lakeland: Lakeland Florida First Friday August 6th, 2010 - "Dog Days of Summer" - 08/04/10 03:26 AM

Lakeland Florida First Friday August 6th, 2010 - "Dog Days of Summer" "Dog Days of Summer" is one of the most visited events of Lakeland Florida's First Fridays and the Lakeland Downtown Partnership has planned "Dog Days of Summer" successfully for six years now. This free family event will be held August 6th, 2010 downtown Lakeland around Munn Park from 6-9pm. It is all about your pooches.... so leash up your four-legged family member, the evening is filled with fun and activities for the whole family and your dogs to enjoy. Geodog Days of Summer and bandanas with your dog's … (4 comments)

lakeland: Hampton Hills – Affordable Neighborhood in North Lakeland FL - 04/06/10 12:01 AM
Hampton Hills – Affordable Neighborhood in North Lakeland FL
Hampton Hills Neighborhood is located in North Lakeland FL of Polk County and it is very centrally (walking distance) located to Lakeland Square Mall,  YMCA, schools, churches, dining, movie theater, and much, much more…
Are you looking for a Hampton Hills home for sale?
Maronda Homes and Lennar started to build homes in Hampton Hills in 2005 in three phases. You will still find single family and townhomes being currently built.  This neighborhood features close to 900 single family and townhomes homes in a deed restricted subdivision with low annual Home … (0 comments)

lakeland: Lakeland Florida Short Sale and Foreclosure Market Report – February 2010 - 03/22/10 09:15 AM
Lakeland Florida Short Sale and Foreclosure Market Report – February 2010
For the month of February, Lakeland real estate market of short sales and bank-owned (REO) properties had a market share of 56%. There were a total of 86 properties sold in February, compared to 88 in January and 63 distressed Lakeland homes sold the year prior, according to Mid-Florida Regional MLS.
Currently there are a total of 1,946 Lakeland homes for sale and 543 Lakeland homes under contract (03/22/2010). By calculating total inventory, homes that are under contract are included in my inventory share because these properties have not … (0 comments)

lakeland: Lakeland Fl Free Entertainment – Annual Tiger Town Pig Festival January 29-30 2010 - 01/24/10 05:33 AM
Lakeland Fl Free Entertainment – Annual Tiger Town Pig Festival January 29-30 2010
Hi folks!  It is time for our annual Tiger Town Pig Festival next to Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland Florida.  At this free event, yes free and even parking is free, you will find the best barbeque around – every taste buds will be mesmerized by the variety of finger lickin’ barbeque with all sorts of variety.
In its 14th year, Lakeland Pig Fest is well known for its barbeque competition enticing professional barbeque teams to travel to our beautiful city and compete in four categories: Ribs, Chicken, … (7 comments)

lakeland: Lakeland Real Estate Housing for December 2009 - 01/18/10 09:03 AM
Lakeland Real Estate Housing for December 2009
Lakeland ended the year on a high note in sales. With 194 homes sold overall, the month of December proved to be the best month for 2009.  
Lakeland Homes sold in December: 194 - previous month:  174 – previous year December 08: 136 sold
Which zip codes represents the most sales activities since January 2009?
 
While home prices are at 2004 level and still showing signs of downward market adjustments, the adjustments for December compared to last years figures are no longer in double digits.  I suspect in the coming month that … (1 comments)

lakeland: Lakeland Real Estate Update 12/01/09-12/15/09 - 12/21/09 05:39 AM
Update for the Lakeland real estate market! 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 15th totaled 126 Lakeland homes recently came on the market. A 16% increase from the my previous report. The average sales price of Lakeland homes listed with area Realtors® increased to $200,409.
The types of homes and average prices just listed in Lakeland, Florida according to the Multiple Listing Services (MLS) are as follows:
1 duplex listed for $119,900
4 condos listed with an average sales price of $119,925
16 … (0 comments)

lakeland: Lakeland Real Estate Update - 11/16/09-11/30/09 - 12/07/09 05:02 AM
Update for the Lakeland real estate market! Currently, there are 1906 homes for sale throughout Lakeland - as of 12/07/09. Newly listed homes for the period of November 16th through November 30th totaled 109 Lakeland homes recently came on the market. A 28% decline from the previous my previous report. The average sales price of Lakeland homes listed with area Realtors® increased to $202,841.
The types of homes and average prices just listed in Lakeland, Florida according to the Multiple Listing Services (MLS) are as follows:
2 condos listed with an average sales price of $189,950
6 mobile homes listed with … (0 comments)

lakeland: Lakeland Real Estate Housing Report for October 2009 - 11/27/09 02:16 AM
Lakeland Real Estate Housing Report for October 2009
Lakeland Florida sales activity remained strong for the month of October, which goes along what is being reported nationally and at state level for October.
Lakeland Homes sold in October: 177 - previous month: 183 – previous year October 08: 137 sold
Which zip codes represents the most sales activities since January 2009?
 
