Homes in Central Florida may become more attractive to foreign buyers as the economy and tourism industry get stronger.
ORLANDO — With Central Florida’s economy booming, the tourism industry breaking attendance records, and new homes being built every month, there might not be a better time for a foreign investor to start thinking about the value of purchasing one of those pre-construction homes in the Orlando area.
That purchase could turn out to be the smartest investment they ever made. Florida remains one of the fastest growing states in the U.S., and the housing market continues to thrive.
But before starting a search for just the right property, smart investors should first seek out the guidance of a Realtor who knows the Central Florida market, and can help them make the best choice, noted An Flamand, the owner and broker at An Flamand-Orlando Vacation Realty.
An, who specializes in marketing pre-construction homes in Central Florida to foreign investors, noted that before starting their search, buyers should first consider eight things to think about when buying your first Florida rental property. Doing so will enable them to maximize their potential for the best investment possible. Continue reading
An Flamand, the owner and broker at An Flamand-Orlando Vacation Realty, is now pre-selling townhomes at the Posner Estates development in Polk County.
ORLANDO — Central Florida’s housing market remains appealing to buyers — including investors who recognize that purchasing a home in the Orlando
area is likely to pay off handsomely in the future.
This is particularly true for foreign investors who recognize that Central Florida’s strong economy, thriving tourism industry, and strong growth means their property will definitely rise in value.
Just as appealing is the fact that so many newcomers are moving to Central Florida — as many as 1,000 per week in the Orlando region alone — and that national and foreign visits to the region are breaking records. With those numbers, there’s no question their property can be turned into a very successful long or short term rental. Whether the owner wants to find secure long-term tenants, or market the property as a vacation home available to visitors on a short term basis, either option can be potentially lucrative. Continue reading
Thales Group just announced it would expand its operations in Central Florida.
ORLANDO – Further cementing this region’s ties to European businesses, a global technology leader based in Paris just announced they will expand operations in Central Florida, creating hundreds of jobs here, while investing more than $20 million in the region.
The office of Gov. Rick Scott announced on Monday that Thales Group, a leader in the aerospace, transport, defense and security markets, has confirmed plans for the expansion.
Scott is in London attending the Farnborough Air Show. Thales has been attending the air show.
“I am proud to announce that Thales chose Florida to expand and create 500 new jobs,” Scott said. “We met with Thales at the Paris Air Show last year and it’s great to make this exciting announcement today in London. I look forward to seeing their continued success in our state.”
Florida is already home to more than 2,000 aerospace and aviation companies, with an employment base of nearly 80,000 workers.
Florida has also been a major hub for flight training and is the No. 2 state in aviation, aerospace and space establishments.
Thales’ expansion, the governor’s office noted, is expected to create 327 new jobs in Melbourne and 173 new jobs in Orlando. Continue reading