for the announcements.

Update: Baker House is open only on specific Saturdays, check with the Centennial Park Library.

Holiday, FL Historic Baker House
All of this was made possible by the Elfers Centennial Garden Club, a great group of hard-working people. If you want to read the complete known history, click here.

The main building houses a living room and bedroom downstairs, and two bedrooms upstairs. The staircase is narrow and short on head room; so if you go: duck. Much  of the furniture belonged to the Baker family.

The kitchen is a separate wooden building; kitchens are built separately because of the possibility of fire in these wooden buildings. Diane Galemmo, in her very interesting and informative article in the Neighborhood News, tells us why the houses were called “Cracker” Houses. The term “cracker” refers to cowboys who cracked their whips to move the cattle on. (And, I thought it had something to do with cheese and…!).

Elfers, FL Historic Baker House


Located at 5754 Moog Rd., in Centennial Park. Centennial Park also houses the Anderson Home (also on the National Register of Historic Homes-update 8/1/17 The Anderson House is closed.) and the Centennial Park Library.

Take time out to  look one day soon. It’s a piece of West Pasco’s history and very interesting. It will give the kids a chance to see what life was like back then.

To search for newer homes for sale click here

To take a peek at Epcot Flower and Garden Show, here.

Toni Weidman GRI
Broker-associate
Sailwinds Realty, Trinity FL

727-237-0083

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Elfers FL Historic Baker House 

Anclote Park In Holiday FL-Great Place

Anclote Park In Holiday FL

Lunch with friends at one of our favorite restaurants, Ms. Vicki’s on the River in Holiday, FL, and we had time after filling ourselves up to wander out on the dock and take some pictures. It was a picture-perfect day.  (if you go, I heartily recommend the Fish Platter and the She Crab soup, my son loves the hamburgers.) 

 

Anclote Park In Holiday FL is on the west coast of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. Take Alt. 19 to Anclote Blvd.make a right on Bailey’s Bluff,  left at Anclote Marina.  Ms. Vicki’s is on the Anclote River which leads out to the Gulf. And the views are just wonderful. 

Photo by Toni Weidman on a stormy morning.

Anclote Park In Holiday FL-Great Place


Y
ou will enjoy spending time here on weekends: there is entertainment while you eat.  It’s fun to watch the boats come in, tie up, and stay to get dinner or lunch. You can enjoy watching the sea birds like the pelicans.

We love heading over there to meet friends whether it’s for dinner or lunch. Or take a picnic lunch and go to Anclote Beach Park which is next door to the Marina.

Let’s Have Lunch With The Pelicans.

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate

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Anclote Park In Holiday FL

Home Sales and Hauntings – Holiday FL

Home Sales and Hauntings – Holiday FL

I researched the history of Holiday and came upon this interesting page. It’s Haunted Places in Holiday. Fortunately or unfortunately depending on how you feel about haunted places, there is only one listed. According to the St. Pete Times, The Lakeview Rodeo was on land located at 2401 US Hwy. 19. (In front of Tahitian Gardens.) which burned down in 2002. Some have claimed to see a man standing in the exact spot where the building stood. BTW, there was no-one killed or injured by the fire.

Another piece of history from 1883: Holiday was known as Anclote, Hopeville became New Port Richey, and Tarpon Springs isn’t on the map because it didn’t have a post office at the time.

Home Sales Holiday FL Jan-July 2017

1883 Map of Anclote River

Home Sales and Hauntings – Holiday FL

Now to the home sales part: This refers to Single Family Homes.

Homes For Sale Currently total 93
Lowest List Price: $63,900 in Beacon Square for a 2/1 with 956 sf built in 1966.
Highest List Price: $849,000 in Bailey’s Bluff for a 4/4 with 4,224 sf and a pool built in 1960.

Homes For Sale and Currently Pending total 65
Lowest List Price: $59,900 in Aloha Gardens for  a 3/2 with 1,365 sf built in 1973.
Highest Listed Price: $480,000 in Bailey’s Bluff for a 3/2 with 1,664 sf built in 2005.

Homes Sold Jan-July total 532  
Lowest Sold: $14,900 in Holiday Lake Estates. A 3/2 with 1,202 sf built in 1974. This was a short sale. 
Highest Sold: $575,000 in Bailey’s Bluff. A 4/3 with 3,418 sf and a pool. Built in 1982 on the water.

Averages
List Price: $132,690 (average)
Closed Price: $128,497 (average)
Days on Market: 39 (average)
Sales Price to Listed Price Ratio is 97%

Median
List Price: $108,950 (Median)
Closed Price: $103,075 (Median)
Days on Market: 14 (Median)
Sales to Listed Price Ratio is 98%
Bank-owned: 37  Short Sale: 14

Home Sales and Hauntings - Holiday FL

Listings have gone down for the past several years. As you can see total listings in 2012 in Holiday were 338.  At the end of July 2017, there were 103. 

