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Transformation by renovation All of the entries in the 2012 Parade of Homes aren’t brand new. Two of the award winners are actually older homes remade by GBGH Construction and D Stich Construction Services LLC. For more on these winning renovations, see the story on Page 6. The Gold Award in the Parade of Homes renovation category went to GBGH Construction’s house at 419 E. Georgia St. The project added an upstairs master suite and numerous energy-saving features. To see this house before the remodeling, turn to Page 6.



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When selling a house, paint’s critical to that first impression By Al Heavens


The Philadelphia Inquirer

sale: A recently applied, high-quality acrylic latex paint can last 10 years or more and “translates into many years of freedom from maintenance for prospective buyers.” Remember, buyers

The one thing I enjoy most about visiting the Paint Quality Institute in Spring House, Pa., is adding to my knowledge of paint and painting. This advice is actually designed for people who are listing their houses for

today have a lot of houses from which to choose and the less work they have to do, the better chance you have to sell your house quickly and for the right price. Want more? Here goes: n When selecting an exterior coat, be conservative. White and neutral colors are often the saf-

est choices, since they will appeal to the greatest number of prospective buyers. n When painting for a potential sale, “it is often not the time to have the most striking paint scheme in the neighborhood.” n Include quality surface preparation in the work. Properly prepar-

ing the surface for painting will produce the best appearance and add to the life expectancy of the paint job. n Finally, finish painting before putting the home on the market. A completed and attractive paint job will assist with that critical first impression as potential buyers consider and view your home. More advice at www.

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REALTORS®’ Choice Award Winners Please join the Tallahassee Board of REALTORS® in congratulating the following 2012 Tallahassee Builders Association’s (TBA) Parade of Homes™ entries that were awarded REALTORS®’ Choice Awards: Powerhouse Construction of Tallahassee, Inc. 3028 Bidhurst Court – Adiron Woods Category: $179,900 – $255,000 Represented by: Armor Realty of Tallahassee Premier Fine Homes 3192 Nathaniel Trace – Southwood Category: $266,400 - $345,000 Represented by: Capital Property Consultants Premier Fine Homes 4602 Oakshire Court - Buckhead Category: $394,000 – $429,900 Represented by: Capital Property Consultants Barton Construction 4103 Beckett – Southwood Category: $449,900 - $499,000 Represented by: Montgomery Realty, Inc. Kessler Construction, LLC 40 E. Wolf Creek Court Category: $600,000 & Up Represented by: Steve C. Walker Realty, LLC The Parade of Homes opened last weekend and continues from noon to 6 p.m. today. It’s free and open to the public, and showcases 20 new homes and two remodeled homes. THE BOTTOM LINE LEON COUNTY, FL As of 5/9/2012

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Speaking of paint, we continue an ongoing discussion of painting the garage floor or basement with a question from reader: “Would concrete stain be a better choice than paint? I used a concrete stain on my outside patio which is exposed to the elements and has held up quite well for 10 years now.” From what I am told, that would be an excellent choice, but I would recommend strongly that you do your research on surface preparation and determine how wet that floor can get, because any moisture might compromise performance over the long run. For advice on the kind of paint, I would recommend talking to the folks at your neighborhood paint retailer. They should know your area and all of its requirements, and should be able to guide your decision. The garage floor stain

should offer protection from oil and paint and other spills, however.

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Now you’re cooking with gas. Some advice for outdoor grilling season, from the testing and certification group CSA International: Make a clean start. Before firing up the barbecue for the first time, carefully inspect burners and burner tubes for blockages due to dirt, grease, insects, or rust buildup. Clean or replace any blocked parts or have a certified technician make repairs. Blowing bubbles. Check for cracked, brittle or leaking hoses. To check for leaks, apply a 50/50 solution of soap and water to hoses and fittings and turn on the main gas or propane valve while leaving burners off. Any leaks will show up as bubbles. Replace any damaged hoses or fittings. Old gas? Take a pass. Propane cylinders must be inspected and requalified a minimum of every 12 years in the United States. A date stamp on the cylinder indicates when it was last qualified. Do not use a rusty or damaged cylinder. If in doubt, have your tank replaced. Breathing fire. Keep grills and barbecues away from combustible materials such as fences, trees, buildings, awnings, and carports. Never use a barbecue in a garage. Weekly Editor Dave Hodges, 599-2321, E-mail story ideas to: realestateweekly Mail story ideas to: Real Estate Weekly

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Report: Builder sentiment up By Steve Goldstein MarketWatch

WASHINGTON — Home builder sentiment improved in May to the highest reading since the recession on an upturn in sales and traffic, a trade group said this week. The National Association of Home Builders/ Wells Fargo housing market index rose to 29 from 24 in April. The April index was initially reported to be 25. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected a reading of 27. The reading, though the best since May 2007, is still well short of the 50 level that indicates that more builders view conditions as good than poor. “Builders in many markets are reporting that buyer traffic and sales have picked back up after a pause this April,” said Barry Rutenberg, chairman of the NAHB and a home

builder from Gainesville. The component gauging current sales conditions rose 5 points to 30 and the component gauging traffic of prospective buyers rose 5 points to 23, which was the highest level since April 2007. The component gauging sales expectations in the next six months rose three points to 34. Housing activity remains depressed after the burst of the housing bubble, as house prices have tumbled by roughly a third. David Crowe, chief economist at NAHB, said tough access to credit for both builders and consumers, inaccurate appraisals and rising materials prices have limited gains. But activity in the new-build market has bounced off lows, helped by low mortgage rates and a declining unemployment rate. Ian Shepherdson, chief


economist at High-Frequency Economics, said the builders sentiment data are running ahead of the hard data. “The gap has to close sooner or later,” he said in a note to clients. “The key story here, we think, is improving access to mortgage finance, rather than the level of rates, which have been very low for a long time. After a credit event, availability of credit is the key to real recovery; housing is on the cusp.” The iShares home construction index has surged 30 percent this year. A separate measure of housing affordability released by the National Association of Realtors said its index hit a record high in the first quarter, based on the relationship between median home prices, median family income and average mortgage interest rates.

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Rents soar as former homeowners, young workers seek housing By Alejandro Lazo Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — A nation still struggling to clear up one housing debacle has run smack into another — soaring rents. The foreclosure mess has pushed millions of former homeowners with tarnished credit into a competitive apartment market across the U.S. Add fresh demand from young workers, few new units and tight standards for home loans, and the result is rental sticker shock not seen in years. Rents are surging from New York to Los Angeles. The average monthly U.S. rent for apartments hit

$1,008 in the first quarter, pushing past the all-time high set in the third quarter of 2008, according to the data firm RealFacts. In certain markets, it is now cheaper to own a home than rent. Menachem Krinsky recalls how in late 2008 every street seemed ornamented with “for rent” signs when he first moved to Los Angeles from the East Coast. Back then, his landlord was so desperate to keep him as a tenant that he slashed his rent of about $2,000 by $800 after Krinsky’s first roommate bailed on the lease. These days, however, Krinsky’s search for a

one-bedroom apartment costing around $1,500 is shaping up to be a major headache. “I am looking for something clean and new, and unless you want to spend a fortune, it’s hard,” said Krinsky, a 22-year-old art director and graphic designer. Rob Magnotta, a real estate agent, recently listed his two-bedroom Irvine, Calif., condominium for rent on Craigslist for $2,300. He had six applicants within 24 hours, including one who wrote a poignant letter about losing a home to foreclosure. “It was almost too easy,” said Magnotta, who chose

another renter. “I know the rental market was strong. But until you are actually renting the place, I think you are surprised it is that strong.” A big driver of rent increases has been demand from young workers who are striking out on their own after doubling up with family members during the worst of the economic downturn. Alaia Williams, 27, recently moved out of her mother’s Inglewood apartment to be nearer to her job at a Santa Monica, Calif., tech start-up. She and a roommate are splitting the $1,400 rent on a two-bedroom apartment in

Los Angeles’ Palms neighborhood. “We can’t afford to live” closer to work, she said. People who have lost their homes to foreclosure or short sales are also feeling the sting. Damaged credit means many must pay a premium or put down a bigger deposit to secure a place. Robert Corlette pays about $1,700 a month for a two-bedroom townhouse in Anaheim Hills, Calif., that he shares with his wife and five children. The family lost their home to foreclosure in 2009 after Corlette lost his $75,000-a-year job selling insurance. His current job, also in the insur-

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LIVE-IN CAREGIVERS by Cathy L. Lucrezi, Attorney at Law It is easy to imagine many scenarios where a handicapped individual may require the assistance of another person. For individuals with severe mobility impairments, a caregiver may assist with moving the tenant in and out of a wheel chair. For individuals with dementia, a caregiver may be responsible for keeping the tenant safe. A caregiver may be responsible for housekeeping, paying bills, administering medication, and/or a thousand other tasks. A tenant’s request for a live-in caregiver should be handled just as any other request for a reasonable accommodation. The tenant must demonstrate she is handicapped and needs the caregiver. If it is reasonable to grant the request, the landlord is obligated to “bend the rules” and let the caregiver move in. Who is a caregiver? A caregiver is a person who performs some type of service to a handicapped tenant so that the tenant is better able to use and enjoy the rental premises. The caregiver does not have to be certified or licensed. She could be the tenant’s relative or she could be someone from a nursing agency. The caregiver is whoever the tenant says he is. When is a caregiver needed? As with any other request for an accommodation, the landlord can require the tenant to produce verification of the need for the caregiver. If the tenant’s health care provider (doesn’t have to be a physician) says the caregiver is needed by the handicapped tenant, then the caregiver is needed. Period. The landlord should not second guess the health professional’s opinion. What should the lease say? The live-in caregiver is not a tenant and should not be listed as a tenant on the lease. The caregiver is not responsible for rent or any other charges that may become due under the lease. Only the tenant is responsible for that.

