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Reunion Resort Continues To Thrive!

According to the Orlando Sentinal and Fox35 News, the luxury vacation home sector is booming right now in Central Florida, as realtors are experiencing year 2000 closing levels.
The interesting part, is that the overseas buyers are continuing their interest in the market.
With Reunion Resort offering the right balance of value and experience, investors are recognizing the need to provide a higher level of finishes, nice pool decks and excellent amenities.

Follow this link to the Orlando Sentinel article on the boost from Vacation Home Buyers

One of the larger mansions, currently under construction at Reunion Resort’s Valhalla Drive, just 12 minutes away from Walt Disney World.

McNally Mansion at Reunion Resort from McNally Construction Group on Vimeo.

 

Reunion Resort’s Vacant Lots – Prime time to buy!

Driving around Reunion Resort reveals a totally different story from 7 years ago.
Those vast spaces between the vacation homes are indeed filling up.
The very best lots are almost gone, but now is definitely the time to snap up the scattered lots at what many realty experts believe to be the lowest projected prices.

As motivated sellers of lots diminish, Reunion Resort’s land prices are undoubtedly set to increase in 2018.
Buyers next year will inevitably snap up the best lots first at reasonable rates, before the lesser lots begin their steady spiral upwards in price.

Reunion’s Largest Vacation Rental Home

McNally Homes Aerial Drone Video at Reunion Resort

McNally Mansion at Reunion Resort from McNally Construction Group on Vimeo.

We took our Drone for a spin this week, over this stunning 13 bedroom mansion, approaching completion.

The home, is like no other vacation rental in Central Florida!

Contact us if you’d like to stay here, or to own your very own luxury rental home as an investment or family base for vacations!

Pricing starts around $1m upwards.

McNally Homes are enjoying their success as the recognized leader in the large, luxury mansions of Reunion Resort’s investment home economy.
Ryan McNally, Vice President of the long established custom builder, attributes the success to a long standing construction heritage in his family owned business.

With a pedigree of fine homes since 1850, McNally shows no sign of stopping the family tradition and their latest dream home, is a beautiful creation indeed.

24,000 sqft under air, the home is a monumental piece of architecture, comprising 3 floors of living space, a multi-tiered pool deck and cavernous grand halls throughout.

For now, while the home is being trimmed out, we can share the exterior ‘drone video’ of the mansion, but we can’t wait to see the finished interior shots when it is completed.

 

Thinking Of Investing In Reunion Resort?

The unique nature of Reunion Resort’s luxury golf community, coupled with an incredible location, makes it the perfect place for investors to make their hard earned capital work for them.

As the stock of available lots diminishes, there’s still time for prospective owners to create a dream investment in the sunshine state.

Stoked by an increasing demand for luxury accommodation, Orlando’s growing visitor numbers are discovering the benefits of the privacy and features of the Custom Vacation Homes of Reunion Resort.

The team at TotalOrlando.com have put together a cool list of tips and advice articles for buying a home in Central Florida, and as home owners at Reunion, share a wealth of experience as vacation rental owners.

Reunion Resort Home Buyer Guide Articles – Click the titles to read more

  1. Decide what the home will really be used for!  It pays to be open minded!
  2. Top 10 Considerations for an Orlando Vacation Home!
  3. Choosing the right floor plan and features!
  4. Homes Close to Disney, an insider’s views about location!
  5. Finding the right community for you, your family, your guests.
  6. Renting your home, an emotional but wise decision!  Free vacations forever!
  7. Don’t buy a home unless these features are included!
  8. Furnishing and decor, are the key to lots of bookings!
  9. Should you pay cash or get a mortgage?
  10. Mortgage advice for US Residents and Overseas owners
  11. Choosing a good property manager to take care of your home
  12. What could possibly go wrong – Being prepared makes a difference!
  13. Things to Worry About When Buying an Orlando Home!
  14. Dealing with the taxes and other boring but essential stuff!
  15. Buy an Existing Home or Build a New Home Exactly to Your Needs?
  16. Getting A Visa Or Green Card to Live in Orlando!

