Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson

Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson

The Candy Cane Express 2018 in Hudson FL is at Crews Lake Wilderness Park (AKA as the Central Pasco and Gulf Railroad) in the Hudson area next to the Suncoast Parkway. At 16739 Crews Lake Dr.   The CP&G is known for it’s Easter, Halloween, Christmas and Birthday Trains. 

Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson
The Central Pasco and Gulf Railroad is a 7.5 inch gauge railroad both children and adults can ride on. And, believe me, it is tons of fun. (I’ve been on it; I’m just a kid at heart).

Ride the train to Santa’s cabin, see Santa and take pictures with him too. And then enjoy the lovely ride through the park back to where you climbed aboard. Be sure to pack your camera for the trip and take lots of pictures. 

You can find out more about it, take a look at this Facebook page.  Or visit the CP&G website.

Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson

The train rides are scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays; 

December 8, 9, 15, and 16.

The trains will run from 10 am to 4 pm on those dates.
The cost is $6.00 per person; children under 12 mos. are free.
Crews Lake Wilderness Park is at 16739 Crews Lake Dr., Spring Hill, FL. 34610. 

And, parking is now free!

Finally, please remember that the good folks running this event are all volunteers. So have a little patience and share your child’s joy. Food and beverages are available to purchase.

All Aboard the Candy Cane Express!

This local event information brought to you as a courtesy by Toni Weidman- Sailwinds Realty.  Contact the event organizers for further information.

How about Christmas In The Wild at Lowry Park Zoo.

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Haunted Trains Crews Lake Park

Haunted Trains Crews Lake Park 

All Aboard (if you dare).  The Halloween Trains will be here again at Crews Lake Wilderness Park. This is always so much fun for the kids and grown ups enjoy it too. 

Haunted Trains Crews Lake Park 2017

Haunted Trains Crews Lake Park

Crews Lake Wilderness Park is in Shady Hills (The part of Spring Hill that is really in Hudson, FL). Home to the Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad,  a  7.5″ gauge railroad, one you can ride on. We’ve been on it and it’s very enjoyable even on ordinary days but on Haunted Trains Crews Lake Park 2017Halloween it becomes extra-ordinary. 

The CP&G 7.5 gauge railroad will be running haunted trains for the Halloween season. The railroad is a fun experience anytime but great on Halloween. And, not **too scary.

From CP&G Railroad: “Ride the train through the Scenic Park after dark…if you dare…. Or ride the early train for our younger riders
Food and Drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets sales from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm, Run times 6 pm to 9:00 pm

Dates for the runs are Oct. 19 & 20 Friday & Saturday and 
Oct. 26 & 27 Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10 pm. Tickets are $6. each; under 12 months is free.

**Due to insurance Regulations , expectant mothers are not permitted to ride.**

There will be Candy Cane runs at the end of November and into December too. More on those later. Right now, let’s focus on:

Haunted Trains Crews Lake Park

The CP&G has been holding these Holiday train runs for several years and it just gets better every year. Get On Board!

For other Halloween fun, Visit the Brooksville May Stringer House; it’s haunted.

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Hudson FL Home Sales Jan-Sept. 2017

Hudson FL Home Sales Jan-Sept. 2017

Say hello to Hudson, Florida. Home to waterfront homes, ranches, farms, shopping, great medical facilities, and much more. You can find many varieties of subdivisions: gated, non-gated, older, brand new, and all price ranges.

Where is Hudson, FL? It’s in Florida (!), on the west or Gulf Coast, about midway down the peninsula. Actually as far west as you can go without getting wet.  πŸ˜‰ 

Hudson FL Home Sales Jan-Sept. 2017Hudson Beach, FL

Hudson FL Home Sales Jan-Sept. 2017

Sold Single Family Homes total 825
Lowest Sold: $21,000 in US 19 Addition has 1,206 sf. A 2/2 built in 1973.
Highest Sold: $Sea Pines has 3,016 sf, a 3/2 built in 2007.

