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TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT Âť SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012

Serving Tallahassee, Leon County and the surrounding area

Where past is present An historic cottage is adapted for modern living, Page 6

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Condo’s flooring problems could be tip-off By Al Heavens The Philadelphia Inquirer

Question: I was looking at a new condo with “cherrywood flooring.” No illusions that it was solid; I was told it was engineered. Looking again at some damage (the condo stapled flooring over radiant pipes with staples too

long, resulting in water damage in several units), I saw that the top layer is a thin photographic film, not veneer. Does this mean it’s laminate, not engineered? And if so, if the cat throws up while I’m at work, am I talking significant repair costs? The material also scratches badly, I noticed.

Answer: It is engineered wood, and it would depend on what you fed the cat. A diet of syrup of ipecac, perhaps; Tender Vittles, probably not. Let’s just say the condo developer didn’t dig too deeply into his or her pockets for flooring, nor for the expertise required to install it without puncturing the flexible piping

in the radiant heating system. It kind of makes me wonder what other evidence of builder shortcuts will appear in the months after you move in. Q: I have a great outdoor furniture set that is a little more than 20 years old. The chairs are very comfortable, but they need new cushions.

Debbie Kirkland 2012 President

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

Explore Tallahassee

Wanda Carter Keller Williams Town & Country Realty Energy is circulating in Tallahassee, creating a new, dynamic atmosphere. We always get a large number of new neighbors with the coming and going of the college students each semester. But have you noticed all the new businesses that have opened or are opening soon? Here is a challenge from me to you: Stir things up your life a bit and explore Tallahassee. Go out and see what the town you live in has going on. I suggest going on a “field trip” to visit Tallahassee and see downtown, Midtown, the west side, the north side, the east side, and the west side of town—any areas where you do not live or work. Experience the nightlife in Tallahassee, if you don’t usually go out in the evenings; experience the “daylife” if you don’t usually go out during the daytime; or treat yourself and family or a friend to a unique weekend (or day off) event if you tend to stay at the house. Here are some sites (and sights!) you would do well to look for (remember to go to places outside of “the box” that you usually move around in): • The Honda Jet dealership at the Tallahassee Regional Airport; • Cascades Park, or another of our great parks; • Midtown—all around the What-A-Burger on Thomasville Road; • The huge new shoe store at the former Border’s location; • The huge new athletic-themed store at Mahan and Capital Circle; • The Gaines Street Corridor; • The Franklin Boulevard re-make; • The student-oriented, luxury apartment community on Basin Street; • The under-construction apartment complex at Lake Jackson; • The wonderful houses listed for sale; • A location you have made a mental note about checking out “someday.” This does not have to be an expensive excursion, either. Just drive around for a couple of hours—get out of the car or off the bike for short strolls—and take a closer look at the scenery or the locale. Stay engaged with our city. Don’t let it become a far-off place in your mind! THE BOTTOM LINE LEON COUNTY, FL As of 9/4/2012

Active Listings

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Hence, the problem. They are Samsonite chairs and the cushions were manufactured by Hoover Industries in Florida. I have tried to touch base with Hoover with no luck. Apparently, Hoover manufactured airline seat cushions and covers, and I don’t know that they are in the outdoor furniture business anymore. A: Remodelers have a rule of thumb to which I adhere. When you find something you like, buy extra because next year the manufacturer will be making something “new and improved” and not the thing you like. A few years ago, I built a window seat with bookcases underneath in the seating area at the back of our kitchen. My wife was easily able to find someone to make pillows for the window seat from material she bought at a fabric store. You might find something you like going this route. From a Chicago reader: Your column mentioning dishwasher etching ran in our paper. I don’t recall seeing the simple advice of reading the owner’s manual that comes with your dishwasher. I installed my first dishwasher, a Maytag, back in 2000. The owner’s manual gave me a detergent amount to use based on the hardness of my water (measured in grains per gallon). The manual said to call my water utility to get this information. Going on12 years now I have used the amount of detergent recommended for the hardness of my water and my glasses look the same as the first day they went into the dishwasher. I do also use a rinse aid as recommended by Maytag.

Just thought I would pass that along. I am always amazed at the number of people that never read their owner’s manual, be it a new car, a new appliance or a new tool. From John Popek: With respect to dishwasher rack rust, you might want to caution readers about using repair materials not designed for a harsh environment. My tube of GE bath caulk states “not for use in aquariums” because most bath caulks add a mildewcide. Considering the dishwasher will heat water to 120 degrees, and dry at a higher temperature, there is no guarantee the mildewcide will not migrate and become deposited on dishes and flatware. I would not use any caulk inside a dishwasher. If it’s not good for fish, it’s probably not good for me. The best suggestions given were to replace the parts or the dishwasher. High-end dishwashers have stainless steel interiors and baskets. For longterm peace of mind, stainless steel may be the best investment.

Email questions to Alan J. Heavens at aheavens@phillynews.com or write him at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia, Pa. 19101.

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


Consumer Mortgage Information Program

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Dwn

LIP

Farmers & Merchants Bank

APR

Mo. Pmt. Program

Rate

Pts.

Dwn

LIP

850-297-2015 Sunshine Savings Bank

APR

Mo. Pmt. Program

Rate

Pts.

Dwn

LIP

800-468-3993 Hancock Bank

APR

Mo. Pmt.

850-325-3152

10 - Year Fixed

3.00% 0

20%

30

3.159%

$1,448.42 30 YR. Fixed

3.625% 0

20

30

3.671%

$684.08 30 YR. Fixed

3.625% 0

20%

30

3.734%

$684.08

15 - Year Fixed

3.00% 0

20%

30

3.109%

$1,035.88 20 YR. Fixed

3.50% 0

20

30

3.563%

$869.94 15 YR. Fixed

3.00% 0

20%

30

3.182%

$1,035.87

20- Year Fixed

3.625% 0

20%

30

3.712%

$879.61 15 YR Fixed

3.00% 0

20

30

3.027%

3.25% 0

3.5%

30

4.277%

$657.66

30 - Year Fixed

3.625% 0

20%

30

3.687%

$684.08

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3.25% 0

0%

30

3.705%

$652.81

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3.25% 0

3.5%

30

4.15%*

$664.24**

RD 30 Yr. Fixed

3.25% 0

0%

60

3.836%

$652.81

Payments based on $150,000 loan amount. Rates subject to change. Call for current rates. Purchases and refinances of Primary Residences, Investment Properties, Home Equity Lines of Credit & Construction Perm Loans are available. Visit www.sunshinesavingsbank.com to apply or call 800-468-3993. Select option 1 for our mortgage hotline. www.sunshinesavingsbank.com

***Hometown Banking since 1906*** It’s a great time to purchase or refinance with your local community bank, where our customers are like family. Please call Christie Heald at 850-297-2015 for a customized rate quote, or visit our Mortgage Department’s webpage at www.FMBBANK.com for more information. No hidden fees. No application fee. *MIP Included, **MIP Excluded You are in good hands with FMB; we can’t wait to meet you.

Florida State University Credit Union

850-224-4960 Capital City Bank

30 YR Fixed

3.375% 0

20%

30

3.639%

15 YR Fixed

2.75% 0

20%

30

3.221%

10 YR Fixed

2.75% 0

20%

30

3.437%

Please note: Rate quotes based on qualified borrowers having a credit score of 740 or better. Let your neighborhood professionals guide your mortgage transaction from beginning to end. We have numerous programs to meet your diverse financial needs. www.HancockBankMortgage.com

850-402-8000 SCORE Federal Credit Union

850-488-1015 Ext. 208

$685.25 15 YR. Conv. fixed 2.25% 2.38 $1,051.86 30 YR. Conv. fixed 2.875% 3.25

20%

30

2.690%

$982.63 30 Year Fixed

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3.190%

$622.34 20 Year Fixed

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2.955% $1,026.88

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0%

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3.772%* $666.16**

30 YR RD fixed All rates are subject to change without notice. Please contact Allison Tremper at FSU Credit Union for your personalized quotes at 850-224-4960 ext. 3310 www.fsucu.org

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Contact Claire Kerz (850) 599-2165 ckerz@tallahassee.com

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• Updated Weekly • Information for this chart is compiled by the Tallahassee Democrat and is valid as of the publication date of this issue and is subject to change without notice. Estimated monthly payment calculated using a mortgage amount of $150,000 and the list APR for loans starting the Sunday of publication. Contact lender directly for additional programs and fees, terms and conditions of the loans. NOTE: LIP=Lock-in period, Down=% of down payment. APR= Annual Percentage Rate.

