Florida Property PART ONE – Mark Alexander, will spend the next three weeks in the Sunshine State investigating opportunities following the spectacular collapse in Florida property valuesMake Text Bigger
Perhaps one of the Worlds most spectacular property market crashes of recent years has been in the areas surrounding Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida. However, has the hype that drove properties to ridiculously high values reversed to the point where this market is now trading at values massively below where they should be? What opportunities does this market represent?
I will be spending 23 days in Florida trying to find the answers to these and many more questions including:
- EB5 Visa’s – I and several other investors I know plan to retire to a warmer climate. For a $500,000 investment into an approved EB5 investment company, permanent USA residency is supposedly guaranteed. I will be investigating and reporting on Disney’s Lake Buena Vista EB5 investment and whether it is likely to provide return of capital and a sensible investment yield or whether they are just a very expensive ticket to legally residing in Florida.
- Residential and Commercial property funds for Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) investment. Are these funds likely to provide decent returns in the Florida property market? How well are they managed and well spread are the funds, how do they work and who operates them?
- Residential Investments – how far have capital values fallen? What was the peak and how do prices compare now? How many days per annum are the short term rental companies returning and how does this reflect as a gross and net rental yield against current capital values? Also, what are the net yields for long term let residential property based on current capital values?
My findings are scheduled to appear in Landlord News over the next few issues. Watch this space!
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