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Welcome to Reunion Realty, the No. 1 real estate team in Reunion Resort, we invite you to see all the great neighborhoods that we sell. Our real estate office is a full service brokerage representing both buyers and sellers for Reunion homes. This destination vacation resort community is located near Disney World and offers world-class amenities.

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Nothing speaks of great vacation like the Orlando area. When buying a home for sale near Disney World there are endless opportunities for fun, this world-class is an excellent place to visit or stay for a lifetime.

Reunion Resort real estate offers the perfect location to enjoy all there is to see and do in Orlando. Owning a condo, townhome, or home in the community and having a Reunion Resort Golf membership will allow owners and their guests access to three fantastic golf courses and all the amenities offered in this one of a kind resort community. If you are looking for Reunion homes for sale, then the professionals at Reunion Realty can help all your real estate needs – whether you are buying or selling real estate.

Reunion Realty’s excellent customer service, and expert knowledge makes it easy to come home or come back for a vacation. Having a thorough understanding of the many facets and components of these fine communities, they can provide you with the most up-to-date information about Reunion Resort homes for sale. Start your journey today by calling one of our Reunion real estate professionals at 888-835-3702.
TJ Cosgrove
TJ Cosgrove
Reunion Realty
TJ Cosgrove, Broker
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Where’s Best to Buy in Orlando?

The strong dollar hasn’t kept the crowds away from Florida this year, with the Sunshine State on course for a new tourism record. Visitor numbers in the first six months of 2016 increased by 6 per cent compared with last year and the state expects to welcome 115 million tourists for the whole year, compared with 105 million in 2015.

This is all good news for homeowners in Florida, with demand driving both house price growth and rentals. “The market is really picking up here in Orlando, with more investors now looking at buy-to-let properties as well as vacation homes,” said An Flamand, owner of the agent Orlando Vacation Realty. “Prices are still very good value, especially compared to what your money gets you elsewhere, like in Europe.”

David D’Ambrosio, director of operations at the Grove Resort & Spa in Orlando, added: “Recent statistics from HomeUnion [the investment property portal] revealed that Orlando’s family holiday home rental market is set to rise by 6.1 per cent per month this year, due to its growing leisure and hospitality industries.”

Most second homes around Disney are in the “Golden Triangle” or “Four Corners” areas. Fanning northwards from Haines City to the edges of Disney, these include the metropolitan hubs of DavenportKissimmee and ChampionsGate where short-term rentals are allowed, and being bisected by Interstate 4 affords fast access to Orlando city and the airport. Here’s a closer look at where to buy, depending on your requirements.

Second homes with proven rentals to pay the bills

Established communities (also called resorts) that combine easy access to the theme parks and golf typically offer the best rental returns. Popular ones suited to the traditional family second homeowner include High Grove, Tuscan Hills, Solana, Calabay Parc, Highlands Reserve, Highgate Park, Tuscan Ridge and West Haven. Disney World is no more than 20-25 minutes’ drive from each of these.

“For budgets of $80,000 to $135,000, most clients realise that a condo or apartment with resort amenities is the best option,” said Howard Thorne at Homes of America Realty Group.

“And those with $135,000 to $200,000 lean more towards a town home, preferably one with its own splash/plunge pool. And those buyers looking for a home that attracts enough rental income to at least pay for itself, leaving enough profit over to pay for trips to Florida a couple of times a year, are paying $200,000 to $350,000.”

Single family homes for as little as $160,000 are available, said Mr Thorne, but with lower rental yields they are usually better suited to retirees or non-rental second homeowners.

For buyers planning to spend six months of the year in Florida, typically retirees, more residential communities with quieter neighbourhoods, lots of natural scenery and where the homeowners’ association (HOA) fees are low are preferred. Examples are Watersong in Davenport and Orange Tree in Clermont.

The agent Homes of America recently helped a couple who appeared on A Place in the Sun on the TV to purchase in Watersong. “They were looking for a more residential/second home area, where they could spend half the year,” said Mr Thorne. “Initially, they did not want to rent out their property, but they now accept 10-16 weeks of rentals each year, just to cover their outgoings on the house.”

An Flamand confirmed that “most buyers tend to look for three, four and five-bedroom vacation homes with pools and sometimes spas, too”. She recently helped Scottish clients to buy a four bedroom second home with a pool in West Haven, Davenport. They paid $245,000 for the property, which is a holiday home that they’ll also let.

