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RETHINKING THE DRIVEWAY
Landscape architect W. Christian Busk installs “living driveways” like this one in Naples. They feature real grass interspersed among pavers, which reduces heat and provides some drainage. For more about the new thinking in driveways, see the story, Page 5.
Odors can come through neighbor’s wall By Alan J. Heavens The Philadelphia Inquirer
A few weeks back, a rowhouse dweller asked for advice about dealing with cigarette-smoke odor finding its way into her living space from the other side of the party wall. The odor was most noticeable, she said, when
Shane Lambert, CIP, CAPS 2013 TBA President
the neighbors turned on their central air conditioning. Harris Gross of Cherry Hill, N.J., a licensed professional engineer and home inspector, says older homes retrofitted with ductwork for central-air systems often lack sufficient return ductwork, especially on the second
floor. Lawrence Weintraub of Philadelphia, a restoration architect for 30 years, explained that if bedrooms do not have ducted return vents, only supply vents, “then the room receives great positive air pressure when the AC is on. “Thus, if there is a lot
of smoke in the room, air conditioning will force the odor through gaps or cracks in the party wall, Weintraub said. In a brick firewall, Gross said, gaps are present in the mortar, and the areas where the beams pocket into the “double wythe” (two layers of brick) are “thin” spots
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Brian Will Redesigns a Kitchen, Transforms a Lifestyle This is the ﬁrst in a series of six articles about the winning remodelers and projects in the Tallahassee Builders Association’s 2013 Remodelers Showcase Awards.
Remodeler Brian Will, CIP, CAPS, left, of New South Homes, Inc. accepts an industry honor from TBA Executive Ofﬁcer Paul Thompson.
an experienced For professional remodeler like Brian Will of New South Homes, Inc., “opening up” kitchens by removing
walls is a common practice. But that may be the only “common” thing he did in redesigning a kitchen that won the Tallahassee Builders Association’s “Best Kitchen over $75,000” in the 2013 Remodelers Showcase Awards competition. His challenge began with an old dropped ceiling in the dining room that concealed ductwork, condensation, and utility lines. Two partition walls were loadbearing with ﬂoor joists and roof trusses on the story-and-a-half home each running in different directions with two different sized existing and abutting support beams. According to Brian, loadbearing beams are left exposed in some fashion as a budget concession versus insertion into the ﬂoor system above, a more affordable but not as aesthetically pleasing design
2013 Remodelers Showcase Awards Best Bathroom Under $25,000 Larry Wayne Strickland, CIP, CAPS Capital City Builders Best Bathroom $25-50,000 William Carpenter, CIP, CAPS Carpenters Construction Best Kitchen $35-75,000 William Carpenter, CIP, CAPS Carpenters Construction
Best Kitchen Over $75,000 Brian Will, CIP, CAPS New South Homes, Inc. Best Home Rehabilitation Over $150,000 Larry Wayne Strickland, CIP, CAPS Capital City Builders Best Room Addition Over $150,000 James “Jerry” McFarland, CIP James McFarland Builder, Inc.
solution. Engineering provided from Catalina Island, California, sizing details for a “hidden” and hand-turned legs on the beam, but mechanical engineers refurbished heirloom butchercouldn’t hide the duct work or block island. supply lines without eliminating Three decorative columns them. Adding a second unit and replacing the existing unit would “anchor” the island, providing visual balance for the bearing be a costly option. point and a convenient raceway Using an exposed beam for utilities. Coordinating two stain and a duct work chase as an colors diminishes the boxed-in architectural feature rather than look of a monochromatic palate a budget concession is the type enhancing the furniture quality of challenge that turns good appearance of the custom remodeling design into great and cabinetry. Pro-style appliances makes it so rewarding. A two- include double ovens, gas step sofﬁt with crown molding at cooktop, two ice makers and each of the three angles creates
Before After Close cooperation between client and remodeler led to this spectacular kitchen re-design.
symmetry and is stunningly beautiful. Integrating the sofﬁt step with the island hood location provides an additional seamless connection. Brian credits the client’s attention to detail, sense of design, and months of planning as keys to the successful re-design. Standard profiles of casing and crown molding, unavailable ready-made in birch, were milled locally to ensure exact stain color matching. The kitchen also features hand-painted tiles
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built-in microwave. Multiple lighting options provide task and mood lighting for every kitchen activity. This successful lifestyle transformation is a testament to what can be achieved with patience, creativity and cooperation between client and remodeler.
susceptible to smoke penetration. Pocketed joists are often at the same elevation as adjacent houses, Weintraub said. “Through decades of shrinking and movement, gaps form around these joist ends, allowing for air transmission between dwellings,” Gross said. “If one or both homes have exposed wood flooring, perhaps an original tongue-and-groove plank floor, then for sure, smoke can work its way through the floor-joist cavity and into the room on the other side.” “If the smoke is working its way through the floor-joist cavity, they would have to open the ceiling below the room, adjacent to the party wall,
inspect the cavities between the joists, and apply new mortar or grout, or use spray foam to seal the gaps,” he said. “I would install insulation between each cavity against the exposed brickwork between the joists." Other possibilities, Gross said: Point unfinished brick walls with a color-matched mortar/ sand/lime mix; inject gaps with clear silicone to seal the wall, or coat the wall with a masonry sealant after caulking.
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Builder confidence index stays put By Alex Veiga Associated Press
U.S. homebuilders’ confidence in the housing market held this month at its highest level in nearly eight years. But builders are starting to worry that sales may slow if mortgage rates continue to rise. The National Association of Home Builders/ Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Tuesday registered at 58 this month. That’s unchanged from August, which was revised down from an initial reading of 59. Readings above 50 indicate more builders view sales conditions as good, rather than poor. In the latest survey, which included 264 respondents, a measure of current sales conditions was unchanged, while a gauge of traffic by prospective buyers rose a
point. But builders’ outlook for single-family home sales over the next six months fell three points. “While builder confidence is holding at the highest level in nearly eight years, many are reporting some hesitancy on the part of buyers due to the sharp increase in interest rates,” said Rick Judson, the NAHB’s chairman.
