Category Archives: New Port Richey FL

Oaks At River Ridge Home Sales

Oaks At River Ridge Home Sales. Lots of conservation areas back up to many of the homes, and it’s close to River Ridge Golf and Country Club if you like hitting that little white ball around. Shopping and restaurants abound within easy access.

The River Ridge School complex is just down the street with both middle and high schools. And easy access to Trinity shopping and medical facilities. Elementary children attend Cypress Elementary.

Oaks At River Ridge Home SalesIn general, The Oaks At River Ridge is reasonably priced. Built in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Square footage range from 900 square feet to 1,600. The Oaks At River Ridge is a non-age restricted, family-oriented neighborhood with a community pool.

To clarify: Homeowner Fees currently are $534/annually which includes the pool and clubhouse maintenance, and the common areas.

Conservation areas border many of the homes, and it’s close to The River Ridge Golf and Country Club if you enjoy hitting the little white ball around.  

In fact, Starkey Park with all its wonderful nature, hiking and bike and horse riding trails, and many community festivals, and picnic areas is close by.

Oaks At River Ridge Home Sales

Although at this time, there is only one home available for purchase, sales were good. It’s listed at $148,500; has 1,409 sf and was built in 1989.

Active With Contract (1) and Pending (3) break down this way: The AWC is listed for $138,900. with 1,341 sf.
The Pendings range from $112,000 for 1,234 sf.,
$138,900 1,341 sf, and $145,000 for 1,658 sf.

Furthermore, 15 homes sold so far this year. 
Ranging from lowest listed price of $60,000. for 1,494 sf built in 1987.  To a high listed price of $185,000 for a 4/3 with 2,023 sf, built in 1986.

In conclusion: Averages are:
Listed Price: $134,400.
Closed Price: $125,527.
Price per square foot: $88.40
Days on Market: 36
Listed to Sold Price Ratio: 93%

To search homes for sale Click here

Toni Weidman, GRI
Florida Luxury Realty

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Oaks At River Ridge Home Sales


Why Does Lightning Change Colors

Why Does Lightning Change Colors. After Storm Hermine in New Port Richey FL things are much quieter. Last night, well it was early a.m. today, the storm was spectacular. Noisy, and full of lights and colors.

Why Does Lightning Change Colors

The lightning during that storm was red, yellow, orange, blue or plain old white.  I thought I imagined it (the effect of not enough sleep and too much storm) but I searched Google and, yes, lightning does appear as different colors depending on the atmosphere.

Why Does Lightning Change Colors


From Dan Robinson,  Storm Chaser/Photographer

 Lightning traveling through open air emits white light, but can appear in different colors depending on local atmospheric conditions. Distant lightning can appear red or orange the same way the setting sun does, due to moisture, haze, dust, etc in the lower levels of the atmosphere. Light emitted by lightning has a similar visible spectrum as sunlight (white light), so the atmosphere should shift the colors of both the same way – given there is enough distance between the lightning and the observer.
Since shorter wavelengths are scattered more, red light is more likely than blue light to reach your eyes directly from the source, and blue light is more likely than red light to reach them after being scattered.

Hurricane Hermine is gone from here now.

It was a very exciting show of lightning and I hope I get to see it again sometime. I even woke my husband who said (grumpily, I thought), “Oh, nice” and promptly fell asleep again.
Hurricane Hermine did lots of damage to our area but no loss of life. Flooding is a big problem in some neighborhoods. Trees fell down like matchsticks. The trees roots and the ground around them become 
saturated and cannot support the tree so down it goes. Unfortunately, they tend to target cars, roofs, and screen structures around pools.  The insurance companies will be busy. What a disastrous start to the Labor Day Weekend. 
In the meantime, I have a closing today in Timber Greens Country Club (where I live) where there is no flooding, no trees down. 
Have a wonderful holiday weekend and stay safe and dry.
Toni Weidman
To search for homes for sale, Click here
Florida Luxury Realty
727-237-0083 (direct to Toni)
Why Does Lightning Change Colors

New Port Richey Real Estate Report

New Port Richey Real Estate Report for the 2nd quarter of 2016; April 1 to June 30. Also, it covers the zip code areas of 34652, 34653,34654,34655 and includes single family homes.

Of course, a little information about New Port Richey might be of interest. New Port Richey is on the west coast of Florida, about in the middle and on the west of Tamps. However, home prices continue to be lower here than in other Florida communities. Indeed, that makes New Port Richey a great buy.

New Port Richey Real Estate Report
Mural by Chad Leninger in downtown New Port Richey.

In addition, New Port Richey extends over a large area. Moreover, It has beaches, homes and condos looking out at the Gulf of Mexico. 

New Port Richey Real Estate Report

Firstly, homes for sale; currently on the market. 
There are, at this time, 524 single family homes available.
Lowest home for sale is $39,900 for a 986 sf home in Virginia City. The home was built in 1977.

