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Take a look at the unique Chadwick model now open at Chelsea Park at West Haven.

Chelsea Park is a quiet enclave of 87 homesites within the popular West Haven community near ChampionsGate.

Avex Homes together with our company, Global Real Estate Services, Inc., brings you this brand new vacation pool home opportunity.

4, 5, or 6 bedroom floor plans are available from just $299,500 pool included. Select lots back to a preserve area with no rear neighbors.

Go to to request More Information or call me at 407.506.7857 to schedule a free tour.
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Posted by Brent Ferry on September 26th, 2016 11:53 AM

I am pleased to announce the long awaited release of The Terraces at Storey Lake Resort Condominiums.

That’s right! Contracts are now being taken for brand new resort condos in the popular Storey Lake resort near Walt Disney World.

If you are familiar with the Kissimmee short term rental market, you know that new construction condo opportunities have been few and far between for many years. Now is the chance you have been waiting for! 

Three levels of 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom and 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom units are available with 4 bedroom / 3 bathroom 4th floor Penthouse suites. Modern decor package. Get yours now at debut pricing from just $218,990. Penthouse units from $458,990.

Go to my Storey Lake page to request More Information. FREE Buyer Representation.

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Posted by Brent Ferry on September 23rd, 2016 5:08 PM
Arena soccer is coming to Lakeland!

The final schedule for the Florida Tropics who will play their home games at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, FL has been released.

Florida Tropics SC join Syracuse Silver Knights, Harrisburg Heat, and Baltimore Blast in the Eastern Division of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL).

The team's home opener is set for Friday, November 11th.

Here's the full schedule which includes 10 home games:

Friday November 11th vs San Diego Sockers 7:35pm
Friday November 18th AT Baltimore Blast 7:35pm
Friday November 25th AT Harrisburg Heat
Saturday November 26th AT Syracuse Silver Knights
Saturday December 3rd vs Baltimore Blast 7:05pm
Friday December 9th AT St. Louis Ambush 8:35pm
Saturday December 10th AT Baltimore Blast 7:05pm
Saturday December 17th vs Kansas City Comets 7:05pm
Friday December 30th AT Kansas City Comets
Saturday December 31st AT Cedar Rapids Rampage
Friday January 6th vs Dallas Sidekicks 7:35pm
Friday January 13th vs St. Louis Ambush 7:05pm
Sunday January 15th vs St. Louis Ambush 5:35pm
Friday January 27th vs Kansas City Comets 7:05pm

Saturday February 4th vs Harrisburg Heat 7:35pm
Saturday February 11th vs Syracuse Silver Knights 7:05pm

Sunday February 12th vs Syracuse Silver Knights 5:35pm
Friday February 24th AT Harrisburg Heat
Saturday February 25th AT Harrisburg Heat
Sunday February 26th AT Syracuse Silver Knights

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Posted by Brent Ferry on September 20th, 2016 1:11 PM
U.S. home prices rose 5.6% from the 2nd quarter of 2015 to the 2nd quarter of 2016 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index which is calculated using pricing information from mortgages sold to or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Florida showed the forth highest annual appreciation at 10%.
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Posted by Brent Ferry on September 19th, 2016 10:10 AM
A new quarterly Equity Report by CoreLogic put out this week shows 548,000 U.S. single family residential properties regained equity in the second quarter of 2016 compared with the previous quarter raising the percentage of homes with positive equity to 92.9%.

Alternately, the total number of mortgaged residential properties with negative equity which is most often called being "underwater" or "upside down" stands at 7.1% or 3.6 million. Negative equity exists when a borrower owes more on their mortgages than their home is worth.

Increasing home values in many areas has played a large part in restoring home equity noting that the CoreLogic Home Price Index grew by 5.2% through June with their analysts projecting another 5% in price growth over the next year. 

Rising home prices and fewer underwater mortgages is great news for homeowners! It also means that Buyers "on the fence" are missing out!

