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Developers creeping back into South Florida as demand for rentals increases!

Two respected Palm Beach County -based homebuilders are planning new rental communities in South Florida. The moves are a further sign that developers are tiptoeing back into the housing market.

Kolter Group LLC has dusted off plans to build a rental community near Lake Worth. In addition, Ram Development Co. of Palm Beach Gardens is scouring South Florida for apartment sites.

Kolter will build a 204-unit garden apartment complex on U.S. 441, north of Lantana Road. The complex, dubbed Woodwinds, will consist of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Rental prices have not yet been set but they will be around $1.10 per square foot for the units, which are expected to start at $750 square feet for the one-bedroom units, said Bob Vail, Kolter vice president.

The move comes as Kolter has decided to build 4001 North Ocean, a condominium on State Road A1A, just north of Gulf Stream. 4001 North Ocean is the first newly planned condominium in the county since the real-estate bust, and it may be the first newly planned condo in the Southeast United States. The project will consist of 34 condos and four villas, with prices ranging from $1.4 million to $3 million.
Vail said Woodwinds was approved for development a couple of years ago, but Kolter didn't start building. Instead, the company had the land under contract to an unidentified buyer, who ultimately did not close.

With the housing market mired in foreclosures, Kolter began to notice the rising demand for rentals. So the West Palm Beach-based company has decided to develop Woodwinds after all.

While we wait for these properties to materialise why not check out some to the great villas already available to rent in Florida with Bargain Villas.

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Mickey’s very Merry Christmas starts November

2010 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Disney’s Magic Kingdom® Park, Walt Disney World® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

  • November 8, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 28 & 30 2010
  • December 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17 & 19, 2010

Enjoy a magical holiday celebration at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party that includes Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade with marching toy soldiers, horse-drawn sleighs, enchanting floats and spirited characters, as well as a special fireworks display called "Holiday Wishes - Celebrate the Spirit of the Season" at Disney’s Magic Kingdom® Park. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is held on select dates between November 8 and December 19, 2010.

Magic Kingdom® Park attractions are also open throughout the evening during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, and while forecasters predict the first snowfall of the season will swirl a winter-like effect down Main Street, U.S.A., guests can enjoy hot cocoa and cookies to add a warm spirit to the festivities.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party takes place from 7 PM to 12 AM on the select dates listed above.

Over the Chriistmas period availabilty for Villas in Florida is pretty tight so now is the best time to search for your cheap Florida Villas

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Saeworld® Orlando Florida

Ever wondered what was so great about Seaworld® Orlando?

Well, here are a couple of great Sea World commercials that will give you a sneeky peek into the worlds most popular marine attraction.

You can get more information and great videos on SeaWorld Orlando and Sea World Orlando tickets by visiting

Now you have the entertainment sorted, dont forget the all important accommodation - search Bargain Villas for a cheap Florida villa now.


Florida Car Hire Insurance

Florida remains one of the most popular villa rental locations and as an essential part of your Florida villa holiday you will probably need to rent a car to get you from park to park.

One of the main frequently asked questions from Florida villa renters when hiring a car is what insurances do I need? Well, its simple. We often recommend Florida Car Hire because they offer 'Fully Inclusive Insurance' with every single car rental.

Here's a copy of whats currently included;

Fully Inclusive Rates

  • Unlimited Mileage.
  • Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) which is a combination insurance of both Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Waiver. As long as you adhere to the rental policy of the supplier you will not be held responsible for the cost of replacement or repair to your hire vehicle.
  • Uninsured Motorist Protection (UMP) up to $1m Liability Cover. Offers an Uninsured/Underinsured/Hit-and-Run Motorist Protection (UMP) that provides the renter and family members traveling together in the rented vehicle with up to $1,000,000 of non-stacked coverage for bodily injury sustained while driving the rental car, and caused by another driver who has no insurance, minimal insurance, or is a hit-and-run driver.
  • Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) up to $1m Liability Cover. All drivers included on the rental agreement will not be held liable for third party claims for bodily injury or property damage resulting from an accident.
  • Basic Roadside Assistance
  • All Taxes and Airport Fees. (except the new 2.5% California Tourism Tax which is payable locally for all Californian pick up's and the CFC charge levied at Orlando International Airport)

    So you can see that you'll be fully covered. You can get more information by clicking in the following link: Florida Car Hire Insurance

So that's the car hire sorted, now for the villa! Bargain Villas have loads of Cheap Florida Holiday Villas available to book with top quality companies like 'Interhome' as well as tons of villas offered direct with the owners.

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US to charge £9 for Esta compulsory travel entry form

The US government is to start charging UK travellers $14 (£9) to apply for permission to enter the country.

The compulsory Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (Esta) is free at present, but from 9 September visitors to the US will have to pay for it.

It lasts for two years; people who already have a valid form will not have to pay until their current one expires.

The scheme was introduced in January 2009 but was made mandatory from January 2010.

It applies to all 35 countries with US "visa waiver" status.

Promote tourism

The Electronic System for Travel Authorisation form, which takes up to 72 hours to be approved, gives air passengers prior approval for entry to the US.

It replaced the green I-94 card which passengers have previously filled in on their flight into the US.

End Quote Martin Lewis

Most people who fill in the form should receive approval from the US Department of Homeland Security within a few minutes.

But British Airways and American Airlines are advising travellers to apply at least 72 hours in advance.

Both airlines have said people without valid Esta forms or visas will not be allowed to board flights to the US.

The fee has been introduced to fund a programme which aims to promote tourism in the US and attract foreign spending.

Martin Lewis, creator of, has urged people even considering a trip to the US to apply for a form now to beat the charge.

He said: "The security authorisation lasts for two years, so do it now and it'll be free if you travel in that time. Yet leave it for a month and you'll have to pay for it.

So save money now and apply for your ESTA! and dont forget you can also save with Bargain Villas - search here for Cheap USA villas and Cheap Florida villas

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