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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Top 5 Things to Remember When Moving to Grasslands Lakeland FL Home Moving to your new home in Grasslands Lakeland Florida can be a stressful and trying time. With a lot of stuff that needs to be done, it is easy to lose your cool. However, there are several things that you can do to help you cope with the moving process. Here are five basic things that you need to remember and take care of as you move into your new home. 1. Get your address changesOne of the most important things you have to keep in mind when moving to your new home in Grasslands communities in Lakeland FL is to have your address changed. Make it a point to stop by at your old post office and inquire about what needs to be done. It will also be helpful if you will contact your creditors so that they will be aware of th...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
2015 Halloween Events around Lakeland 55+ Communities Real Estate If you live near or in Lakeland 55+ communities real estate and would love to experience something different for Halloween than the traditional trick or treat, Lakeland offers a number of other options that people of all ages can enjoy and participate in. Nature TourCircle B Bar Reserve is a treasured Environmental Area of Polk County in Lakeland. You can get access to this area through the Polk’s Nature Discovery Center. If you’re a nature lover, you will have an amazing time with the Polk’s Nature Discovery Center’s outdoor educational programs. This coming Halloween, one of the best tours they offer is the Nature Tour, which is a personalized tour that will let you explore the Banana Creek Marsh. The Nature Tour will g...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
How to Improve Credit Score When Buying Grasslands Lakeland FL Homes Buying a home in Grasslands Lakeland Florida is a major investment so careful financial preparation is required. If you are planning to obtain a home loan to buy your dream home, you will need a good credit score. A credit score is a three digit number calculated from your data-rich credit report and is one factor used by lenders to determine your whether you are qualified for a mortgage or loan. Here are some tips to increase your credit score.  1. Regularly use your credit cardUsing your credit card can help boost your credit score and eventually qualify you for a loan for a home in Grasslands Golf & Country Club. Using your credit card is a powerful tool in building credit. Just make sure to never spend more than wh...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Amazing Architectural Styles of Lakeland 55+ Communities Real Estate The sight architectural styles available around Lakeland 55+ communities real estate will never leave you unimpressed. You’ll find something you’ll love in every architectural style you’ll see. These styles also tell you a lot about the different influences and inspirations that these homes have incorporated. Lakeland is a wonderful place to be where you’ll definitely learn to appreciate these different architectural styles. Here are some of the amazing styles you’ll see around that just might inspire you to get one of your own.BungalowPeople have a basic understanding of what a bungalow is. Aside from the basic one level style that is distinctively low-rising, you will notice that bungalows are elevated in spite of th...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
How to Select the Best Offer for Your Grasslands Lakeland Home Once you and your agent have made the necessary preparations, set the right asking price, and finally put your Grasslands Lakeland home for sale on the market, expect to get multiple offers from interested buyers. How do you determine which offer is the best? Is it the highest offer? Or are there other things to consider aside from price?Here are some tips to help you choose the best offer for your home in Grasslands communities: 1. Identify your bottomlineBefore you put your home on the market, you need to decide well in advance what your most important and non-negotiable terms are. One of those non-negotiables should be your bottomline, or the lowest amount you are willing to accept for your home. 2. Understand the home se...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Skills Training Opportunities near Lakeland 55+ Communities Real Estate Activities that you can enjoy around Lakeland 55+ communities real estate also include workshops and classes. This town offers enjoyable and insightful trainings on skills you’ve always wanted to learn or maybe a new skill you’ve never heard of before. Here are a few ideas on what you can learn and enjoy in town.Small business venturesYour Lakeland 55+ communities real estate broker will definitely agree that learning about small business is great to learn. Central Florida SCORE Roundtables & Workshops offers classes where you can learn about how to put up a small business and other important details in doing so from other local small business owners. You’ll also learn essential management skills and problem solving...