Real Estate News and Information for Tallahassee, Leon County, and the Surrounding areas.
Weekly TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT Âť SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013 listings inside Serving Tallahassee, Leon County and the surrounding area Downtown Tallahassee, with its cultural offerings, educational opportunities, dining options and political energy, continues to attract people. And with many great housing options, downtown may just be the place to move. See the story, Page 5 The draw of downtown TD-0000224309 Deadline nears for foreclosed owners By Mary Shanklin Orlando Sentinel Florida foreclosure victims have until Friday to seek damages from five mortgage companies. Borrowers who had their mortgages serviced by Bank of America, Ally/GMAC, Citi, JPMorgan Chase or Wells Fargo & Co. may qualify for part of a $25 billion settlement reached early last year by those companies and attorneys general throughout the country. Only borrowers who were foreclosed on between Jan. 1, 2008, and Dec. 31, 2011, can qualify. “It has to be brought to the attention of the people of Florida. The money is there and belongs to the people of Florida,” said Davenport homeowner Moe Chaoudi, who filed his claim months ago. In Florida, about $170 million is available for cash payments to Florida borrowers. Attorney General Pam Bondi said she has mailed notices to Floridians who may qualify for settlement funds, but few of those people have submitted claims. “Approximately two-thirds of the people to whom notices have been sent have not filed claims. It is imperative that those who may be eligible for cash payments under the set- tlement submit their claims by the Jan. 18 deadline,” Bondi stated recently. The five mortgage servicers agreed to pay out the funds after being accused of illegally processing and signing some foreclosure-related documents. For those who do qualify for part of the settle- ment, checks are supposed to be mailed in mid-2013, according to Bondi’s office. Details can be found online at http://www.National MortgageSettlement.com , at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 1-866-430-8358. 1029 Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32303 • 850-224-7713 • Fax 850-561-3710 • www.TBRnet.org Frank A. McClean 2013 President Seller financing can help sell a home By Gary M. Singer Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel Your Dream Home Christic Henry, CLG, CRS Kingdom First Realty, Inc. All of the frills, amenities, and gadgets that are so artistically illuminated on television and in magazines are fantastic, but how do you ﬁnd a home that suits your needs and personality while ﬁtting within your realm of affordability? It is possible, but you must be willing to have an open mind, get down to the brass tacks of your budget, enlist the help of friends and relatives with a little “vision,” and include shopping for “potential” in your plan in order to make it happen. Shop within your price range, period. Consult a REALTOR® to ﬁnd homes and options which only suit your price range. These homes should also have the personality and potential to bear later improvements without looking over-improved. This will help you to focus and be creative and keep you from the temptation of looking outside your range of affordability. Don’t “over-amenitize” (if buying new construction). A REALTOR® who understands new construction can help ensure that you stick to build packages that ﬁt what you can afford. Always negotiate with the contractor or builder for upgrades that can be included within the price you are willing to pay, and don’t haggle over those which cannot. You can always make provisions during the build process for those upgrades at a later time. Take another look at older, revitalized neighborhoods. These areas are usually gems with built-in security systems (your next door neighbors), and they may have abandoned homes or vacant lots ready for new ownership. Most importantly, they already have their prices set from years of ownership and sales and are usually great deals for the budget-strapped buyer. Research the Comprehensive Plan to see what is planned for the area. Good buys occur when opportunity is a couple of steps ahead of expansion. This real estate market is an opportunity for buyers who plan for long term value. No matter what your tastes and price range may be, your REALTOR® can assist you in ﬁnding the home you need right now, to become the investment dream of your future. THE BOTTOM LINE LEON COUNTY, FL As of 1/7/2013 Active Listings SUPPLY Sold Past Yr 01/12-12/12 Months Supply DEMAND Sold Prior Yr Yr/Yr 01/11-12/11 Change VALUE TREND Prior 6 Mo Prior 12 Mo Avg Sale $ Avg Sale $ Total Det/TH/Condo Detached Only TH/Condo Only 1,550 1,199 351 2,474 1,958 516 7.5 7.3 8.2 2,211 1,718 493 11% 12% 4% $ 181,300 $ $ 201,900 90,700 $ 177,400 $ $ 201,100 87,400 %"! (,5, ,.2/! 3) , )+,77 129532- 2& 5"! (,5, ,/,37,.7! &29 5"! 720,7 +,98!5* 47!,)! ,)8 , '!,75296 &29 +29! 3-&29+,532- 29 0"!08 5"! +!(3, 73-8 ,5 ###*5.9-!5*29$* Data from CATRS, Inc. MLS (a subsidiary of TBR) compiled by Timberlane Appraisal for the exclusive use of CATRS and TBR. TD-0000224318 QUESTION: I am trying to sell my home but am not getting any showings. I’m thinking about allowing a buyer to finance it through me. Is this a good idea? – Suzanne ANSWER: It certainly can be, depending on your situation. If you own the property free and clear of any mortgage loans, financing the transaction for the buyer yourself has its advantages. But you’ll need to take precautions to protect your interests. This sort of arrangement can help attract a deeper pool of prospective buyers who have temporary financial issues. You can finance the property for your buyer at an interest rate much higher than any bank will pay you for storing your money. Like any other lender, you should do your basic due diligence, such as requiring a loan application, reviewing the buyer’s credit and getting a reasonable down payment. The main risk in offering seller financing is that you may have to file for foreclosure. So you should have an at- torney prepare the promissory note and mortgage for you and have the closing company issue title insurance on your new loan. Having said all that, I suggest you carefully analyze why your house is not getting any showings. Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certified as an expert in real estate law by The Florida Bar. He is chairs the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association. Send him questions online at http://sunsent.nl/mR20t7 or follow him on Twitter @GarySingerLaw. HOMEFINDER. COM WEEKLY » Editor: Dave Hodges, 599-2321, dhodges@ tallahassee.com » E-mail story ideas to: realestateweekly@ tallahassee.com » Advertising info: Robin Yeatman, 599-2262, ryeatman@ tallhassee.com 2 » SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013 » TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT Consumer Mortgage Information Program Rate Pts. Dwn LIP APR Mo. Pmt. Program Rate Pts. Dwn LIP APR Mo. Pmt. Program Rate Pts. Dwn LIP APR Mo. Pmt. Farmers & Merchants Bank 10 - Year Fixed 15 - Year Fixed 30 - Year Fixed 30 - Year FHA 2.625% 0 2.75% 0 3.375% 0 3.125% 0 20% 20% 20% 3.5% 30 30 30 30 850-297-2015 Sunshine Savings Bank 2.783% $1,422.60 30 YR. Fixed 2.859% $1,017.94 20 YR. Fixed 3.436% $663.15 15 YR Fixed 4.015%* $664.24** 3.625% 0 3.625% 0 3.00% 0 20 20 20 30 30 30 800-468-3993 Hancock Bank 3.671% 3.847% $684.06 30 YR. Fixed $879.61 15 YR. Fixed VA 30 Yr. Fixed RD 30 Yr. Fixed 3.50% 0 2.75% 0 3.25% 0 3.125% 0 3.25% 0 5% 5% 3.5% 0% 0% 30 30 30 30 30 850-325-3152 3.941% 3.245% 4.277% 3.575% 3.836% $673.57 $1,017.93 $657.66 $642.56 $652.81 3.027% $1,035.88 FHA 30 Yr. Fixed ***Hometown Banking since 1906*** It’s a great time to purchase or re ﬁnance with your local community bank, where our customers are like family. Please call Christie Heald at 850-297-2015 for a customized rate quote, or visit our Mortgage Department’s webpage at www.FMBBANK.com for more information and to see what additional programs are available! No hidden fees. No application fee. *MIP Included, **MIP Excluded You are in good hands with FMB; *Rates advertised are for home purchases only* Payments based on $150,000 loan amount. Rates subject to change. Call for current rates. Purchases and reﬁnances of Primary Residences, Investment Properties, Home Equity Lines of Credit & Construction Perm Loans are available. Visit www.sunshinesavingsbank. com to apply or call 800-468-3993. Select option 1 for our mortgage hotline. Please note: Rate quotes based on qualiﬁed borrowers having a credit score of 740 or better. Let your neighborhood professionals guide your mortgage transaction from beginning to end. We have numerous programs to meet your diverse ﬁnancial needs. www.HancockBankMortgage.com Florida State University Credit Union 30 YR Fixed 15 YR Fixed 10 YR Fixed 3.375% 0 2.75% 0 2.625% 0 20% 20% 20% 30 30 30 850-224-4960 Capital City Bank 3.639% 3.221% 3.311% $685.25 15 YR. Conv. ﬁxed 2.25% 2.25 $1,051.86 30 YR. Conv. ﬁxed 2.75% 4.25 $1,470.01 30 YR Conv ﬁxed 3.50% 0 30 YR FHA ﬁxed 3.125% 0 30 YR RD ﬁxed 3.25% 0 20% 20% 5% 3.5% 0% 30 30 30 30 30 850-402-8000 2.672% 3.145% $982.63 $612.36 3.978%* $673.57** 3.925%* $653.81** 3.772%* $666.16** MORTGAGE RATES HERE 80 TO ADVERTISE YOUR $ *FSU Credit Union is currently running a Done in Decade promotion which includes a .25 reduction in rate on our 10-year ﬁ xed mortgages (reduction not shown above). Credit standards and eligibility rules apply. All rates are subject to change without notice. FSUCU is an equal housing lender. Please contact Allison Tremper at FSU Credit Union for your personalized quotes at 850-224-4960 ext. 3310. Local Processing -Local Decisions - Local Closers - Local Construction Dept - Local Appraisers. Full Array of programs subject to credit & property approval & includes: 2nd home & investment, FHA, Conv, Const/Perm & Lot Loans. 100% VA, RD, & Affordable Housing. *MIP incl. **No MIP. Loans are not made or originated by FHA, VA, HUD, or any governmental entity. Contact Claire Kerz (850) 599-2165 email@example.com • Updated Weekly • Information for this chart is compiled by the Tallahassee Democrat and is valid as of the publication date of this issue and is subject to change without notice. Estimated monthly payment calculated using a mortgage amount of $150,000 and the list APR for loans starting the Sunday of publication. Contact lender directly for additional programs and fees, terms and conditions of the loans. NOTE: LIP=Lock-in period, Down=% of down payment. APR= Annual Percentage Rate. TD-0000224022 REASONS TO CLOSE WITH ENVISION! Get $500 Off Closing Costs APPLY ENVISIONCU.COM Apply ONLINE online at AT envisioncu.com Coupon must be mentioned at application. Some conditions apply. 