Meanwhile, communities suited to buyers who don’t want to be more than 10 minutes from Disney include Windsor Hills, Sunset Lakes, Emerald Island, Tuscany, Calabria, Indian Creek and Formosa Gardens.

Golf, not theme parks?

If being closer to a fairway is more important, a home in the golf communities of Reunion, ChampionsGate, Mystic Dunes and Southern Dunes are safe bets. For something new, though, Flamand suggests a new-build town home at the golf villas development at Providence Golf Club, Davenport, where the developer is offering fixed rental returns.

Meanwhile, just west of Orlando in Montverde is the relaunched Bella Collina golf community. The project, created by the same developer as Reunion, stalled during the last economic crisis but not before the one-of-a-kind Tuscan-style clubhouse was built, infrastructure put in and the Nick Faldo golf course was opened in 2008.

With a new owner, the community offers stunning lakeside and frontline plots, available through The Jerry Barker Group, whose own property there will open as a show home early in the new year. Prices at Bella Collina start from about $500,000 for a three-bed pre-construction home, rising to $11million for a palatial lakeside home built in 2014.

Fully managed vacation resorts: the ultimate stress-free property

Some of Florida’s most exciting opportunities are in new hotel-style vacation resorts, where owners often have the option to enter their property into a leaseback or rental scheme with the developer. Facilities offered at new projects coming to market in the next year are comparable to full-blown holiday resorts.

Once complete, The Grove Resort & Spa, next to Lake Austin and five minutes from Disney, will include 878 apartments. For a limited time the resort is offering buyers in the first phase of 292 units the option to enter a two-year leaseback programme, which delivers a 10 per cent gross return (before tax and insurance).

Owners will then have the option to join the standard rental programme managed by Benchmark Hospitality International. Prices at The Grove, where extensive on-site facilities include a water park and surf simulator, start at $255,000. Not five minutes from The Grove and even closer to Disney is the site of another mega resort, Margarita Village, by Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Resorts, due to open in the first half of 2017. Centred around a hotel, a lake with a beach area, water park and commercial outlets, the site will include a mix of vacation homes, timeshare units and residential apartments.

“Margarita Village is going to be something else,” said Jerry Barker. “We have over a dozen pre-sale reservations, including one of my own. Models and prices are due to be released early next year and the infrastructure is currently going in. This place will rock everything else.”

Balmoral at Waters Edge in Haines City, 25 minutes from Disney and 12 minutes from Legoland, is another more boutiquey option. Built around a series of navigable lakes and themed garden areas, a total of 245 three to eight-bedroom houses are planned. Complementing the clubhouse and usual amenities will be a water park and Ronaldo soccer academy.

The resort’s grand opening is planned for the end of March. “Phase one, which consisted of 102 units, has just sold out with the largest group of buyers being from the UK,” said Garrett Kenny, chief executive of Feltrim Group, Balmoral’s developer.

“We released phase two, which consists of 85 units, in October. Prices are from $328,000, inclusive of luxury furniture and a private pool. We’re also offering a 6 per cent net leaseback contract to buyers at Balmoral for up to three years, including off -peak personal use.”

All on-site management at Balmoral will be by Feltrim Resorts, whose recent contract with Virgin Holidays, kicking off in the spring, has already resulted in 150 bookings for the May to December 2017 period.

With a growing number of resort launches lined up, central Florida’s holiday home market is gearing up for an exciting 2017. For a home that lets you and your rental guests enjoy theme parks, golf and a quality outdoors lifestyle, the sunshine state is hard to beat.

Read the full article HERE.

Orlando’s New Water Park

May 25th will be the Grand Opening of Universal’s Orlando Volcano Bay Water Park. This is Universals second water theme park to open as Wet N Wild will be closing December 31st 2017. With much anticipation for its grand opening, here are some fun facts about what this water park has to offer compared to others in the Orlando Area! Plus this amazing theme park is less than 20 minutes from Reunion Resort! Making it the perfect spot to go during the summer!

The motto is ” Water is Life. Life is Joy.”  That’s the carefree attitude the fabled Waturi islanders have embraced on their Pacific isle for centuries. Now you can live the Waturi way at Universal’s Volcano Bay.  It’s a tropical paradise just steps away from everything Universal Orlando Resort has to offer.