Neither should the caregiver be listed as an occupant. The caregiver has no status as a tenant and no entitlement to protections of the landlord tenant statute. His presence in the household is based solely on the tenant’s need for his services. The live-in caregiver is in a category by himself. The lease should include a provision, or there should be an addendum, that indicates the name of the caregiver and acknowledges that the tenant remains responsible for performance of the lease and the conduct of the caregiver. The lease should make the tenant responsible for notifying the landlord of any changes in who serves as caregiver. Can the caregiver be “checked out”? Because the caregiver is not a tenant, the caregiver’s income is irrelevant. There is no need for the caregiver to complete an application or for a landlord to run a credit check. However, it is perfectly legitimate for a landlord to run a criminal background check. The landlord can request the minimum amount of data necessary to run the check. If that means the caregiver must sign an authorization, then it is the tenant’s responsibility to obtain it. If the criminal background check reveals a conviction that wouldn’t pass muster under a typical application, then it is reasonable for the landlord to refuse to allow that particular caregiver to move-in. Sample lease provision (name of caregiver) shall reside in the premises as Tenant’s caregiver. It is understood that the caregiver is not a tenant entitled to the protections or entitlements of the lease, nor of the statutes related to landlord tenant matters. If Tenant changes caregivers, Tenant shall notify Landlord of the name of the new caregiver prior to the new caregiver taking occupancy. Landlord may conduct a criminal background check of the caregiver and may condition consent to the caregiver upon the results of the criminal background check. Tenant is responsible for any lease violations that occur through the acts or omissions of the caregiver. Tenant shall provide a copy of this lease to the caregiver.

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ance industry, pays about half that. “There is a lot of pressure,” said Corlette, 56. “It wears you down.” The crash has made owning a home more affordable than renting in some markets. An index by the research firm Green Street Advisors compares buying with renting in 79 metro markets; that index hit its most attractive point last year for buying since 1991, when the firm began tracking the data. Researchers calculate that the after-tax cost of a mortgage is only 10 percent higher than what it costs to rent nationally after taking into account mortgage rates, property taxes and other factors. Rising rents have converted some renters into buyers. Scott Matulis, 48, recently purchased a townhome in Oak Park, Calif., after enduring two consecutive years of rental increases. His mortgage, taxes and homeowner association fees now total $2,200, just $100 more than what he was paying his landlord. “I finally just pulled the trigger and figured I’d be throwing money away on rent,” Matulis said. Although rising rents may be motivating home purchases by people who are in good shape financially, those increases are walloping working class families and the poor — groups already hard hit by job losses, lost income and stagnant wages. Virginia Villa of Brea, Calif., a single mother of four who works as a manager at Disneyland, has doubled up with her adult daughter, who contributes $400 to the monthly household budget. Still, Villa said, about half her takehome pay goes toward rent and utilities. “I have a decent job and I would love to buy a house, but I don’t think that’s possible to do,” Villa said.

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Lenders less leery of reducing homeowners’ principal By Hudson Sangree McClatchy Newspapers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Principal reduction, long a nonstarter with lenders, has suddenly become a potential reality for thousands of homeowners who owe far more than their houses are worth. Some economists and politicians have argued for years that the only way to revive the housing market and jumpstart the economy is to vastly reduce the amount Americans owe on their mortgages. But lenders have balked at writing down debts. Now, however, as part of the $25 billion mortgage settlement announced in February, some of the nation’s largest lenders have agreed to reduce loan balances for thousands of customers. Bank of America announced this week that it would offer more than 200,000 borrowers relief by reducing principal to as low as a home’s current value. And in a key development, Keep Your Home California, the state’s major housing-aid effort, said it was changing its rules to no longer require a lender contribution to its Principal Reduction Program, which provides up to $100,000 in loan forgiveness. That change will benefit as many as 9,000 borrowers in the state, program officials said. In addition, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-backed mortgage giants that control the majority of mortgages in the state, will now allow loans to be paid down by the California program. Before, when a lender contribution was required, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would not participate. Diane Richardson, head of Keep Your Home California, said the changes will “level the playing

field” for underwater borrowers, who have been unable to refinance homes in which they have no equity. “It gets them back to the point where they won’t be so underwater that they just feel helpless,” she said. Even as it gains momentum, principal reduction remains deeply controversial, with some experts calling it a potential cure for the economy and others expressing concern about its effectiveness and fairness. Keep Your Home California’s Principal Reduction Program, for example, benefits home owners who have experienced economic hardship, such as job loss, and who are delinquent on their loan payments or facing foreclosure. A borrower in that situation could receive a principal write-down of up to $100,000, while their neighbor, who has made mortgage payments on time but who is also deeply underwater, receives no debt reduction. About 30 percent, or more than 2 million, of California’s 6.8 million mortgaged properties were underwater in the fourth quarter of 2011, Santa Ana-based CoreLogic reported. The question with principal reduction is “who do you give it to?” said Mike Himes, vice president of NeighborWorks in Sacramento, a nonprofit that helps struggling homeowners. Himes, who stressed he was expressing his own views and not those of his organization, said those who have their loan balance reduced — in some cases because of only temporary job loss — will be better positioned to build equity as the housing market recovers. Those who stayed employed and kept paying, on the other hand, may never catch up. “Selected

people will get back (lost equity) and some won’t,” he said. Himes said loan modifications, which reduce interest rates and extend payment terms, can make mortgage payments affordable without giving some homeowners a big advantage. Many critics of principal reduction say it creates an incentive for borrowers to default on their loans in order to take advantage of assistance programs. Some economists call such incentives for bad behavior, with others paying the costs, a “moral hazard,” and warn against them. “Principal reduction should be the absolute reduction of last resort,” said Anthony Sanders, a professor of real estate finance at George Mason University. Sanders made his comments during a panel discussion on principal reduction last month at the Brookings Institution, a public-policy think tank in Washington. The keynote speaker at the event was Edward DeMarco, acting head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the government conservator that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Democratic politicians have criticized DeMarco for refusing to let the government-sponsored enterprises reduce the principal of loans they own or back. To do so, he has argued, would undermine his responsibility to preserve their assets and minimize losses to taxpayers, who invested more than $187 billion in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac following their near collapse in the housing crash. In his April speech, DeMarco said it might make sense in some circumstances to offer principal reductions. But he said a large-scale effort would come at net cost to

taxpayers of $2.1 billion and would affect less than one-tenth of the estimated 11 million underwater homeowners in the United States. “This is not about some huge difference-making program that will rescue the housing market,” DeMarco told the Brookings audience. Others disagree. California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a key player in negotiating the national mortgage settlement, has been one of DeMarco’s critics. In February, she wrote him saying the settlement would help borrowers of Bank of America, Chase and Wells Fargo, who promised to provide at least $12 billion for principal reduction and short sales, where lenders agree to accept less than what they’re owed. The settlement did not include Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Harris noted. She urged DeMarco to cease foreclosures in the state and to conduct a “straight-forward analysis” of whether a broad program of principal reductions would help homeowners and save taxpayer dollars. Harris expressed confidence that the agency’s potential findings would confirm her views. DeMarco wrote back denying her request. He said the agency had already analyzed the benefits of principal reduction, and had concluded it was no more effective than other tools that reduced monthly payments without such high costs. Those tools included cutting interest rates and extending loan terms. “There is no question that underwater borrowers in California would benefit from other taxpayers across the United States paying off the underwater portions of their mortgage debt,” he wrote to Harris. But

DeMarco said his obligation was to taxpayers and to ensuring maximum assistance at minimum cost. That’s the wrong way to look at it, said Jeffrey Michael, director of the Business Forecasting Center at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. The biggest benefit to all taxpayers, he said, would be to pull the economy and the housing market out of its slump by erasing debt that may never be repaid — and which will only lead to more foreclosures and economic turmoil. Principal reduction should be open to a broad range of borrowers, not just to those who are delinquent, to address the fairness issue and to avoid providing incentives for borrowers to stop paying, he said. He said borrow-

ers don’t need to see their negative equi ty erased, but suggested that loan balances should be no more than 120 percent of home values. “It gives them an incentive to stay in their home and gives them light at the end of the tunnel,” he said. Who would pay the billions of dollars such a program would cost? Taxpayers, he said. It makes sense, he said, because those same taxpayers will pay regardless, though depressed home prices, lagging job recovery, neighborhood blight and under-funded schools. The downward spiral will only continue as long as there’s a massive amount of negative equity on the books, he said. With a broad-ranging debt reduction, he said, “I think we’ll all be better off.”