500 And If you’re looking for a few more great reasons, Envision also offers: » Great Rates » Lower Closing Costs » Local Servicing » A Federally Insured Financial Institution » Loans For Every Lifestyle » Special Teacher Promotions Call Shannon Wood to get started today at 942.9234! TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT » SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013 » 3 ‘Qualified mortgage’ progresses New regulation intended to make home loans less risky for lenders By Alan J. Heavens The Philadelphia Inquirer The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau unveiled its long-anticipated “qualified mortgage” regulation this past week, designed to guarantee that home loans be given only to borrowers able to repay them. Under the new regulation, a lender must obtain and verify an applicant’s financial information, including employment status, income, assets, debts and credit history; the prospective borrower must have enough income or assets to repay the loans, and teaser rates may no longer hide the true cost of a mortgage. When it was first pro- posed more than a year ago, the regulation — essentially a redefinition that takes effect next January — created worries among lenders and the housing industry that it would effectively close off home ownership to millions of Americans and derail the real estate recovery. 2012-2013 TBA President Shane Lambert, CIP Tallahassee Builders Association Weekly News 201 East Park Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301 | (850) 385-1414 | www.tallyba.com Tallahassee Joins List of Improving Housing Markets The Tallahassee-area housing market is ofﬁcially “improving” according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/ First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), which rose for a ﬁ fth consecutive month to 242 housing markets around the nation in January, 2013. This is up from 201 markets listed as improving in December, and includes entrants from 48 states and the District of Columbia. The IMI identiﬁes metro areas that have shown improvement from their respective troughs in housing permits, employment and house prices for at least six consecutive months. Including Tallahassee, a total of 47 new metro areas were added to the list and six were dropped from it this month. Newly added metros include such geographically diverse locations as Los Angeles, Calif.; Auburn, Ala.; Des Moines, Iowa; Nashville, Tenn.; Richmond, Va.; and Cleveland, Ohio. “We created the improving markets list in September of 2011 to spotlight individual metros where – contrary to the national headlines – housing markets were on the mend,” noted NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville. “Today, 242 out of 361 metros nationwide appear on that list, including representatives from almost every state in the country. The story is no longer about exceptions to the rule, but about the growing breadth of the housing recovery even as overly strict mortgage requirements hold back the pace of improvement.” prices across a broader number of metropolitan areas,” noted NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “Similar home price gains, and hence the IMI, may be tempered in the future as we see data from typically slower months for home sales.” “Potential home buyers should be encouraged by the positive momentum in home prices, permitting and employment that is increasingly evident in not just isolated housing markets, but a broadening swath of the country,” added Kurt Pfotenhauer, vice chairman of First American Title Insurance Company. Karen Koelemi, right, of Orange State Construction in Tallahassee will represent the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and the Tallahassee Builders Association (TBA) at the National Association of Home Builders-sponsored International Builders Show in Las Vegas next week. Koelemij, pictured with her father John (a TBA, FHBA, and NAHB Past President) is a Past President of TBA and serves as FHBA’s State Representative to NAHB. before being included on the improving markets list. A complete list of all 242 metropolitan areas currently on the IMI, and separate breakouts of metros newly added to or dropped from the list in January, is available at www.nahb.org/imi. A stateby-state listing of metro areas on the list is also available at: www.nahb.org/ improvingmarkets. In addition to Tallahassee, the Florida markets on the list are Cape Coral, Deltona, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami, Naples, North Port, Ocala, Orlando, y, Palm Bay, Panama City, Pensacola, Punta Gorda, and Tampa. The IMI is designed to track housing markets throughout the country that are showing signs of improving economic health. The index measures three sets of independent monthly data to get a mark on the top improving Metropolitan Statistical Areas. The three indicators that are analyzed are employment growth from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, housing price appreciation from Freddie Mac and single-family housing permit growth from the U.S. Census Bureau. NAHB uses the latest available data from these sources to generate a list of improving markets. A metropolitan area must see “The IMI has almost doubled in the past improvement in all three measures for at two months as stronger demand during least six consecutive months following prime home buying season boosted those measures’ respective troughs The version announced Thursday appears to have addressed many, though not all, of the concerns expressed by consumer groups in addition to the industry. “We think the rule will help consumers avoid bad loans,” said Pamela Banks, senior policy counsel for Consumers Union. “We urge (the bureau) to keep the pressure on to ensure all mortgages offered to consumers are fair and appropriate.” But Mike Calhoun, president of the Center for Responsible Lending, said the regulation left a “pivotal” issue unresolved: how the fee a lender pays to a mortgage broker will be counted when it comes to defining a qualified mortgage. “These fees, known as yield-spread premiums, provided incentives for brokers to steer borrowers into bad mortgages that fueled the mortgage crisis,” Calhoun said. The bureau should not create a loophole that allows high-fee loans to count as qualified mortgages, he said. Barry Rutenberg, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders, noting that the regulation will take effect in 2014, said it was essential that regulators act prudently and thoughtfully to implement it in a sensible manner “to avoid disruptions to the housing finance system and ensure qual- ified borrowers can obtain affordable credit.” American Bankers Association President Frank Keating said that while the regulation codifies many conservative lending standards currently in place, “it is complex and technical, presenting an additional regulatory burden.” The qualified-mortgage regulation must mesh well with others that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be crafting this month, Keating said, because all “will transform our lending practices and could restrict access to credit.” Included in the new regulation, the bureau said, are protections for borrowers from risky lending practices such as the no-documentation and interest-only mortgages that contributed to many homeowners ending up in delinquency and foreclosure after the 2008 collapse of the housing market. The regulation features a cap on how much housing income can go toward debt — debt-toincome ratios less than or equal to 43 percent. Before the crisis, the bureau said, many consumers took on mortgages that raised their debt levels so high that it was nearly impossible for them to repay the mortgages, given the total of their financial obligations, including car loans and credit-card bills. “We think the rule will help consumers avoid bad loans. We urge (the bureau) to keep the pressure on to ensure all mortgages offered to consumers are fair and appropriate.” PAMELA BANKS, senior policy counsel for Consumers Union TD-0000224320 4 » SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013 » TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT Downtown area beckons with activities, convenience By Terry Anne Kant and Sharon Kant-Rauch Special to HomeFinder.com Weekly Downtown Tallahassee, with its cultural offerings, educational opportunities, dining options and political energy, continues to draw people into the core of the city. And with more affordable options for living downtown, it may just be the place to move for a fun lifestyle. Within walking distance of two universities, the state capitol, 15 restaurants, the public library, several museums and art galleries and a chain of beautifully landscaped parks, downtown is calling. Every Saturday for 10 months of the year, it hosts a daytime marketplace where people can mingle, get a bite to eat, listen to music and buy local produce and crafts. During football season, people celebrate Downtown GetDowns on the Fridays before FSU home games and in the spring, it’s alive with Springtime Tallahassee festivities. Various festivals take place in the Chain of Parks off Park Avenue or Kleman Plaza throughout the year And there’s more to come. Cascades Park, just south of Gaines Street, is scheduled for completion this year. It will have an amphitheater, fountains for children to play in, and more than two miles of hiking trails. Gaines Street, with its new, wider sidewalks, landscaped medians and outdoor art, including a 26-foot ceramic mosaic, is expected to become the art and cultural center of town. On the first Friday of each month, the area is already hopping with open art galleries, live music, food trucks and restaurants. This three-bedroom house at 1325 Ostin Nene is open today from 2 to 4 p.m. in Indian Head Acres. DAVE HODGES/HOMEFINDER.COM WEEKLY (For more downtown information, visit tallahasseedowntown.com.) Condominiums, such as those at the Tennyson on Monroe Street, and several townhouse-style residences in the All Saints area, offer people the option of living in the middle of the hubbub. Five listed condos sold in the Tennyson in 2012, ranging in price from $140,000 to $329,000, according to the Tallahassee Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service (Capital Area Technology and Realtors Services Inc). Currently the Tennyson has five listed properties ranging from $149,500 for just under 900 square feet, to $309,900 for 1,765 square feet. Two nearby neighborhoods — Indian Head Acres and Myers Park — also offer easy access to downtown activities, plus close proximity to Governor’s Square Mall and “Eat Street,” otherwise known as Apalachee Parkway. Myers Park is made up of several small subdivisions on land rich in history. Native Americans carved out trails near what is now Lafayette Street. Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto camped nearby in 1539, and a fort was built in the middle of the neighborhood (Old Fort Drive) during the Civil War. Today, the park, which bears the neighborhood’s name, consists of 42 acres and includes a year-round pool, tennis courts, playground and nature trails. It’s the city’s oldest park. Bottom line: if you’re interested in entertainment, nature, history or an active neighborhood, check out the downtown options. You’ll always have plenty to do. Sometimes, it’s right outside your door. Terry Anne Kant and Sharon Kant-Rauch, Realtors with Kant Realty of North Florida, have lived downtown for over 20 years. Contact them at Terrykant@aol.com or visit kanthomes.com CCAA President Carly Grubbs Serving the Industries Serving You Court Etiquette and Procedures by Harry A. Heist, Attorney at Law Capital City Apartment Association Addressing the Court One of the ﬁrst things that will happen at the start of the case will be for the judge to ask all parties who will testify to raise their right hand and “swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth”. Raise your right hand and clearly say “I will” or whatever the judge asks you to say. There is no need to shout this, but failure to say it loud enough for the judge to hear will sometimes anger the judge. You and any witnesses who might testify need to do this, even if you are not sure you will be called as a witness. The judge will often not know whether you are the tenant or the landlord, so when asked your name, clearly state “Mary Smith – manager of Mountain View Apartments”. Whenever you speak to the judge, refer to him or her as “your honor”: “Yes, your honor”, “No, your honor”, “I do not know, your honor”. Practice this a bit before you go to court. Behavior during the proceeding Speak only when you are asked to speak. Even if the tenant says something completely bizarre or tells an outright lie, you must stay quiet, not roll your eyes, laugh, shake your head or act out in any way. There is a strong tendency to want to respond when someone is lying about you or saying something utterly outrageous. Don’t do it. You or your attorney will address the issue. While the tenant may be lying, never call the tenant a liar. Your attorney will do that for you in the “attorney sort of way”. Cell phones Do you want your phone conﬁscated by the bailiff or really annoy the judge? Then leave your phone on. Despite verbal requests and signs in the courtroom to put the phones on “vibrate” or “silent”, they end up going off and disturbing the judge. We ask that you turn your phones or Blackberry off completely. You can survive an hour without it. Turn it off and hope the tenant forgets to turn his or hers off. Testifying The judge may go straight to you and ask you questions or allow the attorney to proceed in a more formal manner with an opening statement. You never know for sure, but usually your attorney will know how a judge generally will proceed and will prepare you accordingly. After your attorney gives an opening statement, you will usually be the ﬁrst witness, and your attorney will ask you things like your name, where you are employed and if you are familiar with the rent records and receipts. Short and clear answers are all you need to give. Let your attorney direct the questioning. Speak loudly enough so the judge can hear you. Never annoy the judge. Cross-examination Just as your attorney can take testimony from the tenant and cross-examine the tenant, the tenant can cross-examine you. The tenant may question you on something you said in response to your attorney’s question to you. This is where a hearing or trial can get completely out of control. This is not time for a conversation or argument with the tenant. Just answer the tenant’s questions, and if the question is improper, you can pause and your attorney will object. The judge will then direct you to either answer or ignore the question. Post-Ruling Behavior If you win the case, which is frequently the case in eviction actions, do not smile and thank the judge. Just put away your papers and follow your attorney out the door. The tenant may be angry and make a scene; ignore it all. Your attorney will simply say, “Thank you for your time, your honor“ and walk out the door. The judge is not “happy” the tenant is being evicted, although you may be, and the judge does not need you to thank him or her for evicting the tenant. Try to allow the tenant to walk ahead of you, so you do not end up in the elevator with the tenant you just evicted, or end up in an altercation outside of the courtroom. If the Judge gives an adverse ruling, do not argue with the Judge or in any way show disdain for the ruling. Failing to show up for court As hard as this may be to believe, sometimes our clients decide not to show up for court. Something comes up at the last minute or for some reason our client decides it is not necessary to come to court. A lesser issue is when our client decides to send someone else in his or her place that has little to no knowledge about the case. Is this fatal? It sure can be. We often are able to use the tenant’s testimony to win the case, but if the tenant‘s testimony is adverse on a key factual issue, there is often no way for the attorney to refute the tenant’s distortions or lies. If you have a real emergency, call your attorney immediately, and often the case can be re-set. Always take court seriously. A judge can dismiss a case or worse yet, ﬁnd for the tenant if you do not show up. If the tenant has an attorney, you may and most likely will be liable for the tenant’s attorney’s fees if you lose. Communication It is always advisable for the attorney to have your cell number and for you to have your attorney’s cell number in case there is some reason you will be late to court. Communication is the key, and the judge will usually be willing to hold the case off or take other cases before you in the event you are having a problem getting to the courthouse. Most landlords or property managers will at some time in their career end up in court. Despite the best efforts to settle cases, sometimes court is inevitable and unavoidable. The case may be a simple three minute Motion to Dismiss or a complicated and convoluted eviction with a counterclaim and many witnesses. In some cases the judge will take complete control of the proceedings from the start and simply start asking questions. Some judges closely follow the rules of civil procedure, and court is conducted in a very formal fashion. Some judges do not even hold open court and prefer to deal with the cases in their chambers where the parties all sit around a large conference table. In all cases, the judge is in charge and must be afforded absolute respect. Even if the judge seems relaxed, joking and casual, the parties should remember that the judge will be making a decision, and all court is a serious matter. Sometime court is like what you may see on the daytime court shows, but most of the time, it is NOT like Judge Judy or the People’s Court. Someone may leave that courtroom very unhappy. Who must go to court The parties and witnesses who should or must come to court will depend upon the type of case. In an eviction action for nonpayment of rent, the person who is most familiar with the rent records and receipts will need to be in court. This is usually just the property manager or the landlord, but it can get far more complicated if the tenant brings up a defense that he did not receive a Three Day Notice, or that he had made an agreement with your leasing agent, assistant or someone else employed by your company. If other people are involved or had contact with the tenant, bring them to court. You can never have too many witnesses with you in court, but failing to bring a necessary witness can doom a case. In a security deposit dispute case, you may have to being in vendors, experts, people who did the work on a unit and all your physical evidence and documentation. Your attorney will tell you who must come to court, what you need, and witnesses may be subpoenaed to try to make sure they actually come to court. Arriving to court We strongly urge you to carefully map out the courthouse and get good directions if you are not familiar with the court location. Many counties have built new or additional courthouses, and it is quite possible that you are assuming you are going to the same courthouse that was there 5 years ago when you last had court. Once you get directions, ARRIVE EARLY. We almost always arrive 30 minutes before court. Many courthouses have severe parking problems and tight security which could result in you being late. Some small courthouses have one x-ray machine and metal detector; others have high tech systems that surpass airport security. You don’t want to accidentally go to the wrong courthouse that is a 35 minute drive from the correct one. What to bring and NOT to bring Your attorney will tell you exactly what to bring to court. Most likely it will be the tenant’s actual ﬁle if it is a nonpayment of rent case and copies of the lease and notices. You should organize the ﬁle so you can easily take out original documents in the event the judge wants to see something in your ﬁle, or if there is a dispute about the authenticity of a copy. There are certain things you should leave at home. Knives, guns, mace, pepper spray and other prohibited items have been brought to court by our clients. They were in a pocket book (or sock) and forgotten. Clear out anything from your pockets, purse or pocketbook before you leave for court and imagine you will be going through an airport screening checkpoint. Leave your switchblade and 9MM at home. What to Wear Don’t wear shorts! Even if shorts are part of your work uniform, they should NEVER be worn in court. Females can sometimes get away with it, but why take a chance? Some judges are so strict about this that the bailiff, a sheriff’s deputy, will make you leave the courtroom if you dare to wear shorts. Dress respectfully. A jacket and tie is not necessary unless you are the attorney, but a well dressed client is nice to have by our side. Preparation Many of our clients expect that we will testify for them and do all the talking. While that would be nice and easy, and we try to keep you from having to say too much, our client usually must testify. You will need to know the date you gave the Three Day Notice, how it was delivered, who served it, how much rent was on the Three Day Notice, what the amount on the Three Day Notice represents, when the lease was entered into, when it expires or expired, when you last accepted rent, how much is the total amount owed and just about any other fact regarding the case. If you come across as confused or uncertain, the judge may get angry FAST. You need to prepare before court. Your attorney can be 100% prepared, but if you don’t know the facts of your case, the judge may be unsympathetic or even angry at you. Don’t give the judge an excuse to let the tenant win a case or continue or delay the case to a later