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May 26, 2001

Ramblin' roses Contrary to a widely held belief, roses in Florida will climb, but they have to be roses bred for a Southern climate, and they have to be trained. Story

Dick and Jane's help is needed again
See Spot run. Run, Spot, run. Go, Sally, go, go, go.

Introduce order to meetings with agenda
Question: We are a small, self-governed condominium with a board of five.

Cool Tools
Garden under glass

Do foreign search step by step
If the difficulty of tracing your lineage back to your original immigrant ancestor hasn't permanently killed your interest in genealogy, then searching foreign records ought to finish the job.

Good buzz for mosquito magnet
Now that summer's almost here, we can start slapping at mosquitoes. Don't you love it when they get in the house and buzz in your ear when you're trying to sleep?

Home front
Briefs and news of note

Dogs suffer from glaucoma
Question: Do dogs get glaucoma like humans? If so, can veterinarians treat it?  

St. Petersburg Times real estate classified ads:

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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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