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Lakeland, FL Real Estate News

By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Thinking about making your big move to the Central Florida area? Have you heard about CDD's and decided they are not for you? Then check out this video! I get a lot of people just like you reaching out to me from my YouTube Videos asking for new homes that do not have a CDD, so I made that video and a few pages for you to browse new homes in Lakeland with No CDD!These homes are typically not in a certain neighborhood, and are scattered around town. There are a few new construction neighborhoods that do not have a CDD like Ross Creek Brand New Homes in Lakeland, but they are becoming more and more rare due to the demand for community amenities such as pools, playgrounds, fitness centers, and more. If you are considering a move to Central Florida and have questions and would like help on ...
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
In this video Ben talks about what a CDD is and why it may or may not be a bad thing!  If you aren't into watching my YouTube Videos, heres most of what I talk about in this one!Hey I’m Ben! I’m going over what a Community Development District or CDD is here in Florida. So stay tuned and let’s talk about if you want to live in a CDD neighborhood or NOT!If you are new here my name is Ben DeHaven and I’m a Central Florida Real Estate Agent that was born and raised right here in Polk County. Now we hadn’t had many CDD communities that I can remember before say 2016, but now it seems like every single one of them has a CDD! Check out this list of Lakeland Homes for sale with NO CDD!Wikipedia says: a CDD is a local, special-purpose government framework authorized by Chapter 190[1] of the Flo...
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Lake James is an active 55+ community build by Earnie White, a loved local builder here in Central Florida. Browse Lake James Homes For Sale. Watch this video of Ben giving you a tour! Call him at 863-333-5053 and he can take you out there too!Lake James has a community pool, clubhouse with gym and gathering room, and is gated for your security. Lake James HOA information:HOA: $290/MonthNo Fences allowedHoa Includes: Road maintenance, basic cable and internet, lawn maintenance, pool, clubhouse, fitness center, and reserves. Lake James is less than 10 minutes from a brand new Publix store, a Walmart, Sams club, medical facilities, and is only 20 minutes from the award winning Lakeland Regional Hospital. Just 15 minutes away is all of the shopping of the Lakeland Square mall, Target, Best...
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
If you are considering a relocation to Lakeland, Florida let me know! I help people moving to the area every week! In this video I posted to YouTube I go over the cost of living for housing related stuff, not including things like entertainment and dining out as those numbers can really vary from person to person. Check out my video!Let me know what you think!If you are looking to move to Lakeland I have many pages of homes for sale on my website like Lakeland Homes For Sale on a Golf Course, Lakeland Pool Homes, and even Lakeland Homes For Sale with NO HOA!I have also created many neighborhood pages, but the best way to find a great area for YOU is to give me a call at 863-333-5053 and let's talk about what you need in a home, what you like to be near, and your must haves!
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Many people think I'm crazy, I've been saying Lakeland is Tampa 2.0 for years. I am even working on a YouTube Video about it.U.S.News.com says Lakeland is the 4th fastest growing city in the US. Check out the homes for sale in Lakeland.It doesn't surprise me that they say  "Due to its placement between two of Florida's major cities, Orlando and Tampa, Lakeland is often overlooked. The relatively small metro area lends itself to a small-town feel, where neighbors know one another and people often run into friends while out shopping or dining."I've been running to Tampa or Orlando as needed for shopping, entertainment, or travel my entire life. I use to get there quicker, because now the secret is out and traffic is much worse. Tampa or Orlando are roughly 45 minutes to an hour away, depe...
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Many people reaching out to me from my YouTube channels are asking about the Historic District in Lakeland. I went and made this video to answer many of their questions! 1- The Historic District includes Dixieland, Beacon Hill, and Lake Morton, though the style spills out past these areas. 2- Homes were built starting as early as 1902 (maybe earlier!)3- There is not a HOA or CDD in Dixieland. There is a historic district association that helps maintain the records of the 100+ homes that are over 100 years old, and the style of the community.4- It is just South of Downtown Lakeland and there is PLENTY to do here. Check out the Homes for Sale in Dixieland Lakeland!If you are thinking about calling the area home, check out my YouTube Channel Living In Lakeland!
