High End Florida Living for Islamic Terrorists?

They say timing is everything.

isisIn the case of ISIS condos, downtown Winter Springs, (Orlando) the developers were ahead of the curve. Perhaps anticipating the need for terrorist accommodation, developers of the Tuskawilla Road condominium were ready to pounce on a gap in the market place, long before anyone had even heard of Jihadi John. Although there are still some listings on Condo.com it seems this condo no longer exists — at least it’s no longer called ISIS. Ah, the pressure of modern politics.

But these developers were not alone in their faux pas. How about a smoke then at the ISIS hookah lounge? We can’t confirm their type of clientele but they have an “excellent” rating on Trip Advisor.

Not to be outdone, Hotel ISIS in Reddington Beach FL is still alive and kicking. It’s unclear if the accommodation is a hotbed of home grown terrorism but they also have an “excellent” rating on T.A.

And that’s it for this edition of “Names to be Avoided When Opening a Business.” For property you’d be proud to call your own, just call us – or visit our site at www.CondoMetropolis.com

Orlando Townhomes: New at The Retreat

Here’s a great way to start 2016 if you’re an overseas holiday maker looking for a permanent place in the sun, or perhaps something to keep as a future investment.

The Retreat home developers describe themselves as a new, eco-friendly vacation home community made up of 88 town-homes offering water views, conservation views and standard lots:


“Dream’s neighborhoods, Hidden Forest, Hidden Lakes, The Retreat and Serenity are nestled on 145 acres of Florida’s natural beauty. These communities have been designed with destictive features, including natural conservation areas, serene water views, mature landscaping, solar powered streetlights along winding roads and a solar powered ECO-CLUB in each neighborhood.

Located in the heart of Vacation-ville, aka Disney, in Orlando, Florida, this new community is proving popular with Brits in particular, who were able to see the community featured on “A Place in the Sun”.

For the latest pricing, click here (accurate 1/16).

For more information or to visit the community, contact us at Condo Metropolis on: 407-901-5161 or email: Homes@CondoMetropolis.com

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

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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Millennium Cove Condos Sell Again in Orlando

After what seems like years of going back to rentals, Millennium Cove (alternatively spelled Milenium Cove, or Millenium Cove, or even Milennium Cove,) an Orlando apartment conversion from the days of the real estate crash, is back on sale.

The location is yes, you guess it, a stone’s throw from Orlando’s Mall at Millenia (pick your spelling), with instant access to I4 and the Florida Turnpike.

One- two- and three-bedroom floor plans are available from 600 to 1000 square feet. Property taxes are still low and monthly condo association fees are dependent on floor plan. A community pool and other amenities are available for resident use.

For more info or to take a tour of this condominium, just call us here at Condo Metropolis on 407-901-5161 x10.

The Windward on Lake Conway Condos

Conway Crest condos are back – as The Winward on Lake Conway Condos.

For those who were wondering what happened to the 29-home condo community, they were purchased by a new owner/developer (Concord/Wilshire) and after a change-over period, they are now back on the market. Sales began last year and have been ramping up over the summer.

The new owners, Concord have been in construction / development for over 20 years all over the southeast. They have managed over 45 different assets and were involved in the design and construction of The Marriott Grand Lakes here in Orlando.

The Winward on Lake Conway condo community is already 60% sold out and qualifies for FHA financing, making them one of the few condos in Orlando that you could actually get a mortgage on (most condos don’t qualify).

Located on Belle Isle on the Conway Chain of Lakes, the Winward condos are said to be selling selling at 20% below replacement cost. Pricing starts from $224,000 and runs up to $299,000.

About 5 of the 29 condos have water frontage and of course these are the most popular. Construction of boat docks with 9 slips will begin at the end of 2012.

The Winward on Lake Conway is a new construction project and the homes have never been lived in. The condos feature hardwood floors, granite, and stainless steel as standard finishes.

For more information or a tour of The Winward condos, give us a buzz here at Condo Metropolis on: 407-901-5161.

Condo Metropolis Tours Canadian Investors

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 COA management team, they were allowed to run amok around the condominium while they learned about what it takes to pick up a foreclosed condo and other distressed real estate in the Orlando area.

Team Condo Metropolis met the group to head up the morning’s tour with Channel 9’s Josh Benson.

“We wanted to show them that we are equiped to give them exactly what they’re looking for,” said Marcus Burke, Broker for Condo Metropolis. “That is, we can take them through the entire life cycle of their investment within our brokerage: Initial sale, refurbishment, property management, and resale. We’re a one-stop shop for overseas investors who want the real estate investment - but without the headache.”

Condo sales are currently slowing as Orlando condo inventory dwindles and prices begin to rise. To learn more about buying Orlando condo foreclosures and distressed condo inventory, call Condo Metropolis on: 407-290-3408 or email: Info@CondoMetropolis.com

Reunion Resort Golf Condos – New Deals

Orlando’s Reunion resort is just a 30 minute drive south of downtown and plays host to 3 championship golf courses. Reunion also has its own water park and hotel. It is without a doubt one of the most exclusive condo resorts in Orlando. The montlly fees aren’t the lowest but when you see the place you’ll know why. You can also rent condos at Reunion out when you’re not there for additional income to help cover HOA fees and taxes.

3/2 Condos are now available from the $170’s. It seems that some of these units previously sold at over $500,000. This is bank pricing but without the hassle factor. As always, cash is king and condo loans are still generally unavailble, however the seller may consider financing cases where buyer can put 40% down (with 10% interest until buyer can refi.) Serious inquiries to: 407-290-3408 for more information.

Lake Buena Vista Condo Hotel – Visa Program

The Lake Buena Vista Resort Condo team was excited to learn that their EB-5 employment based immigration program had been extended until the end of October with very positive news of a three-year extension still being discussed in the Senate.

The little-known EB-5 program is an incredible opportunity for foreign nationals to quickly acquire Green Cards for themselves, their spouse, and all their unmarried children under the age of 21.

Two key requirements of the program are to invest in a designated, approved regional center and create or preserve 10 jobs per investor. By investing in the Lake Buena Vista Regional Center you can be confident of application approval and obtaining Green Cards.

Since the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved the Lake Buena Vista Regional Center‘s fulfillment of its Job Requirement by preserving jobs, these two key elements have been met – investment in an approved center and job preservation.

To further support investors, the Resort has reduced its Administrative and Legal fees to $30,000 USD. So, what are you waiting for? What a great opportunity to invest in an open and operating regional center, have immediate cash flow from rentals, and be confident of obtaining your Green Card in 6 to 8 months!

Located on the top floor of the Resort’s Reception Building, Reflections Spa-Salon is now offering their new, tropical-themed menu of services. Some new services include hair extensions, eyelash extensions, and eyelash tint. Relax and pamper yourself.

For more info on how to purchase a condo at Lake Buena Vista and aquire your green card, contact us here at Condo Metropolis. See also our Lake Buena Vista EB5 blog for full details