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Help for home sellers Real estate experts note that homeowners can be their own worst enemies when it comes to marketing their abodes. For practical advice on making buyers feel welcome — maybe welcome enough to make an offer — see the story on Page 4. At left, a homeowner talks with his real estate agent. When it comes to making a sale, Realtors often suggest that homeowners literally stay out of the way of potential buyers. Renee C. ByeR/mCt


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Tallahassee Democrat / Real estate

With prices down, economists seize on signs of ‘deceleration’ By Alejandro Lazo Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Add another catchphrase to the lexicon of homeprice-obsessed economists: “deceleration.” It’s either a signal of how closely watched the housing market is these days or just how desper-

Jerry McFarland

ate people are for good news. But economists and other observers are suddenly focusing on housing’s slowing decline. The latest example came Wednesday when data provider CoreLogic released its home price index that, including distressed sales, showed U.S. prices in February

dropped 0.8 percent from January and 2.0 percent from the year before. The release came with the now-familiar caveat that, yes, prices are down, but the pace of the downward trend is slowing. “The deceleration in the pace of decline is a first step toward ultimately growing again,” Core-

Logic chief economist Mark Fleming said in the company’s news release. Paul Diggle, property analyst for Capital Economics, echoed that sentiment in an email blast. “House prices are now just 2.0 percent lower than they were a year earlier, which is the smallest annual decline in

Tallahassee Builders Association Weekly News

TBA President - 2012

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Save the Dates for the 2012 Parade of Homes May 12-13 & May 19-20!

TBA’s Ready to Answer Your Building Questions The membership of the Tallahassee Builders A s s o c i a ti o n ( T BA ) i s b oth r i c hl y dive r s e a n d deeply talented. Our principal members are directly involved in construction as home builders, multi-family builders, light commercial builders and remodelers. Then we are blessed with a broad array of “associate” members who cover every facet of our industry from architecture and engineering to mortgage lending and real estate sales, to subcontracting and building supply, with a whole lot more in between. With such vast resources available through our membership, TBA leaders have decided to make them available to the readers of the Tallahassee Democrat’s weekly HomeFinder through an “Ask the Experts” service. We welcome your questions on any building-related subject. Maybe you want to know how the real estate appraisal process works, or how much home you can afford based on your income, or what type of remodeling project is most likely to ultimately result in higher re-sale value. We’ll take your questions and assign them to the appropriate TBA member for response in this space without using your name or revealing your identity. We’re confident that if you have a specific question or concern, you’re not alone and many readers will benefit from having the issue addressed. Email your questions with “Ask the Experts” in the subject line to our Executive Officer Paul Thompson at Paul.Thompson@TallyBA.com. Even if yours is not a question that is responded to in print, we will provide feedback to every reader who contacts us. TD-0000203748

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18 months,” he wrote. A slowing fall may not be the most comforting news for average buyers looking to plop down their life savings on a fixer-upper. But it’s led to several hopeful calls that a bottom for the market may be nigh. “I believe we’re very close to the inflection point,” JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Jamie Dimon recently told CNBC. “People look at prices that are still coming down but all the other signs are flashing green.” Prices are down but sales have ticked up. Housing starts have also risen in recent months. Some see hope in these trends, while others say the unseasonably warm winter is skewing the data. Glenn Kelman, chief executive of Redfin.com, has called a housing market bottom for 2012 but also summed up recent real estate trends in an email as evidence housing

“The deceleration in the pace of decline is a first step toward ultimately growing again.” MArk FLEMing CoreLogic chief economist

has entered a “Twilight Zone.” “Prices went down, but we believe they’re now going up in lots of places,” Kelman wrote. “Sales volume slipped, but we think that’s because there’s nothing to buy. Every 300,000 years, the earth’s magnetic field flips, and lots of weird stuff happens then, too.” He pointed to Dimon’s comments as hope for optimism as well as a recent survey by the Urban Land Institute predicting broad improvement for housing in the next three years.

HomeFinder.com Weekly Editor Dave Hodges, 599-2321, dhodges@ tallahassee.com After TBA’s 2012 Parade of Homes® will feature a venue for visitors to view the Tallahassee area’s best remodeling projects, like this kitchen remodel by Alan Weekley Homes. Photos courtesy of Alan Weekley Homes

Remember I said TBA members are really talented? Well, we’re putting that talent on display in the upcoming Parade of Homes® set for the weekends of May 12-13 and May 19-20. In addition to 22 homes and two remodeling projects as Parade entries, we are creating a venue where you can view visual displays of 14 outstanding remodeling projects from our Remodelers Showcase Awards and ask questions from the professional members of our Remodelers Council. Details will be provided in this space as well as the Parade of Homes® magazine that will be available at local Publix stores. We look forward to hearing from you through our “Ask the Experts” offer and seeing you at the Parade of Homes®.

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Real estate / Tallahassee Democrat

Consumer Mortgage Information Program

Rate

Pts.

Dwn

LIP

Farmers & Merchants Bank

APR

Mo. Pmt. Program

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Dwn

LIP

APR

850-297-2015 Sunshine Savings Bank

Mo. Pmt. Program

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LIP

800-468-3993 Hancock Bank

APR

Mo. Pmt.