date. Your attorney will most likely have a sheet with all the information on it in one place. You should do this as well and create your own “cheat sheet” you can look at rather than fumbling through the ﬁle. No matter how organized you are, when the judge starts talking, everyone will get nervous, and the most organized person might instantly become disorganized. TD-0000224139 TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT » SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013 » 5 $10k in concessions, Open Sat. & Sun., 12-5 Open Friday - Sunday 12-5 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4 Open Sunday 2:00 - 5:00 Open Sunday 2-4 3336 Harbor Club Dr. - This 1,828 sq.ft. Green Certified 3BD/2BA home was designed with AARP & the FL Dept. of Elder Affairs for "Aging-In-Place". It features hardwood floors, tank-less water heater, gas fireplace with built-in entertainment cabinets, granite counters, tray ceilings & deluxe master bath w/luxurious custom tiled shower. Stainless- on-Black appliances. Aging features include widened hallways, elevated outlets, grab bars in baths, curbless shower, level foundation with zero steps & more $268,000. Kathy Lee, Realtor ® (850) 508-6003 Neil Ryder Realty, Inc. www.MyParkCharleston.com OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 2400 Tippecanoe Ridge New NW Subdivision opening soon. 3BR/2BA & 4BR/3BA homes, great for first time home buyers, students and/or investors. Developer is offering great deals & bonus features for the first buyers. Come to our sales center this Sunday. Take High Rd to Hartsfield Rd. Tippecanoe Ridge is 1 mile down Hartsfield on the right. Look for Tippecanoe Hills Subdivision sign. Homes from $150-$200,000. Visit www.TippecanoeHills.com. Neil Ryder, Broker, (850) 508-6988 Neil Ryder Realty, Inc. 850-508-6988 www.NeilRyder.com MUST SEE! Call for appointment 2675 Hickory Ridge Country Feel with City Convenience! Well built Traditional all brick home sits on 3.2 acres amid oaks and pines! Large Great Room (33x22) w/vaulted wood beams, fireplace & wood flrs. Separate Dining area w/wood flrs - great for entertaining. Split bedroom plan upstairs on main level. Downstairs separate guest suite w/2nd kitchen & family room w/Home Theater! 3-car garage w/space for workshop! $449,000. Dir: Centerville Rd to Hickory Ridge. Russell Cotton 545-8004 Cotton & Co. Real Estate NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED! 4906 High Grove Rd 3471sq.ft., 4BR/3.5BA, Single story split plan, large bedrooms with walk-in closets, living room or office, eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, comfortable sunroom overlooks 1 acre beautifully landscaped yard. Priced to sell at $399,500. Directions: Thomasville Road to Highgrove Rd, the house is at the back of the subdivision. . Jana Nishimoto 850-566-5050 The Naumann Group Real Estate, Inc. OPEN SUNDAY 2-5 8173 Wenonga St. SE 3BR/2BA, 1690 sqft home on cul-de-sac. Spacious 1/2 acre lot. Remodeled inside and out. Beautiful new kitchen incl. granite counters, tile backsplash, under cabinet lighting, recessed lighting & stainless appliances. Other upgrades incl. laminate wood floors, new carpet in bedrooms, new bathrooms, tiled corner fireplace. There’s also a tiled, screen sunroom & large outdoor storage building New paint, New roof and New septic system. This one is a Must See! $120,000. Tonya Robinson, Realtor (850) 933-9130 MattoxRealty.com Mattox Realty, Inc. Classic Home! 212 Fairway Drive, Havana Bring your golf clubs! Incredible homesite overlooking #2 green and #3 tee. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is move in ready. Oak cabinets, large utility room with sink, sunroom, trey ceiling, storage building. $235,000 . Steve Lastowski, 907-0070 LastowskiRealty.com OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 Price Reduced! 2439 Bass Bay Dr. Built in 2007, over 2800 sq ft on an acre. Walking distance to Lake Monkey Business. The 4BR/3BA floor plan is a great one. Many great features incl. Granite in kitchen, all 3 baths, laundry, master bedroom & family rm. Deluxe master suite incl. gas fireplace, sitting area, double vanity, jetted garden tub, double headed shower stall, & X-large walk in closet. Stainless appliances,arched entries, gas range, Travertine tile, wood floors, tray ceilings, built ins, lots of recessed lighting, screened porch & much more. Amanda Drake (850)570-0821 Drake Real Estate, Inc. New Homes Open Daily 11- 6 PM 301 6th Avenue East, Havana REDUCED TO SELL!! Walk to Quaint Restaurants and Shops. Across street from Library. 1900 Sq. Ft. on 2 City Lots. 3 Bedrooms and 3 Baths plus Office. Large Utility Room/Hobby Room. Garage with Large Workshop. Motivated Seller! ASKING $199,900. CALL TRICIA BRYARS 545-5092 or MARK BRYARS 545-0476 ANYTIME!! Tricia Bryars Realty, Inc. New Sales Model - Exciting New Features 725 Duparc Circle Unique Spanish Style off Lakeshore Dr. 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms. 5216 bright & airy square feet. Screened pool and basement, private courtyards and spacious lot. Directions: From Monroe: right Lakeshore, left Duparc. From Meridian, Left Lakeshore, right Duparc. $399,000. A Must See! Alison Riley,850-510-9125 New Home Tallahassee, LLC www.newhometallahassee.com Open Sunday 1-4pm. Piney Z 820 Live Oak Plantation Rd., $465,000 Classic 5 bedrooms, 5 baths plus study/6th bedroom home on over 2 acres. All Bedrooms have own Bath. Custom Mahogany Door, 3 fireplaces, solid concrete block stucco. Concrete Pool, 40 yr Architectural Roof, Pella Window and fenced. MLS#222098 Priscilla Tharpe, LLC 850-933-9412 tharpePL@gmail.com Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc. OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 1234 Turkey Roost Knoll -6BR/5BA. All brick 5236 sq.ft. home on 10 acres. Quartz Cambria countertops, SS appliances, large pantry, kitchen nook with built-in benches, custom shelving, ceramic tile in kitchen & laundry area, wood floors downstairs, fireplace. HUGE master suite w/his ‘n’ her sinks & vanity, whirlpool tub & walk-in closets, gigantic rec room upstairs, 2 car garage, completely pasture fenced for horses or pets & a huge screened-in back porch. $595,000 Dir: Mahan, past I-10, right on Wadesboro, right on Baum, 2nd left onto Turkey Roost Rd. Lindsay Pearson, 510-8029, Pearson Realty, Inc. OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 2582 Manassas Way, 2561 Ulysses Rd, (Bradford Models) Affordable Elegance with New Energy Star homes. N.E. Tallahassee's most desirable neighborhood. Top rated schools. 4BR/2BA, 2000 sq.ft. with craftsman quality at great prices. Wood floors, kitchen islands, granite tops, tankless water heaters,& more! A must see! From $277,900. Visit 2586 Manassas Way - Our Sales & Design Center or web site TallahasseeHomesRealty.com Call Porter Chandler, Broker/Co-Owner 545-8491 Tallahassee Homes Realty, LLC OPEN SUNDAY 2-5 2586 Manassas Way. Tallahassee Homes Newest 4BR 2 BA Sales Model in Bull Run. Tallahassee's top selling neighborhood in 2012. New homes, best prices, top rated schools, convenience to shopping and more make living enjoyable in your new home. Let Tallahassee Homes turn your dreams into reality! Visit our Sales/Design center today at 2586 Manassas Way or web site: TallahasseeHomesRealty.com. Four New Homes Under Construction Now. Choose Colors! Call Porter Chandler, Broker/Co-Owner 545-8491 TallahasseeHomesRealty.com OX BOTTOM MANOR OPEN 2-4 730 Eagle View Circle Great 4 bedroom/2 bath house in convenient Piney Z! Nice floorplan, over 2,100 square feet with living/dining room, family room, eat-in kitchen with island, large pantry, and high ceilings. Large master bedroom with three closets! House is bright, open and has a spacious feel. Perfect house for kids with inside laundry room, lots of storage space, fireplace, nice backyard and deck. $245,000. Call Dale Adams, 508-7114 Keller Williams Realty OPEN EVERY Wednesday & Sunday 2-5pm 888 Derbyshire Rd. Reduced Pool home in Lakeshore!!! $36,000 under appraisal and ready for your family! This beautiful 4BR/3BA plus office has it all including pool house or mother-in-law suite, eat in Kitchen, large private lot, fireplace, Formal dining room, Living room and office. Reduced new price $ 329,000. Directions west Lake shore to arlington left to Maderia Left to Derbyshire. Call Jennifer Atwell, 850-933-8872 Linda Dix Realty LindaDixRealty.com OPEN SUNDAY 2-5 $219,900 3229 Black Gold Trail One of the top 5 houses in Killearn Acres. 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths + office OR sunroom, split floor plan, Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors in Great Room, fireplace, interior Ralph Lauren paint throughout. Fenced yard, 24 x 24 patio, 16 x 20 workshop and an 8 x 10 storage shed. New roof in 2012, A/C in 2010, Water Heater in 2009, Septic Tank in 2008. $209,900 Sherrie Cartee 545-6970 The Naumann Group 4446 SIERRA CT-KILLEARN Excellent Condition - Reduced. Perfect Patio Home for downsizers or young professional couple. Premium Condition and great floor plan. Brick 3BR/2BA with split master suite including a monster walk-in closet. Extra cabinet space in kitchen with an oversized pantry. large great room . covered porch overlooks cozy backyard. you can walk to shopping, restaurants, and church. " it's just adorable" . $219,900. CALL BOB TEEL AT 545-6010 Community Realty 182 Meadow Ridge Drive Light, bright and lovely 4 bedroom, 3 full bath home in popular area that has been updated with new appliances, granite counters and a luxurious master bath. Home is great for entertaining and a yard just perfect for a pool. $345,000. Directions: Meridian Road to Spanish Moss, right on Meadow Ridge and home on left. Richard E. Snow, Broker, 386-5169 Hartsfield Realty, Inc. www.richardsnow.com 7974 Greystone Drive - New Construction Hardwood flooring, detailed wood trim and crown molding and granite are some of the special features in this 2780 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 3 bath home. Open floor plan, office, dining room, covered lanai, large 1/2 acre yard, NE Tallahassee school zone. In the new gated community of GREYSTONE. New Home and land packages starting at $369k. Homesites starting at $69,000. 850-545-3908 Hartsfield Construction, Inc. www.hartsfieldhomes.com KILLEARN ESTATES 3272 Shannon Lakes N LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING! This home has over 2100 sq ft and includes brand new roof , engineered granite counters, new windows thru out, separate dining room, family room with brick wood burning fireplace, large master bath addition with garden tub, shower stall, double vanities, and walk in closet. Rinnai tankless water heater, newer HVAC, & much more. VIEW at www.MyDrakeRealEstate.com Amanda Drake (850)570-0821 Drake Real Estate, Inc. 6 » SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013 » TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT Real EstateCLASSIFIEDS Classiﬁed: 599-2210 ROOM FOR RENT Move-in Ready. With recent updates!!! 