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Renovations transform two Parade of Homes winners By Dave Hodges Editor

Two builders in the 2012 Parade of Homes stand out not only for the unique homes they built, but the kind of projects they did. In the renovation and remodeling category this year were GBGH Construction and D Stich Construction Services LLC. They both won awards for their work and will have their entries open today from noon to 6 p.m. Builder Matt McHaffie, owner of GBGH, noticed the two-story brick house at the corner of Georgia and Meridian streets when he was looking for a place to live. It had been on the market for three years and needed a lot of work. “I noticed that and with my remodeling background, I though this was a great location and a great neighborhood,” McHaffie


said. He was also encouraged by the structural soundness of the house, which had been built in 1948 with poured concrete walls 8 inches thick. “I was really happy to know that the guy definitely cared about what he was doing,” McHaffie said of the original builder. The house, which won the Gold Award in the renovation category, was originally 3,000 square feet and consisted of a basement and a main floor. GBGH converted that to a three-level house by creating a master suite with bedroom, walk-in closet and master bath in what formerly was the attic. The top level also got a deck on the east side of the house, just like the two floors below. Now the house is three bedrooms and two baths, and totals 4,300 square feet. The basement is unfinished,

but McHaffie said it can become an in-home office, apartment or “man cave.” The project included $10,000 worth of high-efficiency windows custom made for the existing wall openings. “I didn’t want to mess with any of the existing window or door openings because I didn’t want to disturb the structural integrity of the house,” he added. In similar fashion, builder David Stich took a lakefront home built in 1950 on Echo Point Lane and turned it into a three-bedroom, two-bath layout with all new plumbing and airconditioning systems and a bonus room added upstairs. “We only added about 400 square feet of living space to the building, but we completely renovated the inside,” said Stich, who worked for many years with Turner Heritage Homes and is now running

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Builder Matt McHaffie, owner of GBGH, noticed the two-story brick house at the corner of Georgia and Meridian streets when he was looking for a place to live. It had been on for sale for three years and needed a lot of work, he said. This is the “before” view. his own construction business. It’s his first Parade of Homes entry. Stich referred to the concrete-block home as a “rustic cabin in the woods.” He replaced the original roof system with gabled trusses to create an attic, where he built a home office.

The project also included sprayed-in foam insulation, ceramic tile floors, new countertops and stainless-steel appliances. The home won the Parade of Homes’ Silver Award in the renovation category. “We kept the style and charm of a vacation home,”

Stich said. “The ceilings throughout the house are the tongue-and-groove pine with the exposed beams.” He’s most proud of the view from the upstairs window. “You can see Lake Bradford,” Stich said. “That’s the draw — the million-dollar view.”

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This one-story house has 2,916 square feet, three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The kitchen centers on a big island with seating for five and opens to the conversation room angling off the back of the house. This spacious home also has a dining room and a formal living room, along with a foyer and a media room off the entrance. The bedrooms share a single wing.

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Featured house plan: European mini-estate There’s a lot to like in this one-story design, Plan HMAFAPW00689 from With 2,916 square feet of living space on one level, there’s plenty of room to spread out and live large. The kitchen island is designed to seat five people and curves around so they can all talk to one another. This generous area opens to the conversation room, featuring a fireplace, windows and sliding doors to the backyard. When it’s time for dinner, head to the living and dining zone, which also leads outside. A media room can become almost anything: home theater, office or craft room are just a few possibilities. Three bedrooms grace the right side of the plan. The deluxe master suite offers a tray ceiling, sliding glass doors to the outside, a dressing area, dual walk-in closets, a doublebowl vanity and a compartmented toilet. The sunken shower area is highlighted with glass blocks. A gar-

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den whirlpool tub finishes off this area. Extra storage in the garage will come in handy. And a full basement can be finished later or used for additional storage.

The Tallahassee Builders Association’s 2012 Parade of Homes™ ends today with 20 new homes and two remodeled projects on display, including the Platinum Award/Best in Show for Barton Construction’s 3,134-square-foot home at 4103 Beckett in Southwood. Show hours are noon to 6 pm.


Admission to the homes is free and Parade books, while quantities last, are available at the eleven Publix stores in Tallahassee, where donations of canned food can be made to the Parade of Homes™ charity, Second Harvest.

Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 21/2 Total living area: 2,916 square feet Standard basement: 2,916 square feet Garage and storage: 485 square feet Dimensions: 77’10” x 73’10” Foundation: Standard basement

“As a custom home builder celebrating 10 years in the industry, I’m excited about the overwhelming positive reception that our home and team have received from Parade visitors,” said Doug Barton of Barton Construction. “Our Parade home is based on our popular ‘Retreat’ plan featuring exceptional fixture and finish selections, flexibility of the living spaces, minimal wasted space, and the ability of the future owners to economically finish expandable space.” Other major winners in the Parade of Homes™ were the Gold Award-honored entries of Powerhouse Construction of Tallahassee, Alexander Dinkelman, Inc., Tricon Builders, Inc., Kessler Construction, LLC, and GBGH Construction, Inc. Green Building Awards, presented by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), went to Kessler Construction, LLC for the company’s $1.1 million home in Monticello and Bill Kimberl Construction for a $255,000 home in Betton Hills. Here’s a list of the 22 Parade entries and the communities where they can be found (in parentheses).

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At www.houseofthe, you can browse more than 1,500 other designs, or download a free Study Plan of this design and many others. You can also order a paper copy of the Study Plan for $10 by calling 866-7721013. To build this house, order a complete set of construction documents at www.houseoftheweek. com or call toll free 866772-1013.

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1. Premier Fine Homes (Summerlake) 2. Adams Quality Homes (Observation Pointe) 3. Powerhouse Construction (Adrion Woods) 4. Premier Fine Homes (Adrion Woods) 5. Bill Kimberl Construction (Betton Hills) 6. Turner Legacy Homes (Park Charleston) 7. Premier Fine Homes (Southwood) 8. Premier Fine Homes (Bull Run) 9. Panhandle Building Services (Hollystone) 10. Alexander Dinkelman (Ocleon Drive off Thomasville Road) 11. Foundation Homes (Southwood)

12. Tricon Builders (Summerbrooke) 13. Hartsfield Construction (Greystone) 14. Premier Fine Homes (Buckhead) 15. Barton Construction (Southwood) 16. White Oak Construction (Centerville Conservation Community) 17. White Oak Construction (Centerville Conservation Community) 18. Panhandle Building Services (Centerville Conservation Community) 19. Ertl Homes (Preakness Point) 20. Kessler Construction (Washington Highway, Monticello) 21. D STICH Construction Services (Renovation/Remodel) (Lake Bradford) 22. GBGH Construction (Renovation/Remodel) (Lafayette Park)

A complete list of Parade of Homes™ winners as well as winners of TBA’s 2011-2012 Remodelers Showcase Awards can be viewed at our association’s web site at

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New 3 BR Coming Soon In Bull Run

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2606 Farragut Way (Holley Model) is a brand new 3 BR Energy Star home built by Tallahassee Homes and is being introduced with all the great features and floor plans of our much larger homes. If you are downsizing, want a huge Master Bedroom and Bath, or just want a more affordable home (from the 240's) in a great neighborhood then this is the home for you. Visit our sales model at 2640 Manassas Way or Visit our web site at Call Porter Chandler, Broker/Owner 545-8491 Tallahassee Homes Realty, LLC OPEN SUNDAY 2:00 - 4:00

2633 Manassas Way (Bradford Model) 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! Builder offering $7000 in closing costs.Visit 2640 Manassas Way - Our Sales & Design Center or web site

2598 Farragut Way (Cottonwood Model) New Energy Star Homes in Bull Run. Tallahassee's Top Selling New Home Neighborhood in 2012. NEW floor plans, quality features for easy living, best prices, top rated schools, convenience to shopping & more. View this 4BR/2BA home today. Builder offering $7,000 in closing costs. Visit 2640 Manassas Way - Our Sales & Design Center or our Web site

1317 Woodgate Way Gorgeous back yard with pool & hot tub! Move right in! Even the furniture is negotiable in this 3BR/2BA home. There’s also a 2 car garage, fireplace, newer roof, brick & hardie board home. $245,000

398 Terrace St A winner of 2009 Parade of Homes, gorgeous 3BR/2.5BA convenient "Old Town" location. Craftsman style exterior w/ contemporary interior. 14 ft ceilings, hardwood floors, window seats, designer lighting throughout. Large outdoor living area in covered patio. Energy Star certified! Miccosukee to Hillcrest to Brevard to Terrace, keep right at curve $350,000.

Call Porter Chandler, Broker/Owner 545-8491 Tallahassee Homes Realty, LLC OPEN SUNDAY 2-5 P.M.

Call Porter Chandler, Broker/Owner 545-8491 Tallahassee Homes Realty, LLC OPEN 2-4 SUNDAY

Call Bootsey George @ 850-556-9785 Capital City Real Estate Group OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

7316 Ox Bow Circle - $885,000 Outstanding scenery surrounds this lakefront custom home in Ox Bow! Floor plan features a formal dining room, formal living room, a family room with soaring ceilings, 5 Bedrooms, and a full in-law suite. The gourmet kitchen is beautifully designed with custom cabinets, wine bar, dual Wolf ovens, and Subzero stainless steel refrigerator. 4,731 square feet of luxurious living in Ox Bow - Must See! Call Jason Naumann for More Information (850)933-0328 The Naumann Group Real Estate, Inc. OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

1590 Goodwood Dr. Move in ready! 3BR/2BA with impressive family room/fireplace + living room, eat-in kitchen + dining room. New AC & ductwork, new windows & screens, new carpet & tile, new stainless steel appliances, new water heater, new window treatments, new paint, new ceiling fans & light fixtures, roof 2007 and recent granite counters Fenced yard, 2-car garage. Centerville to Betton Oaks subdivision inside Capital Cir. $208,000. Dianne Spooner, Broker, 850-508-1846 Spooner Realty Services OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

3305 Vassar Court Arbor Hill beauty that has undergone nice remodeling including all new plumbing fixtures, new lighting and tastefully updated kitchen with all new appliances.$148,500. Directions: Raymond Diehl Rd. to Vassar Rd. to Vassar Court

4298 Avon Park Cir- $169,900, Cozy up on your covered porch overlooking the gorgeous Oaks of Avon Park. Come see what separates this townhome in SouthWood from the others. Immaculate 3BD/2.5 BA townhome includes custom built-ins, tumbled marble kitchen backsplash, plantation blinds, detached two car garage just to name a few features you will encounter. This location is a short walk to the Town Center and all SouthWood Amenities. Come see why this is the place to hang your hat and call "Home". Call Tami Frankland at 459-7666 for information. The Naumann Group OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 PM

7769 N. Briarcreek Road New construction w/100% financing available. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen, 2-car garage. Craftsman style off Bannerman Road - follow the balloons.

4574 Rice Drive - Wellington Place New 3/2, 2-car garage. Energy Star Quality! All stainless steel kitchen appliances. Lux bath w/Jacuzzi & separate shower stall. Covered back porch! Many lots to choose from & can customize. $147,900

4078 Four Oaks Blvd- $185K SouthWood Townhome shows like a model & has the "WOW" factor you've been looking for! Hardwood floors, 42 inch kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, stainless appliances, crown molding, built in DVD & surround sound in living room are just some of the features. Sit out back on the screened porch overlooking the professionally landscaped brick patio & take in the private back yard. Located across the street from Town Center, the YMCA & a short walk to the park. Call Stacie Spears at 445-5510 for information. The Naumann Group MINT CONDITION AND FULLY FURNISHED!

8490 Cabin Hill Rd- This gorgeous 3262+- sq. ft. 4 BR (+ office), 3 BA brick home features a full in-law suite, an upgraded interior w/granite kichen countertops, newer Maytag appliances, remodeled baths, classy fixtures, bamboo wood flooring, ceramic tile flooring, french doors, & recent paint. Private 6.16 acre lot w/majestic oaks! Detached 2-car garage/incredible workshop! Recent Roof & A/C! ONLY $275,000! GREAT BUY! FREE NEW RIDING MOWER W/PURCHASE! Dir: Apalachee Pkwy, R on Williams Rd, L on Cabin Hill Libby Allen Realty, Inc. 850-668-7653 Tour on-line at PERFECT LOCATION AND STYLE

3798 E Millers Bridge Road Gorgeous Home In Bobbin Trace! Custom built on .71 acre lot. Spacious, open,hardwood & tile floors, beautiful crown molding. Great kitchen w/island & pantry, private guest suite, bonus rm & huge master! Over 3900 SF, 4BR/3.5BA. $649,500 Maclay Rd to Bobbin Trace, left on E Millers Bridge

1449 PINE STREET Only $239,000 for brand new GBGH Construction. Really POPS! 2030 sq ft, 3/2 w open flr plan, terrific kitchen w island, high ceilings, custom detail throughout, frpl, 2 car garage. $60K under appraisal. Close to all things Midtown, Whole foods, restaurants, & retail coming soon to old Miracle Plaza. Dir: Thomasville to just S of old Miracle Theatre to Pine. You'll be WOWed! Hosted by:

Ann Fisher 545-7275 Ann Fisher Realty, Inc

Terry Anne Kant, Realtor, CRS, Kant Realty of N Fl (850) 877-2121 OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

Call Josephine Ang, Remax Professionals Realty 545-3363 BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEWS!

Richard Snow, 386-5169 Hartsfield Realty, Inc., OPEN 2-4 SUNDAY! IN-LAW SUITE! 6+ ACRES!

Magnolia Properties Inc., 850-386-8660 OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1-4

Don Ficke, 228.1650 Anchor Realty of St. George Island New MIDTOWN Open SAT-SUN 12-4

We’re here for your home solutions! 10670 Lake Iamonia Drive - $325,000 Cypress home set on a hill across from Lake Iamonia. Very well-maintained w/a park-like 1 1/2 acres of land. Separate sunroom & windows on the front reveal the lake view, birds, & beautiful landscape. Rocking chair front porch. Roof 2010, HVAC 2010, water heater 2011. Interior includes custom cypress woodwork, stained glass front doors, country kitchen, large closets, & oversized garage.

1575 Paul Russell Rd 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo in Brighton Place. Lots of upgrades, 1-car garage, move in ready. Close to downtown & shopping. Gated with association pool. Priced to sell at $120,000. MLS 224147

1739 Kathryn Drive - $169,900 TWO kitchens, TWO floors, lots of bedrooms and baths...must see. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms 2 baths, open livingroom/kitchen area. Basement can be separated into an in-law suite or apartment. It is an additional 780 sqft with open studio space and separate office/work area. Close to everything! Just jump on Mahan, Blairstone or Miccosukee - Your choice! Selling "as is".

Teresa E Hatler, Broker, 850-591-5176 Bridge Waters Realty Group, LLC

Ted Thomas, 545-1241 Thomas Mitchell Realty

Danielle Galvin, (850) 933-3953 1st Choice Real Estate Services Inc.

Call Today!

Robin Yeatman ............................850.599.2262

2311 Heathrow Drive - Stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1758 sqft. move in ready home. Deluxe master bath, trey ceiling, gas fireplace with raised brick hearth, upgraded corian counter tops, maple cabinets, privacy fence, brick pavers on front porch. $2500 flooring allowance with full price offer.

Steve Lastowski, 907-0070

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


$525 1BR/1BA Dixie Dr W/D hookup, FSU/TCC, 539-4043

Camaron at Woodcrest


RENTALS & ROOMIES Real Estate for Rent __

ROOM FOR RENT Rm, private bath in 3/3 in Woodbriar. Near all universities $450/mo. incl. utils/DSL. 212-0939



ROOMMATES Master BR/BA. Male preferred. $400 firm incl. utils. Call Richard for info. 570-9206



Move-in Ready! Private BR/BA in 2/2 townhome 10 min from FSU, DSL W/D. back patio. No smoking/pets. $475/mo + 1/2 utils. 586-943-1570



Upstairs Apt. partially furnished all util. incl. + internet & cable, $590/mo. 850-408-4345


Fully renovated, new kitchen,bath & windows beautiful 1BR/1BA 1944 Dawsey St $495/mo + 400 dep. 850-544-9436




1BR Deal

1207 N. MLK Blvd #B2, $395 1Br/1Ba, CHA, Avail 5/18, large closet, close to everything Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284

Lowered rates. Spacious layouts for 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms! Town homes avail. Fireplaces available! Pet park, 3 pools, playground, & much more! Spaces are limited.

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FIRST MONTH FREE! Stadium View 2BR near Myers Park & downtown, hardwood 223 Atkinson Dr. , $350, 1Br/1Ba 625sqft., W/D floors, CH/A, lease, no pets, $585/mo 251-8093 H o o k u p s , c l o s e t o 9284418 campus, avail. 6/12 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Nice quiet, 1BR, CH&A, Realty, Inc. 877-2284 rental references reqd. no pets. $400 dep. 9284584 $400/mo. 850-878-6325 9283329 STUDENTS! Walk to FSU. 2BR/1BA, no pets. NW 1BR/1BA $595/mo. 110 N. Lipona 3124 Mission Rd. #2 W/D hookup, $525/mo. Mon-Sel Apts. 545-3751 9283614 No pets. Call 847-1936



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I-10 Convenience, great NW Location on a quite dead end st., Lawn service Incl. l 2633 Windy Ridge, $575, 2Br/1Ba 900 sqft., CHA, W/D hookups, Avail. Now l1314-A Stone Rd., $475, 1Br/1Ba 725 sqft., WIN, New Carpet, Hardwood floors, avail 6/12 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284

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WALK TO FAMU 2 __ Casa Calderon BR/1BA 1432 Hudson St Clean 2BR, 1.5BA, brick, Parkway Convenience Apartments 1320-B Linda Ann $500, W/D & Dishwasher in full kitchen efficient,

