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Central Florida Housing Market Update- Snowbirds Galore!

By Megan Rutherford | December 23, 2013

A special interview with Mark Goldberg, Broker and Director of Sales for Century 21 Feltrim Real Estate in Davenport and Windermere, Florida

Century 21 Feltrim Real Estate currently handles 20 current and planned developments within the Central Florida area, these are primarily made up of resort townhome communities. Each townhouse boasts an array of amenities with all of the modern conveniences that one would expect combined with energy efficiency to reduce utility costs. The local real estate market really has two facets for the retail side. The first is the vacation or holiday marketplace. The other facet is the local market in general for people that live in the area full time. This year the local builders are seeing record numbers of homes being built and sold. Mr. Goldberg believes the area to be one of the best, if not the best, real estate markets in the United States right now. While it’s not this way across all of Central Florida, it is within the markets that C-21 Feltrim sells within.


While the townhouse communities are a mixture of different residents, the primary owners are snowbirds. Central Florida has a lot to offer with the sunny (and warm) weather, multiple theme parks, waterways and shopping destinations. More recently the area has been gaining more and more medical related facilities, making it especially appealing to retirees for the easy access to medical care. A snowbird typically spends the colder winter months (or a portion thereof) soaking up the warm Central Florida sunshine, after all they don’t call it the sunshine state for nothing. The typical months for the snowbirds to move to and/or visit central Florida are anywhere from November through April and there is a mixture of where the snowbirds come from ranging from New York to Toronto and beyond. In addition to all of the snowbird activity Century 21 Feltrim also receives a lot of its business from international investors from Brazil to China and everywhere in between. These types of investors typically purchase the property strictly for investment and rent it out full time. “It’s a diversified marketplace in today’s times” said Mark Goldberg, Broker and Director of Sales for Century 21 Feltrim Real Estate.

Century 21 Feltrim Real Estate is really a one stop shop for everyone’s Central Florida real estate needs as they offer everything from servicing the buyer and seller to working with developers and offering property management services. The property management division of Century 21 Feltrim handles both short and long term rentals and provides a full list of management services for the homeowner that lives many states or oceans away. Just knowing that their real estate investment is being watched over and handled in a professional manner takes out all of the stress of home ownership. One of the unique advantages that Feltrim Real Estate offers is the unique ability to purchase a fully furnished, turnkey townhome that one can use whenever they please yet also earn an income from providing it is a short-term vacation rental or use as an investment property and rent out full time to gain a consistent monthly income. You may visit Century 21 Feltrim online at: or email them at: [email protected]

Megan Rutherford is a Realty Biz News Contributor

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