August 12, 2000
[Times photo: Carrie Pratt]
Yes, they stand to make a lot of money, but Trey and Frank Starkey are working to make part of the family's extensive land holdings into a community that will nurture the many families that will make Longleaf their home. Story
Briefs and news of note
Quilting frame needed to finish the job
M. Lane of Belleair wonders if any Exchangers have a quilting frame they are no longer using. She is working on two quilts that were started in the early 1990s and now wants to finish them. If you have a frame you would like to lend or would be willing to part with, call (727) 585-0485.
Organize and document your research data
Writing a family history is one of the most awesome projects you will ever undertake. It is a journey of the heart and mind that will alternately leave you smug with pleasure and make you crazy with frustration.
Fanfare and warning
Brugmansia species and hybrids, commonly called angel's trumpets, and formerly classified as Datura arborea species, meaning tree-like.
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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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