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Four Free Ways To View Local Orlando Real Estate From Afar

Trying to find the perfect vacation rental investment from thousands of miles away can often become a very frustrating task. Homes might look great in the pictures online but what does the surrounding area look like? If you’re not utilizing at least one of these five free mapping tools listed here than you you may be in for a huge surprise when you arrive here in Orlando for your property inspection trip. Read The Full Article at

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Important Things You Need To Look For Before Renting an Orlando Vacation House-Part 2

All About Deposits

credit-cardsAfter you select an Orlando vacation home, and confirm the dates, you will have to put a deposit on the home. This is normally around $200.00 per week. If you are renting directly from a home owner, they usually accept a certified check, PayPal, or even a credit card. I’m okay with any of these forms of payments. If you use a credit card, you will most likely have to give your credit card number, name, and security code. Not all people are comfortable giving this out, it’s up to you. A security/breakage deposit is often also required. It will be around $200.00 and is returned after the house is verified it’s in the same condition as before you arrived. Read the full article:

Important Things You Need To Look For Before Renting an Orlando Vacation House-Part 1

Many people are turning to renting vacation homes in Orlando instead of the more traditional hotel rentals. Over the last five or six years my family has rented houses in the Orlando and Tampa, Florida area. This past spring we purchased a house in Davenport, Florida. Davenport is just outside of Orlando, 15 minutes from the theme parks. We are currently renting this house as well as using it for our own personal vacation retreat.

Because I have been on both sides of the fence, renting a home and renting one out, I can give you several tips on renting a vacation home. Read the full story at

Canadians in Florida

Why Orlando is a Great Choice for Canadians to Own a Vacation Home

As a Canadian, living in Ottawa, Ontario, I can relate to many people wanting to escape to the warm climate of the southern United States. Having a young family, we were drawn to Florida because of its unique qualities: It is very easy to get there by a relatively short plane ride, or for the adventurer you can drive, and of course there is so much to see and do for all ages. We had been renting houses in the Orlando area for several years; and after a couple of years I said “Honey, we should look into buying a house in Orlando” – “Sure, dream on” my wife says with a smile.


Everything You Need To Know About Legacy Dunes Condos in Kissimmee & Why They are So Cheap!

If you’ve spent any time shopping for a vacation condo in Kissimmee lately than you’ve most likely run across a community called Legacy Dunes Condos.  With prices starting in the $25,000 range you just can’t resist the urge to click on the picture and get more information.  You’re first thought upon looking at the appealing [...]


Regal Palms, Don’t Know What You Got Till It’s Gone!

I’m not one to talk about hype or anything like that but I felt compelled to write this post for those of you who may be considering purchasing a bank owned townhouse in Regal Palms but may be hesitating or waiting for prices to drop even more. I have spent the past two weeks showing property almost everyday in Regal Palms and the past year watching the Regal Palms pricing and market, I can finally say that now is the time to buy in Regal Palms.

Reunion resort

The 6 Best Reunion Resort Bank Owned Home Deals On The Market

The criteria that was used to evaluate these homes as the best bank owned deals in Reunion was price, value, square footage and condition of the home. There are currently 24 bank owned properties in Reunion ranging in price from $129,000 up to $1,150,000 but only these six home were hand picked by the Flamingo so you can have first choice of the best bank owned Reunion Resort properties.

DIsney Area Neighborhoods

7 Most Popular Disney Area Neighborhoods For Villa Bookings

When considering the investment of a piece of Disney area real estate to use for a vacation home or short term rental your number one consideration when buying shouldn’t be which neighborhood you think is the coziest or which house has the nicest window treatments but rather which home is going to bring me in the best return on bookings. I’m going to profile seven of the most booked Disney area neighborhoods based on my experience working in the short term rental business.