850-325-3152

10 - Year Fixed

3.125% 0

20%

30

3.284%

$1,457.09 30 YR. Fixed

4.25% 0

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4.266%

$737.91

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$1,063.14

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30

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$1,072.33

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3.75% 0

3.5%

30

4.775%

$699.83

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20%

30

4.063%

$716.13

VA 30 Yr. Fixed

3.75% 0

0%

30

4.224%

$694.67

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3.5%

30

4.575%* $701.63**

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3.75% 0

0%

30

4.349%

$694.67

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850-488-0035 ext. 1250 Florida State University Credit Union

3.125% 0

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30

3.226%

$1,044.91 30 YR Fixed

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20%

30

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3.989%

$694.67

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850-488-1015 Ext. 208 20% 20% 20%

30 30 30

3.921% $705.36 3.814% $889.33 3.331% $1,054.00

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850-402-8000

$728.87 15 YR. Conv. fixed 2.75% 2 $1,079.74 30 YR. Conv. fixed 3.50% 3

20%

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$1,017.93

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$1,487.76 30 YR Conv fixed 30 YR FHA fixed

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716.12**

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Tallahassee Democrat / Real estate

Home sellers can hurt their own chances By Paul Owers Sun Sentinel

FORT LAUDERDALE — Home sellers find interest heats up in the spring as many families look to get settled in a new place before the school year starts in August. But the traditional March-through-May

buying season can be a dud for sellers who don’t deliver what they promise or who stand over buyers as they open cupboards and peek in all of the bedrooms. “Some sellers are their own worst enemies,” said Michael Citron, an agent for RE/MAX ParkCreek in Broward County.

Here are five things that turn off prospective buyers: n A cluttered house or one that smells. When sellers have too many possessions, buyers have a hard time imagining themselves living there. Sellers should put their stuff in storage — or move out altogether, if

possible. Pet odors also are a big turn-off, as is a house that reeks of cigarette or cigar smoke. “If buyers smell smoke, they’ll walk out immediately,” said Jon Klein, an agent for Real Living 1st Choice Realty in Coral Springs. n False or misleading advertising. Sellers

Debbie Kirkland 2012 President

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Springing into Action

Jane Bixler Conn, CLG, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, GRI Linda Dix Realty E S Green & Company, LLC

Late winter through spring is a full and busy time for REALTORS®, and not just with the traditional activities associated with real estate. In addition to listing, showing, selling, and closing, many REALTORS® spend January through May (and beyond) involved in community activities. The Tallahassee Board of REALTORS® (TBR) Habitat for Humanity build is coming to a close. After our final work day in March, a groundbreaking ceremony on April 13 will see this home ready for its new owner to realize the American Dream of home ownership. TBR co-sponsored this build with FSU Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter and also invested “sweat equity” in the construction of the home. The new homeowner invested over 400 hours of labor in the home and the homes of other Habitat clients. A Habitat home is truly built by a village. Last Saturday, local REALTORS® marched in the Springtime Tallahassee Parade, joining over 70,000 people in celebrating spring in our wonderful city. While being part of such a lively festival is fun and exciting, participation and fundraisers afford the means for Springtime Tallahassee to provide grants to local youth and non-profit organizations. On April 20-21 at the fairgrounds, REALTOR® teams will participate in the Relay for Life activity sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Gerri Roberts, a REALTOR® Emeritus, has long been the top fundraiser for this event, and it looks like this year she will be again.

and their agents stretch the truth by claiming a home has four bedrooms, but the fourth room isn’t a bedroom because it doesn’t have a window and closet. Joanne Caouette, a Canadian looking to buy in Broward, said one home was advertised as waterfront, but only had a water view. “It’s a waste of our time,” she said. n Sellers not committed to selling. Some sellers want to test the market, then waffle when buyers show serious interest. Others ignore offers or are insulted by what they consider low bids. “No offer is insulting,” said Bob Melzer, an agent for the Keyes Co. in Boynton Beach. “It’s a point to begin.” Wishy-washy sellers don’t use lock boxes that give agents quick access, or they’re not accommodating when it comes to scheduling the homes for showings. “If you want to sell your house, there should be very few times when you can’t show it,” said Cathy Prenner, an agent for Campbell & Rosemurgy in northeast Broward. n Overpricing the house. Many sellers are too attached to their homes and think they’re worth more than they are, agents say. Even though prices are

beginning to stabilize, a seller who misses the target likely won’t generate much interest. Before hiring an agent, interview several. They almost certainly will have documentation that shows what comparable homes in the neighborhood are selling for. “If you set the home at market price, you’re going to get that property sold,” said Summer Greene, a real estate manager in Fort Lauderdale and president of the Florida Realtors trade group. n Sellers who stay for the showing. This is a pet peeve of buyers and agents, who say sellers should be long gone when prospective buyers show up. The buyers want to be free to tour the homes without the owners present. They don’t want to carry on a conversation or listen to why the sellers think they should buy the house. Citron strongly opposes sellers talking to buyers before they’ve signed a contract. By revealing their motivation, for instance, sellers can inadvertently give buyers more power in negotiations. “The only thing you can do if you talk to the prospective buyer is hurt the deal,” Citron said.

Also in April, REALTORS® commemorate Fair Housing Month. The National Association of REALTORS®, state associations, and local boards “reconfirm our commitment to upholding fair housing law as well as our commitment to offering equal professional service to all in their search for real property.” In short, REALTORS® don’t just drive people around in their cars— they are a driving force for the community as well. THE BOTTOM LINE LEON COUNTY, FL

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Active Listings

SUPPLY Sold Past Yr 04/11-03/12

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DEMAND Sold Prior Yr Yr/Yr 04/10-03/11 Change

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While an empty house can be unappealing, agents say potential buyers are almost always put off by clutter.


