Lakeland, FL Real Estate News

By Highland Homes, Building Dream Homes in Florida Since 1996
(Highland Homes)
Do you have buyers seeking a new home in Lakeland, FL, in a gated community, with a great location convenient to I-4? Great news - Homes are now available in Phase 4 of Hunter’s Crossing!The exciting brand-new phase of this established community features spacious homes on large homesites, many of which back up to open space, ponds, and wetlands. Coupled with a convenient and peaceful location, these new single-family homes from the $290’s are going to sell – and fast!Location, Location, LocationOne of the best things about calling Hunter’s Crossing home is the fantastic location! The community is located near parks and recreation opportunities, medical centers for health and wellness, and shopping and dining along the US-98 corridor. Plus, it’s just 2.5 miles from I-4 for an easy commut...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Lakeland FloridaIf you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you. Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves you mo...
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Looking for a townhouse in Autumnwood Grove in Lakeland? Check it out there are finally some on the market!Autumnwood Grove Homes For Sale!Autumnwood Groves is popular with Polk State College students, as it is directly across the street from the entrance. This community was built in 2012 and is located just South of the Polk Parkway making it ideal for commuters to Tampa or Orlando. Autumnwood Groves currently has 2 townhomes for sale, and one for rent. Average List price is $148,725.  Average Days on market is currently 21.There are currently 2 pending listings. Average price is $148,950. Average datys on market was 8,There were no solds in the area in the past 30 days.   
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Haven Realty & Investments own Anya Kovalenko just sold this beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Magnolia Chase in South Lakeland in 6 days for $306,500! Browse South Lakeland Home For Sale!!This beautifuly maintained house has almost 2800 square feet of living area, with a great split floor plan that is also great for entertaining. The new owners are going to love the oversize 2 car garage, and might even have trouble deciding what to do with the bonus room. 4th Bedroom? Maybe. Media Room? Could be. Office? Who knows, they will sort that out in time. They are also going to enjoy the location, close to Scott Lake and the spectacular golf course Eaglebrooke!Thinking about buying or selling in South Lakeland? Give us a call at 863-333-5053 today!
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Just Listed in Lakelands Magnolia Chase! The moment you walk in you will know you are home. From the ideal floor plan to the large yard and covered lanai. This home is perfect in every way. The almost 2800 sq ft 3 bedroom 2 bath spacious split floor plan is a dream. Your large master bedroom along with the oversized master bathroom will finally afford you the space you have long looked for. No detail has been overlooked, crown moulding, high ceilings, large kitchen, oversized 2 car garage, this home has it all. The bonus room can easily be used as an office, 4th bedroom or even a media room, the choice is yours. The formal living room and separate dining room are wonderfully laid out. This home is excellent for entertaining or just sitting quietly in your covered lanai with your morning...
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
This home came back on market and with a marketing blitz we had 3 offers over the weekend. It was listed for $180,000 and a young couple absolutly fell in love with it and its location and decided to go $5,000 over ask price to beat out the other buyers. That got this is beautiful home near Lake Hollingsworth! Don't worry if you missed it, here are all the other homes for sale near Lake Hollingsworth currently for sale!The new owners said their favorite part was the living room. I tend to agree, what do you think?Tons of natural light, plent of space, and two sliding glass door to the patio. Great for entertaining or just unwinding after a long day. 
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
This 3 bedroom 2 bath home near Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland just came back on market! Passed inspections with flying colors! Buyer financing fell through. Want more info? Check it out on our blog! Give us a call at 863-333-5053 for more info or to schedule your private showing today!We will be having another open house soon, last time we had 16 families come through! WOW!Don't miss it this time. It's location near Lake Hollingsworth is just minutes from Downtown Lakeland, shopping, education, and entertainment. If you travel to Tampa and Orlando frequently, you'll enjoy being minutes from the Polk Parkway
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
This home recieved two offers yesterday, and is going under contract for ASK price today! Did you miss this one? Don't worry, you can browse Homes For Sale Near Lake Hollingsworth!We held an amazing open house here, with 16 groups coming through between 2:00-4:00 on a Saturday.This location is very popular with familys that have students going to Southeastern University, Polk State College, and Florida Southern College. Ultimately the couple buying this has a commuter that works in Tampa. The easy access to the Polk Parkway makes this an easier commute, and whith home prices in Lakeland way below the average home price in Tampa, they are saving money! Thinking about selling your home in Lakeland? Give us a call at 863-333-5053 today!
