Polk County Real EstateAfter a slow couple of years, Polk County home builders have plenty to celebrate as 2013 was a rebuilding year for the Florida housing market. With more than 10 new home communities in the county, Highland Homes is pleased with their success in 2013 and excited about the upcoming year.

As of November 2013, 1,776 single-family home permits had been recorded in Polk County. This number was the highest since 2008 when Polk County recorded 2,226 permits. This surge in housing starts has been a direct result of a decline in inventory and distressed properties, as well as an increase in buyer demand.

As the housing market has stabilized, median home prices have consistently risen. At the end of 2013, the median home price in Polk County was up 13 percent annually to $130,000, based on existing home sales.

The positive growth from 2013 is expected to continue in 2014, making now the time to purchase a new home in Polk County. Highland Homes currently offers single-family homes affordably priced from the low-$100,000s in communities throughout Polk County. To make purchasing your new home even more affordable, qualified buyers can purchase their new home for just $99 down.

In addition to popular communities and affordable pricing, Highland Homes is sure to have the right home to perfectly suit your needs. With more than 30 stylish home designs to choose from, offering three to five bedrooms, and an abundance of design options available at the Highland Homes Personalization Studio, home buyers can design their dream home to perfectly match their style, needs and budget.

For more information on Highland Homes’ new homes in Polk County, as well as Orlando, Tampa Bay, Manatee County and Ocala, visit the Highland Homes website today!