Lakeland, FL Real Estate News

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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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
4 Ways to Keep the Roof of Your Home Well Maintained  Most homeowners are not aware of how important it is to regularly care for their roof. While roofs are built to last, the truth is they can only last for quite a while. A roof requires just as much maintenance and care as the rest of your home in Grasslands Lakeland Florida. Taking care of your roof will help you avoid major home damage. Read on for some tips on maintaining the roof of your home.1. Inspect your roofConducting annual inspection roof is a proven way to increase its lifespan. For those who live in places with harsh winters, the best time to inspect the roof is when winter is over. On the other hands, for people who live in hot climate, schedule the inspection at the end of a summer. You should also check your roof after...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Best Coffee Shops to Visit in Lakeland 55+ Communities Lakeland 55+ communities real estate brokers love coffee shops- whether it’s for a business meeting or to unwind after a long day of work. Lakeland has a lot of interesting choices when it comes to coffee. Coffee shops are becoming more popular and Lakeland is definitely where you can find a lot of great tasting coffee.Dunkin’ DonutsThis is where you go to get good bagels. Dunkin’ Donuts is a known name in the industry. The one in Lakeland has a very accessible location. Aside from bagels, locals often get croissants here. Many would also say that Dunkin’ Donuts is their go-to place for iced coffee. Of course you can never go wrong with their signature donuts. This is a place that has proven its service and quality for years and has...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
4 Easy Home Staging Ideas for Your Grasslands Lakeland FL Home Are you preparing to sell your home home in Grassland Golf Community? If you want your property to look like it is worth every penny of the sum you are asking, then you must put your home’s best foot forward. Increase your home's appeal with these easy-to-accomplish home staging ideas.1. Clear away all clutterClutter on the shelves, countertops, closets, and in other areas of your home affect the way buyers see your property. Ridding your home of clutter is one simple way to help buyers focus on the more important aspects of your home. You may consider putting all the extra stuff in boxes and neatly stacking them in the corner of the garage. You may also ask a friend to hang onto your items for free.  2. Make your front entr...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Complete Your Lakeland 55+ Communities Real Estate Experience at These Places Lakeland 55+ communities real estate is surrounded by places where you can enjoy a number of activities. You can watch sports, enjoy nature or learn about art and history. There is a variety of activities and places to enjoy here that’s why life in Lakeland is lively and exciting.Polk Museum of ArtThis museum was built in 1966. It was named Imperial Youth Museum until 1969 when the museum was named Polk Museum of Art due to much of the museum’s focus being on art, history and science. This museum amazingly holds a permanent collection of more than 2,500 works. The collection includes works of students, Asian art, African art, American art and European art. One part of the collection also focuses on Pre-Columbi...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
5 Tips to Avoid Fire in Your Grasslands Lakeland Florida Home One of the threats to homeowners is house fire. In the United States alone, between 350,000 and 400,000 house fires occur each year. However, unlike natural disasters such as tornadoes and floods, house fires are often preventable. Read on for some safety tips so you and your family can avoid the occurrence of a fire emergency in your home.1. Give heaters spaceNext to stove-top cooking, heating is the second most common cause of home fires. Portable electric space heaters can cause fire if the sheets or window curtains accidentally come in contact with the unit and ignite. To prevent this from happening, ensure that heaters are far enough away from other objects.  Give your space heaters at least 3 feet of clear space all aro...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Exciting Summer Events Around Lakeland 55+ Real Estate Communities Summer is supposed to be a sunny and lively season especially for Lakeland 55+ real estate communities. Do not let this year’s summer pass by without experiencing the excitement this season brings. These fun-filled events and activities are bound to make this season extra special for you.Movies at the LibraryFamilies love watching movies. Communities do too. Movie showing is one of the best way to enjoy time with the family. Friends love to hangout together and pass time with fun movies. It’s also a more exciting experience to be able to watch a movie outdoors with the help of a projector and loud reliable speakers. Be sure to drop by the Jackson library around 2pm on August 8. Bring the family or your friends.  Supporti...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
4 Things To Consider When Buying Homes in Grasslands Lakeland FL For many people, purchasing a home represents the biggest investment they will ever make. While buying your own home in Grasslands Lakeland Florida is a great achievement, it should always be done with wisdom, careful planning, and comparison shopping. Here are 4 things to consider before you rush to buy:1. The hassle of homeownershipWhile it is true that owning a home is a dream come true, you must ask yourself if you are ready to take on the responsibilities and hassles of homeownership. What will you do if the boiler breaks down, the roof starts leaking, and the new neighbors party every night? There are also repair bills to consider. Make sure you are prepared for all that homeownership has to offer. 2. Determine what ...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Preservation of History around Lakeland 55+ Communities Real Estate Did you know how fascinating the history surrounding Lakeland 55+ communities real estate is? Just by looking at the architecture of historic structures mostly constructed in the 1920s within the city, you’ll immediately notice how unique and spectacular Lakeland’s history and culture is. Though many have changed over the years, preservation has found its way into the city in keeping Lakeland’s history alive and thriving.History has its way of guiding communities towards the future. This is one of the factors that led to the foundation of the Historic Lakeland, Inc. in 1979. Through the leadership of this non-profit organization, structures such as the Frances Langford Promenade was rescued and restored to its original ...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
5 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Selling Grasslands Lakeland Home The home selling market is competitive and while you may be anxious to get your home in Grasslands Lakeland Florida sold, there are preparations that you have to do first. There are also things that you should avoid if you want your home to stay on the market in the shortest time possible. Avoiding these pitfalls will put you in a stronger position as a seller. Read on for common errors to avoid when selling your home. 1. Refusing to remove your clutterOne of the simplest ways to prepare your Lakeland FL Grasslands home for sale is to declutter and create a sense of spaciousness. Clutter is a known deal-breaker. Make sure that the entire home, from the kitchen countertops to the shelves in the den are all sparkling clean. ...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
8 Summer Plants for Your Home Garden in Lakeland 55+ Community Have you always dreamed of sipping your coffee on your patio or front porch and just breathing in and taking in all the beautiful colors in your garden? How about you start living that dream by growing these 8 summer plants in your Lakeland 55+ community home garden?AsterThese perennials are tough on the inside and beautiful on the outside. When cared for properly, they bloom way until the fall season. They bloom in pink, lavender, or white colored flowers. CoreopsisFrom the sunflower family, this plant blooms a fluffy, golden yellow flower that can instantly brighten your space. Also called a “Sunray,” this perennial has long stems and does not need much water to live. Bluebeard ShrubFrom the name itself, this shrub is an e...
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