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Home payments become priority again By Alex Veiga AP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES — The steady rise in U.S. home values is increasingly motivating homeowners to make paying their mortgage on time a priority, according to a new study. Credit reporting agency TransUnion said Thursday that it examined late-payment rates between 2009 and 2012 on mortgages, credit cards and auto loans among consumers with the three types of financial obligations. The study, which looked at payment data culled from about 20 million consumers a month, found that consumers were more likely to make timely payments on their auto loans ahead of credit cards and home loans. But through last year, coinciding with a gradual increase in home values, the late-payment rate on mortgages nearly closed the gap with credit cards. That suggests a return to behavior before the housing bust, when financially distressed borrowers typically prioritized paying their mortgage ahead of credit cards, TransUnion said. “With continued improvements in housing prices, it’s probable that by the end of 2013 we will see the majority of consumers paying their mortgages ahead of their credit cards,” said Steve Chaouki, a group vice
president in TransUnion’s financial services business unit. During the last recession, many Americans reined in spending in favor of paying off debt, particularly credit card balances. The housing downturn also prompted many homeowners to make paying their credit card accounts on time a priority ahead of other financial obligations, such as their mortgage payments. The mortgages examined in the study and found to be at least 30 days overdue had a latepayment rate of 3.83 percent in 2009. That improved to 1.91 percent last year, TransUnion said. That’s nearly as low as the late-payment rate on overdue credit cards in the study, which stood at 1.82 percent last year, down from 2.82 percent in 2009. Among the overdue auto loans in the study, the late-payment rate fell to 0.88 percent last year, down from 1.34 percent in 2009, the firm said. The study also compared the spread between late-payment rates for mortgages and credit cards to changes in U.S. home prices over the same period. It found that in markets like Los Angeles, where home prices saw a pronounced drop following a sharp upswing during the housing boom, there was a bigger gap in late-payment rates be-
tween mortgages and credit cards than in markets like Dallas, where home values were more stable, by comparison. That suggests homeowners who saw the value of their homes decline sharply were less inclined to miss credit card payments at the expense of paying their home loan on time.
TIMELY PAYMENTS Overall, homeowners are doing a better job of making timely mortgage payments. The national late-payment rate on home loans in the second quarter sank to the lowest level in five years. The last time the mortgage-delinquency rate was lower was the third quarter of 2008, a time when home prices were sliding and the U.S. economy was in recession. Even so, the mortgage-delinquency rate is still above the 1 percent to 2 percent average historical range, an indication that many homeowners still are struggling to make their payments.
Frank A. McClean 2013 President
1029 Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32303 • 850-224-7713 • Fax 850-561-3710 • www.TBRnet.org
Market Street District
The new “Market Street District” is up and growing! The City Planning Department, a working group of selected citizens, and a merchants association have been involved in the emergence of Market Street District Tallahassee. City planning engineers successfully obtained grants, awarded to develop areas with a “sense of placement and walkability” in the Northeast, similar Anna Gallagher, ABR, CRB, CRS Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin to Midtown. Market Street visibility is aided by its location near corridor of I-10, Highway 319, Timberlane Road, Killearn Estates, and Maclay State Park. The District includes new and well-known shops, stores, markets, and restaurants. Look for new signage, new street improvements, and pond improvements, with plans for walking and bike trails. The very active merchants association with over 46 members sponsors fun events almost weekly. Check our online site, www.themarketdistricttallahassee.com or find us on Facebook where you’ll find a list of stores with information on upcoming special events. Help us welcome a beautiful fall season. Join in the fun for special sales, “Paint the Pavement,” a fun event for children, Super Sprint Triathlon 5K Runs, and other exciting promotions. Come see us and bring your family; outdoor singing groups and juggling clowns may just be performing! THE BOTTOM LINE LEON COUNTY, FL As of 9/5/2013
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Late-payment rates on mortgages improved last year. AP
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Consumer Mortgage Information Program
Farmers & Merchants Bank 10 - Year Fixed 15 - Year Fixed 30 - Year Fixed 30 - Year FHA
3.625% 3.625% 4.625% 4.25%
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5% 5% 5% 3.5%
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4.072% 3.781% 5.137% 5.808%
$1492.09** 30 YR. Fixed $1081.56** 20 YR. Fixed $771.21** 15 YR Fixed $750.83**
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4.937% $793.82 30 YR. Fixed 4.786% $959.13 15 YR. Fixed 3.950% $1,090.84 FHA 30 Yr. Fixed VA 30 Yr. Fixed RD 30 Yr. Fixed
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.
4.913% $782.47 30 YR Fixed 4.027% $1,090.83 15 YR Fixed 4.024% $1,492.09 10 YR Fixed 5.470% $694.67 for ﬁrst 60-months then adjusts
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4.756% $771.21 4.553% $938.88 3.848% $1,081.56
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Rates Quoted Above Include a 1% Origination Fee. Rates are subject to credit scores, loan to value and purpose of the loan. Call for your personal quote today! FSUCU is an equal housing lender. www.fsucu.org
850-297-2015 Sunshine Savings Bank
***Hometown Banking since 1906*** It’s a great time to purchase or reﬁnance with your local community bank, where our customers are like family. Please call Christie Powis 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*
30 YR Fixed 4.750% 15 YR Fixed 3.750% 10 YR Fixed 3.625% 5 YR Adjustable Rate 3.750%
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4.939% $760.03 4.129% $1,081.56 5.073% $721.44 4.484% $716.12 4.735% $726.97
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
• 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-0000238814
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Curb appeal: Design options abound for driveways Associated Press
The driveway that came with the 1921 Craftsman-style house that David Ulick bought five years ago was the original concrete one, marred by cracks and with tree roots starting to break through. “I didn’t like the driveway,” said Ulick, of Pasadena, Calif. “I wanted something a little bit nicer.” He looked through books and drove through the Craftsman-rich neighborhoods of Pasadena to get ideas before deciding on a concrete drive with an antique finish, accented with reclaimed red bricks from the 1920s. “I wanted this to look like the original driveway, an original, nice driveway, and using used bricks gives it a nice oldfashioned look,” Ulick said. “It really makes it a grand entrance for the house,” he added, noting the brick walkway up one side. “I figured I’d treat the Craftsman the way it deserves to be treated, and maintain its design style and heritage.” While a driveway may still be a utilitarian afterthought for many homeowners, others like Ulick are adding some serious curb appeal to their homes by moving beyond basic options like grass or gravel, asphalt or concrete. “The driveway is commonly overlooked,” conceded Michael Keenan, an adjunct assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of Minnesota. “Driveways are not cheap necessarily, but they are completely functional and necessary if you have a car and a garage.” Doing up the driveway, Keenan said, is a chance to “celebrate the function because it is a piece of the property you do use every
day.” The design options have grown in the last decade or so, he said, as pavers — made from precast concrete, clay and natural stone like granite — are being turned out in a range of colors and sizes. Some have rounded edges for an older look; others are mottled to add color variation to the driveway. Installing a customized driveway is a way to put your own stamp on the hardscape and set your house apart from the rest. Depending on the neighborhood, the materials and the quality of the craftsmanship, Keenan said, a driveway also
could increase a home’s resale value. “It does become a point of distinction,” he said. “It is something people notice. It is elegant.” The least expensive paved driveways are made of asphalt, which cost about $12 to $15 a square foot, and concrete, costing about $14 to $18 a square foot, Keenan said. Though concrete is more resilient and lasts longer, both materials will crack over time, he said. Pavers, which start at about $20 to $25 a square foot, should last a lifetime, Keenan said. “The key is the fact that the pavement acts as flexible fabric and it can move with the earth,
and isn’t a rigid system and isn’t prone to cracking,” he said. Pavers can be used to make traditional patterns like basket-weave or herringbone, or be fashioned into a custom look. For a less traditional look, use a paver that comes in three or four sizes and lay them out at random, Keenan said. Keenan is also the cofounder and design director of reGEN Land Design in Minneapolis. He works with homeowners to find the best driveway for their home. People are most concerned with the color, which might be chosen by looking at the home’s roofor trim color.
