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Serving Tallahassee, Leon County and the surrounding area

Southside abounds in residential gems

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This four-bedroom home at 6392 Williams Road is one of the listings available on Tallahassee’s south side. For more on this segment of the market and what’s coming, see the story, Page 4.


Get several quotes when dealing with mold issues By Alan J. Heavens The Philadelphia Inquirer

I wrote recently about a couple in Elkins Park, Pa., who was dealing with the expensive cleanup of a purported mold problem that began with a routine energy audit. In the homeowners’ defense – which they failed to mention in their

first e-mail to me – they had obtained other estimates and had done as much homework as civilians can do on problems that often require an impartial expert. As usual, and this is why I treasure my readership, your response to this situation came fast and furious. Charles Naumowicz,

president of Cougar Builders in Slatington, Pa., said, “I agree with you. Get rid of that contractor fast. “I've been involved in mold remediation projects and have seen some of the fear and con jobs these companies display, along with the outrageous estimates for removal,” he said.

It took him several tries, but Naumowicz found a mold remediation company he was happy with and recommends to others, “because they were honest and do a good job,” especially with one job he called “nightmarish.” Reader Luci Giancova, a veteran of 31 years in property management,

Debbie Kirkland 2012 President

1029 Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32303 • 850-224-7713 • Fax 850-561-3710 • www.TBRnet.org

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Lucretia Thomas CLG, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, SRES Thomas Acquisition & Property Specialists

When I was growing up and living on the farm my mother always used this time of year and the promise that Santa was coming to town as an excellent excuse to get all the flower beds cleaned out and the leaves picked up from the yard, which was well over an acre. It worked; I didn’t want any reason for not getting those presents on Christmas morning! Well, things have changed and most people don’t rake the yard these days, they simply blow it, and that is a lot easier and faster than raking. A lot of people use lawn services and they almost always mow and blow the yard, which is much faster and, therefore, less expensive than raking. Actually, it’s probably less expensive than having the kids do it, considering all that “Santa Claus” costs—but then you miss the fun of playing in the leaves and having the fights that went with the job. Nevertheless, whether it is your children or grandchildren doing the work, or your favorite lawn man, leaves belong in a bag or box for trash pickup. Make sure you are not clogging storm water drains by blowing your leaves into the street or into a drain. If you blow and don’t pick up the leaves, they just keep going from one property to another and Tallahassee is never going to be clean for Santa! The weather is great right now and cleaning the yard is a good family job—have lots of fun, burn some energy, and help with the waistline, too. This is also a great time to remove all the old political signs from your yards, since Santa Claus is coming to town! Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all, and let’s keep Tallahassee beautiful! THE BOTTOM LINE LEON COUNTY, FL As of 12/7/2012

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has had her own nightmarish experience. “I had water seepage on the oceanfront wall of my home and called in a mold-remediation company,” she said. When the “mold man” arrived, “he told me he was going to condemn my home until the work was done.” “I nicely got him out of there and closed off the room. I hired a man with an infrared camera for $400, who spotted the moisture in the walls so we could address the problem.” She then hired a carpenter to tear out, reinsulate and apply new drywall – all for under $1,000. The “mold man” was talking $80,000 plus. “What a gimmick!” she said. “He actually told me he never spent so much time with a client. Not only was this a scam, but my home would be forever labeled as having a mold problem.” In the Elkins Park situation, the contractor filed a claim with the homeowners’ insurance company for the cleanup. I had suggested that they call the insurer and cancel the claim, but Giancova cautions that “once a problem has been reported to an insurance company, it is on record as a claim, even though you cancel the claim and do not collect a dime.” So be careful. Reader Vinny G. wrote that he owned a waterproofing company during the “golden years” of mold remediation. “It never ceased to amaze me how gullible people were. We lost more work because we were not ‘mold remediation’ specialists like some of my peer companies – meaning we didn’t send salesmen to Las Vegas for a weekend to get a certificate.” Vinny said he always

referred clients to a company that specialized in it, and “only in that, since that was the best way a customer would be able to find out what the scope of their problem was and deal with it accordingly. “As I said, we lost a lot of work because of that, but I slept at night,” he said. Speaking of estimates, reader Harry A. asks whether homeowners should accept and pay the estimated price or ask for a detailed cost. I always ask for details, even though I know a lot of small-scale contractors don’t like to give them because they assume that the customer is just using the information as leverage with competitors. I once received a $1,600 estimate for electrical work; but never heard back when I asked for a breakdown. When another electrician provided such information, the work actually cost less than half that. It is your money, so do what you need to do.

E-mail questions to Alan J. Heavens at aheavens@phillynews.com or write him at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia, PA 19101. The volume of mail received prohibits individual replies.

HOMEFINDER. COM WEEKLY » Editor: Dave Hodges, 599-2321, dhodges@ tallahassee.com » E-mail story ideas to: realestateweekly@ tallahassee.com » Advertising info: Alex Kauffman, 599-2235, abrimner@ tallahassee.com Robin Yeatman, 599-2262, ryeatman@ tallhassee.com


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$685.25 15 YR. Conv. fixed 2.25% 1.5 $1,051.86 30 YR. Conv. fixed 2.75% 2.5 $1,470.01 30 YR Conv fixed 3.375% 0

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South Tallahassee abounds in housing options By Barbara Dickson Special to HomeFinder.com Weekly

Hidden treasures are what many buyers are finding in the residential communities of south and southeast Tallahassee. As a Realtor in Tallahassee for 35 years now, I know buyers often gravitate to the areas where most of the builders are showcasing their homes in newer, larger subdivisions. On the other hand, perhaps it’s time to look outside the box, especially in today’s economy, and give some thought to other great areas and options in the housing market. Several of these homes

This four-bedroom home at 6392 Williams Road is one of the listings available on Tallahassee’s south side. It totals 1,760 square feet and was built in 2007.

are featured this afternoon in an open-house event by area Realtors.

Two outstanding subdivisions that are a few years new, built by build-

ers with fine reputations for quality and value, are on the south and southeast side of Tallahassee. The first one, close in with a country feel, is Hampton Creek, just a few miles east of Capital Circle off Apalachee Parkway. It was developed by BrackenChase, and construction continues there. Hampton Creek has 11 homes and townhomes listed for sale – all with garages. Prices start at around $125,000 up to $160,000. One townhouse at 5522 Hampton Oak with garage and screened porch is being offered at only $139,900. The original

owner paid $166,800 for it in 2007. Hampton Creek is 5 to 6 minutes from Governor’s Square Mall, less than 10 minutes from the Capitol, local medical centers, and for those working in SouthWood, is less than 10 minutes away. Another neighborhood built by Turner Heritage Homes a few short years ago is Walton Corners. It has larger homes and lots and more upgrades with prices originally in the range of $260,000 to $300,000 back in 2006 and 2007. Walton Corners is located off the Parkway on Williams Road with half-

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Terminating A Tenant For A Lease NonCompliance – It Is Harder Than You Think By Harry A. Heist, Attorney at Law It would be difficult to find a property manager who has not served Three Day Notices for non-payment of rent and Seven Day Notices to Cure for tenant noncompliances. The tenants usually pay the rent, or in the case of noncompliances, they cure the noncompliance or move right out. Most property managers are well versed in notice serving and have filed evictions on their tenants when the notices just did not do the trick. Many property managers have even experienced going to court on contested non-payment of rent cases. The result? Usually the tenant is evicted, or the case gets settled. Now ask yourself: How many times have I actually gone to court on a contested eviction on a Seven Day lease noncompliance case and had to prove the noncompliance in court? Very few property managers have experienced going to court on contested noncompliance cases and do not realize how hard these cases can be to win. Proper preparation, hard core proof and good convincing witnesses are necessary to win these cases. Are you ready to prove your case to a judge who will really put YOU to the test? Winning and Losing the Seven Day Noncompliance case Since most property managers have never experienced going to court on a contested noncompliance case, you will just have to trust us here. We have handled many of these cases, and we have LOST many of these cases. You don’t want to lose a case in court. Besides the pain of losing with the tenant now getting to stay and smirk at you for the next six months, if that tenant retained an attorney, you may be on the hook for attorney’s fees. Recently two cases we lost resulted in around $2000.00 each having to be paid to the tenant’s attorney, for which the property manager thought she had a great case, really wanted to get the tenant out and insisted that the eviction be filed against our advice. Is your attorney a wimp? Once of the most frustrating things for the landlord’s attorney is to try to convince a property manager who thinks he has a great case that there is a high chance of losing in court. The property manager needs to understand that the landlord’s attorney may make his or her living filing your evictions and has every incentive in the world to file your eviction, BUT also wants to protect you from losing the case and having to suffer the consequences. The landlord’s attorney has probably filed hundreds, thousands or in our case, tens of thousands of evictions, winning the vast majority of the evictions, as most are for non-payment of rent. Trust the experience of your attorney. Your attorney is on your side, feels your frustration, but is also under the legal and ethical duty to warn you of the dangers of losing and guide you in the right approach. Your attorney is not a wimp or lazy. Your attorney has the experience to know what is best for you. There have been situations where an unsuccessful Seven Day Noncompliance case has not only been lost in court, but took on a new life when a Fair Housing Discrimination case was filed against the property later! The judicial attitude in the Seven Day Noncompliance case When you go to court on a typical residential tenant eviction, the tenant usually did not

