Waterford at Bridgewater Crossing – New

Waterford at Bridgewater Crossing is the premier, “resort style” townhouse project located within the Disney Corridor in magical Greater Orlando, Central Florida. This exclusive community (currently in the development stage) consists of 27 brand new, fee simple, luxury, townhouses. It is located in Greater Orlando’s suburb of Davenport, just 10 minutes away from the gates of Disney World.

Waterford at Bridgewater Crossings includes 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms houses with spacious floor plans, open kitchens, attached garage, small private backyard, and optional splash pool in selected units. As part of the Bridgewater Crossing community, Waterford residents and guests will enjoy a swimming pool, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, fishing lake, incredible scenic views, gazebo, barbeque and picnic areas, children playground and more…

Designed by an international award winning architectural firm Adache Group of Architects named “Architect of the Year, “ 2014, by the Florida East Coast chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors.

For more information, contact Orlando’s condo specialists on 407-901-5161.

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Housing sales bounce back in September

Sales usually slow in the fall, but the housing market posted a strong September. The National Association of Realtors says existing home sales in September were up 4.7 percent from August and 8.8 percent higher than September 2014. Existing home sales have posted year-over-year gains for 12 consecutive months. “September home sales bounced back solidly after slowing in August and are now at their second highest pace since February 207,” said NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun. “While current…

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New: The Marina at Daytona Beach

We don’t usually venture this far east with our condos, but the Marina at MG on the Halifax looks like a great project for overseas investors, who are looking for a little R&R.

Opening in just a week (November 1st), there are only 32 spaces available, and with a Marina slip available for each, it could be just the ticket for boating enthusiasts.

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The community also boasts:

  • 11,000 square-foot private clubhouse with banquet space and private party rooms.
  • A Residents-only theatre with club seats and 133-inch HD screen
  • Billiards room and private event bar
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Riverfront sundeck

There are 10 floor plans to choose from and pricing begins in the mid $200’s.

For more information, contact us here at Condo Metropolis on 407-901-5161 or email Info@CondoMetropolis.com

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7 things to know today, plus how ‘distressed’ the Orlando housing market is

Some good news and some not so good news for you this Friday morning. First, the good: Nationwide, distressed sales, which include real estate-owned (REO) properties and short sales, accounted for 9.4 percent of total home sales in July, down 2.1 percentage points from July 2014 and down 0.4 percentage points from June 2015. And now, the not so good: Of the 25 largest core based statistical areas based on loan count, Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford had the largest share of distressed sales in…

See the Orlando Business Journal for the full post: Residential Real Estate News – Residential Real Estate News Headlines | Bizjournals.com

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New website for Orlando’s Condo Specialists

We’re proud to announce that Condo Metropolis has a brand new look!

After 9 years in the business, our original condo website, which was cutting edge at the time, had begun to show its age, and so we decided it was time for a facelift.condo-metropolis-logo

The new site still features free access to the Orlando Multiple Listing System (MLS) where you can get up to-the-minute information on the entire Orlando real estate inventory. The site also allows to to conduct unlimited custom searches, save those searches, and have our system email you new matches, so that you can be the first to know when that perfect property comes onto the market.

Our “Downtown Orlando” page has also been re-imagined, with listings for each downtown condo shown on their own page, and  investors can link to our brand new Orlando Property Management site, where a host of management information awaits. (We also have another property management division in MetroWest Orlando.)

We hope you love it as much as we do, and we look forward to not having to go through this again for another 9 years.

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Orlando – America’s Most Exciting City

funWell I’m not sure I’d go that far, but these guys did. Apparently, Orlando has more fun things to do that you can shake a stick at. Which means, fun aside, it’s a great place to buy property. Because as long as the sun keeps shining, and Mikey Mouse keeps smiling, there will always be hoards of people wanting to live and work here. And buy real estate. And rent it.

‘Nuff said. You can read the full blog piece here.

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Hamptons Condos Board Runs Amok

Anyone who has to deal with them on a regular basis, knows that some Orlando condo associations have got out of control these days. They’ve gone from letting their communities go to ruin after the real estate crash, to implementing draconian measures to try and reverse the rot.

We get it, things need to be kept under control. And the truth is, some do-it-yourself landlords haven’t been screening properly, allowing felons and the like to gain entry. This has caused condo owners associations to start screening themselves, which means that many tenants have to go through the process twice. Once with a reputable company like ourselves, and then they have to pay again and go through the same procedure with the COA.

But some have gone too far. According to Orlando Property Management Execs blog, in the latest of draconian measures, which appear designed to put investors off from buying there altogether, The Hamptons at MetroWest is now requiring that even tenants who are renewing their leases, apply all over again – at their own expense. The Board of Directors wants to re-run criminal history etc. as if tenants hadn’t already been screened the year prior. Now sure, some tenants could have run foul of the law in the 12 months they were living there, but couldn’t we all? And if the Hamptons really cares so much about this possibility, then surely such additional checks should be done at the expense of the Board, and not the tenant’s? The current policy upsets tenants, owners and management companies alike. Sounds like a lose-lose-lose to us.

Your thoughts?

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New Orlando Property Management Site

Condo Metropolis is pleased to announce the launch of it’s new property management site. Since our real estate division has been sharing online space with property management, we decided it was time for a new site where each division can focus on delivering a better user experience.

Both landlords and tenants will find the new property management site more streamlined and tenants can pay rent using a hot button directly from the home page. Maintenance requests can also be made using the same system. Owners too will benefit from a number of ownership articles which will help them navigate the choppy waters of property management.

The new site can be found at www.OrlandoPropertyManagementExecs.com

Now, all that’s left to do is update the main Condo Metropolis site. It hasn’t changed much since we launched in 2006, so look out for a new makeover later this year!~

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The Landmark Condos at Winter Park

Only 4 condos left at the Landmark in Winter Park. Fantastic location next to the coolest new coffee shops and bars, just off Park Ave.

Call 407-901-5161 for more info and to get a tour before the last few disappear.

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Fairview Grande Condos, Orlando: Liquidation

Fairview Grande Condominium in Orlando can be yours for just 5% down.

The builders are blowing out the last few units from the low $200,000’s.
Upgrades include covered parking, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.
Amenities include a day dock, clubhouse, pool and fitness center.
The condominium also has gated security.
Let us show you around the latest deals on North Orange Blossom Trail (32804).

Call 407-901-5161 to arrange a tour today.

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