This undated publicity photo provided by Nelco Landscaping shows a permeable driveway pavement. AP
Capital City Apartment Association
Serving the Industries Serving You how to juggle numerous, competing requests. Instead, PARK IT RIGHT THERE each request must be handled with individual considerby Cathy L. Lucrezi, Attorney at Law
Whether it is reserved or “ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-serve”, parking is a territorial issue which tenants loathe to let anyone change. Because of this, a property manager may have a dilemma when a tenant with a disability requests a reserved accessible parking space. Fair housing law obligates you to provide reasonable accommodations for tenants with disabilities. That means you are obligated to provide the reserved space even if your property does not assign parking spaces to speciﬁc tenants or units. You must provide a reserved parking space to a tenant with a disability if he requests it. The reserved parking space for the disabled tenant must be posted with a sign at the head of the parking space, saying the spot is reserved and enforced. It should be marked as reserved so that other people with disabilities don’t park there. You must enforce the tenant’s right to the reserved accessible parking space. That may mean issuing a notice of noncompliance to a tenant who parks there. TD-0000238297
By Lisa Flam
A challenge arises when there are several tenants with disabilities, each one requesting a reserved parking spot. Unfortunately, there is very little guidance from HUD about
ation. It helps to have in place a written policy and procedure regarding requests for reasonable accommodations.
Note that not all accessible parking spaces have to be equal. Many tenants who need an accessible parking space don’t need an extra-wide space with an access aisle. They may only need a regular-size parking space nearest to their front door (or on the most accessible route to the front door). Discuss with the tenant his or her needs for parking. Guest parking is subject to ADA Title III rules, which require that at least 2% of all guest spaces in any lot meet access requirements and be designated with appropriate signage. These spaces must be at least 96” wide and must have an adjacent access aisle at least 60” wide, which allows room for a wheelchair, electric scooter or other mobility device. An access aisle can be shared between two accessible parking spaces. At least one of these spaces must be van accessible with a 96” access aisle. Remember that the parking spot you provide to a tenant in response to an accommodation request is separate from and in addition to any general accessible spots provided for the public or tenants and their guests. If the rental ofﬁce is on-site, be sure to locate at least one accessible guest parking space next to the ofﬁce. TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT » SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 » 5
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280 Crooked Creek Lane 4 BR, 3 full BA, 2,033 sq.ft plan on a huge corner lot, inviting front porch, side-entry garage. It is great for the growing family or for someone who has lived in a larger home wanting something smaller but with additional space. It is an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and open living, dining & kitchen areas. Short drive to Monticello, East. $259,900. Dir: 320-1324 www.280CrookedCreek.com Neil P. Ryder, GRI, CRS, Broker, 508-6988 Kathy Lee, REALTOR®, 508-6003 Neil Ryder Realty, Inc., www.NeilRyder.com OPEN TODAY 11-6 PM
2320 Flint Run- The Sequoia,Meridian Construction's elegant model home in Tippecanoe is now complete. This 1,424 sq.ft. home has 3BR/2BA, breakfast bar, covered rear porch, & features a huge master bath w/ his & her closets and is situated across from the park on a high & dry lot. Come to our Open House at 2320 Flint Run Saturdays and Sundays 12-5pm in Tallahassee's newest NW community, Tippecanoe Hills Subdivision. www.TippecanoeHills.com Kathy Lee, REALTOR®, 508-6003 Neil P. Ryder, GRI, CRS, Broker, 508-6988 Neil Ryder Realty, Inc., www.NeilRyder.com Open Daily 11- 6 PM
3251 Emerson Ln. - This Premier built home has been impeccably maintained. Open concept w/defined dining area, a breakfast bar opening to dining area & large living room. Beautiful Armstrong wood floors in the living area & hallway. Master BR is large w/double vanities, jetted tub & shower combo & separate water closet. This cozy 3BR/2BA home is move-in ready. Screened porch, privacy fenced yard & mature landscaping provides lots of privacy. Dir: Hwy 90 E., just past CCNE; Right Weems Rd, Left Emerson Ln. Kathy Lee, REALTOR® 850-508-6003 Neil Ryder Realty, Inc. www.NeilRyder.com OPEN SUNDAY 2-4
2635 Ulysses Road in Bull Run Absolutely stunning Brick/Stone, 3/2 with an Office, Screened Lanai with hot tub. All Stainless Appliances, Granite counter tops. 2288 sq. ft.; yr built 2006. Seller relocating. Our loss is your gain! Home Warranty currently in place. Offered at $299,000.
4127 Silkbay Court Wonderfully Maintained, hard to come by, 3 Bedroom 2 bath townhouse in desirable Chateau Lafayette neighborhood. Master Bedroom up or down, Laminate Wood floors, recent carpet in bedrooms and tile in kitchen/bathrooms. ROOF REPLACED IN 2011. Fenced back yard with deck. Property is move in ready. $123,900. Directions: From Buck Lake, West on Mahan, Right into Chateau Lafayette on Silkbay.
2634 Manassas Way Newer 4 BR/ 2BA home in Bull Run. Great floor plan with gourmet kitchen, bonus room, new carpet and paint. Overlooks a gorgeous wooded green space. Great family neighborhood, close to shopping dining and more. Only $269,900. Available Now!
2634 Opequon Bend- New 4BR 2BA Birch Model in Bull Run. New homes, great prices, top rated schools, convenience to shopping and more make living enjoyable in your new home. Visit our Sales/Design center today at 2634 Opequon Bend or visit: TallahasseeHomesRealty.com. Choose from a Variety of Floorplans to Fit your Lifestyle. Seller paying up to $7500 in buyers closing cost with one free upgrade. Homes from the $240’s.
6972 Azusa Road Beautiful, well-maintained pool home on acreage just minutes to town. Top condition with many upgrades! Granite counters, soaring ceilings, new 50-year architectural roof, sparkling blue pool with waterfall jetted tub, and an expansive family room with large windows that really brighten this home. $334,000.
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3719 Trevor Ct. - One Owner home in super shape! 4BR/2BA split plan home shows pride in ownership. Master suite has Jacuzzi tub, separate shower & walk-in closet. Eat-in Kitchen has Corian counter tops, solid wood cabinets & stainless steel appliances. Brick front & hardie board, 15x15 back screen porch & fenced back yard. Gas fireplace. Full sprinkler system front & back with nicely landscaped yard. Formal dining room, Easy commute to Capital only 6. 5 Miles. This home has it all. $224,900 Call Joi Hope 210-7300 House Hunters Realty
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Call Blair LaPete 850.570.5579 Community Realty ACREAGE FOR NATURE LOVERS!
655 COLLINS RD I - HAVANA Great set-up for "Week-end Getaway!" Small apartment, open living area, large covered front porch, well water, fenced& gated 14.95 acres. Perfect for the nature lover, abundance of wildlife. $99,900
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Robin Yeatman.......................................... 850.599.2262 3774 Suffolk Dr Renovation complete! 3BR/2BA New roof, paint, tile, carpet, laminate, custom maple cabinets with drawers that close on their own, stainless dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator,windows and doors. This is like a brand new home for a fraction of the cost. Nothing comparable. $168,000. Like us on Facebook! Steve Lastowski, 907-0070 LastowskiRealty.com Brokered & Advertised By: Lastowski Realty & Prop.
2905 Camelliawood Lane NEW ROOF to be installed prior to closing with a full price offer * comfortable in-town home conveniently located*hardwood floors through all living areas & bedrooms*wood burning fireplace/wood stove in living room*kitchen with double ovens & bar area*carport*large lot. Priced at $157,500 Directions: Apalachee to Richview*right on Camelliawood*house on right. Sarah A. Eden,Broker 850-933-9600 Sarah Eden & Company, Inc. www.saraheden.net
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3216 Shady Hawk Lane
Reduced to $399,900, Lakefront Pool Home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, almost 3,000 sq. ft.! Granite kitchen with pantry & luxury appliances, gas log ﬁreplace, 3.36 beautiful acres, 3 car garage. Directions: 90E, left Hawks Landing to Shady Hawk.
Barbara Dickson, Remax Professionals Realty 850-545-3419
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2004 custom built 2300 sq.ft. 3BR/2BA home on 3.5 acs. Glistening hardwood ﬂoors, new carpet & a wonderful open ﬂoor plan that gives you plenty of room is just the start of what there is to love about this home. A home where you will love to live! $329,000
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Wendy Bond, 850-510-7174 Keller Williams Realty
3136 Hawks Landing
• $154,900 • 3BD/2BA • 1,425 sqft • .20 Acres • Great Location • Open Floor Plan • Crown Molding • New Roof
• $79,900 • Convenient to FSU and TCC • 3BR/3BA in Savannah Crossing • Move-in ready • Spacious living area • Huge bedrooms w/own baths • Brand new carpet thru-out • Great complex w/amenities
Enjoy the southern life in your rocking chairs out front to greet your neighbors or listen to the breeze at night. 4BR/3BA on 3.19 Acres. Vaulted ceilings, built-in shelving & lots of closets. $379,000. Visit www. EHRealtyGroup.com for more info.
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744 SILVER MAPLE DRIVE Price REDUCED to $174,900. Convenient in-town location; approx. 1768'; 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, eat-in kitchen; separate dining room; 2-car garage; large fenced back yard; new roof - 2011; bamboo, carpet, and ceramic flooring; fireplace. Directions: Mahan to south on Riggins; right on Wintergreen; left on Silver Maple Drive.
4448 Sweetleaf Ln - Adorable Edinburgh-area Home Many recent updates on a private dead-end street! Hand-scraped wood floors, architectural roof, hall bath updates & new HVAC all in past year. Open living & dining rm area lives large with cathedral ceiling, corner brick-hearth fireplace & double skylights. Large master offers access to the screened porch + private bath & walk-in closet. Secondary BRs have lg. closets & share hall bath. Eat-in kitchen with bar has deep & wide pantry,foyer has large coat closet. $170,000 Travis Strickland will be hosting, 491-6157 Integrity Realty Leaders at Keller Williams Realty ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!
3447 Gentle Wind Way, Tallahassee FL 32317 Great 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1362 sq.ft. home in Weems Plantation. Large corner lot, huge backyard is partially fenced. Open floorplan with lots of light, screened patio off the galley kitchen. Split floorplan, high ceilings, berber carpet, ceramic tile in the kitchen, and a 2 car garage. Move in ready! $175,000.
2603 Ulysses Road - Bull Run Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in Bull Run. Two story, 2463 sq.ft., Southern charmer with downstairs master, hardwood floors, granite counters, custom built-ins and moldings, enclosed porch now a nice sunroom. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. $329,900.
