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Pick the right size dehumidifier for the size of the room “Isn’t there some sort of square footage involved?” I asked. I was told, “Buy the biggest one.” Generally, I thought I had a mostly dry basement. With my new dehumidifier, at the preset level of 50 percent, the reservoir is filled by the end of the day – so this machine is working, like, all day.
By Alan J. Heavens The Philadelphia Inquirer
Question: I replaced our 15-year-old, functioning-but-energy-consuming dehumidifier with an LG 50-pint model. There are no guidelines in the manual, and the people at Lowe’s didn’t seem to have an answer when I asked what size to buy.
store until you find someone who believes in customer service. Or, at least someone who reads the store’s own literature, because Lowes.com has an absolutely fine guide on picking the right dehumidifier for your situation. Dehumidifiers are rated according to their capacity – the number of
I can’t seem to wrap my head around the concept of what is an acceptable humidity level. Do you know what percentage is recommended? Answer: Was the biggest one also the most expensive? My suggestion is that the next time you are in any store and someone tells you to buy the biggest one, move on to the next
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Jane Bixler Conn, CLG, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, GRI Summit Group Commercial Properties, LLC E S Green & Company, LLC Shop Local Tallahassee. This concept applies to more than the sticks and bricks shops found here. You may think, “Of course buying a home in Tallahassee is local,” but rethink that a bit. The “sticks and bricks” of buying locally when you purchase a home: Use a local REALTOR® who is a member of the Tallahassee Board of REALTORS®. Use a local lender who is an afﬁliate member of the Tallahassee Board of REALTORS®. Local lenders are knowledgeable about both the type of mortgage that ﬁts your needs and the needs of the properties you are considering. Peruse the Internet, but buy local. Use a local appraiser who is an afﬁliate member of the Tallahassee Board of REALTORS®. Local appraisers know the local market. They know how the differences between neighborhoods, home styles, and even roof color can affect market value of local homes. Buy local. Use a local title company who is an afﬁliate member of the Tallahassee Board of REALTORS®. Often when buying a foreclosed home, the lender/owner of that home may have corporate ofﬁces in, say, California. To them, Florida is Florida. So, they contract with a huge title company in, say, West Palm Beach—for all the Florida closings. Get the picture? Buy local. Use a local home inspector who is an afﬁliate member of the Tallahassee Board of REALTORS®. Do not rely on your best friend’s uncle’s cousin who worked for a contractor in Utah one summer, and will only charge you a couple of nights’ lodging in Florida to do the home inspection. Buy local. Use a local afﬁliate member of the Tallahassee Board of REALTORS® for all the needs associated with buying a home–from air-conditioning needs to roof inspections to energy ratings. Shop local and buy local. Your REALTOR® will participate in more home sales, on the listing or selling side, in three months than most people will in a lifetime. Let your chosen professional, your REALTOR®, guide you based on his or her experience and knowledge. And above all, buy local! Visit your local resource, www.TBRnet.org to Find a REALTOR® and search the Afﬁliate Services Directory. Vote “Yes” on Amendment 4: every vote counts! THE BOTTOM LINE LEON COUNTY, FL As of 10/3/2012
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pints of water removed during a 24-hour period. Units with 25-, 40-, 50- and 60-pint capacities are available. The Lowe’s site uses the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers’ dehumidification selection guide, based on square footage and moisture levels. For example, a dehumidifier in a 500-squarefoot wet area needs to have a capacity of 14 pints per day. One 50-pint-capacity dehumidifier I saw advertised claimed it was designed for a medium-size space, but then added that it could handle an area of up to 3,000 square feet. I keep my relatively dry basement at 40 percent relative humidity, using a 60-pint-capacity dehumidifier. Instead of having to dump out the reservoir that holds the collected moisture, I have it draining into a plastic splash guard that empties into the sump. Humidity, the amount of moisture or water vapor in the air, is most often talked about in terms of relative humidity, according to EnergyStar.gov. Relative humidity is the amount of water vapor actually present in the air compared with the greatest amount of water vapor the air can hold at that temperature. The optimum RH level for a building is generally considered to be between 30 and 50 percent. Anything above this range may promote bacteria growth. In colder climates, humidity levels during the heating season should be in the range of 30 to 40 percent to prevent window condensation. Many dehumidifiers include a built-in humidistat, a device that allows you to set the desired relative humidity level that you would like for the room.
Once the room reaches the desired relative humidity level, the dehumidifier will cycle on and off automatically to maintain the level. Most dehumidifiers have top-mounted air discharge and can be placed against walls, but if you do not have top-mounted discharge, make sure the dehumidifier is located away from walls and furniture, so that air can circulate freely around the unit. If the space being dehumidified has temperatures that typically fall below 65 degrees, you may want to consider buying a product specified for use at lower temperatures. Qualified Energy Star models are available that are rated for use at temperatures as low as 42 degrees. The energy efficiency of a dehumidifier is measured by its energy factor, in liters of water removed per kilowatt-hour. In general, a higher energy factor means a more efficient dehumidifier and, therefore, one less costly to operate.
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Florida associations to be honored By Dave Hodges HomeFinder.com Weekly Editor @TallyBiz on Twitter
If your neighborhood or homeowners’ association has a story to tell, the judges in the 2013 Florida Communities of Excellence Awards want to hear it. A program of the the Florida Community Association Journal, the law firm of Becker & Poliakoff and Pen Group Communications, the awards honor neighborhoods and associations in a variety of categories, ranging from financial management and program design to sustainable landscaping, disaster preparedness and civic involvement and volunteerism. The deadline for applications is Jan.15 and there is no fee to enter. Now in their fifth year, the awards have involved more than 300,000 residents in hundreds of residential communities across the state. “There is no question that there is a lot more awareness out there. The program has grown,” said Alan Penchansky, executive director of the awards program. “Each year we’ve had more communities, judges, sponsors and attendees, and each year we’ve revised and updated the program in response to the feedback from these individuals and the changes in communities throughout Florida,” he addeds. For 2013, the awards include a new “Communications & Community” submission category. The judges will be looking for entries that promote positive community relations
and build knowledge and compliance with rules and regulations through use of any media, including email, newsletters, social media, closed-circuit television and Web sites. In 2012, the Sandy Key Owners Association in Pensacola won in the “Comeback Kid” category that recognizes communities which overcome big setbacks or problems and are able to resume normal functions. Sandy Key was affected first by Hurricane Ivan in September 2004 and then had to deal with the effects of the April 2010 oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon rig that failed in the Gulf of Mexico. Bill Smith, the Sandy Key association’s general manager, said the 183-unit condominium resort on Perdido Key suffered catastrophic hurricane damages to its three 8-story buildings, pools, spa, dune crossovers and parking area. A 26-foot storm surge wiped out the firstfloor units and Sandy Key’s electrical supply room, which was its main connection to Gulf Power. With electricity disconnected after Ivan passed, the condos on the
upper floors began to deteriorate and a major problem developed with mold in the units. Residents had to vacate the property, removing their personal belongings, and then figure out how to proceed with insurance claims, reconstruction and recovery. Smith credited his association’s board with having the right approach. “The board took action immediately,” he said. “They contacted the original builder, with whom they had a really good relationship.” The general contractor also brought in engineers and subcontractors to prepare for the rebuild of the structure, which had been gutted to the bare walls and floors. Even with an offer from an investor group wanting to buy the buildings as is, the condo own-
ers stuck to their plan. “They had a vote, and the majority of the owners wanted to rebuild,” Smith said. “To me that’s the amazing part of the story.” The reconstruction took from September 2004 to January 2007 to complete and essentially resulted in a brand-new building. Also added in the process were sprinkler and alarm systems. The BP oil spill eventually resulted in oil reaching the beaches in Pensacola, causing a devastating loss of revenue when visitors stopped coming to the area. Sandy Key owners filed a claim with BP and were compensated for the lost revenue for the roughly 60 rental condos available on the property. Smith said that business is largely back to normal. “We have had a really good year in terms of occupancy and it seems to be carrying over now.” Communities and associations desiring to apply for the awards may do so online at http://communitiesofexcellence.net/entering-the-competition/. Small and large communities are judged separately
and there is no limit on the number of categories a community can enter. Finalists will be announced next March and all finalists will be invited to the annual Conference and Awards Gala in April at the Hilton St. Peters-
burg Bayfront Hotel. Penchansky said the event is free for community association managers, board members and residents, and includes workshops, sponsor exhibits and the Gala Reception and Awards Ceremony.
