How to Simplify Your Home at Carillon Lakes Community

How to Simplify Your Home at Carillon Lakes Community

A lot of people put off decluttering and simplifying their home in Carillon Lakes community. For some, the reason is simply lack of time. But others just don’t know where and how to start.

Give time to declutter your home in Carillon Lakes community and simplify your life living in a stress-free home.

For most people, it’s all about how to prepare mentally when you are sorting through your things. For others, strict schedule and guidelines are necessary. Let me share with you some of the most effective ways I have found on how to simplify my home.

  1. Start with a goal

The whole idea of simplifying is to be able to achieve a certain goal. You may want to change your home for yourself and your family, or you may want to change it since your Carillon Lakes community homes for sale need to look more inviting for buyers. Whatever the case may be, it is imperative that you have a clear purpose and you understand why you need to do this. Otherwise, it would be hard to finish it since you can easily just give up or decide to delay things.

  1. In the kitchen:

The kitchen may be one of the most crowded places in your home. And no, we are not talking about dirty dishes here. To simplify your kitchen, dedicate storage places for things you don’t use on a daily or weekly basis. On the other hand, keep needed things nearby so you can quickly access them. Look at other homes in the market when you visit  http://www.LakelandFloridaLiving.com/.

  1. On clothes:

Everybody finds it hard to get rid of clothes, especially when we get all sentimental and don’t want to part with memories our clothes bring to us. That’s just like selling your Carillon Lakes community home.  Once again, you need to understand your purpose in doing this. Once you have recognized that making your home more appealing is a far more important than keeping a sentimental shirt or two, things will be easier. Prepare a box for donation and have the opportunity to help those in need.

  1. In the bedroom or living room:

Aside from clothes, there are surely other items in your home which you could probably donate or give away. Usually, we have tons of clutter hidden under the bed, on cupboards and other open spaces which are magnet for clutter. Enter the room with a box and with fresh eyes so you see how many things you could actually live without. It is also worth it to invest in storage solutions which could at least help you manage your time better.

Owners of homes for sale in Carillon Lakes community can surely benefit from having a  free, open, and clutter-free space. Simplifying our homes can be the first step to simplifying our lives.

Call me, Petra Norris, at (863) 619-6918 or send me an email at petra@petranorris.com if you’re looking for a Lakeland Florida real estate agent with superior local knowledge, experience, professionalism, integrity, and personal service to help you sell or buy Carillon Lakes Community homes for sale.

Petra Norris, REALTOR®…

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Lakeland Florida Homes New on Market – Weekly Update for 10/19/08

Hi fellow readers, there are currently 2,418 homes for sale in Lakeland, Florida. The average sales price is $221,684 and the average size of a home is 1,856 square foot, which calculates to $119.44 per square foot.

The average listing price for this week’s new homes on market in Lakeland is $166,525 with average square feet of 1,737.

Altogether, there were 65 homes newly listed with area Realtors®. The most priciest newly listed Lakeland Real Estate is a 2005 pool home in the Amanda Oaks Subdivision featuring 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. This home is being offered at $539,000. On the contrary, the cheapest home listed has 3 bedrooms, which is being offered for sale for the land value only due to fire to the house, the sales price is $24,900. The data for this report was obtained from the Mid-Florida Regional MLS, it is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. This report does not include “For Sale By Owner”. All my reports are illustrated by zip codes and the map provide you a better guidance when searching for homes in Lakeland, Florida.

Types of homes newly listed

4 mobile homes with an average price of $83,106

2 townhomes/villas marketed with an average price of $71,400

59 single family homes averaging $175,405

The breakdown by zip code is as follows:

  • 33801 – 07 average price $163,491
  • 33803 – 07 average price $84,485
  • 33805 – 03 average price $159,300
  • 33809 – 13 average price $175,707
  • 33810 – 15 average price $ 170,235
  • 33811 – 08 average price $178,037
  • 33812 – 03 average price $241,266
  • 33813 – 07 average price $204,242
  • 33815 – 02 average price $97,450

Weekly update on distressed properties in Lakeland

The weekly inventory represents 28 properties for sale in Lakeland that came newly on the market. These homes have an average list price of $150,403 which calculates to $83.96 per square foot. Distressed homes are homes currently in pre-foreclosure, bank-owned, foreclosure and or trying to get approval for a short sale.

For more information on the location of the properties, pricing and size of the home click on map picture which leads you to the interactive Community Walk map created by Chuck Welch of Lakeland Local.

Like what you see – want additional details on a specific property? Look no further, click on the “Search for Homes” icon or contact me directly at (863) 619-6918

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Lakeland Florida Homes New on Market – Weekly Update for 10/19/08

Petra Norris – Realtor®

Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.

P.O. Box 92050 – Lakeland, FL 33804-2050

Telephone (863) 618-6919

Lakeland Florida Homes New on Market – Weekly Update for 10/05/08

Hi fellow readers, there are currently 2,386 homes for sale in Lakeland, Florida, which did not change from last week’s update. The average sales price is $223,945 and the average size of a home is 1,862 square foot, which calculates to $120.27 per square foot.

The average listing price for this week’s new homes on market in Lakeland is $198,639 with average square feet of 1,789.

Altogether, there were 79 homes newly listed with area Realtors®. The lowest priced home that came on market in Lakeland is $33,000. The highest priced home, a 1989 pool home is being offered at$845,000 and is located in the LAKE IN THE WOODS Subdivision. There are 5 manufactured homes listed with an average price of $117,000, 2 condominium units listed for an average price of $58,950, 2 ½ duplex with an average list price of $81,400, 5 townhomes/villas priced average at $112,720, and 65 single family homes with an average price tag of $219,427. The data for this report was obtained from the Mid-Florida Regional MLS, it is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. This report does not include “For Sale By Owner”. All my reports are illustrated by zip codes and the map provide you a better guidance when searching for homes in Lakeland, Florida.

