Category Archives: Real Estate

Residential Real Estate Trends in Florida/Polk County

Recently, stats have come out about the status of the Florida real estate market. The following information was published through the Florida Market Reports through Florida Realtors and provided to us by the  chamber member MidFlorida Real Estate Sales and … Continue reading

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First Downtown Residential Development in 20 years – Now Leasing

  Raingarden Townhouse Apartments are now leasing. Last week I got the chance to take a sneak peek tour of these spacious and modern luxury apartments. The architect, Max Strang, began his career in Gene Leedy’s Winter Haven office and … Continue reading

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Past President and Banker’s Cup Winner Judy Cleaves Retires

Past Chamber Board of Directors President, Judy Cleaves, has retired after a 35-year career in real estate. One of  Winter Haven’s biggest cheerleaders, Judy has been heavily involved in the Winter Haven business community for her entire career (and we know she will … Continue reading

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Six/Ten Announces “Raingarden Apartments”

Six/Ten, LLC,  announced today the official groundbreaking of a 9-unit apartment project in downtown Winter Haven. The project will be the first new residential project in the downtown area in more than 25 years. The apartments will be located on a … Continue reading

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Winter Haven is site for HGTV Blog Cabin 2014!

Get ready for some national exposure on HGTV!   This house will be renovated based on viewer input and moved to a location in the Chain of Lakes City!  Watch Winter Haven SHINE in this announcement video …    

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240 Apartments Planned for Lake Dexter

BRS Acquisitions, Inc. has announced a 240-unit apartment complex on the southeastern shores of Lake Dexter off Cypress Gardens Boulevard. The parcel is just under 18 acres. Plans call for the property to be developed with up to 240 apartments in … Continue reading

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Strang Home Feature in New York Times

The Winter Haven Home of Carl and Sheryl Strang is featured in today’s New York Times. You can read the story here.

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Coming In For A “Landings”

The Winter Haven Landings property on Cypress Gardens Blvd. closed today on the interim phase, which includes 4.1 acres in the amount of $881,500. Tucker Construction has installed a camera to take photos every ten minutes of the construction progress, … Continue reading

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Lakeland/Winter Haven MSA Among Eight Towns In FL Bucking the Downturn …

CNN Money is reporting that has ranked eight Florida communities among the top 10  turnaround towns in the Nation. They primarily attribute the turnaround here (the Lakeland – Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area”MSA”) to the opening of LEGOLAND Florida … Continue reading

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Lauren O. Schwenk: Polk Emerging Leader

When Lauren went off to the University of Florida and then the University of Central Florida, she had no intentions of returning to Winter Haven. But after receiving a job in Winter Haven and commuting from Orlando each day, she … Continue reading

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