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By Sean Mallott
Contributing Writer 

Experts Say Polk Real Estate Market is Hot, Hot, Hot


Last updated 6/26/2019 at 1:03pm

Sean Malott, Central Florida Development Council President & CEO

Hot, hot, hot. That's what experts are calling the Polk County real-estate market, where inventory of existing houses remains low and homebuilders are busy.

Various reports rank the local real-estate market in the Top 5 among major metropolitan areas, continuing a trend that started in 2018. places the Lakeland-Winter Haven MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in this case is Polk County) as the No. 1 hottest market in the country, followed by Grand Rapids, Mich., and El Paso, Texas.

Factors for Market Growth

Many factors go into the various rankings, and numbers vary from...

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Reader Comments(1)

3311author writes:

There is no way that Millennials 25 to 34 years old make up 32% of Polk’s population. People under 30, maybe. That nine-year span can’t possibly represent more than 20%. But then, 86% of all statistics are made up.


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