I am using a real estate script that uses only 6 templates. From there, you will have to adapt/modify/customised/create new ones and integrate them to a real estate template.
1) there is no programming to do at all. The script is in CGI but the template system uses snipplet of codes that can be easily integrate to any design. So if you are an expert in PHP and not in CGI, DO NOT WORRY! It won't be a programming job but an integrating one!
At this stage, I still dont know how many of these modified templates I would need. There are 6 of them to start with...and then, depending of the design, you create more templates! Once you will have adapted a couple ones, it will be more a repetition process than a creation one! Be easy on me here. I just started to play with the script!
2)I have a site in mind, and from there, you will get your inspiration. I am not talking to make a clone, but once you see that real estate site, you will get a very very precise idea of what I have in mind in term of design/[url removed, login to view] sure, I will be open mind to any suggestions.
a)6 templates files
b)the address of the real estate script with all explanations of their template system, how to modify them etc.
c)the real estate web site address that uses this script, which I like very much the layout!