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

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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Sailwinds Realty
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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

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.

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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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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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New Port Richey Home Sales Jan-July 2019

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:

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Pool Safety For Children

River Side Village Pool Home SOLD

River Side Village Pool Home SOLD in New Port Richey. You missed out on this great family home. The home was under contract in March and closed at the end of June. 

It has 3 bedrooms/2 baths in 1, 814 square feet and is a split bedroom floor plan; the  Master Bedroom has an en suite bathroom and has a large walk-in closet. And, the other two bedrooms are on the opposite side of the home. 

No home-owners association means a place to park your RV or boat right at home on your own 22,000+ square foot property (just under half an acre at .47).

Toni Weidman Homes Sold

River Side Village Pool Home is SOLD

The pool is a sparkling 10 x 25 ft. (sizes approx.) and  has a full screen enclosure in the back yard with a locking door for safety.

Click this link to see the You-tube video. 

The neighborhood is convenient to both Trinity and New Port Richey area shopping, health facilities, and restaurants. Situated off Little Road. 

What Schools Are In The Area of River Side Village

River Side Village Pool Home SOLD

Click any link to go to that school’s website.

Longleaf Elementary School   
River Ridge Middle School   
River Ridge High School

 

This River Side Village Pool Home is SOLD, and If you’re looking for a home; give us a call. Or you can use our inactive search on our website.

Hurricane Names for 2019 Season

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Have you been to our Trinity Pets Yappy Hour yet? We meet the second Tuesday of the month (except July, August, December) at Varsity Club, 3523 Little Road, New Port Richey 34655 at 6pm. Bring your dog to dinner-they have a special doggy menu. Sponsored by Trinity Pet Sitters LLC and Toni Weidman, Sailwinds Realty.

Here are some tips to keep your pets safe on July 4th.

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Pool Home Contract Pending -River Side Village

Pool Home Contract Pending -River Side Village in New Port Richey. This lovely 3 bedroom home with a screened pool is now pending since March and expected to close end of June. This home is Sold.

It has 1814 square feet and is a split bedroom floor plan; the  Master Bedroom has an en suite bathroom and has a large walk-in closet. And, the other two bedrooms are on the opposite side of the home. Currently listed at $240,000.00.

Pool Home Contract Pending – River Side Village

No home-owners association means a place to park your RV or boat right at home on your own 22,000+ square foot property (just under half an acre at .47).

Pool Home Contract Pending

The pool is a sparkling 10 x 25 ft. (sizes approx.) and  has a full screen enclosure in the back yard with a locking door for safety.

Appliances were replaced in the last 4 years, a new garage door opener, all screening on porch and pool replaced in the last 5-6 years, there are security lights all around the home, and the roof replaced in 2015. And there are Rain Guard gutters.

The oversized 2 car garage had a make-over this year and is all shiny and clean and ready for all your stuff.

Pool Home Contract Pending

Click this link to see the You-tube video. 

The neighborhood is convenient to both Trinity and New Port Richey area shopping, health facilities, and restaurants. Situated off Little Road. 

What schools will your children attend? 

River Side Village Pool Home For Sale.

Click any link to go to that school’s website.

Longleaf Elementary School   
River Ridge Middle School   
River Ridge High School

We can help you sell your home too!  Experience Counts! I’ve been selling West Pasco for 28 years.

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

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Pool Home Contract Pending – River Side Village

Pool Home Price Reduced – New Port Richey

Pool Home Price Reduced – New Port Richey and look at all you get! This 1,814 sf home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and a half bath. A spacious living room, with triple sliding glass doors that open to the screened patio. A generously sized kitchen that connects to the lovely family room with its wood-burning fireplace. This home is Sold!

Pool Home Price Reduced – New Port Richey

It’s a split bedroom floor plan; the  Master Bedroom has an en suite bathroom and has a large walk-in closet. And, the other two bedrooms are on the opposite  side of the home. Currently listed at $240,000.00

No home-owners association means a place to park your RV or boat right at home on your own 22,000+ square foot property (just under half an acre at .47).

The pool is a sparkling 10 x 25 ft. (sizes approx.) and  has a full screen enclosure in the back yard with a locking door for safety.

Appliances were replaced in the last 4 years, a new garage door opener, all screening on porch and pool replaced in the last 5-6 years, there are security lights all around the home, and the roof replaced in 2015. And there are Rain Guard gutters.

The oversized 2 car garage had a make-over this year and is all shiny and clean and ready for all your stuff

Click this link to see the You-tube video. Click here for listing info on my website.

The neighborhood is convenient to both Trinity and New Port Richey area shopping, health facilities, and restaurants. 

What schools will your children attend? 

River Side Village Pool Home For Sale.

Click any link to go to that school’s website.

Longleaf Elementary School   
River Ridge Middle School   
River Ridge High School


Call if you would like to see this home.

You may want to read Pool Safety For Children.

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

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Chasco Fiesta Car-Truck-Bike Show-New Port Richey

Chasco Fiesta Car-Truck-Bike Show-New Port Richey FL is Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Orange Lake in downtown New Port Richey. Registration is from 8 am to 12 noon. Show runs to 2 pm. This is the 19th Annual Chasco Car, Truck & Bike Show.

Chasco Fiesta Car-Truck-Bike Show-New Port Richey FL

Chasco Fiesta Car-Truck-Bike Show-New Port Richey FLPhoto at past Chasco Car Show by Toni

Hosted by the Gulf Side Corvette Club, vehicle pre-registration is $20.00, Day of show registration is $25.00; Bike pre-registration and day of show is $15.00. To pre-register go to Gulf Side Corvette Club’s website here. Dash plaques to first 120 registrants. For more info contact: www.gulfsidecorvetteclub.com
Patrick Martucci: (727) 236-0959,  Bruce Besack: (727) 372-7482

Trophies to be given total 125. 
60 Specialty Car and Truck.
24 Specialty Motorcycle
40 Top Car and Truck
Best of Show (overall) – 5ft. Trophy

According to the folks running the show, musical entertainment is planned; and lots of amazing door prizes, and 50/50 drawings. A portion of the proceeds will go to help local charities.

2018 beneficiaries were: Guardian ad Litem, Pasco Kids First, Families of Domestic Violence, Boldomero Lopez Veterans Nursing Home, 

If you’re a car lover, this is always a great show. 300 cars, trucks, bikes are expected and 3-4,000 vehicle lovers will be wandering around looking at them all.

To view/print their informational flyer, click chasco car.

Be sure to bring lots of water to drink -it’s thirsty work looking at those beauties! Wear sunscreen, a hat if you have one and those really cool sunglasses. 
Chasco Fiesta Car-Truck-Bike Show-New Port Richey

See you there, say hello.

If you have questions about the car show, be sure to contact the organizers. Brought to you as a courtesy by Toni Weidman, Sailwinds Realty.

Read about Gated Communities in New Port Richey

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Chasco Fiesta Car-Truck-Bike Show