931-622-3942 SUNDAY Fax: 599-2347 Phone in hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Applicants Must Be Age 62 Or Older, Or Disabled APARTMENTS FOR RENTUNFURNISHED APARTMENTS FOR RENTUNFURNISHED 3/1 $500/MO.!!!!! __ __ __ 9324787 6th Ave. near hospitals. Room w/bath, W/D, kitchen priviledges, no smoking, $475 425-1365 9324471 Private BR + use of kitchen, laundry, cable internet. Electric & water incl. in $460/mo. Close to Walmart, Target & CVS 727-8987 9323522 __ __ 1Br. Deal 1, 2 & 3 BR Apts. Starting at $855 Call for specials (850) 656-7391 evergreensatmahan.com 9324076 2008 E Park Ave. 3/2 $735 or 1/1 $575 850-544-9436 9324963 ROOMMATES 1BR & private bath, in large home. no smoke/ pets. mature person. $450/m incl all 599-6153 __ 9324023 APARTMENTS FOR RENTUNFURNISHED 1505-5 Branch St., 1BR/1BA, $395, 500sqft, CHA, Behind RAA Middle school, Avail. 1/18 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com __ Offers an independent living facility for persons who are either 62 years of age or older and/or handicapped. Rent is based upon income and applicants must meet HUD's eligibility requirements. For more information contact Casa Calderon Apartments 800 W. Virginia St. Tallahassee, FL 32304 850-222-4026 TDD: 800-955-8771 9322674 Casa Calderon Apartments Now Accepting Applications • All Units Have 2 Bedrooms, Stove & Refrigerator, With Utility Rooms. • Area Available For Tenant To Install Washer & Dryer. TOWNHOUSES Tallahassee, FL 32305 Applicants Must Have Low Incomes. Rent Is Determined By Income. Call (850) 942-4777 For Application Or Visit The Oakridge Townhouse Office At 274 Ross Road. Oakridge Townhouses Provides Equal Opportunity Housing OAKRIDGE 290 Ross Road B eautiful New Homes in Bull Run 6 MODELS OPEN TODAY 11-6PM 2586 Manassas Way, Sales Model 2582 & 2578 Manassas Way 2618 & 2615 Farragut Way 2561 Ulysses Road TD-0000224319 FROM THE $ $260’s __ 9324595 $395/mo + dep. Studio, 1 & 2BRs. Near schools & shopping. 561-4226 __ __ __ 2BD/2BTH & 3BD/2BTH Brand New! From $959 Capital Walk Luxury Apartments 850-576-7368 RichPropertiesFL.com 9323504 __ __ 1 BR $475. 2BR $575 Water, Sewer, Cable $350 Dep. 386-7844 cedarswest.org We Love TCC students 9323552 Cedars West Apts. 9322622 1 MONTH FREE FIRST MONTH FREE! 1/1 Apt CH&A Avail BETWEEN HOSPITALS 2BR near downtown & now. Nice! $550/mo. + 2BR/1, carpet, hookups Lafayette Park, wood $400 Dep. on busline Miccosukee Estates, no floors, CHA, lease, No n e a r c a m p u s e s . dogs. $600 + $425 dep p e t s , $ 5 8 5 / m o i n c l . 2061 Rickards 893-1336 water & sewer 251-8093 229-200-3212 9323512 9324823 1 & 2 BRs from $495, pool! 1-story. 7 mo. leases avail. Pet friendly. Serene setting. 575-1495 __ __ FIRST MONTH FREE! 2BR near Myers Park & downtown, hardwood floors, CH/A, lease, no pets, $585/mo 251-8093 9322025 • Parking Near Front Door. All Apartments Are Ground Floor. • Bus Stop At Street Entrance. TD-0000224404 Porter Chandler 850-545-8491 www.TallahasseeHomesRealty.com For More Information Broker/Owner 9324541 __ 9324554 Tallahassee Homes Realty, LLC Potential Lease/Purchase - Midtown Prestigious Los Robles Green OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 Indian Head Acres OPEN SUN 2-4 We’rehereforyourhomesolutions! RobinYeatman.......................................... 850.599.2262 Call Today! 302 Glenview Dr. Great potential for large family or investors. Original hardwood floors throughout. Floorplan lends itself to possible duplex conversion for rental or large sized family 5 bedroom. Close to downtown malls, restaurants and businesses. $164,900. 1816 Atlantis Place One-street townhome community located in mid-town. Beautiful Coquina stucco exterior and red tile roof. 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, end unit w/fireplace & 2 car garage. Convenient access to state government offices, FSU, & northeast shopping. Community pool & guest parking. NEW PRICE $215,000. Directions: Thomasville Rd N,left on Glenview & left on Atlantis Place. Dianne Spooner, Broker 850-508-1846 SpoonerRealtyServices.com 1625 CENTERVILLE RD. Unit 47 LOCATION, LOCATION, close to downtown, hospitals, doctor's offices, shopping and post office- cute, cozy & comfortable-this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has so much to offer-private brick patio and maintenance free outside-would be great for young professionals, singles or young family. A DREAM COME TRUE FOR THE PRICE, only $95,500. Directions: Betton to Centerville, turn left, entrance 1/2 mile on right CALL BETTY MAYO AT 545-6412 Community Realty CALL BOB TEEL AT 545-6010 Community Realty 1325 Ostin Nene-Nature lovers Downtown. $149,900 Beautiful setting, 1/2 acre. 50’s 3/2 with separated bedrooms-versatile layout, eat-in kitchen. Huge year round sunroom/porch (11x41), w/separate heat & air. Hardwood in part of home, new tile/carpet/ paint/appliances. Firepl, lrg carport, HUGE private yard. All rooms with views. Greenspace in front, walk to Cabos/New Leaf. move in ready! Dir: S Magnolia just past Apalachee Pkwy to LT on Ostin Nene. Terry Anne Kant, Realtor-Broker, CRS Kant Realty of North Florida, LLC (850) 877-2121 Pics/virtual: kanthomes.com TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT » SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013 » 7 Callaway Gardens pumps $2 million into Mountain inn By Tony Adams Columbus Ledger-Enquirer House of the Week HMAFAPW1720 shows a four plus bedroom, three bath big country home with a full-width porch to enjoy the outdoors. AP/HOMEPLANS.COM Big country For The Associated Press If you’re looking for an open, highly functional one-story layout, take a look at plan HMAFAPW1720 from Homeplans.com. The single-level, four-bedroom design features 3,029 square feet of finished living space on one level. An optional bonus room over the garage adds another 288 square feet. Each of the four bedrooms boasts a walk-in closet, with the master suite offering the most comfortable accommodations of all; the suite includes a large bedroom and adjoining sitting room, along with a fabulous master bath. The whole family will enjoy relaxing in the spacious Great Room, which flows easily to the dining area and kitchen. Sit by the fireplace, or step out to the back porch. In the kitchen, there’s plenty of counter space at the central island and the peninsula. Seat kids at the snack counter for quick breakfasts, or set up appetizers here when company comes over. The mudroom is the perfect place to store shoes and coats on the way in from the two-car garage. Need more space? The bonus room upstairs would make a great home theater, complete with a half-bath. A downloadable study plan of this house, including general information on building costs and financing, is available at www.houseoftheweek.com. To receive a study plan by mail, please fill out the following order form. Be sure to reference the plan number. To view hundreds of home designs, visit our Web site at www.houseoftheweek.com. HMAFAPW1720 DETAILS: Bedrooms: 4+ Baths: 3 Main floor: 3,029 sq. ft. Total Living Area: 3,029 sq. ft. Bonus room: 288 sq. ft. Garage and storage: 668 sq. ft. Dimensions: 70-0 x 80-0 Exterior Wall Framing: 2x4 Foundation Options: Crawlspace, Slab Order this home plan To build this house, order a complete set of construction documents at www.houseoftheweek.com or call toll free (866) 772-1013 and reference the plan number. At www.houseoftheweek.com , you can browse more than 1,500 other designs, or download a free Study Plan of this design and many others. The Study Plan is a helpful tool for decision-making and estimation; it includes valuable coupons to use on the purchase of complete construction documents and modifications. You can also order a paper copy of the Study Plan by calling (866) 772-1013. Callaway Gardens, fresh off a frantic year in which it sold 7,000 of its 13,000 acres and reduced the resort’s debt dramatically, is now turning its attention to improving the guest experience. The tourist destination in Pine Mountain, Ga., just north of Columbus in Harris County, said Friday it has launched a $2 million renovation of Mountain Creek Inn off U.S. Highway 27. “This is where we think we get the biggest improvement in the brand for the dollar spent. It changes a negative guest experience to a positive one more profoundly than anything else we could do,” said Edward Callaway, chairman and chief executive officer of the resort and grandson of the 60-year-old resort’s founders, Cason J. and Virginia Hand Callaway. The process of “replowing” money back into the 274-room Mountain Creek Inn – which dates to 1956 and has seen several renovations through the years – actually began in July. “We did two rooms to see what it would cost and look like, and then we tweaked it,” Edward Callaway said. “Then we did 30 rooms that opened on Nov. 15 in time for Fantasy in Lights. We did not market these rooms, but people found out about it and they started requesting them. People loved them.” The enthusiastic feedback triggered the full-scale renovation of the inn, which is taking place now and will continue into the spring. Some rooms remain open for previously scheduled guests, while most of the project should be completed by April, Callaway said, with work in a couple of common areas possibly being delayed until an- other guest lull in August. The room interiors are being stripped to the bare walls and floors, he said, with new beds being installed. The inn’s lobby, restaurant, ballroom and pool also are part of the project. The end result should pay off, Callaway said, with groups who had ventured elsewhere for lodging as the hotel showed signs of age returning to Mountain Creek during visits to the gardens. “The inn is the most powerful cash margin generator in the resort. It’s the heart. It made money before. The problem is the rooms were old and tired,” he said. Mountain Creek Inn made its debut in 1956 with 50 rooms dubbed “Gardens View.” Additions through the years boosted that to 274 rooms. The hotel actually carried the Holiday Inn logo from 1962 through 1977, although the gardens itself managed the property. The major upgrade follows a year in which Callaway Gardens had a 4-percent increase in annual attendance, with 383,964 people visiting the home of Robin Beach Lake, the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center and the John Sibley Horticultural Center. That’s up from 368,964 visitors in 2011. The 6,000-acre nature preserve, which is well known for its colorful burst of azaleas each spring, also has golf courses and paved trails. The holiday-themed “Fantasy in Lights” attraction was added 20 years ago and has proven popular, with ticket sales jumping 20 percent this past season, Callaway said. He also believes making National Geographic Traveler magazines’s list of “Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights in the World” had an impact, as did mentions by CNN and Yahoo Travel. 