lakeland fl homes: 5 Tips in Hosting a Carillon Lakes Community Home for Sale Open House - 11/22/15 11:30 PM
5 Tips in Hosting a Carillon Lakes Community Home for Sale Open House
 
No matter how good the real estate market is going, Carillon Lakes community homes for sale don’t exactly sell themselves. Sellers need to partner with a trusted Realtor® to help them market the home properly, work on the necessary paperwork, and find potential buyers willing to purchase the place. A crucial part of home selling is the open house.
 
 
An open house is an event wherein sellers literally “open” the place to the public for a number of hours on a specific day to let them check out the place. … (1 comments)

lakeland fl homes: 5 Luxurious Must-Haves for Carillon Lakes Community Homes for Sale - 11/15/15 10:32 PM
5 Luxurious Must-Haves for Carillon Lakes Community Homes for Sale

After months on end pining over dreamy home design ideas over at Pinterest, it’s time to make those pins a reality by furnishing your new Carillon Lakes community home. While it can be pretty hard to decide where best to spend your luxury home decor budget, keep in mind that just because an item is pretty does not mean it’s worth your money. To make sure you’re not wasting your hard-earned money, here are top 5 luxurious items to invest in:
 
 
A large bed and premium quality mattress.
Nothing beats going home after a … (2 comments)

lakeland fl homes: 5 Top Tips for Home Safety During the Thanksgiving Holiday - 11/09/15 12:27 AM
5 Top Tips for Home Safety During the Thanksgiving Holiday
 
It’s Thanksgiving and you’re cooking dinner at the kitchen of your Carillon Lakes community home when suddenly, fire breaks out on your stove and you panic, forgetting the fire extinguisher is right next to the oven. What do you do? If you have installed smoke alarms, then these can go off and alert other people in the house who can help. But what if you don’t? You can’t really let your whole house burn down just because of a little kitchen accident, can you?
 
 
 
According to the National Fire Protection Authority, Thanksgiving … (0 comments)

lakeland fl homes: 5 Traits of Best Realtors® in Carillon Lakes Community Homes for Sale - 11/02/15 12:06 AM
Top 5 Traits of Best Realtors® in Carillon Lakes Community Homes for Sale
 
Some people will tell you that all Realtors® in Carillon Lakes community homes for sale are the same and it doesn’t matter who you get as an agent for buying or selling your home. If you believe that, then you will definitely find it difficult to get your house sold or find one to buy.
 
 
Just as there are different kinds of buyers, there are different kinds of Realtors®, with different personality types and communication styles. Much like chefs and cooks, good and bad real estate agents have almost the … (1 comments)

lakeland fl homes: 2015 Halloween Events around Lakeland 55+ Communities Real Estate - 10/29/15 03:07 AM
2015 Halloween Events around Lakeland 55+ Communities Real Estate
 
If you live near or in Lakeland 55+ communities real estate and would love to experience something different for Halloween than the traditional trick or treat, Lakeland offers a number of other options that people of all ages can enjoy and participate in. 
Nature Tour
Circle B Bar Reserve is a treasured Environmental Area of Polk County in Lakeland. You can get access to this area through the Polk’s Nature Discovery Center. If you’re a nature lover, you will have an amazing time with the Polk’s Nature Discovery Center’s outdoor educational programs. This coming Halloween, … (2 comments)

lakeland fl homes: Tips for Carillon Lakes Community Homes for Sale First-Time Sellers - 10/27/15 12:49 AM
Tips for Carillon Lakes Community Homes for Sale First-Time Sellers
 
There has been a shift in the real estate market. However, whether it’s good or bad for buyers or sellers can only be determined by a comprehensive analysis of your local market. As a first-time seller of Carillon Lakes community homes for sale, how would you know what to do first? Get a report, clean the house, or just share photos of the home online? Here are some tips to help you out:
 
 
Hire a home inspector. These professionals can help you determine any problems that your current home might have such as … (2 comments)

lakeland fl homes: Common Things Not Covered by a Carillon Lakes Community Home Insurance - 10/20/15 12:50 AM
Common Things Not Covered by a Carillon Lakes Community Homes Insurance

Imagine sleeping soundly at your Carillon Lakes community home, confident about your home insurance policy when suddenly, heavy rains come crashing down and water builds up in your area, flooding your basement and garage. You wake up in the morning to find structural damage so you call your policy provider. However, they will tell you that damages because of flooding is not covered in your homeowner’s insurance and you have to pay for the repairs yourself.
 
