davenport: Orlando Property Management Stories From Hell - 05/29/13 12:45 PM
Property management. If you ever thought about, researched or look into buying an investment property of any kind whether it be a vacation home rented out short term or a true investment property rented out long term there is a guarantee that those two words have come into play. Just trying to wrap your head around buying a property hundreds and sometimes even thousands of miles away from home can be a time consuming and overwhelming task in its self let alone add in the thought of having someone else look after your money maker and especially your vacation home can … (0 comments)

davenport: Vacation Home of the Week- Sunshine Villa Orlando - 10/17/11 11:33 AM
We've gone through dozens of applications and viewed numerous homes to bring you some of the best vacation homes and owners that Orlando has to offer. We're proud to compile this list of unique vacation homes and outside-the-box thinking owners. We think each of these homes deserves to be recognized and certainly should be at the top of your list for those of you traveling to Orlando. Check out this week's Vacation Home of the Week!!  
Sunshine Villa Orlando
Location: Davenport, FL
Neighborhood: Westridge
Owner Booking Weeks: 48+ (WOW!)
Management Booking Weeks: 0
Website: www.SunshineVillaOrlando.com
Westridge Vacation Homes … (0 comments)

davenport: 5 Reasons Why Your Offers Keep Getting Rejected on an Orlando Investment Property - 06/03/11 02:38 PM
Read The the Full Article Here: The Pink Flamingo-Everything Orlando Real Estate and Vacation Homes! Perhaps you know this situation all too well, you've been trying to acquire an investment in the Orlando area for quite some time now and you've placed offer after offer after offer but still nothing. You start to question your Realtor and/or perhaps even yourself. You're a cash buyer, who wouldn't want to take an offer from a cash buyer, right? Wrong. Let's take a look at some of the main reasons why your offer's are getting rejected on not just bank owned properties but other … (1 comments)

davenport: Five Things To Consider Before Buying a Kissimmee Condo - 05/14/10 02:02 PM
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Condo investments are the most popular investment choice right now in the Disney and Orlando areas. Many people are flocking to them due to their very inexpensive price tag and convenience with upkeep and maintenance. There are factors you need to consider before you just jump into bed with a condo community here in Orlando. The last thing you want to do is wake up with regrets when you get slammed with a huge special assessment shortly after the closing and you find out your condo association is broke!
1. Know … (1 comments)

davenport: Orlando Vacation Home Real Estate Investment Tip of the Day- Property Management - 05/07/10 09:47 AM
When buying a vacation rental home in Orlando it's important to hire the right property manager. The Flamingo Group can help guide you in the right direction and help you avoid the common management pitfalls Lets talk about that today and answer that question for you. Discuss all your Orlando vacation real estate questions with The Flamingo Group Call: 1-866-422-6191 Visit: www.ThePinkFlamingo.info for all your Orlando vacation real estate needs.
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davenport: Sunset Ridge Davenport Foreclsoures - 05/07/10 09:35 AM
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davenport: How To Estimate Rental Potential For a Florida Vacation Rental Investment Using VRBO - 12/16/09 11:42 AM
As if I haven't pounded this into the heads of my readers enough already here I go with a video tutorial to make this even more clear. You must research a vacation rental investment before you purchase it, two of the most important things you want to know up front are
1. What is the rental potential of this property?2. What type of rates can I generate? In my up and coming ebook I go into this subject in EXTENSIVE detail with spreadsheets and videos but for the sake of keeping this simple, short and sweet I've created this quick little … (3 comments)

davenport: The Chuck Norris Guide To Closing On Your Orlando Vacation Home in 30 Days Or Less - 10/23/09 11:39 AM
Read All 10 Steps at The Pink Flamingo-Everything Orlando Vacation Homes What do Chuck Norris and Orlando vacation homes have in common? Everything of course.  For example, If you have five dollars and Chuck Norris has five dollars than Chuck Norris has more money than you and will most likely outbid you on a property. The first lesson to learn here is that Chuck Norris gets things done and he gets them done fast. No title company, mortgage company or lazy Realtor can stand up to his roundhouse kick in the face so that being said lets get right into this … (2 comments)

davenport: 15 Quick Fix Tips For Getting More Bookings on Your Orlando Vacation Home - 10/21/09 05:28 PM
Original Content From www.ThePinkFlamingo.info
We all like quick fixes right? Well here are 15 quick and easy changes you can make to your Orlando vacation rental and booking routine to increase your exposure and revenue this winter.
1. Update Your photos!There is nothing worse than outdated, bad angled pictures lurking around on your property website.  People will be booking your home solely based on the photos they see online.  You only get one chance at this so make it count.  The Flamingo thing to do would be to dip into your wallet a little and hire a professional Orlando real estate … (0 comments)

davenport: Who Wants a Vacation At The Reunion Resort in Orlando for Free with 20 of Your Closest Friends? - 07/31/09 06:07 PM