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Check out Hudson Home Sales for 2017

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Home Sales and Hauntings – Holiday FL

Holiday FL – A Water View to Enjoy

Holiday FL – A Water View to Enjoy –  I hope you like this view of the Anclote River in Holiday, FL.  The river flows out to the Gulf of Mexico and the opening you see there is the gateway to the Gulf.

Holiday FL – A Water View to Enjoy

Holiday FL - A Water View to Enjoy

Anclote Beach Park is situated on the Gulf and you can enjoy the beach there. Or you can go to Ms. Vicki’s on the River. just south of Anclote Beach Park and have great food, maybe a beer or some wine,  and entertainment at dinnertime. We usually go at lunchtime so no music but the view is spectacular and you can enjoy the pelicans, the boats that come in for dinner or lunch. Seating is mainly outdoors under umbrellas.

If you’re thinking of selling your home or condo, please give us a call. We have been selling in the areas for 20+ years.  We know the neighborhoods!

Have Lunch With The Pelicans.

We run Trinity Yappy Hour and raise money for a different local animal rescue group each month.

Brought to you by:

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Sailwinds Realty, Trinity
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Holiday FL – A Water View to Enjoy

Holiday, FL Home Sales 2016

Holiday, FL Home Sales 2016 showed the results of the low-inventory market that is affecting Florida and the country.  This is the Single-family homes report for zip codes 34690 and 34691.

Holiday, FL., is on the west coast of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. Just north of Tarpon Springs with it’s historic Sponge Docks.

Holiday, FL Home Sales 2016
In January, 2014  we had 214 homes on the market; 2017 has 107. Sales were lower then but the area was still rebounding and dealing with REOs and short sales. Prices were lower too.

Holiday, FL Home Sales 2016

This is how the single-family homes market looks today. 

Active 106 Ranging from:
Lowest List Price: $58,500 in Country Estates with 840 sf, built in 1966. It is a 2 Bedroom, 1 and 1/2 bath home.
Highest List Price: $799,000 in Forest Hills on Flotilla Dr. A 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath home with 5,360 sf on the Anclote River.

Pending at this time totals 98.  Ranging from $14,900 in Holiday Lake Estates to $365,000 in Key Vista.

Solds of Single Family Homes in 2016 totals 851. 
Lowest Sold: $17,000. in Beacon Square. A 2/2 with 1,052 sf built in 1967.
Highest Sold: $495,000 in Baileys Bluff. A 4/3 with 2,385 sf on the water in Anglers Cove with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Built in 1972.

New Port Richey 2016 Home Sales, click here.  
Hudson 2016 Home Sales, click here.
Wesley Chapel Home Sales 2016,click here.

Averages for Holiday Home Sales For 2016

List Price: $107,734
Closed Price: $104,416
Average Days On Market: 52
Sales Price to List Price Ratio: 98%
129 Bank-owned; 32 Short Sales

October to December Solds total 217. (Single Family)
Lowest Sold: $17,000 in Beacon Square. 2/2 built in 1967 with 1,052 sf. 
Highest Sold: $376,117 in Vista Lakes. A 4/4 built 2016 with 3,057 sf.

Averages for the 3rd Quarter

Listed Price: $120,539
Closed Price: $116,860
Days On Market: 44
Sales Price To List Price Ratio: 97%
Bank-owned: 23 Short Sales: 10

*Statistics are taken from MLSMFR for Pasco County.

Prices have gone up, inventory has gone done. Here’s hoping that 2017 will continue to see higher prices and more inventory for buyers to choose from.

Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker-associate
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Sailwinds Realty
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Holiday, FL Home Sales 2016

 

Holiday FL Home Sales July-Sept 2016

Holiday FL Home Sales July-Sept 2016. The weather has given us a very nice change from summer’s sunny days. It’s still sunny but the humidity has dropped and we have soft breezes and that’s always nice.

This report covers the 3rd Quarter 2016 from July 1 to Sept. 30. To compare with the 2nd quarter 2016,
click here.

To find Holiday, FL, look at the west coast of Florida (Gulf of Mexico side) and look a little above midway. Holiday sits on the Gulf, a few miles west of Tampa, north of Tarpon Springs with it’s world-famous sponge docks.

Holiday Fl Home Sales July-Sept 2016

In particular, Anclote Beach is a favorite spot for Holiday and New Port Richey residents. Many go there to see the beautiful sunsets. A lovely beach with picnic benches and palm trees to shade you if you desire to be shaded. A great place to eat is Miss Vicki’s next to Anclote Marina and Anclote Beach.  You get to sit outside and enjoy the water views.

Holiday FL Home Sales July-Sept 2016

Homes For Sale in Holiday FL total 112. 
Lowest list price is a home in Knollwood Village. With 1,016 sf at $44,900. Built in 1962 it has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath.
Highest list price is a 5,360 sf foot home on the  waterfront end of Flotilla St. With 2.3 acres of land, 6 bedrooms, 6 baths and built in 1971. This home is surrounded by water and has direct Gulf access. 

111 homes are currently pending ranging from $14,900. to $339,000.