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Growth of rooftop plants defines ‘green building’ Costello, manager of the LiveRoof business at Pride’s Corner, which is both a grower and regional distributor for the product. The vegetation has to be tough, because plants used atop roofs are exposed to high wind, bitter cold and searing sun during the course of a typical year. Costello credits horticulturist David McKenzie, now a project leader for the Michigan-based LiveRoof company, with developing many of the fundamentals of greenroof installation, including the use of a modular system of trays. It’s a green trend that got a ma-
By Lee Howard The Day
Spread out in an isolated section of the 400-acre Pride’s Corner Farms, a low-key $1 million-a-year operation brings the concept of “green” building to new heights — rooftops, to be specific. Here on a rolling six acres, exposed to the elements inside low-slung plastic trays, sit droughtand weather-resistant plants such as sedum, chives, grasses and allium that are custom grown for green-roof projects around the country. “They’re really tough, tough plants,” says Jim
jor boost after a series of deaths in Chicago during a terrible heat wave in the 1990s that killed 750 people and led Mayor Richard M. Daly to search for ways to reduce what was then known as the “urban heat island effect,” caused by a concentration of too many surfaces that absorb heat. But there’s more to the story of green roofs. Green-roof systems also are touted for their ability to absorb water, reducing excessive runoff that can overwhelm city sewer and drainage systems, are said to improve air quality in cities and can double or even triple the life of a roof by protect-
In this Oct. 16 photo, Jim Costello, Senior Manager for LiveRoof sales at Prides Corner Farms shows the sections of the green roofing systems growing at the company. AP
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Hoarding Woes Grow By: Lynn Dover*
Hoarding is a growing problem for the rental housing industry. If a hoarding issue is handled incorrectly, it can lead to a costly fair housing complaint. Hoarding as a Disability The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 deﬁnes disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of life’s major activities. Hoarding is loosely deﬁned as: • The acquisition of, and failure to discard, a large number of possessions • Persistent difﬁculty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value • Living spaces that are sufﬁciently cluttered so as to substantially compromise activities for which those spaces were designed. Hoarding has a devastating impact on a person’s ability to function and deal with the activities of daily living. Hoarding is a disability. Disability Accommodations
Fair housing laws require landlords to make reasonable accommodations for the disabled when such accommodations are necessary to afford the person full and equal use and enjoyment of the property. An accommodation is a change or exception to the rules, policies, practices or services. Increasingly, fair housing advocates take the position that if a landlord knew or should have known that a disability was underlying the problem, the landlord must try to accommodate before terminating the tenancy. With hoarding, this generally means trying to get the resident into lease compliance before serving any formal legal notices.
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It is important to understand that hoarding is difﬁcult to overcome and a hoarded home usually cannot be brought into proper condition in a short period of time. A balanced approach that recognizes the disability and gives time and support for the resident to comply, while still addressing the health and safety issues caused by the hoarding, is best. If the resident is willing, try to come to a mutual agreement, in writing, that spells out what needs to be done, the deadlines for complying with each item, and the consequences for failure to comply. Start with the most serious health and safety issues and work your way down to the least serious. Recognize that the unit will probably never look the way you would choose if you lived there. Also recognize that it isn’t your job to tell the resident how to live – your job is to make sure the unit is brought into a healthy, safe and sanitary condition. Lastly, hoarding behavior doesn’t just “go away.” Include in your agreement periodic inspections – for instance, quarterly – to ensure that the unit remains in compliance. State what is expected if the unit is found to be out of compliance again – for example, the resident must remedy the problems within 30 days. Document all your interactions with the resident. Ultimately, if the resident won’t cooperate, you will likely have to terminate the tenancy. But if you can show that you made a good faith attempt to accommodate before terminating tenancy, you should be able to successfully defend a fair housing complaint. *Lynn Dover is an attorney at Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP, which specializes in landlord/tenant, collections, fair housing defense, business and real estate law with ofﬁces throughout California. This article is informational only and should not be used as legal advice. Check with your attorney before acting. If you have any questions regarding this article, please contact Lynn Dover at 800/338-6039.
percent and 30 percent for many projects, according to estimates, making green roofs viable for industrial and commercial uses, as well as in public buildings — especially those placed urban areas — but Pride’s Corner is starting to see some interest among homeowners as well. The average LiveRoof project is about 2,000 square feet and contains five to 10 different cultivars, so that if any one particular plant variety fails in a given environment other plantings will take over. Cuttings from the various cultivars are placed in trays of between 4 and 6 inches in depth containing a largely inorganic shale mixture that discourages weeds from sprouting up. Planting is relatively easy, involving spreading cuttings on top of the special shale mixture, adding fertilizer, watering and waiting for the plants to take root inside the trays. Trays have to be regularly weeded, but the shale mixture reduced the problem somewhat. Farm workers also occasionally have to move the rooted cuttings around to ensure an even spread throughout the trays. “Once you install the trays on the roof, it looks like it’s been there forever,” Costello says. The success of the LiveRoof business has encouraged Pride’s Corner to go one step further and try out a new LiveWall “vertical garden” system that uses the same concept as LiveRoof for heavily walled urban areas in search of a little greenery. The concept, which will be unveiled in June, could allow people to grow a variety of flowers and herbs even in confined spaces. “It would be great for a restaurant with an outdoor cafe,” Costello says.
FHA homeowners recover from foreclosure Program creates new finance ability
By Pete Carey
San Jose Mercury News
R.C. and Stacy Davis lost their condominium to foreclosure in 2009, a bad break that seemed destined to keep them from buying another home for many years. Yet last week — only three years after their foreclosure — the couple signed the papers to buy a four-bedroom house in Livermore. Their avenue to homeownership? A loan backed by the Federal Housing Administration. “We’re as happy as can be,” Stacy Davis said. The ability to get an FHA loan so quickly after a foreclosure could be welcome news to thousands of people who lost their homes during the housing bust. While mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac make people wait seven years after a foreclosure, the FHA will approve loans after three years, providing the buyer has established good credit and the ability to pay the mortgage. “There’s definitely a movement of folks who have had a foreclosure to re-emerge and re-engage in the market,” said Dustin Hobbs of the California Mortgage Bankers Association. He said brokers have picked up on the trend. “It helps the housing market,” said Guy Schwartz of CMG Financial in San Ramon, Calif., which handled the Davises’ mortgage. The FHA, which is selfsupporting, provides mortgage insurance for loans with low down payments and more flexible
household income requirements. The Davis loan came with a 3.5-percent down payment plus required monthly mortgage insurance and a 3.75percent interest rate on a 30-year loan. “An FHA loan is a good option for those who can qualify,” said Paul Leonard, California director of the Center for Responsible Lending. And there couldn’t be a better time to try, he said. “We are at near substantial price corrections,” he noted. That and low interest rates present “kind of a historic opportunity if people can qualify,” he said. But it’s not clear whether there’s a flood or a trickle of new borrowers with foreclosures in their recent past. The FHA said it doesn’t have data on how many of the loans it insures involve people who are buying homes after a foreclosure or short sale. Wells Fargo, the country’s largest FHA loan originator and servicer, said it doesn’t break out those loans. In the first six months of this year, Wells Fargo has made more than $73 billion in FHA-backed loans compared with $47 billion last year, spokesman Jim Hines said. Mason McDuffie Mortgage in San Ramon is working with foreclosure victims. “We are making loans and have made loans to people who have corrected their credit,” said Bill Godfrey of Mason McDuffie. “It’s nice to see.” The borrowers are “people who waited three years, have a job and qualify,” Godfrey said. “They have their credit, have a job and things are looking better. They may not be perfect ... but that’s part of the way to move forward. Clearly there is some thawing in that area.” Some listing agents
