Coastal Cleanup Pasco County 2017

Coastal Cleanup Pasco County 2017

Pasco residents participate in Coastal Cleanup each year. You can participate and help out on September 16 at various locations from 8 am to 12 pm. The event is hosted by Keep Pasco Beautiful, check out their Facebook page. You can reach out to them to find a location that is close to you; call (727) 856-7252. Their website is here.

Coastal Cleanup Pasco County 2017

Coastal Cleanup Pasco County 2017

Photo courtesy of Keep Pasco Beautiful

Keep Pasco Beautiful says:

Keep Pasco Beautiful is partnering with Pasco County to organize the annual International Coastal Cleanup. Each year, volunteers band together to pick up trash along fragile coastal waterways and in Pasco County streets. 

The event attracts hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world who spend a few hours removing trash and debris from beaches, lakes, rivers and inland areas, while keeping track of every piece of trash they find. The Ocean Conservancy uses that information to produce an annual country-by-country, state-by-state index of the problem of marine debris.

In 2016 1,372 volunteers picked up 25.36 tons of trash throughout Pasco County.

There will be teams in locations throughout Pasco County. Sites include Anclote Gulf Park and Strauber Memorial Highway in Holiday, City of New Port Richey, Werner-Boyce State Park in Port Richey, Hudson Beach in Hudson, Lacoochee, City of Dade City, Land o’ Lakes, Wesley Chapel and Crystal Springs. Supplies such as trash bags and water are provided. Free t-shirts will be given out while supplies last. 

“There are so many people in our community that are concerned about the environment,” said Kristen King, Keep Pasco Beautiful Coordinator.

Coastal Cleanup Pasco County 2017

So, if you really want to help in this wonderful effort to keep Pasco looking great and save our water wildlife, please contact Keep Pasco Beautiful and find a location that is good for you. Be sure to wear lots of sunscreen, mosquito repellent, hat, gloves, and bring water to stay hydrated.

This information brought to you by Toni Weidman. Please contact Keep Pasco Beautiful for any further information. 

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
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Coastal Cleanup Pasco County 2017

Fairway Springs Home Sales Jan-March 2017 -New Port Richey

Fairway Springs Home Sales Jan-March 2017 -New Port Richey FL covers single-family home sales, pending and currently active homes; from Jan 1 to March 31, 2017.

Fairway Springs is an established neighborhood in New Port Richey on the SR 54 corridor east of Little Road. There are only single family homes (no condos-villas) in Fairway Springs. It is deed-restricted and well-maintained and it is NOT age-restricted.  

Schools serving Fairway Springs residents are: 
Long Leaf Elementary; Seven Springs Middle, and James W. Mitchell High School. If you ask me how I know it’s great; I’ll tell you, we used to live there when our son was still in school.

Public School information is here. You can search county school boundaries here.

Here is the website for fencing guidance and other information  in the neighborhood.

Fairway Springs Home Sales Jan-March 2017 -New Port Richey FL

Fairway Springs Home Sales Jan-March 2017

Sold Homes from Jan 1 – March 31 total 5
Lowest Sold: $176,000 for 1,505 sf 3/2 built in 1985. Highest Sold: $$213,000 3/2 with 1,677 sf built in 1983. 

Average Sales Data
List Price: $193,200
Closed Price: $189,350
Average Price per sq.foot: $116.27

Days on Market: 58
Sold To List Price Ratio: 98%

Median Sales Data
List Price: $189,900
Closed Price: $$184,200
Median price per sq. foot: $119.37

Days On Market: 50
Sold To List Price Ratio: 98%

In 2016 total homes sold was 22. Lowest sold was $113,000  (listed at $122,400.); highest sold was $237,500 (listed at $229,000). this home was on the market for 171 days. Average price per sq.ft was $105.28. 

Current Homes For Sale at this time total 5.
Lowest Listed Price is $162,900 for 1,399 sf with 2 bedrooms/2 baths built in 1983.
Highest Listed Price is $264,900 for 2,482 sf a 3 bedroom/2 bath built in 1982.