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Alabama family builds old-fashioned way By Ana Rodriguez The Birmingham News

CHELSEA, Ala. — A house built without nails. It might seem impossible to many nowadays, but at one point, timber framing, as it is called, was standard practice. It’s seldom done anymore. But for one family in Shelby County, it seemed like the

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perfect way to build a lakefront guest house. When O.G. Touchstone, — Tut, as he likes to be called — set out to build on 26 acres along the outskirts of Chelsea, he imagined a simple place: a cabin on a private lake, no electricity, a wood-burning stove. “Then the girls got involved,” said Tut, 62, as he

shook his head, his boots deeply embedded in the red mud by the building site. The design, said Tut, took about one weekend to complete. The family — his wife, Kathy; their children, Jody, Green, and Jesse; as well as Green’s wife, Erica, and Jody’s husband, Nathan Orrison — all pitched in with their

ideas. Soon, the simple cabin grew to be around 3,000 square feet, said Tut. “I got it back down to 1,100 square feet,” Tut said. The one thing they could agree on was that they wanted it to be unique. Six out of the seven family members are designers in some respect — ranging from archi-

Tallahassee Builders Association Weekly News

TBA President - 2012

201 East Park Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301 | (850) 385-1414 | www.tallyba.com

TBA Plays Major Role in North Florida Home Show

Members of the Tallahassee Builders Association (TBA) will have a prominent role in the North Florida Home Expo set for October 6-7, 2012 at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. Mark the dates on your personal calendar now and come see a wealth of products, services, and ideas to improve your home and your lifestyle.

TBA also wishes to acknowledge the City of Tallahassee’s Natural Gas Utility and Vicki O’Neil for supporting the home building and remodeling industry’s presence at the show. TBA’s section of booths, under the theme “Green Home Expo,” will be a show-within-the-show and will be easily identifiable to show visitors.

Participating remodelers in the TBA’s reigning Builder of the show include Bill Kimberl, CIP, Year Larry Wayne Strickland, of Kimberl Construction; Stan CIP, is coordinating our Derzypolski, CIP, of 3 Rivers, association’s involvement in the Inc.; and my company James show, which runs from 10 am McFarland, Builder. Remodeler Larry Wayne Strickland, to 8 pm on Saturday (October 6) CIP, is coordinating the Tallahassee TBA associate members who and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday Builders Association’s involvement in will be showcasing a wide (October 7). Consumers will be the Fall North Florida Home Expo. range of home-enhancing able to obtain discounted $5 per person show products and services include ABC Supply, passes from participating TBA members. The Appliance Consultants, Cabinetry Design passes will also be downloadable from our Studio, Carpet Studio, City Gas, Culligan Water, web site at tallyba.com. ES Green & Company, High-Tech Systems,

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Strickland is one of 13 TBA members who have earned the “Construction Industry Professional” or “C I P” designation indicating their experience, education, and professionalism (see list at right). Larry has over 35 years in the business and has been a consistent winner over the years in TBA’s Remodelers Showcase Awards.

Keith McNeil Plumbing, Tru-Seal, Rock Solid Design, and Wynn & Associates.

Special booths include the Tallahassee Lenders’ Consortium and the Tallahassee Builders Association and its Green Building Council chaired by David Perkins, CIP, of Perkins Electric. TBA members will be on hand in the association booth to answer any housing- or construction-related questions you might have. Mark the dates… and we’ll see you at the show.

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Tallahassee Builders Association’s Construction Industry Professionals Doug Barton, CIP Barton Construction William “Kip” Carpenter, CIP Carpenter Construction Stan Derzypolski, CIP 3 Rivers, Inc. Ed Dion, CIP Dion Builders Jerry McFarland, CIP James McFarland Builder Brandon Jett, CIP Jett Builders William Kimberl IV, CIP Kimberl Construction Shane Lambert, CIP Shane Y. Lambert Construction David Perkins, CIP Perkins Electric Larry Wayne Strickland, CIP Capital City Builders Mark Trudeau, CIP Trudeau Fine Homes Tom Vieth, CIP Vieth Construction Mark Worley, CIP Worley Construction

tects to landscape designers. Tut was a landscape architect before he retired. Jody was the first to suggest post-and-beam construction, also known as timber framing. Jesse, the youngest son who will be the primary occupant of the house, suggested a dog-trot design, including a breezeway open to the roof in the middle of the home. When searching for a builder, Tut found who he thought was the perfect man for the job in Thomas Downs, owner of Southern Timber Framer LLC. Downs spent two years in Maine learning techniques used by timber framers. After he built a small timber frame during a week-long course, he was hooked. “This type of construction is basically unheard of in the South,” said Downs, as he lined up the next peg. John McGee, an engineered wood and components sales manager at 84 Lumber in the Birmingham area who has been in the construction business since1986, said that he has only known of one or two buildings erected with traditional timber framing techniques. “That’s very rare,” McGee said when he heard about the Shelby County project. “It’s a very unusual framing technique. It’s a pretty extreme, old-school building style that you just don’t see anymore.” Rather than traditional sheet-rock construction with studs and nails, the Touchstones’ construction plan entails using heavy pine timbers connected with mortise and tenon joints. Diagonal bracing adds extra support, while wooden dowels hold the joints in place. Tongue-and-groove details, which allow the wood floor to fit together like a puzzle, reduce the

need for metal and nails. Although he uses a computer to help with measurements, the precision needed to ensure a smooth fit means measuring more than twice. Downs cuts the pieces offsite, creating a puzzle of sorts that he puts together on location. “I’ll measure everything for about a week and a half,” said Downs, “and then we’ll spend another week cutting all the wood. All of it, though, will go up in about five days.” Once the frame of the structure is built, Structural Insulating Panels will be used to create the walls of the cabin. Although the timbers will only be visible from the inside of the house because of the use of SIPs, the design offers a less complex construction plan and better heat insulation. The unique construction will be mirrored inside by the personal touches requested by each of the family members: » Tut wanted a heated floor. “Brick gets too cold in the winter,” he said. » Erica wanted window seats. “We have to listen to Erica. She’s carrying the families’ first set of twins — my grandbabies.” » Kathy wanted lots of windows. “If I get Kathy’s approval, everything else will be OK,” said Tut of his wife. Tut expects the house to be livable by Thanksgiving, but said he will probably put in another year of work before it is completely finished. The plans call for a 10-foot ceiling fan, a screened porch, an open porch and an outdoor shower. For now, the house will serve as a residence for Tut’s son, a place for Tut to stay while he works on the property, and a place for the family to visit, tucked away in the woods.


Luxury comes in compact design For The Associated Press

This compact home, Plan HMAFAPW1710 from Homeplans.com, offers many luxurious features. A gracious porch welcomes guests inside, where amenities include decorative ceiling treatments, lighted niches and a master suite with dual walk-in closets, a large shower and a separate tub. Two additional bedrooms share a hall bath on the opposite side of the home. A snack bar adds room for casual seating at the open kitchen, just steps away from the great room and the rear lanai. The dining area offers more room for eating under an elegant tray ceiling. Windows wrap along the back of the home. As a handy touch, the garage entrance leads straight through to the kitchen pantry for easy grocery unloading. All of these amenities are thoughtfully planned within 1,555 square feet of finished living space. An ultra-efficient version of this plan with a photovoltaic solar system was built near Gainesville and determined by the Department of Energy to have a Home Energy Rating System index of minus 1, meaning it produces more energy than it uses.

By Gary M. Singer Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel

Plan HMAFAPW1710 specifies a lanai at the rear of the home. A guest bedroom and the great room open onto the outdoor space. AP

To learn more A downloadable study plan of this house, including general information on building costs and financing, is available along with hundreds of other home plans at the

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website www.houseofthe 1,555 square feet of living space. AP week.com. To order a paper copy of the study plan for $10, struction documents oncall 866-772-1013 and ref- line at www.houseofthe erence the plan number, week.com or call toll free HMAFAPW1710. 866-772-1013 and referTo build this house, or- ence the plan number listder a complete set of con- ed above.

QUESTION: I am unemployed and without savings. I own a rental house that is “underwater,” and I’m behind on payments. My efforts to rent the property have not produced nearly enough money. I spoke to the lender, which will allow a short sale, but the bank will not waive the deficiency. What are your thoughts? ANSWER: The purpose of trying for a short sale is to work out a settlement with the lender and reduce or eliminate

the remaining debt. If your lender will not waive the deficiency and you do not want a judgment hanging over your head, bankruptcy may be a good answer for you. If you are not eligible for bankruptcy, continue working with your lender to forgive the debt through short sale. You may want to explain the situation and let the bank know that you are considering bankruptcy. That may change the lender’s position.

Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and an expert in real estate law.

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Cottage is a gem from the past By Mary Beth Breckenridge Akron Beacon Journal

AKRON, Ohio — When Ramona and F. Eugene Smith were house-hunting in the mid-1950s, they wanted something different from the cookie-cutter Cape Cods and ranch-style homes that were sprouting across the country. They found it in a Tudor-style cottage that once housed the poultry keeper for the nearby Stan Hywet estate, which includes the seventh-largest home in the nation. The Smiths – he an industrial designer, she a graphic designer – bought the house in1955 and turned it into a family home that retains elements of its history while accommodating their love of modern design. Today that house is poised for acceptance into the National Register of Historic Places, a recognition that would honor the care Ramona Smith and her late husband took in adapting the old building for a new use. At the time the work was done, there were no national standards for renovating old buildings, noted Tom Wolf, a spokesman for the Ohio Historical Society’s Ohio Historic Preservation Office. Yet the Smiths had the foresight to alter the house with a great deal of sympathy for its past, he said – a factor that led the Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board to recommend the building for the national register. The nomination is in the hands of the register’s keeper in Washington, and a decision is expected this fall, Wolf said. The cottage at Courtleigh Drive and Reynolds Avenue originally was both a granary and living quarters for the family of the farmer who cared for the chickens at Stan Hywet, then the country estate of rubber magnate F.A. Seiberling and his wife, Gertrude. Seiberling wanted the estate to be as self-sufficient as possible, so its original 1,700 acres included poultry, dairy and beef cattle operations and probably a produce farm, said Mark Gilles, Stan Hywet’s director of historic structures. The farms supplied the Seiberlings with food

Ramona Smith, with her son Mark D. Smith, lives in a historic Akron, Ohio, home that has been nominated for the National Register of Historic Places. KAREN SCHIELY/AKRON BEACON JOURNAL/MCT

and produced food to sell, he said. The poultry keeper’s cottage was built onto the end of a massive chicken run. The chicken run was demolished in 1955, but the house bears the scar of its outline on a brick exterior wall. The house was on a part of the estate that was sold to developer Frank DeWitt in 1955, the year F.A. Seiberling died. About

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that time, Eugene Smith was scouting the area for a home for his young family. Someone told him about the cottage at the end of a dirt road in the woods, and “this was exactly what we were looking for,” Ramona Smith said. Today the house stands out in its West Akron neighborhood, its stucco and timbers tying it more closely to Stan Hywet up

the hill than to the neighboring ranches and colonials. The Smiths changed the rear entry to the front and added a porch and garage that blend with the home’s exterior. Inside, they took down walls and doorways on the first floor to create an open floor plan that the Smiths’ son, architect Mark D. Smith, said was inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.

What was once feed and grain storage became a living room, dining room and kitchen, with the original brick walls and concrete floor exposed. The Smiths never covered the surfaces because “we loved the fact that it is what it is,” Ramona Smith said. Eugene Smith designed storage cupboards for the living room and wall-hung cabinets for the kitchen, with open space above where lights could wash the brick and highlight items on display. The brick was left its natural color in the kitchen but was painted white in the other rooms, brightening the space and creating a crisp backdrop for artwork and midcentury modern furniture. One set of casement windows was replaced with a picture window in the living room to look out onto a shade garden, but otherwise the windows throughout the house retain their original character, right down to the stylized leaf-shape latches. The Smiths, however, replaced the original panes with leaded and sometimes stained glass. She said windows that elegant wouldn't have been appropriate to a farmhouse. “We took liberties like that,” she said. The upper two floors, once the living quarters for the cottage, are now occupied by bedrooms, bathrooms, office space and a library. Those rooms retain many of their original features, including old bathroom fixtures, oak doors with vertical mullions and wood floors. All along, the goal was to retain the building's character while making it livable. “We tried to maintain as much as we could, because we felt it had value,” Ramona Smith said. Her latest project is a small bathroom in the basement with worn paint on the walls and a skylight above that a neighbor boy once stepped through years ago during a snowball fight. Courses of brick were recently added to the top of the room’s walls and the window reframed to stop a leak. “You know, with an old house, you’re never done,” she said. History, it seems, never stands still.


Family farm a test bed for organic techniques By Kathy Van Mullekom Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. —

Dressed in blue jeans and short-sleeve cotton shirts, wet grass clippings caked on their shoes, Whitney and Fred Farris look comfortable and relaxed as they stroll their family farm, a 300-acre elongated point of lush land on the Nansemond River in southeastern Virginia. The farm is where the couple spends weekends and many vacation days, tending to more than a dozen beds of various sizes they've created on two acres. Collectively, their plantings are called Long Point Gardens. Organic gardeners for decades, they prefer the aromas of aged compost and ripening heirloom vegetables and fruits instead of the smells of gas fumes from traffic along city streets. They dig many beds by hand, and Fred fashions trellises, pergolas and fences from fallen branches and sticks. Tools are kept in a vintage corn crib, which is now officially their gardening shed. “We have been organically gardening together even before our marriage on a North Carolina organic farm in 1980,” says Fred, who has been deputy director of the educational Virginia Living Museum (www.thevlm.org) in Newport News since 1999. Many of Fred’s conservation ideas have been incorporated into programs at the museum, including the Living Green exhibit with a green roof, rain barrels, compost system, energy-conserving tips and earth-friendly building methods and products, according to

The couple’s organic growing methods involve no use of manufactured fertilizers or pesticides. JOE FUDGE/NEWPORT NEWS DAILY PRESS/MCT

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Fred and Whitney Farris have a two-acre organic farm in Suffolk, Va., where they grow a variety of fruits, vegetables and cut flowers. JOE FUDGE/NEWPORT NEWS DAILY PRESS/MCT

Homegrown heirloom tomatoes are part of the harvest at the Farris farm. JOE FUDGE/NEWPORT NEWS DAILY PRESS/MCT

Christine Lewis, museum education director, and other staff members. Fred is also a member of the local Green Building Council. “The physical garden-

ing work is not really work but fulfilling exercise that has made us both healthier. Being outdoors and tending the garden is invigorating and fun,” he says.

After restoring the farmhouse on the Suffolk property from 1980 to 1983, they moved to the city to raise a family. “We wanted to be near neighbors and for our kids to walk to school,” adds Whitney, a preschool teacher. Although the couple gardens at the farm, their crops begin at their city home. Seeds are started on heat mats under grow lights, and then the seedlings are transferred to a small backyard greenhouse before transplanted into Suffolk soil. The list of vegetables, fruits and flowers they grow for personal use and for gift-giving reads like a See ORGANIC » 8G

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Buying often cheaper option By Amy Hoak MarketWatch

CHICAGO — It’s much cheaper to buy a home than rent one in 100 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas, according to a report released this past week by the real estate website Trulia. “Despite the recent (home) price rebound, rents continue to rise faster than (home) prices, and mortgage rates are near record lows,” said Jed Kolko, Trulia’s chief economist, in a news release. And that trend is leading to favorable homeownership costs in most corners

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said. But mortgage rates have dropped since then, and rents have risen faster than home prices. According to the report, homeownership affordability, compared with renting, was highest in Detroit, where the average cost of owning a home is $349 a month and the average cost of renting one is $1,149 a month. Other markets where homeownership affordability is high: Gary, Ind.; Oklahoma City; LakelandWinter Haven; and Toledo, Ohio. On the other end of the spectrum: Honolulu, where home affordability,

compared with renting, was the lowest of the 100 areas. The monthly cost of homeownership in Honolulu is an average $1,519 and the monthly cost of renting is an average $2,007. That’s a 24 percent difference of $488 a month. Other markets where homeownership affordability is lower: San Francisco; New York; San Jose, Calif.; and Los Angeles. For homeowners, Trulia assumed a 3.5 percent mortgage rate, itemized deductions at the 25 percent federal tax bracket, and a 7-year time horizon

Beauty are their favorite eggplants; Romano, fava and regular snaps are their preferred beans. Spring and fall gardens include cabbages, kales, mustards, broccoli, kohlrabi, collards, peas and cilantro. Tomatoes varieties they can whole and also

make into pesto and salsa include Cherokee Purple, Green Zebra (winner of the 2011 Monticello tomato-testing contest, says Fred), German Riesentraube, Italian San Marzano, Sun Gold, plus tomatillos. Flower crops that benefit pollinators include zin-

nia, coneflower, blackeyed Susan, yarrow, lemon basil, sweet pea, bachelor buttons, butterfly bush, agastache, mountain mint, statice, strawflowers, larkspur, ageratum, amaranthus, cleome, sunflowers, hyacinth beans (seeds from Monticello), Ammi white dill, celosia, Sweet William and phlox. “We provided all the cut flowers for our daughter’s wedding on the property in 2008,” says Fred. “We provide about yearly about half our family’s food needs through this garden and share additional produce and flowers with family and friends.” The couple sticks to strict organic techniques, using horse manure and bedding from a nearby farm to establish compost beds that fertilize the gardens. Dormant oil helps control insect problems on fruit and nut trees – apple, pear, plums, figs, pomegranate, cherry, pecan, English walnut, persimmon, apricot, trifoliate orange, Chinese chestnut and hazelnut. They harvest two kinds of kiwi –

