Holiday, FL Real Estate News

By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Centennial Park Library- Holiday, FL Hosts Mini Donkeys Centennial Park Library in Holiday, FL hosted two miniature donkeys in the meeting room (don’t worry, covering was put on the carpet; just in case). They were just adorable and were part of the reading program. The donkeys stood by while a story about, guess what, a donkey was read to the group of children gathered there (and a few adults too).The donkeys were absolutely wonderful  and perfectly behaved. After the reading, the children were allowed to pet them and have their picture taken with the donkey of their choice or both. I couldn’t stay long enough to take pictures of that part but loved seeing the mini-donkeys. Take a look at the Centennial Park Library Facebook page here.      The one on the left was shy.       Aren't the...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Gateway To The Gulf of Mexico; I hope you enjoy this view of the Anclote River in Holiday, FL.  The river flows out to the Gulf of Mexico and the opening you see there is a gateway to the Gulf.   Gateway To The Gulf Of Mexico   Anclote Beach Park is situated on the Gulf and you can enjoy any  beach day there. The view is spectacular and you can also watch the pelicans, the boats, and all that a beautiful water view brings. There are picnic areas, and trees to shade you. This information is brought to you by us: Toni and Craig Weidman Re/Max Sunset Realty 727-237-0083 email: homesbytoni@gmail.com   Recent Posts Autos For Autism - Tarpon Springs, FL Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow is her name Love A Lab Day Fundraiser-New Port Richey, FL Heritage Lake in New Port Richey, FL Holiday FL 2013...
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Curtis Transmission Service of Holiday Florida has an honest owner and they do a great job! Ronnie drives an Isuzu and loves his car, so when it started having transmission problems with gears slipping, he was concerned.  After spending a couple of months taking the car to various local and national transmission shops only to be constantly told he needed a new transmission (GM 4L 30 E Transmission) and that it would cost anywhere between $1500 and $3000 to get the work done, he smelled a rat. There was just too wide a price range and each shop told him there was no guarantee that even after they did the work, the car would not need something else. The thing is, just about everything that can be changed has been changed. All new belts, including timing belt, new radiator and water pump, ...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
 Holiday FL Villa, Condo, and Townhome Solds in 2013  Holiday FL is located on the Gulf of Mexico, just north of the Pinellas/Pasco county line: also just north of Tarpon Springs. There are wonderful waterfront parks in Holiday.  And you can enjoy the Anclote River views from Anclote Beach Park.   The townhome, condo and villa market  had a total of 62 sales in 2013. Highest sale was $207,348 for a brand new villa in Gulfwinds; the villa has 1,745 sf. Lowest sale was $21,200; a condo in Holiday Oaks containing 870 sf. Median price of solds was $48,750. Sold to list price ratio was 95% It took and average of 63 days to contract. There were 2 bank-owned and 5 short sales within the total sold.   There are currently 31 units  on the market. The highest being $209,000 for 1,848 sf. And the ...
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By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
We buy houses Holiday Florida. If you own a home and want to sell it fast, please call us today. We having been buying homes in Central and North FL for over 20 years now. 352-658-3755 or www.WeBuyHouses352.com We buy them in all conditions from junkers to dollhouses. Our specialty is damaged houses like sinkhole, fire, storm, mold, and termites. But we also buy homes with more typical issues like outdated floor plans and leaky roofs. Even if the home needs little to no work but you just need to sell quickly, we can help. We buy sinkhole houses. Sell Holiday home fast. We help sellers in all situations. With 20 years in the business of hundreds of homes closed, there are few things we have not dealt with. Some of these situations include: Foreclosure Short Sale Probate Relocation Tenant...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
The Holiday, FL Home Sales Report in 2013 shows a reasonable amount of solds for the year. Holiday, FL was deeply affected by the foreclosure and short sale debacle of the last several years and is now recovering nicely.   Photo taken at Ms. Vicki's on the Anclote River in Holiday. Edited in Snapseed on my iPad. Solds totaled 644 Single Family Homes in 2013. Highest sold was $270,000 for 3,072sft ($128.96 psf) in Gulf Trace. Lowest sold was $1,288 for 704sf (.96 psf) in Beacon Square Bank-owned. Median sold price is $42,950 ($38.16 psf); Days to Contract 43; and the solds were at 94% of list price. *psf=per square foot   Currently Active totals 217 Highest list price is $14,899,999 ($3044.54 psf) for 84 acres on the Gulf of Mexico. Lowest list price is $27,500. ($23.07 psf) for 752sf in...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Yesterday we had Lunch With The Pelicans in Holiday, FL   After all the cold and gloomy weather,  yesterday dawned sunny and bright with puffy white clouds chasing each other across a pretty blue sky. We decided to head out to one of our favorite places, Ms. Vicki's on the River in Holiday, FL.       It was gorgeous and we got to enjoy lunch with the pelicans while watching the boats come in and out. We were also lucky enough to spot an eagle flying overhead.   Check out the name of the boat.     Wouldn’t you love to have your Home Office there so you could have lunch with the pelicans?   Toni and Craig Weidman Re/Max Sunset Realty 727-237-0083 email: Toni@ToniWeidman.com Recent Posts Pony Tails Farm Barn Bash New Port Richey Villas, Condos Townhome Report The Yellow Dog Project- What I...