Averages of Solds
List Price: $175,399
Sold Price: $170,005
Days on market: 55
List To Sold Price Ratio: 97

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Sold Condos, Villas, Townhouses totals 118
Lowest Sold: $38,000 in Hillside. A 2/2 with 873 sf built in 1986.
Highest Sold: $261,000 in Gulf Island Beach. A 2/2 with 1,236 sf built in 1984.

Averages of Solds
List Price: $104,332

Sold Price: $101,358
Days On Market: 42
List To Sold Price Ratio: 97%

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Active Single Family Homes on the market totals 220.
Lowest List Price: $45,000 in Gulf Side Estates; a 2/1 with 800 sf built in 1975.
Highest List Price: $575,000 in Hudson Beach Estates. A 3/4 with 2,095 sf built in 2001.

There are currently 115 Single Family Homes Pending ranging from $29,000. to $549,900.
*Statics based on information from MLSMFR for Pasco County.

If you have questions about your subdivision and would like to know what homes are selling for there, contact me and I will run those numbers for you. 

Finally, you maybe wondering what is contributing to the low inventory situation right now.People are afraid they will not find a home to move to, they hesitate to put their home up for sale. 

Trinity FL. Home Sales Jan-Sept.

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Hudson FL Home Sales January-June 2017

Hudson FL Home Sales January-June 2017

Hudson FL Home Sales January-June 2017This report deals with single-family homes throughout zip codes 34667 and 34669. And, from January 1 to June 30, 2017.

Hudson is on the Gulf side of the Florida peninsula about halfway from the panhandle to the tip. The area boasts both residential, commercial, and farming/ranch style living.

Hudson FL Home Sales January-June 2017

Hudson FL Home Sales January-June 2017

Graphic shows 2013 through 2016 Sales

Active On The Market totals 195
Lowest Listed Price: $60,500 in Beacon Woods Village (villa style) with 963 sf. A 2/2 built in 1973. It was bank-owned.
Highest Listed Price: $575,000 Hudson Beach Estates for a 2,738 sf home with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and a pool.

The amount of actives on the market has dropped considerably since the 2016 End of Year Report (click the link to view it.) Now there are 195; compared to 260 at the end of 2016.

Currently Pending– Not Closed totals 170
170 Homes are currently pending and awaiting closing. They range from $34,900 in Country Club Estates to $485,000 In Hudson.  

Sold Homes from January 1 to June 30 total 582
Starting at $21,000 in Triton Terrace for a 1,206 sf 2/2 home built in 1973 to $457,000 in Hudson Beach Estates. The home is 2,436 sf, 4/3 built in 2004. Is situated on 14+ acres.
Total Bank-owned sold is 37; Total Short Sales is 8.

Hudson FL Home Sales January-June 2017

Sales Price Stats from 2007 to Jan 2017

6 Month Averages for Hudson 34667 and 34669 
Listed Price: $167,394
Closed Price: $162,211
Days On Market: 58
Sales Price/Listed Price Ratio: 97%

*Statics based on information from MLSMFR for Pasco County.

Hudson FL Home Sales 

In conclusion, at the end of 2016, there were 260 homes for sale; now there are only 195. 160 Homes sold in the last three months of 2016; 582 sold in the first 6 months of 2017. Pending homes is an interesting 170; when I wrote the  2016 report there were only 118 pending. We shall see at the end of the 3rd quarter how many became Solds.

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Hudson FL Home Sales January-June 2017

Hudson FL Condo-Villa Sales 2016

Hudson FL Condo-Villa Sales 2016 covers Zip Codes 34667, 34669. 

Where Is Hudson Florida?

Hudson Florida is approximately 35 miles north of the sponge capital of the world,Tarpon Springs and west of Tampa on the Gulf Coast of Florida. 

Hudson FL Condo-Villa Sales 2016Hudson Beach looking north by Toni

In fact, many homes are on the waterfront while others are in small and not-so-small subdivisions like Beacon Woods Golf and Country Club.