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gardening catalog – four kinds of pumpkins, six kinds of gourds, three kinds of muskmelons and two kinds of watermelons. Zebra, Dancer and Black

of the country. In its analysis, Trulia looked at the average price of all homes for sale and the average rent of all homes for lease on the website between the beginning of June and the end of August. Averages for the metropolitan areas include properties from the inner cities to the suburbs. The report reflects increased affordability for homeowners compared with the winter, when Trulia last did this analysis of renting versus buying. The last time around, it was better to buy in 98 of the top100 markets, Kolko

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to hold on to the property. It included closing costs, maintenance, insurance and property taxes. For renters, it included security deposit and renter’s insurance. Even in a scenario where the homeowner could only obtain a 4.5 percent mortgage, didn’t itemize on taxes and only planned on staying in the home for five years, it was cheaper to buy in 96 markets, Kolko said. Despite being more affordable to buy in many markets, often people can’t take advantage, Kolko said. “It takes years to save

enough for a down payment, and it takes a high credit score to even qualify for a mortgage, let alone to get the best rate. In the recession, many people found it harder to save — and harder to keep up their credit scores,” Kolko said in the news release. “Homeownership makes the most financial sense for people whose strong credit scores let them snag the lowest mortgage rate and who get the biggest benefit from deducting mortgage interest and property taxes from their income taxes,” he said.

GARDENING 101 Fred and Whitney Farris suggest: Compost, compost, compost. Recycle non-meat kitchen scraps and also all yard waste. Homemade compost is your best and cheapest fertilizer. Savor seeds. Start from seed as many vegetable and flower plants at home as you can. Help preserve valuable heirloom types for future generations. Mulch, mulch, mulch. Cover your garden with compost, leaves and grass clippings to reduce weed growth, reduce watering needs and increase soil fertility. Reuse rain. Add rain barrels to your downspouts to water your seedlings and garden. Natural rain water is better for plants and you keep it from adding to runoff problems. Learn to love insects. Many insects you see in a garden are not pests but beneficial insects that help control the real pests. Spraying a garden with pesticide kills all insects (good and bad).

fuzzy and smooth Russian, both cold hardy in Hampton Roads, Va. They hand weed, mulch extensively and grow cover crops, such as crimson clover, buckwheat and wheat during winter to improve soil conditions for upcoming plantings. No pesticides or commercial fertilizers are used, and limited botanical sprays and soaps eliminate most pests on other plants. Gardening organically

and diversely, especially with native plant mixes, brings increasing numbers of butterflies, bees and other good wildlife to the gardens, they say. “When we first started coming here, we had a really bad mosquito problem, but not now,” Whitney says. “We have a good hawk and owl population, tons of birds and lots of good bugs. We depend on predators to help us in the garden.”


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36 Desmond Street All Brick Custom Designer home with over 3700 sqft under roof on 4 lots with wrought iron fence and electric gate! Home features a split plan, 4 bedrooms plus office, 3bths, beautiful archways, 2 summer kitchens, screened pool, hot tub, water Fountains and gas fire pit! MUST SEE! Absolutely breathtaking! One of a kind! Only $450,000. Go Crawfordville Hwy (319S) from courthouse about 1 mile, R on Harvey Mill (about .5 mile), R on Desmond. Barbara Slaughter 599-5450 Remax Professionals Realty

2582 Manassas Way & 2561 Ulysses Road (Bradford Models) Affordable Elegance with New Energy Star homes. N.E. Tallahassee's most desirable neighborhood. Top rated schools. 4BR/2BA, 2000 sq.ft. with craftsman quality at great prices. Wood floors, kitchen islands, granite tops, tankless water heaters,& more! A must see! From $277,900. Visit 2640 Manassas Way - Our Sales & Design Center or web site TallahasseeHomesRealty.com

3335 Harbor Club Drive. This rare 4BD/3BA in Park Charleston has 2,055 sq. ft. and has been Green Certified by the Florida Green Building Council. This new home has all the sought after amenities, including hardwood floors, tank-less gas water heater, gas fireplace with built-in entertainment cabinets, granite counters, tray ceilings, master bath with luxurious custom tiled shower, Stainless Steel & Black appliances and much more. Move in ready. $283,500. Kathy Lee, REALTOR 850-508-6003 Neil P. Ryder, Broker 850-508-6988 Neil Ryder Realty,Inc www.MyParkCharleston.com

792 Litchfield Road Very nice 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath home located only 15 minutes from FSU in Brandon Woods at Lakeshore, featuring a large living/dining room, separate kitchen, family room and office. A screened porch overlooks a nice patio and .82 acre private yard with a woodsy setting. Home was designed and built by Tallahassee architect, Paul Anderson. $197,000. Dir: Lakeshore Drive West to Litchfield Road.

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1682 Osprey Pointe Drive - This 2,152 sq. ft. Green Certified 3BD/2BA+Office has all the sought after amenities, including hardwood floors, tank-less water heater, gas fireplace w/built-in entertainment cabinets, granite counters, tray ceilings, deluxe master bath with luxurious custom tiled shower & whirlpool tub, Stainless Steel & black appliances, spacious sunroom & much more. Move in ready. $284,000. See agent at sales model at 3335 Harbor Club Drive. Neil P. Ryder, CRS, GRI, SFR, e-PRO 508-6988 www.NeilRyder.com Neil Ryder Realty Inc www.MyParkCharleston.com

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1912 VINEYARD WAY 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths incl. in-law suite. Approx. 2800 sq.ft. 2-car Garage. Fireplace, Game Room, Living Room & Separate Dining Room. Tray Ceilings & Recessed Lighting. Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counter tops, 4 Sides Brick on 2 Acres, $350,000 (REDUCED $19,900 from $369,900)

1514 Cristobal Dr. This fine home enhanced by the beauty of old English Architecture is located in prestigious & convenient Los Robles. 1920s Charm meets Modern Day Luxuries! Walk into Living Room boasting Dramatic Wooden-Beamed Cathedral Ceiling with views of sunlit Family Room and lushly landscaped & serene backyard. State of the Art Kitchen with SS appliances. Hardwood, Travertine Flooring and MORE! Dir: N Meridian Rd to Fernando Dr to Cristobal Dr 3/3.5 2575 sq ft $439,000. Bette H. Drake, GRI, Broker/Realtor, 850-933-0196 Midtown Brokers,LLC bette@midtownbrokers.net

3473 Genevieve Park Drive in Evening Rose Come visit this charming new construction 3Bed/2 Bath Craftsman-style home with extensive luxury finishes. Evening Rose is an in-town, traditional neighborhood development located in Northeast Tallahassee. From Capital Circle NE, enter on Austin Davis Ave., then left on Brush Hill Lane. An incredible value at only $219,900!

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1309 Leewood Drive Classic brick 3BR/2BA bath home. 2489 sq ft, huge family room with fireplace and built in bookcases, updated granite kitchen and new appliances, cherry cabinets, new roof and new AC unit. Open floor plan with hardwood floors. Screened porch overlooks large established back yard. Perfect location right off Thomasville Road in city. Schools are Leon, Raa and Gilchrist. Home inspection done , so all ready to go Being sold $10,000 under appraisal at $265,000. Hosted by Gail Mobley Loveless, 544-5477 Karen Celander, 933-3025 Ketcham Realty Group

856 Wakulla Springs Rd The best 5 acres available, planted pines, gardens, fish pond, horses allowed, close to Tallahassee, Wakulla Springs and Coast. Spacious MH with large deck, with large family room, eat-in kitchen, and much more. New well and water filtration system, in-ground hurricane shelter, out building for heavy equipment. Fenced with the wildlife roaming throughout.

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2619 Opequon Bend & 2587 Halleck Lane (Cottonwood Models)Tallahassee Homes Newest 4BR 2BA Energy Star 3.0 homes in Bull Run. Tallahassee's top selling neighborhood in 2012. New homes, best prices, top rated schools, convenience to shopping & more make living easy & affordable. 4 New Homes Starting Soon! Design your dream home today! Visit our Sales/Design center at 2640 Manassas Way or web site at TallahasseeHomesRealty.com. Call Porter Chandler, Broker/Owner 545-8491 Tallahassee Homes Realty, LLC

1132 Blackhawk Way - True pride of ownership! Gorgeous 4/2.5 w/bonus room, 2708 sq. ft. Fantastic floorplan w stunning hardwood floors, tons of windows, formal dining & living rms, open kitchen w/Corian counters, breakfast bar & sunny nook w/french doors open to deck.Inviting family rm w/20 ft ceilings. Lg downstairs master suite has double vanity, jetted tub, WIC & private water closet.3BRs & HUGE bonus rm upstairs. Exterior features include mature native landscaping & quiet cul de sac $295K Contact Sarah Henning, Keller Williams Realty for more info 850-524-0305. www.sarahhenning.coms

2664 Egret Lane Close in! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, updated kitchen with new cabinets, Granite Counter tops and New appliances. Both bathrooms have also been updated with Granite counters and much more. Light and bright sunroom off of family room and kitchen. 2 Renai Water heaters. Fenced in back yard that connects to great patio area for entertaining. This home will not last long! $315,000

3701 Mundon Way Just listed Shannon Forest Pool home. This lovely 4/2 has it all! Quiet street, spacious living areas, wood burning fireplace, large lot with sparkling pool, patio & gazebo perfect for outdoor entertaining. Directions: Thomasville Rd, to Killarney Way, left on Forsythe first right to Hampshire becomes Mundon. $215,000.

4282 Little Osprey Drive in Lakeside - This 3/2 home offers a HUGE fenced in back yard, large master suite w/ Jacuzzi tub & separate shower. Split floor plan w/ vaulted ceilings & updated thorughout! BRAND NEW stainless steel appliances in kitchen, laminate wood flooring, fireplace, covered patio, alarm system & much more!!!! First one in the door will buy it!!!! It is ready to go!!!! Directions: 27 North, Left on to Cool View (Lakeside), Go down and turn left on Little Osprey, house is on left. Call Lindsay Pearson, 510-8029 for questions Pearson Realty, Inc.

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Real EstateCLASSIFIEDS Classified: 599-2210 ROOM FOR RENT 1 room in Mobile Home with stipulations, middle age female with vehicle. $100 month. 926-4681

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APARTMENTS FOR RENTFURNISHED

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

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$395/mo + dep. Studio, 1 & 2BRs. Near schools

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1BR Deal

1207 N. MLK Blvd B3 avail now. $395/mo. 1Br/1Ba, CHA,large closet, close to everything Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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1ST Month Free SILVERLEAF WEST APTS.

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

Call 385-9881

Fully renovated, new kitchen,bath & windows beautiful 2BR/1BA 1944 Dawsey St $625/mo + $400 dep. 850-544-9436

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1BR/1BA in Midway, just 10 mi. to Tallahassee. nice & well kept, $300/mo. 850-443-3300

2BR/1.5BA, 2-story w/ upper deck overlooking lake.$900 847-1936

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Blairstone Steal

Casa Calderon

FRESHLY REMODELED 1940's ambience. Charming, cozy and private studio/one bedroom. FROM $395. Partial utilities. 739 California St. NO PETS. 545-6685

NOW LEASING Portland Terrace Apts

Wooded off Pkwy

$750 2BR/1.5BA

2223 CLAREMONT LN. 2 bedroom, 2 bath CHA, washer/dryer hookup . $700 Rent Annual lease. No pets allowed. Avail. fist of mid-August.l

1446-D Willow Bend Apartments Way, $595, 2BR/1BA, 900sqft, on golf course, Offers an independent living facility for persons balcony, CHA, W/D who are either 62 years hookups, avail. now of age or older and/or Kent Strauss Mgmt & handicapped. Rent is Realty, Inc. 877-2284 based upon income www.kstraussmgmt.com 9306949 and applicants must meet HUD's eligibility For more Camaron at Woodcrest requirements. information contact LOCATION! LOCATION! Casa Calderon 1, 2, & 3 bedrooms! Apartments Town homes & 3 pools 800 W. Virginia St. Cable & Water incl.! Tallahassee, FL 32304 Camaronmgr@gmail.com 850-222-4026 Camaronatwoodcrest.com TDD: 800-955-8771 850-385-8080

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Myers Park

564 A-2 Oakland Ave. $595, 2BR/1BA, 800sqft, living and dining room, CHA, W/D hookups, avail. 9/21 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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NW 1BR/1BA

Downtown Studio! 1322-B Linda Ann Dr., Studio, $325, 600sqft., 1 0 0 - 2 F r a n k l i n B l v d . WIN, Lawn service incl., $395, studio, 500sqft, avail. 9/21 WIN, avail. now. Kent Strauss Mgmt & Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com www.kstraussmgmt.com

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3112 Mission Rd. #3 W/D hookup, $525/mo. No pets. Call 847-1936

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Ready to

1356-A Linda Ann Dr Super clean & 1000 sq $395, 700 sqft, 1Br/1Ba, f t N W T a l l a h a s s e e (Old Bainbridge Rd & C H A , t i l e f l o o r s , l g 850-508-2978 Portland Ave) 9302571 deck, avail now 2BR/1.5BA townhouse, Kent Strauss Mgmt & 1106 Brafferton-2/2 1160 sqft.All appliances Realty, Inc. 877-2284 incl. washer & dryer. www.kstraussmgmt.com w i t h s c r e e n p o r c h 9306969 and fireplace close 1 year lease. No pets. to Southwood-$850 Rent $675/mo For more info contact: 8792 Louvinia Way Lauren Hansen, CONDOS FOR RENTLg. 2/1 w/fireplace, manager 385-5315 FURNISHED 9304045 new paint, carpet nd appliances, 1BR/1BA, fully furnished a setting near from dishes to towels, country Regional Property Southwood, $765 ideal for a professional. Services 2203 W. Pensacola St. Spirit Realty Inc. of Over 600 properties $650/mo. 850-562-5093 Tallahassee, 877-4343 9304418 in the Tallahassee area. 9307165 Check us out at regionalpropertyservices.com 1811-4 Hartsfield Rd. 893-2500 2BR/1.5BA, hookups,all CONDOS FOR RENTLic Real Estate Broker tile, no dogs, $675/mo UNFURNISHED 9304085 + $675 dep. 422-3055 9306098 3BR/2BA NEAR FSU Studio Apt. in NE home, 3400 Old Bainbridge Call Classifieds private entrance. Incl Rd. #405, pet friendly, utils & cable. No pets/ a v a i l . i m m e d i a t e l y . 599-2210 smoking $580. 264-6788 $1100/mo 850-459-4435

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3/2 Access to I-10, quiet secluded, 1200 sq. ft. 1592 Misty Garden Way $855 Avail now 559-8386


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Energy efficient W side, clean 2/1, vaulted ceiling w/fan. Deck, no pets. $575/mo 576-2695 NE clean quiet non-smoking building, 1/1 w/small office, avail 10/1 $625/mo. + dep. ref. lease 893-8262 or 668-8547

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Off Paul Russell

3129-B Pontiac Dr., 2Br/2Ba 1070sqft., $695, CHA, W/d Hookups, Large fenced yard, lawn Care incl., avail 9/21 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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S.E. Deal!

1855-A S. Gadsden st., 2Br/1Ba, $525, 850sqft., CHA, W/D Hookups, avail 10/10 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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TCC Convenient

2721 Mission Rd, 2Br/1Ba 800sqft., $525, CHA,W/D hookups, across from Gretchen Everhart, avail 9/14 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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$750-3BR-2Bath! NEW PRICE-FENCED

High ceiling living rm, separate master, nice kitchen, patio, special low price for fall! Barbara Dickson, Remax Professionals Realty 545-3419

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1732 Coreywood Ct

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Killearn Estates 2 B R 2.5BA, on golf course. screened porches, fireplace, tile floor. $945/mo. 850-894-2604 l 308 Wood Grove 1BR/1BA Park Ave $525 l 2306 Hartsfield Way 2BR/2BA FSU/TCC $700 l 3687 Donovan 2BR/1BA Killearn $625

850-219-9900 www.restallahassee.com

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Off Hartsfield Rd

1815-2 Hartsfield Rd., $500, 1Br/1Ba, 650Sqft, CHA, W/D Hookups, avail now. Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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1844-B Larette Dr. $575, 2BR/1BA, 900sqft, CHA, W/D hookups, patio, vaulted ceilings, avail. now. Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com 9306965

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3/3, carpet ,open floor plan, garage. w/d 2724 Whitney Dr. N., connections: $975/mo 3Br/2Ba 1252sqft, $895, 2323-A Green Timber C H A , W / D h o o k u p s , 2/2.5 carpet, patio, full fireplace, avail 10/10 Kent Strauss Mgmt & kitchen, w/d, $975/mo Realty, Inc. 877-2284 1454 Nena Hills www.kstraussmgmt.com 9306986 3/3, carpet, garage, w/d incl, $990/mo REDUCED N.W.