Now, Disney will not be the only one using write bad to virtually hold your place in line! Volcano Bays’ New Technology, the TapuTapu puts the Wonders of Volcano Bay right at your wrist!  At Volcano Bay, every guest is granted the powers of the TapuTapu, a waterproof wearable specifically designed for the park. With just a touch of your wrist you’ll be able to hold your place in a Virtual Line at the rides and discover wondrous surprises.

What the park has to offer! 

The Volcano

At the heart of the island stands Krakatau™, the mighty Fire and Water Volcano. Towering 200 feet above the tropical landscape, Krakatau streams waterfalls during the day and fiery lava effects at night. Inside the cavernous volcano the Waturi people dare you to brave a variety of heart-pounding water slides.

Krakatau™ Aqua Coaster
Honorary Waturi can experience the power of Krakatau™ on this amazing ride. Four-person canoes slide upward through the mists and into the dark twists and turns within the volcano before emerging with a plunge through a shimmering waterfall.

Ko’okiri Body Plunge™
Join in the centuries-old tradition of honoring the volcano god, Vol, by braving the incredible Ko’okiri Body Plunge. Featuring a 70-degree fall through a drop door and 125 feet of screaming, white-knuckle fun, this dizzying descent ends with a watery tribute from Vol himself.

Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides™
Join Kala and Tai Nui where sea and sky meet and take a leap of faith from high atop the volcano. Twin trap doors simultaneously drop two guests down clear, intertwining tubes before sending them joyfully splashing into the turquoise waters below.

Punga Racers™
A favorite among Waturi children of all ages, Punga Racers send single riders on their manta ray mats sliding down four lanes through underwater sea caves.
Wave Village 

This peaceful escape overlooks the sparkling waters of Waturi Beach at the base of the volcano.

Waturi Beach
Locals know — the surf’s always up at Waturi Beach. Swim, splash and relax right along with them in the sparkling waters and warm waves of this sparkling lagoon at the foot of mighty Krakatau™.

River Village
The scenic River Village has fun for people of all ages, including the very youngest Waturi.
Honu ika Moana™
Just like the ancient Waturi people who rode the ocean waves on friendly sea turtles and whales, guests can enjoy these two twisting, turning, multi-person slides. Honu sweeps up two massive walls, while ika Moana sprays water on riders from the center of the raft.Tot Tiki Reef™ & Runamukka Reef™
The little ones can frolic among the splashy slides and fountains of the Tot Tiki Reef toddler play area, while Runamukka Reef delights older children with its bubbling geysers, water guns, slides and dump cups.

Kopiko Wai Winding River™
Take a slow ride on the Kopiko Wai Winding River. Sprays of water surprise along the way, and beneath the lava rocks, Stargazer’s Cavern reveals the magical night sky above.

Rainforest Village 

Rainforest Village stretches along the shores of an action-packed river and features the perfect mix of relaxation and exhilaration.

Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides™
Test your mettle and get into the Waturi spirit. Ascend cliff side and plummet down the twisting waters of Ohyah before dropping out four feet above the pool below. To achieve even greater bragging rights, brave the rope bridge and plunge down Ohno, a serpentine adventure that ends six feet above the pool below. Be sure to yell your battle cry on the way down.

Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides™
Ready for the high adventure of the Maku Puihi lava tubes? This six-person rafting adventure is a favorite of Waturi families, but it’s not for the faint of heart. Choose one of two paths or try them both—just be ready for a thrilling ride. Puihi careens through a dark, winding tunnel before the stomach-flipping thrill of zero gravity hang time. Maku slides you through a deep volcanic gorge before spinning wildly around bowl-like formations.

TeAwa The Fearless River™
Up for an adventure? Take a thrilling whitewater ride along TeAwa The Fearless River. Race along a roaring, watery onslaught of churning rapids and choppy waves hanging tight to your inner tube.

Taniwha Tubes™
There’s a place where the puka trees grow abnormally tall. Inspired by their twisting roots, the Waturi built four twisting water slides called the Taniwha Tubes. Riders can try all four twisting tracks, but beware — mischievous tiki statues spray jets of water when you least expect it.

To read more about the full article and buy tickets click HERE! 

