Lakeland Housing Inventory Is Shrinking

It has been a while since I last reported on the current real estate market in Florida, especially it’s current housing inventory. Back in 2009 when I first started with my weekly inventory update, Lakeland’s housing inventory was over 2,000 homes. In 2010, Lakeland homes for sale slipped to 1800 homes and by mid June […]

Is the Current Lakeland Real Estate Market the New Normal?

[box type=”shadow”]Ed. Note: Realtor Petra Norris occasionally offers her commentary on the local housing market. You can find her market reports at Lakeland Florida Living. [/box] Recently, I came across an interesting article on Housing Wire that was titled “New normal” means a lot more pain to come. The article goes into great detail about […]

Just What is the ‘Best Deal’ in the Housing Market?

When looking at the Lakeland real estate market reports, one thing is for certain that buyers still control the market by what they want to pay for their next home or investment – it is still a buyer’s market. There are good deals throughout the Lakeland real estate market, but what are the best deals? […]

Lakeland New Listings Map – February 23, 2001

CommunityWalk Map – New Listings for Lakeland, Florida 2011-02-23 Full Size Map – New Listings for Lakeland, Florida 2011-02-23 A quick glance at the map will now tell you if a listing is a “short sale,” a “REO/Bank Owned” property, or one with no special sale provisions. Click the map icons for more information on […]

2011 Week 3

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 […]

New Home Listings for Lakeland, FL 11/14 – 11/20

Lake Morton, 8:49 a.m. Lakeland, Florida. Nov. 22, 2010. CommunityWalk Map – Lakeland FL New Home Listings 2010 11/14 – 11/20 Full Size Interactive Map photo credit: Tom Hagerty for Lakeland Local

Report Names Lakeland-Winter Haven Worst for Real Estate Investing

The Lakeland-Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area topped the list in a report of cities where it was least wise to invest in a home.

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

Lakeland Homes Newly Listed May 2010

mapdataWe have two maps today to cover the newly listed homes for May 2010, plus the write-up by Petra Norris.

Lakeland Homes Sold March 2010

Lakeland Florida Neighborhood map Sm2Lakeland 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.

Lakeland Homes Sold February 2010

map 2In 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

The Return of Real Estate Maps

After a brief hiatus, we’re back with the state of the housing market using interactive maps and reports from Lakeland Realtor Petra Norris. Today we’re playing a bit of catchup with the maps for homes sold in November and October. Tomorrow, we’ll have the new home listings maps….

Homes Sold Lakeland Florida 10-15 to 11-15

With the site redesign we missed a map. That means you get two maps for the price of one and, more importantly, two reports from Lakeland Realtor Petra Norris! CommunityWalk Map – Lakeland FL New Home Listings 10/15 – 10/31 Full Size Map – Lakeland FL New Home Listings 10/15 – 10/31 The report from […]

Lakeland FL New Home Listings 10-01 to 10-15

This map covers homes newly listed during the period 10/01 to 10/15. Check inside for the report from Petra Norris and the interactive map including Google Street Views…

Lakeland Real Estate Housing Report for August 2009

Lakeland real estate sales activity dropped for August. We have the monthly sold map and Petra Norris has the report. Both inside…

Lakeland Florida Homes for Sale Listed 04/05 to 04/11

Another 65 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…

Positive Signs in the Lakeland Housing Market?

Are there some positive signs in the Lakeland Florida housing market? Find our interactive map of all homes sold and Petra’s report in the full article.

Lakeland Florida Homes for Sale Listed 03/29 to 04/04

Another 66 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…

Lakeland Florida Homes for Sale Listed 03/22 to 03/28

Another 55 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…

Lakeland Florida Homes for Sale Listed 03/15 to 03/21

Another 69 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…

Lakeland Florida Homes for Sale Listed 03/08 to 03/14

Another 73 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…