complain FHA loans take a lot more time and work. “It’s a hard transaction to complete,” said Bob Barrie of Keller Williams in San Jose. Barrie said he is listing a home next week in Santa Clara, Calif., and if there are multiple offers, a buyer with an FHA loan will be at a disadvantage. The Davises’ journey from foreclosure to new home began in 2005, when they bought a condo in Concord, Calif., for $262,000 at the peak of the market. The couple’s interestonly, 100 percent-financed loan was a classic bubble product that became a formula for foreclosure during the housing crash. To make things worse, the condo was in a rough neighborhood, said Stacy Davis, who is a high school special-education teacher in Fremont, Calif. Her husband is a senior producer for the Golden State Warriors basketball team. They tried to sell the condo after their daughter was born, but no one wanted to buy it, Stacy Davis said. “We decided we’re going to try to stick this out. We owned it, and we would make it work.” So they remodeled, put in a new kitchen and molding. Meanwhile, the neighborhood deteriorated. Shopping carts piled up on the sidewalk, she said. Graffiti blossomed on walls. After their son was born, they tried a short sale and found a buyer. “Within a week, an upstairs bathroom pipe busted open and flooded the whole place — the new kitchen, the molding, all destroyed. So the buyer backed out,” she said. Their condo in ruins, they moved to a rented house in Dublin, Calif., and the bank foreclosed. Their credit rating dropped to about 500, but they were
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Some interior designers tout paint as the best way to change the look of a room. For Lisa Roberts, “It’s lighting. ... It’s more bang for the buck.” With the holidays approaching, a new chandelier could be a fun and affordable way to make over the dining room, said Roberts, a Minneapolis designer who organized a chandelier fashion show at the home and garden show in that city earlier this year. Michelle Jennings Wiebe, president of Studio M Interior Design in Tampa, Fla., agreed, saying a dining room should be about more than the table and chairs. “You really need that piece that caps it off and makes it special,” she said. “It’s almost like a piece of artwork.” Chandelier shoppers have plenty of choices these days. Chandeliers come in a variety of styles, and can range in price from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands. “We have a lot of fun picking them out,” Wiebe said. “It’s a way to make a special impression.” New manufacturing techniques have led to the creation of designs and shapes that previously were not possible, said Joseph Rey-Barreau, an architect and lighting designer and a professor at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Trends include jewel tones, geometric-inspired pieces, retro fixtures and the use of lamp shades, these lighting experts said. Roberts included several colorful chandeliers at her show. She favors deep jewel tones, and showed one piece made out of black cut crystal. A chandelier can add sophistication or whimsy to
a home, she said. The decor featured on the television show “Mad Men” has created more interest in Mid-century Modern, said Wiebe, and many of her clients are choosing slim, sleek pieces reminiscent of the 1950s and ‘60s. In Florida, shell, coral or other nature-inspired lighting also is a common choice, she said. Shannon Cantor so appreciates the seashell-inspired chandelier in her condo in Redington Beach, Fla., that she put a variation of it in her second home, in Tampa. She said she and her husband wanted something they would enjoy looking at every day. “We walk by it a lot,” said. “You want something that grabs your attention. It’s going to be there for a long while.” Rey-Barreau called lamp shades on chandeliers “a very, very fashionable trend,” from lights surrounded by a single, round drum shade (a little like a hanging table lamp) to a group of mini drum shades covering each bulb. Some chandeliers have removable shades, so you can use them or not. When helping clients choose a chandelier, Wiebe considers the size of the room and the style of the home. But she also reminds them that the fixtures have a job to do. “First and foremost it’s for lighting,” she said. For instance, will a table with lighting overhead be used mostly for eating or will children be doing homework there? “You really need to think about what you are going to do with the fixture,” said Rey-Barreau. He offered these chandelier tips: — Always put chandeliers on a dimmer switch. This makes them more functional and can help set a mood in the dining room.
— To determine what size chandelier is needed, add the width of the room to the length of the room in feet, and then convert that number to inches for a chandelier’s diameter. A 10-by-20-foot room, for instance, would require a chandelier with a diameter of about 30 inches. — In a room with 8-foot ceilings, chandeliers are normally hung about 30
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inches above the table. For every additional foot of ceiling height, raise the fixture 3 inches. — When shopping for a chandelier ask whether it is part of a “lighting family.” Some manufacturers have developed series of fixtures designed to complement each other. The line may include other options for consideration for other rooms.
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Strickland, Koelemij Earn Statewide Recognition
Two prominent members of the Tallahassee Builders Association (TBA) won statewide recognition last week during the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) Annual Fall Conference in St. Petersburg.
Larry Wayne Strickland of Capital City Builders was honored last week as Florida’s Remodeler of the Year.
By Melissa Kossler Dutton
Larry Wayne Strickland, CIP, of Capital City Builders won FHBA’s 2012 Remodeler of the Year Award and Karen Koelemij of Orange State Construction was selected by her peers to represent Florida on the
Executive Board of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Strickland becomes the second TBA member to win the coveted remodelers’ honor, following in the footsteps of Ed Dion of Dion Builders, who won the award in 2010. Koelemij is a Past President of TBA, continuing the legacy of her father John, who is a past TBA, FHBA and NAHB President and a member of the TBA, Florida, and National Housing Halls of Fame.
One of TBA’s most active members, Strickland won the associations’ 2011 Builder of the Year Award and was a four-time winner in this year’s Remodelers Show Awards for remodeling excellence. In addition, Strickland chairs TBA’s Member Consumer and Education Committee (MCEC), which presents seminars and home show exhibits that teaches the public how to make good home buying and remodeling decisions. Strickland also serves on the Tallahassee Community College Construction Advisory Committee, the state Residential Construction Mitigation Program (RCMP) Advisory Board, and is one of 13 TBA members to earn the professional
designation “Construction Industry Professional” or CIP for his education, experience, and proven track record of professionalism. Most recently, Strickland has been named to the Board of the Literacy Volunteers of Leon County. In addition to representing Florida on the NAHB Executive Board, Koelemij is a Senior Life Director of the national association, which is ﬁghting for housing consumers, including preservation of key tax benefits of housing such as the mortgage interest deduction.
Karen Koelemij of Orange State Construction will represent Florida on the Executive Board of the National Association of Home Builders.
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Roomy front porch welcomes For the Associated Press
This graceful country home, Plan HMAFAPW01274 from Homeplans.com, invites the outdoors in with a triple skylight above the great room, a front porch and a roomy rear deck. As a sweet touch, who could resist the cupola perched atop the roof? The compact plan packs a lot of living into 1,455 square feet of finished space. Choose the standard basement foundation option and double your space. Inside the house, the vaulted main gathering space features a cozy fireplace and a large window. Nearby, the spacious kitchen holds a small island for additional counter area and flows right into the vaulted dining nook. A niche here is the perfect spot for a buffet table or china hutch. The laundry room doubles as a mud room, with a closet ready to receive coats as you head in from the deck. On the opposite side of the plan, the master suite features a private bath and walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms share a hall bath, with a closet close by to hold linens and towels. 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. 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
Open permits can cause headache Insist owners close open permits before purchase By Gary M. Singer Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel
In this rendering released by Homeplans.com, House of the Week-HMAFAP01274 shows a three-bedroom, two bath graceful country home with a full-width porch in front and a deck in back, offering comfortable places to relax outside. AP
HMAFAP01274 DETAILS: Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Main floor: 1,455 sq. ft. Total Living Area: 1,455 sq. ft. Standard basement: 1,455 sq. ft. Dimensions: 50-6 x 38-0 Exterior Wall Framing: 2x6 Foundation Options: Crawlspace Standard basement
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.
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In this floor plan released by Homeplans.com, the first floor, with a vaulted ceiling and skylights in the Great Room give an extra spacious feeling to the main living area, of a graceful country home as shown for House of the Week-HMAFAP01274. AP
QUESTION: I am getting ready to buy a home, and the attorney just informed me that there are “open permits” on the house, but that I could close anyway. What does this mean? – Sandy ANSWER: Insist that the seller resolve this prior to closing – or it will become your headache after you move in. A homeowner who gets certain work done is required to get a permit and pay a fee to the city or county. Usually, the contractor takes care of this. After the work is completed, the permit must be closed, often after an inspection by the building department. This final step often is overlooked as the contractor rushes off to the next job, leaving the open permit in place, sometimes for years. The problem comes in when the new owner goes to pull another permit and now has to deal with getting the prior permit closed before the building department will issue the new permit. To close the old permit, typically a new contractor will have to inspect and possibly fix the old work, and the building department will have to come out and inspect. This can cause quite an expense for the new owner. Also, be aware that not all closing agents will search for open permits or other code issues because they generally do not affect the ownership of the property. It is important to insist that an “unrecorded lien search” (known in the business as “lien letters”) is performed on every closing and that any issues that are found are fixed before closing.
Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certified as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He is chair of 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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1436 Vieux Carre Drive Fabulous in-town neighborhood. Classic beauty bathed in light, huge windows, high ceilings, fireplace, wonderful moldings, architectural details and plantation shutters throughout. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, split plan with wonderful master suite, walk-in closet and custom hand painted murals. Priced to sell at $399,500. DIR: Thomasville Road or CCNE to Hermitage to Vieux Carre*Home on right.
2401 Cline Street Lovingly maintained 3 bed/ 2 bath in Beautiful & Convenient BETTON HILLS. Brand NEW ROOF with Architectural Shingles, Gorgeous Hand Scraped Hard Wood Floors, Crown Moldings, Lots of Storage, Large Rec Room with Stained & Etched Concrete Floors, Tin Look Ceiling in Kitchen, Priced at Current Appraisal, $310,000
3221 Addison Lane WEEMS PLANTATION, NEW ON MARKET- Adorable bungalow boasts lots of tile flooring, vaulted ceilings, 3 BR/2 BA. Privacy fenced back yard & new gas hot water heater, open floorplan, well maintained & very nice master suite. $154,900. www.retrieverproperty.com
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1477 Manor House Drive - $349,000 2,575 sq. ft 4BR, 3 1/2BA newly remodeled pool home w/detached garage/barn on 2.4 acres in desirable NE Luna Manor off Bull Headley.This wonderful home features an eat in kitchen w/bar that opens to dining area, a large family room w/vaulted ceilings & fireplace, beautiful hardwood & tiled floors. New light & plumbing fixtures as well as a huge walk-in master shower w/double shower heads. Newer roof &windows,and a 2 car covered carport. Bruce Carpenter, Broker Associate, 850-545-7408 Broussard Realty, LLC
2582 Manassas Way & 2561 Ulysses Road (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
3305 Vassar Court Very nicely updated home in Arbor Hill that has all new plumbing fixtures, new lighting and tastefully updated kitchen with all new appliances. Kitchen and dining room overlook a patio and cozy backyard. $139,900. Raymond Diehl Rd, turn on Vassar Rd. to Vassar Ct.
Call Porter Chandler, Broker/Owner 545-8491 Tallahassee Homes Realty, LLC
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357 Parkside Circle, 100% FINANCING! New Construction by Brackenchase for only $164,990! The Edward II Plan has 2 gabled fronts w/ side entry garage. Features 3BRs/2BAs, over 1500 sq ft, split bedroom plan, lg. kitchen, deluxe master suite w/walk in closet, separate corner tub & tile shower, appliance package. Great community with 464 acres of conservation, community, park, and playground! 319 S from Capital Cir. SE to Courthouse, L MLK Blvd., R Spring Creek, R Parkland, L Parkside Cir. Barbara Slaughter 599-5450 Remax Professionals Realty
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2400 Tippecanoe Ridge New NW Subdivision opening soon. 3BR/2BA & 4BR/3BA homes, great for first time home buyers, students and/or investors. Own your own home & have roommates pay your rent through school. 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. Kathy Lee, REALTOR®, Green, CNE 850-508-6003 Neil Ryder Realty, Inc. 850-508-6988 www.NeilRyder.com OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4
3336 Harbor Club Dr-$10,000 in concessions/upgrades from the seller. 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, custom shower & more. $268,000. Ken Hollingsworth, REALTOR 850-509-1845 Neil Ryder Realty, Inc. www.MyParkCharleston.com OPEN SUNDAY 1-3, REDUCED PRICE!
3329 Harbor Club Dr-$10,000 in concessions/upgrades 906 Parkview Drive 727 Violet St from the seller. Brand new 1,928 sq.ft. Green Certified PINEY Z PLANTATION POOL HOUSE- 4 bed + office, $159.900. 3 sides brick, 3BR/2BA 2-car garage. home sits on our largest lot (HUGE). 3BD/2BA + 3 full baths, 2 car garage,fireplace, screened in heated Only Fireplace & deck off Mahan & Riggins. Sunroom & a formal dining room, home has all the pool home. Only $274,900! www.BettyPerez.com sought after amenities, incl hardwood floors, tank-less water heater, gas fireplace with built-in entertainment cabinets, granite counters, tray ceilings, deluxe master bath with luxurious custom tiled shower & whirlpool tub, Stainless-on-Black appliances & more. $271,500. Visit www.3329HarborClub.com www.BettyPerez.com Ken Hollingsworth, REALTOR 850-509-1845 Contact Kathy Meeks 850-509-3626 Capital City Real Estate Group Neil Ryder Realty,Inc www.MyParkCharleston.com Capital City Real Estate Group Contact: Kathy Meeks 850-509-3626 Seller to pay closing costs, up to $5,000 OPEN HOUSE 2-5 SUNDAY OPEN SUNDAY 2-4
1955 CELTIC ROAD $223,000. Perfect family home in Easton Glen! 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms 1944 sq.ft. Walnut floors, His & Hers Closets. Privacy fence around entire back yard. YOU GOTTA SEE THIS DECK! MLS 226925. Directions: At Pedrick Round-A-Bout, turn Right into Easton Glen. First Right is Celtic.
3018 Golden Eagle Drive- $495,000 Gorgeous Golden Eagle home with over an acre of land on the 8th hole! Decorated beautifully with hardwood floors, plantation shutters, tile and gorgeous views. This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has all of the comforts of home. Separate living room, great room and formal dining room. Eat-in kitchen with keeping room/sunroom overlooking gorgeous back yard and stone patio area. Large rooms are perfect for entertaining! Stephanie Bridges, Realtor 212-7247 Armor Realty of Tallahassee, Inc.
2817 Stokley Lane-Move in by the holidays for only $99,900. Sit in front of your wood-burning stove in the family room. Kitchen is equipped w/a stove, fridge, dishwasher & microwave. Inside laundry room has W/D. The roof was replaced in 2007 & the central A/C in 2004. Large enclosed back porch has an extra fridge. There is a 10 x 12 ft. workshop in the fenced back yard, + 2nd storage shed.This 3 BR home is near Lake Jackson & in good school zones. Now is the time to own your own home! Darlene Long, 850-559-1856 Real Estate Masters & Associates
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3469 GENEVIEVE PARK DR. - EVENING ROSE Evening Rose is an in-town, traditional neighborhood Inisheer development located in Northeast Tallahassee. Big Nearly perfect 3/2 4627 in Killearn. Priced $4800 BELOW surprises come in smaller packages - charming 3 Wood floors, updated, Fireplace, sunroom, Bed/2 Bath Craftsman style home with extensive appraisal. luxury finishes. From Capital Circle NE, enter on lush, private back yard. $189,900 Austin Davis Ave., then left on Brush Hill Lane. Incredible value at $239,900!
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564 Parkside Circle, 100% FINANCING! New Construction by Brackenchase for only $166,990! The Eden Plan has detached garage with breezeway. Features 3 bdrms/2 bths, 1536 sqft, split bedroom plan, large kitchen, deluxe master suite with walk in closet, separate corner tub and tile shower, appliance package. Great community with 464 acres of conservation, community, park, and playground! 319 S from Capital Cir. SE to Courthouse, L on MLK Blvd., R Spring Creek, R Parkland, L on Parkside Cir.. Barbara Slaughter 599-5450 Remax Professionals Realty REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!
3745 Four Oaks Blvd - Southwood Fantastic location, great schools, shopping and convenient to everything. New to the market a charming 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, with rich Brizilian Cherry floors and cabinets, stainless appliances, inside laundry, fireplace and master bedroom downstairs. Great rocking chair front porch. New to the market $269,900MLS# 229675 , www.tapstally.com
3512 Torrington Way Darling starter home is turnkey! Original owner and very well maintained. On a quiet cul-de-sac with a spacious backyard. Beautiful Whitewashed Beech Pergo flooring brings a designer contemporary look to this home. Conveniently located by Mahan and Capital Circle NE. 3BR/2BA $154,900.
