century 21: Mortgage Interest Rates Hardly Moved This Week - 04/03/14 07:05 PM
Today, 4/3/2014,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.41 up from 4.40% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.47%, up from 3.42% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.54%.
Freddie Mac's spokesperson said, "Mortgage rates were little changed amid a week of light economic reports. Of the few releases, real GDP was revised up slightly to 2.6 percent growth in the fourth quarter of 2013. The private sector added an estimated 191,000 jobs in March, which followed an upward revision of 39,000 jobs … (0 comments)

century 21: Furnished 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Double-Wide in Spanish Trails For Sale - 04/02/14 04:50 PM

This nicely furnished 2 bedroom/2 bath double-wide mobile home is located in popular Spanish Trails Village in Zephyrhills, Florida! A great residence in a great subdivision at a great price! It is being sold nicely furnished and ready for new owners.
The side room addition has been connected to the home’s heating and cooling system, and has updated windows as well. This extra space gives you a total of 1,104 sq ft of heated and cooled living space to enjoy.
From the home’s living room you can also step into the home’s comfortable Florida room. While friends up north are getting … (0 comments)

century 21: Houses, Villas, Condos For Sale in Zephyrhills, FL as of Mar. 26, 2014 - 03/29/14 10:42 AM
If you are looking for your place under the Florida sun, Zephyrhills could be just the spot that you are searching for. Cold winds are blowing up north. Are you ready for the ice and snow??? Those are no problem here.
Or perhaps you are a full-time resident and looking for that "forever home". We have those as well!
To assist you, I am attaching an updated Adobe PDF file to this post that shows just some of the single-family houses, villas, condos, and townhomes that are currently available for purchase here as of March 26, 2014. From that date until the … (0 comments)

century 21: Mobile Homes For Sale w/Lots in Zephyrhills, Florida as of 3/26/2014 - 03/29/14 10:29 AM
Want to find a place where you can escape winter's icy blasts or just a place to live in year round? Well, Zephyrhills, Florida might be just the perfect corner of the USA where you can find a refuge from the snowing and blowing.
Even though it is now spring up north, it won't be long before snowbirds will begin to return and we will see many more out-of-state license plates around town. This will only increase as it gets colder and colder up north!
To assist you, I am attaching an updated Adobe PDF file to this post of the mobile homes that … (0 comments)

century 21: Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course and Go Upward This Week - 03/27/14 04:25 PM
Today, 3/27/2014,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.40 up from 4.32% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.42%, up from 3.32% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.57%.
Freddie Mac's spokesperson said, "Mortgage rates rose following the uptick on the 10-year Treasury note after comments by the Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen indicated a possible increase in interest rates as soon as early 2015. Also, the S&P/Case-Shiller® 20-city composite house price index rose 13.2 percent over the 12-months ending in January … (0 comments)

century 21: Mortgage Interest Rates Sag a Little This Week says Freddie Mac - 03/20/14 05:47 PM
Today, 3/20/2014,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.32 down from 4.37% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.32%, down from 3.38% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.54%.
Freddie Mac's spokesperson said, "Mortgage rates eased this week as housing starts declined 0.2 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 907,000, below consensus forecast. The rate on the 10-year treasury note rose following the Fed's announcement Wednesday afternoon and, if this holds, interest rates may begin to trend higher going … (1 comments)

century 21: Mortgage Interest Rates Bounce Higher This Week - Freddie Mac - 03/13/14 07:07 PM
Today, 3/13/2014,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.37 up from 4.28% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.38%, up from 3.32% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.63%.
Freddie Mac's spokesperson said, "Mortgage rates edged up amid a week of light economic reports. Of the few releases, the economy added 175,000 jobs in February, which was above the market consensus forecast and followed an upward revision of 25,000 jobs for the prior two months. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate nudged up to 6.7 … (0 comments)

century 21: John Elwell Designated "Master Ruby" Winner for 2013 by CENTURY 21 - 03/07/14 05:20 PM

Last week I was notified by CENTURY 21 that in 2013 I had achieved the "Master Ruby Award" level for sales production last year.
In 2013 I was also consistently in the Top 100 agents in northern and central Florida based on the number of sales sides that I had. Not bad considering that there are about 4,000 CENTURY 21 agents serving that area in various brokerages.
One reason I am successful is my broad use of the internet. Unlike many agents, I do not rely on just the few websites that all listings are automatically placed on. Instead, I have purchased … (0 comments)

century 21: After a Weeks of Small Increases, Mortgage Interest Drops a Bit - 03/06/14 07:05 PM
Today, 3/6/2014,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.28 down from 4.37% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.32%, down from 3.39% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.52%.
Freddie Mac's spokesperson said, "Mortgage rates were down this week as real GDP was revised downwards to 2.4 percent growth in the fourth quarter of 2013. Fixed residential investment negatively contributed to GDP decreasing 8.7 percent in the fourth quarter. The private sector added an estimated 139,000 jobs in February, which was below the … (0 comments)

century 21: John Elwell - REALTOR from Zephyrhills Has a Newsletter Ready for You! - 03/04/14 03:47 PM
My March 2014 Real Estate Newsletter is now available for download as a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) file that all computers should be able to open.
Just click on the following link to download this month's newsletter:  Download March 2014 Newsletter
I hope that you will find this month's articles interesting and helpful.
If you would like to receive these newsletters automatically each month in the future, just send me an e-mail and let me know. I would be glad to add you to my e-mailing list. You can e-mail me at: jelwell1@tampabay.rr.com or call me at: 813-783-4444
I also invite you … (0 comments)

