Lake Placid, FL Real Estate News

By Anita S. Zahn, Highlands County Real Estate Source! I work 4 U!
(Advantage Realty 863-840-1420)
So has this past week been active for everyone?  Has anyone else seen some change?Wow, bring it on.  This past week I got two offers accepted and one verbal waiting for the contract to come back.  Please say this is the beginning some something good.Is it the interest rates?  Or are people just ready to finally do something because they've been waiting so long.  Whatever it is please keep it coming.  I love to be busy.  I guess I was just hoping it happening all over and everyone is seeing some change for the better.  I hope this continues for everyone.  The way I see it if you all can get your sellers homes sold them they will make they"re way to there new destination and spread the wealth. 
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By Anita S. Zahn, Highlands County Real Estate Source! I work 4 U!
(Advantage Realty 863-840-1420)
March 2008SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday      1  234567American Cancer Society Lake Placid Relay For Life8American Cancer Society Lake Placid Relay For Life911th Annual Bass Tournament101112Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon 56th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring International Race1356th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring International Race1456th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring International Race1556th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring International Race16  17181920212223  2425Leadership Highlands Tallahassee trip26Leadership Highlands Tallahassee trip27282930  31
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By Laura Shirley, Highlands County Real Estate
(RE/MAX Realty Plus II)
Okay, okay, okay...I guess we all have our first time, but I'm not kidding, it frightens me!  My name is Laura Shirley and I am with RE/MAX Realty Plus in Lake Placid, Florida.  We opened up our office in October 2005 just when the market was taking a dive.  Instead of going out listing and selling during the boom, I was painting, scrubbing, cleaning and trying to get the office doors open.  When we finally hung the neon and turned on the lights we thought, build it and they will come.   Needless to say, I missed all the fun and excitement, not to mention the $$$!  I have only been selling real estate since November 2004 and wish I had been doing it my entire life!  The experiences I have had and the people I have met have been so rewarding.  For the first 25 or so years of my career (I...
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By Anita S. Zahn, Highlands County Real Estate Source! I work 4 U!
(Advantage Realty 863-840-1420)
   1st Annual Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce 5K Family Run/Walk Saturday, February 16, 2008 Run For Your Heart! Bring the kids - bring the strollers - bring your neighbors - This promises to be a great way to get healthy and stay healthy. "Run For Your Heart" is the theme for this healthy family event. The 5K Run/Walk is sponsored by Florida Hospital Lake Placid, Highlands Today, Holiday Inn Express and The Lake Placid Journal. Additional corporate sponsorships are available. Location Race will start and end in DeVane Park in beautiful downtown Lake Placid. Shotgun start 7:30 a.m. Entry Fee $15.00 early registration through February 15th $20.00 day of race Age Groups Ages five (5) through eighty plus (80+) Award Medals Will Be Presented To The Following Category Of Athletes 1st...
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By Anita S. Zahn, Highlands County Real Estate Source! I work 4 U!
(Advantage Realty 863-840-1420)
Lake Placid Mural Society(863) 531-0211 The Mural Society contributes to the beauty of our town and helps preserve our colorful history. 42 murals grace the sides of buildings around town and even the trash containers have color and style.Color brochures containing mural history and location maps are available from local retailers or at the Society's offices located in the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center.The Rose ManThis 12' x 8' mural, sponsored by The friends of Willard Campbell, is located at 117 N. Main Street. The artist is Roger Cooke.Caladium FieldsThis 60' x 30' mural, sponsored by Happiness Farms, is located at Lockhart Service Center on Interlake Blvd. The artist is Tom Freeman.SereneThis 14' x 8' mural, sponsored by Wade Kapaldo, is located on the left as you...
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By Anita S. Zahn, Highlands County Real Estate Source! I work 4 U!
(Advantage Realty 863-840-1420)
                                                                 JANUARY 2008 SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday    123456  789Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon101112Lake Placid Board of Realtors 60's & 70's Dance13  141516Grand Opening and ribbon cutting for the new office location for Caldwell Banker Highlands Properties17Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo18Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo19Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo20Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo21  222324252627  28Friends of the Lake Placid Memorial Library Annual Meeting293031
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By Anita S. Zahn, Highlands County Real Estate Source! I work 4 U!
(Advantage Realty 863-840-1420)
LP Realtors To Host Dance-A-Thon   FUNDRAISERCOME JOIN THE FUN!!!!  When: Saturday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m. Where: American Legion Post 25 Cost: $10    Age limit: All ages Categories: Fundraiser, Dance/Electronic, Live Entertainment More Info: LP Realtors To Host Dance-A-Thon LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid Board of Realtors will sponsor a ’60s and ’70s Dance-A-Thon beginning at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at American Legion Post 25. The cost is $10. Proceeds will benefit the Miracle League of Lake Placid and The Humane Society of Highlands County. There will be music by L& L Band, door prizes, auction items and a cash bar. Call 465-3444 for tickets or information.
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Grove Owners Want Development Of 4,600 Homes In Lake Placid-Highlands County, FL Eight grove owners north of town have banded together in a bid to trade oranges for homes. At Monday's town council meeting, a professional urban planner presented preliminary plans that call for the eventual construction of 4,600 homes on 1,500 acres. Ground breaking for the proposed development, which stretches from the railroad bridge northeast to the shores of Lake Apthorpe, and on both sides of U.S. 27, is at least four years away, according to planner Augie Fragala, of Powell, Fragala & Associates Inc. The citrus groves slated for development include: portions of the Smoak Family property; the Mason Groves; the Rogers Groves; Brian Paul Enterprises; the Malcolm Watters Groves; and the Marvin Kahn, Ste...
