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The popular Paradise Palms Resort in Kissimmee is now SOLD OUT.

For resale opportunities, please contact me at info@bferryhomes.com.

For those interested in new construction, the townhome and villa layouts from Paradise Palms are NOW SELLING at Storey Lake. Call me at 407-506-7857 for more information. Exclusive rebates available.
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Posted by Brent Ferry on July 1st, 2015 4:12 PM
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort's newest land, LEGO® Friends Heartlake City opened today.

The theme park’s newest expansion is based on the popular LEGO® Friends product line and is closely modeled after the five LEGO Friends characters: Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea.

Heartlake City features several signature elements, including:

-Mia’s Riding Adventure is a brand new ride themed around Mia’s love of horses. This adventurous ride seats up to 40 passengers on a circular platform with outward-facing horse shaped seats. The disk spins in circles while traveling forward and backward on a wide U-shaped track.
-Friends to the Rescue is a new interactive musical show starring the LEGO Friends as they work together at Heartlake Hall to ensure the concert goes off without a hitch.
-Stephanie’s Newsroom is a photo opportunity that gives guests the chance to show off their camera-ready skills, as theytake over for Stephanie at the Heartlake News Desk.
-Heartlake Stepping Tones Fountain is a heart-shaped fountain filled with LEGO brick instruments that play real music triggered by interactive icons.
-Heartlake Mall features several retail areas offering a variety of LEGO products including the LEGO Friends toy line.

“Heartlake City offers an interactive LEGO Friends experience for guests of all ages. Mia’s Riding Adventure is a daring new attraction, that we feel is the perfect addition to expand our park offering,” said Adrian Jones, General Manager, LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

“Heartlake City, when combined with a stay in a LEGO Friends themed room or suite, will allow guests to further immerse themselves in the world of LEGO Friends.” LEGOLANDFlorida Resort offers the only LEGO Friends themed guest rooms in the U.S., and the only LEGO Friends themed suite in the world.

The LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort opened on May 15, 2015.
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Posted by Brent Ferry on June 26th, 2015 2:33 PM
Single family vacation homes are now selling in Storey Lake!

Visit my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/StoreyLakeOrlando to stay informed on the latest developments in this awesome new resort community near Walt Disney World.

Storey Lake features both vacation and residential purchase opportunities. I am available to help Buyers with all products including special rebates and incentives not available directly from the Builder.

Storey Lake Vacation Homes For Sale. Following is the introductory pre-construction pricing and initial vacation home availability.

The Alexander Palm
5 bed / 5 bath
3,014 sq. ft.

The Majesty Palm
6 bed / 5 bath
3,275 sq. ft.

1-Majesty Palm-$412,490 Dec/Jan
2-Alexander Palm-$392,990 Dec/Jan
3-Alexander Palm-$391,490 Dec/Jan
4-Majesty Palm-$406,990 Dec/Jan
6-Alexander Palm-$387,990 Dec/Jan
31-Alexander Palm-$382,990 Dec/Jan
34-Alexander Palm-$382,990 Dec/Jan
104-Alexander Palm-$387,990 Dec/Jan
105-Majesty Palm-$399,990 Dec/Jan

View site map

Includes heated pool and choice of interior package. Short term rental approved.

Contact me today at +1-407-506-7857 or info@bferryhomes.com.
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Posted by Brent Ferry on June 23rd, 2015 2:50 PM
Wanting to stay up-to-date on some of the Disney area's hottest new rental communities?

Join me on Facebook for all the latest information including photo updates, construction progress, availability, specials, and more.

You can follow any or all of these awesome, new, short term rental approved resorts.

ChampionsGate, Florida including The Retreat at ChampionsGate and the spectacular Oasis Clubhouse

Storey Lake Orlando

Windsor at Westside Orlando

'Like' these pages now so you can stay informed. Follow ChampionsGate, Florida, Storey Lake Orlando, and Windsor at Westside Orlando on Facebook.

Basic information is also available by clicking the "Featured Communities" tab above where you can also Contact Me for more information about these great vacation home opportunities.

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Posted by Brent Ferry on June 9th, 2015 2:30 PM
Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort will be a Water Theme Park Built on a Bold Creative Vision

Universal’s Volcano Bay to Become Third Park at Universal Orlando Resort

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 28, 2015) – Universal Orlando Resort today announced a project of remarkable vision: to bring to life an entirely new water theme park experience. Called Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort, it will join Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure and become the resort’s third incredibly immersive park.

Universal’s Volcano Bay will be a place for the entire family. It will be a whole new generation of experience that reimagines what it means to be a water park.

Imagine a place that offers radically innovative, thrilling attractions, peaceful moments of relaxation and an inspired guest experience that will forever change the perception of water theme parks. It will be set in a highly themed, completely immersive environment inspired by postcard-perfect tropical islands. And it will be the kind of special place that only the Universal team – the same team that has changed the face of Universal Orlando Resort in recent years - can envision and create.

Universal’s Volcano Bay will be located within Universal Orlando Resort, just south of the Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Work is already underway and more details will be released in the future.

Universal’s Volcano Bay is the next in a series of boldly creative experiences that have opened and will continue to open at Universal Orlando. It began with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade in 2010 and quickly moved to Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Springfield, hometown to America’s favorite animated family, The Simpsons, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, eight new venues at Universal CityWalk, the breathtaking Cabana Bay Beach Resort and more. It will include Skull Island: Reign of Kong and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in 2016.

