March 2017

There are 54 blog entries for March 2017.

Buying a home in Orlando to use as a vacation rental is a smart idea, especially if you eventually plan to retire here or use the property as a second home.  Vacation rentals can generate income for you, especially if you buy a property in a desirable area, such as near Disney World. 

However, if you’ve never rented out a real estate property before, you could wind up making some costly mistakes. Here are a few of the more common pitfalls to avoid so your vacation home can be a profitable investment for you. 

1. Setting Unrealistic Rental Rates – Since the Orlando area is competitive when it comes to vacation rentals, it’s important to know your numbers. That means researching rates of competing rentals in the area and determining the occupancy

 

Simply stunning!!! This 6 bed 4 bath home on the doorstep of Disney World has everything you could ever want from a second home. Bookings in place, upgraded furniture package, games room, pool with spa and more. Make sure you see this home before it is too late!

 

 Asking Price: $369,950 (From $399,950) 

Situated on the gorgeous Southern Dunes golf course, is this well maintained 3 bedroom 2 bathroom single story home. The home features a large open floor plan with combined kitchen, living and dining areas with ceramic tile throughout. Carpet is featured in all of the 3 spacious bedrooms. Step out through the sliding glass doors onto the south-facing screened pool area that overlooks hole

Spacious open floor plan with west-facing lake view! 2 bedroom 2 bathroom single family home located in the Indian Wells community. Take advantage of the community’s amenities such as a community pool, recreation park, and tennis court with a low annual HOA fee! Water view from the master bedroom and family room! The home is offered fully furnished and is currently being used as a vacation

Located in the beautiful Bahama Bay Resort in Building 35 on the second floor, this unit is sure to impress. Enjoy your morning coffee on the shaded private screened balcony accessible from the master bedroom or living room. The unit features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is offered completely furnished with a fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy the resort year-round or take advantage of Bahama Bay’s

Well-maintained 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom single family home located in the prestigious Reunion Resort. The home is packed with upgrades including solid stone counters and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, new pool heater installed in 2017, new pool pump and filter installed in 2016, and a new air conditioning system installed in 2015. The home is offered completely furnished and features

 

This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom condo is located in the Royal Palm Bay Resort. Take advantage of the community’s on-site amenities featuring a community pool, clubhouse, fitness center, spa, picnic area and tennis courts. The resort is located just minutes from the Disney and Universal theme parks, shopping, dining, golf, and major highways.

 

 

Sold Price: $93,000

 

Central Florida has a lot to offer for those searching for an area to spend their retirement years. Fabulous weather, numerous lakes for fishing, boating and water skiing, a multitude of restaurants boasting nearly every international cuisine, championship level golf courses, and world-class entertainment, highlighted by the two theme park giants – Walt Disney World and UniversalOrlando.

People who decide they want to retire in the Orlando area often purchase a home several years before they plan to occupy it. Rather than leave the property empty, it makes good sense to generate income from the home by renting it out to holiday travelers. 

Before you let any guests occupy your home, you’ll need to decorate and furnish the property (unless you buy a

 

Graciously appointed platinum rated 3rd floor penthouse condo. Infused with key west and contemporary style furnishings is this Grand Bahama model floor plan, the is most spacious floor plan at Bahama Bay!!! The master en-suite is grand. This generously sized bedroom can accommodate a king size bed along with room for a small sitting area. The master bath features a tub for soaking and relaxation along with separate glass shower. Your private retreat awaits just a few steps away on the screened in balcony. Here you can unwind and take in the views from the tree lined and scenic natural landscape of the Bahama Bay Resort.

 

Key West inspired tropical paradise with stunning private water views! Located in building 31 unit 1016 at the grand Bahama Bay Resort, only steps away from the Club House and resort pool. This 3 bedroom 2 bath, 3rd floor end unit allows you to really experience the Florida lifestyle. With all that Bahama Bay has to offer, why would you go anywhere else! Bahama Bay features a wide range of amenities which includes onsite dining, mini market, spa and salon, heated pools, hot tubs, beach area, fitness and sporting facilities.

 

Sold Price: $104,950