Looks like Nature's Own has partnered with Reunion Resort in Orlando and will be giving one lucky family a pretty sweet family vacation.  Check out what the lucky grand prize winner wins: Reunion Bank Owned Property List
1. Round trip airfare for up to twenty (20) people from the major commercial airport nearest the winner's home to Orlando, Florida
2.  Three (3) Night housing accommodations (at multiple homes as necessary) for up to twenty (20) people (hotel taxes included)
3. One (1) family round of golf ("Event") for twenty (20) people on one of the three signature courses designed by … (0 comments)

davenport: 6 Common Sense Reasons Why You Should Never List Your Orlando Vacation Home For Sale With a Property Management Company - 07/29/09 08:12 AM
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The purpose of this post is not to knock management companies as their are a few good apples out there however, it's been my experience that property management companies should stick to what they do best and that's managing vacation property. Here are some of the issues I've ran into with homes that are listed by property Orlando vacation home management companies that also have a real estate side.
1. Scheduling Conflicts: I've never had more issues trying to get into houses than I have with ones that are listed with Orlando area management companies.  … (0 comments)

davenport: Top 3 Kissimmee Area Vacation Home Neighborhoods That Have Private Onsite Water Parks - 07/29/09 07:53 AM
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Whether you are looking for a place to cool for this summer or you're in the market to buy a family friendly vacation home in Orlando these three communities boast the best private water parks in Orlando and are sure to not disappoint the kids!
1. The Reunion Resort The Reunion Resort water park is the behemoth of all the Orlando vacation home community water parks.  It has a lazy river, twisting water slides, wooden boardwalk, water playground, full food and beverage service, sunny and shaded lounge areas and scheduled family activities … (0 comments)

davenport: The Villages at Legacy Park Homeowners Association in Davenport Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy - 07/17/09 08:17 PM
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"Hi Comcast? This is the The Villages at Legacy Park HOA and um, we just wanted to know why you shut off the cable to the entire community?"

How would you like to owe your cable company $105,305? That's how much the Legacy Park Town homes Homeowners Association owed to Comcast for an unpaid cable bill before they filed chapter 11 on June 16. Back in the boom the developers had to use whatever advantage they could to try and compete with other communities selling short term rental properties in the Davenport area and … (0 comments)

davenport: Del Webb-The Dead Beat Dad of Builders? - 07/14/09 01:55 PM
Read More Orlando Resort Neighborhood Stories Like This at www.ThePinkFlamingo.info
WFTV just broke the story on the latest Davenport community, La Cresta a 55+ active adult community, to be abandoned by its builder.  "A homeowner called Eyewitness News after he bought a house in what was promised to be a sprawling retirement community in Davenport, but it turned into nothing but a ghost town."
No sooner than residents could say "I worked my whole life to finally retire and now I'm stuck in a ghost town with no pool, half-built homes and vacant lots" did Del Webb show up and peel … (4 comments)

davenport: Sandy Ridge Bank Owned Vacation Home Testimonial - 07/03/09 02:59 PM
A Pink Flamingo vacation home testimonial. This lovely Canadian couple recently closed on their bank owned vacation home in Sandy Ridge. They had the entire house furnished and put under management within in days of closing. The property is already booked out for the summer and they are as happy as can be. If you are interested in renting this Sandy Ridge beauty for a holiday visit to Orlando you can visit their site at: www.orlandohouse.me

Sandy Ridge Bank Owned Properties For Sale in Davenport, FL

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davenport: Bimini Bay Townhouses in Davenport: Good Prices-NO Amenities! - 06/10/09 11:01 PM
Read The Full Article HereSo many buyers are instantly drawn to the prices in the Bimini Bay townhouse community which is located in Davenport, FL.  They see the beautiful townhouses online and most wonder why they are so cheap! You know how the saying goes: If it seems too good to be true it probably is and this couldn't hold more true for Bimini Bay in Davenport.
The Bimini Bay community was supposed to be a resort community that would stack up with the likes of resort neighborhoods like Regal Palms and Bahama Bay.  It was supposed to have a water … (3 comments)

davenport: 31 Things To Look For at Your Final Walk-Thru Home Inspection - 06/10/09 10:02 PM
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1.     Check all screens to make sure they are on the track properly (could be missing or lose from any break ins) 2.    All windows open and close properly 3.    Front door key lock and deadbolt locks properly. 4.    Sliding glass doors open and close, and lock properly 5.    All water faucets working, and no leaks under the sinks while water is running. 6.    Kitchen sink sprayer hose working. 7.    All toilets working, no leaks under the toilets when flushed. 8.    Hot water working. 9.     A/C unit working. 10.   Washer/Dryer working.
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davenport: 5 Facts You MUST Know Before Buying a Bank Owned Property Near Disney in 2009 - 05/29/09 09:50 AM
The Orlando vacation home market has changed drastically since the beginning of 2009.  The inventory has been going down (Finally!) buyers are coming out of the wood works and buying holiday villa property close to Disney World and 90% of all the properties listed on the market in Kissimmee and Davenport under $200,000  are bank owned or short sale right now.  With all these new factors coming into play it’s time to shift your 2008 buying mindset to today’s reality of the market.  If you’re serious about successfully purchasing a bank owned property in Orlando for your vacation home than read … (0 comments)

davenport: Regal Palms, Don't Know What You Got Till It's Gone! - 03/16/09 06:57 PM
Originally Posted at: www.ThePinkFlamingo.info
I'm not one to talk about hype or anything like that but I felt compelled to write this post for those of you who may be considering purchasing a bank owned townhouse in Regal Palms but may be hesitating or waiting for prices to drop even more.  I have spent the past two weeks showing property almost everyday in Regal Palms and the past year watching the Regal Palms pricing and market, I can finally say that now is the time to buy in Regal Palms.  The bank owned properties are reaching all time lows in the 60K range.  … (0 comments)

davenport: What is Short Term Rental Investment Property Near Disney? - 02/22/09 09:44 PM
Originally Posted at: www.thepinkflamingo.info
I often get asked the same questions by vacation home buyers and one of the most common of them is "What is Short Term Rental Investment Property near Disney?"  I'm going to explain this concept to you as simply as possible.
Short Term Rental Investment Property is the term for a unique concept that only works in specific locations when all the right conditions exist. One of the critical factors that is necessary for this program to work is zoning regulations. Residential real estate property rentals in most areas require a Long Term Lease ( 7  months … (0 comments)

 
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