If you have now found your location i would be doing research on the visa, we have a british friend who bought a dog kennels just east of I75 and that got them their visa and home all wrapped into one
I lived in spain previously to US and believe me I long to be back in Sarasota every day,
good luck with convincing your wife but make sure you have the visa before uprooting your daughters, be wary of the E2 visa as they may not renew if the gov don't think you have increased your turnover/profit or employment.
Probably the most important thing to focus on is your kids education, how old are your girls? I would stay stick to south sarasota and if they are HS age stick to riverview high if they are academically minded Pine View school is one of the best in the whole of USA
We've pretty much encountered everything on our journey so far, including foreign national lending immigation attorneys, transporting animals, contractors, buying and selling real estate, the county, FEMA, accountants, lawyers, utility companies, opening bank accounts, we've had one steep learning curve, but all worth it
Unfortunately we have had to come back for a few years to look after our parents but as soon as my sister in law is back in the UK we will be back
My best advice is move over in the summer and rent for six months, from Jan the rentals are sky high, you should get a decent house for $1500 per month, in fact my old neighbour on siesta key rents theres out for that much and it a a pool and a bike ride to the village and beach perfect for exploring and good school district.
If you want to send me an email, email@example.com, I have lived all over the world and in my mind it's the best place in the world...good luck, Sarah
Hi Gary, If you are interested in moving to the East Orlando area or Seminole County, this is my area of expertise. You haven't mentioned the ages of your children, if you are looking for the best schools they are located in Seminole County. Oviedo again has been voted one of the top ten cities to raise a family in the USA . It is located minutes to Downtown Orlando, 5 miles from The University of Central Florida. Close enough to visit the theme parks but away from all the tourist traffic
If you are still in the area, call me pls. I have 7 vacation homes to show you ...They are rented out and booked solid.
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Which part of Florida are you interested in, there are areas and homes to accommodate all types of needs. I have a lot of experience in relocation and work primarily with buyers in Central Florida. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process. You can read more about me on my website: EileenEskew@kwrealty.com
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We live In Newbury, Berkshire and recently purchased a new build in Kissimmee.
We worked alongside Lisa Arcia from The Flamingo Group she was amazing and very knowledge.
Lisa would be delighted to meet with you, during your stay and show you around the area.
If you would like Lisa to give you a call, she would be more than happy to help you find a property for this holiday.
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If you quote my name Eila Orr for reference.
There are many wonderful location in Florida...far too many to comment on here. But if you are lucky enough to find yourself in a premier location, you won't have to sell anything to anyone....the area will accomplish that for you.
With this said, when in Sarasota, you must frequent Siesta Beach, truly one of the most unique areas in the world. A day trip to Venice, might help if you are seeking a little slower pace and a small town feel.
Don't push the area, just be smart and choose your locations and how you spend your time intelligently....the results may surprise you!
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Below is the link to a lot of furnished properties for rent in central Florida:
I have a lot of clients from UK (feel free to read my reviews) and would be more than happy to help you find a house, hopefully if your wife decides to stay here in Sunny Florida :)
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Everyone is correct about the short term rentals. However I have a great video that I think your wife would love to see. Also I would be able to give you a tour of the various areas to give you an idea of what its like to live in the Orlando aream not just homes but the lifestyle as well. Take a minute to look at my profile to learn a little more about me. There is so much to the Orlando area that I think if your wife and family can see they will be in love with it. Moving can be stressful not to mention moving from overseas. I have personally made that move myself so I can shed some light on that processs. Feel free to call me or email me and I will help you in any way I can.
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I emigrated here from the UK 4 years ago now, no intention of going back. I live in Celebration which is South side of Orlando.
I have a very close friend who owns property down near Sarasota, so I visit there very often and also know it pretty well.
I am happy to meet up with you if you think it may help, and you can pick my brains on the process, and the areas.
The two areas you would like to stay would both be very good places to live, so you have that bit right so far, but there are many other places as well.
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Is a great property management that offers nightly stays in a great area close to Disney. If you like the place after stay feel free to contact me I specialize in this neighborhood.