Lakeland, FL Real Estate News

By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Top Swimming Spots Around Grasslands Lakeland Florida Swimming is an activity you can enjoy all year long when you live in Grasslands Lakeland Florida. It’s a great exercise, a fun activity to spend with the family, and the best way to cool off on a hot summer day. Lakeland has many great swimming spots. You’ll have fun trying out these places while getting fit and having fun.The Aquatics: Gandy PoolOne of the most visited public pools around Grasslands communities in Lakeland FL is the Aquatics. Located along Imperial Blvd, the Aquatics features the Gandy Pool. This pool has 10 lanes. It is 25 yards long and has a one-meter diving board. Worried about how deep the water can get? You’ll feel more comfortable here with its depth of 3 to 4 feet.. In addition, this one’s heated so you won’...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
5 Tips to Being a Good Neighbor in Your Grasslands Lakeland FL Home Whether you have just bought a new house or have been living in your neighborhood for a while, having a good sense of basic neighborly etiquette is essential to create a harmonious and respectful environment in your community. As such, here are a few reminders on how to be a good neighbor in your Grasslands Lakeland FL house:Smile and say hello. A little gesture that requires minimal effort such as a smile goes a long way in keeping the atmosphere of your neighborhood a lot friendlier. Wave hello whenever you bump into them during your morning jog or while hanging out at the park.  Share food. Always practice the age-old tradition of greeting new neighbors with a welcome food basket. Food is always a welcome treat for n...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
5 Things that Make the Neighborhood in Lakeland 55+ Community Great Different people have different needs when it comes to their neighborhood. If you’re a young professional, you’re most likely looking into living at a hip neighborhood that’s close to your place of work. For small families, an expansive suburban neighborhood would work for them. As for active seniors, an equally active neighborhood such as that in the Lakeland 55+ community homes is your best bet.Apart from a match in a homeowner’s lifestyle, for a neighborhood to be considered great, these are 5 other things to look for: WalkabilityThe ability to go to the nearest stores or markets, restaurants, schools, and other amenities by walking is an important factor in determining how great a neighborhood is. Having these nearb...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
3 Main Reasons Why Empty Lakeland FL Homes for Sale Don’t Sell Easily Office relocation, divorce, bankruptcy - these are just a few of the reasons behind an empty home. Because most of the common reasons stem from a negative place, this makes it hard for sellers and real estate agents to create a welcoming ambience to potential Lakeland FL home for sale buyers. Don’t believe it? Here are the three main reasons why empty homes don’t sell easily: Buyers don’t see the potential of the place.They don’t have a point of reference when they visit the house. Without any existing furniture or decoration, buyers are not able to connect with the space. How can they easily tell if the living room area can accommodate their sofas, center tables, and home entertainment pieces? How can they easily pic...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Safety Tips for Seniors in Lakeland 55+ Community Homes Home safety is a major concern for every real estate broker when helping seniors find Lakeland 55+ community homes. While many seniors live very active and robust lives, they still need extra care inside their homes. Apart from finding a comfortable, spacious home in an expansive and friendly community, it’s equally important that they live in a safe home where they won’t accidentally injure themselves.There are some specific home arrangements that are friendly to seniors and here is a list of home safety tips to guide you: 1. Look for a house for sale in Lakeland 55+ that have automated lighting controls installed. This will help seniors minimize their steps and movement when entering different rooms inside the house. This will al...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
6 Outdoor Upgrades for Your Grasslands Lakeland FL Home for Sale Whenever putting your Lakeland FL Grasslands home up for sale, one of the first things potential buyers see is the exterior of your house. Your outdoor space is the big welcome mat for potential buyers. Check out these 6 low-maintenance and affordable upgrades that will help add value to your home:1. Repaint or replace your front doorway. Studies have revealed that a new door comes with 100 percent return of investment so it’s really a home improvement project you wouldn’t want to miss.2. Tidy up or decorate your porch.  An empty porch in your house in Grasslands Lakeland FL appears cold and uninviting. Improve it by adding colorful furniture that complements the overall look of your home.3. Replace your windows with energ...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