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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
As of December 5, 2013 there are 28 single-family homes for sale in Holiday Lakes Estates in Holiday Florida. They range in listing price from $27,500 to $84,500.This is significantly different from February 2011 when there were 64 single-family homes in Holiday Lakes Estates for sale.Holiday Lakes Estates offers affordable living with close access to U.S. Highway 19 as well as shopping and restaurants. To search for homes you can sign up for a FREE Listingbook account by clicking here or search using the widget below:     Or if you prefer call Lana or Kay directly at (727) 376-0530 for more information.
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Holiday, FL - Single Family Home Sales for October 2013   The town of Holiday, Florida sits on the coast and meanders inland at the southern edge of west Pasco county and the borderline of Pinellas county.  It has several lovely beach parks including Anclote Beach Park where I took this photograph.   Holiday, FL was hard hit with many foreclosures and short sales in the past four years and is still recuperating.   Let’s take a look at what happened in October 2013. In October, 61 single family homes sold ranging from $275,000 for 2,465 sf in Gulfwind to $21,900 for 816 sf in Holiday Lake Estates. Average sold price: $67,439. List/Sold Ratio 94% and days to contract: 79.  Bank-owned = 18, Short Sales 12.   Compare that to October 2012 54 Solds for an average price of $69,803 which is a...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Pelicans and More Pelicans at Ms. Vicki's On The River In Holiday, FL   We went to Ms. Vicki’s on The River in Holiday, FL, last week. It is a wonderful place to enjoy the view and the outdoor dining. And the November music schedule is up.       I managed to capture these guys while I was waiting for Craig to check out the situation. As I looked away for a second, 3 pelicans became 4 pelicans: I didn't even hear a splash. I was hoping for a 5th and 6th but it wasn’t happening that day.           I think I just talked Craig into going today .   If Ms. Vicki's On The River appeals to you as a year round outdoor eatery; call us. We can find you a home near by.   Toni and Craig Weidman Re/Max Sunset 727-237-0083 or 727-359-9518 email: HomesbyToni@gmail.com       Recent Posts Millpond Lake...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Holiday, FL Single Family Homes Sales 3rd Quarter 2013   The Anclote River at Sunset by Toni Weidman   166 Single Family Homes Sold in Holiday, FL from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2013. Highest sold price was $315,000 for 2,299 sq. feet in Sand Bay; Lowest sold price was $$10,000 for a 704 SF condo in Beacon Square Average Sales Price: $66,854 with a list/sold ratio of 96%. It took an average of 81 days to obtain a contract.   There are 200 Single Family Homes currently Active on the market ranging from: $14,899,999 for 80+ pristine acres with a 4,000+ sf home on the water. To a fire-damaged, bank-owned home in La Villa Gardens at $12,000.   Actives With Contingencies and Pendings stand at 135 as of this morning. Ranging from $170,000 down to $20,000. Of these, 25 are Bank-owned and 79 are sh...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Holiday, FL - Home Sales for August 2013       The town of Holiday is located on the west coast of Florida in Pasco County. Single Family Home Sales for August 2013 Solds: 45, Bank-owned=11, Short Sales=9Highest Sold: $227,600 Lowest Sold:   $27,000. Average Sale: $65,667 Average Days to Contract: 66 List Price to Sales Price Ratio = 95% Currently, there are 155 homes on the market. Highest listed: $14,899,999. Lowest listed: $29,900  Condos, Villa and Townhome Sales for August 2013 Solds: 4; Bank-owned=1, Short Sales=0 Highest Sold: $45,000. Lowest Sold:  $21,200. Average Sale: $36,550. Average Days to Contract: 149 List Price to Sales Price Ratio = 92%     The end of the quarter (end of Sept.) will give us a more complete picture of where the market is and where it is headed. Bank-o...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Holiday, FL  Single-Family Sales Jan-June 2013 Sales for the first half of the 2013 in the single-family home market: Total Solds = 380,  Of that total:- REO sales (bank owned) = 112, Short Sales =69. Sales ranged from a high of $345,000 (3,162 SF) to $3,999. (782 SF) Median Sold Price: $50,000.  Median Square Footage 1,180. Days to Contract = 56; Sold to List Price Ratio = 95%   Sales for the same time period in 2012 were 332. Ranging from $900,00 (5,759 sf) to $8,550 (672 sf). Days to Contract = 124. Median sold price  = $89,900 Median SF = 2,526, Sold to list price ratio = 95%.   The Days To Contract has decreased significantly. Currently Active on the market = 123; REO = 23, Short Sales = 27. Ranging from $14,999,999 (4,894 sf; 80+ acres on Gulf) down to $32,500 (704 sf).   Holida...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Gulf Trace Subdivision  in Holiday, FL  contains both villas and single family homes and construction began  in the mid-1980’s.  We are talking about single family homes today.   What’s in Gulf Trace? Homes there are 1,600 to 3,000 sf approximately and have open floor plans with 2 car garages attached.  