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Real estate / Tallahassee Democrat

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by Harry Anthony Heist, Attorney at Law A Letter from the Tenant? -- A certified mail or regular mail letter from a tenant, now that is a change. Usually it is the property manager who is sending the letters and notices. You open the letter up expecting the tenant to be breaking his lease, but instead it contains a five page list of demands on you to make repairs to the property. The letter ends by saying that if you do not make the repairs within 7 days, the tenant will either withhold rent or break the lease. Rent is now due, and you have served a Three Day Notice. Can you file an eviction? Can the tenant break the lease? Does this need to be taken seriously? We commonly call this letter a “rent withholding letter” or “7 Day Letter from a tenant”. Does the tenant have an attorney? -- If you receive a rent withholding letter from a tenant or even a letter that implies that the tenant is going to withhold rent, or worse yet, mentions something about you fixing something within 7 days, you can be almost 100% assured that the tenant has gotten legal advice. This means that there is an attorney lurking in the shadows somewhere in a dark alley, waiting to see if you fail to make the repairs within the 7 Day time frame as demanded in the letter. The Landlord’s maintenance responsibilities -- A landlord is required by the lease and Florida law to maintain the premises. While the lease normally states what the tenant’s responsibilities may be, if it is not stated in the lease that the tenant is responsible for a particular item, frequently the implication is that the landlord is the responsible party. Florida Law and the Landlord’s Duties - Florida law states the landlord’s responsibilities regarding maintenance in Florida Statutes 83.51. Landlord’s obligation to maintain premises. (1) The landlord at all times during the tenancy shall: (a) Comply with the requirements of applicable building, housing, and health codes; or (b) Where there are no applicable building, housing or health codes, maintain the roofs, windows, screens, doors, floors, steps, porches, exterior walls, foundations, and all other structural components in good repair and capable of resisting normal forces and loads and the plumbing in reasonable working condition. However, the landlord shall not be required to maintain a mobile home or other structure owned by the tenant. The landlord’s obligations under this subsection may be altered or modified in writing with respect to a single-family home or duplex. (2)(a) Unless otherwise agreed in writing, in addition to the requirements of subsection (1), the landlord of a dwelling unit other than a single-family home or duplex shall, at all times during the tenancy, make reasonable provisions for: 1. The extermination of rats, mice, roaches, ants, wood-destroying organisms, and bedbugs. When vacation of the premises is required for such extermination, the landlord shall not be liable for damages but shall abate the rent. The tenant shall be required to temporarily vacate the premises for a period of time not to exceed 4 days, on 7 days’ written notice, if necessary, for extermination pursuant to this subparagraph. 2. Locks and keys. 3. The clean and safe condition of common areas. 4. Garbage removal and outside receptacles therefore. 5. Functioning facilities for heat during winter, running water, and hot water. (b) Unless otherwise agreed in writing, at the commencement of the tenancy of a single-family home or duplex, the landlord shall install working smoke detection devices. As used in this paragraph, the term “smoke detection device” means an electrical or battery operated device which detects visible or invisible particles of combustion and which is listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., Factory Mutual Laboratories, Inc. or any other nationally recognized testing laboratory using nationally accepted testing standards. (c) Nothing in this part authorizes the tenant to raise a noncompliance by the landlord with this subsection as a defense to an action for possession under s. 83.59. (d) This subsection shall not apply to a mobile home owned by a tenant. (e) Nothing contained in this subsection prohibits the landlord from providing in the rental agreement that the tenant is obligated to pay costs or charges for garbage removal, water, fuel, or utilities. (3) If the duty imposed by subsection (1) is the same or greater than any duty imposed by subsection (2), the landlord’s duty is determined by subsection (1).

