Winter Haven, FL Real Estate News

By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Winter Haven 3 Bedroom Home for Sale near the Lakes | 2113 18th St NW Having unforgettable moments with family and friends starts with have a wonderful home. If this is what you desire for your family, then this Winter Haven 3 bedroom home for sale in Kenilworth Park is the perfect home for you. Built in 1987, this home features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a 2 car attached garage, and sits on 0.25 acres of land.For those with children or grandchildren, this home’s proximity to many shopping and dining establishments, schools, and Legoland Florida makes it a perfect place for easy access to family fun and entertainment. This place is also perfect for active adults as it is just minutes away from the lakes that are known for thrilling water sports and, of course, fishing!As you step in th...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Winter Haven FL Home for Sale - 426 Village SW Circle A well equipped Winter Haven FL home for sale just few steps away from all the amenities, such as pool, shuffleboard and club house in the lovely community of Village Park! The large enclosed lanai in the back overlooks the shuffleboard and the gorgeous lake. This is a perfect snowbird or year round home for you! Located on the west side of Winter Haven makes shopping, business and medical facilities just a few minutes drive.     This well-equipped 55+ home for sale in Winter Haven Florida is being sold as-is with right to inspect for seller's convenience.   For more details, call Petra Norris now at (863) 619-6918!   OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesNeighborhood $59,900 Mobile Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,008 sqftLo...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Winter Haven FL Home for Sale Near the Lake | 426 Village SW Circle You will absolutely love this Winter Haven FL home for sale! Nestled in the peaceful neighborhood of Village Park, your future home has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a stunning lakefront view. It’s just a few minutes’ drive away from shops, business and medical facilities. What’s even more amazing? This mobile home can be yours for $59,900! Winter Haven is a close knit community with a diverse population and rich cultural heritage. The city prides itself in having “everything you need from shopping to recreation, to good jobs and education.” It is home to 50 beautiful lakes which makes it the perfect go-to place for fishing and water skiing enthusiasts alike. For recreation and entertainment, you can head over to the worl...
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By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
We buy houses Winter Haven for cash. If you have a house for sale that you need to get moved quickly and do not want to go through the process of listing it, dealing with showings, keeping it nice and pretty while people parade through your home, then worry about inspections, appraisals, and mortgage underwriting, PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL AT 407-739-5773 or www.WeBuyHousesFlorida.com . I have been buying property in the Winter Haven and Polk County FL area for nearly 15 years. We pay cash or use creative terms depending on your situation to get you the best deal. No high pressure sales tactics. No 3 or 6 months contracts. No closing costs or commissions either. And I buy them in as-is condition. All price ranges from low end cheap condos to luxury estates. Sell your Winter Haven Florida ho...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Winter Haven FL Homes for Sale | 3383 Livingston Way | Traditions Lovely Home for sale in Winter Haven Florida's gated Traditions community.  Great for buyers who looking for a second home or retirement home as this community offers maintenance free living. Charming 2 bedroom/2 bath Home located in the beautiful gated prestigious Traditions community in Winter Haven FL. Great for second home buyers or winter residents as this community offers a maintenance free lifestyle filled with activities. The home features a living room/dining room combo, fully equipped kitchen with pantry, breakfast bar and inside laundry with ample counter and cabinet space. In addition you can enjoy the covered front entry way as well as the privacy of an enclosed screened lanai surrounded by privacy fence. Ful...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Welcome to Traditions - Winter Haven Florida’s Premier Gated Community Traditions is the premier gated community of Winter Haven, FL - a maintenance free lifestyle with homes nestled in manicured gardens with water fountains. It feels like being on vacation year around with state-of-the-art clubhouse, amenities and nearby attractions, such as Legoland Florida, Disney, Sea World, all under the Florida sun. Looking for Winter Haven Fl homes in Traditions With Resort-Style Living? Traditions is one of the newest communities in Winter Haven Fl with a total of 200 single-family  homes. The 19,000 sq.ft. clubhouse with a gorgeous lake front view of Lake Ruby. The Traditions Club Amenities Heated pool and spa,  fitness center & aerobics studio,  library & computer room,  ballroom for dances, p...
