Orlando soccer stadium could get you a US Green Card

3-page-header-bg

We will keep you updated but saw in the ORLANDO SENTINEL that overseas residents who invest in Orlando soccer stadium could get US Green Cards – through the EB5 Regional Centre programme.

Investors could get green cards at Orlando City’s new soccer stadium if they pay $500,000 each to help build it.

Bill’s note – the investment level is set to rise to $800,000 in September. Please call or email us asap if you think this Visa may be an option for you and your family.

The Employment-Based Immigration Investor Program, or EB-5, was created by Congress in 1990 to encourage foreign investment in the nation’s blighted urban cores and rural areas by offering a path to citizenship as an incentive.

Flávio Augusto da Silva, the Orlando team’s majority owner, said he aims to raise half the cost of the $156 million stadium with EB-5 money.

 

Defenders say EB-5 has created thousands of permanent jobs in the U.S. and generated billions for new projects including condominiums, hotels, and shopping malls.

After investing their money, EB-5 applicants typically wait 16 to 24 months for a temporary green card, he said. They can seek U.S. citizenship five years later.

Investors in the Orlando soccer stadium also receive a stake in the company that runs the stadium and two club seats for 10 years.

Happy Orlando Soccer Stadium (and “Green Card”) investing!

Lake Buena Vista Resort and Spa is another local EB5 Regional Centre.

Bill Cowie, Director

EB5InvestmentVisas.com

==================

With over 20,000 investment homes to choose from, British Homes Group can provide a fully managed leaseback agreement and bonus access to an exclusive rental partnership with Virgin Holidays. The partnership can assist and support investors in finding reliable tenants in order to make the most of the property.

For more information please contact British Homes Group today on +1 407 396 9914 or visit www.britishhomesgroup.com

Orlando Florida, USA

www.BuyToLetHomes.com | www.BritishHomesGroup.com

bhg chamber

Serving UK and International Villa Owners and Property Investors in the Walt Disney Area of Central Florida For Over 30 Years!

British Homes Group in Landlord Investor Magazine

­

ORLANDO RECORDS FASTEST GROWING POPULATION IN THE US
AS INVESTORS LOOK TO THE SUNSHINE STATE

bhg

Orlando is number one destination for population growth, welcoming over 60,400 new residents in 12 months (US Census Bureau)

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ITS MOST FAMOUS RESIDENT, MICKEY MOUSE, THE US CITY OF ORLANDO IS CONTINUING TO ATTRACT A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF NEW INHABITANTS.

CLICK TO READ THE MAGAZINE

According to the most recent figures released by the US Census Bureau, Orlando is the number one destination for population growth, adding over 60,400 new residents in just 12 months (July 2014 to July 2015).

This substantial increase accounted for a 2.6% growth in Orlando’s total population during the 12 month period, making it the fastest growing of the US’s 30 largest regions. Orlando’s rising population ensured that it was also named in Forbes.com’s prestigious list of America’s fastest growing cities.

Compiled by ranking the 100 largest metro areas and their surrounding suburbs, they factor in population growth for 2015 and 2016, year-over-year job growth for 2015, the metro’s economic growth rate, unemployment, and median annual pay for college-educated workers in the area.

Currently ranked 7th, with a substantial projected growth rate of 2.03% for 2016, Orlando is definitely a city to watch this year. With a rising population comes growing housing demand, and savvy international investors are increasingly looking to Orlando and the Sunshine State of Florida as a safe and secure destination, with a wealth of opportunities.


In 2015 Orlando greeted over 66 million tourists,  (Florida over 100 Million!) a 5.4% growth in comparison to 2014

As well as experiencing strong population growth, Orlando has also witnessed a surge of tourism in recent years, adding to its already strong position as a hub of real estate investment.

2015 saw Florida become the first state to ever welcome more than 100 million out-of-state and international tourists, with over 105 million people visiting the Sunshine State throughout the year. Will Seccombe, President and Chief Executive Officer of Visit Florida, the state’s tourism authority, emphasised Orlando’s part in this record breaking achievement, explaining,

“Orlando is the most visited destination in the United States. It’s the most visited city, and certainly the home of the theme park capital of the world, right? No place else on earth can compare to that.”

The city itself attained a new tourism record in 2015 as ‘The City Beautiful’ welcomed over 66 million tourists. George Aguel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Visit Orlando, the region’s tourism arm, recently revealed 2015’s 5.4% growth, which comes just a year after Orlando became the first US destination to surpass 60 million visitors.

Orlando was America’s number one employment centre for job growth in 2015 (Labour Market Data)

Read the full article on our Buy To Let Homes site.

==================

With over 20,000 investment homes to choose from, British Homes Group can provide a fully managed leaseback agreement and bonus access to an exclusive rental partnership with Virgin Holidays. The partnership can assist and support investors in finding reliable tenants in order to make the most of the property.

