Landlord Investor Magazine Article

Landlord Investor Magazine Article

ORLANDO RECORDS FASTEST GROWING POPULATION IN THE US AS INVESTORS LOOK TO THE SUNSHINE STATE Orlando is number one destination for population growth, welcoming over 60,400 new residents in 12 months (US Census Bureau) FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ITS MOST FAMOUS RESIDENT, MICKEY MOUSE, THE US CITY OF ORLANDO IS CONTINUING TO ATTRACT A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF NEW INHABITANTS. CLICK TO READ THE MAGAZINE According to the most recent figures released by the US Census Bureau, Orlando is the number one destination for population growth, adding over 60,400 new residents in just 12 months (July 2014 to July 2015). This substantial increase accounted for a 2.6% growth in Orlando’s total population during the 12 month period, making it the fastest growing of the US’s 30 largest regions. Orlando’s rising population ensured that it was also named in Forbes.com’s prestigious list of America’s fastest growing cities. Compiled by ranking the 100 largest metro areas and their surrounding suburbs, they factor in population growth for 2015 and 2016, year-over-year job growth for 2015, the metro’s economic growth rate, unemployment, and median annual pay for college-educated workers in the area. Currently ranked 7th, with a substantial projected growth rate of 2.03% for 2016, Orlando is definitely a city to watch this year. With a rising population comes growing housing demand, and savvy international investors are increasingly looking to Orlando and the Sunshine State of Florida as a safe and secure destination, with a wealth of opportunities. In 2015 Orlando greeted over 66 million tourists, a 5.4% growth in comparison to 2014 As well as experiencing strong population growth, Orlando has also witnessed...
Orlando Sees over 66 Million Visitors in 2015

Orlando Sees over 66 Million Visitors in 2015

Orlando’s streak as the most-visited destination continues! The Orlando area welcomed 66.1 million people in 2015, a 5.5 percent increase. Florida became the first state to welcome more than 100 million out-of-state and international tourists. Gov. Rick Scott said more than 105 million people came to the Sunshine State in 2015. The record-breaking number was announced Thursday morning at Epcot. “We have a great tourism industry all across our state,” said Scott. State and tourism officials said it took time to crack the 100 million mark, a goal set by Scott several years ago. “The momentum is extraordinary,” he said. “And one of the most important things we have is strengths in markets like the U.K. and Latin America. We have growth in overseas visitors.” Between January and June, Florida recorded 54.1 million tourists. About 25.8 million visitors came to Florida during the second quarter of 2015, an increase of 5.5 percent over 2014’s second quarter. New attractions and an ever-changing tourist landscape in Florida is being credited for the increased number of visitors. Chapek took a moment to describe the lenghty list of changes and updates coming to Disney’s parks in Orlando, including lands for Star Wars, Toy Story and Avatar. Seccombe said Orlando’s success is critical for the state’s overall success. “Orlando is the most visited destination in the United States. It’s the most visited city,” he said. “And certainly the home of the theme park capital of the world, right? No place else on earth can compare to that.” In 2014, Orlando recorded 62 million visitors, which includes in-state, out-of-state and international visitors. Even though the...
Need Tickets to A Place in the Sun Show?

Need Tickets to A Place in the Sun Show?

FREE TICKETS THIS WEEKEND! FREE TICKETS TO A PLACE IN THE SUN SHOW A Place in the Sun Live is the official exhibition of the Channel 4 TV show and the largest overseas property exhibition in Europe – the perfect place to help guide you through the buying process and find your ideal property abroad. Olympia London – 6th-8th May 2016 There will be over 150 exhibitors from around the world ready to showcase their collection of beautiful overseas homes. France, Portugal, Italy and Florida all have their own dedicated area at the show where you’ll find a mix of agents and developers and a detailed seminar programme where you can chat to industry experts and get all your questions answered. All visitors receive a free copy of A Place in the Sun magazine and A Place in the Sun Live Show Guide and if that’s not enough, the stars of the TV show Amanda, Jasmine, Jonnie and Laura. will be appearing at The Hub to share their experiences from the TV show, offer their top tips for overseas property hunting and answering your questions. You can even meet them face-to-face at the magazine signing sessions. The weekend will be informative, entertaining and an essential place to visit if you’re considering moving forward with your overseas property purchase plans. We will be on the Contempo booth in the Florida Pavillion with updated information on Rosemont Woods. Hope to see you there! ================== With over 20,000 investment homes to choose from, British Homes Group can provide a fully managed leaseback agreement and bonus access to an exclusive rental partnership with...