August 17, 2002
[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.
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.
TOPIC: "Road Map to Ownership" free home-buyer seminar.
St. Petersburg Times real estate classified ads:
Regional real estate links:
Tampa Bay Homes - Search local MLS listings, a service of Tampabay.com.
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.
Realtor.com: includes info on buying and selling real estate, allows you to browse property ads in the U.S. and locate realtors.