8 » SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013 » TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT REAL ESTATE / Tallahassee Democrat APARTMENTS FOR RENTUNFURNISHED DUPLEX FOR RENTUNFURNISHED TOWNHOMES FOR RENTUNFURNISHED 2401 Manzanita Ct., 1Br/1Ba 716sqft, $595, CHA, W/D hookups, avail now Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com TOWNHOMES FOR RENTUNFURNISHED 2005 Nena Ln, 3BR/2BA, 1455sqft., $950, CHA, W/D, Large Loft/office. Avail. now. Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com Sunday, January 13, 2013 / PAGE 1446-A Willow Bend way, 2BR/1BA, 900 sqft., $595, CHA, W/D Hookups, avail 2/8 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com Golf Course View Redecorated 2/1,CH/A wood floors, storage, Off Stone Rd l564 A-2 Oakland Ave. fenced, no dogs, Non- 1 4 0 3 A - 2 S t o n e R d . , $595, 2BR/1BA, 800sqft, smoker. 319 W 7th Ave. 2Br/2Ba, 980sqft., $675, living and dining room, $650/mo. 385-3664 CHA, W/D hookups, 9324187 CHA, W/D hookups, Private courtyard, avail avail. now 1/18 Reduced NW l566 #B1 Oakland Ave, Kent Strauss Mgmt & 2631 Windy ridge Dr., 2BR/1BA, $575, 800sqft, 2BR/1BA 900 sq ft, $575, Realty, Inc. 877-2284 CHA, W/d hookups, C www.kstraussmgmt.com H A , W / D h o o k u p s , 9324588 avail now n e w c a r p e t , y a r d Kent Strauss Mgmt & service incl. Quiet Realty, Inc. 877-2284 Park Ave Deal dead end street. Avail www.kstraussmgmt.com now 2735-A E.Park Ave, 9324580 Kent Strauss Mgmt & 2Br/2Ba 950sqft, $675, Regional Property Realty, Inc. 877-2284 CHA, W/D hookups, Services www.kstraussmgmt.com avail now 9324584 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Over 600 properties Realty, Inc. 877-2284 TOWNHOMES FOR RENTin the Tallahassee area. www.kstraussmgmt.com UNFURNISHED Check us out at 9324605 regionalpropertyservices.com 893-2500 1913 Nene Hills Pointe View Deal Lic Real Estate Broker 3 / 3 c a r p e t , g a r a g e , 3106 Layla St., 3Br/2Ba 9322640 CH/A, full kitchen, $995 1 5 5 6 s q f t . , $ 9 9 5 , DUPLEX FOR RENT2203-E-3 W.Pensacola C H A , W / D h o o k u p s , UNFURNISHED CH/A,carpet, full kitchen, Close to Canopy Oaks Elementary, Avail 2/8 on site laundry, $695 Kent Strauss Mgmt & 1322 HUTCHINSON ST 1732 Coreywood Ct Realty, Inc. 877-2284 2BR/1BA duplex. CHA washer hookup, 3/3, carpet ,open floor www.kstraussmgmt.com 9324623 $500 rent Annual plan, garage. w/d lease No pet allowed connections: $975/mo Avail. mid-January Sawgrass __ 9324617 1579-A Live Oak Dr., 2Br/1Ba 800sqft., $595, CHA, W/D hookups, avail 3/8 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com Quiet Cul-De-Sac Lake Jackson Gem Wolf Creek __ __ 9324600 __ 9324608 __ 9324590 Get the buzz on your neighborhood! Myers Park HOUSES FOR RENTUNFURNISHED __ __ 1649 Cross Pointe Way 2 car garage, yard maintained. No pets. No smoking. Avail. Now $995/mo 850-445-6099 9323546 2/2 Beautiful N.E. __ 3/1 new carpet & roof, full kitchen, hookups, carport, $775/mo 3/2 wood flooring, Den, CH/A, W/D, $995/mo 3/2 hardwd flooring 1.4 acres. avail 1-15/ $1325 4/2, carpet, full kitchen, corner lot, CH/A, game room, $1300. Avail 1-15 3/1.5 carpet, 1122 sq ft. w/d incl $850/mo. 4/2 tile floors, family rm, fireplace, pool $1500 2303 Dozier Dr __ 428 Glenview Dr 6562 Hugh Rd __ __ 3200 Abbington Lane 1704 Atkamire __ 3009 Greenwich Ct. __ ATLAS RD 222-5262 9323590 Carpet, full kitchen, fire place, w/d hookups, patio, CH/A, $800/mo 3/1.5, carpet, carport, W/D connections, $725 2BR/1.5 BA, Carpet, Mid-town, $675/mo 2/1 Carpet, Full Kitchen W/d connections $600 1880 Gina Dr 305 Broward Apt-1 753-B Pointe Ct. __ __ 222-8702 Meridian Mgmt. Realtor 9324238 9324875 3348 Thomas Butler Rd., 2/2, fireplace, covered deck, $850/mo w/lease Credit check req’d. RentWell@comcast.net 631 MARYBETH AVE 2BR/1BA duplex. CHA washer/dryer hookup $550 Rent Annual lease No pet allowed. Avail. mid-January __ 222-5262 9323593 Great NE location. Lg. 2BR, lg. bath, fireplace, laundry rm with W/D, ceramic tile, ceiling fans, private patio, lg. yard w/yard care. No pets. Lease $825 /mo. 321-5016 or 893-8476 __ 9321570 3129-B Pontiac Dr., 2BR/2BA, 1070sqft, $650 CHA, W/D Hookups, Lg. fenced yard, lawn care incl., Avail now. Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com Off Paul Russell __ 9324592 2223 Treeo Ln., 2Br/2Ba 1008 sqft., $675, CHA, W/D , Small pets OK, Tile Floors, Fireplace. Avail. 2/8. Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com Paul Russell Beauty __ 9324619 3BR/2BA carpet, full Plantation kitchen, fenced yard, 2409 Silver Palm Lane, w/d incl $795/mo $1,050, 3BR/2BA, 1400sqft, W/D hookups, deck, CHA, vaulted Meridian Mgmt. Realtor c e i l i n g s , g r e a t N E location, avail. 1/18 9324249 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 2BR Killearn 3747-C Donovan Dr., www.kstraussmgmt.com 9324586 2BR/1.5BA, 1056 sq ft, $675, CHA, W/D TOWNHOUSES/ hookups, fireplace, DUPLEXES / CONDOS avail now l 727 Efferson St-Large Kent Strauss Mgmt & 2 /1 w/ceramic tile Realty, Inc. 877-2284 W/D, Sec.8 Ok www.kstraussmgmt.com through, *1st MONTH FREE** $575 9324610 l 1212 Tampa Dr-2/1 2BR/2BA, washer & w/fenced yard, W/D, dryer incl $725/mo. Section 8 Ok. **1st 528-3857 Realtor MONTH FREE** $625 l3198-B Ginger Dr-Split 9324705 2/2 w/fireplace. Downstairs unit. W/D 2BR2Bath $650! hookups. $745/mo. B a r b a r a D i c k s o n , l 3722 Sutor Ct-2/1, Remax Professionals 1 - c a r g a r a g e , W / D . Realty 545-3419. Small fenced patio Freshly painted, nice area. $750 kitchen, inside utility! l1121 Ocala Rd- Great 9324420 location. 2/2 in Contential Oaks incl. ABOVE THE REST W/D & large deck. 4BR/3BA Park Ave near 6mth lease available. Blairstone, W/D, no Furnished - $750 or pets, $1200/mo. + Unfurnished - $700 $1200dep. 1 yr lease l 3181 Allison Marie Ct 850-893-0379 Great Location! Close 9322911 to FSU & TCC. 3/3 incl. & lawn maint. $900 Close to Shops W/D 2140-B Claremont Ln., l 3 3 8 1 A r g o n a u t D r 2BR/1.5BA, 1100 sq ft., Upscale 3/2, end unit $ 5 9 5 , C H A , W / D w/fenced area. Full hookups, Water and appliance pkg. Lawn & pest incl. $950 Sewer Incl., avail 2/8 l 403 E. Harrison St-2/1 Kent Strauss Mgmt & garage apt in Myers Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com P a r k . W / D o n s i t e . 9324614 Water incl. $650 l 8792 Louvinia Way. Hartsfield Convenient Lg. 2/1, wood burning 2340 LaRue Ct., 2BR, s t o v e . N i c e p a t i o & 1.5BA, 1090 sqft., $595, area to garden. Lawn C H A , W / D h o o k u p s , incl. $750/mo. avail 2/8 l 2738 Tharpe St Kent Strauss Mgmt & Savanah Crossing. 3/3 Realty, Inc. 877-2284 incl W/D. Pool & www.kstraussmgmt.com clubhouse on site. $900 9324612 Spirit Realty Inc. of Tallahassee 877-4343 Kilrush 2BR www.spiritrealtyinc.com 2965 #B-6 Shamrock St. 9324920 N., 2Br/1.5Ba 1260sqft, $795, CHA, W/D, Villages of Killearn, Upstairs Balconies, yard 3BR/2BA + loft, fireplace service incl., avail 2/8 deck, yard service, Kent Strauss Mgmt & W/D. Near shopping. Realty, Inc. 877-2284 4431 Stratfordshire. $1050/mo. 264-5916 www.kstraussmgmt.com 2231 Parrot Lane __ 222-8702 222-8702 Meridian Mgmt. Realtor 2BR/1BA Section 8 Approved. No pets, 1st/dep/last. $625/mo. ref. required 984-5017 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 9324233 __ 9323138 3/2 KILLEARN ESTATES Large fenced yard, lawncare included 850-508-4669 9322469 __ __ 3BR/1BA, Bond area CH/A, W/D, section 8 ok. 443-9730 9323548 3BR/2 full baths, living rm, dining rm, kitchen, screen porch, lg. lot, Lake Jackson area. $795/mo + dep. 229-563-2104/563-1222 9323514 __ 3BR/2BA, desirable NE, excellent cond. Nice features, no smoking/ pets $975/mo. 545-4843 Beautiful 1800 sq ft log home on 3 ac w/pond 10 mins. from Capital Circle NE. $1500/mo. + 1st, last & dep 878-1803 9324333 9324747 __ Shell Point, 35 min. from Tallahassee. Upscale, 3 masters,3.5BA, gourmet kitchen, elevator, Lease. Unfurn. $2100. Furn $2400/mo 926-5930 Beautiful Beach Home Selling your home? • Get price reduction alerts on your neighbor’s properties • Know the instant a new or similar home comes on the market • See recent sales data on nearby properties • www.home!nder.com/myhome!nder __ 9324569 __ or 850-545-4390 __ garage, eat-in kitchen, $1095/mo 850-545-2089 9322332 EASTGATE 3/2. 2-car __ __ For Classified Advertising Call 599-2210 © 2011 HomeFinder.com, LLC. All rights reserved. Equal Housing Opportunity __ 9324603 __ 9324661 TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT » SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013 » 9 HOUSES FOR RENTUNFURNISHED your hometown hospice since 1983 HOUSES FOR RENTUNFURNISHED l 2970 Bayshore. 3/2 in Killearn Estates, great room opens to dining area and big kitchen. 2-car garage.$1300 l 2456 Atlas. Nice 3/2 with split bedroom plan. All appliances. $800 l3108 Lookout Trl.3/3 great room, fireplace & screened porch overlooks pool. $1200 l 1918 Portland 3/1.5 town home, W/D, living rm & dining rm opens to private fenced back yard. $770 l 2121 Faulk Dr. 3/1 w/ fireplace & hardwood floors. Big shaded fenced yard. $980 l 7612 Preservation 4/2.5 in Summerbrook. Split plan, formal living & dining. $2250 l 4120 Silk Bay townhome off Mahan near Publix. 2 BR up, 1 down. Fireplace, deck, equip laundry. $900. l 1187 Brafforton. Nice townhome, East side. 2/2, fireplace in great rm, small dog ok, $800. l 2481 Papillion Way, 5/3.5BA, 2 master suites game rm, deck $2250 l 800 Bragg 3/1, hardwood floors, lots of storage $800 MAGNOLIA PROPERTIES AND INVESTMENTS. 386-8660 magnoliapropertiesinc.com HOUSES FOR RENTUNFURNISHED BEACH & VACATION RENTALS WAREHOUSE/STORAGE FOR RENT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE BIG BEND HOSPICE (850) 878-5310 or (800)772-5862 www.bigbendhospice.org BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM HOME __ Sm. home on 10 acres, great for hobby farm, fenced. $1000/mo Avail now 850-251-2717 For more info visit: dardenrealestate.net HOUSES FOR RENTFURNISHED 9324016 __ 1BR/1BA House + Studio, $900/mo. + dep. avail. 3/1 Call 864-356-5949 9324557 2014 Holton St 3/1 House $550 615 Mary Beth Ave OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY 2-4PM 3/1.5 Duplex $695 3/2 House $850 Crawfordville Trace! 4/2 House $1300 On 6 acs, service incl. 929 Balkin Rd __ Ochlockonee Riverfront 3BR/3BA home. Near state park. Sopchoppy, FL. Nicely furnished, Huge screen porch overlooking river. 