You can enjoy Hudson Beach and Hudson Beach Park with it’s  beautiful view, a park with a viewing tower overlooking the Gulf and picnic tables, and several restaurants.

Hudson FL Condo-Villa Sales 2016

Active on the Market Today- 59
Lowest List Price: $39,000. in Timber Oaks. A 714 sf unit with 1 bedroom/1 bath. Built in 1974.
Highest List Price: $379,000 in Sand Pebble Beach Condos. A 1,692 sf unit built in 1982 with 2 bedrooms/
2 baths and views of the Gulf. 

Pending at this time- 4
Ranging in listing price from $49,900 to $158,900.

Sold In 2016 – 206
Lowest Sold Price: $23,000 in Royal Richey Villas. A 1 bedroom/1 bath unit with 806 sf built in 1980.

Highest Sold Price: $326,000. in Gulf Island Beach Condos. 1,409 sf, a two bedroom/2 bath built in 1984.

Averages For Hudson FL
List Price: $102,815.

Closed Price: $98,523.
Days on Market: 81
List Price/Sold Price Ratio: 95%
10 were Bank-owned; 1 was a Short Sale.

4th Quarter Sales total 50 (Oct. 1 through Dec. 31)
Lowest Sold Price: $44,900 in The Hillside. A 1,103 sf 2 bedroom/2 bath built in 1989.
Highest Sold Price: $326,000 in Gulf Island Beach. 1,409 sf, a two bedroom/2 bath built in 1984.

4th Quarter Averages
List Price: $118,151

Closed Price: $113,250
Days On Market: 72
List to Sold Price Ratio: 96%
Bank Owned: 0, Short Sale: 0

In conclusion, there was a considerable drop in sales in the fourth quarter 2016.  That is to be expected what with all the holidays. So far, January has not shown a significant increase. 

Finally, if you have questions about the market in your area, just send us an email or give us a call.

Trinity Fl. 2nd Quarter Home Sales

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Hudson FL Home Sales- 2016

Hudson FL Home Sales- 2016

Hudson, Florida is a diverse town with homes on the Gulf of Mexico, homes in subdivisions, and homes out east that are ranches or farms.

Hudson FL Home Sales- 2016At Hudson Beach looking north by Toni Weidman

In addition, this report deals with single-family homes throughout zip codes 34667 and 34669.  Generally speaking,  it covers the year of 2016, but I have also separated out the last quarter sales which I usually do as a separate report on each quarter. 

Hudson FL Home Sales- 2016

Currently Active For Sale totals 260
Lowest List Price: $29,900. Built in 1973, a 2/2 with 1,206 sf. 
Highest List Price: $600,000. Built in 2001, a 3/4 with 2,095 sf.

Pending at this time totals 118. Ranging in listed price from $58,000. to $399,500.

Sold Homes for 2016 totals 1,059
Lowest Sold Price: $19,000 in Country Club Estates for a 2/1 with 926 sf built in 1971.
Highest Sold Price: $593,000 in Driftwood Isles for 3/3 with 3,300 sf built in 2002.
Bank-owned: 134; Short Sales: 19

Average of Solds in 2016
List Price: $150,639
Closed Price: $146,222
Average Days On Market: 69
Sales Price to List Price Ratio: 97%

Sold for the Fourth Quarter 2016: 160

Lowest Sold Price: Hudson Sub, $30,000 for a 3/2 with 1,104 sf built in 1985.
Highest Sold Price: Driftwood Isles (see 2016 above) $593,000 for a 3/3 with 3,300 sf.
Bank-owned: 28; Short Sales: 2

 Averages for Fourth Quarter 2016 (Oct-Dec).
Listed Price: $157,728

Closed Price: $153,355
Average Days On Market: 64
Sold Price to List Price: 97%

 *Statics based on information from MLSMFR for Pasco County.
View New Port Richey 2016 Sales here.
View Holiday Home Sales, here.
Wesley Chapel Home Sales 2016, click here.

