Lakeland Homes Sold August 2008 – New Map Debut

Today marks a return to map making at Lakeland Local. We’re adding two maps we think will be of interest to current and prospective Lakeland residents. Once-a-month we’ll publish a map of Lakeland homes sold and weekly we’ll have a map of homes new to the market.

Now, I know real estate as well as I know law enforcement, so I’ll again need help with the maps. This time I’m working with Lakeland Realtor Petra Norris. I’ve read her detailed explanation of the information for months. I finally got in contact with her and we’ve worked a method to get the data I need to put together the maps.

Petra will run the maps and her summation on her blog. She’ll also contribute to Lakeland Local. Here’s her introduction:

Folks interested in Lakeland Florida’s real estate market have read my detailed monthly posts comparing homes sold the previous month to those sold the year before.

The charts are by ZIP code. For those living in this beautiful growing city of Lakeland, ZIP codes such as 33803, 33811, and 33813 are located on in South Lakeland; ZIP codes with 33809 and 33810 are located in North Lakeland.

Did you ever wonder:

• Where in Lakeland were the most homes sold in one month?
• What are the addresses of the homes sold?
• How much did your neighbor’s home sell for and when did it sell?
• What is the difference in List price vs. Sales price?

Then look no further, the maps we’ll publish will give you all those answers as well as when the home was built, square footage, and the number of bedrooms and baths. You can even zoom in to get detailed street names and facilities, such as the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, a local Golf Course community, or Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

What about the folks that are interested in relocating to Lakeland? Recently, I had a conversation with Chuck Welch, a fellow blogger on Lakeland Local, about his recent move to Lakeland. He expressed that he wished there was way to map homes currently for sale. Then those in another state could easily see homes for sale in Lakeland. The maps would give a home buyer the edge to see what is located nearby and what are the price ranges.

Now with well over 2000 homes for sale in Lakeland, it would be a total chaos to map all homes. With his expertise in creating maps and me providing the necessary information, we will weekly incorporate the information you need to find homes that are new to the market.

What information will you be able to access?

• Address of the home
• List price
• Size of the home
• Number of bedrooms and baths

Petra Norris

Petra Norris has two Lakeland-centric blogs at Petra’s Lakeland Florida Blog, and Localism

Homes Sold in Lakeland, Florida, August 2008

CommunityWalk Map – August 2008 Lakeland Homes Sold

Disclaimer: The data for the maps is obtained from the Mid-Florida Regional MLS. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.