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International Builder Show Drops in at Reunion!

By Kev
At Jan 16, 2017
2017 International Builders Show

2017 International Builders Show – Orange County Convention Centre

Orlando was the proud host of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) annual exhibition last week.

Importantly for Reunion Resort, 4 bus loads of investors, developers and prospective home owners descended on the community to view the magnificent luxury homes in our prestigious golf community.

The intrigued visitors had booked an ‘industry excursion’ of the region to embark upon a whistle stop tour of 5 luxury home builders from the Master Custom Builder Council within the Central Florida region.
Reunion Resort was represented in the itinerary by McNally Homes President, EJ McNally to offer a ‘before and after’ perspective of the build process.
One of McNally’s 2014 9 bedroom homes on Castle Pines (9394 sqft) was presented by 5 Star Villas Inc offering an insight into the appeal of Reunion Resort’s thriving vacation rental market.

The construction process itself was showcased showcased with McNally’s astonishing 22,000 sqft – 3 floor mansion that is currently in progress on Grand Traverse Parkway.

Reunion Resort Realtor, Cesar Lopez supported EJ McNally during the event, and we caught up with him to find out more about the questions being asked.

“We were definitely encouraged by the interest shown by the industry’s leading figures during the ‘Reunion’ portion of the NAHB showcase.
The delegates seemed to be caught off guard by the level of detail, innovation and high specifications in our luxury vacation rental homes.
The fact that McNally Homes showcased 2 homes speaks volumes about the appeal and quality of their team’s workmanship.
As we presented my client’s 9 bedroom McNally home on Castle Pines, it was clear that the hundred or more visitors had a lot of great questions and interest in Reunion Resort for a vacation rental home.
As we know, its zoning for short term rental, long term rental and residential, does make the resort the most unique opportunity in Central Florida.
We look forward to working with McNally on more successful projects in the future!”

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Reunion Resort – A Unique, Luxurious Resort & One of a Kind!

By Kev
At Dec 13, 2016

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A good first impression can work wonders.

—  J. K. Rowling  —

First impressions run deeply and often influence future decisions more than any other stage of an experience.
When guests enter the magnificent Reunion Resort, a magical bond is inevitable.
Beautiful landscaping, irresistible golf courses and stunning luxury vacation homes are bound to impress immediately.
There’s no illusion, that Reunion Resort is a destination of choice for affluent owners and their guests.
The beauty of Reunion Resort is instantly apparent, but the reason for the communities surging popularity requires a little more explanation.

Reunion Resort Quick Facts

  • Located in Kissimmee, FL
  • 5 miles from Walt Disney World – Approximately 12 minutes’ drive
  • Communities generally have a requirement not to rent for less than 7 month terms.
    Reunion was conceived with short term rentals in mind, making it completely unique.
  • 3 PGA Golf courses – Watson – Palmer – Nicklaus
  • 10 resort pools and 5 acre water park
  • Tennis facilities
  • 4 main restaurants/bars
  • Located within easy access of I-4 and 192 routes
  • Good local stores and restaurants

Reunion Resort – Short term/long term rental
No other community within Central Florida permits owners to rent their houses by the week.
Reunion on the other hand, benefited from special zoning that creates a unique opportunity for homes to be purpose built for short term rental investment.
In fact, it would be very difficult to identify any luxury community elsewhere in the USA that has that element of flexibility.
Owners can use the home as a private second residence, place it into a lucrative rental program, or make the community their primary residence.
Of course, there’s freedom to cycle a home back a forth between short term and long term rental.  That flexibility is perfect for owners that are planning to relocate or travel more frequently to Florida.
(With Walt Disney World on your doorstep, owners are never short of friends and family dropping by!)

High quality real estate
Many developments claim to be unique and ‘the best’.
Reunion Resort is often marked as such, but, arguably with good merit.
With a sprawling road network, the golf courses from the ‘master plan’ for Reunion Resort.
Homes enjoy golf course and conservation views rather than ‘back to back’ outlooks from the pool decks.
Within reason, owners can work with one of 5 Reunion approved builders to create highly customized homes within the resort.
Lots can be purchased as single lots from 35ft to 55ft wide, typically 160ft deep.
Many of the larger homes are situated on ‘double lots’ to create a mansion like elevation.
Homes range from 2700sqft to 30,000sqft under air.

Rental Program – ROI
Although returns on investment vary, owners of larger, luxurious homes are experiencing ROI well in excess of 25%.
Emphasis on décor, home theaters, games rooms and themed bedrooms are key to maximum return.
A number of reputable property managers, interior design companies can be recommended prior to ensure that the home gets the greatest possible occupancy and subsequent returns.