Pending homes total 8 ranging from $149,000 for 1,443 sf to $250,000 for 1,677 sf.

Fairway Springs Home Sales Jan-March 2017Fairway Springs has a clubhouse and pool for residents enjoyment. The Homeowners Association fees are $280/year. Be sure to go to the website above to check out the deed restrictions if you’re thinking of living there. 

*Statistics are courtesy of MLSMFR for Pasco County.
Search Homes For Sale here.

Sold Home in Fairway Springs

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Fairway Springs Home Sales Jan-March 2017

Fairway Springs Home For Sale-Trinity FL

Fairway Springs Home For Sale-Trinity FL

This lovely Arthur Rutenberg Riviera home is now on the market. It is located in Fairway Springs. with an entrance on SR 54. It can also be reached through the Long Leaf Subdivision. This Home Is SOLD

 

Fairway Springs Home For Sale-Trinity FL

Enjoy the attractive great room with a wood-burning fireplace, vaulted ceiling, designer Laminate flooring throughout the great room and dining room,  and lots of space to display your furniture. Both open to the vinyl-windowed lanai with sliding glass doors.

Fairway Springs Home For Sale-Trinity FL

The kitchen has a bright breakfast room with a bay style window so you can enjoy your casual meals and watch the birdies. 

The roof is 5 years old. And the a/c was recently replaced. There’s a Sentricon system for termite protection.

The family room with sliding pocket doors can have many different purposes such as an office, a media room, den, or a third bedroom if needed. The two bedrooms and family room are newly carpeted. This home is listed at $189,900. [updated 05/17/17]


Fairway Springs Home For Sale-Trinity FL

Fairway Springs is a great family-friendly neighborhood, with no age restrictions. And the kids attend school at Long Leaf Elementary; Seven Springs Middle, and  James W. Mitchell High School. If you ask me how I know it’s great; I’ll tell you, we used to live there when our son was still in school.

Public School information is here. You can search county school boundaries here here.

HOA fees at Fairway Springs are $280/annually for the pool/clubhouse and common areas.

Fairway Springs is easy access to Tampa close to the Suncoast Parkway and you can reach Pinellas county easily on the McMullin-Booth corridor. 

Lastly, If you would like more information about this lovely home, give me a call.  Or if you need information about qualifying for a mortgage, give us a call. We have people who will qualify you. To search homes for sale, click here.

View Fairway Springs Home Sales Jan-March 2017

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727-237-0083

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Fairway Springs Charming Home For Sale-Trinity FL

Lip Sync Battle Pasco 2017

Lip Sync Battle Pasco 2017 is tomorrow (Feb. 3, 2017). from 6pm-9pm. Do you know what Lip Sync Battle is?  Lip Sync Battle is already a huge viral sensation and is now presented by United Way of Pasco County.   

Lip Sync Battle Pasco will feature five local celebrities like you’ve never seen them before syncing  their hearts out in hysterically epic performances. Five Lip Sync performances and two very special performances. All for a great evening of fun and fundraising.

Lip Sync Battle Pasco 2017

Lip Sync Battle Pasco 2017

Each contestant will perform 1 song of the contestant’s choice. Each performance will include costumes, back up dancers, special effects and anything the contestant can come up with. United Way will work with local theaters, drama departments and dance studios to assist the contestants with their needs.

The winner of Lip Sync Battle Pasco will be chosen by audience vote. Each vote will be $1. Contestants can raise votes prior to the event by getting sponsorships. Organizers will utilize electronic online voting to encourage additional purchases of votes and constant voting throughout the night.

*All proceeds will benefit United Way of Pasco County

In detail, the 2017 Lip Sync Battle Contestants are:
Scott Byrnes, Jeremy George, Commissioner Kathryn Starkey, Shahra Anderson, and Dr. Lyndsay McCaslin.

Meanwhile, this is where Lip Sync Battle Pasco County 2017 will be held. The Verizon Center, 8718 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, FL. 33543. 