Call Robin Jerkins at 850-228-9797 Century 21 Manausa & Associates www.manausa.com OPEN SUNDAY 2-5
2783 Armistead Road New to the market, lovely 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath home w/ real hardwood flooring and new carpet. This home features a large living area, great kitchen, breakfast area, bar, and formal dining room. The master has a large walk-in closet and a private den with built-ins. A natural wooded corner lot means low maintenance, large 2-car garage. New to MLS $275,000. . Lucretia S. Thomas, Realtor, CRS 545-9584, Nicholas T. Mihalich, Realtor 545-2866 Thomas Acquisition & Property Specialists, Inc. NEW CONSTRUCTION - READY SOON!
McCracken Road Approximately 17.8 acres. One of the most beautiful properties in the market with dozens of live oaks, magnolias, some pines, partially cleared with large wooded buffers on each side. Canopy live oak driveway; existing structure is a hunt-camp style with screen porch, storage, kitchen area-as is.$285,000.
8760 Megans Lane - Almost new 4BR/3.5BA home on over 2 acres with privacy & nature surrounding you. Open floor plan incl. dining rm, large family rm, eat-in kitchen w/bar, screen porch, split plan, extra large master bedroom w/deluxe master bath, wood floors, granite counters, stainless appliances, security system, crown moulding, plantation shutters, window casings, and landscaped yard with irrigation. Gas fireplace, hot water heater & range. Home is also available for rent or lease purchase. $339,900. Amanda Drake570-0821, Drake Real Estate, Inc. View Virtual tour at www.mydrakerealestate.com
6118 Observation Circle is located in the secluded Observation Pointe subdivision in the Buck Lake area. Estimated completion time: November 2013. This gorgeous and inviting home features 1647 sq.ft., 3BR and 2BA in a bright and open floor plan with wood flooring in the living area and luxurious granite countertops and porcelain tiles in the kitchen and baths. Energy Star certification. Tankless gas water heater. Gas fireplace. Irrigation system. Fenced in backyard. Too many upgrades to list! $229,900. Mariana D. Doseanu, Realtor (850) 339-5671 Keller Williams Town & Country Realty
3614 Biltmore Ave 3BR/2.5BA home in beautiful SouthWood with 2 car garage. This great family home is 1933 sq ft and features an open floor plan, master bedroom downstairs, upgraded cabinets,Zodiac counters & bar, fireplace in great room, an area off kitchen perfect for small office or homework space. Very nice TREX deck in backyard, great for entertaining. $279,900 DIR: Cap Cir SE to Orange Ave into SouthWood, go to dead end take RT and follow around to Biltmore. Jana Nishimoto 566-5050 or Josh Kasper 528-1898 The Naumann Group Real Estate
Dorrece Lisenby, 566-9038 Lisenby Realty, Inc. NEW PRICE - OPEN SUNDAY 1-5
www.3012WindsorWay.com Off Live Oak Plantation Rd. Close-in, 3200 sq ft, 5BR, 3.5BA fully remodeled pool home, country brick fireplace opening to den & kitchen - boasting quality cabinetry, silestone counters & island w/bar. Oak flooring abounds. Covered patio fronts home, w/ screened porch, deck & gazebo surrounding newly re-marsited pool. Mature landscaping. From Live Oak Plantation Rd, south on Windsor Way. Schools: Gilchrist, Raa, Leon. $429,000. Call 850-385-0150 Realtors Welcome - 3.5% Commission
Steve Wright, 850-510-4312 Investor’s Realty of Tallahassee See morephotos at www.McCrackenRd.com
Wanda Sawyer, REALTOR, 850.933.3146 Primesouth Fezler, Russell and Ferrie, Inc. www.MikeFerrie.com NEW LISTING Open 2:00 - 4:00 Sunday
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Traditional style with a modern flair
Kitchen is key
Courtesy of www.ePlans.com
Get a traditional look with a layout designed for today in this beautiful home. The living spaces revolve around the island kitchen, which offers plenty of space to sit at the raised bar or in the nearby breakfast nook. The great room shows off a wall of windows and French doors that open to the back porch. Get work done in the study, or use it as a formal dining room. Over in the back corner, the deluxe master suite surrounds you with luxury: a big bedroom, two walk-in closets, and a corner jet tub. The other three bedrooms share two full baths on the far side of the home. Don’t miss the extra storage in the three-car garage. To build this home, you can order a complete set of construction documents by calling toll-free 1-866-772-1013 or visiting www.ePlans.com/HouseOfTheWeek. Enter the de-
sign number to locate the plan and view more images and details. At www.ePlans.com/ HouseOfTheWeek, you can view previously featured plans, browse other specialty collections, or use the search filters to help you find exactly what you want from more than 28,000 home designs. Most plans can be customized to suit your lifestyle.
It’s all about the kitchen in this layout, which lends itself to parties and family events. For images of the plan, visit www.ePlans. com/HouseOf TheWeek
Design No. HOTW130026 Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3½ Total living area: 2,724 sq. ft. Bonus space: 443 sq. ft. Dimensions: 84' 0" x 67' 10" Framing: 2 x 4 Foundation options: unfinished basement
Classic brick, a lovely porch, and lots of windows create a bright, Colonial-influenced exterior for this house.
Always proceed with caution when buying a foreclosure By Gary M. Singer Sun Sentinel – Fort Lauderdale
Question: We are buying a house from an investor that buys homes after foreclosure and fixes them up. Is there anything extra we need to do to protect ourselves? – Kay Answer: Yes. This is a popular investor strategy in South Florida and other areas hit hard by the hous-
ing crash. This can work out very well if it is properly done, resulting in a profit for the investor and a reasonably priced, newly upgraded home for you. You as the buyer, however, are smart to be extra-cautious, considering the dangers of both buying a foreclosed property and construction in general. You will need to carefully review the title in-
surance commitment to make sure that the foreclosure was performed and concluded properly and that all issues have been cleared up. You will need to go to the city and county and make sure that all permits were properly obtained and closed out, both from this renovation and from the previous owners. Make sure there are no code enforcement issues
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and that the homeowners’ association dues are paid up and the renovations are in compliance with community guidelines. Pay particular attention if there are any additions to the house, making sure that they were permitted and are up to code. When the renovation is complete, ask for proof that all of the contractors and subcontractors were paid in full.
