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 August 19, 2000

Modern appliance science
Modern appliance science
Check out the buff stuff for the 21st century kitchen and bath, from sleeker refrigerators to ovens that do more, faster. The rest of the house gets the treatment, too.

Brookside celebrates 'Southern Living' coup
The Wesley Chapel development will be the site of one of the magazine's Idea Houses.

Home front
Briefs and news of note

Success inspires a chorus of requests
With the tremendous response to Loretta Branda's request for the words to It's Only a Shanty in Old Shanty Town, many Exchangers are looking for song lyrics and hope for the same success.

Heat got you down? Give your garden the blues
Central Florida in August is a sauna that has us worshiping our air conditioners, but a cool blue garden retreat can give at least visual relief from the heat. Cast your fantasies toward next year's garden as you melt in this year's heat.

Land records yield gold mine
For years, Stout family researchers contended that there was only one man named Daniel Stout living in Carter County, Tenn., in the late 1800s. Jerry Ann Stout used deeds to prove there were two.

A timely project
Make this chalkboard for a child as a back-to-school gift.  

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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