Each contestant will perform twice during the night, 1 song chosen by Lip Sync Battle Pasco 2017Lip Sync Pasco Committee and 1 song of the contestant’s choice. To clarify, each performance will include costumes, back up dancers, special effects, and anything the contestant comes up with. For instance, the organizers work with local theaters, drama departments and dance studios to help the contestants with their needs.

Tickets are $30.00 and  can be purchased from a contestant, Or  call 727-835-2029. Take a look at the Facebook event page here. Also, click here for United Way Pasco County.

Finally, this event information brought to you by Toni Weidman, Florida Luxury Realty.  Please contact United Way Pasco County for more information.

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
Florida Luxury Realty
727-237-0083

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree – Pasco County

Recycle Your Christmas Tree – Pasco County. Pasco County has recycling for Christmas trees. There may be different requirements to recycle our once-green friends but if you have curbside recycling you can do it yourself from home.

It seems sad to me that after reigning in splendor in our homes, the tree is just thrown at the curbside.  At the least, it can be recycles or sent for re-use.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree – Pasco County

  • First, remove all tinsel, metal hooks, lights and ornaments. 
  • Choose a container (plastic bags are not allowed).
  • Put a sticker on it. Get your sticker from the trash service guys.
  • Put out at the curb the night before pick-up day.


Recycle Your Christmas Tree - Pasco CountyIn Pasco County, each year the Recycling Department, Parks and Recreation and some private businesses partner to offer Christmas tree recycling drop offs to Pasco citizens. The trees are chipped and used in our parks to mulch trails and planting beds. The drop off runs from the day after Christmas until the day after the Eucharist in January.(Jan. 8). There are generally 8-10 drop off sites throughout the county.

Questions or Concerns, Contact the Recycling Office:
Central: (813) 235-6012
Westside: (727) 856-4539
Eastside: (352) 521-4285

Or you can remove all tinsel, metal hooks and decorations from your tree and drop it off at one of the following locations during normal business hours. Do this from December 26, 2016 through January 8, 2017. 

Recycle Your Christmas Tree - Pasco County

View a larger pdf version of the above information  Here.

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Pasco County Schools Closed Thurs Sept. 1

Pasco County Schools Closed Thurs Sept. 1 As a result all Pasco County schools and Government Offices will be closed. All after school activities today are cancelled.

Pasco County Schools Closed Thurs Sept. 1


That means all public schools. If you’re child attends a private school, be sure to get their plans for tomorrow.

Sandbags can help keep water out of your home, here are some places you can find them. Best to bring your own shovel, it will go faster that way then waiting for one to become available.

Sandbags are available at the following locations from 7 am to 8 pm

West Pasco Government Center, 7356 State Street, New    Port Richey
 C-Barn, 30908 Warder Road, San Antonio (self-serve)
 Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson     (self-serve)
Mitchell Park, 4825 Little Road, New Port Richey (self-  serve)
Land O’ Lakes Rec Center, 3032 Collier Pkwy, Land O’    Lakes
Fire Station, 6907 Dairy Road, Zephyrhills
6240 Pine Hill Road, New Port Richey (self-serve)
38042 Pasco Ave., Dade City (self-serve)
Port Richey City Hall, 6333 Ridge Road, Port Richey  (self-serve)

Pasco County is under a Hurricane Watch at this time.

 

TS Hermine may bring flooding to our low-lying areas so please drive carefully. If a street looks flooded, do not drive onto it. 6 inches of fast moving water can knock an adult down and carry them away. 12 inches of fast-moving water can carry away a small car.

Remember: when flooded, turn around. Don’t Drown.

Pasco County has dealt with some flooded streets and subdivisions during previous storms. Some have been upgraded but some have not. 

Those of you who are new to our area, don’t panic. Most areas do not experience flooding. Hopefully, when you bought your Florida home, you checked out the Florida flood zone maps before purchase.

Finally, if you are heading for a shelter, be sure to ask if you can take your pet(s) with you prior to heading over there. Or find a boarding kennel that is accepting pets for the storm period.

Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker-associate
Florida Luxury Realty
727-237-0083

Pasco County Schools Closed Thurs Sept. 1

 

Primary Early Voting Pasco 2016

Primary Early Voting Pasco 2016 begins Saturday, August 20, 2016 and continues through (including Sunday) till August 27. The actual election day is August 30. If you don’t make any of the early voting times, you will have to wait until the following Tuesday, August 30 to vote in your precinct.

If you’re looking for the Nov.  Election early voting schedule, click here for my post on it. It closes Nov. 5.

First, early voting hours are Monday through Friday: 8 am to 6 pm. Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm. Be sure to bring and photo/signature ID with you. A Florida Driver’s License is perfect!


You will be provided with a ballot form and a marking device so no need to bring a #2 pencil with you  🙂 .

Primary Early Voting Pasco 2016

Meanwhile, now that you know what hours to vote, here are the locations:

West Pasco Government Center
Supervisor of Elections Office

8731 Citizens Drive, Suite 110 (off Little)
New Port Richey, FL 34654 

Regency Park Branch Library
9701 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654

Hudson Regional LIbrary
8012 Library Road (off Fivay)
Hudson, FL 34667

South Holiday Branch Library
4649 Mile Stretch Dr., 
Holiday, FL 34690

East Pasco Government Center
14236 6th Street

Dade City, FL 33523

New River Branch Library
34043 State Road 54
Zephyrhills, FL 33543

Quail Hollow Country Club
6225 Old Pasco Road

Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Land O’ Lakes Branch Library
2818 Collier Parkway
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34630

Finally, if you have any questions, contact the Supervisor of Election’s Office at 800-851-8754.  Check their website here for directions and voting wait times.

And, I want you to get going and vote early: you will receive a very cool sticker to wear for the rest of the day!
Primary Early Voting Pasco 2016
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Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker-associate
Florida Luxury Realty
727-237-0083

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Holiday FL Home Sales 2nd Q 2016

Holiday FL Home Sales 2nd Q 2016 show that home sales rose and now the inventory is also on the rise meaning more folks are deciding to sell and put their homes on the market. This report covers zip codes 34690 and 34691.

You can take a look at the 1st quarter home sales here.

Holiday FL Home Sales 2nd Q 2016

First, let’s talk about where Holiday, FL is located.  Holiday is on the Gulf of Mexico side of the Florida Peninsula; just above those fabulous sponge docks in Tarpon Springs. Heading east, less than an hour’s drive to Tampa. 

Holiday FL Home Sales 2nd Q 2016Sneaking up on the bait bucket (Toni Weidman)

Second; There are several waterfront communities where you can enjoy the balmy breezes and the beautiful views.  Also, there are parks with beaches, and just plain parks. Namely, lots of good things in Holiday, FL.

Holiday FL Home Sales 2nd Q 2016

Currently, Active On The Market totals 114. That is up from the end of March which was 80. 
Lowest List Price: $20,800 for a 1,200 sf home with a pool in Holiday Lakes West, built in 1986.
Highest List Price: $792,000 for a home on the Bonita River with 10 acres surrounding it. The 3,000 sf home is framed but not completed. Year built 1965.

Active With Contract (57) and Pending (76) total 133. And will close sometime in the near future.

Sold Homes

Finally, we’ll talk about Sold Homes for the 2nd Quarter. Solds totaled 215 this quarter compared to 131 in the first quarter.
Lowest Sold Price: $32,000 in Aloha Gardens for 1,170 sf, built in 1983. Bank-owned.
Highest Sold Price: $400,000, a waterfront home on the Gulf of Mexico in Bailey’s Bluff. Year built 1971 with 146′ waterfront.

Averages
List Price: $109,357

Closed Price: $105,793
Days On Market: 49
Sold to List Price Ratio: 98%

 You will notice that average days on market declined from 78 1st Quarter to 49 this past quarter. Listed homes don’t last long.