Have the property inspected with extra care and detail by an experienced inspector, making sure that all of the renovations were properly done with quality materials and that no problems were just covered up. Watch for mold, because the home may have sat empty for months during the foreclosure. Speak to several neighbors about the history of
the house. That can be a good way to find any potential problem areas.
Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney who is board-certified as an expert in real estate law by The Florida Bar. He 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.
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Furnished room w/color FIRST MONTH FREE! TV/DVR & free cable. 2BR near downtown & Utils. incl. Microwave, Lafayette Park, wood W/D. $500/mo 576-2857 floors, CHA, lease, No 9361291 pets, $590/mo incl. APARTMENTS FOR RENT- water & sewer 251-8093 9361231
Skylark Motel Free WIFI $40/day, $195/Wk, $595/ mo Luis 305-970-1653 317 N Byron Butler Pky Perry
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$525/mo. 1BR/1BA 319 Dixie Dr. W/D hookup, FSU/TCC, Small pets ok. 539-4043
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2502 Holton Street Leon Arms is now accepting applications $99 Moves You In for 3 bedroom 1, 2 & 3 BR Apts. apartments. $675 & up. 562-5201 All applications must clubatlakejackson.com meet HUD’s eligibility guidelines for assisted 9361207 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom apts. housing as rent based on income. For more information Starting at $395 + contact us at dep. No pets. 561-4226 (850) 576-7308 M-F 8-5 9359971 TDD 1-800-995-8770 2 WEEKS FREE! 1 & 2 BRs. 1-story, pool, laundry, pet friendly. 7 9361578 mo. lease avail. 575-1495 9363947 Regional Property Services 2/1 Renovated Apts. New Appliances at Over 600 properties $600 Henderson Strip 317 S.Main St. Havana in the Tallahassee area. Check us out at 284-7827 / 571-276-4704 regionalpropertyservices.com 9362909 893-2500 Capital Court Apts Lic Real Estate Broker 9361624 Capital Court Apts- 700 N. Calhoun st., CH/A, Southwood Carriage Laundry on Site, One House. Studio apt. All Month Free Move-in utilities incl. $750/mo. Special, avail now. Kristen Scovera, l2BR/1BA, 800sqft $495 Scovera Properties, Inc. l2BR/1BA, 900sqft $550 Agent/owner 443-2460 9363110 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com D UPLEX FOR RENT9364145
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1324 HUTCHINSON ST. 2BR/1BA duplex, CHA washer/dryer hookups $500 dep. $500 rent. Annual lease. No pet allowed. Available mid-July
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2063 & 2065 Admiral Ct., 2BR/1BA 850sqft., CHA, W/D hookups, avail now, $675 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com
l NW Stone Rd 2/2.5 $900 lSouthwood Carriage -extra lrg.! $895 incl util lWestwood 3/2 $995 lWestwood 2/1.5 $825 lTennyson 2/2.5 $2000 l Tennyson 1/1.5 Furnished $1800 lMission Trace 3/2 $895 lHartsfield 3/3 $900 lNE-Hidden Valley 2/2 $900 lNE Heide Hill 3/2 $1200 lNE Pine Walk 3/2 $1200 lWhetherbine 2/1.5 $750 Cindy Cooper 545-8076 Georgia Turner 510-4286 www.TLHRealEstate.com
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2631 Windy Ridge Dr., 2BR/1BA, 900 sqft, CHA, W/D Hookups, yard service incl, avail now, $550 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com
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1835-A S. Gadsden St., 118 W. 8th Ave #5 & 6, 2BR/1BA 850 sq ft, CHA, 1BR/1BA 750sqft, CHA, W / D h o o k u p s , a v a i l Deck, Avail 9/11, $495 Kent Strauss Mgmt & now, $525/mo Realty, Inc. 877-2284 Kent Strauss Mgmt & www.kstraussmgmt.com Realty, Inc. 877-2284 9364153 www.kstraussmgmt.com
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AAA Nice 3/2 near FSU Charming golf course. Quiet dead end!! Lovely ceramic Midtown Cottage tile floors! Carport. New huge deck! Lg yard. 6’ 2029 Forest Dr, 3BR/1BA cedar privacy fence $825 1100 sq ft, CHA, W/D Owner/realtor 878-3957 H o o k u p s , h a r d w o o d Floors, avail Now, 9363352 $1150, utilities and lawn Alligator Point Beach service included Kent Strauss Mgmt & House. 2/2. Furnished. Realty, Inc. 877-2284 $925/mo. Lease req’d. www.kstraussmgmt.com First & last. 850-228-8412 9364384
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3BR/2BA doublewide on nice lot inside Capital Circle. Fenced backyard with 2 sheds. $79,900. 4203 Florence Ave. Owner Financing available. 508-0872 www.lotsunlimited.com
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307 W. 6th Ave., 2BR/1BA 900 sq ft, W/D Hookups, Avail 10/01. $795 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com
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8401 Ivy Brook Ln., 3BR/ 2BA 1980 sq ft, Large Den, CH/A, W/D, No Smokers Please, avail now, $1550 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com
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2/1.5, West Side, clean, CH/A, kitchen equip. hookups, deck, patio, No pets $495. 576-2695
3BR/2BA triplewide approx. 2100 sq.ft. Nice lot east of Tallahassee. Beautiful home has a large kitchen w/center island. 3767 Matt Wing Rd. $89,900. Owner Financing 850-508-0872 www.lotsunlimited.com
