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August 17, 2002

Small town living near the city

[Times photo: Dan McDuffie]

Sunset Lakes has a ski lake and a small beach -- in the middle of Pasco County -- surrounded by homes that look like French chateaus. Story

Real estate's three magic words: buy, buy, buy
Area builders report record sales in the first half of the year, despite Wall Street's wild ride.

Community living
Day-to-day expenses don't need approval
Question: Can a president spend money, even if it is only $250, without going through the proper procedures and listening to board advice?

The ultimate family room
A place for laundry, crafts, computers and comfortable furniture -- the "Family Studio" -- is the newest feature in many new homes.

Homebuyer U
TOPIC: "Road Map to Ownership" free home-buyer seminar.


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Home Buying Tips
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