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pay the rent, did not properly withhold rent or did not post all the money into the court registry. Judges handle thousands of these cases each year, and some of them have no tolerance for listening to the tenant’s sad story of losing a job, car breaking down or the myriad other excuses. Most cases for non-payment of rent result in an eviction. Now we come to the Seven Day Noncompliance eviction. This is far different than the non-payment case. Here the property manager has accused the tenant of doing or not doing something that is spelled out in the lease or Florida Law. Notices have been given, these notices must be correct, and now the property manager is put to the test and has to prove the case. Judges do not take these cases lightly and really make the property manager prove the case. Often it seems that the judge is far more sympathetic to the tenant, but really it is a proof issue. It is much easier to prove someone has not paid the rent. They either paid it or they did not, and the burden of proof of prior payment is on the tenant. Proving a noncompliance is the landlord’s burden and can be a real challenge. How do we prove the case in court? Before we even get to court, the property manager must have prepared and served a PROPER Seven Day Notice, be it a Seven Day Notice of Termination or a Seven Day Notice to Cure followed by the Seven Day Notice of Termination. We strongly recommend that you have your attorney prepare these notices for you. We prepare all our clients’ Seven Day Notices for no charge, as we really want them done the way we feel they would be most effective and successful in court. Now, proving the noncompliances can be a real challenge. We need witnesses, documentation, solid proof, logs, file notes, notices, photos, videotapes, police reports, incident reports, and anything else to help the judge believe that the noncompliance is occurring or has occurred. Does the Noncompliance have to be severe? Remember that you are asking a judge to kick someone out of their home. Often there are children involved. The noncompliance needs to be substantial, and you need to trust your attorney to help you decide if it is indeed substantial enough to sway a judge your way. It is ironic how when the market is strong and the property has a waiting list, there seems to be so many more tenants in noncompliance. Hmm, a coincidence? I have petitions and statements signed by 5 residents! Nice try, but no cigar. The complainers or witnesses MUST appear in court. This even includes the police officer who responded and wrote up the police report. How do we get them into court? We need to subpoena them, but often they just do not show up for court, and the case falls apart. We have had situations where many tenants have complained about one tenant. Every day they wrote letters and called the office complaining about the noise that the tenant was creating. We end up in court, one complaining tenant shows up and tells the judge that the problem has stopped. Bang. We lose the case. Never be certain that the complaining tenants will actually come to court. Often they are afraid, were threatened or get cold feet at the last minute and do not want to be involved. What does your attorney need to win these cases? The proof that you need is wholly dependent on the type of noncompliance involved and is extremely case specific. Let’s go through some of the most common

noncompliances and list some of the evidence we may need to potentially prove our case in court. Unauthorized Occupants – Seems easy, you see the person there all the time. When you go to court, the tenant says they are just visiting. You need to now prove that they are no visiting. Proof you may need includes and is not limited to: 1. Multiple photos of the unauthorized occupant’s car morning and night with date and time records; 2. An admission by the tenant to you that the unauthorized person is living there; 3. Proof that the unauthorized person is receiving mail; 4. Unannounced visits to the unit with a witness; 5. Police report that the unauthorized person gives the address as his or her address; 6. FDLE sexual predator or offender registration with your address listed; 7 .A lease clause that is clear as to how long someone can stay. Unauthorized Pets – First you need to make sure the prior manager did not authorize the pet or the pet has not been there for a long time, which can cause a waiver. 1. Pictures of the pet, date and time stamped; 2. Witnesses who have seen the pet; 3. Pictures of the tenant walking the pet; 4. Maintenance who will testify to pet food or pet bowls in the unit; 5. Recording of barking when you go to the door, if a dog that is; 6. Picture of the pet damage; 7. Picture of the pet coming to the window; 8. Hard proof after the Seven Day Notice of Noncompliance with Opportunity to Cure has expired. Noise Disturbances – These case are tough, as usually there is no police involvement, and the complaints come from other tenants who may just be angry at each other, or a group of tenants have it out for one tenant. Are we really dealing with a tenant versus tenant war? 1. Records of multiple tenant complaints; 2. Police reports; 3. Tenant witnesses who will appear in court; 4. Witnesses who are employees of the landlord; 5. Multiple provable disturbances; 6. Courtesy officer who will appear in court. Unsanitary Unit – Is the unit really unsanitary or just an extremely cluttered mess? Many times we deal with accumulators who throw nothing out and have piles of newspapers, clothes and books throughout a rental unit, with only a small path in which to walk. Is this unsanitary or just strange? 1. Pictures of unit; 2. Pictures of kitchen, bath and anything “unsanitary”; 3. Pictures of exposed and rotting food; 4. Pest control personnel who will come to court; 5. Infestation of vermin; 6. Strong odor; 7. Maintenance staff that must come to court; 8. Other staff who will come to court. Emotions and the Seven Day Noncompliance case We see situations where property managers get angry at a tenant and “just want them out”. This is the worst possible situation because the anger and frustration of the property manager is now running the show. That unauthorized occupant who was not a problem for three months all of a sudden becomes a big problem, because he came into your office and was belligerent. That person with the unauthorized pet was left alone until it defecated in front of the office or got loose and scared another tenant. Never let your emotions dictate your actions when deciding to terminate a tenant. Follow the law, get your attorney involved early, and be cautious.

Please join us for a Holiday Celebration on December 14th from 6pm - 10pm at The Southwood House. Please RSVP as soon as possible to Brian at BBazinet@apartmentfinder.com or (850) 575-2727

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acre or larger lots. For those working in SouthWood, it is just minutes away. Only one house is available at this time and it will be open this afternoon. It’s at 6392 Williams Road, and is a four-bedroom deluxe home purchased in 2007 for $259,000. It is priced today at $209,900. With today’s low interest rates, buyers will have Santa delivering a great holiday gift to enjoy for many years to come!

Barbara Dickson of ReMax Professionals Realty is a Realtor in Tallahassee more than 35 years of service to buyers and sellers. Contact her at dicksonbar@aol.com.

More Southwood homes planned By Randy Mullaly

Special to HomeFinder.com Weekly

Even though new home sales in SouthWood started as recently as 2000, the concept for the largest master planned community in this part of the state had been on the drawing board long before the first homebuyer bought into the community. The St. Joe Co., the developer, envisioned a community where people could live, work and send their kids to school in a very special place that offers a lifestyle not found anywhere else in Tallahassee. SouthWood is the home of the Capital Circle State Office Complex, the First District Court of Appeal, the Florida State UniverSee HOMES » 5G


This cozy two-bedroom is a good starter home For The Associated Press

Ideal as a cozy empty nest or starter home, Plan HMAFAPW1718 from Homeplans.com gets all the details right. Take the master suite: a private foyer keeps the bedroom out of sight from common spaces. Inside the suite, the huge walk-in closet opens directly to the laundry room for convenience, and two sinks and a seated shower add luxury and comfort. The tub offers a great view of the backyard. A second bedroom located near the front of the home accesses a full bath. The kitchen easily serves the vaulted Great Room and dining nook from the corner snack bar. Sliding doors to the back porch bring extra light into the Great Room, and a fireplace makes this space cozy. Extra storage space in the garage is a practical touch. All these features are designed into 1,613 square feet of finished living space. A downloadable study plan of this house, including general information on building costs and fi-

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sity Research School, as well as the new Conley Elementary School. The community also offers its residents a swimming pool, lighted tennis courts, a well-appointed playground and about 6 miles of biking, hiking and nature trails for those who enjoy the beautiful lakes, ponds and local wildlife. SouthWood’s distinc-

House of the Week-HMAFAPW1718 shows a two-bedroom, two bath cozy empty nest or starter home. AP HMAFAPW1718 DETAILS: Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2 Main floor: 1,613 sq. ft. Total Living Area: 1,613 sq. ft. Standard basement: 1,613 sq. ft. Garage and storage: 565 sq. ft. Dimensions: 47-0 x 59-0 Exterior Wall Framing: 2x6 Foundation Options: Standard basement

nancing, 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.

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tive architecture lends itself to a lifestyle that promotes interaction between neighbors. With most homes having generous front porches and set close to the street, and sidewalks in every phase of development, neighbors often greet each other while walking their dogs or going to the Town Center to enjoy a meal with friends or family. Premier Homes is building new houses in the Strolling Meadows phase of development

and preparing to release it new line in the next phase of residential development. The Cottage, Heritage and Legacy series of homes will boast the “custom home” features that have made Premier a leader in new home construction locally. Prices are anticipated to start in the low $200s.

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.

Realtor Randy Mullaly is an agent at homebuilder Premier Construction & Development Inc. in Tallahassee.

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1229 Ridge Road- Great BUY at $115,000! Quality 3BR/2BA home on 0.47 Acres featuring granite fireplace & hallway, ceramic tile in kitchen & bath, hardwood floors, Formal LR, Formal DR, Large indoor laundry room & Family room, Playhouse, Huge Storage House w/Electrical, and Security & Sprinkler System! Requirements: Total Cash needed $ 3,586, Gross Income of $ 2,672 per month, & Credit score of 620 plus. TOTAL monthly payment of $775 at 3.375% fixed, 30 yr. amortization. Lillian Jack, 850-933-2105 JAL Realty OPEN HOUSE 2-4 SUNDAY

1955 CELTIC ROAD $219,900. Lots of storage in this well-maintained home. Walk to Swift Creek Middle and Buck Lake Elementary. INSPECTION DONE & REPAIRS MADE! 4th BR perfect for office. His-n-hers closets in Master BR. Living space enlarged with screen porch & HUGE Deck. GAS stove, water heater & freplace. Walnut floors in great room & dining room. Fenced backyard with fruit trees and garden. Neighborhood sidewalks great for children & walkers. Move-in ready! Andrea Chapman 850-567-9181 Century 21 Manausa & Associates Southwood Home Open 1:00 - 5:00 Sunday

3521 Torrington Way Whether on your rocking chair front porch or the screened back porch, you'll enjoy this one-owner 3 Bd/2 Bath well maintained home in popular Weems Plantation. Sky High ceilings. Many upgrades: plantation shutters, wood floors, sprinkler & security systems, new Washer/Dryer. Convenient to shopping & dining. Only $148,000!

2420 Windy Pine Way $59,900. This is the best buy you will find inside Capital Circle. Large 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with split floor plan, new carpet and new bamboo flooring in the living areas and ceramic tile in the kitchen and laundry area. All appliances stay including washer and dryer. Large covered back porch and a one car garage. This property is in move-in condition.

4257 Summertree Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home surrounded by luscious green space with Carriage House and 2-car garage. 1853 sq.ft., the home also includes a chef's kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, wood flooring, and great natural light. Great outside living space. Walking distance to Town Center. Capital Cir SE to Merchants Row to Summertree.$329,900.

4190 Four Oaks Blvd. Priced to sell, making your favorite Southwood affordable! Lovely 3BR/2.5BA townhome with a detached 2-car garage. Built in 2008. High ceilings. Hardwood floors in main living area. Spacious kitchen with eat-in bar and dining area. 42" Cherry cabinets topped with Corian counters in kitchen. Handy half-bath downstairs. Utility closet with washer & dryer is conveniently located upstairs. Nice master suite with a walk-in closet, dual vanity, large glass shower and deep linen closet. Covered back porch. Fully fenced backyard. A great buy! Dir.: Capital Circle SE to Left on Merchants Row to Right on Four Oaks. Lena Seiler 559-4549, Advanced Realty Group, LLC

Lucretia Thomas, Realtor Thomas Acquisition Specialists, Inc 386-7579 www.tapstally.com Elegant SouthWood Home

3810 Piney Grove - Elegant 3BR/3.5BA home w/open floor plan, Custom features are everywhere you look. Great attention to detail, plantation shutters, columns, fireplace, incredible storage, walk-in pantry. Your new master suite is luxurious & includes a private balcony overlooking greenspace. Gym could be an office or 4th BR. Lg. deck, hot tub & screen porch. Southwood, Tallahassee's only golf cart friendly community, incl. pool, tennis, golf, lakes, parks & hiking & biking trails. $535,000. Cindy Cooper, 850-545-8076 Georgia Turner, 850-510-4286 Primesouth, Fezler, Russell & Ferrie

Jana Nishimoto 850-566-5050 The Naumann Group Real Estate Luxurious SouthWood Living!

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1325 Ostin Nene-Nature lovers Downtown. $149,900 906 Parkview Drive Beautiful setting, 1/2 acre. 50’s 3/2 with separated PINEY Z PLANTATION POOL HOUSE- 4 bed + office, bedrooms-versatile layout, eat-in kitchen. Huge year 3 full baths, 2 car garage, fireplace, screened in round sunroom/porch (11x41), w/separate heat & air. heated pool. Only $274,900! Hardwood in part of home, new tile/carpet/ paint/appliances. Firepl, lrg carport, HUGE private yard. All rooms with views. Greenspace in front, walk to Cabos/New Leaf. move in ready! Dir: S Magnolia just past Apalachee Pkwy to LT on Ostin Nene. Terry Anne Kant, Realtor-Broker, CRS Betty Perez 850-508-8208 Kant Realty of North Florida www.BettyPerez.com (850) 877-2121 Pics/virtual: kanthomes.com Capital City Real Estate Group Call To See this Spectacular Home OPEN SUNDAY 2-5 LUXURY 4BR

1405 Victoria St. All brick 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in outstanding Callen neighborhood. Spacious yard, split floor planhome needs updating but located within minutes of downtown/FSU/FAMU/ School of Engineering and Innovation Park. Currently leased- great for investment or owner occupant. May be a great Streamline K or home renovation opportunity. $59,900.

6392 WILLIAMS RD - $209,900 Gorgeous, Almost new 4 bedroom luxury on huge lot, minutes to Southwood, State offices, shopping! High ceilings, dream kitchen, luxury master, jetted tub! Custom blinds, security system, extras! Directons: Apalachee Parkway East, right Louvinia Rd, left Williams Rd!

Christic Henry, 850-509-5559 Kingdom First Realty, Inc.

Barbara Dickson, 545-3419 Remax Professionals Realty

4304 Four Oaks Blvd. Luxurious living in this 3BR, 2.5BA Townhouse w/upgrades. Classy double French doors access to the Master BR. Master Bath has large custom shower.Beautiful hardwood floors throughout the first floor. Corian countertops in the Kitchen with top of line Maytag appliances. Huge Walk-in closet in Master. security sys; 2 car garage; covered porch, front & back. Privacy-fenced backyard. $179,900 Nadia Scheffers, CLG, GRI, SRES, TRC, CHMS 264-9005 www.NadiaScheffers@gmail.com www.ScheffersRealEstate.com Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin

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Lease with option to buy is convenient but risky By Gary M. Singer Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel

QUESTION: I am considering buying a property from a friend. I don’t have the credit score necessary to get a loan due to a recent foreclosure. The seller offered to lease the property to me with an option to buy it at the end of the lease. What

do you think? Is this something I should do? – Alfred ANSWER: It depends on how much risk you can stomach. This sort of transaction is known as a “lease option” contract. Basically, the seller will lease the property to the buyer for a monthly rent that’s higher than market rent, with the extra por-

tion going toward a deposit if the tenant exercises the option to buy within a certain time frame. But here's the rub: This extra “option money” you pay typically isn’t refundable for any reason. The terms of the final contract, including the purchase price, are pre-

negotiated when the initial lease option contract is made. This may be an ideal solution for both you and the seller. You get to secure the house at today’s prices while your credit heals, and the seller has the property rented for a little extra money in the interim. Of course, the danger is that when the time

comes to buy, you could change your mind or be denied financing, causing you to lose your money. For many people, that’s too scary. Because this sort of deal is more complicated than the normal lease or purchase, it’s extra important that a clear contract is prepared and you fully understand your

rights and responsibilities.

Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certified as an expert in real estate law by The Florida Bar. He is chairs the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association. Send him questions online at http://sunsent.nl/mR20t7 or follow him on Twitter @GarySingerLaw.

Right at home: Style with a spacey vibe By Kim Cook

Shane Lambert

Associated Press

Stars, moons and planets have long been inspiration for designers. For aficionados and anyone who appreciates the artistry to be found in astronomy, there is a galaxy of beautiful items for the home. Oscar Tusquets Blanca designed his Luna rug in 2010, and it’s an amazingly realistic recreation of the moon in its waxing phase. (www.yliving.com, $2,580) Megan Lee in Tampa, Fla., makes ethereal prints of the planets that have a haunting, lovely quality. “In the past couple of years, I became extremely interested in astronomy, and wanted to pay tribute to our own solar system,” she says. She hopes people will display the prints remembering “what we’ve discovered, and how much more we have to explore.” A grouping would be a wonderful feature wall, but even one of them would make a statement. Lee also offers a print of all the planets together. (www.meganleestudio.etsy.com ) Artisan and designer Asher Israelow makes

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TBA Serves Consumers in Green Building, Remodeling Roles

Pillars of Creation, in Portland, Ore., offers a striking digital print featuring the phrase, “We Are All Made of Stars.” AP

walnut tables inlaid with brass dots that map out the constellations. You supply a specific date and he researches what the sky looked like on that night, then makes a custom table depicting the star map. He’s done them as wedding and birthday gifts. (www.asherisraelow.com) Pillars of Creation, in Portland, Ore., offers a striking digital print featuring the phrase, “We Are All Made of Stars.” The words are composed of space images. The studio also offers an interesting pillow cover printed with Hubble telescope images of stars and galaxies. (www.esty.com/shop/pillarsofcreation, print, $18; pillow cover, $38)

The 200 corporate members of the Tallahassee Builders Association (TBA) represent more than 3,000 housing and construction professionals who are committed to meeting the needs of the Tallahassee area’s consumers and businesses. Two of the ways that our members enhance their professionalism and sharpen their skills is through involvement in the TBA Remodelers Council and the TBA Green Building Council. Professional remodelers meet monthly for educational programs that cover a wide range of important topics, many related to the health, safety, and welfare of the occupants of the homes and businesses in which they work.

Brian Will, CIP, left, of New South Homes, who served with distinction as TBA Remodelers Council Chair in 2012, is honored by Executive Officer Paul Thompson.

David Perkins, CIP, left, of Perkins Electric, is honored by TBA Executive Officer Paul Thompson for his service as 2012 Chair of the Green Building Council. PHOTOS BY LARRY COLTHARP

changes in building and energy codes that improve energy-efficiency in homes and commercial buildings, making them more affordable and “sustainable.”

New South Homes, and he’ll be followed in 2013 by Bill Kimberl, IV, CIP, of Kimberl Construction, a winner in the Parade of Homes™ and Remodelers Showcase. David Perkins, CIP, of Perkins Electric, chaired the Green Building Council in 2012 and his successor is Suzanne Cook, CAE, IOM, Executive Director of the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), a longtime TBA member.

The Remodelers Council also sponsors the annual Remodelers Showcase Awards with the winners presented during the annual TBA Parade of Homes™.

The Council monitors Green building products, warns against “green washing” (false claims), and promotes ways for consumers to finance energy-efficient home improvements, like the PACE funding program now being considered by Leon County. Under PACE, consumers can pay back loans for certain energyrelated home enhancements through their property tax bills.

At the same time, the Green Building Council keeps builders and allied professionals abreast of the latest

Both Councils have benefitted from strong leadership. In 2012, the Remodelers Council was guided by Brian Will, CIP, of

Remodelers stay abreast of OHSA regulations as well as how to mitigate hazards such as lead paint, mold, and radon. They also learn best practices in terms of product installation and space utilization. And many have received extra training in working with older adults who wants their homes adapted so they can safely and comfortably “age in place.”

TBA is committed to our community and its citizens and we’ll continue to work hard to make the Tallahassee area a great place to live and work

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2582 Manassas Way, 2561 Ulysses Rd, (Bradford Models) Affordable Elegance with New Energy Star homes. N.E. Tallahassee's most desirable neighborhood. Top rated schools. 4BR/2BA, 2000 sq.ft. with craftsman quality at great prices. Wood floors, kitchen islands, granite tops, tankless water heaters,& more! A must see! From $277,900. Visit 2586 Manassas Way - Our Sales & Design Center or web site TallahasseeHomesRealty.com

2586 Manassas Way. Tallahassee Homes Newest 4BR 2 BA Sales Model in Bull Run. Tallahassee's top selling neighborhood in 2012. New homes, best prices, top rated schools, convenience to shopping and more make living enjoyable in your new home. Let Tallahassee Homes turn your dreams into reality! Visit our Sales/Design center today at 2586 Manassas Way or web site: TallahasseeHomesRealty.com. Four New Homes Under Construction Now. Choose Colors! Call Porter Chandler, Broker/Owner 545-8491 TallahasseeHomesRealty.com KILLEARN LAKES

2400 Tippecanoe Ridge New NW Subdivision opening soon. 3BR/2BA & 4BR/3BA homes, great for first time home buyers, students and/or investors. Developer is offering great deals & bonus features for the first buyers. Come to our sales center this Sunday. Take High Rd to Hartsfield Rd. Tippecanoe Ridge is 1 mile down Hartsfield on the right. Look for Tippecanoe Hills Subdivision sign. Homes from $150-$200,000. Visit www.TippecanoeHills.com. Kathy Lee, Realtor ® (850) 508-6003 Neil Ryder Realty, Inc. 850-508-6988 www.NeilRyder.com Knock Knock!! Opportunity is Knocking.

1627 New Legend Court This beautiful all brick 3/2 home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the gated community of Eagle's Ridge. 3rd BR is office/den w glass doors. Light & bright floor w/NEW PAINT & large open kitchen w/breakfast room & pantry. Spacious living room w/cathedral ceilings & gas fireplace; formal dining area w/columns. Private backyard & patio perfect for entertaining.

Call Porter Chandler, Broker/Owner 545-8491 Tallahassee Homes Realty, LLC WEEMS PLANTATION

3336 Harbor Club Dr. - This 1,828 sq.ft. Green Certified 3BD/2BA home was designed with AARP & the FL Dept. of Elder Affairs for "Aging-In-Place". It features hardwood floors, tank-less water heater, gas fireplace with built-in entertainment cabinets, granite counters, tray ceilings & deluxe master bath w/luxurious custom tiled shower. Stainless- on-Black appliances. Aging features include widened hallways, elevated outlets, grab bars in baths, curbless shower, level foundation with zero steps & more $268,000. Ken Hollingsworth, Realtor ® (850) 509-1845 Neil Ryder Realty, Inc. www.MyParkCharleston.com You CAN Have It All ...HUNTING TIMBER HORSES

3221 Addison Lane WEEMS PLANTATION, Adorable 3/2 home has lots of tile flooring, open floorplan, vaulted ceilings, privacy fenced back yard & new gas hot water heater. Well maintained & nice master suite. New carpet for bedrooms and $4k in buyers closing costs at $154,900.

3401 Valley Creek 3BR/2BA home w/nice open floorplan, fireplace, eat in kitchen & enclosed porch. NEW roof, NEW carpet, NEW vinyl, NEW dishwasher, NEW interior paint. Large oversized garage with workshop area with cabinets, nice back deck, fenced in back yard, shed. "$164,900, call for possible lease terms.

4489 Westover Drive 727 Violet St Newly Remodeled - New laminate flooring, carpet, PRICE REDUCED AGAIN - Now Only $150,000. 3 appliances, tiled front porch, bathroom and kitchen sides brick, 3BR/2BA 2-car garage. Fireplace & deck floors. News doors and fixtures. Side deck with extra off Mahan & Riggins. green space for privacy. This would make a good rental or for first time home buyer. Ready to move in condition ONLY $105,900.

Nancy Stedman-Laux, 850-545-7074 Retriever Property Enterprises, LLC www.retrieverproperty.com

Nancy Stedman-Laux, 850-545-7074 Retriever Property Enterprises, LLC realtornancy@comcast.net

295 Valley View, Monticello - Private Country Living convenient to I-10 & Tallahassee. 73 acres and immaculate home set in scenic gently rolling landscape. 2800 sq.ft. home in delicious CREAM colored brick. Interior updated in 2010 with granite surfaces, stainless steel appliances, Pella windows. BARN with 6 stalls. 50 acres planted in 16 yr old pines. Detached brick 2 car garage with WORKSHOP. Fireplace, pool, sunroom. $695,000. ~ Teresa E Hatler, Broker, 850-591-5176 Bridge Waters Realty Group, LLC

Call David Rossetti, 850-591-6161 Rossetti Realty

Karl Easton, 850-933-7394 Keller Williams Town and Country Realty PRICE REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!

BettyPerez.com 850-508-8208 www.BettyPerez.com Capital City Real Estate Group

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Real EstateCLASSIFIEDS Classified: 599-2210 APARTMENTS FOR RENTUNFURNISHED

APARTMENTS FOR RENTUNFURNISHED

$395/mo + dep. Studio, Casa Calderon 1 & 2BRs. Near schools Apartments & shopping. 561-4226

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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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Myers Park

l564 A-2 Oakland Ave. $595, 2BR/1BA, 800sqft, Offers an independent living and dining room, living facility for persons C H A , W / D h o o k u p s , who are either 62 years avail. now of age or older and/or l566 #B1 Oakland Ave, handicapped. Rent is 2BR/1BA, $575, 800sqft, based upon income CHA, W/d hookups, and applicants must avail now meet HUD's eligibility Kent Strauss Mgmt & requirements. For more Realty, Inc. 877-2284 information contact www.kstraussmgmt.com Casa Calderon 9321343 Apartments Near Northwood 800 W. Virginia St. Center 1BR/1BA, 2nd Tallahassee, FL 32304 floor, $300/mo. + dep. 850-222-4026 1 yr lease. 850-562-1741 TDD: 800-955-8771 9321221

Fax: 599-2347 DUPLEX FOR RENTUNFURNISHED

Great Deal!

3281 N.Mission Rd, 2Br/1Ba, 800 Sqft, $575, CHA, W/D Hookups, incl. water and sewer, Avail 1/11 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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1011 Abraham St.

2BR/1BA $475/mo. 50 feet from Metro Bus

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1940's Ambience. FRESHLY REMODELED Charming, cozy and private 1BR FROM $495. Partial utilities. PET FREE APTS 545-6685

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1Br. Deal

1505-5 Branch St., 1BR/1BA, $395, 500sqft, CHA, Behind RAA Middle school, Avail. 1/11 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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1BR/1BA in Midway. Nice & well-kept. Deck & yard. 15 High Bluff Ct. $275/mo. 850-443-3300

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1ST Month Free SILVERLEAF WEST APTS.

1BR/1BA $495/mo Mon-Fri 10:30 am-6pm 2749 W. Tharpe St.

Call 385-9881

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lSavannah Crossing 3/3, W/D. Pool onsite with nice clubhouse for use. Move-in special - $300 off 1st m o n t h ! ! P e t s considered. $900 l Brighton Place Upscale 3/2.5 w/garage in gated community w/ pool on site. W/D incl. Great location. $1250

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l727-A Efferson St. Updated 2/1 w/tile floors, W/D incl. Section 8 Ok. Move-in special - 1st month free!! $575 l1405 S. Gadsden St. - 2/1 with tile floors, small outside fenced patio, washer/dryer shared, $550 l1212 Tampa Dr. - 2/1 w/fenced yard, tile floor, W/D. Section 8 Ok. Move-in special 1st month free!! $625 l403 Harrison St. - 2/1 garage apt. with hardwood floors, separate sunroom, W/D access, $650 l8792 Louvinia Way -very large 2/1 ,wood burning fireplace, new countertops & appliances, nice patio, plenty of room to garden. Lawn incl. $750 l635 Palm Beach St. 2/2, walking distance to FAMU! W/D incl. $725 Visit our website www.spiritrealtyinc.com 877-4343

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Quiet Residential Neighborhood ONE MONTH FREE RENT 2br-1185 sq ft 3br-1620 sq ft Deposit $300.00 Open Saturday 10 to 3 Sunday 12 to 3 Call 850-893-1197

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DUPLEX FOR RENTUNFURNISHED $575/mo. 2/1 W. side, brick, vaulted ceiling w/fan, deck, wooded clean,no pets 576-2695

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1811-4 Hartsfield Rd. 2BR/1.5BA, hookups,all tile, no dogs or smoking $675/mo+dep 422-3055

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Amazing Deal!!

2721 Mission Rd, 2BR/1BA 800 sq ft, $525, CHA, W/D hookups, across from Gretchen Everhart. Avail now. Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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ATLAS RD

Capital Walk Luxury Apartments 850-576-7368 RichPropertiesFL.com

2/1 Carpet, Full Kitchen FIRST MONTH RENT FREE W/d connections $600 Efficiency near down town & Lafayette Park, carpeted, lease, $410 /mo. No pets, 251-8093 Meridian Mgmt. Realtor

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1732 Coreywood Ct

753-B Pointe Ct.

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Blairstone Forrest

3/3, carpet ,open floor 1719 Beechwood Cir., p l a n , g a r a g e . w / d 2BR/2.5BA, 1152 sqft, connections: $975/mo $750, CHA, W/D, fireplace, Avail now 2231 Parrot Lane Kent Strauss Mgmt & 3BR/2BA carpet, full Realty, Inc. 877-2284 kitchen, fenced yard, www.kstraussmgmt.com 9321371 w/d incl $795/mo

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2BD/2BTH & 3BD/2BTH Brand New! From $959

1 MONTH FREE

Quiet Cul-De-Sac

1579-A Live Oak Dr., 2Br/1Ba 800sqft., $595, CHA, W/D hookups, avail 2/8 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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3/1.5, carpet, carport, 9321519 W/D connections, $725 FIRST MONTH FREE! 305 Broward Apt-1 2BR near Myers Park & downtown, hardwood 2 B R / 1 . 5 B A , C a r p e t , floors, CH/A, lease, no Mid-town, $675/mo pets, $585/mo 251-8093

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DUPLEX FOR RENTUNFURNISHED

Redecorated 2/1,CH/A wood floors, storage, Great NE location. Lg. fenced, no dogs, Non2BR, lg. bath, fireplace, smoker. 319 W 7th Ave. Meridian Mgmt. Realtor 9317924 laundry rm with W/D, $650/mo. 385-3664 ceramic tile, ceiling 9320264 2BR Killearn fans, private patio, lg. Reduced NW yard w/yard care. No 3747-C Donovan Dr., pets. Lease $825 /mo. 2631 Windy ridge Dr., 2 B r . / 1 . 5 B a 1 0 5 6 s q f t , 321-5016 or 893-8476 2BR/1BA 900 sq ft, $575, $ 6 7 5 , C H A , W / D 9321570 CHA, W/D hookups, hookups, fireplace, n e w c a r p e t , y a r d avail now Regional Property North 2BR/1BA s e r v i c e i n c l . Q u i e t Kent Strauss Mgmt & Services dead end street. Avail Realty, Inc. 877-2284 2229 Mandrell Ct. Over 600 properties Quiet www.kstraussmgmt.com dead end street, now 9321403 Kent Strauss Mgmt & in the Tallahassee area. $625/mo 850-847-1936 Realty, Inc. 877-2284 9321542 Check us out at 2BR/2.5BA Killearn www.kstraussmgmt.com regionalpropertyservices.com Estates on Donovan Dr. 9321352 893-2500 w/ screen porch. Off Paul Russell Lic Real Estate Broker $775/mo. 509-7709 S.E. Deal! 3 1 2 9 B P o n t i a c D r . , 9318646 9320880 2BR/2BA, 1070sqft, $650 1855-B S. Gadsden st., SERENITY NOW! 1-story, CHA, W/D Hookups, Lg. 2BR/1BA, $525, 850sqft., A spacious 2BR/1.5BA f e n c e d y a r d , l a w n CHA, W/D Hookups, fireplace, screened pool, 24/7 laundry, & porch, W/D, new floors, avail now. green space. 1 & 2 BRs care incl., Avail now. S of Monroe/ I-10 $700, Kent Strauss Mgmt & Kent Strauss Mgmt & from $495. 575-1495 9319905 Realty, Inc. 877-2284 Realty, Inc. 877-2284 no pets 850-385-5669 or www.kstraussmgmt.com www.kstraussmgmt.com 352-222-0120 9321377

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Phone in hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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2300 Ryan Pl, 3BR/2.5BA 1500 sqft, $995, CHA, W/D , Fenced Yard, Fireplace, 1 Car Garage. Avail now. Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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Kilrush 2BR

2965 #B-6 Shamrock St. N., 2Br/1.5Ba 1260sqft, $795, CHA, W/D, Upstairs Balconies, yard service incl., avail 2/8 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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Lake Jackson Gem

2401 Manzanita Ct., 1Br/1Ba 716sqft, $595, CHA, W/D hookups, avail 1/1 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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Off Stone Rd

1403 A-2 Stone Rd., 2Br/2Ba, 980sqft., $675, CHA, W/D hookups, Private courtyard, avail 1/15 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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Park Ave Deal

2735-A E.Park Ave, 2Br/2Ba 950sqft, $675, CHA, W/D hookups, avail 1/11 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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Sawgrass Plantation