3.5 acre fenced retreat w/ dock. Very secluded. $1500/mo. lease 229-221-4545 9323729 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT 12720 Miccosukee MOBILEFOR HOMES /LOTS RENT 4718 STONEY TRACE. Custom Built Home on almost an Acre! 4BR/3BA, 2,679 sqft. This home features hardwood ﬂoors, tiles & carpet in BR’s. Arched doorways & windows, wood blinds throughout. Stone covered front entry, Separate formal Living rm/sitting area, Family rm includes Gas FP w/built ins, vaulted ceilings, french drs to covered/screened patio w/herringbone brick ﬂoors. Kitchen is complete w/ granite counters, center island, gas cook top, double ovens, recessed lighting, wood cabinet w/under mount lights, lots of counter space & eatin breakfast nook! The Spacious Master suite has his/hers walk-in closet, Huge bath w/jetted tub, walk-in shower w/ glass door, his/her vanities & sep. toilet rm. 2 car garage. Lots of green grass, lush landscaping & plenty of room for a pool to be added. $329,900 3726 DAGGERWING CT. Beautiful home on cul-de-sac lot in The Ravines! 2454sqft. w/4BR, 2.5BA. Many upgrades throughout. Large eat-in kitchen with tile ﬂooring, granite countertops, mosaic tile backslash, & newer GE stainless appliances. Formal dining rm with bay window allowing for natural light. Expansive living rm boasts gorgeous wood laminate ﬂoors, vaulted ceiling with recessed lighting, wd-buring FP and built-in bookcases. Glass French doors ﬂanked by large windows lead to wood deck overlooking nicely sized backyard. Master downstairs includes BA w/jetted tub, separate glass shower & walk-in closet. 3BR upstairs w/catwalk overlooking the living rm & backyard beyond. 2 lrg. walk-in storage areas. New roof. $297,500 Hettie Spooner (850) 509-4337 Hettie@HillSpooner.com Lindsay Elliott (850) 545-2463 Lindsay@HillSpooner.com l364-B Belmont Rd-2/2 w/fireplace, W/D. $850 l 5628 Nature Ln-3/2 w/screened porch & 2-car garage. Fenced yard. $1000 l 517 N. Copeland St 3/2, fenced yard, 1-car garage. Full appliance pkg. $1100 l2414 Ionic Ct-3/2 with full appliance pkg. Nice back yard with deck. $1150 l 1421-2 Bronough St 3/2 across from FAMU Pharmacy. Full appliance pkg. **1st MONTH FREE** $1100 l 1615 Sharkey St Spacious 4/2 w/fenced front yard and W/D. Close to FSU. $1200 Spirit Realty Inc. of Tallahassee 877-4343 www.spiritrealtyinc.com __ 850-906-0800 Lic. Real Estate Broker 9324785 1 Month Free Rent $99 Deposit Bad Credit OKAY __ 2 & 3 BRs from $499 2 baths,W/D hookups Enjoy swimming pool Free lawn care, pest control, community officer. Call 24 hrs a day for Pre-approval. 9322646 M/I special 1mn. Free l 1310 Paul Russell Rd., M OBILE HOMES/LOTS $1600, 2000 SqFt., 7 FOR SALE large offices, large l o b b y , c o n f e r e n c e 3BR/2BA doublewide on room, break room, 2 1+ acre inside Capital bathrooms, Avail. Now Cir. 4325 Slash Pine Ln. l1310-A Paul Russell Rd $69,900. Owner finance $425, 500 SqFt. One 508-0872. Pictures at large office, utilities www.lotsunlimited.com 9322666 incl. Avail now Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com Reduced Pkwy Commercial __ 3000 SqFt Warehouse on Capital Cir. NW w/a fenced in Yard. Call Peter Gonzalez, Jr. for more Info. (850) 224-2300. l Apt. Complexes l Townhomes INCOME PRODUCING OFFICE A "Free Standing" 3,300 SF bldg on Timberlane Road near the Thomasville Road intersection On W. Tennessee St. Call Peter Gonzalez, Jr. for more Info. (850) 224-2300. 9322653 REPAIR SHOP __ __ 9324582 OFFICE/R ETAIL SPACE FOR RENT $140-$165/office! Free utils.! 1 or 2 room suite, outside entrance! Near TMH. Some furniture. Nice!!! Owner/Realtor 850-878-3957 __ __ __ __ __ www.ilovethemeadows.com 9322626 459-9334 BRING YOUR HORSES 7.33 acres w/ beautiful home, 3 stall stable, 3 rm workshop, fruit trees lots more, Havana call to see $179,000. CR __ __ 9324370 9322635 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE 12x60, W side, clean, 2BR/1BA, $450 + dep. No pets. 850-576-8909 9324350 __ 9324022 __ 9324902 2521 Whisper Way, 3Br/2Ba 1309sqft, $950, CHA,W/D hookups, garage, fenced yard, avail 1/18 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com Lovely Eastgate 2/1 or 2/1.5 on 1/2 ac. lots near TCC. Nice, clean & quiet. $250 dep. $500/mo. 345-3862 TD-0000224316 Call Classiﬁeds 599-2210 __ __ 9324597 Short term lease avail , 5BR/2.5BA, W/D, pet ok, fenced, Avail 1/1 $1200/mo 850-443-2717 9323073 WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN $ STARTING AT PURCHASE FOR LESS? l1567 Live Oak Drive, 4 duplexes located near the Parkway, state offices and shopping 9321734 9323585 to the residents. Fully 3 BR/2 BA approx. 1,400 occupied and quick to sq. ft. Family rm & large rent. $565,000. living room. $800 mo. l 1207 N. M L King 8216 Pin Oak. 508-0872 Blvd. 4 buildings with 11 www.lotsunlimited.com units total, 1 duplex 9322669 and 3 triplexes all Great central QuietArea Nice 3/2 l 900 SF - Clean & 1BR/1BA. location close to mid $750 or 2/2, $600/mo. + Affordable! Just off town and downtown dep. No pets. 539-6692 Apalachee Pkwy on make these units very 9323462 Hanson Ct. desirable for tenants l Unbelievably low and a great find for an rates! Downtown/ investor. Fully Midtown area. 500 SF occupied $405,000. up to 12,000 SF. l 1825-1855 S. Call Peter Gonzalez, Gadsden St. 4 duplexes SPRINGWOOD Jr. for more Info. with each side 2BR/1BA, Close to MOBILE HOME PARK (850) 224-2300. M eyers park and Spring Oaks Lane 9322650 colleges, all units are Two 2-bdrm 1-baths currently $475 / mo $400 dep Professional Office Suite leased.$520,000. Curtis Baynes 576-8774 1000 sq.ft. Call Elizabeth Strauss www.cebaynes.com Kerry Forest Pkwy for more information 9324880 850-545-8305 850-509-9411. 9324296 Very Private, water Kent Strauss Mgmt & furn. 1 mi from FL line, Realty, Inc. 877-2284 2/1, 2 covered porches Professional rooms $185 www.kstraussmgmt.com $400/mo. $400 dep No & u p . E . P a r k , n e a r 9324740 Pets 229-872-8046 Capital Cir. Utilities & 229-220-6006 janitorial incl. 509-8818 * AMPLE PARKING 800 - 10,000 sq.ft Close to downtown, new building. Call 878-0823 Amazing Investments!! __ __ l 2 Acres on Mahan Drive adjacent to Super Wal-Mart l Commercial lot (.8 Ac) that is zoned CP & v i s i b l e o f f Tennessee Street l Unbelievable Prices! Comm. lots on Apalachee Pkwy l 3 . 1 5 A c o n Fleischmann Rd adjacent to the newest & largest NE office park l Land w/ permits for 50 units located near FSU & TCC l Prime Retail Location! 1.2 Ac on N. Monroe St. near Tharpe St. Call Peter Gonzalez, Jr. for more Info. (850) 224-2300. 9322656 LAND FOR SALE LOTS FOR SALE Build your dream home in this upscale subdivision close to Capital Cir N.E. & Killearn off Centerville Rd. Close to hospitals, great schools & dining. 4636 Forest Ridge, $68,000. Natalie Rubik 509-7709 Remax Professionals Realty __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 9324913 9324898 9322619 ACREAGE, FARMS, GROVES 84,900 Barrington Park Condos - Only 35 out of 300 left! - Prices drastically reduced!! - Low down payment Broussard Realty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aclif Ct, $689,000 Must see this beautifully updated professional office, a rare find! Lake front! Conveniently located near hospitals. Built by original owners. All brick, 4782 to 5,550 sq. ft MOL, plenty of parking areas. Ideal for medical, dental, accounting, legal and business office. Could be partitioned into 2 separate offices! Impressive! 11 rooms, 4 restrooms. Also can be leased for $12.50/sq. ft. Josephine Ang, 850-545-3363, Remax Professionals Realty For Sale or Lease OPEN TODAY 2-4 l Lovely 4BR/2BA home on 5+/-acres of picturesque pasture & natural hardwoods & pines. $149000. Additional 10+/- acres with pasture & woods adjoin this property, avail. at $6500/ac. l 48 Acres of Beautiful hardwoods & pines! $4700/acre! Call Mary Dale Joyce 224-2300 9322643 HOME WITH LAND HOME SITE 850-580-4004 __ 9324856 __ www.barringtonparkcondo.com TD-0000224308 Miss a day. Miss a lot. 10 » SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013 » TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT REAL ESTATE / Tallahassee Democrat GENERAL REAL ESTATE l 1267 Colony Court 3/2 cottage on large privacy fenced lot. Wood laminate/tile flooring. Freshly painted, new stainless appliances. Spacious kitchen opens to large patio. Garage with w/d hookups. $124,900 l 9098 Eagles Ridge Great home in Golden Eagle 3-4BR/2BA, open floor plan with custom kitchen. Lg. breakfast area to family room with French doors to covered patio and private back yard. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, double car garage. Possible short sale. $190,000 l 4943 Glen Castle Great 5/3. Stunning Foyer & living area w/ wood floors on 2 acre lot in Highgrove. Hike to Maclay Gardens & Overstreet Greenway park from this gorgeous property. $369,900 MAGNOLIA PROPERTIES AND INVESTMENTS. 386-8660 magnoliapropertiesinc.com Sunday, January 13, 2013 / PAGE 11 HOMES $101’ - $250’ S S PROPERTY WANTED I Buy Houses CASH! Quick Sale - Fair Price 850-210-0041 9321988 OPEN HOUSE Betton Woods 3/2 split plan. Updated kitchen/ baths. 2664 Egret Lane. 933-5592 Open Sun. 1-4 __ TOWNHOUSES FOR SALE Cute town home great for a first time buyer or investor! High vaulted ceilings with a loft plus 2BR/2BA, hardwood laminate, fireplace and a nice large deck overlooking beautiful woods. 4833 Easy St. $85,000. For more information call Trevor Nicoll at 850-528-5872 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com Spacious NW Gem! 2404 Hideaway Ct is a 3BR/2BA home with wood laminet floors, a seperate family room and a privacy fenced back yard. Large multi-leveled decks in both the front and back yards are perfect for outside living. This 1025 sqft home has central heating and air, W/D hookups and a great open floor plan. $109,000 For more information call Trevor Nicoll at 850-528-5872 Cute home located in Killearn Estates (aka Tree Harbor) that has been a great rental and very well taken care of by the tenant. This home has a privacy fenced yard, a very large 3rd bedroom and a new roof and HVAC unit. 4475 Bayshore Circle 3BR/2BA, $128,900, for more information call Elizabeth Strauss 850-509-9411. Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com NW on Cul-de-sac __ Build on the power of our network.™ Commercial Real Estate Services, Worldwide. Agent: Jimmy Nystrom: • Parkway Shopping Center: 700 SF and 11,000 SF restaurant spaces available! • Commercial Plaza – 1,440 SF Space Available. • 2,100 SF available at Town South Shopping Center! Agent: Jim Taube, CCIM: • Northampton Shopping Center – Kerry Forest Parkway 1,200 to 9,000 SF for lease including a restaurant space! • Killearn Lakes Area -1,500 to 6,000 SF will build-out to suit! • 1,000 & 1,200 SF storefront in downtown Crawfordville 9324684 __ Open 1-5 Sat. & Sun 2307 Orleans Dr. N.E. ‘05 built, 4BR/2BA office lg. laundry, oversized garages, lg driveway, Lots of storage. RV pad 30/50, great schools. $375,000. 850-877-0753 9323516 SOLD 56,000 SF WAREHOUSE SOLD OFF CCNE RETAIL SPACE FOR LEASE: Agent: Jennifer Beerli: • Betton Place welcomes NEW tenant Haute Headz!! Only 1 space left 1998 SF! • 1832 Capital Circle NE – 880 SF with lighted pylon signage & Great Visibility! • Tennessee Square – 1,282 SF available across from FSU campus on Tenn. Street Agent: E. Edward Murray, Jr., CCIM: • Brand New Whole Foods Market opening this year in Midtown. Only a few spaces left! • 1,250 SF on North Monroe St w/high visibility & pylon signage! • The Luxe- High end mixed use retail & student housing. 