Are you thinking about buying or renting your home in Lakeland? The first thing you need to do is find a great Real Estate Agent who can help you with both of those options. The Agent can send you listings that are available to you when you arrive in the area.
If you are thinking about buying and want to move into the home in July then I suggest you start looking at homes now. If you are thinking about renting then I suggest waiting until the May time frame. Locally the homes have been renting very quickly and you would not want to pay for a months rent when you won't be here yet. Most owners will not hold the property 2 months.
I would love to help you with either option. I know Lakeland very well and can help guide you to the home that would work for your budget and your size needs. If you looking to purchase a home and would like to speak with a fantastic lender, just let me know. I know a very experience, knowledgeable lender who will walk you through the application process. She would be happy to answer any questions as well.
Please review my profile on Trulia and message me or contact me directly at THOYT@prutropical.com I would be happy to help you with this move. No pressure, just help.
Prudential Tropical Realty