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Sandy reminds us all of coastal hazards Rob Young and Andrew Coburn
Superstorm Sandy will almost certainly join the pantheon of “the costliest storms in history.” The storm’s impact has been felt from South Carolina to southern Massachusetts. There has been massive damage to significant segments of the New Jersey and New York coastline. As hard as it might be to think about while people are still being plucked from rooftops, storms such as Sandy represent an opportunity to reassess and improve future exposure of coastline communities to storms and ocean surges. For example, let’s take the hardest hit coastal area from Sandy — New Jersey and New York. A study released in March 2012 by Ben Strauss and Climate Central, which does research on climate change, listed New York and New Jersey among those states most vulnerable to sea level rise. These shorelines will only become more vulnerable with time, and more costly to maintain. Even New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie agrees. When NBC’s Brian Williams on Tuesday night asked Christie about the power of Mother Nature and rebuilding the Jersey Shore, he said: “There is a way to do it, but we’re going to have to sit down and be smart about it. ... One of the things I’m going to be talking with the president about ... is bringing the Army Corps in immediately to talk to us about how’s the best way to rebuild the Jersey Shore.” Of course, predicting the likelihood of wind damage 50 miles from the coast is impossible, but we have a far better grasp 10 » SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012 » TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT
Waves from Hurricane Sandy crash onto the damaged Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Monday. AP/GERRY BROOME
today of the impact of coastal flooding and erosion. Every coastal community has its hazard hotspots, and yet we still have failed miserably in keeping development out of these highly vulnerable areas. How can we keep repeating the same mistake? The federal and state governments provide multiple incentives for homeowners and businesses to rebuild, rather than relocate. The continuing saga of Dauphin Island, Ala., is a notable example. The west end of the island is arguably the most vulnerable shoreline in the USA. It has been impacted by tropical storms 10 times since Hurricane Frederic in 1979. Though it was spared Sandy’s wrath, it is still recovering from damage from Hurricane Isaac in late August. The cost from the previous 10 storms to the federal taxpayer was approximately $80 million for an area of about 1 square mile with only 400 homes. The funds for this rebuilding come largely through the public assistance sections of the 1988 Stafford Act. This law created the federal system of emergency response that we are all so familiar with. When the president makes a federal
disaster declaration for a county, aid dollars flow in with few strings attached. And, as with Dauphin Island, those dollars are often used to replace the same infrastructure, over and over again. The National Flood Insurance Program, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), provides vulnerable properties access to flood insurance that would not be available in private markets. Many states have government-managed “wind pools” to keep the rates for non-flood property insurance artificially low. The largest insurer of coastal property in Florida is the state of Florida through its Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Private losses not covered by insurance are often written off at tax time, an indirect federal subsidy of risky development. Finally, federal and state taxpayers have spent billions of dollars over the past four decades pumping up beaches in front of coastal properties (beach nourishment) and constructing coastal protection projects. In New Jersey, alone, approximately $1 billion in public funds have been spent just to keep beaches in front of homes and oceanfront buildings.
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JIMMY BUFFET’S PARADISE - ALPINE VILLA STYLE HOME ON SECLUDED WOODED LOT IN NORTHEAST. REQUESTED SCHOOLS FOR COOKIE MONSTERS. LOW MAINTENANCE HARDWOOD FLOORS FOR PETS. A GREAT PRICE FOR FIRST HOME BUYERS. ASKING ONLY $99,000. CALL BLAIR @570-5579. DIR: TIMBERLANE TO RT ON N. MERIDIAN THEN LT ON FIRST STREET-MILL BRANCH
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2300 Ryan Pl., 3Br/2.5Ba 1500 sqft, $995, CHA, W/D , Fenced Yard, Fireplace, 1 Car Garage, avail 11/15 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com
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2481 Papillion Way, 1704 Atkamire l 5/3.5BA, 2 master suites 3/1.5 carpet, 1122 sq ft. game rm, deck $2250 w/d incl $850/mo. l5317 Moonbeam, cute 3/2 w/ WD & 3009 Greenwich Ct. patio Avail. Nov. $1050 4/2 tile floors, family rm, l 7612 Preservation fireplace, pool $1500 4/2.5 in Summerbrook. 2408 Lakeshore Dr Split plan, formal living 2 B R / 1 B A , c a r p e t , & dining, huge rm w/ C a r p o r t , w / d c o n n fireplace $2200 l3108 Iron Wood next $625./mo to Killearn Country Club 2120 W.Randolph Cir. Stunning 3/3 with loft 3BR/2BA hardwood, town home, soaring with carport-basement c e i l i n g s , f i r e p l a c e . $1600/mo. Private deck. $900 l 1964 Portland 3/1.5 townhome with W/D, ed back yard, Meridian Mgmt. Realtor ff reensc h paint and new 9313264 floors $770 2/2 Beautiful N.E. l 8 0 0 B r a g g 3 / 1 , 1649 Cross Pointe Way hardwood floors, lots of storage $900 2 car garage, yard l 3985 Gaffney Loop maintained. No pets. No smoking. Avail. Now 2 / 2 f r e s h p a i n t & $1000/mo 850-445-6099 carpet. All appliances, 9313019 screened porch $825 2032 Shady Oaks Dr., l 3 4 2 8 G a r d e n v i e w 3BR/2BA, eat-in kitchen Stunning 4/2.5,fireplace new paint & carpet, no split bedrm plan, deck pets. $1150 661-2160 & fenced yard, $2000 9313750 l 2412 Winthrop Rd. 2500 sq.ft. N.E. Ready Stunning 3 or 4BR/3BA early Nov. 5BR/2.5BA Hills. Fireplace, tile floors, fenced yard. Betton screen porch .$2300 $1300/mo. 559-2035 MAGNOLIA PROPERTIES 9314033 AND INVESTMENTS. 3/2, 2200 sq.ft., 2- car 386-8660 garage,full basement. 1.5 ac w/ boat dock & magnoliapropertiesinc.com 9314379 house, Lake Lafayette. MIDTOWN WEST, 1537 $2200/mo. 544-5501 Proctor St. Charming 9313799 3/1 home, for lease, 3BR/1BA, HVAC, 2915-B Grady Rd. Secluded - $1100 month, no pets, all appliances, deck, Walk to Sealy Elem. wood stove, fenced $750/mo + dep. backyard, workshop. 566-7534; 942-9918 9314846 850-544-8191
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3147 Oak Hammock Ct 2BR/2BA 928 sq ft, $750, CHA, W/D Hookups, fireplace, wood floors, large deck, avail now Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com 9315077
NE New 4/2, 2-car garage, spacious BR w/lg tub, double sink, oversized walk-in closet $1400/mo 850-893-3997 or 524-0024
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1119 Rosewood Dr., 3BR/2BA 1170sqft, $995, CHA, W/D Hookups, garage, screened porch/large deck, avail 12/12. Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com
Quaint 3BR/1BA. by Publix Southside, CH/A, safe family area. Avail now. $575/mo 408-3406 or 305-320-4005 Spacious 2BR/2BA near downtown, wood floors, new appliances/ remodelled . $895/mo 251-8086 or 321-8118
Chattahoochee 657 Gregory St. 3BR, 2BA, 1446 sq.ft., fixer upper, owner financing or cash discount. $750 down. $569/mo. 803-978-1540 or 803-978-1545
N. Wakulla-3/2, huge master, screen porch, workshop, 2+ acre lot. $1400/mo 850-264-3902
1BR House!! Lanark Village-East End 1 3 4 6 L i n d a A n n D r . , Corner lot w/fence, Lg. $450, 1BR/1BA 700 sqft., living rm,lg kitchen,W/D Window AC, Avail now. 2BR/1BA + sunrm. 1 pet. Recently renovated, $700/mo. 478-747-5643 9312532 lots of storage, Off Parkway Large 3BR,/2.5BA Kent Strauss Mgmt & www.southwoodfor Realty, Inc. 877-2284 rent.blogspot.com www.kstraussmgmt.com 850-566-3150