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
According to Realtor.com's latest article on the US Housing Market, Lakeland, FL is ranked #1 in expected growth in 2019. Why you may ask?They say it's location is a major factor. Being 45 minutes to an hour from Tampa and Orlando, easy access to both coasts for beaches and outdoor activities, combined with an average price thats $50,000 to $100,000 lower than many of the major cities nearby. More and more families are calling Lakeland and Winter Haven home because of this. The commuter buyers are snapping up houses all along the I-4 and Polk Parkway Corridor. Even investors from out of country are flocking here. With Legoland in Winter Haven, and all the major tourist attractions of Orlando like Sea World, Disney, Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios, and more, being an hour or less away,...
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Lakeland's Pigfest (23rd Annual!) is coming up in 22 short days! Held at Lakeland's Sun & Fun, Pigfest is a BBQ fest like no other. There is live entertainment, and plenty of local BBQ teams selling their specialties as well as competing in multiple categories. This event is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) and draws thousands of people every year. It takes place on January 25th opening at 5:00pm and going until 10:00pm, then reopens on Saturday January 26th from 10:00 am until 5:00pm. Tickets are $5 per person, with children under 12 getting in free with an adult. Parking is FREE!If you like BBQ & Beer, Live entertainment, and meeting new friends, check it out at https://lakelandpigfest.org/
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Price Reduced by almost $10,000! -> See it here!And there is an open house this Saturday January 5th 2019 from 2:00-4:00! This beautifully maintained 3br/2ba/2car garage home near Lake Hollingsworth is move in ready. The enormous great room with floor to ceiling windows provide an abundance of light and tranquil view of the screened porch and backyard. The kitchen has a breakfast bar and eat in dining area. The hot water heater, electrical, plumbing and A/C were all replaced in 2013. The spacious 21x12 screened porch and fenced yard will surely be your favorite part of the house. There are original wood floors in the living room, entry, hall and bedrooms. The oversized two car garage has plenty of storage. This location is ideal as it is close to Florida Southern, Southeastern Universit...
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Open House Alert! This Satuday, January 5th, from 2:00-4:00! This beautifully maintained 3br/2ba/2car garage home near Lake Hollingsworth is move in ready. The enormous great room with floor to ceiling windows provide an abundance of light and tranquil view of the screened porch and backyard. The kitchen has a breakfast bar and eat in dining area. The hot water heater, electrical, plumbing and A/C were all replaced in 2013. The spacious 21x12 screened porch and fenced yard will surely be your favorite part of the house. There are original wood floors in the living room, entry, hall and bedrooms. The oversized two car garage has plenty of storage. This location is ideal as it is close to Florida Southern, Southeastern University and the Polk Parkway. Get all the info and pictures: Open H...
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Just Listed- Home for sale near Lake Hollingsworth! Looking for a 3/2 near Lake Hollingsworth, Downtown Lakeland, and the Polk Parkway? This is it! Oh, did I mention UNDER $200,000?Check out the link above for all the information. This beautifully maintained 3br/2ba/2car garage home near Lake Hollingsworth is move in ready. The enormous great room with floor to ceiling windows provide an abundance of light and tranquil view of the screened porch and backyard. The kitchen has a breakfast bar and eat in dining area. The hot water heater, electrical, plumbing and A/C were all replaced in 2013. The spacious 21x12 screened porch and fenced yard will surely be your favorite part of the house. There are original wood floors in the living room, entry, hall and bedrooms. The oversized two car ga...