Highest Priced Home For Sale is an 8,659 sf home in Champions Club. Listed at $2,950,000. Built in 2008 and with sweeping golf course views: This is stunning. 

Second; homes sold in the second quarter 2016 total 730. An average of (approximately) 243 sales per month.

Lowest sold price is $27,000 in Lakewood Villas (actually homes). A 980 sf home built in 1963. Closed on 4/22/2016.
Highest sold price was a Gulf Harbors home on the Gulf of Mexico with 3,200 sf built in 2003. A 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with a dock, this home closed on 6/24/2016.

Average List price: $196,758.
Average Closed price: 190,530.
Average Days On Market: 75
List to Sold Price Ratio: 97%

Last, currently Pending and Active With Contract total 383; 223 Pending and 160 Active With Contract. These will close in the future and be part of the sold stats (or not). In general, prices are up but inventory is very low making it difficult for buyers to find their dream home.

*Statistics from My Florida Regional MLS.

Finally, to search homes for sale, take a look here.

Toni Weidman, GRI
Florida Luxury Realty

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New Port Richey Real Estate Report

Port Of Prints Promotional Solutions

Port Of Prints Promotional Solutions in New Port Richey, FL is the place to go for all your advertising Port Of Prints New Port Richey FLneeds. They have everything and get you printed on whatever you need. After all, their motto is “We think in Ink and Keep You in Stitches.”  You gotta love it.

With this in mind, let me tell you about Eileen and Tony Caravello, the owners of Port Of Prints. I have known them for several years now through our memberships in local networking groups in the area. They are wonderful, community loving, hard-working people. In fact, you will know when Eileen is in the building. She’s always got a funny story and laughter follows her.

In fact, Port of Prints has been in business locally for 10 years.

Port Of Prints Promotional SolutionsEileen and Tony Caravello waiting to greet you.

Port Of Prints Promotional Solutions

First, let’s talk about the types of items Port Of Prints handles.

  • Ad specialty items
  • Awards and Recognition
  • Custom Screen Printing
  • Embroidered apparel
  • Art services
  • Gimme caps
  • Wedding items
  • Executive gifts
  • Fundraising items
  • Special Event memories
  • Souvenirs and gifts
  • Sports Apparel.

Port Of Prints Promotional Solutions

Secondly, these solutions are for: businesses, professionals, organizations, individuals, special occasions, trade shows.

Port Of Prints Promotional Solutions

Lastly, Port of Prints will work with you to determine the right promotional solution for you. They ask all the right questions.  For instance, who is your target audience, what are you trying to achieve, what makes you different from your competitors? And, what is your budget? And, when do you need them?

Port Of Prints Promotional Solutions

Working hard to get your job done.

To put it another way, Port of Prints Promotional Solutions is ready and willing to discuss your promotional needs. Also, you can just give them a call at 727-375-0800. Or you can email them at .  Meanwhile, you can visit their website here.

Eileen called me last week to come in and pick up a special item she found for me. A fan shaped like a house (cute). And, she took me around and showed me their work areas and some items they work on. I was particularly intrigued Port Of Prints Promotional Solutionsby this Wedding memento fan and realized I had never thought of a wedding memento as a promotional item. How very smart of Eileen and Tony.

Lastly, get to know the local businesses of Pasco. Brought to you by:

Toni Weidman, GRI
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Tanglewood East New Port Richey FL

Tanglewood East New Port Richey FL is a subdivision of 1 or more acre parcels with many custom-built homes started in the early 1970’s. Home building continued since then; in fact there is a home under construction at this time.

Tanglewood East New Port Richey FL

Tanglewood East New Port Richey FL Information

There is no Home Owner’s Association and no deed restrictions except for ones set by Pasco County. Tanglewood East is zoned ER (Estate Residential). 

To Clarify:  What Is Estate Residential zone?

Principal Uses

  1. Dwellings: single-family detached dwellings on individual lots.
  2. General farming and agricultural pursuits as to supply the occupant’s personal needs.
  3. Maintain livestock for the occupant’s use or need only, not to exceed three (3) grazing animals per acre minimum.
  4. Maintain small animals and fowl for the occupant’s use or need only, not to exceed a ratio of twenty (20) per acre. No roosters are permitted.
  5. Noncommercial boat slips and piers or private docking facilities with the approval of the various State and/or Federal agencies where mandatory.
  6. Lastly, Public schools.

Another key point, Where Is Tanglewood East?

Tanglewood East lies between DeCubellis Road and Ridge Road; east of Little Road.
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Tanglewood East Real Estate Market

Currently Active in Tanglewood East.
Only one home is available at this time. With a list price of $381,900, it has 3,360 sf with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a 2 car garage, and a screened pool. Built in 1984, the home is 1.14 acres. A 1 bedroom, 1 bath mother-in-law suite/apartment has its own entrance.