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Top 5 Key Considerations When Viewing Grasslands Lakeland FL Homes It pays to spend enough time viewing properties in Grasslands Lakeland Florida. After all, you will be checking out your possible home for the next few years. If you fail to thoroughly check the house, you might end up regretting your decision. Here are some things to look for and ask during a viewing. 1. Check if there is enough storage spaceWhen viewing homes in Grasslands Golf & Country Club, remember to take a look at how much space there is for storage. This is a very valuable but often overlooked asset. You need to know if there is enough space where you can keep your vacuum cleaner, spare linens, towels and, other items. You may also check if there is room for cupboards or shelves to be built in.  2. Check if ther...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Best Local Bookstores near Lakeland 55+ Real Estate  Lakeland is a town rich in resources especially when it comes to books. Whether you are bookworm or not, there is always a bookstore in Lakeland where you can find a good read. Keep on reading to discover awesome bookstores in town that are highly recommended by Lakeland 55+ real estate brokers:Parker’s Books and CollectiblesLakeland 55+ communities real estate is surrounded by a number of wonderful bookstores. One of the bookstores you don’t want to miss is the Parker’s Books and Collectibles. Though one of the youngest in the Lakeland bookstore scene, Parker’s always attracts a good number of patrons for its wide variety of books and specialty items. From used to brand new books, Parker’s seems to have almost everything you’ve alway...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Wedgewood Golf and Country Club Home for Sale | 826 Rockingham Rd Those looking for a modern, spacious suburban nest with convenient access to the city should see this 3 bedroom Wedgewood Golf and Country Club home for sale. The quiet, picturesque neighborhood makes for a great, cozy getaway from those who want an efficient mix between city and domestic living.  A wide lawn welcomes you to the home, with a spacious 2-car garage and a pathway leading to the backyard. Residents with a green-thumb or advanced holiday decorators can take advantage of the large space to spruce up their lawns and gardens and be the envy of the entire neighborhood!  Open space is the name of the game, or so is said for modern housing styles. This Lakeland FL 3 bedroom home for sale in Wedgewood Golf and Countr...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
4 Tips for Pricing Your Grasslands Lakeland FL Home for Sale The asking price of your home in Grasslands Lakeland Florida can make or break its sale. Most of the time, homes do not sell because the seller have set the wrong asking price. An unreasonable asking price may make your property sit on the real estate market for a longer period of time. You can avoid this scenario by pricing your home right. Read on for some tips to help you accomplish this.1. Determine who is buying and selling in your marketTo be able to price your home in Grasslands Golf & Country Club correctly, you need to analyze your competition. Find out who are the buyers and what are their reasons for shopping. You also need to determine if you are competing against a flood of new houses or if your competition is com...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Top Quick Getaways near Lakeland 55+ Communities Real Estate The weekend’s just around the corner and you’re probably planning to go on a quick getaway near Lakeland 55+ communities real estate. Before your list gets too long with the tons of places you can visit, you might want to see this list first. Below are three of the top destinations around the area that are perfect for quick getaways. There’s always something for everybody in and near the city. Get started on your quick adventure by starting with this list.The Frank Lloyd Wright CollectionYour Lakeland 55+ communities real estate broker would be very familiar with the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection. Back in 1936, The president of the Florida Southern College Ludd M. Spivey had a “college of tomorrow” dream. In order to achieve t...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
4 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Your Grasslands Lakeland Home If you want your home in Grasslands Lakeland Florida to sell fast and for top dollar you should know which designs will make your home stand out. You should also have an idea of the most common design flaws so that you will be able to steer clear from them and save yourself from embarrassment and headache when potential buyers come to view your home. Read on for the most common design mistakes that you should avoid. 1. Hanging curtain rods too lowOne of the most common mistakes when it comes to designing is hanging the curtain rods too low. If you want to create a sense of height and largeness in your home in Grasslands Golf & Country Club, you should hang the curtain rods as close to the ceiling as possible. Hanging the r...