The report also showed that as a state Florida had the second highest percentage of mortgaged properties in negative equity at 14%. Many areas of Florida were hit hard by the downturn. As above, good news for Buyers! Values in certain communities remain below peaks meaning there are still great deals to be had. In the Orlando/Kissimmee area, couple that with ever growing tourist visitation - up to over 66 million people last year - and your opportunities for investment in our vacation home market are even better.

Contact me today to learn more about how you can own a home in Central Florida that you can use whenever you want...and have someone else pay for it!
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Posted by Brent Ferry on September 16th, 2016 2:00 PM

A priority lot reservation program is now open for the newly announced Bear's Den Club in the prestigious Reunion Resort near Walt Disney World.

You can build a luxury custom or semi-custom golf home in the most visited destination in the USA!

The Bear's Den Club will be a privately gated enclave of homes around the 17th and 18th holes of the Signature Design Nicklaus Course at Reunion

Homesite sales are launching soon. You can become a Golden Reservation Holder and get your place in line with a refundable $1,000 credit card reservation.

Contact me ASAP for more information at 407-506-7857 or
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Posted by Brent Ferry on September 1st, 2016 2:08 PM
Nationwide sales of new single-family houses in July 2016 increased 12.4% above June and 31.3% above July 2015 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 654,000 according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

New home sales in the South made up 398,000 of the 654,000 annual units increasing 18.1% from June 2016 and 39.6% from July 2015.

A variety of fantastic new construction opportunities are available RIGHT NOW in the Disney area including ChampionsGate, Encore at Reunion, Sonoma at Tapestry, Solterra, Storey Lake, Windsor at Westside, and more.

Want to learn more about new home availability? It costs you $0 to let us help you with your new home search and purchase. We have access to Builder inventory and lot availability together with knowledge of special incentives which help save you money, plus exclusive rebates on select opportunities. Contact me today for more information and to get started.
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Posted by Brent Ferry on August 24th, 2016 11:44 AM
July is the nation's official Park and Recreation Month, and WalletHub has identified the best and worst cities for recreation by comparing 100 of the largest U.S. cities over 35 key metrics. With a score of 62.49, Orlando ranks #1 overall in the study, and holds the top spot in the Entertainment & Recreational Facilities category which studied:

- Number of Music Venues per 100,000 Residents
- Number of Coffee & Tea Shops per 100,000 Residents
- Number of Public Beaches per 100,000 Residents
- Number of Tennis Courts per 100,000 Residents
- Number of Public Golf Courses per 100,000 Residents
- Number of Public Swimming Pools per 100,000 Residents
- Number of Ball Diamonds per 100,000 Residents
- Number of Basketball Hoops per 100,000 Residents
- Number of Bike Rental Facilities per 100,000 Residents
- Number of Beer Gardens per 100,000 Residents
- Number of Fishing Spots per 100,000 Residents
- Number of Hiking Trails per 100,000 Residents
- Number of Boat Tours and Water Sports per 100,000 Residents
- Number of Water Parks per 100,000 Residents
- Number of Restaurants per 1,000 Residents
- Number of Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Shops per 100,000 Residents
- Number of Movie Theaters per 100,000 Residents
- Number of Attractions
- Number of Food Festivals per 100,000 Residents
- WalletHub “Sports Fans” Ranking
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Posted by Brent Ferry on July 5th, 2016 10:16 AM
In the week following the UK's leave vote which sent financial markets into turmoil, long term U.S. mortgage rates slid to a new yearly low and the lowest level since May 2013. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) fell to 3.48% according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The year ago rate was 4.08%. The all time low was 3.31% in November 2012. 5-1 ARM and 15-YR FRM averages also fell.

If you have been considering a new home, you can lock in historically low rates by buying right now. Coupled with attractive Builder incentives on new construction or one of numerous deals on the resale market, you can get a great bargain on a Central Florida home including our income producing vacation rentals. Contact me for assistance locating and buying the property that is right for you.
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Posted by Brent Ferry on July 1st, 2016 8:20 AM

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Posted by Brent Ferry on June 23rd, 2016 1:35 PM


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