(4) The landlord is not responsible to the tenant under this section for conditions created or caused by the negligent or wrongful act or omission of the tenant, a member of his family, or other person on the premises with his consent. The Letter from the Tenant- What does it look like The letter from the tenant will often be a complaint letter listing one or more items and demanding that the landlord fix these items. In order for the tenant to withhold rent or break the lease, first these items must be those that allow the tenant to withhold rent or terminate, and secondly, the letter must give the landlord 7 days to fix the items and state in the letter that failure to repair will result in rent withholding or the tenant breaking the lease. The letter needs to be in writing, but some judges have held that verbal or actual knowledge by the landlord was enough for the tenant to comply with the tenant’s obligation of putting the landlord on notice. Here is Florida law pertaining to termination of the rental agreement. FS 83.56 (1) If the landlord materially fails to comply with s. 83.51(1) or material provisions of the rental agreement within 7 days after delivery of written notice by the tenant specifying the noncompliance and indicating the intention of the tenant to terminate the rental agreement by reason thereof, the tenant may terminate the rental agreement. If the failure to comply with s. 83.51(1) or material provisions of the rental agreement is due to causes beyond the control of the landlord and the landlord has made and continues to make every reasonable effort to correct the failure to comply, the rental agreement may be terminated or altered by the parties, as follows: (a) If the landlord’s failure to comply renders the dwelling unit untenantable and the tenant vacates, the tenant shall not be liable for rent during the period the dwelling unit remains uninhabitable. (b) If the landlord’s failure to comply does not render the dwelling unit untenantable and the tenant remains in occupancy, the rent for the period of noncompliance shall be reduced by an amount in proportion to the loss of rental value caused by the noncompliance For what items can the tenant legally withhold rent or terminate the lease? A technical reading of Florida Statute 83.60(1), the section of Florida law specifically addressing the tenant’s right to withhold rent, indicates that a tenant’s right to withhold rent is restricted to violations of 83.51(1), which essentially involves the landlord’s failure to maintain the property up to existing building, housing or health codes. The tenant has the right to terminate the lease when an 83.51(1) violation exists, or if the landlord is failing to provide a material provision of the rental agreement. The right to terminate is actually a more expansive right, and what constitutes a material provision of the lease can be subjective. However, many judges allow the tenant to withhold rent for items that would not technically constitute code violations (for example, a refrigerator problem). The Letter from the Tenant- What does it do? A letter from the tenant in accordance with Florida law will allow a tenant to break the lease if the problem is not repaired within 7 days AND will create a complete defense to an eviction action IF the problem has not been repaired within 7 Days. This is a very powerful tool the tenant has, and if the landlord receives such a letter, it should NOT be taken lightly, and most importantly, it should not be withheld from the attorney who may be filing the eviction action. Here is Florida law showing how the tenant’s letter could be a complete defense to an eviction action and stating the strength of the tenant’s letter to you. FS 83.60(1) …The defense of a material noncompliance with s. 83.51(1) may be raised by the tenant if 7 days have elapsed after the delivery of written notice by the tenant to the landlord specifying the noncompliance and indicating the intention of the tenant not to pay rent by reason thereof. Such notice by the tenant may be given to the landlord, the landlord’s representative as designated pursuant to s. 83.50(1), a resident manager, or the person or entity who collects the rent on behalf of the landlord. A material noncompliance with s. 83.51(1) by the landlord is a complete defense to an action for possession based upon nonpayment of rent… Notifying your attorney Failure to disclose to your attorney that you have received a rent withholding letter, or 7 Day Letter as we commonly call it, can be deadly. Your attorney will file the eviction, the tenant will post the rent into the court registry and the judge may look at the letter as a complete defense to the eviction action, throwing the case out of court and holding you liable to pay a substantial amount of money in attorney’s fees to the tenant’s attorney. NEVER hide a letter like this from your attorney. So you received the letter from the tenant, What should you do? – Notify the property owner, explain the law to the property owner, get the necessary funds and authorization, and get the repair done immediately. Judges are not keen on your excuse that you had no money from the owner to make the repairs, or you had to get 5 bids, or that no one could come out to make the repair. While all repair requests should be taken seriously, a repair request in the form of a 7 Day Letter from a Tenant or a Rent Withholding letter needs to be given the utmost priority.


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Tallahassee Democrat / Real estate

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2633 Manassas Way & 2594 Farragut Way (Bradford Models) Affordable Elegance with New Energy Star homes in popular Bull Run. 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, front & rear covered porches & more! A must see!Builder offering $7000 in closing cost & FREE upgrades. Visit 2640 Manassas Way - Our Sales & Design Center or web site TallahasseeHomesRealty.com Call Porter Chandler, Broker/Owner 545-8491 Tallahassee Homes Realty, LLC

3329 Harbor Club Drive This 1,928 sq. ft. Green Certified 3BD/2BA+Sunroom home has all the sought after amenities, including 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 Steel appliances, spacious sunroom and much more. Complete in 45 days. $265,000. Sales model @ 3305 Harbor Club Drive. Kathy Lee, Realtor 850-508-6003¸ Neil P. Ryder, Broker 850-508-6988 Neil Ryder Realty, Inc. www.MyParkCharleston.com

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APARTMENTS FOR RENTUNFURNISHED

Heart of Midtown

RENTALS & ROOMIES Real Estate for Rent __

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ROOM FOR RENT Furnished or unfurnished Incl. electric & cable, pets ok. Near Seminole Reservation. 491-2999

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APARTMENTS FOR RENTFURNISHED * SOUTHWOOD STUDIO Luxury furn. carriage house apt. $1000/mo 212-3740 / 202-271-4275

Luxury Homes Tour

Sunday, April 15 from 2PM-4PM

l 422-A McDaniel St., $995, 2BR/1BA 1300 Sqft., CHA, W/D, Beautiful Hardwood floors, High ceilings, Fireplace, Avail. NOW l 422-B Avail. May 10 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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NOW LEASING Portland Terrace Apts

(Old Bainbridge Rd & Portland Ave) 2BR/1.5BA townhouse, 1160 sqft.All appliances incl. washer & dryer. 1 year lease. No pets. Rent $650/mo For more info contact: Lauren Hansen, manager 385-5315

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444 Tall Stand court

3810 Bobbin mill Road

$499,000 518 River pond court

$596,400

$689,900 7316 Ox Bow circle

$899,000

NW 1BR/1BA

3124 Mission Rd. #2 W/D hookup, $525/mo. No pets. Call 847-1936

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Parkway Convenience

1320-B Linda Ann $500, 2BR/1BA, 660sqft, new flooring, front porch, yard incl., CHA, avail. 9275431 now Kent Strauss Mgmt & A deluxe 1BR, fully furn. Realty, Inc. 877-2284 apt 5 min from downtown. Incl. everything! www.kstraussmgmt.com 9276278 Quiet $800mo 391-9947 9276163 Quality 1BR & 2BR apts. San Luis NW In-law suite Starting at $395 + dep (4 rms) private entrance No pets. 850-561-4226 530/mo + $250 dep. 9273151 1/3 utilities. 575-7628

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APARTMENTS FOR RENTUNFURNISHED

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1BR near TCC. Incl. all utils. No pets. Quiet, safe area. $395/mo. 850-253-1222 / 673-1117

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2BR/1BA Apts available Walk to FAMU. $500/mo. $300 dep. 459-4956

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750 sq.ft. 1BR/1BA incl. hot water & sewer. SORRY NO PETS. Recent remodel w/pine panel walls. 733 California St. $525/mo ALSO, STUDIO SAME BLDG. $395/mo. 850-545-6685

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OPEN available soon

339-9346

Lake Jackson Area $125,000, 3/1.5 Jacques Depart 228-2927

CONVENIENT TO UNIVERSITIES!