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By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Happening Soon near Lakeland 55+ Communities Real Estate Life around Lakeland 55+ communities real estate is such a lovely experience. The weather is just right, the people are awesome, the surroundings are just wonderful and there’s always something going on that keeps the city full of life. See what the city has in store for you with all these events happening soon.First Friday - Friday Night LiveYour Lakeland FL real estate broker can assure you that there’s always something exciting to do on first Fridays in Downtown Lakeland. This coming October 2, come celebrate a night all for the love of visual and performing arts. This month is extra special as the celebration is combined with the Polk Authors and Illustrators Festival. Indulge your senses with awesome live music, spectacular a...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
4 Best Ways to Avoid Home-Buying Closing Delays Finding the perfect home is a dream for buyers who are looking for real estate listings in Grasslands Lakeland FL. It gets even better when you have all the documentations in order and are ready to move in. However, stress can set in if there are problems along the way that delay the process. As a buyer, there are several things that you can do to avoid putting off the closing date. Read on for some tips on how to avoid closing day nightmares. 1. Make sure you have enough money in your bank accountIf you do not want to experience closing delays, make sure that the money in your bank account is enough to cover your closing costs. Do not forget to budget in some extra too. Experts recommend saving 3 percent of your final home price for closi...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Best Fall Recipes Loved by Lakeland 55+ Communities Real Estate Brokers Have you heard of any recommended places to get your fix of fall meals from your Lakeland 55+ communities real estate broker? There’s absolutely plenty of good places in town to discover but have you tried making your own? You just might find out how better your cooking is. Fall is the perfect season to work up the kitchen. Here are a few ideas to get you started with the season’s spirit. Cranberry Apple Stuffed Pork LoinWho knew that cranberries, apples and pork loin would go well together? It may sound weird for some but this is definitely an awesome roast recipe that has autumn written all over it. The key to the filling is letting croutons soak up in a bowl of chicken stock. Once the croutons have absorbed the s...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
4 Budget-Friendly Kitchen Upgrades for Your Grasslands Lakeland Home Small changes to your kitchen can yield big improvements in its look and convenience. It can also be instrumental in getting your home in Grasslands Lakeland Florida sold in a short time and for the best price. Here are four budget-friendly tips for creating an amazing change for your culinary space. 1. Remove a few cabinet doorsTo give your kitchen a fresh look, try removing some of your cabinet doors. Doing so will create an open kitchen storage that is easy and convenient to use, as well as easy on the eyes. After removing your cabinets’ old or damaged doors, make sure to fill any holes and sand and paint the remaining frame. You will be ready to show off your attractive dishes and cookware in no time. 2. Add extra ...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Events Happening Around Lakeland 55+ Communities Real Estate If you think the fun and excitement surrounding Lakeland 55+ communities real estate ended last summer, then you may want to reconsider. This lineup of amazing events happening this fall is bound to make your residency in this area all the more rewarding! Food Truck RallySchool is back. Start the school year right with the Food Truck Rally. On September 10, join different universities and colleges in welcoming the new school year. This event will be held at the Munn Park. What better way to get into that school spirit than awesome activities, great food, energizing music and exciting prizes? Get ready to snap your best photos for the event’s Instagram challenge for prizes. So before stocking up on new school supplies and packi...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
  4 Best Tips for Better Property Photographs If you want your home in Grasslands Lakeland Florida to sell fast, you need to make an impressive first impression with potential buyers. You can do this by having attractive listing photographs of your property. Your listing photos are the first thing that buyers see before they come to inspect your property. These photos are of utmost importance because they can affect the buyer’s decision of whether to come visit your home or not. Read on for some photography tips that will help you secure a smooth and quick sale.1. Opt for the best angles and compositionsOne of the best ways to show off a room is to shoot from a corner or a doorway. Doing so will include as much of the room as possible and make it more spacious than a tight shot. If you ...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Learning Opportunities Around Lakeland 55+ Communities Real Estate There is no age restriction when it comes to going to school around Lakeland 55+ communities real estate. Education is both a right and a privilege that can be enjoyed in Lakeland with all the wonderful educational institutions that offer quality education. Adults aged 55 and above might feel limited with the activities they can do but if they would look around, there are a number of opportunities for them to learn, get involved and grow. We have gathered some of the recommended institutions where they can get continuing education in town.East Area Adult SchoolThe East Area Adult School promises a number of programs designed to cater to different adult learners’ needs. What’s great about their programs is that they condu...
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