Sandbag Locations in Pasco County 2017

Sandbag Locations in Pasco County 2017

With the imminent arrival of Hurricane Irma in the next 6-7 days, Pasco County has opened several Sandbag locations to help Pasco residents protect their property; starting today.

  • West Pasco Government Center, 7356 State St., New Port Richey.
  • Mitchell Park, 4825 Little Road, New Port Richey.
  • Fire Station 17, 2951 Seven Springs Blvd., New Port Richey.
  • Magnolia Valley Clubhouse, 7223 Massachusetts Ave, New Port Richey.
  • Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Rd., Hudson.
  • C-Barn, 30908 Warder Rd., San Antonio.
  • Dade City Police Dept., 38042 Pasco Ave, Dade City.
  • Land O’Lakes Rec Ctr. , 3032 Collier Pkwy, Land O’Lakes.
  • Wesley Chapel District Park, 7727 Boyette Rd., Wesley Chapel.
  • Zephyrhills Fire Station, 6907 Dairy Road, Zephyrhills.

Sandbag Locations in Pasco County 2017

Sandbag locations are self-service and are open to Pasco County Residents. Residents should be ready to fill their own sandbags. Some sandbag sites may have inmate assistance available. Sandbags are provided but you encouraged to bring your own shovel.

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

The Pasco County Customer Service line is open till 5 pm. call at 727-847-2411. 

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

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 2017

Fireworks Celebrations Pasco-Pinellas 2017

Fireworks Celebrations Pasco-Pinellas  2017

It is almost July and once it’s here, it will be July 4th in next to no time. Some celebrations start on June 30th because it’s a Friday.  Let’s see what we can find.

Fireworks Celebrations Pasco-Pinellas 2017
Fireworks Celebrations Pasco-Pinellas 2017

Pasco County

KIAfest Main Street Blast is June 30-July 1 at Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey. The fireworks display is Saturday, 9 pm.  More Info

City of Port Richey & Bayou Business Assoc. Fireworks Display. Port Richey will be hosting  it on July 4th at 8:45 pm.  This  can be viewed from Waterfront Park, 8119 Old Post Rd., Port Richey. More Info

Sparklebration And Fireworks is on July 4th at the Pasco County Fairgrounds and runs from 4 pm-10 pm. Contests, entertainment, petting zoo, family fun, food courts, and fireworks. Pasco County Fairgrounds is at 36722 SR 52, Dade City.  Admission is $5.00, parking is $5.00, kids under 12 are free.  More Info


Pinellas County

Fireworks across the Bay Celebration in St. Pete

Tuesday, July 4 at 9 p.m. along the waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg Annual fireworks display. Fireworks scheduled to begin at 9 p.m., weather permitting. Time may vary starting as early as 8:30 p.m. or as late as 10 p.m. No alcohol or personal fireworks permitted.  Read More

Fireworks at Dunedin Blue Jays Game

Monday, July 3 at 5 p.m.Monday, July 3 at 5 p.m. Celebrate America’s favorite weekend with a FREE baseball game. The Dunedin Blue Jays take on the Tampa Yankees at 5 p.m. Get there early to get your free ticket. Also, enjoy post-game fireworks to cap off your evening. Read More

Fireworks Celebrations Pasco-Pinellas 2017

 

4th of July Celebration in Gulfport

Tuesday July 4 ccelebrate Independence Day all day long with fun kids activities, food, and arts and crafts vendors along with live entertainment!  Visit Gulfport’s Downtown Waterfront District beginning at 2 p.m. for a great family friendly 4th of July block party. The fireworks spectacular will kick off at 9 p.m. on the Gulfport beach near the Gulfport Casino.

Address: 5500 Shore Blvd S. Gulfport, FL 33707
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Clearwater Celebrates America

Tuesday, July 4, Coachman Park, downtown Clearwater. Watch the largest fireworks show in the Tampa Bay area at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater. The free family celebration features music, food, drinks, local vendors and family friendly activities. Gates open at 4 p.m. Music will begin at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m.