Nice 2BR/2BA in good central neighborhood. 9315068 Fireplace, High ceiling, W/D, tile floors, privacy NW Deal fenced backyard 5068 Old Bainbridge w/patio. $750/mo, $150 rd., 2Br/1Ba 800sqft., pet dep. 850-345-4310 9314589 $595, CHA, w/d Hookups, avail now On Golf Course! Kent Strauss Mgmt & 1844-B Larette Dr. $575, Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com 2BR/1BA, 900sqft, CHA, 9315079 W/D hookups, patio, vaulted ceilings, avail. Off Paul Russell now. Kent Strauss Mgmt & 3129-B Pontiac Dr., Realty, Inc. 877-2284 2BR/2BA, 1070sqft, $695 CHA, W/D Hookups, Lg. www.kstraussmgmt.com 9315059 fenced yard, lawn care incl., Avail now. Sawgrass Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 Plantation www.kstraussmgmt.com 9315057 2409 Silver Palm Way, $1,050, 3BR/2BA, 1400sqft, W/D hookups, S.E. Deal! 1855-A&B S. Gadsden d e c k , C H A , v a u l t e d st., 2BR/1BA, $525, ceilings, great NE 8 5 0 s q f t . , C H A , W / D location, avail. 12/12 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Hookups, avail now. Realty, Inc. 877-2284 Beautiful Betton Kent Strauss Mgmt & www.kstraussmgmt.com 2017 Trescott Dr., 4BR/ Realty, Inc. 877-2284 9315098 www.kstraussmgmt.com 3BA, 2147 sq ft., $1295, 9315063 W/D hookups, 2 S O U T H W O O D 3 CHA, car garage, Fenced TOWNHOMES FOR RENTB E D / 2 . 5 B A g a r a g e yard, Incl. In-law suite. UNFURNISHED $ 1 6 0 0 / m o v i e w Avail 12/12. www.SunshineCapture Kent Strauss Mgmt & 1561-A Jacks Dr dTours.com/8735 Realty, Inc. 877-2284 Very nice 2BR/2.5BA 941-587-8765 www.kstraussmgmt.com $695 per/mo 9313052 9315074 Kingdom First Realty Clean 3/2 brick home 850-671-4663 Q UAD / T RIPLEXES FOR R ENT Vaulted ceiling,no pets 9315227 UNFURNISHED 2328 S Hampton Dr. $925/mo. 850-570-0314 1732 Coreywood Ct 2BR/1.5BA near TCC, 9315144 3/3, carpet ,open floor CHA, Fenced yard, no Crawfordville p l a n , g a r a g e . w / d pets. $600/mo. + dep. 850-385-0227 connections: $975/mo 3/2, 2-car email@example.com 1/2 acre lot. 2323 sq.ft. 2231 Parrot Lane 9312350 Lg. LR & DR. Firepl. 3 B R / 2 B A c a r p e t , f u l l FREE RENT-FIRST MONTH Jacuzzi, $1400/mo. kitchen, fenced yard, 2 B R n e a r 2 7 S o u t h . 561-793-6920/313-3252 w/d incl $795/mo Carpeted, CHA, W/D connections. Lease. No 9315114 pets. $585/mo 251-8093 Crawfordville area, 3/2 9315216 w/garage, Jacuzzi Meridian Mgmt. Realtor 9313267 tub,CH/A, Refs. HOUSES FOR RENT$850/mo. 850-926-8948 UNFURNISHED 2/2 quiet area,very nice 9315000 new carpet. W/D, pets 2BR block house ok, fenced. $850/mo + 1605 Lake Ave 2BR/1BA Cute l a r g e p o r c h & h uge $850 dep. 904-318-8210 almost 700 sqft.This one fenced yard for kids or 9313572 sparkles! Newly dogs to play Near TCC 2BR/1BA,high ceiling, lg remodeled with new &FSU $650/mo 345-4310 kitchen cabinets, all 9314588 bedrms, walk-in closets. 1815-4 Hartsfield Rd n e w a p p l i a n c e s & For Sale or Rent 3/1.5 ceramic tile floors. W/D Fenced,lg. $650/mo, 508-7114 patio, $820/ hookups $675 9314409 mo. $500 dep. No pets. Call Darden Property 1900-B Lake Ave 459-9275 3BR cozy lakefront, Mgt. at 850-906-0800 9313457 close-in, wood stove + 9314087 KILLEARN ACRES extras. Pet considered 3BR/2BA playroom, $590/mo. 850-875-9466 1704 Atkamire office, fireplace. 9313809 3/1.5 carpet, 1122 sq ft. $1200/mo 850-893-5766 9313804 w/d incl $850/mo. 3BR-2BA-FENCED Killearn Estates 4BR/2BA 3009 Greenwich Ct. lg. fenced yard, small JUST $745 CALL 4/2 tile floors, family rm, pet ok, 2-car garage, B a r b a r a D i c k s o n , fireplace, pool $1500 shed $1800. 201-2900 9313948 Remax Professionals KILLEARN LAKES Realty 545-3419. 1808 Bitter Root Trail Freshly painted, nice Meridian Mgmt. Realtor 4BR/2BA 6 mo OK kitchen, inside utility! 9315158 $1450/mo 850-893-2707 9314496
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$425 - $650 + dep. 2BR/1BA’s w/air. Small quiet park near Publix, No pets. 850-545-1899 $500/mo. 3BR/1BA doublewide, no pets. Tanglewood 576-8301
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2593 MERGANSER COURT: Beautiful custom home on two lots totaling .85 acres in Betton. 5BR/3.5BA, 3462 sq.ft. Family rm/living rm combo w/soaring ceilings & wall-to-wall windows. Formal dining rm w/built-in bookcases. Spacious eat-in kit. Hardwood ﬂoors, 10ft ceilings. 1200 sq.ft. upstairs addition w/two BR + an open study/ofﬁce area. Beautifully landscaped yard includes two lots & sparkling swimming pool with wrap around decking. $475,000
14114 RED HAWK ROAD: Like-new custom home on 2.26 acres w/pool! 3BR/2BA + bonus rm. 2,121 sq.ft. A+ schools. Real hardwd ﬂooring throughout living areas. Open kit. with bar seating & real mahogany cabinetry, zodiac countertops, under mounted sink, GE SS appli., walk-in pantry & ceramic tile ﬂoors. Master ste. includes huge walk-in closet & private access to screened porch. Mst. BA has jetted tub, his/hers vanities, & lrg. tiled shower. Upstairs bonus rm perfect for hm ofﬁce/study. Glass French drs lead to covered patio & sparkling pool under $289,900 lrg. screened enclosure.
JUST LISTED-CUSTOM HOME IN WOODBROOK
556 HIGH OAKS CT.: Custom detailing throughout this gorgeous home! 12ft. ceilings. Custom built-ins, millwork, archways, & windows. Spacious kit. w/real wood cabinetry, Corian countertops, center island & adj. breakfast nook. Formal dining rm has tray ceiling, recessed & hidden lighting & French drs leading to covered outdoor patio. Downstairs master ste. includes private outdoor access & BA w/jetted tub, his/hers marble vanities & walk-in tiled shower. Private home ofﬁce. One-of-a-kind outdoor living space includes covered dining area/summer kit. w/built-in cabinets, sink, ice maker, recessed lighting & ceiling fan. Private concrete wall surrounds backyard w/vacant lots & greenway on all sides allowing for max. privacy. Gorgeous, custom landscaping & sparkling swimming pool. Perfect for entertaining. $825,000
Barrington Park Condos - Only 35 out of 300 left! - Prices drastically reduced!! - Low down payment
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2 & 3 BRs from $499 2 baths,W/D hookups Enjoy swimming pool & large picnic areas! Free lawn care, pest control, community officer. Pre-approval by phone. Call 10-6 including Sat & Sun
2BR, shade, deck, fee for small pets, private $470/mo. T’Ville Rd 850-510-7959
Very Private, water furn. 1 mi from FL line, 2/1, 2 covered porches $425/mo. $425 dep No Pets 229-872-8046 229-220-6006
West side, 2/1,5, 14’ wide New AC, clean, covered raised patio, No pets $510 576-2695
2/2 Private close in Capital Cir & Apalachee Pkwy. $600/mo. 12 mo lease. 570-7923
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT 1423 N. Bronough, zoned for office/comm use. 1000 sq.ft. bldg, partly equip. as hair salon. Easily converted to other use. Avail now. $1200/mo 850-893-5265
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l 1310 Paul Russell Rd., $1650, 2000 SqFt., 7 large offices, large lobby, conference room, break room, 2 bathrooms, Avail. Now l1310-A Paul Russell Rd $450, 500 SqFt. One large office, utilities incl. Avail now Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com
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$140-$165/office! Free utils.! 1 or 2 room suite, outside entrance! Near TMH. Some furniture. Nice!!! Owner/Realtor 850-878-3957
Professional rooms $185 & up. E. Park, near Capital Cir. Utilities & janitorial incl. 509-8818
LOTS FOR SALE
3BR/2BA doublewide on NE - 4.35 ac in city limits 1+ acre inside Capital Great schools. Quiet Cir. 4325 Slash Pine Ln. family area of custom $69,900. Owner finance homes. Raymond Diehl 508-0872. Pictures at Rd north of I-10. Zoned www.lotsunlimited.com RP-1 $85,000 Crew 9312999 Realty (850) 766-1544
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE
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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.
