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Real Estate

By Jared Weggeland
Focus Realty Group
KW Lakeland
Lakeland, FL

Did you know that there are only 2.2 months of housing supply, according to the June 2017 Lakeland real estate report? Did you know that we need about 6 months of supply to meet normal housing needs? "What does this even mean?", I hear you say. Simply put, we need about 6 months worth of homes for sale to meet the needs of individuals and families wanting to buy a home in Lakeland, Florida, and we don't have enough available homes. 

Okay, so, now what? If you are like many home shoppers, you may have noticed that it is getting harder and harder to find an existing home that fits your needs. Am I right? Here is a list of links that can help you search for available homes in Lakeland by price range now:

$100-150k link 
$150-200k link 
$200-250k link 
$250-300k link 
$300-350k link
$350-450k link 
$450k+ link


Perhaps this may be a good time to think about moving and building. Focus Homes, a sister company to Focus Realty Group, KW Lakeland, designs and builds custom homes in Central Florida. Have you ever built a custom home before? Learn about the custom home building process now. Here are the basics (once you have a piece of land under contract, or already own a home site):

- Obtain a pre-approval for a construction-perm loan
- Design your custom home
- Approve your cost estimates and building agreement
- Submit your custom home project to the bank for approval (plans, specifications, surveys, building agreement)
- Close your construction-perm loan
- Build your gorgeous new home
- Modify your construction-perm loan to long term financing
- Start enjoying your new home and life!

If you would like to speak more with a custom home expert, call or text Jared Weggeland at 863-640-2246 today, or contact us online for more details