In conclusion:

Hudson FL Home Sales- 2016There has been a considerable drop in short-sales throughout the last few years. Furthermore, inventory is low which means it can be difficult for buyers to find what they are looking for. Very often, the most desirable homes are snapped up within a day or two.  Less homes on the market contributes to higher sales prices…it’s a good time to sell.

Finally, if people are afraid they will not find a home to move to, they hesitate to put their home up for sale. Leading to a low-inventory situation. 260 homes for sale in Hudson is very low.

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Time To Fall Back Again This Weekend

Time To Fall Back Again This Weekend

So, here we all are in November and it’s getting dark earlier and earlier each day.  What to do? What to do? 

Time To Fall Back Again This Weekend

The powers that be, in their infinite wisdom, are changing the time and having us Fall back so that it will get darker even earlier in the evening; Today’s 7 pm darkness will be Sunday’s 6 pm darkness. But the upside is that it will get lighter earlier in the morning.  What is now 7 am darkness will become 6 am darkness; and we won’t have to wait till 8 am to be able to see on the roads. 

Did any of that make sense? The good thing is that the children will not be going to school in the dark: so much more safe for them.  We will not be driving to work in the murky half-light of dawn, although going home will be another matter altogether.

Time To Fall Back Again This Weekend

The instructions from those above-named powers that be insist that at 2 am on Sunday morning (Nov 6), you should get up and out of your warm bed and go around the house changing all your clocks from 2 am to 1 am.  This is not the chore that it used to be back before digital clocks but there are still some old clocks around the house , and who wants to wake up at 2 am and get out of bed?

We have even forgotten that it was time to change the clocks and been late for church (gasp).  These days, I put post-it notes showing a clock face with hands on the range, microwave clocks and our alarm clocks (they still don’t change automatically). This is a reminder to make sure that I change the clocks before I go to sleep on Saturday. 

Thank goodness, the computer clocks change by themselves. Just need to remember to do the car clocks which is much easier now than it used to be.

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West Pasco Condo-Villa Sales July-Sept 2016

West Pasco Condo-Villa Sales July-Sept 2016. This report covers zip codes 34652, 34653, 34654, 34655, 34667, 34668, 34669, 34690 and 34691 for the 3rd Quarter 2016.

Condos and villas have advantages that a single-family home does not; especially if they are part-time residents.Northern residents are looking for a place they can come in the cold winter months and feel secure about leaving in the spring for several months.

West Pasco Condo-Villa Sales July-Sept 2016

No worries about the lawn and exterior of the home; all that will be taken care of.  Upon making friends in the neighborhood, they can be assured that someone is watching out for their place. Many complexes are gated and have guards, such as Timber Greens Country Club in New Port Richey, for instance.  All of which is very re-assuring to our winter folks.

West Pasco Condo-Villa Sales July-Sept 2016

Currently Active total 209
Lowest List Price: $10,000. Bank-owned. 904 sf, built in 1973. Condo fee is $454/.month.
Highest List Price: $389,000. in Sand Pebble Pointe. 1692 sf, built in 1982 with views of the Gulf of Mexico. HOA fee $385./month.

Currently Pending: 80
Ranging from $21,900 in Paradise Pointe West to $$295,000. in Sea View Place at Gulf Landings.

Sold in the 3rd Quarter (July-Sept.): 201
Lowest Sold: $22,000. in Royal Richey Village having 806 sf and built in 1980.
Highest Sold: $277,000 in Gulf Island Beach & Tennis Club. 1,563 sf, and a view of the Gulf of Mexico. 

Averages
Listed Price: $83,895.00
Closed Price: $79,565.00
Days on Market: 90
List to Sales Price Ratio: 94%

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

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Crews Lake Haunted Trains 2016

Crews Lake Haunted Trains 2016. Crews Lake Wilderness Park in the Hudson area is home to the Central Pasco and Gulf Railroad.  This is the 7.5 in. gauge railroad that is being built in Crews Lake Wilderness Park.  You can ride the trains around the section that is complete at this time. Craig and I have done this many times, it’s fun and interesting to view the untouched forested park. 