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Raymond Diehl Rd 2342 LaRue Ct. $575, 2/2, open plan, W/D 2BR/1.5BA , 1090sqft., incl. fireplace, $725/mo C H A , W / D h o o k u p s , Large Living room, Back Deck, Balcony, Avail. Now, 1 Month Meridian Mgmt. Realtor FREE!! 9304068 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 2882 LAKESHORE www.kstraussmgmt.com 9306940 DRIVE 3BR/2BA, W/D, Garage,fenced yard, d e c k . $ 1 1 0 0 / m o Spacious Astoria Hills 1839 #6 & #7 avail now 850-523-9300 9303687 Portland Ave. $550, 2BR/2.5BA Townhome 2BR/1.5BA, 1150 sq.ft, CH&A, fireplace, W/D, CHA, tile floors, W/D patio, $850 + 1st, last & hookups, patio, ONE d e p . N o p e t s / MONTH FREE avail. now smoke. 954-261-7873 Kent Strauss Mgmt & 9306413 Realty, Inc. 877-2284 3 B R c o z y l a k e f r o n t , www.kstraussmgmt.com 9306938 close-in, wood stove + extras. Pet considered Selling a boat? $600/mo. 850-875-9466 9305393 CALL CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING

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214-E White Dr., $525, 1Br/1Ba 700sqft., CHA, W/D, new flooring, Fenced yard, 1-Story. Avail. now Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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2444 Wren Hollow Dr., 2Br/2Ba 950sqft., $625, CHA, W/D hookups, fireplace, walk-in closet, patio pets considered, avail. now Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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3/2 Eastgate, fireplace, fenced, garage. Pets 2 3 1 8 S y l v a n C t , 2 B R considered.No smoking 2.5BA, $650, 1000sqft, $975/mo. 893-7981 9307040 CHA, W/D hookups, New Flooring, Fresh P a i n t , B o n u s R o o m , 3/2 INDIAN HEAD Pet friendly 3/2,fenced Avail Now yard, deck, great loc, Kent Strauss Mgmt & storage. 850-591-1651 Realty, Inc. 877-2284 9302510 www.kstraussmgmt.com 9306991 3/2 near Campus. W/D. Wood floors, Fenced, garage. Pets ok w.dep. QUAD/TUNFURNISHED RIPLEXES FOR RENT$1200/mo. 510-3007

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2BR/1.5BA ,near Governors Mall, CH/A, fans, W/D, $695/mo., 850-591-2827

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# 863 Willow $865 402-1158#2040 Doomar $1150, 770-235-2701 rent/owner fin/lease pur WWW.TLHomes4U.com owner/agent

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*AAA New Homes for Lease Purchase in NE* From $1895/mo. Porter Chandler Broker Owner 545-8491 Tallahassee Homes Realty, LLC

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3/2, remodeled, deck w/gazebo, garage, near Midtown $1100/mo + dep. 850-763-8547

3BR/2BA, new AC,paint appliances, etc. nice area. No smoking Avail 11/1 $1050/mo 567-9473 Astoria Park cul-de-sac 1919 Hideaway Ct. 3/1.5, Fresh paint. tile floors, Lg deck, garage No smoking.pet friendly $895/mo. 850-251-4363

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Clean 3/2 brick home Vaulted ceiling,no pets $925/mo. Appalachee Pkwy. 850-570-0314

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1649 Cross Pointe Way 2 car garage, yard maintained. No pets. No smoking. Avail. Now $1000/mo 850-445-6099

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9305136

l 2802 Boatner 3/1, Housing OK, $775 l 14320 Mahan-2/1, 90E, $800 l1421-2 S.Bronough 3/2 totally redone, walk to FAMU, $1195 l517 N. Copeland 3/2 walk to FSU $1200 l728 W. Brevard-4/2, near campus, $1200 l1615 Sharkey St.-4/2 near stadium, $1200 l 2609 SpringForest 3/2 designer home, $1195 l2516 Bedford Way 3/2, over 1800 sqft, $1350 l5336 St. Ives-3/2 off Kerry Forest, $1295 l2884 Alexis Lane Lg. 3/2.5 with loft, $1295 l 2023 Owenby-4/2 with pool, $1395

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1760 River Birch Hollow $144,865

3/2 1348 sqft. home in the ideal location for small family, retiree or single professional. Near shopping, TCH, restaurants and offices. Split plan, cozy fireplace, rocking chair front porch. New counter tops and fresh paint. Check out the new range and fridge. Hurry this one won’t last. Move in ready!

1154 Alachua $122,500

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KILLEARN ACRES 3BR/2BA playroom, office,fireplace, no p e t s $ 1 2 0 0 850-893-5766

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Lg. 3/2 near Myers Park, lawn service incl. fireplaces, storage, pet ok, 1200/mo. + dep. 850-445-1166

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1478 Mitchell Ave. Luxury home leaves nothing to be desired. Across from Winthrop park & close to Midtown. Custom millwork & hand crafted door casings, 12” baseboards, columns galore, sec. sys., surround sound, marble fireplace with hand crafted mantle. Custom cabinets with accent lighting above & below cabinets. 6 burner gourmet stove, all appliances GE Monogram & elegant backsplash. Luxurious master suite w/french doors leading to private courtyard, soothing fountain & exquisite landscaping. $498,500

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810 Concord Rd, $1395 3Br/2ba,1450 sqft, CHA, W/D, Small pets considered, carport, 1704 Atkamire Yard service Incl., Avail 3/1.5 carpet, 1122 sq ft. now. 1 month FREE!! w/d incl $875/mo. Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 1312 Eleanor Dr www.kstraussmgmt.com 3/2, hardwood floors, 9306971 garage, back porch, Crawfordville pool, $1350/mo Lease/purchase 3/2, 3009 Greenwich Ct 2-car 2467 sq.ft., lg. living & dining rms. 4/2 tile floors, family rm, Fireplace, Jacuzzi, 1/2 fireplace, pool $1500 ac fenced lot. No smoking. Small pets only. $1400/mo Avail. Meridian Mgmt. Realtor now, 561-793-6920 or 9304070 561-313-3252

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OFFICE/RFORETAIL SPACE RENT

Mahan Area

$400/mo. 2BR/1BA 1279 Bayberry Dr. No pets. 576-8301

Amazing SE Commercial

Midtown/Betton Office Space Avail. Interior offices for $450/mo. Offices with window for $550/mo. All inclusive with conference room access. Call Jason Naumann 850-933-0328

HOUSES FOR RENTUNFURNISHED l 1964 Portland 3/1.5 townhome with W/D, fenced back yard, fresh paint and new floors $770 l 800 Bragg 3/1 hardwood floors, lots of storage $900 l 4045 Bellington 3/2 fireplace and large living room with double car garage $1050 l3589 Rosemont Ridge 4/3 split bedroom plan fireplace and double car garage $1450 l 3985 Gaffney Loop 2/2 fresh paint & carpet. All appliances, screened porch $825 l4301 River Chase All brick 3/2 high ceilings custom features. Secluded lot on Killearn Golf Course.$1700 l3219 Thomasville 19D 2/1.5 2-story townhome fireplace, equipped kitchen $900 l2454 Atlas great 3/2 all appliances and fenced yard $800 l 3428 Gardenview Stunning 4/2.5,fireplace split bedrm plan, deck & fenced yard, $2200 l 3623 Killarney Plaza 3/2 w/t garage and open floor plan. Washer/dryer $1150 l 2412 Winthrop Rd. Stunning 3 or 4 bd 3ba in Betton Hills. Fireplace, open screened porch .$2300 MAGNOLIA PROPERTIES AND INVESTMENTS. 386-8660 magnoliapropertiesinc.com

2438 Buttonbush Ct., $1450, 4Br/2Ba 1918sqft, CHA, W/D hookups., 2 Car garage, fenced yard, fireplace,1 MONTH FREE! avail now Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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Quaint Cottage

1346 Linda Ann Dr., $450, 1Br/1Ba 700 sqft., Window AC, Avail now. Recently renovated, lots of storage, Off Parkway Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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Renovated 3 BR