Offers an independent living facility for persons who are either 62 years 2BR’s Newly renovated! of age or older and/or handicapped. Rent is Walk to FSU, water, based upon income sewer, cable, HBO incl. and applicants must Pet friendly. meet HUD's eligibility On-site mgmt. 222-4688 requirements. For more information contact 9280826 Casa Calderon Apartments 750 sq.ft. 1BR/1BA incl. 800 W. Virginia St. hot water & sewer. Tallahassee, FL 32304 SORRY NO PETS. Recent 850-222-4026 remodel w/pine panel TDD: 800-955-8771 walls. 733 California St. 9280945 $525/mo ALSO, STUDIO SAME BLDG. $395/mo. Central Location 850-545-6685 1509-7 Branch St, $395, 9280935 1BR/1BA, 500 sqft., CHA, large closet, Avail now Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 9284539 Apts from $375/mo. $350 dep. 2BR mobile FIRST MONTH FREE! homes from $475/mo 2BR near downtown & $450 dep Lafayette Park, wood Curtis Baynes Broker/ CHA, lease, No Owner, (850) 576-8774 floors, pets, $585/mo incl. water & sewer 251-8093

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2BR/1BA, 660sqft, new unit 850-443-8268 9281592 flooring, front porch, yard incl., CHA, avail. CONDOS FOR RENTnow FURNISHED Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 Tallahassee Center 9284527 Fabulous,corner 1brm, Quality 1BR & 2BR apts. 1.5bth,granite,security, Starting at $395 + dep pkg,gym 954-815-1656 9284109 No pets. 850-561-4226 9280319 DUPLEX FOR RENTUNFURNISHED Regional Property Services 633 MARYBETH AVE Over 600 properties 2BR/1BA duplex. CHA in the Tallahassee area. washer/dryer hookup Check us out at $550 Rent Annual lease. 893-2500 No pets allowed. Lic Real Estate Broker Avail. mid-Mayl







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

Call 385-9881



OPEN HOUSES OPEN SUN 2-4 8060 Preservation Rd, 32312. $359,900. Gorgeous 2,915 sq. ft. 4BR/3BA built in ‘04. Wood floors. Office, sunroom, large deck. No rear neighbor – backs up to wooded area! Dir. Bannerman to Preservation. Elena Akopyan 294-1414





quiet. W. side. No pets. $575/mo. 576-2695.



Downtown 1Br

566 #2 E. Call St., $425, 1Br/1Ba 700sqft., WIN, Avail 6/12 Lrg. open floorplan Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284



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



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


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3/1.5, carpet, carport, W/D connections, $725 Lg. 2/1, wood floors, no pets, quiet & clean. 320 Lipona Rd. $675/mo. 385-6710 or 556-4008 Meridian Mgmt. Realtor





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4 BR/2BA 2,000 Sq FT $279,900


3468 GENTLE WIND WAY, 32317. $189,900! Corner lot! NEW granite, stainless applian., fixtures, paint! Fenced yard w/patio. Bucklake/ Swift Creek /Lincoln schools. Dir: Mahan to Weems, Lt. Dartmouth, Rt Gentle Wind. Elina Galoyan 491-5251.


Only $372,000, 3br/3bth w/ 1br/2bth Inlaw Suite/Apt Over an Acre, 3100+ SqFt CALL Jacques 228-2927

$115,000 3bd/2bth Call Michael Lee 339-9346





2492 LANTANA LANE, 32311. SOUTHWOOD A true 5BR at $274,900! To build new with this caliber of finishes will cost you an arm & a leg! 2 masters! Detached garage. Jaw dropping backyard! Orange to Mossy Creek, Rt Lantana. Don McGovern 5088676 (ADVANCED REALTY GRP)

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* Rent to Own - New * Behind Leon High Centerville Near Lake Ella Golden Eagle 2BR/2.5BA 118#1 E. 8th Ave., $475, 3 & 4 BR Beautiful 401 Terrace St., $795 1647 Eagles Watch Way, Townhouses TOWNHOMES 1Br/1Ba 750sqft. CHA, Homes in Bull Run from 2 B R / 2 B A 1 5 2 5 s q f t . , $1350, 3Br/2.5Ba 1800 #20 Centerville A v a i l . 6 / 1 2 , P r i v a t e $1895/mo Avail. now C H A , W / D h o o k u p s , sq.ft., gated community., FOR RENT! CLOSE 1625 R d . , 2 B R / 2 . 5 B A 1 2 9 2 deck, wooded view 2633 Manassas Way front porch, sunroom, W / D , C H A , 2 C a r sqft., $950, CHA, WD, Kent Strauss Mgmt & 2598 Farragut Way separate living & dining G a r a g e , S c r e e n e d TO FSU & TCC! Located & in the Betton Realty, Inc. 877-2284 Porter Chandler, Broker r o o m , f e n c e d y a r d , porch, Avail 6/12 W/D, SEC. SYS. Hills/ Woodgate area, __ Owner 850-545-8491 carport, Avail. Now Kent Strauss Mgmt & & Water Incl., Tallahassee Homes Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 FULL KITCHEN, Cable Community Pool. Realty, LLC Realty, Inc. 877-2284 __ __ Kent Strauss Mgmt & FIREPLACE, __ Off Hartsfield Realty, Inc. 877-2284 2/1, corner of Grady & 2447-B Talco Hills $625, Henderson Rd. CH/A. MANY EXTRAS! __ 2BR/2BA, 900sqft, CHA, Avail. 5/15 $695/mo. $850/mo. Huntington Woods W/D hookups, deck, No pets. 524-3117 4/2, 1425 sq.ft. W/D, new tile floors, vaulted __ 850-508-7944 near schools & I-10. ceilings, DIAN RD 3665 Longfellow Dr. in __




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Off Tharpe

1871 Meriadoc Rd., $725 2BR/2BA 1030 sqft., CHA, W/D, Privacy fenced yard,fireplace, 1/2 off 1st months rent, Avail now Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284


3305 Thomas Butler Rd 2/2, new floor & paint. $750/mo. $700 dep. 2533 W Tharpe St. 1/1 $475/mo. $400 dep. No pets 850-386-5664



Beautiful & Spacious

3/2, carpet, W/D incl, $900/mo.

222-8702 Meridian Mgmt. Realtor



I-10 Convenience

1571-3C Stone Rd., $775, 2Br/2.5Ba 1216 sq.ft., CHA, W/D, Fireplace, Patio, community pool, avail. 6/12 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284

l 1839 # 4 avail now, #2&#6 avail 6/12 Portland Ave. $650, 2BR/1.5BA, 1150 sq.ft, CHA, tile floors, W/D hookups, patio, avail. now 9284552 l1839 #5 Portland Ave. $725, 3BR/2.5BA, 1300 9284537 sq.ft., CHA, W/D l GREAT LOCATION! hookups, avail 6/12 3BR/2BA Excellent Kent Strauss Mgmt & condition w/enclosed Recently remodeled Realty, Inc. 877-2284 garage & screened 2BR/1BA off Tharpe St., deck.1500 sq.ft. Killearn 9284524 $675/mo. 524-7091, area $950/mo + dep leave message l RECENTLY UPDATED! 9283974 Bike to Campus 2BR/1.5BA on Talpeco w/screened porch, Round house 3BR/2BA 214-D White Dr., $550, 1Br/1Ba 700sqft., CHA, $700/mo + dep. 1514 Fuller Rd. Nice W / D , F e n c e d y a r d , No pets. 850-893-5265 location & view. No 9283715 pets. $700/mo 524-2873 1-Story Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 2BR/2BA, CHA, W/D Midtown Gem connection, fireplace 9284543 1350-6F Terrace St., $650, Nice yard. Water furn. 2Br/1Ba 1100 sq.ft., CHA, 1360 Fuller. $720/mo. Blairstone Steal W D h o o k u p s , P r i v a t e No pets. 524-2873 9280828 1551 #1, #2, & #3 Kay patio, fireplace, Avail. a v e . , $ 8 9 5 , 3 B r / 3 B a 6/12 Kent Strauss Mgmt & 1275sqft., CHA, W/D Realty, Inc. 877-2284 Selling a boat? hookups, Lease till 5/31/2013, Convenient CALL CLASSIFIED 9284550 to Shopping, Orange ADVERTISING Ave & Southwood, Avail. 6/12 Near Koger Center Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 3/2.5, office, W/D, pool, $900/mo. 850-933-1330




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Spacious 1 Bedroom

1009-12 Sharer Ct., 736Sqft., 1BR/1BA $450, Large closets, CHA, W/D Hookups, private deck, avail. now Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284



Spacious N.W.

2342 LaRue Ct. $625, 2BR/1.5BA , 1090sqft., CHA, W/D hookups, Large Living room, Back Deck, Balcony, Avail Now Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284



QUAD/TUNFURNISHED RIPLEXES FOR RENT2BR/1.5BA near TCC, CHA, redecorated, no pets. $600/mo. + dep. 850-385-0227



HOUSES FOR RENTUNFURNISHED $150 an office! Free utils.! 2 room suite, w/outside entrance! Near TMH. Some furniture. Nice!!! Owner/Realtor 878-3957



Southwood overlooking golf course. 2BR/2.5BA + loft, fenced yd, 2-car garage, kitchen equip., W/D, hardwood floors, balcony off master bedroom. $1450/mo. + $1450 dep. Call 545-4538



3BR/1BA, Bond area CH/A, W/D, section 8 ok. 443-9730



3BR/2BA in Killearn lg. den, big deck, double garage, fenced yard. $1200/mo. + dep. no pets, Call 386-854-0755



4BR/2.5BA, 1400 sq.ft. just off S. Monroe. Fresh paint, tile floors, $950/mo 545-9222



Awesome NW Home & Duplex!

l 2004 Alton Rd. 3BR/2.5BA house, $1395, 2032sqft, CHA, W/D hookups, stone fireplace, tile & wood floors, fenced yard, deck, covered patio, lots of storage, pets allowed! l1848 Gina Dr. 2BR/2BA duplex, $725, 1040sqft, CHA, W/D hookups, fireplace, screen porch, fenced yard, pets allowed Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284



$1200/mo 850-209-4173


For more info visit:

AVAILABLE NOW! 317 Mabry St 2/1 Condo $725 Mystic Woods!

