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Greetings from Florida!

Universal Trust Properties, Inc. is a full service real estate brokerage company, ready to assist you with the purchase, sale, and management of your Florida vacation home. Our staff includes native Floridians as well as transplanted Brits, an unbeatable combination when it comes to understanding and meeting your vacation home investment goals. The Orlando area has homes in every style and price range, and recreation and entertainment to satisfy every lifestyle.

The Destination of Choice: Orlando
As the Theme Park Capital of the world, Orlando is best known for its major attractions - Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Sea World. But savvy travelers have discovered the beautiful beaches, world-class golf courses, fabulous shopping, and great dining choices that keep them coming back again and again.

Central Florida is one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation. It also welcomes over 50 million visitors per year. These factors make home ownership a great investment, one that has consistently produced double-digit equity increases over the past years. And with more visitors learning about the advantages of staying in a beautifully appointed, fully-quipped home instead of a hotel, rental occupancy rates are increasing too. The additional benefit of a rental income stream is available should you choose to rent out your home when you are not here enjoying it yourself. Our property management affiliates offer a variety of options for maintaining and managing your home.

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Our New Home Communities
We offer a wide choice of homes in upscale communities constructed by Central Florida's leading builders. All of our homes are located just minutes from the main gate of Walt Disney World and other major attractions and golf courses.

All of our homes feature private pools and many have fabulous views. No hotel or motel can match the luxury, comfort, convenience or affordability our homes offer.

We ensure that all homes comply with the necessary local regulations and are fully furnished and equipped to an exceptional standard and ready for immediate occupancy.

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Area Details

Distance from Orlando (miles)
Key West 395
Tallahassee 242
Miami 236
Ft. Lauderdale 200
Jacksonville 140
St. Petersburg 106
Tampa 85
Daytona Beach 60

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Inspection Visits
We offer our customers inspection visits, which are individually customized to suit your personal requirements. Visits can be quickly and easily arranged from anywhere in the world. Inspection flight prices will vary according to the date of travel, but include free accommodation providing that the terms and conditions of the inspection visit are met. Upon your arrival to Orlando, a representative will meet you at the airport, escort you to your accommodation and will be available to assist you throughout your visit.

Your inspection visit will answer all of your questions regarding the purchasing, financing and management of your Florida home. A typical itinerary includes:

  1. Viewing the leading communities and show homes.
  2. Meeting with our mortgage company to discuss financing options.
  3. Meeting with our interior designer to discuss furnishings and finishes.
  4. Discussing our range of rental programs and property maintenance with our
    management company.

While there is no obligation to purchase a home during your visit, we do emphasize that these visits are specifically designed for those who are seriously considering and are in position to purchase a vacation home when they find a suitable property.

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Managing Your Home
As one of the leading companies specializing in real estate services in Orlando, we provide our homeowners with the peace of mind that their Florida home is being looked after with the highest possible standards. We have established partnerships with the best local property management specialists, who manage and maintain every aspect of your home as if it were their own.

Superior service begins before you even enter your new home. These services include:

  1. Securing registration with the State of Florida sales tax authorities.
  2. Obtaining a hotel/motel lodging license.
  3. Installing inter-linked smoke detectors, emergency lighting, fire extinguisher and dead bolt locks on external doors if not already installed.
  4. Arranging for all utilities including gas, water and electricity to be connected and for the appropriate deposits to be paid.
  5. Arranging for cable TV and telephone to be connected.
  6. Ensuring that the furnishing and the equipping of your new property is completed on time.
  7. Carrying out final inspection prior to closing.

We always ensure that your property is maintained in premier condition and is ready for immediate use at any time. These services include:

  1. Receiving property bills on your behalf (water, gas, electricity, telephone, etc.) and, subject to being kept in funds, settle them for you.
  2. Arranging for pool, garden maintenance and pest control on a regular basis.
  3. Arranging for the property to be completely cleaned, bed linens washed and changed and toilets sanitized after each party of guests vacate the property.
  4. Managing and maintaining a reservation system for the property.
  5. Providing a 24-hour access method, so that guests can go straight to the property at any time of day or night.
  6. Arranging for any necessary repairs or renovations.

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Renting Your Home
Since Florida continues to be the destination of choice for visitors from all over the world, renting your vacation home can prove to be an excellent way to offset property management costs and mortgage payments. Our partnerships with reputable local property management specialists, as well as access to a vast network of travel agents and tour operators, gain you maximum exposure to those traveling to central Florida.

There are several management programs and rental options that can be customized to your needs. In order for owners to maximize their investment, homes must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must be within reasonable distance of the
    main attractions in Orlando (Disney, etc.), normally no greater than a twenty-minute drive.
  2. Must be in an approved community which is legally zoned for short term rental
  3. Must be built to a good standard and must include features such as a heated and screened pool, landscaped gardens and air-conditioning.
  4. Must be furnished and equipped to an adequate standard, fully approved by the major tour operators.

As the leading company specializing in holiday home sales in Florida, Universal Trust Properties offers all its clients independent and unbiased advice on a comprehensive range of communities, which provide the highest levels of rental income.

Contact our office for further information.

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