Irma Leaves its Trail at Reunion Resort

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Despite the arrival of the Atlantics largest Hurricane, Reunion’s 7/11 was open just hours later!

Just assessing some of the damage over at Reunion this morning.
Hurricane Irma set many records, including the longest ever Cat 5, highest Atlantic wind speed etc.
Overnight, she arrived in the early hours and pounded much of Central Florida.
From our images, a few trees are down and some structures have been badly affected.
Keep checking this post regularly for updated images as they come in.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO OWNERS

As always with Florida, the response teams get things cleared up and the property managers react swiftly to get homes safe, watertight and back to normal.
If you are concerned about the status of your home, wait a day or two at least to leave the teams to focus on clean up and repairs!
All of the management companies will be in action Wednesday (after the curfews are lifted later today around 6pm).

Reunion Resort Images of Hurricane Irma Aftermath

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Special Fundraiser For Oraine Williams

Let’s get some specialized wheels for Oraine!

From David Burman
Aegis 

Dear friend and business partner:

As you know, on the morning of October 11, 2016, Oraine Williams was on his way to work and was involved in a highway -speed broadside collision with a tractor trailer which left him severely injured and lacking the mobility we all enjoy every day.   Oraine spent the first few months in critical care and rehabilitation and after some setbacks, arrived home just about 60 days ago.  He has been working his way back into the day-to-day affairs of his community and you may have already had interactions with him during his recovery.

But other than the trips to rehab and doctor appointments, which are criminally expensive and unreliable, Oraine is virtually trapped at home.   He cannot get to see his kids sporting events and activities, work, or even just go see a movie.  We believe it is vital to get Oraine back into a life that is as normal as possible.

Vans outfitted to accommodate his limitations have special ramps, drive controls, and other specialized equipment.  We have consulted with several auto industry professionals who have all agreed that minivans (specifically Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna) make the best platforms and VMI Conversions in Phoenix produces the best and most reliable conversion vans.   Brand new these conversion vans cost upwards of $85,000 depending on equipment.  The good news is that we have located, locally, a very low mileage (16k) 2015 Toyota Sienna already outfitted with the VMI conversion for $47,000.  Our fundraising target is $50,000 to cover tax (the conversion portion of the purchase is not taxable), tag, and the minor equipment additions that may be necessary.   First let me relay a special story to you about Oraine.

As a young boy in Queens NY, Oraine arrived home one day to learn his sister had been violently assaulted while waiting to get home after school.  A short time later, Oraine and his family relocated to Florida and Oraine attended nearby Poinciana High School.  By all accounts and you might imagine, Oraine was very popular among his classmates.  He started to notice a younger female classmate waiting after school alone to get picked up.  Recalling the fear of what happened to his sister years earlier, and even though he really did not know her well, Oraine spent every afternoon that year standing with this younger classmate.  He was protecting her.  We never knew about this story until recently when that younger classmate, who remains close with Oraine to this day, relayed this moving story to us.           

Several corporate partners with Reunion have started the effort but we need your help again to make this a reality as fast as possible.   Many of you have made donations in the past and words cannot express how much they have helped Oraine and his family deal with the many bills and challenges that accompany an accident like this.  It has been a most heartwarming thing to witness.

If you are able, please send a check made payable to “Aegis CMS-OW Van Fund to help make this goal a reality.
You can send your donation c/o Aegis, 8390 Championsgate Blvd Suite 304, Championsgate FL 33896.  The van is sitting on a lot for sale.  We have placed a deposit and the dealer has agreed to hold it for 30 days.  Please consider making a donation today to this very worthy cause and this deserving family.

Thank you again for your wonderful gift.

David L Burman, AMS® PCAM®
Aegis Community Management Solutions, Inc.

8390 Championsgate Blvd Suite 304
Championsgate Florida 33896
ofc: 863-256-5052 x226
fax: 863-256-5059

http://www.aegiscms.com
davidb@aegiscms.com

 

Clubhouse Finally Emerges On Nicklaus!