2409 Silver Palm Lane, $1,050, 3BR/2BA, 1400sqft, W/D hookups, deck, CHA, vaulted ceilings, great NE location, avail. now Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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Villages of Killearn, 3/2, 1372 sqft, fireplace, deck, yard service, W/D. Near shopping. Shannon Lakes W. to Kinsail, 2nd left on Stratfordshire. (4431). $1050/mo. 264-5916

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Wolf Creek

2005 Nena Ln, 3BR/2BA, 1455sqft., $950, CHA, W/D, Large Loft/office. Avail. now. Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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10905 Luna Point Rd. 3BR/2BA, plus Bonus Room, 2945 sqft. Beautiful home in Luna Plantation w/a classic rocking chair front porch to welcome guests. Tons of natural lighting thru-out! High vaulted ceilings. Open kitchen w/island, s.s. appliances, real wood cabinetry, bar seating, Quartz & Butcher Block counters. Formal living & dining. Split floor plan. Master suite has walk-in tiled shower, double-sink vanity w/ granite, sep. water closet & large walk-in closet. Bonus rm, home office, hobby rm, or “man cave” off garage could be used as 4th BR. 2 car garage incl. built-ins & plenty of storage & rm. Large wood deck overlooking spacious backyard & Lake Lamonia. Sprinkled w/huge live oaks, lush greenery & dock leads to the lake. Ideal for entertaining & lots of rm for privacy $425,000

Great Family Home in the heart of Killearn Estates! 4 BD/2.5 BA, 2,237sqft. Lots of spaces within this home including a formal living room and dining room, family room with wood burning fireplace, Bonus room with wet bar, Eat-in kitchen area. Two screened in porches and a completely fenced in backyard. Large corner lot on quiet street. Recent roof, newer HVAC system, great Sunroom/ Bonus room addition. $215,000

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1605 Lake Ave. New! New! New! Like new!! Lovely 2/1 with big lot. 701 sqft, near FSU! $675 owner/Realtor 878-3957

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1704 Atkamire

2/1.5 Townhouse $525 NEW FLOORING!

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2/1 in Midway. Totally renovated. Deck & yard. 99 High Bluff Ct. $475/mo. 850-443-3300 9321575

2/1, adjoins Nat’l Forest CHA, covered deck, large lot, west side, no pets. $495/mo 576-2695

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2500 sq.ft. N.E. Avail. now. 5BR/2.5BA tile floors, fenced yard. $1300/mo. 559-2035

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3/2 in Blairstone Forest, new carpet, skylights, screen porch, fireplace 2777 Red Maple Ridge $1100 + dep. 656-3261

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9320996

3BR, near FSU, CH/A, appliances, fresh paint, fenced, Avail. now. $600/mo. 850-251-8357

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3BR/2BA, CH/A, fenced yard. No pets. Sec 8 welcome. 1724 Keith St $900/mo. 850-691-9470

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Beautiful Betton

2017 Trescott Dr., 4BR/ 3BA, 2147 sq ft., $1295, CHA, formal living & dining rms, huge family room, W/D hookups, 2 car garage, Fenced yard, Incl. In-law suite. Avail now. Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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KILLEARN ESTATES

l 517 N. Copeland St. Super 3/2 w/garage, new paint & flooring on edge of FSU campus, all appliances Ready now, $1100 l1421-2 Bronough St. - Like new 3/2 with tile & hardwood floors, new kitchen and washer/dryer, across from Pharmacy school, move-in special - 1st month free!! $990 l728 W. Brevard St. 4/2 with all tile floors, big rooms, full appliance package, pet friendly, lawn & pest control incl. Move-in special - $300 off 1st month!! $1200 l1615 Sharkey St.- 4/2 with big fenced yard, newer kitchen , new floors, all appliances, lawn incl. Ready now, move-in special - $300 off 1st month!! $1200 l2023 Owenby Dr. Large 3/2 with bonus room, inside laundry rm w/ W/D, enclosed garage, new paint & carpet and fenced yard with a pool & covered deck. Pool & lawn incl. $1295

TOWNHOUSES

l 3198-B Ginger Dr. 2/2 w/fireplace, new paint and W/D hookups. $745 l3722 Sutor Ct. - 2/1 w/1-car garage. W/D incl. and small fenced back patio. $750 l 1698-A Kay Ave. 2/2 off Blairstone Rd. w/all appliances. $750 l827 Richmond St. The Edge. Walk to FSU. 2/2.5 w/ W/D, Safetouch security & internet incl. $765 l 1121 Ocala Rd. Great 2/2.end unit in Continental Oaks. Big deck, laminate floors, full appliance pkg w/ W/D. Move-in special $300 off 1st month!! $800 lAllison Marie -extra nice 3/3 close to TCC & FSU. All appliances and Lawn included. Move-in special - $300 off 1st month!! $930 l3381 Argonaut Dr. U p s c a l e 3 / 2 w/laminate & tile floors and W/D. End unit with patio and fenced area. Lawn and pest incl. $950 Visit our website www.spiritrealtyinc.com 877-4343

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EASTGATE 3/2. 2-car garage, eat-in kitchen, $1095/mo 850-545-2089 or 850-545-4390

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Close in 4/3 Inlaw suite, 2700 sq.ft., fireplace, yard service incl. Pets considered. $1895/mo. 545-2089 or 545-4390

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Killearn Home

4126 Forsythe Way 3BR/2BA 1170sqft, $1095, CHA, W/D Hookups, garage, screened porch/large deck, avail 2/13. Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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l 1552 Grape St. 3/2 with hardwood floors, kitchen breakfast nook opens to fenced back yard. $1200 l 1918 Portland 3/1.5 town home, W/D, living rm & dining rm opens to private fenced back yard. $770 l2121 Faulk Dr. 3/1 w/ fireplace & hardwood floors. Big shaded fenced yard. Avail. Jan $950 l 7612 Preservation 4/2.5 in Summerbrook. Split plan, formal living & dining. $2250 l 4120 Silk Bay townhome off Mahan near Publix. 2 BR up, 1 down. Fireplace, deck, equip laundry. $1000. l 1009 Mimosa, contemporary 3/2, Midtown, W/D, fenced yard. Avail. Jan. $1300. l1187 Brafforton Way Nice townhome on East side. 2/2, fireplace in great rm, small dog ok, avail. Dec. $800. l 2481 Papillion Way, 5/3.5BA, 2 master suites game rm, deck $2250 l 1964 Portland 3/1.5 townhome with W/D, fenced back yard, fresh paint and new floors $770 l 800 Bragg 3/1, hardwood floors, lots of storage $800 MAGNOLIA PROPERTIES AND INVESTMENTS. 386-8660 magnoliapropertiesinc.com

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LAKEFRONT ESTATE 6BR/4BA, 5000 sq.ft., & more. 30 min. South $2000/mo 347-277-3442 jwaynelee@gmail.com

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT

Villages of Killearn

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2629 Cotuit, 3BR/2BA, newly decorated, appliances,nonsmoking. $1250/mo + 1 mo. sec. Refs. Avail. now 850-345-2122

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2/1,5. W. side. 14’ wide, Clean, New AC, patio, large lot. No pets $510/mo 576-2695 9320895

3 BR/2 BA approx. 1,400 sq. ft. Family rm & large living room. $800 mo. 8216 Pin Oak. 508-0872 www.lotsunlimited.com

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3/2 1800 sqft N Wakulla 2 ac,CHA,deck,no pet/ smoking. 92 Boynton Ct $750/mo 813-781-2822

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3/2 doublewide Recently insulated. 2 mi. N. I-10, lg lot. Pets neg. $695/ mo+dep Refs. 425-5240

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9320649

Free December with lease & dep. Area near TCC, 2BR/1BA, CH/A, hookup,covered patios $550/mo. 850-545-6263

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NO RENT TIL JAN 1 $99 Deposit Bad Credit OKAY

2 & 3 BRs from $499 2 baths,W/D hookups Enjoy swimming pool! Free lawn care, pest control, community officer. Call 24 hrs a day for Pre-approval.

