Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Orlando Vacation Homes

Vacation homes have been a popular option for investors and vacationers alike in areas close to Disney such as Kissimmee, Davenport, and South Clermont.

Due to rising land and constructions costs builders are constucting high density developements such as condos and townhomes. This is a more affordable option and the trend is attached homes such as townhomes with lots of amenities and resort feel. KB homes is building a townhome community called Crestwynd Bay starting at $260K.

With rising prices with single family homes, rent owners are having difficulty covering mortgage and carrying costs. However, although demand is slowed single family home rentals with lots of amenities are still popular with British vacationers. For instance, Lexon homes is building two single family home developements priced $350,000 to $460,000. There will be onsite rental operation to help owners maximize rents and occupancy. KB Bella Toscana in Polk County single family homes start at $320K.

Real Estate agents feel the slowed vacation market will once again bounce back. Courtesy of Orlando Sentinel. 10/10/06.