2017 Real Estate Trends

 

Realtor.com shared a great article based on their yearly analytics on The 5 Real Estate Trends That will Shape 2017!

1. Millennials and boomers will move markets

In 2017, the U.S. real estate market will be in the middle of two massive demographic waves that will power demand for at least the next 10 years.

Millennials and baby boomers, the two largest American generations in history, are both approaching life stages that typically motivate people to buy a home: marriage, having children, retirement, and becoming empty nesters.

Smoke predicts that millennials will make up 33% of buyers in 2017, lower than his original estimate due to those increasing interest rates.

2. Millennials will look to the Midwest

While the financial picture may look grim for our youngest home buyers, the Midwest, with its affordable cities, still looks good. We believe Midwestern cities will continue to beat the national average in terms of its proportion of millennial home buyers in 2017. Leading the pack are Madison, WI; Columbus, OH; Omaha, NE; Des Moines, IA; and Minneapolis.

“It’s easier for millennials to buy in more affordable markets like in the Midwest,” Smoke says. “We’re also seeing large numbers of millennials buying in Midwestern markets with or near big universities. So part of this is an effect of recent graduates with good jobs being able to settle down in these more affordable markets.”

3. Price appreciation will slow down

Nationally, home prices are forecast to slow to 3.9% growth year over year, from an estimated 4.9% in 2016.

“Prices are still likely to go up at an above-average pace as long as supply remains so tight,” Smoke says. “The inventory problem is not going away.”

Of the top 100 largest metros in the country, 26 markets are expected to see price acceleration of 1 percentage point or more, with Greensboro, NC; Akron, OH; and Baltimore experiencing the largest gains. Likewise, 46 markets are expected to see a slowdown in price growth of 1 percentage point or more, with Lakeland, FL; Durham, NC; and Jackson, MS, undergoing the biggest downshift.

4. Fewer homes, fast-moving markets

The inventory of homes available for sale is currently down an average of 11% year over year in the top 100 U.S. metropolitan markets—and the conditions limiting home supply are not expected to change in 2017. The median age of inventory, or the time it takes a home to sell, is currently 68 days in the top 100 metros, which is 14%, or 11 days, faster than the national average.

5. The West will lead the way

We’re expecting metropolitan markets in the West will see a price increase of 5.8% and sales increase of 4.7%, much higher than the U.S. overall. These markets also dominate the ranking of the realtor.com 2017 top housing markets (more on that tomorrow), making up five of the top 10 markets on the list: Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Riverside in California; Tucson, AZ; and Portland, OR.

 

See the full article on Realtor.com

The Bear’s Den Club by Jack Nicklaus

 

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Reunion Resort announces their newest luxury community, The Bear’s Den Club in Orlando, Fla.  Launching in December, The Bear’s Den Club will give vacation home buyers, renters and avid golfers the unique opportunity to invest in the first-ever vacation rental community inspired by golf legend Jack Nicklaus.

Reunion Resort is known as an upscale traveler’s retreat and The Bear’s Den Club will provide the multigenerational family and golf enthusiast with an exclusive experience that includes personal input from Jack Nicklaus and will represent the level of excellence long associated with this icon.

The last piece of world-renowned Reunion Resort, The Bear’s Den Club will be a gated enclave featuring Orlando’s highest-end vacation homes with breathtaking panoramic views. The development will include privately owned vacation homes surrounding the 18th hole of Reunion Resort’s Tradition Course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and one of almost 300 golf courses he’s helped design worldwide.  The Bear’s Den Club — located in Orlando’s tourism corridor just a few miles from Walt Disney World, Universal and SeaWorld — will be the first vacation home project bearing the personal touch of the Golden Bear.

With Reunion’s proximity to Orlando’s main attractions, there are many people that come through the resort area each year,” Nicklaus said. “Travel enthusiasts look for a place to play, stay, eat and golf with their entire families. I hope The Bear’s Den will provide a unique experience for guests and I look forward to seeing it come to fruition.”

The Bear’s Den Club owners and renters will have access to Reunion’s restaurants, three golf courses, driving ranges, pools, tennis pavilions, water parks, a fitness center and biking and hiking trails. A private Bear’s Den Clubhouse will serve up the ultimate Jack Nicklaus experience, with memorabilia commemorating his record-setting career.

