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Press Releases from Feltrim Group (23 total)

Tasty savings at Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month

To get a taste of Central Florida, you not only have to visit the area’s world-class theme parks, sample its superb shops and enjoy its unrivalled arts and entertainment – you also need to try its top-class restaurants. And now is the perfect chance, with Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month, where guests in 90 participating restaurants around the region can save an average of one-third of the price of a meal. From

Why LEGOLAND Florida offers great value for visitors

Florida’s LEGOLAND is gaining a reputation for providing great value for money for visitors. The popular 150-acre theme park, at Winter Haven, is offering a Kids Go Free deal to Florida residents. The promotion is open until 31 July with the purchase of an adult ticket at http://www.legoland.com/kidsgofreefl. Tickets are valid for visits up until 5 September. Up to three free children’s tickets can be redeemed per transaction. Florida residency is

Florida is top target for foreign US property buyers

Foreign buyers bought more United States property in 2015/16 – and their top target was Florida, new data shows. Buyers purchased 214,885 residential properties across the US in the year to March 2016, up 2.8% on the year before, according to the latest data from the National Association of Realtors. Florida accounted for more than one in five (22%) of all sales to foreign nationals, states the 2016 Profile of Home Buying

Orlando has world’s top four theme parks, says TripAdvisor

The world’s top four theme parks are all in Orlando, Florida, according to the top travel review website, TripAdvisor. Leading the way for the second year in the row in being named the number one amusement park in the United States and the world is Universal's Islands of Adventure, according to the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards. Next comes the Discovery Cove swim with dolphins attraction, followed by the Magic Kingdom and Universal

Investors can still benefit from rising Central Florida real estate values

The median value of Orlando residential property rose by more than 12% year-over-year in May 2016 and topped $200,000 for the first time in eight years. The median price of homes in reached $203,000 in May, the first time it has topped $200,000 since August 2008, according to the latest figures from the Orlando Regional Realtor Association (ORRA) and sales volumes rose by 7%. The median price of condos increased 15.29%

Chinese buyers set to boost US property spend, says Feltrim Group

Chinese investors are the number one buyers of US real estate by volume and spend, according to the National Association of Realtors. Chinese buyers spent $28.6billion on US residential property up until March 2015, more than any other overseas nation, according to the Profile of International Home Buying Activity. With 16% of volume, they overtook Canadians in topping the sales total, the survey shows. A recent study from the Asia Society and

Windermere among most affordable US metros with best public schools

For many international property investors buying in the United States, it is vital to be within easy reach of a top-quality school. This is particularly true of Chinese investors and their families, who greatly value education and rank finding a property near an excellent school as a top priority. Insurance specialist, HomeUnion, has recently unveiled the results of a new study identifying the most affordable zip codes in major U.S. metro areas

Anything Orlando can do…

A few weeks ago, Feltrim Group welcomed news that Orlando tourism figures reached an estimated high of 66million in 2015 – and is on track to reach 115million during 2016. Now, it’s Florida’s turn to impress with record visitor numbers of 29.8million in the first three months of 2016, Governor Rick Scott has announced. The figures rose 4.8% year-over-year to overturn the previous high of 28.5million in the first quarter of 2015,

StarWars is set to further boost Orlando Disney empire

Orlando’s WaltDisneyWorld is again the world’s number one theme park, the latest industry visitor estimates show. And with the new Frozen Ever After ride opening later this month on Thursday 21 June and the promise of StarWars Land and ToyStory Land, is set to help the Disney empire draw in even more visitors. WaltDisneyWorld attracted 20.4million visitors, up 6% year-over-year, according to the 2015 Theme Index from the Themed Entertainment Association and

Top marks for Poinciana real estate and new college campus

Many real estate investors who buy in Florida are not only looking for a secure investment and an enviable lifestyle, but for top-quality schooling for their children. Property owners at popular Tuscany Preserve gated project at Lake Marion, at Poinciana, Central Florida, can have the best of both worlds – a prime property with resort-style facilities and an excellent college education. That’s because the Valencia College, which was previously named the top

Chinese demand for US real estate keeps growing

Last year, Chinese real estate investors become the biggest single buyers of US property, overtaking Canadians for the first time, according to National Association of Realtors data. Now, an in-depth report from the Asia Society and Rosen Consulting Group predicts that the Chinese investment in United States residential and commercial real estate is set to keep rising. Up until 2010, there was negligible interest in the US market by Chinese buyers, but