Lakeland Real Estate average and median home prices at its lowest point for this year

October - average sales price $115,951
Previous month: $129,025 (-10%) – previous year October 08: $149,732 (-23%)
October - median sales price … (1 comments)

lakeland: Lakeland Florida Harrison School for the Arts – Fall Orchestra Concert - 11/18/09 05:16 AM
Lakeland Florida Harrison School for the Arts – Fall Orchestra Concert
The Harrison Orchestra Students under the direction of Robert Lambert & Matt Davis will be performing repertoire from some of your favorite composers at their annual Fall Orchestra Concert on Thursday, November 19th, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. on the main state of the Harrison School for the Arts Theater located at 750 Lakeland Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland Florida 33801
Come enjoy an evening of orchestral music at the Fall Orchestra Concert. This concert provides an opportunity for you to hear the pieces that will be performed on orchestra’s trip to … (2 comments)

lakeland: First Friday in Lakeland Florida – Local Event “Honoring Service” – November 6th, 2009 - 11/04/09 10:43 PM
First Friday in Lakeland Florida – Local Event “Honoring Service” – November 6th, 2009
 
Being married to a veteran, who served 20 years in the Army and both of my sons (SIL) serving in the military, one as a Marine reservist and the other active duty in the Air Force, this is very dear to my heart. Veterans Day is November 11th and Lakeland, Florida’s First Friday local event “Honoring Service” could not have been timed any better.
With all Lakeland First Friday events, Downtown Lakeland Partnership has always done an outstanding job organizing, which proved at last month … (0 comments)

lakeland: Is Your Twitter Account Sending SPAM? - 11/04/09 06:15 AM
Is Your Twitter Account Sending SPAM?
The other day I received a direct message (DM) from a local follower, who I trust because they are dedicated to developing a community consensus on Lakeland’s future. The message read “I make money online with google. I learned how here…”link” I clicked on the (SPAM) link; clearly, I was not thinking straight this should have put up a big red flag in my brain…  I even responded to the DM as follows, “I’m always skeptical when it comes to ad like this – does it really work –be honest and how did you go … (1 comments)

lakeland: Lakeland Florida CommonGround Park – a Place for Children of all Abilities - 10/30/09 08:26 AM
Lakeland's CommonGround Park was originally thought of from two Lakeland-area mothers of children with special needs, who contacted the Parks and Recreation Department with their suggestion. After four years of fundraising, planning and construction, this park opened up for all children ages 2-12 earlier this year. CommonGround Park's playground is designed to have fun play experiences, as well as aid children in their cognitive, physical and emotional development.
 
I just love when Lakeland's community leaders, various fund raising organizations, such as the Rotary Clubs, businesses and volunteers come together and create such a place for children. 
 

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lakeland: Lakeland Real Estate Snapshot for September 2009 - 10/23/09 06:05 AM
Although sale prices continue to impact our real estate market negatively for the month of September, Lakeland sales activity peaked for the second time this year.
Lakeland Homes sold in September: 183 - previous month:  166 – previous year September 08: 158 sold
Which zip codes represents the most sales activities since January 2009?
Lakeland Real Estate average and median home prices
September - average sales price $129,025
Previous month: $136,325 (-5%) – previous year September 08: $164,462 (-22%)
September - median sales price $121,000
Previous month: $130,000 (-7%) – previous year September 08: $149,900 (-19%)
Prices peaked … (2 comments)

lakeland: Lakeland’s Harrison School for the Arts presents “Brigadoon” - 10/21/09 04:46 AM
It is no secret around here in Lakeland Florida that October is when the students at Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts present their annual musical theater production. This year’s classic, “Brigadoon”, will be a remembrance of past musicals' great successes. Musicals like “Singing in the Rain”, “Starting Here, Starting Now”, “King and I” and “Pirates of Penzance” brought exhilaration and a full house to Lakeland’s Harrison School for the Arts theatre. This year you will be astonished by these High School kids from departments such as musical theater, music, dance, orchestra and theater departments, showcasing their … (0 comments)

