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June 1, 2002


[Times photo: Kinfay Moroti]

The annual HOPE Expo teaches would-be homeowners the ins and outs of purchasing a house and introduces them to programs designed to help. Story

Home Front
The mother of all hurricane lamps

Developing a development: Sprinting toward selling
MiraBay's marketing team moves to the sales phase. The first buyers will become the most effective selling tool.

See condo rules on merging units
Question: If I purchase the condominium unit next to the one I own, does Florida law allow me to join the two units, or must I obtain the approval of the condominium association?

Homebuyer U
Need to learn the basics of home selling? A seminar offered by, a listing service for For Sale By Owner sellers, covers topics such as preparing your home for sale, advertising and setting appointments and showing your home. Seminar held the third Saturday of each month, with next seminar from 9-11 a.m. June 15 at Holiday Inn Express on Rocky Point Island, 3025 N Rocky Point Drive, Tampa. Cost is $99, includes materials and a market analysis of your home. For more information or to register, call (727) 595-8883.


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Regional real estate links:
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- Search local MLS listings, a service of
Florida Home Builders - features Florida developers with Web sites.

Other real estate links:
Cost of Living calculator: compares the cost of living in any two cities. Also includes links to Salary Calculator and Moving Calculator among other tools.
Home Buyer and Renter Consumer Information: From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Home Buying Tips
: from the U.S. Government General Services Administration. includes info on buying and selling real estate, allows you to browse property ads in the U.S. and locate realtors.

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