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1.'W -.- 2 THE PALM dcAUH KOb I KtSIUtlNtb AUVtK I IbllNb btL I IUIN SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1997 FOCUS 0. REAL ESTATE T II I J I If bathrooms sparkle, home might sell faster m ADVERTISER INDEX 0. Residences is published in cooperation with the membership of the Jupiter - lequesta - Hobe Sound Association of Realtors For more information call 820-4370. Admirals Cove Page 19 Angstrom Corporation Realtors Page 14 Ballenlsles Realty, Inc., Resales Div. Page 32 BarnettBank Page 34 Brokers III Realty, ln Pages 2, 23, 33 Century 21 Frank Associates Page 3 Century 21 Lawrence Associates Page 3 CoWwell Banker Real Estate Pages 17, 21 Divosta Homes Page 1 1 ERA Coastal Properties Page 1 8 Fenton & Lang, Inc Page 9 Gimelstob Realty Inc. 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Properties Pages 16, 40 Waterfront Properties Page 27 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY PUBLISHER'S NOTICE: All rental and real estate advertising in the Palm Beach Post is subject to the Federal Fair Housing law which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." tn addition, the Palm Beach County Fair Housing Ordinance prohibits discrimination based on age, marital status or sexual orientation. The Palm S Beach Post will not knowingly accept any advertising which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings ; are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUO toll-free at 1 -800-669-9777. The toll-free number for ! the hearing impaired is 1 -800-543-8294. move caulk or dirt from the space between the baseboard and floor tile, and from around sinks, showers and bathtubs. Then You've heard the adage; "Kitchens sell homes." Savvy Realtors know that bathrooms can also be major factors in the "buy" decision. That's why it's essential for your kitch re-caulk with bright white mildew-resis- tant silicon caulk. 5. Remove clutter from counter tops (even the toaster), refrigerator, sinks, bathtubs and showers. 6. Buv new burner pans for your range, For under $1 each, your burners can look beautiful. 7. Store unessential cleaning imple ments out of sight. en and baths to sparkle with brightness, regardless of their age or style. It doesn't require a lot of money, as other homeowners have learned through preparing their homes for sale. Here are 16 tips Realtors suggest to get your kitchen and bathrooms ready to show: ' 7 f II 8. Buv and install all new switch plates. It's a tiny expense for you, an appreciated added touch for buyers. 9. Wash and polish all porcelain, elimi Lynne B. Covert nating rust and iron stains. If stains persist, it's possible to re-porcelainize for very little money. Go generic when selecting colors white is alwavs good. Re member the neutral rule: Keep it light and basic. 10. Repair dents or holes in base boards, walls and doors, or consider 1. Wash walls and tile thoroughly. A little solvent goes a long way and may eliminate the need to paint. 2. If cleaning doesn't work on cabinets, consider refinishing or replacing their doors. Make drab cabinets delightful by using new French-style glass doors. 3. Paint all baseboards for a fresh look. 4. Use a knife or screwdriver to re- 11. Clean the windows inside and out. Please see SPARKLE39 Tom Hughes Brokers III Realty, Inc. 561-747-3377 The ups and clowns of property zoning E-Mail Me At TomHugheshomeseekers.com .1 have on the community and their own property values. For example, people owning or buying property on a busy street should be aware that a combination of increased traffic flow, noise and location could result in a change in zoning from single-family residential to use for apartment, office or industrial space. : ; 1 1 WIDE RIVER VIEWS! 4BR office, 4BTH brick pool home with dock on deep riverfront lot in Teq. Country Club! $995,000. NEED 4 BEDROOMS? 4BR2.5BTH CBS pool home on wide lot in Teq Country Club! 2300 sq a under air $189,000. While zoning changes normally renew community growth and often have a positive effect, it should be noted that some Real estate zoning is so common in most areas today that many people are surprised to learn that the practice has had a history of controversy. In fact, disputes over zoning ordinance are never ending. The right to use real estate according to the personal whims and dictates of the owners is deeply rooted in the common law heritage of our nation. Zoning ordinances a limitation or restriction of land usage for the common good, regardless of the owner's wishes represent a compromise of this tradition and continues to cause disagreements. Rather than attempting to settle disputes on a personal basis or taking the case to court, most communities have delegated decisions to a zoning commission or zoning boards, which is authorized to determine land use. If an objection arises, each party can present its position at a hearing. If no agreement is reached, the dispute may be settled by the city council, the courts, or by referendum. Many property owners take matters of zoning for granted. They have little or no understanding of the impact zoning can 1 -1 NEW HAMPTONS LISTING! Updated beautifully maintained 32 CBS home with extra wide backyard south exp. $162,500. DRASTIC REDUCTION! Now $235,000 for this Spanish style 2BRden, 2.5 Bth, 3 car gar CBS home in Teq. Country Club! changes may unfairly restrict private property rights. Property owners in affected areas are entitled to protest a zoning change. If enough property owners in an area support your position, proposed zoning changes can be defeated. As property owners in our highly mobile population move from city to city, they often are confronted with confusing zoning laws and terminology. The growth of plan' ning boards make uniform designation5 more desirable, since they usually worn with a larger area and must reconcile the meaning of zoning terms used by the various communities in their jurisdiction, j mj i. TP t i 'if 1 ftf ' bijptir.: ii-4 I i mi ' 3 TEQUESTA COUNTRY CLUB! Updated great looking 32 CBS home with 2 car gar. $164,900. INTRACOASTAL VIEWS! Furnished 2BR2BTH condo with elevator access, covered parking comm. pool. Reduced $109,000. BROKERS III REALTY INC. COO Contents prepared by the Marketing Department of The Palm Beach Post. Residences Editor, Mike Hetherington. 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