4915/4917 Leah Ln 2/2 Duplex $725

1790 Dax Ct

2/2 Duplex $725 Off Miccosukee!

3076 Governors Ct 3/2 Mobile Home $870

1892 Mary Ellen Dr 3/2 House $1,050

2032 Valkyrie Ct

3/2 House $1,100


In-town off Meridian

223 Sinclair Rd., $1050 3Br/1.5Ba, 1496 sqft., CHA, WD hookups, Lg f e n c e d y a r d , Hardwood floors, Small Pets OK, avail 6/12 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284




3200 Langley Cir., $1075, 3Br/2Ba 1720 sq.ft., CHA, W/D hookups, + Loft area, Fireplace, Avail 6/12 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284




3213 Dian Rd

3/2 carpet,carport,W/D connections, $900/mo

2962 Bay Shore Dr

3/2 den,pool,lawn care wood floor $1350/mo

4/2 House $1,600 3/3 House $1250 Killearn Estates

850-906-0800 Lic. Real Estate Broker




"Must See" 2/1 w/office, wood floor, full kitchen, car- port, fenced yard


Meridian Mgmt. Realtor __ 9280941

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2593 Merganser Court Custom home on 1.28acres in Betton! 5BR/3.5BA, 3462 sqft. Family rm/living rm combo w/soaring ceilings & wall-to-wall windows. Formal dining rm w/built-in bookcases. Eat-in kitchen. Hrdwd floors, 10ft+ceilings. 1200 sqft upstairs addition w/two bdrms & open study/office area. Beautifully landscaped yard, situated on three lots, all overlooking swimming pool and wrap around decking. $575,000.

7069 Grenville Road 4BR/3BA, 3264 sqft. Custom built home in Baker Place. Wide-open & spacious floorplan w/expansive arched entryways, interior columns, hrdwd floors, soaring ceilings & crown molding. Kit. w/bar seating, corian countertops & backsplash, real wood cabinetry & new SS appliances. Sunroom w/wall-to-wall windows & patio overlooking private 1.3 acre lot. $450,000

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2113 Eastgate Way 3BR/2BA, 1334 sqft. Adorable Eastgate Charmer! New roof, fresh paint, new screened porch, overlooking new fenced in yard and storage shed. Wood burning stove w/ brick hearth. Huge walkin laundry room/pantry with shelving and wonderful storage options. Seller providing home warranty. Hurry won’t last! $144,900

2578 Canvasback Court 4BR/3.5BA, 3400 sqft. Jeff Drake remodel! Hrdwd floors, new carpet & hot water heaters. Lrg gourmet kit. w/custom cabinetry, granite, tile backsplash, top of the line s.s. appliances. Lrg loft overlooks family rm w/gas FP. Master ste w/built-in bookcases, master BA w/his/her vanities lrg walk-in tiled shower & separate tub. Private backyard w/multi-level brick paver patios $450,000

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84,900 Barrington Park Condos - Only 35 out of 300 left! - Prices drastically reduced!! - Low down payment Broussard Realty

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l444 Carolina historic one bedroom cottage, 1 bath, central A/C, sweet front porch. Walk to FSU. $650 l 4010 Chipola Dr off Mission close to shopping & schools. 2 BR/2BA, 2 story, big loft for office or family area & screen porch. Avail. June $800 l 3429 A Bear Creek, 2/1 duplex secluded wooded lot near shopping $730 Avail. 6/1 l3241 Robinhood, 3/2, secluded tree shaded setting family rm, living and dining. Big deck, and yard. $1375 l 9298 Taff Rd 3/2 doublewide, carport, fenced $785 l 2481 Papillion Way, 5/3.5BA, 2 master suites game room,deck $2250 l 2957 St Stevens Dr. Golden Eagle gated community. Classic brick 2 story 4BR/3.5BA, family rm, formal living & dining. $2950 MAGNOLIA PROPERTIES AND INVESTMENTS. 386-8660

RESTORED COTTAGE 1927. 115 W 6th Ave. 3BR/1.5BA. Wood floors W/D hookup, huge living rm w/fireplace. SORRY NO PETS. $1095 w/lease. 850-545-6685

Summerbrooke lakefront, 4500 sqft 5BR/4BA. Study, weight rm, $3250/mo. 545-9222

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 A "Free Standing" 3,200 SF bldg on Timberlane Road near the Thomasville Road intersection 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.


707 Violet St., $1075, 3Br/2Ba 1533 sqft., CHA, W/D hookups, fireplace, garage, Fenced yard, avail. 6/12 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284








1 Month Free Rent $99 Deposit Bad Credit OKAY

2 & 3 BRs from $499 2 baths,W/D hookups Enjoy swimming pool & large picnic areas! Free lawn care, pest control, community officer. Pre-approval by phone. Call 10-6 including Sat & Sun




3/2 CHA, out 90 W on acreage, new carpet, fresh paint, $800/mo. + dep. & lease 385-4562



Apts from $375/mo. $350 dep. 2BR mobile homes from $475/mo $450 dep Curtis Baynes Broker/ Owner, (850) 576-8774



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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Store front across from Gov. Square. 580 sq.ft. 1457 Old St. Augustine, $650 mo. Bob Wolfe Real Estate, 562-1177






Large Office Space

1310 Paul Russell Rd. $1695 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

Big & nice.Rent to Own or under $8000 down, under $700/mo.$69,900 Owner/Realtor terms. 9284558 9284533 1.05 acres. N27 just N e a r S a m s / K o g e r 3/2, Gadsden Co. Total P r o f e s s i o n a l o f f i c e Center. Like new 3/2, into space near the Capitol split master, 1056 sqft. remodel!!! 878-3957 – d o w n t o w n 9283610 Super kitchen, vaulted By national forest 2/3 ac Tallahassee. From 200 – c e i l i n g s , f i r e p l a c e , 3BR/2BA, 6013 Defoores 1,000 sq. ft. available. huge deck. $795. $395 St $600/mo + $600 dep. Conference rooms and dep. Owner/Realtor kitchen available at no 544-3573 878-3957 9282222 extra cost. Monthly 9284645 Clean 2BR, 1BA 14” on r a t e s f r o m $ 4 0 0 p e r Nice 2BR country living W. side. kitchen equip, m o n t h , i n c l u d i n g w/lg workshop,2 full BA, C H A , d e c k . N o p e t s utilities & janitorial. Call l g . f r o n t p o r c h , n i c e $490/mo. 576-2695 Pat @ 850.521.1182 back porch. Must see 9282627 9280821 to appreciate.$650/mo N i c e & C l e a n OFFICE/RFORETAIL S PACE +$650 dep. Pet ok. 10 3BR/1.5BA $550/mo., RENT min from Lake Talquin also 3BR/2BA $675/mo. 210-5692 or 627-6067 + dep. Call 524-7091 9284238 9283971 * AMPLE PARKING PETS 3/2 doubleQuaint Cottage NO wide on 1/2 acre lot in 800 - 10,000 sq.ft 1346 Linda Ann Dr., Whispering Pines W, Close to downtown, $525, 1Br/1Ba 700 sqft., $650/mo. $650 dep. or new building. W i n , A v a i l 6 / 1 2 . , buy $37,000. 575-9228 Call 878-0823 Recently renovated, 9282544 lots of storage, Off NO PETS. 2/2 on 1/2 9276456 Parkway acre lot w/front deck & Professional rooms $185 Kent Strauss Mgmt & awning. $450/mo. $450 & u p . E . P a r k , n e a r Realty, Inc. 877-2284 Capital Cir. Utilities & dep. 575-9228 9282549 janitorial incl. 509-8818


Directions: West on Hwy 20 (15 min from Capital Cir.) to Collins Landing. Anthony Gifford




Mahan Convenience

$255,000. Dock with all amenities in place – walk out the door and go fishing! 2,222 sq. ft. House is updated inside and out! Custom kitchen with designer touches. Recent seamless metal roof, HVAC and tankless water heater!





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2006 Clayton Home 1 6 x 7 2 m a k e reasonable offer Call 850-962-2767





3 BR/2 BA 1,800 sq. ft. doublewide on 1 acre. Large living rm, family room and kitchen. 3411 Whippoorwill Dr. $69,900. Owner financing. 508-0872

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Big & nice.Rent to Own or under $8000 down, under $700/mo.$69,900 Owner/Realtor terms. 3/2, 1.05 acres. N27 just into Gadsden Co. Total remodel!!! 878-3957



COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE 299 Unit Mobile Home Park - Call for Offers! Bid Deadline 5/31/12 Broker 407-284-7774




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.