Address: 601 Coachman Rd. Clearwater, FL 33765
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Largo 4th of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, Largo Central Park and enjoy great food, live entertainment and activities for all ages, followed by a spectacular fireworks show starting at 9:15 p.m. Read More

Don’t forget the pie-eating contest or try you luck at the watermelon seed spitting contest. The event is kicks off at 6 p.m. Admission to the event is free.

Address: 101 3rd St SE Largo, FL 33771
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Fireworks Celebrations Pasco-Pinellas 2017

Safety Harbor 4th of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, Main Street, Safety Harbor

A family celebration July 4th Safety Harbor style. The day will start with a patriotic parade down Main Street from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be children’s activities, live entertainment, food vendors and plenty of fun for the whole family starting at 5 p.m. Grab a good seat in the marina or the waterfront park. A fireworks display lights up the sky at 9 p.m.

Address: Waterfront Park Safety Harbor, FL 34695
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Independence Day Celebration at Great Explorations

Tuesday, July 4, Great Explorations Children’s Museum, St. Petersburg. Patriotic happenings throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Challenge you friends in the red, white and blue relay at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.  

Admission: $10 for ages 1-54, $9 for ages 55 and up. Free admission for all members of the military. 
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Please keep your pets safe over the holiday; read some tips to do just that here

Need a Pet Sitter while you vacation or work all day? Call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC at 727-359-9518.

Finally, I hope this will help you look forward to your July 4th family fun. Stay safe and please keep your pets inside and safe too.

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
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Car-Truck Show-Port Richey Feb 2017

Car-Truck Show-Port Richey is Sunday, Feb. 19. This will be happening the third Sunday of each month. And it is at Kickin Wingz, which is at 8702 SR 52 in Port Richey, FL.  It starts at 10 am until 3 pm. This will be happening the third Sunday of each month.

Car-Truck Show-Port Richey

Sunday’s event will be a great car and truck show and there will be vendors too so you can do some shopping.  AACA-Richey Region, and Toni Weidman, Sailwinds Realty will be there.

Car-Truck Show-Port Richey Feb 2017

AACA-Richey Region is an antique/classic car club in our area my husband and I belong to. You can check out their Facebook page on the link. We meet the second Saturday of the month. at ihop, 4736 US 19, New Port Richey 34652. Breakfast meeting starts at 10 am. Come visit if you think you might enjoy belonging and going to car shows. You do not have to own a classic/antique car to join- just love them.

Car-Truck Show-Port Richey Feb 2017In fact, by joining AACA-Richey Region, you are also part of Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) and will receive a beautiful magazine with lots of classic car photographs 6 times a year. Our car club has a picnic planned on April 1 at John Chesnut Park. And a visit to the Florida Aquarium in April.  

You can also check out our Classic Car Shows Facebook page which lists shows in the area. Click here to visit.

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Port Richey FL Single Family Home Sales 2016

Port Richey FL Single Family Home Sales 2016

Port Richey, FL. has really grown since 1930 when the population was at 104. Population for 2014 was 2,723. Consisting of 1,290 males and 1,433 females.  Estimated per capita income in 2015: $29,258. In 2000, it was $20,711. Things are looking up. 
For your information, the most common occupations in 2015: construction and sales related. 

Port Richey FL Single Family Home Sales 2016Some of this information can be found at City-Data here.

For more information about Port Richey history, click here.

Port Richey is on the Gulf Coast of Florida, just about mid-state; north of Tarpon Springs and west of Tampa. 

Port Richey-Timber Oaks Home For Sale

See Timber Oaks Home (Photo by Toni)
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Port Richey FL Single Family Home Sales 2016

Homes For Sale total 168
Lowest Listed Price: $45,000. in The Lakes. A 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with 846 sf built in 1980.
Highest Listed Price: $2,500,000 subdivison says TBD. It is on the water. And, has 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths in 5,000 sf built in 1994.

Homes For Sale  currently Pending total 131.
Ranging in listed price from $35,900 in Regency Park to $550,000 in Harbor Isles. Pending sales are confidential so that is all the info we can discuss.