For more information please contact British Homes Group today on +1 407 396 9914 or visit www.britishhomesgroup.com

Orlando Florida, USA

www.BuyToLetHomes.com | www.BritishHomesGroup.com

bhg chamber

Serving UK and International Villa Owners and Property Investors in the Walt Disney Area of Central Florida For Over 30 Years!

Florida welcomed 105 million people in 2015

florida-visitors-2015

Florida became the first state to welcome more than 100 million out-of-state and international tourists.

Gov. Rick Scott said more than 105 million people came to the Sunshine State in 2015. The record-breaking number was announced Thursday morning at Epcot.

“We have a great tourism industry all across our state,” said Scott.

State and tourism officials said it took time to crack the 100 million mark, a goal set by Scott several years ago.

Florida missed the mark in 2014 by recording nearly 99 million tourists that year. Now that the state has comfortably surpassed its goal, Scott set a new goal of 115 million visitors. Following the media event to announce Florida’s 2015 tourism numbers, Governor Rick Scott and Will Seccombe, President and CEO of Visit Florida, discuss tourism, job growth, and new goals.
“The momentum is extraordinary,” he said. “And one of the most important things we have is strengths in markets like the U.K. and Latin America. We have growth in overseas visitors.”

Orlando’s streak as the most-visited destination continues!

The Orlando area welcomed 66.1 million people in 2015, a 5.5 percent increase.

Between January and June, Florida recorded 54.1 million tourists.

About 25.8 million visitors came to Florida during the second quarter of 2015, an increase of 5.5 percent over 2014’s second quarter.

New attractions and an ever-changing tourist landscape in Florida is being credited for the increased number of visitors.

Chapek took a moment to describe the lenghty list of changes and updates coming to Disney’s parks in Orlando, including lands for Star Wars, Toy Story and Avatar.

Seccombe said Orlando’s success is critical for the state’s overall success.

“Orlando is the most visited destination in the United States. It’s the most visited city,” he said. “And certainly the home of the theme park capital of the world, right? No place else on earth can compare to that.”

In 2014, Orlando recorded 62 million visitors, which includes in-state, out-of-state and international visitors. Even though the two tourism agencies track tourists differently, Seccombe said Orlando accounts for the “lion’s share” of Florida’s traffic.

“This new milestone and rapid growth over the past two decades is a result of having a tourism industry and community partners that are focused on growth and investment, dedication to the needs of our visitors and global marketing and sales efforts of our Visit Orlando team and member companies,” said George Aguel, president and CEO of Visit Orlando, in a prepared statement.

Hotels also did well, with 33 million sold room nights, which generated more than $230 million in tourist development taxes for Orange County.
_________________

Bill’s Bit:

More good news for Orlando villa owners and other Central Florida investment property investors!

Best!

==================

With over 20,000 investment homes to choose from, British Homes Group can provide a fully managed leaseback agreement and bonus access to an exclusive rental partnership with Virgin Holidays. The partnership can assist and support investors in finding reliable tenants in order to make the most of the property.

For more information please contact British Homes Group today on +1 407 396 9914 or visit www.britishhomesgroup.com

Orlando Florida, USA

www.BuyToLetHomes.com | www.BritishHomesGroup.com

bhg chamber

Serving UK and International Villa Owners and Property Investors in the Walt Disney Area of Central Florida For Over 30 Years!

King Kong Update at Universal

king-kong

Can’t wait for King Kong’s return to Universal!

Universal Orlando’s King Kong ride begins more test rides…

The video captures the main doors of the temple already open, and it ends once the bus enters the temple that is expected to contain a 3-D visual component to the attraction. Testing like this is normal as attractions near the final stages of construction and theme park crews begin to tweak performances or timing of different scenes.

The story Universal Orlando previous shared states the ride has guests going deep into the terrain of Skull Island and coming face-to-face with the various creatures of Skull Island, including some dinosaur-like reptiles.

=====================

With over 20,000 investment homes to choose from, the British Homes Group can help you find the perfect home for you. For more information please contact British Homes Group today on +1 407 396 9914 or visit www.britishhomesgroup.com

Orlando Florida, USA

www.BuyToLetHomes.com | www.BritishHomesGroup.com

bhg chamber

Serving UK and International Villa Owners and Property Investors in the Walt Disney Area of Central Florida For Over 30 Years!

Orlando area Distressed Sales

bhg-banner-6

Some numbers from the ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL on distressed property sales in the Orlando area.

Distressed sales continued to decrease in February, according to a new report from CoreLogic.

Orlando, Kissimmee and Sanford had the largest year-over-year drop in its distressed sales.

In January, our share of distressed sales was at 19.8 percent, so the latest data shows a pretty good decrease for the region. In fact, Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford had the largest year-over-year drop in its distressed sales share, declining by 5.3 percentage points from 24.3 percent in February 2015 to 19.1 percent in February 2016.