Sold homes for the past year total 11.
Lowest sold: A bank-owned 1,310 sf home closed for $89,900. The home has 2 bedrooms, 2 and a half baths, and a 3 car garage built in 1974.
Highest sold: $359,900 for a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, with 3,644 sf built in 2006. This home is on 2.1  acres with a pool and a view of the conservation area behind.

Finally, 4 of the 11 sold are bank-owned homes.

When you want to search for homes for sale, click here.

Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker- Associate
Florida Luxury Realty

Tanglewood East New Port Richey FL

KIAFest Main Street Blast

KIAFest Main Street Blast 2016 is back. The prequel to July 4th is held each year in Sims Park.  Be there for the all-American celebration on July 1 and July 2, join in the fun at 5 pm on Friday. Saturday’s schedule  starts at noon. Afterwards,  the Fireworks Blast is at 9:00 pm over Orange Lake.

KIAFest Main Street Blast
Orange Lake by Toni Weidman

KIAFest Main Street Blast 2016

Once again, this 17th Annual Main Street Blast is sponsored by Friendly KIA and New Port Richey Main Street.  Bring the family; there’s something for everyone.

Of course, the star of this red, white and blue event is the fireworks show but don’t miss the live music presented on the main stage, the shopping opportunities at the vendor displays, military vehicles on display, food, beer garden, kids games. Indulge your July 4th longings for apple pie and ice cream. 

Schedule of entertainment.

5:30 pm Event Opens/National Anthem
5:00 – 6:30pm TBA
7:00 – 8:30pm Stardust Memories David Bowie Tribute
9:00 – 10:30pm The Wholigans


12:00 Noon – Event opens, music and announcements.
In the meantime, there are Food Vendors, Beer Garden, Arts and Crafts, Kid’s Games, Food Court, and Commercial Vendors.
2:00 – 3rd Annual friendly KIA Trolley Pull at Grand Boulevard between Bank and the Incubator.
Team Registration is 12 noon to 1:30 pm.
2:30 announcement of Trolley Pull Winners
5:30 National Anthem

5:30 – 6:30 Live Music-Band TBA
7:00 – 8:30 live music -PETTY HEARTS
9:00 – FIREWORKS over Orange Lake (weather/conditions permitting)
9:15 – 10:30 live music – FLEETWOOD MAX

We always get there on Saturday and enjoy seeing everything including the people. As a matter of fact, we run into many friends there. It’s a truly small-town atmosphere. 

Finally, This fun event information brought to you by Toni Weidman, Florida Luxury. Please get in touch with the organizers if you have questions. Check out their Facebook page here.

Especially if you’re going to be there during the day, be sure to wear sunblock, and, perhaps a hat. And stay hydrated.

Toni Weidman
To search for homes for sale, click here.
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KIAFest Main Street Blast

Southern Oaks New Port Richey Home Sales

Southern Oaks New Port Richey Home Sales Report covers from Jan 1, 2016 to  May 31.  Southern Oaks is south of the River Crossing Publix shopping center and can be accessed through either Little Road or Starkey Blvd; it’s just west off Alico Pass. See the map below.

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Southern Oaks New Port Richey Home Sales

Currently Active in Southern Oaks totals 6 homes
The lowest list price is $159,900. A 3/2 with 1898 sf.
Highest list price is $305,000 for 2309 sf with 4 bedrooms, heated pool, and a 3 car garage.

Homes Sold from January to today total 10.
Lowest sold price is $138,000 for a 4/3 with 2,503 sf. and an unrepaired soil issue.
Highest Sold price is $335,000 for 3,235 sf and a pool. It has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a 3 car garage.

Average List Price $217,012
Average Closed Price $211,300
Average Days On Market: 59
List to Sold Price Ration: 97%

Currently Active With Contract and Pendings equal 2 homes. (1 each).


Southern Oaks New Port Richey Home Sales

Building started in Southern Oaks in the late 1980’s. There are newer sections build in the late 1990 and early 00s. The homes retain a contemporary look even today. Floor plans are varied and run from 1,300 to 3,300 sf. Many have 3 car garages, pools, and I see fountains in the front yards as I drive through. It’s a pretty neighborhood with lots of trees, ponds and conservation areas.

A family friendly neighborhood with no age restrictions, Southern Oaks has easy access to schools, shopping, medical facilities, Trinity and Tampa.

Some of the school boundaries will be changing in the next school year. Children of Southern Oaks will attend these schools in 2016:

Elementary School: Longleaf Elementary School
Middle School: River Ridge Middle School
High School: River Ridge High School
For further school information for Southern Oaks; take a look at the Pasco County Schools website here.

If you’re thinking of buying, search homes here. If you’re thinking of selling, just give us a call. 

Toni Weidman
Florida Luxury, Trinity

Southern Oaks New Port Richey Home Sales