Latest market data proves Florida real estate is still red hot

Two more newly-published market reports show that the Florida and Orlando real estate markets are still red hot. Prices of single-family homes in Florida rose 11.8% year-over-year in the first Quarter of 2016, according to the latest data from Florida Realtors. At the same time, data specialist CoreLogic shows home prices, including distressed sales, in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area rose 8.5% in the year to March 2016. Garrett Kenny, Chief Executive Officer of experienced

Orlando visitors double in 20 years to hit new record

It’s incredible to think that over the last 20 years, annual visitor numbers to Orlando, Florida, have more than doubled. Back in 1995, 32.4million visitors came to Orlando, while figures just released show that in 2015 a record 66.1million were drawn by its world-class theme parks, entertainment, restaurants, shops, stores and more. The all-time high, announced by tourism body VisitOrlando, represents a 5.5% rise over 2014 and again means that Orlando is

Discover the new Disney attractions coming to Orlando, Florida

It’s set to be a busy and exciting time over the next few months at Disney’s Orlando theme parks, as a host of exciting new rides and attractions are launched. The rides and attractions at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom theme parks. The excitement starts next month with the opening of Disney Springs Town Center, which is the fourth area alongside the Marketplace, West Side and The

Orlando again named as US property investment hotspot

Another property study has identified Orlando among United States property investment hotspots – and there are several compelling reasons why Central Florida leads the way. It’s not the first time that Orlando has been named among the best US city real estate markets and it won’t be the last, says Central Florida developer and real estate chief, Garrett Kenny. The new survey is the Best Markets Top Ten List for Real Estate

Seeking the US Sun Belt –including Orlando

The US Sun Belt is well and truly back, with growing numbers of migrants heading to Florida and other sunny states from big cities like New York. That’s the conclusion from a report on the Forbes news website, taking into account the latest US Census data. Since 2000, the biggest migration winners in percentage terms are Raleigh, Austin, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Phoenix and Orlando. The biggest losers are New York metropolitan area, which

US vacation homes 28%yoy price rise led by South

The median value of US vacation homes have risen 28% year-over-year – led by property in Florida and the South, which accounted for almost half of purchases, new figures show. The median vacation home price was $192,000 in 2015, up 28% from $150,000 in 2014, according to the newly-published 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Nearly half of all vacation homes bought last year

Orlando top for tourism and population growth

Orlando is not only the number one US destination for visitors, but it is also is top for population growth in the nation’s largest regions, new figures show. According to the latest US Census Bureau figures, the region added more than 60,400 net new residents in the year to July 2015, to reach a total population of 2,387,138, up 2.6% year-over-year. The growth rate led the country’s 30 largest regions and the

Why Orlando BTL investment market is so sought-after

Orlando is set to remain among the fastest growing metros this year for family real estate rental markets, thanks to its growing leisure and hospitality sectors. That’s the view of a new report from HomeUnion (https://www.homeunion.com/blog/top-single-family-rental-markets-for-2016-research-report/) website, which says Orlando’s tourism sector, which reached a record 62million in 2015, supports the region’s job growth and renter household formation. HomeUnion predicts Orlando asking rents will remain strong in 2016 and will rise 6.1%

Orlando among top 10 fastest-growing US cities

More people are coming to live in Orlando, placing it among the top 10 fastest-growing United States cities for 2016, new figures show. Orlando’s population grew 2.31% in 2015 and is projected to rise by another 2.03% in 2016, according to new figures from the Forbes.com website. Forbes.com compiled its annual list of America's Fastest-Growing Cities by ranking the 100 largest metro areas and their surrounding suburbs. It took into account population

Strong Orlando job sector ‘another major advantage for BTL investors’

When it comes to job creation, Orlando is number one in Florida and Florida is the top US state, the latest market data shows. Based on daily tracking interviews, Gallup ranks the Orlando metro area top for 2015 job creation, with more than half of employers (53%) say they are hiring, while just 8% are either not hiring or reducing numbers. As you would expect from the top tourist center in the

Dubai flights bring more visitors and investors to Central Florida

It’s often said that where there are new flights, increases in international property demand is sure to follow – and that’s what is happening in and around Orlando, Florida. Following the introduction by Emirates Airlines in September 2015 of non-stop flights between Dubai and Orlando, it was thought that around 100,000 passengers would be expected to visit Central Florida each year. In fact, the flights have brought even more visitors - around

Orlando in top three US rental returns

With Orlando having one of the fastest growing rental returns in the United States, it’s no wonder that a growing number of real estate investors are considering buy-to-let. Orlando apartment rental returns are grew at around 9% on average in the year to March 2016, according to the Apartment List rentonomics website (https://www.apartmentlist.com/rentonomics), taking it into the top three in the United States. The average rental for a one-bed apartment stands at