1,294-14,600 SF available adjacent to FSU campus. Agent: Eric Stockstill: • 975, 1,500 & 4,200 SF available in the Lake Jackson Winn Dixie Shopping Center off North Monroe. $14 per SF plus CAM • The Lofts on Gaines -930 & 2790 SF retail space available with walking distance to FSU campus. LEASED Agent: Jim Taube, CCIM: Killearn Estates Deal __ Open Sun 2-4 219 Britt St. Downtown charm in this renovated 1940's home. 3BR/1BA, sunroom, wood floors, corner lot. $150,000 Margaret Steele, 556-3774 Linda Dix Realty 9324354 8,000 SF LEASED OFF WEST TENNESSEE ST. • Convenience Store & car wash centrally located in Tallahassee – 1.4 acres RETAIL SPACE FOR SALE: Agent: Frank Langston, CCIM: • 1800 SF available - Unique and Highly Visible retail space located near shopping, restaurants, and ofﬁce parks off John Knox Road. Agent: E. Edward Murray, Jr., CCIM: • Sam’s Club out-parcels on Capital Circle & Apalachee Parkway - 3.19 Acres retail & 5.27 Acre Hotel Sites. Agent: Kee Elwell: • Store and Retail Space located across from Governor’s Square Mall on Apalachee Parkway. PRICE REDUCED! Make an Offer! __ HOMES $100’ S 9324730 & UNDER __ 9324021 COASTAL/BEACH PROPERTY FOR SALE Live Oak Island just 30 min S. of Tallahassee. House lot w/3-utility sheds, highest lot on island,also 2 add’l canal lots. All 3 lots $100K obo 1246 Live Oak Island 850-997-4035 / 590-3623 1309 sqft 4/2 beauty!! $5100 under SRA appraisal Amazing remodel!!! N. 27 near Winn Dixie & Park Hill. Sealy, RAA, Leon schools. $89,900 Owner/Realtor 878-3957 __ 9323288 __ 9324736 __ 9321463 LAKE-RIVERFRONT FOR SALE Why rent? Buy!! It’s cheaper!! Like new 2/1, WALK TO TMH 701 sqft.Total remodel!! 1413 Frederick Dr Off Lake Bradford near GREAT DEAL! FSU/FAMU $15,100 below appraisal!! Only $49,900! Lovely brick home, tons of character in quiet Owner/Realtor 878-3957 9323286 Midtown neighborhood Remodeled kitchen HOMES $101’S - $250’S $209,000 850-264-6950 9322519 Weems area! Luxury Master, jetted tub, big closets! 2 car garage, big lot! 90E(Mahan)rt Weems, left Dartmouth, to Bodmin Moor. Barbara Dickson, Remax Professionals Realty 545-3419 OPEN SUNDAY 2-5 NE BACKS 2 PARK! RICH WOOD FLOORS REDUCED $174,000 3289 BODMIN MOOR RETAIL SPACE FOR SALE OR LEASE: Agent: Eric Stockstill: • 2088 N. Monroe 3200 SF at $12/SF – Great Signage Available! $279,000 or $12/SF. Agent: Jim Taube, CCIM: SOLD CONTACT US TODAY FOR INFORMATION New Name Tallahassee, FL 32303 __ • 1219 W. Tharpe St. 5500 SF retail space plus 5500SF warehouse with signage & parking 9324410 __ __ S 3/1, CH/A, front deck, util rm off back deck, 4807 Center Dr $135K 850-445-1250 / 445-1871 __ REDUCED! Open Sun. 2-5 4706 Inisheer Ct. 4BR/2.5BA. Beautiful serene setting. $330K Ken Scheider 510-5192 Navigation Realty 9324862 Same Company TD-0000224458 1018 Thomasville Road, Suite 200A Same Dedication 850 224 2300 New Opportunities www.talcor.com __ HOMES $251’ - $500’ S 9324553 BEAUTIFUL TALQUIN LAKE FRONT 2BR mobile home &2 boat houses, covered pier and lots more. Just lowered $30,000 $239,900. CR. 9324358 __ __ __ BARBARA DICKSON SELLS HOMES 9323297 9319324 Eastgate!! Over $5000 below comps! Lg. 1668 sqft. 3/2, nice den + screen porch, garage, and fenced backyard privacy!!! $149,900 Owner/Realtor 878-3957 Waterfront - 2993 sq.ft. home on 3.38 park-like acres. 4/2.5, office, fireplace, pool, porch, granite, 3-car garage, hardwood floors, Beautiful Hawks Landing $409,000. 933-4041 For Classified Advertising Call 599-2210 Miss a day. Miss a lot. TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE AUCTIONS 100s OF ASSETS MUST BE AUCTIONED WEEKLY AT WHOLESALE PRICES Cell (850) 545 3419 and www.besttallahasseerealestate.com WATERFRONT $237,900 NE Over Acre, Gorgeous lot, Ready to Build your Dream home, greatly reduced. Owner says sell! 545 3419 OPEN SUNDAY 2-5 3289 BODMIN MOOR $174,000 Huge Privacy fenced yard, backs to Park! Gorgeous Wood ﬂoors, Lux. Master w/separate jetted tub + shower! 2-car Garage, 2 season FSU tickets at closing! Call 545-3419 Barbara Dickson BRICK EASTON $254,900 Custom all brick, almost half acre, cherry cabinets, Huge master, jetted tub, over 1900 feet, Fireplace, living, dining, den, Call 545-3419 Barbara Dickson 3BR LUXURY NE CONDO Just $180,000, over 1600 feet, Garage, pool, tennis, clubhouse, gorgeous decor! Call 545 3419 Creampuff $99,900! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, huge screened porch, short sale, rich wood ﬂoors, worth the wait! 5522 Hampton Oak $139,900 Just 4 years new, Eastside, Luxury thru, garage w/ opener, screen porch! 1207 Kenilworth Rd BIG WAVERLY WAVERLY 4BR 3BA $249,900 - REDUCED Over 2800 Ft., newer roof, heat/air, in-law suite, great family home with view of Pond! 545-3419 $139,900-Porch-Cute! Eastside, like new, separate Master, 2 nice baths, roomy garage, private yard, reduced to sell, Super Holiday Sale! OPEN SUNDAY 2-5 3289 BODMIN MOOR Wonderful Weems 3BR/2BA, high ceilings, richest Wood Floors, gourmet kitchen, lux. Master w/jetted tub + shower! NE walk to park $174,000 Reduced. RE/MAX Professionals Realty 100s OF HOMES AUCTIONED EACH WEEK! LEON COUNTY FEATURED LISTING WAKULLA COUNTY FEATURED LISTING SEARCH CODE: 1341034 TALLAHASSEE, FL Size: 1,008 SF Starting Bid: $15,000 SEARCH CODE: 1391296 8709 WALTHAM CT - SHORT SALE 801 LEANE DR. At just $100,000. Darling 3BR/2BA, rich tile ﬂoors, BIG HOME - SMALL PRICE! screen porch, big fenced yard, convenient to SouthWood 4/5 BEDROOM $235,900 great Killearn Estates Family home, Cherry updated kitchen, Huge Sep. Master, 3.5 & ofﬁces! Beautiful ﬁreplace for Holiday Cheer! baths, whirlpool, huge garage, huge lot! 53 Merwyn - Walk 2 Lake! 3077 OBRIEN DRIVE Deluxe, just $179,900, 2 lots, few years new, GOLF COURSE, POOL, $399,900 upgrades galore! Separate workshop on 2nd lot. Ertl Built all brick 4BR, over 3200 ft, Gorgeous Wood ﬂoors, high ceilings. Gourmet kitchen, Lux. Master/ 4861 LAKE PARK DR. PINEY Z Study, Sunroom to Pool, French doors, Call 2day, Gorgeous Upgrades! Beautiful 3BR single family home, 545 3419 Barbara Dickson great price, deluxe kitchen, luxury master suite, 2 EAGLES RIDGE 5BR LEASE/PURCHASE OK car garage, free home warranty. $179,900-Short Sale. Short sale at $295,000. Wood ﬂoors, Dream Kitchen, D 2917 WITTINGTON DR. 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The Company shall not knowingly be a party to any plan or agreement to discriminate against a person or persons on the basis of these or any similar prejudices or practices. This is not an offer for TD-0000223634 TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT » SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013 » 11 PAGE 12 / Sunday, January 13, 2013 Tallahassee Democrat / REAL ESTATE YOUR SOURCE FOR REAL ESTATE IN TALLAHASSEE AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES DECEMBER’S TOP SALES AND PRODUCING AGENT Cassandra G. Harbin 850-545-6661, CGHarbin1@aol.com www.ColdwellBankerTallahassee.com 850-386-6160 DECEMBER’S TOP SALES, PRODUCING & LISTING TEAM The Jacobs-Williamson Real Estate Team, Realtor (850) 556-2220, www.TallyOpenHouses.com DECEMBER’S TOP LISTING AGENT Chis Cicatello, SRES 850-519-2624, firstname.lastname@example.org OPEN HOUSE 2-4 OPEN HOUSE 2-5 OPEN HOUSE 2-4 Centre Point Village. Close in location 3BD/ 2.5BA with large master suite down, 2 private bedrooms up. HOA maintains yard, koi pond, 9’ceilings, hardwood floors, screened porch. See today. Won’t last long! Centerville Rd or Miccosukee Rd to Centre Point Blvd. to Mallory Square 1938 MALLORY SQUARE, $215,000 Historic McGowan House in Quincy, FL. 3BR/3BA 10-ft. ceilings, built in bookcases. Master suite down, upstairs guest quarters, walk-in closets, brick patio, and English Garden MLS#223819 I-10 to Exit Hwy 90 into Quincy, R Duval (1st traffic light) 203 N. DUVAL STREET, $100,000 Brick 3BR/2.5BA in beautiful Buckhead. Updated Kitchen, 2 fireplaces, office, workout room off master, wonderful screened pool, separate sewing room, spacious yard. Great home for entertaining! MLS# 223403. Centerville Rd, R on Hedgewood, R Hannon Hill, R Rangewood 4507 RANGEWOOD DRIVE $375,000 RUBYE CAROL LAMB, 850-545-8387 RCAROLLAMB@AOL.COM SANDY HIGDON, 850-510-5500 WWW.SANDYHIGDON.COM BARBARA JACKSON, 850-841-9779 WWW.BARBARAJACKSON.INFO OPEN HOUSE 2-4 OPEN HOUSE 2-4 OPEN HOUSE 2-4 Great price for this lovely home! Very nice, spacious Home located on a corner lot. 3BR/3BA, large Family Rm w/fireplace, large Kitchen w/custom Pantry & slide out Cabinets. Screened Porch overlooking fenced backyard North on Monroe, L on Fred George Rd, L on N. Settlers Blvd. 2960 N. SETTLERS BLVD., $155,000 REDUCED PRICE! Beautiful one owner brick home in the Greens of Killearn. 2668 SF with great room and huge kitchen, all lawn maintenance covered by HOA. MLS#228854. Shamrock St E to Kilmartin, turn into Greens of Killearn, Sawgrass Cir L, House @ corner 3086 SAWGRASS CIRCLE, $325,000 Golf Course Killearn Estates Brick home on ¾ ac lot w/circular driveway. 2-story w/ greenhouse, 2-car garage, and 3 BR/2.5 Baths. Screened porch w/brick paver flrs overlooks golf course. 2882 sf. Lot of charm, curb appeal, and great location. MLS# 230049. Killearney Way to Shamrock, L Roscommon; L Longford; R on Fermanagh 3037 FERMANAGH DRIVE, $299,000 NADIA SCHEFFERS, 850-264-9005 SCHEFFERSREALESTATE.COM JIM BUTLER, 850-933-9005 JMB9005@GMAIL.COM CASSANDRA G. HARBIN, 850-545-6661 CGHARBIN1@AOL.COM OPEN HOUSE 2-4 3BR/3BA w/ lots of upgrades including stainless appliances, gas range, tile & laminate flooring, 2 walk in closets in master & bright sun room. Privacy fenced courtyard entrance w/nice landscaping. Roof & HVAC replaced 2002. Walk to Killearn Golf & Country Club. On the corner of Shamrock N and Bayshore 3089 BAY SHORE DR. $180,000 804 E BREVARD STREET, $119,500 Midtown brick cottage, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. All hardwood floors, big lot, new roof 2012. Perfect for FHA203 loan. Walk to Leon High. MLS#229874 Classic 5 bedrooms 5 baths plus study/6th bedroom home on over 2 acres. All Bedrooms have own Bath. Custom Mahogany Door, 3 fireplaces, solid concrete block stucco. Concrete Pool, 40 yr Architectural Roof, Pella Window and fenced. MLS#222098 820 LIVE OAK PLANTATION ROAD $465,000 BILLY ELLIS, 850-296-6550 WWW.VIRGINIAGLASS.COM PRISCILLA THARPE LLC, 850-933-9412 THARPEPL@GMAIL.COM PRISCILLA THARPE LLC, 850-933-9412 THARPEPL@GMAIL.COM DECEMBER’S OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENTS DALLETT REARDON TEAM VIRGINIA GLASS CRS, CNS 850-599-2645 www.VirginiaGlass.com JENNIFER PATTY TD-0000224315 CNS, SFR, SRES (850) 508-6777 www.tallahassee4u.com GRI, CRS, TRC, email@example.com 850-528-3285 firstname.lastname@example.org 850-510-2511 FINCHER SMITH 850-545-9070 ﬁncher@ﬁnchtally.com 12 » SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013 » TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT