Lakeland, FL Real Estate News

By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
How to Woo Sellers of Lakeland FL Grasslands Homes for Sale   When you think of competing with other buyers to get your dream home in Grasslands Lakeland Florida, you always conclude that it’s just a matter of who has the most money. But this is not really the case. When faced with many offers, a home seller will have more than one consideration on choosing the best buyer. Check out these expert tips on how to win the hearts of you dream luxury home’s seller.   Work with an experienced REALTOR® Perhaps one of the most important decisions that could help back you up in your home buying is getting the help of an experienced and professional real estate agent. Since your agent will most likely handle negotiations for you, it is imperative to find the best. This way, you are sure that you a...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Helping Seniors Move into Lakeland 55+ Communities Homes   Some of the children of seniors who are about to move to their own home seek for the advice of Lakeland 55+ communities real estate brokers on how to make the move as smooth and as less stressful to the seniors as possible. The change of living independently is quite huge and planning it carefully can probably lessen the emotional effect of it to retirees. Some of the most useful tips which could help are the following: Plan the move way ahead of time The move should not be planned only when closing is at hand. As soon as the decision to buy a new home in an active adult community is made, a checklist of necessary To Dos when moving should be prepared. Along with this, an inventory of all the items in the home must be accomplish...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
4 Common Short Sale Myths Debunked by Lakeland FL Short Sale Agents   For some homeowners, a short sale might be the best possible option offered by Lakeland FL short sale agents. But others don’t agree immediately because of the many misconceptions surrounding this process. People fear what they don’t know, and tend to believe the first thing they hear. If you are considering a short sale, the following myths must be cleared out of your way to help you better decide. Short sales are never successful Contrary to this popular belief, there are many successful short sales every day. Distressed homeowners have benefited from short sales which has saved their homes from foreclosure. What’s for certain is that the process is more complex and it may take a longer time, but it is not impossibl...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
What Factors Affect Prices of a Lakeland FL Grasslands Homes for Sale?   The price you assign to your Grasslands Lakeland Florida home is definitely essential in getting it sold. And this isn’t an easy job. That is why your real estate agent should be someone with years of experience so she could give you a sound advice on pricing your home. As a seller, it would be helpful to understand the several factors that affect your home’s sales price. Be aware of these 5 factors that can affect your home’s pricing:   1. The market There are 2 types of market – seller’s market and buyer’s market. In a seller’s market, homes generally get sold at relatively higher prices since there are few listed homes and more buyers wanting to buy. In a buyer’s market on the other hand, home prices need to be ...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
4 Bedroom Colonial Home for Sale in Lakeland FL | 6014 Mountain Lake Dr   Have you been dreaming of an exquisite 4 bedroom colonial home for sale in Lakeland FL with top of the line interior design and finishes, spacious rooms, and expansive private yard that is nestled in a terrifically convenient neighborhood? Then this 2-story home in the heart of the gated Mountain Lake community in Polk County is definitely for you.   This stunning 4 bedroom and 3 bathroom home sits on two lands measuring up to 21,779 sq. ft. in size and located at a Cul-de-sac. It was elegantly built in 1999 with a beautiful porch and deck perfect for entertaining guests, ample parking space for your convenience, and a fenced yard for those exciting evening family activities at home. It is complete with a separate...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
2-Story Home for Sale in Lakeland FL | 6014 Mountain Lake Dr Your dream 2-story colonial style Lakeland FL home for sale with large rooms, spacious yard, and stylish interior and charming exterior features is finally here. This 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home conveniently located in Mountain Lake community at Polk County is close to schools, shops, restaurants, and outdoor activity venues.. This breathtaking home is complete with a separate living room, dining room, dinette, kitchen, and a laundry room on the second floor. The home is sitting on two lands measuring up to 21,779 sq. ft. in size and located at a Cul-de-sac. It also features a lovely porch and deck, ample parking space, and a fenced yard. The home is adorned by shiny wooden flooring, volume ceilings, central heating and cooling ...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Tips to Make Living Alone in Lakeland 55+ Communities Home Enjoyable   Many people nearing their retirement age seek the help of a Lakeland 55+ communities real estate broker to help them find a home as a first step towards independent living. The senior years may be a bit scary to some, but for many, it is a much awaited rest from work and a great chance to enjoy the simple pleasures of living on your own. To keep you from missing the fun part of your retirement, we’ve listed a couple of things you can do: Before the move: Pack well way ahead of time. It is easy to get excited and to forget things. To pave the way for a smooth move, start packing months ahead. Be strategic and seek help when needed. Book your movers early and plan which items should go first and last. Moving can be str...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Tips in Buying Grasslands Luxury Home for Sale   Buying a Grasslands luxury home for sale Lakeland Florida property may not be as simple and ordinary as you may think. Although the sales of luxury homes in America have been continually increasing, there is still no single strict description of a luxury home. But buyers can somehow tell. Prices for these homes have been increasing as well but that doesn’t mean you cannot obtain one. Keep these tips in mind when purchasing a luxury home so you are sure to be geared up towards home buying success. Find a real estate agent who can help In previous surveys, it has been known that about 9 out of 10 homebuyers use the internet to search for homes. While this can be applied to buying luxury homes, especially when you go to http://www.LakelandFl...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Top 5 Most Common Problems on Short Sales in Lakeland   Short sales in Lakeland can be the best option for most homeowners who are facing foreclosure. In a short sale, the lender and the seller agrees that the proceeds of selling the home would be less than the amount borrowed. This is preferred as it is often more beneficial to all parties involved, especially when compared with foreclosure. But a short sale also has its own sets of problems. These are the most common obstacles of a short sale:   There may be difficulty in compiling necessary documents Paperwork for short sales is not for the impatient. Sometimes, difficulty lies at the beginning of the process when all reports, receipts, documents, and signatures need to be completed. If a seller is not committed to selling and does n...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Sandpiper Golf and Country Club 2 Bedroom Home for Sale | 6077 Magpie Dr   Don’t miss the exciting opportunity to own this amazing Sandpiper Golf and Country Club Lakeland FL 2 bedroom home for sale! Built in 1996 and situated on up to 10,889 square feet of land, this property offers 2 bathrooms and 2-car garage spacious enough for car, golf cart and storage. Nestled in the charming 55+community of Sandpiper Golf and Country Club in Lakeland FL, this single family home for sale will amaze even the pickiest buyer. Its striking facade with mature trees and lush green landscaping gives a feeling of tranquility you will surely appreciate. Upon entering this well-maintained home that boasts neutral colors all throughout, you will be greeted by a spacious living room which is great for entert...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Home for Sale in Sandpiper Golf and Country Club | 6077 Magpie Dr   This beautiful Sandpiper Golf and Country Club Lakeland FL single family home for sale is ready to be your home today! It offers 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and everything you need to get that comfortable life you deserve. Upon entering this well-maintained home that boasts neutral colors all throughout, you will be greeted by a spacious living room which is perfect for entertaining or family gatherings. Sliding glass doors lead to the screened-in lanai where you can enjoy gorgeous views. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and a sit-in shower. With an inside laundry and a 2-car garage spacious enough for a car, a golf cart and storage (built in cabinets), you have all the storage space you need.  It also allows easy acces...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
3 Bedroom Lakeland FL Home for Sale Near I-4 | 5404 Oxford Manor Circle   You will absolutely adore this lovely 3 bedroom home for sale in Lakeland FL! It has everything you need to live a comfortably happy life. It effortlessly features 2 bathrooms, 2-car attached garage and a large kitchen fully equipped with dishwasher, range and refrigerator for your cooking pleasure. You’ll also fall in love with its formal dining room, den that can also be used as your own office and/or library and volume ceilings conveniently designed to maximize your living space. It is also in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood so you are always assured of a peaceful sleep. Did we mention that you will be within walking distance to I-4, good schools, churches and shopping? Now that’s comfortable living! There’s...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Lakeland FL 3 Bedroom Home for Sale Near I-4  |  5404 Oxford Manor Circle   Explore the great amenities that await you in this stunning Lakeland FL 3 bedroom home for sale near I-4. Situated in .25 acre of land in the gorgeous Lakeland FL community, this amazing property offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2-car attached garage with door opener. The best part? You’ll a just be short distance away from I-4 with good schools, churches and shopping just a few minutes away. Built in 2006, this single family home in Lakeland FL has been meticulously kept and maintained by its previous owners. Upon stepping inside, you’ll be immediately drawn to the warm, cozy atmosphere of the place. You’ll feel like you’ve come home. If you like to have friends over on Friday nights for TV or movie marathons or ...
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USDA Rural Housing still offer 100% financing in select locations around Florida.  The best part is most of Polk County is still eligible for the USDA Rural housing program in 2015.  The USDA rural loan program continues to grow in popularity with Polk County homebuyers searching for 100% financing.  Eligible USDA areas of Polk County include -  Davenport, Outlying areas of Lakeland, Plant City, and Winter Haven.   As many buyers know, all the 100% home loan options in the past have disappeared in Florida.  However, USDA still offers $0 money down, low 30 year fixed rates, and easy qualifying. .   The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) sets the lending standards for the program, which is followed by all USDA approved lenders and banks in Florida.   Also known as the “Rural D...
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USDA Rural Housing still offers 100% financing in select locations around Florida.  The good news is Polk County is still eligible for the USDA Rural housing program in 2015.  The USDA program continues to grow in popularity with Polk County homebuyers searching for 100% financing.  Eligible USDA areas of Polk County include - Davenport, Outlying areas of Lakeland, Plant City, and Winter Haven.   As many buyers know, all the 100% home loan options in the past have disappeared in Florida.  However, USDA still offers $0 money down, low 30 year fixed rates, and easy qualifying. . The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) sets the lending standards for the program, which is followed by all USDA approved lenders and banks in Florida.   Also known as the “Rural Development” or “502 G...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Lakeland FL Short Sale Agents Explain Why Short Sales Take Time     It is no secret to Lakeland FL short sale agents that short sales aren’t exactly short. In fact, it can take months to finish and doesn’t always end up well. Aside from the fact that the layers of negotiation contributes to this, there are a number of reasons for all these delays. Here are some insider information you ought to know: Document related delays A short sale listing agent will have to be responsible in preparing and submitting the short sale package the bank needs in order to analyse and approve the short sale. These documents have been listed in one of our articles in http://LakelandFL-ShortSaleAgent.com/. There are instances when delays happen due to documentation. Here are the most common ones:   -Missing ...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Lakeland FL 2 Bedroom Historic Home for Sale | 754 Park Hill Ave   Utmost convenience is what you’ll get in this comfortable Lakeland FL 2 bedroom historic home for sale. Built in 1927 and had only two previous owners, this home stands in up to 10,889 square feet of land and is located in a safe neighborhood with excellent schools nearby. The best part? The owners are ready to sell so there’s no need to wait long for a short sale or endless paperwork to fill out on a foreclosure! You can be the proud owner of this home anytime. This property would make a great starter home. Imagine all the things you can do to make it a personal reflection of your own individual taste and style. For example, by adding a coat of colorful paint, you can give this living room a fresh and exciting look! A f...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
2 Bedroom Historic Home for Sale | 754 Park Hill Ave Lakeland FL 33801   Experience utmost convenience in this lovely 2 bedroom historic home for sale in Lakeland FL.  Built in 1927 and had only two previous owners, this home stands in up to 10,889 square feet of land and is located in a safe neighborhood with excellent schools nearby. It features 1 and ½ baths and 1 car port. Although this home may need a little TLC, the roof and electrical had been updated. It is also within walking distance to the gorgeous Lake Morton and the architectural buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Polk Museum of Art.  To top it all, the owners are ready to sell so there’s no need to wait long for a short sale or endless paperwork to fill out on a foreclosure! You can be the proud owner of this 2 bedro...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
What Affects the Price of a Short Sale in Lakeland FL?   Pricing a short sale in Lakeland FL can be a bit tricky. Apart from the home’s market value, several other factors come into play when it comes to pricing so that the short sale would end up successful. Aside from other tips for a successful short sale found in http://LakelandFL-ShortSaleAgent.com, here are some of the aspects that a seller should keep in mind when pricing a short sale. 1.The buyer must find it attractive Before you submit the short sale to the bank for approval, you must first have a potential buyer who is willing to pay the price of the home. Assigning a price which is a tad lower that the market value of the home can be a good start to attract home buyers.   2.  The bank must see it as reasonable Generally, the...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
4 Major Roles of a Lakeland FL Short Sale Agent    A short sale must be handled by Lakeland FL short sale agents simply because of the experience they can bring to the table. It may entail conflicts and problems only a short sale agent would know how to address. It is just impossible to do everything on your own as a buyer or seller. Understanding what they can do for you is crucial in setting your expectations. This article will focus on the responsibilities of a short sale listing agent. 1. Setting up the property for a short sale: Part of the agents’ responsibilities is initiating the short sale process by preparing a listing agreement, then listing the property in MLS and completing documentations for the package to be sent to the lender. Completing all the required papers might be ...
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