 
Does this scenario sound familiar?
 
You can never be too confident about your home insurance policy. … (2 comments)

lakeland fl homes: Best Kid-Friendly Halloween Movies for a Fun Family Night at Home - 10/13/15 12:01 AM
Best Kid-Friendly Halloween Movies for a Fun Family Night at Home
 
Popcorn? Check. Candy and chocolates? Check. Soft and comfortable seating? Check. Movies for a Halloween movie marathon? Uhh.. if you don’t have a list yet, here’s something to help. Check out these kid-friendly films for a fun Halloween family night at your Carillon Lakes community home:
 
 
ParaNorman (2012)
Zombies, mayhem, and destruction combined with a teenage boy who can talk to the dead and who lives in a town where an evil witch was once executed. This stop-motion animated film is one that will surely give you both the creeps and loads of … (2 comments)

lakeland fl homes: 5 Tips to Organize Your Carillon Lakes Community Home Walk-In Closet - 10/06/15 01:02 AM
5 Tips to Organize Your Carillon Lakes Community Home Walk-In Closet

Do you ever find yourself always running late in the morning because you can’t find any outfit to wear for the day? If you find most of your clothes either strewn on the floor and your shoes stored haphazardly under the shelves of the walk-in closet of your Carillon Lakes community home, it’s time to start putting your closet on a diet.
 
 
Just like how most diets start, one needs to plan out carefully on how to start purging your closet. Make an assessment about what items in your closet take up … (1 comments)

lakeland fl homes: How to Know Which Carillon Lakes Community Home Size to Buy - 09/21/15 11:33 PM
How to Know Which Carillon Lakes Community Home Size to Buy
 
"Bigger is better" is an old saying when it comes to choosing what size of house you should buy. A lot of people still believes this mantra when in fact, there are many factors to consider first before deciding on the size of house they should purchase. It is also advisable to assess your current living situation first before looking at Carillon Lakes community homes for sale. Here are some tips to help you decide the size of your next house.
 
Figure out how much you are willing to spend on the … (2 comments)

lakeland fl homes: Top Features Buyers of Carillon Lakes Community Homes for Sale Want - 09/15/15 12:25 AM
Top Features Buyers of Carillon Lakes Community Homes for Sale Want
Some homeowners find it hard to shell out extra cash for making upgrades to their Carillon Lakes community homes for sale. They tend to forget that while some upgrades are costly, some upgrades can actually help up the value of their home. When it comes to prioritizing your home upgrade budget, here are some top features you need to consider which home buyers are willing to pay extra for:
 
 
Added features to your kitchen.
The kitchen is the heart of any home. It’s an informal gathering space where people can hangout and talk … (2 comments)

lakeland fl homes: Tips for Adding Fall Decor into Your Carillon Lakes Community Home - 09/09/15 12:36 AM
Tips for Adding Fall Decor into Your Carillon Lakes Community Home
 
Fall is almost here. Autumnal colors such as rich browns and oranges will soon be filling the streets and shop windows. Why not take the changing of the seasons as an opportunity to redecorate your Carillon Lakes community home?
 
 
Here some easy, budget-friendly tips:
 
Use small gourds and pumpkins. One of the cheapest and easiest way to decorate any part of your home is by placing these small gourds and pumpkin all over different parts of the house. You can use them as replacements for bookends. You can add them to decor already … (2 comments)

lakeland fl homes: 3 Bedroom Home for Sale on 5 Acre Land in Kathleen FL|14000 Howard Blvd - 09/08/15 03:21 AM
3 Bedroom Home for Sale on 5 Acre Land in Kathleen FL|14000 Howard Blvd 
Dreaming of an ideal country living? Always been wanting to get into agricultural business? This 3 bedroom home for sale on 5 acre land in Kathleen FL might just be what you’ve been waiting for! Because of its boundless possibilities from farming to horse breeding, this special piece of land is no less than one superb deal.  This manufactured home is on short sale, and you won’t believe how perfect it is for you.
This home for sale is located in the beautiful Kathleen Florida, bordering Polk and Pasco … (2 comments)

lakeland fl homes: Tips for First-Time Homebuyers of Carillon Lakes Community Homes - 09/01/15 12:11 AM
Tips for First-Time Homebuyers of Carillon Lakes Community Homes
 
Ready to purchase your new place? If you’ve been thinking about your dream home for a while now and you feel that you’re ready to dive into the whole home buying process, nothing should be able to stop you. However, purchasing a Carillon Lakes community home for sale for the first-time can be a nerve-racking task that you have to be mentally, emotionally, and financially prepared for.
 
