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 […]

Lakeland Florida New Home Listings 8-28 to 9-6

08/29 to 09/06
CommunityWalk Map – Lakeland FL New Home Listings 2010 08/29 – 09/06

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Starting with this map, we’re including “Special Provisions” information in the title of every item. The special provisions are: REO/Bank-Owned (foreclosed homes), Short Sale, and none (traditional sales.)

If you miss a realty map, the Lakeland Local front page has been redesigned to include the previous three weekly new listings maps.

As always, listing information is supplied by Realtor Petra Norris at Lakeland Florida Living.

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 Sold April 2010

Lakeland Florida Neighborhood map Sm2Overall 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

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

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 […]

3038 Cleveland Heights Blvd

The news ran through Twitter this afternoon. A candidate for the Lakeland City Commission was served a search warrant at his home. Readers of Lakeland Local can figure out whose home was searched.

Inside we have a play-by-play of the 3038 Cleveland Heights Blvd property deeds registered in Polk County since January 2004.

Also, some pertinent information about D. Scott Heineman and Kurt F. Johnson, two men once listed as trustees for the Goetz Family Trust.

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