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Saturday, July 8, 2006

A fanfare for morning
Hardy and brilliantly tinted, the morning glory family's trumpet-shaped blooms resurrect memories, drape beauty over unlovely spots, and signal the arrival of a bright new day.
News and notes for the gardener.
Grow a backyard oasis, with splash
Poolscaping with carefully selected plants can turn the most prosaic pool area into a tropical paradise.

Home Buyer U
Useful infomration for those looking to purchase a home.
Home Front
Briefs and news of note.
House values
A look at what homes are going for in your neighborhood.

Manufactured Housing
Improving resale market for preowned homes
When the Manufactured Housing Institute met earlier this year in California, one of the presenters was Dan Rinzema, president of Datacomp, a national manufactured home appraisal firm.

Community Living
Permitting generators should be discouraged
What are the regulations about using temporary generators? We'd like to inform owners in our 150-unit condo complex.

Pigeon peas appeal to eyes and taste buds
I am trying to find pigeon peas to grow as a flowering hedge and for snacks. Do you have any ideas where to find them?

St. Petersburg Times real estate classified ads:

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Regional real estate links:
Home of
- Search local MLS listings, a service of
Florida Home Builders - features Florida developers with Web sites.

Other real estate links:
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.
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. includes info on buying and selling real estate, allows you to browse property ads in the U.S. and locate realtors.

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