 
Here are some helpful tips to help guide you in the home buying process:
 
Know how much home you can afford. From down payment to monthly mortgage … (2 comments)

lakeland fl homes: Best Coffee Shops to Visit in Lakeland 55+ Communities - 08/25/15 06:38 PM
Best Coffee Shops to Visit in Lakeland 55+ Communities
 
Lakeland 55+ communities real estate brokers love coffee shops- whether it’s for a business meeting or to unwind after a long day of work. Lakeland has a lot of interesting choices when it comes to coffee. Coffee shops are becoming more popular and Lakeland is definitely where you can find a lot of great tasting coffee.
Dunkin’ Donuts
This is where you go to get good bagels. Dunkin’ Donuts is a known name in the industry. The one in Lakeland has a very accessible location. Aside from bagels, locals often get croissants here. Many would … (3 comments)

lakeland fl homes: How to Make a Luxury Carillon Lakes Community Home Kitchen on a Budget - 08/25/15 12:55 AM
How to Build a Luxury Carillon Lakes Community Home Kitchen on a Budget
The kitchen is one the most important rooms of a house. Besides the bedroom and living room, people are fond of decorating their kitchen. In fact, there are numerous TV shows dedicated to help their customers design and build a luxurious home kitchen. Redecorating your home kitchen may be costly but there are ways to rebuild it even if you are on a budget.
 
1. For the flooring, choose a cheaper material that may look like the expensive ones. Ceramic tiles can be substituted for marble tiles. There are a … (4 comments)

lakeland fl homes: 5 Simple Tips in Adding Color to Your Carillon Lakes Community Home - 08/18/15 12:34 AM
5 Simple Tips in Adding Color to Your Carillon Lakes Community Home
 
Different colors mean a lot of different things to everyone. Some like calm blues and greens while other prefer energetic reds and yellows. For your new homeowners or old residents who just want to add color to their home in Carillon Lakes community, here are some really simple ways to do so without using any paint:
 
 
Use colorful seating.
One way to add a pop of color to a room with neutral palette is to use colorful furniture. How about yellow and orange high stools for the bar? Or a dark blue … (2 comments)

lakeland fl homes: Golf Tips for Active Adults in Carillon Lakes Community - 08/11/15 02:20 AM
Golf Tips for Active Adults in Carillon Lakes Community
 
It’s National Golf Month this August and for active adults living in Carillon Lakes community homes, there’s no better time than the present to polish those clubs and hit the golf course. Whether you’re an amateur golfer or a seasoned pro, golf is a wonderful way to stay fit.
 
 
To help you enjoy this game even more, here’s a list of a few important tips to take note of:
 
Work on your body. No matter how healthy and fit one might seem, active adult bodies are prone to minor injuries and accidents. To prevent … (2 comments)

lakeland fl homes: 4 Healthy Eating Tips for Carillon Lakes Community Active Adults - 08/04/15 12:49 AM
4 Healthy Eating Tips for Carillon Lakes Community Active Adults
 
Golfing, walking, biking, swimming… if you have embraced the Carillon Lakes community active adult lifestyle, it’s important to take into consideration your food intake for both pre- and post-workout meals.
 
 
Together with regular exercise, a healthy diet is recommended by doctors and fitness experts alike. Enjoy a sound mind and a healthy body with these 5 healthy eating tips:
 
Focus on nutrient-rich foods.
Nutrients are necessary to be able to function properly by assisting the body in absorbing the vitamins, minerals, and other important fats and carbohydrates in the food you eat. To achieve … (1 comments)

lakeland fl homes: Top Volunteer Opportunities around Carillon Lakes Community - 07/28/15 12:49 AM
Top Volunteer Opportunities around Carillon Lakes Community
 
Looking for a meaningful experience around Carillon Lakes Community? Have you ever thought that by volunteering you could actually make a difference? Even the smallest act of help can make a big difference in the lives of other people. Volunteer opportunities are plenty in Lakeland and thanks to the different organizations that continue to find good causes that needs help, people are able to pitch in and give back to the community. Here are some of the top opportunities to become a volunteer.
 
 
Volunteers in Public Service
The City of Lakeland is the bridge that connects people … (2 comments)

 
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