Model Home at St James CrossingDespite the struggling economy and reports of a dismal Florida real estate market, Highland Homes had a wonderful 2009. Unlike other home builders in the area, we were selling out communities and opening new ones, even venturing into new markets! Yes, 2009 was a historic year for Highland Homes as we finally entered the Orlando market with the opening of Deer Creek. Even though the community has only been opened since the Fall, we are already seeing tremendous success with these new homes in St. Cloud. Other new communities include St. James Crossing in Winter Haven and the Greens at Hidden Creek in Wesley Chapel.

Pebblebrook and Princeton Manor both sold out in 2009, and we expect Hamilton View, Stonewood and the Enclave to be our sell-out communities of 2010.

Overall, we had 573 contracts and over 311 closings in 2009! Interestingly enough, online sales were 33% of our total contracts. Our amazing sales team at Highland Homes is entirely responsible for these unbelievable numbers, and we cannot express how much we appreciate them. We have a myriad of extraordinary individuals that make up our team, and many of these new home sales agents were recently honored at the Tampa Bay Awards of Excellence.

We are so proud of our successful 2009 and are eager for the new year. There is no doubt that we will continue to see success at our central Florida new home communities and possibly opening even more communities. To stay up-to-date with our new home sales, communities, events and other Highland Homes news, be sure to follow us on Twitter @HighlandHomesFL or become a fan of our Facebook page.