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Bring Home the USS Adams! Don’t Let Another Jacksonville Legacy Become Razor Blades Like the USS Saratoga!

 BRING HOME THE ADAMS! Only you can save “The Charlie Deuce” from the scrap heap! Don’t let another Jacksonville legacy become razor blades like the USS Saratoga! While the fight to save historic homes and buildings has captured the hearts, minds and headlines of Jacksonville, our Jacksonville Naval history is being quietly sent to the scrap yard.  So real is the risk that a scrap yard has been identified, International Shipbreaking in Brownsville, Texas.   How perverse … [Continue Reading...]

Wave to Pat!

Pat Leroy’s 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air 409

What kind of power under the hood does a former Turkey Point nuclear power plant operator need under the hood to drive his real estate performance team from Fleming Island to a $52 million waterfront community he’s developing in Green Cove Springs?       Ask Pat Leroy! Pat Leroy is a guy who loves power!  Nuclear power, real estate power and lots of power under the hood of his Realtor Rides. Pat spent 27 years making electric power at the Turkey Point nuclear … [Continue Reading...]

Lauren Trad, founder of HensInJax.com

Hens in Jacksonville!!

Jacksonville City Council Gives Homeowners Something to Cluck About!   Thanks to the grassroots effort led by HensInJax.com founder Lauren Trad fresh eggs may be coming to a backyard near you! On November 19th Mayor Alvin Brown signed Ordinance 2013-415 into law allowing for the ownership of up to 5 backyard hens in Jacksonville. Hens have been illegal in Jacksonville residential neighborhoods since the consolidation of the city government in 1968. In spite … [Continue Reading...]

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Uncensored Sales Strategies by Sydney Biddle Barrows

Uncensored Sales Strategies: A Radical New Approach to Selling Your Customers What They Want-No Matter What Business You’re in…Even Real Estate! With a gift for sales, Sydney Biddle Barrows, once known infamously as the “Mayflower Madam”, found wealth in selling her customers exactly what they wanted, and shockingly, it wasn’t sex! Yes, ultimately sex was involved, but if that was really her clients main objective, they could have gone elsewhere of a lot less … [Continue Reading...]

Tonya's Chickpea Salad with a Manly Kick

Tonya’s Chickpea Salad with a Manly Kick

Its fun to see how many different colors you can get in a single dish, yet still be simple to prepare. With a dozen different ingredients this Chickpea salad pops with color and gets a kick from the feta and balsamic vinegar. Even simple salads can be exiting when you look beyond the ordinary. When we travel we seek out artisan ingredients to bring home to our own kitchen. This salad featured aged balsamic vinegar from Naples, pomegranate olive oil from Temecula and salt … [Continue Reading...]

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Barnes & Noble Bust, Wally Now #1 on Amazon!

Life for all of us in the real estate professions has changed dramatically over the past decade. Dramatic as they have been, our challenges pale in comparison … [Continue Reading...]

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You’ve Got Mail…….but how do you know WHEN it arrives?

Remembering back to my Naval Academy days there was no time of day as much anticipated as the delivery of the daily mail. Someone from back home was thinking about us, it was great.  We were so eager to here … [Continue reading...]

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What’s in A Domain Name?

3 Easy Ways to Use Domain Names to Help Homebuyers and Sellers Choose YOU! Remember the dot com craze when internet nerds were selling domain names for millions? Toys.com was auctioned for $5.1 million, … [Continue reading...]

Google’s Sergey Brin is an All Cash Buyer!

Use HomePro as a Google Helpout

  If Google Founder Sergey Brin was looking to buy a home in Jacksonville, who would he trust to get his real estate questions answered? Sergey Brin would begin his search exactly the same way that … [Continue reading...]

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Barbara Corcoran tells Wally how she Trumped Trump!

Her story starts much like many realtors we all know, she was a school teacher who took a part-time job as a real estate agent. Recently while in Orlando, I had the special pleasure of sitting down to hear … [Continue reading...]


Keep Your Home Safe During Hurricane Season- 5 Ideas from Jacksonville Home Inspector Wally Conway

Protecting your home can be a task outside of hurricane season, let alone when it starts up June 1. With the NOAA predicting up to 20 named storms this year if you haven't gotten your house ready for hurricane … [Continue reading...]


Easy Answers to End Clutter in Your Closets and Garage for Jacksonville Homes

There are many different ways to customize a closet in your Jacksonville home. The best way to start is by pinpointing what your individual needs and design tastes are. From there, a Tailored Living closet … [Continue reading...]


Chinese Drywall Victims Get Aided by US Congress and Senate

U.S. Representatives Ted Deutch (D-FL), Scott Rigell (R-VA), Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Randy Forbes (R-VA), Bill Posey (R-FL), Rob Wittman (R-VA) and U.S. Senators Mark Warner … [Continue reading...]

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