Try the New Hourglass District


If you have not recently driven down Curry Ford Road, near Bumby Avenue in Orlando, it is worth taking the time to see this development. Now referred to as “The Hourglass District,” boutique restaurants and coffee shops are turning this location into a great place for a date night. “The goal is always to keep […]

A Baseball & Civil Rights Reunion

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Racial segregation dominated the South in 1955, but a group of Little League baseball players from Pensacola and Orlando stepped onto a Central Florida field that summer in an act that changed not only the way that sports are played but supported a powerful transformation in the very fabric of our community. On April 10th, […]

Upgrades to Do Now

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After working with sellers for almost twenty years, I have heard it all! But one phrase I hear often is, “Why didn’t we complete these projects BEFORE it was time to sell?” Men and women often have to prepare their house for sale and when they do, they step back and say, “Wow! We really […]

Hourglass District is Changing Bumby and Curry Ford

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Is it possible to flip an entire block, street, or even a district? Developer team, Giovanni Fernandez and Elise Sabatino, believe so. Fernandez and Sabatino are not only the owners of National Real Estate, but are also husband and wife. I had an opportunity to spend some time with Giovanni in his loft-style Milk District offices and he was […]

Family Friendly Halloween Activities


If you are looking for some family fun during the Halloween season, Central Florida is the place to be! You can certainly visit any of the theme parks (SeaWorld, Disney, Universal) for a great time, but if you are looking for something close to home, here are a few of our favorites: Boo at the […]

Communities Unite After Irma


We hope you have completely recovered from Hurricane Irma! At one point, Hurricane Irma was the strongest hurricanes the National Hurricane Center has ever recorded in the Atlantic; it was moving as a Category 5 storm. Irma hit the Florida Keys as a Category 4 hurricane and later the mainland as a Category 3. Of course, by the time it hit us, we experienced Category 2 […]

Blue Heron Bridge Snorkeling

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Blue Heron Bridge – A Great Family Day Trip!   Whether it’s Labor Day or Fall Break, families are looking for day trips this time of year! Vicki and I stumbled upon a great one and wanted to share it with you. On our way to Fort Lauderdale recently, we planned a stop at Blue Heron […]

Summer Reading BINGO


Are you looking for ways to keep your children engaged and interested in reading this summer? We all want to help our young ones stay sharp even as they enjoy the lazy summer months. Vicki started a new program this summer called, “Summer Reading BINGO,” and our three kiddos are loving it. She got the […]

One-Day Summer Excursions Around Orlando


Today is the last day of school for Orange County Schools and every other school system is ending as well. If you are like our family, you are looking for ways to have fun, try something new, and experience something unique together. Vicki and I have a few places we like to visit during the […]

3 Summer Maintenance Musts For Every Home

The days are longer and the temperature is hotter now. Although the calendar tells us summer begins in June, we in Florida have already started our summer chores. What are the most critical home maintenance chores on the list? 1.) Roof and Gutters Since leaves are not falling and pollen is not building up like […]