April 22, 2000
[Times photo: Douglas R. Clifford]
Buying your first orchid plant can be a risky move. Folks attending the breathtaking National Orchid Show in Clearwater next weekend should be aware that they can't grow just one orchid, and addiction may lie just around the corner. Story
Manufactured with appeal
The newest designs in manufactured homes are smart and sophisticated, with a roster of high-end materials and an equally attractive price.
Best of show homes
TAMPA -- Winners of the Tampa Bay Parade of Homes 2000 were announced Tuesday night at an awards banquet presented by the Builders Association of Greater Tampa and the Pasco Building Association Inc.
St. Petersburg Times real estate classified ads:
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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.
Realtor.com: 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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