Tagged : Orlando Real Estate
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Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at 10:01am. 4411 Views, 1 Comments.
Prices are rising in Florida: Florida cities have had the largest year-over-year increases in average list prices, according to the latest real estate data from Realtor.com. Florida cities make up 9 of the top 10 places for highest year-over-year list price spikes, based off of August data of 2.2 million listings in 146 markets.
Nationwide, the average list price is $320,325, up 2.36 percent year-over-year.
Here are the top 15 cities boasting the highest percentage of year-over-year increases in average list prices.
Average list price: $640,332
Year-over-year increase: 27.4%
2. Fort Myers-Cape Coral, Fla.
Average list price: $443,570
Year-over-year increase: 26.27%
Average list price: $405,809
Year-over-year increase: 19.41%
Monday, August 1st, 2011 at 12:00pm. 1802 Views, 1 Comments.
Orlando’s economy vastly hinges on tourism. One would imagine with the recent recession that numbers are down, but here are some of the facts. Tourism accounts for nearly 380,000 jobs in the tri-county area (31% of total employment in the Orlando three-county area). 2009 had $27.6 billion in visitor spending.
2009 brought more than 46.5 million visitors to Orlando, roughly a 6% drop from 2008. That accounts for domestic and international visitors for both leisure and business. 2010 on the other hand brought 51.45 million visitors, a 10.5% increase from the previous year, as you can see on the table below.
You can see significant increases all around except for in business and in visitors from UK.
Overnight visitors account for nearly two-thirds (64%)…
Saturday, July 9th, 2011 at 10:22am. 5404 Views, 5 Comments.
After seeing modest attendance gains in 2010, Florida theme parks have high hopes for 2011 and going into next year. Indirectly, this is good news for real estate investors and second home owners, with better attractions and new venues in the area, resort style communities will surely be in higher demand.
Many of Central Florida’s main destinations have added new attractions this year. Disney’s Hollywood Studios revamped its Star Tours ride with a 3D Star Wars theme. Disney’s Animal Kingdom offers an add-on experience which allows guests to join a small group on a guided expedition to see the park’s wild animals on foot and by special vehicles. Sea World features a new whale show called “One Ocean.” An hour away in Tampa, Busch Gardens is touting its new…
Saturday, June 18th, 2011 at 10:36am. 2241 Views, 1 Comments.
Foreign buyers are eyeing property in the US now more than ever with a $16 billion surge this year in international purchases. Total residential international sales in the US amounted to $82 billion in the year ending in March 2011, up from $66 billion in 2010.
“The U.S. has always been a desirable place to own property and a profitable investment,” said NAR President Ron Phipps. “In recent years we have seen more and more foreign buyers coming here to take advantage of low prices and plentiful inventory. In addition to the advantageous market conditions, REALTORS® in this country have a global perspective and experience in working with clients from different cultures and real estate practices, helping them bring value to their international…
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 at 10:53am. 1774 Views, 1 Comments.
News gets better in the housing market as foreclosure filings dropped to over a three year low in April. This is great as fewer home owners are losing their homes. It is said that the slowdown is coming from delays in processing foreclosure paperwork but optimists believe the end of the crisis may be near as inventory level reduces and sale numbers rise in many areas of the country.
The numbers don’t lie. Foreclosure filings (notices of default, scheduled auctions, and bank repossessions) sank 34 percent from a year ago last month, making the lowest it’s been since December of 2007. 8.6 percent less homes were repossessed in April than in March and that’s a 32 percent drop from last September’s high point.
Hope of improvement is present; with the…
Friday, April 22nd, 2011 at 5:56pm. 1883 Views, 5 Comments.
Consider the facts: According to the Florida Realtors latest housing figures, home sales increased by 12 percent in March compared to last year with over 18,522 total homes sold across the state. Condo sales are doing even better and are up 24 percent across the state in the same period. Seventeen metropolitan areas reported higher home sales.
But, even though sales are up, it's an excellent time to be a buyer because prices are down from last year. The median price for homes in March…
Sunday, January 16th, 2011 at 1:19pm. 909 Views, 1 Comments.
At last there are rebounds in the real estate market… Vacation Home sales have been reported at soaring levels that have not been seen since the days of the housing boom, according to The Wall Street Journal. Deep discounts and cash purchases are the reason according to analysts, in various areas across the country, and certainly the rise has been felt here in Florida.
What does that mean for you? It means that now is the time for ACTION. If you are looking to buy or wanting to sell Vacation Properties, then we should be talking today.
Sales across Florida are rising, for example in Palm Beach there has been a nearly 40 percent increase over the past year from 2009. Buyers are coming off the sidelines and stepping up to the plate to take advantage of…
Saturday, November 13th, 2010 at 10:12pm. 642 Views, 2 Comments.
In the world of New-Home sales, the future is beginning to brighten up. Surpassing expectations, the government reported that sales of new homes increased by nearly 7 percent in September. But you’re thinking, what should I expect if I’m looking to sell my current home? Recent reports show that sales of existing homes rose 10 percent, leading experts to believe the housing demand is again on the rise after it bottomed out in late summer.
While this is good news, new-home sales are still 21.5 percent below where they were last year. The first-time homebuyer tax credit is much to blame for this difference. Prices are rising slowly, but rising nonetheless. Barclays Capital economist, Nicholas Tenev says that it looks like new home sales have finally…
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 9:42pm. 1701 Views, 0 Comments.
You wouldn't believe how many questions I receive from Canadian residents interested in purchasing properties in Florida and other parts of the United States. There are certain things to consider as a Canadian resident interested in purchasing property in the US, but they aren't anything that can't be overcome without some help from your realtor.
- One of the questions that frequently comes up is simply "Can a Canadian resident like myself purchase a house in the US?" Yes. You pay for the house and receive a title, just like with any local purchase. Residents of Canada interested in financing a home in the United States as opposed to paying cash, should look towards Canadian banks that have branches in the United States.
- Another concern many Canadian…
Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 at 3:36pm. 1223 Views, 4 Comments.
We are in interesting economic times. You can’t turn on a national news network without hearing the talking heads go on about the economic downturn, soaring national debt and the unemployment rate. But the news is not all bad!
The housing market crash has caused real estate prices and mortgage rates to be at an all time low! Now is truly the time to look into purchasing a vacation home. There are plenty of beautiful vacation condos in the Orlando area selling for only $50 thousand. Luxury homes in gated resort communities have for sale signs in their lawns and price tags as low as $100 thousand.
The obvious reason to purchase a vacation home is to have a beautiful location to kick back and relax. But there’s actually more to the picture than this. Prices…
Listing information last updated on May 18th, 2013 at 11:55pm.
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