Vacation homes in Florida are one of the most popular second home investments anywhere in the world. Florida has earned the reputation, not only as a great place to live, but also as a location that delivers excellent occupancy levels year on year.
For overseas buyers, principally the Canadians, British and Europeans, the current vacation home real estate market in Florida offers even greater value for money due to the weak dollar. The prices are very low, the exchange rates are very favourable therefore the risk is low. Because you can now buy a vacation home at prices equivalent to 8-10 years ago, the amount of rental income that you require to meet your monthly payments is far lower than for those owners who bought just a few years ago.
You can now pick up new vacation homes in great rental locations which are heavily discounted from peak prices.
Watersong may surprise you, in more ways than one. Minutes from the theme parks and the myriad other attractions of Central Florida, it sheds a new light on Florida living. Abundant with natural flora and fauna, Watersong offers a therapeutic escape from the lively tradition of other Orlando destinations. All of our vacation homes feature rich architectural details, inside and out. A community clubhouse invites you to a generous pool and spa. More »
The Retreat at ChampionsGate near Disney is a brand new community of vacation homes at ChampionsGate in Orlando. Together with the existing ChampionsGate community will spread from I-4 to US Highway 27 and include a total of 5,790 homes, 54 holes of golf, an elementary school and park, as well as 248,000 square feet of office space, 426,000 square feet of retail and 2,864 hotel rooms. Prices starting from $300,000. Sales due to start in early 2013. More »
Cypress Pointe is a new vacation community offering large 5 and 6 bedroom single-family homes starting in the $220's. It is a perfect fit for friends and family on vacation. Residents and guests will be thrilled to take advantage of the fantasitc location just 10 miles from Disney and within 15 minutes of some of the finest golf courses in the country. The east and west Florida coasts are only a short drive and outdoor lovers in general will discover much to love in the warm Florida sunshine. More »
The buying process for a Florida vacation home and a regular home is the same, however there are some important aspects that you and your realtor will need to discuss. Florida vacation homes should ideally be within a "Rental Zone". A rental zone is an area, county, sub-division or development that allows you to rent out your property.
There are numerous variations:
Vacation homes in Florida and particularly in Orlando are excellent investments. Florida has a strong history of tourism and currently enjoys well over 80 million visitors each and every year and in 2011 attracted almost 86 million visitors. Occupancy rates for established Florida vacation homes can be impressive with over 40 weeks of rentals each year. New vacation homes in Florida and those presently in pre construction can also succeed on the rental market and most certainly will because right now you are able to buy a new vacation homes for less than the same property 3 years ago.
What does that mean to you?
It means that because you are paying less for the property which means that your mortgage payments will be less than those of owners who bought a few years ago. This in turn allows you to rent out your vacation home at LESS than your competitors, which, if one marketed correctly, means that you will achieve a HIGHER OCCUPANCY.
Why should I charge less for my property than anyone else?
Charging lower rental rates for your Florida vacation home when the economy is struggling means that more families will be able to afford to take a vacation. But more importantly for you, you will be building a loyal relationship with these families at a crucial time, when your new development is still finding its feet. As the market gets stronger you will be able to increase your rates and STILL be competetive.
Your vacation home in Florida.
bVacation homes mean different things to different people. To some it means vacation home with a pool close to the theme parks of Orlando. To others it could mean a vacation condo overlooking some of the beautiful Florida beaches. But most of all vacation home means a place to escape to; a second home to luxuriate in when on vacation.
Vacation homes come in all shapes, sizes and budgets across Florida. Whether you are looking for a vacation hom in Orlando close to Disney or a luxury waterfront vacation home on the coast, we have it all. More »
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