century 21: After Falling to Very Low Levels, Mortgage Interest Rates Climb a Bit - 05/09/13 03:33 PM
Today, 5/9/2013 Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.42%  up from 3.35% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 2.61%, up from 2.56% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.83%.
After reaching record lows, could the party be over? Will intersest rates continue to rise? We will have to wait and see. But we do have data showing that home prices are rising and that is the other important part of the home affordability measure. And keep in mind that in many parts of the … (0 comments)

century 21: Mortgage Interest Rated Continue to Drop to Historic Levels! - 05/02/13 03:56 PM
Today, 5/2/2013 Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.35% down from 3.40% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 2.56%, down from 2.61% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.84%.
These are some of the lowest mortgage interest rates ever seen in the United States! Take advantage of them while you can. At some point I guarantee that they will go back up and cost home buyers hundreds of dollars more every month. And untold thousands over the life of a 30 year … (0 comments)

century 21: John Elwell's May 2013 Real Estate Newsletter Now Available Online! - 05/01/13 03:08 PM
My May 2013 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 May 2013 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 to visit my … (0 comments)

century 21: Zephyrhills' Flea Market Closed for Summer of 2013. To reopen in Fall - 04/25/13 03:06 PM
My dad has informed me that the Patriot Flea Market just south of Zephyrhills, Florida is no longer open and is taking a break for the 2013 summer. That makes sense since so many of our residents have returned to their northern homes and the weather here is really heating up. Perhaps a little too hot to be wandering around under our intense summer sun here in Forida.   Dad believes that the flea market will re-open in the Fall of 2013. I will try to let you know when it is once again operating.     You can get more … (0 comments)

century 21: Mortgage Interest Rates Hit Never-Before-Seen Low Levels! - 04/25/13 02:39 PM
Today, 4/25/2013 Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.40% down from 3.41% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 2.61, down from 2.64% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.90%.
Freddie Mac's Vice President said, "The housing market is getting a boost with mortgage rates hovering at or near record lows. For instance, existing home sales averaged an annualized pace of 4.94 million over the first three months of this year, the most since the fourth quarter of 2009. More impressively, new home … (0 comments)

century 21: Houses, Villas, Condos For Sale in Zephyrhills, FL as of Apr 20, 2013 - 04/20/13 08:11 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. More and more winter visitors and residents are arriving every day. Lots of out-of-state license plates all over the place!
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 April 20, 2013. From that date … (0 comments)

century 21: Some of the Mobile Homes w/Land For Sale in Zephyrhills, FL 4-20-2013 - 04/20/13 07:54 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. Snowbirds are already beginning to return and we 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 are currently available for purchase here as of April 20, … (0 comments)

century 21: Average Mortgage Interest Rates Drop for 3rd Week in a Row - 04/18/13 11:12 AM
Today, 4/18/2013 Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.41% down from 3.43% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 2.64, down from 2.65 last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.90%.
Freddie Mac's Vice President said, "Mortgage rates nudged lower this week as consumer spending showed signs of weakness. Retail sales contracted for the second time in three months, falling 0.4 percent in March. In addition, the University of Michigan reported their Consumer Sentiment Index dropped 6.3 points in April to settle at 72.3, … (0 comments)

century 21: Driftwood 55+ Subdivision Single-Family Home, Zephyrhills, FL - 04/04/13 02:38 PM

THIS HOME HAS NOW BEEN SOLD. PLEASE CALL ABOUT SIMILAR HOMES THAT ARE AVAILABLE! This wonderful residence is situated on a corner lot in the Driftwood Subdivision within the city limits of Zephyrhills, Florida. It is a 2 bedroom/2 bath single-family home with a one-car garage attached to it. Out front is a comfortable covered patio that provides you with a shady spot to unwind and beckons friends to stop in for a visit.
The kitchen is very light and bright with plenty of cabinet and counter space. A convenient closet pantry provides even more storage for your staples. There is … (0 comments)

century 21: Average Mortgage Interest Rates Slip Lower a Bit this Week - 04/04/13 01:03 PM
Today, 4/4/2013 Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.54%  down from 3.57% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 2.74, down from 2.76% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.98%.
Freddie Mac's Vice President said, "Fixed mortgage rates dipped slightly while the manufacturing industry showed signs of slowing. Regionally, both the Chicago and Milwaukee purchasing manager reports for March fell below the market consensus forecast. On a national scale, both the ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing indexes also showed reductions in growth."
Do keep in mind that we … (0 comments)

century 21: April 2013 Florida Real Estate Newsletter Now Available - 04/04/13 12:41 PM
My April 2013 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 April 2013 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 to visit my … (0 comments)

