Lakeland, FL Real Estate News

By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Top 3 Summer Energy Saving Tips for Your Carillon Lakes Homes for Sale   Summer is finally here. You may be purchasing a home this summer since research shows 60% of all homes are bought between May and August.  Once you’ve closed the deal on your Carillon Lakes home for sale try some of these energy saving tips.   1. Unplug unused electronic devices Some electronic devices still use up  a bit of electricity even if you are not using them, as long as they are plugged in. Chances are, you tend to leave appliances plugged in even if they are not used. Statistics say that around 5% - 10% of household energy consumption are from plugged in but unused devices. That’s probably the reason why they are called phantom load, idle current, vampire power, or shadow load. It makes you pay for someth...
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By Highland Homes, Building Dream Homes in Florida Since 1996
(Highland Homes)
When it comes to selling new homes, a big selling point can be the ability for the buyer to design their home to their wants and needs.  On June 19, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Highland Homes invites Realtors to join them for an open house and tour of the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio. During the open house, Realtors will have the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of selling new versus used. One of the best benefits to buyers is the opportunity to design their dream home by picking out the design finishes and features that suit their needs, style and budget. During the tour of the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio, Realtors will see firsthand the hundreds of design options available to Highland Homes’ buyers.  Additionally, Realtors will discover the financi...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Think Before You Click: Advantages and Disadvantages of Searching for Homes Online   Nowadays, almost everything is possible with the help of technology. Even searching for your ideal Sandpiper Lakeland home for sale is made easier and faster through the Internet.   Before you search for your future home online, consider the pros and cons of searching through the internet versus searching using traditional methods.   The advantages of searching for homes online:   The internet allows a potential homebuyer to evaluate the 'vital statistics' of a large number of homes. For example, you can find out which homes are within your budget with a simple click of the mouse.   Many online listings by developers and resale homeowners feature photographs of the home which helps buyers in the visual ...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
How Can Seller Incentives Help Your Lakeland Fl Home Sell Faster?   Whether you are listing your Lakeland Fl home in a buyer’s market, seller’s market or balanced real estate market, you may want to consider giving your buyers incentives to motivate them to make an offer on your home. What are the Best Seller Incentives? Most Lakeland Fl agents say that the best incentive that can sell your house quickly is a home that is in good condition and is priced just right. If you find that you don’t have enough money or time to make improvements on your home, then you can try to sell it “as is” – but don’t expect to get the best price for it. You will have to set a price just below what comparable homes in your area are selling for when you sell a home “as is” without improvements and/or deferr...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Why Buy a Lakeland Fl Home for Sale This Summer 2014   Summer is rolling in and temperature changes make people feel the heat even more. Meanwhile, changes also take over the business scene, which can be a good sign for home buyers. If you haven’t decided on buying a Lakeland Fl home for sale yet, you might want to consider making a move this summer season, both for good old reasons and for new and exciting ones. Check out the list below to help you decide on why buying a home in Lakeland Fl this summer is a good idea.   1. Location This is precisely why Lakeland Fl is one of the most popular places to settle, and probably one of the best places to visit during summer. There are numerous pristine beaches anyone can enjoy to beat the heat. Moreover, main attractions like Universal Studio...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Top 3 Reasons to Get A Home Inspection Before Buying a Sandpiper Lakeland FL Home For Sale   Before buying a Sandpiper Lakeland Fl home, it is very important to visit the home personally and inspect it thoroughly to make sure you are making the right choice. Relying on your own two eyes may not be enough since there are some items that you may overlook. To avoid making a decision on buying a home you might regret later on, it is be best to hire a professional home inspector. Here are the top three reasons why you need to hire a home inspector before buying a Sandpiper Lakeland FL  home for sale:   1. The inspector will check for visible problems that could be overlooked by a real estate agent, a buyer, or a seller – and that is why you need to consult them. Your inspector will check eve...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Seller’s Guide to Preparing Sandpiper Lakeland FL for Home Inspection   As today’s buyers are getting savvier, they hire a professional home inspector to inspect their perspective home before closing the deal. This is to protect their interest of getting a “great” home within their budget. There's no hiding a home inspector's findings. The best way to head off potential problems is to prepare your home before you even list it on the market. Here are some tips on preparing your home for the home inspection:   Basement. Make sure to point drainage downspouts away from the foundation because buyers and home inspectors will surely look closely at the walls and floors for patches of mildew and signs of dampness. Moisture deteriorates building materials and attracts insects. Roof. This is one...