lakeland: Lakeland Florida – Mercedes-Benz Lake Mirror Classic Extravaganza 2009 - 10/14/09 12:29 AM
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the annual Mercedes-Benz Lake Mirror Classic takes place around Lake Mirror and in the downtown Lakeland area on October 16/17, 2009. Lakeland expects an estimated 35,000 people wandering around Lake Mirror for the two day event which is considered as one of the best shows in the Southeast. Visiting the extraordinary event will mesmerize car enthusiasts around Lakeland and the country.
This two-day charity event raises money for Lakeland’s non-profit groups, such as the Junior Achievement, Pied Piper Players, Boy Scouts, the First Tee, Historic Lakeland, and Lakeland Regional Cancer. More than $200,000.00 has been raised … (3 comments)

lakeland: Lakeland Fl Attract New Residents – Makes Forbes Top 10 List of ”U.S. Cities on the Rise” - 10/08/09 03:35 AM
Lakeland Fl attract new residents – Makes Forbes Top 10 List of ”U.S. Cities on the Rise”
Despite the recent reports that Florida’s population growth slowed down considerable the last few years. There were more accolades for the State of Florida, especially for the City of Lakeland. Forbes.com released its Top 10 list of U.S. Cities on the Rise.  With Colorado Springs, Co snatching up the top spot – no surprise to me, especially after visiting this beautiful city. This statistic was based on the percentage of residents, one year or older, who moved in 2008 into the 100 most populous … (2 comments)

lakeland: Lakeland Real Estate Market Update for August 2009 - 09/22/09 05:08 AM
Lakeland real estate sales activity decreased for August, there were 166 homes sold down 12% from the previous month of 188. While prices are also lagging behind the numbers from last year, home sales increased by 27% from August 2008 in Lakeland, Florida.
While the median prices held steady for August at $130,000 for homes sold in Lakeland when compared to the previous month. Average sold prices decreased to $136,324 ($73.75 per sq.ft.) or 8% from the previous month and 13% from the previous year, respectively for Lakeland Real Estate.
Average Lakeland Sold price for August 2008 – $155,918– decrease of … (2 comments)

lakeland: First Friday in Lakeland Florida – Local Event “Back to School – Salute to Educators!” – September 4th - 09/01/09 02:05 PM
We are back in session and to all Polk County school teachers – We Salute You!  So c’mon down to downtown Lakeland and see for yourself what Downtown Lakeland Partnership has in store for you at this First Friday celebration “Back to School – Salute to Educators!”. Bring your badge for special discounts and register to win downtown dollars.
It all starts at 6:00 p.m. – restaurants, stores, galleries, and coffee shops are open late. Enter to win prizes at Brooke’s Pottery
It has been a tough assignment the past year for teachers around Polk County with budget cuts in … (3 comments)

lakeland: Lakeland Florida - A Good Place for Retirees - 08/06/09 02:27 AM
The beautiful State of Florida is known for it's great retiree population and according to The Ledger article today "Lakeland's Location Brings Honors As a Good Place for Retirees" is proof in the pudding that Lakeland is a great place to live for our senior citizens.
I always say that Lakeland is a great place to live and a lot of my clients say the same thing. While Lakeland's population reached over 93,000 recently, the majority of the population is over 55 years of age, making it a great place to live for Lakeland retirees according to the Lakeland Economical Council's … (2 comments)

lakeland: Lakeland Local Event – First Friday “Dog Days of Summer” – August 7th - 08/04/09 02:28 AM
It may get hot “downtown Lakeland”, but surely a cool place to be for First Friday’s event of “Dog Days of Summer”. So come on down to Munn Park and bring your family, friends and pooches too. Let the fun begin with a costume contest, dog-owner look-a-like contest. Dog obedience exhibitions will be held throughout downtown locations with plenty of cool water to drink for your fury friends.
It all starts at 6:00 p.m. with restaurants, coffee shops, stores and galleries open late. Arts on the park with an art reception, YMCA, Lofty Ideas, Garden Bistro, Mitchells Coffee House, Lifestyle Family … (2 comments)

 
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