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What is better than hot chocolate on a cold winter day?We have done some research on making delicious and simple hot chocolate and this is what we have come up with. 1.5 cups heavy cream 14oz (1 can) of sweeten condensed milk  2.5 cups chocolate chips  6 cups of milk  1tsp vanilla extract Put it all in a crock pot or in a large pan, mix on medium until smooth. Add whip cream and peppermint to garnish and make extra delicious.... read more

Ackley Christmas Party 2016

Posted by Coldwell Banker Ackley Realty on December 21, 2016 in No Category

Our annual Christmas party was a hit this year (and every year, of course). Our office traditionally holds the party at the home of our broker/owner, Rajia Ackley. The night was full of food, laughter, and dancing. We held a contest of who brought the best side and the best desert. Homemade ribs and an apple pie creation won the contest. We will hold these memories until next year when we will make more.

Here at CBAR, we put together a list of different ways you can improve your home for the upcoming New Year. 1) Organize and DeclutterOrganizing and decluttering is actually proven to make people happier. It grants peace of mind and serenity. It's worth having spring cleaning a little early to kick off the new year right. Get some big baskets and just start throwing your clutter into trendy mess concealers. 2) Add GreensInside and out. Another thing proven to spike happiness is greens. Put some flower... read more
Now that we are into 2017, here are just a few trends we have noticed the past year. Square vs. Arch:You'll notice in newer homes and renovated homes they are incorporating square windows, square headings, and a lot more 90 degree angles. In older homes, more traditional homes, there are more arches and show case rounder shapes. Kitchens:Kitchens are getting bigger and bigger! More modern kitchens are incorporating steam ovens and built in coffee machines. We're certainly not complaining ab... read more

New Nona Excitement

Posted by Coldwell Banker Ackley Realty on January 30, 2017 in No Category
One of our main offices is in the Lake Nona area and we just opened an extension of that office. We are very excited when our community grows. Lets talk about some of the things going on! A brand new Sam's Club and Walmart opened up on Narcoossee Rd! The new Walmart is shiney, clean, and puts the traditional Walmart stigma to rest. There is also a new middle school being built, proceeding the new elementary school that just went up. I'm sure you've heard of the new and grand USTA tennis campus in Lake Non... read more


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