Median List Price: $82,500
Median Sold Price: $80,000
Sold to List Price Ratio: 97%

To clarify, buyers are trying to find the home they can afford in a low-inventory market. Sometimes, looking takes a lot of work.

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

We can help; just give the Weidman Team a call. To search homes for sale; click here.

Toni Weidman, GRI
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Florida Luxury Realty
727-237-0083

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Holiday FL Home Sales 2nd Q 2016

 

Pasco County Sandbag Locations

Pasco County Sandbag Locations are open for sandbag pick up Pasco County Sandbag Locationsin preparation for the bad weather that is heading our way. You must show Pasco County proof of residency in order to take sandbags. Limit is 20 bags per family. Photo courtesy of Pasco County.

Pasco County Sandbag Locations
The following locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice:

West Pasco Government Center, 7356 State Street, New Port Richey (self-serve)
J.W. Mitchell Park, 4025 Little Road, New Port Richey (self-serve)
Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson (self-serve)
C-Barn, 30906 Warder Road, San Antonio (self-serve)
Land O’Lakes Rec Center, 3032 Collier Parkway, Land O’Lakes (self-serve)
Fire Station #2, 6907 Dairy Road, Zephyrhills (self-serve)
(NEW) Dade City Police Department, 38042 Pasco Avenue, Dade City (self-serve)
6240 Pine Hill Road, New Port Richey (self-serve)

Bring shovels to use for filling the bags. Locations will be open till 5 pm today.

Storms are due tomorrow afternoon and night, and Tuesday.
The following locations will have inmate labor to help citizens with sand bag filling from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You will recognize them by their really cool outfits.

 West Pasco Government Center, 7356 State Street, New Port Richey
J.W. Mitchell Park, 4025 Little Road, New Port Richey

If you need more information about flooding, go to the Office of Emergency Management, click here. WePasco County Sandbag Locations‘ve had some really bad 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 Bedlington Terrier belongs to my friend, Pat Patterson. Thanks, Pat, for letting me use your photo. 

The Pasco County Customer Service Line is available today till 5 pm at  727-847-2411. 

Stay Safe; we’ll see you on the other side of the storm.

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
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Pasco County Sandbag Locations

Memorial Day Events – Closures Trinity

Memorial Day Events – Closures Trinity. Memorial Day is Monday, May 30; and you may need to know what is closed and what is not before you head out the door on Monday.

[W]hen did Memorial Day change from May 30 to the last Monday in May? (which happens to be May 30 in 2016). In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act which moved 4 holidays including Memorial Day to a specific Monday to create a holiday weekend.

Born out of the Civil War, and originally called Decoration Day, the first one was celebrated at Arlington National Cemetery where Gen. James Garfield made the  first speech. 5,000 volunteers decorated 20,000 graves.

Memorial Day Events – Closures Trinity

Memorial Day Events - Closures Trinity

 

 

 

 

Closures

  • Pasco County Government Offices including all courts.
  • Pasco County Tax Collector’s Offices.
  • All Pasco County Libraries.
  • Pasco County Recreation Centers but parks and beaches remain open for residents to use from dawn to dusk.
  • Pasco County schools.
  • Pasco County Public Transportation will be closed and will not be providing services.
  • Pasco County Recovery and the East Pasco Transfer Station will be closed.
  • Pasco County Animal Services will be closed with  an Animal Control Office available only for emergencies.
  • There will be no mail service.
  • There will be no trash pick-up.

There will be many Memorial Day Events in and around New Port Richey, FL. Most VFW Halls and American Legion Halls will be holding an event which may include food and beverages (the fees are different for all). Many Home Owners Associations hold an event; you would have to check with them on an individual basis.  The New Port Richey Elks will have an inside Celebration and Picnic.  (noon to 2 pm). The menu ranges from $5 to $7.

This weekend has become the weekend that ushers in summer but please take a few moments and thank our service men and women for their sacrifice.

Toni Weidman
Broker- associate
Florida Luxury Realty, Trinity
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Memorial Day Events –  Closures Trinity