A new video by Central Florida property experts Feltrim Group shows just what it is about Orlando that is attracting so many new visitors and home buyers. The video is hosted by Garrett Kenny, Feltrim CEO and author of the amazon.com book ‘Buying & Owning Property in Central Florida’ and showcases Orlando as one of the world’s greatest destinations for tourists, for investors and for property buyers.
Some of the main points that come out in the video are:
1. Orlando setting records for numbers of visitors
Orlando is now attracting well over 60 million tourists per year. In the year 2009 the number was 49 million, while in 2014 it reached the staggering heights of 62 million, which shows huge growth in a very short space of time. These figures are no surprise when you look at how much Disney, Universal and Merlin (Lego Land, International Drive attractions) are investing. During 2015 Disney announced the largest expansion of its parks to date, including a new Star Wars land at its Hollywood Studios park in Orlando.
2. Orlando becoming a ‘Center of Excellence’ for new industries
What many don’t realize is that Orlando is not only about tourism. The area is now a thriving hub for industries such as digital media, aerospace, life sciences, medical tech, and education, as well as for fulfillment operations for firms like Booking.com, Amazon.com, Wall Mart and FedEX. As the video points out former President Bill Clinton called Orlando a ‘Center of Excellence’ for its embrace of these industries. As an indication of the growth of Orlando, its main college The University of Central Florida (UCF) is now the largest university in the US for undergraduates. All this is great news for property owners and buyers.
3. Simply the best location for property
Orlando just ticks all the boxes for those interested in a vacation home or buy-to-rent property; Its established and proven (so is not just potential), its growing, its a pleasure to visit, its regulations protect the buyer, and its great value. The area is just perfect for the international buyer. For example a development such as Balmoral at Water’s Edge from Feltrim gives buyers a spacious 3-8 bedroom home with private pool and comes fully furnished, within a sprawling resort, all while offering buyers a 6% NET leaseback.
To view the full Orlando video visit Feltrim’s You Tube channel here