century 21: Mortgage Interest Rates Inch Up Just a Bit this Week - 03/28/13 05:54 PM
Today, 3/28/2013 Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.57%  up from 3.54% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 2.76, up from 2.72% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.99%.
Freddie Mac's Vice President said, "Low and relatively steady mortgage rates are invigorating the housing market. For instance, existing home sales over January and February experienced the strongest two-month pace since November 2009, while new home sales were the strongest since August and September 2008. This strong demand helped push the S&P/Case-Shiller® 20-city home price index (seasonally … (0 comments)

century 21: Mortgage Interest Rates Drop Again after Rising a Bit Last Week! - 03/21/13 02:49 PM
Today, 3/21/2013 Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.54%  down from 3.63% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 2.72, down from 2.79% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 4.08%.
Freddie Mac's Vice President said that low inflation rates which have been relatively stable for some time have created downward pressure on interest rates. This has been the case a LONG time. For ages the rates have been under 4%. The consumer price index (CPI) has been below 2% or just at that level for 12 weeks. The … (0 comments)

century 21: Mortgage Interest Rates Increase Again, but Still are at Historic Lows - 03/14/13 04:05 PM
Today, 3/14/2013 Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.63% up from 3.52% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 2.79%, up from 2.76% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.92%.
Freddie Mac's Vice President said, "Fixed mortgage rates rose this week on stronger signs of jobs growth and consumer spending. The economy added 236,000 new workers in February which helped push down the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent. This helped offset the effects of the payroll tax holiday expiration and led to a 1.1 percent … (0 comments)

century 21: My March 2013 Real Estate Newsletter is Now Ready for You to Download - 03/09/13 05:09 PM
My March 2013 Real Estate Newsletters are 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 2013 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 to visit my … (0 comments)

century 21: Mortgage Rates Move Very Little This Week - Stay Historically Low! - 03/07/13 03:25 PM
Today, 3/7/2013 Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.52%  up very slightly from 3.51% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 2.76%, unchanged from last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.88%.
Freddie Mac's Vice President said, "With gross domestic product growing only 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, inflation remains at bay and consequently mortgage rates low. In fact, the price index of personal consumption expenditures rose only 0.1 percent in January which was below the market consensus forecast. Moreover, these low mortgage rates are helping … (0 comments)

century 21: After Small Rise Last Week, Mortgage Interest Rates Fall Again - 02/28/13 03:05 PM
Today, 2/28/2013 Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.51%  up from 3.56% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 2.76%, down from 2.77% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.90%.
Freddie Mac indicated that due to a steady level by the consumer price index (CPI) interest rates went down a bit. Lack of  consumer inflation usually seems to encourage lower rates, from what I have observed. However, some things did become more expensive. Freddie Mac reported that house prices had shown gains last year, 2012, with that national home … (0 comments)

century 21: Yard Sale for Easter Seals at CENTRY 21 in Zephyrhills, FL - 3/2/2013 - 02/20/13 03:34 PM
We will again be hosting a yard sale at our CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc. office to benefit the Easter Seals campaign. There are few Americans who have not heard about this wonderful charitable organization and CENTURY 21 has been one of its many benefactors for years.
We will be selling items at our office located at 34619 State Road 54 just west of Zephyrhills, Florida. Our office is very near the intersection of State Road 54 and Morris Bridge Road/Eiland Boulevard. Right across from the new CVS Drugstore.
The sale will take place on Saturday, March 2nd from 8:00 AM … (1 comments)

century 21: Community Rummage Sale in Zephyrhills, Florida on March 16, 2013 - 02/19/13 01:41 PM

From what I see in the papers and as I drive along our streets each weekend, there are more and more yard sales going on every Saturday. Not only sales in residents' front yards, but also larger community ones in our subdivisions.
Now the City of Zephyrhills, Florida is having its a Community Rummage Sale in our downtown area on March 16, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. It is still not too late to get a booth if you want to sell items during the sale. Just call 813-780-1414 and the people at Main Street Zephyrhills will be more than happy to … (0 comments)

century 21: Zephyrhills, FL to Host Its Monthly Saturday Night Cruise 2/23/2013 - 02/18/13 08:02 AM

The February 2013 Saturday Night Cruise will take place in Zephyrhills, Florida on February 23th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the downtown area of the city. The intersection of 5th Avenue and US 301.
These events are always popular and are even more so, now that our weather is temperate and we have alll of our winter visitors in residence. Why not stop by and enjoy yourselves with family, friends, and neighbors. Zephyrhills is a very friendly city and this is a perfect time to take advantage of that atmosphere. So please come jon in!
If you would like to see … (0 comments)

 
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