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This week, the Jack Nicklaus course clubhouse was being prepared for construction over on the West side of Reunion Resort.
After almost a decade without any sort of clubhouse, the youngest of the three Reunion PGA courses will at last have bricks and mortar instead of a tent.

The news is very much welcome for owners and guests over in the Muirfield Loop, Palmilla Ct, Golden Bear, Bear’s Den Reunion and beyond.

We will keep you posted with regular photo updates!

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Restaurants Near Reunion – Tijuana Flats

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If you have a passion for great Tex Mex, but love high quality dishes at fast food speed, there’s literally no place better than Tijuana Flats!

Established in 1995 in Central Florida, Tijuana Flats is rapidly evolving into a multi state chain, thanks to its awesome reputation for its hot sauces and very cool, freshly made dishes.

The restaurants near Reunion Resort have been serving the luxury community very well, but the Ovation shopping area has changed little over recent years.
Tropical Smoothie being the stand out, and very popular addition worth a mention and visit for great Smoothies and excellent fresh sandwiches and flatbreads.

Lately though, the Championsgate are has flourished with new developments and a string of familiar faces such as McDonalds and Wendy’s, has been joined by an English Fish and Chip shop, and of course Tijuana Flats.

The quality of the Tex Mex food is legendary.
The service at the new Championsgate location has been faultless on every visit so far and the prices are very fair for high quality ‘made to order quick service’.
Remember the ‘made to order’ element.
It’s a popular place and they don’t pre make orders like a lot of places do, so you may wait 5 or 10 minutes for your order, but it is worth it.

You can order ‘to go’ or have the food delivered to your restaurant table, seats inside or out.

The menu items are typically diverse Tex Mex and all menu items can be custom built, much like a good home in Reunion Resort!

  • Chips & Dips
  • Burritos
  • Burrito Bowls
  • Chimichangas
  • Dos Tacos
  • Flat Outrageous
  • Flauta
  • Taco Salads
  • Nachos
  • Quesadillas
  • Kids meals

To visit the Tijuana Flats (Championsgate Location), click here for directions and online ordering.

McNally Homes – Upcoming New Model Homes

McNally Custom Homes proudly create the finest luxury mansions and large scale vacation homes within Central Florida’s Reunion Resort.
Vice President Ryan McNally revealed to us that the long established Custom Home Builder is about to open a series of Model Homes within the gated golf community near Disney World.

Thanks to the team at Magical Vacation Homes, McNally will present a selection of homes for future buyers to explore.

Ryan added that the McNally team feels fortunate to showcase the superior craftsmanship of the company, a construction business with a rich history in construction since 1850.
McNally also appreciated the opportunity to work alongside the resort’s finest real estate professionals in partnership with the model home.

For more information on McNally Custom Homes follow the link.

Theme Park Report – Pandora Will Boost Tourism!

We were invited to the latest press preview of Pandora – The Land of Avatar on Friday May 12th.
Scheduled to open to the public on May 27th 2017, the exotic new land is based upon James Cameron’s collection of Avatar movies.
The first was released in 2009, but four more are scheduled for release in 2020, 2021, 2024 and 2025.

Here’s a preview video of the opening event.
Mind blowing detail and a truly immersive experience look set to make this new area of Animal Kingdom one of the hottest IPs within Orlando’s theme parks!

With Volcano Bay also due to debut at the end of May, the spotlight is truly focused on Central Florida in 2017!

Read our full review of Pandora – The Land of Avatar on Total Orlando’s Blog

Sinclair Road/429 – Landscape Update

The next time you head into Reunion Resort via the 429 toll road off-ramp, you will be treated to a much nicer view!
A bunch of magnificent palms now define the area as an impressive gateway into the luxury community.
The west side of Reunion boasts the largest luxury mansions and it seems fitting that the ‘rear gate’ route is catching up in aesthetic terms.

With one of the driest periods on record, the region is looking forward to much needed rainfall to green up the local landscape.
(Not too much though!)