A recent study by Point2Homes.com found which US cities were most targeted through Internet searches by International investors.  The study showed that Florida has become the number one state attracting international traffic online for the third-quarter, according to Point2.

In total, 5 Florida cities made the top 10 list.

The top 10 cities for international traffic online by international buyers in the third quarter are:

1. Las Vegas, Nev.
2. Orlando, Fla.
3. Kissimmee, Fla.

4. Detroit, Mich.
5. Pompano-Beach, Fla.
6. Miami, Fla.

7. Mesa, Ariz.
8. Davenport, Fla.
9. Phoenix, Ariz.
10. Indio, Calif.

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Orlando is expected to release numbers in the coming weeks that will show that Orlando has retained its top spot for visitors with 51 million total.  New York City was a close second, with just over 50 million visitors.  Disney's Magic Kingdom theme park is the most-visited world wide entertainment resort, with over 17 million visitors in 2010.

Great signs for the local Orlando economy can be seen in the fact that Disney and Universal are both planning large scale expansions.  Disney has the green light for an Avatar movie themed land within the Magic Kingdom, and Universal recently announced plans to expand it's Harry Potter land attraction.

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CNN Money recently published an article online of the 10 ten cities in the US to buy a rental property.  Orlando was one of the cities listed in the article, due to the expectation of rents climbing by 17% over the next 3 years.  Statistics cited in the article also included:

Average home price (2011): $165,200
Projected home price (2014): $166,200
Gross rent (2011): $980
Projected gross rent (2014): $1,148
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CF Capital Partners, Inc. has made a bulk purchase of unsold condominium units in Apopka, Florida., in the Orlando area. The 240 unit Milan Apartment complex was originally converted into condos in 2007. Chicago based CF Capital Partners, Inc. purchased 173 units from a lender that had foreclosed on the remaining unsold inventory at the project. CF Principals John Cadden and Michael Fish have been active in Florida acquiring condominium units from lenders as well as providing consulting and asset management services to lenders and investors in failed condominium projects nationwide.

CF Capital completed the close out of the remaining available condominium units at the Tradewinds at Metrowest community.