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Top Reasons Why  You Should Buy A Carillon Lakes Home for Sale Why should you buy a Carillon Lakes homes for sale?   Carillon Lakes in Lakeland Fl offers an active lifestyle community, resort-style amenities, proximity to excellent entertainment and culture, convenient travel options, and easy access to the best golf courses in Southwest Florida. Many active adults choose to buy homes for sale in Carillon Lakes because of the year-long tropical climate and low-maintenance lifestyle. Carillon Lakes Amenities Active adults will enjoy living in Carillon Lakes with its clubhouse that has a state-of-the-art fitness center complete with weight-training and cardiovascular equipment. Residents also have access to an outdoor pool, two tennis courts, and two pickleball courts. Biking and walking ...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Top 3 Reasons To Sell Your Sandpiper Lakeland FL Home This Spring   While you are still deciding if you will put your Sandpiper Lakeland FL home for sale now or next season, you are already losing a very good chance of selling your home this spring with your indecisiveness. Spring is the healthiest month for real estate market. Here are top three reasons why you should sell your Sandpiper Lakeland FL home this spring:   Spring literally means hope and there is a higher possibility that your home will sell in spring. Spring is the busiest time of the year since buyers flock in the market. More offers means more chances of selling your home at the best possible price. The bidding war is possible since there may be multiple offers.   Spring brings out people in the area. The weather is bet...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
How to Attract More Buyers for Your Carillon Lakes Community Homes for Sale     All home selling transaction starts with inviting as many potential buyers as possible. The more buyers you attract, the higher the chances of selling your home at a favorable price. But what attracts buyers and how do you lead them to your doorsteps?   Below are the top 3 tips you can follow to make sure that your Carillon Lakes Community home for sale gets the attention of more home buyers.   Improve online appeal of your home With the rise of the tech savvy generation comes the popularity of online home for sale search. Nowadays, over 90% of home buyers start their search online. Take advantage of this buyers’ attitude by making the online presence of your listed home strong and attractive. Plan the shoot...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
  Preparing your Sandpiper Lakeland FL Home For Sale This Spring   Spring time is here and it is the best time to sell your Sandpiper Lakeland FL home. Buyers are looking forward to this season because this is when the number of homes available in the market reach their peak.   The competition is also at its peak so you have to ensure that you stand out in the sea of home sellers. Here are some tips that you can follow to prepare your Sandpiper Lakeland FL home for sale this spring season:   Paint it fresh Painting your walls can have a great impact in selling your home. It can make your home appear brighter and fresher. Stick with neutral tones like beige, white and mint green.   De-clutter your home Clutter makes your home unappealing and crowded. De-cluttering shows how committed you...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
What Is the Best Season to Sell Your Lakeland Sandpiper Golf Front Home?   When it comes to selling your Lakeland Sandpiper golf front home, timing is the key. Good timing can result in getting the price you want and attracting many potential buyers to your home.   Spring and Summer   50% of homes are sold in the summer, according to REALTORS. Spring makes the grass of the Sandpiper Golf Community Course appear greener and more beautiful. Most families prefer to move during summer since the kids are on school break, meaning they won’t have to pull their child from school. It’s also easier to move during the spring and summer months rather than during the cold months of winter. Fall and Winter Although the winter season isn’t a popular time for buyers to go home shopping, adding holiday ...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Top 6 Ways to Sell Your Sandpiper Lakeland FL Home For Sale Fast   Improve your Sandpiper Lakeland FL home and sell it quickly   Putting up your Sandpiper Lakeland Fl home for sale can be a stressful process. The process of staging your home and having to leave weekends for home showings, looking for a buyer, and closing a deal -- it's not surprising that most people find selling a home dreadful.   The very first step in selling your home fast is to look for an experienced Sandpiper Lakeland FL REALTOR who will help you throughout the process. Selling a home was never easy, but with a savior right by your side, it can be less difficult.   Clean your carpets thoroughly. Our body can adapt easily to re-occurring smells. This means that if you are used to a certain smell, your nose won't d...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Things to Consider When Selling Your Lakeland Sandpiper Golf Home for Sale Selling a Lakeland Sandpiper golf home for sale can be more complicated than a regular home sale. As in all types of real estate sales, price is the main determining factor of how fast your Lakeland Sandpiper golf front home will sell. Determining the right price for a Lakeland Sandpiper golf community  home for sale is where things get a bit trickier since it requires more evaluation and diligence on the part of the seller. Here are a few important things to consider when selling golf homes in Sandpiper Lakeland Fl: 1. Market value Your agent should give you a comparative market analysis to help you come up with the right price based on comparable homes sold in your area in recent months. The strategy is to pric...