4th of July Decorating Ideas for Your Lakeland 55+ Community Home The mid-summer holiday is fast approaching and it’s almost time to gather up all the red, white, and blue decoration all over your Lakeland 55+ community home and get the festivities started.Fourth of July WreathWho said wreaths are specific to Christmases and Thanksgivings? Dress up a plain rustic wreath using a few flags or with red, blue, and white ribbons. Flag ToothpicksWhether you’re serving finger food or going all-out with the home-cooked meals, a little flag toothpick goes a long way in adding color to the table. Table RunnerYou can also use a plain blue and red tablecloth and add white stars to act as a table runner. Use the accordion folding paper technique to create a string of stars! Fourth of July Paper Lant...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Clutter Cutter: Easy Tips for a Cleaner Grasslands Lakeland FL Home Sort, clean, and organize. Sounds simple. In reality, cutting clutter from your Grasslands Lakeland FL home is easier said than done. There’s no need to worry. Here are a few simple tips to help you out - Tackle an area or room one at a time.One of the biggest mistakes homeowners do is starting the decluttering all at the same time. While they’ve just taken out the unused items in the closet, they have also moved a couple of outdated things in the living room, and then put to trash all expired goods in the kitchen. They’ve gone back and forth the entire house so many times that by the end of 2 hours, all the clutter are basically laid out in the open, with no place to go. So the next time you decide to clean house, make...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
5 Easy Ways to Cool Your Home in Lakeland 55+ Community This Summer Spring cleaning season has come and gone. We’re now approaching the hot summer heat and sometimes, even an air conditioner is not enough. Be ready for the coming hot summer months. Keep your home in Lakeland 55+ community cool this summer with a few simple tips.1. Keep the drapes closed. Research has shown that up to 30% of heat in your home comes from your windows. So pull the curtains down and lower the indoor temperature of up to 20 degrees.  2. Set your ceiling fans to counter-clockwise. Ask any Lakeland 55+ communities real estate broker and they’ll tell you the same thing: seasonal adjustment of your ceiling fans are important. This counter-clockwise rotation helps in moving a chilly wind breeze across the room of...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Top Area Attractions in Grasslands Lakeland FL Living in Grasslands Lakeland Florida is much more exciting with the different attractions within and outside the neighborhood. Florida boasts of a lot of places for the amusement of their citizens and tourists. If you are looking to move into a Lakeland FL Grasslands home for sale, you also might want to visit these top attractions:Grasslands Golf & Country ClubThe Grasslands Golf & Country Club is an upscale and family-friendly club that was established in 1990. It has an 18-hole golf course which was restored in 2008. Along with this, the Grasslands swim and tennis club features swimming pools, tennis courts, and a cafe restaurant. Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean BeachesBeaches are nearby the Grasslands communities in Lakeland FL. A tr...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Top 5 Traits of a Lakeland 55+ Communities Real Estate Broker Are you looking for a good Lakeland 55+ communities real estate broker? Finding the perfect place to settle could be a challenge even if you have a clear picture of what you want. With the help of a broker, you will be at ease when going through the process of buying your dream home. Whether it’s your first time to hire a real estate professional or not, here are the most important traits that you would want to have in your real estate broker for you to have the best experience in buying or selling a home in Lakeland.KnowledgeableA good real estate broker would be knowledgeable most especially when it comes to the local market. If a client, let’s say, is interested to find a home in a great golfing community, then a knowledge...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Top 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Lakeland FL Home for Sale The entire home buying process seems so daunting for a first time buyer. There are so many things you have to consider when looking for Lakeland FL homes for sale that it feels a lot easier to just buy the very first house that you find which fits your budget or simply continue to rent instead.To help guide you, here’s a list of questions to ask yourself first before scheduling a viewing: 1. What do you need in a home? What specific features should it have? There are a lot of different options when buying a residential property. You can purchase a traditional single-family home, a multi-family building, a townhouse, or a condo. Each of these homes for sale in Lakeland FL has its own pros and cons. Determine your h...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Top 4 Benefits of Viewing a Lakeland FL Sandpiper Golf Homes in Person When you want to buy a home, you would more likely start your search by viewing listing photos online rather than by contacting Lakeland FL Sandpiper golf homes agents who might be able to help you schedule a viewing. This is understandable because of the power of the internet and the plethora of online listings. But you have to remember that there are issues in a home which online listings cannot help you identify.Sure, about 10-20 photos would probably give you an idea of how the home looks like. You can probably even picture in your mind how you would redecorate it when it becomes yours. But relying on photos and listing description alone is not enough if you really want to inspect a home for sale. The listing age...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