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By Barrett Henry P.A., The NOW Team is your RE/MAX team for Tampa FL
(The NOW Team at RE/MAX)
Dixieland Art DistrictIn the heart of Dixieland, Lakeland, Florida, there's a unique, interactive public art piece that captures the imagination and spirit of the community: the Angel Selfie Wall. This vibrant mural, located on a prominent wall in the neighborhood, has quickly become a beloved landmark and a symbol of Dixieland's creative and inclusive atmosphere.The Angel Selfie WallThe Angel Selfie Wall is more than just a mural; it's an invitation for residents and visitors alike to engage with art in a personal and meaningful way. Featuring wings of an angel, the mural offers a perfect backdrop for individuals to become part of the artwork themselves by posing in front of it, thus creating the illusion of having angel wings. This simple yet powerful concept has turned the wall into ...
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
The small(ish) gated community of Treymont was built by two builders, Highland homes and Tapia. See the Homes for sale in Treymont!These homes range from the 3 bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage homes and go to 4 bedroom 3 bath 3 car garages! Many of them have opted to add a pool (a $60,000 option) to their backyards. Treymont's location in South Lakeland on Crews Lake Drive is sought after for being in a quieter area with larger homes on more land than most new construction homes you'd find in other neighborhoods.  It's a quick drive to 540a and only 10 miles to Downtown Lakeland. If you are looking for a beautiful luxury home in Lakeland give us a call at 863-333-5053 and let't go see whats for sale in Tremont!
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Maronda Homes is building out 168 new Townhomes right infront of the Polk State College Lakeland Campus, and let me tell you they are selling quickly! They have 49 of them under contract already! Give me a call at 863-333-5053 and ask how I can get you up to $10K in closing cost help!Check out the Lakeland Townhomes For Sale here!Check out Oak Creek Preserve Town Homes here!There are not many Townhome communities in Lakeland, so if you have been considering one, this is a great option as they are BRAND NEW! They come with warranties and you cannot beat the location, especially if you are a PSC student or employee! These units are either 1650 square feet or 1690, and are all 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms with a 1 car garage. Check out the Oak Creek Preserve Townhomes page for more info!
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Check out the NEW homes for sale in Hawthorne Ranch!Hawthorne Ranch is Lakelands NEWEST community! It is going to include 1,000 homes, with a mix of Single Family and Townhomes. It is being built by M/I homes, a semi-custom home builder, and D.R. Horton, a national inventory home builder. Hawthorne Ranch is located on West Pipkin road in South Lakeland and offers easy access to South Florida Ave (Well, when construction on Pipkin is finished) for all of your shopping and entertainment needs. Downtown Lakeland is only 15 minutes away. County Line Road is right down the road, and offers quick access to I-4 for your trips to Tampa, Orlando, and Beyond. Both of these builders are working on their model homes, but M/I homes is closer to completion and let me do a walkthrough of their models!...
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Check out ALL the Homes For Sale in Dixieland.Check out this BRAND NEW home in the HISTORIC district of DIXIELAND in Lakeland. Close to Downtown this area is a hub of shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and so much more! Many people want a historic home, but not the upkeep that comes with it, so this is perfect! Just completed in 2023 it wont need anything but routine maintenance for years to come! You'll be able to walk to your favorite restaurants like Good Thyme, Cobb and Penn, Biscuits and Benedicts, and be a short 5 minute drive from everything Downtown. Interested in taking your own private tour? Give us a call at 863-333-5053 today! 
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
If you are looking to live on some land in South Lakeland, this home could be for you! Check out the video tour I did of this beautiful home. Just Completed in 2023 this two story home has plenty of room for everyone, even your livestock! It's located on almost 8 acres on Ewell Road in South Lakeland, giving you easy access to entertainment, shopping, medical facilities, and so much more. It's not often that a home this close to town with the privacy of this much land comes on the market to don't miss it! Call 863-333-5053 to schedule your private showing. 