459-9334

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SPRINGWOOD MOBILE HOME PARK

Spring Oaks Lane Two 2-bdrm 1-baths $475 / mo $400 dep Curtis Baynes 576-8774 www.cebaynes.com

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Reduced Pkwy Commercial

M/I special 1mn. Free l 1310 Paul Russell Rd., $1600, 2000 SqFt., 7 large offices, large lobby, conference room, break room, 2 bathrooms, Avail. Now l1310-A Paul Russell Rd $425, 500 SqFt. One large office, utilities incl. Avail now Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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OFFICE/RFORETAIL SPACE RENT

$140-$165/office! Free utils.! 1 or 2 room suite, outside entrance! Near TMH. Some furniture. Nice!!! Owner/Realtor 850-878-3957

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WOODVILLE Quality 3/2 doublewide, New floors & paint. Spotless! CH/A, On Lg. wooded lot. No pets $650/mo. 562-5410

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Very Private, water 9319471 furn. 1 mi from FL line, 2 covered porches Lovely Eastgate 2/1, $400/mo. $400 dep No 2521 Whisper Way, Pets 229-872-8046 3Br/2Ba 1309sqft, $950, 229-220-6006 CHA,W/D hookups, 9320470 garage, fenced yard, Wakulla Co. 1700 sq.ft. avail 1/11 3BR/2BA on 15 acres Kent Strauss Mgmt & incl. water & trash. Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com $825/mo+dep 421-8095

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Professional Office Suite 1000 sq.ft. Kerry Forest Pkwy 850-545-8305


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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE

ACREAGE, FARMS, GROVES

Professional rooms $185 & up. E. Park, near Capital Cir. Utilities & janitorial incl. 509-8818

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Psychotherapy office avail. Jan. 1. $400/mo. Utilities incl. Can be shared. 850-681-0681

WAREHOUSE/STORAGE FOR RENT

3000 SqFt Warehouse on Capital Cir. NW w/a fenced in Yard. Call Peter Gonzalez, Jr. for more Info. (850) 224-2300.

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MOBILE HOMES/LOTS FOR SALE

3/2 doublewide on 1/2 acre off Hwy 20. Owner financing w/10% down $49,900 850-510-1825

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.

HOME WITH LAND

l Lovely 4BR/2BA home on 5+/-acres of picturesque pasture & natural hardwoods & pines. $149000. Additional 10+/- acres with pasture & woods adjoin this property, avail. at $6500/ac.

HOME SITE

l 48 Acres of Beautiful hardwoods & pines! $4700/acre! Call Mary Dale Joyce 224-2300

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GENERAL REAL ESTATE

HHHHHHHHHH lAAA Bargain!!! $15,100 9320575 9318635 below SRA appraisal!! 3BR/2BA doublewide on Over 700 sq.ft, like new! 1+ acre inside Capital 2/1 on large lot. Near Cir. 4325 Slash Pine Ln. LOTS FOR SALE FSU stadium. $49,900 $69,900. Owner finance l1309 sqft 4/2 beauty!! 508-0872. Pictures at www.lotsunlimited.com under SRA appraisal WAVERLY HILLS LOT $5100 9317898 Amazing remodel!!! N. 1/2 acre. High & dry27 near Winn Dixie & COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE $90k or best offer. Park Hill. Sealy, RAA, Bring your builder or we Leon schools. $89,900 can build to suit. Call lEastgate!! Over $5000 Matt 850-264-9010 below comps! Lg. 1668 9314584 sqft. 3/2, nice den + screen porch, garage, fenced backyard ACREAGE, FARMS, GROVES and privacy!!! $149,900 Owner/Realtor 878-3957

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CUSTOM PRIVACY

2800 sq.ft. home on 73 acres/50 acres in 16 yr pines. Pool/Barn/Workshop $695,000

PRIME HUNTING

300 acres & bdlg $1,333 per acre T. Hatler 850-894-0577

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310 acres in Gadsden. Cash flow. Hay, timber, house, hunting. Only $1900/ac. 459-1094 or www.boothrierarealty.com

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FOREST LAND & HOMESITES - Managed forest lands, natural & planted, mature timber & rural home sites, 10+ to 240+/- ac parcels, Jackson Co, Fl. near Marianna, I-10 & US Hwy. 231, $2,850+/-/ac. 850-526-0176

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l 1569 Cristobal gorgeous New Orleans style 4/4. Wood floors, family room with fireplace and stainless appliances. Covered veranda on 2nd floor, jetted tub and walk in closet. Plus guest suite w i t h s e p a r a t e entrance. $350,000 l 9098 Eagles Ridge Great home in Golden Eagle 3-4BR/2BA, open floor plan with custom kitchen. Lg. breakfast area to family room with French doors to covered patio and private back yard. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, double car garage. Possible short sale. $230,000 l 4943 Glen Castle Great 5/3. Stunning Foyer & living area w/ wood floors on 2 acre lot in Highgrove. Hike to Maclay Gardens & Overstreet Greenway park from this gorgeous property. $369,900 MAGNOLIA PROPERTIES AND INVESTMENTS. 386-8660 magnoliapropertiesinc.com

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GEORGIA PROPERTY FOR SALE 48 acs. 9 acs open field 39 acs. wood.1200 sqft. house built in 2005. 8 ac. pond site with new dam. A-frame house on pond, needs work. Dawson Ga. $139,000 Ricky 229-449-8457 or 229-698-5000. Perfect for horses/deer hunting

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OPEN SUNDAY 2-5 SOUTHSIDE LUXURY REDUCE $209,900 4BR ALMOST NEW 6392 WILLIAMS RD

2.75 Acre Prestige Estate! 7100 sq ft, 4-car garage, extraordinary gorgeous quality interior; New Kitchen, Lower Level for s e p a r a t e l i v i n g ; End of year Super Sale, elevator and a Grand G o r g e o u s D e c o r , Address! $1,499,000! Apalachee Parkway E., R. Louvinia, L. Williams! 5.79 Acres! ! Over 3200 B a r b a r a D i c k s o n , s q . f t . , P o o l , F e n c e d , Remax Professionals Private & Serene in NE! Realty 545-3419 New Improvements! 9321129 Vaulted ceiling huge great rm w/fireplace, Piney-Z Plantation New Kitchen! $595,000 Open Houses Sunday 1.67 Acres in Durward! For a list of homes, visit: www.PineyZHomes.com 1-Story Brick! Awards Call Your Neighbor for New Remodeling 850-562-8000 incl. New Roof, New 9320875 Kitchen and More! Private, you'll love this place! $425,000

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GOLDEN EAGLE-

EAGLES Ridge 1623 New Legend Ct. Brick 3/2 + office, open plan, formal dining Tile throughout. Immaculate Fenced yard. $249,000 850-294-4134

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LIKE NEW! 2BR/2BA Sawgrass Plantation. 1368 sq.ft., lg. loft, lots of upgrades incl. new floors, paint, counters. Fenced yard, deck, Great school zones. $129,900. 933-4041

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Ochlockonee River

2BR/2BA on the river. Deep water access, floating dock, 1 mi. N. of state park. $190,000 Call Matt 850-264-9010 Owner Financing Avail.

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WATERFRONT 3/2 in Windwood Estates, on 1.75 acres, 2256 sq ft, 1000 sq ft shop/ basement,central air & heat, covered deck 530-589-2335

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GREAT LOCATION! 1153 Terrace St. Unique home with 4 BA, 3 Fireplaces, hdwood/tile, moldings & character. Sold w/or w / o t e n a n t . 850-212-3469

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Waterfront - 2993 sq.ft. home on 3.38 park-like acres. 4/2.5, office, fireplace, pool, porch, granite, 3-car garage, hardwood floors, Beautiful Hawks Landing $409,000. 933-4041

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17.75 Acres! Security Gated Subdivision! Lakefront, incl 2100 sqft 2-story, Open Interior Garage built 2002 plus 1100 sqft finished w/6 rms. Unique @ $335,000 13+ Acres! 3200 sqft; 1 or 2 Homes under one Roof; Fenced; Horses Welcome. $239,000 Jan Soto 850-668-2057

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290 Ross Road

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OPEN HOUSE HHHHHHHHHH Open 2-4PM 219 Britt St. Downtown Charm Brick 3BR plus office; hardwood floors throughout, fireplace on corner lot. $150,000 Dir: Park to Broward to E. Jefferson & Britt. Jane Lee, 566-4065 Linda Dix Realty HHHHHHHHHH

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HOT NEW LISTING!

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 3967 Emerald Chase Brick, split 3/2, 1554 sq.ft, fireplace, wood floors, island kitchen, cul-de -sac. $165K Ellen Hicks 294-3007 Keller Williams

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BARBARA DICKSON SELLS HOMES RE/MAX Professionals Realty

Cell (850) 545 3419 and www.besttallahasseerealestate.com OPEN SUNDAY 2-5 2738 Blairstone OPPORTUNITY IS KNOCKING- spotless 4BR/2.5BA home, over 2000 sqft + 2 car garage all for only $139,000. JW Dir: Entrance on Blairstone across from Hilaman Golf Course. R on Blairstone Ct, on L in cul-de-sac.