Lake Ellen lakefront, 3 lots. 14’ W 2/1.5 mobile 3 offices, BLAIRSTONE home. lg. screen porch overlooks Hilaman Golf by boat ramp 576-2695 9364402 Course. Zoned OR. $900/mo 772-597-3904 9362574 Large lot, older mobile home, needs TLC. Own well, septic, fence. Apalachee Office 1243 Elm St. $30,000. Space - Reduced Deal: Call 850-576-6414 9364301 1310 Paul Russell Rd. 7 offices, lobby, conference, break rm, OFFICE/RETAIL PROPERTY FOR SALE generous parking, large yard w/lawn service incl., 2000sqft, $1295/month Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 668-2057 www.kstraussmgmt.com 9364147 Close to downtown! Charming Cottage hardwood floors, Business/Retail/Office with 2 separate entrances. 3 1 2 0 s q . f t . S o u t h o f 1500 sqft w/detached Jefferson St., Hwy 19, garage; Monticello, across from $150,000 corner lot! Winn Dixie. Off- street parking. Avail. now. Downtown Penthouse Offices, one block from the Capitol Meridian Mgmt. Realtor entire top 5th floor! 9361587 Handsome exquisite offices, kitchen & Family Restaurant Aprx more. Attached 70 or 100 capacity at parking garage. Henderson Strip. 309 & Historical! $500,000! 311 S. Main St. Havana 9364219 284-7827 / 571-276-4704
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5.79 Acres! Bring your horses Fine Residence w/Exceptional inviting interior! Fenced, large pool, Wood Floors, 2 Fireplaces, 4 or 5 bedrooms! $595,000 3.5 Acres! Over 3000 Sqft 4 or 5BR Home. Across from lake Talquin. $139,500. 9364221
l860 E. Call St. Intown 2BR cottage, updated appliances & fixtures. Gleaming hardwood & ceramic floors. On 1 acre $149,900 l 800 Bragg Beautiful all brick home, freshly refinished floors 3/1. Spacious living room & bedrooms, inside utility room with step down family room. $81,000 MAGNOLIA PROPERTIES AND INVESTMENTS. 386-8660 magnoliapropertiesinc.com
Open 1 - 4 11 Quail Hollow Havana, FL. Wonderful 3BR/2BA family home 2 0 0 4 A l t o n R d , on 2 acres in Historic 3BR/2.5BA, 2032 Sq ft, Havana! $189,900, CHA, W/D Hookups, Landcorp, 556-9966 Fireplace, Fenced yard 9363990 w/Deck, Large Master, Open 2 to 4 Lots of closet & storage 2737 Corrie Adrian Ln. space, $165,000 Call Westbury off Old Elizabeth Strauss Bainbridge. $165,000 850-509-9411 for info. Kitty Flynn 850-980-0517 Home is also for rent Keller Williams Realty 9363941 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Open Sat & Sun 8a-7p Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com 807 Devon Dr. 4BR/3BA 9364201 All new interior, $275K. Realtors welcome. By owner. 656-0165
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1719 Beechwood Cir., OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 PM 84 Mt. Beasor Rd., 2BR/2.5BA, 1152 sq ft, Large master bedroom Sopchoppy. Bungalow w/ balcony, back deck retreat on river, 35 mi. s. of Tally. New interior, with storage space, fireplace, new flooring. big screen porch, extra bldg. $79,000. 824-1026 Call Liz Colvin 850-345-6546 for info. 319 S. to Sopchoppy, R. at Railroad, follow signs Home is also for rent. 9364228 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 OPEN SUNDAY 2-5 www.kstraussmgmt.com
LOTS OF HOME FOR THE MONEY! 5/3, oak floors. Needs cosmetic S T E I N H A T C H E E Nw eo ar kr, Lpaakien t Ji nagc,kes tocn. W A T E R F R O N T s u n s e t $145,900. CR 9364397 condo Furnished 1 BR, 1 Bath with pool and dock Great Gulf view, near new boat launch, NEAR SOUTHWOOD restaurant & lounge, V A C A N T 3 b d / 2 b a , New Floors & Paint $99,500 352-498-0666 9363029 $159K OBO 3953 Calle De SantosOpen House TOWNHOUSES FOR SALE 9/22, 9/29, 10/6 & 10/13 S u n d a y 2 - 4 850-363-2123
End Unit, 1-Story 2BR/2BA Townhouse New Carpet & Vinyl; 17' Master BR $71,900.
CONDOS FOR SALE
Affordable Scenic Heights
Popular Durward! 1.67 Acres! Brick one-story split BR plan! All new Kitchen plus award winning improvements; new roof. Circular Drive is just the beginning! $425,000!
HOMES $101’ - $250’
36 YEARS REAL ESTATE SALES CALL 545-3419 BARBARA DICKSON RE/MAX Professionals Realty
www.besttallahasseerealestate.com $300,000 BRICK 5BR! Eagles Ridge in Golden Eagle, 2800 Ft, Wood Floors, granite kitchen, study, Short Sale. 545-3419 4BR - 2 ACRE - $235,000! CT A Floors, NRichTRWood Shows New! High Ceilings, R COLuxury NDEKitchen, Rich Tile, U Stainless Jacuzzi Master! Screen porch, Sep. Shop, 2 Car Garage! $159,900 - 3300 GALLANT FOX TRAIL T in New Roof, recent heat/air. LovelyRTile ﬂoors NT ANewCkitchen living,dining, family COﬁreplace. ERrooms, UNDappliances, counters,stainless new rich bedroom carpet, 545-3419 - New Price $159,900 5 ACRE - 4BR $235,000! Gorgeous, high ceilings, like new, spacious eat in kitchen, spacious open dining, huge living room, gas ﬁre place w/entertainment center! Split Master, jetted tub plus shower! 2 car garage. 42916 OAKWOOD - $105,900 CUTE STARTER Tile Floors, New Carpet & Paint, 2 car Carport, Big fenced yard, Brick, Quiet, Conven. University, some closing costs paid! $67,900 - 3BR-2BATH Cute Starter, and investment, new paint, new carpet, large lot, new appliances, deck! call 545 3419
Open Sunday 2-5
3126 SHADY HAWK LANE - LAKEFRONT 4BR with Pool. Horses Welcome! $399,900. On 3.38 acres! Almost 3,000 feet, rich wood ﬂoors, granite kitchen, 3-car garage! LUXURY KILLEARN $148,000 3BR/2.5BA, overlooks golf course! Private Patio. Roof few years new. Fresh paint, new carpet, ﬁreplace. One of few 3BR’s.
REDUCED KILLEARN $189,900 WOW REDUCED Charmer front porch, rich wood ﬂoors, vaulted ceiling, brick ﬁreplace, dining room, huge kitchen, Master has jetted tub! 2 Car Garage, a beauty!