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Frank Laisch is indeed the insurance guy from Winter Haven Florida. I have recommended Frank on many occasions to clients and one of the things that I love about Frank is that he responds to emails and phone calls immediately. He never leaves a lead hanging, waiting to hear back. That is vital! Frank is what is referred to as a 'full service' insurance professional. That means not only the oh-so-important homeowners and flood insurance, but he also handles health, life and renter's insurance. In addition to that, he handles E & O insurance and commercial insurance! That is really what I would refer to as one-stop-shopping! Any ActiveRainer that reads Frank's blog posts is going to learn a lot about all of the various types of insurance that he handles. Frank is always there with a remin...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Winter Haven FL - Legoland Florida Opened Its Water Park When Legoland Florida in Winter Haven opened up the water park in March 2013, the temperature was a bit chilly for Florida residents.  Central Florida's temperature is in the high 80s to mid 90s and it is absolutely one of the best places to be with your kids this summer. As you enter the water park you will be greeted by a 15-foot mermaid located outside the entrance to the park.  Families entering Legoland Water Park will encounter Moby Dick which is made out of 200,879 Lego Duplo bricks as well as a display of waves and sharks along the 583,000 gallon wave pool. Legoland Water Park features a wave pool where families can catch a gentle wave or simply just cool off, or enter the Twin Chasers where you ride tubes 375 feet down an...
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By Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time
(Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC)
    Tutas Towne Realty and Bryant Tutas  just had another successful Winter Haven Florida Short Sale closing with Fifth Third Bank.    The property:   Investment property. 3 bedroom 2 bath single family home located in Winter Haven Florida. This home has 1,728 sq ft of living area and was built in 1999. It was purchased in 2006 for $200,000. It Sold 04/12/2013 for $112,000. That's a decline in value of 44% in 8 years.       Liens:   1st Mortgage with Fifth Third Bank for $150,000     Hardship:   Relocation Loss of tenants    Summary:   The property was placed on the market 16 October 2012 for $90,000.It was placed under contract 3 days later at $85,000. Fannie Mae countered at $124,900!! So once gain we lost a buyer over Fannie MAe's inflated value. The poprerty was placed back on the m...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Winter Haven FL – Successful Short Sale With Bank of America Successful short sale in Winter Haven Fl Homeowners contacted me last October for information about a short sale of their Winter Haven FL home.  It turned that after consulting with me they would qualify for HAFA short sale because they were relocating due to job transfer out of state.   Sellers initiated theHAFA short sale application and approval process by calling their servicer which was Bank of America. Petra Norris with CDV Transatlantic, Inc. placed the property located in Winter Haven FL on market for $75,000 in October 2012. Within a week  we received  10 offers.  After carefully reviewing each offer, the sellers choose the one that felt most secure.   Although we were hoping to close before December 31, 2012, it did ...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Rowlett Real Estate School serves Winter Haven Florida Brokers and Sales Associates with State Approved Real Estate License Requirements.  If you are looking for a Winter Haven Florida Real Estate School to take your Winter Haven Real Estate Course with, We have just what you need.  Our Pre Sales Associate Course is Online at a great price.  See our Online Courses at www.rowlettrealestateschool.com    Winter Haven FL is a great place to begin a new career in Real Estate.  Choosing a Winter Haven Real Estate School to help you get your real estate license in Winter Haven is just a mouse click away.  Captain Wayne will be happy to assist you with your Real Estate License application at 850-547-1333.  Captain Wayne will be glad to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.  We a...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Winter Haven FL Home for Sale - 3737 Imperial Drive - Short Sale This Winter Haven home is located in the Queens Cove subdivision is a deed restricted community which is just west of Winter Lake Road, close to the Polk Parkway and Legoland Florida. The Queens Cove HOA has a low annual fee. In the Queens Cove subdivision, there are about 288 single family homes which were built in three phases from 1992 - 2006. Queens Cove Winter Haven Homes for Sale - Short Sale Overview Maps Photos Features $75,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,516 sqftLot: 7,475 sqft Location 3737 Imperial DriveWinter Haven, FL 33880USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Petra Norris CDV TransAtlantic, Inc. Real Estate ...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Bank of America Cooperative Short Sale Success – Winter Haven Florida Cooperative Short Sale Success in Winter Haven FL Since I have done many short sales over the past five years, I thought it would be a much easy process doing a cooperative short salewith Bank of America.  Easy since little or no documentation were required from the seller as opposed to the HAFA program, seller received letter stating the funds they would receive once the cooperative short sale closes successfully, full waiver of deficiency, no commission reduction and a pre-approved list price.  The pre-approved list price, by the way, was within the market value of other homes in the neighborhood. The property was a primary residence with 3 bedrooms 2 baths located in Winter Haven, Florida.  The home has 1,569 sq.ft...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Short Sale | Winter Haven FL Homes for Sale | 4736 Mandolin Loop | Near Legoland Short Sale! Winter Haven FL home for sale near Legoland Florida Overview Maps Photos Features Description $120,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,567 sqftLot: 6,900 sqft Location 4736 Mandolin LoopWinter Haven, FL 33884USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Petra Norris CDV TransAtlantic, Inc. Real Estate Brokerage(863) 619-6918pnorris500@gmail.comhttp://www.petranorris.com        Listed by: CDV TransAtlantic, Inc. Our recent listings Short Sale! Winter Haven FL home for sale near Legoland FloridaLakeland FL Home for Sale - Short Sale near Lake GibsonLakeland FL Homes for Sale - Lake FrontLake Wales FL Homes f...