1310 Stone Rd. $725, 3BR/1BA, 1192sqft, CHA, W/D hookups,New carpet and hardwood floors, Renovated kitchen, avail. now Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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$500/mo. 3BR/1BA doublewide, 4580 Druid Lane, No pets. 576-8301

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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

459-9334

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9306106

12x60 2BR/2BA on a large wooded lot. Water/sewer incl. $495/mo. 850-575-1391

12x70 3BR/2BA on a large wooded lot. Water/sewer incl. Southwood - 4BR/2.5BA $550/mo. 850-575-1391 home on large corner 9306107 lot, walking distance to 2BR.1,5/BA, 14’ w, new community pool and AC, covered raised golf course. 1-story w/ patio,W side. Clean No 2-car garage & screen pets. $510/mo 576-2695 9306518 porch. $2100/mo. Broker/Owner 443-2460 2 B R / 2 B A i n W a k u l l a . Scovera Properties, Inc. Nice & well-kept. Near 9306838 Lake Ellen. $550/mo. W a k u l l a G a r d e n s , 850-443-3300 9307193 Crawfordville area, 3/2 w/garage, CH/A, Refs. 4BR/2BA, 2300+sq.ft. 9306080 o n a c r e a g e , h ard$895/mo. 850-926-8948 wood floors & new 9305281 carpet in BRs, 5 min N Midtown Deal! of Lake Jackson, free Woodville Hwy Deal water, 848 N. Bronough St., lawn care, trash 2Br/1Ba 800sqft., $650, 806 Annawood Dr., $750, $1050/mo 545-9222 CHA, W/D hookups, 3Br/2Ba 1008 Sqft., CHA, 9305914 Hardwood floors, W/D close to cap cir., Avail 10/1 avail now Kent Strauss Mgmt & Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com www.kstraussmgmt.com

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l 1310 Paul Russell Rd., $1650, 2000 Sqft., 7 large offices, large lobby,confrence room, break room, 2 bathrooms, Avail. Now l 1310-A Paul Russell rd., $450, 500 Sqft .1large office, utilities included, avail 9/21 Kent Strauss Mgmt & Realty, Inc. 877-2284 www.kstraussmgmt.com

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STOREFRONT

l 1300 - 2600sqft unit across from Tallahassee Mall on N. Monroe. l1800 - 3200sqft unit Capital Cir. NE near Tom Brown Park Storefront area in front with adjoining WAREHOUSE in back. John “Al” Russell cell (850) 508-4242 www.southvest.net 9307105

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

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

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE

9304056

INCOME PRODUCING

l Apt. Complexes l Townhomes l Small Mobile Home Park RETAIL l6 , 6 0 0 S q F t O n Gaines St. near FSU, FAMU & in the middle of all the new and proposed student housing projects. l700 SF on Pensacola Street near FSU/TCC OFFICE l 900 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.

CHURCH FOR SALE

+/- 26,832 Sq Ft on N. Monroe St. Very c l e a n & w e l l maintained.

OFFICE

A "Free Standing" 3,300 SF bldg on Timberlane Road near the Thomasville Road intersection

REPAIR SHOP

On W. Tennessee St. Call Peter Gonzalez, Jr. for more Info. (850) 224-2300.

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MOBILE HOME Pin Oak Rd 1990 Fleetwood home on .5 acre lot. Currently rented for $720/mo. Great for investors $30,000. 850-339-0979

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527 Woodfern Court 3BR/3BA, 2426 sqft. Custom home in Woodbrook! Living rm w/wall-towall windows, hrdwd flrs, gas FP, & wet bar. Kit. w/SS appli, convection oven/microwave combo, Jenn-Aire solid surface range w/down draft & lrg built-in desk. Dining rm w/ glass French drs to patio. Master w/ wall-to-wall windows, tray ceiling & patio access. Master BA w/his&her’s vanities, jetted tub, & glass shower. Incased courtyard w/wrought iron fencing, concrete pavers & patio. $535,000

720 Hickory Lane, Havana. 4BR/4BA 3200 sqft. Beautiful custom home on Havana’s Lake Tallavana. Stunning rocking chair from porch. Gleaming wood floors thruout. Family rm w/soaring 2-story ceilings & tons of natural light. Stone cased wood burning FP. Master set w/jetted tub, double vanities, sep. shower stall & water closet. Kit. w/custom cabinets, granite, s.s. appliances incl. oversized ref. & hood. Recessed lighting. Huge bonus rm over garage w/heartwood pine floors. Screened in porch w/wooden deck overlooking lake views. Gated golf cart community. $340,000

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850-580-4004

LAND FOR SALE

l 2 Acres on Mahan Drive adjacent to Super Wal-Mart l Commercial lot (.8 Ac) that is zoned CP & v i s i b l e o f f Tennessee Street l Unbelievable Prices! Comm. lots on Apalachee Pkwy l 3 . 1 5 A c o n Fleischmann Rd adjacent to the newest & largest NE office park l Land w/ permits for 50 units located near FSU & TCC l Prime Retail Location! 1.2 Ac on N. Monroe St. near Tharpe St. Call Peter Gonzalez, Jr. for more Info. (850) 224-2300.

2 fenced lots w/old 9304040 mobile home. Next to l F o r S a l e o r L e a s e comm. 4020 Jackson 8000 sq.ft. bldg (2 units Bluff. $25000. 576-2695 9306521 5000 & 3000 sq.ft.) 9304035 Apalachee Pkwy 1/2 mi. east of Capital Cir. WAREHOUSE/STORAGE FOR RENT $695,000 229-378-7515 ACREAGE, FARMS, GROVES lMonticello, FL 4.5 ac. w/10 trailers & 6 310 ACRE FARM 1000 sq.ft $750/mo. tract studio rooms w/2 hwy Timber, 75 acres of hay W a r e h o u s e w / s m a l l frontages. $375K obo fields, house, hunting office. 2767-D Industrial 229-378-7515 land. See video on 9304293 Plaza Dr. Len 386-7139 9305937 www.boothrierarealty.com REALTOR, 459-1094

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Broussard Realty

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE

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

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

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9306548

9306976

l 2000 sq.ft. units on Capital Cir. NE at busy intersection near Tom Brown Park. Loading dock & office

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AUCTION

SEPT. 22, 2012 3 PROPERTIES: THOMAS COUNTY (THOMASVILLE) GA. Property # 1 - 194 + AC. Rehberg, Rd. Boston, GA. Great Hunting & Timber Tract! Sale Time: 10:00 AM. SELLING ON SITE! Property # 2 - 45 + AC. US. 19 South Thomasville, GA. Great Home Sites! Sale Time: 11:30 AM. SELLING ON SITE! Property # 3- 2115 Smith Ave. (US.84) Thomasville, GA. Restaurant Building & Equipment! Sale Time: 2:00 PM. SELLING ON SITE! 10% Buyers Premium For Brochure call: 1-800-342-2666 J.DURHAM & ASSOCIATES www.jdurhamauctions. com GAL #1120

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Home Sites

lNew Price! 48 Acres o f B e a u t i f u l hardwoods and pines! $4700/acre! l Country living at its best! Lovely 4br 2ba home surrounded by 5 + / - a c r e s o f picturesque pasture & natural hardwoods and pines. $149000. An additional 10+/acres with pasture & woods adjoining this property is avail. at $6500/ac. Call Mary Dale Joyce 224-2300

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COASTAL/BEACH PROPERTY FOR SALE

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l200 acres Gadsden County (Midway) $1700/acre. l 248 acres Leon County $2200/acre. l184 acres Jackson County $1500/acre. l40 acres Gadsden County $1500/acre. John “Al” Russell cell (850) 508-4242 www.southvest.net

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South Georgia, Cairo, 68.5 acres w/3.5 acre lake & new 16,800 sq.ft. metal barn. Fenced & X-fenced. $7500/acre 229-378-7515

GENERAL REAL ESTATE

l 160 Sugar Plum Dr. Stunning, updated 3/2 home in Ox Bottom Manor. Screen porch, fireplace & lg family room near Hawks Rise Elementary $194,500 l 4943 Glen Castle Great 4/3. Stunning Foyer & living area w/ wood floors on 1.68 acre lot in Highgrove $369,900 l 3115 Layla, 3/2 split plan, Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Large master suite and jetted tub. Kids walk to school. Short sale subject to lender's approval. $95,000 l 1914 Ty Ty Ct. off Mahan 4BR/3BA formal living & dining rooms, eat-in kitchen, family rm w/fireplace. Huge deck & porch $295,000 MAGNOLIA PROPERTIES AND INVESTMENTS. 386-8660 magnoliapropertiesinc.com

