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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Lakeland FL Real Estate Brokers List Pros of Moving in Spring   Moving in spring can really be one of the best decisions you could make this year if you ask Lakeland 55+ communities real estate brokers. After all, it’s that time of the year when flowers are in bloom and when changes seem very timely. If you’re still wondering whether or not to move, here are some of the advantages of moving this season to help you decide:   The weather and temperature Who doesn’t love spring weather? The perfect combination of cool breeze, sunny skies, and colourful environment makes moving in this season a delightful experience for all. The intense summer heat or winter snow can be dangerous to your health especially with all the lifting and labor that moving entails. On the other hand, spring offers t...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
5 Signs that You Need to Have a New Lakeland FL Short Sale Agent   Working with a good Lakeland FL short sale agent is key to having a successful short sale. When you work with the wrong agent, things are bound to go wrong along the way and it could only mean bad for you. So be careful with classifying whether or not an agent actually is a short sale expert or not. Here are a few signs to help you spot an agent who won’t be able to help you much with short sales: 1. If your agent has never done short sales in the past Do not be the experiment. If you are going to enter the complex world of short sales, it is best to have someone who has actually walked that path in the past to hold your hand along the way. If your current agent has never done this in the past, both of you would most lik...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Common Home Inspection Checklists from Lakeland FL Real Estate Brokers   To find a good home inspector, always consult your Lakeland FL real estate broker as he or she would certainly have contacts and knowledge that can help you in this part of home buying. If this is the first time you will ever encounter home inspection, you ought to get at least a general idea of what they will check and what they won’t inspect. Here are lists that could help you. Roofs Current damages in flat roofs and shingles are checked. Along with this, inspectors would also look into gutters, chimneys and vents. Lastly, they have to make sure that no obstructions like hanging branches of trees, would pose serious threat to its condition in the near future.   Ground They would be spotting soggy areas of the gro...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
4 Steps to Clutter Free Lakeland FL Grasslands Homes for Sale   Most owners of homes in Grassland Lakeland Florida have this problem – having too many things at home. The most basic step of having gorgeous home, especially when you are preparing it to sell is decluttering. However, it isn’t as easy as it sounds. It can be hard to let go of things we have accumulated over the years, not to mention the amount of time needed to sort everything out. Let us help you with these 4 steps to making and keeping a home clutter free.   Develop criteria and stick to it I know this sounds too serious but if you want to get rid of clutter once and for all, you really need this. Think of criteria on what should be disposed even before you rummage through your things. For instance, you should decide bef...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
4 Reasons to Choose Buying a Lakeland Sandpiper Golf Home Over Renting   When one is nearing the age of retirement, the question on whether you should contact a Lakeland 55+ communities real estate broker and buy a retirement home or to just rent out  looms just around the corner. But what should you really consider to arrive at the best possible decision? Should you only think about the money? Should the length of the process be your first priority? Check out the list we prepared below to help you get through this dilemma. 1. Overall, it’s cheaper When you think of renting, the idea of paying a small amount monthly seems more appealing compared to the idea of producing down payment and paying for mortgage. But in general, statistics show that homeownership is still cheaper than renting...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
How to Add Color to Your Grasslands Lakeland Florida Homes    If you want to add a pop of color in your Grasslands Lakeland Florida homes, repainting is not always the best option. But actually, there are clever ways to transform your plain looking home into a classy vibrant one by adding bits of colorful pieces and designs. Here’s how: Use lovely fabrics as wall designs Like everyone else, I’m sure you have had crushes on pieces of fabrics which you would just love to frame and put on a wall. What’s stopping you? Get a small (or a large one, it depends on you really) frame and display those lovely patterned fabric as wall art. You can also frame wallpapers if you want. A break from the monotonous colors in your living room is always refreshing.   Pick pillow covers in different hues If...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Newly Remodeled 3 Bedroom Lakeland FL Home for Sale | 4711 Kanoy Dr   In the market for a gorgeous, single family home? Look no further than this newly remodeled 3 bedroom home for sale in Lakeland FL! Nestled in a charming cul-de-sac, it features 2 full baths, 1 car covered parking and is located within minutes to Interstate for quick commute to the Tampa and Orlando. Indeed, this residential dwelling has almost everything that any homeowner could ever dream of having!  Aside from its wonderful curb appeal, the first thing that greets you upon arriving at this single story home in Lakeland FL is this charming front door. Once inside, you’ll feel right at home. The fantastic floor plan boasts of a spacious living room with large windows and ceramic tiles.  With the right decor, wall dis...
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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 | 4711 Kanoy Dr Welcome to this beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom Lakeland FL home for sale! Located just minutes from Interstate for quick commute to Tampa and Orlando, this stunning property has almost everything that any homeowner could ever dream of having!  Property offers 2 full baths, 1 car covered parking, kitchen with ample counter space and comes fully equipped with range, microwave and dishwasher, ceramic tile flooring throughout the living room, dining room, kitchen and spacious hall bathroom while plush carpeting is found on all 3 bedrooms. Recent updates done in last 2 years include new doors, light fixtures, wiring and ceiling fans throughout the home, double pane insulated windows and new electrical and plumbing and others! You’ll also...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Why Activities Matter to Seniors in Lakeland 55+ Communities   Maintaining a healthy mind and body after retirements is crucial to active adults. This is why Lakeland 55+ communities real estate broker strive hard to find homes for sale that are located in areas where seniors would have everything that they need in order to keep a balanced lifestyle. Activities suited for retirees abound in most retirement neighborhoods, and for good reasons. Here’s why activities should matter so much for seniors:   It helps treat and avoid diseases Old age brings a lot of chronic medical conditions. These are most often avoided or improved when one is engaged in regular physical activities. Diabetes, stroke, hypertension, and heart attack would sound less scary if you know that you are doing your best...
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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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