High Rental Returns – At Very Competitive Nightly Rates
A couple staying at the Four Seasons Orlando resort will average $300/nt in low season for a very basic hotel room.  Often families will book 3 or 4 rooms for a family vacation.
In Reunion Resort, guests can rent the highest specification mansions, complete with bowling alley, home theater, games room, Turkish bath, huge pool decks and spacious gourmet kitchen for less $84/nt per person in low season when fully occupied with guests.
Far more freedom, space, privacy and fun than the hotel suite.
Guests tend to relax and enjoy the home in between park visits, providing a better vacation experience, and repeat bookings.

Why is Reunion Resort so Unique?

  • Reunion is so close to Walt Disney World, you can enjoy the daily fireworks from the rooftop restaurant within the resort.
    Real estate simply won’t be developed again near Disney World on such a grand scale.
    Travel time into the theme parks is a key factor for vacationers, and Reunion Resort does not disappoint.
  • 3 PGA Golf courses not only set the scene for the community, but they offer a golfer’s paradise all year round.
  • VIPs and wealthy guests seek out Reunion Resort for their vacations and the peaceful, private resort offers privacy to all.

What are the risks of investing in Reunion Resort?

Q: Will Reunion be over supplied with luxury homes?
A: The larger homes at Reunion Resort are in extremely high demand.  Even if the larger lots were all built out, the growing awareness of the luxury mansion style homes is growing.   The huge potential domestic market in North America is becoming increasingly aware of a product that has been very popular with UK and Canadian visitors.
Annually the region is currently experiencing 3% growth on tourism figures of 60 million.

Q: What size home is best for vacation rental home investors?
A: Due to a limited supply, the 8 bedroom and above homes are experiencing the highest occupancies and best nightly rental rates.

Q: What special features make a difference to bookings, rates and occupancy?
A: Great finishes, modern decor, themed rooms, great media rooms and home theaters, attractive and fun outdoor living spaces, games rooms and play areas.  An imaginative and creative approach will reward owners

Q: If I put in the best possible finishes and materials, will I get a good payback?
A: Great finishes are important for rental guests and owners, but we always advise spending wisely when we make selections.

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Street Level ‘Drive Through’ – Reunion Resort

By Kev
At Oct 27, 2016
Our latest ‘Drive Through’ videos reveal a thriving Reunion Resort!

The amazing custom homes at Reunion Resort are the most enviable within Central Florida.
With no comparable community, it’s not surprising that the luxury gated golf resort is building out quickly.
There’s simply no other short term rental development that can even come close to this beautiful place.

With 3 PGA golf courses, and a short 12 minute drive to Disney, it’s no small wonder that Orlando fans and keen investors are settling within Reunion Resort.
Is there a good financial return on a Reunion Resort vacation home?
We ourselves own within Reunion Resort and would also point out that most McNally clients own multiple properties here.
Proof in itself that there’s an opportunity to do well, with the right lot, perfect home and great furnishing packages!
For more advice, check our article on how to obtain the best vacation rental home occupancy!

Here’s a brief run through of Reunion Resort’s main streets and routes, for a snapshot of the Resort (as of November 2016).

 

Desert Mountain Court – Reunion Resort’s Fairway Ridge

Desert Mountain Ct is located within the West side of Reunion Resort and enjoys spectacular views of the Jack Nicklaus designed PGA golf course.
Desert Mountain has established itself as one of the most popular areas within Reunion, and is very much on its way to becoming ‘built out’.
A number of lots still remain, however and the mixture of wide and narrow lots make this one of the most interesting areas of this side of the Resort.
Single family From 35ft single width lots to wide double lots with 3 floors.  Lots from asking prices of around $120k upwards at the time of writing.

 

Muirfield Loop – Reunion Resort’s Legends Corner (Even Lot Numbers)

The large, spacious Muirfield Loop setting folds around the magnificent 14th fairway of the Jack Nicklaus designed PGA course, with additional views over the 10th and 13th holes.
Once known as ‘The Tradition’ course, it is now officially referred to as ‘The Nicklaus Course’ and offers some of the most visually appealing, but deeply challenging golfing here at Reunion Resort.
Lots of water, wooded areas and large 55ft wide single lots have created the most sought after location for property owners.
The blend of large homes and ‘super mansions’ here are a delight to see, and that impression of exclusivity ensures that Muirfield Loop is the hottest place for vacation rental occupancy within the resort.
Lots are becoming scarce and prices are rising.
Expect to pay $300+ for a good 55ft wide lot, maybe more for lots with prime views or larger ‘pie shaped’ rear boundaries.
You can easily get a substantial 8 or 10 bedroom luxury home on the right 55ft lot, but the growing trend towards building on ‘double lots’ makes Muirfield Loop the mansion ‘hot spot’.
Muirfield is home to a number of our lovely McNally homes, but if you want to join the small list of Elite homeowners at Reunion, we highly recommend contacting us right away, before it is literally too late!

 

More Streets will be added shortly!

In the meantime, please feel free to contact us for the latest list of available lots within Reunion Resort!
info@mcnallybuilds.com
Approved Reunion Resort Builders
407 352 8200

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