century 21: Average Mortgage Interest Rates Up Slightlly Again this Week! - 02/27/14 02:14 PM
Today, 2/27/2014,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.37 up from 4.33% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.39%,  up from 3.35% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.56%.
THIS WEEK THERE WERE NO COMMENTS POSTED ON THE FREDDIE MAC SITE AT THE TIME I WROTE THIS BLOG POST. NOT SURE IF ANY WILL APPEAR LATER OR NOT. BUT THE ABOVE FIGURES ARE ACCURATE ACCORDING TO THE MAIN PAGE FOR FREDDIE MAC.
Do keep in mind that we are a very large … (0 comments)

century 21: Mortgage Interest Rates Rise Again this Week says Freddie Mac - 02/20/14 05:31 PM
Today, 2/20/2014,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.33% up from 4.28% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.35%,  up from 3.33% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.56%.
Freddie Mac's Vice President said, "Mortgage rates crept up further following the uptick in the 10-year Treasury yield as minutes of the Federal Reserve's last meeting indicated little possibility of a pause in the central bank's reduction of bond purchases. Housing starts in January fell 16 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate … (0 comments)

century 21: Miniscule Change in Home Mortgage Interest Rates this Week - 02/13/14 05:51 PM
Today, 2/13/2014,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.28% up from 4.23% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.33%,  unchanged rom last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.53%.
Freddie Mac's Vice President said, "Mortgage rates were little changed amid a week of light economic reports. Of the few releases, the economy added 113,000 jobs in January, which was below the market consensus forecast and followed a slight upward revision of 1,000 jobs in December. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate fell to 6.6 percent, … (0 comments)

century 21: Weaker Housing Reports Cause Further Decline of Mortgage Interest - 02/06/14 04:03 PM
Today, 2/6/2014,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.23% down from 4.32% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.33%, down from 3.40% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.53%.
Freddie Mac's Vice President said, "Mortgage rates fell further this week following the release of weaker housing data. The pending home sales index fell 8.7 percent in December to its lowest level since October 2011. Fixed residential investment negatively contributed to GDP in the fourth quarter for the first time since the third … (0 comments)

century 21: February 2014 Real Estate Newsletter from John Elwell in Zephyrhills - 02/02/14 01:54 PM
My February 2014 Real Estate Newsletter is now available for download as a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) file that all computers should be able to open.
Just click on the following link to download this month's newsletter:  Download February 2014 Newsletter
I hope that you will find this month's articles interesting and helpful.
If you would like to receive these newsletters automatically each month in the future, just send me an e-mail and let me know. I would be glad to add you to my e-mailing list. You can e-mail me at: jelwell1@tampabay.rr.com or call me at: 813-783-4444
I also invite you … (0 comments)

century 21: Tiny Drop in Mortgage Interest due to Less New Home Sales in Dec. 2014 - 01/30/14 05:00 PM
Today, 1/30/2014,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.32% down from 4.39% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.40%, down from 3.44% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.53%.
Freddie Mac's Vice President said, "Mortgage rates eased somewhat as new home sales fell 7 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted pace of 414,000 units, below the consensus. The S&P/Case-Shiller® 20-city composite house price index  declined 0.1 percent for the month of November, the first decrease since November 2012."
Do keep in … (0 comments)

century 21: Average Mortgage Interest Rates Drop only Slightly This Week - 01/23/14 04:31 PM
Today, 1/23/2014,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.39% down from 4.41% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.44%, down from 3.45% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.42%.
Freddie Mac's Vice President said, "Mortgage rates were flat to down a little this week amid reports that inflation remains subdued. The Consumer Price Index was up to 0.3 percent in December after being unchanged in November. For the year as a whole, consumer prices rose just 1.5 percent in 2013."
Do keep … (0 comments)

century 21: Mortgage Interest Rates Slide a Bit Lower this Week - 01/16/14 06:05 PM
Today, 1/16/2014,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.41% down from 4.51% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.45%,down from 3.56% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.38%.
Freddie Mac's Vice President said, "Mortgage rates drifted downward this week amid signs of a weakening economic recovery. The economy added 74,000 jobs in December, less than the market consensus forecast. Retail sales rose 0.2 percent in December, which was nearly half of November's 0.4 percent increase. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate fell to 6.7 … (0 comments)

century 21: Some Mortgage Rates Up and Others Down This Week - 01/09/14 05:50 PM
Today, 1/9/2014,  Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.51% down from 4.53% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.56%,  up from 3.55% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.40%. 
Freddie Mac's Vice President said, "Mortgage rates were little changed amid a week of light economic reports. Of the few releases, the private sector added an estimated 238,000 jobs in December, which exceeded the market consensus and followed an upward revision of 14,000 jobs in November, according to the ADP Research Institute. Also, the … (0 comments)

century 21: The Snowbirds Arrive in Zephyrhills, FL for the 2014 Winter Season! - 01/05/14 04:53 PM
My My cousin's wife sent me a picture of the thermometer on their porch and it read ZERO degrees yesterday. While here in Zephyrhills, I was out hanging up my laundry in shorts and a T-shirt. Not too shabby.
Since Christmas and New Years, there has been a great increase in traffic, more out-of-state license plates, and a even a longer wait at the Golden Corral, ha ha!
People like to winter in Zephyrhills because in our town it is not like going to an impersonal resort with a lot of strangers, but it is more like "coming home again" to see friends and neighbors after a summer's … (1 comments)

 
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