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Have you been thinking about keeping Backyard Chickens in Lakeland? Well here is a blog post you may find interesting on the topic: Keeping Backyard Chickens in Lakeland!Backyard chickens in Lakeland is growing in popularity, with many people keeping small flocks of chickens in a backyard coop for fresh eggs daily, as well as the interaction a tamed chicken offers makes them more like a pet than poultry.Many people are keeping chickens as pets, with the added benefit of fresh eggs daily!It is legal to keep backyard chickens in Lakeland, with two rules:1- No Roosters!2- Coops must be 50' from any building or residence occupied by a person.Of course if you are in an HOA neighborhood, or have Deed Restrictions, you will have to do more research to see if chickens are allowed.  Did you know...
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Are you looking for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house near Lake Hollingsworth? This could be your dream home! Get more info HERE: Home For Sale near Lake Hollingsworth!Just minutes from Florida Southern and Southeastern University, and a few more to the Polk State College Lakeland Campus, this home has nearly 1500 square feet of living area, a large screened patio and privacy fenced back yard.The living room has cathedral ceilings and plenty of windows for natural light. The flooring is parquet and tile thorough out the house. For more information on this home before it hits the market this week give us a call at 832-333-5053! 
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Tired of living in the city? Tired of Condo Life? Tired of hearing your next door neighbors TV? Check out the latest: Lakeland Hobby Farms! Lakeland Hobby Farms offer a lifestyle that you can't get anywhere else. Feel like keeping Cows, Horses, Goats? No problem. Peacocks and Chickens? Go for it! Want to be like me and keep bees? Nothing is stopping you! How about a fully stocked fishing pond? The only thing stopping you is YOU! Browse Lakeland Hobby Farms For SaleSo what is a Hobby Farm? It's a small farm that is operated for pleasure over income. Sure you can make some money, but its more about connecting with nature and enjoying the outdoors. So what can you do on your very own Lakeland Hobby Farm? ANYTHING! Want to keep a Boat, Camper, Tractor, Car Hauler, and Semi truck? No problem...
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Looking for Lakeland Homes For Sale under $250,000? We've put together a list for you! Check out Lakeland Homes For Sale under $250,000!If you have any questions on what $250,000 will get you in Lakeland, FL give us a call at 863-333-5053! At this price range you can find pool homes, golf course homes, gated community homes, homes on land, and much more! This price point is the most popular, and quickly moving search in the area, so save your search so you get daily email updates when something new comes on the market! 
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Are you a real estate investor in Lakeland? Or are you looking to move your investments to lakeland? This post about 1031 Exchange Lakeland will help you get headed in the right direction!A 1031 Exchange has a lot of moving parts, but with the right agents leading you through the process, it doesnt have to be painful. We have a team in place that will help you make your 1031 Exchange as painless as possible! A few points you'll read about in the post: 45 Day Identification Period 180 days to close Qualified Intermediary Want to read more? 1031 Exchange Lakeland Blog post!  
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland is an excellent little spot between Winter Haven and Lakeland to get outdoors and get some hiking in! Circle B Bar Reserve is a Great Florida Birding Trail so you can expect to see plenty of birds as well as other wildlife like otters, wild hogs, alligators, and much more. Last time we were out there we walked "Alligator Alley" and saw 50+ alligators, several osprey, blue jays, egrets, grey squirrels, and hawks. There are pavilions by the discovery center that allows you and your family to have a relaxing picnic as well. There are 6 miles of hiking trails covering spread over nearly 1300 acres of "Old Florida" beauty. Check it out for yourself at 4399 Winter Lake Road in Lakeland!  
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Attention! If you are looking for Vacant Land in Lakeland - We just reduced this .79 acre lot on Fish Hatchery Road by $6,000! New Price is $22,000! For more information check out Lot For sale in Lakeland!This lot has water available and is zoned residential. Check it out today! Feel free to drive by. This lot would be the perfect place for you to place a manufactured home! Lot has 100' frontage on Fish Hatchery Road and is 300' deep. Cable, High Speed Internet, power, and city water are available. Call 863-333-5053 for more information!
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