Walt Disney World named leading theme park in the world at the World Travel Awards this week.
Orange County Convention Center was amongst the winners also as well as Carnival Corp and Royal Caribbean – all local companies.
The awards were voted on by 167,000 travel agents and professionals in the industry sector online. This year the leading destination award goes to London – Orlando in 2006 held this title.
In the regional awards sector Orlando was listed as North America’s leading destination
Orlando Regional Realtor’s Association has released its latest Market Pulse which shows the latest figures for the Market for November 2007.
November showed some improvement over October and the preceeding months – a sign of a market which is stabilising and possible on the grow in the near future.
The average mortgage rate was down by over 1/8 of a percent over September and October levels, Inventory had also fallen along with the number of New Listings – which was the most surprising news as the number was the lowest for the year – lowever than the previous Low in December 2006! The new listings of 3610 was nearly half the number in July of 6426.
This is all very exciting news. The property market in Florida represents a great investment as owners can benefit from year round sunshine as well as the great attractions and amenities available to them.
If you are thinking about buying your own slice of the Sunshine State then please get in touch with us today – with the Pound and Euro trading so strong against the weak US Dollar it is no wonder that overseas investors are seeking to buy up Florida property.
After the delay on Thursday, Space Shuttle Atlantis was set for a launch on Saturday. However the technical issue that scrubbed the launch on Thursday was again the cause of the delay yet again.
The rescheduled launch is said to happen no earlier than January 2nd 2008 at 5.41am.
The delay should give a significant amount of time for NASA Engineers to investigate the problem.
Space Shuttle Atlantis was orginally scheduled for launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida this last thursday but a technical issue with Fuel Sensors pushed back the launch which is now scheduled for Saturday December 8th 2007 at 3.43pm.
Florida tourists and residents alike all enjoy seeing this spectacular sight of a shuttle launch. Each launch is precious as the Shuttle Fleet is due to be retired in 2010 and has no immediate replacement. There are a scheduled 13 missions still planned.
The shuttle is carrying another section of the International Space Station – the section is names Columbus and is built by the European Space Agency at a cost of over $2.1 billion. The section has been in development since the early 1990′s.
So check out the launch either from Florida or online on www.nasa.gov
Bank of England Cuts Rates!: This very welcome news to UK homeowners has a knock on effect to Florida in many ways: UK Buyers have more disposable income, UK Buyers can take advantage of our Multi-Currency mortgage – which when the loan is in pounds sterling, tracks the Bank of England Base Rate and a rate cut is aimed at boosting the economy! A boost in the economy in the long term means an advantageous exchange rate for British Buyers looking to buy property in Dollars!
Florida property is a fantastic investment opportunity at the moment, the the exchange rate over $2 to £1 and low prices it is a great time to buy.
Please contact us using our free online form right now if you are thinking of Refinancing or Purchasing a Florida property.
Orlando is the City Beautiful right? Or is it Coral Gables? Not sure? Well neither are they!
Disagreement began when Coral Gables tried to federally trademark the slogan which would mean that Orlando would have to cease using the phrase.
Coral Gables argues that is has its gorgeous location nestled amongst a leafy setting whilst moments from the hustle and bustle of Miami proper whilst Orlando boasts that its famous Lake Eola park earns it the right to continue using the phrase.
Whilst both cities have been using the phrase for many years they both accepted the status quo which is what Orlando officials want to keep so that any city can use the slogan.
Check out the Orlando Sentinel article for the full story as well as a stunning view of Lake Eola park in beautiful Downtown Orlando.