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NEAR ST. PETE COLLEGE Triplex located within walking distance to SPC Gibbs Campus. Investment opportunity with great rental history. New windows, a/c and fresh paint. $214,500.

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UNIQUE FLORIDA HOME! Just a short distance to Eckerd College, beaches and I275. Walk to shopping & transportation. This comfortable home with garage includes a cozy fireplace, open kitchen, fenced yard & tropical landscaping. 2nd home, college student or first time home buyer- this is the place for you! $149,000 CALL ERIC BAIRD 727-455-1096 WATERFRONT MULTI-UNIT!

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