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



LOTS FOR SALE Bradford Hills, Proctor Rd. Lot 26. 11.32 acres. Large Oaks, Hickorys & Pines. Horses OK. Very buildable. Excellent school districts. $139,900 obo. Will pay closing costs. 443-0093



Lake Yvette West, 19 Schultz Ct, 0.54 ac. $25,000 713-851-5544



NE 4.6 ac. Chemonie Subd. Gorgeous Homes,Paved,Oaks, Creek,Prime Schools,Horses ok, Underground Util. ONLY LOT! $125K Owner 850-567-7978





North Florida/ Tallahassee

Big & nice.Rent to Own or under $8000 down, under $700/mo.$69,900 Owner/Realtor terms. 3/2, 1.05 acres. N27 just into Gadsden Co. Total remodel!!! 878-3957

Lender Ordered Liquidation Sale 8 acres-$59,900

Private & Gated, Deer and Turkey abound Short drive to Capitol and St. Marks Perfect for family home or investment No reasonable offer refused Call today (888) 515-0411 Gulf Atlantic Land Sales LLC , Broker



WAREHOUSE /STORAGE FOR SALE 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.



l 2481 Papillon off Thomasville. 2 story 5BR, 3.5BA. Master down. Sun room & family rm. $371,000 l 1914 Ty Ty Ct. off Mahan 4BR/3BA formal living & dining rooms, eat-in kitchen, family rm w/fireplace. Huge deck & porch $300,000 l OPEN SUNDAY May 20th, 2-4 398 Terrace St. 3/2.5 walk to Leon High, dining & Capital Complex. Wood floors, fireplace. Charming. $350,000 MAGNOLIA PROPERTIES AND INVESTMENTS. 386-8660




Looking to swap a 4BR/3BA furnished 3000 sq.ft. home with 1.37 acres on Gulf at Cape an Blas for a ACREAGE, FARMS, GROVES Scomparable property on Wakulla River or 310 ACRES. Very nice- surrounding area on still diverse w/timber, hay, water. 770-921-4069 9278304 & hunting. Small home. $2495/ac. 459-1094 GEORGIA PROPERTY FOR SALE 9284486





6.26 wooded acs. Tram LAKEFRONT-19 acres Rd near SouthWood 625 feet road frontage. Pelham-3133 Harmony $87K neg. 556-8746 Rd SE, 3/2 open floor 9282029 plan,separate garage/ workshop w/bath + barn. Fish from your own dock 229-294-4718


Home Sites

l Country living at its best! Lovely 4br 2ba home surrounded by 5+/-acres o f 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



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



l 13.53 Acres NE! Extraordinary, Picturesque! $169K! l4.6 Acres NE! Most Appealing Homesite in Chemonie $125K. 668-2057



Outstanding Value for ten Acres in Gated Community-Rainey Run Monticello, FL. $135,000 Build or invest; 2.4 mi from Leon Co; Exclusive & Private. Jennifer Stowell 567-3223 Keller Williams Realty





CONDOS FOR SALE Downtown, The Tennyson! Enjoy Western Breathtaking Views from the 14th Floor! 2 separate Suites ea. w/private balcony! Ultra High ceiling, Mahogany Flooring, Granite Counters! Fabulous! Jan Soto Realty 668-2057


HOMES ACREAGE FOR SALE 3BR/2BA totally updated home with 2.5 acres. Safe, family friendly neighborhood. A steal at $299,999. Hurry! 850-294-6992



Piney Z - 2BR/2BA Corner Townhouse with garage. Jetted Tub + Shower Master Bath! Privacy Fenced Patio. Vaulted Ceiling Great Rm w/fireplace. Only $139,500. Open Today 668-2057 Jan Soto Realty


Equestrian Lakefront! Imagine 17.75 Acres improved with quality handsome Barn/Stable w/living quarters upper level w/hardwood floors .Security Gated w/homes on large acreage tracts. $380,000! 3500 Sq Ft (unique double residence) combined with 2 separate entrances! 83' covered porch! ! 14 Acres across from Lake Talquin! Realtor Owned! Jan Soto Realty 668-2057


7 rm house, 1.5BA on 2 acres. Whigham, GA off Tide Creek Rd., $57,000. 229-377-7328 or 973-373-0196 Owner





HOMES $251’ - $500’ S


3216 Shady Hawk Lane 4BR/2.5BA pool home on 3.38 lakefront acres. 2992 sqft, Teak floors, granite kitchen, family rm w/fireplace. Office. Balcony, 3-car garage. Horses ok. REDUCED! $445,000 3% to Buyer’s Agent Call 933-4041




3077 O’Brien Dr. w/ lease purchase option Tom Ertl 3260 sq.ft. pool home on golf course. 4BR + study/3BA, wood floors & blinds, sprinkler sys., Sonitrol, $5000 to buyers broker. $440,000 766-0008



SouthWood 5BR/4BA

Lots of upgrades! Like new. 2 living areas, lg. kitchen opens to family room. Energy efficient. $274,900 - Great Buy! By owner. 850-284-4584



Perfect Home, flowing floor plan, living, dining family rm w/fireplace, french doors to Pool, Lg. fenced yard w/play area! Richest wood flooring, Gorgeous Kitchen, lux cabinets, 3 pantries! New Energy Saver windows. Ready for Summer Fun. Great Living! Killarney Way, R. Shamrock S, left Shamrock East at Celebration church, R. Tralee, left Ardara! Barbara Dickson, Remax Professional Realty 545-3419



Open House Sunday 2-4 132 Boardwalk Lane $65K 1/1 Charming Townhome in a Great Location. This cute townhome has a great open floor plan that makes it live large. Well maintained and Great Curb Appeal. Relax in the Wonderful Landscaped Backyard surrounded by a Privacy Fence. Hosted by Abe Middleton 228-6137 Armor Realty




Open Sun. 2-4 3979 Emerald Chase 3BR split plan, granite counters, atrium like sunroom w/brick floor flows to sculptured back yard.Quiet street. $210,000. Marsy Miller 510 2046, Keller Williams




SPARKLING Southwood 2-story, 4BR/3.5BA, master BR downstairs, screened porch, granite countertops, hardwood floors, fireplace, much more. $324,900 JW




OPEN Sun 2-4 PM 1735 Augustine Place Beautifully Landscaped Townhome 1326 sq.ft. 3BR/2BA, fireplace, lots of tile, lg deck $124,900 Call Anson Hollifield for 508-7955 The Naumann Group Real Estate, Inc.

Open Sunday 1-4 161 River Dr, Ochlockonee Bay, 2BR/1BA $94,000 Great Get-a-Way home. Boat Storage, Workshop, Screened-in Porch Matt Cooper 210-3352 Bridge Waters Realty Group, LLC

Open Sunday 2-4 3243 Carollton Dr. SouthWood 5BR/3BA, over 4000 sqft All the quality custom upgrades you deserve. $489,000. Dir: Blairstone Rd on Four Oaks, L on Grove Park, L on Longfellow, R Carollton


Open Sun. 2-5, 4/2 split plan in the Glens at Golden Eagle, 1952 sq.ft. + 2-car garage. Lots of upgrades! Immaculate! $229,500 2172 Heathrow Dr. By owner. 850-933-1013

Open Sunday 2 to 5 849 Piney Village Loop in PineyZ 4BR/2BA, 2400 sq ft $239,000. Patricia Joseph 284-6115, Keller Williams






Thomasville, Georgia BIDDING DEADLINE: THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012

To Accomplish This Immediate Sellout, The Developer & Mortgage Holder Have Agreed To Accept A Deeply Discounted Short Sale! Make Your Best Offer! Their Loss Is Your Tremendous Opportunity!!!! Remaining Inventory That Must Be Sold: • 5 Completed Townhome Units

• 7 Incomplete Townhome Units • 8 Unit “Plumbed” Foundation Slab • 36 Site-Ready Vacant Lots This Inventory Will Be Offered Divided Into 5 Bid Offerings. You May Bid On One, Any Combination Or The Entire Inventory! Kenley Oaks Townhomes Is One Of Thomasville’s Finest Residential Gated Communities. Visit Our Website To See All The Outstanding Amenities This First Class Project Has To Offer & To Receive Property Information & Bid Packages!!!