LAND FOR SALE
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.
Last one left. Recently bank released. 1 Acre lot on Industrial Plaza Dr. adjacent to John Deere. East side. Investor Opportunity. Owner - 251 3924
One Acre lot on exploding Weems Rd. corner of Weems and Eliza. Includes 2500 sq ft brick house for office. East side opportunity. Zoned light industrial. Environmental permits in place. Possible owner financing. Owner 251 3924.
LOTS FOR SALE 1 Acre lot w/well, septic tank & utility pole off Wakulla Springs Rd. $19,500. 850-421-2205
Beautiful Meridian Rd Acreage!
Wooded, lake front property 3 miles past Bannerman Rd. This 2.3 acre lot is located on N. Meridian Rd on one side & faces Lake Iamonia on the other. Amazing deal, $28,500! Call Elizabeth Strauss at 850-509-9411 for more info. Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. www.kstraussmgmt.com
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3 or 4BR. Pebble Creek Thomasville,GA. 3200 sq.ft. all brick, kitchen w/granite, separate dining, study w/pine walls. Patio w/fireplace 2-car garage, $499K 229-226-7853 for info.
Open plan, wood & tile floors, gas fireplace, lots of built-ins. screened in pool w/rock waterfall. 2-car garage. $442,500 566-0222
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OPEN SUNDAY 2-5 PM WAVERLY 4BR 3BA INLAW/GUEST BR OVER 2800 FEET VIEW THE POND! REDUCED $249,900 READY 4 OFFERS! 1107 KENILWORTH RD
By owner, 774 acres. Near Lumpkin GA, 2.5 1/2 acre. High & dryhrs N. of Tallahassee. 15 OPEN HOUSE $90k or best offer. food plots, oak sawBring your builder or we timber stands, mixed can build to suit. Call stands, various aged Matt 850-264-9010 pine stands, new 9314584 shooting houses, $1150/ac 334-412-8078 OPEN 2-4 9311672 ACREAGE, FARMS, GROVES Deer Turkey Ducks & 1150 COPPER CREEK DR. LOTS OF NEW here in Fishing - 50 acres of this 2/2 townhome off prime hunting & fishing 206 Acres Apalachee Pkwy. 20 min from Tally in Near Midway. Running Grady Co, GA on Big Move-in ready for only $84,900. 1008 sqft. creek, heavily wooded Tired Creek. No Zoning Hosted by: $1695/ac. 459-1094 $4000/ac Property taxes Carol Fraser, www.boothrierarealty.com less than $300/year. 9314615 850-294-6489 By owner 229-221-4318 www.BonnieFowler.com 9314439 9315030 4 acres N., 12 miles, out ,wooded, small pond, H OMES $101’S - $250’S rent to own $485/mo. Open Sun 2-5 510-7959 One of SouthWood's NATURE LOVERS! 9315274 best deals! 7 Quiet Cove Trail 2440 Rain Lily Way Panacea 2BR/2BA w/2 Reduced to $197,900 master suites, overlooks 487 +/- Acres Come tour this well Dickerson Bay. Lg deck Greenville, FL Timber, Hunting Tract, sunroom & screened designed 3/2 floor plan w/Jana Nishimoto porch. $149,900. Owner Good Roads, (850) 566-5050 Realtor 850-445-2100 $1250 per Acre 9313544 Josh Kasper, Realtor Owner will Lease for (850) 528-1898 Hunting Ochlockonee River The Naumann Group Shafer Land Sales, 2BR/2BA on the river. Lic. Real Estate Broker Deep water access, 9314976 385-8060 floating dock, 1 mi. N. www.shaferlandsales.com of state park. $190,000 9314980 Open Sunday 2-5 Call Matt 850-264-9010 2619 Brentshire Dr. Owner Financing Avail. 9314580 3/2, 1500+ sqft, lg. living/family rms, Lg. 1816 Jasmine by TMH master, lg. deck, big $120K Rent to own/ fenced yard backs up finance; $965 rent 228-0868.Owner/Agent to green space. New www.TLHomes4U.com Windows & roof ‘08, AC 9315154 ‘11, $150K Marsy Miller HOME WITH LAND Keller Williams 510-2046 9315150 l Lovely 4BR/2BA HOMES $251’S - $500’S home on 5+/-acres of picturesque LIKE NEW! 2BR/2BA pasture & natural Sawgrass Plantation. Piney-Z Plantation hardwoods & pines. 1368 sq.ft., lg. loft, lots Open Houses Sunday $149000. Additional of upgrades incl. new See the list at 10+/- acres with floors, paint, counters. www.PineyZHomes.com pasture & woods Fenced yard, deck, CALL YOUR NEIGHBOR adjoin this property, Great school zones. 850-562-8000 avail. at $6500/ac. $129,900. 933-4041
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MLS: 228918 921 Piney Z Plantation Rd 4 Bed / 3 Bath $357,000 Marylou Johnston (850) 766-1726 Keller Williams Town & Country Realty
689 Riggins Road $199,900
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Cell (850) 545 3419 and www.besttallahasseerealestate.com 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 2301 Astoria - $129,900 All brick 3BR/2BA + big den. 2-car garage + shop. Convenient to colleges & work. 545-3419 Creampuff $99,900! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, huge screened porch, short sale, rich wood ﬂoors, worth the wait!
3/2 in fantastic neighborhood inside Capital Cir. close to shopping, schools, ofﬁces and restaurants. Move in ready! Hardwood ﬂoors, tile, new hardware on cabinets, chairrail in dining room, vaulted ceilings, granite counter tops, rocking chair covered front porch, wood ﬁreplace, privacy fence and screened porch.
1154 Alachua $119,850
COASTAL/BEACH PROPERTY FOR SALE
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Affordable 2/2 Beach (PCB) condo, $87,000 www.epr287.com 334-718-0902
Hurry, Buy of Year in Prestige Close-in Waverly. Minutes to work, shopping, churches, top schools! New Roof, Rich Wood flooring, Big Living, dining, Family room, brick fireplace for holiday gatherings cozy evenings! Eat-in kitchen, Tons storage, 2-car garage + shop! Make your best offer! Thomasville Rd north of Betton, Left at Waverly, stay left at Kenilworth! Barbara Dickson, Remax Professionals Realty 545-3419
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MLS: 229439 10060 Neamathla 3 Bed / 2 Bath $275,000 Debbie Vincent (850) 401-5007
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 l 3115 Layla, 3/2 split plan, Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Large master suite and jetted tub. Kids walk to school. Short sale subject to lender's approval. $95,000 l 1914 Ty Ty Ct. off Mahan 4BR/3BA formal living & dining rooms, eat-in kitchen, family rm w/fireplace. Huge deck & porch $295,000 MAGNOLIA PROPERTIES AND INVESTMENTS. 386-8660 magnoliapropertiesinc.com
MLS: 226601 5378 Paddington 3 Bed / 2 Bath $225,000 Kitty Flynn (850) 980-0517
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l 48 Acres of Beautiful hardwoods & pines! $4700/acre! Call Mary Dale Joyce 224-2300
MLS: 229505 2843 Kilkierane 3 Bed / 2.5 Bath $229,500 Fariba Baniahmad (850) 509-4007
Fantastic location near TMH and downtown. Private brick patio. Low maintenance. Balcony overlooking patio from master. Lots of storage space and walk-in closets. Washer/dryer hookups upstairs and downstairs.
8709 WALTHAM CT - SHORT SALE At just $100,000. Darling 3BR/2BA, rich tile ﬂoors, screen porch, big fenced yard, convenient to SouthWood & ofﬁces! Beautiful ﬁreplace for Holiday Cheer!
OPEN 2-5 3289 BODMIN MOOR - FSU FANS Wonderful Weems 3 BR, 2 bath, high ceilings, richest Wood Floors, gourmet kitchen, lux. Master w/jetted tub + shower! NE walk to park $178,000 Reduced.
53 Merwyn - Walk 2 Lake! Deluxe, just $179,900, 2 lots, few years new, upgrades galore! Separate workshop on 2nd lot.
3801 LEANE DR. BIG HOME - SMALL PRICE! 4/5 BEDROOM $238,900 great Killearn Estates Family home, Cherry updated kitchen, Huge Sep. Master, 3.5 baths, whirlpool, huge garage, huge lot!