Casa Calderon Apartments

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DEAL OF THE WEEK!

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Offers an independent living facility for persons who are either 62 years of age or older and/or handicapped. Rent is based upon income and applicants must meet HUD's eligibility requirements. For more information contact Casa Calderon Apartments 800 W. Virginia St. Tallahassee, FL 32304 850-222-4026 TDD: 800-955-8771

B EAUTIFUL NEW HOMES IN BULL RUN

$85,000 3/3 Call for Private Showing! Mark Maurer 345-1920

222-FROG(3764)

www.FrogRealty.net

2598 Farragut Way The Cottonwood 4 BR/2 BA 1822 Sq. FT $269,900

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Classified: 599-2210 TTY –– Hearing Impaired lIne: 599-2397 DUPLEX FOR RENTUNFURNISHED

I-10 Convenience

RENTALS & ROOMIES Real Estate for Rent

2633 Windy Ridge Dr., located off Stone Rd. $575 2BR/1BA 900 Sq ft., W/D hookups, CHA, Lawn service incl. , Quite dead-end Street, Avail. now Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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TOWNHOMES FOR RENTUNFURNISHED

Bike to Campus

218-E White Dr., $550, 1Br/1Ba 700sqft., CHA, W/D, Small Pets, Fenced yard, 1-Story Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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The higher the credit score, the lower the rent 2BR/1BA, all tile, 2227 Mandrell Ct. $625/ mo + 625 dep 422-3055

3/3 carpet, CHA $975

222-8702 Meridian Mgmt. Realtor

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l GREAT LOCATION! 3BR/2BA Excellent APARTMENTS FOR RENTUNFURNISHED condition w/ enclosed 9272608 garage & screened Regional Property deck.1500 sq.ft. Killearn Services TOWNHOMES FOR RENTarea $950/mo + dep UNFURNISHED l RECENTLY UPDATED! Over 600 properties 2BR/1.5BA on Talpeco in the Tallahassee area. 2/2 nice & well- kept, w/screened porch, W/D, private fenced Check us out at $700/mo + dep. regionalpropertyservices.com y a r d . 9 9 3 S u t o r R d . No pets. 850-893-5265 $700/mo 850-443-3300 893-2500 9274242 9276411 Lic Real Estate Broker 9273212 Large Fox Glen 2/2 off Blairstone, All NEW appliances and 1 0 0 9 - 1 2 S h a r e r C t . , $775/mo + dep. 736Sqft., 1BR/1BA $450, SILVERLEAF carpet Call 850-264-2333 Large closets, CHA, 9275714 WEST APTS. W/D Hookups avail. 1BR/1BA $495/mo 2/2, W/D, AC, covered 4/13 Mon-Fri 10:30 am-6pm Kent Strauss Mgmt & deck, Breckenridge on 2749 W. Tharpe St. Realty, Inc. 877-2284 Park. Avail. now. www.kstraussmgmt.com $775 + dep. 509-8818

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DUPLEX FOR RENTUNFURNISHED

631 MARYBETH AVE 2BR/1BA duplex. CHA washer/dryer hookup $550 Rent Annual lease. No pet allowed. Avail. first of April

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3/2 carpet,tile, back porch $900/mo

2BR/2BA, 1200 sq. ft., Near Godby High. No pets. $750/mo. 850-339-7761

Shady Knoll

222-8702

Meridian Mgmt. Realtor __ 9274317

Clean 2BR/1.5BA, brick, full kitchen, efficient, quiet. W. side. $575/mo 576-2695. No pets.

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FIRST MONTH FREE! 2BR near Westwood Mall & FSU. Carpet, W/D hookup,Lease. No pets. $585/mo 251-8093

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3/2, Centerville Trace. 2000+ sq.ft., See at: www.tally4rent.com $1400/mo 850-383-3970

FOXCROFT GEM

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Spacious N.W.

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401 Terrace St., $795 2BR/2BA 1525 sqft., CHA, W/D hookups, front porch, sunroom, separate living & dining room, fenced yard, carport, Avail. Now Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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Bucklake Rd Area 1097 Lovers Lane N. 3BR/2BA, $995/mo. pets considered. 545-2089 or -545-4390

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HOUSES FOR RENTUNFURNISHED

W/ POOL! Updated l 9298 Taff Rd 3/2 3BR/2BA, 2.5 car garage, W/D, & more! doublewide, carport, $1400/mo 850-212-0084 fenced $785 9276440 l 3108 Iron Wood Dr. Next to Killearn Country Club, stunning 3BR/3BA loft townhome soaring HIDDEN GEM 1346 Linda Ann Dr, $575, c e i l i n g s , f i r e p l a c e . 1 B r / 1 B 7 0 0 S q f t . , W I N , Private deck. $1100 Extra Closet Space, l 3084 Huntington Recently renovated, Woods 2 or 3BR/2BA Free Standing 1BR home, t o w n h o m e . W / D , Hardwood & tile, Avail. 5/10 fenced. Call in May to Kent Strauss Mgmt & view $800 Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com l 2481 Papillion Way, 9276301 5/3.5BA, 2 master suites game room,deck $2250 l5017 Hampton Ridge, 3/2 1-story townhome Kendal Dr 3/2 remodel inside,w/d off Apalachee Pkwy. h o o k u p s . M U S T S E E ! Garage. W/D. $1150 l 2957 St Stevens Dr. $875/mo Golden Eagle gated LOUISE STREET golf course community. 3/2 den,pool,lawn care Classic brick 2 story wood floor $1350/mo 4BR/3.5BA, lg family rm, formal living & dining, 3 Pontiac Dr car garage. $2950 "Must See" 3/1 wood l 1964 Portland Ave, floor, full kitchen, car- 3/1.5 townhome near port, fenced yard elementary school. Westminster Dr W / D , f e n c e d b a c k 4/2 carpet, den, full yard, fresh paint, new tile & carpet, $799/mo kitchen, $1600/mo. MAGNOLIA PROPERTIES AND INVESTMENTS. 386-8660 Meridian Mgmt. Realtor magnoliapropertiesinc.com

