2011 Week 1

The first week of 2011 was an interesting one. We interviewed a local filmmaker about her latest project. We asked where readers stood in the controversy surrounding Grady Judd and Atheists of Florida, Inc. Though Sheriff Judd didn’t weigh in, we heard quite a bit from the readers. We had a history lesson about a […]

Slight Improvement in May Home Sales

Lakeland Florida Neighborhood map Sm2For the month of May, the Lakeland Real Estate market has shown slight improvement, but compared to previous year, it has been much of the same for when considering sales prices. A total of 221 Lakeland homes were sold in May with average and median prices still declining from the previous year. Distressed properties are still driving down market values with over 57% of market share. — Petra Norris

No Blood for Cotton

Day laborers picking cotton near Clarksdale, Miss. (LOC)I have been rather, uh, terse in my critique of certain political behavior in the wake of the gulf oil spilling (using the gerund because it’s ongoing). Particularly toward that important species of conservative that either loved to chant “Drill, Baby, Drill,” or kept silent while others did, but pleads complexity now, with chocolate-covered sea turtles on our TVs and fishing bans in the gulf…..

Lakeland Homes Listed Dec 1 – 15

CommunityWalk Map – Lakeland FL New Home Listings 12/01/ – 12/15 Full Size Map Lakeland FL New Home Listings 12/01/ – 12/15 The report from Petra Norris at Lakeland Florida Living… Currently, there are 1901 homes for sale throughout Lakeland – as of 12/21/09. Newly listed homes for the period of December 1st through December […]

Lakeland Police Change Beats

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.

George Harris Memorial Arch Dedication Set for Thursday

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 Florida Homes for Sale Listed 01/18 to 01/24

Last week there were 70 homes newly listed in Lakeland with an average sales price of $199,935 or $108.16 per square foot. In total, there are 2,300 properties currently for sale according to the Multiple Listing Services (MLS). We have the new listings map and a report from Realtor Petra Norris

Lakeland FL New Home Listings 10/05 to 10/11

Interactive map of Homes new to the Lakeland market: CommunityWalk Map – Lakeland FL New Home Listings 10/05 to 10/11 Full Size- Lakeland FL New Home Listings 10/05 to 10/11 • The report from Lakeland Realtor Petra Norris Last week 79 homes came new on market. The average price of the homes that are newly […]