Bills Bit

More good news for Orlando villa owners!

But remember the difference between “Price” and “Value”:

“Value” factors-in QUALITY!

Best!

Bill

==================

With over 20,000 investment homes to choose from, British Homes Group can provide a fully managed leaseback agreement and bonus access to an exclusive rental partnership with Virgin Holidays. The partnership can assist and support investors in finding reliable tenants in order to make the most of the property.

For more information please contact British Homes Group today on +1 407 396 9914 or visit www.britishhomesgroup.com

Orlando Florida, USA

www.BuyToLetHomes.com | www.BritishHomesGroup.com

bhg chamber

Serving UK and International Villa Owners and Property Investors in the Walt Disney Area of Central Florida For Over 30 Years!

 

Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort Announces New Kingswell Neighborhood

BRITISH HOMES GROUP Florida ~ Specialising in Florida Real Estate

Orlando | Kissimmee | Davenport | Windermere | Bay Hill | Clermont | Disney

Residential Luxury ~ Vacation Paradise

kingswell_banner-1-1

Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort Announces New Kingswell Neighborhood

Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort announced plans for its newest neighborhood, Kingswell. The new neighborhood will feature the last estate-sized home sites available for purchase within the community. Sale of select home sites just began, with prices of finished custom homes to start at $3 million.

The neighborhood is planned to include a community park with natural landscapes, which will be available to all Golden Oak residents. Near the park, a new bronze sculpture of Pinocchio will be featured adding to the unique Golden Oak sculpture series that includes sophisticated interpretations of classic Disney animation located throughout the community.

Custom single-family homes will range from approximately 5,000 to 7,000 square feet and feature design and architectural inspiration from European and Caribbean influences. The initial homesites released boast approximate half-acre lots for each the anticipated 53 homes.

Lock in now to start enjoying select Golden Oak Club benefits!

Sign a contract on your preferred home site by July 31, 2016 and you can start enjoying the following offerings of the Golden Oak Club;

  • access to amenities including Summerhouse, the private clubhouse for residents
  • the full-service Markham’s dining room and Tyler’s Lounge
  • state-of-the-art fitness facility and pool
  • the Resident Services team

Kingswell is Golden Oak’s sixth neighborhood to be released since the luxury residential community broke ground in 2010.

Golden Oak welcomed its first residents in 2012 and recently announced the addition of Four Seasons Private Residences Orlando in 2015.

For more information about Kingswell and the Golden Oak community please contact us.

===============

With over 20,000 investment homes to choose from, the British Homes Group can help you find the perfect home for you. For more information please contact British Homes Group today on +1 407 396 9914 or visit www.britishhomesgroup.com

Orlando Florida, USA

www.BuyToLetHomes.com | www.BritishHomesGroup.com

bhg chamber

Serving UK and International Villa Owners and Property Investors in the Walt Disney Area of Central Florida For Over 30 Years!

FREE TICKETS TO A PLACE IN THE SUN SHOW

Place-in-the-sun

FREE TICKETS THIS WEEKEND!

FREE TICKETS TO A PLACE IN THE SUN SHOW

A Place in the Sun Live is the official exhibition of the Channel 4 TV show and the largest overseas property exhibition in Europe – the perfect place to help guide you through the buying process and find your ideal property abroad.

Olympia London – 6th-8th May 2016

free-ticketsThere will be over 150 exhibitors from around the world ready to showcase their collection of beautiful overseas homes.

France, Portugal, Italy and Florida all have their own dedicated area at the show where you’ll find a mix of agents and developers and a detailed seminar programme where you can chat to industry experts and get all your questions answered.

All visitors receive a free copy of A Place in the Sun magazine and A Place in the Sun Live Show Guide and if that’s not enough, the stars of the TV show Amanda, Jasmine, Jonnie and Laura. will be appearing at The Hub to share their experiences from the TV show, offer their top tips for overseas property hunting and answering your questions.

You can even meet them face-to-face at the magazine signing sessions.

The weekend will be informative, entertaining and an essential place to visit if you’re considering moving forward with your overseas property purchase plans.

We will be on the Contempo booth in the Florida Pavillion with updated information on Rosemont Woods. Hope to see you there!

apits-show

bhg-apits

==================

With over 20,000 investment homes to choose from, British Homes Group can provide a fully managed leaseback agreement and bonus access to an exclusive rental partnership with Virgin Holidays. The partnership can assist and support investors in finding reliable tenants in order to make the most of the property.

For more information please contact British Homes Group today on +1 407 396 9914 or visit www.britishhomesgroup.com

Orlando Florida, USA

www.BuyToLetHomes.com | www.BritishHomesGroup.com

bhg chamber

Serving UK and International Villa Owners and Property Investors in the Walt Disney Area of Central Florida For Over 30 Years!