Orlando

In Florida approximately 95% of all deals are done between two agencies, one representing the seller and the other one representing the buyer, with a shared commission included in the sales price.

The role of a real estate agent representing the buyer is to do a custom search for him amongst all the properties on the market across all real estate agencies, without charge.

 

Orlando and Kissimmee are located on the Northeast coast of Florida, well to the north compared to Miami.

Orlando is a city comprised of around 250,000 inhabitants. It’s best known for its Disney park venues.

One can visit Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios, Sea World, Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Disney Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Typhoon Lagoon and many other attractions.

Orlando also boasts a multitude of golf courses, notably Arnold Palmer Invitational and Bay Hill Club and Lodge.

Orlando is one of the most sought-after destinations in the world, not only for its attractions but also for conferences, taking place in large numbers of hotels. For this reason, Orlando is a major competitor of Las Vegas.

It is a very beautiful city around 80 km. away from the ocean.

Its economy is based on tourism. In 2014 Orlando hosted over 62 million visitors.

Seasonal rentals are very popular here, whether apartments or individual houses which are usually rented weekly.

Orlando has a subtropical climate with two main seasons. From May to September it is hot and mainly rainy (32 to 36 degrees). October through April is mostly dry (average 21 degrees).

There is a large population of Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Jamaicans and Haitians.

Orlando is also known as Hollywood East thanks to its large number of movie studios.

Hip hop, reggae, heavy metal and Latin music abound here.

From a cultural standpoint there is the Central Florida Ballet, the Orlando Ballet, the Orlando Shakespeare Theater and the Orlando Theater Project.

Shopping is a must, with many commercial malls including the 250 store Florida Mall, the Millenia Mall housing large department stores like Macy’s, Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus and the Orlando Fashion Square… to cite only a few.