And then – in 2017 – will come Universal’s Volcano Bay.

Universal Orlando Press Release
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Posted by Brent Ferry on May 28th, 2015 12:05 PM

WASHINGTON – May 27, 2015 – Realtors® remain mostly confident about the real estate market over the next six months, thanks to 30-year fixed rates that remain below 4 percent, continued job growth, and recent measures that have made credit more accessible and cheaper.

Across all property types (single family, townhomes, and condos), the number of Realtors indicating that their market was "strong" outnumbered those who viewed the market as "weak," according to the April 2015 Realtors Confidence Index Survey, which is based on responses from more than 1,000 Realtors about their latest transactions.

With stronger buyer demand and tight supplies, homes continue to sell relatively quickly – typically within 39 days in April – according to the survey.

Also, Realtors increased their price expectations last month. Those surveyed expect prices to increase at a faster pace in the next 12 months, with the median expected price growth nationwide to be 3.9 percent (up from 3.5 percent expectation in March's survey).

Realtors in Colorado were the most upbeat about price increases. They expect median price growth to hit 6 percent, followed by the District of Columbia at 5 percent.

Florida and seven other states ranked in the second tier for expect price growth, with Realtors predicting something in the 4 to 5 percent range. An additional 16 states expect price increases in the 3 to 4 percent range; the remaining states foresee 2 to 3 percent. There is no U.S. state in which Realtors expect a price decline or increase less than 2 percent over the next 12 months. NAR posted a map on its website showing the state-by-state home price increase expectations.

Realtors surveyed said recent measures to ease credit requirements had a profound impact on the housing market, such as lower Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance premiums and the re-introduction of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac 3 percent downpayment loans.

Realtors are the most upbeat about the overall housing market in states like North Dakota, Texas, Oklahoma, California, Oregon, Washington, Florida, New York, and Massachusetts, according to the survey. Also, Realtors' outlook over the townhome and condo markets remained highest in Colorado.

For-sale inventories remain tight in many states but seller traffic was reportedly improving.

Source : http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?id=323683
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Posted by Brent Ferry on May 28th, 2015 8:11 AM
The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority has given approval to begin the process for a new south terminal. The $1.8 billion project will add 16-24 gates for domestic and international travel by 2019. 
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Posted by Brent Ferry on May 21st, 2015 3:34 PM
The Fiji
6 Bedrooms | 6 Baths | 3,346 sq. ft.
Approved for short term nightly rental
South facing pool and spa
Access to the Oasis Club

Call Brent at +1-407-506-7857 or email info@bferryhomes.com for more information.

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Posted by Brent Ferry on May 20th, 2015 12:43 PM
Special reduced pricing available on select move-in ready vacation homes located in The Retreat at ChampionsGate.

Watch the video to view available units and contact me at 407-506-7857 or info@bferryhomes.com with sales inquiries.

Inventory includes two 8 bedroom Maui rental homes for UNDER $500K with $10,000 toward closing, 1 year free Management, and access to the newly opened Oasis Club. Call today!


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Posted by Brent Ferry on May 15th, 2015 5:42 PM
Universal Orlando today announced more details regarding a massive new attraction coming to Islands of Adventure in 2016 based on the legend of King Kong.

Read the media press release below and watch the YouTube announcement.


King Kong Roars to Life at Universal Orlando Resort in Groundbreaking New Attraction

"Skull Island: Reign of Kong," Becomes Next Generation of Kong Legend

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 6, 2015) – King Kong will rule at Universal Orlando Resort next year in the groundbreaking attraction, "Skull Island: Reign of Kong."

The new attraction will open in the summer of 2016 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure – and will be an intense, all-new adventure brought to life in a dramatically themed environment. Skull Island: Reign of Kong will pull guests into a powerfully told story where they become part of the next generation of the Kong legend.

It begins as guests are transported deep into a wild and mysterious world, where their mission is to discover creatures of unknown origin – but where they are soon fighting for their own survival. Their journey will take them through an ancient temple inhabited by hostile natives, a perilous jungle ruled by prehistoric creatures, a foreboding underworld of caves concealing unspeakable terrors – and face-to-face with the colossal Kong himself.

Universal Creative is working closely with Peter Jackson, famed director of 2005’s blockbuster movie, “King Kong,” to immerse guests in this incredible adventure.

"King Kong is a Hollywood movie legend and a huge part of both our history and our future," said Mike West, Executive Producer, Universal Creative. "He gives us the opportunity to tap into everything that makes our film history so special and everything that makes our theme park attractions so spectacular. We can’t wait to bring him to life in such an epic way."

Known as "the eighth wonder of the world," Kong has been called "the experience for which movies were invented." Since first appearing on screen in 1933, "King Kong" has been re-made twice - each time on a tremendous scale – earning seven Oscar and three Golden Globe nominations.

And now – in even grander and more realistic form – the Kong story continues to grow. "Skull Island: Reign of Kong" will open in the summer of 2016. More details about the mega-attraction will be released over time. Visit www.universalorlando.com/ReignofKong for more information.

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Posted by Brent Ferry on May 6th, 2015 12:48 PM

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