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Sun Nov 6, 2016
Mark LeMenager answered:
Actually you have to work for either a broker or a builder to activate your license.
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Sat Oct 4, 2014
Glenn Offutt answered:
There have been several for sale right on Edgewood. I would be happy to help you with information you would like on that or any other property. You can reach me directly at: 863-255-6806 or glennoffutt@gmail.com.

Thanks!
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Wed Aug 20, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Opa,
Many rentals here are scams, so be very careful. Do not send money to anyone far away hoping to get keys in the mail. Please read the warnings on the rental pages. I've copied a link below. ... more
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Wed Aug 20, 2014
opa2921 asked:
2639 Canal Dr. N. Lakeland 33801 is a very nice 3/1 that is renting for $750 monthly it is really hard to find a nice single family home for that.
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Mon Mar 3, 2014
Justin Drelick answered:
Sidney J. Ney
204 Dairy Road, Auburndale, FL 33823
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Fri Oct 25, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
For possible helpful school information see links www.greatschools.org
www.schooldigger.com
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Mon May 13, 2013
Ken Dunbar answered:
I would be happy to help you with your home search, send an email to ken@kendunbar.com with your criteria and I will send you available homes that match. Ken Dunbar 863-646-6699
Realtor with Realty World Homes of Distinction, serving the Lakeland - Polk County area for over 17 years. ... more
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Sc,

Great question! Here is some information about the community and a map of all the crimes in the area:

http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Lakeland-Florida/crime/

Hope that helps,
Ali, Community Manager
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Fri Mar 23, 2012
Mack McCoy answered:
Here's my tip: Save up enough money for both a minimal down payment, closing costs, and six months of living expenses. Then, go buy a house like the rest of us.

The problem with "rent-to-own" is that you drastically reduce your choices - imagine you had just won a gift card for $5000. Now, imagine it's to Papyrus. That's not quite so good, is it?

The percentage of sellers who are looking to sell their homes "rent-to-own" are fewer than one in a hundred. Given that the typical home buyer looks at between fifteen and seventy-five homes, a R-T-O buyer would have to look at fifteen HUNDRED homes to find a satisfactory one with agreeable terms.

That's just the "terms" part. Then, there's the matter of pricing. You've heard it said that, "Cash is King?" Well, credit and terms usually weaken your bargaining position. So you now are paying more, for less choice, than if you bought like people normally do.

Finally, there's the risk. You may be renting "to-own," but what happens if the seller stops making their payments and gets foreclosed upon (you're out of luck). Or if the seller changes their mind. (I'll sue! Really? You have the money to pay an attorney, but you don't have enough for a down payment?)

So, my tip is: do things like people normally do. You'll be better off.

All the best,
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Mon Feb 28, 2011
Four Star - Polk County answered:
If I may address this question based on the manufactured housing sales in leased land communities; we are experiencing the same problems as other markets in the industry. We also, have an abundance of homes in different price ranges that are available for sale. If you care to see what is available in Polk County as well as other counties in Central Florida; you can go to our website at fourstarhomes.com and click on advanced search. Then, you can sort by city or put in a listing I.D. number. If you send me an email address, I can send you a listing sheet of what I have in Polk county. I hope this has been of some help to you. Feel free to email me with any further questions. ... more
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Wed Aug 25, 2010
Milton De La cruz answered:
Here in Lakeland, you'd proably it will probably cost around $900 to $1,400 a year for a single family home that's approximately 1,400 square feet. However, there will be other factors that can significantly affect your costs. For example, you might if located in a floof zone or in a sink-hole area, that will increase your insurance premiums. Other factors are the age of the home, whether you have an alarm system, etc. Feel free to contact Brokers Insurance at (407) 862-6464 and ask for Lisa. You will love their services and prices.

Milton De La Cruz
Keller Williams Realty
218 E Pine Street
Lakeland, FL 33801
Ph: (863) 899-6030
Fax: (877) 580-4068
www.BestTimeToOwn.com
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Mon Mar 10, 2008
Carol Ann Sargeant. e-pro Realtor, answered:
No. Tigertown is the Spring traing camp for the Detroit Tigers. They have been in Lakeland sinc the 1950's or earlier. Tiger Wood was not known then. Tiger Town is located on teh Weset side of Lake Parker just off of N Mass. AVe. only a couple of blocks N of Joker Marchant Stadiun where the games are played. Spring Training will conclude the end of March. You may contact me if you need further information.
Carol Ann Sargeant , e-PRO Realtor
863-585-4740
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