Founder of Condo Metropolis. A published author/ journalist, he earned his psychology PhD in the U.K.
Is a licensed real estate associate and co-founder of Condo Metropolis.
Attorney: Community Association Law Practice Group, Becker & Poliakoff. Editor: FL Condo & HOA Legal Blog.
Is a certified mortgage planning specialist and licensed mortgage broker.
Publishes The Regenesis Report, a monthly newsletter for HOA boards and developers.
Testimonials"Marcus, It was a pleasure working with you to purchase our condo. All went smoothly (and fast) considering the distances involved. We very much appreciated your video of the unit. It allowed us to make the offer with more confidence. We will certainly recommend your services in the future."
R. Welch, May 2009, Canada.
"Whilst looking for a property in Orlando we contacted Condo Metropolis. Marcus was extremely helpful and gave us information on all the areas we were interested in and arranged viewings. He was also a great help at assisting with the US/UK terminology translations!! Although we were familiar with the US and the area, his help and advice was invaluable regarding the finer details. He also provided useful knowledge on international mortgages. I would highly recommend him, and when we intend to purchase another property in the future - our first stop will be Marcus."
A. Sinton-Gerry, June 2009, U.K.
"...It might seem like it would be difficult to purchase our first investment property when we live in Missouri, but Marcus made it easy. He responded almost immediately to my e-mails and quickly and professionally answered all our inexperienced questions. Since the market was moving quickly, we took his advice on offers and properties. It turns out that our trust was well founded, and in less than two weeks, we had an offer pending on a perfect property for us. If we were going to buy another property or sell our existing one, we would definitely contact Marcus.
... It can be intimidating to trust someone that you’ve never met, but our experience was only positive."
Randy and Gina Bacus, August 2009, Missouri.
Category Archives: Orlando Market Analysis
With spring in Orlando already well underway, were seeing uptick in the number of enquiries we are receiving from our clients who are thinkng about either exiting the marketplace, or acquiring new properties. As those of you who purchased through … Continue reading
Two bus loads of Canadians invaded MetroWest in search of cash condo deals that most locals just can’t afford. Thanks to the hospitality of the Madison COAÂ management team, they were allowed to run amok around the condominium while they learned … Continue reading
The Vue at Lake Eola condo tower is scheduled to be soldÂ via commercialÂ auction on March 15 2010. According to the Orlando Business Journal, theÂ 375-unitÂ Vue condoÂ downtown OrlandoÂ condominium at 150 E. Robinson St., had its involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation converted to … Continue reading
Yep. It is if you’re an investor looking for a condo deal under $50K. Increasing numbers of observers have said of late that we’ve already hit bottom, and I’m inclined to agree, with one caveat. Bottom will arrive at slightly … Continue reading
The Orlando condo market experienced another improved month in existingÂ sales, but declines continuedÂ in home values, according to this month’s report from the Florida Association of Realtors (FAR). Condo resales in the Orlando area were up 88 percent, from 91 … Continue reading
Effective March 1, Fannie Mae (FNMA) the folk the make conventional loans “conventional” are planning to further tighten the condo guidelines on which mortgages they will buy on the secondary market. It could be argued that it makes no difference … Continue reading
I hate to beat a dead horse, but… each day we get folk calling in on Orlando condo conversions – foreclosed – Â that cost under $50K – and they want to finance them. When we tell them it will be … Continue reading
WithÂ mortgages so hard to come by, investors who can’t pay “all-cash” are having a hard time scooping up some of today’s “fire sale” deals – which can be incredibly frustrating. It’s like being (a diabetic) kid in a candy store. … Continue reading
Good news for Orlando condo hotel owners – or any Orlando second home owners who rent out their condos: According to a Smith Travel Research survey,Â Orlandoâ€™s hotel room occupancy levels rose last week, posting the second largest year-over-year increase of … Continue reading