Homes for Sale by keara


									Homes for Sale
January 2, 2008; Page B11

For third quarter, California and Florida had 42.4% of foreclosure starts for prime loans
and 33.7% of foreclosure starts for subprime ARMs, reports the Mortgage Bankers
Association. Here are non-foreclosed homes for sale in those states.

PLACE/PRICE: Apollo Beach, Fla. /


TAXES: $11,200 / year

THE PROPERTY: 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3,345 square feet

DESCRIPTION: This home with a three-car garage and screened lanai has a 90-foot-
wide private lake. There are coffered ceilings in the master bedroom, living room and
dining areas and tile floors throughout.

NOTABLE: About 30 minutes from downtown Tampa, this Toll Brothers home is in a
new community that has a clubhouse, pool and boat storage. There is a fitness center and
a grand kitchen available to residents.

                                     PLACE/PRICE: Alys Beach, Fla. / $2.54 million

                                     TAXES: $21,000 / year

                                     THE PROPERTY: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2,509
                                     square feet

                                        DESCRIPTION: French doors open off the
gourmet kitchen, master bedroom and the living room, into an expansive and private
courtyard that features a desert-rose ceramic-tile fountain and custom landscaping.
NOTABLE: This 2007 home is being sold furnished, is near a saltwater pool and is built
to Green Home standards. The resort community has a planned 21-acre nature preserve, a
                                     beach club, amphitheater and a fitness complex.

                                       PLACE/PRICE: Ladera Ranch, Calif. / $3.49

                                       TAXES: $18,493 / year

                                       THE PROPERTY: 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 5,768
                                       square feet

                                       DESCRIPTION: The kitchen seats eight at the
granite island. The formal dining room has a butler's pantry. There is a library with a
fireplace, built-ins and French doors that open to a patio. A full guest suite has its own

NOTABLE: The master suite has a fireplace and a walk-in closet with attic access.
Upstairs there is a laundry room, an open study and four fully wired workstations on the
landing. French doors lead to a widow's-walk balcony.

Note: Taxes are builders' estimates.

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