Homes Sold total 1,024 in 2016.
Lowest Sold: $28,000 in Palm Terrace Estates.( A 3 bedroom, 1 bath with 1,027 sf built in 1971.
Highest Sold: $675,000 Paradise Estates. A 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home built in 2008 with 3,732 sf.

Averages for Port Richey
List Price: $96,531
Closed Price: $92,885.
Days on Market: 53
List to Sold Price Ratio: 97%
Bank-owned: 127; Short Sales: 23


Fourth Quarter Solds (Oct. 1-Dec. 31) 243

Lowest Sold: $18,500 in Marina Palms on the water a partially built home. Started in 2016, a 3 bedroom/2 bath with 1,415 sf.
Highest Sold: $485,000 in Harbor Isles on the water; it was built in 1994 and has 2,594 sf with 3 bedrooms/3.5 baths.

Averages for the Fourth Quarter Solds
Listed Price: $107,892.
Closed Price: $103,954
Days On Market: 55
List to Sold Price Ratio: 96%
Bank-owned 27, Short Sale 6

To compare with the 2nd quarter 2016, click here.

*Statistics are courtesy of MLSMFR for Pasco County.

Any questions? Concerns? Call or email Weidman Team. 

Toni Weidman
Broker-Associate
Sailwinds Realty
727-237-0083

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Port Richey FL Single Family Home Sales 2016

Port Richey-Timber Oaks Home For Sale

Port Richey-Timber Oaks Home For Sale
In San Clemente Village, this home is 1,590 square feet heated/cooled living area in a 55+ neighborhood. 
This home is now sold. It was under contract in 3 days.
 See the post about it here. 
Port Richey-Timber Oaks Home For Sale
 
A family room along with a spacious living/dining room combination make up the large living space. And, the kitchen opens to the family room with a breakfast bar, and breakfast area.  White cabinets make for a bright culinary work space.
 
A generous Master Bedroom has a Master Bath with a shower. The ample Guest Bath has a shower/tub with sliding glass doors.
 
A glass-windowed lanai awaits you where you can enjoy an evening cocktail after a hard day of retirement activities. And, wait, there’s more. You even get a two car garage!


Port Richey-Timber Oaks Home For Sale

About Timber Oaks

Timber Oaks is a great neighborhood with a clubhouse and pool and lots of activities.  HOA fees in San Clemente Village are $45.50/month which gives you access to the pool/clubhouse and maintains the common areas.

In fact, this fee is required and there also are deed restrictions to keep the neighborhood beautiful. Every complex in Timber Oaks has it’s own fees which may be different from San Clemente’s fees.

Port Richey-Timber Oaks Home For Sale

You will enjoy lots of fun get-togethers where you will meet new people and make new friends.

Shopping, restaurants, beaches, parks, health facilities, and a library are all within easy reach of this friendly neighborhood. Located between Jasmine Blvd. and SR 52, Timber Oaks can be reached either way. 

You might like Preserve at Fairway Oaks

Home Sweet Home – This may be the perfect home for you; call me right away, it won’t last long.

 

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Volunteer Way – Kids Against Hunger

Volunteer Way – Kids Against Hunger is a voluntary food drive through Volunteer Way, New Port Richey to provide persons, families, schools, networking groups, clubs, businesses and organizations an opportunity to fight hunger in our local area. Additionally, The Volunteer Way will help you, your group,  or your business, organize a food drive.  We can all help.

Volunteer Way – Kids Against Hunger

Volunteer Way - Kids Against Hunger

 

HUNGER has many faces:

  • Young children whose parents are unable to provide regular meals
  • Homeless or unemployed adults
  • Poverty stricken families
  • Seniors on a fixed income.

Additionally, The Volunteer Way helps financially insecure individuals meet their basic needs by providing food, personal items, resources, hope and the opportunity for them improve their lives.

It all started twenty-three years ago with just one person. For instance, today The Volunteer Way and its hunger relief partners assist more than 23,000 families each month in Pasco, Hernando and the surrounding counties.


Volunteer Way - Kids Against HungerNot to mention, The Volunteer Way has been distributing food for over 23 years – Free of Charge. 99% of your donation goes where it is supposed to. Less than 1% goes to administrative costs.

