House & Home


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Bake sugar cookies for Valentine's Day!

An easy, delicious recipe

Valentine's Day – with its hearts in all shapes and sizes – might be the perfect (and a more relaxing) time of year to get your hands in the dough.

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International real estate transactions rise

Foreign buyers snap up FL

Orlando rose up the ranks in 2016 to become the No. 2 destination of choice for Florida’s international homebuyers, according to the National Association of Realtors’ “2016 Profile of International Homebuyers In Florida.”

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M/I Homes starts sales at Lukas Landing

M/I Homes will start sales Feb. 1 at Lukas Landing, its newest gated community with 55 single-family home sites in Oviedo on State Road 426 one-half mile south of Mitchell Hammock Road.

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Christina Rordam: Make your home liveable and listable

Tips on preparing your home for a showing

Marketing your home for sale can be a daunting and inconvenient task, especially if you are still living in it.

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Christina Rordam: Seeing the forest when selling, buying

The forest for the trees

It’s a saying we’ve all heard and with just cause, “Don’t lose sight of the forest for the trees”.

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Orlando Regional Realtor Association's new president

Bruce Elliott

The Orlando Regional Realtor Association will induct member Bruce Elliott, Regal R.E. Professionals LLC, as 2017 president at its upcoming annual awards and inaugural gala.

Six big-picture tips for your 2017 budget

Budgets for beginners

With the New Year just around the corner, let’s resolve to do a better job managing our money. Here are six big-picture tips to keep in mind when preparing your 2017 budget.

Hot cocoa mix ornaments for your Christmas tree

Cocoa creations

I feel the holiday spirit when I pop in at a craft fair. Try hot cocoa mix and the dip mix ornaments trimming your Christmas tree!

Try a Czech delight, and nutty fruit balls

Tastes for the holidays

The perfect holiday sweets for an old-fashioned swap with friends.

Real Estate Bulletin

Robin Webb named CCIM Institute president

CCIM Institute has announced Robin L. Webb, CCIM, was recently inaugurated as 2017 CCIM Institute President and will assume the role Jan. 1.

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Christina Rordam: State of the market 2017

Will the White House affect your house?

There are changes at the governmental level for sure. However, it’s not cause for alarm or celebration in my personal opinion as it relates to home ownership.

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Family artifacts and a healthy lunchbox makeover

An ancestor's heirloom

Wondering about the "stuff" on the walls, shelves and in the cupboards of your childhood family home? Ask about it, and write about it. Now.

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How to get rid of a mildew smell on your towels

Vinegar and baking soda is the secret

Towels gone through the wringer a few times, and maybe don’t smell so good anymore? No worries.

Real Estate Bulletin

Firm negotiates lease in Maitland

NAI Realvest recently negotiated a new, long-term office lease of 13,105 rentable square feet at 2300 Maitland Center Parkway in Maitland Center for the corporate headquarters of Tijuana Flats.

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Help, the house I want is overpriced!

A home buyer's guide to pricing

Your home search can finally end now; the home of your dreams is for sale and within reach…if they would only lower their price.