Having 2-4 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms, the non-age restricted community does have an elementary school nearby. HOA fees are only $34/mo. . Where is it located? Gulf Trace is located in Holiday, west of  US Highway 19. Also located at the west end of Gulf Trace Blvd, you will find the County Recreation Center for Holiday.  And beaches are not far away.   Where Will The Kids Go To School? Gulf Trace Elementary; Paul R. Smith Middle; and Anclote High School. Sorry the link to Paul R. Smit...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Movies on the Beach in Holiday, FL at Anclote River Park It's beach time and the Pasco County Parks and Recreation Service presents Movies on the Beach This is a free event, just bring your blankets and chairs and picnic stuff, and watch Here Comes the Boom on June 7, at 8:30 pm.  Located at 1119 Baillies Bluff Road at Anclote River Park in Holiday, FL.   As with all County Park events, no alcohol please. For more info call (727) 942-7439. The movie is good for all ages but children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.     View Larger Map And don't forget the bugspray   Recent Posts For Sale in Beacon Woods Rhapsody in Blue at the Sponge Docks Brand New Cardinals Hudson FL Home Sales for April 4 Bedroom Homes For Sale in Trinity, FL Movies on the Beach in Holiday, FL at Anclote Riv...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Holiday, FL Home Sales for April 2013     Photo at Anclote Gulf Park in Holiday by Toni Weidman of Re/Max New Dimensions   Single Family Homes Sold in April:  77  (37  Regular sales, 40 were Short Sale/REO) Average List Price: $68,617.00 Average Sold Price: $64,665.00 Listing to Sales Price Ratio:  95%   Days to Contract: 68 Currently Active: 163 March Sales: 75 Condo and Villas Sold in April:  6 (5 Regular Sales, 1 Short sale/REO) Average List Price: $87,132. Average Sold Price: $85,475 Listing to Sales Price Ratio: 96% Days to Contract: 168 Currently Active: 20 March Solds:  11   April sales numbers show very little change in the Holiday area so it is difficult to make predictions based on the numbers. As we know, real estate is local and there are pockets of areas not experiencing a ...
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Key Vista Park in Holiday Florida (just a couple of miles north of Tarpon Springs) was our destination yesterday for a walk in the sun! Key Vista Park is over 100 acres of wilderness with trails, boardwalks, an observation tower and pristine shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico.  There are also burial mounds from hundreds of years ago and signs posted to leave them alone and not to do ANY digging in the park. The Tocobaga Tribe lived in this area of Florida from around the 900's through the 1500's. What is today Key Vista Park was probably a village since it is convenient to fresh water, right along the shore of the Gulf of Mexico for great fishing and has high ground to live on during the rainy season. While walking along the shoreline we found tailings that were probably brought up in t...
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By Wendy Smith, Real Estate Advisor
(Wendy Smith Real Estate)
      Wendy Smith | Wendy Smith Real Estate | (727) 452-3301 SHORT SALE in Holiday, FL!! GMAC Short Sale - HAFA! Move in Condition - Charming 2 bedroom 1 bath…..SOLD! List Date October 31, 2012 Under Contract November 2012 Closed January 2013 DESCRIPTION SHORT SALE – This Holiday short sale went so smooth! A full waiver of deficiency for the seller plus cash incentive at closing! WAHOO! GMAC was great as this was a negotiator with whom I’ve worked on previous GMAC short sales. Win-Win for everyone on this short sale. Wendy Smith Wendy Smith Real Estate (727) 452-3301 Short Sale Specialist   www.WendySmithShortSales.com
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Cobia for dinner? Well Ronnie and his friend David went fishing by the Gulf Anclote Park power plant up in Holiday Florida and David caught a beautiful cobia. That was destined for dinner that evening. Ronnie caught a snook but it got off before they could get the net under it. While you can fish from shore and off of the fishing pier, the guys were in the boat and fished up and down the river but it was near the power plant that this big boy was caught. Nothing like fishing for your dinner down here in the Sunshine State! And what is better than fishing for cobia near the Gulf Anclote Park power plant in Holiday Florida?
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Gulf Anclote Park is Holiday Florida's lovely little park on the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico, just north of the power plant. The power plant was put into service in 1974 and is a steam power plant. Originally it was a combination oil and natural gas plant but by the end of 2013 Progress Energy will have completed the transition to have this a pure natural gas power plant.  It is this power plant that attracts fish and manatee to the area during the winter months. For that reason, there is a large fishing pier that is right at the mouth to the inlet leading to those warm waters. Many fishermen bring their boats into this area as well, to go fishing. Here you can catch red fish, snook, trout, sea bass, pompano, flounder, sheephead and just about anything else that is in the gulf. There ar...
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