ACRE 4BR $124,900 NE Great Manufactured home, 4BR/2BA. Master 2 closets, garden tub plus shower. Huge Separate 2 car garage with shop! New Roof. New Heat/air, 545-3419
KILLEARN $179,900 Top NE schools, Rich Wood ﬂoors, huge master, stainless eat in kitchen, screen porch, 2 car garage
YARMOUTH COURT $195,000 In Kinsail at Killearn, lovely cul-de-sac! Rich tile ﬂoors, upgraded lights,fans, Gourmet Huge kitchen opens to Living, Dining Rooms, Gas Fireplace, 2 car garage, Barbara Dickson, 545-3419
BIG HOME - SMALL PRICE! 4/5 BEDROOM $235,900 great Killearn Estates Family home, Cherry updated kitchen, Huge Sep. Master, 3.5 baths, whirlpool, huge garage, huge lot! CREAMPUFF $135,900 Eastside, few years new, dream kitchen, screen porch, garage, high ceilings, big master, 545-3419 3BR/2BA NOW $70,900 All New Paint, New Carpet, New kitchen cabinets, New kitchen Appliances, Big Lot!
LAFAYETTE OAKS - 4BR - MAKE OFFER Just $259,900, almost Acre! Rich marbleized tile ﬂoors thru, Beautiful Tile baths, Front porch charm, big screen porch and deck, huge sep. master! Hurry, 545-3419 $89,900 3BR-CUTE! Recent roof, AC, Paint, Flooring, Kitchen, Family Room! 545-3419 EAST 1.3 AC-BRICK Just $273,900, Rich Wood ﬂoors, huge sun room, huge double garage, fruit/nut trees.
MICCOSUKEE BY MDS Just $193,000, perfect Med Ofﬁce Drs, Dentists,Ofﬁces, Brick on Large Lot, lots of parking! 545-3419
16 ACRES- $79,900! HUNTING 2 Incredible Buy, cleared home site, has Timber too and Ready for Hunting! 545 3419
$249,900 - 4BR - MAKE OFFER REDUCED 2805 Paradise Place. Beautiful like- REDUCED new Corian kitchen, huge master, 545-3419
93+ACRES JUST $495,000 What a buy in Wakulla, Gated community, Timber area too!
Open Sunday 2-5
COMMERCIAL LOT! Just $89,900 on Highway 90W By Shopping center, 1.3 Acre!
4636 INISHEER DR. - LAKEFRONT 4BR $319,900! Over 3,000 feet, Recent Roof, recent HVAC, Million dollar views from Huge Sunroom and screen porches! Granite Kitchen, Luxury whirlpool Master Bath, recent roof, a steal!
3,000 FEET - 2 ACRE $299,900 One owner custom all brick Eastside, 2 masters, Short Sale. Great Buy! 545-3419
Killearn ESTATES 3727 Longchamps Cir. 3BR/2BA, 2000 sq.ft., $1550/mo 850-445-4085
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Coldwell Banker Hartung and Noblin, Inc.
® HARTUNG AND NOBLIN, INC. REALTORS®
Tallahassee Office: 850-386-6160 • Wakulla Office: 850-926-2994
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3154 SHAMROCK STREET E - $275,000 Classic Killearn Treasure on large lot; 4 sides brick construction; 4BD’s/2BA’s; updated kitchen & baths; 2269 SF; New A/C, water heater, roof, landscaping, paint & more. Home shows pride in ownership. JoAnn Jacobs, 850-556-2220 www.TallyOpenHouses.com
1060 CORBY COURT - $249,000 Spacious 3BR/2BA brick home in Excellent Condition! Volume ceilings, wood ﬂoors, large Master Suite. Roomy 25x13 Screened Porch, Large 38x21 Deck w/Benches overlooking private backyard. Sandy Higdon, 850-510-5500 sandyhigdon.com
3115 BROCKTON WAY - ROSE HOLLOW $190,000 - Reduced! 3BR/2BA townhouse backs up to
Oven Park. Roof 2008, Bamboo ﬂoors, Granite counters, Brick Fireplace, Mexican tile in Sunroom, Deck, Xeriscape Rock garden. MLS# 237845. DIR: Thomasville Rd N, R on Brockton (between Oven Park & T’vill Baptist Church) Lea Manifold 850-443-2649 firstname.lastname@example.org
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2320 HAVERHILL ROAD - $460,000 Horses welcome on private 3ac retreat! Over 3500SF, including kitchenette/rec room up. Gourmet kitchen, screen porch. DIR: Bannerman to Bull Headley; R@ Chadwick across Deer Lake on Waters Meet; L on Haverhill. MLS#233434 Marilyn Yeager, 850-694-3689 Virginiaglass.com
7012 GRENVILLE ROAD - $700,000 Super Cool. 9114 OAKFAIR DRIVE-$539,000 The most amazing home in Leon County with 3,803 SF on 2 acres. Priced to
sell quickly. 2 miles from I-10 interchange at Mahan Drive Call Marvin Goldstein 294-0029 or Laurie Swearingen 850-545-3600
3313 CHARLESTON ROAD - $415,000 Reduced! Classic Georgian Lakefront Home!! 4BR/2.5BA. Wood & Limestone ﬂoors, on 1.4 private ac. New roof in 2011 & HVAC in 2009. Sunroom & Huge deck overlooking private fenced yard & lake. Priscilla Tharpe LLC, 850-933-9412 TharpePL@gmail.com
JULY & AUGUST TOP LISTER CHRIS CICATELLO
850-519-2624 ccicatello@ embarqmail.com TD-0000238960
Must See. Lakefront… Baker Place 5 BR 4.5 BA, over 4000SF, Saltwater Pool DIR: Bradfordville Rd to Pisgah Church, L on Grenville. MLS# 237692 Jim Brockett, 850459-4585 email@example.com
“Call Fincher for your Franklin County Real Estate Need” AUGUST TOP LISTING TEAM JULY’S TOP SALES
JULY’S TOP LISTING TEAM LISA CAREY (850) 212-3083 LESA HART (850) 443-7919 CareyHartRealtors.com
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JULY’S & AUGUST’S TOP SALES & PRODUCING TEAM THE JACOBSWILLIAMSON REAL ESTATE TEAM, REALTOR
(850) 556-2220 TallyOpenHouses.com
AUGUST’S TOP SALES & PRODUCER SANDY HIGDON
(850) 510-5500 sandyhigdon.com