Condo $89,900 2BR Deluxe, close FSU, TCC, Screen porch, covered parking, Big bedrooms! 545 3419
3077 OBRIEN DRIVE GOLF COURSE, POOL, $440,000 6288 AMANDA NICOLE CT. Ertl Built all brick 4BR, over 3200 ft, Gorgeous Wood ﬂoors, high ceilings. Gourmet kitchen, Lux. Master/ LUX NE 4BR NEW $437,900! 4861 LAKE PARK DR. PINEY Z Study, Sunroom to Pool, French doors, Call 2day, Leading the Parade of ﬁnest Homes, the Ridge at Velda Gorgeous Upgrades! Beautiful 3BR single family home, 545 3419 Barbara Dickson Dairy, Gated, Columns, high ceilings, Granite Kitchen, great price, deluxe kitchen, luxury master suite, 2 elegant baths, lux. Master, huge screen porch! EAGLES RIDGE 5BR LEASE/PURCHASE OK car garage, free home warranty. $179,900-Short Sale. Short sale at $295,000. Wood ﬂoors, Dream Kitchen, Magniﬁcent custom Details! 545 3419 High Ceilings, Privacy fenced w/Whirlpool Hot Tub! R D 5522 Hampton Oak $139,900 CE 2917 WITTINGTON DR. EDUC DU Brick 4BR Luxury $280,900 ED $89,900 - CREAMPUFF! RE Just 4 years new, Eastside, Recent roof, recent AC, Almost new appliances, rich Luxury thru, garage w/ opener, screen porch! Gardens Killearn Gorgeous Decor’ w/ Rich Real Wood wood ﬂoors, huge custom deck at big fenced yard! Floors, High Ceilings, Crown Moldings, Dream Kitchen, Merry Oaks Court Charm, 545 3419 1532 Chadwick Way, $244,900 Lux. Sep. Master! Sec. System,Surround Sound,Flat Custom brick, NE, Killearn Lakes 7 Oaks! Gorgeous, RACE FOR CURE DONATION TV! Just $284,900, Call 545 3419 to view! rich wood ﬂoors, high ceilings, gourmet kitchen, OF $100 made on Sale of Any Of these entertainer dream! Huge lux. master! properties sold in October/November, 2916 Oakwood - $119,900 Call for details, 545-3419 Open Sunday 2-5 Cute starter, Tile Floors, New Carpet, 2 car Carport, 1207 Kenilworth Rd BIG WAVERLY New Paint, Big fenced yard, Brick, Quiet, Conven. 1710 RIVERBIRCH HOLLOW - $163,000 WAVERLY 4BR 3BA $249,900 - REDUCED University, work areas! 545-3419 Gorgeous, by Hospitals, work, rich wood ﬂoors, new Over 2800 Ft., newer roof, heat/air, in-law suite, great appliances, lux. decor! Sunroom, deck overlooks family home with view of Pond! 545-3419 215 WAYNARD WAY - BUCKLAKE serenity, privacy! Call 545 3419 Reduced $227,900! 3BR/2BA Over 1900 ft. Granite 6392 Williams Road – MAKE OFFER 4/5 BR BRICK $227,900 kitchen, wood ﬂoors, screen porch. Almost new subdivision, model home, upgrades! Lux. Over 3,000 feet, 3.5 baths, brick, convenient West to TCC, FSU, Westside! Make Offer! 545 3419 Visit today. 545-3419 baths, kitchen, Reduced $219,900. Very Negotiable.
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1322 LINWOOD DRIVE • $125,000 Reduced Price! 3BD/ 2BA, large living room, eat in kitchen, screened porch and a 2 car garage. New flooring, new interior and exterior paint. Recent appliances including washer and dryer. MLS# 226799 W on Tennessee, R on White Dr., R on Linwood
3658 TALLAVANA TRAIL • $165,000 Cedar home in Beautiful Lake Tallavana. 3BR/2BA, split bedroom plan, vaulted LR ceiling, hot tub & cabana, fireplace, large pantry, inside laundry room, deck, fenced backyard, 2-car garage, additional 2-car carport, on 2.9 wooded acres. Gated community. MLS# 228958 27 N, L SR 12 (West) approx 3 mi to L Tallavana Trl, R Tallavana Trl.
8642 MILFORD CT – DEERFIELD PLANTATION (KILLEARN LAKES AREA) • $190,000 Appraisal & inspections already complete! 4/2.5, 1799 SF, completely open kitchen/ living areas. 4 bedrooms + a loft on a surprisingly private cul-de-sac lot. Adjacent to green space & side-field. MLS# 227458 W on Bannerman, R@ Tekesta, R@ Deerlake, Immediate L@ Greenland, 1st L@ Milford
3726 DAGGERWING COURT • $300,000 4BD/2.5BA, Awesome Neighborhood w/ Convenient Location! Priced to sell. 2011 Roof, Updated Kitchen, Master Suite down, Separate Dining. All Inspections Complete. Low maintenance yard w/ large back. Move in ready! MLS#225427 Thomasville Rd to R on Pappillion, R on Swallowtail, R on Daggerwing
2909 EDENDERRY DRIVE • $305,900 Golf Course Frontage, 3BR/2.5BA, Well Maintained home, located on the 2nd Tee. New Roof, New HVAC, Interior paint and much more. This Home is a Must See. MLS#226389 Thomasville Rd., R on Killarney Way, L at Roundabout, R on Kilkierane, R on Edenderry, Home on R.
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SANDY HIGDON 850-510-5500 WWW.SANDYHIGDON.COM
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4507 RANGEWOOD DRIVE • $375,000 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
1298 MILLSTREAM RD. • $375,000 Ultimate location--Custom, 1 owner brick totally updated-- New roof & HVAC 2005-2006. New baths, kitchen w/granite, stainless appliances, wine cooler & more. 4th BD downstairs, could be man cave or in law suite. Wooded backyard w/ mountainous feel. MLS#227895 Live Oak Plantation Rd to Millstream; 1st L on Millstream to house
1322 MILLSTREAM RD. • $375,000 Location! Great 2 story w/2 masters, 1 up & 1 down, large upstairs landing for workout/ office area + another office area off upstairs master. Private wooded, fenced lot, 2 car garage, central vac, recent appliances & Zodiac countertops, bamboo flooring, front & back porches + large deck. MLS#226770 Thomasville Rd. to Live Oak Plantation; R Millstream, 1st L
3914 SHILOH WAY E • $275,000 Classic all brick on 2.27 Acres backing to green space. 3BR/3BA with two separate Master Suites. Arched Doorways, Fireplace, Cathedral Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, and Screened Porch. City sewer! MLS# 219412
8068 LANTERNLIGHT ROAD • $695,000 Great 4BR/4.5BA on 2.62 acres in gated community w/separate in-law apartment. Wood floors, upscale kitchen w/butler’s pantry. Wine cellar, smart zone HVAC systems, vaulted screened porch overlooking Lake Griffin, summer kitchen. Separate studio/shop. MLS#229615
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201 CACTUS ST • $119,900 Walk to TCC! Brick home, Roof 2011, newer vinyl soffits, gables, insulated vinyl windows, new carpet & water heater. Spacious deck, huge concrete patio the size of a basketball court. Open family room, wood floors. Move In Condition! Lots of parking including covered area. MLS#228706
687 SHEATS ROAD. • $325,000 Big Family Home on 24+ acres, 5 BD/3.5 BA home, master suite downstairs, spacious rooms, huge office/rec room, relax by the pool & watch the horses, 4 stall barn with tack rm. Park-like setting with pasture and hardwoods, Jefferson Co. MLS#226794
LISA CAREY & LESA HART 850-443-7919 CAREYHARTREALTORS.COM
BARRY P. KELLY 850-510-4220 BARRY.KELLY@COLDWELLBANKER.COM
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60 HATHCOCK ROAD • $269,900 3BD/3.5BA brick in the greater area of Apalachicola on 1 acre w/2,220SF. Luxurious Master BA w/ double sinks, tiled shower & jacuzzi tub. 16x11 bonus room. Fannie Mae Homepath, approved for HomePath Mortgage Financing. Property sold “AS-IS” condition w/10 day right to inspect. MLS# 229716 CHRIS CICATELLO 850-519-2624 CCICATELLO@EMBARQMAIL.COM
Alan Potts/ Residential 850-510-2197 alanpotts@ earthlink.net
Marilyn Yeager/ Residential 850-694-3689 marilynyeager@ gmail.com