Some of their services include: (click any link).

Food Bank & Food Pantry
Mobile Pantry,
Moon Lake Services,
Brown Bag For Seniors,
Hydroponic Garden,
 
Access

You can get involved in many ways:

In fact, The Volunteer Way is always looking for volunteers in these areas: Soup Kitchen, Warehouse, Office, Little Angel Helping Hands, Free Closet at Moon Lake, Cold shelter, Kids Against Hunger- Coordinators of food drives, Fundraisers, Marketing, Hydroponic Farm, and Delivery of the Brown Bag for seniors. 

Finally, the office and main warehouse is located at 8060 Congress Street, New Port Richey, FL., The Volunteer Way has a pantry at 8061 Congress Street. Phone: 727-848-0433. Contact them here.

So, if you are thinking about organizing a Fundraiser, what better people to help than The Volunteer Way.

**All photos are courtesy of The Volunteer Way.

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Toni Weidman, GRI
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Sailwinds Realty
727-237-0083

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Christmas Car-Truck Show In Port Richey 2016

Christmas Car-Truck Show In Port Richey is in Jasmine Lakes Plaza by Arby’s at 10442 US Highway 19, Port Richey 34668. At the corner of US Hwy 19 and Jasmine Blvd. This show was in 2016.

Phil's Christmas Car-Truck Show In Port Richey

Christmas Car-Truck Show In Port Richey

When is it? Sunday, October 18, 2016 9am – 3pm. Registration is $12 and you will get a free beverage with food purchase. 

Furthermore, this will be the last time before Christmas that you can make a child’s Christmas a happy one. A Toys For Tots collection box will be on site. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate.

You can look at the beautiful classic and new cars and trucks while listening to the oldies, and doing a bit of Christmas shopping with the many vendors who will be there.

*For vendor information, call Annemarie at 727-237-6092
*For car information, call Phil at 727-457-3344

Food and beverages will be available to purchase at Arby’s right there.  And 50/50 drawings, door prizes, and dash plaques.

Phil's Christmas Car-Truck Show In Port Richey

This event brought to you by Toni Weidman. Please contact the persons listed above for vendor or registration information.

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Port Richey Home Sales July-Sept 2016

Port Richey Home Sales July-Sept 2016. First a little bit of history of Port Richey. In 1883, Aaron M. Richey arrived from St. Joseph, Missouri, and settled near the mouth of the Pithlachascotee River. He established a post office in his home on July 9, 1884.

Furthermore, Port Richey was incorporated as a municipality in 1925, in response to the incorporation of New Port Richey the previous year. The name Port Richey is older than the name New Port Richey, as the post offices were established in 1884 and 1915, respectively. (From Wikipedia).

Port Richey Home Sales July-Sept 2016Oelsner Park in Port Richey by Toni Weidman

In fact, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash once owned a home in Port Richey; inherited from Maybelle Carter and sold in 2002 before their deaths in 2003.

Oelsner Park in Port Richey, FL by Toni Weidman

This report covers the Port Richey area code 34668 for single family homes. For comparison, look at the
Port Richey Sales Report for 2015.

Port Richey Home Sales July-Sept 2016

This is single-family homes sold from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2016.

Active Homes For Sale in Port Richey total 180.
Lowest list price: $37,884 in Holiday Hills for a 2/1 1,037 sf home built in 1969.
Highest list price: $2,699,997 in Harbor Pointe.  This home is 2.65 acres on the water and surrounded by 65 acres of Pasco County Conservation.

Pending and Active With Contract total 133 ranging from $34,500 in Jasmine Lakes to $449,900 in West Port.

Sold Homes total 249. 
Lowest Sold: $19,400 in The Lakes for 1,365 sf built in 1979.
Highest Sold: $310,000 in West Port. A waterfront home near Salt Springs Park with 1,767 sf built in 1994.

Port Richey Averages for July 1 to Sept. 30

Listed Price: $96,456.
Closed Price: $92,943
Per Square Foot: $70.08
Days on Market: 49
List Price to Sold Price Ratio: 97%

The market has slowed down a bit; we always see that in October and November; and sometimes December. The holidays do cause people to have other things on their mind.

