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Christina Rordam: Top-five buyer complaints and how to avoid them

Over the years I’ve repetitively heard some concerns from purchasers that have caused them to keep looking rather than presenting an offer.

Without further adieu, here are the top-five complaints relayed to me by homebuyers and future homebuyers about the homes they view, as heard by me and in no particular order.

Tis the season – to sell your home

The holidays bring good cheer, and many advantages to home sellers

The holidays have arrived, and so has the time of year when home sellers wonder whether they should keep their properties on the market or take them off.

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Timing and wining tips for holiday hosting

How to know how much wine you need

Wine buyers tip: Experts say to multiply the number of adult guests by a half bottle to determine how many bottles of wine to buy for your holiday gathering.

Real Estate Briefs

New model home finished in Maitland neighborhood

M/I Homes recently completed a new model home at The Retreat at Lake Bosse, its newest lakefront community in Orlando.

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Quick recipes ready to entertain

Spice up Shrimp Cocktail

Recipes for shrimp cocktail and Greek Christmas cookies.

Senior Sneakers: Oops, I did it again!

The overeating on a holiday that I vowed not to do happened again!

I’m not suggesting that we should be on a strict diet during the holidays. There’s too much good food out there!

Senior Calendar

Senior activities abound

There are senior-focused events of all sorts around Central Florida this December.

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More seniors opting for home health care options

Home health care grows

Many seniors are turning away from institutionalized settings and embracing care options available in their own homes.

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Maitland classes get seniors excited about art

Class keep you young

Since October, Linda Ross has taken classes at the Maitland Art Center geared toward helping seniors, such as herself, unleash their inner artists.

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Restaurant Review: Provisions & Buzz Co.

Jack's Steakhouse rebrands

Jack’s Steakhouse is now Provisions & Buzz Co., and that “new” restaurant is benefitting from Chef Josh Spisak’s inherent love of food.

House hunting tips for your next chapter

How to find the perfect active adult community

Ready for retirement? Things to consider when shopping for the perfect active-adult community.

Orlando vet reflects on D-Day

Remembering D-Day

Reminiscence on boyhood as WWII took to the skies over Orlando.

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Restaurant review: Umi

Inventive and zen Asian fusion

The understated charm of the room wordlessly tells you to slow down, breathe, and prepare to be enchanted by the attentive service and the inventive menu you are about to experience.

Erika Spence: Business in the Park

Get ready to show some love for local businesses on Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday is a nationwide movement to support locally-owned, independent retailers on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Prostate often blamed for bladder problems

What is really to blame?

Both men and women can have urinary urgency (the sensation of needing to go right away), and sometimes this can lead to accidents.