How to Build a Luxury Kitchen in Your Grasslands Lakeland Florida Home  Considered the heart of any Grasslands Lakeland Florida home, kitchens never really needed to be beautifully-designed, just well-maintained. But thanks to Pinterest, we’ve all began dreaming about designer kitchens. Just imagine gathering together with family and friends while making home-cooked meals in a kitchen that’s elegantly custom-built. Apart from a nice area to chit chat, a custom kitchen actually makes the entire cooking process easier and – admit it – a lot more enjoyable.So how do you start building your very own luxury kitchen? 1. Focus on the quality of your kitchen furniture, equipment, and appliances. Pick out durable and energy efficient luxury kitchen appliances that can last for years, if properly...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Top 6 Summer Activities for Seniors in Lakeland 55+ Communities You are lucky if you’ve gotten the help of a Lakeland 55+ communities real estate broker to get a home in a neighborhood where adults have numerous activity options. However, the summer heat can be quite a trouble for seniors who are prone to heat related health issues.But that doesn’t mean you have to stay home all summer and read a book all day. Activities are essential in helping adults keep their mental, physical, and even emotional well-being. If you are wondering how you can stay active this summer season in Sandpiper, check out the activity list below. 1. GolfAs a resident of this wonderful community, you have the privilege of being close to so many golf courses. Take great advantage of this by scheduling early morni...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Top 6 Regrets of First-Time Homebuyers in Grasslands Lakeland Florida Buying a Grasslands Lakeland Florida home is often people’s first major investments. And when a big decision is at hand, there is always that fear of making a mistake we would regret. The good thing is that many people openly share these feelings of regrets after buying their first home. You can read about them in surveys and online platforms so it is now easy for others to be aware and to avoid them. Check out the most common regrets of first-time home buyers below and make sure to avoid them on your own first home purchase. Regrets about the home1. Usually when people search for homes in http://www.LakelandFloridaLiving.com, their general qualifications are based on what they or their families need at the moment. Th...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
6 Tips on Moving to a Lakeland 55+ Communities Real Estate on a Budget Moving to a new home can be both stressful and costly. But after getting your home sold by a Lakeland 55+ communities real estate broker, this is the inevitable next step. Thinking of your move early on can potentially help you determine how to cut cost while still having all your things transported to your new home successfully.Moving on a budget is not impossible, but it requires a great deal of planning and preparation. Here are some tips you can follow: 1. Pick your date wellThe beauty of browsing for homes in http://www.LakelandFloridaLiving.com early is that while you wait for your home to get sold, you can already choose your new home and plan your own move with lots of time in your hands. So while you still h...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
5 Signs You Need to List Your Grasslands Lakeland Florida for Sale With the continuing improvement of the real estate market comes the need for more homes for sale in Grasslands Lakeland Florida and other parts of the country. Shortage on listed homes allows for prices to shoot up, making it a true seller’s market. But one cannot simply rely on this recent change to decide whether or not to sell a home.Selling a home involves a lot of time consuming processes. It doesn’t just mean you need to sell your home for a good deal. It also means you have to get a new home for a good deal and then schedule your move. Hence, it is vital to really make a decision based on all necessary factors. If you are still on the fence, these questions could certainly help you assess whether you ought to join...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
How to Cut the Cost of Bathroom Renovation in Lakeland 55+ Communities Nobody wants a disastrous looking bathroom, especially because most Lakeland 55+ communities real estate brokers say that it is one of the 2 parts of the home which buyers focus on, together with the kitchen. However, most of the time, it is the hardest to prettify. If a bathroom renovation is in order and you want to cut some cost, these 5 tips will surely save your day. 1. Choose areas to renovateIf you would seek the advice of a Lakeland FL Sandpiper golf homes agent, they would most probably tell you that renovating your whole bathroom is not always the best decision. Aside from having to spend much on a single room in the home, it would also take time. This means that you have to wait longer before you can part ...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
3 Bathroom Flooring Ideas You Can Use in Grasslands Lakeland Florida There are many flooring options you can choose from if you need to renovate your bathroom in Grasslands Lakeland Florida. But as with all decisions, you have to carefully consider all necessary factors. When it comes to bathroom floors, durability, convenience, price, and aesthetics all matter.If you are still having second thoughts on what material to use for your bathroom floor renovation so that buyers would fall head over heels for your home, consider these top 3 options.   1. Ceramic TileMost homes you will see in http://www.LakelandFloridaLiving.com have this kind of bathroom flooring. It is durable, sophisticated, waterproof and does not stain easily. There are many options you can choose from when it comes to f...
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