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
If you are thinking about calling Lakeland home you might want to check out Niche.com and see why they say the Lake Hollingsworth area is the #1 spot! Ben did a tour of the area for you, check it out!You can also browse all the homes for sale near Lake Hollingsworth!This area has something for everyone so check out the video and let us know what you think in the comments!
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Today Ben is sharing with you 9 reasons Lakeland Florida might NOT be the city for you! Watch his video and see what you think! And if you decide that Lakeland is the area for you give us a call at 863.333.5053 and lets get you moving!Yes It's click-baity but there are reasons someone should not move to the area, and these are a few of them that we hear the most. Subscribe to the Living in Lakeland Youtube Channel! http://bit.ly/3XD57sf 
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Have you ever been curious about what a house looks like being built? Check out this video I made of the inside of a few homes being built in South Lakeland. This phase has 160 homes being built and as you can see they are moving quickly! You can browse whats for sale in Lakes at Laurel Highlands. These homes are starting in the High $300's and they did have some that were getting close to being quick move in ready status! Give Ben a call at 863-333-5053 if you are interested in learning more about Living in Lakeland!
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Going Live this afternoon! Keiona Haggins has just listed this beautiful four bedroom two and a half bath home in Hampton Hills!  It has 2494 square feet of living area, with all of the bedrooms being upstairs. The home sits on a well maintained .13 acre lot with a vinyl privacy fenced back yard. Want to know more? Check it out on our website!The large master suite has plenty of room!Its location is just minutes to the Lakeland Square Mall, Lowes, a large variety of restaurants and entertainment. I-4 is also less than 5 minutes away for the day trips out to Tampa or Orlando. 
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Hampton Hills in Lakeland, Florida is a larger community located just behind the Lakeland Square Mall. It's residents rave about its location and how close it is to basically everything you need. Check out the info page on Hampton Hills Lakeland! There are over 500 homes and just over 200 town homes in Hampton Hills. As of this post there are only 2 homes for sale here! Visit the website to check them out. Here is some information from our very own Keiona that lives in the neighborhood and loves it! If you are thinking of calling Hampton Hills home and you don't reach out to Keiona Haggins you are missing out! She's a 5 Star agent that really cares about your experience in the buying and selling process. 
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By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
Curious about Hampton Hills Townhomes in Lakeland, Florida? Check out this video! Hampton Hills Lakeland is two separate communities, one is just over 700 homes and the other is just over 200 townhomes. In this post we talk about the Townhomes. Whats For Sale in Hampton Hills Townhomes?They were built in two phases, the first phase from 2006-2008 and the second phase from 2017 to 2019. They are all two story homes with kitchen, half bath, dining and living rooms, and a one car garage downstairs. Upstairs are all of the bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The lower HOA of $148/month covers exterior maintenance, pool access and maintenance. The location of Hampton Hills is great! The residents enjoy the selection of local restaurants, shopping, religious facilities, and more! I-4 is a short drive a...
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By Highland Homes, Building Dream Homes in Florida Since 1996
(Highland Homes)
Do you have buyers seeking a new home in Lakeland, FL, in a gated community, with a great location convenient to I-4? Great news - Homes are now available in Phase 4 of Hunter’s Crossing!The exciting brand-new phase of this established community features spacious homes on large homesites, many of which back up to open space, ponds, and wetlands. Coupled with a convenient and peaceful location, these new single-family homes from the $290’s are going to sell – and fast!Location, Location, LocationOne of the best things about calling Hunter’s Crossing home is the fantastic location! The community is located near parks and recreation opportunities, medical centers for health and wellness, and shopping and dining along the US-98 corridor. Plus, it’s just 2.5 miles from I-4 for an easy commut...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Lakeland FloridaIf you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you. Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves you mo...
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