Read the full article HERE

Housing Market Home Price Declines

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New Studies report that the the likelihood of home price declines across the United States over the next two years remains very low – only 4 percent, according to the Fall 2016 Housing and Mortgage Market Review published by Arch Mortgage Insurance Company.

The overall risk is only 4 percent, and on the decline. One year ago, the risk was 6 percent; two years ago, it was 13 percent. In Florida, the two-year risk of a housing price decline is only 2 percent. Despite the low overall risk of home price declines,  some areas of the U.S. have decelerating home price growth and remain at heightened risk for home price declines. Those areas are generally the energy-extraction  states.

Some underlying issues that continue to hold back the housing sector, ranging from weak wage growth to skyrocketing student debt, strong dynamics are now in place that will continue pushing up home prices faster than inflation for the foreseeable future. A positive housing market today includes affordability, job growth, a shortage of housing, rising rents and underpriced or fairly valued housing in most areas of the country. Given these positives for home prices, it isn’t surprising that there is a low probability home prices will decrease in two years.”

The report presents the state- and metro-level Arch MI Risk Index. The company bases its risk assessment on recent economic and housing market data.

 

Read the full story HERE!

July 4th Celebrations

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Reunion Resort & Club will be hosting a Star Spangled Celebration over the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend! Please see below for an outline of all the exciting  events planned:

Saturday, July 2

Water Park Bounce House Party with several inflatable rides and games, DJ entertainment, hourly contests such as Hot Potato and Cannon Ball competitions, chair massages and a lunchtime AllAmerican BBQ. The Cove Family lawn games, a hot dog eating contest, and a lunchtime All-American BBQ during the day, followed by “Light Up the Cove” in the evening with DJ entertainment from 6:30 to 9pm with a dive-in movie at 9:30pm. Glow bundles will be available for purchase!

Sunday, July 3

Fireworks Display 9pm at Palmer/Watson Driving Range Water Park Bounce House Party with several inflatable rides and games, DJ entertainment, hourly contests such as Hula Hoop and Tug of War competitions, chair massages, a lunchtime All-American BBQ, and the popular Gatorland Florida Wildlife Show at 3pm. The Cove Family lawn games, a pie eating contest, and a lunchtime All-American BBQ. Grande Pavilion Independence Day Celebration Cookout from 6-8:30pm, with DJ entertainment, Kid’s Crew to entertain children and golf games and activities at the driving range. Fireworks Display 9pm Fireworks Display will be shot from center of Palmer/Watson driving range. Clubhouse Terrace Live band after fireworks until midnight, more Kid’s Crew activities to entertain children after the fireworks, with golf games at the Clubhouse putting green.

Monday, July 4

Clubhouse Build Your Own Burger Bar at lunchtime View at Eleven Open for drinks and dessert as usual from 6-11pm with a great view of nearby community and theme park fireworks displays.

Hope everyone has a fun safe Holiday weekend! To read more details about the event and costs please click HERE & HERE.

Record Amount of Orlando Visitors

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Visit Orlando just announced a new all-time record for Orlando, the biggest tourist destination. In 2015, 66.1 million people visited Orlando, growing 5.5 percent from 2014 and solidifying Orlando’s position as the most visited destination in the nation. Visitation to Orlando more than doubled over the past 20 years, growing from 32.4 million in 1995.

The rapid growth over the past two decades is a result of having a tourism and vacation community that is focused on growth and investment. With a superb convention center and culture of hospitality, world-class theme parks, family-friendly entertainment and luxury dining and lodging amenities, it’s no surprise that Central Florida remains the top destination for business.

In the past two decades, significant openings and expansions have continued to reinforce Orlando as the theme park capital of the world and a leading destination. Orlando also established a robust lineup of luxury offerings to meet the needs of travelers seeking five-star service and amenities.

View the full story HERE

ENCORE Club Grand Opening

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Ahoy Matey!

Encore Club celebrated its Grand Opening event for Encore Resort Residents, with a slew of pirates, who celebrated the treasure of the Club.

During the event Pirates, demonstrated their swash-buckling skills in sword fighting shows while guests enjoys delicious Hors D’oeuvres and beverages. The entire club and AquaPark was open to show the resort qualities of the Encore Club! And of course their was treasure: gold coins, beads, pirates and their parrots, as well as a monkey. Other entertainment included live music, jugglers, a magician, and a live band of pirates for a mighty show.