Crews Lake Haunted Trains 2016
 
Crews Lake Haunted Trains 2016

You can take the kids to ride the haunted trains on Friday and Saturday nights during October.  The dates are Oct. 21 & 22, Oct 28 & 29  from 7 pm to 10 pm. 

The charge to ride is $5.00 and children under 12 months are free.  All major credit cards are accepted. Cash is good too. Pasco County charges $2.00  per car to park in any county park including this one.  

Crews Lake Wilderness Park is off Shady Hills Road next to the Suncoast Parkway. The kids will just love riding on these little trains – Mom and Dad can go too. There will be food and beverages available to purchase. 

New this year, there are Not So Spooky train rides between 5 and 6 pm for the young.

Crews Lake Haunted Trains 2016

For more information, you can go to the Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad website here.  They also have a facebook page right here.

To read about past haunted trains, click here.

Don’t forget, the Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad has Easter, Christmas and Birthday trains too.

Birthday trains on Saturdays, 8 am-12 and 1-5 pm. You can schedule a time to include the train station platform and train station picnic area; or a park shelter; and a private train and crew for 2 hours of train rides.  All info is on their website above.

This information brought to you by Toni Weidman (the big kid who loves trains).  Please check with the Gulf Central Railroad for any weather changes or information you may need. Their website has lots of info.

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Crews Lake Haunted Trains 2016

Hudson FL Home Sales July-Sept 2016

Hudson FL Home Sales July-Sept 2016 is a quarterly report that shows the total number of single family home sales during the time period July 1 to Sept. 30, 2016, and includes zip codes 34667 and 34669. And the currently active homes for sale.

First, where is Hudson, FL?  Hudson is on the Gulf of Mexico on the west coast of Florida;  north of Tarpon Springs, and west of Tampa, FL. The Suncoast Parkway (toll road) gives us easy access to Tampa from Hudson via State Road 52. 

Hudson FL Home Sales July-Sept 2016Homes for sale in Hudson come in all styles and can be found with a waterview, on the water,in Hudson Beach, in subdivisions with deed restrictions, on golf courses, and on acreage. There are farms, ranches, and even a winery. In fact, one subdivision that is very large is Beacon Woods Golf and Country Club with lots of smaller complexes including single-family homes, villas, and condos under it’s umbrella.

To view for comparison, the 1st quarter 2016 and 2nd quarter 2016.  reports click the blue links.

Hudson FL Home Sales July-Sept 2016

Currently Active Homes for Sale in Hudson total 263.

Lowest listed price: $29,900 for 1,206 sf built in 1973.
Highest Listed price: $928,999. for 2,870 sf and 35 acres of farmland. The home was built in 1974 and has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. 

You will find a great variety of home prices in Hudson FL. As you can imagine, waterfront homes sell at much higher prices than homes inland. Farms with large acreage also sell higher but not quite as high as waterfront.  Everyone loves waterfront!

Pending homes total 130. Ranging in price from $45,000 to $629,000. We will know more about these after they close (or go back on the market).

Sold Homes during the 3rd Quarter 2016

Total homes sold was 281. 2nd Quarter totaled 315 which means sales decreased this quarter (also in New Port Richey). Next quarter will tell us if this a significant change or just a result of summer vacations, etc.

Lowest Sold: In Gulfview Terrace with 1,260 sf, a 2/1 built in 1970.
Highest Sold: Driftwood Isles for $470,084 with 1,914 sf. A 3/3 built in 2002.

Averages for the quarter.

Listed Price: $154,761
Closed Price: $150,896
Days on Market: 72
Sales Price to List Price Ratio: 98%.

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Hudson FL Home Sales July-Sept 2016