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Cell (850) 545 3419 and CONDO BY FSU $39,900 Nice brick,1 bedroom, 1 bath, big living room, nice kitchen, pool, storage, parking. 545 3419. 3245 Cranleigh Drive POOL Traditional Classic Killearn Home, Just $195,000, living/ dining & family room overlooking Huge Deck, Big Pool & private fenced backyard--a haven of rest! Newer roof & heat/air, foyer,hallways w/rich wood laminate, big garage w/ workshop, Best Pool Buy in Killearn! 3697 Matt Wing Road $97,000 Big fenced yard, deluxe kitchen, master bath, rich flooring, pool. LUX NE 4BR NEW $439,900! Leading the Parade of finest Homes, the Ridge at Velda Dairy, Gated, Columns, high ceilings, Granite Kitchen, elegant baths, lux. Master, huge screenporch! Magnificent custom Details! 545 3419 1739 RIVERBIRCH $179,900 Private,close-in, lux. Decor, lux. floors, close to hospitals, work! 545 3419




LARGE Southwood corner lot. 3BR/2.5BA, 4/2 extra large modular r o c k i n g c h a i r f r o n t home. N.E. NOW $119K porch,lush landscaping H a r d w o o d f l o o r s , $290,000 JW for pics. 850-893-0540




HOMES $101’ - $250’ S


3065 Shamrock N! 516 MIDDLEBROOKS Open Sunday 2-4 CIR 1959-built,1566 sq ft Outstanding! 4BR, 3BA 3/2/2-car garage, 1 ac. 1-story! $315,000. Jan Soto Realty 668-2057 $215,000 9284431 (appraised at $229k) OPEN SUNDAY 2-5 PM Mike, 850-443-2005


HOUSE Downtown Thomasville,3plus acres,guesthouse,form erly Gecko Gardens Nursery,$643,000,zoned Resid/Plant Nursery 419-350-9166






4BR/2.5BA on 14 acres, pines & hardood, large workshop & pool. Ready to move in. On 3007 Lake Douglas Rd, Bainbridge, GA. REDUCED! $249,000 229-515-0795 / 246-5934


Gorgeous 5.97 Acres! Southern Elegance Within this over 3200 square foot home with wrap-around porch! New Interior with hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, deluxe new kitchen & more. Enjoy large Pool w/Spa Tub. $650,000 and near Montford.






2BR/2BA, LAKEFRONT! 1100 sq.ft. in Villages of Kinsail, Killearn Estates. All appliances. End unit, deck overlooking lake. Wood, ceramic & carpet, $109,900. Real Estate Broker 980-2400

HOMES $101’ - $250’


5522 Hampton Oak $142,000 Just 4 years new, Eastside, Luxury thru, garage w/ opener, screen porch!



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1532 Chadwick Way, $244,900 Custom brick, NE, Killearn Lakes Custom Gorgeous, one owner, rich wood floors, high ceilings, gourmet kitchen, entertainer dream! Huge lux. master! Killearn Lakes 7 Oaks! WAVERLY 4BR 3BA Over 2800 Ft., just $279,900, newer roof,heat/air, in-law suite, great family home with view of Pond!

6392 Williams Road – MAKE OFFER Almost new subdivision, model home, upgrades! Lux. baths, kitchen, Reduced $219,900. Very Negotiable. 2805 Paradise Place $257,500 Cinderella’s Palace Almost! Reduced to Sell Custom Gardens Killearn, Victorian! Rich moldings, flooring, gourmet kitchen, lux. lighting, decor! Warmth, charm! 8709 Waltham Ct. - Short Sale! Working at a Short Sale, at just $107,000, Darling 3 bedroom, 2 bath, rich tile floors, screen porch, big fenced yard, convenient to Southwood and offices! Beaut. fireplace for Holiday Cheer! 53 Merwyn - Walk 2 Lake! Deluxe, just $179,900, 2 lots, few years new, upgrades galore! Separate workshop on 2nd lot. 4BR-2.89 ACRES $164,900 Lake Tallavana spacious and few years old, priced to sell! Rich tile Floors, Recent appliances, Big Sep. Master! Priced to Sell! Hurry 545-3419 $73,000-2BR-2BATH Deluxe Townhome close-in, Rich Ceramic Tile Floors, new Low Price, call 545 3419! 11026 Wildlife Trail KILLEARN LAKES 2100 FEET Reduced to $194,900, spacious 1-owner home, huge master, double vanities, jetted tub guest bath, marble fireplace family room, Huge custom deck, big backyard, oversize garage! Best Buy Area! 1207 Kenilworth Rd. 4 BR Waverly Brick $229,000 Classic, Pond View! New architectural roof, new plush carpet, sparkles with new paint thru, 2 car garage, perfect family home! Reduced! $109,000 Commercial 1.3 Acre prime frontage ready to build store, shop!

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$99,900- 16+ ACRES Bring your Horses, Ready for building your home, has great price reduction, can hunt here too! Call 545 3419 Barbara Dickson,Realtor NEAR BETTON HILLS 4BR Just $239,000, 4 bedroom, 4 bath, builders home, off Potts Road, over 2600 feet traditional family living, 2 car garage +shop, 2 Masters! Call 545-3419 to see. BY BETTON, OFF POTTS RD Almost half Acre Lot, priced to sell at just $40,000 cleared and ready to build on, Call Barbara Dickson 545-3419 OPEN SUNDAY 2-5 4022 ARDARA DRIVE-POOL! 4 Bedroom Brick, Wood and Ceramic Floors, Granite/ Stainless Kitchen, New Heat/Air, New Windows, NE Beauty just $232,900- 545-3419 BRICK 4BR LUXURY $284,900 Gardens Killearn Gorgeous Decor’ w/ Rich Real Wood Floors, High Ceilings, Crown Moldings, Dream Kitchen, Lux. Sep. Master! Sec.System,Surround Sound,Flat TV! Just $284,900, Call 545 3419 to view! NE WALK TO PARK $189,900 Wonderful Weems 3 BR, 2 bath, high ceilings, richest Wood Floors, gourmet kitchen, lux. Master w/jetted tub + shower! 3289 Bodmin Moor, call 2 see! BUCKLAKE $185,000 POOL Almost Acre, Living, dining, family rooms, fireplace, covered patio, great brick home, top schools, pool/pool bath! 4BR KILLEARN LAKES Just $199,900, Custom, upgrades, lovely larger lot, woodloors,ceramic tile, high ceilings, delux kitchen, Hot Tub, 2 car Garage! Call Before it’s gone! 545 3419

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8091 PRESERVATION ROAD, $305,000



4648 RAMSGATE DRIVE, $215,000



2010 W RANDOLPH CIRCLE, $199,900

Summerbrooke home w/4BR, 3BA. New carpet & interior paint. Split floor plan. Kitchen has bar, eat-in breakfast area & family room combo. Screened porch & deck overlooking backyard. MLS#222539 Dir. N on Thomasville, L Bannerman, L on Preservation - Home on R

Move in Ready! 4BR or 3 w/office. 2 Full BA’s & 2 ½ BA’s! Formal dining & living. Great room w/ fireplace & eat-in kitchen. Patio & privacy fenced backyard. New Roof, paint & carpet. Quiet street! MLS# 221876 Dir. Thomasville Road to Foxcroft to R on Ramsgate

Location, Location! Betton Hills home on well landscaped lot-3BR/2BA, 1627 SqFt..  Updated Kitchen & baths, gleaming pine wood floors, fireplace, new windows & screened porch.  MLS#225007 Dir. Thomasville to Betton to W Randolph

CASSANDRA G. HARBIN 850-545-6661

JENNIFER PATTY 850-508-6777



7757 CRICKLEWOOD DRIVE, $363,825

Beautiful custom built, 4 bed/3 bath, pool home in Summerbrooke w/ 2678 SqFt. on a 1 acre lot w/ golf course frontage; handicap accessible; motivated sellers. MLS# 224463 Dir. Summerbrooke Dr to R on Cricklewood


LANTERNLIGHT COURT $95,000 Perfect lot for that home you find in the 2012 Parade of Homes! Beautiful corner lot w/2.84 acres of hardwoods & pines in small NE gated Coventry Banks neighborhood. MLS# 222466 DEBORAH THOMPSON 850-933-1349

1545 SAN LUIS ROAD, $112,000 Everything is beautifully redone. 3BD/ 2BA, new carpet throughout. Slate tile in entry & kitchen, granite counters, maple cabinets, double sink. Community pool, washer/dryer. MLS# 224657 BARBARA DAVIDSON 850-567-0891



5780 FOXBRIDGE WAY $239,900

Beautiful custom built, 4 bed/2 bath home w/ 2178 SqFt. in Stoney Creek. Beautiful Open Plan w/ wood floors. Walk to Parks. Motivated seller. MLS# 219492 Dir. Pedrick to R on Stoney Creek to L on Fox



3936 LEANNE DRIVE, $230,000

Lovely 4 bed/2.5 bath pool home w/ 2296 SqFt. in Killearn Estates on .89 acre lot. 2 story plan w/ updated interior. Walk to Parks. Motivated seller. MLS# 224084 Dir. Killarney Way L on Shamrock Lane




3726 DAGGERWING COURT, $334,900

3576 MOSSY CREEK, $79,500 Dream Home Estate Lot in Southwood. .44 acres & 2,500 SF minimum. Bank Owned Great Price! Fast Closing. MLS# 221939

4BD/2.5BA, beautiful home on cul-de-sac in “The Ravines”. Kitchen appointments: Granite, Travertine, Stainless Appliances. Master down, back deck overlooks private state preservation area! MLS #225427  YVONNE J. HOWELL 850- 933-2219







Coldwell Banker Hartung and Noblin Inc.


3650 OCLEON DRIVE, $401,608

Built by Alexander Dinkelman, this Home will be featured in the 2012 Parade of Homes. Come take a look and see what this amazing home has to offer. This home features: 3 BR/3.5 BA + office, Finished bonus room and much much more…MLS #225112 North on Thomasville Road, Right on Ocleon Dr., Home on Left at the end.

YVONNE J. HOWELL 850- 933-2219 Weekly  

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