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Property Management Lakeland FL

by Lisa Castanet

Property Management Lakeland FL

863-647-1679 Office

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Waterfront Home Sites .81 acre each Central FL

by Lisa Castanet

Waterfront Home Sites .81 acre each Central FL Each Lot $129,900 Call or text 863-838-1318

SPECTACULAR VIEWS!! Picture your dream home built for your family on this .81 acre lakefront home site.

Picture your dream home built for your family on this .81 acre lakefront home site. 2 available for sale. You will love the gorgeous sunset views everyday, majestic oak trees dripping with Spanish moss and all the natural wildlife that surrounds you. Imagine choosing the ideal floor plan for your family lifestyle, building your custom home and then relaxing like your on vacation everyday. This lake allows electric motors and you can fish to your hearts content on this approximately 23 acres lake. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity for lakefront property in Central Florida located in Imperial Lakes Golf community with public 18 hole golf course. Close to shopping, grocery stores and restaurants. Just 35 minutes to Tampa, 45 minutes to attractions and about an hour to the beaches. #LoveLakeland


Tips for Buying in a Tight Housing Market

by Lisa Castanet

Here are some tips for buying in a tight housing market for you.

 When inventory is low, prices go up and homes sell quickly - this is considered a tight housing market. Buying a home in this market can make an already complex process even more overwhelming.

Follow these tips to avoid unneeded stress!

Tip #1 - Identify Home Wants vs. Needs

There are many features to consider when buying a home. Wants, such as stainless appliances or hardwood floors, can be added later so don't get caught in bidding wars for homes with these features. Focus on homes that meet your needs and you may find more success. Such features include school district, neighbors, lot size, location and floor plan layout.

Tip #2 - Establish And Stick to a Budget

Buyers should get a preapproval as soon as possible to verify the amount of money they are qualified to borrow. From there you can take into account additional costs of ownership such as taxes, utilities and insurance, to determine a final budget that you can afford. Remember, in a tight market bidding wars can drive up prices, so be prepared to walk away if the asking price surpasses your budget.

Tip #3 - Bid Competitively with a Solid Earnest Money Deposit

While it is tempting to submit a low offer as a starting bid, buyers should put forward their highest offer from the very beginning or they are likely to lose out on the home. In addition, make sure your offer includes a solid earnest money deposit to show you are committed to the sale. (Earnest Money Deposit - the cash provided by the buyer, ranging from 1% up to 5% of the purchase price, which gets held in escrow until the sale closes.)

Tip #4 - Be Flexible

In multiple bidding situations it's not always the highest offer that is the most attractive to a seller. Find out if there are any items that are important to the seller that you can be flexible with, like the move-in date. Allowing a few extra days for the seller to move out can make your offer standout from the others.

Tip #5 - Hire A Professional

Finding your dream home in a tight market is a full-time-job, hire a professional! Realtors are the most trusted resource for real estate information and have unparalleled knowledge of their communities; they can give you the competitive advantage needed in a tight market. (Tight market can also be referred to as a Seller's market because of low inventory or number of homes available for sale)

Source: National Association of Realtors, Courtesy of Real Estate Infographics.



Are you ready to purchase a home or looking to sell your home in Lakeland, Mulberry, Bartow, Auburndale, Winter Haven FL?  Enjoy the experience and work with a Realtor. There is a great deal more involved with the purchase and sell of a home than you may think. That's why its a licensed profession. Why not work with an experienced Realtor during the process of buying or selling real estate? Call or Text our Realtors directly. We have many YEARS of experience and work FULL TIME in our professional careers. 

Deane Hart 863-860-4257, Joe Baker 863-409-2293, Andy Hernandez 863-838-6736, Lisa Castanet 863-838-1318. 

Let us put our hard work, experience and knowledge to work for YOUR best interest. We can blend the best of experience and technology together to work for your needs in real estate.

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Lisa Castanet 863-838-1318, Deane Hart 863-860-4257,

Joe Baker 863-409-2293, Andy Hernandez 863-838-6736






















Oak Landing, gated neighborhood in Imperial Lakes Golf Community

by Lisa Castanet

Call or Text Deane Hart directly 863-860-4257

Make this 4 bedroom house in a gated community your next home! Located within the Oak Landing neighborhood of Imperial Lakes, this home has an open split-floor plan and a huge 50'x10' screened lanai. The kitchen features an island, solid-surface countertops and 42" upper cabinets. The new dishwasher was installed April 1, 2016. The kitchen, breakfast area and bathrooms have ceramic tile flooring. The master bathroom is equipped with a garden tub and separate shower along with an oversized master closet. The home is wired for security and the backyard is fully PVC fenced. This house is ready for you to move in. Oak Landing is a gated subdivision within the golf community of Imperial Lakes. A Publix shopping center is also located within Imperial Lakes and the location offers easy access to State road 60 and I-4. Call today to schedule your showing.















Benefits of Homeownership

by Lisa Castanet

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Native Palm Team
Native Palm Properties
5925 Imperial Pkwy, Suite #111
Mulberry FL 33860
Fax: (863)701-8309