IF YOU’RE NEW TO THE ORLANDO FLORIDA REAL ESTATE MARKET, YOU MIGHT FIND SOME BASIC INFORMATION AND DEFINITIONS HELPFUL.
(But if you’re just looking for the MLS database of Florida real estate properties, click here: Florida real estate properties)
- Single family homes (“detached” homes in the UK): these offer the most privacy but they do demand the most maintenance time and effort from the owner. If you’re buying for the purpose of short term renting, read our Buying to Let page here.
- Condos (“apartments” in the UK) generally have lower running costs than single family homes, with a lot of maintenance issues handled by the estate managers. Buyers are attracted by the lower purchase prices, even if this is means a shared pool instead of a private one and extra noise from communal walls and/or ceilings.
- Townhomes (“terraced” houses) represent a compromise between single family homes and condos. Usually comprising two or three floors, there is no “upstairs” neighbour to cause disturbance, and this type of property can offer excellent value for money.
Orlando also has different types of estate that a newcomer needs to understand. Click here: Types of estate for some basic information.
What’s right for you depends on a number of factors, including what your investment needs are and what your personal preferences are. For more details and help in deciding what type of property will best match your requirements, click here: Contact Us to fill in and send off any questions you have so that we can help you to decide.
But if you’re ready to go, click here: Florida real estate properties to search the Central Florida database and find out what’s available right now.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY:
Very excited by our new purchase and cannot thank you enough. You were such a help through very unfamiliar territory. Would be more than happy to act as a reference any time.
G.K., Kent, UK
You helped us from start to finish and beyond . . . from finding and choosing the plot through to furnishing the house and helping to set up the utilities once we had closed on the home – a “one-stop shop”. You made it all so smooth and trouble free for us. We were so far away in the U.K. . . . I don’t know how anyone does this without your help.
B.R., Derby, UK
Chris helped me to build my real estate holding from 0 to 5 homes worth almost $1 million dollars in just over 3 years, including 3 Disney Orlando Vacation homes. All were sold for a profit, which I give credit to Chris, who knows the Florida Real Estate market so well.
Anne S. Orlando
It looks so easy from the Internet sites. And some other Realtors play down exactly what is involved. What Colin showed us and what he did meant that we were kept informed at every stage. He made sure that we knew what we needed at each stage, from buying through to setting up the home and managing it the most effectively. We want to thank him for everything.
V.B., Exeter, UK
We just want to say how much we value the work that Colin did for us. His advice helped us to avoid what could have been some big mistakes and he showed us how to find the place we were looking for – or rather, the home that best fitted our plans both now and in the future. It’s amazing, looking back, how much Colin’s challenge to our preconceptions changed our thinking. I’m delighted both that we were referred to him and that he continues to give us support when we require it.
R.H., Oxford, UK