In 2001 Paul and Gaynor Burrows of Global Choice decided to educate themselves in property investing.
At this time we had one UK Buy to Let Property and realised 50% of the names on the Rich List make their money from property.
So if we wanted to achieve financial freedom we should learn and invest like the rich.
We had already started to build a substantial UK buy to let portfolio and after a trip overseas to the USA, we began to study the overseas property market.
It soon became apparent that a return on short term rental property and yields could out perform the UK buy to let market.
We purchased our first 5 bedroom villa with swimming pool and decided the location of Disney would provide a short term rental opportunity for the long term.
Mickey and Minnie have no plans to move, so this location with a 365 day rental period would generate a great yield.
If someone said to you 40 years ago you could make money from real estate from 2 mice, they would have said you were crazy.
Universal Studio’s received a 65% increase in tourist arrival to their park in 2009 when they released their new Harry Potter ride.
We will share with you later in depth the importance of tourism when investing overseas.
After successfully marketing the villa we helped a further 80 homeowners rent their properties and this was our new business venture.
During a trip to Florida we were approached by a successful real estate broker (Coldwell Banker) who had heard of our business in the rental market and asked if we could adapt mour strategy to selling properties in Orlando and market to UK investors.
Global Choice was formed in 2002 and now in 2017 we have helped many clients invest in UK, Overseas in 6 countries and still continue with a team of consultants.
With the current economic climate we have seen a lot of changes, but investors are still purchasing property.
Global Choice gives our investors the education and guidance to build their wealth with resources they may not have considered.
As with any markets, attitudes to investment do change, as has our business attitude, the demand for short term investments that create good solid returns such as Gold, some ISAs and Bonds and other alternative markets , that do not require so much capital to be tied up, have become very popular.