Finally, to search Homes For Sale; click here. Let me know what you find and I’ll answer your questions.

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Port Richey Home Sales July-Sept 2016

Port Richey Home Sales 2nd Quarter 2016

Port Richey Home Sales 2nd Quarter 2016 shows a significant decrease of homes on the market at 139. Inventory keeps slipping away. 1st Quarter 2016  totaled 172.  You can view last quarter’s post here.

To clarify: What does this mean? The buyers are looking for the right home to buy within their budget. However, homes come on the market and are sold within a day or two before most of the buyers are made aware of them.  Sooner or late, prices rise due to the shortages which eliminates some buyers who qualified for a lower amount.

Port Richey Home Sales 2nd Quarter 2016

Port Richey Home Sales 2nd Quarter 2016.

Currently Active on the Market totals 139. 
Lowest list price: Regency Park, $45,000 for 744 sf. A 2/1 built in 1979.
Highest list price: $2,699,999 for $6337 sf with 2.29 acres. Located on waterfront of the main channel to the Gulf.

Active With Contract and Pendings Total 156. 
Active With Contract 68
Pending 88
These are under contract and will be closing in the near future.

Solds between April 1 and June 30, 2016 totals 284.
Lowest Sold Price $26,000 in Brown Acres for 1,040 sf built in 1967. It is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath.
Highest Sold Price: $675,000 at Paradise Estates. A Gulf-front home of 3,723 sf built in 2008.

Sold Averages
List Price: $98,376
Closed Price: $92,935
Days On Market Prior to Contract: 61
Sold Price/List Price Ratio:97%

Days on the market have risen from 47 1st Quarter to 61 this Quarter. Consequently, this is an indicator of a slow-down in sales but not always. It may be that summer is here and everyone has things to do with their kids now that school is back in session as of today.

*Statistics are courtesy of MLSMFR for Pasco County.

Formerly, the two most popular subdivisions in Port Richey are Embassy Hills and Regency Park. These were started in the early 1970’s and built for the more affluent Northern buyers; mostly retirees. They tended to have Spanish exterior styles, barrel tile roofs, and small backyards.  Today, these homes sell from the $40’s and up.

To be sure, you can reach out to us for more information.

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

Port Richey Home Sales 2nd Quarter 2016

Golden Rain Tree In Florida

Golden Rain Tree In Florida: Beautiful But Messy

Golden Rain Tree: We were out and about yesterday; showing homes, and came across this magnificent Golden Rain Tree. 

Just a note: Yahoo has this post as forbidden for it’s users. I don’t know why. There is nothing wrong with it; I run it through Google’s safe site regularly. If you’re looking for something you shouldn’t be looking for, you won’t find it here. It’s simply about a tree.

This one covers the entire backyard of one home (it’s their tree) and part of the home next door. The owner was outside and was very happy to answer our questions.

Golden Rain Tree In Florida

This Golden Rain Tree in Florida was started as a twig 23 years ago (they grow fast). Blooms every three years (which I have been unable to confirm) and grows like a weed wherever the seeds drop. In fact, she offered us some starters which we politely said no to. I live on a golf course and wouldn’t they love that popping up everywhere!

Golden Rain Tree In Florida

I Googled the tree and found out it’s originally from India. It grows to about 35 to 40 feet tall and can spread 35 feet wide. It is considered an Invasive plant. Too bad, it’s beautiful.

Golden Rain Tree In Florida: Beautiful But Messy

Reading the comments about the tree, I found many were not complimentary especially from neighbors. The tree drops dead flowers everywhere and seeds fly all over and grow where they land. Someone said she spends the entire summer digging up baby Golden  Trees. If someone offers you a baby, think twice before you plant it.

But this Port Richey, FL  Golden Rain Tree Is Magnificent. I wanted to take the picture from full front but couldn’t get that one without walking through an uncut field… something you never want to do in Florida especially in sandals.

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Golden Rain Tree In Florida