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Orlando Florida Homes

Updated on March 6, 2008

Orlando Florida Scenes to Share

Cinderella's Castle at Disney World Orlando Florida
Cinderella's Castle at Disney World Orlando Florida

Greater Orlando Florida Resources


Orlando is a great place to live it is so much more than the house of the mouse; however that alone would be a great reason to own a home in Orlando. Vacation rentals are very popular here and when managed well can be a great income source.

Orlando is a name for lots of great communities associated with it. You may have heard of Celebration the town that Disney designed, or the great resort golf community of Reunion, the grand oak trees in the town of Windermere, and of course Isleworth home to many financial wizards, celebrities or sportsmen. More on some of these later so keep reading.

So let's get started here are some great resources to learn about the Orlando Florida area. Most people start their home searches on the internet and here are few helpful places to research our Orlando Florida area.


Orlando Florida Floral Beauty

Orlando Natural Beauty
Orlando Natural Beauty

Teri's Top 10 Orlando Florida News Resources and More.

As David Letterman would say here are my top ten.

  1. The Orlando Sentinel
  2. Orlando Weekly
  3. ABC - WFTV
  4. NBC - WESH
  5. CBS - WKMG
  6. The Orlando Business Journal (one of my favorites!)
  7. Central Florida Channel 13
  8. Orange County Florida
  9. Osceola County Florida
  10. Lake County Florida
  11. Polk County Florida
  12. Seminole County Florida

Ok so we had 12 top 10's if you were counting, but let's move on with information for those of you that want to learn what other activities you can enjoy in Orlando outside the theme parks.

Golf Anyone?

Golf all around Orlando Florida
Golf all around Orlando Florida

Orlando Florida Resources for Fun and Adventure

This information will be fun for residents and visitors alike. First for tourists or people coming to Orlando Florida the first time a good place to review is:

There are several more but since this is the first time I have used the word Kissimmee I would like to pause and help the people that have asked me how to pronounce this word so here goes. Kiss-sem-me is the phonetic way but after 9pm I tell my husband it is kiss-a-me. If you are not laughing at least crack a smile here please.

So to continue with my list of favorites on the lines of flying try

Water Parks

Make a Splash at any of the Orlando Florida Water Parks
Make a Splash at any of the Orlando Florida Water Parks

What to do on a hot summer day in Orlando Florida

On the really hot summer days Wet'n Wild can really cool you off with over 30 different rides. Free parking and admission at Free Fun Spot Action Park for Go Cart Rides or cool off inside at Wonderworks where you can (as their slogan goes) let your imagination run wild at wonderworks.

Speaking of rides there is a place called Old Town not far from Celebration with rides and 70+ shops. Both these locations have some wonderful restaurants too.

Close by are some fun dinner theatres Arabian Nights, Pirates Dinner Adventure,Capones, Tony and Tina's Wedding, or the Medieval Times..

History buffs will like Florida's largest Civil War Exhibition at the History Center.

Shopping Shopping Shopping enjoy all you can do at anyone of our terrific Outlet Mallls, don't miss the new Mall of Millenia, Florida Mall, or Main Gate Flea Market. A complete list of shopping is available from the Florida Tourist Bureau.

Golf Anyone?

Golf Courses Abound All Around Orlando
Golf Courses Abound All Around Orlando

What You Can Do Minutes from Orlando

Just outside Orlando are some other interesting and fun places to visit so why not check out some of these too just 45 mins. away: Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach,Cypress Gardens, and Daytona Race Center.

If you want to experience the outdoor Florida lifestyle and wildlife there are some wonderful attractions.

Let's start with Air Boat rides:

  1. Gatorland
  2. Boggy Creek Airboat and wildlife safari rides
  3. Glades adventures
  4. Big Toho Airboat rides and Bass Fishing
  5. Old fashioned air boat ride

Now that you know about the area and want to find a home, or vacation home here what should you do next?

Set Sail

Enjoy the Orlando Outdoor Lifestyle
Enjoy the Orlando Outdoor Lifestyle

Can't Wait to find your Orlando Florida home start with this resource guide.

A good resource guide is a book I co-authored called How To Make Your Realtor Get you the Best Deal Central Florida edition.

This will explain the process and what is traditional here in Orlando Florida as well as, include many great easy to follow stories. Here are just some of the highlights it covers:

  • The buying process
  • Writing the offer
  • Finding financing
  • Inspections
  • Closing process

So once you have settled in here are the main attractions which residents qualify for discounted resident passes:

Olrando Florida has alot to offer full time residents or vacation home owners so why not come and see for yourself. You too could own a piece of paradise.

Time for Tennis

Tennis Anyone?
Tennis Anyone?

Tips When Owning A Great Vacation Rental

What will make your Orlando Florida vacation rental stand out from all the rest

Property management is key. You can do your own or hire a company. Be sure you have a company that won't nickel and dime you to death.

  • Ask are their charges for going out to change a filter or light bulb?
  • Can I put in my own bookings?
  • What do you charge as a fee when I do book the unit myself

This is a whole separate subject which we will cover stay tuned.

Do you offer a game room? Guests especially with children like the added benefits of a fuss ball game, air hockey, pool table, ping pong.

Designer decorating including a big screen TV, extra child's crib, game boys, dvd player, and even the popular board games add to designer furniture package.

Easy Booking online this includes a fully automated online booking system. This would also include a calendar which shows available dates.

Lots of information about the surrounding area and even an offer of free tickets for a two week booking during the off peak times.

Great directions to the property from the airport.

Amenities in the community is there a small shop, children's theatre, community pool, tennis or basketball courts, game room, fitness center or meeting space?

Easy access to the property upon arrival. Don't forget some people may arrive very early or very late and not want to have to track the key inaddition to finding the property.

Orlando Outlet Shopping

A Day at the Beach

Enjoy lakes all around or a short drive to  coast
Enjoy lakes all around or a short drive to coast

Central Florida Zoo

Florida Wildlife

Florida Wildlife is not all about gators.
Florida Wildlife is not all about gators.

Seaworld Show

Dream Sunsets

Orlando Florida Sunsets
Orlando Florida Sunsets

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