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By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
We Buy Houses Florida     407-739-5773      www.WeBuyHousesFlorida.com Question: I have a rental property giving me trouble. Tell me more about how you can help me.Answer: We are experienced landlords and can deal with any deferred maintenance, property damage, or tenant headaches that you may have. We have unique ways of handling property management and will be happy to take on your landlord woes. We even buy properties with non-paying tenants in place; if necessary, we can deal with them after the sale closes. Question: My house needs lots of repairs. Will you still buy it?Answer: We don't mind making repairs, even major ones like a leaky roof, plumbing leaks, fire damage, sinkhole, code enforcement and building permits, toxic mold, and termite damage. Of course we will need to see th...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
How to Take Care of Your Sandpiper Lakeland FL Home's Roof   If you are putting your Sandpiper Lakeland FL home for sale in the future, you should start checking and taking care of your home NOW. The better the condition of your home the better price you will get when you sell it. One of the key structures of the house that you should check and take care is the roof. The roof is the cover for your home so it is prone to damage and can even lead to financial disaster.   Here is what you can do to take care of your home’s roof:   1. Inspect the roof and make sure that it is clear of debris, dirt, and leaves. Sweep it if necessary. Piled leaves and debris encourages buildup and water pooling. This increases the chance of leaks. Sweep lightly, though, as too much pressure can remove the roo...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Living in Lakeland Sandpiper Golf Community Homes: Why Playing Golf is Good for Your Health If you are looking for a  Lakeland Sandpiper Golf Community home for sale, you are actually doing your body a favor. Playing golf has been proven to be good for your health. Golf is often seen as a leisurely sport, but it’s actually a great form of exercise. Studies have proven that people who get at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise at least 3-4 days a week reduce their risk of heart disease, bone disease, stroke, and arthritis. Golfers who carry their own clubs get the benefits of both cardio and weight-bearing exercise. Since most golf games take between 3 to 4 hours, you can get the recommended amount of cardiovascular exercise with only one game of golf  at Lakeland Sandpiper Golf ...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Things to Consider When Selling Your Lakeland Sandpiper Golf Home for Sale Selling a Lakeland Sandpiper golf home for sale can be more complicated than a regular home sale. As in all types of real estate sales, price is the main determining factor of how fast your Lakeland Sandpiper golf front home will sell. Determining the right price for a Lakeland Sandpiper golf community  home for sale is where things get a bit trickier since it requires more evaluation and diligence on the part of the seller. Here are a few important things to consider when selling golf homes in Sandpiper Lakeland Fl: 1. Market value Your agent should give you a comparative market analysis to help you come up with the right price based on comparable homes sold in your area in recent months. The strategy is to pric...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
    What to Do When You Arrive At Your New Sandpiper Lakeland FL Home   Once you have moved in to your new Sandpiper Lakeland FL home, it is important to inspect your new home before you start to unpack your things.   Here are some things that you should re-check and do when you arrive in your new Sandpiper Lakeland FL home:   Check if all of the items included in  the sale are present like built-in appliances and furniture. If there’s anything missing, be sure to notify the real estate agent immediately. Check the meter readings. Ensure that there are no utility bills left unpaid by the previous occupant. Take note of the meter reading and take photographs, give them to the utility companies as soon as possible.     Check for potential hazards. Look around the property and check for po...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Closing Tips for Sellers of Lakeland Sandpiper Golf Homes for Sale Your Lakeland Sandpiper golf home for sale has a ratified contract yet you can’t completely relax until you and the  buyer, get to the closing table. The burden of finalizing the financing to purchase the home falls on the buyer, some contingencies in the contract will also affect you, the seller. Most contingencies include a home inspection, make sure your home will be available for the inspection. Be ready to negotiate with the buyers about any issue that comes up in the inspection. Some contracts and some lenders will require a termite inspection and a radon gas inspection. Again, make your home is available for these inspections. The appraisal will also need to be completed prior to close of escrow.  If the appraisal...
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