216 homes were sold in Holiday FL over the 3rd quarter from July 1 to Sept. 30.
Lowest sold was in Holiday Lakes Estates for $22,000. The home has 888 sf, was built in 1972 and is a 2/1.
Highest sold was for $303,500 in Baillies Bluff. This is a custom-built home with 1,964 sf home with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths built in 2009.

Averages
List price: $319,000
Closed price: $303,500
Sales Price per Square Foot: $154.53
Days on Market: 221
Sales Price/List Price Ratio: 95%

If you have questions about prices in your area, give us a call. To search homes for sale, click here.

If you need a Professional Pet Sitter to take care of your furbabies at your home when you can’t be there, check at  Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.  

Toni Weidman, GRI
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Sailwinds Realty
727-237-0083

 

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Holiday FL Home Sales July-Sept 2016

Holiday FL Condo-Villa Sales 1st Q 2016

Holiday FL Condo-Villa Sales 1st Q 2016 starts out with a very low inventory count. Holiday FL Condo-Villa Sales 1st Q 2016
Holiday is on the west coast of Florida, and on the Gulf of Mexico.

Holiday is within Pasco County which is the red area on the left in the lower left hand corner of Pasco. Quirky Tarpon Springs and beautiful Clearwater are to the south.  Holiday is one of our older  towns in many ways; some homes were built in the 1960’s for the retirees looking for a place to ride out the cold back home.

Holiday FL Condo-Villa Sales 1st Q 2016

25 Units were sold the 1st quarter. Ranging from #35,000 for a 1/1 in Tahitian Gardens. With 576 sf, it was built in 1973. The highest sold price was $203,000 in Gulfwinds for an 1,876 sf unit built in 2012. There was only one bank-owned, and 1 short-sale in the solds.

Average Listed Price: $72,743
Average Closed Price: $69,627
Average Days on Market: 80
List Price to Sold Price Ratio: 94%

Active with Contract and Pending equal a total of 7 awaiting those wonderful words “clear to close”.

Click here to view  Holiday FL Single family home sales for the 1st Quarter.

Currently active totals 19.
Lowest listed is a unit in Tahitian Gardens for $34,900 with 825 sf and built in 1979.
Highest listed at this time is in Gulfwinds for $190,000. It’s a 3/2/2 villa with 1,740 sf built in 2013.
Average listed price is $62,137. Of the 19 listed 2 are bank-owned. There are 0 short sales.

Holiday is on the border of Pasco and Pinellas counties which makes jobs more easily accessible. Anclote Gulf Park is one of the prettiest areas with picnic benches and beaches, it’s a great place to sit and watch the sun set over the water.

If you are thinking of moving to Holiday or New Port Richey, give us a call. We can help. In the meantime, you can search for homes here.

Trinity Pet Sitters LLC will come to your home to feed, walk, and play with your pets. 

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

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Holiday FL Condo-Villa Sales 1st Q 2016

Holiday FL 1st Quarter Home Sales

Holiday FL 1st Quarter Home Sales. You know where Holiday FL is? It is on the west coast (Gulf coast) of Florida;  north of Tarpon Springs and south of New Port Richey.  

Holiday FL 1st Quarter Home SalesAnclote Gulf Park Pier

There are several beautiful waterfront and beach parks. And there are schools, restaurants, libraries, and shopping.  (I like the waterfront parks compared to shopping). It’s just a hop, skip and jump to visit Tarpon Springs antique shops or the Sponge Docks. All Pasco County parks have a $2. parking fee.

Holiday FL 1st Quarter Home Sales

How many single-family homes sold in the 1st Quarter? 131. How does that compare with last year? If the numbers continue at that rate, totals for this year will be about 524. Considerable less than 2015.

1st Quarter total in 2015 was 187 single-family homes sold. Number of solds is down from last year.

The lowest sold price was $32,694. for 896 sf built in 1963.  A 2/1 in Beacon Square.
Highest sold price was $495, 000 for 2,385 sf 4/3 built in 1972. A tri-level Key West style waterfront home in Bailey’s Bluff.

Average List Price: $107,071
Average Closed Price: $103,244.
Average Days on Market: 78
List to Sold Ratio: 96%

Median Price: $75,000
Median Close Price: $72,500
List to Sold Price Ratio: 97%

There are 29 Active With Contract and 54 Pendings. 

80 Active on the Market at this time, range from $33,200 for 1,292 sf built in 1968 in Beacon Square.  Highest listed price is $935,000 for a 4,204 sf home built in 2006 in Bailey’s Bluff (a Gulf-front neighborhood).  A 4 bedroom, 4 bath. To search homes for sale, click here.

*Statistics are courtesy of the MFRMLS for West Pasco County, FL. 

To see more about Anclote Park, click here.

If you have questions about the market, give us a call. We will try to answer all of them; if we cannot, we will find out for you.

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
Sailwinds, Trinity
727-237-0083 (Toni)

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Holiday FL 1st Quarter Home Sales