Property of the Month November 2016

BRITISH HOMES GROUP Florida ~ Specialising in Florida Real Estate

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

Residential Luxury ~ Vacation Paradise

New British Homes “Best Buy” Listing!

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Completely remodeled home perfect for a vacation get-away. Home is situated in a quiet conservation area with NO rear neighbors. Bring in the outdoors inside, all turn-key, minutes from Disney with easy access to beaches. Furniture is available separately.

Built: 2007

Beds: 4

Bath: 3

Sq Ft: 1689

Location: Davenport, FL

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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

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Jack Nicklaus Designed Golf Community

A new luxury resort community will begin to take shape this November on a golf course designed by the legendary “Golden Bear,” Jack Nicklaus.

Bear’s Den Club is in the Reunion community near Walt Disney World.

The private, gated enclave will include “Orlando’s highest-end vacation homes with breathtaking panoramic views,” along with a private, members-only Bear’s Den Clubhouse, featuring memorabilia commemorating the golf legend’s Hall of Fame career, said a news release.

This is Nicklaus’ first vacation home project in the area and will feature 50 acres around both the 17th and 18th holes of the Course.

Homeowners and renters in Bear’s Den Club will have access to Reunion Resort’s restaurants, three golf courses, pools, tennis courts, water-parks biking and hiking trails.

Please email us if you would like to receive more information on the homes in this community.

Bill’s Bit…

Don’t play golf – or like the space that a golf-course community guarantees?

Then we have over 20,000 other residential properties to choose from – at all prices – in the Walt Disney area of Central Florida alone to choose from!

Could be an astute post-Brexit investment diversification move?

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

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Bill Cowie
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Orlando soccer stadium could get you a US Green Card

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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

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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Florida welcomed 105 million people in 2015

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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.
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Bill’s Bit:

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

Best!

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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

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King Kong Update at Universal

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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.

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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

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Orlando area Distressed Sales

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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.

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More good news for Orlando villa owners!

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

“Value” factors-in QUALITY!

Best!

Bill

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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

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