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WATERFRONT $237,900 NE Over Acre, Gorgeous lot, Ready to Build your Dream home, greatly reduced. Owner says sell! 545 3419 3289 BODMIN MOOR $174,000 Huge Privacy fenced yard, backs to Park! Gorgeous Wood floors, Lux. Master w/separate jetted tub + shower! 2-car Garage, 2 season FSU tickets at closing! Call 545-3419 Barbara Dickson BRICK EASTON $254,900 Custom all brick, almost half acre, cherry cabinets, Huge master, jetted tub, over 1900 feet, Fireplace, living, dining, den, Call 545-3419 Barbara Dickson Creampuff $99,900! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, huge screened porch, short sale, rich wood floors, worth the wait!

$139,900-Porch-Cute! Eastside, like new, separate Master, 2 nice baths, roomy garage, private yard, reduced to sell, Super Holiday Sale!

33289 BODMIN MOOR FSU FANS Wonderful Weems 3BR/2BA, high ceilings, richest Wood Floors, gourmet kitchen, lux. Master w/jetted tub + shower! NE walk to park $174,000 Reduced.

53 Merwyn - Walk 2 Lake! Deluxe, just $179,900, 2 lots, few years new, upgrades galore! Separate workshop on 2nd lot.

3077 OBRIEN DRIVE GOLF COURSE, POOL, $440,000 Ertl Built all brick 4BR, over 3200 ft, Gorgeous Wood floors, high ceilings. Gourmet kitchen, Lux. Master/ Study, Sunroom to Pool, French doors, Call 2day, 545 3419 Barbara Dickson

801 LEANE DR. 8709 WALTHAM CT - SHORT SALE BIG HOME - SMALL PRICE! At just $100,000. Darling 3BR/2BA, rich tile floors, tractEstates Family 4/5 BEDROOM $238,900 great ConKillearn rkitchen, screen porch, big fenced yard, convenient to SouthWood home, Cherry updated e Huge Sep. Master, 3.5 d n U & offices! Beautiful fireplace for Holiday Cheer! baths, whirlpool, huge garage, huge lot!

Condo $89,900 2BR Deluxe, close FSU, TCC, Screen porch, covered parking, Big bedrooms! 545 3419

EAGLES RIDGE 5BR LEASE/PURCHASE OK Short sale at $295,000. Wood floors, Dream Kitchen, 4861 LAKE PARK DR. PINEY Z High Ceilings, Privacy fenced w/Whirlpool Hot Tub! Gorgeous Upgrades! Beautiful 3BR single family home, 5522 Hampton Oak $139,900 $79,900 - CREAMPUFF! great price, deluxe kitchen, luxury master suite, 2 Just 4 years new, Eastside, car garage, free home warranty. $179,900-Short Sale. Recent roof, recent AC, Almost new appliances, rich Luxury thru, garage w/ opener, screen porch! wood floors, huge custom deck at big fenced yard! R D 1532 Chadwick Way, $244,900 Merry Oaks Court Charm, 545 3419 CE 2917 WITTINGTON DR. EDUC DU ED RE Brick 4BR Luxury $280,900 Custom brick, NE, Killearn Lakes 7 Oaks! Gorgeous, Gardens Killearn Gorgeous Decor w/ Rich Real Wood rich wood floors, high ceilings, gourmet kitchen, YES $500 OFF LISTING FEE DURING Floors, High Ceilings, Crown Moldings, Dream Kitchen, entertainer dream! Huge lux. master! DECEMBER - HOLIDAY SAVINGS Lux. Sep. Master! Sec. System, Surround Sound, Flat FOR A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 1207 Kenilworth Rd BIG WAVERLY TV! Just $284,900, Call 545 3419 to view! WAVERLY 4BR 3BA $249,900 - REDUCED 1710 RIVERBIRCH HOLLOW - $163,000 2916 Oakwood - $119,900 Over 2800 Ft., newer roof, heat/air, in-law suite, great Gorgeous, by Hospitals, work, rich wood floors, new Cute starter, Tile Floors, New Carpet, 2 car Carport, family home with view of Pond! 545-3419 appliances, lux. decor! Sunroom, deck overlooks New Paint, Big fenced yard, Brick, Quiet, Conven. serenity, privacy! Call 545 3419 OPEN SUNDAY 2-5 University, work areas! 545-3419 6392 Williams Road – MAKE OFFER 4/5 BR BRICK $227,900 ACRE $39,900 3BR-NEAR LAKE TALQUIN 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 Cute 3 bedroom, 2 bath, very nice, priced to sell! baths, kitchen, Reduced $219,900. Very Negotiable.

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3348 PIPING ROCK ROAD KILLEARN ESTATES $259,900

3733 FORSYTHE WAY, $227,000

1542 AVONDALE WAY $175,000

3BD + office / 2.5 BA. 1998-built; Bright and cheery interior with luxury master suite is downstairs, Real hardwood floors, Eat-in kitchen, Screened porch + deck ~ Walk to Killearn Country Club E on Killearney, L @ Shamrock Roundabout, R @ Tyron Pass, R @ Piping Rock

Traditional home in a wonderful location! New finish on countertops, new kitchen flooring & new architectural shingle roof, October 2012! Oversized fenced in backyard. Loads of living space, this is a must see! MLS#230101 Killarney Way to L of Forsythe Way. Home on R

CHRISTIE ORROS 850-321-2393 AGENT@TALLYREALESTATE.COM

3900 SUNRISE ROAD, $199,900

2BD/2BA contemporary home on 4 acres, located in the Miccosukee Land Coop. 2 master suites each w/own bathrooms, open living/dining area with woodstove & loft + separate 1BD/ 1BA cottage & 1 car carport.

CHRIS CICATELLO 850-519-2624 CCICATELLO@EMBARQMAIL.COM

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Lisa Carey, Realtor & Lesa Hart, CRS, CLG, CSP, (850) 443-7919

116 WESTWOOD DRIVE, $65,000

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3920 TAN MOUSE ROAD, $219,000

Value-priced 3BR, 2.5 BA NE w/Nov. 2012 architectural shingle roof. Wood floors, fireplace, huge fenced lot, multi walk-in closets. Walk to Buck Lake Elementary from this well-maintained home. MLS# 230019. Virtual tour at CareyHartRealtors.com

2BD/1BA condo in good condition. Convenient to universities, 2 privacy fenced patios. HOA fee covers garbage, water, cable, sewer, pool, all exterior maintenance of buildings & grounds. Parking included. MLS# 229771

NADIA SCHEFFERS REALTOR 850-264-9005

LISA CAREY, 850-212-3083, LESA HART, 850-443-7919 CAREYHARTREALTORS.COM

BARBARA DAVIDSON 850-567-0891 BDTALLY@COMCAST.NET

CHRIS CICATELLO 850-519-2624 CCICATELLO@EMBARQMAIL.COM

1412 RANDOLPH CIRCLE, $350,000

1052 ALAMEDA DRIVE, $310,000

2253 ARMISTEAD ROAD $295,000

3658 TALLAVANA TRAIL $165,000

Gorgeous Home w/New Granite in Kitchen, custom built-ins, & Hardwood Floors. 4 or 5 Bedrooms/5 Baths. Incredible Master Suite with His/Hers Master Baths & Closets, plus separate Dressing Room/Nursery. Media Room/Library, Big Family Rm w/ fireplace, 2 Offices. 3 Car Carport. Totally renovated in 1992

PRISCILLA THARPE LLC 850-933-9412 THARPEPL@GMAIL.COM

Gorgeous Screened Pool. Brick 3/2 home w/additional 400 SF of almost finished rooms. Huge lot w/3 Car Garage, + almost finished Bonus Room 30x13 above . 3rd in garage. Big Screened Porch, Split BR Plan, Granite in Kitchen, Fireplace. Great schools.

PRISCILLA THARPE LLC 850-933-9412 THARPEPL@GMAIL.COM

Wonderful family home in Midtown, brick & siding w/separate in-law suite (489 sq ft, included in sq. ft. above). Extra large master, hardwood floorsno carpet, Liv Rm w/Fireplace, open to Dining room. Kitchen open to family room. Separate guest/in-law suite w/ kitchenette & bath.

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

PRISCILLA THARPE LLC 850-933-9412 THARPEPL@GMAIL.COM

SANDY HIGDON 850-510-5500 WWW.SANDYHIGDON.COM

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Custom 3 story in Miccosukee Land Co-Op, 2 acres. Beautifully wood floors, Master w/study, 1st Floor has separate entrance, 2BD/1BA & kitchenette, could be 2 family home. MLS# 229156

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