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Larry Fabiano, Realtor

850-566-9373

larryfabiano @gmail.com LastowskiRealty.com

1549 Yancy St. $103,000

Great location. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, hardwood floors, large back yard with storage.

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9276090

2BR, CHA,closed porch 1613 Hernando Dr. 1839-4 Portland Ave. $525/mo $250 dep. $650, 2BR/1.5BA, 1150 414-7045 / 850-386-5289 9276344 sq.ft, CHA, tile floors, W/D hookups, patio, 3/2 on quiet street in Killearn. Formal living & avail. now dining rms, family rm, Kent Strauss Mgmt & screen porch, sec. sys. Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com $1400/mo 509-9441

Beautiful & Spacious

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9273163

9273166

9273962

Behind Leon High

LOS ROBLES

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A-frame, 3/2 good location, $750/mo. no pets. 524-2873

FIRST MONTH FREE!

Lg 2BR Hardwood floors W/D hookups, Lease. No Pets, water/sewer incl. $825/mo 251-8093

9276053

4BR/3BA, 3600 sq.ft, on 1 acre. 3-car garage, Must see! $2300/mo. 800-781-2959

Bull Run N.E. from $1895/mo. Avail. now Porter Chandler, Broker Owner 850-545-8491 Tallahassee Homes Realty, LLC

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4BR/2BA, Liberty Co. 1.5 mi. from Gadsden & Leon line. $700/mo + $700 Dep. 850-379-9554 or cell 850-766-4446.

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2BR/1BA $575/mo

HOUSES FOR RENTUNFURNISHED

2342 LaRue Ct. $625, 2BR/2.5BA 2BR/1.5BA , 1090sqft., TOWNHOMES CHA, W/D hookups, arge Living room, FOR RENT! CLOSE LBack Deck, Balcony, Now TO FSU & TCC! Avail Kent Strauss Mgmt & W/D, SECURITY Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com SYSTEM, FULL __ KITCHEN, HOUSES FOR RENTUNFURNISHED FIREPLACE, MANY EXTRAS! *Brand New 3 & 4BR* Homes for Lease 850-508-7944 Purchase in popular

3/1.5, carpet, carport, W/D connections, $725

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HOUSES FOR RENTUNFURNISHED

Coreywood Cir __

DIAN RD Lg. 2/1, wood floors, no pets, quiet & clean. 320 3/2, carpet, W/D incl, Lipona Rd. $700/mo. $900/mo. 385-6710 or 556-4008

Fax: 599-2347 Phone in hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30a.m.-5:30p.m.

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HOUSES FOR RENTUNFURNISHED

HOUSES FOR RENTUNFURNISHED

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Real Estate for Rent

BEACH & VACATION RENTALS

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MOBILE HOMES/LOTS FOR RENT

If you are looking in Bull Run & Southwood, you need to look in

1239 Spring Oaks LN

$545 / mo $450 dep 2BR/2BA W/D hookups Curtis Baynes Broker/ Owner, (850) 576-8774 www.cebaynes.com

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TAX REFUND SPECIAL - 5 HOMES LEFT 1 Month Free Rent $99 Deposit - Bad Credit OKAY

Dir: Cap Cir NE As low as $231,000 to Miccosukee Rd, ½ mile E to 1 Open Sat. & Sun. 12-5 Light. R into Park Charleston Near Hospitals Great for Empty Nesters & Retirees st

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Lafayette Cove Rd LAKESHORE ESTATES Parkway Steal 1762 Nature Lovers on Lake 3/2, split plan, garage, 1340 Linda Ann Dr. $625, Lafayette. 2/1,$450/mo fenced yd. $1250/mo. 2Br/1Br, 950sqft, Newly + $450 dep. 544-3573 9276174 850-443-3525 / 386-6385 Renovated, large den, 9275850 lawn included, WIN AC, W/D hookups, avail. now Attractive 2/1 near MIDTOWN Kent Strauss Mgmt & TCC, CH/A, $575/mo Realty, Inc. 877-2284 + sec. dep. 545-6263 AVAIL. JUNE www.kstraussmgmt.com 9276221 9276276 519 E. 8th Ave., $895, 2Br/1Ba 1164Sqft., CHA, Clean 2BR/1BA 14” on W / D h o o k u p s , RESTORED COTTAGE W. side. kitchen equip, Hardwood Floors, Very 1927. 115 W 6th Ave. CHA, deck. $490/mo. S p a c i o u s , O l d H o m e 3BR/1.5BA. Wood floors 576-2695 - No pets 9276182 Charm, Avail. 6/12 W/D hookup, huge Kent Strauss Mgmt & living rm w/fireplace. MOVE IN SPECIAL Realty, Inc. 877-2284 SORRY NO PETS. $1095 1 m onth free rent, www.kstraussmgmt.com w/lease. 850-545-6685 Lease to own. Mobile 9276297 9273206 Homes in Springwood Nice 3/2 in Wakulla, just Mobile Home Park. 2, 3 built, near Lake Ellen. & 4 BR units avail. from SETTLERS SPRINGS Private fenced yard. $370/mo. Call now 2925 N. Settlers Blvd Lease Purchase option. Stephanie 850-580-0050 3Br/2Ba remodeled $850/mo. 850-443-3300 9275744 9276409 $1050/mo 850-294-0408

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Tallahassee Democrat / REAL ESTATE MOBILE HOMES/LOTS

2 & 3 BR mobile homes from $499

NEW CARPET & PAINT!

(850) 508-6003

2 baths, W/D hookups Enjoy swimming pool! Free lawn care, pest control, on-site safety officer. Pre-approval by phone. Call 10-6 incl Sat & Sun

Neil Ryder Realty, Inc.

www.ilovethemeadows.com

MyParkCharleston.com

459-9334

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1 week (7 nights) Sept. 23-Sept. 30 2012 $900/week

The Resort on Cocoa Beach

50 min. from Orlando, just minutes from the Kennedy Space Center and all things Cocoa Beach! We can’t use our time share this year. See photos & amenities online at theresortoncocoabeach. com and then call me at 850-544-1413

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT

Large Office Space

1310 Paul Russell Rd. $1850 for long term., 2000 sqft. 7 offices + reception, conference room, break room, includes grounds, spacious building on main thoroughfare avail. now. Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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OFFICE/RFORETAIL SPACE RENT

* AMPLE PARKING 800 - 10,000 sq.ft Close to downtown, new building. Call 878-0823

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Professional offices & 2 room suites from $185 & up. E. Park, near Capital Cir. Utilities & janitorial incl. 509-8818

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WHEN YOU CAN

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84,900 Barrington Park Condos - Only a few condos remaining - Prices drastically reduced!! - Low down payment

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850-580- 4004

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REAL ESTATE / Tallahassee Democrat RETAIL l 7 0 0 S F o n Pensacola Street near FSU/TCC l 1800 SF - GREAT Price! Just off N. Monroe St. Near Tallahassee Mall & I-10. OFFICE l 900 & 1050 SF Clean & Affordable! Just off Apalachee Pkwy on Hanson Ct. l Unbelievably low rates! Downtown/ Midtown area. 500 SF up to 12,000 SF. Call Peter Gonzalez, Jr. for more Info. (850) 224-2300.

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE

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 or 2 Ac on N. Monroe St. near Tharpe St. Call Peter Gonzalez, Jr. for more Info. (850) 224-2300.

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Quad for Sale All units 2BR/1BA. New roof 2008, gross rent $2,100. 3217 Nekoma Ln. $129,000. No owner financing Call 980-7570

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Home Sites

l New Price! 48 ac. o f b e a u t i f u l hardwoods & pines with creek $253,260 l 9 ac.with pretty woods. $108,000 l 3.25 ac in Leon County $150,000 Contact Mary Dale Joyce 224-2300

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Lease to own. 9 Acres, 18 miles East, pond site, part. cleared $650/mo. 510-7959 MOBILE HOME LOTS 1.5 Ac Wakulla. Well, septic. $15,000 1.5 Ac. Gadsden. View! $10 ,000. www.boothrierarealty.com Realtor 459-1094

MISCELLANEOUS

‘04 Mobile Home 16x80 3BR/2BA, good cond. All appliances &pole . $19,800. Call 584-7031

older mobile homes in 9276430

3BR/2BA doublewide on nice lot in Havana area. Living room and family room. $69,900. Owner financing. 508-0872 www.lotsunlimited.com

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MOVE IN SPECIAL 1 month free rent, Lease to own. Mobile Homes in Springwood Mobile Home Park. 2, 3 & 4 BR units avail. from $370/mo. Call now Stephanie 850-580-0050

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE

Commercial Auction

3896 SqFt Retail Property Sneads, FL Starting Bid: See website

Bid Online: 4/23 – 26 View 1000’s of assets

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RE Broker CQ1031187 Mark Buleziuk AU3448

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www.tallahassee.com

Repair shop/ convenient store on W. Tennessee Street Call Peter Gonzalez, Jr. for more Info. (850) 224-2300.

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LIVE IN LOS ROBLES! 3Br/2Bath in historic neighborhood walkable to Midtown. Hardwood & custom features throughout. A must see! 850-528-5457

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BARBARA DICKSON SELLS HOMES RE/MAX Professionals Realty

