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March 3, 2001

Good remodeling America When you combine a bathroom renovation with live TV, and you do it in only four days, you're asking for trouble. Luckily, failure isn't an option. Story

[Times photo: Fred Victorin]

  • If you try this at home ...
    The Good Morning America whirlwind bathroom project offers some good advice for homeowners considering a remodeling project (even if there are no television cameras present)

The Home Front
Briefs and news of note

Scour your shelves for book on cleaning
Well, March has blown in, bringing anticipation of spring, and spring is a time for renewal, including, unfortunately, home interiors cleared of clutter and scrubbed fresh and clean.

Once they're cast, votes can't be changed
Question: Once a vote has been placed in the ballot box, can the owner change it?

Citizenship records elusive
Second of three parts.

Take a tour of island homes
What: Eighth annual Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes.

A record 158 model homes on display
What: Manatee-Sarasota Parade of Homes, showcase of new construction with 158 model homes. That's up from last year's 130 models and surpasses the previous record of 141 entries set in 1998.

Spring is bustin' out with showcases and tours
The spring calendar is full of showhouses, neighborhood tours and other events. Here are details of coming activities:  

St. Petersburg Times real estate classified ads:

Real estate for rent Real estate for sale Commercial & investment property Manufactured homes

Other recent real estate stories:
Lower your taxes with homestead exemption

A nation of homeowners
How good is your escrow coverage?
Don't ask
To have and to hold a mortgage of their own
A testament to hope (Jan. 23, 1999)
Program can help with down payment, closing costs
From hope to homeowner (Jan. 9, 1999)
Woman's untidiness leads to legal wrangle
Commission add-ons (Jan. 2, 1999)
Children are not to be seen here either

Other real estate links (from Yahoo!):
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. From the folks at HomeFair.Com.
Best Places to Live 1997: From Money magazine.
MoveQuest: maps, financing tools, price data, logistical tips.
TenantNet: a resource for residential tenants' rights.
FAQs for Home Buyers and Owners
: From the America Society of Home Inspectors.
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.
R-Net: Real Estate and the Net
: links and tips for the busy. Of interest to investors, brokers and consumers. Accepts factual ads.
Real Estate Library
: collection of informative articles about buying and selling real estate.
: includes info on buying and selling real estate, allows you to browse property ads in the U.S. and locate realtors.

Regional real estate links:

Florida Home Builders - features Florida developers with Web sites.
Florida Living Network - listing of real estate companies and Realtors in Florida.
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