More info about the Encore Club:

Encore Club is implementing the final touches to the resort. From the lush indigenous exterior landscaping to the iconic driftwood chandelier in the entrance lobby to the shade sails on the pool deck and the exciting AquaPark slides visible form every detail will be meticulously executed.

The nautical architectural theme carries through the entire resort. Finn’s is the clubs fast casual restaurants that will serve flatbreads, burgers, sandwiches and many other mouthwatering items. For a welcoming place to relax and catch up on the game scores, the Shark Lounge is the perfect place to grab a drink and appetizers. For a grab and go, The Market is the perfect place for snacks and beverages so everyone can run back to the pool or the AquaPark.

The AquaPark is a water-lovers dream with super-fast slides and the 50-foot tall tube slide. Younger children will also have a blast at the Surfer Safari Splash Zone. When its time for a break the Hang Ten Hideaway will be a favorite place to get out of the sun to play on one of three different gaming systems.

For those staying in shape on vacation, the fitness center features state of the art equipment for variety of workouts. Every detail at the Encore Club has been planned out and created for the comfort and enjoyment of Encore club residents and guests.

Be sure to go check it out!

Reunion Resort ANNIKA Academy to Close

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For almost a decade Annika Sorenstam, one of the most famous women golfers will be closing her renowned academy in Reunion Resort.

She wrote a statement on her website, that all good things must come to an end. After an amazing career she wants to focus time on her family now! She will be surely missed at Reunion, but wish her the best of luck!

Be sure to encourage anyone who has unused gift certificates to please come and see us in the next few month before the Academy closes on May 31, 2016.

Here full statement is below: 

“All Good Things Must Come To An End

Just as with my professional career, all good things must come to an end. After an amazing and inspiring run, we have made the decision not to renew our ANNIKA Academy agreement with Reunion Resort, and to dissolve the ANNIKA Academy to focus on our family and other business interests. The Academy will officially close on May 31, 2016 and no programs will take place after that date.

A journey that started nearly 10 years ago with my hand-picked team of coaches has seen us positively impact thousands of golfers of all ages and skill levels. A sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of our guests who trusted us to improve their games. It was an exceptionally rewarding experience working with each and every one of you. Thank you as well to Reunion Resort for being an outstanding partner; we hope to continue to work with you on our various ANNIKA Foundation initiatives. And to my longtime personal partner, Callaway Golf, thank you for your unwavering support of our Certified Callaway Performance Center.We encourage anyone who has unused gift certificates to please come and see us in the next few months.The benefits of golf are truly remarkable – here’s to promoting them for generations to come!

All the best,

Annika”

Osceola County Rezoning

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Osceola County hopes enlarging its tourism district will fix the area’s many tourists problems.

The County has struggled to fill the countless empty buildings currently in their tourist district, however county leaders are moving forward on a plan to rezone 3,396 acres of land from a general Mixed Use zoning to a Tourist Commercial zoning, which means good things are to come for Reunion.

The current property to be rezoned is bordered by Polk County on two sides and with various uses along the edges, including a rural enclave and a conservation area. The new zoning would allow for tourist-related housing (timeshares) to have up to 40 units per acre while traditional hotels could have up to 60 units per acre. That is rather small for most hotels, which usually average between 170 and 200 rooms on plots of 2 to 3 acres.

It’s worth noting that the property is near the Reunion Resort. That 2,226-acre resort complex features over 1,500 hotel rooms and over 6,000 housing units with the vast majority being used as vacation rentals. Despite the sprawl-like features of the Reunion Resort, with its numerous golf courses, twisting streets and cul-de-sacs, Osceola County seems to think that this type of development will help enhance the county.

It also includes numerous landowners, so a large scale Reunion-style project is unlikely. The county seems to believe a disjointed road network with at least 5 housing units per acre and various developments all in a single area with no major density is how to fix sprawl.

Of course, they also think that wider sidewalks, outdoor dining and more palm trees is what’s needed to bring back the tourist who now all seem to be staying up I-4 at Universal and on I-Drive.

The Osceola County Development Review Committee will review the zoning change proposal Feb. 17 with the County Commissioners scheduled to review the zoning changes Mar. 21. Maybe the state agencies will recommend some fracking on the land to help make it even more desirable.

To read to full article click HERE.