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Lanark Village 2/1. Bay *AAA New Homes for view. Block townhome, Lease Purchase in NE* fire in 2010, needs total From $1895/mo. Porter re-do. $25,000 224-8092 Chandler Broker Owner 9306798 545-8491 Tallahassee Homes Realty, LLC 9306196 OUT OF TOWN FOR SALE *AAA New Homes for Lease Purchase in NE* Leave Hurricanes Behind See autumn leaf colors From $1895/mo. Porter from your NC Mtn cabin Chandler Broker Owner 545-8491 Tallahassee CabinsFranklinNC.com 9304642 Homes Realty, LLC

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TOWNHOUSES FOR SALE Private complex, N.E. Landscaped grounds surrounded by golf course. 3BR/2BA floor plan offers comfortable living area, BRs upstairs w/bonus rm off Master Suite $137,000 544-3674

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9306197

OPEN HOUSE Beautiful home built 2005, Lafayette Oaks, gated community. Open look. 5BR/2BA, 3-car garage. 1 acre. Price reduced to $389,000 Immaculate. Open Sun 1-4 877-0753

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Mini Ranch on 24 Acs

incl. 3/2 home, shop & 2/1 rental property. N. of Perry just outside city limits. Horses & livestock allowed. $240,000 850-295-1403

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Zero Down Zero Closing

Killearn Lakes 3/2, 1622 sqft. fireplace, 2-car garage, screened porch & deck. Assume loan.$185,000 850-668-6190

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9306921

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GREENS OF KILLEARN

3BR/2BA Havana Cutie! Open Sun. 2-4 2BR/2BA + study. Wood floors, Great cond., 1.21 ac. 3029 White Ibis Way. Brand new kitchen: oak, granite & stainless. $239,900. 850-907-0930 9306757 25 min. to Tallahassee Mall. By owner. $92,500 (No owner financing) 850-980-6854 10am-10pm

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OPEN SUNDAY 2-5 2738 Blairstone OPPORTUNITY IS KNOCKING- spotless 4BR/2.5BA home w/ over 2000 sqft pls 2 car garage, only $139,000. JW Dir: Entrance on Blairstone across from Hilaman Golf Course. R on Blairstone Ct, on left in cul-de-sac.

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 3130 Mulberry Park Blvd SOUTHWOOD- 4/3 split plan, hardwood floors, breakfast bar, fireplace Spacious covered patio, fenced back yard, large comer lot. All for only $292,500. JW Dir: Blairstone cross Capital Cir SE right at 4 Oaks,4th left at Mulberry Park Blvd.

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Open Sunday 2-4 Betton Hills 2008 Lee Ave. 4BR/2BA, 2016 sq.ft. cedar shingle home nestled in the trees. $252,000. 904-270-9783

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BARBARA DICKSON SELLS HOMES RE/MAX Professionals Realty

Cell (850) 545 3419 and www.besttallahasseerealestate.com 2301 Astoria-$129,900 All brick 3BR/2BA + big den. 2-car garage + shop. Convenient to colleges & work. 545-3419 Creampuff $99,900! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, huge screened porch, short sale, rich wood floors, worth the wait! 6288 AMANDA NICOLE CT. LUX NE 4BR NEW $437,900! Leading the Parade of finest Homes, the Ridge at Velda Dairy, Gated, Columns, high ceilings, Granite Kitchen, elegant baths, lux. Master, huge screen porch! Magnificent custom Details! 545 3419 5522 Hampton Oak $139,900 Just 4 years new, Eastside, Luxury thru, garage w/ opener, screen porch!

8709 WALTHAM CT - APPROVED SHORT SALE At just $100,000. Darling 3BR/2BA, rich tile floors, screen porch, big fenced yard, convenient to SouthWood & offices! Beautiful fireplace for Holiday Cheer!

3289 BODMIN MOOR - FSU FANS Wonderful Weems 3 BR, 2 bath, high ceilings, richest Wood Floors, gourmet kitchen, lux. Master w/jetted tub + shower! NE walk to park $178,000 Reduced.

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

3801 LEANE DR. BIG HOME- SMALL PRICE! 4/5 BEDROOM $245,000 great Killearn Estates Family home, Cherry updated kitchen, Huge Sep. Master, 3.5 baths, whirlpool, huge garage, huge lot!

JUST $158,000 BEAUTY Rich hardwood floors, living,dining,family rooms, Conven. Shopping, FSU, Work,town, 4/5 BR, Perfect family home! 545 3419 Condo $89,900 2BR Deluxe, close FSU, TCC, Screen porch, covered parking, Big bedrooms! 545 3419

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

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15125 N MERIDIAN RD. $799,000 24 acre estate w/custom home boasting 4513SF in main house & 3 huge BD’s; 3.5 BA’s, + OFFICE, soaring ceilings, marble flooring, granite counter tops, 3 HVA systems, brick pavers around pool/ hot tub area & covered cabana - 2BD/2BA guest house. Come see for yourself - 7 mi north of Bannerman. MLS#227775. 7 miles north of Bannerman on R (just past CR12) MARIELA SANTURRI 850-545-3920 WWW.VIRGINIAGLASS.COM

2909 EDENDERRY DRIVE, $305,900 This is a must see! Golf Course Frontage Home located on the 2nd Tee it offers 3BR/2.5 BA, 2280 SF, New Roof, HVAC, New Water Heater and much... MLS#226389. Thomasville Rd., R on Killarney Way, L at Round about, R on Kilkierane, R on Edenderry JANET DINKELMAN 850-509-4980 JANET.DINKELMAN@GMAIL.COM

2511 NOBLE DRIVE $399,000 Large 4BR/3.5BA brick home built in 1998. Hardwood floors, split plan, guest suite, updated kitchen, 2 tankless water heaters, 2HVAC systems, 10 ft. ceilings, huge covered porch & screened heated pool. Oh So Convenient! MLS# 227532. Woodgate Way to Noble Dr, 1st house on R SANDY HIGDON 850-510-5500 WWW.SANDYHIGDON.COM

2048 CYNTHIA DR. $240,000 3BR/2BA on 2 lots for a total 2.07 acres, huge family & dining area, wood floors, vaulted wood beam ceiling & wood burning stove. Porch extends the length of the rear. Full basement & workshop area. MLS#227599. N Monroe past Crowder Rd to R at Cynthia STACY HARDENBURG 850-570-8360 WWW.VIRGINIAGLASS.COM

3340 PIPING ROCK $210,000 Walk to Killearn Country Club for golf, tennis or swimming. Wood floors throughout & huge rear deck. Master down. Up are 2BD’s + nook that could be used as office/ computer room. MLS#225324. Shamrock W

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13403 N MERIDIAN ROAD, $625,000 One of a kind - Mountain resort home, upgraded kitchen, fixtures & appointments throughout, three-rail board fence, dog runs, security gate, 2008 metal roof,emergency generator system, outdoor kitchen. MLS# 227891. Meridian Rd. past Bannerman approx. 4.5 miles on R JIM BROCKETT 850-459-4585 JIMBROCKETT@GMAIL.COM

1322 LINWOOD DRIVE, $125,000 Reduced Price! 3BD/ 2BA, large living room, eat in kitchen, screened porch and a 2 car garage. New flooring, new interior and exterior paint. Recent appliances including washer and dryer. MLS# 226799 W on Tennessee, R on White Dr., R on Linwood BILL ELLIS 954-651-2846 BILLYELLIS_COLDWELLBANKER@YMAIL.COM

1301 BETTON ROAD, $260,000 Wonderful 50’s 3BD/2BA w/ new roof, electrical panel, interior, exterior pain, wood floors. Homequard Inspection prelisting inspection & all repairs complete. Property is being sold “as is” w/right to inspect. MLS#226221 DEBORAH THOMPSON 850-933-1349 WWW.DEBORAHTHOMPSON.COM

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1653 PAUL RUSSELL RD, $248,500 Priced $8,500 below 2011 Appraisal. Over $50,000 in Renovations, on 2.42 Acres. Ready for Immediate Sale! Hardwood Floors, Tile, New Stainless Appliances and more. MLS# 228429 MARVIN GOLDSTEIN 850-294-0029 MARVINGOLDSTEIN@COMCAST.NET

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319 SW WAHOO WAY, GREENVILLE, FL. $167,500 What a deal for a 4BD/2BA on 40 acres in the Greenville countryside, minutes to I-10. Wood floors in all main areas + BD’s & tiled baths. Beautiful rolling land. Fannie Mae HomePath Property. Purchase for as little as 3% down. MLS# 228127 CHRIS CICATELLO 850-519-2624 CCICATELLO@EMBARQMAIL.COM


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