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By Anita S. Zahn, Highlands County Real Estate Source! I work 4 U!
(Advantage Realty 863-840-1420)
   Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, October 30, 31 and November 1 Ag Venture Program. Interested volunteers call 465-2313 and ask for Danielle Daum. Saturday, November 3 Relay For Life Mystery Dinnerat the Lake Placid Elks Lodge. For tickets and information, please call Sharion Hudson 381-3331 or Michelle Yates at 465-1642. Thursday, November 15 Lake Placid Chamber Mixer at the Lake Placid Conference Center. Heavy hors d'oeuvers. There will be an open house for our new beautiful home office and also showcase the historic Melvil Dewey Lodge. Saturday, November 17 Lake Placid Aeromodelers Air Show. Lake Placid Aeromodelers radio control model airplane flying club wishes to share with Highlands County, the interesting hobby of flying remote control model airplanes. During the air show we will...
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By Anita S. Zahn, Highlands County Real Estate Source! I work 4 U!
(Advantage Realty 863-840-1420)
     Thursday, October 4 Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet. Invitations have been sent under a separate mailing.< ReturnFriday, Saturday, Sunday, October 5, 6 & 7 Run To The Heartland< ReturnSaturday, October 6 Ridge Area ARC 2nd Annual Masquerade Ball. For information and tickets, please call 452-1295.< ReturnWednesday, October 10 Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon. The presentation will be made by Sheriff Susan Benton. The luncheon will be held at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge, 12:00 noon. Cost is $8.00 per person. Please confirm your reservation by calling the Chamber at 465-4331 or email at chamber@lpfla.com no later than October 9th. Don't forget to bring your business cards so that you will be eligible to win valuable prizes.< ReturnSaturday, Oct...
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By Anita S. Zahn, Highlands County Real Estate Source! I work 4 U!
(Advantage Realty 863-840-1420)
The greater Lake Placid Florida area includes 27 named lakes with over 10,000 acres of surface water, as well as Lake Istokpoga, Florida's fifth largest lake at 27,962 acres.Lakes are one of Highlands County's most attractive natural features. There is an incredible diversity of lakes in the area that ranges from large deep, clear lakes such as June and Placid to shallower, highly productive lakes such as Apthorpe, Carrie and Crews that support excellent fish populations. Lake Istokpoga, world renowned for its fishing, also supports resident populations of osprey and bald eagles, as well as many other forms of wildlife.With so many beautiful freshwater lakes nearby, it's no wonder many recreational pursuits around Lake Placid are water related. Fishing, boating, swimming and watersports...
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By Anita S. Zahn, Highlands County Real Estate Source! I work 4 U!
(Advantage Realty 863-840-1420)
The greater Lake Placid area offers 27 clear, freshwater lakes with some of the best fishing anywhere. This southern portion of Central Florida, also known as “The Ridge,” is one of the most scenic areas of the Sunshine State. Our hospitality and the beauty of our lakes and rolling hills have spurred residential growth around Lake Placid. Both year-round and part-time residents enjoy our quiet countryside, and rely on the Town of Lake Placid for daily essentials as well as cultural, recreational and educational pursuits. While you can enjoy the friendliness, comfort, and safety of our community, you don’t have to go far for the amenities of larger metropolitan centers. Being the most southern town in Highlands County, Lake Placid is a comfortable drive away from either coast and most po...
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By Anita S. Zahn, Highlands County Real Estate Source! I work 4 U!
(Advantage Realty 863-840-1420)
17th Annual Caladium FestivalCelebrating the bounty of our land and the talent of our people. Lake Placid, and surrounding Highlands County is blessed with natural beauty, rich soil and energetic and creatively talented people. We are expanding the traditional Caladium Festival to include other interesting and significant aspects of our economy, heritage and culture. Wine & Grapes…Both hobbyists and professionals are boosting the popularity of the wine industry in the area. Henscratch Farms will host a booth featuring their products for sale such as wine, jams and preserves, honey, dried fruits, an array of winery giftware and farm fresh eggs. Ornamental Foliage Plants…One of Central Florida's fastest growing industries are the many foliage nurseries that provide seedlings and potted pl...
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By Anita S. Zahn, Highlands County Real Estate Source! I work 4 U!
(Advantage Realty 863-840-1420)
Hi,I've noticed more activity in the market lately and was wondering if its nation wide or just in the South Central Florida area?  I can only hope this is nation wide, god knows we all need this and have been waiting for more action.  I'd like to know if anyone else is experiencing any more activity and where its happening.  Any input is appreciated. Are they window shopping or actually putting in offers?
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By TheMillsTeam YourSebringRealtors, 863-212-5441
(Advantage Realty #1)
Wednesday, July 4 Fireworks sponsored by the Lake Placid Jaycees over Lake June, 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon. The presentation will be made by Dorothy Harris, Highlands Hammock State Park. The luncheon will be held at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge, 12:00 noon. Cost is $8.00 per person. Please confirm your reservation by calling the Chamber at 465-4331 or email at chamber@lpfla.com no later than July 9th. Don't forget to bring your business cards so that you will be eligible to win valuable prizes.Friday, July 20 Artist's entries for the 2008 Caladium Festival Artwork due at the Caladium Cooperative
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