Cell (850) 545 3419 and www.besttallahasseerealestate.com CONDO BY FSU $39,900 6392 Williams Road – MAKE OFFER 11026 Wildlife Trail Nice brick,1 bedroom, 1 bath, big living room, nice Almost new subdivision, model home, upgrades! Lux. KILLEARN LAKES 2100 FEET kitchen, pool, storage, parking. 545 3419. baths, kitchen, Reduced $219,900. Very Negotiable. Reduced to $194,900, spacious 1-owner home, huge 3245 Cranleigh Drive POOL master, double vanities, jetted tub guest bath, marble 2805 Paradise Place $257,500 Just $195,000, Really for Killearn fireplace family room, Huge custom deck, big backyard, Cinderella’s Palace Almost! Family home, living/dining and family oversize garage! Best Buy Area! Reduced to Sell Custom Gardens Killearn, Victorian! Rich room Overlooking Huge Deck, Big Pool 1207 Kenilworth Rd. moldings, flooring, gourmet kitchen, lux. lighting, decor! and private fenced yard! Big Garage w/workshop, 4 BR Waverly Brick $229,000 Warmth, charm! Best Pool Buy in Killearn! call 545 3419 to see! Classic, Pond View! New architectural roof, new plush 8709 Waltham Ct. - Short Sale! WALK2LAKE $179,900 carpet, sparkles with new paint thru, 2 car garage, Working at a Short Sale, at just $114,900, Darling 3 Almost new 3BR/2BA deluxe w/workshop perfect family home! Reduced! bedroom, 2 bath, rich tile floors, screen porch, big fenced 3697 Matt Wing Road $97,000 yard, convenient to Southwood and offices! Beaut. $109,000 Commercial Big fenced yard, deluxe kitchen, master bath, rich flooring, pool. fireplace for Holiday Cheer! 1.3 Acre prime frontage ready to build store, shop! 8 ACRES $79,900 Short sale, gorgeous area. Call Barbara 545-3419 53 Merwyn - Walk 2 Lake! $99,900- 16+ ACRES 3411 Ridge Road $43,900 Deluxe, just $179,900, 2 lots, few years new, upgrades Bring your Horses, Ready for building your home, has Brick, 3 bedroom plus study. Big lot. Was $79,900 now galore! Separate workshop on 2nd lot. great price reduction, can hunt here too! $43,900, make offer Barbara Dickson 545 3419 Call 545 3419 Barbara Dickson,Realtor 4BR-2.89 ACRES $164,900 5522 Hampton Oak $142,000 Lake Tallavana spacious and few years old, priced to NEAR BETTON HILLS 4BR Just 4 years new, Eastside, sell! Rich tile Floors, Recent appliances, Big Sep. Master! Just $239,000, 4 bedroom, 4 bath, builders home, off Luxury thru, garage w/ opener, screen porch! Priced to Sell! Hurry 545-3419 Potts Road, over 2600 feet traditional family living, 2 car 1532 Chadwick Way, $244,900 garage +shop, 2 Masters! call 545-3419 to see. $73,000-2BR-2BATH Custom brick, NE, Killearn Lakes Custom Deluxe Townhome close-in, BY BETTON, OFF POTTS RD Gorgeous, one owner, rich wood floors, Almost half Acre Lot, priced to sell at just $40,000 cleared Rich Ceramic Tile Floors, new high ceilings, gourmet kitchen, entertainer dream! Huge lux. master! Killearn Lakes 7 Oaks! and ready to build on, Call Barbara Dickson 545-3419 Low Price, call 545 3419!

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OFFICE/RETAIL PROPERTY FOR SALE Beautiful all brick office bldg. in the NE, 1564 sq.ft. For Sale or Lease 4838 Kerry Forest Pkwy, $199,000 850-443-3887

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l 11,460 Sq Ft warehouse on 2 Ac. on Jackson Bluff Rd near Appleyard intersection Call Peter Gonzalez, Jr. for more Info. (850) 224-2300.

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ACREAGE, FARMS, GROVES 51 tracts in Gadsden Co. All kinds, all prices. Many with owner financing. www.boothrierarealty.com

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15 acres off N. Monroe St. 28 rentals, 6 lots, potential monthly income, over $19K! $1,199,000. 519-2872

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l6391 Heritage Ridge ABSOLUTE AUCTION 4/21 Ridges - Franklin, NC Rd, Ox Bottom Manor, 3BR/2.5 bath split plan. 29 Improved lots, gated Call 828.524.3500 Formal living & dining, s u n r o o m , s c r e e n e d Kimsey Auction Team .com - NCAL # 8704 porch separate family 9272351 rm & fireplace $290,000 l1914 Ty Ty Ct., inside Capital Cir. 4BR/3BA, HOMES $101’S - $250’S over 2300 sqft. Formal areas plus family rm, screened porch 32X18 516 MIDDLEBROOKS deck, fenced. Double CIR 1959-built,1566 sq ft car garage. $300,000 3/2/2-car garage, 1 ac. l 398 Terrace St. - A $215,000 Parade of Homes (appraised at $229k) w i n n e r , 3 / 2 . 5 , 1 4 f t www.middlebrookscircle.com ceilings, wood floors, Mike, 850-443-2005 9268860 big covered patio. $350,000 MAGNOLIA PROPERTIES AND INVESTMENTS. 386-8660 magnoliapropertiesinc.com

CLOSE-IN PARKSIDE Well kept 3BR/2BA, large utility rm, fenced 45 Acres w/pond W a t e r f r o n t p r o p e r t y paved road frontage y a r d - c a l l t o d a y 3 7 . 3 a c r e s 4 1 5 f t o n b e a u t i f u l h i l l s i d e $129,900 RB W a k u l l a R i v e r i n homesite or place your Panhandle 941-722-5687 c a b i n o n t h e p o n d S P O T L E S S - 4 B R / 2 B A 9275741 Woodville, new kitchen $188,000. 229-221-8837 hardwood floors must 9276170 Selling a boat? see $125,000 JW 9276223 CALL CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING

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Fran Ferenchick 545-6767

Alice Abbitt 566-7263

Tina Goff 508-1891

Nancy Helm 545-4510

Home Sites

l Country living at its best! Lovely 4br 2ba home surrounded by 5+/-acres of picturesque pasture a n d n a t u r a l hardwoods and pines. $149000. An additioonal 10+/acres with pasture and woods adjoining this property is a v a i l a b l e a t $6500/acre. Contact Mary Dale Joyce 224-2300

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Jennifer Atwell 933-8872 TD-0000202152

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Jane Lee 566-4065

Margaret Steele 556-3774

Abbie Sirmans 445-4868

Gail Hock 566-9454


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