  • 33801 – 9 properties – average list price $100,399
  • 33803 – 7 properties – average list price $182,385
  • 33805 – 5 properties – average list price $85,340
  • 33809 – 15 properties – average list price $215,413
  • 33810 – 15 properties – average list price $179,546
  • 33811 – 8 properties – average list price $186,287
  • 33812 – 5 properties – average list price $207,940
  • 33813 – 12 properties – average list price $366,600
  • 33815 – 3 properties – average list price $77,300

Weekly update on distressed properties in Lakeland

The weekly inventory represents 29% or 23 properties for sale in Lakeland that came newly on the market. These homes have an average list price of $124,960 which calculates to $78.76 per square foot. Distressed homes are homes currently in pre-foreclosure, bank-owned, foreclosure and or trying to get approval for a short sale.

For more information on the location of the properties, pricing and size of the home click on map picture which leads you to the interactive Community Walk map created by Chuck Welch of Lakeland Local.

Like what you see – want additional details on a specific property? Look no further, click on the “Search for Homes” icon.

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Lakeland Florida Homes New on Market – Weekly Update for 10/05/08

Petra Norris – Realtor®

Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.

P.O. Box 92050 – Lakeland, FL 33804-2050

Telephone (863) 618-6919

Lakeland Florida Monthly Market Report August 2008

The month of August was not very encouraging for Lakeland when considering the amount of properties sold and average sold price, comparing the data to the past statistics. The amount of units sold decreased further down to 129 from the previous month of 142 homes sold. The average sold price for August was $156,708 in Lakeland alone, which is a decrease of 5% from the previous month. The time it took a home to sell was an average of 162 days. 

Do you remember what a home sold for on average in Lakeland in August 2007?

The average sold price for a residential home was $192,467.

The total residential properties sold were 199 units.

The average days on market were 141 days.

Take a look at my spreadsheet below. I’ve separated the report by zip code instead of school zones; it gives you a more accurate report in my opinion. The data for this report was obtained from the Mid-Florida Regional MLS, it is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. This report does not include “For Sale By Owner”.  The average sold price in Lakeland Florida for the month of August 2008 was $156,708 and as you can see only 5 zip codes reached above average sales price (highlighted) for the month of August.

 

 

Lakeland’s current inventory reached 2,334 of residential homes in active and 256 homes in pending status.  

Distressed properties are homes in pre-foreclosure, foreclosure, bank owned, as well as short sales – Of the 129 homes sold last month, 28 homes were sold with an average sales price of $132,682. Only 11 homes were sold the previous year, due to Short Sales and/or Foreclosures.

Interested in Lakeland properties facing foreclosure or short sales?

There are currently 410 homes facing foreclosure.

83 homes are in pending status waiting for bank or lender approval to close.

What is the average price for these types of homes?

In Lakeland, you will find distressed properties in every price category. The average price currently listed is $158,940. The priciest home currently on the market is listed for $750,000 and the lowest priced home is $24,500.  

 
 

With well over 2,000 homes on the market in Lakeland alone, what does it take to sell your home? Pricing is the most significant factor to get your home sold.  Buyers interested in your Lakeland home will search your neighborhood until they find the best priced home.  Look around yourself in your neighborhood, which homes have sold recently and which homes are still on the market? Chances are homes priced well above are still lingering around and will be there for many more months. You definitely don’t want to chase the market with lowering the price every 30 days. 

Check out the graph here, there is still a big gap of the average list price vs. the average sold price for the year 2008. To lower the inventory on hand, the gap must approach towards the average sold price.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s take a look at last month sold report for the surrounding cities in Polk County:

Winter Haven – 64 properties sold – average sold price $159,606 – average $89.56 per sq.ft.

Bartow – 12 properties sold – average sold price $108,375 – average $72.54 per sq.ft.

Mulberry – 10 properties sold – average sold price $104,091 – average $68.17 per sq.ft.

Auburndale – 7 properties sold – average sold price $159,142 – average $86.68 per sq.ft.

Polk City – 9 property sold – sold price $135,944 – $75.99 per sq.ft.

 
 

If you are interested in a specific area or neighborhood, feel free to contact me at petra@petranorris.com or click the search button below.

 

 

 

 

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Lakeland Florida Monthly Market Report August 2008 

Petra Norris

Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.

P.O. Box 92050 – Lakeland, FL 33804-2050 – Telephone (863) 618-6919

Lakeland Homes for Sale – 1016 N Webster Ave, Lakeland, FL 33805

1016 N Webster Ave, Lakeland, FL 33805

 

 

Front view of house

Front view of house built in 1930

 

Priced to Sell! This Lakeland home has great potential with some TLC. As you walk through the enclosed front porch, you are greeted in the foyer. This home features living room/dining room combination for family gatherings. The home has a Great Room for family enjoyment. The large Master Bath is characteristically tiled which includes a jetted tub and separate shower. Within recent years, the roof and the air conditioner had been replaced. This brick home is located in a quiet setting with no thru traffic. Within the fenced in yard there is a shed for extra storage. Great investment property! Sold As-Is with right to inspect.

 

 

List Price: $56,000

Bedroom: 2

Bathroom: 1

Built: 1930

Square Feet Heated: 1,452

MLS# L4611999

Living Room – Dining Room Combination

 
Living room view

Living room view

 

 

Large living room/dining room combination

 Family Room Size: 25X11

Family room or great room

Family room or great room

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bathroom with Jetted Tub and separate shower
Bathroom

Bathroom

  

Tiled Eat in Kitchen – Refrigerator is included