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Full steam ahead for Florida foreclosures

Full steam ahead for Florida foreclosures

Florida has been a tricky State for foreclosures. Not only does it form part of a group of US States where foreclosures are handled with judicial oversight, thus protracting the process, but it also has a higher volume of them.

Theme Parks undergo expansion as Orlando beats New York on visitors

Theme Parks undergo expansion as Orlando beats New York on visitors

Proof that American recovery is in sight, Universal Studios and Walt Disney World Resort are pouring millions of dollars into expansion programmes.

Florida tops charts for residential real estate sales to foreigners in the US

Florida tops charts for residential real estate sales to foreigners in the US

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Florida is the epicentre for international real estate transactions in the United States and accounted for almost one third of the nation’s foreign investment in 2011.

Hong Kong hosts US properties conference

Hong Kong hosts US properties conference

The annual US Property Conference launches next month in Hong Kong. The bi-annual conference provides a platform for investors throughout Asia to better understand the ownership opportunities available in the US markets and features experts in the fields of market analysis, taxation, legal, immigration and finance.

Eco-friendly homes and building tips

Eco-friendly homes and building tips

Building in eco-friendly products into your home is becoming common and in fact some are becoming law for new buildings. Not only does it save the impact on the planet and the local environment but each household will save money over the long term that will more than pay for the eco changes.

Bestfield Homes joins NewHomesAmerica.com Rebate Program

NewHomesAmerica.com, a new website that offers home buyers a rebate of 1.25% of the price of their new home if they buy from a participating builder, has announced that Bestfield Homes, is participating in its unique Buyer Rebate Program.

Professional property investors do their research first

Before 2008 all you needed to know about buying abroad was – it must be worth a punt. More than that was the kudos of an “overseas property portfolio” – always impressive with friends and colleagues.

Properties close to Disney World offered at 28% of former sales prices

Properties close to Disney World offered at 28% of former sales prices

Torcana have announced the availability of 22 stunning, two bedroom, two bathroom condos at “Tuscana” a magnificent $100m resort located just four miles from Disney World in the famous Champions Gate area of Orlando, Florida.

Majority of properties in Orlando are bought from distressed sellers

Majority of properties in Orlando are bought from distressed sellers

According to the January 2011 sales figures from the Orlando Regional Realtor Association (ORRA) just 25% of all properties sold were from regular sellers. The remaining 75% of properties snapped up, mostly by investors, were via banking controlled foreclosures and short sales.

Miami home sales strengthen in December

The sales of existing single-family homes in the Miami Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) rose 18 percent in December, from 623 to 734, compared to December 2009 and 70 percent compared to December 2008 according to the MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the Southeast Florida Multiple Listing Service (SEFMLS).

Scandinavians splurge on second homes abroad

The Scandinavian dilemma: Buy a small one-room apartment in crowded, wintry Stockholm/Oslo or spend half the amount on a roomy house in sunny Florida?

Home Loan Modification Program - right time to apply?

Home Loan Modification Program - right time to apply?

Bank of America is the largest US Mortgage servicer who took the first step in halting their Bank Of America foreclosures throughout the nation. This BOA foreclosure crisis started in California, Nevada and Arizona and then quickly spread to other states around the nation.

Detroit: City of champions for property investors?

Detroit, Michigan, USA, is tipped to be the latest hot spot for savvy property investors around the world. With President Obama declaring a particular fondness for Detroit and the US Government pumping billions of dollars into the auto industry, Detroit is definitely a city on the up.

Unique investment in Orlando

The Village at Town Center (VTC) is a luxury condominium community in Orlando, Florida with a range of units available for long-term rentals and vacation use – or a combination of both.

Detroit ranks number 1 US housing market in 2010

Detroit ranks number 1 US housing market in 2010

Known as the "Renaissance City" the regeneration of Detroit is unequivocally underway with the latest Housing Predictor forecasts ranking the city number 1 housing market in the US with 21.5% growth forecast for 2010.