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By Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time
(Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC)
Tutas Towne Realty and Bryant Tutas just had another successful Winter Haven Florida Short Sale closing with Wells Fargo. The property: Investment property. 3 bedroom 2 bath home located in Winter Haven Florida. This home has 2,222 sq ft of living area and is direct lake front with baot house and private beach. It was purchased in March of 2006 for $390,000. It Sold 1/20/2012 for $140,200. That's a decline in value of 64% in just under 5 years!  Liens: 1st Mortgage with Wells Fargo for $295,000 Hardship: Loss of rental income. Reduction in value. Summary: I placed the property on the market 10/10/2010 for $225,000. After several price reductions we finally found a buyer at $150,000. Unfortunately we then spent almost 4 months trying to get an approval and were finally denied the short ...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
PURCHASE AND REHAB YOUR HOME IN WINTER HAVEN FLORIDA WITH THE FHA 203(K) LOAN - Most home buyers are turned off at the sight or even thought of buying a fixer-upper; a foreclosure or an older home today. However, educated and informed home buyers are utilizing the FHA 203(k) loan to buy their new home and fix it up with no additional out-of-pocket expense. The FHA 203(k) loan is a tool that savvy home buyers, successful contractors, Realtors and mortgage originators have been using since 1978. An FHA 203(k) loan is very similar to the traditional FHA loan. The only real difference is that with the FHA 203(k) loan, the home buyer is adding money to their mortgage balance to finance-in any repair/improvement cost. Whereas the traditional FHA loan requires that certain repairs be done befo...
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By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Legoland Florida Opens October 15' 2011 - Winter Haven FL - Polk County There is a lot of buzz going around with the Grand Opening of Legoland Florida on October 15, 2011.  There are so many things to do in Polk County with cities such as Winter Haven and Lakeland.  I thought I would share this upcoming excitement about the Grand Opening of Legoland Florida that has been the talk of the town. The family oriented park is located in Winter Haven, FL - Polk County, which was the former ground of Cypress Gardens, which was one of the oldest Florida attractions that closed its doors in 2009.  Legoland Florida is nestled on the 150 acre land on the shores of Lake Eloise featuring over 50 family rides, shows and interactive family fun attractions, shops, restaurants and the beautiful botanical...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
  Which Government Backed Home Loan Is Best Suited For Purchasing My New Home? If you want a loan with a No Money Down Option then you must be a veteran or you must purchase a home in a HUD Approved Area for Rural Housing. The VA and USDA Loan are the only type loans that offer the No Down Payment Option for buying a home. The FHA loan is the most popular type loan at this time because the down payment requirement is only 3.5% compared to the Conventional Loans which require 5% down. Both require the added cost of Mortgage Insurance any time less than 20% down is used. The VA and USDA Loans do not require mortgage Insurance but have a funding fee that is financed into the loan. The USDA funding fee is currently 3.5% but expected to rise with the growing number of defaults. The VA fundin...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
Government Home Loans FHA/VA/USDA in Winter Haven Florida are still being used in most purchase transactions. I specialize in FHA, USDA, VA Loan products. When it comes to less out of pocket expense at a rate that is competitive with other lenders such as the conventional types more people are choosing to go with the Govies; which are aka FHA, VA and USDA Loans.  However lenders are not always willing to adopt into practice the new programs being passed down byHUD. Lets just say it would appear that this particular program isn't being accepted with open arm's on main street so far. HUD recently launched a program aimed at helping people who are current on their mortgage loans; refinance to the lower prevailing rates being offered through FHA and VA Approved Lenders even if they are und...
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By Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time
(Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC)
250 SW LAKE HOWARD DR WINTER HAVEN FLORIDA 33880 $150,000 3 BEDROOMS 2 FULL BATHS WITH 2222 SQ FT OF LIVING SPACE. BUILT IN 1952. Beautiful Florida lakefront home on 1/2 acre (MOL) lot. Lake Howard is close to down town Winter Haven Florida. Great lake for skiing and fishing. Florida lakefront property. Almost 1/2 acre with private boat dock. Mature landscaping. Beautiful boat dock and boat house. Upgraded baths and kitchen. Wood burning fire place. Tile flooring. Screened and covered porch over looking the lake. Circular drive. Winter Haven City Florida Lakefront Property Short Sale. Listing price may not be sufficient to cover all encumbrances, closing costs, or other seller charges and sale of Property at full listing price may be conditioned upon approval of third parties. Winter H...
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