Comments centered this week on why a pair of Lakeland Local columnists were not Libertarians. Kemp Brinson kicked off the discussion with a Martin Luther King Day post Why I’m Not a Libertarian. Billy Townsend ended the weak explaining Why Billy is Not a Libertarian. No other Lakeland Local columnists chose this week to announce […]
The listings added 08/23 to 08/28:
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Overall Lakeland real estate sales activity remained very active and strong last month with a total of 244 Lakeland homes sold in April. Average and median prices are still declining from the previous year. The government’s tax credit program for homebuyers and low mortgage rates surely has impacted strong sales activity. However, it did not translate to higher prices with the blame going to high unemployment rates and stricter mortgage lending guidelines for individuals. — Petra Norris
Newly listed homes for the period of April 16th through April 30th decreased to 158 Lakeland homes for sale. The average sales price of Lakeland homes listed with area Realtors® decreased to $167,036 from my previous report. The total inventory for homes for sale still hovers around 1,900 — Petra Norris….
Lakeland real estate sales activity continuously increased the past few months and March showed great improvement. Although there were 235 Lakeland homes sold in March, such number I have not seen since 2007, average and median prices took a double digit steep decline at about 14% from the previous year.
In my last month Lakeland Real Estate market report, I asked the question, “Will the roller coaster ride continue in 2010?” Folks, brace for a nose dive! Although there were 152 Lakeland homes sold in February, average and median prices took a double digit steep decline. Distressed properties are still driving down market values with over 55% of market share…..See the map at LakelandLocal.com
A total of 563 properties are currently actively being marketed that are facing foreclosure. There were 69 Lakeland homes newly listed in the distressed category with average prices of $132,768 or $73.95 per square foot. — Petra Norris
Lakeland ended the year on a high note in sales. With 194 homes sold overall, the month of December proved to be the best month for 2009 — Petra Norris CommunityWalk Map – Lakeland Homes Sold December 2009 Full Size Map — Lakeland Homes Sold December 2009 The report from Petra Norris at Lakeland Florida […]
Currently, there are 1878 homes for sale throughout Lakeland – as of 01/08/10. Newly listed homes for the period of December 16th through December 31st totaled 121 Lakeland homes recently came on the market. The average sales price of Lakeland homes listed with area Realtors® for decreased to $197,553 from my previous report.
Lakeland real estate sales activity dropped for August. We have the monthly sold map and Petra Norris has the report. Both inside…
This map covers homes newly listed during the period 08/24 to 09/06. Check inside for the interactive map including Google Street Views…
The Lakeland Police Department is changing their beats to improve officer assignment and response flexibility. In the past, LPD utilized smaller single officer assigned beats. Two or three officers will be assigned to each of the new zones. LPD Lieutenant Jody Sisson, who participated in the remapping project, says the new beats allow officers to work together in between calls to target problem areas.
Local first reported the news of the George Harris Memorial Arch on February 6th. At that time, Anne Furr, the director of the Lakeland Downtown Development Association, hoped the arch would be finished for a dedication in late April or early May.
The arch was completed ahead of time. The public is invited to the dedication this Thursday, April 2nd, at 5pm at the SW corner of Munn Park. (Before view of the corner.)
Lakeland area bloggers and other social media users are all invited to the next “tweetup/meetup” on March 31st at 7pm. We’re taking a more laid-back approach this time. No presentations teaching the wonders of Twitter. Just a group of social media fans with the opportunity to meet in person. It’s a chance to mingle with Lakeland’s social media cutting edge.
We’re trying a new meeting place this month. Barry Friedman, the Ledger’s Managing Editor/Digital, offered the use of the Ledger’s lobby. He’s going to supply refreshments, and offer tours of the Polk County newspaper of record. To help me let Barry know how many to expect, please comment below if you plan to come. Or email me at tweetup [at] lakelandlocal.com, or send me a tweet at @chuckwelch. (Map & directions inside)
Another 84 homes were listed for sale in Lakeland last week. We have an interactive map containing the usual data: bedrooms, square footage, bathrooms, and asking price. Each datapoint also links to the Google Street view of the address. Check our full post for the map and a report from Petra Norris…
Another 71 homes were listed for sale in Lakeland last week. We have an interactive map containing the usual data: bedrooms, square footage, bathrooms, and asking price. Each datapoint also links to the Google Street view of the address. Check our full post for the map and a report from Petra Norris…
There were 94 homes newly listed in Lakeland with an average sales price of $157,516 or $92.30 per square foot. And inside we have the interactive map listing each home with size, bedrooms, baths, and additional information. Update: Correct report now inside…
There were 94 homes newly listed in Lakeland with an average sales price of $157,516 or $92.30 per square foot. Of course, we have them mapped for your home buying convenience.
Yet another map of Lakeland homes sold. Up this time are the 113 homes sold in January 2009. Don’t forget the report by Lakeland Realtor Petra Norris.
A quick guide to this week’s new listings by Lakeland Realtor Petra Norris, and a map to each by Lakeland Local. It doesn’t get any easier to start your search for a home in Lakeland.