Monday, July 31, 2006

Bella Collina-Orlando Real Estate

Bella Collina, a development by the Ginn Corporation, located just west of downtown Orlando in the small town of Montverde, is starting to build mammoth homes along Lake Apopka. Bella Collina sold most of the its lots during 2004 to international investors with big pockets with the hope of flipping the property. Although, the Lake County property appraiser indicates the housing market is on a down turn, Patrik Kelly VP of sales for Bella Collina believe during the slow down the amenities will draw people to the area and home building will pick up. The homes being built are around 9,500 sq. ft. priced at $7 million. These homes have raised property values in Montverde in the millions. Builders are building 8 model homes estimating prices from $4 million to $7 million. 1,900 acres have been cleared for a Nick Faldo designed golf course and 800 homes. They are also building two club houses, 50,000 sq. ft. Italian inspired design with 3 resturants, spa and pool. Also a 10,000 sq. ft. sports and esquestrian center which will include a sports field and indoor dressage arena. Bella Collina will be part of the street of dreams October 14, to November 26, 2006. Courtesy of Orlando Sentinel 7/29/06.