The growing population of Lakeland, which is also the largest city in Polk County, has reached an estimated 102,346 in 2014. The size of Lakeland measures about 74 square miles. The location of Lakeland is smack dab in the middle between Orlando and Tampa and with easy access to the Interstate makes it a breeze commuting to various attractions, airports, larger pro sporting venues and the white sandy beaches of Florida. Lakeland has 38 named natural lakes – the most visited lakes are near downtown Lakeland at Lake Hollingsworth, Lake Mirror, Lake Morton and Lake Wire providing its residents with great recreational opportunities. Lakeland has the appeal of small town flair with big city sophistication.
You came to the right place! Lakeland Florida has an abundance of homes for sale in every price range and style. Looking to move into your next home that is move-in ready, a regular or traditional home that is not facing foreclosure may be your best choice. The negotiation process is only with the owner, there is no third party, such as a lender you need to worry about. A traditional sale is smoother, safer and less time consuming.
Buying a home that is categorized as a bank-owned or foreclosure can be the best deal money can buy. At a deep discounted price, banks are unloading their inventory. Due diligence and caution is recommended. There may be more than you bargained for when it comes to repairs to stripped homes that are bank-owned.
Buying a short sale can be a money saver. Most short sales are still owner occupied and with little money to spend on repairs, you may have instant equity when purchasing a home that is being sold as a short sale. Patience and time is required for all home buyers.
Whether you are looking to retire into an active adult community or a place where you want to raise your children, there are a variety of communities available, from gated communities, golf communities, distinct subdivisions or rural location of homes that are for sale in Lakeland, FL.
For more information about buying in Lakeland, Florida, I invite you to read some of the other posts I have written:
- Housing Market Report throughout the year.
- Setting priorities to buy a Lakeland home
- Worried about buying a foreclosure or short sale?
- Three Mistakes Short Sale Buyers Make
Here are all Lakeland Florida Real Estate listings: