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Investing in Orlando: A case study

Apr 05, 2018

The Grove Resort & Spa in Orlando is a luxury resort that’s ideal for anyone eager to escape ordinary life and unwind in absolute tranquility.

Neighboring the blue waters of Lake Austin Reserve, The Grove is home to 872 two and three bedroom residences a water park and a spa, and offers concierge services provided by Benchmark Hospitality International. When Canadians dreams of escaping to the Florida sun, The Grove is the type of place they think about.

“Real estate investors can choose from four distinct floor plans with residences ranging in size from two bed, two bath, 1,338 square-feet units priced from $279,900, to penthouse three bedroom, three bathroom 1,614 square-feet apartments currently priced up to $469,900,” says Garry Walmsley, Senior Global Real Estate Advisor at The Orlando Agency, a Division of Global Real Estate Services.

“All residences are fully-furnished and The Grove also features a sit-down restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; a full service bar; a 4,000 square-feet Fusion Tiki bar and grill; poolside service; an interactive kid's water play area; and paddleboats, canoes, kayaking and fishing equipment rental on Lake Austin.”

As well as offering up investment opportunities like The Grove Resort & Spa, The Orlando Agency has taken further steps to give Canadian investors peace of mind through its strong relationship with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). His Canadian clients buying properties in Orlando can choose to finance their purchase through RBC’s U.S. subsidiary, RBC Bank. Walmsley is now one of the preferred real estate professionals of RBC Bank U.S. for the Central Florida market.

"With our partnership with RBC Bank U.S., we offer a seamless and full service for our Canadian clients”, Walmsley says. “As the only U.S. financial institution dedicated to serving Canadians in the U.S., their cross-border banking and financing solutions are second-to-none in the banking world. RBC Bank U.S. is the perfect fit for our business model and values and because of that we’ve been able to build a great relationship”.

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The experts at The Orlando Agency specialize in the representation of Canadian Citizens in the Buying and Selling of Investment Properties.

Whether looking for a second home with amenities galore, an income producing property or a mixture of both, we can identify and advise on the highest-performing and most productive options currently available for the rental market.

We’re well versed in the entire process of buying and selling homes and provide honest and accurate information for every step. From an individual home to managing an entire property portfolio, our team of experts offer a level of service, knowledge and professional expertise that is second to none.

With up-to-date advice about market trends, sale histories and rental performance statistics, our guidance is offered to ensure every client’s home can be marketed to its fullest potential.