Homes of Central Florida
Lorraine Burch
Overseas/International Buyers

"Florida with its year round sunshine and relaxing beaches is the ideal destination to purchase a new home.", according to a UK portal for buying and selling overseas properties. The UK website contains information for internationals to familiarize themselves with various aspects of the real estate process in the USA. 

Delta Airlines recently featured Orlando and Central Florida in its SKY Magazine.

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Prices are Low in Central Florida
Due to the high number of foreclosures and abundant supply of homes for sale, many local home prices are extremely low. Once the foreclosures are out of the market, many REALTORS expect local prices to begin increasing. Central Florida continues to be a desirable area for holidays and relocation.

About Central Florida Properties
Many homes and condos are available within 30 minutes driving distance of Walt Disney World. Most homes have a minumum of 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. A swimming pool is a nice addition as summers are very hot and humid. Waterfront homes are also desirable to many. The type of water can vary from a small retention pond to a Lake that is nice for fishing or waterskiing.

Homes in neighborhoods with Homeowner's Associations (HOAs) usually require a membership fee that provides for amenities (like pool, playground, park, fitness center) in the neighborhood, but also have restrictions (like no boats parked in driveways, or what type of fences are allowed). It is important to read over the restrictions before purchasing if an HOA is required. Some people prefer homes with HOAs and some prefer not to have an HOA.

Condos and townhomes have multiple family dwellings under one roof. The townhomes share side walls. Condo is short for condominium, and ownership of common areas (roof, exterior walls, grounds, pool, etc) is held by the condominium association. The family owns the unit only (interior walls). Townhomes and condos are often available with less than 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.

Find a REALTOR that you would like to work with. 
REALTORS are US real estate professionals who follow a Code of Ethics. Lorraine is a Transnational Referral Certified REALTOR, cooperating with real estate agents in countries around the world to locate Central Florida properties for international customers. Your REALTOR can help you narrow your search, locate the perfect home, negotiate a good price, handle all of the paperwork and details needed to have a smooth closing.  Contact Lorraine to  ask her to be on your home buying team.

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Because Home is More Than Just A House.

Lorraine Burch provides real estate service tailored to help you meet your lifestyle and financial goals, focusing on homes and vacant land in Windermere, Winter Garden, and Clermont, FL.

Real Estate Advisor
     Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)
                                    Member Million Dollar Guild                                    
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)
Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
Member Global Real Estate Council

Phone: (407) 267-3268

Engel & Völkers Windermere
7600 Dr Phillips Blvd, #42
Orlando, FL 32819
Main Office (352) 242-3939
Toll Free 888-242-3939




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